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Letters to the Editor. Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, Se 11, 1997 11 j Comstock Park Saga To truly understand the total picture of the Comstock Park saga, one must understand the demographics. There are three distinct groups that make up the Comstock Park population. One Group consists of those willing to put forth personal time and effort for the betterment of the Comstock Community. This group consists of the Board of Directors (duly elected) that have the responsibility of administering the business of the Park (we, the homeowners, own our park). This includes care and repair of common facilities: the greenbelt, swimming pool, clubhouse, storage area for RVs and extra vehicles, tours of the park to see that the CC&Rs are adhered to (overseeing new homes being put in place, there have been over 100 in the last three years), collect fees, pay hills, create budgets, organize annual membership meeting with elections, hold annual audit, etc., all of this costs each unit owner $10 monthly. One member of this group, over the last three years, has used his own truck with gas, to bring equipment from Las Vegas and elsewhere, to haul debris, trash and weeds to the dump and has repaired and maintained an expansive sprinkler system. These and other chores have easily averaged five-hours a day. All of the aforementioned services were done free (unpaid) for the betterment of the park. The second group (about 20 individuals), which acts like the proverbial "dog in a manger," sole contribution has been to scream, holler, harass, insult and disrupt the meetings of the hoard. They have no respect for the fact that a board meeting is to do the park's business. If they want to address all issue, they should be placed on the agenda and be heard at the proper timain an orderly fashion. One previous "letter to the editor" writer obviously did not have knowledge of this and yelled at the hoard members at the top of his voice. This group earned the name above, when during the last two elections, each a year apart, promoted a slate of directors by sending out a series of letters full of falsehoods and fabrications to owners not in residence. They did manage to squeeze one of their group on the hoard two elections ago and through him have tried to block every attempt at progress. The third group, is riving here and is well aware of what is going on. Group three is our largest group, I call them the silent majority. Sadly, this group does not attend hoard meetings anymore. They say they can't stand the rudeness of group two. Members of the "silent majority" are there to help when major projects are under- taken (group two never shows up). The previous Gazette articles, including the one by the publisher, were merely a bunch of "he said," "she said" comments that did nothing to show the true picture of the Comstock Park community. I hope this wilt give a clearer picture. One has to be proud of our board (minus one) and those that continue to help and brave the constant abuse and harassment of the "dog in the manger." With hope of some enlightenment. RJ Long Pahrump Editor's Note: Many people don't seem to know the difference between straight news stories and editorial/opinion pieces in newspapers. Objective journalism in straight news stories is merely a simple reflection of the who, what, when, where, why, and how of something that happened. There is no opinion from the reporter involved and the reporter does not "place himseff into" the story. Writing what people say about an event, who witnessed it, etc., is one of several methods for a "journalist to simply tell what haned without getting a reporter's own opinion of the event into a story. Editorial/ opinion gets the reporter's thoughts, ideas and feelings entirely into the piece. The P VG's four-part series on Co Park was an objective news piece, not an editorial opinion. Epidemic of cancer With an epidemic of cancer across the United States, Pahmmp has more than its share. Most people are afraid of a car wred Tbe second thing they are afraid of is cancer. Cancer to most people means a death sentence, it need not be. It is necessary to learn all you can about this disease before you get it and find out the different treatments available. If one lives in Pabtmnp, the fear of cancer is not unfounded" I approve of what Senator Bryan is doing to keep nuclear waste from being stored in Nevada. When disaster hi he said he won't be here and neither will any of us. We need to be aware of the dangers of storing all waste that General Elecuic needs to keep in each state and not dangerously transported across the country. Unknown, these test sites have been very harmful for residents in Pahtmnp. Eight hundred explosions were activated on govern- ment property. Three quarters of the deaths in Pahmmp are from cancer, which is very high. My neighbor next door had cancer and died. My husband had cancer and died in 1995. Then a man next door to my neighbor got cancer and he is still