Debate goes on
NO. Last year two-thirds of my crop was
damaged by hail. I’m still in the red. Yes, some
of the freeloaders should be cleaned out of the
system, but many of us need the assistance to
stay in business.
First Name Middle Initial
In response to the June
Odds and ends
Debate, “Should farm
subsidies be eliminated?”
Costco helps combat allergies
Thank you so much for your article on
allergy-comfort bedding [May issue, “Allergy
busters”]. Having tested positive for dust
mites and dust mite droppings along with
numerous other allergens, I was overwhelmed
with all that’s involved in getting my allergies
under control. Not only was I told to try to get
rid of most of the carpeting in our house and
switch to hardwood or laminate flooring, but
we had to completely switch our bedding out.
The price of allergy protectors and allergy-related products is outrageous.
When I flipped to the article I was amazed
at the prices being quoted. I went online to
research further. I was able to order the products I needed at an unbelievable savings.
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YES. We should not be paying people to not
grow food, and we should be more responsible as to who receives the subsidy and why
they receive it.
Colorado City, Arizona
Smiling in Waikiki
I’m sure it was not the author’s intention to generate uncontrollable mirth, but
in the May issue, the travel story “Waikiki
wakes up” says that certain changes in
Waikiki are meant to “restore some of
what Hawaiians call the area’s manu.” Well,
“manu” means birds. Waikiki has had serious problems with screeching colonies of
quarrelsome mynah birds that disturb the
sleep of tourists and deposit their droppings
on passing automobiles and sometimes on
the heads of unwary visitors. The word the
author was looking for is “mana,” a supernatural or divine power.
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NO. U.S. farmers should get medals as well
as subsidies. The amount of money that is
needed to farm and the hard work that they
do day in and day out should be commended.
With all we import from around the world,
we can at least take care of some “
home-grown” workers and their hard labor.
The Bronx, New York
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Y ES. We (the public) keep supporting the
“farmers” (read: agribusiness), and prices
keep going up. We pay at the grocery store
(even with the good prices at Costco) and we
pay through taxes. Where and when does the
their families) plus compensate them for the
difference between their wages and military
pay. Wow! That is way above and beyond
the call. I’ve always heard that Costco is a
great place to work and this is surely evidence
of that fact! This makes me proud to be a
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I was overwhelmed
by the article “Costco
supports our troops” in the
April issue. First, it is commendable that you assemble and send care packages
to your employees currently
deployed overseas. But the part
that really got to me was when
I read that not only does Costco
abide by the law by guaranteeing
returning service personnel their jobs, but
that you continue their benefits (including
Long Island, New York
Now hear this ...
I was intrigued by your article on
hearing aids [“Listen to the music of
life”] in the June issue of The Costco
Connection. If people are proud to
wear iPod headphones in their ears but
embarrassed to wear hearing aids, why not
change the color of the hearing aids to something that really stands out and says, “I’m not
ashamed about this! Wearing stuff in your ears
is part of pop culture!” I think the skin color of