Here are the results of poll questions on wenatcheeworld.com in the past week and some of the responses:
Which country makes the best vehicles?
United States 35 percent
Germany 25 percent
Japan 36 percent
Other 3 percent
- I think the question of whether America produces “better” vehicles than Japan (or vice versa) is academic. A better point to consider is this: with Honda, Toyota, etc., producing over here and Ford, GM, and Chrysler shipping production elsewhere, which automaker contributes more to the United States economy?
- Why do you suppose Japanese car companies have their manufacturing plants in the U.S.? I know it’s complicated, but simply, if Americans are allowed to take pride in their work, you can’t beat it!
- To beat the insane taxes and import fees our government forced on the quality Japanese autos coming into this country Toyota and Honda just built their manufacturing plants in this country. Sadly most people do not realize that Toyota and Honda have plants in Kentucky and Ohio making them more “American made” than the standard American made autos. Based on that this poll is way out of whack since Toyota and Honda, still two of the top auto companies in the world, are actually made in the United States.
- I wonder how many people answered this question with a U.S.A. response out of some perceived patriotic duty when they have never owned or driven a Japanese, German or other car?
Do you donate money to charities?
Yes, a substantial amount each year 19 percent
Yes, not a lot but as much as I can 39 percent
Occasionally but not often 19 percent
Very rarely 13 percent
Never 10 percent
- I think there would be more money left at the end of the check for charities if we could ever dare to get a handle on the entitlement state. The sooner we collectively quit acting like Greece, the better off private sector organizations will be to carry on their good works. Weather. If other news were more important, I probably wouldn’t have survived it.
Has climate change played a role in the region’s wildfires?
Yes 38 percent
No 53 percent
Not sure 9 percent
- Which episode of climate change are we talking about, the current one or the previous thousand episodes? Maybe the last episode of global cooling that caused the trees to thrive & become the fodder for today’s fires? You remember that one, don’t you? It was supposed to destroy all life on the planet but didn’t. Dodged a bullet on that one, eh? Of course, the climate plays a role in everything. My tomatoes are fabulous this year!
- One word sums it up — mismanagement!
- Climate changes and affects the size, intensity, and effect of wildfires; from season to season it always has and it always will. However, if you want to put blinders on your managers be politically correct. Nature, including climate, is never the same, and if your expectations are limited one way or the other, you will never be able to appropriately respond. It doesn’t matter what the UN says will happen in 75 years if fire is lapping at your house today.
- Not sure, but would it really be a crime to clean up our air and water?
The current poll question:
If it’s proven the Syrians used chemical weapons against their citizens, should the U.S. take military action?
Go to wenatcheeworld.com to vote.