Fritz Groszkruger

11/29/2016 - 4:54pm
Windmills make us poor     For years, alternative energy development was stifled by petroleum subsidies; among them military protection rackets and depletion allowances. The subsidies were touted as a way to prop up national security and help low income people get around. But if the cost of oil was realized at the pump instead of hidden in tax breaks and subsidies, investment in...
09/06/2016 - 11:07am
The Real Culprit        Back in the old days we had a barn. The hay mow was where hay was stored on the upper level. There was usually plenty of loose hay to play in and an ideal place for a bumble bee nest. The kids were up there playing and stumbled onto a nest of bumble bees. Since Gretch is allergic to bee stings, Karl...
08/23/2016 - 12:22pm
Time to delegislate     Iowa Representative, Ken Rizer, has introduced legislation to add law enforcement to the growing list of groups who elicit stiffer penalties when they are victims of hate crimes. The bill is referred to as the “blue lives matter” bill. So far there is no mention of what this will mean for the...
08/09/2016 - 1:31pm
A subtle destroyer of the human spirit     I lived in Oakland in the early 1970's. I loved the working class feel there. Across the bay was Sissy-town. In Oakland a late model car was usually passing through to the suburbs and almost every car had a Raiders sticker in the back window. I didn't have a car unless I was subbing...
07/26/2016 - 2:44pm
Legalized theft     The prosperity of everyone in a culture is dependent on their ability to keep what they earn. Every drop that they can't keep, reduces incentive to excel in some way; and that is more destructive to the common good than anything else.     During the farm crisis of the eighties I had an...
07/12/2016 - 3:46pm
Preferring local control     Back in the days when socialism was failing in the Soviet Union (The system failed. Ronald Reagan had nothing to do with it.), I had a friend who traveled to Latvia on a farm tour. I remember what he found when he got there.     Imagine a field of oats, just beginning to head out, a...
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