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WATCH OUT FOR "CONTRIBUTIONS WATCH"

Wednesday, October 23, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Wild rice actually is not rice. It's an oat.

Likewise, not every Washington watchdog group is a watchdog -- some are actually lapdogs. This certainly is the case with... [read more]

ROACHES SWARM MINIMUM WAGE BILL

Tuesday, October 22, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Corporate lobbyists in Washington aren't called cockroaches for nothing -- they swarm in the dark, jump on anything that hits the floor and consider nothing too low for them to do.

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THE M.O.B.: ANOTHER PENTAGON BOONDOGGLE

Monday, October 21, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Oh joy! The Pentagon has come-up with a brand-new way to spend $2 Billion more of our tax funds.

Yes, the people who brought you the $1,600 hammer and the... [read more]

STADIUM SCAMS

Friday, October 18, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Let's go to the sports desk [Sports Theme] . . . for Hightower Radio's "Wide, Wide, Wide, WILD World of Sports."

Today's feature: the shame of drug addiction in American... [read more]

ORGANOCHLORINES AND SPERM

Thursday, October 17, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Hey fellows, what do you have in common with eagles and alligators, fleas and whales?

Messed-up sexuality, that's what.

Thanks to a family of man-made, industrial chemicals... [read more]

THE FED'S EXTRAVAGANCE

Wednesday, October 16, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Long live Henry B. Gonzalez, the populist Congressman who is a thorn-in-the-side and a royal pain-in-the-behind to the feudal lords who rule America's money system. I mean the Federal Reserve Banks -- a Frankenstein-of-a-system... [read more]

SOA'S INSTRUCTION MANUALS

Tuesday, October 15, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Have you killed a nun lately? Or assassinated a political leader? Or tortured anyone?

Of course not. But it is done often in your name, and with your... [read more]

PENTAGON LIES ABOUT GULF WAR SYNDROME

Monday, October 14, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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War is hell, they say . . . but peacetime isn't exactly heavenly either -- not for a lot of war veterans.

Consider the 60,000-plus vets of 1991's "Desert Storm" operation.... [read more]

FREE-ENTERPRISE: THE JFK LIMO TOUR

Friday, October 11, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Time for another trip [Far-out space music] . . . into the "Far, Far, FAR-OUT Frontiers of Free Enterprise."

Today, Spaceship Hightower takes you into the boundless world of Tourism .... [read more]

CHEERS FOR A SCRAPPY LITTLE PAPER

Thursday, October 10, 1996   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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I've got the Chat & Chew Cafe chorus with me today to send-out our cheers [Chorus: "Hip, Hip, Hooray"] to a scrappy little paper that has dared to tell the truth . . .... [read more]

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