tpeacock 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Letter - Opinions in recent Union-Bulletins too liberal

'I read The Seattle Times and I can understand why it leans to the left. Many of its readers are liberal and it makes sense that it appeals to those who are the intended readers.' The very first sentence of Mr. Webb's letter is the basis for my response. The parent company of the UB is said to lean heavily to the left, and so too, the UB. As for who a person votes for; this is not a measure of one's political leaning per se, as many of us vote for who we believe is the best candidate, party affiliation having little to know influence or impact on that vote. As for any anger, once again I have trouble finding where this could be gleaned from any comment I have made. If you don't like what someone says, fine and dandy, but just because you have a different opinion or mindset, does not mean someone's comment has anger at it's it root.

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tpeacock 2 months ago on Letter - Opinions in recent Union-Bulletins too liberal

I'm guessing you replied incorrectly, my comment is very clear, but to make it even more so; The Seattle Times is the parent company of the UB. How this could be in anyway difficult to extract from my comment may lead credence to the claim in my post regarding folks too busy demeaning other's comments to spend time having knowledge of their local paper?

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tpeacock 2 months ago on Letter - Opinions in recent Union-Bulletins too liberal

Hello! Who do you think owns the U-B (and has for several years now)? You people are so busy leaning to the right and/or left and making rude comments at each other you don't seem to have any time to spend on knowing about your local newspaper. Of course, since my dad worked there from the 50's to the 80's, I guess I have an edge up on y'all, even with my pot addled brain, Heaven's to Betsy!

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tpeacock 2 months ago on Letter - Say ‘no’ to growing, selling marijuana in Walla Walla

'Evidence base data shows that marijuana medical benefits is no better than placebo. ' That opinion is merely that; an opinion (and it's sentence structure and grammar usage is not what I would expect from someone with MD in their title). It does not parallel the majority of medical based evidence that a majority of doctors find relevant and factual. Another thing I've learned over the years; titles of any kind do not make one's opinions any more believable, only statements backed up with facts! An OB/GYN has MD for a title, but I'm betting my bottom dollar an orthopedic surgeon is more believable when talking of bone fractures and the best course of action regarding them than any OB/GYN.

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tpeacock 2 months ago on Letter - Say ‘no’ to growing, selling marijuana in Walla Walla

The two expert angles we have had to listen to over the years; the medical field and law enforcement. While my hat is off to both for the jobs they do, the lives they save, etc, not one lick of that makes them an expert. Ever wonder why their reports, much like parts of Dr. Acevedo's letter, have possibly, theirs a good chance, it's highly likely, and so on laced in with their comments? As for this ridiculously idiotic name you keep calling me Cowboy01, as I stated in my first reply to you, your name calling says worlds for any chance at a reasonable discourse with you, and your latest post really doesn't add any more to what you already said. Glad to hear your kid's doing better, and I mean that sincerely. My line of reasoning, garnered from years of watching people use a variety of substances, especially alcohol since it is more readily available and has been legal for most of our lives, is that it's the individual and the make up and strength of their mind.
Pot is legal for 21 and over, I certainly don't advocate for use by those under 21, nor for those that can't handle substances of any sort. My comment was initially a response to yet one more letter with irrelevant, misstated facts, and probability assessments made by researchers with no actual, factual experience. Say what you will, but espousing facts that aren't based on anything more than opinion, well they aren't facts at all.

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tpeacock 2 months, 1 week ago on Letter - Headlines of history sadly similar

Breaking news; The Left finds fault with Republicans, and the right finds fault with the Democrats. What is the world coming to. More breaking news; Common sense takes a vacation from politically charged postings at the U-B website.

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tpeacock 2 months, 1 week ago on Letter - Treatment at local VA appreciated

As with any organization there will be problems. I used the W2 VA from 76 to 2001, then after moving to Cheney got signed up at the Spokane VA. I had to wait a year to get assigned to a team and a full time physician, but was able to go into emergency care (not emergency room) at any time until I was in the system. I'm wondering if that might be some of what is being griped about. There are a lot of vets that utilize the Spokane facility, and like anything else in the military, you have to hurry up and wait, apparently some have forgotten that. I like to use the Pharmacy as an example; they have a ticket number dispenser and sign all over the place instructing you to take a number, a seat, and wait for that number to be called. There are no addendums, no exceptions, no asterisks and footnotes, the rule is plain and clear. Yet, there are always those special folks who fell they are better than those of us who've been patiently waiting for however long, and go right up to the window. Being a former DI, anymore I will say something, and get response akin to 'I have another appointment', or 'my doctor told me it would be ready right away', or some other nonsense. I can't help but believe a lot of the complaints are from these types of people, or those that have some gripe with the VA because they didn't get some sort of special treatment or attention they believed they deserved. As for the politician's, especially dear Cathy, she's jumped on the dis the VA bandwagon like so many other politician's from both sides of the aisle merely to make themselves look good to their constituents. They have little to no knowledge of the VA or it's workings, and if not for this latest witch hunt, we'd have never heard a peep from them regarding the VA.

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tpeacock 2 months, 1 week ago on Letter - Say ‘no’ to growing, selling marijuana in Walla Walla

So because you happen to have a kid that couldn't control himself with pot, you are somehow an expert? Sorry, but using that same logic, look at alcohol, it's effect on a large number of folks, and yet it's still legal and the demon of choice for many who rail against pot with little to know true knowledge of it. Of course, within the first three words of your reply I sensed where you're coming from, and see a lack of any kind of reasonable discourse with you. Now, if you take the time to go back and read closely, you will see that I have many years of experience. 44 years to be exact, and just recently graduated Summa cum Laude from Eastern Washington University. I was also an Adjunct Instructor at ITT Tech, and my resume goes on and on. It's the person and their mind that is the central cog in how any substance affects them. Before you start going off on anyone, you should take a moment to think about what you are saying, do some research instead of coming off a 'gut' feeling, depersonalize the topic especially when using a family member's experience as it's hard to separate fact from fiction when your family is a part of the scenario as not many want to admit when their kid turns out to be less than what they expected that it could merely be the kid's fault, and thus have to blame it on something, anything other than the kid or perhaps themselves. I have done my homework, up close and as personal as it can get. As I recall, by the way, the law is very clear in that only adults can legally purchase it, but then up to this point, kids have been able to get and still will, legalized or not. It might be a better idea to send your energies trying to fight that access, but then, the same is true for alcohol and efforts to stop the flow of that to minors hasn't been a resounding success.

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tpeacock 2 months, 1 week ago on Tourist dies after being struck in crosswalk at Palouse, Main streets

In Spokane the law states that a pedestrian has to clear the crosswalk entirely before cars can continue their travel thru the crosswalk, yet there isn't a day that goes by I see driver's waiting until the pedestrian clears the lane the car needs to advance forward. I fail to understand why it is people can't take an extra 10-20 seconds for pedestrians to get all the way across, half the time I'm in a rush to get to the next place I am headed to, yet I wait; it's the law. This law is discussed on TV regularly, it's in the newspaper now and then, but then it's made awfully clear cell phone use is against the law, yet once again, I see many drivers doing this. We have a few pedestrians killed here each year, some their fault, some the driver's. More attentive driving and less breaking of laws put in place is the simple cure, but just watch driver's habits daily and the myriad of driving laws broken, and it becomes clear it's getting worse before it will ever get better.

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