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Lamar Hankins

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: PEC violates cooperative values, principles of liberty

— — Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS In 2006, my wife and I built our retirement home in the City of San Marcos, but within a small area of the city where electric service is provided only by Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC).  We had no choice about whom we bought electric service

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: The delusions of war ten years after the bombing of Iraq began

— — Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS For most of us, the last ten years have not involved the personal agony of US troops killed in Iraq (nearly 4500), wounded (perhaps as many...

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: CPR and End-of-Life Decisions

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS   Cardiopulmonary resuscitation – CPR – is as widely misunderstood as it is widely known, especially when it involves the terminally ill and those who are in...

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Keystone XL pipeline debate mired in disinformation

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS One of the attributes of our current politics is the repetition of false information, even after it has been proven false.  Such repetition is the use of...

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Questions that Rafael Edward ‘Ted’ Cruz won’t answer

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS As a smart guy who went to Princeton and Harvard, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas must have missed the courses that taught how to do research. ...

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Selling cremation door-to-door

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS   I just had the opportunity to be a “secret shopper” – from the convenience of my dining room table. Over the years, I have occasionally received...

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Drone assassinations are the latest misguided U.S. foreign policy

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS Ever since homo sapiens walked in east Africa 200,000 years ago and feared the rustling in the grass, we have known that this is a dangerous world. ...

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Sanitizing Black history every February

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS — I don’t like to read about Black history during February each year because most of what I find is so sanitized. Black history is full of...

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Becoming a victim of TSA’s goons

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS While flying on a plane going west My luggage lock was supposedly the best It met all of TSA’s requirements and rules But still they broke it...

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Freethought San Marcos: Reconsidering gun control

— Freethought San Marcos: A column by LAMAR W. HANKINS   Since I last wrote about gun control in the middle of December, I have continued to read and gather as many facts as I could find...

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