Letters to the editor for Nov. 29
As a longtime resident of Tahoe, I am so deeply saddened by the inability of the human residents to listen, learn and react responsibly.
The “three strikes” death of the baby cub this month was totally unnecessary. I was furious when I saw that it was taken from a Dumpster that should have been locked down but was not. The owners of that Dumpster should be so ashamed of themselves.
It is also unacceptable that for at least the last 10 years that I know of, both the BEAR League and Carl Lackey have been trying to educate us (and usually at great expense) on how to live in wildlife habitat, and apparently a lot of people either can’t read or just don’t care. How sad is that!
I personally live here for the great privilege of co-existing with all the wildlife. For those of you who just really don’t care, why don’t you go back to the “concrete” jungle and try to coexist with the human wildlife? Maybe you can accomplish getting some of them eliminated, too.
In a Tahoe Daily Tribune article dated Feb. 6-8, 2004 (41Ú2 years ago), the headline was “Pakistani president pardons top nuclear scientist” for leaking weapons technology to Iran, Libya and North Korea. Just two weeks after condemning possible rogue elements in Pakistan’s nuclear program as “enemies of the state,” a defiant and unapologetic President Musharraf forgave the disgraced scientist after he took responsibility on national TV for leaks that spanned at least a decade starting in the late 1980s.
This is the same Pakistani president who, after receiving billions in U.S. aid to fight this war on terror and is in control over Pakistan’s nuclear weapons, pardons the key scientist supplying our enemies with nuclear secrets. Some ally, and President Bush continues to kiss his behind. The same president cannot find Osama bin Laden inside his country as all the intelligence seems to indicate. Don’t we all feel safer now that we know Musharraf is working in our best interest by rewarding his scientist for leaking nuclear secrets and who is regarded by many in Pakistan as a “national hero”?
There is something here that really stinks, and I don’t have much faith in our government’s ability to work in our interest. Maybe tens of billions more to Pakistan down the drain will get their and our government’s attention. I won’t hold my breath.
South Lake Tahoe
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