Monthly Archives: September 2009

Family Values

And by that I mean placing absolutely no value upon the concept of "family," if it butts up against Big Business.  What a complete and total jerk.  Advertisements

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Health State of the Union

Oh, sure. Nothin' broke here:  With median annual compensation of more than $12.4 million, C.E.O.’s at the big health-care companies make two-thirds more than their counterparts in finance and are the highest paid of any industry. The health-care industry’s total … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq or who died at a military hospital of their injuries:Nekl B. Allen, 29, of Rochester, N.Y.; staff sergeant, Army. Allen was one of two soldiers … Continue reading

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Smooth Jazz

More like smothered jazz.  I've pretty wide-ranging, catholic tastes. There are a few genres with which I haven't really clicked—such as opera, although I love classical—but I keep hoping I will someday.  And then there's smooth jazz, which is utterly … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq or who died at a military hospital of their injuries:Darryn D. Andrews, 34, of Dallas; second lieutenant, Army. Andrews was killed Sept. 4 when his … Continue reading

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Portesting Refrom

So here's the thing. It's easy to make fun of someone for a typo. Left of the Dialian DT, for instance, although an excellent writer, can rarely go more than five sentences without one, often with unintentionally hysterical results.  But, … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq:Christopher S. Baltazar Jr., 19, of San Antonio; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Baltazar was killed in combat Thursday in southwest Afghanistan's Helmand province, on the Pakistani … Continue reading

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