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    Winner in ‘Wumo’

    You’ve obviously got a winner of a comic strip in “Wumo” because of the passionate opinions, pro and con, expressed by your readers.

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    Enough rockets

    Read in the paper this morning that Gazans want the fighting to continue until the borders are open. Did the Gazans ever think that if Hamas quit sending rockets into Israel, Israel would open the borders?

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    Change drug laws

    Thousands of Central American children are fleeing to America to escape the drug lords who exploit them in order to evade America’s war on drugs while keeping up with America’s unending demand for the drugs that America does not allow within its borders. That mixed message is the reason...

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    ‘Just leave’ attitude

    Applicant Dero Parker responds to resident concerns about oil drilling in Huasna Valley by offering to pay for a motel so they can leave (“ Bakersfield oilman downsizes plan to drill in Huasna Valley ,” July 22).

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    Cooperation is key

    It is understandable how there are differing opinions and perspectives dependent upon the camp you come from regarding the historical events that resulted in the division of the Holy Land and the present conflict. However, Israel is not going away and she has the obligation of protecting her citizens...

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    Don’t penalize those who are already saving water

    In California’s war on water waste, Draconian policies — $500 fines for hosing down driveways; water cops; anonymous tip lines — are getting a flood of attention. But don’t count on that approach to be particularly effective.

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    YMCA helps fill gap

    I am appreciative of the special report The Tribune ran last week on gangs in San Luis Obispo County and the focus given to the role and importance of community prevention programs. As a former youth and teen director, I am passionate about providing healthy, meaningful experiences and activities...

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    Hanson’s facts wrong

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts. In his July 18 commentary, Victor Davis Hanson states: “Inflation is said to be manageable, but only by not counting soaring food, gas and electricity costs that do the most to erode family budgets.” Wrong on all ...

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    Israel’s history

    Craig Dingman’s letter of July 19 is an astonishing display of historical ignorance in asserting: “Israel’s retributive actions over the past 66 years toward the people it stole its land from has proven to be spectacularly inept policy.”

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    No logic in water plan

    Where is the logic that in a season of severe drought, the Cambria rodeo grounds’ well is open to the public? When I say public, I mean any public. The public of Bakersfield, for instance. It wouldn’t be so bad if we knew the water would stay in our community. As of yet, there is no...

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