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Mail Call - Aug. 17

August 17, 2012

“I’m on the Do Not Call registry, and I have no idea what good it does. I have mortgage companies calling me every day, trying to refinance my house. I have credit card companies calling me every day. I have these stupid candidates calling me, which should be ... what good is the Do Not Call list if they don’t listen, and when you try to call back, you can’t call to that number. Is there a law? Can I collect the numbers that these people are calling me from, and turn them in to somebody or something, please?”

— Hagerstown



“This is to the person calling in about the turn at the YMCA. You don’t know what you’re talking about. I live in Potomac Manor. Try to get out from Chartridge Drive onto Eastern Boulevard. You get out as fast as you can because the cars fly around that turn. And when you’re coming out from the YMCA, it’s the same thing. You’ve got to get out quick. I think if the police would set radar there, they’d get cramps in their hands.”

— Hagerstown



“To the person who lives in Waynesboro, Pa., who says they’re better off today than they were four years ago, with a new house, a new car and an increase in their business: Obviously, works for the Department of Corrections, hired under the Obama administration.”

— Smithsburg



“To the ladies who are going to open up a new shoe store, downtown Hagerstown, we wish them luck, but we also would like for them to have small sizes, women’s small sizes. Every time we go to buy shoes at any local store, they only start out at 5-6. Well, we take between 4 1/2 to a 5, and we have to stuff the toes. Some will special order, but it takes forever. It’s not like just going out and getting a pair of shoes that you would like for a special occasion. Thank you, and we wish them the best of luck in their new store.”

— Hagerstown



“To the Hancock caller, on recycling: If you would take the little bit of time to recycle, it would make up the cost of what goes to the landfill, and lower everyone’s fees for dumping, plus help our environment and the need for more landfills.”

— Hancock



“I’m a Baltimore Ravens fan, and I would just like to know why The Herald-Mail doesn’t print anything about the Ravens. Every day, they have an article about the Redskins, but they never have anything about the Ravens, and I would like to know why.”

— Maugansville



“Seniors, anyone 55 years old or older: Do not understand why there are not more of you who use the many different classes and the facility at the senior center located at the Girls Inc. building, 626 Washington Ave., such as computer classes, aerobics, yoga, tai chi, strength training. These are all at no cost to you. Hope to see you there.”

— Washington County



“Remember when we were losing jobs and getting deeper and deeper in debt for eight years, while spending $4 billion a day on the war in Iraq? The so-called job creators weren’t creating any jobs then for the U.S., and they weren’t fussing about lowering our debt because they were making, wealthy corporations were making unbelievable wealth from investments overseas and off of the war. It wasn’t our servicepeople making the money, it was the ... that were making five times more than our soldiers, who were being disabled for life, mentally and physically, and some lost their lives so that we have our freedom.”

— Hagerstown



“You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. And when half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.”

— Hagerstown



“Regarding the Hagerstown Suns: Winchester is requiring Mr. Quinn to make a contribution of $10 million for a stadium. The Hagerstown figure is a contribution of $20 million, which would be paid for by the city, county, the Suns and the private sector. This doesn’t really tell you the exact figure Mr. Quinn will be paying or the city, county, etc. Let’s have some transparency here. Give us the specifics.”

— Hagerstown



“Kudos to Brooks McBurney for calling out George Michael’s article of July 30. This man echoes Fox News with his misleading articles. Nothing more than red meat for the Republican base. Please, everyone, fact check what pundits write. Also, Art Callaham sure needs a ‘time out’ or an ‘anger management class’ for his article of July 29.”

— Fayetteville, Pa.

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