December 2015 archive

Dec 27

What’s the Matter with Texas

In Brief—A much too brief look at the big state of Texas and the small minds of some of the state’s citizens, particularly politicians. ————————————————————————————————————————– “Texas is the National Laboratory for Bad Government.” I never saw anything funnier than Texas politics. Molly Ivins   Okay, let’s get this out of the way. There are some …

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Dec 20

Charity is Year ‘Round

In Brief—The holiday season is not the only time in the year to contribute to a worthy cause designed to make life better for those less fortunate. ——————————————————————————————————————– Giving is More Powerful than Prayer (Gandhi)— A couple of weeks ago, I suggested that we give to a worthy cause rather than spend the money on …

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Dec 13

Antidote to Mainstream Propaganda

In Brief—We are regularly subjected to a diet of propaganda from the mainstream media and the government. The Intercept is one method of seeing past the subtle yet pervasive propaganda bombarding us daily. Do you want an antidote? Skepticism is always a choice. The Intercept, Truthout and TomDispatch are other reliable choices. ———————————————————————————————————————— There’s a …

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Dec 06

‘Tis the Season to be Giving

In Brief—This is the time of year when our thoughts turn to what we will give Uncle Charlie or the kids to keep the wheels of commerce turning. Well, let’s initiate a change this year and make it a real season of giving. ———————————————————————————————————————- “Happy Holidays” instead of “Bah, Humbug!”— I’m not Scrooge! Really! As …

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