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January 23, 2014

KELLY: More of what do you think?

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Therefore, it follows that if we make it tough on the users by arresting them and giving them large fines and long periods of community service, it will discourage them and they will stop the recreational use of all drugs. When they do this, the supplier will go out of business — no customers, no business. It is also much easier to locate users than big suppliers. What do you think?

Computers

I see that computer scientists are developing a computer that can learn from its mistakes. I sure hope it does a better job of learning from its mistakes than our human brain does in many things, such as voting. For centuries we humans have been putting in office people who can’t think or see what is right for us. Perhaps we should spend more time programming the human brain correctly. What do you think?

Interesting facts

•  “First in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen” was part of a eulogy spoken for Gen. George Washington in the year 1799 by Col. Henry Lee.

• For you sports fans – in 1943, the Chicago Bears defeated the Washington Redskins, 41-21, for the National Championship.

• Just 12 people have walked on the moon. The last man to walk on the moon did so in 1972 — 42 years ago.

Global warming

From Mother Jones publication, Rep. Michele Bachman, of Minnesota, said global warming is “all voodoo, hokum, a hoax,” and defends greenhouse gases by saying that “carbon dioxide is a natural byproduct of nature.”

Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma said that global warming is “the greatest hoax ever perpetuated.” I have read the pros and cons on this subject, and I tend to think it is a hoax. What do you think?

For 2014

I hope your 2014 began better than mine. I had a water pipe burst at the end of the freeze spell, and then last weak a rodent chewed through the wires on my car engine. I am sure 2014 is going to be a better year than 2013. What do you think?

William J. Kelly is a Weatherford resident and frequent contributor to Viewpoints.

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