living. I got cancer in January 1997 and by June it is not active. I had surgery and also received alternative treatment, but not radiation norchemo therapy. I want our government to do more than scientific research and check our neighborhoods for resdRs. If you get cancer, the treat- ment is up to the individual, so I suggest you learn what you can now. Dorotha Harder Pahrumv Are you free? Are you really free: When over 50 percent of your hard earned money is stolen by fraud, via taxes to support a government bureaucracy gone mad. When you can't drive on "Freeways" or public streets without I a driver's license or vehicle registration. When you must pay "ransom" to some insurance company before you can drive your own vehicle on public streets and highways. When you must send your children to a govemment licensed school or the state will kidnap your kids and confiscate your property and your kids if you rebel. When the church or religion must be "licensed" by the state or go under ground. When the nation's police are more of a threat to rife, liberty and property than the so called "common" criminal. When you must ask the state for permission to max.. When you cannot practice "free-enterprise" without being licensed and taxed by the state. When you will he jailed for exercising "constitutional rights" without permission by the state. When you must buy "freedom movement" or underground publications to learn the truth because the "established media" puts out mostly party-rine propaganda. When the state tells you when, where, and how to build your own property and even denies the right to "modify" unless you ask them for permission first. When America has more "political" prisoners under lock and key than most nations and is busy building "concentration" camps to house even more. When government knows every financial transaction you make and your private banking records are made available to their prying eyes without your knowledge or consent. When the government and the people have no common interest whatsoever and must live together in a state of perpetual hostility. When everything you and your children will ever own is mortgaged to the world's bankers and collectable upon demand. No, dear fellow American, if you think America is the land of the free, you are riving in a dream world and still believe in fairy tales. So, what has happened to America? Let us answer a few questions. What's happened to our men? They have been castrated. What's happened to our women? They have been violated. What's happened to our children? They have been stolen. What's happened to our once godly ministries? They have been replaced. What's happened to our wealth? It has been robbed. What's happened to our borders? The have been destroyed. What's happened to ourglodous history?It has been adulterated. What's happened to our God? He has been forbidden. How did all this happen? Let us listen to the words of Cicero. "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is known 'and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, and heard in the very walls of government itself for the traitor appears no traitor: He speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation: He works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to be feared..." Cicero And in the words of Nikita Khrushchv. When he took his shoe offand rapped the desk of John F. Kennedy in 1963 while visiting the whitehouse, "we will bury you without firing a shot." Mission accomplished! Conquest without physical battle is possihle and certainly is not new ororiginal, nor has it happened without warning. God gave the following warning in Deuteronomy 28:45-51. "So all these corses shall come on you and pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you would not obey the lord your God by keeping his commandments and his statutes which be commanded you. And they shall become a sign and a wonder on your descendants forever. Because you did not serve the lord your God with joy and a glad heart, for the abundance of all things; therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the lord shall send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things; and he put an iron ynke on your neck until he has ed you. The lord will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end oftbe earth, as the eagle sweeps down, anation whose language you shall not understand, a nation of fierce countenance who shall have no respect for the okl. nor show favor to the young. Moreover, it shall eat the offspring of your herd and the produce of your ground until you are de.toyed, who also leaves no grain, new wine, oroiL nor tl  of your heard or the young of your flock until they have caused you to perish." It is recom that all the ladies read Isaiab 3:12-26 and Isaiah 4:I-6 Bill Ballew Pahrmnp Thanks Patti Thank you for the wonderful job you did with the fail garden edition. It is just a pleasure to work with you. Pat and Staff Jordan/Chelsa Design & Nursery Correcting Constitution quote Regarding the letter from James Lee