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Taxing cigarettes for the economy

Taxing cigarettes for the economy

Word from Reuters today states that increasing cigarette taxes by $1 a pack would raise more than $9 billion a year for states. Furthermore, a poll suggests that 60% of Americans would support such a tax. Yep, we hate to be the bearer of such grim tidings but, if the poll is right, America is dead. 6...

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Transition Town, USA

Transition Town, USA

A transition town is a simple concept. It involves motivated people pooling their creative and intellectual resources to redefine what a “city” or “town” means in the United States. People create a Transition Initiative because they’re concerned about a modern problem or even a handful of modern...

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Who wants to be a freegan?

Who wants to be a freegan?

A vegan is a person who declines to make animal products a part of their diet. Vegans go even a step further than making food choices similar to vegetarians in that they use no animal products whatsoever. No leather coats or shoes. So what is a “freegan?” For the answer to that question, let’s...

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Feuding for fun

Feuding for fun

Holding grudges and seeking revenge are the norm in many cultures. There is a certain mindset that you may run into from time to time where a person perceives themselves as having been wronged. Whether it’s a problem neighbor or common street thug, they are not happy unless they are feuding. Feuding...

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Reading for survival

Reading for survival

Some people learn basic survival skills in the form of knowledge passed down from parents or grandparents, but not everyone is lucky enough to have a resource like that, especially when it comes to urban dwellers. So what’s a budding modern survivalist to do? How can he or she latch onto that critical...

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Out of oil? Not so fast.

Out of oil? Not so fast.

The prevailing theory regarding world oil reserves goes something like this: millions of years ago all the dinosaurs in the world fell over dead. As years rolled past, their remains were concentrated, compressed, and magically transformed into gas and oil. Since there were, obviously, a limited number...

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Toxic Nazi discovery still with us today

Toxic Nazi discovery still with us today

In 1938, two German scientists were attempting to create stronger pesticides when they inadvertently discovered the formula for a toxic agent 500 times more lethal than cyanide. The substance came to be known as sarin, taking a few letters from each of the discoverers’ names. It was no big surprise...

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H1N1 a hoax for the ages?

H1N1 a hoax for the ages?

Fox News recently interviewed Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, a leading European health authority as saying the swine flu was a result of Big Pharma’s “campaign of panic” that put pressure on the little old World Health Organization to declare a pandemic (outbreak of a disease over a large geographical area)....

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"I have unwittingly ruined my country."

“I have unwittingly ruined my country.”

Are conspiracy theorists onto something sinister or have they simply smoked too much funny weed? It seems there is a concentrated effort to brand those who subscribe to alternate beliefs regarding the world’s power structure as a kooky bunch, but are they? Maybe where there’s smoke, there’s fire....

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Why you should use the 3 layer clothing system

Why you should use the 3 layer clothing system

Mom always said to use layers when dressing for cold weather and she was more right than you gave her credit for. When dressing for wilderness winter survival, each layer of clothing serves a specific function to keep you alive during adverse conditions. The theory behind the three later clothing...

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