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guide to the stars WEEK OF July 17-23

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Cancer (June 21-July 22)

The rain has you feeling rejuvenated. You’re ready to tango in the street with a stranger at the next Arts Crawl. With passive Mercury and aggressive Mars in your cosmic realm, it’s not the time to make short-term career or educational decisions as they may blur your long-term goals. Keep dancing...

No open carry at Texas fast food chain

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After years of dispute, the governor of Texas signed legislation that will allow those in Texas to carry handguns openly in public. New Mexico already allows open carry, but the move in Texas brings renewed attention to the issue of openly carrying firearms.

The bill, which will not go into effect until next year, was signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott in June. One famous Texas-based fast food chain, however, told customers that non-concealed guns will not be permitted in stores.

The president of Whataburger, Preston Atkinson, issued a statement on the company’s website earlier this month regarding the new gun law and how it will affect customers. He wrote that while the company...

Welfare dependency and its unprivileged offspring

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Last week I explored the notion of privilege in relation to racial identity, achievement and children raised in broken homes. The scientific consensus is that success and mental health are greatly heightened when children of all races are raised by both their biological mother and father.

Let’s move along to other correlations. In 1760 Benjamin Franklin observed in his travels around the world “the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves and became richer.”

Over 200 years after Ben’s observation, the 1960s War...

Does ‘white privilege’ exist? Schaller conducts own analysis

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Thousands of years ago primitive man almost instinctively realized that a pregnant woman didn’t stand much of a chance providing daily essentials on her own. Once the child was born that reality did not change.

As societies developed it also became apparent that a child abandoned by one or both of their parents would often display behavioral disorders disruptive to society and thus become a burden and even a destructive force.

It behooved tribal community leaders to provide assurances and incentives for families to remain intact. Since children are the defenseless parties in a family, tribal societies granted them birthrights to their biological mother and father and...

Guide to the stars WEEK OF July 3-9

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Cancer (June 21-July 22)

It’s your time of the year to shine Cancer! It’s your birthday season and with the sun and fervent Mars joined at the hip in a galactic two-step, you’re feeling rather bold and brazen. You may even feel like sassing your boss, spouse or your buddies. Stop there. That behavior will serve to alienate. Instead focus your energy on cheering for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team. Woot! Woot!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Hey big kitty, as the love affair between Jupiter and Venus reached a new height in closeness this week, you’re feeling lovey dovey and even want to give strangers a hug. You behavior is like a swinging pendulum and Madame G can only blame that you are...

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