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Government

Russia Can’t Influence A Democracy Which Doesn’t Exist

The USA is Not a Democracy By: Todd Smekens Blog – I shouldn’t come out in the first paragraph to declare the Russian story a hoax but I still cannot believe the media continue pressing this issue while ignoring those who are truly influencing our democracy – the Donor Class. If Facebook can possibly account […]

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Business Government Wellness

What’s the Real Costs/Benefits of Dirty Energy Sources in Indiana?

MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS- All the good news coming from SCOTUS over the past week has caused social media to explode with Hoosiers supporting Same-Sex Marriage and the Affordable Care Act. Buried beneath the good news was Governor Mike Pence’s letter to the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), and later SCOTUS’ ruling against the EPA. According to […]

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Community Government

Mounds Lake Reservoir Gets Trumped by Citizens Reservoir

MUNCIE, IN BLOG – In case you missed it, Citizens Water just issued a press release about them acquiring the Irving Materials, Inc. (IMI) stone quarry just miles away from the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir. The Geist Reservoir overflow will cost around $20 million. The lake will be known as Citizens Reservoir and will be […]

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Food/Drink Government

Industrial Farms, Water, Money vs Public Health

Part One of a Series of Articles on CAFOs – Industrial Farms, 2014 Muncie, IN (NEWS)– In case you missed it, our neighbors to the Northeast experienced a shock and an inconvenience when they were told to avoid drinking their city’s water. Ohio’s republican governor, John Kasich, had to declare a state of emergency so […]

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Government

Senator Dan Coats: Hoosiers Cannot Afford Him

(photo courtesy of www.lakeshorpublicmedia.com) MUNCIE, Indiana – Corporate lobbyist by day, republican senator by night, Dan Coats did not fail to produce a fine piece of propaganda to send to interested constituents about President Obama’s executive order to the Environmental Protection Agency seeking a 30% reduction of carbon emissions by the year 2030. First we […]

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Government Wellness

Indiana: Republicans are Bad for Our Health

MUNCIE, Indiana –  We’ve always suspected it as Hoosiers, but now we know, republicans are bad for our health. Their policies favor pesticide companies who drown our food in toxic chemicals. They protect companies who repeatedly violate work standards, energy companies who burn fossil fuels, and CAFO’s who farm excessive numbers of animals in confined […]

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Government

Climate Change: Hoosier Leadership Will Be Tested

Great article in the Guardian about climate change and the tough decisions facing world leaders. Prince Charles recently slammed the food industry for its lack of leadership and now President Obama is moving climate change out of the science labs and into our morality chambers by challenging our leaders to do what is right, not […]