A MAD WORLD

Re: “Chemical Reaction,” April 4 

Love these people and their determination to demand something better. I support them 100 percent and join in their demand to completely end pesticide use — ESPECIALLY in and near RESIDENTIAL areas.

Using public money to purchase poisons that imperil public health — LUNACY (and the ultimate smack in the face to one’s constituents).

~  CARRIE CARRIER

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BEWARE BIG TELECOM

I am writing to you because I want to protect our open Internet. Two years ago, the FCC under Ajit Pai repealed the net neutrality protections that make the Internet an open and free platform to connect and exchange ideas. If we can’t restore these protections, the Internet as we know it could change forever.

Earlier this month, Congress introduced the Save the Internet Act, which will restore the open Internet protections that were repealed by the FCC in 2017. Despite having the support of over 80 percent of Americans, many members of Congress are siding with Big Telecom to vote against this bill.

I hope our representatives in Congress vote in favor of this bill. Otherwise, we’ll be forced to hold them accountable at the ballot box in 2020.

~  AIDA MARINA

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PARTY ON

I am usually pessimistic regarding American government and its politicians. However, my opinion is changing. Now, with a Democrat majority in Congress, I am expecting a wide sweep of government corruption, particularly on the Republican side of the ledger.

Honest Democrat politicians in Congress far outnumber Republicans. President Donald Trump isn’t responsible for all the chicanery in his party; it began far before him. He only intensified it and brought it out in the open, brazenly.

I see very little difference between the Republican Party and the Cosa Nostra. Trump has the personality of a Sicilian mobster. He is raising his family to follow in his footsteps, having helped his family to occupy many important positions of power and influence. A major thorn in the side of American foreign policy is Trump’s adviser, his son-in-law Jared Kushner. Not only was he denied a top secret clearance to illustrate his unworthiness, but he has been involved in many vital decisions for which he is unqualified. His involvement in Saudi Arabia is consistent with his father-in-law’s plan to expand his wealth in the Saudi kingdom, as in Russia, where he offered Putin a multimillion-dollar gift to influence his approval of a Trump project.

Every project Donald Trump sticks his fingers in has them coming out smelling like doo-doo.

My optimism is in the new teams of Democrat House representatives. In the past three months the young Democrat Congress has exposed its excellent potential for fact-finding and its determination to alter the course of American politics. I am hopeful the Democrats will retake the Senate and the ultra-negative, unethical influence of Mitch McConnell will vanish with his political demise.   

Yes, I am confident and optimistic and have my fingers crossed that there will not be any Democratic fatal infighting or jealousies among party members in the Senate or in the House of Representatives.

~  MIGUEL ESPINOSA, JR.

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FROM THE WEB:

Re: “Trash Attack,” March 28

So what is stopping California from setting up state recycling centers and creating  a reusable end product? Why ship our stuff around the world?

~  JULIE PETERS LEWIS

Absolutely reduce our usage. But we should never rely on China or any other country to manage our waste and recycling.

~  JILLYLIZ BOYER

KEEP TOM

I love Tom (Tomorrow) and always pick up a Pas Weekly to read his column.

Hang on to him!

~  LAURA JOSEPH

 

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