About the same time Donald Trump was brandishing his newly found credentials as a key defender of the right to bear arms by aiming a barrage of verbal bullets at Hillary Clinton at the National Rifle Association’s annual celebration, a man was waving the real thing at a security point near the White House.
Kudos to the Herald for advocating a ban on fireworks for those local cities that are too stubborn to do it. West Richland has seen its share of damaging fires in the past and yet the city council remains close-minded, uninformed and afraid to do what is right.
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I read that the Seattle School District realizes how woefully lacking students are of the Bill of Rights, how laws are passed and how government is supposed to operate at the federal, state and local level. Most U.S. citizens fall under that category. One only has to listen to the comments by people on the street when a news person asks questions regarding these subjects to be convinced of this lack.
I was reading in the Herald recently that the medical insurance companies want to jack up their rates. No kidding? This evil system run by evil human viruses is designed to crush the life out of senior citizens and children alike. You can go into debt trying to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses. It’s a joke, but not funny!
One may have to go all the way back to the founding of the United States to find a time when the established economic and political order was as threatened politically as Wall Street financiers, party leaders and Washington insiders find themselves today.
Last week, President Obama awarded the Medal of Valor to 13 public safety officers who “have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety.” The honor, created by Congress in 2001, recognizes the type of bravery that requires mental and physical acuity, the symbiosis of mind, body and, most especially, heart.
I have lived in the Tri-Cities all of my life. For as long as I can remember, the Tri-Cities has perpetuated this stigma of “not having anything to do” and the insecurity of being lesser than neighboring Spokane, Portland and Seattle. I’m increasingly disheartened that this stigma now includes even Yakima!
The University of Colorado at Boulder is a green university teaching and practicing sustainable living. Students ride bikes and take transit and use permanent water bottles instead of plastic. Water is heated with solar and stored in huge holding tanks in the basements of the dorms. The water is recycled three times. A football game attended by 5,000 people generates no garbage because it is all sorted by the students into recycle or compost.
Ten years ago, my car was nearly T-boned when a driver talking on a cellphone didn’t look for traffic before entering a roundabout. Although talking on a phone while driving is dangerous, the greater threat today is texting.
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