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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Thu. Dec. 14th, 2017

Dreamers Are Having Nightmares

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This year the volunteers counted 553,742 homeless in the country on one night. Estimates range to 250,000 more homeless sleeping and pooping in hidden spots.

Thu. Dec. 7th, 2017

American Sex, Lies, and Lots of Videotape

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When 81% of white evangelicals helped elect King Donald they were not making a Christian statement, they were making a political power statement.

Thu. Nov. 30th, 2017

All About Disaster Capitalism In A Christian Nation

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Congress should study the fact why a three-bedroom, two bathroom house in Sunnyvale, California which sold for $27,500 in 1963 was recently sold for $2.47 million. It needed some work. This was almost 100 times greater in the span of 54 years. Worker’s wages only went up ten times in the same time period.

Wed. Nov. 22nd, 2017

The Trumplestiltskin Era

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The song “Organized Crime” by Ethan Miller and Kate Boverman outlines the essential problem, using a quote from 19th Century French writer Honore’ de Balzac: “Behind every great fortune, there is a crime.”

Thu. Nov. 2nd, 2017

The Sacklers: America’s Biggest and Richest “Legal” Drug Pushers

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Deborah Dowell, senior medical advisor of the Centers for Disease Control, says: “We overestimated the benefits of opioids and underestimated the risks. We assumed without adequate evidence that they would work as well long term as they did in the short term.”

Thu. Oct. 19th, 2017

Don’t Want To Be Shot? Get Small

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Another trauma surgeon with less experience said: “There’s nothing that can prepare you for what bullets do to human bodies. And that’s true for pro-gun people also.”

Thu. Oct. 5th, 2017

Norwegians Know How To Govern— Just Ask Ole And Lena

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King Donald and his “merrie men” of the Manhattan Forest are now discussing “tax reform.” That only means tax cuts for the rich. Although society needs a lot of money to create equal opportunities for all races in America, the billionaires of Trump’s cabinet are already planning to raid our treasury.

Thu. Sep. 21st, 2017

What Kind Of Characters Would Charge $99 For A Case Of Water?

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Finding an identity was big for him, because in some aspects in life, he would get the racist treatment from white people because he was a black quarterback. And some people gave him the racist treatment because he was raised by a white family.”

Thu. Aug. 31st, 2017

How You Can Earn $12 Million A Year In The United States

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“The wealthiest people in our society don’t appear to be improving any lives but their own, and they don’t seem to have special qualities or skills that explain why they’re being compensated so much more extravagantly then the rest of us.”

Thu. Aug. 17th, 2017

Can We Learn Anything After We Know It All?

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“A lesson in physics can be as simple as standing under a falling rock — or pissing into the wind….or attempting to stuff ten pounds of shit into a five-pound bag.” That’s how we often unwittingly learn about the universe.

Thu. Aug. 10th, 2017

The World Has Decided King Donald Has Made Us Irrelevant

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Why isn’t health care considered a public utility like water, sewer, electric power, roads, bridges, and postal service? The Republicans say we have the best health care in the world. The World Health Organization says we are 35th from the top.. below Cuba.

Thu. Aug. 3rd, 2017

When Have-It-Alls And Well-To-Doers Don’t Want To Share Any Of It

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Only nursing of the ten fastest-growing occupations today pays over $33,000 a year. Practically all of the better-paying middle class jobs have been outsourced to low-wage countries. General Electric’s CEO Jack Welch wanted to put all of GE’s factories on barges that could be towed to low-wage countries.

Thu. Jul. 13th, 2017

Of Mice and Men — and Elephants

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Many Republican men do not want to pay for health insurance covering pregnancies and births. More immaculate conceptions?!

Thu. May. 25th, 2017

To Pee or Not To Pee—That’s a Question?

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Our rich now live an average of 87 years while the poor expire at age 66—and the gap is growing. Every country with universal health care is increasing life expectancy among the rich and the poor.

Thu. Apr. 13th, 2017

Citizens Un-United of America

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Mercer has said human beings have no inherent value except for the money they make or have. He loves cats. He says, “A cat has value because it provides pleasure to humans, but a person on welfare has negative value. But if a person makes a thousand times more than a schoolteacher, then he’s a thousand times more valuable.”

Thu. Mar. 30th, 2017

How Many Kids Have Been Killed By Teddy Bears?

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Over 66,000 children younger than three have had to go to emergency rooms each year from accidents involving nursery care products. Although parents can sign up for recalls of nursery products, up to 80% of recalled items are not returned by parents. That’s a real lousy record.

Thu. Mar. 23rd, 2017

Is Healthcare a Privilege or a Right?

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The health insurance industry for years has hired thousands of “expert deniers” and spent billions of dollars trying to screw the sick and insure only healthy people! In 2016 we spent an average $59,100 on the last year of life. That almost has to be criminal fraud.

Thu. Mar. 16th, 2017

Dominating Wealth “Deconstructs” Society

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I was surprised to learn the Pentagon was offering up to $40,000 bonuses for military recruits to sign up. Perhaps our “volunteers” are not so eager to leave the poorest counties in the land to spend a half-dozen tours or more in Afghanistan and Iraq getting their butts and limbs shot off for the bankers and the military-industrial complex

Thu. Mar. 9th, 2017

Is It Really High Noon All Over The Country?

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“It’s one thing to have the government create limited groups of people not entitled to own firearms for good reasons—felons, the insane, children, etc—and quite another to have the government think it require that a free people get official permits

Fri. Mar. 3rd, 2017

Republican Copout: “Well, I’m Not a Scientist”

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King Donald, the Klu Klux Klan’s “Science Guy,” is now linking vaccines to children’s autism although science has discredited that linkage for years. There is an anti-vaccine crowd that believes a 20-year-old study authenticates their concern. But the study has been proved a fraud because much of the data in the British study was falsified.

Thu. Feb. 23rd, 2017

That Old Time Religion Isn’t Good Enough For Anybody

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While Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, complains that the Trump “global gag rule” could endanger millions of women and children around the world, his company Microsoft hides billions in tax havens to avoid U.S. income taxes.

Thu. Feb. 9th, 2017

Bye-Bye Miami—Greenland is Melting

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There are many societies in the world, particularly in Scandinavia and Europe, who take much better care of all of their citizens. The United States has never reached that level.

Thu. Feb. 2nd, 2017

I’ve Always Lived In A Great Country

Ed Raymond

There are many societies in the world, particularly in Scandinavia and Europe, who take much better care of all of their citizens. The United States has never reached that level.

Thu. Jan. 26th, 2017

Here Comes Trumpistan!

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The election of Donald Trump by whites has “shocked” the pundits who say we have never seen anything like this. With the growth of the black, Latino, and “other” populations it is predicted that whites will soon be a minority in a country they now dominate. That was proven to be a big factor in the 2016 election

Thu. Jan. 12th, 2017

Gender Myths and Beliefs

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“A person’s feelings of attraction toward other people. A person may be attracted to people of the same sex, of the opposite sex, of both sexes, or without reference to sex or gender. Some people do not experience sexual attraction and may identify as asexual.

Wed. Dec. 21st, 2016

What Kinds of Freedom Do You Want With Your Religion?

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We still have a long way to go in recognizing and accepting gender and sexual identities—but we are currently up to 60 different gender options. The idea that God gives all humans a very precise dose of testosterone, estrogen, and hormones