jEFFSTANA on August 18th, 2010

It’s easy to fault right-wing blowhards as they expound on any number of knee-jerk propositions. Criticizing polemic closer to the stone is a more nuanced effort. I often follow David Safier — an Arizona local — at his site: Blog for Arizona. Another noted blogger posting on the same site goes by the nom de […]

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jEFFSTANA on August 28th, 2009

A headline in the local rag by AP writer Stephen Ohlemacher on Aug. 23, 2009: “Millions face shrinking Social Security payments”. Sounds ominous, doesn’t it? Of course, a bit of digging, a bit of figuring — why simply reading the article in its entirety — shrinks this catastrophe from biblical proportions, down to a ho-hum […]

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jEFFSTANA on November 23rd, 2007

There’s something insidious about email from an anonymous source which cajoles a course of action, uninvited — that is bad enough, but when the pitch is passed innocuously by family or friend, the treachery carves even deeper. Specifically, over the Thanksgiving break the following message arrived from a friendly source: What a simple way to […]

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jEFFSTANA on September 4th, 2006

In a special to the Arizona Republic on Sunday, September 3, 2006, Dr. George Poste advocates for animal testing as a necessary research tool. Dr. Poste’s credentials as a veterinarian and director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (ASU) are duly noted. He claims 30 years in biomedical research as corroboration for his […]

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jEFFSTANA on June 6th, 2006

So the general population now thinks the war in Iraq is a mistake. We can no longer justify the deaths of our sons and daughters in this foreign land that we occupy. And what of the escalating national debt — how will we pay for this war? When will Congress respond with fiscal responsibility, rejecting […]

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