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America, The Consumerist Society

Many folks, especially during political season, lament that it's the lack of morals that has led to what they believe is the downfall of America. You constantly hear the chant "We have to take America back", whatever that means

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E-Mail Pet Peeves

Today I received an e-mail that said "Your quick response is appreciated". I understand everyone thinks their issue should be everyone else's first priority, that's human nature. It's also human nature to see that kind of comment and want to make the response time as slow as possible

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Thrift Store Merchandise, Saks Fifth Avenue Prices

So I did my traditional Saturday trolling of the local thrift stores to find my favorite stuff... mid-century modern furniture. Usually I find the best stuff for my taste and St. Vincent De Paul first and Montana Rescue Mission second

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Ghetto Snacks

I was a latchkey kid when I was 9 because my mom worked as a mail sorter at the Havre, MT post office, sometimes until 9 at night. More often than not she had a pre-made meal ready for me to heat up in the oven for dinner time

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Another Singer Forgets to the Words to Our National Anthem

If you were watching Game 5 of the World Series last night, you may have seen another famous singer butchering our national anthem.  This time the culprit was Aaron Lewis, the hard rocking Staind singer turned country artist

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Bathroom Fail

First off let me say I love the gym where I work out. The people couldn't be nicer and the facilities, equipment and trainers are top shelf. But nothing is perfect and in this case it's one of the two bathroom stalls in the men's locker room

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Category: Andy West, Health, Rants
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Now This Is A Thing… Cappuccino Flavored Potato Chips

There are many flavors of potato chips that you can find in Canada (where I grew up) that are super tasty that are difficult to find here in Billings. For instance, ketchup potato chips. That might sound a bit odd but when you consider that potato chips are fried slices of potato then there's not much difference between that and fries with ketchup

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Why The Toilet Paper Roll Should Go Over The Top And Not Behind

I've really never understood why this is even a question. I would have thought that 100% of all humans would want the toilet paper to go over the top of the roll much in the same way that none of my fellow human beings want to be stuck in the eye with a hot poker

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Thrift Store Find Of The Week

Usually when I hit the thrift stores here in Billings I'm looking for Mid Century Modern furniture and accessories. I love the Mad Men look and while I do buy and sell I figure if I get stuck with what I buy then it's something I'll still enjoy

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Montana Students Have The Worst Attendance Record In The United States

According to a report for the website www.attendanceworks.org 26% Montana's 4th grade students miss 3 or more school days per month and 29% of 8th grade students miss 3 or more days per month. Those are the worst percentages amon

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Billings Thrift Store Find Of The Week

I'm beginning to live like a hoarder. I don't have boxes full of crap that I'll never use but my Montana Avenue apartment is difficult to negotiate anyway. Just last night at 3am I stubbed my toe twice on the legs of mid century modern furniture on the way to bathroom

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Paul Declares War on Rabbits

Yesterday, the Flakes called out the Billings PD for increasing patrols at Pioneer Park after some hoodlum shot a rabbit with a dart.  We think they have more important things to do than trying to bust a hell raising teenager

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