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The World Needs More Babies

The World Needs More Babies

Well, it looks like there’s something in the water in the US and it ain’t little blue pills. The recent US Census data shows a 40-year low in the birth rate – about 1.6 per woman.

With the birth rate well below the replacement level, there could be huge economic implications that follow. There are plenty of other countries facing similar demographic issues, so the US has plenty of case studies to read up on.

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Tik Tik Tik Tik TOK

Tik Tik Tik Tik TOK

A little over a year ago, we discussed a potential ban on TikTok in the US. Well, President Biden finally signed the “Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act”, which would ban TikTok or force its parent company, ByteDance, to sell it.

You can bet that TikTok won’t go down without a fight, so we’ll probably still be talking about this a year from now…but that still leaves Mets/Facebook to worry about!

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Jane’s Walk in Camden a Success

Jane’s Walk in Camden a Success

Camden’s “Jane’s Walk” visited four of the dam sites on Megunticook River, Saturday, May 4, 2024 — 2:00 p.m. The walk showed a dramatic waterfall at each site except at Montgomery Dam. There has been an ongoing debate about the future of these dams and their waterfalls. This walk was led by volunteer members of “Save the Dam Falls,” which is offering a counter-argument to the Town of Camden’s campaign to remove the dams, millponds, and waterfalls, particularly the spectacular Montgomery Falls at the head of the harbor.

What a great response and wonderful event with 70 people and one osprey chirping up above us in a tree. He was rooting us on!

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Japan Beefing up their Naval Aviation

Japan Beefing up their Naval Aviation

The Japanese Navy is getting a face lift with the conversion of the Izumo-class destroyers into small supercarriers capable of holding F-35s (compliments of the US).

This marks Japan’s return to full-scale naval aviation and is a reflection of the overall strategic shift in Japan’s military posture. With regional affairs growing more dicey by the day (ahem, China), Japan is straightening out its military posture and looking to play a more assertive role.

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Can RFK Jr. Alter The the 2024 Presidential Election?

Can RFK Jr. Alter The the 2024 Presidential Election?

RFK II has a presidential name, but I don’t think he’ll be finding himself in that position this go around. However, he does have the opportunity to cause some problems for Trump in the process.

Donald Trump has created enough challenges for himself by dividing the Republican party and alienating independents, but RFK Jr. might be able to add one more challenge to Trump’s campaign. We all know the conspiracy theorist wackadoos love Trump, but RFK Jr. is catching the eyes of some of the crazies.

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Are Russians Going to Start Shipping Via Arctic Circle?

Are Russians Going to Start Shipping Via Arctic Circle?

By Peter Zeihan As the ice begins to melt in the Arctic, will the Russians be able to establish a shipping route to the north? While establishing a northern sea route is possible, it won't be the gold mine its been made out to be. There are several factors that make...

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#6 Vintage Basketball 2024 Spring Session Boys Basketball Camden Hills vs Belfast  December 2005

#6 Vintage Basketball 2024 Spring Session Boys Basketball Camden Hills vs Belfast December 2005

Watch this 2005 Vintage Boys Basketball game between the Windjammers of Camden Hills and the Lions of Belfast. This game was played at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport in December of 2005. Before the game, Charlie Crockett interviewed Sue Wootton. Playing for Coach Jeff Hart’s Windjammers were Paul Campbell, Christian Pieri, Cameron Puls, Jared Mitchell, Gordon Fischer, Noah Burke, Dave Bryant, Jake Feener, Paul Draper, and Jamie Caswell. Playing for Coach Terry Kenniston were Jake Arthurs, Ben Felton, Matt Benjamin, Yates Murphy, Colin Kennedy, and John Higgins. The announcers were Charlie Crockett and Don Palmer, and the sports videographer was Penny Crockett .

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Makers Market Spring Block Party: Call for Vendors!

Makers Market Spring Block Party: Call for Vendors!

Thomaston’s annual Spring Block Party is back for a second year, and we’re excited to announce that vendor applications are now open for the Maker’s Market and the Young Entrepreneurs Alley!

The Maker’s Market is a vibrant marketplace showcasing handmade crafts, artisanal goods, farm-fresh produce, and unique creations from talented local makers. Whether you’re a seasoned artisan or a first-time vendor, this is your chance to share your talents with the community.

Meanwhile, the Young Entrepreneurs Alley provides a special platform for aspiring business owners under 17 years old to showcase their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. It’s an opportunity for young minds to shine and gain valuable experience in a supportive environment.

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