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We Have a New Facebook Page

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This is just an FYI, folks. We’re now using a new Facebook page, called “Politically Absurd.” The old page is no longer active. Here’s the link to our new page:

Politically Absurd

So hop on over and give us a “like” if you want. That’s where the real-time discussions happen now.

Have a good one.

–Jerry

 

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There’s No Money In A Cure

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Different individuals relate to different causes, especially in terms of diseases and the like. Sure, nobody wants everyone to get sick, but people who’ve had a relative die from breast cancer may donate more money to finding a cure for breast cancer than they would, say, a cure for heart disease. One article I read (dated 2011) states that between grants and donations, breast cancer alone receives more than $6 billion dollars annually. That’s a whole lot of money.

You may be expecting me to follow up that little tidbit with the question of, “Where does the money go?” Well, that’s not what I’m asking. What I am asking is, “Why haven’t we found a cure yet?”

That’s easy. You don’t make money from a cure. You make money from treatments.

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Friends of Coal, Part 2

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I was going to reply to Jerry’s post about coal, but decided that my response was too detailed, so I’m going to write my own (and I’m stealing Jerry’s title).

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Friends of Coal?

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Clyde and I grew up in Coal country. Both our fathers were coal miners. I’m not sure about Clyde’s extended family, but my entire family – from my grandfathers to most of my uncles – were coal miners. We grew up in one of the most poverty stricken areas in the country, and a generation ago, coal was really the most viable way an uneducated man in our area could make a living wage. Read the rest of this entry

This Makes Me Smile

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I won’t rewrite the article – I’ll simply link to the original.

Boss selling restaurant to save employee with brain tumor

Happy New Year, Folks

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It’s been a couple of weeks since I wrote anything, mainly because with the holidays, I’ve just been too darn busy to sit down and think straight.

So, in the spirit of the new year, I figured I’d pop over to some of the mainstream news sites (CNN, MSNBC and Fox News) and see what’s going on in the world that’s important enough to gain its own headline.

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Why Peace Will Always Be An Uphill Battle…

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Here’s the thing… most people agree that war is a bad thing. Most people agree that peace and love and hugs are inherently better than war and hate and punches.

So if most people agree peace is better, why do we have so much trouble maintaining peace?

Well, it’s because we refuse to accept one harsh truth about the universe… Read the rest of this entry

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