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Posted at 1:00 PM

My oldest daughter is a doctor and I question her about the chronic wasting disease and have a hard time getting her to give me hard medical answers. She says it a disease spread by organisms called prions, and there isn’t she can say that the medical profession is absolutely sure of. To a doctor, mad-deer disease or mad-cow disease is known as ‘Creutzfeldt-Jakob’ disease, and it is an absolute fact that humans can get it if they eat meat from an animal with the...

Posted at 10:00 AM

As the 2014 election races toward the finish line on Nov.4, candidates from both parties have stooped to their old tricks of slinging mud, name calling and finger pointing at one another. Why can’t candidates do what’s right...

Posted at 9:00 AM

A neighbor a few miles away had a sick buck deer, acting tame, come up to his place covered with ticks and too weak to go much farther. He photographed it, and you can see photos of the deer on my website, given at the end of this...

Posted Oct 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM

After hearing repeated references to the Kansas City Royals’ "small ball" strategy that focuses on scoring by getting singles, stealing bases, bunting, and moving runners along one base at a time — rather than...

Posted Oct 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM

During wild price swings many recall, understand, and fear inflationas an insidious threat to our buying power as the paper dollars in our wallets buy less and less as prices go up. But what happens if prices go down?

Posted Oct 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Imagine it's a typical afternoon. Do you know what you're having for dinner tonight? Most adults living in the U.S. do not decide what to eat that night until 4 p.m. or later, according to a survey. For a quick meal, many cooks use...

Posted Oct 17, 2014 at 1:01 AM

The U.S. Department of Justice has made it possible for local law enforcement agencies to fund some of their policing practices through collaborative civil asset forfeitures. The process known as Equitable Sharing drives revenue to local...

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday that he and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan have donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the fight against Ebola.Good for you, Mark (We’re...

Posted Oct 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM

There is real voter fraud going on in Kansas and across America.  Ironically, the perpetrator is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a noted voter-fraud alarmist, joined by his allies.  Their goal is not to fraudulently cast...

Posted Oct 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM

It had been awhile since I’d heard from my old friend Bubba back home, so I decided to give him a call."Bubba," I said. "It’s been a long time. What’ve you been doing?"

Posted Oct 13, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Where do you see yourself in five years? If you have ever sat in on an interview you have probably heard this question. There is often no correct answer for this question as it depends on a variety of factors. However, farmers are being...

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