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How Nice To Have a President Who Can Speak

So even when he’s had a pretty serious political defeat, even when he looks really depressed, Obama still has the presence of mind to use an obscure term like “shellacking” in his post-midterm-election press conference. You know this is something … Continue reading

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Rejected by the American Legal System

… for jury duty.  Geez.  I got a series of ominous notices over the last couple of months telling me to appear at the district courthouse: So I appear at 8 AM per request.  This being an important civic duty, … Continue reading

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Disasters vs Development

Here in the Northeast US it’s been a damn hot summer.   In Boston  last month the average maximum was 85.8 deg F, 3.5 deg higher than the average from 1971 to 2000, and we had several heat records. We dealt … Continue reading

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