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Letters

  • Will mandates govern your healthcare?

    To the editor: Breast cancer is 25 percent of all cancers out there. Breast cancer in women in their 40s is aggressive.

    New guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, made up of no oncology experts, recommend women in their 40s no longer have annual mammograms. Most insurers and the Medicare program said they would ignore the panel’s recommendation, as it should be. But Obama-care will mandate by law that this task force will provide the new regulations that micromanage all health insurance decisions (see section 2713 of the Senate bill).

  • Records fees will break the law

    To the editor: Your editorial gets right to the point: "The school board is seriously considering violating the North Carolina public records law."

    One shouldn’t be surprised by their brazen willingness to again flip off the public. This is the same inept gang that plotted behind the scenes to keep schoolchildren from hearing a speech by their president and were exposed to widespread ridicule when their “confidential” e-mails were unexpectedly made public by a vigilant press.

  • Speak out against Cap and Trade

    To the editor: With the recent scandal involving Climate-gate, which hasn’t been covered by the mainstream media, the proposed Cap and Trade Bill is obsolete.

    Scientists who championed global warming research altered documents by changing numbers to “hide the decline” in temperatures and refused to disclose documents despite the Freedom of Information Act.

    In e-mails recently exposed, there was collusion in the destruction of these documents.

  • Proposed healthcare bill is a fraud

    To the editor: This week all the Senate Democrats voted to debate the Harry Reid Health Care bill.

    This bill is a total fraud and an assault on common sense.

    The idea this can be debated is beyond comprehension of anyone with an ounce of common sense.

    The bill is called deficit neutral, meaning taxes and savings equal the cost. The bill claims this by taxing us 10 years yet spending over six years. This is like paying on a mortgage on your new house for four years before you can move in.

  • Thanks for help with benefit

    To the editor: A heartfelt thank-you goes out to all who volunteered and sponsored the charity benefit for Hilda Smith on Nov. 19

    I truly appreciate your compassion and generosity to help me as I battle amyloidosis. It was good to see many of my former students and get them to reminisce, and to see former colleagues and good friends.

    Your monetary gifts are a blessing, and I know God will bless you in return.

    Always have hope, look up and smile.

    Thank you again for blessing me with your love.

  • McIntyre's shameful vote

    To the editor: Mike McIntyre said he voted “no” for the healthcare reform bill because it need more cost-study time.

    What a pathetic answer. Healthcare reform has been studied for more than 60 years.

    Mike joined with several other Democrats who like to call themselves “Blue Dog Democrats.” They have the wrong color. They should be called “Yellow Dog Democrats.”

  • There are still good people

    To the editor: About three weeks ago I left Walmart in Shallotte. As I was driving home, my car quit running. I was so upset and scared.

    I tried to get off the road as much as I could. It was on U.S. 17. I am 84 years old, and I did not have my phone.

    I hadn’t been there long when a young lady came along and stopped to ask if she could help me. Then a man and his wife came by and stopped to help me.

    I found out I had ran out of gas, something that has never happened to me in my life.

  • What are you thankful for?

    To the editor: As we think about celebrating Thanksgiving Day, what should we be thankful for?

    This Thanksgiving Day, my son will celebrate another holiday and another day without a father, while the man charged with shooting and killing his father may celebrate Thanksgiving at home with his family.

    My son will grow up lacking one of the most important things in life, learning the love between a father and a son.

  • Consensus is not fact

    To the editor: Undoubtedly, you have encountered the expressions “scientific consensus” and “climate change,” often in the same context.

    Environmental alarmists now bemoan “climate change” as the doomsday harbinger, whereas heretofore it was “global warming,” a distinction without a difference, necessitated by recent empirical data.

  • Gas chamber is a cruel way to die

    To the editor: What if lost and orphaned children were dragged by a pole and put in a gas chamber to struggle for their last breaths? Would we stand by and do nothing?

    This is what can happen to pets if they are lost, picked up by animal control and not reclaimed in time.

    The most innocent of creatures, man’s best friends, do not deserve this fate. I believe the public knows what is happening and still most people do nothing to stop it.