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Mark McCaig Show – LinkRoll

If you found our site listening to the Mark McCaig show when I filled in for him on Sunday 2/24, here are the links I mentioned on the air, and some other related links I might have missed.  You can also click the link above for the podcast if you missed the…

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Going Great Guns

A few weekends ago, I took a Concealed Handgun License course.  In Texas, passing this course and filing the resulting paperwork allows citizens to legally carry concealed.  It was one of the things I’d been meaning to do for years, but I’d just never made the time.  Fortunately, current events…

Anonymous Vs Anonymous

Have you seen this video? How about this one? This? Aside from the theme of robo-voices and and imagery choices, they seem pretty diverse for being released from the same group, right? That’s because they AREN’T from the same group, a fact that escapes newscasters like broccoli escapes Chris Christie’s…

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What The Courts Giveth, They Can Taketh Away!

In 1920 in America and 1929 in Canada, women were granted legal status as “persons under the law”.  The fact that women had to go to court to get this right in the first place was utterly ridiculous.  But what is even more ridiculous is that it took only 53…

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So NOW What Do We Do?

Do you think Republicans got their butts kicked in 2012?  A lot of people do, considering that Barack Obama is still president.  But consider the following: Romney got more votes in 2012 than McCain did in 2008. Obama lost anywhere from 1-3 percentage points from his 2008 numbers in EVERY SWING…

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RE: Culture: Heroes

This week’s RE: Culture comes from a gut reaction I felt upon realizing how awesome I think one of my team’s players is. Guess the team & the player! I’m a fan of the New York Football Jets, and while I haven’t been a fan for long (only since 2008!)…

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Hold Your Horses, Hutton

In his February 16, 2013 column in the Guardian, columnist Will Hutton lays out the numerous failings of the British Food Standards Agency (FSA), which led to horse meat entering the human food chain. The horse-meat scandal may actually turn out to betwo parallel mislabeling scams. Whatever the case, and as strange as…

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The Vicious Cycle of Minimum Wage

There have been many discussions with regard to raising the minimum wage, and that everyone is entitled to a living wage.  Tony Katz who has a show on 97.1 Talk Radio (St. Louis), asked on Saturday’s show “what is a living wage”?  He asked people to call in to the show to…

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Stop Fighting!

This morning I was sitting waiting for the church service to begin.  My mind started to wander about the things I had to get done today, this week, and this month.  I started to think about all the things I needed to accomplish for my upcoming trip to Washington DC. …

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To Serve and Protect: Well Maybe Just Some

On Valentine’s Day, women and men celebrated “One Billion Rising”.  This was done in 205 countries around the world.  The day is celebrated with dancing, personal testimonies and public awareness about violence against women. With statistics like the one the UN released – 1 in 3 women will either be…