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Saturday, October 14, 2006

America at 300 Million

As you probably heard, The United States will welcome its 300 millionth living person, probably Tuesday around 7:30 a.m. EDT. (When I was doing math last month, I guessed it would be tomorrow at noon.)

So what I'd like to know is what advice would you like for that new resident? It might be a baby or immigrant.

I'd like to see if we can find ways to use up fewer of our natural resources, if we could find ways to listen more and talk less, to be courageous in the midst of doubters, and to be tolerant in the midst of fear. I also suggest voting as often as possible; it gives you the right to complain. There's a blood drive in my building, and the accompanying poster reads something like: "My dad says giving blood is as important as voting." I thought it was funny, since half the people don't vote, which, of course, gives those of us who do with more relative power.

What would YOU advise new Americans?
And speaking of voting, Buffalo Pundit describes the third-rail campaign of Congressman Tom Reynolds. (Thanks to Jaquandor for the lead.)
Welcome home from Mexico, Eddie! I tried to make the master CD yesterday and it was defective AGAIN, so next time for sure. But what constitutes being Rogerian? I do so love being the inspiration for an adjective.

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