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Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Mystery as Solved is Still a Mystery

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By Richard Ostrom With a much trumpeted, late in the game, return to the strange environs of the fabled world of Twin Peaks, Washington at an apparent stand still between chief architect David Lynch and new host network Showtime, I see no better time to pay a quick revisit to the original, legendary series and its most recent home video rebirth. ... Read More »

A Knock at the Door

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by John Price - Kabhir, the Buddhist Adviser And who will It be? Will it be a screaming little slimy lump, jerking in uncoordinated manner and beautiful only to the people directly responsible for creating it? People who are just now investing their entire lives in its growth and development? People who immediately look it over carefully for signs of ... Read More »

The Democrats: A History of Shame

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By Rohn Bishop In May, we Republicans will gather in La Crosse for our annual convention; which reminds me that back in March I took to social media to commemorate the birthday of the Republican Party. I wrote: “On this date in 1854 a group of abolitionist met in Ripon Wisconsin to form the Republican Party. 11 years later they’re ... Read More »

Sports Journalism Sucks

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By Tony Palmeri Mainstream American journalism, as the Media Rants column has been ranting about for more than 12 years, occasionally meets standards of excellence but more typically runs on a spectrum from mediocre to insanely bad. Political journalism is probably the worst of the lot (too often it meets Joseph Goebbels definition of the press as a great keyboard ... Read More »

“Hoosier Hospitality”

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By Dennis Riley Judging by the look on his face or the tone in his voice as Indiana Governor Mike Pence tried to fend off some decidedly pointed questions from ABC’s George Stephanopolous that Sunday in late March, you would have thought that the Governor had found himself in the middle of a real firestorm and not just the verbal ... Read More »

The Do-Nothing’s

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By Robert Meyer We have heard complaints about the “do nothing congress” for the past several presidential administrations. Indeed, we frequently see that congressional approval numbers flirt with historically low positive rates. This has occurred whether the majority of congress has belonged to democrats or republicans. The American people have often decried the inability of congress to stop the bickering ... Read More »

“Game Off”

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By Dobie Maxwell I sadly admitted technology passed me by years ago, but now it’s getting ridiculous. The last straw was broken last week when my neighbor invited me over to sample some of his barbecue –another area in which I lack severely but that’s another tale for another time. One crisis per day. My neighbor has two teenage sons ... Read More »

Live From Japan

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By James Page Game of the Month: Double Dragon Neon Developer: WayForward ESRB: Teen Release Date: 09/11/2012 System: PC/PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 Rating: Graphics: 3.0 out of 4.0 Game Play: 3.0 out of 4.0 Personal: 2.0 out of 2.0 Total Score: 8.0 out of 10.0 Player’s Page: Double Dragon Neon Pop in a cassette tape and travel back in time to ... Read More »

Egg Salad is Easy… Right?

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By Trish Derge I know it sounds simple, and it actually is...but there are a few tips I’d like to pass along to you on how-to make the best hard-boiled eggs. There are several cooking method variations, but no matter which you use, there are common mistakes you should try to avoid. 1. Using the wrong size pot Don’t try ... Read More »

Shape of Glass DOES Affect Taste!

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Seeing is smelling for a camera system developed by scientists in Japan that images ethanol vapor escaping from a wine glass. And, perhaps most importantly, no wine is wasted in the process. Kohji Mitsubayashi, at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, and colleagues impregnated a mesh with the enzyme alcohol oxidase, which converts low molecular weight alcohols and oxygen into ... Read More »

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