Friday, March 1, 2013
I have recycled at Cycle Systems for more than 20 years. I really appreciated it moving the recycle center about a year ago. It has concrete pads and compactors for paper materials. It uses recycled shipping containers for metals and plastics, Nos. 1 and 2.
Cycle Systems used to recycle glass, but this was discontinued because depositors would not sort their glass by colors: green glass in the green container, brown and clear into their containers. One piece of green or brown glass in the clear glass bin resulted in the entire bin being hauled to the landfill.
When I got to Cycle Systems with my stuff on Feb. 24, I was appalled at the amount of paper trash hanging in the fencing and around the compactors. Also, there were bags of plastic containers and stacks of metal cans, none of it broken down and deposited into the proper bins.
Do the people leaving this mess think they are recycling? All they are doing is littering.
Cycle Systems has been sold. It remains to be seen if the new owners will retain the recycle center.
I wonder if its current physical condition will influence a decision.
JOHN L. EBY JR.
Obama’s re-election is part of God’s plan
I’ll admit to being a little confused by all the letters since November about how God will punish America for re-electing President Obama. These folks can take comfort in the Bible: Paul says clearly in Romans that those in authority are there because God wants them there. God has a plan for America, even if we can’t see it — or don’t want to.
You can put lipstick on an elephant, but ...
Many things threaten our country. The most dangerous will be the cosmetic change of the Republican Party. House Speaker John Boehner said, “we learned our lesson” when, after being taken to the woodshed a few years ago, the party won back a majority at some levels of government.
But it had not changed. Republicans have proven this over and over, crushing women’s rights, rigging votes through redistricting, trying all possible ways to fix elections, wanting to change the electoral college process.
They have obstructed all attempts to deal with equality; none stood when the president mentioned better education for all kids during the State of the Union.
They are trying all shenanigans possible, even changing their minds now on immigration, something they sternly opposed until after the November elections.
Beware, America, they are still the party of power and greed, pushing a nationwide power grab, arrogantly out of touch with reality and voters. True Americans can restore democracy and end the Republican dictatorship; just don’t fall for the phony change gimmick.
Obama should stay home, find solutions
President Obama insists we have no spending problem? For four years, the Senate has failed to pass a budget. For more than four years, Obama has put many expensive miles on Air Force One, spreading misinformation on the “war on women,” immigration reform, gay marriage, birth control and now gun control. The media fail to do their job and actually perpetuate this misinformation.
The road show must stop now. The plane must be grounded and the empty chair taken by Obama. A true leader who really wants a solution will stop demonizing those who do not “compromise” by letting him have his own way.
The Constitution — yes, we still have one — was written to include three branches of government to provide checks and balances. We are not yet a monarchy; the frivolous executive orders must cease. Obama was hired to work for us — how about doing the job?
LEETA W. SINK