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SodaStream? Make it mainstream!

My worlds were colliding. Because of SodaStream, suddenly my Israel life was being linked and discussed in the context s of the Super Bowl, at which my team happened to be playing. My Broncos and the Israeli Palestinian conflict?

On principle I am opposed to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS). Regardless, I honestly don’t get the boycott of SodaStream. If anything, SodaStream should be what is unifying people across the political spectrum.

Because of the strange colliding of my worlds my interest in SodaStream was peaked. I started reading up and learning about this company. Its soda is healthier, less sugary than the popular sodas we are accustomed to, plus its product is environmentally friendly.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 February 2014 02:37 )

Liberal Lens

Don’t pity the billionaire

THE rich have never been richer and the poor keep getting poorer. The financial Masters of the Universe enjoy indefinite taxpayer-funded bailouts, while the social safety net for the poor is gutted. The ruling class that engineers crushing economic inequality gathers at the World Economic Forum in Davos to pretend to care about said inequality, and then promises no concrete actions to combat the crisis. Many high-income earners pay a lower effective tax rate than low-income earners, and IRS da...
View from Central Park


BRONCOMANIA is nothing new to me. I am a Denver teen of the ‘80s. Although I only learned of Floyd Little later on, I grew up in the throes of John Elway, an elder in the Broncomania religion, when Broncomania exploded. Two Bronco Super Bowls in my high school years . . . and thereafter probably the whackiest Broncomaniac of all, Rich G-Man Goins. The Billboard Man. He lived outdoors attached to a harness, across from Mile High Stadium, refusing to leave his little fortress until the Broncos ...
View From Denver

The first Michaelangelo — 3,000 years ago

The first Michaelangelo — 3,000 years agoMICHELANGELO once observed that painting is the art of putting on, while sculpture is the art of taking away. The sculpted image is right there in the block of marble — the sculptor sees it. He or she just needs to chip away, to take away the excess stone and reveal the image to others. But the sculptor sees it from the beginning. In the case of Michelangelo’s overwhelming sculpture, the David — 13’6” high — his achievement was even more remarkable considering that he needed not on...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 January 2014 09:28 )


To be Jewish is to protest

“THAT’S not fair! She got more than I did! You love him more than me!” How many times have you heard those words from a small child? How many times have you thought them yourself — even as an adult? We are born with the innate need to alter the things we experience as unjust. A toddler who needs attention drives his parents crazy, whining and needling, just to be heard. A teenager who feels unjustly assessed by parents or teachers will often act out in ways that assert her frustration w...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 January 2014 02:24 )

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