• Flexible cell phones, laptops

    On Jan. 9 at the 2013 Consumer Products Show in Las Vegas, Samsung unveiled its prototype for a new flexible phone that when it makes it into production they claim will bend, twist and even rollup without any harm to the phone. Research shows the …

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  • The cut is in the mail

    It’s Nixon’s fault. I speak of the financial woes of the U.S. Postal Service, and the recent news that cutting Saturday mail delivery may save a few billion dollars a year. As it goes, President Nixon, tired of strikes by then-government postal workers, signed the …

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  • A few of my favorites

    Sometimes I am so thankful of crossing paths with others. While some of those relationship ties may have been short-lived or long-lasting I firmly believe we should make an impact on others’ lives and in a positive way. Over the years I have had the …

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  • The Red Rebs

    Relax. It’s not necessarily the flu making you confused and feverish. Could be spatter from that big, thick, juicy, new, improved Civil War infecting the Republican Party. Yes, again. The Rebs inside the Reds are rebooting themselves for the umpteenth time over the past few …

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  • Et tu, Iceland?

    Over the last few years, Iceland has provided a bit of counter-narrative to the anarchist critique of political government. Most western democracies declared their pieces of the international finance sector “too big to fail” and bailed them out at taxpayer expense after the 2008 bank …

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  • Apology would go a long way after disrespect

    Where has our understanding of history gone? Our compassion and understanding of past events? Our prayers that they won’t ever be repeated? Lil Wayne has been publicly criticized for rapping a vulgar reference to Emmett Till, a black teenager who was brutally tortured and murdered …

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  • Voluntary retirement: Can you take a hint?

    With an editorial titled “Pope Sets Example For Other Aging Leaders,” USA Today tried laying a major guilt trip on the nation’s authority figures. Despite using disclaimers such as “There is no magic age for retirement,” the newspaper clearly wants to shame prominent people into …

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  • Runaway slaves hoping for freedom found horrid conditions

    One hundred fifty years ago, runaway slaves hoping for freedom in and near Helena found themselves in horrid conditions. While the Mississippi River port town was overflowing with citizens, military personnel and freedmen, the infrastructure was in a state of collapse. According to Margaret Ross …

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  • I love a smoker

    If all smokers are like the one I love, telling them how they need to quit will only make them light up as fast as they can get a pack open. Rarely do I harp on my mother about her smoking ways and it wasn’t …

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  • Gov. Drew quit due to low pay

    Independence County claims three governors of the state. The men, and their terms in office were: Thomas S. Drew (1844-49), Elisha Baxter (1872-74), and William R. Miller (1876-1880). Drew is the only governor in history to resign because of low pay. Born in 1802, Drew …

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  • That First Amendment can be sooooo annoying

    I syndicate the cartoons of Rick McKee, the brilliant, conservative cartoonist from The Augusta Chronicle, to newspapers around the world. Today Rick sent in a cartoon about a local Georgia legislator that was so nutty, I asked him to explain. Rick writes: “Sticks and stones …

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  • Co-worker is making me fat(ter)

    There’s always one in every office. The one selling something for their kids’ school and around here it’s Debbie Wetzel. Her “day job” is to take all the news, photos and whatever else we throw at her and make them fit nicely on a page. …

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