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Monday's Letters to the Editor

<b>Come together</b>

EDITOR: What's happened to us? In the past, Americans pulled together for the better after an election. Now, it seems that some in the party that didn't win want the downfall of our president. They talk of firing workers or closing their businesses to those who voted for the opposition. They predict dire consequences, and through their actions, they may come to pass.

Although they believe in our Constitution and Bill of Rights, certain things seem to not matter, such as separation of church and state. I am a moral and honest person. I have the right to go to the church of my choice — or not. I have the right to make any medical decision with my family and doctor — only. I have the right to vote for whomever I choose. I should have the right to marry whomever I choose. I have the right to have a truthful and honest government. I have the right to sleep peacefully and not to have to worry about the fiscal downfall of our country by its own citizens.

Hopefully our soldiers will be coming home soon. They need to come home to one America. Stand up, America. Be proud again. Be Americans together.

SHEILA HIRSCH

Santa Rosa

<b>No repudiation</b>

EDITOR: I wonder if Kent Domogalla ("Fact check," Letters, Tuesday) read the "repudiation" he claims was issued by the U.K. Met Office concerning a story by David Rose and cited by John Jackson ("No evidence," Letters, Nov. 16). Jackson quoted Rose as stating the Met Office indicated there had been no global warming for the past 15 years. He challenged Jackson for "selecting (his) &‘facts' based on conformity with (his) opinion rather than doing any checking, no matter how easily done" accusing him of "falling" for a phony story.

In the official Met blog on Oct. 16, Dave Britton stated that the trend from August 1997 to August 2012 was 0.03 centigrade per decade. "We have clearly said in the (official Met) blog response and our original responses to Mr. Rose that the warming over the period he was looking at is indeed small." That is far from a repudiation. It's not simply "small" but amounts to no scientifically significant warming for the past 15 years. That's factual. Rose and Jackson were correct.

STEVE GRAVES


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