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Liccardo’s positionsgives Putin energy

Re. “Zelenskyy calls out San Jose for retaining ties with Russian metropolis,” Web page A1, June 7:

Mayor Sam Liccardo won’t work for Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, however he does work for the folks of San Jose.

Earlier than making bombastic statements that callously dismiss the struggling of Ukrainians, Liccardo wants to point out the proof that San Jose’s resolution to keep up ties with Ekaterinburg has truly finished something moreover permit the residents of Ekaterinburg to proceed on as they’ve earlier than the conflict.

To dismiss Zelenskyy’s considerations is to dismiss somebody who’s considerably extra educated in regards to the historical past and cultural components behind this conflict than Liccardo might ever be.  Liccardo facilities his considerations on the discomfort of the Russian folks as an alternative of the Ukrainians which can be being killed and displaced by these very Russians.

Any pupil of historical past is aware of that appeasement doesn’t work, and solely permits fascism to develop.

Sara SizemoreSan Jose

Stopping state’s wildfiresmeans stopping ignition

What’s totally different right now about wildfires is they’re now burning over bigger landscapes (extra acres) for the reason that Eighties, though general fewer acres are burning right now in comparison with that estimated in early many years and historic timelines.

Will increase in acres burning can now be attributed, partly, to local weather change, and the rise is anticipated to proceed in lots of areas with extra warming, resulting in even higher suppression prices and lack of life. Along with local weather change, greater than 80% ( of fires nationwide have been brought on by folks, and hundreds of thousands of properties at the moment are in hurt’s means, leading to skyrocketing prices.

Placing more cash into hearth suppression is not going to scale back house owner losses so long as properties proceed to be constructed subsequent to fire-adapted ecosystems, lack defensible house and/or fire-proofing, and measures usually are not taken to cut back human-caused wildfire ignitions.

James GallerSan Jose

Democrats should personal upto historical past of racism

Re. “California particulars harms of slavery,” Web page A1, June 2:

At first, I used to be inspired to see somebody lastly calling for accountability for the harms of slavery in our nation. Then (from the California Job Pressure report) I learn: “The governments of america and the State of California have by no means apologized to or compensated African Individuals for these harms.”

Whereas that’s true, institutional racism in our nation is uniquely a darkish side of Democrat Celebration historical past that, sadly, stays an excessive amount of in the dead of night. Defending slavery within the South and selling slavery within the Northwest Territory, they took us right into a civil conflict, fought Reconstruction, and went on to create the black codes, Jim Crow legal guidelines and the KKK.

Now we have now a report that desires to maintain on institutionalizing racism by making each citizen accountable. The Democrat Celebration ought to apologize, they usually alone ought to pay for these horrors ought to reparations ever grow to be regulation.

Michael MastersonSan Jose

Assist politicians whopromote gun security

I’m nervous about hurricanes. There’s nothing I can do to cease them. So I’ll safe my home windows and doorways as finest I can.

I’m nervous about earthquakes. There’s nothing I can do to cease them. So I’ll bolt my home to the inspiration and safe heavy objects that would fall.

I’m nervous about wildfires. There’s nothing I can do to cease them. So I’ll clear brush round my home and add a roof watering system.

I’m nervous in regards to the juvenile delinquent down the road who turns 18 subsequent week and plans to purchase an AR15. There’s nothing I can do to cease him. So, I’ll vote for politicians who can.

Barry BronsonSaratoga

Cease world warmingto cease sea-level rise

Sea ranges alongside the coasts of america and around the globe will rise by a foot or extra on common by 2050. The principle trigger is world warming melting glaciers and ice caps which provides extra water to the ocean. Human actions corresponding to burning coal and oil are additionally components. If this retains up the ocean ranges will find yourself contaminating consuming water and irrigation which poses a risk to animals, vegetation and people.

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