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Infusion Resolution: Gov. Brown Should Pass SB 32

September 20, 2011
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Infusion Resolution: Gov. Brown Should Pass SB 32

There are few better ways to show off how lovely fresh produce can be than to extend its life as an infused spirit -- something that California's master mixologists should be taking advantage of. But a Prohibition-era restriction prevents it. UPDATED.
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Dollars and Nonsense: The Illegal Immigration Battle

February 22, 2011
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Dollars and Nonsense: The Illegal Immigration Battle

I’ve always suspected that we the tax payers spent countless millions of dollar each year on the so-called "battle against illegal immigration," but after serving on a Federal Grand Jury recently in Oregon, all of my suspicions became loud and clear: yup we sure do.
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Will California Legalize Marijuana via Ballot Initiative?

April 2, 2010
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Will California Legalize Marijuana via Ballot Initiative?

Come November, the voters of California will have an opportunity to vote on the legalization of marijuana . . . with a few restrictions. We run through the specifics of the ballot initiative, and provide a little commentary.
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Cracking the Vault: What You Can Do About Big Banks and the Financial Crisis, Part II

January 18, 2010
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Cracking the Vault: What You Can Do About Big Banks and the Financial Crisis, Part II

Given the very public actions of the big banks, and the subsequent fallout, is it at all surprising that people are moving their money? And can doing so send a message to the big banks?
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Cracking the Vault: Big Banks, the Financial Crisis, and What You Can Do About It

January 15, 2010
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Cracking the Vault: Big Banks, the Financial Crisis, and What You Can Do About It

Your bank probably contributed mightily to the economic doldrums of the past few years. Are you mad at your bank? Don't worry about it if you are. There are other options that don't include a mattress, or putting every last penny in T-bills.
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Amending America: Thank the Founders for Making it Difficult!

January 7, 2010
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Amending America: Thank the Founders for Making it Difficult!

Dispelling some populist myths about Congress -- why throwing the bums out may not be the best idea (at least not wholesale).
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A Thanksgiving Recipe for the American Spirit: Feed the Hungry

November 24, 2009
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A Thanksgiving Recipe for the American Spirit: Feed the Hungry

Usually I devote my piece of Osmosis real estate to setting right the political wrongs. But now that we’re upon the one holiday that unites us all, I thought I’d take a minute to discuss why Thanksgiving is truly is an American Experience.
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Scattered Victories Portend New Era of Republican Political Dominance … Hah

November 4, 2009
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Scattered Victories Portend New Era of Republican Political Dominance … Hah

Did you hear the big news? Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are BOTH going to host Oscars in 2010. Oh, and in case you missed it . . . according to Fox News, Republicans now rule the world once again. Sigh.
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‘Generation Change’ Hits Stores Today . . . But Can Be Yours for Free!

November 4, 2009
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‘Generation Change’ Hits Stores Today . . . But Can Be Yours for Free!

Last week, Osmosis Online spoke with the authors of the new book 'Generation Change: 150 Ways We Can Change Ourselves, Our Country, and Our World.' Today, we're giving a copy of the book away. Details inside . . .
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Time for Change Hasn’t Ended: An Interview With Authors of New Book ‘Generation Change’

October 27, 2009
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Time for Change Hasn’t Ended: An Interview With Authors of New Book ‘Generation Change’

We interviewed the co-authors of upcoming book "Generation Change." Jayan Kalathil and Melissa Bolton-Klinger spoke to us about the inspiration behind the new book, thoughts on the power on online social networking, and reveal the bipartisan nature of flossing.
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