Dale smith

Reader Input: Downgrading the US military

Russian President Vladimir Putin has again thrown down the gauntlet to President Obama, bragging from the cockpit of the Russian fifth generation fighter jet that is far superior t ...

Reader Input: What are we doing with our water?

Careful, lest you paint a picture that only fits your H2O profile by casting stones at others, but U.S.A. consumers use more water than any other country. Why not? We are rich in ...

Reader input: Adams was a great diplomat

As a history aficionado I read old quotes that are exactly what are needed today. John Quincy Adams, our sixth president, played an important role in negotiating many international ...

Reader Input: Control of arms nothing new

There is nothing new under the sun. The control of arms is not a new subject but dates back to the 1500s as this quote clearly shows: “The people of the various provinces ...

Reader Input: Writer reminds of false prophet

Re: “Beware slide into intellectual regression,” (Reader Input, Aub. 2): (This letter) made me want to know what qualifies Stan (Brulenski) to write at this length, o ...

Timberline lawsuit terminated by North Auburn group

Health issues have played a major role in a decision to not continue with a lawsuit against the Timberline mixed-use development in North Auburn, a spokesman for the Ad-hoc Committ ...

Reader Input: Who’s ready to take blame?

Re: “Don’t blame seniors for this,” Dale Smith, Reader Input, April 11: Dale, if we seniors are not to blame, then who is? Or rather what is? The Vietnam War ...

Reader input: Don’t blame seniors for this

Years ago I received this treatise from another senior citizen, whose name I have lost. But this invites some AJ reader reflection. Senior citizens are criticized for every conce ...

Reader Input: Big Brother gaining power

Previously I wrote concerning the intrusion of the administration into our everyday lives, citing the absence of habeas corpus in West Germany where I lived for 12 years (“Ke ...

Reader Input: Avoid fate of WWII Japan

On gun control, a bit of history from Imperial Japanese Navy Commander-in-Chief Isoroku Yamamoto who said: “There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass,” warning ...

Reader Input: Keep an eye on US government

Since Sandy Hook, watching the news, reading Journal letters and conversations with colleagues on gun control, makes me question: Do gun control laws really do what those advocat ...

Reader Input: Resist a federal abuse of power

The president proposes “reasonable gun laws,” but what is the most compelling definition of “reasonable?” To Obama, reasonable, is that he, his wife and dau ...

Reader Input: It will always be strong vs. weak

It seems to me that there is not too much new in this world, because back around 440BC the Greek historian Thucydides, and author of the “History of the Peloponnesian War&rdq ...

Reader Input: Stalin killed millions

“Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything” — Josef Stalin, general secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR, from ...

Reader Input: Iron Curtain can descend here

Geary C. Tiffany’s juvenile attitude on Czechoslovak Socialist Republic political realities is amazing (“Czech Republic calling writer,” Reader Input, Nov. 20). ...