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22. March 2017

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Collins on Gorsuch (why am I not surprised)


Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns about confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. I appreciate your taking the time to do so. Over the past thirty years, the handling of SCOTUS vacancies has become increasingly contentious, and this time is no exception. It is the constitutional duty of the Senate […]

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22. March 2017

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The best Senate confirmation realism performance I’ve everheard


Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) gave introductory remarks in the Judiciary Committee hearings that just knocked my socks off (and my socks are on pretty tight). He goes through an almost endless litany of the 5-4 decisions in which the five has been all the Republicans on the Court, decisions involving voting rights favoring Republicans (6-0), […]

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21. March 2017

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If you want a reason to call, out of worry about Gorsuch…


I was just listening to a bit of the Senate Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch. I listened to learned talk about Madison’s concern for the potential of there being too many laws. I managed to choke my way through the chummy good-old boy Texas talk of prize bulls in hotel lobbies and kids […]

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21. March 2017

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Fwd: Reversing Falls: Water is Life, Food is Life Mar. 29


From: <carolmgregor@aol.com> On the State house floor Standing with Standing Rock in Maine  Our local effort to protect our Water, Food and environment If we pass this legislation, it will have more profound impact on the nation than Standing Rock has been able to have.  The reason? Fine people and huge effort and a small […]

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20. March 2017

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Indivisible Ellsworth Open House Meeting Wednesday, March 22


You all are welcome to attend an open house meeting of Indivisible Ellsworth this Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 pm at the UU Church of Ellsworth.  We will write post cards to our Members of Congress (MoCs), share snacks and stories, and hear reports of our actions.  Come and see if you’d like to join us. […]

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20. March 2017

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Carolyn Coe to talk about Afghanistan and Refugees in Athens


BLUE HILL — Journalist and educator Carolyn Coe of Orland has recently traveled to Kabul Afghanistan where she worked with the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APV). She will give a talk on March 31 about her observations of APV efforts to support the women and families of Kabul through employment and education, in one of the […]

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18. March 2017

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Always remember Rachel Corrie


“We should be inspired by people… who show that human beings can be kind, brave, generous, beautiful, strong – even in the most difficult circumstances.”  ~ Rachel Corrie (4/10/1979 – 3/16/2003)

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17. March 2017

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The latest on AHCA


When the Congressional Budget Office’s “scoring” came out on “TrumpCare,”, the WP commented on the unbelievably future premium increase for the elderly poor as This may be the most brutal number in the CBO report www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/14/this-may-be-the-most-brutal-number-in-the-cbo-report/ Things are happening so fast on the bill that it is hard to keep up. Last I heard Ryan […]

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15. March 2017

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ST PATRICK’S DAY ARTICLE


Hi Judy, This OpEd will be in the Bangor Daily News on March 17, although there are many who don’t subscribe to BDN so please feel free to send it to your mailing list if you feel it is appropriate. Hugh St. Patrick’s Day: La Fheile Padraig sona dhuit! (Happy St Patrick’s Day) is a […]

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15. March 2017

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Fwd: Tonight’s Annual WTR Gathering Blow Out — Be There


Dear WTRs and Supporters, UMaine, Augusta, and the Holocaust Center open at noon today, so we are good to go for tonight!.  Please travel safely and leave extra time to get to the gathering.  We look forward to sharing and singing with you!  See the attached poster for details. All the best, — Ginny Schneider […]

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