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See the value
I can't believe Sen. Paul Koering or anyone else would put hunting and fishing ahead of our senior companions and foster grandparent program. I wish they could see the value there is in having these programs. They both do so much good for the seniors and the little children. Some day they will get old. Then they might see how wrong it is to cut them out.
Human face of Iraq
Years of sanctions and war have devastated the Iraqi people. Young children and the elderly in Iraq are the most vulnerable. These are the true victims of such an unnecessary tragedy. Vital medications, vitamins, food, drinkable water and other necessary items for survival are -- for the most part -- unavailable to the majority of Iraqi citizens because of the sanctions. Mothers and fathers watch their children die before them, families are starving and people feel hopeless. Imagine if those were your children suffering and dying? Can we really liberate Iraq by murdering possibly thousands of innocent civilians?
What we really need
... They are bringing in a Ground Round to the area. Why not bring in a few more car lots, pawn shops, bars and fast food joints?... It seems what we really need in this area to help out the financial problem is some kind of industry that would bring in decent jobs with decent wages. How can we eat at the new restaurants or buy cars if there isn't a good income base for those of us who live here? The time of depending on a resort job or the tourist business seems to have died out.
A Duluth businessman has purchased the franchise rights for a Ground Round in the lakes area.
What is it good for?
Last Saturday, I participated in a protest march against the war in Iraq. I brought my 16-year-old son with me. This was my first march and/or protest. The protesters were peaceful and there were horns honking in favor. What I did not know was the anger, the profuse language, the attempt to degrade our right to express our feelings. This was from a small minority, compared to the numbers we had. If those opposed want to have a different opinion, then let them get organized. War -- what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.
A tale of two demonstrations
I have been at recent anti-war (or pro-peace) demonstrations. There have sometimes been a couple pro-war counter-demonstrators. They have concentrated on yelling at, and sometimes cursing, at the anti-war demonstrators, calling them cowards or unpatriotic. Throwing insults is the trademark of the ignorant. Being a patriot means standing up for your beliefs, not hanging a flag on your SUV and yelling at people.
Pillager School Board better send out a survey to see how many students they are going to lose when they bring in strangers to work in the school.
Stand behind our country
Hooray to the person who voiced their opinions to support our troops. Why don't those of you who hold those signs go protest in Iraq and see what Saddam would do -- certainly not allow you the freedom to protest. You would be shot dead. What would your relatives who fought for our freedom think of you now?
A note from an American
God bless the soldiers who'll stand up to the bully who refuses to play by the rules and thank you, soldiers, for standing up for me, the little guy, and being my shield, keeping me safe from harm and preventing the enemy from penetrating my soul. Signed, the American.
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