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by michael
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Money & Home Stuff
Topic: Sustainable living, buying local, and changing how we live
Replies: 7
Views: 2523

Re: Sustainable living, buying local, and changing how we live

My wife and I do look at labels and purchase fruit and veggies from the closest location possible. When the local Farmer's Market is open (starting in 2 weeks from now) we purchase all that we can eat in a week's time. For example, when strawberries have been available from our local growers, we pur...
by michael
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Men's Stuff
Topic: Seeking a neutral opinion on a chat I had with a friend
Replies: 1
Views: 4980

Re: Seeking a neutral opinion on a chat I had with a friend

David, I can tell you, it appears to me that you were communicating very clearly and directly with your friend in this situation. I don't think you were taking things "too personal" as he alleged. You were merely using "I messages" expressing how you felt. It sounds like this fri...
by michael
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: United States
Topic: Socialism is alive and kicking in America
Replies: 4
Views: 3231

Re: Socialism is alive and kicking in America

I just read an article in the NY Times by Steve Lohr talking about this very topic. I find it intriguing that Americans have such an aversion to any government action that "appears" to be socialist. Our government has intervened in bankings and business several times in our history. In thi...
by michael
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: United States
Topic: USA health care disaster
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Re: USA health care disaster

The Fire Department analogy is a very interesting way to look at our current system! i am also very frustrated with the "for profit" premise of our healthcare system which, to me, has completely abdicated its true purpose of providing quality healthcare to all Americans. I have been follow...
by michael
Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: United States
Topic: University to students: 'All whites are racist'
Replies: 24
Views: 1290

Re: University to students: 'All whites are racist'

David wrote: I enjoy a mix of both light topics and more serious topics. Balance is key. As for someone being close minded and not wanting to have a dialogue, nobody can control that. That said, I want to foster and encourage dialogue here and would appreciate if everyone did their bit to not stifle...

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