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It seems that many people in our society have confused corporatism with capitalism. This is unfortunate because it has mislead many socialists into thinking that more government regulation can repair the problems that corporatism has created. True capitalism can only work well in a free market economy. Our corporate manipulated market is far from a free market economy.
As a senior and cheerleader at North Kitsap I’m a outraged by the remarks made about the stadium issue. When Kingston High School opened, everyone knew they would have no lights or scoreboard. Yes that is a bummer for the sports teams there, but North is being unfairly blamed for this. NKHS has nothing to do with the budgeting, that is a district problem. And the fact that Kingston supporters are demanding the district to pay for lights is appalling. We already are in debt and have little money to spend on education, let alone athletics.
The time has come to stop spending time and money on WASL testing because the goal of systemic change from a curriculum of proficiency as mere information processing to a curriculum focused on proficiency in problem-solving has been reached.
James Pappas’ letter (“Show your support,” Nov. 22) is an exemplar of 1984 style “double-speak.” Big Labor’s touted Free Choice Act is, in truth, a means to steal away an individual’s right to a secret ballot in a union-organizing election, meaning it should be truthfully called, “No Choice Act.”
I was recently honored by being named a “Community Treasure” by the five-state Pride Foundation and also selected as the “Citizen of the Year” by the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce. I am grateful for this opportunity for me to express my heartfelt appreciation to all who were involved, but especially to relate my knowledge that no one person accomplishes worthwhile efforts on behalf of the community.
Kudos for the article written by Jan Harrison (Saturday Nov.8). City council members please read and keep a copy of it on your desks! I for one do not want my taxes raised for this city hall fiasco.
It seems many people in our society have confused corporatism with capitalism. This is unfortunate because it has mislead many socialists into thinking that more government regulation can repair the problems that corporatism has created. True capitalism can only work well in a free market economy. Our corporate-manipulated market is far from a free market economy.
We have all heard it is a long, hard climb to the top and a quick, slippery fall to the bottom.
City Hall Council’s painted into a corner Re: “New city hall could be a lesson,” Herald, Nov. 1. In the city’s ongoing struggle to find a way to finance the new city hall, I almost find myself with sneaking sympathy for its plight.
Gene Bullock’s letter (“Fear tactics didn’t work,” Nov. 8) exemplifies how out of touch a person can be when it comes to evaluating the so-called religious right. Being a Christian and supporting traditional values seems to initiate a plethora of objections. Listening to the pro-choice mantra, they claim to be fair and balanced. The problem is, if your choice is the sanctity of life the sanctimonious pro-choice supporters go berserk. Therefore you basically have no choice. Why doesn’t the left call their position exactly what it is: pro-abortion.
I am humbled and heartened by your vote. I believe it validated that I have been listening to you, and working for you.
Scandia Creek Who were those masked volunteers? They came on a snowy cold April Saturday and descended on the beach at the mouth of Scandia Creek. There must have been 30 or more dedicated volunteers. All day long we watched them pull up and remove the ugly rebar that has scarred the inlet for many years. In mid-October the job was finally finished and they silently left us, as they came, with a cleaner and more beautiful creek.
I believe the election results were a repudiation of mean-spirited bigotry repackaged as “religious values.”
I want to say thanks to all the Republican sign wavers who were out in the rain last Saturday at the corner of Ridgetop Boulevard and Silverdale Way.