Our biggest threats come from within

*Our biggest threats come from within *Evidence of climate change is all around *Protect mailed item

Our biggest threats come from within

Abbie Hoffman/Jerry Ruben — Days Of Rage, 1968 Chicago Democrat Convention, suggested you are not ready for revolution until you are prepared to kill your parents.

Now we have this ISIS guy killing his mum. She wanted her son out of ISIS.

Mao’s long march gave us the Red Guards.

One should be careful what they wish for. Someone was taking Abbie and Jerry literally.

Chicago, a once great city, has turned into a political cesspool. America, a once great nation, is spawning every imaginable self-destructive personality. Without an objective near-neutral media, the Red Guards will march again, this time in America.

Edmond Day


Evidence of climate change is all around

You know it’s global warming when:

1) The UPS man is wearing shorts in the middle of December.

2) Your lawn is still green at Christmastime and you wonder if you need to mow.

3) A daddy longlegs is alive and well on your front porch in the middle of December.

4) According to NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] weather, days on which heat is needed are way below average, but days on which air conditioning is needed are way above average.

5) The year 1915 was the hottest on record, as were the last two before that in their turn.

6) New York City has trees with green leaves on Dec. 10.

7) Your gas bill for heat in December is the same as it was for April.

8) There is a hurricane in the Pacific in the middle of January.

9) A tropical Depression is forming in the Atlantic in January which may turn into a tropical storm

10) It was 73 degrees an raining on Christmas Eve.

11) No significant snow fell until Jan. 12.

12) Roofers are still working in the middle of January.

And so I ask, as our climate pattern changes, that you do your utmost to conserve fossil fuel energy. Turn the thermostat down a little, drive less by consolidating errands, walk if possible, use cold water to wash clothes, and convert your electricity to the clean, renewable resources of wind or solar power.

Jahnn Gibson


Protect mailed items with right packaging

Regarding the gift card that didn’t arrive. Several years ago I was a part of a postal “education” group formed by our postmasters here in Schoharie County.

We were treated to a field trip to the large sorting center in Albany. As we toured the facility, we were beside a sorting machine when one letter exploded. This happens when people include in a normal envelope things like paper clips, staples, several stiff photos or something such as a gift card.

The culprit that day was several photos. They were strewn all over the floor and the workers had no way of knowing where they belonged. Things like that should be mailed in an oversize envelope to be sorted in another way.

The gift card that was left in the person’s mailbox may have been taken by the postman thinking it was for him. Mailboxes should only be used for U.S. postal mail.

Harriet Berard



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