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Not enough water or too many people?
We have been hearing a lot lately about the impact that growth has on our water supply. There is a grass roots movement in Sparks to require our elected officials to only allow responsible growth that corresponds with the availability of water. This seems perfectly logical to me.
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Nothing like spring in Nevada
Well, it’s spring again and it’s time to start thinking about getting out into nature and enjoying all it offers to us humans.
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Hillary: first Independent party president?
John Quincy Adams said, “ Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflections that your vote is never lost.” That seems to be the slogan of Independents trying to break the power, monopoly, influence and corruption within our two major political parties.
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Guns, gods, gays, gringos, graybeards and gushers
Only in such a country of complete contradiction could the warmongering John McCain emerge as the frontrunner for the presidency.
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Earth Day fantasies; C.C. voucher debate
We in America, thanks to our remarkable prosperity courtesy of our free enterprise system, have the luxury of supposedly “caring” about our sacred “environment.”
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Love semantics and dating antics
Divorce is such an ugly word with messy connotations.
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Intellectuals: critics, rebels, loners
Intellectuals live the glorious life of the mind.
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Eat the elite
Democracy has always suffered from the tendency of the plebian masses to vote for their own class and cultural heroes over the proven expertise and acumen of the superior individual.
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Olympics: The Buddha of happiness
This years Summer Olympics in Beijing is a wedge between international politics, individual freedom and human rights rather than competition between world class athletics.
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Student emergency suspensions
hat exactly is an “emergency suspension” of a student from school? This term applies to situations where the school feels that for the safety of students and staff a particular student must be removed from school immediately. It sounds pretty serious and it is. It is only to be used when there isn’t time to do a pre-suspension investigation or hearing that is required for regular suspensions.
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Play ball!
Those timeless words will be heard countless times in the future as the new 450 acre sports center has opened with the throwing out of the first ball by Mayor Geno Martini, a former catcher himself, doing the honors. What a glorious thing for all of our sports-conscious citizens.
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Sex sells — and educated
For the most part, I have few strong opinions on things our government does.
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Monopolists and mass malpractice
Dubya and his dastards learned long ago that in 21st century America, little crooks go to jail while big crooks go to lunch.
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Not a hippie
Nostalgia just ain’t what it used to be.
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Court puts property over people (as usual)
The pro-business bias of the Supreme Court was clearly laid out in a recent article in the New York Times Magazine. It was aptly titled: Supreme Court Inc.
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1929 and 2008: Any economic parallels?
In March of 1929, Charles E. Mitchell, a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, announced the bank would loan as much money as necessary in order to “avoid a general collapse of the securities markets.”
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Gibbons stands tall, Townsend panders to sleaze
I read in the Federalist papers numerous sections devoted by Madison, Jay and Hamilton, clearly holding sacrosanct the great human freedoms of pole dancing and drunk guys tossing dollars to semi-naked gyrating women.
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I’m getting too old for this: Part II
It’s always satisfying when you know your workout regimen is paying off.
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Is anybody running this show?
Déjà vu happens all over again at the appropriately named Pickett Park in front of Renown Medical Center, renowned for screwing its workers, this Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
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Obama confronts demon of racial bias
O, yes, I say it plain, America never was America to me. And yet I swear this oath: America will be!
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