Letters to the Editor for June 21, 2014


Published: Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 9:44 p.m.

Stripped bare

The Cross Creek area is being ravaged by the Gainesville biomass plant and Plum Creek. The wildlife management area is being stripped bare. It was harvested in the past for pine trees, which left the “scrap.” Oak trees and grapevines were left and animals had brush piles to live in.

Not anymore. It is stripped bare. There are no places for wildlife to live. There is nothing left.

When will Gainesville come for the dirt?

Ted Crom,

Cross Creek

Unfulfilled promise

For years we have heard about a hospital coming to Chiefland. There was money and hopes raised, but over the years nothing happened.

Now, there is another raised hope. Ameris has $3.7 million invested. Big deal! That's less than a small winning lottery ticket.

The city of Chiefland should not contribute one penny toward what will be another unfulfilled promise.

Thank God for the Veterans Affairs medical center in Gainesville!

Herbert Graham,

Chiefland

Suspect statement

M.L. Stein states that anybody that does not agree with Obama's Bergdahl giveaway is anti-American (letter, June 10).

I guess that Stein is including all currently serving military personnel as well as all vets who served honorably in the U.S. military who do not agree.

Hugh Doran,

Fort White

Changing lanes

Turn indicators are very useful and are easy to master. I have noticed an increased use in Alachua County as of late. I want to thank everyone for signaling if they are changing lanes or turning.

Again, thanks to all three of you. They do prevent accidents.

Ed Schlott,

Gainesville

Glorifying war

I'm wondering if someone could please explain to me how we attain peace on earth by continuing to wage war.

Or how, by studying the wars of the past and sometimes glorifying them, that we get greater understanding that prevents us from making the same mistakes over and over again.

Sara Meeks,

Gainesville

Get out of the pond

In reference to global warming, if it's so bad for you, why don't they call it “global warning?”

I am of the mindset of most conservatives (unless it is in the vein of “conservation” of the environment).

As long as there are enough natural resources to sustain me through the duration of my life, who cares about the polar bears?

If they can't swim, maybe they should get out of the pond.

M.J. Wasson,

Gainesville

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