Dis­sat­is­fied by change

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

Wed­nes­day was one of my fa­vorite news­pa­per days. Fam­ily col­umns were grouped to­gether on one page. As I drank my sec­ond cup of cof­fee, I sa­vored that sec­tion. First I started with Sharon Ran­dall’s col­umn, then folded my pa­per so I could view the other col­umns to­gether as I sipped on my cof­fee.

Why? Why did you break this page up and move it around to other days? It does not make sense to this faith­ful reader of nearly 50 years. I read the pa­per sec­tion by sec­tion ev­ery day. I know you won’t change it back, but I want you to know I am very dis­sat­is­fied with your change.


Lit­tle Rock the ads you see that cor­re­late di­rectly to your own re­cent on­line ac­tiv­ity. Why can’t the fed­eral gov­ern­ment sit down with Google, Ya­hoo, et al., and cre­ate a pro­gram to red-flag po­ten­tially dan­ger­ous on­line ac­tiv­ity? Mod­i­fiers could be added to sep­a­rate le­git­i­mate arms deal­ers and long­time col­lec­tors from those en­gaged in sud­den buy­ing sprees.

Since it’s an es­tab­lished prac­tice, it can’t sud­denly be­come an in­va­sion of pri­vacy, es­pe­cially on a pub­lic venue like the In­ter­net.

Noth­ing will solve this hor­rific prob­lem, but such a step may en­able law en­force­ment to iden­tify and neu­tral­ize po­ten­tial mass shoot­ers be­fore they can carry out their twisted plots. KATHER­INE TUCKER


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