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BARBWIRE BOB 6-2-22

 The nation is in turmoil and the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas adds more flames to the burning issues that swirl around gun control, Roe vs. Wade abortion,  crime on the streets,  defund the police efforts, the worst inflation in decades, and thousands of  immigrants pouring across the southern border of the United States unchecked. …

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UNPACKING THE BACKPACK – Class of 2022 – Live artfully

In 1997, Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich advised that year’s graduates to “Wear Sunscreen.” Humanities professor Neil Postman once told a graduating class they must choose between being Athenians or Visigoths, urging them to use education to cultivate a fulfilling life. Iconic contemporary novelist David Foster Wallace went viral with a commencement speech entitled “This …

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BARBWIRE BOB – 5-26-22

Snow arrived, better late than never. Eastern Slope wheat farmers must be ecstatic with wheat prices hovering in the $12 a bushel price range.  Wheat is in short supply with India halting wheat exports and Ukraine’s wheat off the market.  Russian wheat is not welcome in many markets, so wheat, corn, and soybeans are at …

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BARBWIRE BOB – Cancer League of Colorado breaks all records

The big news of this past week was the annual Cancer League of Colorado’s Hope Ball, “Celebrating Life.” It was a real celebration, “Dedicated to the ones we love.” with a  huge “sell-out” ballroom crowd at the Aurora- Conference Center across from the famed University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Under the steadfast leadership of …

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BARBWIRE BOB 5-5-12

The war rages on in Ukraine with no end in sight.  Missiles have been launched from a Russian submarine in the Black Sea. Modern technology can track that missile path and with some American ingenuity a Ukrainian missile could sink that submarine.  It is quite possible that the Ukrainian forces could do some counterattacks on …

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