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Letters to the Editor July 20, 2011

Word of advice for the strikers

at Pelican Bay State Prison

Regarding the Pelican Bay State Prison hunger strike, if the prisoners don’t like the accommodations, don’t come back.

 Richard Cola

Smith River

Local anglers see no need for another layer of regulations

Regarding the Tuesday article, “State program could attract more anglers,” to Zack Larson and Roger Bloom and others who feel the need to pile another layer of government regulations on to fishing on the Smith River: We, the local anglers, don’t need anymore of your interference.

Regarding catch-and-release, there is nothing wrong with catching and eating a fish. Every time more regulations are put in place, people like my son Dan are “kicked to the curb” because unforseen consequences follow.

He has special needs and with each new regulation, his ability to be successful in fishing is diminished. The local anglers’ ability to fish the Smith River will also be diminished as more anglers will require even more restrictions in order to protect our nature resources.

 Stephen George

Crescent City

 

Grateful to see an increase in drivers stopping for pedestrians

 

In the past few weeks, I have noticed the marked improvement of drivers here in Crescent City with respect to the rights of pedestrians.

Many more drivers are stopping and waving this pedestrian across the street. Thank you, drivers! I really appreciate this courtesy!

Ellen Hawken

Crescent City

 

A message to the thieves who continue robbing from me

 

This is a message to the thieves who keep hurting me.

You see, this little nerd is a true nerd. There is a saying that “Nerds Rule.” Well, they do. You can’t live with us and you cannot live without us.

That mobile phone you carry? I helped with parts of the network and technologies that make that little gadget powerful and awesome.

That auction site you sell your stolen goods on? Well, I led 15 programmers on a magical programming session that brought two internationally known companies together.

That broadband you downloaded all your illegal music on? Well, I helped lead the crusade many years ago now that got a cable company to buy into the idea that this is the area to invest in.

That balloon of big names doing cheap Internet to take on the big dogs? Well, amazingly enough, I’m that guy who helped develop key components to make this possible.

I work every day. Yet, the other day I had to file for food stamps because thieves stole my generator yet again. This is the generator that would enable me to work from home and continue to live cheap so I could make something of myself. This time they drove a vehicle through my front gate and drove past my dogs to get it. Thieves will stop at nothing to get what they want.

I make very little money. In fact, I‚Äąthink I made $216 so far in July. I work a minimum of 40 hours a week. How can that be? Well, simple really. The work I do benefits others.

I could go on, but why? Thieves do not care.

Nicholas Maietta

Crescent City

 

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