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Written by Jeff Davis   
Sunday, 17 April 2011 19:42
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Carpenters In The Forehead/ Group Seeking Saint, part 4

I hadn’t spotted Guy Noir Wannabe in the neighborhood for quite a while, and truth be known, I figured he had skipped town, leaving behind nothing but a lot of talk about searching for a group to claim the next Saint as their protecting patron.

Keep in mind that I had forewarned you, Dear Readers, of the semblance of only borderline control of his reality at times, and when I saw him today, it was clear that my initial concerns were more than I had imagined.

Today Mr. Noir Wannabe was speaking a tad disjointedly, and I wasn’t sure if he was speaking literally, or figuratively; but nonetheless, he went on and on and on about these canyons.  Did he mean real chasms in ...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 June 2011 13:04
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Carpenters In The Forehead/ Freedom Of Speech: No Such Thing In China PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Davis   
Sunday, 17 April 2011 18:31

Carpenters In The Forehead/  Freedom Of Speech:  No Such Thing In China

       Ai_Weiwei 

April showers bring beautiful flowers, and yet this month can also be so cruel to many throughout the world.  Color this April with a tint of yellow and call it Jasmine.  A Disney princess, a night-opening flower, a type of long-grain rice, and a long-time favorite tea in China.  Likewise, the national flower of Tunisia, where bloomed the march of revolt across the Arab world, opening up its petals to reveal demands for freedom.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 April 2011 18:45
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Carpenters In The Forehead/ Religious Dingbats & Censorship PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Davis   
Saturday, 16 April 2011 15:09

 Carpenter_2 “If you were an atheist, Birbal, what would you say to the true believers of all the great religions of the world?”

“I would say to them that in my opinion they were all atheists as well; I merely believe in one god less than each of them.”

“How so?”

“All true believers have good reasons for disbelieving in every god except their own, and so it is they who, between them, give me all the reasons for believing in none.”

(Salman Rushdie, from The Enchantress of Florence)

 

Depending on whose letter you read in the Times-News, either the preacher-man Terry Jones, the man from Florida who cooked a Koran on his grill, is on the wacko fringe of Christianity (per Ellen McDaniel-Weissler), or is in the mainstream of the true Christian faith ...

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O'Malley, Economic Development Commission Release 5-Year Plan PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shaun Adamec, Governor's Office   
Saturday, 16 April 2011 13:40
(The following statement was released by the Office of the Governor.)

 Following the passage this week by the Maryland General Assembly of several key economic development initiatives, including InvestMaryland, Governor Martin O’Malley today joined the Maryland Economic Development Commission (MEDC), Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, elected officials and emerging life sciences companies for the release of the Commission’s five-year strategic economic development plan, Charting Maryland’s Economic Path: Discovery, Diversity & Opportunity. The Commission, which was re-launched by the Governor in 2009 after being inactive for several years, developed the plan over 18 months with input from more than 250 business owners and four ...

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Tales of the Good Ship Dick...She's 18 and I'm a painfully forgetful man PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Richard Kerns   
Friday, 15 April 2011 23:15

Editor's note: The following column appeared in the Mineral Daily News-Tribune Saturday, April 9, where Richard Kerns maintains a fairly regular column:

Frequent memory lapses are an occupational hazard with the years, the beers and the fine boxed wine, and so it was in struggling to recall the title of The Family Guy in a recent chat with The Boy, that I got stuck on Father Knows Best, which this father knew was both close, and yet worlds apart from the show I sought.

“Peter Griffin!,” I finally stammered, grabbing at the name in desperation as neurons refused to fire in the “F” file to which I had consigned the name of the TV show.

Gazing up slack-jawed in disbelief for the scores of episodes we’d watched together, Will offered the answer sought, but ...

Last Updated on Friday, 15 April 2011 23:42
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