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A costly penny for your thoughts

It costs taxpayers 1.83 cents to mint a penny.

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UC TUITION HIKES

University of California Regent Richard Blum confessed that he was “apoplectic” at the Board of Regents meeting Wednesday. The husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein supports tuition increases as high as 28 percent over five years, which the board approved Thursday. Blum warned that private universities such as Yale and Stanford threaten to poach academic superstars. “In my investment business, if I underpaid my staff as much as the university is underpaid,” said Blum, “I’d have nothing but empty desks.” And: “You’ve got to get real about this stuff.”

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Hail the (president) emperor

Editor, Manteca Bulletin, 

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What if we’re judged by how we treat animals?

I still feel guilty.

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Serial killers can marry but not law- abiding gays in some states

Where’s the outrage?

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 1:14 a.m. | | Serial killers can marry but not law- abiding gays in some states Comments 0 Comments

America’s rogue president

Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens.

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Putting a pitchfork in it

Lloyd Blankfein is very concerned about income inequality. With his face reflecting both worry and perplexity, he recently called inequality “very destabilizing.”

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IT’S METH, FOLKS

In attempting to write a column in regards to the homeless ordinances that have been passed – and its subsequent backlash, I realized that even written with kid’s gloves – made of angels’ wings and butterfly kisses – someone is going to be unhappy with it. So I’m just going to take the gloves off, and say some of the things nobody apparently wants to hear.

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Chances to go holiday shopping plus order pie

It’s time to go shopping! The Ripon Senior Center (422 S. Wilma Ave.) is holding its annual Craft and Bake Sale on Friday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event will feature local crafters and bakers, so come by and do some early Christmas shopping or pick up a yummy dessert for Thanksgiving. 

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Obamacare: Based on ‘stupidity’

“Grubergate” is the name for the embarrassing revelations about Obamacare by its chief architect, MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber. Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) predicted that the House Oversight Committee will hold hearings on this issue, so the public can learn the facts underlying this legislative failure. 

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Overworked 1 percenters stressed out

Here’s something that might not have occurred to you: It’s not easy being rich.

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PG&E for years relied on SSJID for cheap power

Back before deregulation, rolling brown outs, power market manipulations costing  Californians billions upon  billions of dollars  and skyrocketing PG&E bills there was a promise.

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Running to keep memory of beloved teacher alive

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article first appeared in the Nov. 8, 2013 edition of the Manteca Bulletin. It has been modified to accommodate Sunday’s second annual Heller E. Lipsett Memorial.

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Wedding bells ring for brutal executioner

Charles Manson is getting married.

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How did we get here?

Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession speech, in its entirety: “The people have spoken — the bastards.”

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