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Dance of a mythical Gypsy

The Country Curmudgeon

We are thinking about becoming Gypsies. It looks like a lot more fun than what we are doing now. They seem to travel to exotic locations, live off the land and dance away the hours. If they get sick, they have magic potions and spells to ward off evil and they seem to have an innate ability to identify werewolves, a useful skill.

Are you still concerned over the rising cost of food?

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Complaining about rising food costs is easy to do; understanding it less so. Before lamenting upon rising food costs at the supermarket a systemwide analysis and some historical perspective are appropriate. This installment is rooted in the panel discussion transcripts of last December’s joint departments of Agriculture and Justice hearings in Washington, D.C.

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Letters to the Editor September 22

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We take North East’s finances very seriously

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Former VP Dick Cheney: When is enough enough?

A View From the Edge

The truth always comes out. I was listening to former Vice President Dick Cheney the other day explain why torture, as a policy, is in America’s interest. He was not advocating carte blanche torture, just the torture “of individuals whose interests are against ours.”

OK, you say, he is all for protecting America. Now Cheney is not a stupid man, but for a smart man he is an awfully bad student (learning from the mistakes of others before him) and, what is worse, he is using his bully pulpit in the media to pervert reason for the next generation.

It’s a matter of women’s health

The Millerton News Editorial

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department made a monumental decision this summer when it declared that health insurance companies must provide no-cost birth control and other preventive services to women starting in August 2012.

According to Planned Parenthood, “More than 38 million American women currently use birth control, and nearly all [98 percent] sexually active American women have used birth control at some time in their lives.”

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Letters to the Editor September 15

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Nomination was proper
At last week’s Town Board meeting, Pamela Michaud accused the Democratic Party of “a shameful miscarriage of justice”  at its caucus when members voted to nominate David Sherman rather than John Merwin to be their candidate for town supervisor.

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My game of Put and Take

The Country Curmudgeon

When I was a kid, we had this little pinball machine called Put and Take. Depending on where the ball landed, you either got points or lost points. It was a fairly mindless game, but it served to kill an hour when you were bored.

There were other versions of the same game; the commercial machine with lights, bells and buzzers and the board game version. I think the old-time casinos had the money version.