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I refuse to watch any of it.

I was greatly relieved to learn that the major news networks are "cutting back" on their showing of the video made by the maniac who shot all those people at Virginia Tech. I refused to watch a single minute of it - I am not going to glorify that murderer by paying any attention to anything he has to say. Energy like that needs to be buried, not released.

Here is a business doing the right thing.

Recently a really great thing happened here in Lowell, Michigan. Litehouse Foods announced they are letting the workers of the company become shareholders.
Why is this so great?
First, let me give you a little history. Around these parts Litehouse Foods used to be known as Chadalee Farms. They made horseradish to begin with and then branched out into dressings and dips. Cahdalee was a small(ish) family company that began in the kitchen and expanded. They built their reputation by using fresh, natural ingredients and sales grew. Meanwhile out in Idaho, Litehouse Foods was rolling along much the same path. A few years ago the two companies merged thereby offering more products to a larger area of the country.
There were constant offers from huge corporations to buy Litehouse. Wendell Christoff and the other owners could have added millions to their fortunes by selling the company to the highest bidder. In case you live in a cave, what usually happens in such a case is that the corporation …