It's Me, Isn't It? I Just Know It's Me
I love your paper -- each advertisement page is graphically and literally a beautiful work of art. I love all of your writers. They have amazing insight and clarity (except one). My favorites are Hamilton and Rall as they are more liberally blunt. I love all your cartoonists' consistent political humor.
The only flaw is you do not defend the sacred responsibility of being a Liberal (Isaiah 32:5-8, James 1:27, Luke 18:79-25). I have been an advocate for the poor over 50 years, but it is hard to beat the evil of the greedy. I send you letters of unsaid things that must be said over and over about our obligation to defend the widows and orphans, the sick, the old, the fallen, and the most Holy Commandment to defend the least of US.
Only until lately have you been reluctant to print them in the love/hate section (maybe I should sign them J. Ray "Overalls" Hunt?). My faxes I understand must be made compatible with your system, which was not a problem before.
Whatever -- keep up the good work, and do not become a humdrum publication like most of these area weekly papers.
-- J. Ray "Overalls" Hunt
But Who Want to Dip an Oreo in Soy Milk?
In a recent editorial for JAMA Pediatrics, David Ludwig, a professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, points out that people can get plenty of calcium, vitamin D, and protein from healthy plant-based foods, including leafy greens, legumes, beans, nuts, and seeds, and they don't need to drink cow's milk -- which is often a significant source of additional sugar and calories. I hope his comments will prompt more people to wean themselves from cow's milk and eat tasty vegan foods instead.
Cow's milk isn't healthy for humans -- it contains saturated fat and cholesterol, and it has been linked to a variety of health problems, including diabetes, Parkinson's disease, cancer, asthma, bronchitis, and even osteoporosis. This is because animal protein and sodium leech calcium from the bones, causing bone deterioration.
Dairy-free milks are healthier -- and kinder -- than cow's milk. Soy, almond, and rice milks contain calcium, iron, fiber, potassium, and other essential nutrients -- but not the cholesterol or excess fat or sodium found in cow's milk. They're cruelty-free, too. See www.PETA.org for more information and free vegan recipes and product suggestions.
-- Heather Moore
At Least It's Not Cow's Milk
By not stigmatizing the use of bath salts as a moronic way of getting high, the Media has failed us! The Media truly seems to enjoy more and more bizarre drug related stories to report.
Nancy Reagan used to say, "Just Say No." I say, authorities should start a new program: "Be able to finger your drug dealer, because if you can't, you're going to do some serious jail time."
This breakdown of society might be big business for the pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, jails, police and lawyers, but ultimately, it will lead to our total economic collapse. Strange how drugged up losers worry about the pollution of the world and global warming while they pollute their own bodies. Will the media ever call it as it is? Or will we continue to say, "You poor, poor thing?"
-- Joseph DuPont
I, Also, Wrote a Letter
A Ms. Julie Bryant wrote to UTW, and you published her letter ("I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me," Love Letters, July 4). The letter was very well written, and she put into words what many of us in Tulsa feel: "righting every wrong and not allowing history to pass quietly by" is just a waste of money, time, and can contribute to social unrest in the community. Why the "Coalition for Social Justice" keeps stirring dissension is wrong, as it serves no useful purpose.
They do not represent "us" -- the majority -- and should not be allowed to keep re-lighting fires that were extinguished years ago. Mistakes happened in our history, and we, as a free and democratic nation, must move ahead with our heads held high, in the best interest of all of us, the population.
Leave the Brady district as it is!
-- Jim Russell
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