Fritz Groszkruger

09/02/2014 - 10:45am
Avoid short-term thinking A few years ago I got in trouble for refusing to buy a candy bar at a convenience store. I stuck to my guns though, and nobody starved to death. A friend of mine once said that needing immediate gratification is a sign of an uncivilized society. That idea is expressed in the story of the ant and the grasshopper, where the ant stores food for the winter and the...
04/01/2014 - 10:12am
Not our fight, again Well, it's crisis time again (to paraphrase the great Ray Charles). All over the papers and on the news the Russians are coming and we better have a meeting of diplomats. Really? Are we so bored that we've got to instigate the overthrowing of elected governments because of a nostalgic notion that the Cold War was...
03/18/2014 - 2:47pm
Another win For workers I mentioned in a previous column that my first car was a 1959 Volkswagen Beetle. My mom gave me rides to work at McDonalds until I saved enough to pay $500 for the seven year old car. It was light and easy to work on. It was so light I went for a month pushing it to start because I was too cheap to buy a battery....
03/04/2014 - 11:47am
Health: A National Security Issue Let's all celebrate the end of hunger in America. It is quite a milestone after an eighty year struggle beginning with The New Deal. The evidence of this great victory was in the news last week. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing a change in federally mandated food labels that would...
02/18/2014 - 1:12pm
The Farm Bill, Legalized Theft Years ago I wrote Paul Harvey a letter. It was about one of his noon shows where he complained about reduced government funding for Salvation Army. I thought, why would a smart guy like Paul Harvey want to ruin Salvation Army? I still miss the old guy, having planned lunch breaks around him for years. He was...
02/04/2014 - 12:04pm
The violence behind avocados Ah, another Super Bowl is history. I had a minor stake in the game. I used to go to Seattle to earn money and visit a good friend when I lived in poverty stricken, northwestern Montana. I worked in a kite store there occasionally and flew kites around the King Dome, now extinct; another testament to cheap pagan...
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