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Re: “Letters to the Editor, March 5, 2014

Economy built on wars

Dear Editor: President Barack Obama has dropped a measure to trim cost-of-living increases in Social Security from an upcoming budget proposal. While the move was praised by progressive Democrats, the White House admitted the cuts, known as chained CPI, remain "on the table," but only as part of a grand bargain deal with Republicans.

They even convinced lots of poor people that they were right and persuaded them to voluntarily give up some of the few things they had to make them even poorer and the rich even richer, so the rich could have more and more and the poor less and less.

They love U.S. materialism, but they hate U.S. policies and wars. Well, U.S. materialism was built on wars, both military and economic ones. They keep their economy going by preparing for wars or selling weapons to others who are fighting wars. And there's many an economic and trade war that America fights that you never hear reported in the papers -- the wars where they trounce their competitors in selling goods or force others to open their markets to U.S. goods and companies, often in coercive or sneaky, underhanded, illegal ways.

Ted Rudow III,

Palo Alto

Posted by Ted Rudow III on 03/06/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Bourbon Outfitter

Bourbon can be made anywhere in America... period

Posted by Dg Blackburn on 03/05/2014 at 3:47 PM

Re: “The Hunger Artifice

Alice, your commitment to Snap is commendable - but using your own logic (that a vote for the farm bill is a vote to cut SNAP) is pretty short sighted for the big picture. I'm curious if a vote against the farm bill would have been a vote to cut renewable energy, environmental projects, public health and nutrition, rural revitalization, natural resources, and education? Because these are all things that the farm bill does. Unfortunately, balance and tough decisions need to be made - and always getting everything you want in a republican controlled congress is unrealistic. Perhaps you should talk with the representative before you arm-chair quarterback how to be a congressman.

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Posted by Fellow Democrat on 03/05/2014 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Mardi Gras at the Mystic

Petaluma's own Krewe of Muses will make their debut at this year's annual Mardi Gras parade. The parade starts at 5:45pm in front of McNear's on Fat Tuesday, March 4th. The Krewe of Muses, Petaluma's first official Mardi Gras Krewe will be dressed for the parade and ready with traditional throws of beads, candy and cups, so come early and join in on the fun!

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Posted by Annamaria Pardini on 03/02/2014 at 10:49 AM

Re: “The Squeamish Parent's Guide to Teen Sex

Hi im 15 years old and live in Santa Rosa, I was looking up cool sex tips to help me when I need to pleasure that certain someone with my sexual orgin, but what I have to say, and I know this sounds weird, but I've taken a strange sexual addiction to my dog, Carla. I was just looking at her one day and, exuse me but, I got extremely " horny" and put peanut butter on my sexual orgin and let her lick at it. I've grown very attached to her and really want to take it a step father with real sexual intercourse. Is what I'm doing wrong? I'm so confused, it's just I try to stop but when I do I get really strange all most as if it's a drug to me. Please reply in some way, thanks.

Posted by Sean Thomas on 03/01/2014 at 8:25 AM

Re: “A Lens on Vermeer

see www.printedlight.co.uk

Posted by Printed Light on 02/27/2014 at 9:04 AM

Re: “The Fountaingrove Winery

I finally got to go check this out yesterday. Its one of the coolest ruins I've explored yet. It's neat to see how the graffitis has changed since your 2008 photos, and a lot of the wine barrels are not intact anymore... :( maybe 4 left. I hope to visit again one day. Ive uploaded photos to my Instagram.
sourdeansel

Posted by Dean Newton on 02/26/2014 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Sylvia Tyson: On Our Mind

Saw the show last night in SEB -- amazing to see this icon in person, plus the talent of Cindy Cashdollar on pedal, steel, lap steel, and dobro. The Community Center was jammed.

Not so fun -- the boorish behavior of some audience members. After one song that had the dobro quieter in background, a woman yelled out "up the dobro". Puh-leeze! This concert isn't your server in a restaurant. Then too, many audience of a certain age left between sets at around 10:30p. Certainly, we tire more easily as we get older, but c'mon! Respect the performers -- Ms. Tyson is 73, yet graciously stayed after the final song. If she can do it ... .

Would love to see these ladies -- together or separately -- again.

Posted by Barry on 02/23/2014 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Piling It On

This was a GREAT show last year with a LOT of extremely strong musicians on stage. I will definitely be at this year's show also. I already have my tickets!

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Posted by Ray on 02/23/2014 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Cheese Please Me

Hungry already!

Posted by Shana Ray on 02/20/2014 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Cheese Please Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSxW37IpeNc Kinda cheesy, and definitely cheese How can you make cheese without milk was my first topic on my video's. If you would like to see how you can turn two cups of nuts into cheese this is worth the cheesiness.

Posted by Ivy Rose Hunter on 02/19/2014 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Arrowood's Way

Incredible wines and a wonderful winemaker. The 2010 Cuvee Alis is heaven in a bottle.

Posted by Colleen Cahill Titus on 02/19/2014 at 9:01 PM

Re: “Arrowood's Way

You won't find better made wines ANYWHERE!!!! Richard is a wine GOD and he is an amazing person as well! As they said to Mikey 'try it you'll like it!' And in this case you will most likely LOVE it!

Posted by Renee Schumann Armstrong on 02/19/2014 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Arrowood's Way

One of the best wines you will find...make an appointment as they are friendly and fun...Oh yeah, they make amazing reds!

Posted by Jeff Schween on 02/19/2014 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967–2014

I think we have lost someone whose talents are yet to be appreciated. Bummer.

Posted by Thefatherfigure on 02/17/2014 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Feb.13: Freedom Riders at the Arlene Francis Center

I was 5 years old at the time. We did not discuss these things in our houshold. Ignore them and they will go away. Don't let the kids hear too much. We lived in San Leandro, CA.
14,000 people, 65 black. I had many blinder glasses to wear.

Posted by Thefatherfigure on 02/17/2014 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Rinse, Don't Repeat

Good to see you promoting water conservation, but not for the farmers sake! I won't take a one minute shower so Johnny Pinot can make more $100 bottles of wine, but I will to save the fish and other critters in the ecosystem!

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Posted by Daisy on 02/13/2014 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Rinse, Don't Repeat

Tom, thanks for this well-written piece. You took a familiar subject and made it new.

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Posted by Murray Suid on 02/12/2014 at 2:40 PM

Re: “A People's Primer for Homemade Pasta

Pasta made without eggs? Impossibile!

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Posted by Pantalone on 02/12/2014 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Push for Sonoma to Santa Rosa Bike Path

Slight correction- the OTHER way into Glenn Ellen from Santa Rosa is along Bennet Valley Road to Warm Springs Road and then onto Arnold. It's much more scenic and far scarier to ride on a bike.

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Posted by geodrone61 3 on 02/12/2014 at 1:12 PM

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