Monthly Archives: May 2006

Solar Power to the Rescue – P. Spencer

The nice thing about imperialism is that it motivates others to defeat it. For now, most countries are still tip-toeing around the U.S.A. because of the nuclear arsenal and due to the destabilizing effect on international economic activity of cutting … finish reading Solar Power to the Rescue – P. Spencer

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Paris on the Cheap – D. Hamilton

What’s cheap? It’s relative. If you’re living paycheck to paycheck, forget Parisian holidays. Under those circumstances, spending a month on vacation almost anywhere is unlikely and Europe is a bourgeoise indulgence beyond your means. Even on the relative cheap, we … finish reading Paris on the Cheap – D. Hamilton

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A Father’s Joy and Pride – C. and D. Niemann

The ultimate test of every parent, I believe, is whether our children grow up strong, confident and as happy as anyone can be in this troubled world of ours. With a daughter like Cassi, how could the world not be … finish reading A Father’s Joy and Pride – C. and D. Niemann

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Memorial Day Thoughts – C. Loving, R. Jehn

I drive down the farm to market roads and see ragged yellow ribbons rotting on the gate posts. The symbol of a boy or a girl that has been sent off to fight in a war, in a place they … finish reading Memorial Day Thoughts – C. Loving, R. Jehn

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Thoughts on Immigration – D. Hamilton, S. Russell, A. Pogue

“Senate Republicans Strike Immigration Deal.” (New York Times, April 6, 2006) “As outlined by Senate Republicans late Wednesday, the compromise would place illegal immigrants in three categories: Those who have lived in the country at least five years would be … finish reading Thoughts on Immigration – D. Hamilton, S. Russell, A. Pogue

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Sweet Suck City – M. Wizard

To AustinThe Rag, September 14, 1970, Volume 4, Number 40 Sweet Suck City,You never turned me down,Except when it mattered.You always gave me shelter,Except when I needed it.You never locked your doors at night – But how your daytimes devoured … finish reading Sweet Suck City – M. Wizard

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Paris – New Tricks – D. Hamilton

Forget that lame rap about old dogs and new tricks. Mere blocks from where I scored my first cannabis product, and 40 years later, I’ve discovered a new, improved way to smoke hash. In that long ago inaugural event, an … finish reading Paris – New Tricks – D. Hamilton

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French Rudeness – D. Hamilton

Last week the BBC published an article about a recent poll of “6,000 world travelers” who rated the French as the rudest people in the world. Articles on this theme appear periodically, perfect examples of non-news filler that so-called newspapers … finish reading French Rudeness – D. Hamilton

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Why France? – D. Hamilton

So how does a self-styled revolutionary anarchist justify squandering thousands of dollars to spend a month in Paris? Is this not solid evidence of his being a dilettante and poseur? (only French words fit) Wouldn’t sending money to Darfur relief … finish reading Why France? – D. Hamilton

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Creationist Ecology – M. Wizard

Intelligent Design for want of a nut, a bolt was lost; for want of a bolt, a wing was lost; for want of a wing, a dove was lost; for want of a dove, a branch was lost; for want … finish reading Creationist Ecology – M. Wizard

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The Limits of Free Speech – D. Hamilton, H. Ellinger

“Imagine there’s no countries,It isn’t hard to do,Nothing to kill or die for,No religion too,Imagine all the peopleliving life in peace…” from “Imagine” by John Lennon Everyone knows that there are limits on free speech in the US besides yelling … finish reading The Limits of Free Speech – D. Hamilton, H. Ellinger

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The Politics of Big Oil – A. Pogue, D. Hamilton, P. Spencer

As far as I know, the ethnic part of the conflict in Sudan is kind of like the Hutus and the Tutsis in Rwanda in that there isn’t much difference. I think the ethnic division is stressed by those who … finish reading The Politics of Big Oil – A. Pogue, D. Hamilton, P. Spencer

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