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The Big Gulp

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The Big Gulp

Our latest column from William Thomas A few years back, I wrote about Mark Hatterer of York, Penn., who bravely went where few men have gone before: headfirst into a stinking septic tank. On purpose. But for a very good reason – to save the life of a dog. Mark saved Scottie, a Terrier who, […]

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A squawking culmination of collectives

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A squawking culmination of collectives

Our latest column from William Thomas I have always been fascinated by the terms used to describe groups of animals, birds and insects. Somebody put a lot of thought into these collective nouns like an army of ants, a shrewdness of apes and a troop of kangaroos. Many are not all that original: a drove […]

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The Beat the Clock Diet

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The Beat the Clock Diet

Our latest column from William Thomas New diets and weight-loss scams are still popping up with the frequency of nasty presidential tweets. Unfortunately they have the same results – SAD. There was the Wine & Egg Diet – one egg and one glass of white wine for breakfast. Two of the same for lunch. And […]

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Primates and people – they’re smarter than us

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Primates and people – they’re smarter than us

Our latest column from William Thomas There’s a brief but very telling video on the internet that explains a great deal of the chaos into which this world has descended. ‘Equal Pay For Monkeys – YouTube’ is a simple experiment conducted by primate expert Frans de Waal. Two Capuchin monkeys, placed in separate glass cages, […]

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Skyrocketing price of dental work creates jobs for amateur dentists 

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Skyrocketing price of dental work creates jobs for amateur dentists 

Our latest column from William Thomas We’ve got a kid in the family whose just been outfitted for braces. $6,000!!! Not a car, not a wedding, not a year at university. Braces!!! This ridiculous overcharging for basic health needs began about 15 years ago when dentists decided they should make as much money as doctors […]

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Last man standing! But barely

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Last man standing! But barely

Our latest column from William Thomas It was a sunny and warm summer afternoon when a van pulled into my driveway with two people I did not recognize. I had not seen Justin Colavincenzo and his mother Jocelyn for many, many years. Great people and trusted neighbours, they lived three doors down from me on […]

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