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I’m happy, of course, that Democrats took over the U. S. House of Representatives—but saddened that the voting public didn’t complete the job …

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tomcamfield commented on What the Midterms Mean to LGBTQ People

There's nothing tyrannical about a quest for equality. The tyrants are the supremacists forcing their way of life onto others. "Live and let live" on various fronts--sexual persuasion, ethnicity, etc.—would make for a peaceful, inclusive society. Life is too short to waste it on il…

tomcamfield commented on Love in a time of war

If I don't see him again before then, I hope at least to see Jack again at the PTHS alumni reunion in June. He (class of '42) is one of the two oldest grads showing up regularly every year, looking fit and trim (somewhat mores than I). He still fits into his high school letterman's sweater t…

tomcamfield commented on All Respect on Veteran's Day

An interesting article, Erwin. I hope your novel reaches fruition. I started one once, but soon realized I'd lived my life here in Port Townsend since 1929 and was familiar with too many closets full of skeletons . . . no way I could put much of anything into print without the characters bei…

And park where? That also is private property.

If you read carefully, Justin, you'll see I did not say that Donald was profiting personally from the war in Yemen. l said that his "dictatorial plutocracy" was profiting. That would be like the military-industrial complex. Donald's wealthy friends and the like. As we've never seen…

The carnival's traditional; it's festive. The festival has centered around the present Memorial Field area since the beginning in 1935 or '36. I won 50 cents in a kids' foot race there that first year. I don't know when the carnival first arrived. I know for sure it was there during my teens…

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse—War (check), Conquest (check), Famine (check), Pestilence/Death (check). All present and accounted for in Yemen.

You've lost it, Justin. One doesn't have to connect too many dots to find Trump's dictatorial plutocracy profiting financially from the starvation of a generation of children.

tomcamfield commented on Council may add to budget

During my many years on the council in olden times, there was a maximum on how much the city could draw from country property taxes (so many mils as a part of the total). Has the city been levying less than the maximum allowable?

These matters all seem quite useful for the situation in which we find ourselves. But these are all bandages on the bleeding caused by climate change in the first place. And our powers that be have denied us preventative medicine--such as the Paris Accord on Global Warming from which Donald …