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Okay, since you asked, I will tell you what I think of Edward Snowden, the guy and former National Security Agency employee, with top-secret security clearance, who claims to have leaked a treasure trove of classified information about our spy programs. I don’t care if every single one of my phone calls are recorded and saved by the government.

Since, my meager involvement in civil rights marches and anti-war protests (there were so many of us) the world, both mine and that around this writer has changed. As for Snowden. Find him, try him, and then make sure the firing squad are good marksmen so the traitor doesn’t suffer.

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Build or bust. Driving around my favorite town there seems to be a plethora of construction. From the two businesses evidently racing for completion, Subway or CVS Pharmacy, at Howard Road and Pine Street to Avenue 17 and Airport Drive where the new AM-PM and something right across the street will soon be up, to even downtown at Sixth Street and B Streets, it is good for Madera. Next up, a casino and shopping center at Avenue 17, and a shopping plaza at Foxglove and Schnoor.

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I have nothing against cowboys and this scribe enjoyed meeting quite a few at the stockyard and auction near TECO when interviewing auctioneer Garrett Jones who has just returned from the World Championships. I did find out a few things about real cowboys: For one thing, they use alfalfa to feed their horses and not for garnish on their salad. That is, if they even order salad. Their best friends are a horse, a dog and a pickup truck. Nothing wrong with that. Nor is knowing where Rocky Mountain oysters come from and eating them anyway. Giddy-up...


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