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They VOTE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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They vote!! They vote?????

The last time I had such a nutty idea, I was in kindergarten.
But, the US Dairy Innovation Center surveyed American adults (yes, adults) only to find that  7% of those surveyed were certain that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. That’s 1 in 14 for those of you who are also numerically challenged.

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The “R” in R&D is falling short

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I’ll bet there isn’t one of you who doesn’t know that I’m a techie. I’ve been devoted to science and technology- and FACTS- since I was a tyke. I knew I’d be a ChemE by the time I was 8 and was just as certain I’d effect major changes to the field of dialysis. I’ve been lucky enough to dabble in water treatment, water reuse, air treatment, microbial conversion of hazardous materials, pharmaceutical development, medical instrumentation, genetic manipulation, food production…. OK. You get the idea.

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Standard Vocabulary?

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You know those claims about tax loopholes? OK. They aren’t claims, they are basically true. The problem is that one person’s loophole is another’s tax preference. After all, those who rent their homes don’t get any assistance, but those who borrow $ 999,999 to pay off their home in 30 years- they get to deduct their mortgages. And, we know that those who rent are generally of lower income than those who have these high mortgages.

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