Category Archives: Global Warming

Join the 700 Club this weekend

Within the last 48 hours, I’ve become aware of two really great projects that refer to themselves as “Three Fifty.” First, my friend Erica is organizing a global warming vigil here in Ypsi tomorrow (Saturday) evening. It’s scheduled to take place at 6:30 PM, on the section of Michigan Avenue that runs over the Huron […]

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Michigan asks Washington for $830 million to establish Detroit-Chicago high-speed rail

Remember how, a while ago, I told you that the feds had set aside over $8 billion for high-speed rail projects, and Michigan was joining with other states in the vicinity of Chicago to make a request? Well, today was the deadline, and it appears as though we’ve requested $830 million from Uncle Sam. At […]

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Advanced wind turbine company looking to launch in Michigan

I don’t know where the right fit is – whether it’s something more suitable to the Water Street development, the site of the former Visteon plant on 94, or the piece of property across from the Corner Brewery still owned by the Motor Wheel Corporation – but I have to think that one of those […]

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Michael Moore on the bankruptcy of GM

I was going to write something tonight on my conflicted feelings on the bankruptcy of GM, but then, as I was thinking about what to write, I happened across this letter by director Michael Moore. And, as I agree with almost all of it, I thought that I’d reprint it here in its entirety, and […]

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I’m through giving Texas the benefit of the doubt

A few days ago, we were talking here on the site about the Governor of Texas, and some comments that he had made concerning the possibility of secession. I think I mentioned at the time that I’d be all for it, given the good folks of Austin were given enough time to pack their belongings […]

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