Nick Russell on June 30th, 2011

In 2005, a federal judge ruled that ballast water from oceangoing ships is a pollutant and must be regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency, under the Clean Water Act. This was in response to the invasion by zebra mussels, tiny black-and-white striped bivalves that are related to clams and oysters. The troublesome creatures are native […]

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Nick Russell on June 27th, 2011

Sometimes I am amazed at how much hate and hypocrisy I see among people that I have always considered to be decent human beings. Am I that bad a judge of character? I have said many times that when it comes to politicians, I am completely nonbiased. Democrats or Republicans, liberals or conservatives, I dislike […]

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Nick Russell on June 17th, 2011

I don’t know what they’re putting in the water these days, but I’m beginning to wonder if the whole world has gone nuts! I just don’t understand some of the things that are going on. Georgia recently enacted a tough new law on immigration enforcement, similar to the measures Arizona enacted last year, which allows […]

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Nick Russell on June 10th, 2011

The decision by Goshen College, a Mennonite college in Goshen, Indiana, to not play the National Anthem at school sporting events, has people talking, from Indiana to Arizona. The school has allowed an instrumental version of the song to be played for the last year or so, with no vocals, but now they don’t even […]

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Nick Russell on June 8th, 2011

I received word this week that Larry Link, owner of Stein’s ghost town in southern New Mexico, was murdered. News reports say that Link, 68, had gone to the ghost town to investigate a trespasser, and was found later, lying next to his vehicle. He had been shot twice. We met Larry years ago when […]

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Nick Russell on June 2nd, 2011

Picture this; you live in a small southern town, you’re not rich, but you’re getting by, and life is good overall. But then, Mother Nature goes on a rampage, and everything you own is gone in seconds, leaving you with a pile of rubble where your home once stood. Now picture this; the Red Cross […]

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