|OPINION AND EDITORIAL|
|IN CONGRESS WE TRUST…NOT|
May 15, 2009
Special Guest editorial to Sky Valley Chronicle by Sibel Edmonds, Former FBI language specialist
I have been known to quote long-dead men in my past writings. Whether eloquently expressed thoughts by our founding fathers, or those artfully expressed by ancient Greek thinkers, these quotes have always done a better job starting or ending my thoughts - that tend to be expressed in long winding sentences. For this piece I am going to break with tradition and start with an appropriate quote from a living current senator, John Kerry: “It’s a sad day when you have members of congress who are literally criminals go undisciplined by their colleagues. No wonder people look at Washington and know this city is broken.”
|A DIFFERENT KIND OF FREE MARKET: SHARING WITH NEIGHBORS|
May 07, 2009
By Chaka Runa April 26, 2009
We are a small town of less than 4,000 people in the mountains of Ecuador . Recently our new organic farmers cooperative started hosting one afternoon a week to exchange our produce and seeds among ourselves...no money changes hands.
|WE NEVER STAND SO TALL AS WHEN|
WE KNEEL IN SERVICE TO OTHERS
May 03, 2009
"A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members."
"Any society, any nation, is judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members -- the last, the least, the littlest."
Cardinal Roger Mahony in a 1998 letter “Creating a Culture of life”
Last month The Farm - a Christian ministry based in Snohomish known for years for reaching out and helping the less fortunate - did something so sweet, so thoughtful and so caring it should restore confidence in the heart of the most hardened cynic in the basic goodness of human kind.
|FEAR MONGERS: ALREADY IN ASSAULT MODE ON THAT HEALTH CARE THING|
April 24, 2009
When you are bankrupt of ideas, when your party of choice (also bankrupt of ideas) has been thrown out of Washington and the White House by voters lock stock and lobbyist supplied golden barrel (after said party deep-sixed the economy during their looong stay), when the only thing you have to hold onto is frozen, fifty-year old dogma and dead ideology that America has already said no to (stuff so crusty it makes CNN’s Larry King look young) and has already proven itself to be an utter disaster in practice (theory is another matter) then the only thing you have to work with is fear.
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