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To me, a mall full of women’s clothing stores is real perdition

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

To me, a mall full of women’s clothing stores is real perdition

Someone once asked me what I thought hell would be like (I guess he had some premonition about my final destination). I informed him I grew up with six sisters, and at one time or another, I...

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The art of forgery can be a crime for deeper reasons

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

The art of forgery can be a crime for deeper reasons

A few weeks ago, I watched a documentary on television about the “art” of forgery, specifically forgeries of great paintings. It was fascinating to see how expert forgers can sometimes produce fake works by great artists that can...

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Don’t ever let me bag my own groceries in the self-checkout

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Don’t ever let me bag my own groceries in the self-checkout

“Unexpected item in bagging area. Please remove item before continuing.” Who hasn’t heard that annoying phrase since the installation of self-checkout lanes in all the supermarkets of late? These lanes were meant to simplify the checkout process,...

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Explore a little and skip Main Street’s chaos

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Explore a little and skip Main Street’s chaos

The SR-36 Renewed project promises to make Tooele’s Main Street more efficient and safe once it is finished. I for one look forward to the removal of deep gutters and culverts at many of the business entrances...

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Commissioners’ pay raise is not a surprise

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Commissioners’ pay raise is not a surprise

I have no problem lavishly compensating our local elected public officials. Maybe even in the realm of $100,000 or more. I’ll explain my reasoning on this later, but first I would like to bring to readers’ attention the...

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New prison in Tooele County? Bring it on!

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

New prison in Tooele County? Bring it on!

Many agonies have been expressed lately about the possible relocation of the Utah State Prison on land smack in the middle of Tooele Valley between Tooele and Grantsville cities. I don’t want it placed in that specific...

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Serfdom remains alive in our western states

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Serfdom remains alive in our western states

Similar to the feudal system of Medieval Europe, there are at least three classes of states within the United States of America. First are the eastern states, which comprise the original 13 colonies and the states of...

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Imperfections make caucus meetings effective

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Imperfections make caucus meetings effective

Although I’ve certainly had my opinions, I’ve not been a faithful participant in our political process all my life. As a child, a teenager, and even through my 20s, I had the impression that those in political...

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Government should shy clear of teaching morality

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Government should shy clear of teaching morality

Certainly not for the first time, a bill currently before the Utah Legislature introduces some interesting moral dilemmas. House Bill 363 proposes limiting sex education in our public schools to abstinence-only programs or nothing at all. This...

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Working out at Gold’s Gym has wide appeal

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Working out at Gold’s Gym has wide appeal

It appears to me that the central hub of nearly all Tooele society is Gold’s Gym. I’ve heard that when Gold’s Gym opened a couple years ago it had more membership applications in the first 20 minutes...

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