Nick Russell on February 28th, 2011

In a blog post titled Stupor Bowl Sunday on my RV blog a few weeks ago, I wrote about how little interest I have in organized sports. A lot of readers agreed with me, but a couple expressed a different opinion, and one sent me a nasty e-mail, saying that I had no respect for […]

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Nick Russell on February 24th, 2011

In April, the Postal Service will be raising rates yet again, in its never ending, and futile, attempt to make ends meet. But even the powers that be in that monolithic organization know that simply increasing prices is not enough to cover their huge budget shortfalls, including a record $8.5 billion in losses in fiscal […]

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Nick Russell on February 20th, 2011

Natalie Munroe, a high school English teacher from the Philadelphia area, has been suspended after it was revealed that she made posts in her blog describing her   students in unflattering terms. Among other things, Munroe called the kids in her classes “rude, disengaged, lazy whiners" and complained that they were out of control and believed […]

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Nick Russell on February 15th, 2011

There is a big ballyhoo going on in California about the fact that most employment applications include a box to be checked if the applicant has ever been convicted of a felony. The bleeding hearts say that this unfairly holds back felons who have paid their debt to society from gaining meaningful employment. They cry […]

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Nick Russell on February 13th, 2011

We were sitting at a traffic light the other day, and there was a fellow standing on the curb with one of those “Homeless, Please Help” signs. Not an uncommon sight, you can see somebody asking for a handout on every other street corner in America, it seems like. And, not at all that uncommon, […]

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Nick Russell on February 3rd, 2011

During the Vietnam War, and probably during every war since the first caveman threw the first spear at the guy in the next cave, there has been the truth as those far away perceived things, and the truth that the man on the ground experienced. More than once, during my time overseas, small skirmishes in […]

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Nick Russell on February 1st, 2011

A few weeks ago, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed cutting the city’s workforce by 10,000 employees to help save $1.6 billion during the next 18 months, hoping that this would help offset at least part of a projected budget deficit of over $4.5 billion within the next two years. Bloomberg said that rising […]

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