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Putin's response: Nothing, but 'nyet'
By Gary Bégin, Managing Editor

Nyet is Russian for no. What does President Barack Obama get for all his expulsions of Russian alleged spies? Nothing, but nyet! In international diplomacy saying no! exemplifies and amplifies the disrespect Putin has continuously shown for the American president even years before he became a lame duck.
My analysis of political affairs pinpoints at least six reasons for this public slap in the face by Putin.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Resolutions for 2017 include Havana, skydiving and chocolate
By Gary Bégin

I have resolved to do or not do the following things for 2017:
• I will not eat tofu or even think about eating it (oops, just did)
• I will not answer my verification questions when asked to do so by Google's gmail police
• I will attempt to send back unsolicited mail and especially prepaid mail to their point of origin

Saturday, January 7, 2017


Keeping government open
By Scott Wilson
Publisher, Port Townsend Leader
 
Once again, our local elected representatives gathered under the great marble dome of the Capitol in Olympia and once again they were greeted by dozens of lobbyists from public agencies or the nonprofit lobby groups for public agencies, all of them are ultimately funded by your tax or rate dollars.

Monday, March 7, 2016


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