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KATNISS

Death is her shadow, Hunger her trainer, Love her motive. War is her region’s past and fam’ly’s future. She strives, and still loses most ev’ryone.   So you with Plenty’s keys in your hands so soon, how do you see … Continue reading

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WHY SUPERHEROES?

Comic book superheroes have been with us for a long time.  Perhaps too long.  A friend of mine whose children are grown still wears superhero t-shirts.  I see Spiderman on his shirts most often. The modern superhero started with Superman, … Continue reading

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WEED IN FILM

Hollywood has made some attempts at policing itself.  As political censorship is detestable, Hollywood has tried self-censorship as an alternative.  The first major self-censorship was the Hays Office, which began to impose rules in the 1930’s.  In recent decades, as … Continue reading

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AGAINST HYDROFRACKING

The State of New York is heavily invested in hydraulic fracturing, better known as hydrofracking. The government insists that widespread hydrofracking in the state will stimulate the economy and create jobs. Our politicians focus, as usual, on short term effects, and … Continue reading

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HAWAII: A TALE OF TWO ISLANDS

Weather patterns continue to be bizarre. A scientist says that the magnetic center of the earth is shifting, the first time in centuries, and this is probably the best explanation for it. Two weeks ago, my wife and I tried … Continue reading

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PROBLEMS WITH GLOBAL WARMING

Despite a number of converts, global warming is still not universally accepted among scientists. I, who am not a scientist, am still on the fence. After being pounded with snow for two recent weeks in Syracuse, it’s hard for me … Continue reading

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Plato Revisited

In his Republic, Plato looked at the types of people who could potentially lead the government.  He ruled out soldiers on the grounds they are motivated by warlike impulses.  He also ruled out businessmen, as they are governed by greed. … Continue reading

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