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Mail Call - Feb. 12

February 12, 2013

“Happens every time: First the government calls for a gun ban, then you see a lot of shootings where there were none. Can’t tell me that’s a coincidence.”
— Cumberland, Md.

“To the Greencastle caller on Feb. 1, saying President Obama passed ‘20-some things’ on gun control, and never said anything about mental health, please go back and read the 23 executive orders he signed. At least five of those were about mental health, with one of them specifically being an order for the CDC to look into the link between mental health and gun violence, and to find possible causes and prevention methods.”
— Clear Spring

“Beware, Pennsylvania residents. Why do we want to privatize state concessions? Do we want to hand this free money over to a group of friends, people who will pony up big campaign contributions? This is the standard Republican procedure. Privatization can really be a money grab.”
— Boonsboro

“Well, I see that the gutless Republicans just quietly went along and raised the debt ceiling. This after years of screaming, no new debts, cuts in spending, cuts in entitlement, we will stand firm, we will go against this president who’s trying to drive this country into the ground. Well, gutless they are, they gave in.”
— Chambersburg, Pa.

“Thank you, Herald-Mail, for putting the article on B8 on Saturday morning, a fact check on the Chuck Hagel potential nomination. Those three facts are very true. And this is to all the other people that’s out there. He volunteered, him and his brother, to go into the military service in the ’60s. He wasn’t a draft dodger, and he wasn’t asking for all the deferments, like Rumsfeld and a bunch of that other crew.”
— Leitersburg

“Maybe if the post office want to save a little bit of money, they could make the stamps smaller. I just got a batch of the Forever stamps, and they don’t even fit on some of my envelopes that have the windows in. I have to put the stamps sideways. They’re twice the size of a regular stamp.”
— Hagerstown

“People that know history will know what I’m talking about. From 1932 to 1945 in Germany, the media pretty much just dwelled on the rich and the elite. Every once in a while, a spectacular story, maybe, that involved the poor or the working class, was reported on, but very little. Sounds like the media nowadays. All we hear about are the big parties ... basically, the media only cares about the rich and the elite in this country. It hasn’t always been that way, but it’s getting worse. I think people better wake up.”
— Hagerstown

“I see where Del. Neil Parrott is trying to raise the Maryland speed limit to 70. A lot of people already drive that speed and more. Almost on a daily basis, if not at least weekly, there is a major accident that closes down highways 70, 81, and 95. With people continuing to use their cellphones and texting while driving, seems like raising the speed limit is the last thing we need. Don’t our elected officials have anything more important to do?”
— Hagerstown

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