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Bulletin, Record, progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 30, 2014 15B LETTERS, from page 1 1 B suffering imaginary insults. What worries me is that she is criticizing imaginary facility that accepts solid liberals. The left is just not waste and extracts (and sells) out flogging small business the recyclable material, owners. In fact, left versus Given man's tendency to right politics makes less destroy the environment and sense all the time. wasteful nature, recycling If Bob ran a Wall Street materials and reducing solid bank, his story would be waste is fundamentally more to the point. His two critical to the preservation of employees make him a lot of our environment. A MRF money for a while, then they also creates desperately crash the world economy. He needed jobs. Generally cannot fire them, because he speaking, MRFs are easily does not understand what justified, they do. So he gives them But, there are questions each a big bonus for doing a that need to be asked (and bad job. answered) about operating a Then liberals say this is MRF in Plumas County. Is about class, not exploitation there enough trash and of financial expertise to cheat commingled material in the world. Conservatives IMD's service area to would defend financial warrant a MRF? Since chicanery as if insanely Feather River Disposal is our market destructive behavior other private garbage were a good thing for contractor, will they contract capitalism. See how useful with IMD's MRF? Will Lassen left versus right ideology is? and Sierra counties We should try to think participate in this endeavor? more about up versus down What is the minimum daily problems, while there are tonnage required just to still a few of us left in the break even? middle. Is IMD's MRF a separate Scott Corey business adventure with no Quincy ties to its current garbage contract? Or, does it become Future Generations part of the county's solid Recently I tried to "bury waste franchise agreement? the hatchet" with somebody. Will the garbage rates I hugged him and told him I increase because of the MRF? just wanted to be his friend. What if the MRF loses It felt good for about thirty money? Will ratepayers be seconds until he decided to forced to subsidize the MRF? give me a little "lesson on If there is not enough life" talk. I should just enjoy volume, is it more cost the time I have !eft, he effective to just continue the advised. He followed with current garbage and "you are always so recycling implementation? depressing." So, that worked Are there environmental out well. concerns? I guess we should all just Plumas Planning not worry and be happy. Department has issued a Especially the older people. I Negative Declaration for the mean, we've got ours. Why be special use permit, meaning concerned about future they indicate that there will generations? Let them figure not be a significant effect on it out. Better to look after the environment. The "me." (written) public comment To that POV I say phooey! period on this declaration We adults (18 and older) are ends on May 19. If you have the fore-parents of future questions or comments, you generations. can contact the Plumas It is too bad that so many Planning department. And have difficulty engaging in remember, our democracy "critical thinking." They get requires publ p cii ht :;:" .visibly vague, bored or Mark Mihevc perhaps angry by being Graeagle engaged in creative thinking. I commend people on a quest to make a difference for Imaginary Liberals future generations. They Lastweek a frequent letter have faith in themselves but writer told us a story about are humble and oPen to new an imaginary small business knowledge. They persist -- owner. She called him Bob. they won't walk away from In the story, Bob is a good the problems they see for entrepreneur in tough future generations. They economic times. He has to let could cower and say "I give an employee go. The writer up, nobody listens." But their then tells us that mean collective efforts have liberals would denounce Bob brought awareness to many because he is white and on topics such as GMOs, Republican and his fired fluoride, pesticide use, employee would belong to factory farming, some minority, privatization of public land It is good to know that and resources, land rights, there is someone out there shadow finance, technocracy, who will stick up for an globalization, and yes, even imaginary friend who is Global Warming (at least they are trying to have a philosophy, even if it is wrong). So, at the risk of losing friends, being rejected by people, or being called depressing, millions of concerned Americans will continue their vigilance and try to disseminate the truth on whatever level they are capable. We could use some support. Robert Milne Clio The other perspective The progressive left would have you believe that only Republicans/conservatives are wealthy, and many are. But here's a little perspective from the other side of the aisle. Of Forbes' top ten billionaires of 2013 (examiner.com), in the top five are Bill