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Doctor Dan? After several email conversations with Rep. Benishek, he has confirmed that he doesn’t have a clue of what he does. Here’s why...

In Favor Of Our Parks [Traverse] City Proposal 1 is a creative way to improve our city parks without using our tax dollars. By using a small portion of our oil and gas royalties from the Brown Bridge Trust Fund, our parks can be improved for our children and grandchildren.

From January 1970 Popular Mechanics: “Drastic climate changes will occur within the next 50 years if the use of fossil fuels keeps rising at current rates.” That warning comes from Eugene K. Peterson of the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management.

Newcomers Might Leave: Recently we had guests from India who came over as students with the plan to stay in America. He has a master’s degree in engineering and she is doing her residency in Chicago and plans to specialize in oncology. They talked very candidly about American politics and said that after observing...

Someone Is You: On Sept 21, I joined the 400,000 who took to the streets of New York in the People’s Climate March, followed by a UN Climate Summit and many speeches. On October 13, the Pentagon issued a report calling climate change a significant threat to national security requiring immediate action. How do we move from marches, speeches and reports to meaningful work on this problem? In NYC I read a sign with a simple answer...

Necessary To Pay: Last fall, Grand Traverse voters authorized a new tax to fix roads. It is good, it is necessary.

The Real Reasons for Wolf Hunt: I have really been surprised that no one has been commenting on the true reason for the wolf hunt. All this effort has not been expended so 23 wolves can be killed each year. Instead this manufactured controversy about the wolf hunt has been very carefully crafted to get Proposal 14-2 passed.

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Best Heroes!

- March 26th, 2012  

Michael Moore


His critics may label him a hypocritical, Filmmaker, but was also voted one of Northern Michigan’s heros.

He may be a divisive figure on the national stage, but most in Northern Michigan agree Moore has been great for TC. He spearheaded the renovation of the State Theater and he was one of the founders of the Traverse City Film Festival. He’s also been involved in the ongoing restoration of the Vogue Theater in Manistee.

The past year saw the publication of Moore’s memoir, “Here Comes Trouble,” which chronicles his life growing up in Flint and getting into local politics at a very young age, through what it was like to become the public face of opposition to the Iraq war.

Moore has also recently been deeply involved in the Occupy movement, in New York, across the country, and in TC.

In December, he addressed members of Occupy TC at the Horizon Book Store basement.

It was part update on the national movement, part stump speech, and part motivational sermon on keeping Occupy going through the winter.

Moore generated controversy locally when he announced that he would cancel the 2012 Comedy Arts Festival, which in two years had become a welcome dose of entertainment for a cold, gray February weekend.

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