Terrorism and the NSA Logic and sense
is called for when thinking about the recently publicized National
Surveillance Program. Comparable programs are used everyday, every hour,
in almost any science, manufacturing, financial industry, etc., to
conduct measurement and risk. Why would we not want to protect ourselves
from terrorists or those that wish us harm, in a similar way...
Not a fan of the Bijou I
don’t believe the Traverse City Commission has the authority to give
away parkland and the buildings which stand on it (to create the new
Bijou Theatre). This property belongs to the people of Traverse City,
and for any project of this scope, the citizens should vote...
Mixed messages While
I often wonder whether some attorneys have a conscience, or, if so, do
they ever listen to it, it is true that in our society every person who
can afford to is entitled to buy the services of an attorney...
Time to ban fracking Recent
exposure of the on-site water shortages experienced by Encana
Corporation as it attempted to frack a new well in Kalkaska County
highlight the dangers of the new technology for extracting natural gas...
a big fan of columnist Stephen Tuttle, however, his recent article
regarding how we are unwilling to help pay for infrastructure repairs,
and the electric grid, etc., misses the point...
Traverse City Record-Eagle never received a letter from two high school
students regarding a controversy in the Black & Gold newspaper at
Central High School, as claimed erroneously in last week’s Random
Thoughts column. Another letter on the subject was received by the
paper, but the author reportedly rescinded permission to run it when he
was contacted by the editor of the Record-Eagle's letters page.