Brian Ervin's article on NASCO and the North American Union (Cover Story, "Trans America: Are in International Superhighway and a North American Union on the Horizon?", 7-13 June) was well researched and well written.
You are to be commended for publishing the article.
It should be submitted to World Net Daily to spread the word beyond the local area.
Editor's Note: Though we are published for the Tulsa audience, certainly an issue of this magnitude affects us all--particularly a highway that would have such impact on our state's future. It is a great piece and testament to our writer's talents and the editorial team that makes journalism like this happen every week.
Out in the Country
For too long, rural communities have been subject to inferior wireless service. What many people don't realize is that dropped calls are not just an annoyance; they also have a negative impact on personal safety and our community's economic well-being.
In rural areas, people need to be able to rely on wireless service to connect with police and emergency services in the event of an accident. Law enforcement officers increasingly rely on cell phones to communicate
with each other to keep information confidential and keep their officers safe. And in terms of economic development, cell phone coverage is absolutely paramount to bringing new business to the area.
The Federal Communications Commission has a program called the Universal Service Fund to help improve telephone and wireless service. In rural areas around the country, this fund helps companies erect cell phone towers to improve service for everyone.
The FCC is talking about capping this fund, which would mean that communities like ours would miss out on critical telecommunications technology that the rest of the state enjoys. This is a bad idea for our rural areas and the entire state.
The Universal Service Fund is important to our state and needs to be
Using public money to house and service the chronic homeless is a giant flush down the state's toilet.
No Love Lost for Homeless
In reference to Brian Ervin's "Can't Stay at the Y.M.C.A." (31 May--6 June) article I find it utterly ridiculous that state funds would be used to curb the chronic homeless problem.
If Mike Brose and the like wants to raise money for deserving homeless folks, try helping taxpaying Katrina victims in their home states. And didn't the oh-so-wise planners of the BOK center take into consideration the endless hordes of homeless wandering around that area like Night of the Living Dead, scaring the white surburbanites back to Jenks and Broken Arrow.
Well, serves 'em right. The arena is already an embarrassing eyesore. Maybe in time, it too can shelter the homeless.
My wife and I live and work near downtown. We interact with some of Tulsa's homeless on almost daily basis. These people need a boot in the eye, not another handout. The idea that affordable rental housing be built for them is at the very least laughably pathetic. Think you're gonna squeeze some silver out of those turds?
HA! Think again. The fact still remains that if these scabs with a pulse wanted to pull themselves up, clean up, get a job and become contributors to Tulsa's shiny new image, they would have already done so. From my experience, most are content playing the part of sniveling victim, living off handouts and morbid stories of "how the world done me wrong."
Only the affluent, guilt-ridden members of our city fall for this charade. The rest of us struggling to pay our bills find little sympathy for the homeless on our way to work every day. Using public money to house and service the chronic homeless is a giant flush down the state's toilet.
At best, these poor, destitute individuals could be used to fill the city's potholes--a welcome rehabilitated contribution to Tulsa's shiny new image!
P.S. Let them have their tent city.
Leave Mayor Alone
What right have Senators Inhofe and Coburn and Representative Sullivan to impose their will on Tulsa's City Council and why has no one from the council tell them to butt out? This sort of over-reaching is unusual and plain out of order. Added to that they do not seem to have a handle on the issue they are confronting.
I do believe that cognizant reasoning should be one of the prerequisites for holding these offices but apparently in the case of these gentlemen that is not so. If the Tulsa World's reporting is correct they have written a letter to the Mayor requesting that city ordinance should require police officers to ask for proof of citizenship "on all suspected illegal aliens".
They all refute charges of racial profiling so perhaps they should sit with the city sketch artist and develop features of their perception of a suspected "illegal alien" for the public's consumption. There are many in our community who visualize all "illegal aliens" as Mexicans but might I point out that they make up only 51% of all undocumented workers, a term I much prefer.
Implicitly there are many dangers built into a system that is invented to target a particular race of people and this is definitely the case. I will take the issue of illegal immigration more seriously when the cloak of racism is removed from the debate and our thoughts cease to veer off to Mexico whenever the topic of immigration is broached.
Colin T. Bent
Immigrants All Over the Place
The Tulsa World's Mike Jones must think he is some kind of authority on immigration law. He keeps writing these oh so sincere pieces about accepting and loving the invading, thieving illegals. Now the Tulsa World is taking another tack in promoting their friends, the greedy special interests who want unlimited immigration, legal or illegal.
First they ran story after story showing how industrious, friendly and good the Hispanics are and what a bonus they bring to our community.
Now, it appears that they are taking a course of letting us know how many hispanics are in are midst, showing us they are pervasive. So, I guess the new message is--in the words of an infamous quote--"if you are going to get raped, you may as well lie back and enjoy it!"
We are sick to death of having Hispanics shoved down our throats and threatening to sue us for "their rights." I would like to know how much the paper is paid to continually advocate for Hispanics.
Their actions are traitorous and against the best interests of the American taxpayer. When these people take over, as they say they will, our system will be destroyed and the benefits thirty-somethings are counting on for old age will be gone because they are using up all our resources and raping our country.
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