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Grape County, USA

 
After an eighty-year hiatus, winegrapes are once again Lake County’s primary agricultural commodity, having recently overtaken pears as the county’s main cash crop. Before prohibition wiped nearly eight thousand acres of winegrapes off the landscape of Lake County back in …

Strategic Illusions

Terrorism is the most dangerous threat to civilization. Hopelessness, bitterness, jealousy, and blame for the U.S. support of despotic governments aids in recruiting more soldiers for this Second Intifada, or crusade for anarchy and chaos. Quests for vengeance just multiply …

The Bush Lies

 

George Bush is a liar who makes Clinton look almost truthful by comparison. Dubbya said we couldn’t conserve our way out of the energy “”crisis””, but Californians did just that. Dubbya said we brought the blackouts on ourselves by having …

Attack of the Nimbys

 
Ecological awareness fluctuates wildly among Lake County’s residents, with periods of coma-like numbness punctuated by occasional eruptions of sometimes emotional and irrational outpourings of environmental concerns. So while the day-to-day low level forms of environmental destruction go mostly unnoticed, when …