What Technological Advances Will The Future Hold?

Dec 21, 2011
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Many are in awe of the technology we have today. Indeed, if you took someone from just a century and exposed them to the technologies of today (something forbidden by the Prime Directive), the person’s head would likely explode (a major reason why the Prime Directive forbids it). Cell phones, the internet, live sports on […]

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Questions About Yu Darvish

Dec 20, 2011
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Last night, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters formally accepted an $51.7 offer from the Texas Rangers. This gives the Rangers an exclusive 30 day window to negotiate a contract with Darvish. But didn’t Darvish get $51.7 million? No, his team got $51.7 million.  More accurately, his team gets $51.7 million if Darvish and the Rangers reach […]

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Is Tim Tebow For Real?

Dec 13, 2011
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Once again, Tim Tebow saved the day, rallying the Broncos to an overtime win against the Chicago Bears. Tebow is now 7-1 as a starter, and the Broncos have won six straight and find themselves atop the AFC West. So, while Tebow is building a reputation as a winner, he’s also criticized for his lackluster numbers. He’s […]

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The Sacrificial Lambs

Dec 09, 2011
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Editor’s note: Today’s story is a rerun. This story originally ran on May 21, 2010. Father Joseph Dugan finally gave in to frustration and set the church’s financial statements off to the side. The once thriving parish was shrinking each year, as the young people went off to college and followed job opportunities out of […]

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Will Albert Pujols Sign With The Marlins?

Dec 07, 2011
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Sources around baseball believe that Albert Pujols will be making a decision about his future in the next few days – perhaps even today. One of the leading contenders for Pujols are the Miami (formerly Florida) Marlins. throwing $200 million at a player is a foreign concept to the Marlins, historically a very cheap organization. Why do the […]

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Rick Perry Thinks He’s God – And Other Random Thoughts

Dec 02, 2011
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Throwing a bunch of unrelated threads into this article.  Consider it an article casserole. I’m in Iowa, so I’m hearing a lot of political ads these days. One of the most frequent seems to be a Rick Perry spot in which Perry says that if congress doesn’t pass a balanced budget “I say we cut […]

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Amazon Gift Ideas

Dec 01, 2011
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Christmas is around the corner, and people are turning to the internet more than ever before.  I’m a big fan of Amazon … are here are some gift ideas from the big A. If you’re in the market for a 100+ inch TV and have $40,000 burning a hole in your pocket, you can snap […]

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Friends For Thanksgiving

Nov 24, 2011
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[Editor’s note: this story originally ran in 2009 as a two part story.  This year, it’s a rerun, but I’m giving it to you all at once.  A few very minor changes were made.  This story is part of a trio of holiday stories  – you may also like What’s In The Chili (Halloween) and Mrs. Claus and the Christmas Mistress.] […]

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Baseball’s Collective Bargaining Agreement

Nov 23, 2011
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The baseball owners and players have reached a collective bargaining agreement, meaning that there will labor peace for a span of at least 21 years.  As a fan who still has nightmares of the 1994 season, I’m ecstatic that there is a deal in place.  I’m anxiously awaiting for the CBA to be publicly available, […]

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Should Pitchers Be Eligible For The MVP?

Nov 21, 2011
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By claiming a trophy on Monday, Detroit’s Justin Verlander threw another can of gasoline into the age-old debate: should pitchers be eligible for the MVP award? Detractors who say pitchers – in particular, starting pitchers – should not be eligible generally give the same reason.  A starting pitcher plays in only one in every five […]

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