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The Christmas Non-Rant PDF Print
Written by Jonathan Haase   
Wednesday, 12 December 2001
Another week goes by, and once again I'm late getting the weekly rant out. Things have been pretty busy, however that's not an excuse, I just didn't get it done. Part of the reason has been a lack of inspiration. Most of the weekly rants I've put up so far, I can pinpoint some incident that triggered me to want to write about it. This week there just hasn't been any such inspiration. There have been a handful of topics that I considered and rejected. Mostly due to the fact that they simple failed to inspire me. I just had a hard time coming up with a topic this week that I could really get passionate about and develop a good rant on.
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Smoking/Gambling at your Children's Expense PDF Print
Written by Jonathan Haase   
Monday, 03 December 2001
First off let me just apologize for completely failing to post a rant last week. Between the holiday's and looking forward to having my wisdom teeth taken out over the weekend, I just didn't get it done. 'Nuf Said.

Anyway moving right into this weeks rant. This weeks subject is something that has bothered me for quite a while, and I happened to see another example of it this weekend. Let me just start by asking a question. Why is it that a person who is so poor that they "...can hardly afford to feed their children...", and as such are on welfare and foodstamps, can still afford to buy $25-$30 worth of cigarettes/lottery tickets per week? I just can't understand how this works.
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America's Downfall - The Legal System PDF Print
Written by Jonathan Haase   
Tuesday, 20 November 2001
Well after last week's controversial rant, I decided this week to with a subject that is at least a bit less controversial, and less likely to offend anyone. Unless that is I have some lawyers in my readership :D.

The inspiration for this week's rant is taken from this news story. Basically to quickly sum up the story in a few brief words. The son of one of the Postal workers who died from the inhalation form of Anthrax is suing the hospital he was treated by. The lawsuit, in the amount of 37 Million dollars, is for failing to recognize that he had Anthrax. Keep in mind here that the postal worker in question here was one of the first to die of inhalation Anthrax, and that prior to his death it was not believed that postal workers were in any danger.
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Misguided Pro-Life Activists PDF Print
Written by Jonathan Haase   
Tuesday, 13 November 2001
After two weeks in a row of rants related to the September 11 terrorist attacks, I decided that I should head in a different direction this week. I contemplated for a while on whether I should actually do this one or not, as the subject matter is a tad on the controversial side. In the end I decided, why not, it's my website, so I should be free to express my opinion on pretty much any subject. Though one should note before reading further that the opinions expressed in this rant are no ones but my own, and in some respects may be considered inflammatory.

With all of the anthrax discoveries, threats, and hoaxes floating around these days people are necessarily on edge about such things. In amongst the cases in New York, Washington, and New Jersey, little has been made about the threats and the false letters that have been sent to around 200 abortion clinics. I heard of this story on the radio in the past few days, and that is what brought this rant about.


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Conditional Patriotism PDF Print
Written by Jonathan Haase   
Tuesday, 06 November 2001
In last week's rant I talked about my frustration with the intelligence of the media's questions during press conferences after the September 11th tragedy. The inspiration for that rant came during one of the press briefings that I spoke of there. The inspiration for this week's rant came during the same time frame, but from a much more mundane source. A simple conversation between some friends and myself a few weeks ago.

Our conversation started off simply enough, we were discussing current events and noting that the terrorist attacks brought the whole country closer together. You can't drive the down the street without noticing it. The American Flags on the cars and businesses. Red, white, and blue everywhere you look. The overwhelming voice of Americans support the efforts taking place to bring those responsible for the attacks to justice.


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