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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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Free Speech Letters, 6/14/11

CORRECTION The fishing locales in the article titled “Come Out & Play” DO require an Ohio fishing license. Five Rivers Metroparks locations that DO NOT require a license are: Carriage Hill, Sunfish Pond in Germantown, ponds and Argonne Lake at Possum Creek, catch/release at Dogwood Pond and Lake George at Twin Creek. All other Metroparks […]

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Free Speech Letters 6/7/11

A differing view on levee system, corps The articles about the flooding all seem to lay the blame on the Corps of Engineers. Maybe they have dropped the ball and must take responsibility for some of the problem. But, as one writer noted, “The Mississippi floods, big time”. So, maybe it would be more productive […]

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Free Speech Letters 5/31/11

Bravo theatre! Great article, Brian! Both casts loaded with talent … with two such diverse themes … great theatre in Dayton. – Terry Lupp Dayton, Ohio [RE: “Onstage: May” by Brian P. Sharp, 5/3/11] Hide and seek? Please. From the iPhone perspective, I get a pop up notice every time a push notice wishes to […]

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Free Speech Letters 5/24/11

Are tax increases ever catastrophic? Are fee/school-levy/tax increases ever catastrophic, like these proposed government budget cuts that public servants currently and continually complain, cry, pout, shout and whine about? They are as soon as you cannot delay or pay them. Many of us private-sector people regret that we have not seen any or many real […]

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Free Speech Letters: 5/17/11

Competition gone I agree with Ms. Odeh – the car industry with the help of government have all but snuffed out competition from electric cars to rail. – Stephanie Agosta [RE: Debate Forum Left by Rana Odeh, 5/10/11] An issue with bullying I can recall various times in my life when I experienced bullying first […]

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Free Speech 5/10/11

End Capital Punishment now Mr. Walker, [You said] “We are the only civilized country in the world that still kills its citizens.” This is true. Most of the world’s executions are in China, Iran, Yemen, Iraq, the United States and Saudi Arabia. What is that saying? “You are known by the company you keep?” I […]

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Free Speech Letters 5/3/11

For shame Democratic Senator Harry Reid of Nevada and Senate majority leader, is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, that is, [he is] a Mormon. However, his conduct last week during the budget debate was far less than the standards normally expected of the Mormons. I found it especially ironic […]

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Free Speech letters 4/26/11

W is for West Side I have been trying to formulate a strategy for solving the urban problem that exists in West Dayton. The problem I am referring to is how blighted this side of Dayton has become over time as a result of the legacy of being a poorer side of town, which has […]

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Free Speech Letters, 4/19/11

The ‘REAL’ reason We all know that this is NOT a ’safety’ issue. It IS a ‘not in my backyard’ issue. There’s a real reason the residents of Beavercreek feel this way; they have well-founded concerns about the kind of traffic that will be introduced to the city. Those concerns aren’t necessarily racist, they are […]

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