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Thu. Jan. 8th, 2015

NUFA hopes to find answers to the simple questions

Forrest Johnson

“In the last few years, it was the Tea Party, the squeaky little voice of the Tea Party that said, ‘I will, I will stand up, I’ll defend these great enshrined American values.’

Wed. Dec. 24th, 2014

NUFA hopes to find answers to the simple questions

Forrest Johnson

“In the last few years, it was the Tea Party, the squeaky little voice of the Tea Party that said, ‘I will, I will stand up, I’ll defend these great enshrined American values.’

Thu. Dec. 11th, 2014

We so smart we kill our world and don’t even know it

Forrest Johnson

Man has gone and done it once again. Just when you think you can develop a modern, safe, environmentally pleasing copper-nickel/precious metals mine, the whole thing falls apart and sends a flood of toxic waste downstream.

Thu. Dec. 4th, 2014

(No) Right To Work legislation bad for your teeth

Forrest Johnson

Your right to forty acres and a mule when you retire is out the window if these moneyed skinflints have their way. In short, we need to bolster the ranks to fend off this latest myopia of the collective soul of the nation

Thu. Nov. 20th, 2014

Out of our realm and into cholesterol

Forrest Johnson

The Exalted Shack Master and a single subject recently paid a visit to faraway Camp Cholesterol, and boy, did we have fun. It is deer season, after all.

Thu. Nov. 13th, 2014

Flat Earth Economic Society at work in Minnesota and US again

Forrest Johnson

Surprisingly, a whole batch of working-class Minnesotans seems to ascribe to the hollow rhetoric as well. Plenty of average Minnesota voters proved that last week as they cast their support toward beliefs suited better for the Economocracy

Thu. Nov. 6th, 2014

Blues therapy for the bad society blues in 2014

Forrest Johnson

You see, I heard this fellow on the radio the other day. He’d lost his job. He had to sell his motorcycle. He was listening to Rush Limbaugh and he was going to vote this year

Thu. Aug. 14th, 2014

Flat Earth Economic Society at work in Minnesota again

Forrest Johnson

The Flat Earth Economic Society is back at it again, even in Minnesota, where I thought we were just a little bit above average. Yes, that fiscal wing of the New Conservative Neanderthal Party

Thu. Jul. 17th, 2014

Planet earth and the realities of living in an economocracy

Forrest Johnson

For quite some time I’ve been interested in economic theories that understand those limitations and propose new notions of progress, notions that call for a radical redesign of the “robber baron” capitalist economy

Thu. Jul. 10th, 2014

Better health through hard labor-Part Two

Forrest Johnson

It will be guaranteed that your hands will go through a personal transformation as well, changing from supple, nimble instruments of humanity to brutish, rather primitive tools not quite evolved enough to play a guitar or tie your shoelaces.

Thu. Jun. 26th, 2014

God might be taking a vacation real soon

Forrest Johnson

I tell you, I wouldn’t be all that surprised if God was ready to take a vacation from all of the wackiness that we bring his way on a daily basis.

Thu. Jun. 19th, 2014

Back in Naknek again, where every fisherman’s a friend

Forrest Johnson

I‘m back in Naknek, Alaska putting nets in boats, getting wet and windblown, staying with my Bristol Bay family that has adopted me as I’ve adopted them, enjoying life at the fishing shack with little contact with the outside world

Thu. Jun. 5th, 2014

Sports in general and the myths of patriotism

Forrest Johnson

We spent a trillion dollars or more for a theater of operations in Iraq. No, we borrowed and spent a trillion dollars or more for a theater of operations in Iraq. How quickly we forget that kind of wild spending on a war.

Thu. May. 1st, 2014

The employees lose their jobs when the smoke clears

Forrest Johnson

Stockholders seem happy at this point but employees generally don’t. They know that to pay the money back for the sale is going to mean a loss of jobs. The jobs are gone but somebody is making money during the transaction. It always happens.

Thu. Apr. 24th, 2014

The free market has me suspicious about the food market

Forrest Johnson

Tang was soon gone from the shelf. Gram was a Swede and suspicious of something that seemed too good to be true. She was particularly suspicious of white bread as well, even if it did build strong bodies twelve ways.

Thu. Apr. 17th, 2014

Dancing with old poverty and the new poor-still

Forrest Johnson

Real poverty. Poverty that leaves a family of four living on less than $22,314 per year. That’s not a living wage job supporting that income level, supporting those kids, trying to pay that rent.

Thu. Feb. 27th, 2014

Industrial foods, farming methods and your brain—Part Three

Forrest Johnson

You are what you eat. Bad foods, bad thoughts. Chemically-based agriculture is an oxymoron of the first order and it has been the foundation of most American farming since the invention of DDT and other synthetic measures

Thu. Feb. 20th, 2014

Just say no to sulfide mining-Part Two

Forrest Johnson

The peril of possession is another of our human follies, something our large brains should have figured out by now but by and large we haven’t.

Thu. Feb. 13th, 2014

These shoes will cure all apathy

Forrest Johnson

People talk about all sorts of woes that afflict our national karma, the lackluster economy, the New Conservative Neanderthal Party (formerly the Republicans)

Fri. Jan. 31st, 2014

Don’t worry, our big brains will get us out of any mess

Forrest Johnson

We are a faithful people, we Americans. Steadfast. I’m not suggesting that we are an overly religious society in our faithfulness, though plenty of folks believe in a God of some sort, a higher power, the Boss.

Thu. Jan. 16th, 2014

The guy living under the bench was right

Forrest Johnson

Oh, that crazy, mixed up world of crude oil and fossil fuels. I was wondering just which crisis scared the oil traders and speculators this time as gas prices jumped back up to $3.29 a gallon after we had danced with visions of $2.91

Thu. Dec. 19th, 2013

From the side

Forrest Johnson

In the days when lutefisk ran the rivers

Thu. Dec. 12th, 2013

From the side

Forrest Johnson

Department of Mental Duress worried about our robotic future

Thu. Dec. 5th, 2013

From the side

Forrest Johnson

The National Union of Friendly Americans needs your help-Again

Fri. Aug. 16th, 2013

From the side

Forrest Johnson

Industrial foods and farming methods and your brain—Part Two

Thu. Aug. 15th, 2013

From the side

Forrest Johnson

Industrial foods and farming methods and your brain—Part Two

Fri. Jul. 19th, 2013

Better health through hard labor

Forrest Johnson

NAKNEK, ALASKA – Well, another National Union of Friendly Americans (NUFA) Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fitness and fishing season is coming to a close.

Fri. Jul. 12th, 2013

Convenience will come to rule us

Forrest Johnson

Our local chapter of the National Union of Friendly Americans (NUFA) has severely restricted the use of drones after it was revealed that