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I am writing this letter to inform the city of Willmar, the railroad, and pedestrians trying to use the railroad crossing of 10th St. N.W. by Perkins Lumber yard. The crossing is very dangerous due to large spaces between the ties and where the tar meets. The sidewalk has huge gaps so your tires on strollers and small bikes become stuck. I am living proof that it is dangerous. My son and I were walking to grandma's house and attempted to cross over the tracks and the stroller wheels became stuck in one of these ruts.
What a petty and partisan editorial. The newspaper, displaying its usual liberal bias, wants to blame the problems in the bonding bill on Sen. Joe Gimse. I didn't know that the fate of Minnesota, Kandiyohi County or Willmar rested solely on the shoulders of Gimse. While the newspaper is correct in its statement, "The capital investment bonding bill hurt Willmar and Kandiyohi County," it should have stopped there and skipped its liberal tantrum about politics in St. Paul.
I think there are some people in today's world that need to take a little better care of the earth. I'm talking about littering out of cars. It seems there is constantly trash in the ditches and the majority of it is from people throwing it out of their car window. I just think there are some things that we can do to reduce the amount of littering going on. Like if you are going on a trip and you know you'll probably have lots of garbage, just put a plastic bag or two in your car.
In January the Supreme Court put our republic up for sale. It was done without fanfare in the case of Citizens United v. FEC. Five activist justices using two premises -- that corporations are people with all constitutional rights and that money equals speech -- ruled that the corporations could spend any amount of their profits to campaign in any and all elections.
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Numerous letters on this page have declared that there is no need for government to be involved in health care. They have indicated that private insurance companies are a better choice, and in a capitalistic society, the only choice for providing adequate, low-cost healthcare coverage. Yet, despite the existence of private insurance companies and the "limited" role of government in health care (Medicare, Medicaid, and MinnesotaCare, etc.), millions of Americans remain uninsured. Premiums continue to rise faster than wages and the rate of inflation.
He might have won the Nobel Prize before I was born. Back in 1940, when he was a researcher at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston (as in, "call Uncle Al at the BI"), he was studying the effects of infection on the heart and circulatory system. One of the effects seemed to be small bleeding ulcers. He had read that doctors had seen curved bacteria in the stomachs of (dead) ulcer patients, and he wanted to know what they were doing there and whether they had something to do with the ulcers in live patients.
An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: By The Associated Press On Amtrak: ... President Obama and top Democrats on Capitol Hill want to pump up mass transit, including Amtrak, with massive new federal subsidies. They may even go as far as reviving one of Amtrak's biggest losers, the old Sunset Limited Line that passed through Atmore, Pascagoula and Mobile. Passenger service on the Sunset Limited, a route that runs from Los Angeles to Orlando, Fla., was suspended east of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast in 2005.
WASHINGTON -- It was not the soaring rhetoric that is Barack Obama's signature, but he recently offered the sound bite that may define his presidency: "Don't bet against us." There are reasons to believe that his confident words -- they were about health care reform, but have broader application -- were not the bombast of a bluffer exaggerating the strength of his hand.