Community Comment archive for Aug. 2008

SUNDAY, AUG. 31, 2008

Potential Mayhem down South...

Good morning, Netizens...We always want to keep an eye on potential problems. While an area extending from Texas to Mississippi are evacuating and taking other precautions for Hurricane Gustav, which is making its way through the Gulf, making what appears to be a dead-on shot...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 30, 2008

Second Harvest in Need...

Good Morning,Last fall when I first went to Second Harvest to get the first batch of food for our feeding program at Central Methodist Church "Shalom Ministry" the shelves at the main supply depot were modestly full. It is not unlike a "Big Box" store,...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 2008

The Great Divide...Is it a thing of the past?

David Horsey's excellent political cartoons appear daily in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and online. Good morning, Netizens...This is the first of several Pictures of the Day, and it in particular begs the viewer to contemplate the parallels between the late Martin Luther King and Barak Obama....

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THURSDAY, AUG. 28, 2008

One Man's Experience with the VA...

Good morning, Netizens...Having listened for a long time how badly the Veteran's Administration is being run, this morning I turned to a long-time friend and one of America's heroes from Vietnam to read what he might have to offer on the subject. The horror story...

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Word of the Day -- maquillage

This week's theme: Why use a simple word?maquillage (ma-kee-AAZH) noun Makeup or cosmetics.[From French maquillage (makeup), from maquiller (to apply makeup). Ultimately from the Indo-European root mag-/mak- (to knead, to fit)that is also the source of words make, mason, mass, match, and mingle.]-Anu Garg (words...

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Potential for Assassination?

Good morning, Netizens...This AP picture of Barak Obama is not the Picture of the Day, as some might presume. I submit to each of you this picture is what the next President of the United States will look like when or if the voters of...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 2008

The future of newspapers revisted...

Good evening, Netizens...Curious about how the world of newspapers are changing? A world-class sports columnist, Jay Mariotti, abruptly resigned from the Chicago Sun-Times today and wrote these words after returning from the Olympics in China. "To showcase your work ... you need a stellar Web...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2008

A brief storm, and then placidity...

Good morning, Netizens... It only lasted a brief moment in time, but early this morning an trivial little thunderstorm cell defied every bit of meteorological finesse by materializing when weather forecasters stated the night was supposed to be clear and cool. I noticed lightning in...

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MONDAY, AUG. 25, 2008

Michelle Obama's Speech...

Good evening, Everyone...Michelle Obama took center stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight and in a slightly over 20 minute emotionally-laden speech demonstrated for even those skeptics in the audience that she is a powerful public speaker. There were tears in the eyes of audience...

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SUNDAY, AUG. 24, 2008

SATURDAY, AUG. 23, 2008

Bestselling Author to Speak on Blackwater Sept 30...

Good afternoon, Netizens...COEUR d'ALENE -- Blackwater Worldwide, a private security company, wants to build a regional law enforcement training center in North Idaho.The North Carolina-based company is negotiating a contract with the Idaho Peace Officer Standards & Training Academy to provide space and instruction to...

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Pacem in Terris...

Good morning, Netizens...“I'm sorry for how things are in China,I 'm sorry things ain't the way they used to beBut more than anything elseI'm sorry for myselfBecause you're not here with me...” (The late great John Denver)As I climb from my honorable Putzmobile in front...

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Humanitarian boats to Gaza in trouble

Gush Shalom calls upon the government to let peace boats reach Gaza Message from the ships mentions electronic jamming hurting vital systemsThe Gush Shalom movement calls upon the government to let the two humanitarian boats which sailed yesterday from Cyprus, carrying peace and human rights...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 22, 2008

Ships on their way to Gaza!

Forty-six international human rights workers are now sailing to Gaza through international waters with one overriding goal: to break the Israeli siege that Israel has imposed on the civilian population of Gaza. Any action designed to harm civilians constitutes collective punishment (in the Palestinians' case,...

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Picture of the Day August 22, 2008

Today's Picture of the Day features a fast moving thunderstorm dumping rain and hail over Spokane, Wash. on Thursday. The storm left almost an inch of hail in the Spokane Valley, causing a rash of traffic accidents. The photo was taken looking east from the...

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