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Why We Need Varmint Hunts
Two hundred years ago this country was different cattle roamed a lot freer, homes were more scattered, we traveled less in a year than we sometimes travel in a day now. Predators were a real life p...
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'Kill 'Em Varmints Hunting Tournament' comes under criticism
How pathetic! A so-called civic organization promoting slaughter of animals because someone thinks they are pests? A ridiculous, small-minded attempt to promote killing as a means to resolve proble...
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The Trickle Down Vanity of Empire
Webster's defines vanity as "Excessive pride in one's appearance or accomplishments." Our American empire has always been a vain one, from the first time it entered into the fray of what Washington...
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Three Blind Mice Restore Vision
Blind mice are famous in nursery rhymes -- and maybe soon, in scientific laboratories. A team of Swiss scientists recently restored sight in blind lab mice by injecting new, light-sensing cells int...
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Trump Tops Republican Pack By Wide Margin
July 30, 2015 - Trump Tops Republican Pack By Wide Margin, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; But Dems Trump Trump In General Election   PDF format Sample and Methodology detail With 20 per...
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The Media's "Wave of Silence” on Sen. Bernie Sanders & Why
Two strong candidates have announced that they're running for the democratic presidential nomination. But the media is acting like it's Hillary Clinton against the Republican party. We’ll break thr...
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The View from Writers Roost
by WILLIS WEBB
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Term ‘closet bass singer’ was deemed inappropriate As I’ve mentioned previously, I grew up in rural and small town environs. Upon reaching full growth and maturity — for the male of the human speci...
Jeb Bush Goes After Elderly, Forgets Elderly Is His Voting Base
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Jeb Bush has made it very clear that he wants to destroy Medicare, the most used health care program in the United States. To do this, he plans to “phase out” the program in order to move in a newe...
How Medicaid forces families like mine to stay poor
by ANDREA LOUISE CAMPBELL
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On a crisp California morning in February 2012, my sister-in-law, Marcella Wagner, was driving down the interstate toward Chico State University, where she had just entered the nursing program. She...
Rusty Houser hated women
by FRED CLARK
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“Rusty was a classmate of mine,” Karen Spears Zacharias writes. Rusty, there, is John Russell Houser — the man who killed two women in a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater last week. Houser, she s...
Trump Schools the Republican Establishment
by MATT LATIMER, Politico
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Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably,” the great Homer Simpson once observed. “The lesson is: never try.” Read more: Trump Schools the Republican Establishment
Could Trump Win?
by PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
Jul 28, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The American political class has failed the country, and should be fired. That is the clearest message from the summer surge of Bernie Sanders and the remarkable rise of Donald Trump. Read more: Co...
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US Trade Rep. Michael Fromam heads a meeting at the TPP in Lahaina, HawaiiPacific Rim trade ministers failed to clinch a deal on Friday to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared between Japan and North America over autos, New Zealand dug in over dairy trade and no agreement was reached on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs. Trade ministers from the 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would stretch from Japan to Chile and cover 40 percent of the world economy, fell just short of a deal at talks on the Hawaiian island of Maui. "We have made significant progress during the last week's meetings," U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said.


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In this Aug. 15, 1945 photo, Japanese people lower their head toward the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, as Emperor Hirohito announced on radio that Japan was defeated in the World War II. The original recording of Japan's Emperor Hirohito's war-ending speech has come back to life in digital form. The original sound was released Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 by the Imperial Household Agency in digital format, ahead of the 70th anniversary of the speech and the war's end. (Kyodo New via AP) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORYTOKYO (AP) — The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form.


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