Letters to the Editor 3-3-14


Boy, did I get a good laugh Friday morning when I picked up the paper and saw the front page story about the Main Street traffic plan.
I am wondering who’s brainstorm this was? Reduce lanes of traffic and back-in parking? Seriously?
Obviously, the person or persons who came up with this plan don’t drive down Main Street during the busy times of the day. I am not sure how reducing lanes of traffic is going to make things better.
All I see is more congestion. One lane of traffic, with people trying to back into these new parking spaces while holding up this one lane of traffic does not seem to make a lot of sense to me.
Five lanes of traffic reduced to two, and back-in parking.
Hmm. The picture in the paper sure looked pretty, but I think I will be finding another way around town!
Diane Swing

Last week’s Time Magazine cites several reasons for vegetarians living longer. The article was prompted by a report in American Medical Association’s Internal Medicine that a vegetarian diet lowers blood pressure, a key factor in risk of heart failure and stroke.
The Mayo Clinic notes that vegetarians are at lower risk for developing diabetes, another factor in heart disease. Indeed, an Oxford University study of 45,000 adults in last year’s American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that vegetarians were 32 percent less likely to suffer from heart disease.
Moreover, researchers at California’s Loma Linda University, examining records of 70,000 patients, concluded last year that a vegetarian diet protects against colorectal and other types of cancer.
It’s no wonder that a 2012 Harvard University study of 120,000 people concluded that meat consumption raises the risk of total, heart, and cancer mortality. A more recent six year study of 70,000 patients at Loma Linda found that vegetarians have a 12 percent lower risk of death.
The good news: each of us can find our own fountain of youth by adopting a meat and dairy-free diet. An internet search on “vegan recipes” or “live vegan” provides ample resources.
Filbert Farago
rural Findlay

I only scanned “The Courier’s” Progress 2014 sections that were included in the Feb. 28 edition of the newspaper, so I may have missed the reference.
But in case I didn’t, I want to remind the architects/builders, etc. of a very important issue, two words that can make or break a project: Handicap Accessible.
Phyllis Martin

Fracking and the Keystone pipeline is our modern day Midway. To overcome both would mean the greatest victory in WWIII, the war to prevent, completely trashing this earth, along with bankrupting our health care system.
Google up “Hemp Composite Water Towers.” You will get my website because we are the inventors of that service and many more. Go to the category, “Energy” to get 17 divisions of green products and services, such as green fuel fueling stations, green rooftops, and supplying 200 million DGAs (distributed generation association) members with the equipment, and technology to live as a contributor of society in many ways while putting out no greenhouse gases.
Our plan will put 20 million to work in a new and far more positive direction, one we should have been going a long time ago.
I consider myself to be the best qualified to debate on where we must go, how we will get there, and why has it taken so long.
I would like to address the people that scoff me. To make fun of, or try to deride, ridicule, dismiss, or belittle the truth is a big mistake. It only serves to make you look foolish in front of your friends and relatives.
We are in very serious times. Our capitalistic system is collapsing and nobody knows what to do.
That sounds like a job for Top Cat to me.
Terry Cook



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