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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:00 am

In a recent issue of The Explorer two letters to the Editor highlighted a disturbing trend in public thought - that we no longer need to be exposed to differing views.  It was once an accepted standard that an unbiased press would print information and opinions on all sides of issues and fully-informed readers would exercise their own discernment.  But two letter writers, obviously avid supporters of the current climate change theories, went far beyond disagreeing with an opinion column that didn’t agree with their views. They moved on to castigating the Explorer and the Editor personally because it/she dared to (in letter 1) “print such drivel” and (in letter 2) “print such paranoid drivel.” 

I don’t disagree with the letter-writers right to get together and decide to label the column “drivel” or even “paranoid drivel.”  But I strongly disagree with their assertion and obvious belief that The Explorer (or any paper) should limit what it prints to fit their idea of suitable content.  Kudos to the editorial staff for even printing letters containing such paranoid drivel.

Dee Bethke, Oro Valley

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  • mememine69 posted at 5:02 am on Wed, May 28, 2014.

    mememine69 Posts: 1

    Former climate blame believers and remaining eager-believers all want a safe environment but disagree on the so called consensus with science being 95% certain after 32 years and have never said or agreed any crisis was as real as the planet not being flat or smoking causing cancer or comet hits being "inevitable" and evolution being "proven". Find us one IPCC warning that "believes" as much as "believers" do and says anything beyond; "could be".

    Since science can't say they are 100% sure, it means YOU can't "believe" they are certain and only science can have certainty not a mob of determined "believers".

    Get ahead of the curve;

    *Occupywallstreet now does not even mention CO2 in its list of demands because of the bank-funded and corporate run carbon trading stock markets ruled by politicians.

    * "Socialist" Canada killed Y2Kyoto with a freely elected climate change denying prime minister and nobody cared, especially the millions of scientists warning us of unstoppable warming (a comet hit).


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