Monthly Archives: January 2013

Response to fear that Boyscouts being tolerant of gays would put children in danger of being molested.

Seattle, Washington How many thousands of little girls are molested every year by “straight” men?  With your reasoning, a ‘straight-only’ organization would “harbor a culture that enables the abuse of” (in this situation) young girls. Pedophilia is not a hetero … Continue reading

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Re NYT article about “Republican Chicanery”

Mark Weinstein Seattle, Washington Once again, the courts have openly gone along with nullifying even the appearance of democracy. This ruling allows the Republicans to continue to thwart any move Obama has to protect the middle-class. Coupled with Reid caving … Continue reading

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Netanyahu’s close election

  Mark Weinstein Seattle, Washington   The 1994 assassination of Prime Minister Rabin by one of Netanyahu’s fundamentalist followers was one of the great tragedies of history. Israel was on the brink of peace when a bullet brought Netanyahu to … Continue reading

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Re Tennessee & Wyoming legislatures passing law against enforcement of any any gun-control rules.

Mark Weinstein Seattle, Washington I cannot express the depth of my contempt for elected officials who, to sustain their electability, vote against something they know would save lives. Unfortunately, that’s true of the majority of lawmakers. They cast votes for … Continue reading

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Re NYTimes article – State vs Fed’l government on marijuana legalization.

Seattle, Washington The persecution and prosecution of legal marijuana growers do not spring from hypocrisy and stupidity. The federal government knows exactly what it is doing. The bottom line is: The United States government is the key player in the … Continue reading

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Re New York enacting ban on assault weapons.

Seattle, Washington Those advocating no gun restrictions whatsoever are clinically paranoid. Their fervor about possessing guns is akin to obsession. It’s a different kind of determination than that of a man wanting to protect his child: The parent wants the … Continue reading

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Re NYT article on high murder rate in Chicago

Wow! The complexity is daunting. So let’s try to do something about root causes. If the United States of America had universal health care – including mental health care – and if the United States of America provided available education … Continue reading

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