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Letters to the Editor

February 1st

Dare I Say
Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe

Virginia's governor and attorney general are under attack for wearing black face or KKK garb decades ago. Many claim it a racist act, with a prescribed penalty.
As a conservative, I have little in common with these gentlemen. That aside, though, I defend their right to due process and the presumption of innocence.
Blackface was once widely accepted and popularized by Al Jolsen, a white entertainer in the 30's. Eddie Murphy played in whiteface in a television sketch in the 80's. And, the children's rhyme, Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe, was chanted by thousands of children, oblivious to the racial slur contained within.
Today's rap music, with demeaning lyrics, and the use of profanity in public discourse, once unacceptable, is now commonplace.
Before labeling anyone a racist, consider the intent.
Was it intended to do harm or be humorous and entertaining? Was it done in an innocent, perhaps naïve and insensitive, manner? When did it occur? What were the prevailing cultural norms?
Dare I Say, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. (Matthew 7)
Pete Stiglich
Cottonwood, CA

PAT & SAM: Moved
Dear Jan,
Just a note to say “hello.” Everything is fine here in Fallon. We've settled right in. No snow to shovel or drive in.
We miss people there and the Booster. I believe if my husband does not receive the Booster he will go into withdrawals of the extreme!!
Sincerely,
Sam & Pat Snider
now of Fallon, Nevada

Good morning,
Despite the fact that mentions of CBD seem to be growing exponentially, the weird part is that no one really knows what it is: Mashable surveyed more than 2,000 U.S. consumers and found that only around 39% of people knew what the "CBD" in "CBD-infused" stands for. A whopping 61% were completely clueless. (It stands for cannabidiol, BTW.)
Meanwhile, 55% of Californians don't know what the abbreviation means. Here are other survey highlights for your state:
27% of Californians have tried CBD-infused products, compared to only 19% of Americans.
34% have tried edibles, 22% tinctures (drops or sprays) and 20% vaping oils.
39% use or would use CBD for better sleep, 37% for pain management, and 32% for anxiety or stress release.
Of Californians who use CBD-infused products, 56% consume at least once a day.
Thank you!
Sophie

Editor: Apology Accepted
1. Sierra Booster Feb 7th 2019, Mr. Michael Welbourn, page 7. paragraph 3, Mr. Hink, apology accepted and aren't you the intellectual giant, I can't imagine what it take to pack that ego around? EGO: A person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance. Since you specifically addressed this to me, a seriously poor attempt to twist words and comments and of all your platitudes. PLATITUDE: A trite, meaningless, or prosaic statement, often used as a thought-terminating cliché, aimed at quelling social, emotional, or cognitive unease. A platitude is worse than a cliché. It further means the quality or state of being dull or insipid. INSIPID: Lacking in qualities that interest, stimulate or challenge. As to the individual from Sparks, attacking, no, just several years of observation of one who writes openly and so repetitively of his socialist ideology, Marks, Mussolini, Stalin, Lennon, Sanders and Cortez, point made. Your word “Attack” and coming to his defense, political affiliation? Here comes a euphemism: In the real world Mr. Hink, if it walks like a duck, quacks, it's a duck! Angry, not in the least, appalled, disgusted, YES, with stupidity, of anyone who aligns themselves with socialism over freedom and independence, believing socialism to be a better form of government than that of the Constitution and Bill of Rights from which this sovereign Nation was founded, affording equal op-
portunity for all, to achieve for themselves through hard work, accruing the necessary wealth to secure their future. Need I point out Venezuela's quick decline, now enveloped in socialism, not working out for those starving people. Socialism is the fast track to ruination of any sovereign nation. Statistics, history and science are out there for all to read, written by bias and unbiased people drawing their own conclusions right or wrong as did you. Smart ones choose history and life lessons learned, hopefully not from the idiot box and the main stream media. George Santayana, 1853/1952, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” applies to the some Democrats not all, but especially to liberals and socialist. Fatalistic attitude how naive, never have I written anything that advocates not taking care of the planet, but do so responsibly while Mother Nature exercise her own environmental policy as proven throughout recorded history. In research I prefer independent study, not agenda driven or influenced by governments, United Nations, political parties, especially the sky is falling Gore and Dicaprio and of their socialist ilk. Jerry Brown, i.e. Moonbeam and cronies passed SB 100 & SB 1440 now signed into law. Here's comes a run on sentence: One doesn't have to be a scientist or MIT graduate to see the “LACK” of sensible, reasonable, responsible and realistic exit strategy from current fossil fuel uses and a realistic time frame, they neither weighing fiscal responsibility or the burden it will place on state residents while patting themselves on the back, beating their environmental war drum of global warming and their radical policies with no idea of what the total cost will be, like California's bullet train, now mostly shelved, cost prohibitive, a money pit. SB 100 & SB 1440 will add billions to California's debt and on the backs of the tax payers. That slow WHOOSH you first heard in 1975/1983 then again 2011/2019, that's the sound of Brown and the once great State of California spiraling down the socialist economic toilet, a path from which it will never recover. California owns 2.2% of its forest, Feds 57%, the rest privately owned. Our forests are on the fast tract of dying, have been for decades despite all the reforestation efforts over the past fifty years. Where is the environmentalist outrage to fix that problem, there isn't any, only an agenda to keep loggers out of the woods and you question me on Mother Nature, when do Democrats
ever get tired of being hypocrites. Cortez's “Green New Deal” boondoggle from A to Z, financially unsustainable, would add trillions to the national debt. Her intent is to give money to those who are unwilling to work, she also wants to make air travel obsolete, makes Moonbeam look like a genius! It takes time to transition into any fiscally sound policies including realistic environmental practices. This nations has been moving forward in environmental improvements for years, making leaps in technologies, waste management of all kinds, but not fast enough for those who create new radical policies. I trust you have witnessed these changes, if not, then you are terribly naïve. The earth is around five billion years old, we are only scratching the surface of its tumultuous history and events before the dawn of man. The Industrial Revolution 1820 - 1840, some say, far back as 1760 both in Europe and the U.S. which makes it 259 years ago. Karl Benz, 1885 is recognized as the first practical automobile builder, 134 years ago, no one is going to convince me of man-made global warming be it 259 or 134 years ago given what this planet has gone through in 5 billion years. Been around the world Mr. Hink, I have many times over, made a special trip to Nagasaki and Hiroshima in 1980, had to see for myself where our nuclear devices went off, Little Boy and Fat Man, ending WWII. They put the entire recovered artifacts of both cities in a building smaller than the Grange Hall in Vinton. I'm not impressed by much, that did. Point being, today, these are vibrant, large, beautiful, thriving cities in a post WWII era weapon used, stay focused Mr. Hink, no one is advocating the use of such weapons again. Having served onboard a nuclear powered ship, I don't glow in the dark. Nuclear power is safe under proper leadership, training and management. I am a serious proponent of nuclear power plants in the United States where needed! Your weak rebuttal using double entendre, obviously speaking out of both sides of your mouth, to me you sound like a self-professed pseudointellectual attempting to further someone's agenda, maybe the aforementioned from Sparks, showing how empty of thought you really are? We are called the nation of inventors, and we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors had we stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which is human liberty. Mark Twain
Michael H. Welbourn
Loyalton, CA


Dear Jan,



Submitted: 02/21/19
Article By: Sierra Booster