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Sunday evening I watched 60 minutes expose another unethical practice honored by our Congress. Our Congress has the opportunity to utilize nonpublic information in trading stocks, and, honestly, who has a better inside for nonpublic information than members of Congress?

Whereas it is not legal for “common folks” to play on insider information, Congress has made it legal for them to do so. Take a look at the 60 minutes website, see the information for yourself. It seems that our Congress has no problem playing nonpartisan politics when they have opportunity for personal gain, ethics, legality, and what’s good for our country be damned.

We the people need to invoke our right to boot these corrupt, unethical people from Congress, regardless of party affiliation, and start with a fresh group, and then watch them like a hawk. We have an election upcoming in the new year, I urge every American to vote. Let’s fire the whole bunch.



Scott Collins

Glenwood Springs



I feel the need to comment on Georgette Vhrin’s letter posted Nov. 13. This is my attempt to be a voice for “these” people, that she referred to.

No one wants to see a puppy or any pet without the creature comforts of a home. Ms Vhrin looked right passed the real issue. What of the human that was also standing in the rain, cold and hungry? She believes that these pets are being used for sympathy. Had she stopped to assist she would have seen a much different picture. I have stopped and been very humbled by the person I met.

Ms. Vhrin, I would like to introduce you to, Travis, a Vietnam veteran that risked his life, so that you have the freedom to make your accusations. His trusty companion, Sandy, has been with him for 13 years. Sandy eats before Travis, that’s the rule. Sandy stays warm in the only blanket that Travis has, that’s the rule. Sadly, many pets have become the only love and non-judgmental companions that our homeless population have.

I’m sorry that Ms Vhrin was “distressed” at the sight of this suffering – while she was driving home to Aspen. She is “asking, pleading” that something be done. She ends her letter by hoping that “somebody” will help before it is to late.

As long as we, as a society, continue to hope that “somebody else” does something, this problem will continue. We all need to step up and be that somebody.

Patty Haenny

Glenwood Springs

At my age, a priority on my “bucket list” is to learn something new every day. Early this morning, I discovered the definition of the system of government under which we are now “subjected.” It has replaced the republic system under which we formerly “prevailed.”

Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

The occupy protesters are part of the ineptocracy movement.

God bless America.

Richard Doran

Parachute


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