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Page 5 - no comments - 126 views Letters | Patriotism defined
Ambrose “Bitter” Bierce, one of America’s most popular humorists, authored the justly famous Devil’s Dictionary. In it he defined patriotism (noun) as: “Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name. In Dr. [Samuel] Johnson’s famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel.
Page 7 - no comments - 102 views Propagandizing school kids for corporate profit
Are you a parent who’s worried about the plethora of highly questionable bioengineered organisms that agribusiness profiteers have quietly been slipping into everything from snack foods to school lunches? Well, perhaps your own children can put your...
Page 7 - no comments - 94 views Fracking out of a recession
The two things they have in common are that 1) all of them have unemployment rates that are below the national average (8.2 percent in June and May), and 2) all of them are experiencing shale gas and oil booms that have been made possible by horizontal drilling and fracking.
Page 8 - no comments - 102 views Deadly drunk driving
Sheats was allegedly drunk at the time of the crash, his blood alcohol level at .292 — almost four times the legal limit. The tragic outing is not the first time Sheats has gotten behind the wheel while intoxicated. He’s been arrested six times since 1980 for driving under the influence, including two arrests in 2008.
Page 8 - no comments - 101 views quotes
—Argentinian human rights activist Tati Almeida, discussing the conviction of former dictators Jorge Rafael Videla and Reynaldo Bignone for stealing babies from prisoners during the military junta’s war on dissidents 30 years ago..
Page 8 - no comments - 90 views In case you missed it | CU SEARCHES FOR CONSERVATIVE COUNTERPOINT
Considering that the Boulder campus leans left, to put it mildly, we must invoke the image of a conservative in captivity, Democrats circling his or her cage, gazing at the strange creature curiously. To quote conservative journalist George Will, “Like Margaret Mead among the Samoans, they’re planning to study conservatives.
Page 10 - no comments - 102 views Foxes in the henhouse
This latest revelation came to light this week when councilmember Lisa Morzel raised questions about the council’s 2012 process for conducting evaluations of the city’s top executives, namely City Attorney Tom Carr, City Manager Jane Brautigam and Municipal Court Judge Linda Cooke.
Page 12 - no comments - 139 views The full email exchange from July 9 city council hotline
The following is the entire email string sent on the city council hotline July 9 concerning the controversy surrounding the decision by city council members Ken Wilson and George Karakehian to change the manner in which City Attorney Tom Carr, City Manager Jane Brautigam and Municipal Court Judge Linda Cooke are evaluated by city council:.
Page 14 - no comments - 105 views Monsanto and friends vs. the rest of us
When it comes to genetically modified organisms, more commonly known as GMOs, the U.S. is pretty far behind the rest of the world, but not in every category. We grow and eat more of these genetically engineered foods than anyone else. We’re easily number one.
Page 16 - no comments - 175 views Making money, making change
The campaign is hosting a competition, dubbed “the Summit” on July 13 that will pit 10 startup companies from Denver and surrounding cities against one another for a chance to be one of three companies to win a $50,000 investment.
Page 21 - no comments - 113 views Eco-briefs I Save Monsanto now!
If the “Farmer’s Assurance Provision,” currently making its way through Congress as a rider to the House Agricultural Appropriations Bill, passes, it will allow the biotech industry to continue to sell unapproved, genetically modified seeds to farmers even during legal challenges to the seeds’ safety.
Page 22 - no comments - 127 views Six feet and the smell of victory
That’s the crux when it comes to burro racing, a sport that makes a team from a runner who races alongside a burro. You can run as hard and as fast as you want, but if your partner — the burro — decides to take a break, there’s not too much you can do about it.
Page 24 - no comments - 134 views Got Burro, Will Race
Held on Aug. 5. Information: leadvilleboomdays.com.
Page 25 - no comments - 104 views UNMASKING ANONYMOUS
And if you have heard of them and still decide to go up against the innumerable horde of Internet-savvy and devastatingly bored Anonymous members, or Anons as they refer to themselves, they would have no problem retrieving the password that you so carelessly used with every Internet account you own.
Page 29 - no comments - 130 views Knowledge is power
This connection, bringing together science, cultural history and music, is only one of many insights that emerge in the course of the “Beyond the Score” program being presented July 19-20 at the Colorado Music Festival. The first half of the performance will be a multimedia exploration of The Planets,.
Page 35 - no comments - 86 views Ladies, ladies, ladies!
For the many who will likely only partake of one of the five plays, they are: “Part 1: The Warrior Women, from Violence to Negotiation”; “Part 2: The Sexual Merges with the Spiritual: New Knowledge”; “Part 3: Living Underground or Dying to Tell the...
Page 37 - no comments - 102 views A farce within a farce
“Nothing On” begins with the housekeeper, Mrs. Clackett, kicking back on the couch with a plate of sardines. Her employer is out of town and has left his house, a beautiful 16th-century manor in need of a renter, in her care, and she is ready to enjoy her afternoon off by watching television.
Page 39 - no comments - 103 views reel to reel | Week of July 12, 2012
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), a 6-year-old girl, exists on the brink of orphanhood.
Page 48 - no comments - 99 views Respecting the urban taco’s roots
I’ll argue that the most critical determinant of an ethnic restaurant’s success is how much it respects the source cuisine. Go to any ethnic neighborhood in a big city, and you’ll likely chance upon a family-run hole in the wall that’s wildly popular due to its authentic home-style cooking.
Page 53 - no comments - 151 views Clay’s Obscurity Corner
One of the artistic flourishes at T/ACO is several bottles of the Jarritos soft drink framed under glass. A nonalcoholic staple in most taquerias, this strongly carbonated soda is the most popular in Mexico, having been around since the early 1950s.
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Located in a basement food court on University Hill, this order-at-the-counter spot dishes out heaping portions of top-notch Pad Thai, with subtle hints of tamarind and egg. The red curry stands out for its winning complexity of flavor, punctuated by the perfume of fresh basil.
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