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Your editor’s have often contemplated converting from our Protestant version of Christianity to Catholicism.  The main selling point?  Saturday night service.  Anything to sleep in on a Sunday.  We were told by our Catholic Mother (who converted in our teen years, causing a Mini-Holy War in our house…we’re part Irish, you can imagine the kitchen terrorism that followed) that this wouldn’t “fly” in Catechism.  Their loss, we still date their woman.  However, a recent Vatican declaration may have us seriously considering the switch again.  The Vatican, taking a page from it’s Galileo maneuver, decided to bury the hatchet with Charles Darwin.

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It was a historic moment.  Moving people across generations and races, and now, you too can own a piece of history.  It wouldn’t be a real historic moment without some swag you could take home to prove that it actually happened, and you paid attention long enough to pull out your credit card.  Is there a better way to remember this moment?  A moment that defines a generation and breaks a new barrier in race relations.  Let us answer: no, how could you remember without your special CNN headline t-shirt?  It’s impossible.  If there is anything to love about America it has to be our swag.  Nothing is sacred until we immortalize it on a t-shirt or a button.  So where can you find the best inaugural swag?  On the internet of course.

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Earlier this week, we were all frightened over the concept that a Google search took as much energy as making a cup of tea. A simple Google search, something people do millions of times a day, had a pretty significant impact. After a few days of back-and-forth the only thing we learned was (a) the report was probably wrong and (b) the researcher got a lot of nice press for his new company. A company designed to help websites become greener, like to BeGreenNow.com, a company that lets you calculate your carbon footprint and offers to offset the difference for you. It’s what we all hoped for, the market leading the way into the green revolution. (more…)

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Being green has been the biggest fad of the 2000’s. This “Hippie-ism” is making a resurgence in the hearts and minds of our culture, even though we still hold on tightly to our gas guzzling SUV’s, and complain when gas is raising, even though oil prices have fallen below $38. What should we complain about? Gas prices that have been peeking around $2 a gallon, or the fact that OPEC is looking at large-scale production cuts, and traders are buying and storing oil in hopes that it will rebound and they can sell for more? (more…)

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Now, I know that we are so famously known for interestingly comprehensive commentaries about up to date meaningful news stories. By this I mean you would expect us to write a smart, informative blog about how the unemployment rates shot up at the end of 2008, reaching 7.2 percent in December, putting job losses at 2.6 million on the year. Now it is clearly obvious to anyone that America is in a recession. Shocking news right? (more…)

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