Gun Laws and Tragedies

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Is Las Vegas a lesson or just another senseless tragedy? We’ve had quite a few tragedies recently, the most recent being the Las Vegas massacre. Whenever a crazy person goes on a rampage, I’m asked about gun laws and background checks. Currently, there are laws stating you are required to have a background check to […]

Criminal Background Check for Uber Driver

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What the UBER, driver??? The Today Show ran a great story about an Uber driver who went on a shooting spree in between picking up customers. The question in the video was how effective are Uber’s background checks?  The answer may scare you.   See the video here:   The head of Uber security attempted […]

Things that drive me nuts

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I received a flyer from a local company today asking for my advertising dollars. I will not name the company, but I happen to know this local company does business with mostly national companies-business they could easily do with local companies.  I was tempted to mail back their form with a “I’ll advertise with you […]

Recent Tragic Death of Child-What Can We Learn from It?

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The death of Hailey Owens is something we still hear in the media. We were hit especially hard in Springfield, MO. What made it worse was the man who killed the little girl was a teacher’s aide, coach and trusted society member. Many questions were asked; many accusations thrown. The bottom line, though, is this […]

Nursing Homes Not Protecting Your Loved Ones

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It’s a sad state of affairs when we have to place our parents or grandparents in a nursing home. It is even worse when we have to worry about whether the employees will steal from our loved ones. Unfortunately, this happens more than you may wish to believe. It is such a huge problem, the […]

Do Background Checks + Relationships = Success?

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Daters often ask me if I would do a background check on the significant (or not so significant) other. This is especially popular for the brave souls who venture the online dating world.  The conversation usually begins with one of the following: “I met this person online and I want to make sure he/she is […]

Background Checks In The News

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Recently, I’ve noticed background checks are suddenly newsworthy! Unfortunately, it is not usually good news. For example, the recent navy yard shooting by the IT dude is a topic of interest by many talking heads. The one point they are quick to discuss is the background check (or lack thereof) of the shooter. No one […]