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One could argue that the HOSPITALS Certainly SEEM to be RICH. There has been an almost Constant Expansion of Hospital Facilities at St. Mary's and Walla Walla General over the last couple of Decades until these once simple Hospital Buildings are now Palace Complexes that cover large areas with multiple Buildings. The Buildings themselves continue to become ever more 'grand' with increasingly magnificent entrances and decorations. SOMEONE must be making quite a Profit on these supposedly 'Church owned' enterprises.
It is said by the City that repair of aging Utilities will take a HUNDRED YEARS to Complete. One has to wonder where all the Taxes and Fees have gone over the years that the City and County of Walla Walla collected but failed to use to maintain the Utilities those Taxes and Fees were to be used for.
When you FLY into Walla Walla the City looks like a Tiny Forest in the Middle of all the rolling hills of wheat and other crops. You don't really see the Tiny little Trees that we plant today along Streets and in our yards. You see the 100 Year old Trees that some Native Americans refer to as 'Our Grandfathers Standing'.
That is Why it Saddens me that more isn't done to protect these old trees that are being damaged by the winds of a changing climate. Many simply require more care like our Aging Parents. Most have been Neglected like our City Streets by a City Government more concerned about the Color of Murals on Main Street than what makes Walla Walla a place we WANT to live in. We should be able to spend a little to keep our Trees alive rather than be so quick to cut them down.
UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS prevent unrestricted 'Private Transactions' of Truckloads of Perfectly Legal Assault Rifles and even 50 Caliber Sniper Rifles that are advertised as being able to "TAKE DOWN A JETLINER"
These weapons arm DRUG CARTEL and Criminal Gangs and TERRORISTS and provide MILLIONS to Gun Manufacturers who then Support the NRA.
The 'Deal' being Negotiated STILL will allow some of these secret ARMS DEALS but will help make them more difficult.
If you are NOT a Criminal or Insane then you can easily pass a Background Check. The Big Bad Government (which By The Way is YOU) has no interest in confiscating your Guns but WOULD like to know where they GO if they are STOLEN and used for CRIMES.
This isn't a COMPREHENSIVE set of Laws that will curb the epidemic of Gun Murder in this country; but it is a sensible START.
Have the Kids gotten off your Lawn yet?
Instead of Re-Working Wa-Hi we should Raise a bond to make Lincoln into a Better Alternative; a charter school.
ANOTHER good Reason that NO AMERICAN should EVER shop at Walmart
The Truly Frightening thing about the Bill you are Discussing is that it was WRITTEN to make the Public's Privacy MORE Protected - But the JACKBOOT of Militarized Modern Law Enforcement DEMANDED that it actually REDUCE Our Freedom.
Do not Be NAIVE - A Toilet Seat costs $700 so the cost of BLACK PROJECTS can be hidden 'Off Book'
The way we CUT the Bloated Military is to Bring home the 50,000 Troops in Europe left over from WWII and the OTHER 50,000 in Korea and Japan. THEN we get rid of about 75% of the NAVY which is mostly a collection of Billion dollar TARGETS which are WAY Too Expensive for 'Saber Rattling'
We use 20th Century assets to plan for wars based on 19th Century Tactics and Strategies when in THIS Millennium we can Watch for trouble from SPACE and send a DRONE to Take Out a Bad Guy without INVADING our 'Ally'.
GOOD NEWS EVERYBODY - Because of marijuana Legalization we Don't NEED as Much Law Enforcement. In 1980 there were about 1 Million people being held in US Prisons. NOW there are over 2.5 Million. MOST of these people are Non-violent Drug Users.
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