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    Earth’s climate changes

    The man-made-global-warming alarmists have gone over the top in the April 2 edition of The Tribune. It should be pointed out that all of these dire predictions are based on computer models that are only as good as the information programmed into them, and if the programmer has a bias, he or she ...

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    GOP blocks progress

    It’s easy to become complacent, apathetic or downright cynical about the rampant dysfunction of our national politics. Congressional Republicans criticize everything and accomplish nothing, while endlessly pursuing scandals that do not exist and ignoring popular issues such as raising the...

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    Campaign finance affects all issues

    Recently, I was featured in a (Tribune, April 9) regarding campaign finance corruption and our Citizens Congress as a means to combat it. I am commonly asked how and why I got involved in such an arcane issue. The quick answer is that I’ve always been passionately motivated by blatant inequalities...

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    Pounding the table

    Where has fairness and logic gone? People can justify almost anything in the name of politics these days. A recent letter writer tells us we must be prudent and wise and speak with care, lest our opinions demean or offend her. She calls conservative opinions illinformed or prejudiced. What should...

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    Repeating mistakes

    Supervisor Frank Mecham’s “Securing water for the future” (April 9) would be more appropriately called “Repeating mistakes of the past.”

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    The gender pay gap

    Mr. Christopher Arend in his letter of April 14 is 100 percent correct in his assumption that “any employer engaging in gender-based discrimination today is an idiot just begging to get sued.”

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    Not being forced

    It seems to me that Rebecca Fernandez ( “Speak with care,” letter April 11) wants it both ways. She’s all for free speech, but if she thinks it’s “hateful, ill-informed, prejudiced or homophobic” it should be kept to yourself. Thus, by extension, if Ms. ...

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    No laughing matter

    I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of the many references on TV to drugs. Jokes and comments about pot, cocaine, other narcotics and known users, seem quite normal nowadays. It is not a laughing matter, and it’s easy to understand why young people (perhaps others) are tempted...

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    A tiny pest is a deadly threat to SLO County’s citrus industry

    We’re fortunate to have a diversity of agriculture in San Luis Obispo County. More than 100 crops are grown here, including strawberries, wine grapes and citrus fruit. But the recent arrival of an invasive pest could mean citrus is no longer a part of this mix. As a second-generation citrus...

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    What ‘choice’?

    Christopher Arend’s April 14 letter in response to Bette Kulp’s well-researched and factual letter (April 9) outlining the disparity in earned income between men and women in the United States on the occasion of Equal Pay Day was both sexist and ignorant.

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