Mountain climber is an inspiration
I am writing to commend not only Frank Gray for writing about the young man with disabilities who attempted to climb Mount Whitney (July 7 and July 21) but also the young man himself.
It brings about such pride in America’s young people to see someone like Cameron Tribolet make a conscious decision to not allow obstacles to get in the way of doing what he wants to do and accomplishing his goals.
In my line of work, I see so many able-bodied and able-minded individuals who have just given up on doing anything challenging. I shudder to think what would happen to a lot of individuals I know (myself included) if we were actually confronting a personal tragedy such as the one faced by Tribolet.
In addition to rock climbing, scuba diving and hunting, Tribolet should consider a career as a motivational speaker. He is truly an inspiration to us all.
DEANNA ARNOLD Fort Wayne
Reaction to verdict furthers left agenda
Enough! What the H is wrong with this country? I’ll tell you: The USA has become so emotionally attached to the far-left liberal philosophy of anything goes as long as it portrays blacks as victims that reason and logic are ignored and facts conveniently spun to fit the far left agenda. What a pathetic indictment on the current state of affairs.
Anyone with a lick of common sense knows that the prosecution did not come close to proving its case against George Zimmerman. Why all the uproar? It’s again the liberal far left pushing its agenda of turning this country into a European nanny state; to never miss an opportunity to create and exploit a crisis. The Trayvon Martin protests are only an excuse to raise hell, vandalize and promote leftist socialist causes.
The country is in a mess, and the tweeters, Facebookers, texters and bloggers with way too much time on their hands are having a field day disrupting and destroying the very moral, social, governing, religious, personal privacy ideals that have been, up to now, the very foundations of the country.
Wake up, America, and see and acknowledge what is happening to me, to you, to US!
RICH POLK Fort Wayne
Paper offers how-to on meth
I got a sick feeling when I opened my July 14 paper and splashed on the front page were many of the ingredients to start my own meth lab. Honestly? Do we need this in our reading material?
I have buried two young men in my family because of the abuse of drugs. Which drugs were they using? I have not the slightest idea, but I do know that by using them, they are now buried side by side. These two boys were loved by parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.
We loved them and we miss them. If even just one reader picks up on the ingredients needed my stomach churns at the thoughts.
MARGIE HUNNICUTT Huntington