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Monday, September 28, 2009

Top NATO guy gets Lincoln

During this past weekend, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, current Secretary General of NATO, former Prime Minister.... [click for full entry]

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The Virden Riots

About 24 years before the Herrin Massacre, we had the Virden Riots of 1898, sometimes.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Booth's diary

I'm hesitant to put this first part here because of recent unrest exhibited in our.... [click for full entry]

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Hard times in Cairo

That would be Cairo, Illinois (fixed link). The times have not been good to Cairo,.... [click for full entry]

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pop.

Lock. Photo later..... [click for full entry]

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Shoe.

Phone..... [click for full entry]

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Boots on the Ground by Dusk (a reading)

Page 41: [...] As they were getting ready to begin operations, one of their vehicles,.... [click for full entry]

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Things they never knew

Eavesdropping on random twitterers to see what they don't know: ShaayFernando: damn, i never knew.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Joliet Intermodal Terminal [Updated]

This entry was originally posted on Sunday, September 6, 2009. Begin update. The State Journal-Register.... [click for full entry]

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The Informant

The Informant is a movie about the true story of price fixing at Archer Daniels.... [click for full entry]

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Senate Bill 482

On June 15, 2009, I wrote the following email to U.S. Senator Roland Burris regarding.... [click for full entry]

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Five Patrick Swayze movies I let my preteen girls watch

Over and over and over and over: Dirty Dancing Road House Ghost Father Hood To.... [click for full entry]

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Freight Train Blues

Today's SJ-R headlines: Local agencies didn't take stand on high-speed rail in 2003 Train vibration.... [click for full entry]

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Herrin Massacre

The Herrin massacre has been immortalized in the words to a song by Jerry Swan.... [click for full entry]

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Love in Vain (or today's train stuff)

They had a big meeting today. State to seek federal money for high-speed rail project.... [click for full entry]

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It was a clear, sunny morning

The sky was bright blue. My daughter, Laura, who was a junior in high school,.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Train

Just the latest. City, UP duel over what railroad knew, when it knew it: Springfield.... [click for full entry]

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Today's train stuff

First, 3rd St. fight imperils high-speed rail in Illinois, rail official warns: Springfield officials’ public.... [click for full entry]

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

She's so

....... [click for full entry]

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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Train stuff update

Officials: 3rd St. only option for fast trains: There are alternatives to overpasses and street.... [click for full entry]

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Friday, September 04, 2009

Shine a Light

When you're drunk in the alley, with your clothes all torn And your late.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Today's word: Indoctrination [updated]

First of all, OMG, people, listen to yourselves! Can you really be as ignorant as.... [click for full entry]

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Brakeman's Blues

This photo should not in any way be construed as an anti-train commercial. Consider.... [click for full entry]

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