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16 years on

It was a crystal clear morning. Mr. Martin’s health class went about as normally as it always went, until a knock at the door. Mr. Martin went over and conferred briefly and then went to the back of the classroom … Continue reading

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Shutdown Over

About twelve hours ago, President Obama signed a bill into law that re-opened the federal government and allowed the debt ceiling to be raised until 15 Jan 2014, when again we can go into crisis mode and have another measuring … Continue reading

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Well, really, who needs Washington?

Who needs the government? I mean, really? People don’t need to collect Social Security and the government doesn’t need to fund epidemic disease research. Or maintain national parks. Or engage in any sort of regulatory action. We’ve had great experiences … Continue reading

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The Syrian Solution

It appears that instead of a military confrontation with the Assad regime, the combination of John Kerry’s loose tongue and Sergei Lavrov’s assuaging of the Assadist camp being the responsible parties. Instead, it seems that the idea of diplomacy working … Continue reading

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And now – what about Syria?

As the folks in Washington, DC, continue the confused march to war (or nothing), a report has come about that the civil war in Syria has led to over two million Syrians fleeing their homeland, according to the United Nations. … Continue reading

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End of Summer – midway between conventions

Today is Labor Day 2012, the unofficial end of Summer 2012. The undergrads are back here in Blacksburg in full force and VT’s first home football game is tonight, where the Hokies will be taking on (and undoubtedly defeating) the … Continue reading

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Nuclear Winter

I am really happy that we got snow this winter. Snow in the midst of a bleak and grey winter is proof to me that beauty can emerge out of anywhere. Up until yesterday, winter in southwest Virginia had been … Continue reading

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