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on February 21, 2018 - 5:48am

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Letter To The Editor: Common Sense?

on February 21, 2018 - 5:46am
By ROBERT VISEL
Los Alamos

No sooner do we hear about the school shooting in Florida then the Liberals start playing the “Blame Game” and gun control groups scream for “Common Sense” gun laws.

“Common Sense gun laws”. That’s all you anti-gun politicians and gun control fanatics ever say you want.

Just what is your definition of “Common Sense”?

To me “Common Sense” is if you don’t know anything about guns don’t try to be an authority when talking about them or trying to pass laws restricting them.

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Letter To The Editor: Absurd Number Of Guns In U.S.

on February 20, 2018 - 12:47pm
By Douglas and Dorothy Reilly
Los Alamos

Recent media articles have discussed the problem of guns, and school and mass shootings. The basic problem here is the absurd number of guns in the USA; our country has over 11 times as many guns per 100 citizens as the average of the rest of the world.

There are about 88 gun deaths per day in the USA. Barely 2 percent of these are mass shootings, over 80 percent are suicides, and the rest domestic arguments, police shootings, and accidents. The availability of a gun makes a suicide or a domestic incident much more likely to result in death.

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Weekly Fishing Report: Feb. 20

on February 20, 2018 - 10:20am
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
 
The warm weather last week opened up more fishing locations for anglers in Northern New Mexico.
 
Many lakes that had been closed to fishing because of unsafe ice conditions now have open water that allows for bank fishing and it has been good.
 
Hopefully, anglers called ahead and took advantage of these conditions, which are unusual for February. During this time of year, the fishing is often better during the middle of day when the sun has warmed the water a little bit.

How The Hen House Turns: Animal Awareness

on February 20, 2018 - 6:22am
Lucy and Bobby. Courtesy photo
 
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
After our forty years raising domestic birds and dogs, including them in our family, I can’t resist celebrating the wonderful studies done lately on animal sentience.
 
There are many books recently published, some on best-seller lists—several on octopuses, their inventiveness, and their interest in relating to humans. Many books describe enlightening interactions between humans and other animals. Some of the most poignant stories describe how to relate with domestic herding animals and horses.
 
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Unexpected Encounter Leads To Interview With Manhattan Project Veteran Reid Cameron

on February 20, 2018 - 5:43am
Reid Cameron and his Manhattan Project service patch. Photo by Sharon Snyder
 
By SHARON SNYDER
Los Alamos Historical Society
 
Sometimes a chance encounter can result in something unexpected. That was the case last August when I visited Mesa Verde National Park. I was wearing my Los Alamos Ranch School shirt with the embroidered logo when I met a volunteer ranger in the park.
 
We were enjoying a nice conversation when she noticed the logo and said, excitedly, “My husband’s uncle was at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project!”
 
I immediately asked, “Is he still living?”
 

Letter To The Editor: A President’s Day Lament

on February 19, 2018 - 3:31pm
By BILL MEAD
Los Alamos

The USA is caught in a slow-motion disaster, the worst in several decades. 

The roots of the disaster are deep, but the rise of the neo-conservative movement, Fox News, a fleet of conservative pundits, and the Tea Party mark the beginning. These new forces have led to the emergence of a radical, populist constituency with leadership such as Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump who are intent on changing the core values and government of the USA—whatever it takes.

By 2016, this long-standing political divide had hardened into a fierce partisan battle for the

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