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The Rant

Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 12:01 am

The Rant is The News-Sentinel's anonymous sound-off forum. The readers' views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel.

To the ranter suggesting Black Friday employees form a union: Many stores will fire you for just suggesting that. It simply isn't an option.

Before my nephew leaves for the Marines, I want to know that he will be protected and rescued in dangerous places if possible. I want to know why the Libyan ambassador and others were not rescued or protected, even though (part of) the seven-hour attack was being watched in real time via a drone.

Man is not causing the climate change or global warming.

I'm so glad that my hard-earned tax dollars are helping those who are on welfare and/or food stamps get a government-sponsored cell phone … . Maybe it's time to re-think my employment status so someone else pays for my cell phone, school fees and lunches, housing, medical, food, etc.

At Christmastime, the stores are overloaded with merchandise to sell. Every spare inch is full. Merchants, please consider the handicapped individuals who shop at your store. We need space for our wheelchairs and scooters. Please leave us room.

Is this Fort Wayne or Fort Apache? Three shootings in five days in broad daylight. Solution? National Guard on every street corner,locked and loaded. Someone has to take the lead and stop this madness. Don't we owe these citizens a safe place to live? I think we do.

Surprise, surprise! Now many sources, including Republicans, are admitting that the real reason they wanted to cut early voting hours in Florida was to reduce voting by minorities. How can anyone trust Republican rhetoric when it comes to voting rights?

After the election, some Republicans admitted that maybe they need to look at how they relate to minorities. Then why did the (U.S.) House Republicans choose 19 white males to chair 19 House committees?

Ironic that our (Fort Wayne Community Schools) superintendent refused a pay raise but accepted a $9,000 bonus when teachers are taking pay cuts and the buildings are in disrepair.

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