Ed Raymond

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Ed Raymond is a former Marine officer and school board superintendent, and resides in Detroit Lakes.

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Wed. Jan. 6th, 2016

A Perfect Political Fit

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The Donald: On The March For God, Country, And The American Sheeple

Thu. Dec. 24th, 2015

Some Of These Economic Sinners Have Many Coats

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The Social Security Administration just announced that over half of Americans make less than $30,000 a year. The Alliance for a Just Society has estimated that it would take both parents in a family of four, each making a living wage of $16.87

Wed. Dec. 16th, 2015

Evidence Says “Thoughts and Prayers” Won’t Cut It

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Since Congress is as useless ( as my farmer dad used to say about politicians) as “teats on a boar,” and the Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Buddhists, and other mainliners indicate their prayers only remind us of Congress my last desperate attempt

Thu. Dec. 10th, 2015

Who Is In The Middle East Lineup Card?

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But one could expect that somewhere in the bowels of the Pentagon some lowly Army colonel would have read a book about Arab tribes and cautioned his bosses about invading Iraq.

Wed. Dec. 2nd, 2015

Of Toilets, Planned Parenthood, And Life-Saving Cell Research

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About 95% of women who have had abortions say they made the right decision. By the way, the death rate from Viagra is about ten times the death rate suffered by women having abortions. Shouldn’t we also ban Viagra?

Tue. Nov. 24th, 2015

What Happens When A Woman “Sculpts Her Universe?”

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About 95% of women who have had abortions say they made the right decision. By the way, the death rate from Viagra is about ten times the death rate suffered by women having abortions. Shouldn’t we also ban Viagra?

Wed. Nov. 18th, 2015

This Is The Way Our Empire Ends—Not With A Bang But A Whimper

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Politicians such as Ted Cruz state the same-sex marriage decision “is some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history.” Tell that to the 700,000 lesbian, gay, and bisexual millennial parents who are happily raising adopted children.

Wed. Nov. 11th, 2015

The Personal Question At 6 P.M.: “Are You Healthy Enough For Sex?”

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Politicians such as Ted Cruz state the same-sex marriage decision “is some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history.” Tell that to the 700,000 lesbian, gay, and bisexual millennial parents who are happily raising adopted children.

Wed. Nov. 4th, 2015

Can The Vatican Hold Up The Entire Sky?

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“It is conservative men making damn sure women get punished for failing to keep our legs together… for daring to pursue intimacy and sexual pleasure on our own terms and without their permission…we don’t want to be pregnant and (they are) denying us

Thu. Oct. 29th, 2015

A Sex And Marriage Manual

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Both the Bible and the Quran are loaded with heavy breathing sex, whether it is about the 1,000 wives and concubines of Solomon or the ISIS (Islamic State) interpretation of sharia law when it comes to rape and sexual intercourse with captives

Thu. Oct. 22nd, 2015

Lower Animals Kill To Live, Uppermost Animals Kill To Dominate

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And the savagery used by all sides is a reminder of all of the horrible things Uppermost Animals have used against each other for all time. The Middle East is now a Muslim holocaust. The question of who has the bigger God has not been answered yet.

Wed. Oct. 14th, 2015

Best of Times, Worst of Times

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Many young people are waving goodbye at the passing American Dream because they can’t afford higher ed and crushing oppressive debt. Some politicians admit that many working graduates cannot afford to buy homes and cars and must live with parents

Wed. Oct. 7th, 2015

Animal Friends and Enemies

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So out of our thousands of species, what is the mass killer of the humans that are killed each year by species on earth? Sorry to say, other humans kill 1.6 million of their own species in an average year, so we are the most dangerous to our friends

Wed. Sep. 30th, 2015

A Man For All Seasons

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Many people felt that the election of a mulatto president in 2008 signaled that the problems of white on black racism was over. After living during Jim Crow days and before civil rights legislation for three years in the South, I knew it wasn’t

Wed. Sep. 23rd, 2015

What We Have Accomplished In Six Million Years

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Why does the VA have 41,500 medical personnel vacancies including 11,985 nursing positions? Ask one of the 535 members of The Best Congress Money Can Buy. His answer should be interesting.

Wed. Sep. 16th, 2015

Geez, Why Is The 99 Percent So Upset?

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Why does the VA have 41,500 medical personnel vacancies including 11,985 nursing positions? Ask one of the 535 members of The Best Congress Money Can Buy. His answer should be interesting.

Wed. Sep. 9th, 2015

A Man Who Had Plenty Under His Hat

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“Envision your brain, its billions of impulsive neurons, tendrils entwined, connected up in electrical circuits, elaborate glial scaffolds shoring up these circuits, like electrical tape.

