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    Clean the lake water and stop the fussing

    I would like to offer an observation about human nature. It goes like this: The things that people argue hardest about are the things that are the hardest to prove.

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    Peaceful protests are OK, but selective ones are not

    On Dec. 5, protestors in downtown Olympia protested recent killings of blacks by white police officers. Protests for causes are to be honored, as long as they remain peaceful and respectful of others. Violent and destructive protests such as in Missouri are dishonorable. Deliberately provocative...

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    A simple, 8-point plan to fix our infrastructure

    Congress continues to wring its hands (and ignore) our crumbling infrastructure. Roads, bridges, sewer, water, etc. are falling apart all over the country. But almost nothing is being done to address the problem, citing budgetary concerns.

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    Israel must stand firm to survive and stay safe

    Israel’s leaders have a tough mission to see that Israel survives. To do this they must remain strong in face of an Arab world that wants to destroy them. They would like to let the Palestinians come across the border to work, play and visit. An open border would benefit both sides. With ...

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    The United States is not a terrorist nation

    I can tolerate most of the “Why I hate America” letters The Olympian likes to publish but David Albert’s letter on Dec. 4 sent me through the roof. While I am generally not a love-it-or-leave-it guy, I would assume Albert will be moving away soon as nobody wants to live in a...

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    Higher pay associated with demanding jobs

    In respect to Elizabeth Atkins Patterson”s comments in recent letter to the editor, I would like to know why she wouldn’t want to work as a server in any restaurant that offers $5.68 an hour in tips. I think that adds up to $15 an hour so what is her complaint? Does she feel that anyone...

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    Vietnam vets were treated poorly

    On Dec 7 there was a letter to the editor titled “Boomers protested war not our Vietnam veterans.” I believe Laurie McDougall Barckley is completely unaware of what our Vietnam soldiers experienced upon returning to the country they served. It is true, many people were protesting the...

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    Girls look at boys much differently

    I am responding to Miss Crawford’s thoughtful letter of Dec. 4 in which she compared public school dress codes to “institutionalized objectification of women”. The reason there is a difference in expectations of attire between boys and girls in school is that males (young and...

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    U.S. arms Mideast friends and foes alike

    The military situation in the Middle East is really quite simple: It’s a U.S. arms merchant’s dream. We use U.S. weapons against ISIS, ISIS uses U.S. weapons against our allies, and now we learn that Iran uses U.S. F-4’s to bomb ISIS too. We sell hundreds of billions in U.S. ...

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    Check out Utah’s approach to homeless

    Homeless initiative’s within Thurston County require a concerted effort by all stakeholders to conduct a fact finding trip to the tha State of Utah. In 2005, Utah adopted a 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness. After almost a decade years, enormous progress has been made, with a current...

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