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Free Speech Letters, 11/29/11

The rise and fall of the U.S. Dear Editor, When the leaders of the Soviet Union wanted to increase their power, they explained to the masses all of the things that they were entitled to. That was made clear in the Soviet constitution. To pay for all of these things, the rate of taxation was […]

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Free Speech Letters, 11/22/11

Mortgage mess It’s little wonder the mortgage problem is becoming worse. Judges and lawyers are just playing the banks’ games, which is to do exactly what they want, which is doing nothing for the home owners. Anyone want to know why the banks aren’t negotiating with the homeowners? They don’t have to. Not when Fannie […]

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Free Speech Letters, 11/15/11

Cheers for beards! Three cheers and hats off for this group of fine facial-follicled folk! Not only are they “saving the world from social tyranny, one beard at a time,” but they are doing it in grand fashion by their charitable contributions! The world needs more groups of men (and women!) like this! Steve Scarpa […]

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Free Speech Letters, 11/8/11

Legal … with an “L” Legal immigrants is the keyword. A lot of people were skeptics, now they should be believers. I for one, being in law enforcement, know through police sites that I visit that there are communities around the country harboring illegals (cheap labor) and purposely keeping this issue a secret from the […]

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Free Speech Letters, 11/1/11

Correction In October 18’s League of Women Voters Voters Guide, there was a mistake on the bio for a candidate for Beavercreek Township Trustee, Bob Stone. The bio should have read: Bio:  BHS Class of ‘67, Vietnam Veteran awarded Bronze Star, Married 38 years to Margaret.  60 year resident of Beavercreek, serving on: Board of […]

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Free Speech Letters, 10/25/11

A talent from the start Craig is a longtime friend of mine from high school. I remember him in printing class. He always had a knack for unique art and just being different. In my own line of work and trying to be different from the norm, I can certainly appreciate the time, care and […]

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Free Speech Letters, 10/18/11

Where’s Illinois? I greatly enjoyed the forum from Oct. 4 but found it amazing that neither side mentioned Illinois. As I write, the Democrats are working on a plan to, through redistricting, eliminate six, seven or perhaps even eight Republican-held districts. For the record, both Ohio and Illinois are wrong. As an Independent, I want […]

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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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