Some federal officials are having a difficult time understanding the concept, perhaps because they spend way too much time with other bureaucrats and too little with the people who actually pay their salaries - but city and county officials around the nation are experiencing the best success in selling taxpayers on the need to spend.
If you are one of those who believe there's nothing for you to do to get involved and make this a better place in which to live, man, is there an opportunity open for you!
Just in case you've been wondering what all the hullabaloo has been about this summer, all you have to do is look north.
"Doin' right ain't got no end." - The Outlaw Josey Wales
We need to stop beating around the bush and decide what sort of a society we want to craft in this place and time, because our culture will be influenced by someone. Wheat it will NOT do is stand pat.
Stuff isn't getting better.
County Clerk Donna Zimmerman is trying to get the word out.
So, imagine this: You are a self-proclaimed lesbian actress whose cable TV program about lesbians has been canceled and you are trying to promote a musical tour when a national airline is dragged into the limelight by you because of your excessive public display of affection with another woman on board a flight.
According to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration, here's the low-down on something called cadmium: "Cadmium is an extremely toxic metal commonly found in industrial workplaces, particularly where any ore is being processed or smelted. Due to its low permissible exposure limit (PEL), overexposures may occur even in situations where trace quantities of cadmium are found in the parent ore or smelter dust. Cadmium is used extensively in electroplating, although the nature of the operation does not generally lead to overexposures. Several deaths from acute exposure have occurred among welders who have unsuspectingly welded ...
Maybe we really do get the government we deserve.
It's not likely that our children are going to value that which they don't see being valued at home or in the society around them.
It's time for Americans to wake up to the fact that they have no one but themselves to blame.
The Associated Press story out of Leavenworth was one most of us would just as soon hadn't been necessary:
Oh, my, wasn't it just so touching when Charlie Sheen was able to sober up long enough this weekend to wish his former cast members well as he attempts to drag himself out of the pits of his self-induced has-been status for about the 10th time in his relatively short life?
Apparently the legal giants who have once again shown that justice is blind, deaf and dumb in America have come to believe their own publicity and really think that Casey Anthony is a legal untouchable in our system.
Kansas got an early taste of winter Wednesday night when 4-6 inches of snow fell on this part of the state.
There's a real fascination to watching a movie like "Dumb and Dumber."
It is said that numbers don't lie. Perhaps, but they may not always tell the entire truth.
No one is blind to the fact that people will travel to shop for the holidays. Larger communities have much to offer. However, we should not forget our local merchants whose livelihoods depend on our business.
Had TCU or Baylor been named Oklahoma, they would've made the College Football Playoff.
The selection committee of the initial College Football Playoff had a daunting task.
"Black Friday and Cyber Monday are good for the economy, and #GivingTuesday is good for the soul." This comment referring to the official opening of the Christmas shopping season is posted on 92nd Street Y's website.
It is human nature to want to give someone the benefit of the doubt. Parents do this with their kids, teachers do this with their students and rational adults do this with each other.
In 1633, Galileo Galilei was put on trial at Inquisition headquarters in Rome. He had been controversial for years, because he presented a "theory" that the Sun, not the Earth, was the center of our universe and the Earth went around the Sun. Somehow the idea of this famous scientist had been allowed to stand, so long as it was presented as a hypothetical and not as reality.
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