Author: LindaLee

Midday Matinee – Saving the BWCA (Again)

Last night was a Forest Service listening session concerning allowing copper sulfide mining adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) Wilderness.(More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. For some unknown reason, the pro-mining folks all stayed away from last night’s Forest Service Listening Session about allowing copper sulfie mining at the edge of the BWCA. A group of 17 organizations that support the mining proposal boycotted the event, while speakers from a crowd of about 1,000 were unanimous in opposing copper-nickel mining in a...

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Moving On: A Fantasy

When President Ford pardoned Nixon, saying the country needed to move on, I was disappointed. When Bush and Cheney were let off the hook for war crimes, I was disappointed. I have a new fantsy about Trump. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. When all the illegal crapola about Trump, his family and his staff finally meets the light of day, here is my fantasy. It sustains me and I hope you’ll feel free to embellish it. He and they should be incarcerated as...

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Net Neutrality Day

Trump’s FCC wants to trash net nuetrality. If you remember the days of dial up, you won’t like the slow lane. Petitions abound.(More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Here’s an email from my Senator, Al Franken. If you haven’t signed a petition yet, please sign his. Today is Net Neutrality Day. For anyone who doesn’t know, net neutrality is the principle that the internet has always operated under. Everyone is equal, everyone is treated the same. Any business, from a huge corporation to a...

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Midday Matinee – Normal? (Again)

What is normal? I am sure that much of my life is normal. I am sure our president is not. I am sure most of the Republicans in congress are not either. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. A normal day for me is to take my coffe down to the porch and use my iPad to check in. The morning bird song and a gentle breeze are a great start to my day. Then I come upstairs and begin the rest of my...

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Midday Matinee – Fighting Fake News

Fake news is nothing new but it sure seems to be increasing in outrageousness and frequency. Maggie Farley is a veteran journalist with a fun way to improve our ability to spot it. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Farley has created a game to help people improve their ability to detect fake news. “Before, the biggest concern was, ‘Are people being confused by opinion; are people being tricked by spin?’ ” Now, Farley says, the stakes are much higher. So one day she...

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