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Common Sense: Less filling vs. tastes great

January 21, 2013

By Brent Davis, editor of The Saline Courier

Accusations of bias in reporting are something that every reporter, editor and publisher will face. That's ok. The written word, while often times inspiring and dramatic, has several inherent flaws. As opposed to listening to the spoken word, reading the written word does not contain the intent of the writer which is determined by the filter of the reader.

Sense and Nonsense: Same stuff, but different spelling. Is one right, the other wrong?

January 21, 2013

By Lynda Hollenbeck, senior editor of The Saline Courier

Fully aware that in this day of "eating healthy" I'm not being politically correct here, I'm still confessing that I'm a big fan of french fries and catsup.
Or should I say french fries and ketchup. I never know.
I don't eat them often, but I like them and I haven't eliminated them from my diet. I just faithfully take my cholesterol-fighting pill every night and keep on enjoying the verboten fare.

Reason left the gun debate long ago

January 21, 2013

By Steve Boggs, publisher of The Saline Courier

There is much more we can do as a society to keep guns out of the hands of unstable people, if only those bent on outlawing gun ownership didn’t control the agenda.
Right now they do, and these are scary times for the Second Amendment.

Common Sense: Shadings influence our life perceptions

January 21, 2013

By Brent Davis, editor of The Saline Courier

I was watching a television show one evening and the topic was our perceptions of reality. The program was filled with scientists and researches stating that the very images flashing before our eyes is not an accurate depiction of the world in front of us.
To prove their point, a group of test subjects was gathered and asked to determine which square on a screen was lighter than the other or if the two squares were actually the same shade of gray.

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