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SATURDAY, JAN. 24, 2009

Debt is out of control

God tells us in his wisdom that we are not to be in debt. That it is bad. In this country debt has become a way of life. Until the financial collapse, debt was the most heavily marketed product in ...

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Defend sanctity of life

This week marks 36 years of legalized abortion in our land. The cry of the supposed “human rights” liberals is empty and hollow when we consider the 35 million abortion/deaths who were torn and ripped apart in the womb?

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Economy solution up to people

One of the most important items in the world is money. It can give you almost anything. Our food, clothing, medicine, homes, etc., are our necessities. Money shows up in many ways: dollars, credits, interest, checks, etc. I heard the other day that our government now has an $8.7 trillion deficit. How can we survive a time like the 1929 recession? It’s a problem. Our leaders are searching several ways to find an answer.

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Flight team deserves credit

The excerpt from the Washington Post (Jan. 19) continues a media-slanted view of the Hudson River miracle. “That everyone got off the plane without life-threatening injury, despite the bone-chilling air and water temperatures, speaks of their pulling together in a ...

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Fund family planning

What a momentous week! On Monday, our nation observed the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a powerful voice for freedom and liberty. We celebrated the audacity of hope in hard times on Tuesday by inaugurating Barack Obama as our 44th president. And on Thursday many of us gathered to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.

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Geithner unfit for post

Timothy Geithner should not be confirmed as President Obama’s secretary of Treasury by Washington’s Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray. Geithner is a tax cheat. His intelligence is not in question. His character is damaged in acting as if he ...

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Gun control form of slavery

It’s a sad commentary that Americans are stockpiling, and storing, firearms and ammunition much as our forefathers did before the Revolutionary War. In 1775, a tyrannical British king was trying to disarm American citizens. Today, a cabal of left-wing, anti-freedom, ...

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Gun threat growing

Gunfire injured five men as they left a high school basketball game in Chicago. Three deer, trapped by snow, were shot and killed and left on a roadway in northeastern Washington. And a woman pointed a gun at another driver in the Costco parking lot in Coeur d Alene.

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More on war between Israel, Gaza

When it comes to the Mideast, there’s nothing like an Israeli response to terrorism that brings out the best in hypocrisy and anti-Semitism in local writers (Jan. 17), the U.N., or Europe.

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Visibility is safety issue

I applaud all those who are getting off their duffs and getting outside exercise, especially in this inclement weather. However, I’ll hold my applause for those who fail to also exercise good judgment by exercising in the streets and roads without outer clothing with reflective features, reflective vests, ankle/arm bands and/or something that actually lights their presence on the street or road.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2009

Caribou boo-hoo

Your Jan. 17 article about “environmental” groups suing to protect Woodland Caribou Habitat in Boundary County made me cry. The issue is laughable, but the implications make one cry. Their action is stupid, wasteful and inconsiderate. The herd spans the ...

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Don't feed the deer

It appears that a large number of our Spokane County neighbors have taken pity on a seemingly hapless deer population by leaving food out for them this winter. Despite the ravages of an overwhelming December snow load, these animals do ...

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Protect your liberty

The neoimperialists have once again had one of their candidates elected and inaugurated president of our country. I’m thinking you now have time to be concerned about your personal freedom and the liberty of us all.

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Spokane Valley clueless

I must respond to the Jan. 9 opinion editorial “Raw deal” (about Spokane County’s decision to terminate its snow-removal agreement with Spokane Valley). Using the term “without warning” is nonsense; the notice could not have been any clearer. Eleven-plus months ...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2009

Contrast now with then

As I read Ms. (Andra) Gillespie’s op-ed column on racism (Jan. 20), I reflected on my love of visiting antique shops like her. You see, I am a cabinetmaker and I enjoy looking at furniture of the past for its construction techniques, contrasting them with the modern ways of construction that I use today.

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