It was more than a free lunch at the Bavarian Inn today… It was Peter Corum and his team announcing the exciting plans for the Morgans Grove Market area that he started up last summer. This time the goal is to create an Agriculture/Arts/Community campus that will serve many interests locally and do it year round.
Peter called this a “Charette,” which Webster’s defines as:
a meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions.
Represented were the architectural firm he has been consulting, various arts and
humanities “businesses,” agriculture folks, local development people, etc. My wife represented Sustainable Shepherdstown.
Over the course of about two hours just about everyone in the room spoke, made suggestions, pointed out various organizational needs and, in general, gave Peter hands down support on the project.
Now we’ll have to see what comes next with the local and county government, the state and
all the other committees which will get in the way (sort of like the solar LLC discussion we had the other night at Town Hall.)
Well… we support Peter and Under The LobsterScope will keep an eye on this project and report good or bad news to you.
Lunch, btw, was great.
Did you know when the famous Founding Fathers were selecting a National Bird and the majority were hard set on the Eagle, Franklin made his case for the Turkey:
(another great graphic design by the late Herb Lubalin.)
2.) Bulk of ground combat will be conducted by the United States, with minor assistance from the coalition.
- U.S. Transfers Lead Of Libya War To NATO Says Hillary Clinton [Video] (realestateradiousa.com)
- Sources say NATO has reached agreement on running Libya mission (cnn.com)
- France: Libya operation may last weeks, not months (foxnews.com)
“The coalition that was formed following the Paris meeting will abandon the mission and hand it over entirely to a single command system under NATO.
“All of Turkey’s concerns, demands on the issue have been met,”
“People always say that it’s oil behind all this – that’s not true. To have consistent, cheap oil, the best thing would have been to change nothing in Libya. It’s not oil that pushes us to all this.”
- Nato close to Libya command deal (mirror.co.uk)
- Turkish TV: NATO to command Libya operation – msnbc.com (news.google.com)
- NATO reaches agreement on Libya military command (nationalpost.com)
- France and Turkey reach breakthrough deal over Libya (guardian.co.uk)
- Control of Libyan campaign to go to NATO – Turkey (rt.com)
- Deal near: NATO to take control of war “time-limited, scope-limited military action” in Libya; Update: U.S. looking for legal loophole to arm Libyan rebels (hotair.com)
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…and the Rich give Thanks for Republicans…
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… how Obama deals with these Turkeys is another problem…
- BREAKING: Monster Murdoch Moves WSJ ‘Pepper… And Salt’ Cartoon! [Evil Corporations In Action] (gawker.com)
- Apple Computer Sells For $213,000 At Auction – NYTimes.com (jeffpruett.wordpress.com)
- Palling Around With Monuments [This Thing Looks Like That Thing] (gawker.com)
I’d like to make something clear… I don’t think Israel’s action against the flotilla of Turkish ships bringing aid to the Gaza Strip was justified or remotely legal.
However, if I protest this it is much too easy to label me as an “anti-semite” (which I am not as my long history of Jewish friends, my Jewish wife and my 1/2 Jewish son will, I hope, attest to). So I was happy to see my thoughts on the matter repeated by Glenn Greenwald, who was being interviewed on MSNBC by Elliot Spitzer.
Take a look at the complete interview here:
Of course, now the USA is saying Israel should be allowed to self examine the situation and make what corrections are necessary… this to the opposition of the UN and most of the world.
Who are we kidding? Greenwald passes on this Twitter comment from Scott Larson:
“Self-regulation has worked so well for BP that surely it will be just as shiny for Israel.”