Letters: Kafoury, Wheeler fail city on Wapato
I will never ever vote for Deborah Kafoury or Ted Wheeler again.
I am so very disappointed with their attitude toward Wapato. To me it seems like the perfect setup for interim help with the terrible homeless situation downtown.
Take a walk around the city area … tents on every corner, stepping over people sleeping on sidewalks, people stumbling around ranting and raving. Very scary.
So many are addicted. They need help, as well as a place to sleep.
Wapato is not a jail. It is a building being offered by those wanting to help. A bus could be extended to the area for transport downtown. What a wonderful solution to a major problem that all of us would like solved.
I am no longer proud of Portland, and it must be terrible for visitors and tourists.
Cascade Policy Institute fueled by oil, gas
I was troubled that you recently published an article by a Cascade Policy Institute hired hand without providing readers with the knowledge that this organization, funded by the far right, opposes anything that undermines the profitability of oil and gas companies, including public transit and green policies.
Look at their funding sources: https://www.desmogblog.com/cascade-policy-institute
No time for climate change hyperbole
The Oct. 8 My View makes a strong case for a class-action lawsuit against the Portland Public Schools system.
This student has been grievously traumatized by some of her teachers and administrative actions that removed all information challenging opinions that climate change is caused by humans and is a deadly threat to civilization.
As a result of this censorship, the "Chicken Little" panicked response by the PPS and some of its teachers to climate change is not tempered one whit, so the naïve youngsters are terrified, to their emotional detriment.
Anika Pillai wrote, "... the adults aren't taking responsibility to save us." "I and my entire generation have to carry this burden of fear." And "… we only have a very short time …"
PPS must provide professional counseling for all the children they have injured. The reality is that Oregon produces only 0.73% of the total CO2 emissions in the United States, so even if we stopped all car, bus, train, truck and airplane travel and shut down all industry in our state, it would have no effect on climate change whatsoever.
We should emulate the French strategy for power production, where almost 75% of their power is generated by nuclear power plants, the only technology that produces carbon-free energy on demand, at any time, in surplus quantities, which wind and solar power cannot do.
Their nuclear power is so cheap that they sell surplus power to other European countries, and they've had no nuclear accidents.
It's time for rational perspective, not panicked hyperbole.
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