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Free Speech Letters, 10/11/11

GBV: ‘Til death I never had a chance to see GBV live, but I have most of their albums and have been listening to GBV almost exclusively since I first learned about them in 2000. Pollard is a genius, pure and simple, and the musicians he works with are the best. I have already told […]

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Free Speech Letters, 10/4/11

A founding letter As the organizers of SOFT, we would like to respond to some of A.J.’s points. First, we hope that visitors to our Facebook page will forgive us – we have been quite busy over the last month with our full-time graduate studies and research and teaching responsibilities, and haven’t been updating the […]

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Free Speech Letters, 9/27/11

Dayton to be another ‘sanctuary city’ So, Dayton, Ohio, is going to become another [illegal] immigrant-friendly “sanctuary city” with its “Welcome Dayton Plan,” whereat cheap-labor and government lovers and others can pick and choose which federal laws they want ignored or enforced … excepting those regarding guns, race, sex, taxes and test scores, of course. […]

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Free Speech Letters, 9/20/11

The secret sauce The oil industry is being asked for full disclosure of the chemicals to be used when companies apply for drilling permits, which include “fracking.” However, representatives are requesting that “proprietary ingredients” be exempted from this request in order for the individual company to maintain its competitive edge when using new procedures. You […]

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Free Speech letters, 9/6/11

No Bob love? Pt. 1 To call this article Guided By Vices and not include any of Robert Pollard’s 2011 releases (four, so far) is a disgrace. Sounds like you have more of an issue with being trendy than being an actual critic. Go hide under a rock and stop reviewing music. Andrew Garvic [RE: […]

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Free Speech Letters, 8/30/11

In memoriam The staff of the Dayton City Paper is saddened by the passing of former contributing writer Valerie Burba last week. Burba served on the Dayton City Paper staff as a writer and copy editor from 2003 to 2007. We here at the DCP are deeply saddened by the loss and send our thoughts […]

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Free Speech Letters, 8/23/11

No evidence? No lesson. The problem is that neither creationism nor intelligent design is a scientific theory. To be a scientific theory, an idea must be capable of being falsified by empirical observation. In other words, there must be some evidence that, if it existed, proves the idea to be false. No advocate of creationism […]

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Free Speech Letters, 8/16/11

CORRECTION An ad for WYSO’s concert on August 21 incorrectly identified Holy Ghost Revival as the headlining band. Rather, the concert will present Crazy Joe with Ricky Nye Inc. as the show’s featured performers. Yellow Springs band, Wheels, will open the show. Visit www.wyso.org/wysos-community-concert for details. Five Rivers MetroParks apologizes for any inconvenience. All your […]

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Free Speech Letters, 8/9/11

Cain, Cain, he’s our man! Who has the highest positive intensity score for 10 straight weeks? Who has the highest strongly favorable rating among the candidates? Who has the lowest strongly unfavorable rating? Herman Cain, a businessman from Georgia does! He accomplishes all of this while his name recognition is not among the highest. Why […]

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Free Speech Letters, 8/2/11

A locavore indeed Dear Jen, I loved your article. It brought many smiles to my face as I thought of you and your adventure. What a talent for writing you have, I am sure that many others enjoyed the fruits of your labor as I did. Keep up the good work. I look forward to […]

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Free Speech Letters, 7/26/11

Pit Bulls not bad dogs I know a lot of people who own these wonderful dogs and it’s about time they put an end to state-sanctioned discrimination. People should all be looked at as individuals and judged by their deeds and not their race. The same goes for dogs. As the rallying cry of the […]

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Free Speech Letters, 7/19/11

Balance Budget Now Dear Editor, It is obvious to most Americans that our federal government needs to live within its income. After just 10 years, one may qualify for Social Security. With improved health in America, living until 85 or 90 is not uncommon. Increasing the retirement age is long past due. Balancing the budget […]

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Free Speech Letters, 7/12/11

Research much? Dear Editor, The Tea Party tends to educate and learn and not just react to a headline. This has been on the books in Dayton for years. Except that the law used the word “verbal,” as in if you verbally asked for money, you needed a permit. This only amended the law to […]

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Free Speech Letters, 7/5/11

Two points on PETA 1. Freedom of speech. PETA is over the top, but have the right to request and pay for a billboard. 2. Freedom of speech: The billboard company has the right to decide what they will advertise. It is a free country, thank God! Capitalism works based on supply and demand. Perhaps […]

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Free Speech Letters, 6/28/11

What has the crybaby done for me lately? So Rep. Weiner has resigned. The more apt question is what has Boehner done to create jobs? What has Boehner done to force the American wealthy to pay for the war in Iraq/Afghanistan that he helped President Bush start? Boehner is making a big deal about not […]

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Free Speech Letters 6/21/11

Still no accountability Ms. Wroten, thank you for writing about this important issue. The only thing I could think to add is that the Corps still is not being held accountable. That is because there has been no federally mandated independent investigation of the flooding disaster on August 29, 2005. Immediately after the terrorist attack […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]