LETTERS IN THE EDITOR'S MAILBAG.Byline: The Register-Guard
Time to declare victory in Iraq
The United Nations justification to occupy Iraq ends this year, and Iraq is rejecting President Bush's security agreement that would perpetuate per·pet·u·ate
tr.v. per·pet·u·at·ed, per·pet·u·at·ing, per·pet·u·ates
1. To cause to continue indefinitely; make perpetual.
2. the colonization colonization, extension of political and economic control over an area by a state whose nationals have occupied the area and usually possess organizational or technological superiority over the native population. .
Kurds want protection from Turkey, but the rest of Iraq wants us out. The oil companies are in. Casualties are down. We have achieved our objectives. Let's declare victory and bring our troops home.
Our military wastes an extraordinary amount of oil. Ending the occupation would lower gas prices.
Fareed Zakaria's book, "The Post-American World," describes the end of the American empire For other uses, see American Empire (disambiguation).
American Empire is a term relating to the historical expansionism and the current political, economic, and cultural influence of the United States on a global scale. and the rise of the rest. Since World War II we have helped Japan, Germany and the rest of the world achieve economic stability. Now, 124 other countries have growth rates Growth Rates
The compounded annualized rate of growth of a company's revenues, earnings, dividends, or other figures.
Remember, historically high growth rates don't always mean a high rate of growth looking into the future. in excess of 4 percent, while our economy will only grow 1.5 percent next year.
America now America Now is a former politics and business TV program on CNBC with Lawrence Kudlow and Jim Cramer.
The program's name was later changed to Kudlow & Cramer.
America Now: the Anthropology of a Changing Culture was the original title of ranks near the bottom in social issues, science, health and education. Instead, we spend more for our military than the rest of the world put together.
Zakaria says we should look upon the end of Pax Americana Pax Americana (Latin: "American Peace") is a term to describe the period of relative peace in the Western world since the end of World War II in 1945, coinciding with the dominant military and economic position of the United States. as a proud parent. The kids are grown, and it is time to let them fend for Verb 1. fend for - argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"
argue, reason - present reasons and arguments themselves. Why do we need 800 foreign bases and the Star Wars missile defense Missile defence is an air defence system, weapon program, or technology involved in the detection, tracking, interception and destruction of attacking missiles. Originally conceived as a defence against nuclear-armed ICBMs, its application has broadened to include shorter-ranged when the enemy they defended everyone against is no longer a threat?
Bombing doesn't win hearts and minds. It creates more terrorists, because it kills mostly innocent civilians. Our country is bankrupt with a $10 trillion debt! Isn't it time we stop protecting everyone else and invest in America Invest in America is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration to promote foreign direct investment to the United States, the only such U.S. effort at the federal level.
On March 7, 2007, U.S. ?
Union didn't doom Pope & Talbot
I would like to comment on a couple of statements made in the article titled "Halsey mill back in operation" (Register-Guard, July 3).
The article seems to point toward the union as the reason why Pope & Talbot went into bankruptcy. The reality is Pope & Talbot's corporate management made bad business decisions by expanding into Canada.
The Halsey mill was very profitable when it was ordered to shut down. Also, bonuses were paid to top executives while Pope & Talbot was in bankruptcy.
I will admit that union contracts are not perfect, but what contract is? The union contract provided good family-wage jobs with good benefits for mid-Willamette Valley families. It also was comparable to all the other pulp and paper contracts in our geographical area.
The union is not at fault here; management at the corporate level is.
Donald L. Bass
Volunteers made event possible
On behalf of the board of directors and staff of the Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House, I'd like to express my appreciation to the volunteers, performers, community members and guests who contributed to the tremendous success of our first Living History Day, held June 22.
We had nearly 700 guests, many visiting the SMJ SMJ Southern Medical Journal
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SMJ subject matter jurisdiction
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SMJ Saudi Medical Journal House for the first time, and many who came because of the article in The Register-Guard on the day of the event. The event would not have been possible without the efforts of dozens of volunteers, some of whom have been with us for many years, and others who joined us for the first time that day.
SMJ House is owned by the city of Eugene and is the area's only Victorian House Overview
A Victorian house as built in the United States and Canada is a type of house popularized in the Victorian era. They are often three stories high with an octagonal or rounded tower, a wraparound porch and great attention paid to detail. Museum. For one of our guests, learning about the history of SMJ House and the families who lived here transformed an impression of a "big house on the hill" to a "big home on the hill."
Our current exhibit, "Patriotism, Heart, and Home: The War Years as Seen From the Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House," draws on personal connections, including letters, photographs and mementos from the Spanish-American War Spanish-American War, 1898, brief conflict between Spain and the United States arising out of Spanish policies in Cuba. It was, to a large degree, brought about by the efforts of U.S. expansionists. through the Korean War Korean War, conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. At the end of World War II, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel into Soviet (North Korean) and U.S. (South Korean) zones of occupation. . Volunteers contributed here, too, providing research, artifacts artifacts
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SMJ House volunteers' involvement in the Living History Day, and their commitment to the museum, are much appreciated.
Amy H. Crain
Swim teams bump public at pool
As a person new to Eugene, I have learned to appreciate the ability to go for a swim and do some laps at Amazon Pool.
It is a really nice public pool and a compliment to the people in the community who created it. There are, however, some management command and control issues that need improvement.
