2018 01 Common Sense
Enjoy the first issue for 2018.
The Second Coming – William Butler Yeats
Not Our Grandfather’s Democracy by Valerie Conner
What in the World is Next? By Barb Anderson
It is Not Child’s Play by Valerie Conner
Events and Resources of Interest
A Year of Trump: How Much More Can We Take? By Vicki Andrews
Calendar of Events
2017: An American Watershed by Bob Passi
This issue of Common Sense II ends 2017 and welcomes 2018. Here is the contents:
The Missing Conversation on Tax Changes by Jack Pick
Healthcare’s Connection to All Parts of Our Lives by Barb Anderson
Investing in Democracy By Bob Passi
Democracy First: Rebuilding Our Heritage by Bob Passi
Cultural Change by Valerie Conner
Calendar of Events
Just Imagine: A World Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another by Vicki Andrews
The Dignity of Minimum Wage by Valerie Conner
A Holiday Message by Bob Passi
Winding Down 2017 by Valerie Conner
What Are the Risks of an Abandoned Oil Pipeline?
Minnesotans for Pipeline Cleanup are landowners and citizens
concerned about the liabilities of abandoning Enbridge’s old Line 3 oil pipeline.
The public comment period to Minnesota Public Utilities Commission ends 4:30 pm on November 22, 2017.
WHY IS THE PIPELINE ABANDONMENT A PROBLEM?
CONTAMINATION – Legacy contamination around or beneath the pipeline.*
DRAINAGE – Pipeline acting as water conduit. The pipeline acting a conduit for legacy contamination.*
SUBSIDENCE – Sinking due to the failure over time of the pipeline.*
LOSS OF BUOYANCY control for the pipeline.*
PROPERTY VALUE – impact on property resale value
*Source: State of MN’s Environmental Impact Statement on Line 3
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission:
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Mail: Scott Ek, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, 121 7th Place E, Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55101
• Online: online comment form
Communication Notice: Please include the Commission’s Docket Numbers and OAH Docket Numbers in the subject line of all communications:
• Certificate of Need: Commission Docket 14-316 and OAH Docket 65-2500-32764
• Route: Commission Docket 15-137 and OAH docket 65-2500-33377
Minnesotans for Pipeline Cleanup:
Mail: 14860 Bruce Creek Road, Warba, MN 55793
LEARN MORE HERE
Minnesota Commerce Department: https://mn.gov/commerce/energyfacilities/line3/
MN Senator John Marty comments submitted on Enbridge Line 3: https://mn.gov/commerce/energyfacilities/documents/34079/Minnesota%20Senate_Marty_John.pdf
2017 10 Common Sense
Rough Roads in Northern Minnesota by Barb Anderson
Calendar of Events
American Infrastructure by Bob Passi
Adrift In A Neon Green Sea! by Vicki Andrews
Infrastructure Risks in the Oil Transport Industry by Vicki Andrews
The Music of Democracy by Bob Passi
America’s Unraveling Fabric by Valerie Conner
Nonprofit Expo & Governor Candidates Forum
Enjoy reading the latest issue–Climate For Change–of Common Sense II
“Extreme Storms Explained” by Eric Grimsrud
“The Environment” by Bob Passi
“Solita, Daughter of the Sun, Visits the Earth – A Fable for Our Time” by Vicki Andrews
Page 3 Calendar of Events
“The Environment For All Healthcare?” By Barb Anderson
“Penny Poll at the Fair”
“Democracy Convention 2017” by Vicki Andrews
“Ghosts or Not?” by Valerie Conner
Enjoy reading the latest issue of Common Sense II
Taxes, Trump, and Tyranny
Taxes = User Fee by Bob Passi
I’m Scared. Are You? by Vicki Andrews
How Important is the Truth by Barb Anderson
Fire Away by Bob Passi
The Price of Peace by Barb Anderson
Team USA by Val Conner
Raging Grannies: Needed Now More Than Ever! by Vicki Andrews
Healthcare Providing Tax Breaks by Barb Anderson
Calendar of Events
Earth Circle and the Central Square Mall are teaming up for the third annual Earth Day at Central Square Mall. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. In order to coordinate schedules with another big event, the March for Science, the Earth Day Celebration will be on Friday, April 21, as well as a shortened version on Saturday, April 22.
The event will begin on Friday at 11 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m., then resume on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be information tables and displays on a variety of environmental issues as well as children’s activities and games. There will be movies and free popcorn throughout the event. Special Earth Day animated children’s films will be shown from
4 – 5 on Friday afternoon and from 10 until noon on Saturday morning.
The Village Bookstore will host an Author Event on Friday from noon until 2 p.m. Featured authors will be Michael Meuers and Barry Babcock. Meuers will discuss his latest book, Road to Ponema: The Teachings of Larry Stillday, a well-known healer, leader and teacher from Red Lake Nation who touched many Ojibwe people in northern Minnesota. Barry Babcock will discuss his new book, Teacher in the Forest: Essays from the Last Wilderness in Mississippi Headwaters Country, about his experiences living simplistically with and not against nature.
Other special Earth Day activities in Grand Rapids are the unveiling of the new interactive exhibit ‘Lake Life’ at the Children’s Discovery Museum from 10 until 3 p.m. and the March for Science through downtown Grand Rapids, beginning at noon at KAXE. This will be followed by speakers and activities at the Grand Rapids Senior High School in the afternoon.
For further information call Central Square Mall at 326-4765 or Vicki Andrews at 218-259-4254
Enjoy reading April’s edition.
Environmental Changes by Bob Passi,
Doomsday clock is Still Ticking by Vicki Andrews,
The Lesson of Weeds by Valerie Conner
Climate Change Politics Strategy in the New Political Landscape by Dr. Patrick C. West
Attend Democracy Conference in Mpls, Calendar of Events
Draining the Swamp by Valerie Conner,
Environmental Answers???? By Barb Anderson
The environment committee of Itasca Progressive Caucus supports this initiative; plan to attend.