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Letter wrong: The Palestinians started it and have kept it going Re Tom Ellis’ Oct. 27 letter, “Israel has rejected all Palestinian peace offers”: I don’t know where Mr. Ellis has been for the last several decades. It wasn’t the new state of Israel that attacked the Arabs in 1948; it was the Arab armies that attacked the new nation. All the wars since then came about due to Arab attacks and/or deadly threats. In ...


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WordWiz78
October 31, 2011
12:15 p.m.

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Terry, perhaps you're someone who is not buried under a mountain of student loan debt. If so, good for you. Many of the rest of us are, however. The money we are paying in student loans is money we could be using to put back into the economy.

While I am normally someone who believes that when you borrow money, you should pay it back, I am also a realist who recognizes a simple fact: we HAVE no extra money. This isn't a case of us not wanting to pay back student loans; it is a case of not having enough money to comfortably do so AND pay the rest of our bills AND buy groceries AND pay for gas.

In Europe, students may attend public universities for a very minimal cost - fees for labs, books, etc. Students pay less than 10% of what American students pay. Grades are higher in European universities, and employment rates following graduation are also higher. So, obviously, low cost higher education can be successfully accomplished. So why don't we do it? Perhaps that's more political than the Student Loan Relief.

Over the past decade or so, big business and the government have gotten bailout upon bailout. Corrupt companies get to declare bankruptcy, and then have the government pay them money to continue operating. Entire state governments continue to operate while being billions of dollars in the red. It's about time someone suggested a bailout for the American citizens. Yes, it's a political stand. Made by a politician (wow, there's a surprise - politics in politics!). And it's being done to help the American people.

I'm not sure how you figure it's going to hurt you financially by having to pay less money. Maybe you learned a different type of mathematics than the rest of us.

wmarincic
October 31, 2011
3:20 p.m.

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WordWiz78
I would say that if America put an end to funding illegal aliens to the tune of 120Billion per year we could well afford to do this. I'm all for helping America and Americans first. I also am a believer that immigration is good for America but it has toi be LEGAL not illegal.

albright1
October 31, 2011
5:25 p.m.

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Mr. Wordwiz, when you borrow money, you are obligated to pay it back. Wasn't that clear when you borrowed it? Most of us can't "comfortably" pay it back the way you wish you could, but we pay it back "uncomfortably".

Now if you would like someone to pay it back for you, I suggest you contact the thieves at the place of higher learning that benefited from your tuition payment in the first place. If they took your money to grant you a diploma in a field that had no possibility of getting you a job that paid enough, they are guilty of false advertising and you have a legitimate claim.

albright1
October 31, 2011
5:34 p.m.

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Ryan Wilson,

What???

Actually I was going to say that your statement... "Twenty-four hour media outlets are no longer the gatekeepers to a successful movement." is crazy. Without the left wing media running the occupy movement as the lead story everyday for over a month, nobody would even know you are there. But now as I think a little harder, I believe you're right. Even with the media running the occupy stories as the lead for over a month, you still don't have a successful movement.

rdubvdub
October 31, 2011
5:52 p.m.

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Albright-

Partisonship aside, surely you don't believe that thousands of protester scattered across over a hundred cities in country isn't news worthy? Especially when there has been incidences of violence involving the police? I understand that you're under the impression that this is all a liberal-media plot to validate the movement, but fundamentally the media's job is to cover things that are news worthy. Thousands of protesters in the streets, whether you believe with them or not, is news worthy. More news worthy than the propaganda run by Fox News and most of the conservative outlets on a consistent basis.

-Ryan

wmarincic
October 31, 2011
8:50 p.m.

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Incidents involving the police? Like the incident where a protester pushed a 600 pound motorcycle onto the officer that was riding it. How about defecating on the police car, is that what you are talking about? How about throwing rocks and stones at police, is that the incident?

In the beginning this may have been a movement to bring attention to the average person who has been ignored by it's government. It has since been taken over by socialists and anarchists that want to destroy America.

In New York a retired teacher earning $70k per year said we need to overthrow the government. In Denver they were saying they were going to march to the capital and take the Governor.

I really dislike Obama and hate everything he stands for but I would never want him overthrown.

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