Here are the results of poll questions on wenatcheeworld.com in the past week and some of the responses:
Should the United States spy on its allies?
Yes 31 percent
No 27 percent
Sometimes 42 percent
- America spies on its citizens — why wouldn’t they spy on their allies?
- To spy on friendly governments I think is accepted and expected. To monitor the personal cellphone of a head of state or collect email, text message, phone data, etc. of private citizenss of ally nations without probable cause is going too far. Seems that we move closer to an Orwellian world daily.
- This is not “news.” It has been going on since before teen aged daughters kept diaries!
- Nations have always done this and always will. Besides , enemies become allies and allies become enemies. Does anyone remember the flap when the U.S. caught Israel spying on us?
- Depends upon how you define both spy and allies, and then of course who gets the blame when the US agencies get caught.
- … Basically, spying is not OK unless there’s a legitimate basis for it: that is, a real threat from criminals that U.S. spies are trying to thwart, and that this is more than lip service.
What should be done about skateboarders on downtown streets?
Ban them and enforce the ban 60 percent
Discourage, but no or little enforcement 15 percent
Leave them alone 25 percent
- There’s a two-fold problem here. One is “what to do about scateboarders” and the second is enforcement of any regulation. When I was much younger than I am now, bicycles had to be walked in the downtown core of the city I grew up in, in the same way I think skateboards should be picked up and carried. But when I was much younger than I am now, we also had beat cops who walked the downtown core, keeping “the peace” and thus being able to enforce the walking bikes rule. Although I think skateboards should be carried on sidewalks through Wenatchee’s downtown core, it does no good to pass such a law if you have no effective means of enforcing it.
- If people can bike on the streets why can’t people skate? For some their skateboard/bike is their only way of transportation. Leave them alone. We should be happy seeing people enjoy an outside activity!
- Ban skateboarders AND bicyclists from just using the sidewalk. Both do not belong there — only pedestrians. Simple as that.
- If they actually hurt someone, make them responsible.
- Build a fantastic skateboard course through Riverfront Park!
- Give skaters a legit place to do their thing and no one will want to skate the streets. Its a simple task at hand. Yes, it might take some money to do this, but it will fix the problem. Skaters will always be around, no law will get rid of skateboarding. The cheap defective way is to put a law against skaters … Skaters will always show their presence. We need a big amazing skatepark where people can go show their talent and be out of everyone’s hair.
The current poll question:
In what way do you most often read books?
Go to wenatcheeworld.com to vote.