Traverse City Record-Eagle

Opinion

November 17, 2013

Letters to the Editor: 11/17/2013

Diagnosis not valid

I see that Dr. Benishek has described global warming as “some sort of scam.”

Benishek is a physician; he has no formal training or education in the environmental sciences. So his characterization of global warming as a “scam” would be as valid as the environmental scientists calling him a “quack.”

You do not want an environmental scientist to diagnose your cancer and neither do you want a physician to diagnose global warming.

George Wellman

Cedar

 

Defeat mind-boggling

I have called Traverse City home now for 14 years. I have witnessed many wonderful, progressive and positive things over the course of time. My family has a deep passion for our community.

This brings up an issue that is a bit mind-boggling. I got up this morning to hear the school millage had gone down in defeat. This came as a shock to learn this, chiefly because this millage was for basic improvements for the future of our schools, and not for administrative costs. It’s also hard to fathom that nearly 50 percent of Traverse City Area Public Schools parents are not registered voters.

This millage would have cost the average household no more than $29 a year. I’m guessing a typical family probably throws away this much in food in an average week.

I don’t want to ever have to witness the bewilderment and confusion on my daughter’s face after telling her that today a majority of voters opted to put a black eye on about 10,000 of our kids, and their future.

Chris Oblinger

Traverse City

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