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Letter to the editor: Pondering questions

To the editor:

I have been pondering a lot of questions. How can wolves be endangered when there are at least tens of thousands in existence? They’re not in my backyard (yet) so does that mean they’re endangered? Why would wolves maim so many sheep in the process of killing what they need to eat and what does wolf taste like anyway? Why do tractor trailer rigs go faster than my car and why are the ones carrying flammable liquids going the fastest? Why does a school bus carrying children pass me on the way to Hood River some mornings during which time I’m driving over 60 mph? Wouldn’t it be best if it stayed at or below 55? Are parents concerned? Why are we back in Iraq? It really is about oil? Why do drivers come to within two car lengths or less to pass me on the highway when they have a quarter mile at least in which to change lanes? Is it a game or test of their skill?

Am I supposed to exhibit some form of road rage? Why do people in sunny California burn natural gas outside in their backyards to keep warm? Why do we have such a spineless foreign policy? When we read of people in the Middle East being stoned for adultery, why is it usually the accused woman who is stoned? Why can’t people pay for their own contraceptives like I do? Would you mind paying for mine? Does the city use available funds to pay for non-essential projects that citizens wouldn’t vote for, then are we expected to increase taxes for services that are essential? If survival of the fittest is how things are supposed to work, why are we shooting one type of owl to protect another? Where can I get my owl license? Why does the high school have an electronic sign from which I can’t read anything useful as I drive by, besides the occasional time and temperature? Is it only for pedestrians or people who can read it from their house? Why does someone keep taking sections of the Oregonian from Holstein’s that is there for all of their customers to read? Is that giant slingshot handle across from the civic center going to be cut down before it falls down?

Mark Lutz

The Dalles

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