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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on April 18, 2014 |

States such as Michigan and New Jersey and New York are going to extremes to collect state income taxes. For instance some trucks hauling goods have actually been stopped in those states and held until the corporation pays income taxes on what is being carried through the state. Local revenue agents have seized out-of-state trucks […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on July 8, 2011 |

Thomas Sowell had a thoughtful column this past week answering the question, Does Constitution still matter in modern times. This was in response to commentary following the Supreme Court’s decision that it is okay to sell violent video games to minors. Some analysts have said that the Constitution is out of date because the framers […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on January 21, 2011 |

In central Texas there is a wide area of devastation where trees are dying, as well as other vegetation. Environmentalists believe the sulfur dioxide emitted by the Fayette Power Plant is to blame. However, the plant’s operator and the state’s Environmental Regulator deny pollution is to blame for the swaths of plant devastation. Pecan groves […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on January 7, 2011 |

It might seem a bit odd to be doing this in the dead of winter, but I have been digging in my garden the last few days, turning a few rows a day. I remember when I used to be able to turn the whole plot in an afternoon. That young person is hidden somewhere […]

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A Little Clarification on Separation of Church and State

Posted by mcm0704 on July 1, 2010 |

Right up front, let me say that this post is not intended to stir a debate about religion, forms of religion, or which religion is the best. My personal beliefs are that everyone is entitled to believe, or not believe, and one right does not trump another. That said, I do want to talk about […]

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Separation of Church and State

Posted by mcm0704 on March 19, 2010 |

Let’s get it right…. One of the issues to arise in the debate in Texas over school curriculum and textbooks is the Separation of Church and State as mandated in first Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. Those who are against the inclusion in textbooks of any mention of God, religion, or the […]

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