School support staff also deserve a bonus
Governor DeSantis read with interest to give “teachers and principals” another bonus. We hope that “teacher” is used in the general sense of calling all organizations Kleenex. Employees of all schools are important to keep the school functioning. Many positions that directly affect a student’s experience are held by compassionate and hard-working people who are not classroom teachers, such as counselors, behavioral professionals, librarians, and classroom aides. I hope the bonuses are definitely not limited to the right classroom teachers, but they can’t work without other support systems. I write this as a retired teacher and as a friend of some employees at a local school.
Nancy Hutchins, Lee High Acres
Water quality will be at the top of the list of governors
Monday’s Naples Daily News talked about the ten most important things of our illustrious governor in 2022. Isn’t it sad that our precious water wasn’t mentioned, most importantly in the state? Almost all rivers, streams, lakes, springs, tributaries and coastlines are at stake. All we care about is directing the polluted water of Okechoby to the Everglades in the east, west and south, and there seems to be no mention of responsible water source cleaning. S!
Fritzmet, Bonita Springs
Too many people haven’t been vaccinated yet
We all know that COVID has been with us for a long time, probably in various variants. These anomalies will continue, as in the current Omicron that occurred in under-vaccinated Africa. But how quickly did it spread in the United States? No one has been adequately vaccinated even after being free for more than a year. The number of uncaring people remains too high to get some closer to the immunity of the herd. Now the hospital must decide who to treat again-stroke or heart attack victims or unvaccinated patients. The former may have died because there was no facility to take care of them. When it comes to school, parents are much less stressed if all students and parents are fully treated. Yes, vaccinated citizens may still be infected with the virus and be asymptomatic, but we are close to those who have not yet been vaccinated, so be vigilant and wear masks. Must be worn.
Obviously, I’m not a doctor, but as an elderly person, it’s very annoying to have to spend our golden age, perhaps wary of traveling for years to come.
Glenn Chenot, Cape Coral
Collier Freedom event streamed on Facebook
Many things have changed in the Omicron version of COVID. But you don’t have to miss your life altogether. The amazing event scheduled for January 15th at Canvia Park has been reborn as a virtual event streamed on Facebook. For months, Collier Freedom has planned a kind of revisit for the Women’s March and a response to what happened on January 6th last year. Visit Facebook and make your selection on Saturday, January 15th, from 5pm to 6pm. Collier Freedom. The names of the events are truth and democracy.
The news was full of articles predicting a civil war on the horizon. They say we are losing democracy and things will never stay the same, and perhaps we will be two countries instead of 50. How does this work? Pay attention and see what our excellent speakers are saying about the situation. Florida Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried, Texas State Capitol Jasmine Crockett, Collier County Democratic Party Chair Anisa Karim, Paradise Progressive David Milstein, Keizer University Biology Professor Jennifer Bodker You can listen to the story from.
Philis Andrews, Naples
What you can learn from the loss of a tiger
The tragic death of the tiger’s eco should bother us all for some time. There are 7 billion people in the world, with 200 and 199 Malayan tigers. What can we learn from this unfortunate loss?
1) Punishing the perpetrator does not help the eco or act as a deterrent in the future. It only softens our collective consciousness and makes people feel that “justice” has been provided. It is highly unlikely that anyone involved or who has heard of this event will pierce the tiger’s cage again. Rather, question the rationale for agents to kill rare animals to do what is genetically programmed to save the honorable Darwin Award winners, and the zoo to make it possible. Must be thrown.
2) To prevent “stupidity”, we should think more about the safety of rare (and potentially dangerous) animals than 4-foot fences. Zoos are responsible for the loss of eco and need to protect rare animals from us, not from us. Money stops at the zoo, and responsibility should not rest with the perpetrator or agent. The zoo quickly assisted in the killing of the eco, but the shooting should not be underestimated. Such an event was not unpredictable. Tigers behave like tigers, and people behave like people.
3) Zoos educate the general public and allow people to learn about animals that may not be seen otherwise, and in lucky circumstances allow animals to breed in captivity. However, looking at the animals in the cage rarely praises the diversity of life. Tragic mistakes such as shooting eco should ultimately pay attention to issues such as overpopulation, loss of animal habitat, and the arrogance of thinking that nature can be controlled. After all, the imprisonment of magnificent animals like eco may not be that smart.
Woodford Van Meter in Lexington, Kentucky
Support climate discussions with data
The article entitled “Climate Change, Not Skepticism”, written by Joseph Bonasia, does not offer anything new to those who claim that the end of climate change is inevitable. He has done a great job of listing many government agencies that support the concept of anthropogenic climate change and we must act now. These agencies include the Department of Defense, the Business Roundtable, the 470 Climate Mayor, the Red Cross, the World Bank, our own FGCU, NASA, NOAA, and the Chamber of Commerce. This is a really respected group of authorities. In all of this “consensus”, how can we believe in anything other than what these authorities are telling us?
One very big problem. Science is unresolved, there is “uncertainty”, and the author does not provide facts in support of his position. He only suggests that we should believe in the authorities. If you believe that climate change is destroying the planet, prove it with facts. It is of little importance to me that these authorities are helping to spend trillions of dollars tame the climate. Why do they support it? It doesn’t seem to go that far.
Tubb provides data in her article, Another Perspective on Climate Change, and asks some serious questions about climate change. Mr. Bonasia’s position would be much more reliable if he provided more actual data to support his position.
Nick Blauwiekel, Naples
Insurance companies may spur more vaccinations
To reduce the number of unvaccinated people, the government should consider persuading insurance companies to inform policyholders that they are “not insured if they are not vaccinated.”
This should reduce the percentage of anti-bakers to an order of magnitude.
Seth Lefkou, Naples
This article was originally published in Fort Myers News-Press: Letter to the Editor on Sunday, January 9, 2022