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Wasted a part of a sunny Saturday afternoon last weekend sitting through this season’s mega-disaster movie, “2012.” And no, the mega-disaster featured therein doesn’t have anything to do with the re-election of President Barack Obama, but with the end of the world. Not that I want to spoil the plot for you, but I particularly… Continue Reading Understanding true meaning of the fictional apocalypse

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Rio’s win shows we’ve fallen behind

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Now that the dust has settled, and Rio de Janeiro has won the perhaps-dubious honor of hosting the 2016 Olympic Games, the blame game has begun in earnest. Was it Oprah’s fault? President Barack Obama’s fault? Stephanie Streeter’s fault? Or was it the fault of the self-interested members of the International Olympic Committee, who have… Continue Reading Rio’s win shows we’ve fallen behind

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(AP) – The 2016 Games are going to Rio de Janeiro. In a vote of high drama, the bustling Brazilian carnival city of beaches, mountains and samba beat surprise finalist Madrid, which got a big helping hand from a very influential friend. Chicago was knocked out in the first round – in one of the… Continue Reading Rio wins 2016 Olympic games

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