Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Problem With Terrorism, pt. 1

Terrorism, though its manifestations across America are scant, is the object of billions of dollars spent every year. Terrorism is a problem. And America has historically excelled at solving challenging problems. But one wonders, concerning this problem, how hard we’re … Continue reading

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The Road to Raw Milk, or, Gertie’s Gettin’ Knocked Up

There are two ways to get a cow pregnant. 1) Identify when the cow is in “standing heat” — when she’ll stand and let a bull breed her — and then put her in a chute, and pay a professional … Continue reading

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Rand Paul filibusters foreign aid, continues father’s convictions

Senator Rand Paul, R-KY, is taking a stand against foreign aid. And he won’t sit down until something is done about it. According to the Daily Caller, Paul is encouraging his fellow Republicans to adopt the policy: “You do not … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam: YOU WILL go to the hospital, and YOU WILL pay for it

I’d like to think about two things. First, this article, in which two parents were convicted of breaking the law by not taking their son to the hospital. He died of a burst appendix. Then, this article, which points out … Continue reading

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Ruminating: bovine pregnancy, goat hernias, and fall gardens

Fall’s cool whispers are winding their way through the Ozark hills. They remind us that summer is not forever and redemption is like rain. The Midwest Dust Bowl of 2012 is beginning to subside, and the newly moistened soil beckons … Continue reading

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Taters and Colors

TATERS?! WHAT’S TATERS, PRECIOUS? That’s a quote from Golum, in Lord of the Rings. The answer to his question might be, “The thing we now have a lot of!” Yesterday, we were given a gift that only a few happy … Continue reading

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