Fritz Groszkruger

09/05/2017 - 4:36pm
The Alternative Column: The case of Iowa government giving Apple $208 million dollars is a good example of extortion. When the payoff is so minuscule one has to wonder why. Does the governor get a sticker? Here are some facts to consider: $208 million given to Apple will “create” 50 jobs at over $4 million apiece. The claimed “up to” $100 million Apple will invest in local...
01/24/2017 - 4:50pm
Conflicts of interest     I'm writing this on the day of Trump's inauguration. Across the board, Inauguration Day is thought of as a great day for our nation, for our democracy. A pageant. Play “Hail to the Chief.” I'm looking forward to the YouTube of Erin Boehme singing “My Way” for the Trumps...
01/10/2017 - 3:24pm
Filling a void     I'm sure to receive a message that girls can't say no to a potential unwed father, or drug addicts have needles jump up and stick them in the arm when they least expect it. But the fact is we don't jump out in front of a moving car. We see the consequence as something to avoid. Then we stay on the curb...
12/27/2016 - 5:39pm
Fluid and contradictory policy     I'll have to join the chorus describing politics in the USA as being bizarre. But I have to admit, not any more bizarre than in the past. We forget the politics leading up to any war or social program foisted on us for decades.     At any rate, I've just got to write about...
12/13/2016 - 4:45pm
Long winter nights     As stated in this space before, I dreamt of a career as a movie director. Despite having learned to call them films instead of movies, I never had the ambition to get a start in that direction. It was the art, not the business that interested me.  The art still fascinates me, and Dawn and I watch a lot of...
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...
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