Letters to the Editor

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Archives: Oct. 2010

Oct.
29th

CHILDREN: November is homeless youth awareness month

November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month. Many of us who live in Pierce County may be unaware that there are over 900 homeless and at risk youth under the age of 21 who live on the streets and in our community. Most of these children are run always from home or are at risk of doing so due to abuse at home.

We are StandUp For Kids Tacoma, the local chapter for a national organization that had been in existence for 20 years. The mission of StandUp For Kids is to help homeless kids.

Staffed by volunteers, we conduct

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Oct.
29th

WILSONIAN: Something good happened amid all the election mud

As we get closer to election day and are subject to being inundated by political name calling (both sides), outright lies (again, both sides), and incredible amounts of money being spent to sway votes, it is easy for us to become worn out, cynical, and hopeless.

Doesn’t anything good ever happen? Is no one in our world interested not in self promotion, but in genuinely wanting good things to happen to less fortunate people who, there but for the grace of God go all of us.

Well, on Thursday, Oct. 28, something really good, no something really miraculous happened in

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Oct.
29th

ELECTION: Murray, steady as she sinks

Your provincial endorsement of Sen. Patty Murray was most disappointing as it was a tacit endorsement of big government, big spending, trillion dollar deficits, mountainous debt, increased taxes, high unemployment and a stagnant economy.

Most American realize the only way out of this mess is smaller government, less spending, lower taxes and fewer regulations. It is no longer justifiable to endorse a candidate based on their ability to bring home the bacon for unions and other special interest groups. There is something more important and that is saving the exceptional country known as America.

Next Tuesday, as a a start

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Oct.
29th

DEATH: Prosecutor’s office should seek answers

I read the article “Justice for Brother David” (TNT, 10-24) with great interest. I am thankful to the Tacoma News Tribune for bringing this unfortunate story to the public’s attention. Death is always something difficult and painful to accept, but how much more so a death that seems to have been completely avoidable.

It seems clear that negligence was the probable cause of David’s premature death. David was a vulnerable adult who completely relied on his caregivers to care for all of his basic needs, and he was not given the complete care that he deserved.

Many basic questions

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Oct.
29th

ELECTION: No more Republican rich getting richer

Why would anyone want to send another no voting yes man to the Senate to help Mitch McConnell finish destroying the government?

Why return to Republican economics which resulted in losing half of our retirement fund and value of our homes? No thanks!. Privatize Social Security? Who would that benefit? This is change or a return to the same old ideas of the rich getting richer and the middle class gets screwed.

When Carter was in office the deficit was almost a trillion dollars. After twenty years of Reagen,Bush and Bush it’s around fourteen trillion dollars and they blame the

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Oct.
29th

ELECTION: Candidates display different kinds of courage

In the 9th congressional district stretching from Olympia to Auburn. two able candidates are kicking it in.

The incumbent Adam Smith and Dick Muri, the challenger of county council fame, sparred last night at the Steilacoom town hall. But let’s consider the courage of these candidates. Witness Smith’s comments recently , “I was elected to make difficult decisions, not to hide from them”, in reference to his affirmative health care reform, stimulus, and other votes. But wait, didn’t he spent most of the last year hiding his true intentions about those votes from constituents, and obfuscating right up to the

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Oct.
29th

TACOMA: Stop fluoridation and save money

I respectfully request the City of Tacoma cease poisoning the water supply of its citizens with Fluoride.

The savings will be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is especially important since the information about the disasterous effects of Floride is now known. Many nations in Europe ban the use of Fluoride due to its hazards to public health. Fluoride is a known poison. In humans as little as one-tenth of an ounce will cause death. The adverse effects are well documented in The Physician’s Desk Reference.

The FDA has not approved fluoride for internal use. A 1990′s study

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Oct.
29th

ELECTION: NEA resorts to ‘low brow’ metaphor

The NEA should be ashamed of itself for its distasteful ad in which they compare Dino Rossi to a dog with fleas. For an organization that is supposed to promote education, they must think Washington voters are too dumb to interpret the difference between candidates’ policies. So the NEA had to resort to an attack ad in the form of a low brow, ridiculous metaphor.

I won’t be voting for Dino Rossi because I disagree with most of his policy stances, not because I think he has fleas. I wish the NEA representatives responsible for this ad were up for

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