Shirtless Man Seen Doing Nothing Wrong

Report by Will Meinen of the Omaha Tattler.

OMAHA, Neb. — "No I didn't just have a domestic dispute with my wife," said the exasperated man standing outside of CVS pharmacy, his black Pantera shirt in hand. "I'm waiting for a friend to pick me up."

The man in faded blue jeans and worn, white New Balance sneakers had been answering similar questions all afternoon. He avoided eye contact when asked about the possibility of a domestic scuffle, and tapped his feet nervously from side to side, keeping an eye out for his friend's 1998 blue Dodge Dakota. On his left bicep was a black ink tattoo of the face of his 3-year-old daughter, on his right…

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Cosmic Forecast, May 24-May 30

Ahhh… Gemini — the breath (air sign) of spring. In astrological mathematical parlance: Aries + Taurus = (the duality of) Gemini. Ahhh…the ability to perceive both sides of the truth — at the same time! Let’s have some fun! Time to talk, talk, talk, talk, talk — and eventually communicate? Me first…
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c GEMINI (5.21-6.21)  Did you feel the clarity on Thursday morning? It’s your world for a minute. Time to put your material concerns aside. Take a fresh breath… What’s important to YOU? Who are your brothers and sisters? First, communicate with them — and then accomplish. Wake up at dawn with the Sun on Sunday (your ruler Mercury conjunct the Sun) and be…

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Sunburned Eyeballs and Other Cautionary Tales

You don’t have to have a weather app to know it’s been a warm spring and that summer is leering right around the corner. As Earth transits the annual circle of the Sun, our axial tilt leans the Northern Hemisphere more directly into the radiant glow. More than in winter, sunlight comes intensely to us through less atmospheric filtering. Based on what the Mad Men say, Americans will be rushing to slather on sunscreen and spending billions of bucks on ways to block the sunlight.

Here Comes the Sun. Sunlight is good for us, indeed, essential. We are beings of light. Millions of bodily processes happen because of sunlight. Yet, despite our dependence on the sun, modern man…

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Cosmic Forecast, May 17-May 23

This week, put it into fertile soil before the invisible, divisible, duality reality of Gemini; id est, the “breath of spring,” blows you/it away with wordplay. Time to communicate. I’ll start…
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b TAURUS (4.21-5.20) Thus concludes your best week in your best month of your best year in 12. This weekend is a superlative time for following through on projects. Who needs sleep? Wait ’til Sunday at sunset to communicate your new (moneymaking?) ideas. Implement your dream on Moonday after 4:17 p.m. (Omax time), and don’t let it go for the rest of the week — ’til next we speak.

c GEMINI (5.21-6.21)  Yes, you’re a BIG part of this BIG weekend’s doings (amidst…

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Let It Go: Forgiveness Heals

With all due sympathy for those who find themselves trapped making a living from government grants, corporate funding or university purse strings, so-called scientific research is a wank. Research generally is a hollow, after-the-fact exercise providing data best used to win an argument or acquire more research funding. A friend once said to me, in derision of research, “Give me a million bucks and a university lab and I can prove anything.”

That’s pretty much the way it goes. Research results usually reflect the viewpoint of the person or group funding the project. How else to explain research examining the same issue and coming up with contradictory results? Funnier still is the perception that research somehow leads to…

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Cosmic Forecast, May 10-May 16

Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday! We’ve all got one. This year, Mother’s Day falls on the 13th, along with a Jupiterian conjunction of the Sun, leading to the New Moon/Mercury/Jupiter/solar conjunction and eclipse on May 20th. Take your psychological shoes off and romp unencumbered through the fertile grasslands on/of our Mother Earth. Remember, when your feet are covered with shoes, your world is covered in leather (or rubber). Feel the naked power. Gravity is the love of Mother Earth for all of her children. There are no mistakes. Peace and love shall conquer all.
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b TAURUS (4.21-5.20) This is it. Mother’s Day morning initiates the culmination of all of last year’s works and preparations and…

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Choose Poison-Free Food to Send a Message

Billboard along Cornhusker Highway in Lincoln: “Nebraska #1 for Parkinson’s Disease. Why?” That’s the report we got from writer Steve McFadden on the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society listserv last week. McFadden went on to tell us that he looked into that headline further and found that the Nebraska Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association states on its website, “The world's highest prevalence of Parkinson's Disease…is in Nebraska… It is possible that there is a very high prevalence of Parkinson's Disease in Nebraska due to the heavy use of insecticides in what is largely a farming area.”

Possible? In my opinion, it looks more like a smoking gun. There is enough per-reviewed epidemiological research published to remove any…

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Planet Power: Nov. 21 - 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving. Let’s be nice to each other and cultivate warm thoughts. You are what you think…
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Planet Power: Nov. 14 - 20, 2013

This issue marks my 17th year here at The “READER.” Thanks to John, Eric, my beloved Carrie, et al., for all your help, encouragement and...

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Planet Power: November 7 - 13, 2013

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Planet Power: Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, 2013

Happy Halloween! Let your subconscious desires flow as the twilight fades into the black of the night of the year. Don’t fear the night. You have...

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Say No to Soy

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Lube Job

In those intimate moments when stroking is sexy and friction is foe, we sometimes reach for that little tube of love lube to assist the ultimate body...

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Happy Dirt is Nature’s Prozac

Recently we wrote about the human proclivity to kill everything. We called the cause of this behavior, “biophobia” or a fear of life. We stomp on...

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Blinded by the Light

It took only a few seconds for me to realize it. I was lying in bed in the wee hours, staring at late night movies on TV. Most everyone in the music...

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