Monthly Archives: December 2013

Re NYT article on the “soaring cost” of emergency-room treatment for the mentally ill.

Mark W. Seattle One of the first things Reagan did as Governor of California was to close the community mental health clinics. This dark-age inhumanity, in the name of fiscal responsibility, is emblematic of the health care system in the … Continue reading

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Response to a letter from someone justifying mentally ill people – who threaten violence – to possess guns.

Mark W. Seattle You say you cannot incarcerate for a pre-crime. The lack of caring for the slaughtered and absence of common sense in your thinking is radiant. Your mindset is a pre-crime in that you’d allow almost anyone to … Continue reading

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Re Obama commuting the long jail-sentence of people convicted of using crack-cocaine.

Mark W. Seattle Welcome to the Fab-Four: 1. The Drug War – leading to a corrupt criminal-justice system, international traffic, killings, etc etc. 2. Our (pre) Affordable-Care Act Health Care System – Health insurance companies taking much of the disposable-income … Continue reading

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Letters to NY Times

9:32 PM (42 minutes ago) to me Re NY Times article about John McCain’s waffling positions: McCain saw fit to loudly and solemnly warn that letting gays serve openly in the military would undoubtedly do great harm to morale – … Continue reading

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Regarding Gov Christie closing access to George Washington Bridge as “poltical payback” to the Fort Lee Mayor.

Mark W. Seattle Of course closing the bridge access was political payback. Christie vetoed a clean-air bill that had been approved by the voters. It would have created thousands of jobs. He also vetoed a program that would have improved … Continue reading

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