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It was three weeks before the presidential election, and a half-dozen citizens of my rural Maine town (population 1,345) had gathered for a committee meeting. The group's leader opened with a mischievous query....
Playing solitaire late into the night with no hope of winning only makes for one tired person. The game of empire being played in Washington has the potential to waste a whole world.
Sometimes, I just can't help myself. 10,000 experts from 180 nations gathered nearby (Montreal) to try and address (and I quote) "...the alarming effects of greenhouse gases and global warming." No kidding?
|Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming|
Citizens could amend their town's charter to allow citizen initiatives on budget issues. Retaining majority rule, it's much better than TABOR. More towns can also subject the budget to voter approval.
|Radical Proposals To Help Us Control Taxes|
An anonymous rant in one of Gray's free weeklies took the town to task for providing employees with health insurance on the backs of residents who cannot afford insurance themselves.
Whenever anybody says to me, "Whoa, what's with the hair?" I reply, "I'm not cutting my hair until the bastards are indicted."
I told about my Cousin Emma's courageous fight with breast cancer three years ago.
Torture and abuse will continue in secret Soviet-style prisons, at the president's discretion. John Yoo believes a president has this power. So does Samuel Alito.
|Sam Alito, Bush's blank check|
There is little in this world more enjoyable than a summer garden that is just about ready to give you its bounty. After months of preparing, planting, watering, and weeding the garden is finally about to give you payment for all your labors. But...
|Attack of the horned heathens from hell|
We can gab all day long but unless we cut spending for the war, it will never end.
|Tom Allen's Gab (Guns and Butter)|
Anne Gass' sister Vicki and her husband Rahman are living and working in Baghdad. This is one of an occasional series of reports on their lives in that country.
At the invitation of the rabbi I went to the synagogue Monday night, for the annual Holocaust memorial program. Such things are often instructive, if one has an open heart.
Some turned away and shook their heads at his explanation of his own abduction on Route 46 in North Orland. Others hung on until his explanation of the later physical ramifications of that abduction.
|Crossing the Credibility Line|
Time to take another peek [Lifestyle Theme] into the "Lifestyles of the Rich ... and Cranky."
After 3 weeks of consultation amongst all the indigenous Zapatista bases in Chiapas in the summer of 2005, the movement voted almost unanimously to take a huge and potentially precarious leap.
|Zapatistas launch "Other Campaign"|
Should any American have to decide between pointing out where local and state governments violate its own laws, and eating?
|Law and the average citizen - a mythical character|
From experience, this year calls for some radically different New Year's resolutions.
I'm tired of being lied to and tired of being sold out. I'm voting for Pat Lamarche, Jean Hay Bright and Dexter Kamilewicz.
The nurses' nine-to-five gig is to bring compassion to strangers, even when their own lives may be in turmoil, or maybe their feet just hurt or they're having problems with the teenage offspring.
"Show a little initiative. Get off your butt and give it a try."
|How do you resurrect a corpse?|
This week's featured crimeless victims are Mustapha Tabatabainejad and Tom Connolly who are exemplary of the risks people take when appearing to be Muslim.
|Not More Crimeless Victims||