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E Voting

“We provide voting products and services to state and county governments across the USA,” said Aldo Tesi, chairman and CEO of Election Systems and Software. Tesi explained that ES&S is a behind the scenes player for elections in support of the fundamental right to vote. Election Systems and Software is currently in 45 states and […]

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You Are Eating Bug Killer

Would anyone ordinarily go to the basement or garage, grab a bottle of pesticide and chug it down? Didn’t think so. Most of those folks are under heavy sedation. But every time you go to the kitchen for a snack or eat a meal, you’re probably ingesting bug killer. The pesticide I’m describing is found […]

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News You Can Use: January, 2014

The Good Mary Jane Juggernaut Keeps on Rollin’: On January 1, Colorado became the first place anywhere in the world to allow legal marijuana sales to anybody over 21 for any purpose. This thing is happening and it’s bigger than anyone imagined. Nebraska’s neighboring state has taken a giant leap. Actually, possession and use of […]

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News of the Weird: Yellow and brown values

A Swedish TV show, “Biss och Kajs,” found itself in the spotlight in November — in Russia, where government-run television apparently used it to send a political message to Ukraine by highlighting the program’s theme of teaching children about bodily functions. The episode Russia chose featured three bulkily-costumed actors sitting around talking — with one […]

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Thanks and No Thanks

“Gratitude is an attitude,” the aphorism goes and there is a lot to recommend a cheery outlook on life. Evidence predicts that a positive attitude is healthy and certainly is a happier way of looking at things. Conversely, we’re cautioned that judgment is a treacherous task, destined to dismay. No doubt, when something is judged, […]

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News of the Weird: Annals of Science

America’s foremost advocate for frontal lobotomies as “treatment” for mental disorder, the late Dr. Walter Freeman, performed an estimated 3,500 lobotomies during the 1940s and 1950s before opposition finally solidified against him, according to a December 2013 investigation by The Wall Street Journal. At the peak of his influence, he was so confident that he […]

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MoJo RIP

Every week I picked up The Reader, I always looked forward to reading MoJoPo’s horoscopes, no matter how bizarre or off-kilter they were. He had way of making me laugh with his wordy and often rhyming predictions of the future. There is so much more to MoJo than horoscopes. Born Michael Joseph Pryor, the Omaha […]

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Planet Power: Oct. 24 – 30, 2013

Welcome to the sign of Scorpio, where we study the fruit of our meditations on the regenerating mysteries of life and death. My departed mother came to me under this very pomegranate tree, and presented me with the apples of her experience. In a strong voice, she answered my questions concerning life and death. She […]