Kindergarten class could clarify confusing conundrum
In response to the previous recycling bin comments. After decades of recycling, I can’t believe anyone is still confused over what goes into each of the coloured bins. Even after in-depth discussions by the “coffee shop geniuses,” they still can’t seem to solve this conundrum. I just hope they didn’t arrive at the coffee shop with a motorized vehicle, as cars are far more complicated to operate than recycle bins. Perhaps they should walk for coffee tethered together so one of them doesn’t randomly run into traffic chasing butterflies. I’m quite sure that any kindergarten class could put this tri-coloured mystery to rest, so the caffeine amigos can move on to more important mind benders like quantum physics or nanotechnology.
Your statement needs more thought
To the person crying the blues about teachers salaries are not like the police or firefighters. Well, boo hoo. Stop and think for a moment. Maybe the police and firefighters should also have the spring break, Christmas break and the two months in the summer and only get the salary you get. That means we have no protection for these holidays. Also, they should not be on call for the evenings from maybe ten o’clock until 9 a.m. the next day. Give this some serious thought please.
Keep your rural view to yourself
Regarding the Sound Off “Whine Capital Of The World” and the people of Brandon voting no for a casino. Why are you so worried about this city when you state you live in the country and enjoy lower taxes? Even if we had said yes to a casino, given the past few years, the current mayor, council and administration would have found a way to spend the extra tax money coming in anyway! Despite healthy growth in revenue, spending has increased every single year and so has the cash grab! Move into Brandon and see what we are complaining about, will you!
Mind the science on climate change
It’s a shame so many people seem to be missing the point about climate change and the melting of glaciers and the western ice sheets of Antarctica. Yes, there is cyclical climate change partly responsible for this, as one Sound Off writer notes, but that is not the sole reason for what is going on and pointing to it does not refute the evidence that human activity is exacerbating the problem. The point is, the crap we’ve been putting into the atmosphere since the start of the Industrial Era is accelerating things to the point where nature cannot compensate the way it might were it left alone to its “cyclical” processes. We need to stop arguing about causes and turn our attention to ameliorating the effects of global warming while we still can. Odd that someone who would smugly accept the scientific studies indicating cyclical climate patterns would then turn and ignore scientists (often the same people) warning about the dire consequences inherent in human distortions to these cycles with greenhouse gases and land clearances, etc.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 24, 2014