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Pearl Harbor: A Survivor’s Tale
My old neighbor, Dean Reynolds, joined the Navy to get off the farm in Franklinville, NY. On the morning of December 7th, 1941 he was working a radio room at Pearl Harbor.
National Debt Time Bomb (Opinion)
We’ve had a running discussion on Top Story about the size of the national debt.  Officially, it’s just below 20 trillion dollars.  One billion is 1,000 million.  One trillion is one thousand billion.  Times that by twenty!  Some even warn the 20 trillion dollar figure is wrong, and because of unfun…
Barack Obama Plots on Eve of Destruction (Opinion)
Nobody asked me but I can answer in one word why President Obama is promising weapons to Vietnam:  China!  The Vietnamese and Chinese are traditional enemies.  The Vietnamese were only an enemy of the United States for a decade.  Some historians remind us after World War Two the …
Trump is Mainly Right on Muslim Immigration
“That’s not the kind of people we are!” is a persistent whine from the American left.  When they say “we” they presume their views represent everyone or should because the left is, well, you know, superior in compassion and…
Is The Perrine Bridge Overrated [POLL]
I have lived here for many years and I am still amazed by the Perrine Bridge. Everything about it to me is awesome the canyon it crosses, the sheer size of it, and it looks really cool too! But, to other people, is the Perrine Bridge overrated?
Tuna Sells For a Cool $1.76 Million Dollars
It's a story that should make everybody want to invest in a fishing boat. A 489 pound bluefish tuna caught off the coast of Japan has just been sold for $1.76 million during an auction at Toyko's Tsukiji fish market.
Japanese Pepsi Could Actually Make You Skinnier
First there was soda, carbonated sugar water that was sure to expand your waistline. Then there was "diet" soda, which didn't add any calories to the equation but was sweetened with chemicals that may not be so great for you.
Now, in Japan, there is something called Pepsi Special. This drin…
Radiation In Drinking Water
The Environmental Protection Agency has detected very low levels of radiation from Japan's damaged nuclear power plant in drinking water in two U.S. cities -- Richland, Wash., and Boise, Idaho. "These levels are very, very low, trace, minuscule amounts according to  Jonathan Edwards, Director o…
Radiation Levels Increase In Idaho
The Environmental Protection Agency says air monitors in Boise have detected low levels of radioactive material from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, but the levels are far below public health concern.  The agency in a statement released Saturday says it found elevated levels of the radioa…
Nuclear Power Development May Be Delayed
A Uof I nuclear engineer says the situation in Japan could very well hault the nuclear energy program here in the U.S. for a while.  Several experts say the Japanese authorities are underplaying the severity of the incident there, particularly on a scale called INES used to rank nuclear incidents. T…

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