Letters – April 30

Dear planet earth

With all the precious resources and multitudes of inhabitants you carry on your back, we must apologize for wasting your time and energy on human beings.
As humans, we refuse to wake up. We know we have reached crossroads to the end of life as we know it. We know we are being programmed to thwart earth’s natural healing sources. We know there is no shield from constant radiation bombardment. Dearest home of our homes, have we reached genocide of humanity yet, or do we still need to be sprayed and buried in the poisonous elements forced on our bodies and minds through yet more chemtrail attacks?
The Bible calls us caretakers. As “caretakers,” we have failed. We have proven ourselves an embarrassment to all that you are in the universe. I admit, humans have never truly understood or appreciated the gift of life. From eon to eon, we still do not know the priorities of our human existence. We are poor caregivers to the plant and animal kingdoms as well, and, as far as real love goes, we mimic images in movies and on TV.
All the miracles and knowledge of our natural beings have been forfeited to greed and power of anti-human entities. Those who would divide a nation will never give us the chance of standing up to the miracle of who we are. It would stop the flow of monetary work credits.
It’s hard for some humans to understand the concept of God, but it’s very easy to read the physical facts unfolding before our eyes today. I’m sorry, dear soil, that we haven’t used our “real eyes” as human beings to see that we are not only losing the “species” race, but maiming your existence as well.
You are all we have for food and protection, and at this rate, we shall all be extinct in a few short years. We have nothing to show for our existence on your turf — except the deep scars and holes we leave in your body. Forgive us for letting you down. As a whole, I think we are coming to understand the chances for human survival are extremely thin at this point.
Even though we may never reach full potential of “being human,” and never get to be the free and independent beings we were created to be, please know I am truly sorry for your demise.
Maka Fairman

Just say ‘No’ to Oil Giveaway

The legislative session is over, and things aren’t looking good for Alaska’s budget. After passing the “Oil Giveaway” last year, Alaska now has a $2 billion annual deficit. Yes, that’s “billion” with a “b.” At the rate we’re going, all of our savings will soon be gone.
It didn’t have to be this way. If we put our resources to work, we can have America’s lowest taxes and some of the nations highest wages. Remember — it’s our oil. Oil from the North Slope is owned by Alaskans.
Senate Bill 21, better known as the “Oil Giveaway,” reduced the income we get from our oil. After passage of the giveaway, we have budget deficits.
I am a prime sponsor of Prop. 1 to repeal the oil giveaway, because I think we Alaskans should benefit from oil development. Let’s get back to balanced budgets, starting with repealing the oil giveaway and voting “yes” on Prop. 1.
Vic Fischer

Volunteers create a magical prom

This year’s Homer High School prom on April 12 was a rousing success. Heartfelt thanks goes first to the group of students led by Maggie LaRue and Jane Rohr, who worked so hard on all the details of organizing this major public event. The decorations committee and their parents did a fabulous job using recyclable materials to create a truly enchanted environment.
Diana Larson and Michelle Borland were indispensable in tracking loose ends; and Cam Wyatt helped students produce clever alder souvenirs. Spencer Shroyer’s skill as a DJ kept the crowd enthusiastic from the moment of their arrival to the final dance at midnight. Staff at Land’s End provided a delicious spread throughout the evening, and Linda Smogor energetically photographed wave after wave of elegant attendees.
Last, but not least, I thank the chaperones who joined us to make this event safe and memorable. Homer should be very proud of the caliber of young adults we are raising.
Diane Spence

Buy a shirt, support Relay for Life

I am working with Relay for Life for Homer, and want to spread the word so all Alaskans who would like to participate in raising funds for Relay for Life will be able to do so.
Our team has designed shirts that can be purchased at www.booster.com/sweatybettymamas
Shirts are $20, with a $5 shipping fee. Sizes range from youth to adult.
Macy Marquez

Be kind to our fine-feathered friends

Shorebirds and other migrants are arriving daily, and I’d like to remind everyone to please give them a good welcome.
This means obeying signage about habitat areas and giving birds a chance to feed and rest. In particular, remember that, at the entrance onto Bishop’s Beach, you may drive vehicles (for coal gathering, etc.) to the right, but not in the other direction toward Beluga Slough. Not everyone notices the signs that specify this, and there’s been a lot of traffic recently in the wrong direction. In addition, please keep dogs leashed around the slough.
Do come out and enjoy the slough boardwalk and area on foot; watch the migrating shorebirds and waterfowl feeding and the resident cranes “painting” their feathers. We’re so lucky to live on the migration route, and we owe our feathered friends some respect and protection.
Nancy Lord

Arts promote true prosperity

Bunnell Street Arts Center’s mission to nurture and present innovative art in all media for diverse audiences is empowered by the City of Homer grants program through the Homer Foundation. An operating grant funded by the City supports Bunnell’s capacity to present premiere exhibitions, Artist in Residence and Artist in Schools, as well as many other programs.
Many Americans would agree that arts promote true prosperity. The arts ennoble and inspire us, foster creativity and goodness, and help us express our values, build bridges and bring us together.
Others know that arts improve academic performance. Students with an education rich in the arts have higher GPA’s and lower drop-out rates. Everyone should also know that arts strengthen the economy.
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that the arts and culture sector represents 3.25 percent of the nation’s GDP — a larger share of the economy than tourism and agriculture.
The nonprofit arts industry alone generates $135 billion in economic activity annually — spending by organizations and their audiences — that supports 4.1 million jobs and generates $22.3 billion in government revenue.
Bunnell Street Arts Center thanks the City of Homer for working with the Homer Foundation to fosters Homer’s cultural health and economic ecosystem. It’s visionary!
Asia Freeman
Executive/artistic director
Bunnell Street Arts Center

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