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Saturday's Letters to the Editor

Deep freeze

EDITOR: I'm kind of wondering if maybe one of these hippie, environmentalist, progressive, self-appointed climate change experts would contact me and let me know when exactly global warming is supposed to start because I'm getting weary of freezing to death day after day after day.

DAVID ANDERSON

Ukiah

Fed secrecy

EDITOR: The real challenge to the Federal Reserve is not in Janet Yellen's duties as chairwoman but rather in increasing the transparency of this secretive institution (“Yellen is right fit for next Fed challenge,” Editorial, Wednesday).

An article on her confirmation mentioned her opposition to legislation seeking an audit of the private bank, which holds much of the global economy hostage through endless money printing.

Should we not be troubled by the fact that the post Yellen occupies is unelected? What does this say about the Fed's undemocratic nature? Given that the economy is arguably worse off than before the implosion in 2008, challenges to the Fed's independence are exactly what is necessary to make the central bank more accountable to Congress and the people.

While a low profile is what the Fed hopes to maintain while it continues to commit acts of financial terrorism, enacting the opposite of economic growth, the shroud has been lifted, and it is obvious that central banking policies are the primary cause of economic collapse. Ben Bernanke and Yellen are merely co-conspirators making Bernie Madoff look small time.

MIGUEL MOLINA

Graton

A safe haven

EDITOR: I've been a resident of Bennett Valley for two decades. Its qualities include comfortable living, beautiful open space, good schools and caring residents.

I feel fortunate to live in such a community considering that there are many factors that dictate a person's predicament. I believe that luck contributes in some way. There are young people who have been down on their luck for most of their lives.

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