The morning after; Quote of the Day

Well, out of all the positions on the ballot and all 5 questions on my ballot, with the exception of one unopposed candidate that I voted for, no race went the way I voted for it.

“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” — Romans 13:1 (NIV)

Quote of the Day

Charlton Conservation Commission
Public Hearing Notice

In accordance with General Law, Chapter
131, Section 40 of the Wetland Protection
Act, a public hearing will be held in regards to
work proposed by Andrew Pearsall, Verizon
Wireless.

Address where work will take place: 190
Berry Corner Road, Charlton, MA.

Proposed work: Notice of Intent for proposed
construction of a telecommunications facility
within the 200 riverfront area. Total disturbed
area approximately 3160 s.f.

Said hearing is to be held on Wednesday,
October 15, 2008 7:50 PM in the Charlton
Municipal Building, Conservation Office.

Thomas O’Malley, Chairman
Charlton Conservation Commission

October 8, 2008

— Legal Notice, today’s Southbridge Evening News

Quote of the Day: Demographic Winter

“Worldwide, birthrates have been halved in the past 50 years. There are now 59 nations, with 44% of the world’s population, with below-replacement fertility.

Sometime in this century, the world’s population will begin to decline. At a certain point, the decline will become rapid. We may even reach population free-fall in our lifetimes.”

Demographic Winter Q&A section (my apologies; it’s a flash-based site).

QOTD: My refusal of mail is now famous

“Charlton, Mass., software developer Peter Cooper simply marks ‘refused’ on his junk mail with his custom-made rubber stamp and drops it back in the mailbox.”
— Anne Kadet, “How to Get Off Junk Mail Lists”, SmartMoney magazine, March 2008, page 110

(Anne was kind enough to send me a paper copy of the issue of the magazine as well.)