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Letters 02-01-2016

Real Contamination In 1968, Chicago (its Mayor Richard Daley in particular) felt menaced by anti-war protesters (Abbie Hoffman in particular) threatening to put the hallucinogenic LSD into Chicago’s water supply. In reaction to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., we reacted vigorously to a perceived threat of chemical or biological terrorist attacks on our water supply. A religious cult contaminating a city water tank with salmonella in Oregon, sickening about 700, was the only such attack in our country until now. The water supply of Flint, Mich., was attacked and contaminated, not by terrorists or protesters, but by our own government...

Why The Muslim Debate? I was passing through your fine town last week and picked up a couple copies of Northern Express. There I noted a discourse concerning the Muslim situation in Dearborn. It is interesting to note that I see similar conversations in newspapers and blogs throughout the country and, in fact, throughout the world...

Kachadurian Has It All Wrong Thank you for continuing to publish Thomas Kachadurian’s bigoted editorials. If not for this publication, I wouldn’t know that such people lived in my sweet northern Michigan...

Over The Line I felt Sarah Palin crossed the line when she indicated our president did not care about those like her son who came home wounded. No one challenges her on these remarks; to me it is shameful...

Flints’ Man-made Disaster Governor Snyder’s Financial Emergency Manager Law has created a State of Emergency in Flint. In 2011, newly elected Governor Snyder signed Public Act 4, giving him the freedom to take over any city government his office found financially bankrupt, with power to override any decision of elected city officials. This law showed his primary motive — money before people. In November 2012, the People of Michigan voted down his Financial Emergency Manager Law, as they resented losing control of their cities. In December 2012, he showed his contempt for the people’s vote and signed a revised version, one that did not give power back to the people...

Defending the AR15 And Gun Rights I was amazed to read David Downer’s recent letter. He admits he is a gun owner but he expresses his ignorance of what an “assault rifle” really is, and thereby spreads the antigun position that an AR15 is an assault rifle...

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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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