Word of Mouth

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2000

Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute and we reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

Although I'm not a mother against drunk driving, pre-pay a taxi. Happy Halloween.

Hemp would be 100 percent legal for any use we want to put it to. Hemp would save our forests, keep our state filthy rich because of the tax income it would produce and make room in our prison for serious offenders.

To the JAMI clinician on-call over the weekend, you shouldn't turn people away.

I'm impressed with the director of the Permanent Fund dividend division being there at 8 a.m. instead of 8:30 a.m. for the last two months.

It's disappointing that Costco is selling farm-raised Atlantic salmon in direct competition with wild Alaskan salmon. Commercial fishermen and those who depend on commercial fishing dollars, where are you shopping?

If marijuana was just as legal as alcohol I believe it would be tolerated by all these citizens, just the way we tolerate the alcohol.

I would like to know how a married family of four can qualify for Medicaid when they own their own home, fishing boat and a commercial permit.

In response to the chemical dependency counselor, the proponents for measure five do not condone or support abuse of any drug. We do however support our rights as American citizens and our rights to privacy. There are many of us that smoke responsibly and we have very productive lives, we have jobs and take showers daily. Please vote five.

To Mr. and Mrs. Murkowski, measure five is far more than just letting kids smoke pot. Don't you care about the men, women and children that are in jail for smoking pot, a punishment that is far worse than the crime? I pray that one of your grandchildren never experiment with pot and get caught, then maybe you will pull your head out of the sand and realize that every day great people are put in jail with murderers, rapists and criminals.

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