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August 1, 2013

Letter: Time for fishermen to stand united

To the editor:

It saddens me and makes me angry after reading the quotes from Joe Orlando and Christine Sherman in the Times (Page 1, Wednesday, July 31).

To think that an agency and a decision by one man can ruin so many families, and all related jobs that go with it, and they NOAA can do what he, they have done, and be able to function as they think they are saving the world from extinction of fish.

What a bunch of BS — no gray area, or consequences for these economic terrorists, and that’s just what I believe they are. It shows total disregard for people, families, all contributors to society buy supplying a food, all taxpayers. And to have this done by our own government!

I have sent numerous letters to Obama and even his wife. Who knows if they even see them. But Michelle sent back totallly disregarding what I wrote, sending a generic response and a website to see all the good their administration has done.

I thought he would make a change and to listen to him talk about jobs, makes me puke. And I voted for him.

I have said from the get go, only one thing to do, and that is to unite — a word the fisherman have never had in their vocabulary.

It’s the end of an industry that has been around since the beginning of time. For us anyway but not for the other countries. Discrimination in this country has come upon one of the most dangerous jobs, and physically hard workers, and an industry that has created millions of jobs.

My only reaction is that the fisherman are going to succumb to an unlawful act bestowed by them for them to lose their rights, as americans to have the American dream as all others do, to have the freedom of choice as to having the job they know.

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