BILL ROWE PRESENTS
THE ORIGINS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Saturday, April 20th
This is a preview for a talk Bill will be giving in Charleston West Virginia in June to academics for the Julian Jaynes Society.
The talk in Chagrin will be two presentations. How consciousness arose historically, and how it arises in infancy.
The first part will outline Julian Jaynes's theory of consciousness as presented in his 1977 book
The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind.
The second part will look at what is unique about the human infant/caregiver relationship that allows consciousness to emerge in children
FRACKING AND YOUR HEALTH
FRACKING AND YOUR HEALTH
Deborah Cowden, MD
Friday April 26th at 6:30 pm
Huntsburg Town Hall
16534 Mayfield Rd. Huntsburg Ohio
Hosted by Frack Free Geauga
KELLY'S WORKING WELL FARM
KELLEY'S WORKING WELL FARM
Save the date.
Saturday May 11th
10:00 at South Franklin Circle
Kelly Clark will be presenting a talk "The Farm Next Door" Followed by a tour of the farm next door.
More details to follow.
PATRIOTS ANNUAL GARAGE SALE - SEPTEMBER 2013
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ANNUAL GARAGE SALE
Hello Patriots! If you are tired of endless politics and petitions, or even if you still love it all, your heart COULD (also) turn to Spring. For some of us, that COULD mean the urge to clean out the garage, the attic, the household dust collectors, books and CDs, kitchen ware, etc. And we have just the repository for your boxed up items and small furniture before our Annual Garage Sale in September. You can bring your treasures to the Patriots office at 139 Bell St, on Saturday mornings from 10-12 when the office is generally open (remember we are now on the first floor making access easy). OR you can bring items to any of our programs and a member of the Steering Committee will take your stuff to our office. We have at our disposal and empty two-car garage where the stuff can be stored as it comes
ISSUES AND NEWS
ISSUES AND NEWS
HOW WILL THE SEQUESTER AFFECT OHIO
EARTH JUSTICE PETITION
Another 2013 Position for Patriots
I want to share something about redistricting with all of you. This is from Fred Livingstone, husband of Pearl the founder of NOVA. It should be extremely interesting to those of you who are concerned about redistricting. Fran Dryer will keep up to date with this information, and I will keep up with the League of Women Voters involvement. As you can see, any discussion will be highly politicized, and progress will be slow.
From Fred: I wanted to bring you up to date with what has been going on with redistricting. There is a group headed by the League of Women Voters in Ohio which has been working with the Ohio Modernization Commission to get a proposed fix for the redistricting system now in the Ohio Constitution. In the last legislative session two bipartisan proposals were submitted, both of which provided for a redistricting commission comprised of the Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor and the minority and majority leaders of both the state house and senate. This commission would need to agree on a map to be proposed to the voters and either one or two members of the minority party would have to be included (one proposal provides one and the other two minority votes). Both proposals would provide for compactness and continuity and one would include the criteria included in Issue 2 including competitiveness. Both would only be effective after the next census in 2020.
I have suggested to the League representative on the group that there should be 3 simultaneous efforts:
1.Get the General Assembly to propose an amendment along the lines of the above proposals for the composition of the commission, the criteria to be utilized (including competitiveness) and, if possible, making it effective before the next election after passage of the amendment (highly unlikely).
2. Get the modernization commission to propose a similar amendment and;
3. Draft a proposed amendment which could be the subject of Initiative Petitions circulated and filed by early July to get on the November ballot. The Initiative would be effective for the next election.
The speaker of the House has stated that the Modernization Commission should deal with this issue as part of their work. What that commission ends up doing is making recommendations to the General Assembly which has the last word on what, if any, amendments to the constitution will be proposed to the voters. At a recent City Club debate on this issue, Representative Mike Curtin stated that the issue has been studied enough and that it would be a waste of time to go through the modernization commission when it has to end up with the General Assembly anyway. Rep. and House Minority Leader Armand Budish recently stated that redistricting is the most important issue facing the General Assembly. We shall see what evolves...
Fred J. Livingstone
Building Consensus to Reduce Gun Violence
Background Checks on All Gun Sales--
Stop Sellin' to Felons!
 Dept. of the Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, "Following the Gun: Enforcing Federal Laws Against Firearms Traffickers" (June 2000), available at http://www.atf.gov/pub/fire-explo_pub/pdf/followingthegun_internet.pdf (documents criminal investigations started July 1996 through December 1998).
Thank you for all you do to make our families and communities safer!
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NOVA VOLUNTEER MEETING NOTES
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WHERE YOU CAN VENT
Riled Up? Here's Where to Vent
Akron Beacon Journal
Call & Post
Chagrin Valley Times
Geauga Times Courier
Lorian Morning Journal
Maple Leaf (Geauga County)
New York Times
Oberlin, Amherst, Wellington