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Susan Dress
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Chief nag, knitpicker, and master of preventative worrying.
Chief nag, knitpicker, and master of preventative worrying.

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First act of a new regime: get rid of the journalists. Or convince the public that they only tell lies. Seems like this first act is well under way. 

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"Muhammed and others say there's a sense of hopelessness among many in communities such as this, which leads young people in particular to engage in violence. The causes are complex, but stem from decades of poverty, entrenched gangs, easy access to guns and a lack of economic opportunity.

So if Trump is talking about more federal resources for education, training and creating jobs, Muhammed would welcome it — and so would 46-year-old Willie Turner, who is unemployed."

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Just imagine if those billions were spent on R&R of our infrastructure? Or on upgrading schools. 

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I can be such an inconsistent person
My neighbor heats his home with a wood stove. Quite like the grasshopper when it comes to planning for the future, meaning of course that he doesn't. Wood stoves work much better if fueled with seasoned wood. Wood that has been hewn, split, stacked & covere...

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I don't like to be a pessimist but I really think that we are so screwed
Over half the registered voters stayed home this year. Maybe it wouldn't have made a difference. But now we must brace ourselves for the assumption of power of our Republican overlords.  The party of Nope & Fear. I predict: More restrictions on abortion. Fe...

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From Bernie Sanders
America has more low-paying jobs than any other developed country The OECD defines "low-paying" as jobs that earn less than two-thirds of a
country's median income. On average, around 16 percent of jobs in OECD
countries are considered low-paying. In the ...

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Our electronic world
We had a brownout yesterday, followed by a complete blackout. Got the freezer and frig unplugged, computer turned off. Later flipped the breaker for the kitchen range line. And then waited, hoping that power would be restored before the frig and freezer con...
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