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Opinion Letters

Two pieces of news last week were observed by me. One was that Obama told us that the nation was in good economic condition, and the second, our local news shocked us about the future loss of jobs due to changes at Caterpillar and Shaw Industries.

Now one seems to be contrary to the other. As a matter of fact, locally one is a bold-faced lie. We, the citizens, should not be shocked by this because just about everything we pick up in Walmart is stamped "made in China."

Previously, people could have gone for jobs at Belden cord plant, Wrangler Blue Bell or Fruit of the Loom, etc. By the way, strangely, Fruit of the Loom and Shaw Industries were both acquired by Warren Buffet, the man who causes evaporation of more jobs.

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As a longterm NRA member I see a big mistake in your coverage about the guns in school issue. To picture a revolver as a BB gun and a semi auto .45 as the real gun could be taken by those who know nothing about guns that all revolver- looking guns are BB guns. Today’s toy gun market is filled with both revolver and semi-auto toy guns. Both look very real to any nongun person. You should have pictured two revolvers and pointed out the subtle difference between the two.

I have always admired Sheriff Holland and his department but am shocked that he states he has never had a discussion with his children about guns in school. All parents should do this.

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The crap was flowing two weeks ago (you saw his lips moving didn't you) as our president told us more about what he has done and plans to do.

He did forget to tell you the scandals that have taken place during his administration though:

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Historical injustices, real and perceived, create seeds of terrorism. Today’s policies create a fertile environment for the seeds of terrorism to flourish.

The first environmental factor is overpopulation. Where there is cultural pressure and/or lack of access to birth control, high birth rates lead to overpopulation.

The second factor is finite local resources to sustain that population, including food, healthcare, education, housing, and employment that results in sustainable income for families.

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