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Just get a job and go to work

RE: “Where is the outrage?” letter by Ellen McDearmont, Tuesday, Feb. 11.

I suggest Ellen McDearmont go to the South Dakota employment office and note all the employers looking for employees and the employment ads not being answered, which has nothing to do with John Thune nor the Republicans. It has all to do with not wanting to work, or a job as an employee you feel is not suited for you to match what you had before.

Work is work to feed your family, pay your bills and feeling useful. Perhaps if you take that job that is not up to your prior standards and try another type of work, someone will take notice and try to hire you.

I am an employer with two businesses -- ranching and construction -- but my biggest problem is finding employees. When we try and hire someone to build something for our business or home, the biggest problem they state is finding employees.

Somehow your tirade against Thune and the Republicans just does not hold water. Businesses need employees, not the blame game for more unemployment benefits. Just take a job and go to work.

Janet A. Jensen, Belle Fourche

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Uranium mining will pollute environment

I am writing in regard to the possibility of uranium in the Edgemont area. The continuing rhetoric is that the mining is safe but does not address (and refuses to address in an honest and factual manner) that uranium mining going on for 20 years in our area will cause immense water pollution. And in addition, it is never mentioned that the Fall River running through Hot Springs will in all probability no longer exist, and the environment for all inhabitants will be polluted and very unhealthy.

It is well-known there will be a lot of radiation from the mining in our environment to include gamma, alpha and beta emissions, however, Powertech and other supporters do not talk about this. It’s the same old rhetoric that has gone on for years.

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We need our water, and we do not want it poisoned by radiation.

Humanity’s true function is to become involved with the adventure of planet Earth in a manner that is mutually beneficial and creative for all life and enhance the life community.

Uranium mining is destructive and is about making money, regardless of the destructive costs. Voice your opposition to President Obama and all of our representatives.

Melody Inchumuk, Hot Springs

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