Letters for June 21, 2016
Questions about dairy farm remain
Kauai island is home to one of the largest bodies of fresh water. Why are going allow it to destroyed (polluted)?
Gain 13 jobs? What about the several hundred jobs that will be lost, once the farm impacts tourism? Would you spend money and stay close to a 2,000 head dairy farm?
Currently, there are more people allergic to dairy products? Pushing milk was a great idea about 30 years ago. I was almost run over by a semi-truck flying out the potential dairy site. Then another flew out on the road? They’re not waiting for anyone?
How can HDF say they had an independent study done? I wonder if they know what the word independent means? What happen to bragging about the using New Zealand model? Probably because it doesn’t work!
Why destroy one of the most beautiful places on Kauai? When Grove Farm has over 13,000 acres toward the middle of the
island. Pick a different site! Everyone would be happy.
Health care too expensive in US
Conservatives are right in this observation: America cannot afford health care.
Medical care in America is much too expensive and its cost has not gone down. Doctors are really great guys — I know several — but they’re businessmen. They have to earn a living, just like you.
Pharmaceutical houses are in the business of selling pills. They’re just like Macy’s — who sell knives and forks and shoes — only they have a much wider variety and a much bigger store, although it’s much better hidden. They’re in the business of selling drugs and they’re corporations. They have to make a profit. The legal drug industry is quite profitable. Their ads are everywhere. Read them. (But, please, read both sides of the page.)
Other countries make health care work. Think Denmark. They’re a market economy with high taxes and an extensive welfare state. So health care is free. I think I could make a case they prefer the art of healing to the practice of medicine.
If you’re a worker and you have a backache in Denmark you could be deported — poste haste — to southern France where you’d have to spend time healing in the sun. We could never do that. Time is money. So is ill health. If everyone in America — goodness — were healthy the country would go broke.
The Danes are considered the healthiest and happiest people in the world. Americans will never be that. We can’t afford it.