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Mail Call - Feb. 11

February 10, 2011

"Genesis says that God told Noah to take two of every kind of animal onto the Ark. That would be about 120 kangaroos. There are 60 species. After the flood, how did they get all the way back to Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand?"

— Halfway


"I wanted a new car. The credit score company said I had bad credit and bad debt-to-income ratio. So I got to thinking about this. Don't you think the government should also be subject to these same laws? What is the government's credit score and debt-to-income ratio? Who in their right mind would lend this government anything?"

— Hagerstown


"Reading the article in the Hagerstown newspaper (about) home heating help for the low-earning families — a few days before that it was looking for ways to cut education. We don't want our children cold, or robbed of a proper education. I'm 80 years old, and you can't tell me there isn't anything to cut in the higher-up employees of the BOE."

— Hancock


"As a lifelong Republican, and now on disability and I have no health insurance, why doesn't our congressmen, my Republican brothers-in-arms, want me to have health care? Why? I can't afford the big company health care. I'm looking into cheaper means, but why don't my Republican brothers want me to live? I'd like a representative of Roscoe Bartlett to explain to me why you don't want your Republican family to live."

— Hagerstown


"I'm wondering when will we voters demand a promise from our elected officials to finish out their terms rather than seek higher office, either here or elsewhere. Sen. Manchin leaves the governor's office for the Senate, and leaves West Virginia with what looks like an $8-billion special election bill."

— Falling Waters, W.Va.


"I was reading here where we're going to have a salt shortage for the icy weather. Money's pretty tight, I guess. It ought to be, buying all this real estate. They ought to think ahead. I think they ought to run the whole bunch out of town, get a new bunch of young  people in there, knows what's going in, because the old ones sure as heck don't."

— Maugansville


"This is a comment on the copper thefts. I would suggest that the local authorities require scrap dealers and recyclers to demand identification such as a driver's license for people dropping off scrap copper, getting their names and address. Maybe this would help."

— Halfway

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