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Letters to the editor Oct. 10, 2021

October 10, 2021 at 12:00 a.m.

Dear Editor,

It's been a long time since everyday American workers had a reason to be excited about what was happening in Washington, D.C. It seems like for so long the Wall Street lobbyists and big money-makers were the ones calling the shots.

But now I think maybe the tables are turning. One of the recent issues of USW At Work magazine said that about two-thirds of American workers would join a union if they had a chance. Even half that many people would mean a huge change in the power structure in this country.

Too many times, workers want a union, or even try to organize one, only to be intimidated, bullied and eventually pushed aside by the companies they work for. The big companies in this country - the Wal-Marts, the Amazons - they are famous for doing everything in their power (which is a lot) to keep unions out.

It's about time workers turn the tables. Passing the PRO (Protecting the Right to Organize) Act would be the best thing we could do in years to give workers the voice they want and deserve. It's already passed the House - now we just need the Senate to follow suit. President Biden already said he was ready to sign it. The PRO Act would make it much harder for big companies to keep unions out just by spending a lot of money, and it would give workers the power they need to make unions the rule, rather than the exception. It would finally give workers a real voice.

So many companies like to spend money to keep unions away. I say, why not let that money go to the workers instead, in the form of wage increases, pensions and good health care plans? Call your Senators and tell them to pass the PRO Act and give workers the unions they deserve!

Clint Blake

USW Local 13-434

El Dorado

Letter to the Editor

Hello! I am still here and still complaining about Gas Plant Rd in Smackover.

On July 08, 2019, Jeff Orr County environmental supervisor (that's what his card says) for the county highways came out and talked to me. I told him about all of the roads they black topped that had nobody living on them.

I told him one of them was "All Gulf Rd.,". He said he didn't know that road. Well it is on the 911 county map and on GPS.

I wonder what road they built the new bridge on a couple of years ago if it wasn't "All Gulf Rd." But he did promise asphalt for our road. That was more than 2 years ago and it has never happened. Just another broken promise and more dust.

About the same time I called Judge Loftin to come out and look at the road. He said "if I have time". I was mad and told him to make time. He came out on July 30th and I was washing my house for the 2nd time that year from the dust. He did nothing but say he had to wash his house because it has white siding. I guess that makes it ok if I have to wash mine 2 or 3 times a year mostly from the dusty road. And yes I wash mine myself, but I'll bet he doesn't was his himself.

He is responsible for me having to wash my house so often. I am not the cause of him having to wash his house.

Martha Gilmore

Gas Plant Rd.

Smackover, AR

To the Editor

It seems that regarding COVID-19, the only epidemiologists allowed to be given credence in today's America are those employed by our federal government. Epidemiologists at Harvard, Stanford, the Cleveland Clinic, and in countries around the world are discounted to the point of being denigrated when their findings differ from the official federal government narrative.

For example, a recent Israeli study as published in the peer reviewed journal Science found the natural immune protection developed after a COVID-19 infection does "considerably" more to ward off the Delta variant than two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

The study found those who were once infected with COVID-19 were less likely to get the Delta variant, develop symptoms, or become hospitalized with a serious case of COVID than vaccinated individuals who were never infected. It reported that "natural immunity confers longer-lasting and stronger protection against infection, symptomatic disease, and hospitalization caused by the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, compared to the BNT162b2 two-dose vaccine-induced immunity."

The study found also that those who were previously infected with COVID and received one dose of the vaccine were even more protected against the Delta variant. Yet, governments and corporations are mandating full vaccinations for all including those who have recovered from COVID, and some, like the military, are ignoring medical and religious objections. Why is that? Are they really following the science? With the unmistakable condescension and elitism of the current federal government administration and their allies, many know why.

Harry Morgan

El Dorado

To the Editor

To all Believers. As Mario Murillo said several weeks ago - we need ministers of the Gospel to put aside their Religion and their Sermon books - seek God and teach the Full Gospel of Jesus Christ. No more thinking about how many will be in the service or how much offering will be given today. Instead seek what God wants you to share with your congregation. That includes telling them what sin is and not holding back because you do not want to offend anyone.

The New Awakening has already begun in the United States of America. There are churches in various states that have already had enlarge their churches by putting up tents while others are adding on.

Beginning in Oct 2020 in California, Mario Murillo had tent meetings. Many church ministers and their congregations had joined with him. But Bro Mario did not go out to the churches, instead he went directly to the unchurched, the homeless, drug dealers, and drug addicts. Thousands have been saved and many healed. In his tent meetings a homeless man may sit right next to a banker. These are people are hungry for the True Word of God.

On October 3, Mario began a new tent meeting in northwest New York. Those involved were so excited about seeking God that they requested the tent be put up two weeks earlier so they could pray and seek God.

We are not to 'wait' for the new awakening to come to us - because it could pass us by. Instead the new Awakening needs to come from within the Local Churches and why we should all be seeking God as to what He wants each of us to do.

We are in the last of the last days. God is at work in our nation and our world! As Mario Murillo shared recently, we may not see all that God is doing, but do not be deceived - He is working and revival is here! God has a plan and God said that our nation would be reborn.

Betty Squyres

El Dorado

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