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Joe Biden

How many lives is that, Joe?

A 1 point change in the value of the Dow Jones Industrial Average represents a change in the wealth of investors – which include things like teacher’s pension funds, mutual insurance companies, and mutual funds, as well as “fat cat investors” – is worth $291,966,066. Joe Biden says that “No life is worth losing to […]

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Texas, calm down and stop asking government to take away your rights

The Houston rodeo with typical daily attendance between 50,000 and 75,000 (1) was cancelled 14 days ago, March 11 (2). South by Southwest was cancelled March 6, before it began, giving individual Texans a wake up call (3). Travel from Europe was stopped Friday the 13th (4) and until that time Houston’s international airport was […]

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US Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776, The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]

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I think I’ve found the problem

Originally published 6/2/2004, but needed a revisit: – Health – Study: Junk Food Makes Up 30% Of Americans’ Diet “The study, published in the June issue of the Journal of Food Chemistry and Analysis, found that three food groups — sweets and desserts, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages — make up almost 25 percent […]

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Santa Claus Sinterklaas

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Editorial Page, New York Sun, 1897 We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If […]

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