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Letters to the Editor for April 27

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Shorter or longer, dock has no place in the Stockade Re April 23 article, “Stockade voters oppose dock proposal”: Just who is City Council President Gary McCarthy compromising with when he offers to put a shorter dock in Riverside Park? It certainly isn’t the opponents of the original 300-foot dock, who see the park as losing its unique essence as a quiet and beautiful spot for relaxation and low-key recreation, no matter how short a ...

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mfox
April 27, 2010
8:27 a.m.

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Bravo, Mr. Walos. I wish I could have taken your class.

tomsmith1
April 27, 2010
9:13 a.m.

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I read the "Letters" section of the Gazette near daily. Rarely have I come across two more eloquent, pointed offerings than the ones authored by Laurie Wilson and Gregory Wolos in today's edition.

Rather you agree with their positions or not, each offers insights the average person would have a hard time articulating, has a sense of history, and clearly cares deeply about the careful sentiments expressed.

Newsworthy
April 27, 2010
12:44 p.m.

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I find it hard to believe that anyone still seriously wants to legalize pot. The guise of taxing it to help the economy is pretty sick and legalizing it just because it's everywhere is denial, not a solution. Pot is an halluciogen, impairing logical thinking and learning. It's addictive and can lead to depression and suicidal thoughts when the user isn't high. Smoked as a joint, it has all the wonderfully deadly effects of cigarettes. Best of all, the THC metabolites that cause the high (and problems) can remain in the body for several days, although the high will be long gone. There is no correct and safe way to use it, with the possible exception of extreme medical problems under strict supervision. Why advocate to legalize something offers potential harm with no benefit to the user? Getting high to escape your problems would surely make them appear worse when sober. Burying your head in the sand would be less harmful to you.

WordWiz78
April 27, 2010
6:55 p.m.

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Chuck: I'm still not really clear on the motivations of closing [bars] two hours earlier. Do they believe people are less likely to drive drunk before 2am? I can attest, as an EMT who has seen his share of drunken driving related car wrecks, that this is not true. It seems like closing early will cause them to lose business, and I doubt they could save enough on electricity to offset that. They still pay the same rent on the building. There is no cost benefit to the owner at all. There is no increase in safety to the public, nor a decrease in drunk driving or other drunken-related crime and hazardous activity. It makes no sense. It's like it's a law looking for a reason.

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