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4 hours ago.
by jaxspp
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Letters To Ed :-)

"We've been duped by the Republicans. Kentucky Sen. and minority leader Mitch McConnell in a news conference one day after the election, stated that the single and sole goal of the GOP over the next two years is: to make Barack Obama a single term president. What an arrogant and obnoxious goal and statement. There agenda before the election was to get votes by promising that there first goals were jobs, the economy and health care reform. It seems their goal is to grab power, not to do things for the people that are in need of jobs and or unemployment pay, health care for those that don't have it, and the people losing their homes. This is the same party that wanted the auto plants and their suppliers to go out of business. We are just coming back from what they did to this country, and now we have them back to do the same things to our country again. What a mess the next two years is going to bring to this country. Talk about partisanship." Carl D. Leow Rogers Cit

 
 

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normanlake

I enjoy hearing a well thought opinion, but what we have seen from the resident 'conservatives' rarely has that quality that would make me pause and consider.

Posted 241 days ago.

normanlake

Jax, we see in the Saturday Alpena News that Benishek came to Alpena to save the day. One business person sought to complain about environmental regulations harming his business. We can bet that Benishek will do what he can to relax environmental regulations to allow further degradation of our natural resources, as we are seeing across the country with lax enforcement causing disastrous coal ash spills harming the water supply. Water costs more than oil, so protect it.

Posted 241 days ago.

I saw a story that Girl Scout cookies are selling like crazy outside the pot stores in Colorado. This thing is turning into a win-win for everyone.

Posted 241 days ago.

I missed the RS post. No, I don't wish his business bad, but I question a business that can't function with regulation. That often means someone wants to dump something into a river or the atmosphere, import something toxic, ship something dangerous or sell an untested product for consumption like a weight-loss pill. I know a roofer in Florida who is thriving now because of the regulations there. He says there are so many regulations roofers are staying out, and now that he knows the system and has a way to deal with the regulations, he has all the business he can handle.

Posted 241 days ago.

amos57usa

I see our drug court forces people to attend AA or NA both of which were bait and switch religious conditioning back when I attended. A Rational Recovery group is needed for those unable to lie to themselves long enough to believe a higher power/god Thingy exists. Court forced dishonesty sems a poor method for recovery and is illegal under many circumstances. The ACLU should be notitied that in Alpena it's religion or jail.

Posted 243 days ago.

HuronHippie

SHRILL is just off licking his wounds somewhere. He reminds me of my gout. I am greatly relieved when it goes away, but I know it will be back. Actually, this forum may die without him. What's the use in logging on if you don't get completely outraged by the stupid stuff he spouts? Much as I dislike the man, I wish him luck. I don't know how much he says is really true, but if you have a business and it is going bad, it is really tough--I know, I've been there.

Posted 243 days ago.

surefoot

I’m sure we have put these two children to bed and will not be hearing from them.

Posted 246 days ago.

surefoot

Then you had some local framers (members of the Tea Party) protesting government welfare while all the time they are receiving government farm subsidies worth hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, I guess it help feed their show horses.

Posted 246 days ago.

surefoot

Then you had some local framers (members of the Tea Party) protesting government welfare while all the time they are receiving government fram subsidies worth hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, I guess it help feed their show horses.

Posted 246 days ago.

surefoot

Rshiil has come to the realization that by supporting the Tea Party and the GOP that he was protesting all that is good for the USA.

That and he gave away his identity for those that care, making public that he is not the businessman he claimed to be but just a poor working person struggling to survive.

Freeman and the Tea Party has never said when were the good old times they talk about taking the USA back to.

Posted 246 days ago.

Where did RS go? He'll tell you the sun stopped in the sky once.

Posted 247 days ago.

normanlake

Surefoot, ask any kid about Noah's Ark, and see how many get that 'right'.

Posted 247 days ago.

normanlake

Smoke Smoke Smoke (that cigarette) Tex Williams or Commander Cody version, sums up the tobacco industry. The ties to the Kochs I was unclear on, but given their propensity for planet and human harmful policies, no surprise.

Posted 247 days ago.

amos57usa

If you keep dissing smokers I'll quit and your taxes will go up.(cough)

Posted 247 days ago.

surefoot

"Does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth?"

If you answered the latter, you're among a quarter of Americans who also got it wrong, according to a new report by the National Science Foundation.

Posted 248 days ago.

surefoot

a new report by the National Science Foundation.

A survey of 2,200 people that was released Friday revealed some alarming truths about the state of science education across the country, with many failing to an answer even the most basic astronomy and science questions, according to a release about the survey.

Out of nine questions in the survey, participants scored an average 6.5.

Only 39 percent answered correctly with "true" when asked if "The universe began with a huge explosion,"

while only 48 percent knew that "Human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals," according to the statement.

Posted 248 days ago.

They don't make patriots like they used to.

Posted 248 days ago.

"The two main organizations identified in the UCSF Quarterback study are Americans for Prosperity and Freedomworks. Both groups are now "supporting the tobacco companies' political agenda by mobilizing local Tea Party opposition to tobacco taxes and smoke-free laws." Freedomworks and Americans for Prosperity were once a single organization called Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE). CSE was founded in 1984 by the infamous Koch Brothers"

Posted 248 days ago.

"Published in the peer-reviewed academic journal, Tobacco Control, the study titled, 'To quarterback behind the scenes, third party efforts': the tobacco industry and the Tea Party, is not just an historical account of activities in a bygone era. As senior author, Stanton Glantz, a University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) professor of medicine, writes:

"Nonprofit organizations associated with the Tea Party have longstanding ties to tobacco companies, and continue to advocate on behalf of the tobacco industry's anti-tax, anti-regulation agenda."

Posted 248 days ago.

Why The Tea Party?: A new academic study confirms that front groups with longstanding ties to the tobacco industry and the billionaire Koch brothers planned the formation of the Tea Party movement more than a decade before it exploded onto the U.S. political scene.

Far from a genuine grassroots uprising, this astroturf effort was curated by wealthy industrialists years in advance. Many of the anti-science operatives who defended cigarettes are currently deploying their tobacco-inspired playbook internationally to evade accountability for the fossil fuel industry's role in driving climate disruption.

The study, funded by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institute of Health, traces the roots of the Tea Party's anti-tax movement back to the early 1980s when tobacco companies began to invest in third party groups to fight excise taxes on cigarettes, as well as health studies finding a link between cancer and secondhand cigarette smoke."

Posted 248 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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