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    Can’t blame Obama formissing Paris photo op

    I’m no Obama fan, but I don’t think we need to castigate him for not attending or sending a high ranking government official to Paris to participate in the recent anti-terrorism march. Granted, France is an ally (more or less), but so is Israel, and Netanyahu of Israel was asked by...

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    What kind of place is Olympia becoming?

    Why has Olympia turned into Compton? Helicopters constantly flying over my house causing it to vibrate, police sirens non-stop, frequent robberies, beggars on every corner, police who look to be part of the 1st infantry division, the smell of cannabis or urine at every corner turned. Give me one...

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    Jail fiasco is shameful and heads should roll

    I am appalled when, once again I am reminded that a brand new jail stands empty for four years with only one person in control of the decision to open it or not to open it.

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    Olympia needs to retain Harbor Patrol program

    A recent conversation with a local volunteer Harbor Patrol officer revealed that the Olympia City Council has forgotten, disallowed, neglected to include or wants to eliminate the entity entirely. This much-needed and very important presence of an official authority on the water is an imperative...

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    City and state need to do more to deal with slides

    After the devastation of Oso, our state should be doing a better job of preventing damage and loss of life from landslides. We own a house in Hoquiam, directly across the street from Beacon Hill, where a landslide pushed several homes off their foundations in early January. It is too late to save...

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    How much airspace overour land can we claim?

    In this technological age in which we live, it is important to look to the future for things to come. In this vein, I look to the sky. It is my understanding no air craft can legally fly less than 500 feet from the ground. I now look at the sky above my own property. I feel the length and width ...

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    Income tax won’t get OK unless sales tax goes away

    I’m beginning to think it might be time for a state income tax. It would be much fairer for both the rich and the poor than the sales tax where everybody pays the same rate. It will never pass as long as the Legislature doesn’t completely get rid of the sales tax. We all know what ...

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    Free speech not the same as gratuitous provocation

    Regarding Charlie Hebdo: Gratuitous provocation of an armed, barbaric bully, who is not afraid of “martyrdom” in the process of killing innocents, will result in this sort of retaliatory violence. Let’s be even-minded and respectful of all beliefs. Free speech is a precious ...

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    So-called ‘ag-gag’ bill punishes wrong people

    I’m gravely disappointed in the large agriculture companies that not only have destroyed our small family farm economy in Washington, but are now trying to pass an “ag-gag” law that makes it harder for people to know where their food comes from and how it was raised. If House...

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    Do not treat terrorism as a conventional war

    A lot of people are very upset with America and the CIA over what was done to terrorists following 9/11. I am not one of them. My anger is directed at the terrorists, because to me, their actions are intolerable.

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