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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
It was barely middle morning when my power was restored, ya, those things happen in the rugged Northern lifestyle from time to time, and I really don't mind the hyperactive info world of our modern society going dormant for a spell. The power lines that get knocked down occasionally is of no concern to me as I had the foresight to procure 14k of natural gas standby electricity for such instances, however, nine times out of ten the cable TV and internet service is taken out with the power.
Frankly, our electronically connected interweb world never sleeps, mankind must, which conflicts with required sleep and the addicted news junkie within. The internet outage has really been a welcomed reprieve. It freshens the soul and serves to remind me why I abandoned the city with choosing the friendlier neighborly Northern lifestyle similar to my rural Oakland County childhood. That might be a bore to others seeking all the trappings of citified communal living arrangements of convenience, but my little Mayberry-esque plot of Gods' creation I truly do hold precious.
Well, thus far today has already been a snap return to reality only to reap the rewards of my assumption it being just the first robocall attacking my Rep. Dan Benishek, for his "promoting" what Rush says on the airwaves broadcast by a private business. The robocall was from this unheard of by me "group" calling themselves "The Women of the 99%." Really? Dan is promoting any such thing? That is one wildly outrageous accusation to make by an unidentified "group" who, by the way, is now intruding into the privacy of my home. Hmmm... no number shows on the caller ID, and *69 only prompts the phone company's recorded message that they are unable to determine the phone number used. No surprise there as the unrelenting onslaught of robocalls from the Romney campaign and his Restore Our Future PAC used the same tactic.
And, we're just getting warmed up, folks...
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