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  • What? A billion dollars to the Ukraine for "energy subsidies?" To which Ukrainian government? The one that just left town or the one yet to be developed that is in the midst of a civil war? And, to which side are we supporting? Uh — please define "energy." I would guess energy could also include weapons and ammo.
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  • What? A billion dollars to the Ukraine for "energy subsidies?" To which Ukrainian government? The one that just left town or the one yet to be developed that is in the midst of a civil war? And, to which side are we supporting? Uh — please define "energy." I would guess energy could also include weapons and ammo.
    Who in D.C. approved this? The president? Congress? Interesting how across the nation we are struggling to pay education, health care and other basic needs for the American people, yet we can send truckloads of U.S. dollars to countries that are still operating at a tribal level with seemingly little or no accountability to influence "who" and for "what?" — Steve Johnson, Medford
    Regarding "Nature Understands" (March 2):
    R. Caster brought Nature's "design" into the acorn/developing fetus controversy. He notes an acorn is not an oak tree. True. But empirically Mr. Packwood also has a point.
    An underdeveloped fetus is not an independently functioning human, empirically speaking. That's why in some ancient languages the words for "life" and "breath" are similar. Sure, there's potential. Potentially, Charles Manson is fully reformed.
    Caster's fable, an analogy to abortion, suggests crushing an acorn before it's a tree is ignoring Nature's "design." In real life, most acorns are eaten by woodland creatures.
    Nature finds ways to match populations to available resources. For decades after the Pope "decided" that a fertilized egg is a human being, disputes ignoring demonstrable evidence have been a feature of the abortion controversy. If Caster believes the Pope is infallible or theologically correct, Caster should avoid having an abortion, not claim that Nature supports his personal sentiments. — Nancy Ames, Ashland
    The Rogue Valley League of Women Voters supports Measure 15-121, "Establish Agricultural Extension Service District for Gardeners, Farms, Forests, 4-H."
    The Southern Oregon Extension Service (SOREC) celebrates its 100th birthday of service to Jackson County this year, a service that is essential to the economy of our county. Residents can be proud of the century of Extension work providing valuable education, information and economic resources to fruit growers, woodland owners, gardeners, youths and farmers in our valley.
    Your "Yes" vote in support on election day May 20, 2014 can assure their continued services into this next century. — Kathleen Donham, Medford
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