Thu. Sep. 3rd, 2015

Corporate Cultism

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Corporate Cults And The Industrial Revolution: It Ain’t Over Until It’s Really Over

Thu. Aug. 20th, 2015

Buffalo Bill and Death

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We still don’t know specifically why we age. Over 200 years ago humans were lucky to see 30. The philosopher Montaigne wrote this in the 16th Century: “To die of age is a rare

Thu. Aug. 13th, 2015

Bruce and Caitlyn and Friends

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Esther Jenner, 89: “He’s A Very Good-Looking Woman. I Loved Him With All My Heart—And I Certainly Love Her With All My Heart.”

Wed. Aug. 5th, 2015

Blue and Red States

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What’s Worse Than Being A Young Black Transgender Without Green In Red Religious Georgia?

Wed. Jul. 29th, 2015

Blue Crayon

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From Black Space To Bright Blue Earth: A Fragile Thin Lin

Thu. Jul. 23rd, 2015

Moral Capitalism

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The World Slave Trade Was All About Money—And That Is What The Tobacco Industry Backed By The Chamber Is All About – Free Enterprise Green

Wed. Jul. 15th, 2015

Capitalist Fracketeering

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The Shady Role Of The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce In The Business Of Fracketeering

Wed. Jul. 1st, 2015

Climate and Sexuality

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“The Earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish.

Wed. Jun. 17th, 2015

American Medicine

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Most people have been exposed to about ten viruses. This test may be used to determine at what age most children tend to get viruses so that vaccinations may be scheduled near that time.

Thu. Jun. 11th, 2015

Dreams and Nightmares

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I have always been a faithful reader of Lloyd Omdal’s columns because he can pick a problem apart and submit a reasonable solution with a dollop of humor without preaching

Thu. May. 28th, 2015

“If You Don’t Know Where You Are Going…”

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Here’s a guy who can’t even find the road to the fork. This amendment had to be part of other “stoopid wimmin” bills sponsored by Republicans in almost every state. How did Schaefer get elected to anything? Only in Texas—and Wisconsin.

Wed. May. 13th, 2015

The Great Mystery

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How Our Brain Is The Epicenter Of Our Universe

Thu. May. 7th, 2015

The Ugly Poor In Our Brave New World

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Ten years ago a United Nations study reported that the United States had the highest rate of child poverty among all OECD (Organization for Economic and Cooperative Development) countries

Thu. Apr. 30th, 2015

The Planet’s Tower Of Babble

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King George greeted Lindbergh and immediately pounced on him: “Now tell me Captain Lindbergh, There is one thing I long to know. How did you pee?”

Wed. Apr. 22nd, 2015

Prisons Of The Mind And Body

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A few years ago conservative Republic judges on the US Supreme Court chastised their liberal counterparts for citing foreign legal cases in their written opinions because courts in other countries had nothing intelligent to offer American jurispruden

Wed. Apr. 8th, 2015

Christian Taliban

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Even the last holdouts for male domination in the Western Taliban, the Roman Catholics and some of the Protestants created by Vatican policies and myths, are beginning to crack.

Wed. Apr. 1st, 2015

It’s Time To Sharpen The Pitchfork Tines

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“I don’t see democracy working./ I don’t see capitalism working./ I don’t see our culture working. I see the infighting and culture wars. I see continual fights on social issues. I see no hope for the unemployed. I see no hope for the middle class

Thu. Mar. 26th, 2015

Animal Speech

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“If we could talk to the animals,/ learn all their languages/ I could take an animal degree/ I’d study elephant and eagle/ buffalo and beagle/ Alligator, guinea pig, and flea

Wed. Mar. 18th, 2015

Religion and Science

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It has come to pass that when a minority religious group rules a majority religious group disaster will occur.

Wed. Mar. 11th, 2015

Truth: Do I Kill The Guy With The Rifle - Or Ask Him To Tea?

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Americans do admire the military. Respect for every other major entity in modern life, the media and press, courts, particularly the Supreme Court, big business, organized religion, and The Best Congress Money Can Buy has gone below the charts.

Wed. Mar. 4th, 2015

Good Old Country Love

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If you really want to find out what Republicans think about Obama, just Google “The Pretty Damn Exhaustive Obama Nickname List.” I’ve been collecting comments on Obama for the years he has been in office.

Wed. Feb. 25th, 2015

Soaking The Sands, Streets, And Oceans With Blood

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President Obama said at the National Prayer Breakfast not long ago that ISIS is “a brutal, vicious death cult” but had no monopoly on violence. Then he seemed to upset a whole gaggle of politicians with these truths

Wed. Feb. 11th, 2015

Animals - Our Cousins

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Some religious leaders say that without God there would be no morality.

Wed. Jan. 21st, 2015

The Cacophonous Cauldron Of Common Core

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The whole Common Core mess reminds me of the three witches in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” tossing strange ingredients into a boiling cauldron to place charms on a man who kills to become King of Scotland