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News Roundup – Aaron Hernandez, Edward Snowden, The Voting Rights Act

I wish I were able to find something intelligent and thoughtful to say about Aaron Hernandez. To those of who you don’t follow football, or even sports for that matter, Aaron Hernandez is the All-Star tight end for the New England Patriots. Two years ago, it could be argued that Aaron Hernandez, along with his partner, fellow tight end Rob Gronkowski, revolutionized the NFL. Most of the time, when a team comes out with two tight ends, they’re showing you their running formation. Both Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski are relatively fast. They run good routes and they have good hands.

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We are being taxed into the stone age, another myth

Conservatives have told us over and over again that our taxes are simply too high. We pay too much. Several years back I went to see J. C. Watts speak. I’m happy to say that I didn’t have to pay that much to hear him, because he was on the tax thing. I’m paraphrasing – “When we get up in the morning we are reminded that we are paying taxes on our house. When we brush our teeth we are paying taxes on the water and toothbrush. When we kiss our spouses in the morning, there is a marriage tax. We

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The greatest man-made lightshow

In 1962 we blew up an H bomb in the atmosphere. I’m not sure why we did this. Maybe we wanted to see if we could rain radiation down on the Russians. I don’t know. Anyway, the bomb was set off over the Pacific Ocean over 2000 miles from Hawai’i. More of the story can be found here.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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