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MAKING GOLF MORE ELITIST

Friday, July 11, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let's go to the Sports Desk [Sports theme] for Hightower Radio's "Wide, Wide, Wide, WILD World of Sports."

Today's feature: How to make professional golf more elitist! Despite being played... [read more]

DON'T DUMP ON YUCCA MOUNTAIN

Thursday, July 10, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Have you noticed that when corporate lobbyists and our lawmakers get together in the Washington's back rooms we hear a great, big [smoooooch] wet smooching sound?

When they get to romancing... [read more]

LABEL LIES

Wednesday, July 9, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time to travel once again [Far-out space music] into the Far, Far, Far-Out Frontiers of Free Enterprise.

Today, journey aboard Spaceship Hightower into the confounding realm of product labels . .... [read more]

THE "INTELLIGENCE" COMMITTEE

Tuesday, July 8, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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An oxymoron is something that is inherently contradictory, like "large shrimp" . . . or, "business ethics."

But the most moronic of oxys might be the congressional "intelligence committee." With... [read more]

PHONE DEREGULATION CREATES MONOPOLIZATION

Monday, July 7, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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From Hightower Radio's "Department of I-Told-You-So" comes a report that the highly-touted Telecommunications Deregulation Act of 1996 . . . ain't working.

Here's a recent headline on the front page of... [read more]

HORRIBLE-TASTING KANDY FOR KIDS

Friday, July 4, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time now for another voyage [Far-out space music] into the Far, Far, Far-Out Frontiers of Free Enterprise.

Today, Spaceship Hightower explores the grotesque and strange things that companies make for kids... [read more]

A SURPRISE IN YOUR DINNER: "TRANSGENICS"

Thursday, July 3, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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"What's for dinner?" is no longer the relevant question. "What's in dinner?" is a much more important question.

In addition to old-fashioned, cyclospora and salmonella, there are virulent, new, mutant... [read more]

BANKERS BONKERS OVER BANKRUPTCIES

Wednesday, July 2, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Whoa! Not only is the Dow Jones average soaring, not only are corporate profits and chief executive salaries riding high . . . but so is another economic indicator: Personal bankruptcies.

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PROFITEERING FROM LANDMINES

Tuesday, July 1, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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We humans can be downright inhuman, including using technology to find new and more horrible ways to make war.

Nuclear, chemical and biological weaponry, for example, are grotesque, but you don't... [read more]

NEWT'S TAX-CUT FLIM-FLAM

Monday, June 30, 1997   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Are you ready for your big tax cut? The Republican congress is promising gumdrops for everyone, with Newt Gingrich saying the "Centerpiece" of his proposal is a tax credit for every child in America.

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