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"Suspicious that the measures put in place after the attacks of September 11 to prevent further such attacks are almost entirely for show—security theater is the term of art—I have for some time now been testing, in modest ways, their effectiveness."
Good Thursday Morning,
While Putnam County isn't about to dye Lake Gleneida green for St. Patrick's Day, (though that would be pretty cool) plenty of other opportunities for celebration have come around - and will - over the next few days. Parades, parties, shows, church services and a lot of busy bars will top out the weekend. One such will be at the Cultural Center on Lake Carmel who will be hosting their second annual Irish Open Mouth. This year promises to focus on Irish immigration to the United States. Over there on the right is a picture taken by AotL media rep Marty Collins of world famous actor/director Lora Lee Ecobelli working with Bart Cook and Steve Schreiber in an adaptation of Samuel Becket's "Act Without Words II" which will be part of Friday's performance at the arts center.
Last weekend someone asked me who held 'the purse-strings' here at PlanPutnam Central. I was a momentarily taken aback by the question and so told them that I did, but that was a lie.
If the truth be told, PlanPutnam is funded by a local branch of the Illuminati based in Nelsonville. If you read the posts carefully, you'll notice they are selectively chosen so that the 4th, 7th, and 19th words of each article, when combined, pass secret messages onto the Swiss government as part of an international banking scam. I apologize for any previous confusion.The House voted 371-19 Monday night to shell out $1 million to fund "establish the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission," to set up events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Great Communicator's 1911 birth. Budget hawk Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) was one of only two GOP "no" votes (Ron Paul was the other).
Seen in the Market:
The carton said, "All Natural Eggs". What other kind could there be?
The wrapper said, "Quality Italian Bread". Do some companies label, "Crappy Italian Bread"?
And now, the News:
(Ed Note: You can download a PDF copy of the address from PlanPutnam.org)
CARMEL - Putnam County is controlling its own destiny.
"This is not about age or personality," Mayor Anthony Phillips, 68, said recently of the race for Cold Spring mayor. "It is about knowledge and experience." He's right, but the election March 18 is also about results and vision.
MONTICELLO – Sullivan County officials Tuesday suggested to the State Department of Environmental Conservation that the county take over the operation and management of the Beaverkill Campground, which the state has announced will close this spring.
Michael Reilly, Discovery News
Shelter space is scarce, affordable rentals hard for families to find
If I were a terrorist, and I’m not, but if I were a terrorist—a frosty, tough-like-Chuck-Norris terrorist, say a C-title jihadist with Hezbollah or, more likely, a donkey-work operative with the Judean People’s Front—I would not do what I did in the bathroom of the Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport, which was to place myself in front of a sink in open view of the male American flying public and ostentatiously rip up a sheaf of counterfeit boarding passes that had been created for me by a frenetic and acerbic security expert named Bruce Schneier. He had made these boarding passes in his sophisticated underground forgery works, which consists of a Sony Vaio laptop and an HP LaserJet printer, in order to prove that the Transportation Security Administration, which is meant to protect American aviation from al-Qaeda, represents an egregious waste of tax dollars, dollars that could otherwise be used to catch terrorists before they arrive at the Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport, by which time it is, generally speaking, too late.
The Dalai Lama has launched a fierce attack on Chinese rule in his Tibetan homeland, saying his people have experienced "hell on Earth".