Archive for April, 2008

UPDATE — Random Stops of US Citizens

Last week, I discussed in a post that the US Border Patrol was blocking a state highway in Anacortes and randomly stopping cars looking for undocumented aliens. While I don’t dispute the need for the Border Patrol to do their job of protecting our borders, and commend them for what they do despite their under […]

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Our Overreliance on the Computer

I truly enjoy the benefits that technology has brought to us in its many forms. However, one of my thoughts about the advance of that technology is that we tend to lose the essence of what we are actually doing. Many of the mundane tasks we perform have been made much easier in the computer […]

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Not Seattle’s Team After All

There was a time in my life that it would have seemed unconscionable to me that the Seattle Supersonics could have left Seattle, or that the people or government of Seattle would have allowed such a thing to happen. That time was about the time that I was in high school. Now that I have […]

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US Immigration Policy

If you had read my blog entry from last week, you might be led to believe that I am all for allowing illegal immigration into the United States. Rest assured that this is not the case. On the other hand, I am in favor of effective immigration policy reform that would reflect the realistic needs […]

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A Tale of Two Teams

This is going to be one of those “light” articles. Hockey’s regular season is coming to an end. I have had some recent disappointments, as the seasons for my favoured teams have come to a premature end. In both cases, their seasons ended before the playoffs began. I’ll start with the Portland Winterhawks, the Junior […]

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Highway Roadblocks in Anacortes

On April 3, I found an article in the Skagit Valley Herald that seems to be much more than a small local event. A situation that looks, at first glance, like a simple ferry security issue, but is actually the beginning of a situation that many would consider unconscionable. A summary of the article is […]

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