Friday, February 29, 2008

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By Terry Bankert 2/29/08
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The anti-smoking initiative began yesterday, requiring the images of smoking-affected organs and body parts to be displayed in addition to existing written warnings.

Reactions from the public were mixed.

Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor said he made no apologies for the tactic to get people to quit the habit that claimed about 5000 lives a year.

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THE FLINT JOURNAL FIRST EDITIONWednesday, February 27, 2008

NO COUNTRY FOR THIS MOVIE: When Hollywood honors a movie depicting senseless violence and pathology, as they did by giving the best picture award to "No Country for Old Men," I believe the industry promotes violence in our greater society. I would encourage people to boycott this violent film. Hollywood film industries will only get the message through their bank accounts.
- Flint

My Dearest Flint[Terry Bankert- trb]

Javier Bardem trhe actor central to this claim of sensless violence and pathology,is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema.He got his start in the family business at age six when he appeared in his first feature, "El Pícaro" (The Scoundrel). During his teenage years he acted in several TV series, played rugby for theSpanish National Team, and toured the country with an independent theatrical group. Javier's early film role as a sexy stud in the black comedy_Jamón, jamón (1992)_ (Ham Ham) propelled him to instant popularity and threatened to typecast him as nothing morethan a brawny sex symbol. Determined to avert a beefcake image, he refused similar subsequent roles and has gone on to win acclaim for his ability to appear almost unrecognizable from film to film. With over 25 movies and numerous awards under his belt, it is Javier's stirring, passionate performance as the persecuted Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas in Before Night Falls (2000) that will longbe remembered as his breakthrough role. He received five Best Actor awards and a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a strong-willed man who survived censorship, imprisonment, and homosexual intolerance for the privilege to write freely, only to commit suicide at age 47 in New York, ending a battle with AIDS.

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WRONG MOVE: I cannot believe that the general manager of the Mass Transportation Authority is willing to contract services through a foreign company when there is a qualified organization in the Flint area. I think the general manager needs to be immediately replaced with a competent executive who understands the importance of supporting the community that supports you.
-Flushing Township

My Dearest Flint Township what are you drinking? Foy is one of the most effective transportation managers in the country.You fled from Flint , when is the last time a rich exile like you was ever on a bus?[trb]
BAD OMEN: It's an election year, and our elected representatives are offering us some of our own money back, under the guise of rebates. To quote Alexis de Tocqueville, the French politician-philosopher-historian: "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

- Vienna Township

My Dearest Vienna Township. I have always wondered do ya all eat or make a lot of sausages? Your quote of the Dee tockey man is out of context. Are you taking about reparations, the farm subsidy or tax deductions? The Dee Toxic man was a mercenary sent by a French Kings to gain political influence and concessions should the American insurgents win! This guy is your hero?[trb]
SIGN ME UP: Tell me where to send a check towards City Clerk Inez Brown's attorney fees for defending her against the mayor's lawsuit against her.
- Flushing Township

My Dearest Flushing Township. I am so happy to sense your sensitivity to good government and willingness to support the best public figure in Genesee County. Hey tell all of your friends to show up in Judge Neithercuits court room on Monday!
GOP MEDDLERS: How did Barack Obama close the gap between him and Hillary Clinton so fast? He had help from the Republicans. Rush Limbaugh says to his listeners that although he is not urging them to do it, he knows that many Republicans are crossing over and voting Democrat for Obama. I guess they figure Obama will be easier to beat in the presidential race.
-Mundy Township

My Dearest Mundy Township. Obama has closed the gap because he is the future and spokesperson for all our hopes and dreams of what America should be. Limberbaa is the scum bag of conservative bottom feeder, soon those who have worship at his pulpit will hide their heads in shame.[trb]
BETTER LEFT SAID: Nice article about the Hershey Museum ["Hershey Museum to feature much more than chocolate," Travel, Feb. 24]. But there's no mention of the fact Hershey moved to Mexico.
- Grand Blanc

My Dearest Grand Blanc thank you for the heads up.[trb]
NOT A GOOD STREAK: The Pied Piper won again in Wisconsin. What has Obama accomplished other than talking about hope and change? Talk is cheap.
Davison Twp

My Dearest Davison Twp who you rather hear the McCain talks of despair and hopelessness as he support the failed policies of Georg W Bush the principal architect of the loss of thousand of American serviceman or the families wallowing in poverty parenting children that are undereducated lacking medical care and facing an impoverished future because of failed republican police. Is that better?[trb]
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Since when should someone not run for president
because of inexperience? The job posting says that one needs to be at least 35 years old and a born citizen of this country.
- Flint

My Dearest Flint I too wish that John McCain was more experienced in things other than dating lobbyists a married man and selling out the American people.[trb]
BEST OF THE REST: John McCain is OK, but too old to be a complete president at this time. It's also time for Hillary Clinton to pull the drapes and say good night. Now Ralph Nader? What a laughingstock. He's simply a needy man who needs the spotlight. The only sane person left is Barack Obama.
- Flint

My Dearest Flint your sublime intelligence is a radiant beacon of hope as the sun rises on the future of America.[trb]
HOLD ACCOUNTABLE: It took Woodrow Stanley several years to get the city of Flint more than $20 million dollars in debt. It took Don Williamson four months to put Flint $4 million in the hole, and we spotted him $6 million. What rock is The Flint Journal and Channel 12 living under not to report these facts and demand answers?
- Flint

My Dearest Flint.In geology, rock is a naturally occurring aggregate of minerals and/or mineraloids. The Earth's lithosphere is made of rock. In general rocks are of three types, namely, igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.... 1. Sedimentary rocks are formed by deposition of either
clastic sediments, organic matter, or chemical precipitates (evaporites), followed by compaction of the particulate matter and cementation during diagenesis. Sedimentary rocks form at or near the Earth's surface. Mud rocks comprise 65% (mudstone, shale and siltstone); sandstones 20 to 25% and carbonate rocks 10 to 15% (limestone and dolostone).[1]
I think they are a sedimentary type of rock of an organic origin.[trb]
PENNY UNEARNED: I find it totally unbelievable that the cost of stamps is rising again to 42 cents. The USPS service is terrible, and slow. Every time I buy something on
eBay, it takes so much longer to get it when it's sent by the Postal Service than by UPS or Fed Ex at the same price. We need alternatives for mail delivery.
- Swartz Creek

My Dearest Swartz Creek, we could all stand on our front porch and throw the mail from house to house until one of ours comes by ,kinda like the internet...da![trb]
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