Warning: Your Home May be Hazardous to Your Health

I had one of those sneezing fits this morning, the kind Sandra and I usually blame on the cats, and my eyes are smarting and teary… Not a pretty picture. So I was more than a little intrigued when I read an article on the web suggesting the cats may not be to blame after […]
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Are the Mainstream Media Telling us the Real Story ?

It could be just me but the media seem different today from the days of my youth.  Back then I felt I could count on a responsible press to ferret out the facts and present them as fairly and accurately as possible. Now, the “news” seems tainted by all kinds of outside influences, from corporate […]
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What Would Jesus Say?

I can’t recall reading anything Jesus said about homosexuals, can you? Surely, there were some homosexuals in Galilee in His time? Or in big cities like Jerusalem? It stands to reason that in the massive crowds that followed Him, and even among the thousands that He healed, some must have been homosexuals. But, as far […]
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We Have to Have Taxes, but Could They be Less Taxing?

Have you filed your income tax return yet? April 15 is just a few weeks away. It’s an annual ordeal for Sandra and me. We wait till the last minute every year and scurry about trying to find someone who knows how to do these things. Surely, paying taxes shouldn’t have to be so taxing? […]
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Another “Liberal” Television Commentator Gets the Boot

The beat goes on… This time it’s Piers Morgan who must say goodbye. I see a trend here, don’t you? Keith Obermann’s head was the first to roll as I remember it, but checking the web, I see that the NBC suits dumped Phil Donahue back in 2002 because (according to a leaked internal memo) they thought he […]
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Circus on the Right – Crazy? Or “Crazy Like a Fox”?

The face of today’s Republican Party – at least its public face – is contorted in maniacal rage. Overheated rhetoric has given way to pejorative – even threatening – diatribes against the President, and the party’s leaders openly talk about being “at war” with Democrats. In Texas, a rock-and-roll relic named Ted Nugent is hurling […]
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Smart Guns are Here; How about Smart Gun Owners?

Here comes the next technological breakthrough – smart guns. In California, German gun manufacturer Armatix GmbH has begun selling a gun which can only fire when the owner wears an accompanying wristwatch. And a venture capitalist from Silicon Valley named Ron Conway is offering a $1 million prize to anyone who produces the next innovation in […]
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The Doukhobors’ Protests Made the Public Look Twice

I hope I don’t seem to be trivializing the horrors of the current explosion of violence in the Ukraine but seeing the flames on TV reminded me of the protests the Doukhobors staged while I was in Canada.  It seemed to me that whenever the government did anything – or contemplated doing anything – that offended […]
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Impending Climate Calamity Seems So Far Away Today

For behold, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone. The flowers have already appeared in the land; The time has arrived for pruning the vines, And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land. The fig tree has ripened its figs, And the vines in blossom have given forth […]
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Better Look Out, Canada! Walmart is Expanding!

Under fire in the US, Walmart is looking to Canada for its next big bonanza. The controversial company is planning to invest close to half a billion dollars in a massive Canadian expansion. The  retail giant revolutionized American merchandising and spread across the globe, becoming one of the world’s most prized investment stocks. But it […]
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