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For Earth Day…

Let’s take heart from the abolition movement. This earth day article is three years old. Its a good essay. On Earth Day three years later, Harriet Tubman, we’re told, will be on twenty dollar bills. Some are happy about this, … Continue reading

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Panama Papers Reveal Offshore Banking Styles of the Rich and Famous

A Panama law firm had many clients whose business with them comprised what are called the Panama Papers, which reveal the banking habits of many public figures around the world. The papers were reportedly revealed by an anonymous source at … Continue reading

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Transforming the Walk of Fame with #blacklivesmatter

People are making the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard famous for a different reason: it can also be a place for activism. (I think.) Activists have made some of the empty tiles into tributes to those who have been … Continue reading

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Amazon looking to hire 80,000 temp workers for Holiday season

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/10/16/356551223/amazon-to-hire-80-000-holiday-workers They need people to work in its fulfillment centers throughout the US for holiday order processing. That’s the most they’ve ever aspired to hire for the holidays. The closest ones to Amarillo are in the Denton and Dallas areas, … Continue reading

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The predatory, booming industry of property tax lending in Texas

This is a very informative and in-depth article on the business of property tax lending in Texas, where people borrow at high interest rates in order to pay off delinquent property taxes. It’s not at all consumer-friendly. It’s a booming … Continue reading

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Discussion of GMO foods program set for July 15, Dimmitt

From press release on Texas Ag Daily: Texas Agriculture Daily News Discussion of GMO foods program set for July 15, Dimmitt Monday, July 07, 2014 A program explaining the role of genetically modified organism (GMO) foods in the U.S. food … Continue reading

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Still more ways to help Fritch, TX

The May fire damage in Fritch was significant, but it wasn’t enough for the town to get federal relief. For a long time, the area’s economy depended on tourism to Lake Meredith, whose water level has hit an all-time low. … Continue reading

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Taylor Swift Writes Op-Ed on the Music Biz: ‘Music Should Not be Free’

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Sub Pop offers streaming music from within its own label

In a move designed to put people back in touch with musicians who have smaller audiences, Sub Pop offers a subscription service for listeners for the type of music that the label puts out. This company introduced Nirvana and the … Continue reading

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How Long Can Uranium Last? A Long Time Indeed

Originally posted on Musings on Interesting Things:
Excellent summary by Charles Barton of this question at “The Nuclear Green Revolution” … Thus global Uranium land resources will be sufficient to supply the human population of the world for a few…

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