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Health and Safety…the language used to sell a Green Agenda and higher costs of living for Everyone

Everyday local and national news headlines screech “heath and safety,” it’s the moral thing to do! We are told; “What’s a few pennies, a few nickels, a few dimes, a few quarters, a few dollars, a latte-or-two, for the health and safety of a nation?” Hundreds (if not thousands) of latte’s later we are still being sold that same jargon. When will our sacrifices, our social obligation through taxation and regulation be enough? Are we affecting the poverty level? In the 1950’s the poverty level was 22.4%, in the year 2000 the poverty level was 11.3% and in 2010 the rate rose to 15.1% (after all that stimulus spending???) and yet we are still bombarded with the hysteria that the sky is falling, we have to force equality by sharing everything through mandated minimum wage, hundreds of new taxes and regulations and now President Obama and Governor Inslee are implementing their plans, by executive order (the actions of Kings over the Serfs) for massive new carbon restrictions “and” carbon taxes. More pain for the health and safety of our nation. Really? Well the best way to balance all of this is to reach out and expose the hypocrisy. Did you …

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Ringing in 2014 with You

Happy New Years to Everyone from Saturday Morning Live…2014 is here and so everyone at SML is ready to bring you local information on what’s happening in your neck of the woods. The Holiday’s are always a great time to slow down, spend time with family and friends, remember what was great and not-so-great about the year and make resolutions for the coming year.  Remember that a resolution is to accomplish something and it is meant to give yourself a boost for succeeding to achieve that goal.  The best part of a resolution is the act of working for the achievement.  Reaching that goal should be enjoyed briefly before you set your sights on a new goal, be it a big or small goal…keep reaching for the stars.

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Will the Silent Majority Remain Silent in 2013?

Ken Opplinger has left the media limelight of “The Whatcom Report,” his post as the head of the Bellingham/Whatcom County Chamber of Commerce, and Mr. Opplinger had recently been voted by the residents of Blaine to their City Council.  Mr. Opplinger’s departure leaves a rather substantial hole for the voice of business in Whatcom County, politics and quite frankly a lot of common sense.  As I meandered through different groups and events there were many differing viewpoints of Mr. Opplinger and his endeavors here, brief as it may have been.  Ken did try to keep people talking and engaged in everything local; whether it was business, the unemployment rate, the local economy, the political and economic doings of our Canadian neighbors, local politics, local non-profits and he acted as an integral piece in keeping us all informed in topics our local newspaper, magazines, radio and blogs avoided.  Every Sunday morning, my husband and I enjoyed listening to Mr. Opplinger’s weekly program; The Whatcom Report.  The show never failed to inform and entertain.  When Ken went off-air to campaign for his seat on the Blaine City Council, the program was filled-in by a variety of others who did a great job, …

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Saturday Morning Live for April 13, 2013

Host Kris Halterman discusses the Catholic Community Services (CCS) project with Emily Weaver and Council Member, Barbara Brenner; to build a 42 unit facility for the homeless, mentally ill and drug addicted. The project is slated to cost $9M over two phases.  Phase 1 is to build the 42 units; 22 units for the chronically homeless and 20 units for the mentally ill and drug addicted.  Phase 2 is for the development and construction of the CCS social service offices. (Click link here for COB resolution 2012-2 for the CCS project)  

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