Mike Pouraryan

Source: http://ordinaryfaces.blogspot.com, retrieved 8/4/2010 I have had over 18 years experience in Operations, Finance and Administration for Small to Medium Size Businesses, start-ups and publicly held companies. I have also had the good fortune to be involved in the community in various capacities. I have served as an intern on the Staff of a LA City Councilman, worked as a poll watcher for a Congressional Candidate and served as Vic Chair for the City of Laguna Niguel Public Safety and Emergency Prepardness Committee for 2009. In addition to my on-going business interests, I also served as an Adjunct Professor for a number of years. Furthermore, I moderate the following sites focused on US & World Affairs: 1) http://www.outsiderviews.com; 2) http://www.kittenpolitics.com; 3) http://www.smoothpolitical.com In addition, I also contribute to a number of other blogs on a periodic basis. Thank you for visiting me here. I look forward to "seeing" you all on the Web.

Why Can’t we learn from our Armed Forces?

I had the good fortune to spend this past week-end at Camp Pendelton. Camp Pendelton, home of the 1st Marines, is a wonderful institution that is a City onto itself. It has a lot of history to it as it seeks to respect that history while having an eye on the future. This hit me as I checked out the Museum on the base featuring some of the Tanks and other vehicles going as far back as World War II.

The California Elections Comedy Show

We’re in Full Election Mode in California now. Candidates have been criss-crossing the State. But, the real push will begin after labor day. But, it is turning out to be quite a show–and a comic one at that. On the one hand, there is the Jerry Brown v. Meg Whitman battle to take the top…

Voices From Street Corners

Anyone who has driven around South County has seen people at street corners with signs asking for help.    Many have been out of work, are homeless and are truly helpless.   Yet, the governing elite seem to have found religion on the need to be all of a sudden fiscally responsible because there is…