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Letters to the Editor for April 6

Be thankful for park

When I see the incredible colors of the spring flowers and blossoms showing themselves this time of year, I always feel thankful. We should all stop to smell the flowers and take the time to appreciate what we have here in this fine community.

One place in particular that I feel appreciation for is our Waterfront Park. I love that whenever I am there I see a diverse group of folks, young and old, enjoying this amazing gathering place along the beautiful Columbia River.

We all have an opportunity to give back to the park on Earth Day, Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m.-noon. Please give any time you might have to help us weed and mulch the beautiful landscaped areas. There will be ongoing children’s activities as well, so bring your kids, your gardening gloves, shovels and rakes! (Please leave animals at home for this event).

From noon to 3 p.m. pFreim Family Brewers is donating 50 percent of beer sales to the park! Of course they have wonderful food and kid-friendly drinks available, as well. Thanks, pFreim!

There will also be an opportunity to purchase nifty silipint glasses with the park logo!

Show your love for the park and come on down to dig in the dirt. Then take a moment to sit back, enjoy the community people and place, and be thankful.

Marge Gale

Hood River

Questions for bank

I have been following the latest banking situation in Cyprus and have concerns that it will happen here. I have learned of a joint paper signed by the U.S.-FDIC and Bank of England, dated Dec. 10, 2012 and called the “FDIC-BOE Agreement-Resolving Globally Active, Systemically Important Financial Institutions,” also known as the Open Bank Resolution.

Did you know that under this “agreement” the same confiscation scheme that has occurred in Cyprus has been written into law, here in the United States? Did you know that your bank considers your funds on deposit at their institution not your money, but theirs, and as such, are counted as unsecured — and derivatives counter parties are counted as secured!

Did you know that when this Open Bank Resolution takes effect, your funds on deposit will be replaced with an IOU or “shares” in the bank?

Additional references to this Open Bank Resolution are in the 2005 Bankruptcy Law Revisions.

I am asking the following questions of officers where I do my banking:

Is your bank a party to the FDIC-Open Bank Resolution?

Does your bank engage in any Financial Speculation activities either directly or indirectly?

Does your bank engage in any Investment Banking, either directly or indirectly?

Does your bank engage in any derivatives trading either directly or indirectly?

Adrienne Burton-Jones

The Dalles

Not even one vote?

According to the White House and its Barack Hussein Media the re-election of the president was fraudulent-free. Well — not really.

The following report by the American Civil Rights Union was buried by all the TV media except one. Quote:

“In 59 Philadelphia Voting Division, Mitt Romney received zero votes. Not one, zilch. Was Mitt truly hated that much not to get one vote?” (American Civil Rights Union, P.O. Box 96685, Washington, D.C. 20090-6685)

Bill Davis

Hood River

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