Letters for April 11, 2019


Re “Plutonium” (letters, Feb. 7):

There are some incredible things we could do with a monopoly on highly radioactive waste if it were properly contained and safely transported through our cities and towns on safe railways and/or roads where complete secrecy about when and where it was being moved would be acceptable to first responders, for example, because really, it’s all OK.

Maybe in some fantasy future where minimum bids aren’t the norm and where Republicans don’t fight regulations simply because they believe them to be a slippery slope to socialism.

The big reason for pushing nuke plants is that nukes can provide a carbon-free way to maintain a stable base load. It’s a real solution to a real issue. But nukes, without real solutions to the above? I’m claiming NIMBY.

Michel Rottmann

Virginia City Highlands


This background law sounds nice but would only work in the land of gumdrops and lollipops. You must face reality.

That reality is that responsible gun owners will always get the background check done and pass. Those hellbent on destruction, however, could care less about those checks and will get a gun anyway. It’s just a money grab. And it will only penalize the good guys. Do people really think this will stop bad guys from getting guns? All you need to do is compromise one ATF agent and there you go, thousands of high quality military weapons at rock bottom prices.

Dems really need to pull their heads out of the sand and leave the house once in a while and stop making it hard for me to protect myself in a city where the cops will not show up for anything.

Joel Tyning

Las Vegas


This letter is in response to Mike Trout’s $430M contract with the LA Angels.

One of the most disturbing facts about our capitalist nation is the misappropriation of funds directed to the salaries of entertainers. Everyone should agree that the value an athlete, movie star, talk-show host, team-owner, etcetera brings to the average citizen is very small. Granted, they do offer a minuscule of diversion from our daily trials and tribulations as did the jesters in the king’s court during the middle ages. But to allow these entertainers to horde such great amounts of wealth at the expense of more benevolent societal programs is unacceptable. They do not provide a product or a service so why are they rewarded as such?

Our society is also subjected to the “profound wisdom” of these people because it equates wealth with influence. Perhaps a solution to this problem and a alternative to defeated school levies, crumbling infrastructures, as well as all the programs established to help feed, clothe and shelter those who cannot help themselves would be to tax this undeserved wealth. Entertainers could keep 1 percent of the gross earnings reaped from their endeavor and 99 percent could be deposited into the public coffers.

The old ideas of the redistribution of wealth have failed, and it is time to adapt to modern-day preferences. People put their money into entertainment above everything else; isn’t it time to tap that wealth? Does anyone think this will reduce the quality of entertainment? It seems to me that when entertainers received less income, the quality was much higher.

Joe Bialek

Cleveland, Ohio


Our state legislature now in session wants to pass Assembly Bill 281 to allow all of Nevada to become a sanctuary state for illegal aliens. It was scheduled to be heard at 8 a.m. March 29.

A large crowd opposing the bill showed up at 8 a.m. and many signed in to speak against it. But instead of going ahead at the scheduled time, the legislators moved its slot to be last. The bill wasn’t brought up by 11 a.m. Many had to leave without giving their viewpoints. Was this a stalling tactic? I believe this bill would be detrimental to Nevada. Join me in emailing your legislators voicing your opposition to AB281.

Susan Gallegos

Silver Springs