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Letters: Science could help minimize storms

Science could help

minimize storms

If we can put a man on the moon, surely we can seed these hurricanes so the winds are only 50 to 60 miles per hour and won’t destroy people and properties.

All insurance companies could get together to pay for calming the dangerous storms to save lives and property.

JOSEPH SHARONE, NORTH PALM BEACH

Haley as VP candidate

with Trump in 2020?

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s sudden resignation has me wondering what the GOP is up to.

The way I see it, they may sense their brand with women has been damaged, maybe badly by the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. Even if it hasn’t been, they’re smart enough to know women voters will undoubtedly play a major role in the 2020 election. President Trump’s reelection is almost a certainty unless there’s a horrible recession.

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Would Vice President Mike Pence step aside, take a bullet for the Trump team and permit Haley to step into the limelight as Trump’s running mate in 2020?

What better way to repair any slight that women voters might feel as a result of the Kavanaugh hearings than to have a woman in the second highest office in the land? What better way for the GOP to exact its pound of flesh for the treatment of Kavanaugh by Democrats than to beat them at their own game?

PAUL HAUSER, WELLINGTON

Take action to ensure

women’s rights remain

My sense of the nomination and now confirmation of a person to a lifetime position is the beginning of a chapter to bring down the position and rights of women.

First off, the repeal of the Violence Against Women Act and the efforts to create endless hurdles in the paths of women to obtain services they require are clearly visible.

We are beyond the time to take action, but here are some suggestions:

  • Register to vote and do vote.
  • Let our employees in D.C. know how you feel, and provide them with regular evaluations.
  • Push for term limits.
  • Call the White House comment line and provide your thoughts on the president’s performance.
  • Write letters, call, and become active in all processes.

Finally, remember that all men and women are created equal.

MIKE VAN WAGONER, DELRAY BEACH

Dems need to get loud

— starting right now

As a TV political pundit stated this past weekend, “The Democrats are busy saving the planet from plastic straws, while two right-wing Supreme Court justices got seated.”

The Democratic Party is running out of time to put forward a candidate and agenda to overwhelmingly ascend into a position of at least government neutrality over what is occurring now. The party may have some deep-seated priorities on these fronts, but its leaders certainly don’t voice them strongly enough to create talking points with the media.

All the marches in the world will do no good without some yelling and screaming at the correct forum to be heard. Right now these voices are just preaching to the choir, as they say.

There are so many negative things happening right now that are not being brought forward and made understandable to the masses, such as potential loss of meaningful health care, reduction in Medicare and Social Security, the removal of regulations that make life safer and healthier — the list is long.

The Democrats can’t keep whispering in the corner about how bad things are. They need to shout it out. The 2020 elections will be here before you know it, and at this rate the Democrats will still be scratching their heads when it’s over, wondering what happened — again.

DONALD PODOLSKY, JUPITER