The Bangor Daily News took over a weekly news journal dedicated strictly to local issues called ‘The Weekly’ several years ago.
It’s called The Weekly. If you have ever seen a Norman Rockwell
painting, this is it in a weekly printed format. There is nothing really
about the world. The world in fact is Bangor and it’s Downeast
A new small business opens? Front page above the fold with pictures.
Recipes. Opinions about parsnips vs carrots. Grandma stopped cooking and
wrote a children’s book? HALF PAGE STORY.
A front page item each week is the question of the week. 6 people at
random in man on the street fashion make the from page above the fold on
the left column.
What’s your fave swimming hole?
What are you going to read this summer?
What is your wish for Maine?
Prosperity and meaningful jobs for everyone in Maine who wants one
For it to be a vibrant economically healthy place to be
The state govt would be more supportive of small businesses and welcome more to open
A lot more jobs for a lot more people
That everyone has a good Christmas and HAS ENOUGH TO EAT
A better economy, less poverty, fewer children and families needing help
We see the figures each month that indicate the economy is improving,
but on the ground to this Bronx boy who made Maine home many, many
years ago, I don’t see much. And apparently since these folks could have
wished for anything, NEITHER DO THEY.
This is Christmas in the USA in 2014.
We wish you had a a job.
We wish you had a job with meaning.
We wish you could start a business as you were able to in the past.
We wish you have enough to eat.
We wish more people could make it on their own.
We now make almost nothing. How bad is it? Forget cars, car part,
appliances, computers, etc-95% of the antibiotics here are from CHINA.
I have no doubt fewer workers in old style jobs are needed because of
automation, but life and technology goes in one direction most of the
time, but FREE TRADE has resulted not in JOBS leaving the USA, but the
ECONOMY, HOPE, OPTIMISM, R&D, ENGINEERING, which represent the
FUTURE leaving the USA.
Free trade presumes equal opportunity in working conditions in
Bucksport Maine, Pontiac Michigan, Penang, Hyderabad, and Shenzen,
otherwise the economic oppression of these workers in their own type of Homestead Steel works
, or Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
are IMPOSSIBLE to compete with.
We have seen what the USA can accomplish in a VERY FEW YEARS in energy even with the enmity and antipathy of OUR OWN GOVT.
For the Christmas wish of the people to come true we need our govt
and our CIA to ensure our open AND CLANDESTINE actions go to this end.
And how much more moral could this be?