See Video of Each Kettering City Council Candidate — Speaking At LWV Community Meeting

At the League of Women Voters Community Meeting this evening, October 28, held at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, in Kettering, Ohio, there were about 40 people in attendance. Each of the six candidates took turns answering questions. I took my video camera and sat in the first row.

I decided to post on You-tube the concluding statement of each candidate. Dealing with video is very time consuming and after posting the concluding statement of five of the candidates, I realized that Frank Spolrich’s concluding statement was missing. Yikes. Evidently, I failed to push the record button during his

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Deepak Chopra’s New Book: “Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment”

In searching around about Deepak Chopra’s controversial comments on CNN, I discovered that Chopra has published a new book, Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment.

This Time Magazine review, by David Van Biema, says, that in this book, “We meet Jesus consulting with a guru on an icy mountaintop in what seems like Tibet. He gets caught up with armed Jewish zealots, dallies with the Essenes (who collected the Dead Sea Scrolls) and eventually achieves a oneness with God. Chopra spoke with TIME about his novel.”

Here is a portion of Van Biema’s interview with Chopra:

Your version of Jesus’

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Samuelson Warns Of Impact Of Lost Wealth On Total Economy

Robert J. Samuelson of Newsweek notes that since September 2007, Americans’ personal wealth has dropped about $9 trillion and that a common estimate is that every dollar’s change in wealth causes people to change their spending by 5 cents. If this estimate is correct, he says, $450 billion ($9 trillion times .05) will be missing from the economy.

Samuelson warns that this big drop in consumer spending could have devastating effects. He says, “If the swing toward saving is too sharp, consumer spending wouldn’t just weaken; it would collapse…. Vehicle sales have already plunged. In 2005, they totaled

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Jeffrey Hart Says Republicans Must Reject Bushism And Rediscover Eisenhower

Jeffrey Hart, a former editor of National Review, and former speechwriter for both Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, writes that the conservative movement that backed George W. Bush “is now dead.” He urges the Republican Party to move away from “Bushism,” and Reaganism and begin to model the Party to align with the thinking and actions of Dwight Eisenhower.

Excerpts from his article The GOP Must Change or Die:

In a recent poll, 98 percent of historians rated George W. Bush the worst president in American history. Bushism was a disaster, and the conservative movement that backed him in

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Unions Want Obama’s Help In Passing Legislation That Helps Workers Unionize

According to a New York Times article, After Push for Obama, Unions Seek New Rules, one big goal unions want to accomplish, with President Obama’s help, is passage of legislation that will make it easier for workers to unionize.

The NYT says, “Labor’s No. 1 priority is a piece of legislation called the Employee Free Choice Act, also known as the card-check bill. The bill would give workers the right to join a union as soon as a majority of employees at a workplace signed cards saying they wanted one.” Excerpts from the article:

With union membership sliding to

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