Tag: Traverse City

Occupy Traverse City Part One

From the Traverse City October 22, 2011 Occupy event downtown Traverse City, Michigan.

Not all is as it seems, and there are different components to the OWS movement. Though I am not comfortable with the fist symbolism often attributed to the OWS movement which seems to relate it well to a redistribution movement, I felt it would be important to let the words of those involved be heard to see if all of them might support that type of political structure.

This one might surprise you. It is part One of three.

A Little More On Agenda 21

Found a piece today worth reading. I should note that most often, the standard reaction to even mentioning “Agenda 21” in casual company, tends to elicit blank stares, and a bit of a confusion as to why it is such…

ICLEI in Michigan – Agenda 21

Recently, our county commission passed a “climate action plan.”  It could have been enough to call it an energy savings plan, but the additional 30 pages advocating the premise that the United States is taking advantage of the world by…

One Man With Courage Is A Majority

Thomas Jefferson. He certainly had some gems. In fact I’ll bet any one of these following could be applied today: “How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.” “I believe that banking institutions are more…

Support Your Local Charities

I cannot tell you how important it is to step back and take a moment to appreciate the great work done by responsible organizations in the name of humanity. As you all know, I prefer to see charitable needs handled…

Lowered Taxes In Michigan?

Last night I watched a pretty remarkable event. The Traverse City commission voted on their budget. I was present at probably the longest Traverse City Commission meeting I have attended.  So long in fact, that protocol required the commission to…