Feb 28

Wal-Mart takes it case to the people of Amherst via the US mail…

Oh joy….oh bliss…some Wal-Mart Propaganda in the mail today… Here we go…. My first ever piece of Wal-Mart propaganda arrived today courtesy of the the US Postal Service. It is entitled “You have heard the myths about Wal-Mart and our new Amherst store plans…

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Feb 27

Peace Rally to Mark the 3rd Anniversary of the Iraq War

What: Peace Rally to Mark the 3rd Anniversary of the Iraq War When: Saturday, March 18, 4PM Where: Lafayette Square, Downtown Buffalo Along with hundreds of other cities across the country, Buffalo will mark the 3rd anniversary of the Iraq War with a rally to demand that our elected representatives stand up to the Bush administration by bringing our troops home now! The costs of this war are disastrous — nearly 2,400 US soldiers killed; an estimated 100,000 Iraqi civilians killed; and some $250 billion wasted, with a cost of nearly $1 billion to Erie County alone. March 18th is our chance to demand that this wasteful carnage be brought to an end. For more info, call us at 894-2013.

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Feb 27

World Baseball Classic

With the Olympics just wrapping up, I was wondering if people on the planet were going to tune in and get into the World Baseball Classic. I for one am intrigued by the prospect of having a majority of the Earth”s best baseball players play for their respective countries in a tournament. From what you get inside the major sport”s media circles is a feeling that a lot of pundits don”t really know what to expect from the Classic. I would have to agree. One thing is for sure though, it is going to be one hell of interesting series of games. Will the American team get fired up to play?

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Feb 24

Autistic teen and hoop dreams

With all the crappy/negative news that is thrown at us during the course of the day, it is nice to get a very cool and heart warming story that anyone with a decent heart can appreciate. Kids like this….people like this are the real heroes on this planet. Someone who shows the rest of us that the obstacles or problems we have pale in comparison to what others face.

Greece Athena High School in Rochester, N.Y. senior Jason McElwain had been the manager of the school”s varsity basketball team. The coach of the team Jim Johnson wanted to get McElwain into the last game of the year and had him suit up. What happens from here is truly amazing.

McElwain went out and hit six 3-point shots, finished with 20 points and was carried off the court on his teammates

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Feb 23

More security is no substitute for less freedom

Leonard Pitts hits the nail on the head again with his column today.

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