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Harvey Yoder

Harvey Yoder

Harvey Yoder commented on We The People

I totally agree with Mr. Wead that public forums should require people to use their real names, "unlike commentators on the DN-R’s website who hurl insults from the safety of pseudonyms."

Harvey Yoder

Thanks for offering a forum for citizens to offer opinions and proposals for improving our community and commonwealth. I would suggest, however, that the same rules that apply to letters and forum pieces should apply here as well. In other words, to have each person list their real name a…

Harvey Yoder

Your two points are well taken. That leaves us with your questions of who determines what is a reasonable penalty and when is an offender no longer a threat to society? And yes, we could rule out, as you suggest, applying any of the wisdom of sacred texts that have had a longstanding and …

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Harvey Yoder commented on A Common Sense Climate Approach

Hard to know whether to believe the deniers on this thread or to trust organizations like these:

American Anthropological Association

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Association of State Climatologists (AASC)

American Association of Wil…

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Harvey Yoder commented on On Doing Away With Death Penalty

Good point, and while we're at it, let's reinvest some of our mammoth and wasteful Pentagon spending in programs helping millions of people around the world dying from lack of healthcare, shelter and food. The Pentagon is spending more than the combined military budgets of the next nine t…

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Harvey Yoder commented on Assault Weapons — The Myth

Millions of Democrats and lots and lots of other folks own guns and have no fear whatsoever of having them taken away.

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Harvey Yoder commented on Assault Weapons — The Myth

Gun manufacturers have predicted that guns would be confiscated under every Democratic administration in my memory. It has never happened and never will. And every time they've laughed all the way to the bank.

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Harvey Yoder commented on Guns Are Not Cars, Mr. Copeland

I wonder why the framers of the constitution had zero to say about protecting the right to own cars? Seems like a grievous oversight. And of course they didn't mention civilians being armed with attack drones, hand grenades or military style assault weapons either. Seems like they couldn'…

Harvey Yoder

You raise important questions, and I'd be glad to hear more about the results of your research.

Harvey Yoder

As mentioned in the piece, the proposed $40 million expansion to the Middle River Jail is something else all concerned taxpayers should be concerned about, and that amount doesn't begin to cover the cost of borrowing the money and the additional operating costs involved, all money investe…