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Oklahoma Sooner, Cheaper, and Better Too.
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The Truth About Coconut Oil
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Please Don’t Shoot the Drones
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Sum Ting Wong? Yes…
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    July 21st, 2014
    Whither Israel?

    The Road to Ruad I first heard the phrase in Phnom Penh during the siege: “The situation is hopeless, but not critical.” As Israel and the Moslem world claw at each other unendingly, I wonder whether the same diagnosis doesn’t apply. Perhaps I am wrong. I don’t see how. To begin at the beginning: The […]

  • The Real History of Slavery

    February 10th, 2014
    The Real History of Slavery

    Mention the word ‘slavery’ and most people think of the American South from the 1600s to 1800s. But in truth, the evil of slavery has afflicted mankind all over the planet, before and after that time. According to black historian Henry Louis Gates Jr., of the nearly 12 million Africans shipped across the Atlantic, only […]

  • I am corrupt.

    February 3rd, 2014
    I am corrupt.

    Although I am morally opposed to a bill currently awaiting a vote in the Senate, I’m in the odd position in that I will personally benefit if is passed. In fact, I will be given about $11,000. But instead of protesting, I secretly hope it is passed. I’ve been corrupted by the government’s ability to […]

  • Gumball Immigration

    January 9th, 2014
    Gumball Immigration

    Using thousands of gum balls, Roy Beck drives home a simple idea, that if we are to help the poor of the world, we need to help them where they are.

  • Myths to Break for 2014

    January 2nd, 2014
    Myths to Break for 2014

    Why won’t those dummies on the other side smarten up and compromise by doing what we know is best? That is the state of politics in the US of A, and has been for some time now. These sharp differences of opinion aren’t really the problem that some make them out to be. Disagreements are […]

  • Men in Pink

    January 1st, 2014
    Men in Pink

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio has some interesting ideas about crime and punishment. He thinks that prisoners ought to be punished He doesn’t think taxpayers should pay any more than absolutely necessary Based on these “radical” viewpoints, Sheriff Joe created a “Tent City” prison in Maricopa County, Arizona, saving taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. Inmates sleep […]

  • Ducks in the Closet

    December 20th, 2013
    Ducks in the Closet

    Up until a few days ago, I had no idea there was a Duck Dynasty on TV, or anywhere else. Then some guy with a scraggly beard started showing up in the news in the fiasco of the week. It seems that Duck Dynasty is so popular that GQ Magazine wanted to interview its star, […]

  • Luck of the Irish

    November 22nd, 2013
    Luck of the Irish

    Just before President Kennedy set out for a visit to Ireland, the Library of Congress traced his genealogical roots to the Emerald Isle. The Kennedys of America came from the O’ Cinneide clan, whose most celebrated member, Brian Boru, was also a legendary leader. For centuries, the clans followed the Pagan rituals of the Druids, […]

  • Typhoon Tears

    November 12th, 2013
    Typhoon Tears

    Typhoon Yolanda, may very well have been the strongest typhoon to make landfall in the Philippines, at least measured in wind speed. The devastation, and cost to human life are truly tragic, and the people of the Philippines deserve our sympathy and assistance. They have mine. However… What is not needed is opportunistic and misguided […]

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