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Letters

  • Our options are being taken away

    Dear Editor,

    The kooks seem to be winning. Who is paying attention to what is going on around us?

    Prairie dogs have assumed an elevated status. This furry little rodent, carrier of the Black Plague virus, has managed to delay the construction of the Rail Runner track into Santa Fe and is increasing the cost of the project.

  • Are there no heroes?

    Dear Editor,

    This week, President Bush presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to eight people in recognition to their contributions in the arts, sciences and the pursuit of freedom. This award is the highest civilian award given by the White House.

  • We need real vision for LANL

    Dear Editor,

    I’m responding to the significant front-page coverage given to LANL-related views on Oct. 21.

  • What is happening in Iraq?

    Dear Editor,

    This is what is happening in Iraq.

    The natives in Iraq have finally wised up and realized that it is not to their advantage to kill one another. They are organizing to kill the occupiers. Remember, Dien Bien Phu and Saigon?

    Edward B. Grothus

    Los Alamos

  • Tactic not helpful

    Dear Editor,

    Until the laboratory mandates definite dollar amounts employees should give to the United Way, based on their salaries and personal financial holdings, Mr. Sad and Dismayed should not use the unacceptable tactic of Shame-On-You for not donating more to that worthy charity.

    Sue Conner

    White Rock

  • Health care isn't simple issue

    Dear Editor,

    Mr. Dave’s letter citing horror stories of nationalized health care plans in other countries left me very confused. Is he saying that our health care situation is good, or that it’s just not as bad as it could be? Those are two very different stances. I do think it’s an issue well worth discussing – but both sides should be given reasonble credence and consideration.

  • We must all take part

    As our wise and far-sighted administration prepares for war against Iran and tries to bring the nation (that’s us) to support its folly, I think it would be good to recall a few words from the much elder statesman: Mark Twain.

    “In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination.”

  • Nine trillion small

    I enjoyed Terry Goldman’s rebuttal letter. Aside from learning how many cells are in the human body (I do love trivia), his discussion on considering the National Debt/GNP ratio is a sound approach. But to say that a $9 trillion debt is “not inordinately huge” was surprising. I hadn’t thought it would be necessary to address ND/GNP ratios to convince anyone that a $9 trillion debt is a ... umm ... bad thing.