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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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Best Idea for Bringing Jobs to Northern Michigan?

- March 26th, 2012  

• Build a brewery
• Finally build the Meijer store in Acme
• Elect a new governor
• Affordable housing in town
• Expand Agritourism and farming
• Artisan foods and beverages
• Ask companies to come here because it is a great place to be
• Better 3g cell service
• Better tax structure for the state
• Breaks for small business
• Bring back the fi lm incentives
• Build a tunnel under the lake to Chicago
• Create a huge new wedding/entertainment venue
• Bring in a Trader Joe’s
• Bring back train service
• Build more golf courses
• Buy more local made products!
• Cut wages from the top and give more to
the honest hard working people
• Developing our wine and food tourism industry
• Don’t re-elect Obama
• Dump Rick Snyder
• Eliminate over half of all federal departments
• Enhance tourism & advertising
• Expand NMC to a medical school
• More Festivals!
• Fully legalize cannabis for both industrial and medical use
• Giant indoor waterpark
• Give new buisness a tax break
• Have a longer summer
• Hiring 50 plus year olds
• Reopen Sugarloaf as premiere ski resort!!
• Keep stores open later and the nightlife thriving
• Competitive taxes
• Legalize prostitution
• Less restrictions on cottage industries
• Make a Judes hospital here
• Make more movies here
• No taxes for sole proprietors for first year in business
• Pay people a competitive wage
• Reduce government involvement
• Create a Science museum (all ages)
• Supercar manufacturing

 
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