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The Rant

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 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.

Last I heard, Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid are not government handouts but your benefits that you paid into. However, food stamps and other welfare (are) handouts!

Better close off that gap where Wendy's used to be on West Jefferson Boulevard. People are making illegal U-turns there.

Why is it the speeders, those making illegal turns, running stoplights, etc., are ignored during the day? But at 3 a.m., watch out. You see police cars with stopped cars everywhere!

When it rains or the snow melts, the south side of Lake Avenue floods just east of the new Maplecrest Road. Looks like the ditch got filled in from landscaping. Can't they cut a new ditch to keep the water off the road?

Churches are now serving a supper once a month to gain memberships. Are they that hard up for money?

Why punish all students for restroom smoking or other things? Being unable to use restrooms can cause students' health problems, like infections, and cost parents time and money.

It is an undeniable fact that the Earth's and most animals' worst enemy is humanity.

Is it possible to be too virtuous and too decent of a human being to prosper in capitalist America?

To the cry-babies complaining some neighbors haven't shoveled their sidewalks yet: Have you considered they might be disabled or elderly and can't afford to hire someone? Instead of jogging today, offer help.

We go to the Northwood Postal Station quite often. It is a busy station, but we always are treated very well. They know what they are doing, and they do it well.

Why do Carroll, Homestead and Leo high schools compete in leagues with schools so much smaller than they? It proves nothing … to beat small rural schools … .

Four years in prison for a bank robbery. What was the judge thinking? He will be out in two years robbing another bank in order to pay his fine. Good work, judge. No wonder bank robberies flourish in Fort Wayne.

What's the matter, … (a local budget retailer)? You just had a massive 50 percent off sale. There was so much stuff, it was hard to get around. The reason I haven't donated … (items) is because items cost too much to buy from you. Lower your prices and maybe you would get more donations.

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