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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Blames media for banking settlement

    I am so outraged at the recent Department of Justice - Bank of America settlement. Seventeen billion dollars and where is it going? Five billion to the government, some billions to various community organizations that sound just like Acorn is or used to be and the most outrageous is to the public...

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    Wants jobs not focused on fossil fuels

    On Aug. 15, an Whatcom View opinion column by Craig Cole was published in this paper, giving what I believe is a "Mary Poppins" version of the intentions and actions of SSA/PIT for the Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point. According to Cole, it was "human error" in December 2011, when PIT entered...

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    Says golden ages never measure up

    The letter lamenting the loss of "certitudes" piqued my curiosity. I wonder what certitudes the writer would like to restore. African-Americans counting as only four-fifths of a person according to the Constitution? Jim Crow laws? Lynching? Six-shooter justice? Witch hunts (not only as in Salem, ...

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    Laments loss of common good

    Recently I received my bill for water and sewer from the City of Bellingham. It was a final notice before my services were cut off. I pay months ahead for most of my bills, including to the city. I found the errant bill under other mail. The bill that got lost in the shuffle was $8.78. The new one...

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    Environmental glass half empty, or half full

    A few items of global interest caught my eye in the September/October issue of "Sierra" magazine. Some of these factoids suggest that world-wide progress is being made toward cleaning up the atmosphere and hopefully at least slowing down the trend toward overheating the planet. Some of these facts...

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    More questions about sale of coal

    There has been much discussion on the transportation of coal and oil by rail. It will create some needed jobs, but at what cost? The coal is dirty and the oil has the potential of causing a catastrophic accident. Also, the long and frequent trains will interrupt communities along the route.

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    Asks when city will decide about coal

    The coal train is here Bellingham. I have seen them with my own eyes, I have picked up pieces of coal on the trail below the train trestle. I hear the trains running all through the night into the morning.

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    Puts health planet before profits

    Two viewpoints were published on the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal project.

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    Unhappy with military solutions

    Knowingly and willingly shredding and maiming children to death with sharp pieces of metal is cruel, barbaric and psychopathic behavior. This malevolence has no place in a modern, civilized world, with every available means of communication at our disposal. It is the kind of cowardly, medieval behavior...

  • RANTS/RAVES

    Rave: Touched by generosity at Barkley Haggen store

    Rave for the very nice lady in the Barkley Haggen store who contributed $100 to the bill I was in the process of paying at the time.

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