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Letters to the Editor for Jan. 28

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Has energy industry cleaned up its act? Let’s go to the videotape In his Jan. 20 Viewpoint, Russ Wege recounts the slipshod attention to waste and pollution that the energy industry has historically practiced, but then happily proclaims, “Those hectic days are long gone.” Well, here are some recent examples of oil and gas industry conscientiousness, all reported in the Gazette: Pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. knew in 2005 that a heavy crude line in Michigan ...

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January 28, 2013
7:14 a.m.

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Ken, you are absolutely right that our justice system is still out of whack concerning our laws against pot. These bogus conspiracy charges for marijuana are on the books primarily just to give prosecutors a tool to force defendents to cooperate and testify against their accomplishes. Often times this arcanic law leads to guilty parties going scott-free and their partners who played a lesser role in their crimes, facing with a ridiculously punitive sentence such as this woman.

The Daily Gazette reported today that due to the softening of New York's drug laws, prisons are closing down. The drug reform measures need to go further to eliminate these 40 year conspiracy sentences for marijuana. Such legislation will result in more prisons closing which will lower New York's operational costs for taxpayers and preserve our prison resources for those who committe violent crimes.

January 29, 2013
8:09 a.m.

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Walter “Neal” Brazell sure and when they are captured and raped liberals can use that for more fodder. Combat duty for females should be at the choice of the female. A main reason that females are not in combat is that they do NOT have the upper body strengh of a male soldier.