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Posted on January 6 at 5:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

While I can appreciate your concerns about teaching college students basic skills (e.g., learning to read, write and basic math skills), the need to navigate social media in job hunting in today's market is essential and has nothing to do with socialism. It also has nothing to do with "getting them to the unemployment line"; rather, it's the opposite. It helps them to get on the employment train. Employers today are not using the traditional routes to select candidates. One example is the federal government. One can no longer simply send a resume to a federal agency. One has to apply through the USA Jobs Web site. Candidates who apply via online means demonstrate their savvy in today's technology-focused world. Without computer skills, which will need to encompass not only word processing, Internet research, e-mail and other adeptness, today's job seeker will go nowhere. Networking via LinkedIn has helped many people open doors that may have been closed to them. And all of this has nothing to do with socialism!

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Posted on December 25 at 4:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I belong to this church, and I have to say that the people who participate in activities really make it special. From bringing handmade Christmas trees to people who can't make it to church to collecting warm socks for those in need, the people of St. Margaret of Cortona know how to put their faith in action. This is a wonderful group of people, and I am thankful that the Gazette sent a photographer to capture this commemoration of the Christmas story. The kids were terrific!

From: Children re-create live Nativity scene at church

Posted on September 3 at 8:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The Cantys are amazing people, and the community should be thankful for their commitment to continuing this scholarship in memory of Michael. Michael would be--and is--proud of his parents and siblings, as they are of him. They spoke eloquently of him at his funeral (which I, among hundreds of others, attended) and celebrated his all-too-short life. What an incredible family. We should all take a page out of their book. They turned their tragedy into an investment into the future. Thank you, Kay, Ed, your children, and all of the people who have come forward to support the Michael Canty Scholarship Fund.

From: 600 compete in final Canty race

Posted on August 21 at 4:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)

And Lois--for those people who DO make a commitment to a pet: Please SPAY and NEUTER your dog or cat! It is NOT cute to breed your pets! Your children do NOT need to experience the birth of puppies or kittens! Your female dog or cat does NOT need to be bred in order to make her feel "complete." Pet overpopulation is a serious problem. Also, I feel so sad for people who lose their homes and can't take their pets with them. They who might have been committed to their pets and have to be separated from them--how heartbreaking is that?

From: Letters to the Editor for Aug. 21

Posted on August 9 at 12:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Thank you, Will. I have my facts straight, and I am not a sinner, a pervert, or a hypocrite. I also don't pepper my posts with name calling for other people who put their opinions on this page. As Joe Scarborough, who's one of the most dyed-in-the-wool conservatives on the airwaves today (and who doesn't yell and scream, because he's thoughtful and listens to people who have different opinions than the ones he holds), you are entitled toyour own opinions, but not your own facts.

From: Letters to the Editor for Aug. 8

Posted on August 8 at 4:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Good luck with Florida's governor Rick Scott, who perpetrated one of the biggest health care frauds in the history of this country when he was the head of Hospital Corporation of America, and now is the governor of Florida. So if you think that a "secular progressive" like Andrew Cuomo has ruined this state through "sin and immorality," look no further than yor own capitol of Tallahassee for a crook. I will take someone who believes in the rights of people any day of the week rather than someone who can commit fraud and then write a check to the government to pay the money back without batting an eyelash.

From: Letters to the Editor for Aug. 8

Posted on July 30 at 4:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The founding fathers had no idea of the kind of technology that would be available vis-a-vis firearms. I agree, twohands, when they wrote the Second Amendment, I'm not sure this is what they meant by "a well-regulated militia." No one is asking you to give up your guns and stop hunting for recreation, or for having your guns for protection. But there is no reason whatsoever for a private citizen to have the kind of weapon that the Colorado shooter had--and the plethora of ammunition as well--unless he or she is going into military action (as in "a well-regulated militia"). Where's the "regulated" part?

From: Buying a gun to defend freedom

Posted on July 27 at 9:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

And when did Bill Ayers "blow up the Pentagon?" You are entitled to your owon opinion, but certainly not your own facts.

From: Letters to the Editor for July 27

Posted on July 27 at 9:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Will Romney also release his college transcripts? Did George W. Bush ever release his? Obama was the first president in my 63-plus years of following politics that has ever been asked to produce a birth certificate.


Q: Did Barack and Michelle Obama “surrender” their law licenses to avoid ethics charges?

A: No. A court official confirms that no public disciplinary proceeding has ever been brought against either of them, contrary to a false Internet rumor. By voluntarily inactivating their licenses, they avoid a requirement to take continuing education classes and pay hundreds of dollars in annual fees. Both could practice law again if they chose to do so.

And I don't call people names because of the political candidates they choose. If you want to call people stupid, that's your choice. I don't engage in name calling.

From: Letters to the Editor for July 27

Posted on July 25 at 4:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Obama spent his formative years in Seattle? How far was that from Hawaii? How could he have been in Hawaii, with Frank Davis as his mentor, if he was hanging out with radical leftists in Seattle? Also, my parents were rabid Nixonian Republicans who were embarassed by my involvement in protesting the Vietnam war. So does that mean that I was just like them?

The Affordable Care Act is not the reason your insurance skyrocketed; your insurance carrier is the reason, because it is trying to reap all the profits it can. ALL health insurance has gone up over the past several years--just ask ANYONE who has health insurance. The Affordable Care Act doesn't take full effect until 2014, which is when you MIGHT see some assiatnce. But it has had an effect on the so-called "donut hole" for Medicare patients, and, next week, some provisions for women with private health insurance will go into effect on August 1.

Do you know about the anti-fraud provisions in the Affordable Care Act?

We need to have universal health care, and that would solve all of your problems, wmarincic. That's what they have in Canada, and my Canadian friends all like it (guess they're all radicals! Communists! Leftists! Quelle dommage! Oh, I speak French, like Mitt! Je suis un communiste, n'est-ce-pas?).

And I listen to "Morning Joe" every morning. There's no one more conservative than he is. I do so because I want to hear "certain conservative speakers whenever possible," because I am interested in everyone's point of view. That is what we need in this country--civil discourse, as in what I hear on "Morning Joe" every day. I don't agree with him philosophically, of course, but he says, "You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts." Revisionist history does not work.

From: Letters to the Editor for July 25

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