Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 4, 2012

Letters to the Editor: 09/04/2012


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Use the GLA method

Many times we hear or read about a senior who falls and can't get up. Hours later someone finds him or her and makes a rescue. This seems to happen most often to those individuals that live alone. It need not be if they would follow a simple program I call GLA.

Get a cell phone. Learn to use it. Always carry it with you. Help can then be quickly and easily obtained. The life you save may be your own.

Jim Wibby

Traverse City

Support domestics

As we progress into this political season I seem to find that most bumper stickers that are pro Obama are attached to foreign cars. It would seem to me that we should support our domestic manufacturers if we hope to improve our economy. U.S. manufacturing jobs will go a long way to solve our political differences.

Bernie Jackson

Traverse City

Guaranteed re-election

There is a way that President Obama could guarantee his re-election. Simply announce an accelerated program to bring our troops home from that tragic, pointless conflict in Afghanistan. The American death toll has reached 2,000, many recent killings inflicted by Afghan soldiers turning their guns on Americans. It would not be a disgrace for the president to end this inherited war; it would be wise.

Winston Churchill once said, "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing — after they've tried everything else."

John Billette

Traverse City