Letters to the Editor May 2013
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Three arrested at Peabody shareholder meeting
Wyoming. You arrested and jailed peaceful citizens for nothing more
than having a banner on campus. No matter how you rationalize it, your
trampling of free-speech rights and the first amendment would make
Vladimir Putin proud! Russia emulated by Gillette, Wyoming. What good is
it to have a constitution if you show so little respect for the first
amendment? The spineless, amoral administration of the college there
should be ashamed; the town of Gillette should be ashamed; and the state
of Wyoming should be ashamed. Does defending Peabody Coal mean taking
such a large step toward a police state? I hope you wake up.
Editor's note: The writer is the husband of 35 years to Leslie Glustrom, who was arrested for showing a banner.
Smaller reimbursements giving hospitals a difficult leg to stand on
guys may be in trouble. Read the Time Magazine article on health-care
costs about three months ago. 24,000 words, third-highest read article
in 5 years. Best article on costs and markup I have ever read. 800
percent markup on cancer drugs, 1500 percent markup on lab tests.
Health insurance subsidies could reach 83k Wyomingites
point that is being missed by Mr. Pollack is that under the Insurance
Marketplace (formerly termed Exchanges) navigators will be used to help
individuals to understand their options and facilitate enrollment.
navigators will not determine the amount of the subsidy for each
individual but upon application the system will let the individual know
how much of a subsidy for which he or she would qualify. The ability to
apply for the subsidy therefore would be available to anyone who uses
the system with or without a navigator. As currently proposed once
established the system should make available on-line computer access, a
1-800 phone number and/or through possible in-state navigators.
Gun control battle looms
Is Sen. Enzi the only Wyoming Senator to stand up for our rights? What do the others have to say?
Forest subdivision sparks ire
do you start to say, "Yes, I believe in owners' rights, but I think the
will of the people should always be the higher calling."
not know how long the people who own this land now really should have
known what kind of comments and actions would be caused by this
development. It may be their land, but taxpayers maintain the road, the
river and the forest. Maybe if the developers had wanted to be above
board but I think their idea will pollute the forest, the river and the
wildlife will be gone. One man's moneymaker is not above the will of the
people. Tourists make a big enough mess, but with people living there,
what destruction will occur to this beautiful wilderness? Please, there
are more important things than money and progress and not just to the
people of Star Valley!
Five in 'pig cruelty' case found guilty
what does the brains or Wyoming do to fix the matter of cruelty to
animals. They make it illegal for the activist to film such things. The
guy filming some bozo beating an animal goes to jail, instead of the
piece of scum that is beating the animal.
I must applaud our
Wyoming Republican Congress in their lack of respect. Only thing that
matters is the almighty DOLLAR they worship.
I'd like to know what punishment/sentences they received.
Prison time, jail time, probation, community service, fines or WHAT???
grown up in Wyoming I know how lax they are in animal rights...look at
what they are currently doing to the wolf.....and did they EVER press
charges on the Wyoming fish and game tracker that was torturing
Sometimes I am ashamed to say that I am from Wyoming.
Lynn - There is usually a gap between conviction and sentencing. We'll keep an eye on this and will try and let you know.
to the wolf situation, there are ranchers who might question whether
the wolf's rights should trump those of their sheep, cattle or family
pets to survive. Wolves cannot expand their territory forever and as man
has taken over as apex predator, it is up to us to manage their
On your last query - we did not do a story on the tracker incident - and are not actively following it.
Gov. Mead criticizes sequestration & marijuana legalization
is an absolute wrong; those who support it are absolute
wrongdoers - vicious parasites who prey on their own family, friends and
neighbors, delivering us all up to be devoured by the most corrupt and
venal elements in society. They are waging a predatory war on all we
hold dear, bringing corruption and degeneration to our most cherished
social structures and institutions.
During alcohol prohibition
(1919-1933) all profits went to enrich thugs and corrupt politicians.
Young men, while battling over turf, died every day on inner-city
streets. A fortune was wasted on enforcement that could have been far
more wisely spent. On top of the budget-busting prosecution and
incarceration costs, billions in taxes were lost. Finally, (in 1929) the
economy collapsed! Sound familiar?
Are we (again) going to stand
by and allow our wealth, safety and freedom to be sacrificed on the
blood-stained - altar of prohibition' by traitorous demagogues who cannot
control their own vile and sadistic urges?
An ever-growing majority of us no longer think we should!
Wyo battles Travelocity et al over lodging tax
that's from the defense, now up against the wall trying to prove
innocence in a case that could cost them - and hotel guests who book
online - a large amount of dough.'
Wow, I thought it was not up to the defense to PROVE their innocence - the prosecution/plaintiff must prove them guilty.
Water management may hit the range
owned 333 acres of farmland in Louisa County, VA, weather is everything
in making a profit. We didn't own cattle but the concept of saving
areas called "grass banking" makes perfect sense.
This article about water management is right on target.
Act could stimulate online sales tax
is a tax a good tax? When the Republicans institute it. Just look what
has happened in the first 100 days of 2013. A 10-cent-a-gallon fuel tax.
Now an Internet tax to make up for the corporate gift given to the
trona industry. A 66 percent drop in mineral royalties. Who is going to
make up that loss of revenue? Maybe property taxes, sales taxes, etc.?
Republicans lower corporate taxes and raise the taxes on the everyday
When is a tax a good tax? When the Republicans say so!
BP America to close Whitney Canyon Gas Plant
Whitney Canyon Plant (operated by BP America) has been dismantled for
about two years now, it was used as a staging area for the ruby pipeline
last summer, .the sulfur haul road is still in place and is closed in
sections, local traffic only. The road going north of Whitney Canyon
goes to the Carter Creek Plant (Chevron) 13 miles north where a pipeline
transports Chevron's sulfur to the terminal just south of Kemmerer.
Editor's note: The article mentioned in the headline was published in August of 2007.
Fire at Ryckman Creek natgas facility burns out
you know where I can get more details on this incident. e.g. Is this
facility involved with compressed natural gas or is the technology LNG?
Creek is a plain old natural gas storage facility. Both compressed
natural gas and LNG (liquified natural gas - an even denser form of gas
that requires cryogenic tanks for storage) are forms of natural gas used
for transportation. Which is not what this storage facility holds.