Monthly Archives: February 2008

A Word to the Wise for Holbrook

I had a really good rant prepared for today, all about cable news networks and the non-news they foist on the world. Instead, the internet alerted me to a much greater problem, one that directly affects Holbrook. I mean I … Continue reading

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Philosophy, Theology and Me – well…

A person should always continue his or her education. Never stop learning. That’s why I bought Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein’s book Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar, Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes. From which I learned that we … Continue reading

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Patient Patient

For 20 years in the army I avoided doctors exploring certain parts of my anatomy. Leaving the army, I figured I was safe from the threat of such invasions but, as happened so often in my life, I discovered a … Continue reading

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Wastefulness

It will not be surprising to learn that each of us produces waste five to ten times our body weight per annum. Since I weigh 90 kg, I don’t know if I produce 450 kg or 900 kg but youknow … Continue reading

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Little Known Facts of Olive History

Olives are not edible, green, or ripe, and must be treated with lye and/or cured in brine or dry salt before being edible. They contain about 20% oil. Olives must be processed to remove the bitter glycoside oleuropein, before they … Continue reading

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The Crayon Scare and Why It Doesn’t Bother Us

Unsettling as it may be, I must report that each year more than 2 billion Crayola crayons are produced, an average of 5 million daily, enough to circle the globe four and a half times. I have not noticed any … Continue reading

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Wars on Other Worlds

Another night laying in bed thinking of stuff, said thinking prompted, as usual, by a book. This time it was Martin Van Creveld’s The Transformation of War wherein he makes the case for the obsolescence of nuclear and conventional warfare. … Continue reading

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Super Powered Delegates

The illusion of democracy comes riding in waving the banner of caucus and primary election and such. The ride began at 12:01 A.M.on the day after the 2006 mid-term general election and continues through today and tomorrow and next month, right … Continue reading

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Some Good, Some Bad, Some Ugly

So many days of activity, visiting relatives, attending a concert by Leahy, driving back and forth to the big city ruining a windshield in the process – the freeways are most dangerous to a windshield’s health than the dirt roads … Continue reading

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Could They Know Something We Don’t?

Ah, the things the news media doesn’t tell us. Consider:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080204/od_afp/britainpeoplehistoryoffbeat;_ylt=AmRv6UyUdvV_8Yyevww3qHGs0NUE  The story says 3,000 people were surveyed but did not provide any demographics for said 3,000 people. Perhaps, they were all first graders. Perhaps they were all folk staggering … Continue reading

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