Letters to the Editor - Letters
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#1 Jan 12, 2009
Aloha H. Lorrin Lau and welcome to the real world of survival. I think the Symphony needs to reassess it's purpose and value in relation to our economy that is facing a future that will surely mean more budget cuts and a more cautious consumer. Pleading for our politicians and general public to recognize what a accomplished musician means to society is not the answer nor the solution to the inherited problems facing the Symphony and the Musicians Union for years. May I suggest the Symphony take a hard look at it's real value in a struggling economy and adapt to the "supply and demand" principle that all successful businesses are able to take advantage of. Yes, I agree having a symphony is a good thing but the symphony like all businesses needs to be self efficient and self sustaining. If it can't provide for itself than the people running the business of the symphony need to ask themselves "are they the right people" to support and sustain the business of keeping the symphony alive.
#4 Jan 12, 2009
Mormons still work for what they recieve and they have their problems that you have beautifully glossed over in your letter. If what you suggest is for the "common good" then what you suggest is what we already have: it's called Socialism.
There are many Christians, as you point out, whose individual generosities for people in need are noticed by those who are the grateful to recieve it. But, people do not always want a handout and would rather know their self-worth.
During the Great Depression my grandmother helped everyone who stopped at her home, most of them fleeing the dustbowl of Arkansas and Oklahoma. She gave them a chore on her small farm, like chopping wood, and then gave them a choice of ten cents or a hot meal. She was a good christian and so are we. There are also good atheists as well who believe in helping people. We don't need more government oppression.
#5 Jan 12, 2009
Dear Editor - your so called ads are some freaking obnoxious and annoying. Just stop it already - willya? They do not serve any purpose, do not entice me to use those products or services, and just serve to p1zz me off.
#6 Jan 12, 2009
Dear Edotor, too-
i would never even consider buying something from a pop-up ad or one you had to click on to read a freakin newspaper story, period. amI alone here, people. let's hear it!
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