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Instead of a Wall
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Instead of a Wall
by L. Neil Smith
Over the decades, I’ve thought a lot about borders and immigration. More recently I became an enthusiastic advocate of Donald Trump’s border Wall and it’s been a strange, kind of crawly experience to listen to the left wing’s insane and infantile objections to it. Hell, I grew up in Newfoundland where the wall that defined the border of the island had cannon mounted on it!

Third Acts
by Sarah A. Hoyt
Because of a post on FB yesterday (not mine) I remembered that almost forty years ago, when I was an exchange student in Ohio, the history books said something like “the American dream is dead, if in fact it even ever existed.” Not those words, but that was the general thought.

Who Doesn’t Want to Pay Twice as Much for Car Insurance?!
by Mike Blessing
Here’s a gem from this year’s list of pre-filed bills for New Mexico’s 60-day kabuki show State Legislature — HB 112 DOUBLE VEHICLE INSURANCE MINIMUM COVERAGE

Excerpt from The Great First Impressions Trip
by Harding McFadden
What follows is an excerpt from the forthcoming book, The Great First Impressions Trip, written by Harding McFadden, and available some time between mid-February and mid-March of this year. It is the follow-up to last year’s The Children’s War, by myself and Mr. Chester Haas. It is my sincere hope that you enjoy this short trip enough to read the whole story once it becomes available. So, without more blathering on my part, here you go...

How to Fix Things, Too: PHOM CAGES
by Jim Davidson
From part one:  Things are falling apart, are not well designed, and their swift demise would be less harmful than their long slow dissipation.  Nothing we do within the existing political system is sufficient to resolve its inter-tangled problems.  Hastening its end isn't possible either.  Lacking resilience, the natural disasters which can be readily anticipated won't be overcome effectively.  In order to build a better world, we can only begin in certain ways.  To fix things we have to survive what is happening and what is coming and be here to build well in the aftermath.

Stan Lee: A Tribute
by Sean Gangol
I know that this tribute is going to come late, but I felt that it was needed regardless of the timing. For those of you who aren’t familiar with his legacy, Stan Lee is known for the creation of iconic comic books such as Spiderman, Daredevil, X-Men, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk and various other titles that fall under the Marvel brand. Lee was regarded as comic royalty, not only for the iconic characters that he created, but for the way he changed the comic book industry.

Wilderness in Our Hearts
by Lori Heine
My home city began life as an adobe village. I frequently go online to peruse the photos. Phoenix, Territory of Arizona, was about as Old West as it got.

Why Does the Globalist Media Still Have So Much Trouble Saying the Words “ILLEGAL Alien”?
by Vin Suprynowicz
“President Donald Trump stood firm Sunday on his demand for billions of dollars to fund a border wall with Mexico, which has forced a shutdown of the US government now entering its third week,” Agence France-Presse reported today, Jan. 6.

The Norseman’s Diaries—Fall Edition Canceled and Another Brief History of Climate
by Jeff Fullerton
First & last entry for 2018: New Year's Eve going into 2019 The year is almost finished and the weather has turned decidedly milder after a mostly blah and chilly fall that at times felt a lot like January.

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