quoting Article VI, Section two of the Constitution of the United States of America, published in your September 4 edition, his citation is incorrect. It reads; "This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, I or which shall be made, under the Aty of the United States. shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every state shall be bound thereby, any thing in the Constitution or Law of any State to the Contrary notwithaauding." Sam Francis and James Lee can rest assured that any treaty made in conflict with the United States Constitution would have been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of these United States of America as it legality most certainly would have been challenged. Those who see a conspiracy behind every move made by the government may rest easy knowing the Supreme Court is on the job. Prediction: The Line Item Veto legislation will be declared unconstitutional; since it weakens the division of power between the executive and the legislative branches of the government. Someone who is affected by the act will file to have it thrown out. Congress did not qualify. E.R. Nielsen Pahrump Assistant Fire Chiefs three, thank you "Be sure to wear something pretty. I'm sending a man to get you." was the phone message on Wednesday at ! a.m. from Assistant Fire Chief Steve Duga. I was having a late dinner with friends downtown Tuesday night when the storm hiLI knew my Outback could ski after spending a winter in Elko, I wasn't so sure it could surf. Surf it did, north on Highway 160, water rising and debris all over the road. Sheriffs car blocking highway at Mesquite Road, sloshed up Mesquite to Leslie, surfed through intersection and headed north on Leslie into hlack- hess. The power was out on the north end of the valley. No other cars on the road, nothing but rain and lightning and water everywhere. Inched through very high water in the infamous north Leslie road dips that were washed away during the 1984 flood. Mountain View Road was a river, continued surfing down Leslie back to Highway 160, at the Sports Complex. Pointed Outback north on invisible highway, steering between the white highway markers to Carrol Street. Told myself I had made it, only a mile to go and I would he home and be able to hug my puppy in a warm, dry house. Wrong. At the intersection of Carrol and Highway 160, there is a low spot on Carrol. Started the car through the rushing water, felt front end life, shoved it in reverse, back wheels caught pavement and jerked me back into the stop sign. Enough is enough. I turned the car off, punched the emergency flasher button, told the Outback, "Good Luck," and proceeded west on Carrol. Luckily, I did have a flash light and stared into the murky three to four feet of water for snakes and debris as I trudged home in my high heel shoes. Dripping wet, I was hugging my puppy in the warm, dark house when I heard a tremendous roaring sound. We rushed out on the patio in time to see a wall of water rushing across the front two acres. Struggled to open the chain link gates so water could flow through with debris that was clinging to the fence lines. The puppy looked up at me worried. I reassured her and myself that the rushing water would not continue to rise the six inches left up to and over our patio. It did not. The dark was kind on my eyes and I could not see the actual amount of water carrying rocks and all the newly planted trees with the entire drip system to some southern destination. I frantically called neighbor Joy Bodin who in turn, called Duga at the Fire Department. He called me and assured me that somehow he would get the car to my house. He wasn't sure when, the Fire Department was fielding numerous emergency calls at midnighL I was grateful for his strong "in charge" voice on the phone. Duga and Bodin are wonderful neighbors and have come to my rescue in the past. The Fire Department Bronco was siruggling to turn into what was left of my driveway. The door opened and a smiling Assistant Fire Chief Steve Malson said, "Get in, let's go get your car." Assistant Fire Chief Scott Farthing was waiting in  vehicle at Carrol Street to make sure the Bronco made it back to that location. Malson pushed the Bronco east on Cam31 through water, mud and deltas toward my car. Another vehicle was walling neXto the car, it was Duga. He ocdered me into my car and I slowly followedhim, slip sliding all the way upCarroL I parked on the high side of the road in front of my house. Running water was continuing todeepen the newly cut two foot ditch between the road and my driveway. Duga patiently waited in his vehicle to make sure that I was safely in my house before inspecting damage to his own property. My heroes, Agsistant Fire Chiefs Three, thank you! A. Smart Pahrump The Pahrump Valley Gazette corrects mistakes. Errors should he brought to the attention of the newspaper by calling 72%5583. ooe the right to edit all letters for length and Furthermore, letters with names wi  be published if a legitimate fear of retribution exists.