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Letters 10-27-2014

Paging Doctor Dan: The doctor’s promise to repeal Obamacare reminds me of the frantic restaurant owner hurrying to install an exhaust fan after the kitchen burns down. He voted 51 times to replace the ACA law; a colossal waste of money and time. It’s here to stay and he has nothing to replace it.

Evolution Is Real Science: Breathtaking inanity. That was the term used by Judge John Jones III in his elegant evisceration of creationist arguments attempting to equate it to evolutionary theory in his landmark Kitzmiller vs. Dover Board of Education decision in 2005.

U.S. No Global Police: Steven Tuttle in the October 13 issue is correct: our military, under the leadership of the President (not the Congress) is charged with protecting the country, its citizens, and its borders. It is not charged with  performing military missions in other places in the world just because they have something we want (oil), or we don’t like their form of government, or we want to force them to live by the UN or our rules.

Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism?: I walk the [Grand Traverse] Commons frequently and sometimes I include the loop up to the cistern just to go and see how the art on the cistern has evolved. Granted there is the occasional gross image or word but generally there is a flurry of color.

NMEAC Snubbed: Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is the Grand Traverse region’s oldest grassroots environmental advocacy organization. Preserving the environment through citizen action and education is our mission.

Vote, Everyone: Election Day on November 4 is fast approaching, and now is the time to make a commitment to vote. You may be getting sick of the political ads on TV, but instead, be grateful that you live in a free country with open elections. Take the time to learn about the candidates by contacting your county parties and doing research.

Do Fluoride Research: Hydrofluorosilicic acid, H2SiF6, is a byproduct from the production of fertilizer. This liquid, not environmentally safe, is scrubbed from the chimney of the fertilizer plant, put into containers, and shipped. Now it is a ‘product’ added to the public drinking water.

Meet The Homeless: As someone who volunteers for a Traverse City organization that works with homeless people, I am appalled at what is happening at the meetings regarding the homeless shelter. The people fighting this shelter need to get to know some homeless families. They have the wrong idea about who the homeless are.

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Winter Fun Calendar

- December 8th, 2008
It used to be there wasn’t a whole lot going on in Northern Michigan, especially during the winter months. These days, however, you may find yourself double-booked. Here’s a rundown on a few “musts” to get you through the snow season:



InsideOut Gallery
Warehouse District, TC
March 13: Garnet Rogers -- acoustic folk
March 21: Dick Siegel and the Brandos
March 26: Lynn Miles -- Canadian folk

Tuesday & Thursday Film Nights at the InsideOut:
Second Tuesday: Spies, Spies & Private Eyes -- classic film noir flicks.
Third Tuesday: Japanese Anima
Fourth Tuesday: Hedges Horrors -- classic horror films.
First Thursday: B Minus Movie Madness “Movies so bad they’re good.”
Second & Third Thursday: Beyond Beauty Film Series -- classic movie starlets.

Milliken Auditorium
Dennos Museum Center
March 13: Street Drum Corps -- percussion sounds from L.A.
March 21: Sophie Milman -- sultry jazz ingenue.

Corson Auditorium
Interlochen Arts Center
March 12: “Gilligan’s Island: The Musical,” a comedy featuring 18 songs.

Old Town Playhouse
March 6-23: “The Producers.” Two Broadway producers scheme to stage a flop, only to find that their show, “Springtime for Hitler” is a smash hit.
 
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