Author Archives: AmberPaw

Off Topic – Poem in honor of Mother’s Day

Poem in Honor of Mother’s Day Although my throat has hurt all day You want me to read you another story. You nestle, your curls still moist from your bath. You smell of baby shampoo. The rocker creaks, as I begin The Little Engine that Could. My voice sounds Like an old car A block away, in the snow. Your…

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Truth is stranger then fiction – European firms relocate HERE to save money, and bring their jobs

Europe is on a shopping spree – for companies in the USA due to the weak dollar.   They are also gobbling up all kinds of U.S. corporations — a trend that will be far more permanent, consequential and politically charged than Europeans’ widely noticed shopping sprees for gadgets or apartments. In fact, some of them are buying companies here…

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Illegal immigration may be the result of NAFTA, poorly drafted legislation, and understaffing

Problem #1 – Did you know that over one million family based immigration petitions are pending?  It can take 10 years to legally enter even if you are the spouse of a legal immigrant, or the child.  There are 3,535,420 cases of approved family members petitions, which include 1,252,270 sp0ouses and minor children of legal permanent residents.  See:  http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/as…

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Non-Partisan Symposium “Who Pays for Local Government” on October 13, 2007

(You ALL should attend this if you care about state government! – promoted by Peter Porcupine) When:  October 13, 2007 from 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Where:  Quincy Marriot, with directions at  www.lwvma.org
Cost:  $40.00 with checks made payable to the LWVM Citizen Education Fund.[Includes continental breakfast and full lunch]
Attendees/panel members:  Leslie Kirwan, Secretary of Administration and Management, John…

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Open Letter to Commissioner Designate Angelo McLain

Dear Commissioner-designate McLain: Recently, our legislature appointed a special committee titled “The House Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect”.  I presented that Committee with a white paper, which I reproduce below. I do not take credit, however, for the fact that Commissioner Spence is being replaced, though I am glad he has been removed. Commissioner Spence did not protect or…

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