E-mail letters, May 5, 2010

Will other nations
bare souls on nukes?

Where to start?  We have bared our national soul, says Hilary Clinton: “We think it is in our national security interest to be as transparent as we can be about the nuclear program of the United States.”

So, the world knows that we have 5,113 nuclear warheads.  Thus Hans Kristensen, a scientist with the Federation of American Scientists can now say “the US is no longer going to keep other countries in the dark.”

It is amazing to me that we can be totally “transparent” about nuclear capabilities, yet keep the public “in the dark” about how Obamacare was created in total secrecy until over 2,000 pages of legalese were dumped on the table.

Now we can expect the other eight nuclear-capable nations to come clean because “U.N. Warns Iran: Don’t become 10th nation with nukes.”  Right.  The graphic source on Page 6B of the May 4 Daily Sentinel, “International Panel on Fissile Materials,” points to Britain for the France text and to France for the Britain text.  I hope they are more accurate in other nuclear areas.

Next, we will bare our souls about every classified satellite in orbit, or planned.  Thus we keep nobody “in the dark” so everyone can obviate their effectiveness with countermeasures.

I find it ludicrous to now expect every “nuclear nation” to come clean, and even more ridiculous to expect Iran to reveal a darned thing.  nd Russia?  That would be a first, especially now that they have cowed us into abandoning our allies by cutting missile defense systems.  Do we have to show all our “hole cards?”
Creighton Bricker
Grand Junction

Thank goodness
for that tractor

On Tuesday morning, I greeted the day feeling thankful for many things. I was thankful to God for life, for my dear wife, and for this beautiful Western Slope.

Upon glancing at the front page of the Daily Sentinel, I became ever more thankful that the Massey-Ferguson tractor spared us a full frontal of the two nudists. However, I question whether the gentleman is a true nudist, since he was wearing sunglasses and a hat. I thought it was all or… well, nothing.

As for the World Naked Gardening Day, my preference is the Garden of Eden, where our primitive parents at least were advanced enough to clothe themselves once they realized they were naked.

Not least, I am thankful that, while most people understand that nudity itself is not bad
or sinful, they still have the common- and moral- sense to realize that there is a time, place, and proper relationship for it.

If I have offended anyone, perhaps you will forgive my preference for discriminate prudish-ness over indiscriminate nudish-ness.
Bill Forbes


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