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Letters 12-14-2014

Come Together There is a time-honored war strategy known as “divide and conquer,” and never has it been more effective than now. The enemy is using it against us through television, internet and other social media. I opened a Facebook account a couple of years back to gain more entries in local contests. Since then I had fallen under its spell; I rushed into judgment on several social issues based on information found on those pages

Quiet The Phones! This weekend we attended two beautiful Christmas musical events and the enjoyment of both were significantly diminished by self-absorbed boors holding their stupid iPhones high overhead to capture extremely crucial and highly needed photos. We too own iPhones, but during a public concert we possess the decency and manners to leave them turned off and/or at home. Today’s performance, the annual Messiah Sing at Traverse City’s Central Methodist Church, was a new low: we watched as Mr. Self-Absorbed not only took several photos but then afterwards immediately posted them to his Facebook page. We were dumbfounded.

A Torturous Defense In defense of the C.I.A.’s use of torture in a mostly fruitless search for vital information, some suggest that the dire situation facing us after 9-11, justified the use of torture even at the expense of the potential loss of much of our nation’s moral authority.

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Dove‘s Best Friend

Express Staff - June 16th, 2005
Green Party of Michigan is crowing over the certification of their petition to restore Michigan’s 99-year ban on hunting the mourning dove -- a bird recognized by the state legislature as the Michigan Bird of Peace.
The law that ended that ban has been suspended, and there will be no more shooting of doves in the state until after a statewide vote on the measure in November 2006, according to a release from the Greens.
The Committee to Restore the Dove Shooting Ban filed over 275,000 petition signatures in March -- almost twice as many as were needed to qualify the referendum for the ballot. Dove hunters, who had influenced elected officials to get the ban ended, did not challenge the petition.

KID ROCKS
BOYNE MOUNTAIN
Northern Michigan’s adopted son, Kid Rock brings his Twisted Brown Trucker band to Boyne Mountain on Sunday, July 17 in a show that should knock some of the rust off of the Northern Michigan concert scene.
The show by the multi-platinum performer signals Boyne Mountain’s debut as a major player in the Northern Michigan music scene and is the first concert in its Music On The Mountain Series. The show is significant because few major concert venues in the region offer music of interest to younger listeners.
General admission tickets at $39.50 are on sale at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets may also be charged by phone at 616-456-3333, 517-484-5656 or 989-754-4800.
 
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