Not enough water or too many people?
We have been hearing a lot lately about the impact that growth has on our water supply. There is a grass roots movement in Sparks to require our elected officials to only allow responsible growth that corresponds with the availability of water. This seems perfectly logical to me.
Hillary: first Independent party president?
John Quincy Adams said, “ Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflections that your vote is never lost.” That seems to be the slogan of Independents trying to break the power, monopoly, influence and corruption within our two major political parties.
Eat the elite
Democracy has always suffered from the tendency of the plebian masses to vote for their own class and cultural heroes over the proven expertise and acumen of the superior individual.
Olympics: The Buddha of happiness
This years Summer Olympics in Beijing is a wedge between international politics, individual freedom and human rights rather than competition between world class athletics.
Student emergency suspensions
hat exactly is an “emergency suspension” of a student from school? This term applies to situations where the school feels that for the safety of students and staff a particular student must be removed from school immediately. It sounds pretty serious and it is. It is only to be used when there isn’t time to do a pre-suspension investigation or hearing that is required for regular suspensions.
Those timeless words will be heard countless times in the future as the new 450 acre sports center has opened with the throwing out of the first ball by Mayor Geno Martini, a former catcher himself, doing the honors. What a glorious thing for all of our sports-conscious citizens.
1929 and 2008: Any economic parallels?
In March of 1929, Charles E. Mitchell, a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, announced the bank would loan as much money as necessary in order to “avoid a general collapse of the securities markets.”
Is anybody running this show?
Déjà vu happens all over again at the appropriately named Pickett Park in front of Renown Medical Center, renowned for screwing its workers, this Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.