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Clarksville author Michael Shoulders debuted his new novel “Crossing the Dead Line” at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center

 

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – On Saturday, March 19th, 2016, Clarksville author Michael Shoulders launched his new book “Crossing the Dead Line” at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center.

He was there from 1:00pm until 3:00pm reading from his book, signing copies and answering questions from those in attendance. One couple came all the way from Knoxville Tennessee to attend the event.

Author Michael Shoulders signing books at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center.

Author Michael Shoulders signing books at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center.

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Custom House Museum May 2012 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

In the month of May, the Museum will feature 2012 National Juried Exhibition, Outdoors In: The Paintings of Lori Putnam, The Unfortunate Fate: Titanic 1912, Civil War Medicine, Celebrating 1898: Artifacts & History, “Let’s Find Clocks” and so much more.

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Scientists break the Ice on Icebergs

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Icebergs are a natural and beautiful part of Earth’s cryosphere, and are closely monitored and studied by scientists around the world.

We asked NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory research scientists Ben Holt and Michael Schodlok to attempt to remove some of the mystery shrouding these floating flotillas of ice.

Iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland, 1984. (Image credit: Susan Digby)

Iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland, 1984. (Image credit: Susan Digby)

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Custom House Museum April 2012 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

In the month of April, the Museum will feature The Art of Annamaria Gundlach, The Words of Women, The Unfortunate Fate: Titanic 1912, Civil War Medicine, “Let’s Find Doors”, Customs House Museum’s Open House and so much more.

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Goodbye, GM

 

This applies to Clarksville, TN because the Spring Hill, TN  plant that assembles the Chevrolet Traverse will halt production in November laying off 2,447 employees.

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Michael Moore

generalmotorsI write this on the morning of the end of the once-mighty General Motors (06-01-2009). By high noon, the President of the United States will have made it official: General Motors, as we know it, has been totaled.

As I sit here in GM’s birthplace, Flint, Michigan, I am surrounded by friends and family who are filled with anxiety about what will happen to them and to the town. Forty percent of the homes and businesses in the city have been abandoned. Imagine what it would be like if you lived in a city where almost every other house is empty. What would be your state of mind?

It is with sad irony that the company which invented “planned obsolescence” — the decision to build cars that would fall apart after a few years so that the customer would then have to buy a new one — has now made itself obsolete. It refused to build automobiles that the public wanted, cars that got great gas mileage, were as safe as they could be, and were exceedingly comfortable to drive. Oh — and that wouldn’t start falling apart after two years. GM stubbornly fought environmental and safety regulations. Its executives arrogantly ignored the “inferior” Japanese and German cars, cars which would become the gold standard for automobile buyers. And it was hell-bent on punishing its unionized workforce, lopping off thousands of workers for no good reason other than to “improve” the short-term bottom line of the corporation. Beginning in the 1980s, when GM was posting record profits, it moved countless jobs to Mexico and elsewhere, thus destroying the lives of tens of thousands of hard-working Americans. The glaring stupidity of this policy was that, when they eliminated the income of so many middle class families, who did they think was going to be able to afford to buy their cars? History will record this blunder in the same way it now writes about the French building the Maginot Line or how the Romans cluelessly poisoned their own water system with lethal lead in its pipes. «Read the rest of this article»

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