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[ LETTERS ]

As a working stand-up comedian in Taipei, I have developed a reputation for my T-shirt jokes. That said, there is one T-shirt I have seen several times in the Shida area which says: “Solar is cost-effective now.”

That isn’t funny at all.

With the recent and inevitable electricity and gasoline price increases, solar power is closer to parity than ever before. In my view, now is the time to turn Taiwan into a solar nation.

Torch Pratt

Yonghe

Justin Lin is a traitor

It is painfully obvious that Justin Lin (林毅夫) has a very short memory. He defected, as a military officer, to the People’s Republic of China.

He made the choice to give up “his home and his relatives” for what? Was it for the machinations of an immature young man? Or was he trading defense secrets for a position in the Chinese Communist Party?

Whatever the reason, it was his decision to give up his right to return to “his beloved homeland and relatives.”

He deserves nothing but condemnation for his actions, and he should immediately be arrest and confined should he ever return to Taiwan. His crime: Treason.

The World Bank might have seen fit to give him a position of trust and honor, but Taiwan owes him nothing of the sort.

Tom Kuleck

Greater Taichung

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