Monthly Archives: October 2009

Anti-grocery bag drive picks up speed

A year or so ago I did a column on how much we could all save if we did away with plastic grocery bags — the annual consumption, I calculated, in the United States equals Utah’s entire oil production, and … Read More

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GOP/Conservative paradox not puzzling at all

In a post right below  here, Doug Gibson looks at recent polling data and wonders why more Americans call themselves conservative, but the Republican Party is losing ground. I posted a response to him there, but thought I’d expand on it … Read More

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"Dear Mr. Yang, It sure would be sad if something bad happened to you."

I found this e-mail in my mailbox this morning. This sort of thing shows up all the time, so this time I decided, what the heck, times are tough,  half of $24.5 million could come in handy one day. But, … Read More

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Cell phone or work of satan?

One has to wonder where the anti-Christ will appear. There is speculation in some circles that he will reveal himself (herself?) in a more disassociated way then as a mere human being-type person. Consider the cell phone. An article in … Read More

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More inanities from Dick Cheney

I see where the White House is lashing out at former Veep Dick Cheney (WaPost story here) because the former Veep is saying President Obama is taking too long — “Dithering” — on his decision over Afghanistan troop levels. Why … Read More

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So what's wrong with atheism?

heres a lot of discussion about a talk that LDS authority Dallin Oaks made a bit ago. Our editorial is HERE (CLICK) A political cartoon by Bagley at the SLTribune (go find it yourself, but it’s worth the hunt) is going … Read More

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Sad sign of the times

I made a sad observation at the Golden Hours Center the other day while listening to a POW from the Vietnam War speak. While waiting for the speaker to start, I talked with several of the people there, all older … Read More

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Signs of the end times

Ok, maybe not the real end, such as the Mayan Calender running out so we’re all going to go “pfft!” some day, but interesting national stories that do show that, essentially, we as individuals have little real power to protect … Read More

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Chicago gets lucky, dodges Oly bullet

This just in: Chicago didn’t get the 2016 Olympic games. Lucky them. No, seriously. The story at the Chicago Tribune is here (click) and I am being perfectly serious. I speak from experience. Utah had an Olympic games once. We bribed people to … Read More

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