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Chic Hollis

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Chic Hollis is a longtime drummer and motorcyclist, who served in the US Air Force in North Africa. Married 4 times with 5 children born in 5 different countries on four continents, Chic is a politically independent citizen of the world interested in helping Americans understand the reality that is life overseas where many intelligent, educated, and industrious people aren’t as privileged as we are in the US. He studied Latin, Greek, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German and ran several large companies. Sadly, Chic Has left this planet and we miss him very much, but we are very pleased to display his amazing writing works.

Was Job Truly Patient, or the Prototype Israeli Negotiator?

Many knowledgeable people remark about the patience of Job, but few people realize why he was motivated to be patient.

Thanksgiving 2010: Are you grateful for the good received and the...

This American Holiday didn't catch on in the rest of the world. Perhaps that's because we haven't sufficiently developed the export market for those birds that made it all possible here.

Analyzing the Minds that Hate What’s Happening

The increasing number of acts of programmers who spend their time in producing viruses and malware reveal that there are many 'sick' minds bent on vengeance against society. Can those sadistic programmers be stopped?

Demystifying the Myth of Anthropomorphism

Many people question if there was any deity who created the universe. Others dispute the nature of that deity. Certainly, no one has a bulletproof answer for either question.

‘It is the Spirit that Quickeneth…’ say the Sacred Scriptures

What is it that ignites the infinitesimal organic elements that comprise any basic life form, both animal and plant? Can we find another name for that spark?

The Competitive Business of Selling Hope

One of the essential things that all humans need is hope. It stimulates Homo sapiens to take chances and reject fear.

Another Modest Proposal (with Apologies to Jonathan Swift.)

Our troops have fought valiantly in Iraq and Afghanistan. Isn't it time to bring them home to secure our borders?

The Illusive Living Wage

For the seven out of eight laborers who are still employed in California, the living wage has not kept up with inflation. The current 'minimum wage' is well below the 'living wage.'

What’s Scary Isn’t The Debt, But The Reluctance of Politicians to...

The recommendations of the bipartisan task force to reduce the enormous Federal Debt were rejected by Democrats as unacceptable and coolly received by Republicans who refuse to increase taxes.

Dealing with Pirates, Kidnapers, and Extortionists

The morning paper reported that there were more than 25 foreign ships and 500 hostages in the hands of Somali pirates.

The Tough Guidelines for the Common Man (and Woman) Part 2

The conclusion of the ten behaviorial guidelines that society expects all citizens to follow religiously.

The Tough Guidelines for the Common Man (and Woman) Part 1

There is no class being offered in public school to set forth the Basic Guidelines for proper bahavior in our modern society. The following lists ten of the most important.

The ‘Win-Win’ Game Benefits the Buyer, the Seller, and the Tax...

It's taken a couple of years for the simple message to sink into the minds of the DC movers and shakers that the only way to halt deficit spending is to get unemployed workers back to work.

Sliding Down the Slippery Slope to Socialism

Now that the votes are counted for the candidates in the 2010 elections, liberal citizens are assured that more socialism is in store for hard-working Americans.

Are you Qualified for a ‘Free Lunch?’

In this great country that offers many folks 'something for nothing,' where do they hand out the 'Free Lunches?' More than forty million inhabitants of the US are given food stamps!

Sorry, Meg, That Campaign Was a Waste of Your Money!

In the race for governor of the Golden State, Meg Whitman spent a small fortune during her campaign. It was quite obvious why she failed to be elected.

When You Get Something for Nothing, What’s That Worth to You?

An estimated forty million Americans are eating today thanks to government issued Food Stamps. Why should some of us pay for what we eat and others not?

How to Fund the Noble Enterprises of Representative Government

The leaders of our state and federal government constantly wrangle over how to balance their budgets. Shakespeare observed the process, but he was cautious not to put these exact words in Hamlet's famous soliloquy.

It’s All Saints Day: Here are Some Questions for You Wannabe...

Once in a year all saints are honored with a day to celebrate their sainthood. Here are some questions for all serious Bible Thumpers.

Ten Questions for California Voters Planning to Go to The Polls...

During the lifetime of the writer the population of the U.S. has tripled, which means that my vote has been devalued to one third of its potency - which was negligible before!