Monthly Archives: October 2008

On the Campaign Trail with the McCains

By David L. Brown John and Cindy McCain came to Albuquerque today and I was there. I have been working with the west side McCain Campaign Office and provided them with information and photos about the vandalism to my house … Continue reading

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Beginning of the End for Age of Oil

By David L. Brown We have always contended that higher oil prices would translate into faster movement toward alternatives that use less gasoline or diesel fuel. The latest financial results at Union Pacific Railroad provide one piece of evidence that … Continue reading

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There Is an Infection Loose in America

By David L. Brown I have been more concerned about this election than any during my lifetime, and I was born during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s second term in office. I have closely followed current events, not as reported by the … Continue reading

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When Is “Money” Not Really Money?

By David L. Brown Back in the antediluvian world of ancient times, about three weeks ago, I wrote about the fact that the word “money” no longer means what it used to. Money once had innate value. For example, gold … Continue reading

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Trade Freezing Up, Food Pipelines Blocked

By David L. Brown The credit crunch is about to put global hunger on the fast track. According to an article on the Financial Post web site (here), grain and other foodstuffs are piling up on docks because shippers cannot … Continue reading

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Hawking Again Calls for Star Trek Future

By David L. Brown Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s most celebrated scientists, has once again stated that “the long-term future of the human race must be in space.” According to a report on CNN.com/europe, Hawking recently said: “It will … Continue reading

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