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Nick Russell on December 7th, 2011

There are a lot of conspiracy theories out there about how the American society is being destroyed by socialism, radical Muslims, the movement away from old time values, terrorist plots, a failing economy, right wing anti-government wackos, gay marriage, a turn away from Christian values, and on and on. But don’t worry about it, because […]

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Nick Russell on April 20th, 2011

The U.S. Postal Service raised its rates for many classes of mail again this month, in a move that it said will hopefully raise $340 million for the remainder of the current fiscal year which ends September 30, and a total of $720 million over the next twelve months. But it should be obvious to […]

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Nick Russell on April 6th, 2011

With talk of an impending government shutdown on Friday, the talking heads are having a field day on television, advancing one theory after another of how we got to this point, and what it will take to avoid the threatened shutdown. And, of course, our elected officials on both sides of the aisle are blaming […]

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Nick Russell on August 5th, 2010

We recently spent a few days in Traverse City, Michigan, and our visit happened to coincide with the local primary elections. Since we don’t live in the area, and don’t know any of the candidates, I really didn’t care who won what. But, in listening to conversations among our friends there and what I overhead […]

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Nick Russell on February 18th, 2010

I try to be mellow most (okay, some) of the time, but even I have my limits, and lately it feels like I get pushed there more and more, so it’s time to vent about some of the things that piss me off! 1. One of my biggest pet peeves lately are self-checkout lines at […]

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