The use of the pool is now being dominated by swim teams in the evenings, which can, and often do, effectively bump John Q. Public from use of the swimming lanes. The pool is only open for two evenings per week until 8:30 p.m. Apparently, the general public is required to yield the right of way to anyone who is on a swim team even though we pay taxes and membership fees.
When the public use of the lap lanes is routinely subordinated to the de facto [Latin, In fact.] In fact, in deed, actually.
This phrase is used to characterize an officer, a government, a past action, or a state of affairs that must be accepted for all practical purposes, but is illegal or illegitimate. control of swim teams, John Q. Public becomes a swimmer on standby. A publicly funded pool can become gradually privatized in its use when requisite democratic control by and for the public morphs into taxation without representation.
Mark Twain declared, "Any kind of royalty, however modified, any kind of aristocracy aristocracy (ăr'ĭstŏk`rəsē) [Gr.,=rule by the best], in political science, government by a social elite. In the West the political concept of aristocracy derives from Plato's formulation in the Republic. , however pruned, is rightly an insult." The city needs to be more thoughtful and work to keep the Amazon Pool working, citizen friendly and blue.
Clinton supporters: Get over it
Some of Sen. Hillary Clinton's supporters are complaining of sexism in the campaign. I'm sorry, I must have missed that, but I'll take their word for it.
Lots of things can be said in the heat of a campaign, such as "Shame on you, Barack Obama!" My question: Were these women supporting Clinton mostly because she is a woman? If so, isn't that sexism, too?
We had two fine candidates for the Democratic primary races. Unfortunately, only one can win. It wasn't Clinton.
I've had favorite candidates lose before, and I know it's not pleasant, but I got over it and stayed true to my political beliefs. I recommend some of these people do the same. In short, get over it.
The battle isn't over yet, and we need all the help we can get.
Liberal justices? That's a laugh
Steve Hawke's letters to the Mailbag are always thought-provoking and challenging.
He dares the reader to decide whether he has his tongue in his cheek or whether he is serious. In the case of his July 2 letter, "One-party rule must be stopped," he expresses concern about liberal judges.
It is obvious that in this case he was going for a laugh - 13 of the last 15 Supreme Court Justices were appointed by Republicans. Five were appointed by the two Bushes, three by Ronald Reagan, four by Richard Nixon and one by Gerald Ford.
Perhaps Hawke is privy to secret information identifying these five Republican presidents as closet liberals. I appreciate Hawke for bringing some humor humor, according to ancient theory, any of four bodily fluids that determined man's health and temperament. Hippocrates postulated that an imbalance among the humors (blood, phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile) resulted in pain and disease, and that good health was to these depressing times.
Henry J. Bielefeld
Restaurants missed opportunity
The Oregon Bach Festival's "Bowerman: Man of Oregon" performance was outstanding! I wish there was an encore performance so I could encourage friends and family to attend.
Unfortunately, downtown restaurants and bars did not take advantage of the large crowd leaving the Hult Center after the performance.
After the concert, we walked to five downtown restaurants, all of which told us they were closing and couldn't serve us. I wondered how many out-of-town Eugene 08 guests also were turned away multiple times.
What a missed opportunity for our downtown and our city. Hopefully, there will be an encore presentation of the Bowerman concert in a future year, and perhaps next time our out-of-town guests won't be turned away when they want to spend money in our downtown restaurants.
HIV HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), either of two closely related retroviruses that invade T-helper lymphocytes and are responsible for AIDS. There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is responsible for the vast majority of AIDS in the United States. Alliance supports patients
As executive director and board president of HIV Alliance in Eugene, we were overwhelmingly impressed by Dr. Robert Barnes' recent commentary titled "HIV: Forgotten, perhaps, but certainly not gone" (Register-Guard, June 26).
Barnes indicates that treatments are more effective and people are living longer, yet we still have a long way to go before we can put this devastating dev·as·tate
tr.v. dev·as·tat·ed, dev·as·tat·ing, dev·as·tates
1. To lay waste; destroy.
2. To overwhelm; confound; stun: was devastated by the rude remark. illness behind us.
When the Alliance was formed 14 years ago, a diagnosis of HIV was considered a death sentence. Back then, a person diagnosed with HIV was given seven years to live.
Today, someone diagnosed with HIV can expect to live 24 years. Thanks to advances in modern medicine, HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome has become a chronic, yet manageable disease. But it is still an impoverishing one.
Many of our clients at HIV Alliance face difficulties most of us would consider insurmountable: costly insurance, numerous medications, horrible side effects Side effects
Effects of a proposed project on other parts of the firm. - the list goes on. We at HIV Alliance are committed to helping individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Along with our case management services, we offer programs in education, prevention and social support.
HIV Alliance offers limited HIV and hepatitis C Hepatitis C Definition
Hepatitis C is a form of liver inflammation that causes primarily a long-lasting (chronic) disease. Acute (newly developed) hepatitis C is rarely observed as the early disease is generally quite mild. testing as well as a needle exchange program needle exchange program Syringe exchange program Public health Any program intended to slow the spread of AIDS among IV drug users, in which a governmental or charitable agency exchanges sterile needles for dirty, potentially HIV-contaminated needles used by IVDAs . Last year, we exchanged more than 500,000 used needles in our efforts to stop the spread of new infections.
Again, we appreciate Dr. Barnes' excellent commentary on this very important issue. It is our sincere desire and belief that someday we will live in a community that is free of HIV and AIDS.