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Kevin Roeten

Kevin Roeten

A former Chemical Engineer, Kevin Roeten enjoys riding the third rail of journalism: politics and religion. He is a Guest Columnist for the Asheville Citizen-Times, and the Independent (Ohio), writes for numerous blogs, is an amateur astronomer, and delves into scientific topics.

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Obamacare Only Adds Taxes to An Overburdened Economy

It turns out that the promise of no taxes was a complete fallacy.
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New Law Further Solidifies Marriage in NC

North Carolina voted for 'Marriage Amentment 1' by a wide margin.

State of Fear of Chemicals Hits Hometown in Face

How many remember the 'dihydrogen monoxide' hoax thrust upon the populace in the 90's. So many seem chemically uninformed, when all matter on earth is made of chemicals.

The Unknown Presidential Candidate

There's only one candidate who can beat Obama this fall, and it's for several good reasons.

Future Presidential Election Decided by Abortion

Total world abortion numbers in last 20 years is boggling. Abortion will be a major issue in the 2013 presidential elections.

Asteroid Example of Closed System

Asteroid Eros orbiting Mars one example of a closed system.
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Is Tim Tebow The Next Catholic to Be?

Tim Tebow an only be headed two ways. A possible Catholic, or a crazed sports superstar OD'd on attention.
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Occupy Movement in Shambles

One must realize a 'movement's' objective before they protest themselves, join the group, or even support their actions watching them on TV. What is their long term goal? Is yours the same? Are their protestations doing any good?
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Plummeting Population in 2050?

Population set to take a major freefall in 50 years, but most media not saying why.

How Many Have Worried About Having a Down Syndrome Child?

How many have worried about having a Down Syndrome child? Down's much more common than once thought. Trisomy, or Down Syndrome, can come in many forms.
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Jupiter Has Weather Similar to Most Exoplanets

Do any exoplanets have similar characteristics to earth? Are any in that 'goldilocks zone', which give the capability of harboring life as we know it? Can we even see it, given its immense distance?

Down Syndrome: Let Me Count the Ways

Never mind that Down Syndrome babies can possibly lead a normal life. Never mind that a Down prognosis is usually made with the child in the womb, and can be wrong.
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Another Obama 4 Years Spells the Death of America

Obama is not worried about total debt now, because in his mind a World Bank will somehow save the day. Socialism will allegedly control most countries in the next few years.
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Do CFCs Really Cause Ozone Depletion?

How many individuals have lost money and jobs over theoretical ozone depletion? Why have natural variations never been considered as a possible reason for seasonal ozone loss?