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Mail Call - Aug. 21

August 20, 2013

“I’m reading in Monday’s Mail Call about ‘I’m having a problem with these different churches around the area having meals for homeless, and the people with money go and eat and don’t even give a donation.’ They also ... complain that they don’t like what they had for the meal that night. I think this is ridiculous. They should card them and make sure they are who they are and ... I just think it’s ridiculous that people with money would take advantage of a situation like that.”
— Funkstown

“How nice to see two of my wonderful former teachers in the paper, giving a scholarship award. Mrs. Kriner and Dr. Leonard were wonderful, positive teachers and are everything good a teacher is. Thank you for all you did for us all, and all that you are still doing to touch lives for the better.”
— Hagerstown

“On Sunday, Aug. 11, there was a helicopter flying around my Funks-town neighborhood and multiple police cars patrolling the streets. I’ve checked the newspaper, the local television news, and social media for both of those organizations, and the Hagerstown barrack of the state police. There is no information at all about this. It would be nice if one of our news agencies in Washington County would actually cover the news. Some of us were a bit frightened by this and lost sleep Sunday night, not knowing if we were safe in our neighborhood.”
— Funkstown

“So disappointed to hear about the budget cuts at Head Start. I worked for them years ago, and not only do they address the needs of children and do an excellent job preparing them for kindergarten, but they address the needs of the family, which creates a stronger and healthier family unit, which is a complete plus in the child’s life.”
— Hagerstown

“Did you know gold vault in New York City, Federal Reserve Bank, has compartments of gold reserved for many nations international? Debts are paid by transferring gold from one compartment to another. This came out of the encyclopedia of 1968.”
— Warfordsburg, Pa.

“In reference to the editorial on the 13th, about a fire tax and a panel, Herald-Mail, you just did a study a couple years ago about all the money that some of these fire companies are sitting on, a half a million dollars or better. They get half of the gaming money. They get to keep their own bingo and all money. They get all this money from the federal government to buy firetrucks and everything else, state money. We donate. Are you kidding? This is ridiculous.”
— Hagerstown

“This is to the person who said to the Hagerstown mayor and city council, kudos for evicting the Soul Food. Just one day, you better hope that you’re not in that position, or a family member in that position, for where you may need some help. Seems like every time that church or any church tries to do something good for the down-and-out, (there’s) always somebody complaining.”
— Hagerstown

“This is for the mayor and council of Boonsboro. Why weren’t the people who live on Monument Drive and Young Avenue in Boonsboro told about the new development coming in? It will run behind our houses. Traffic is bad now on these streets. People cut off South Main now and come down to hit Potomac Street. You will be lucky to even get out of your driveway. But we know whose side they’re on.”
— Boonsboro

“I was reading in the paper about the story about the fire tax. Why should I pay a fire tax to a fire company that can pay an employee over $80,000 a year? I don’t think so.”
— Hagerstown

“The headline that a man being sentenced was being postponed so he could get married is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read. What kind of justice is this?”
— Hagerstown

“I am frequently asked what nationality or race I am. How many generations of my family must be born in the USA before I can say I am an American?”
— Hagerstown

“I live outside of Boonsboro, and now pay to have my recycling picked up at the end of my driveway, due to the abuse at the Boonsboro recycling center. I put my recycle bin out on Sunday night, and when I went by it early Monday morning, it was overflowing with someone’s trash. Apparently, someone driving by took advantage of an unattended bin. So the cycle continues. The low-life, freeloading bums who forced the recycle center to close are continuing.”
— Boonsboro

“It’s getting toward the end of the year, and I have not heard anything on the particulars dealing with Obamacare. None of us would ever be able to retire if we have to buy health care every year, unless we have high-paying jobs. I would like The Herald-Mail to do a story on Obamacare, so all of us in Washington County can understand it a little bit better.”
— Funkstown

“I noticed in the Aug. 13 paper, page A3, ‘Gas prices down for third straight week.’ Now when gas prices were going up, the conservatives blamed President Obama for the increase in gas prices. Now that they’re going down, are they going to give him credit for the decrease of gas prices? I doubt it seriously.”
— Williamsport

“Hagerstown caller said that for the people to see the results of the Obamacare, they’re going to love it. There are some things they’re going to fix, but it’s going to be all right. Is this person out of their ever-loving mind? Have you not educated yourself, by reading up on the Obamacare health plan? Then a Hedgesville, W.Va., person says go ahead and put it into effect, and if there is problems then we’ll correct them. The problems won’t be corrected ... becoming so stupid.”
— Hagerstown

“I was just wondering, my little one was outside this evening playing, and we couldn’t find any lightning bugs. Has anyone else noticed, or is it just in our area, or what? I haven’t seen any lightning bugs this year.”
— Hagerstown

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