Pipe excess U.S. water
to thirsty California
It seems that every night the weather person shows us a map of California in a growing deep red color signifying extreme drought. After that, we frequently see midwestern, southern and eastern states flooded by heavy rains, storms, hurricanes and other consequences of climate change.
Why, I wonder, can’t we (and yes I mean people smarter than me!) figure out a way to transport that water to our state. To heck with gas pipelines, we need water pipelines.
Yes, it sounds a bit crazy and expensive, but what is the cost to all of us to have California dry up like Nevada? We need a champion to get this going.
Judge’s AR-15, knife
Regarding Chris Kniel’s letter on June 9 (“In rush to criticize, judge’s point missed,” Page A6), I thought that it was a rather flippant comment for Judge Benitez to make considering the serious nature of his ruling.
And I wonder why he compared California to other states. States are supposed to be different and have different laws. And let’s remember that the AR-15 was originally introduced in the 60s as a semi-automatic version of the fully automatic M-16. This type of gun was built for either self-defense or self-offense, military-type stuff. Yes, you can hunt with it. But it is not really designed for this and would probably make a poor hunting rifle.
Anyway, it was a ridiculous comparison and thoughtless comment for a federal judge to make in a ruling.
Valedictorian should set
sights on helping many
Re. “Antioch High valedictorian, 13, sets sights on next chapter,” June 4:
I suggest that after the brilliant Ella Nguyen, 13, becomes a dentist, she considers applying her skills in a way that benefits many people simultaneously — not just one at a time.
By becoming involved in a graduate school of public health, she could develop epidemiological-based dental care programs benefiting thousands if not millions of people. She might even be able to get Medicare to cover the dental care needs of elderly people.
are wasteful spending
Where is all the money coming from? California is awarding people who get the COVID vaccine. It is free. It is up to the individual to make a choice.
Every day the state is handing money out like candy. There are so many other areas that could prosper with that money. I just have a hard time understating the logic.
We as taxpayers know whose shoulders this debt will be placed on. Having these raffles is just plain wasteful.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out an explosion is on the horizon. There are no winners here, and our future is looking dim. We will be looking at higher costs when someone has to replenish what is being thrown away.
Column’s goal seems
to be to anger, mislead
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