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BY DI READERS | JUNE 12, 2013 5:00 AM

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Re: End the disparity

May I suggest that if ordinances against smoking, public drunkenness, skateboarding on the mall, riding bicycles on the mall instead of walking them, marijuana smoking, littering, failing to clean up after pets, illegal parking, walking against traffic lights, driving against lights and stop signs, showing no regard for pedestrian rights or speed limits, noisy partying in the street, and so on were equally applied to all citizens doing these things, I believe that not only would the disparity be reduced, but the additional revenue being generated might cover the costs of more police.

The other benefit that might occur is that students as well as other citizens might come to understand that they, too, are subject to the same laws as everyone else.

Mari Struxness

Re: Ponnada: Gentlemen, cover yourselves

Respectfully, I would like to disagree with “Gentlemen, cover yourselves.” Please, gentlemen, if you got it, flaunt it; if you don’t, who cares, flaunt it anyways. Everyone grows up differently; we all have different traditions, customs, and values. We all have different opinions, and that’s what makes us unique. If you didn’t see the hint, we are all different. So to respect one another’s opinions is important. The best way I’ve learned to do that is to not care what other people do. It’s not your problem if a guy chooses to go on a run shirtless — he’s not hurting you, he’s not trying to show off to anyone, he is simply, going for a run. It’s summer, temperature highs can get up into the 90s, and the best attire to run in is as little clothing as possible. For guys, that means no shirt is necessary. If you don’t like that, that’s on you. So guys, it’s up to you what you wear — spandex, no shirt, sweats, whatever, because you’re going to worry about you, and I’m going to worry about me. If you don’t like it, look the other way.

Madison Backstrom
UI student

Re: Imagine snooping

It seems to me that we’ve willingly given up our privacy by participating in all of the social-media outlets we have at our disposal. We have nobody to blame but us.

Online user rb6banjo

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