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GeneandCassie: You might find this article informative. It appears that there is more than a few millimeters of rise in Florida. Google has photographs. http://www.wired.com/2015/02/rising-sea-levels-already-making-miamis-floods-worse/
This letter is a little confusing and I'm at a loss as to how a legal retail operation is going to drag our community into ruin. The production and sale of legal products happens all over the valley. If I don't agree with alcohol consumption, would I be allowed to demand that it not be produced and sold in my community? Our community is entrenched in the production and sale of wine, beer, and hard liquor and I don't see us falling into ruin.
Mark, you can find all the information on donors, yourself. Ranting at a columnist for only pointing out the buyers of one party is not very productive. Just go find a right leaning, columnist who doubtless has done the same thing. Sad that you aren't incensed by the fact that anyone with enough cash can buy your representatives to congress, where the real damage is being done.
Another in artful deflection from namvet, totally off topic.
VampieNinja: I think maybe the continual changes to city streets and arterial that all seem to restrict traffic flow is the reason everyone comments. I avoid Main unless I absolutely have to and now Alder will create the same difficulties. The proposal for Isaacs will again reduce lanes and create backups. We have more traffic and more people and we seem to be restricting access to timely travel to and from businesses. If you can't get there, 13 more parking spots won't make a difference.
Since, it is apparently impossible to have any discussion about the homeless without attacking the SNAP program, here are the facts. This article is 2 years old, yet still relevant. http://billmoyers.com/2013/10/08/six-myths-about-food-stamps/
I'm certain that people are going to grab a backpack, shopping cart and a cardboard box to live on the street just so they can get the average $133 a month (individual) in SNAP benefits. Really?
Just so you know, Bruce, not everyone who read your letter, felt the need to attack you and your opinion. The comments here are a prime example of the fact that some are incapable of discerning that sometimes stuff is just plain made up. We are assaulted daily with supposed factual claims about many things that with closer inspection turn out to be just a big LIE to serve someone's agenda. The inability to stay on topic and to use deflection is another tactic used to support those agendas. Topic was our Representative and whether she represents us. I have not seen her actually represent anything but the political agenda of her party for some time. I have met her, discussed things with her and voted for her in the past. I have also observed a change in her loyalty from Eastern Washington to Washington D.C. over the past few years.
Amazing, that you can just discount the involvement of 5 leading nations' of the world, and contend that our President and Secretary of State are the only ones responsible. Have you looked at the nations negotiating? Do you actually believe that you are smarter than the world's leaders? Amazing!
Not to pull any of you off topic, but fact is: Obama’s college records are not “sealed” by a court order, as many would have you believe. It would be illegal under federal law (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) for Occidental, Columbia or Harvard Law School to give any former student’s records to reporters or members of the public without that person’s specific, written permission. Obama hasn’t released them, but neither have other presidents released their college records. George W. Bush’s grades at Yale eventually became public, but only because somebody leaked them to the New Yorker magazine. Bush himself refused to release them, according to a 1999 profile in the Washington Post.
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