‘What the public does not fully understand … ’
Headlines are the first impressions that people get when they read a newspaper. Sometimes they don’t read the article. The headline “Iran breaches key uranium enrichment limit in nuclear deal” (Times-Standard, July 9, Page A1) gives the public the impression that there is currently a nuclear deal in place.What the public does not fully understand is that Iran was fully in compliance with the deal at the time that Trump cancelled the deal. It is only since Trump unilaterally cancelled the deal and imposed sanctions that this limit has been breached.
War with Iran would be costly in many respects. Please do not further mislead people to support another war in the Middle East.
Geoffrey Robinson, Blue Lake
A corrective note on the origin of the Banner Quilt
It is necessary to correct the caption for the Banner Quilt photo, on Page B4 in Sunday’s Times-Standard.The Banner Quilt was sewn and auctioned to benefit the U.S. Christian Commission, which was a private, religion-oriented, national group formed during the Civil War to assist the Union Army. The Christian Commission provided spiritual services and nursing care for Union soldiers at camps, on the battlefields and in hospitals.
Additionally, a similar local project of the time was the National Sanitary Cake, auctioned at both Arcata and Eureka to benefit a similar but different group — the U.S. Sanitary Commission. The Soldiers’ Aid Society of Humboldt County was an attempt to coordinate the local activities benefitting the two commissions.Far from the Civil War battlefields, people here in Humboldt County expressed their support for the Union and contributed to the soldiers’ welfare through fundraising activities such as the Sanitary Cake and the Banner Quilt.
Bob Libershal, Eureka
Where’s real patriotism gone over the years?
Patriotism! Now and then.
This week I read that patriotism is the lowest it’s been in years. I had to express my true feelings during WWII, as I’m 93 years old and we were a strong generation.
When Pearl Harbor was bombed, our nation became inspired and went to work to support our country in every possible manner. Patriotism was in the air and we recycled, saved food products and gas, among other things.
Where did our great U.S. lose its spiritual nature of caring, preserving and appreciating what our forefathers left for us to enjoy?
This Fourth of July when I see a few flags flying amid the noisy and littering fireworks, I don’t observe much patriotism.
Let us somehow rekindle our patriotic spirit.
Margaret Werren, Eureka
Coastal cities should share tourism tips and tricks
Your editorial was spot on! (“Eureka is a gateway, not a destination,” Times-Standard, June 8, Page A4.) I agree with it in full (and that doesn’t happen very often). Especially like your reference to Carson Mansion. How many tourists stand on the sidewalk to snap pictures of the outside that can’t get through the front door to see the inside?
I have long felt that all coastal cities and towns from Fort Bragg to Astoria, Oregon, should join forces and pick each others’ brain to help each other (steal from each other) the things they do to attract visitors (good example: riverfront trollies in Astoria.)
Kenneth Hoard, Eureka