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PETA & its tactics II

By Tribune-Review
In response to Nafari Vanaski’s column “Vanaski: PETA’s lettuce offered to aid city”: PETA’s time and resources spent on media stunts promoting veganism have a cost that can be measured in pets’ lives. PETA routinely kills a high percentage of …

Uncaring toward soldiers

By Tribune-Review
A U.S. Marine wallows in a Mexican prison for months and President Obama does nothing. Yet he trades five of the worst terrorists in Gitmo for an alleged deserter. The reason given is “no soldier left behind.” Really! What about …

PETA & its tactics I

By Tribune-Review
Regarding Nafari Vanaski’s column “Vanaski: PETA’s lettuce offered to aid city”: I’m one of many PETA supporters who chooses to wear a lettuce-leaf bikini in order to show people that they can get lean and healthy — not to mention …

Bad cartoon

By Tribune-Review
As a Roman Catholic, I am upset with the editorial cartoon published July 18. Are you suggesting that Pope Francis is concerned only with immigrant children and not all children and the dangers they face all over in the world? …

Being a volunteer firefighter

By Tribune-Review
Regarding the July 21 story “Volunteer fire departments lament lag in membership”: Being a volunteer firefighter is more than just filling out an application and saying that you are a firefighter or even wearing the gear and riding on the …

New Kensington block party thanks

By Tribune-Review
The City of New Kensington would like to thank all those who worked so hard to make the 2014 Fireworks Block Party and Display a reality. We thank the American Legion and those individuals who worked with the legion to …

‘Food fight’ lamentable

By Tribune-Review
The news story “Washington County nonprofits feud despite common goal” regarding the “food fight” between the Greater Washington County Food Bank (GWCFB) and the Great American Food Drive was disturbing. Both organizations’ goal is to “feed the hungry.” The GWCFB …

It’s not personal

By Tribune-Review
Joni Campbell’s letter “Incomprehensible hatred” claims that Republicans hate President Obama. I have never met Barack Obama, so I can’t foster any hatred toward him. I do, however, hate his blatant disregard for the Constitution. Like Obama, I swore an …

Biased? Guilty as charged

By Tribune-Review
I am writing in response to your July 16 article “Civil service alternate removed.” While I am not surprised that Springdale Borough Council removed me from the civil service commission, I am nonetheless appalled. Councilman Gene Polsinelli said he believes …

Cockpit safety stalled

By Tribune-Review
As chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, controls what gets put on its agenda and what dies in the committee. To date, despite its support from pilots, flight attendants and law enforcement, Shuster …

Seeking Christ in kids

By Tribune-Review
On behalf of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Diocesan Council of Pittsburgh, we are writing to express our strongest support for Holy Family Institute’s plans to shelter vulnerable children caught up in the crisis on our nation’s southern border. …

More than one hero

By Tribune-Review
Re. the July 16 article “West Deer driver rescued from fiery crash”: I feel driven by an overwhelming sense of injustice to point out oversights in the story, in which Fawn Officer Erik Bergstrom gives the credit for saving Linda …

Today’s technology

By Tribune-Review
Is violence in America today worse than in the past? Or has today’s technology — cellphones and the Internet — made reporting it easier and faster? Think about the shootings at Kent State University during the Vietnam era. If every …

Anti-Israel bias

By Tribune-Review
Regarding the July 10 story in the VND “Israelis use drones to hunt Hamas” from The Washington Post: The photos accompanying the story make Israelis look like the bad guys. The media hardly report how Israel has rockets fired at …

The next wave?

By Tribune-Review
What will we do in a few months when 60,000 daddies hit our southern border, demanding to be reunited with their families? Will we roll out the red carpet, housing, feeding and caring for them, too, even the jihadists, bomb-makers, …

Aiding our enemies

By Tribune-Review
Regarding The Associated Press news story “2 convictions for bin Laden assistant overturned”: Perhaps something of an overstatement but why is it that our jurisprudence operates on the basis of giving aid and comfort to those who would destroy us? …

Kill ‘Lio’

By Tribune-Review
The VND should do its readers a favor by removing the comic strip “Lio.” The cartoonist, Mark Tatulli, is sick and has a disgusting sense of humor. This is not a cartoon; it’s a cry for help! It’s beyond me …

Least GM can do

By Tribune-Review
I am now the proud recipient of a General Motors recall notice, one of just 29 million in this not-so-exclusive category of customer. The many worrisome possible malfunctions include: a) increased resistance in the Body Control Module (BCM), b) intermittency …

Comprehensible failures

By Tribune-Review
Regarding Joni Campbell’s emotional letter “Incomprehensible hatred”: That’s what she believes conservatives have for this administration. Would she call ObamaCare, the four Americans who lost their lives in Benghazi, the handling of our disabled veterans, the inconsistent foreign policy or …

Diplomatic difference

By Tribune-Review
It should be clear by now to any honest observer that while most major countries staff their diplomatic corps with people scrupulously trained in the art of international relations and diplomatic negotiations, the U.S. bestows these positions on some amateur …