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The Greenfather

January 22, 2015
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The Greenfather

Italian authorities seized $1.9 billion in “green” investments made by La Cosa Nostra to launder money. Reuters I’ve been recycling since a college roommate first introduced me to the activity that has become a secular…

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Colts’ Jackson Used Apostrophe to Puncture Patriots’ Ball

January 21, 2015
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Colts’ Jackson Used Apostrophe to Puncture Patriots’ Ball

NEW YORK.  The National Football League’s investigation into whether the New England Patriots improperly deflated footballs in their 45-7 AFC Championship Game victory over the Indianapolis Colts today hit a snag, literally and figuratively, when it…

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The Vast, World-Wide Conspiracy of Dance

January 20, 2015
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The Vast, World-Wide Conspiracy of Dance

Dance, according to Robin Collingwood, was the original art form, and are you really going to argue with a guy who has been referred to as “the best known neglected thinker of our time”?  I…

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Me and Jim the Wonder Dog

January 19, 2015
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Me and Jim the Wonder Dog

A trip back to my boyhood home in Missouri presents me with an opportunity to visit with Jim the Wonder Dog, the most famous native of my hometown with the possible exceptions of Dale Carnegie…

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The Grade School Fixer

January 18, 2015
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The Grade School Fixer

Like many citizens of the over-regulated nation that America has become, I didn’t even realize I was a criminal until after I’d read the law. My third grade teacher gave everybody a little pamphlet entitled…

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Freedonia Goes Off Weasel Standard, Roiling Currency Markets

January 17, 2015
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Freedonia Goes Off Weasel Standard, Roiling Currency Markets

NGORZSKL, Freedonia. The Freedonian Bourski, the central bank of this land-locked European country, announced Friday that it will no longer back the flemux, the official currency, with weasels for the first time since the nation…

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Your Food Freshness Safety Advisor

January 16, 2015
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Your Food Freshness Safety Advisor

Have a question about a multi-colored piece of cheese in the fridge?  Stomach rumbling from a heaping helping of leftover tuna noodle casserole?  Before you head for the bathroom, ask Your Food Freshness Safety Advisor…

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Thomas Freeb, Antacid Rock Bassist, Dead at 71

January 15, 2015
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Thomas Freeb, Antacid Rock Bassist, Dead at 71

SEPULVEDA, California.  Thomas “Tom” Freeb, bass guitar player for My  Unicorn’s Knightmare, an antacid rock band of the 60′s, died yesterday of  complications from adenoid surgery.  He was 71. Tom and Tim Freeb with guitars in…

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Lawyers Without Borders Bring Aid, Strife to Third World

January 14, 2015
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Lawyers Without Borders Bring Aid, Strife to Third World

MALCZW, Freedonia. In this land-locked, vowel-starved country, many residents have never even seen a lawyer, much less retained one. “It is both a blessing and a curse,” says tribal chieftain Mzrz Glzorp. “We do not…

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For Top Banker, Lucite Doo-Hickeys Made it All Worthwhile

January 13, 2015
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For Top Banker, Lucite Doo-Hickeys Made it All Worthwhile

NEW YORK.  For Fred Hollingsworth, an investment banker whose four-and-a-half-decade career will come to an end tonight at a farewell dinner that will be attended by scores of colleagues, it was never about the money. …

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