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Letters to the editor-Governor ignored Assembly on budget

Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal

September 6, 2009

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While I understand President Alexander's frustration with state funding ("New year, new cuts", 8/30 Daily 49er) it needs to be pointed out that the state Assembly rejected many of the governor's proposed budget cuts to safety net programs, and also blocked his plan to eliminate Cal Grant scholarships, which would have placed those at Cal State Long Beach in even more dire financial straits.Bonnie Lowenthal,Assemblymember — 54...

Letter to the editor-Solution to economy within our grasp

Cynthia Schultheis

September 6, 2009

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I have a few ideas that might help save the American taxpayers some money in this economic recession.1. Bring home U.S. military personnel from the military bases worldwide — not from Afghanistan. Why do we have 500,000 military personnel on 700 bases stationed worldwide to begin with? Hasn't the U.S. got an "exit strategy" anywhere? We have 50,000 troops in Germany, 30,000 in Japan and 37 bases in Europe. WHY? The ...

Letter to the Editor-Long Beach administration violates furlough agreement

Thomas Odell

August 11, 2009

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Union members voted, in good faith, to help save the California State University from a budget crisis by cutting their own wages by means of furlough days. You would think the Cal State Long Beach managers would be grateful for their employees' sacrifices and at the very least allow some leeway for their employees to take these unpaid days off.Before voting for the furloughs employees were told they would get two 3-day wee...

Letter to the editor-International student thanks CSULB

Hei-Cheong 'Philip' WU

May 16, 2009

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Dear CSULB'ers,I am an exchange student from Hong Kong who is leaving in a week. I would like to express my feelings through this article about staying in Long Beach for four months.I really appreciate what people have done for me. Most of them treated me very good. They understood I didn't speak perfect English. They would slow down and use simple words in the conversation. My best friend in Long Beach was my suitemate. W...

Letter to the Editor-Campus protest lacked heart and soul

John Azzaretto

May 4, 2009

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Last week's Genocide Awareness Project served to shed some light on the political and social life on this campus. Our campus has historically been an active place for protest, especially during the Vietnam [War] era, but yesterday's protest against the Center for Bioethical Reform was lackluster.While I sympathize both politically and ethically with the protestors, they lacked enthusiasm and the right direction. The stren...

Letter to the editor-Display demeaning to women

Mayraav Zimmerman

April 29, 2009

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I was appalled and disturbed by the display of photos of dead babies on campus [last week] and their comparison to past events in history. To compare abortion to Nazis, lynching and genocide is a fallacy.The anti-abortion protesters are exploiting these serious events in history to further their agenda. If they really want to make a viable argument, perhaps they should use real facts and information rather than methods of shock ...

Letter to the Editor- ASI acts shameful

David Rose

April 14, 2009

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I am a pretty avid reader of the Forty-Niner, but I never saw any articles about the amendments to the ASI bylaws.When I read the proposed changes, "wow" was my only response. I felt like they were trying to pull the wool over our eyes. One of them wanted to amend the bylaws so they do not have to come to us for a vote to amend the bylaws. Shame on them!I think for the next election, they should send everyone an e-mail or som...

Letter to the editor-Peace in the Middle East our responsibility

David Rose

April 5, 2009

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You know, I am really sick and tired of this victim vs. perpetrator game played by the two most prominent cultures on Earth — Jews and Muslims.Yes, I am a Jew, but I am an American and my Americanism comes first because it gravely affects us all here. As an American Jew — whether the rocks are being thrown by me or at me — there is only one solution to our differences my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters: ...