Letters to the Editor

Exodus numbers do not add up

To the editor: Ken Toth’s math skills in the April 14 DMR are as bad as his uneducated myopic theology. According to the quartermaster general of the Army, it is calculated that Moses would have needed 1,500 tons of food each day to feed 2 to 3 million Israelites. So, 4,000 tons seems a ...

Adapting to extreme weather

To the editor: The Daily Mining Gazette editorial on April 12, “Winter’s last gasps can bring severe weather,” highlighted Gov. Snyder’s action to name April 8-14 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Michigan. Michigan’s often unpredictable winter weather, which we have seen more ...

Time to awake American spirit

To the editor: China has astonishingly pulled 700 million people out of poverty and developed a rapidly advancing upscale population during a similar period, using a economic system based on that developed by Alexander Hamilton. The U.S. has regulated tens of millions of our educated ...

From bondage to liberty and back

To the editor: Not many would deny the moral decay that is permeating our society. The information below explains why all great civilizations have fallen. America is no exception. It lists a series of stages from a nation’s birth to its death. 1. Bondage to spiritual faith like the ...

Hatchet man for wind farm foes

To the editor: I read with interest your editorial “Hypocrisy’s stink hangs over wind farm.” As the former president of Riga Residents for Wind I can attest to your suspicions. Kevon Martis cut his teeth on successfully fighting the Riga Township Wind Farm. He gained notoriety for his ...

Looking through another’s eyes

To the editor: Copper Country Autism Awareness recently held an event on April 20, “Looking through the eye of the puzzle” featuring speaker, Josh Stokes.  The event was to promote autism awareness in our community and was attended by school professionals, parents and grandparents of ...

Parks promote nation’s economy

To the editor: Every year Michigan’s national parks are enjoyed by millions of visitors. From Pictured Rocks to Sleeping Bear Dunes our state’s national parks offer opportunities to camp, fish, hike, and recreate. From April 21-29, our country celebrated National Park Week, and it’s ...

No gun control, but tax guns

To the editor: In response to David Keranen’s LTE “2nd Amendment needs updating,” I agree with amending the first part of the Second Amendment. We need a well-regulated military. We do not need the federal government regulating the people’s right to keep and bear arms, ...

Oppose human cruelty, torture

To the editor: If the United States Senate can speak with one voice on animal cruelty and torture, it should certainly be able to do the same in response to human cruelty and torture. And many members want to. But they need your help, because they face fierce and - frankly - inexplicable ...

DMG reported bar burglary

To the editor: In the wee hours of early morning April 15, our business and another local business was broken into and robbed! Didn’t see word of it in the paper, hear it on the radio or on the television! These criminals took our money and our security. A suspect has been caught and is ...

Trump’s success ignored by left

To the editor: Two letters to the editor appearing in this month’s DMG focused on President Trump’s character flaws. The Ahmeek writer disdained Trump’s “vulgarity, immorality and disrespectfulness.” The Eagle River writer (a teacher) declared Trump “mean-spirited” and ...

Humans cannot fix warming

To the editor: An attempt to adjust the global thermostat is a monumental task never before considered by man. In my opinion, it is doomed to fail! Global temperatures are cyclical as they go up for a period of time and then go down for a period of time. If after enormous expenditures of ...

Deteriorating Jacobsville roads

To the editor: Our asphalt roads out here in Jacobsville area are badly deteriorating daily. To make matters worse, the Road Commission in grading some sections of gravel road has used heavy equipment which then goes back on asphalt roads and more and more has literally destroyed them. ...

Everything makes difference

To the editor: The extreme weather events discussed in Mining Journal’s editorial printed in the Daily Mining Gazette on April 12 are a wakeup call. Nature is rattling our cage so that we notice what is happening to our beautiful planet. Once awake, we have a choice to ...

What it means to be tough

To the editor: Who’s the toughest of them all? As I’d intimated in previous letters, it was either the Florida Location boys or that kid from Albion. Further research indicates it’s neither. I’ve come to believe that it’s the guys from Lake Linden. “Lake Linden, where men are ...

Smart meters pose dangers

To the editor: Hundreds of thousands of smart meters have been replaced because of numerous faulty readings, explosions, surges, overheating, appliance damage and fires resulting in injuries and deaths to pets as well as humans. The newsletter from Michigan’s ...

Where is study of cadency mark?

To the editor: At science fairs such as the recent one at Michigan Tech, information about chemistry and biology abounds, while a science significant on the same level is utterly ignored. While children had the opportunity to see liquid-nitrogen-dipped oranges smashed, they had none to ...

Senior Class Glow Skate

To the editor: The Glow Skate on April 13 was a huge success for the Houghton High Senior Class Alcohol-Free Party. We would like to give a huge thank you to: The Dee for allowing us to use their ice and building for this event. The radio stations for promoting the Glow Skate. Hancock ...

Bulldogs thank Copper Country

To the editor: MacQueen, McLellan, and Metzger define “a community as a group of people with diverse characteristics who are linked by social ties, share common perspectives, and engage in joint action.” It is through these social ties and common perspectives that I’d like to ...

Copper Country Predator Hunt

To the editor: The seventh annual Copper Country Predator Hunt was a big success. The hunt reduced the number of coyotes that pray on newborn spring fawns, giving our already low deer population a better chance of recovering, as well as helping small game populations. The event also raised ...