America is hurt by drugs, immorality

October 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgToday, many, many folks (too many, in my book) are plied with psychotropic, mind-altering drugs, of which little is known as to the effects. After all, the bottle states, “Do not drive or operate dangerous equipment while on this medication.” Hmmmm?Vehicles, driven while under the influence/drugs/alcohol, are the most dangerous of all. One never finds out what these drivers were on or were supposed to be on — an unfortunate accident. Alcohol is mentioned if drunk driving is involved. Drugs? Never or seldom mentioned. Texting? Hmmmm?It seems to me that these killers should be checked for what medications are in their bodies and this information should be released to the public for discussion. Of late, the over-prescription of pain meds are a tremendous problem and all kept under the wraps of doctor and patient confidentiality. In my book, it seems, it’s kind of like the fox being in charge of the chicken coop.The huge pharmaceutical industry in this country should be held responsible, in some way, for its indiscretions in pursuit of profits. Where the hell is common sense?Leonard MullerGreenfield Center Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion What? Again? Some stupid individual killed a bunch of folks, in a church no less? What in hell is wrong in this country? These things have happened in the past, but not with the frequency of late.Crimes of passion have been around forever. I guess it’s a very negative part of our human nature. But that usually doesn’t involve wanton, multiple killing of innocents. What is happening? Guns? Drugs? It used to be that folks were taught right from early youth a vast respect for firearms. I was.My friends and classmates were. Dangerous things, these tools of sporting/practice/hunting/self protection and war. It seems today that much of the media portrays guns in a horrific shoot’em up manner. (Of course, in my day, Western shoot-ups were a TV staple.)center_img More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Kettler speaks to Decatur County ag community

September 24, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgGreensburg, In. — About 85 people attended the Greensburg-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce Future in Farming Ag Dinner Thursday night at the Knights of Columbus. The featured speaker, Indiana Department of Agriculture director Bruce Kettler told the crowd the Indiana ag economy is vibrant, forward-looking and diverse.Kettler cited corn, soybeans, livestock, poultry, artisan products and the timber industry. Indiana leads the nation in duck production and is a leading manufacturer office furniture and kitchen cabinets. In some cases, whole hardwood logs are shipped to China for processing.He says the structure of the department facilitates industry growth by emphasizing sustainability and collaboration between producers and consumers. Efforts like the Indiana Grown Initiative not only exclusively promote locally produced products, but also become marketing tools for major retailers.last_img read more