Gates ($67 billion), Warren Buffet ($53.5 billion) and Larry Ell:son ($43 billion) -- all Democrat supporters: (The evil Republican Koch Brothers, Charles and David, are each at $34 billion.) The Huffington Post notes A1 Gore's net worth in year 2000 was $1.7 million; and in 2013, an estimated $300 million. Nice jump -- climate change must pay well! Xfinity.comcast reports George Soros at $13 billion. Opensecrets.org: top Democratic party contributors (rounded) include Soros Fund Management at over $1 million; First Tuesday Media, $273,000; Renaissance Technologies, $214,000; Maguire Properties, $213,000; Media Strategies, $199,000; Berkshire Group, $190,000; Choice Hotels International, $172,000, etc. From celebritynetworth.com: Bill Clinton -- $80 million; Hillary Clinton -- $21.5 million; Barack Obama -- $12.2 million. (I guess President Obama has not hit his threshold of "at some point you have enough money:") Net worth per businessinsider.com: John Kerry -- $198.8 million; Jared Polls (D-CO)- $91.1 million; Mark Warner (D-VA) -- $85.9 million; Jay Rockefeller (D-W.VA) $83.1 million; Richard Blumenthal (D-CN) -- 80.1 million; Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) -- $56.9 million; Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) -- $47.2 million; Chellie Pingree (D-ME) -- $31.8 million; and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) -- $26.4 million. As a capitalist, I congratulate these people for their accomplishments. The objectionable part is when they and their progressive supporters (including some writers to this newspaper) continue to accuse MONDAY- FRIDAY 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. II Quality Controlled Concrete Concrete Pumps Available Family Owned & Operated Since 1976 Locations,in Portola & Lake Almanor Serving Plumas, Lassen, & Sierra Counties Republicans/conservatives of living off the labor of their employees, or being "filthy rich," or being evil just because they are successful. Progressives are not so quick to point the finger when the shoe is on the other foot. Lynn Desjardin Portola What's Next? Not too long after Reagan was elected president of the United States, Ayn Rand wrote an article that appeared in a San Fernando Valley magazine. The article defended Reagan's wealth-oriented policies which were being questioned by powerful critics. She unabashedly defended his policies because greed, in her opinion, was a very positive human trait. Also, Reagan's policies fit in snugly with the themes of her books, "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged," which argue that the strong and powerful have special privileges. Of course, that is the foundation for dictatorships, monarchies and oligarchies. Since Reagan's administration, the millionaires and billionaires have reveled in their greed. While at Barnes and Noble I noticed a New York Times best selling book by a friend of the Fox Channel in which he unabashedly says that it is joyful to hate. Many seem to agree, because hate is increasing all across the nation and tearing it apart. In 2013, the Southern Poverty Law Center identified 939 various hate groups, which the Center is monitoring. Seventy-seven are in California. The worst part is that hate is no longer limited to organizations but has permeated our society, as evidenced by the above-mentioned best-selling hate author. Greed and hate! What is the next negative human trait to be sanctioned by the refashioners of our social mores? Salvatore Catalano Taylorsville Ukraine Solution Mr. Putin stated Russia is justified in seizing the Crimean Peninsula because the majority of the population speaks Russian. So, tell Mr. Put:n, "OK. We can agree to that principle." Mr. Putin will say, "Da, Da." Mr. Kerry will say, "But you must apply the same logic to the Russian Republics so they can have independence, based on language, starting with Chechnya." Mr. Putin will say, "Nyet!, Nyet! That's not fair." Only about 25 percent of Chechen Republic speaks Russian. We can let eastern Ukraine join Russia up to a point to the west where Ukrainian language dominates. Then give aid to what is left of Ukraine. Money spent would be better than being wasted on war and destruction. West end of Ukraine could end up with a strong GNP and east end would be hound to the economy of Russia. All this trouble started in the 1500s when Russia conquered the Caucuses. Then came the breakup of the Ottoman Empire. So much for Russia's historical claims. Can this happen with California? Now for those islands south of Japan ... does it ever end. Robert Whalen Blairsden Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth Where: The Town Hall Theatre, Quincy When: May 7, 8,9, 10 @ 7pro; May 1 1 @ 2pro Mother's Day Matinee Cost: $12 general admission Tickets Available at Carey Candy, Epilog Books, and Great Northern Hair Co. Disney's Beauty and the Beast Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre tnternationl (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTt. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: Z12 541 4684 Fax: 21~ 397" 4684 www.MTIShows.com