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Nick on August 29th, 2013

Because I publish the Gypsy Journal RV newspaper and a daily RV blog, and give seminars on RVing and the RV lifestyle, I get a lot of requests for information on RV related issues, everything from choosing the best RV, to working on the road, RV insurance and saving money on the road. Another topic […]

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Nick Russell on September 11th, 2011

Note: This is a repost of a blog I wrote on September 11, 2009,  but I think the message is just as relevant today. – Bad Nick Today I hope you take at least a few moments to remember our fellow Americans who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on our nation ten years […]

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Nick Russell on July 28th, 2011

I grew up in a law enforcement family. I have had many friends who were police officers. In my career publishing small town newspapers, the local police agencies in the communities where I owned publications considered me a friend, and knew I could be trusted to use discretion when needed, unlike some of my competitors, […]

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Nick Russell on November 15th, 2010

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Dumb A$$ Report, but there is never any shortage of material, so here we go with another rousing round of sheer stupidity. The first dumb a$$ I want to tell you about is a lady I saw in a WalMart in Clermont, Florida a few days ago. […]

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Nick Russell on November 5th, 2010

It seems like every week or two, some new internet myth makes the rounds, and I get swamped with forwarded e-mails from readers who want me to be aware of the latest threat to life as we know it. Not to mention the same old crap that gets recycled over and over again, because somebody […]

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Nick Russell on August 3rd, 2010

Overall, I am no fan of megastores, because I spent much of my working life as a small town newspaper publisher, and I saw many small mom and pop businesses fold that could not compete with the giant retailers. However, a news story making the rounds this week really has me ticked off. Some of […]

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Nick Russell on June 21st, 2010

I think folksinger Woody Guthrie would be rolling over in his grave if he saw what was happening in the American Southwest these days. Guthrie won fame with his song This Land Is Your Land, but today we are losing our land to the drug smugglers and illegal aliens streaming across the Mexican border. If […]

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Nick Russell on April 28th, 2010

Last week Arizona Governor Jan Brewer ignited a firestorm of controversy when she signed the state’s tough new law, which makes it a state crime to be in the United States illegally. Under the new law, Arizona police officers have an obligation to question anyone they suspect is in the country illegally about their immigration […]

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Nick Russell on November 18th, 2009

An illegal alien from El Salvador named Roxana Orellana Santos has filed a million dollar lawsuit against Frederick County, Maryland Sheriff Jenkins, one of his deputies, the County Board of Commissioners, and immigration officials for detaining her based solely on her ethnicity. Santos alleged that she was minding her own business when law officers detained […]

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Nick Russell on November 1st, 2009

With local elections coming up this week, the airwaves are filled with ads from political candidates trying to win voters. Because we travel in a motorhome, we get both east and west coast network television feeds by satellite, which means we get to watch political ads from both New York/New Jersey and California. That’s kind […]

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