Opinion

Letters to the Editor

An irresponsible claim

I was horrified to see you write that “the MMR (vaccine) has been at the center of some questions raised about a relationship to autism,” and that despite the retraction of a scientific article asserting such a link, “the controversy has remained.”

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Ask questions based on data

Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to cut $2 billion in spending is smoke and mirrors. Although the cuts may be real over a period of years, a look at the budget shows that any savings from cuts would be spent elsewhere.

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All will survive the next 4-8 years

I am amazed at the audacity of the group of people who showed up at Rep. Glenn Thompson’s office demanding a town hall and spewing allegations that he is indifferent to their pressing issues. Who do they think they are? I don’t believe that they ever called his office without getting a response, if they gave his office time to respond.

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Destruction of water sources matters

Many of Rep. Glenn Thompson’s constituents, me included, deserve an explanation about why he voted to pass House Resolution 38, nullifying new federal regulations aimed at protecting streams and drinking water in Appalachian states, including Pennsylvania — in short, allowing coal operations to dump rock and other debris into nearby streams and valleys.

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What happens when amateurs take over

What happens when a dog catches a car? If you negligently let the dog get charge of the car then he’d urinate on the tires, rip up the upholstery, chew through the electrical wiring and the gas and brake lines, and pretty soon the car wouldn’t work at all.

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Silence on local water bill increase

The CDT has consumed plenty of ink since Nov. 9 telling readers about how terrible the national election results were and how terrible the new administration is. However, I think most of your readers live in the State College area and are also concerned about local news items that impact their wallets.

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Make America respectable again

Those of us intent on restoring a sense of dignity, honesty and character to the White House have a long road ahead of us. But if we all begin now to do a little at a time, we can have a continuing impact that will gain momentum.

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Developing resilience in children

Life for most of us in our modern society takes a toll on our emotional, psychological and physical well-being. Harvard psychologist Robert Kegan asserts that we do not have the mental framework and associated mental capacities, to adequately to meet the overwhelming demands of modern life. This inadequacy leaves most people with increasing and growing levels of anxiety, depression, disconnected to their experiences of joy, love, happiness and inner peace, and lacking a sense of purpose in life with related personal and professional meaning.

Opinion

America’s ‘big-league’ problem

If you are one of the lucky few who grew up poor but managed to thrust yourself into the middle class or beyond with an advanced degree, then you might have noticed a change in how you speak. The language of the educated is fundamentally more rigid: Words have more precise definitions and grammar is strict. Nuance becomes significantly easier, albeit at the expense of general understanding.

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Congratulations

Hey, Michigan! Hey, Ohio! Hey, Pennsylvania! You flocked to the polls last November to vote out all those lying, cheating, sleazy flimflam artists from Wall Street, Washington and New York City.

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Get informed

I highly commend the Centre Daily Times for publishing the weekly congressional report, which also lists the names of roll call votes of our elected officials.

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