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THE END OF THE UNIVERSE

Friday, February 28, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let's take a long-distance journey today ["Twilight Zone" theme]. . . into the way out future . . . indeed, so far into the future that we will see the end of the world as... [read more]

RAISING HEMP

Thursday, February 27, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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You can eat it, for it has great cooking versatility and even more nutritional value than soybean foods. Doctors use its oil to boost your immune system and fight heart problems. You can... [read more]

JOB BALONEY

Wednesday, February 26, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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New figures are out on the job situation in America, and -- wow -- everyone from the White House to Wall Street is absolutely thrilled with the good news.

"Pinch me,"... [read more]

CLINTON'S WELFARE SWITCH

Tuesday, February 25, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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If hypocrits could fly, politicians would be jumbo jets.

Last year, Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich, shouting that they were "ending welfare as we know it," locked arms to shove hundreds... [read more]

MICKEY IN HAITI

Monday, February 24, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let's all sing the Mickey Mouse Club theme song: "M-I-C (See, we're everywhere) K-E-Y (Why? Because we make money) . . . H-A-I-T-I, Mickey Haiti . . . Mickey Haiti . . . ."

... [read more]

POLITICAL CONSULTANTS

Friday, February 21, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Remember the old movie, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," with Jimmy Stewart playing the honest citizen who battles corruption in our Nation's Capitol?

How times have changed. Today, Mr. Smith... [read more]

THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Thursday, February 20, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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What were Bill Gates (the chief geek at Microsoft), John Welch (the big spark at General Electric) and dozens of other CEOs of various Global Goliaths doing together last month in Davos, Switzerland?

... [read more]

A THREE-DAY BANK ROBBERY

Wednesday, February 19, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Look out . . . it's a bank robbery [three or four gunshots]. Not by Frank & Jesse James, not Bonnie & Clyde, but by the bankers themselves.

The new... [read more]

"SAVING" SOCIAL SECURITY

Tuesday, February 18, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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When it comes to all the scare-talk from Washington about the social security "crisis," remember the old line from "Dragnet" [theme music from dragnet]: "Just the facts, ma'am."

The fact... [read more]

LOBBYISTS AND LAWMAKERS RENDEZVOUS

Monday, February 17, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Maybe you had a few friends over to watch the Super Bowl last month, serving up a fridge full of brewskis and a bucket of onion dip.

But did you think... [read more]

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