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Entries from April 2006

Economic Growth So Strong It Can't Be Ignored

April 29th, 2006 · 1 Comment ·

When the New York Times has to reluctantly admit the existence of an economic boom, while doing everything in their power to minimize and distract from the basic facts, you know that a strong economy has really arrived. First we had unemployment reported at a 6 year nationwide low of 4.7% - well under 4% […]

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marijuana war

April 27th, 2006 · No Comments ·

http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2006/NEW01362.html See also drugpolicy.org

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My New Favorite Iraqi Blogger

April 26th, 2006 · No Comments ·

Sitting here in the hinterlands of America it's hard to know where to go for straight news and informed commentary on the situation in Iraq. The political pundits and journalistic talking heads are great at explaining why Neocons are evil or why Iraq is vital to our strategic interests, but they don't have the experience, […]

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Delphi Technique/Consensus Building

April 26th, 2006 · 1 Comment ·

http://home.hiwaay.net/~becraft/Delphi.htm http://www.citizenreviewonline.org/nov_2002/lets_stop.htm http://www.learn-usa.com/transformation_process/~consensus.htm

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Found Art: The Oaks

April 23rd, 2006 · 18 Comments ·

Somewhere not far from Austin, just down the Farm-to-Market route near my house, a little roadhouse has opened up called “The Oaks”. It's been open for a few weeks now, but just this past week they added this amazing sign. The place has a lot going for it, but it's going to take some more […]

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The Protest Culture

April 22nd, 2006 · No Comments ·

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Gas vs. Ethanol

April 22nd, 2006 · 4 Comments ·

Gas over $75 a barrel. E15 becomes mandatory Monday. E85?

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Earth Day vs. Arbor Day

April 20th, 2006 · 8 Comments ·

Of all the questions which can come before this nation, there is none which compares in importance to the great central task of leaving this land an even better land for our descendants than it is for us, and training them into a better race to inhabit the land and pass it on. Conservation is […]

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TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH

April 18th, 2006 · No Comments ·

Enjoy paying your taxes? Was it as fun for you as it was for me? http://www.heritage.org/Research/Budget/bg1912.cfm http://www.bea.gov/bea/ARTICLES/2005/07July/0705_SPI_LEFT.pdf http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d051009sp.pdf untaxed threshold http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/TaxFacts/TFDB/TFTemplate.cfm?Docid=34 Tax poll http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12329784/

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Happy Pagan Sex Day!

April 16th, 2006 · 11 Comments ·

Those early Christians were some sneaky fellows. They were eager to get new recruits and expand their membership, but they had the problem of being a religion of death, sacrifice, torture and suffering. Not an easy sell to the happy pagan barbarians who filled most of Europe. So the Christians came up with this special […]

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