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November, 2002 - Volume 27, Number 11

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ARTICLES:
US And Israel: Rogue States With Weapons Of Mass Distruction - By Jim Scanlon
  The two nations most dangerous to the world today are the United States of America and Israel. Both states are in possession of massive arsenal's of weapons of varying degrees of lethality, from those that merely incapacitate, to those designed to destroy the largest cities on earth, indiscriminately killing everyone and making ordinary life impossible for centuries to come.
Countering The Continuing Shell Game Practices of Sutter Inc. - By Carol Sterritt
Until sixteen years ago, the Marin had its own community hospital. It served the needs of the public regarding trauma care, hospitalization and certain outpatient activities. The county also had a thriving community clinic, a decent mental health crisis unit, and most importantly, the confidence that when health failed an individual, patient care just might come before profits. How much we have lost?
Development Threatens Beauty Of Marin Headlands - By Elena Belsky
Did you think that the beautiful Marin Headlands and its view-shed, featured in hundreds of films, and enjoyed by tens of thousands of visitors each year, was safe from development? Guess again.
Extra Biscuits, Extra Crispy KFC - Stoned Chicken Fans Lose In Mill Valley - By Stephen Simac
The drive thru at the KFC in Mill Valley seemed much busier than that fast food chain's fried chicken outlets elsewhere. It turns out it wasn't the biscuits, but the "extra biscuits" that were drawing the traffic. The stoner behind the drive thru counter was killing two fried birds with one bag. Evidently marijuana was being sold to drivers in the know who asked for "extra biscuits" with their "extra crispy" thighs and legs.
St. Vincent's-Silveira The Issue In 1st District Race - By Karen Nakamura
The St. Vincent's/Silveira ranch, situated on US-101 between Smith Ranch and Hamilton, teems with wildlife that over the years has been pushed into the sanctuary. But even that small refuge is under threat of development. In contrast, affordable housing barely exists in Marin despite current rent decreases. A proposal has been made to build 856 residential units and 124,000 square feet of commercial space. It's one of two hot issues in the November 5 election for the Marin County Supervisor/District One.
Hamilton Wetlands Project Races Blindly Ahead - By Elena Belsky
The California Costal Conservancy (CCC) and the US Army, recently released a new set of Environmental documents pertaining to a "new" joint venture: combining the Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project with the adjacent, Bel Marin Keys V (BMKV) parcel newly acquired by the CCC.
Fear And Loathing Over New Septic Regulations?
The County of Marin's Environmental Health Services (EHS) has issued a draft document of proposed changes and new programs for septic system regulation.
An estimated 50 percent of all Marin parcels with septic systems are unknown and undocumented. While most agree that better monitoring septic systems and enforcement of related regulations are necessary to protect the environment and our water sources, many questions are being raised about the proposed regulations:
The Unseen Conflict: War Plans And Securing Oil - By Michael C. Ruppert
OCT. 18, 2002. What started out as a blitzkrieg, the Bush agenda for the invasion of Iraq is now producing a world picture that can only be described with one word -- confusing. It is becoming apparent that outraged world opinion, guided by shrewd public relations efforts of foreign governments (including Iraq), has thrown a curve ball to the Bush military plan for a pre-election invasion and occupation .
A Few November Propositions - By Jennifer Dawson
Proposition 49: After School Education and Safety Program Act of 2002
With over 1 million children living with a single working parent or with two parents who both work --- the afternoon hours between 3 and 6 p.m. have been targeted as "the danger zone" the time when children under the age of 15 are most likely use alcohol and tobacco, abuse drugs, have car accidents, and engage in criminal activity. Proposition 49, endorsed by parents, educators and law enforcement agencies will give children a safe, educational and recreational place to be after school. Studies show that after school programs increase school attendance, improve academic performance, boost standardized test scores and reduce juvenile delinquency as much as 50%.
It's Time to Make Welfare Work for Families - By In Hui Lee
Word on the street is that "welfare reform works." But while politicians continue to point to large caseload reductions as a sign of success, those of us struggling to get our families out of poverty know the real story.
Road Trip - On The Way Home - By Aaron Wiley
Ethan is currently in Tennessee and traveling very rapidly. He started from the east coast where I left off and traveled down to Kentucky and Tennessee. He is absorbing sites, scenery and enduring bicycle trouble. He has broken three bottom brackets so far as well as many other parts. This trip has been intensive on the body as well as the bicycle, but the pursuit continues!
Letters To The Editor

Adult and Senior Groups at JFCS In Marin

USrael Vs Democracy - By Frank Scott
This is written before election day, but it can be assumed that a fanatic minority of judeochristians still control their rogue government, USrael, while a fanatic minority of muslims still control their rogue non-government, Al Quaida. These two fundamentalist groups threaten all of humanity, but it's important to understand that the government is the greater threat, and is in fact the creator of its NGO enemy .
Snake Oil And Pre-Emptive War - By Edward W. Miller
"Whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a parliament or a communist dictatorship... the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in every country." Hermann Goering from Gustave M. Gilbert's Nuremberg Diary
Mootown News - Fantasia - By Judy Borello

Hug A Republican And Avoid Armageddon! - By Jeanette Pontacq
My father was a blue-collar Republican. He was also a reluctant member of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) union even though he admitted that he got more money, worked less time and had better benefits because of it. During the Vietnam War, when he and I were at odds over our respective political stances, I asked him why he was a Republican.
Another County, Not My Own - By Knowles Harper
I suppose I could say that we want to semi-retire, now that the kids are older and want some distance, and will move to North Kohala to pursue visions of sitting barefoot on the porch eating the local mango sorbet, so that Lola can continue her design business and I can write, but that would be like saying we decided to buy a Town & Country because it weighs ten tons and would survive a collision with a BART train: it's true but it's not the whole story.
Why Cuba is a Serious Threat to the US. - By Leon Kunstenaar
A lot of well meaning people think that the US embargo on Cuba is an irrelevant vestige of the Cold War that no longer makes sense today; that it needlessly inflicts suffering on the Cuban people and does nothing to promote US interests. Nothing could be further from the truth. Cuba is a serious threat to the US, it is crucial for the US to do everything it can to inflict as much suffering as possible on the Cuban people and to promote the overthrow of the Castro government.
War Is A Sugar High - By John Bennett
A pill-poppin' fool. A dandy in dilemma. A dime-store cowboy on the take. A war monger drumming up rationale. Has anyone noticed the bars on the windows and the strange cufflinks on mother's night table? This is how it gets when the boys march to war. Madness and infidelity.
Letters To The Editor Part 2




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