Arment Dietrich

The Politics of Planting

By: Arment Dietrich | December 3, 2007 | 
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Is Hillary Clinton giving students a negative outlook on politics? That is what 19-year-old Muriel from Grinnell College thinks. Muriel said she was asked by a Clinton staff member to ask Clinton a specific question after her energy saving speech. Clinton’s camp admitted that it planted the question and said it would never happen again. However, this might just be another blow to the campaign. Muriel [&hellip
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I'll Give You My Carrots for Your Snack Pack

By: Arment Dietrich | November 30, 2007 | 
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Growing up I can remember being jealous that my friends had their lunches packed with cookies, fruit roll-ups, cans of pop, potato chips. and Twinkies while I sat next to them eating my sandwich on WHEAT bread with an apple, a real fruit juice box, and a green vegetable of some sort.  A couple of times a week I’d get cookies, but they were usually the [&hellip
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Friends the Cause of Barry Bonds Indictment?

By: Arment Dietrich | November 29, 2007 | 
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As a diehard fan of the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball (ML, it brings me almost to tears to have to write something bad about the MLB. As I have been reading lately in the news when it comes to the indicted Barry Bonds, I can’t help getting upset when I read things about how it will be Barry Bond’s friends that are the cause [&hellip
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Traveling Spin

By: Arment Dietrich | November 28, 2007 | 
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TRAVEL NIGHTMARE TO SPOIL THE TURKEY  Drudgereport.com People know that when booking travel arrangements scheduled during the holidays with it comes with a risk, if not the probability of delay.  Yet news outlets invariably report delays as if they are so shocking. National networks all flock to the worst hit airport and interview the most distraught travelers they can find. Pictures of people waiting in lines [&hellip
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Most Dangerous City?

By: Arment Dietrich | November 27, 2007 | 
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As the 14th annual “City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan America” was published by CQ Press, discussions erupted over the credibility of the lists.  The study, which was released Sunday, was hit with criticism prior to its release, and it continues to field complaints into this week. The American Society of Criminology issued a statement Friday calling the study “an irresponsible misuse” of crime data, as [&hellip
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Is Global Warming a Scam?

By: Arment Dietrich | November 26, 2007 | 
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“It’s the greatest scam in history”, writes John Coleman , founder of The Weather Channel.  “I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM”. (Click here to read the article). Wow. If John Coleman is in anyway right about this, not only are we are looking at the greatest scam in history, but also the greatest act of spin in [&hellip
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Let's Talk About Sexy

By: Arment Dietrich | November 20, 2007 | 
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I would have to take a guess that more than half of our population was not surprised when Matt Damon was announced “sexiest man alive” by People magazine.  Although a little degrading, I think nothing wrong with a little man eye candy.  Although that was 10 minutes well spent, flipping through pictures of the hottest men on earth, I was absolutely appalled when I read the [&hellip
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Who's Paying for It?

By: Arment Dietrich | November 16, 2007 | 
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With the writer’s strike hitting its second week, many networks are being forced to air repeats.  Which may seem tough on the networks, but writers and actors are still receiving residuals from those episodes and the networks are still getting paid from advertisers.  However, it’s the behind the scenes people, the production staff, hairdressers, make-up artists, and cameraman that are feeling the pinch. NBC had fired [&hellip
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Kids and Their Crappy Drugs

By: Arment Dietrich | November 15, 2007 | 
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If you were paying close attention to the media last week, you may have noticed a report regarding the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in Tampa, Fla., releasing a bulletin about a dangerous new drug. What is this mystery new drug the sheriff found? Is it made from a plant? Not a chance.  Maybe common household chemicals? No way. It’s made from…wait for it… Human excrement. That’s [&hellip
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Beer: The Latest Sports’ Drink

By: Arment Dietrich | November 14, 2007 | 
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When I was in college, I learned that nothing gave you a better buzz than drinking after a run. But I never suspected that guzzling beer could be good for me. According to a Spanish research study, a beer after exercise could do you more good than drinking water. This study 100 percent validates my lifelong dream to move to Spain. Taking siestas, drinking after workouts, [&hellip
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