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Letters

  • Consensus is not fact

    To the editor: Undoubtedly, you have encountered the expressions “scientific consensus” and “climate change,” often in the same context.

    Environmental alarmists now bemoan “climate change” as the doomsday harbinger, whereas heretofore it was “global warming,” a distinction without a difference, necessitated by recent empirical data.

  • Gas chamber is a cruel way to die

    To the editor: What if lost and orphaned children were dragged by a pole and put in a gas chamber to struggle for their last breaths? Would we stand by and do nothing?

    This is what can happen to pets if they are lost, picked up by animal control and not reclaimed in time.

    The most innocent of creatures, man’s best friends, do not deserve this fate. I believe the public knows what is happening and still most people do nothing to stop it.

  • Paper should speak out against gas chamber

    To the editor: I am writing on behalf of Ring Dog Rescue (www.ringdogrescue.org), a pit bull rescue group in Richmond, Va. This note is in regard to your recent story on the purchase of a refurbished gassing chamber.

    While you did not advocate the use of gas chambers, we would like to make your organization aware of the cruelty and inhumanity associated with these chambers such that you might consider advocating against them and using your media lever as a force for good.

  • Claims are ominous, threatening

    To the editor: St. James Mayor Lesher’s claim her town is pursuing forcible annexation only because they have not found “some other method” to “have some say in the commercial development of N.C. 211” is ridiculous and transparent. The elitism and greed shown by St. James is startling. It’s also ominous and threatening.

    Let’s annex parts of St. James as a relocation area for Gitmo detainees. Then at least the residents would be giving something back and providing a public service, instead of just demanding and taking.

  • The enemy's reality has become your own

    To the editor: When tolerance becomes a one-way street, it certainly leads to cultural suicide. We are on that street.

    Liberals cannot be trusted to defend our republic because their sympathies obviously lie with their perceived victim—Major Nidal Malik Hassan.

    I make no apologies for these words and anyone angered by them. Please, go to Fort Hood and look into the eyes of the real victims.

  • What will the change be?

    To the editor: The selection is over. Residents of Carolina Shores have overwhelmingly voted for change. Now it is time to determine what that change will be.

    I believe there are some conditions that require immediate consideration.

    It is time to consider restricting terms in office that elected officials may serve. We must discourage the empire-building that has been prevalent in the past.

  • Council serves the will of the people

    To the editor: Two Sunset Beach town council incumbents and the mayor ran for re-election on Nov. 3.

    Councilman Len Steiner finished last, losing his seat. Councilman Lou DeVita was re-elected by a pitiful 53 votes. Mayor Ron Klein won by just 110 votes.

  • We did not pick this fight

    To the editor: The majority of St. James is populated by good people, and I apologize to them. I bear no malice there. The residents have done much good in the area, yet their charitable deeds are eclipsed by the town’s aggression. Many say they are from Southport to avoid the growing stigma the council is cultivating.

  • What have we Americans become?

    To the editor: The headlines in newspapers and commentaries by all the TV networks reported at the Fort Hood army base in Killeen, Texas, 15 soldiers had been killed.

    The “alleged” gunman, an Army psychiatrist who opposed the war in Iraq, was upset about soon being deployed to Iraq.

    Maj. Nidal Malik Hassan, the “alleged” shooter, opened fire on a crowd of soldiers and was shot by a civilian police officer, which ended his deadly assault.

  • An idea to encourage recycling

    To the editor: The Beacon recently had an article promoting recycling in Brunswick County as a voluntary way to reduce the usage in our limited landfills. This had me thinking of an idea that might would work and encourage people to recycle.

    I have been a resident of Shallotte for the past 20 years. Once the county went to a scheduled trash removal system, with a trashcan given to every resident, I saw a tremendous change along all county highways.

    Most of the trash has slowly disappeared, showing what a great idea the individual resident trashcan idea was.