Okay, I give, already. Quite a few of you let me know that I had forgotten to mention Earth Day, Monday. Some of you even went so far as to say the reason I had forgotten was due to 4/20 (Saturday, and a big and smoky celebration in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park). Well, I did forget, but not because of the latter being unofficially National Pot Day.
However, in an effort to appease all those tree-hugging readers (all four of you) here’s a couple of things I bet you didn’t know about our big blue marble. According to The Week magazine the earth is not round but has an equatorial bulge making it impossible that our planet be used in a universe-wide marble game.
And number two: There are talc mines in California’s desert and it is the softest mineral on earth. It also makes babies smile and giggle. Amazing planet we call home. We should save some of it.
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So with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects dead or in custody, and Monday’s arrest by Canada’s finest of two more terrorist immigrants, do you think we should just throw open our borders to the “tired, the poor the huddled masses” and the few that will murder innocent Americans, including 8-year-old children? Not this scribe. Keep the fences up, and the gates closed...