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Big Bucks, Big Pharma and a clip from the extra feature, Drug Costs and PR

 

Big Bucks, Big Pharma CoverMedical care and high drug prices are a serious issues, and ones that the public needs to be aware of. No one should have to choose between life or death for a loved one, because they can not afford to pay for life saving medical treatment. We need to ask our selves as a society, how much profit is too much profit.

We have already limited the ability of businesses involved in money lending to charge whatever the market will bear for their services, we need to consider enacting similar legal measures in other vital areas. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Diet Drinks and Other Diet Goodies

 

Weight Loss Over the years I and many others trying to watch their weight have spent millions of dollars on diet drinks, diet ice cream, diet foods, diet candies, not to mention all of the over the counter pills, and lets not forget the gym.  What I want to talk a little bit about today is the diet drinks, ice creams and candies. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Obesity, Weight Loss, and Just Being Healthy

 

Weight Loss Every day, we can pick up a paper and see that the great American government has decided that yet another sector of our country is now “officially obese”. We have adults, teens and now infants. We are not talking just a little overweight, we are talking life threatening, seriously obese.

In 1997, I found myself needing to get rid of about 40 pounds. I was obese. At the time there was no support on the Internet. So, I put the first online journal up for the world to see and within 2 months had over 250 men and women with journals. We started an email list and we supported each other and learned from each other. «Read the rest of this article»

 


The Bush Administration and the politics of fear.

 

The Logo of the Republican PartyWhile we want to believe that we can trust everything our government tells us, recent history has shown that in this Rovian age that we are likely to be mislead.


If you looked behind the grandiose press conferences of the cases against Abu Ali, Jose Padilla’s, and others like theirs, you find the flimsiest of facts – Counter punch

So, take these new claims of Terrorist plots with a grain of salt. «Read the rest of this article»

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Multi-Purpose Event Center, Boon or Boondoggle

 

The Multi-Purpose Events CenterAs you may know the Economic Development Council (EDC) is trying to convince the County and City taxpayers to fund a Multi-Purpose Event Center.  Visit the website to view the presentation and maybe even take the time to participate in their survey.  Mr. James Chavez, president of the EDC, has been the front man on this project and has given numerous presentations throughout the City and County.  One such presentation was at a town hall meeting sponsored by Councilman Ken Takasaki.

A number of City Council members both past and present and a few County Commissioners were present at the meeting.  Mr. Chavez was asked some very specific questions concerning the profitability of an event center, who must pay the mortgage, how much annual revenue will the MPEC generate, what will be the debt service, who pays the debt service if the MPEC operates at a loss, how did the EDC calculate the debt service, etc.  Many of us left that meeting that night without answers.  Mr. Chavez promised Councilman Takasaki that he would supply those answers in a few days.  That meeting was over two months ago.  Mr. Chavez still has not provided the answers. «Read the rest of this article»

 

TN Title VI Compliance Commission Meeting Fails

 

The Seal of the State of TennesseeThe Tennessee Title VI Compliance Commission was scheduled to meet in Nashville at the Legislative Plaza on August 7, 2006.  No official business could be conducted because the Commission did not have a quorum of members in attendance.  The Commission was scheduled to meet in Clarksville in September of 2005.  That meeting failed also due to the lack of a quorum.

There were a number of individuals from Clarksville that attended the meeting with high hopes of being able to present issues related to Title VI and hear some possible solutions.  Sadly their hopes were dashed because the official meeting had to be canceled. «Read the rest of this article»

 


Democrat and Republican Primary results, November 2006 Election information, and a Candidate Invitation.

 

clarksville onlineWe have posted the election results for the Democrat and Republican primaries on the election 2006 page. I have also updated the races for the november election, adding the green party and independent candidates. For a complete rundown on who’s running for what, visit the races section on the sidebar of the election 2006 page.

In a few days, I will be contacting the Montgomery County Election Commission to locate any missing races and ballot questions which will be on the november ballot. I will notify you when this has been updated as well. «Read the rest of this article»

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United States Senate Hopeful, Harold Ford, Jr. To Speak at Machinists Union Hall

 

Harold Ford, JRCandidate for U.S. Senate & Current U.S. Congressmen, Harold Ford Jr. will be Speaking in Clarksville at the Machinist Union Hall on Wednesday August 9, 2006 At 6:00 p.m.

For more Information Please Contact: The Montgomery County Democratic Party Head Quarters (931) 553-0355


Harold Ford, Jr. to speak in Clarksville, TN

When: Wednesday, August 9th at 6pm
Where: Machinist Union Hall Building
Union Hall Road
Clarksville TN. (MAP)
Admission: Free

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AOL releases search data on 650,000 users

 

The AOL corporate logoSlashdot is running a story on AOL (Time Warner) releasing the search queries for 650,000 aol users. They hid the userid by changing it to a random number for each user. While they did this with the best of intentions(for research purposes), the problem is the type of stuff that people search for. This might include their names, friends, family members, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers. All of this can lead to your identity being easily discovered, or stolen. «Read the rest of this article»

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Recent changes to Clarksville Online

 

Clarksville OnlineWe have made some changes to the article and author page templates. Some new changes include adding the images below to each article:

    E-Mail This Post/Page Clicking this image, allows you to send an article via email to up to 5 friends. We log that the email was sent, in case we get complaints of spam, other than that the emails are never used or given out. They get a sample of the post along with pictures and a link to come back and read the entire story.
    Print This Post/Page Clicking this image, allows you to view a print version of the article complete with the pictures from the story. What’s missing is the Clarksville Online theme or layout, removing it before printing results in a big savings in the cost of ink on color printers when printing one of our stories! It also adds the articles comments, and a text listing of each of web site links from the story at the bottom of the printout incase you need it later.     

    Edit This Post/Page If you are authorized to edit on a story you will see this image. Simply click it and the story will pop up in an edit window. This is primarily for people who are setup as authors, hopefully many of our readers will join us one day!

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