• Corporate execs throw stockholders under the bus
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    In college 50 years ago, I took Introduction to Political Science from Stephan A. Douglas. Not the short, fat Little Giant who debated Abe Lincoln. But a very good tall and angular professor at Illinois. The main thing I remember from his class is his explanation about a compelling revolution in political science and economics that began a decade earlier. Traditionally, he said, political scientists sought to explain how institutions, practices and people in political and economic processes worked to promote the public interest and the common good. It was Pollyanna-ish: All for the better. Then some iconoclasts said that’s…
    Written on 09/19/2019 @ 6:47pm in Money
  • Parents storm state capitals over vaccines
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    Parents storm state capitals over vaccines “Baby shots” used to be a boring subject, and taken for granted. As the number of vaccines grew from seven in the 1980s to 16 requiring 70 doses now, most parents obediently brought their children to the doctor when shots were “due.” The compliance rate was more than 90 percent. Parents who objected for one reason or another just got an exemption from school-attendance mandates and kept quiet. Every state had a medical exemption, most had a religious exemption, and many had easily obtained philosophical or personal-belief exemptions. Now that states are repealing exemptions, parents are descending on state capitals…
    Written on 09/19/2019 @ 5:02pm in Opinion
  • Seriously? Robert Francis O'Rourke wants to take our guns?
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    Seriously? Robert Francis O'Rourke wants to take our guns? The gospel according to Robert Francis O’Rourke: “Hell yes. We’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against fellow Americans anymore.” What a schmuck. In fairness to our favorite fake Mexican, however, at least he’s honest about it. Slicker politicos would never admit it. They would not admit it because my neighbors and I would turn our AR-15s on them. That’s why the Second Amendment to the Constitution exists in the first place—so an oppressive government cannot ruin our country. The left HATES guns. It has a firm belief that anybody…
    Written on 09/19/2019 @ 4:47pm in Opinion
  • High school pep rally dance performance recreates entire Marvel Cinematic Universe
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    This really does need to be seen to be fully appreciated. The Performing Arts Crew Dance Team (PAC) at Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita, Ariz., have struck dancing viral gold (again) with their Avengers themed homecoming pep rally dance which they performed Friday Sept. 6th. (Video linked to the front page and at the bottom of this page). I had never heard of these kids until today when I saw the Avengers video. Immediately after I finished I was thinking, “Hmmm. What else have these kids done?” I was not disappointed because as it turns out, this is not…
    Written on 09/17/2019 @ 4:20pm in Entertainment
  • Ranitidine being evaluated For cancer causing chemical
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    Ranitidine being evaluated For cancer causing chemical The FDA has announced that samples of ranitidine, an H2 Blocker used for upset stomach, reflux and ulcers sold generically and under the brand name of Zantac, were found to have the contaminant N-nitroso dimethylamine (NDMA). This is one of the chemicals that prompted the generic ARB blood pressure medication recalls last year. There have been no reports of users becoming ill and no recall has been suggested at this time. In animals, NDMA is known to cause liver and lung cancer. In humans its carcinogenic risk is unknown, however the CDC states it may cause liver function impairment and…
    Written on 09/16/2019 @ 10:05pm in Health
  • How long are Americans going to allow the corrupt media and government to set the narratives?
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    How long are Americans going to allow the corrupt media and government to set the narratives? “Every country has the government it deserves.” –Joseph De Maistre As I have long observed, the collusion between corrupt media and corrupt government in this country has continued to set the narrative for far too long. It is a history lesson that needs to be learned in the present. Adolph Hitler’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels said: “It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion.” He goes on, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such…
    Written on 09/13/2019 @ 6:49pm in Opinion
  • Parcels, Belichick would be coaching in Canada if either had Michael McDonald's win/loss (election) record
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    "Republicans never blow an opportunity to blow an opportunity." — Chuck Muth Last weekend was the big GOP Nevada Central Committee Hoedown in Winnemucca. I can report that my fellow columnist and friend Chuck Muth (who wasn’t there) is absolutely correct—at least insofar as Nevada is concerned—that Republicans “never blow an opportunity to blow an opportunity.” The first negative out of the meeting was the re-election of State Chair Michael McDonald. Forget anything else negative we’ve ever written about Mikey. Only one thing is relevant and it is this: If Bill Parcels or Bill Belichick had McDonald’s won-loss record, they’d…
    Written on 09/12/2019 @ 3:56pm in Opinion
  • China trade war, moral and economic
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    Ask yourself if you were President, what would you do if you discovered that a foreign country has been waging an underground war against the nation you are sworn to protect surreptitiously killing tens of thousands of your people every year by pouring a drug so deadly that merely accidentally touching a small amount could kill you? What would you do if you discovered that the same country had been engaging in economic warfare against your country designed to emasculate critical industries, gain control of the mining of critical rare earth minerals used in military manufacturing and manipulating your currency…
    Written on 09/12/2019 @ 3:47pm in Opinion
  • Weird News: Young black bear breaks into hotel, and then ...
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    Weird, but delightful news! Buck’s T-4 Lodge in Big Sky, Montana (about 45 minutes from Yellowstone National Park) had an uninvited guest wander into the motel and take a nap. A young black bear made his way into the ladies bathroom, climbed up on the sink and hung out for a while. In this case, “hung out” means, “took a huge dump.” Which is kind of hilarious. Staff tried their best to coax the bear out but the little bear that could was unfazed and opted to climb onto the sink and chill. Apparently, staff had heard the bear banging…
    Written on 09/10/2019 @ 3:10pm in News & Information
  • Vitamin E acetate linked to vaping illness
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    Vitamin E acetate linked to vaping illness The CDC is currently investigating close to 450 cases of vaping related illness and 5 reported deaths. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine has found evidence of lipoid pneumonia in a case where a 21 year old became sick after vaping nicotine and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) daily. Macrophages, which are scavengers that rid the body of pathogens and other harmful substances in the body, were found to be “lipid-laden,” or full of a fatty substance. They suspect this fatty substance to be caused by inhalation of Vitamin E acetate that was only present in marijuana vaping products…
    Written on 09/09/2019 @ 10:30pm in Health