In my opinion, their rationale was not only lacking of any wisdom but, worse for them, no common sense at all. No wonder after reading this article there was such a bad aftertaste to my coffee this morning. – Leo Bertucelli Sherman Oaks Pension abuse Re: “Pension pity” (Our Opinions, March 7): Your editorial on Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department pension abuse is to be applauded. The employees of the Sheriff’s Department enjoy a living far above anything the average American citizen enjoys. And in spite of that they would kill the proverbial golden goose. Start next on the Police Department pension abuse. To whom can we turn? Is anyone in government standing up for us, the citizen, in the face of this egregious behavior? Thank you, Daily News. – Eilish Kerrigan Burbank True confessions? Re: “Suspected 9-11 mastermind confesses” (March 15): After four years of using our all-new and benevolent U.S. torture at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed finally confessed to 9-11 and many other attacks on the U.S. More than likely he even confessed to blowing up the U.S. battleship Maine in Havana harbor in 1898. – Jerold Drucker Tarzana In oil’s pocket Re: “Short end of the hose” (Your Opinions, March 13): Last time I saw a gallon of gasoline pass the three-century mark, a barrel of oil cost somewhere between $70 and $75. When I checked the business section of the paper this morning I noticed the current price for such a barrel is right around $58. I also remember that we suffered from the same “terrible” refinery and supply problems – or any of the approximately five stock explanatory choices commonly utilized by oil companies – then, as stated to bring justification to their actions now. The old “two steps forward, one step back” routine to acclimate the sheep is being utilized again, and why not? It has proven to be successful. The oil companies’ pockets must be a mighty comfortable place for politicians. – Michael E. White Burbank Supply and price Re: “Short end of the hose” (Your Opinions, March 13): I’m not a politician, but I would like to answer the question that California politicians won’t answer. State gasoline taxes in California are 12 cents higher than in Texas and 13 cents higher than in Arizona. Only Hawaii has higher state gasoline taxes. In addition, our politicians in their infinite wisdom decided that we must have a unique gasoline formulation. When one of our refineries is shut down, it causes a supply shortage because the other formulations can’t be supplied. When supply goes down, prices go up. I do believe that is why we pay more for our gasoline than other Americans. – Bill Zelenka Granada Hills 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Where’s the justice? Re: “Dying pot user loses lawsuit” (March 15): I was enraged after reading this article about a dying woman facing arrest in California where marijuana is legal because she is using marijuana to stay alive and improve her quality of life. How dare the courts spend so much time and money worrying about “pot?” If the politicians wonder why the masses don’t bother to vote in all the elections, this is why. We go to the polls and register our desires and the government deems it unconstitutional if it doesn’t fit its agenda. I am a 64-year-old women with MS and have been told that the thing that would help the pain the most is marijuana – where’s the justice in this world? – Donna DeHart Mission Hills Heartless decision Re: “Dying pot user loses lawsuit” (March 15): With dismay I read that heartless decision of the Supreme Court refusing a medically documented woman using marijuana for managing her enormous pain. What I would have liked to have read was their reasons as to the “why” for such a verdict.
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