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Stories by Mario Salazar

Mario Salazar is a combat infantry Vietnam Vet, world traveler, renaissance reconnaissance man, pacifist, metal smith, glass artisan, computer programmer and he has a Master of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering. Now retired from the Environmental Protection Agency and living in Montgomery County, Mario will share with you his life, his thoughts, his musing on living in yet another century of change. He will also try to convey his joy of being old.

U.S. income gap keeps increasing. Are we headed for a plutocracy?

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md., June 10, 2015 − We keep reading about all the income inequality in our country. Every day we see statistics massaged every which way to tell us that a minority keeps on getting richer as the poor are getting poorer. Meanwhile, the middle class keeps losing ground. Are we heading for a society consisting of a few ...

Myths about USAID and foreign aid

It is logical to assume that any independence they had in the past has been lost after the USAID came under the direct control of the State Department.

Myths and realities of recycling

Recycling reduces the use of limited resources and energy and decreases the production of toxic substances that are by-products of mining and processing.

Tom Cotton’s unsent letter and what it means

MIAMI, March 17, 2015 – On this St. Patrick’s day all Americans renew their ancestral ties, especially those from the Emerald Isle. Even Native Americans whose ancestors most likely crossed from Asia during the last ice age came from other places in the world. We constantly hear the claim that “we are all immigrants.” However, ...

The long way back for Latino Americans

With all the controversy related to President Obama's actions with regards to undocumented immigrants, it may be a good idea to revisit some of the history of Latinos in the United States.