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Good queries…

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I would like to see someone  —  anyone  —  ask EVERY political candidate the questions Jack Abramoff poses here.

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November 30, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Moonshine on city time…

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You hear about government workers not doing the work they are paid a salary for, but doing another job. This is the most creative  I’ve ever heard of.

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November 30, 2011 at 5:04 am

Camera-ready creatures…

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I’m not an avid devotee of insects generally,  although I do enjoy have the beneficial ones which keep my yard and gardens relatively free of the critters that want to eat my produce,  but  these photos  are just gorgeous.

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November 29, 2011 at 11:42 pm

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Flying man…

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Yves Rossy is crazy,  but  his exploits  produce some highly entertaining video.

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November 29, 2011 at 11:48 am

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Barney Frank going…

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This is the best  news I’ve had all week.   Of course it means that next term Maxine Waters will be the ranking member on that committee…  Even good news can carry mixed blessings.

Written by timeforthorns

November 29, 2011 at 12:42 am

Bridge-building…

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This column about  the new San Francisco/Oakland Bay bridge is why I loathe politicians,  and why I don’t trust government at any level.

Written by timeforthorns

November 28, 2011 at 11:27 am

Not sleepy…

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Scientists have  discovered the gene  responsible for how long we sleep.   It’s not necessarily a pure blessing,  and not because we share the gene with fruit flies.   Now if they could find a way to disconnect the gene from heart problems and diabetes,  I could cut my sleep time down.

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November 28, 2011 at 12:44 am

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