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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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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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