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Guide to the stars WEEK OF Oct. 23 – 29

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Aries (March 21-April 19)

“No man is an island,” this means you Aries. Your independent spirit longs for fulfillment in all areas of your life: work, relationships, and creativity. This is a tall order for anyone, except for you. But, your loved ones can’t read your mind. Let them know you need help. It’s not a...

Schaller's Politically Incorrect Lexicon: A Navigation Guide To The PC Cultures of Mckinley County NM (and planet earth )

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ORIGINAL HIPPIES, LIBERTARIANS AND THE TEA PARTY: The fundamental core values of the mid-1960s hippie counterculture movement were 1. A craving for independence. 2. A celebration of individuality. 3. Joy in the freedom of self-sufficiency. 4. An acceptance of the natural order of things. The Tea Party and Libertarians are the social movements in contemporary America that can rightfully claim to be the ideological heirs. Sadly, by the late 1960s the hippie counterculture ideals became contaminated by big government socialists. The hippies lost their way, forgot their roots, embraced statism and a nanny state...

Public investments in our precious resources must be smart, sustainable

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New Mexico has a long history of forging innovative solutions to a whole host of problems. Our knowhow and ingenuity have influenced everything from the creation of the personal computer to the exploration of the moon, Mars, and beyond. Surely we can come up with workable solutions for the myriad problems we face here at home.

One long-term problem—child poverty—has worsened and recently released Census numbers drop New Mexico to the very bottom in the nation, with 30 percent of our children living at or below the poverty level (just $24,250 for a family of four). Poverty is a complex issue, but one that we ignore at our peril. Brain science and biology show us that the damaging...

Guide to the stars WEEK OF Oct. 16 – 22

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Aries (March 21-April 19)

With Mercury coming out of retrograde you can loosen your tie, kick up your heels or take that road trip with no destination in mind. Or, you can close the deal on that house or car you have been wanting to buy. The choice is yours and now it’s time to strike while the iron is hot!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

For you bullheaded one, you may feel like an actual bullhead stuck in someone’s shoe. But, as the Moon trines Neptune, it’s time to focus on projects that have seemed like a lot of work. Playful Neptune will help make a project that normally feels like work a fun task. Go ahead, clean that messy closet. You will enjoy it.

Gemini (May 21-June...

Schaller's Politically Incorrect Lexicon: A Navigation Guide To The PC Cultures of Mckinley County NM (and planet earth )

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RACIAL TOLERANCE INDEX: Racist? Compared to what? In a global research project the World Values Survey studied 80 countries over three decades revealing the most and least racially tolerant. The United States ranks as the most tolerant along with Canada, United Kingdom and Australia although our status has recently declined. For the dregs of racial intolerance try India, Egypt, Iran, Korea or France.

RACISM: Prejudice and discrimination based in social perceptions of biological differences between peoples. The notion that one’s race determines one’s identity. It is the belief that one’s convictions...

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