Letters to the Editor

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June
25th

ENTITLEMENTS: Resist unsustainable extravagances

The Obama administration is driving us into an “entitlement” culture and nation – from top to bottom; which is socialism with a creeping loss of our freedoms, opportunities, privacy and prosperity.

Almost a majority of U.S. residents (legal and illegal) now believe they are entitled to food stamps, health care, housing, K-12 education, transportation, domestic security and international peace (all without any contribution).

This majority now includes the chronic unemployed, labor unionists, many local government workers, the president and his appointees (note the Obama family’s $100 million trip to Africa and top officials’ “conference” soirées to Las Vegas at taxpayers’

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April
29th

DRONES: Will privacy be adequately protected?

The article (TNT, 4-27) about drones possibly being tested at the Moses Lake airport has brought up the issue of possible threats to citizens privacy.

I would like to know what kind of measures the Federal Aviation Administration and Washington lawmakers would take to respect the privacy of the people who live in the affected testing areas. Who protects our privacy and how could we be assured that our rights will not be violated?

According to the article, this technology will bring new sources of employment to our area, which is a great idea. However, I don’t feel comfortable

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Aug.
9th

AIRCRAFT: Greener skies for Seattle, noisier for us

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a plan to shift aircraft approaches to Sea-Tac airport. The main reason for this change is: fewer flights over North Seattle homes and lower emissions.

That’s nice, but the revised plans call for flights arriving from the southwest, rather than dog-legging over Olympia, to be replaced by more direct routings over Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the neighborhoods north of state Route 16.

At least the cacophonous noise of those 100 to 150 daily overflights should add joy to the residents who for the past 12 years have been subjected to extreme noise levels of

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