Issue 708

29th July, 2010 - 11th August, 2010

People that claim to be "pro life" or "right to life" mean well, but are sadly misguided. Let's begin with the rhetoric of their chosen label. For starters, other than murderers or suicides, I think most of us on the planet are "pro life.

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Sheriff Ffederspiel Says DEA Agents, Not Deputies Are Initiating Drug Raids

Who are these protesters that gather on occasion near the gazebo in Borchard Park across from the Saginaw County Courthouse, accusing Sheriff Bill Federspiel of wrongly raiding and harassing medical marijuana growers and caregivers? Passing motorists blow their horns in support, while some shout perceptions such as “potheads” and “druggies” out of their open car windows, but the demonstrators say they believe medical marijuana to be a vital and valuable alternative medicine, and that the THC ingredient is a proven natural pain reliever that provides potential to cure or slow the spread of cancer.

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With all dead there’s usually only one thing you can do. ’What’s that?’ Go through its clothes and look for loose change. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has officially announced that there will be no climate bill this year.

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Alicia Warrington has toured the world with Kelly Osbourne and gigged with the Hannah Montana/ Miley Cyrus machine. She was the drummer for one of my favorite Michigan bands, the Gore Gore Girls, building her rock & roll chops with classic garage and punk rhythms.

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On the Intersection of Style & Fuel Injected Vision William Porter Discusses the Heydey of Automotive Design Showcased In the Saginaw Art Museum’s Impressive New Exhibition

For decades the automobile served as an integral part of the spirit, ethos, and economic lifeblood of the Great Lakes Bay area, and the era of the ‘muscle car’, replete with powerful engines, sleek lines of design, and visual intoxication, represents an artistry that was fueled by high-octane inspiration, which captured the imagination of designers and consumers alike.

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As the State of Michigan Leases Massive Acres in Northern Michigan to Natural Gas Companies, Now Is the Time For Citizens to Act Before Their Fresh Tap Water Turns into Fire

With the August primary elections on the horizon and a hapless legislature in Lansing scurrying to make up a billion dollar budget deficit, a new round of natural gas exploration in the pristine setting of Northern Michigan raises alarming red flags for every citizen within the state and leads one to question why the State of Michigan would literally sell its soul and the lifeblood of its citizenry for pennies on the dollar.

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Poet Marc Beaudin Returns to Bemo’s August 4th for a Special Reading and Reflects Upon the Creative Life in Montana

Marc Beaudin is what one can safely call a man of counter-cultural letters. Born in Bay City, Marc was a founding member of the 303 Collective, a group of artists and performers who nurtured alternative perspectives in the mid-Michigan area; producing many original plays and fresh translations with original themes, such as Little Shop of Whores (a take-off on the oil industry) and modern readings of Reefer Madness.

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This isn’t old-time Chicago, but residents of the state House 95th District will need to remember to vote twice in the August 3rd primary. Just look at your ballot closely. If you are voting in the Democratic primary, you may wonder why you are asked to choose twice between the names of Greg Dietrich, Stacy Erwin Oakes, J.

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