Each week, we give you a rundown of what you’ve been missing out on if you haven’t been checking out the MountainX.com forums. What’s happened this week? Let’s take a look.
Forum regular JBo asked for insight and ideas about the future of our fair mountain town in Stimulus in Asheville—or—the opportunity to not shrink and die as a city. There have been a few good ideas floated in the thread, but mostly it has turned into a discussion of what’s not sustainable in the local economy, which isn’t a bad place to start.
National topics have been quite active this week. The ongoing discussion of the Stimulus Package has turned into more of a finger-pointing match about which political leaders got us into the mess in the first place. Was it Clinton in the Library with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act? Or Bush in the Conservatory with eight years of unchecked market speculation?
Meanwhile, in what’s sure to be an eventful thread, longtime poster Thomas38 presented the increasingly bipartisan argument for the U.S. getting out of one of our current wars in the thread Afghanistan “The Grave Yard of Empires”. And forum regular Seeker asked if we should be, you know, worried that Mexico’s political infrastructure appears to be falling apart at the seams.
Moving on to more general topics, this thread asks the burning question that’s on everyone’s mind in these troubled times: Who here still watches TV? The conclusion? Lots of people.
Over in the ever-active Music subforum, a very interesting discussion has started in the Post your favorite underrated band thread. Other still-active topics include the seemingly immortal What song is stuck on your head today? discussion—now on page 23 with nearly 350 replies—and the Local music coverage you’d like to see thread.
Smoking bars in Asheville has proven to be a popular new topic this week. Like to smoke while you drink, but don’t know where to go to do it? This is the thread to solve all your problems.
Techie issues have proven to be popular this week as well, with topics like tips for iMovie editing, Asheville’s Wikipedia page and alternatives programs to use instead of the recently exposed-as-vulnerable Adobe Reader.
Feel like helping out a frustrated parent? Check out Mr. Yuck’s thread on children who don’t sleep much, as it sounds like he could use all the advice he can get.
And finally, here’s a thread to answer that long-unanswered question we’ve all wondered about from time to time: Are Dogs Telepathic?
— Steve Shanafelt
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