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Joined: 2009-08-30
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Lara Hawrylchak is currently living in the wasteland of governmental credit expansion (Silicon Valley) in an attempt to relive herself of a sick fascination with politics by bludgeoning herself over the head with taxes and tomfoolery.  It is a rehabilitation more expensive and painful than a Betty Ford Center.  She writes to avoid overpressurization from buildup of excess sarcasm.


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Columns by Lara Hawrylchak

Size Does Matter
Lara Hawrylchak 2003-10-27 16:00
Sometimes, it is the size that counts. And when it comes to government, bigger is definitely not better.
The Language of Reconstruction
Lara Hawrylchak 2003-10-19 15:00
Language is a powerful tool. The English language is made up of well over half a million words, each with a precise definition and conveying a very specific meaning. The choice of the proper words to use in a given circumstance is what enables effective communication. But what happens when words are misused as a matter of course?
Astronomical Failures
Lara Hawrylchak 2003-10-13 15:00
Cats may have nine lives, but elephants (or at least white elephants) appear to be immortal. After the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated in the upper atmosphere earlier this year, the news was full of tidbits about how the national space program would emerge from this tragedy. Our glorious President Bush released a speech on that same day assuring us that 'The cause in which they died will...
Congressional Harassment
Lara Hawrylchak 2003-10-12 15:00
I think that my Congresswoman is harassing me. (harass (tr.v.) To irritate or torment persistently.) According to 'Harass and harry imply systematic persecution by besieging with repeated annoyances, threats, or demands.' Granted, that may not strike many people here as being overly surprising. I suppose that I tend to be irritated, annoyed, and tormented by most politicians...
Words and Actions
Lara Hawrylchak 2003-10-08 15:00
To me, there is little more satisfying than a long and in-depth discussion with a peer. The vigorous thrust and counterthrust of competing ideas, the dance from a premise and factual information through examples and hypothetical situations to a final conclusion, the treasure hunt to find your companion's underlying assumptions ' their particular balance of wants with needs, idealism with...