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August 10, 2006
  Zoo plans shortsightedPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

[Re: "Lions and belugas and polar bears (oh my!)," editorial, Aug. 3, 2006]

Thank you for including a piece that provides a realistic perspective on the Calgary Zoo's proposed Arctic Shores project.

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August 10, 2006
  Baby beluga belongs in deep blue seaPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

[Re: "Lions and Belugas and Polar Bears (oh my!)," editorial, Aug. 3, 2006]

The Calgary Zoo has tainted its reputation over the past few years, first with the attempt to impregnate an immature elephant, and now with an even more irresponsible decision to re-introduce polar bears and introduce beluga whales here. On this I agree entirely with opinions editor Kate Foote.

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August 03, 2006
  Palestinians are people tooPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

[Re: "Escalation not the answer," editorial, July 27, 2006]

I found your article "Escalation not the answer" in the course of a Google search and was pleasantly surprised. Don't misinterpret this as a patronising statement, please! The fact is that I expect North American media--including those linked to academic institutions--to follow uncritically the Zionist line which, alas, is also that of the government of Canada.

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August 03, 2006
  Hezbollah raising hellPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

[Re: "Escalation not the answer," editorial, July 27, 2006]

I did not find your editorial entirely unreasonable, at least the part that calls for international intervention to help cease hostilities so that civilians in both Lebanon and Israel can get back to their normal lives. What troubles me, however, is that you seem to be hostage to a lot of misinformation about this conflict.

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August 03, 2006
  Isrealis are people tooPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

[Re: "Escalation not the answer," editorial, July 27, 2006]

The conflict now raging between Israel and Lebanon is a tragedy, one that should have never happened in the first place. Here we are in agreement. Nevertheless, the university is a place where issues should be debated, with both sides analyzed and examined. The article in question failed to do any of that.

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July 27, 2006
  Letter: Pike McSucks, McFly McRocks!PDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

[Re: "Spun: McFly" Ryan Pike, July 20, 2006]

Tell the fool who wrote that article that he's a complete muppet.

McFly aren't trying to be anything other than a pop band! They say it loud and proud all the time, so before he goes around saying that McFly think they're a rock band­, uhm... No they don't.

Muppet.

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July 27, 2006
  Letter: Smoking sucks elsewhere, tooPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

[Re: "City Hall­--Still Smoking the Cigarettes," editorial, July 20, 2006]

Well done with your editorial from an Australian living in Sweden where smoking has been banned indoors for more than a year. Oh sweet scandanavian air! I will not even consider returning to my hometown Melbourne until it falls into line behind Sweden, Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, California, New York...the list goes on.

Keep up the fight for fresh air!

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July 27, 2006
  Letter: Give us clean air or give us deathPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

[Re: "City Hall--Still Smoking the Cigarettes," editorial, July 20, 2006]

I applaud the Gauntlet's position on anti-smoking bylaws. Non-smokers should not be subjected to second-hand smoke with its carcinogenic, asthma-inducing [qualities], and other adverse effects on health.

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July 27, 2006
  Letter: Calgary: Be like TorontoPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

[Re: "Students Fear Safety of Urban Campus," Felicia Pacentrilli, July 20, 2006]

I sent an e-mail to Calgary Transit last year regarding my experience on the Toronto Subway. They have an area called the Designated Waiting Area (DWA) on each subway platform.

The area has great signage, is very well lit, has a payphone and panic button to call in case of an emergency and extra security cameras. People can gather in this area day or night

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