I really hate what Obama is & what Obama does but I do not lie

To The Daily Sun,

Guess I get under L.J. Siden's skin because I won't play his/her games. I refuse to "prove" what is common knowledge, established fact, or someone's opinion. Readers can almost hear him/her screaming hysterically as he/she slams his/her keyboard keys as he/she slanders, smears and lies about me personally instead of debating issues. Typical leftist tactic, detract readers from facts and issues and just spew hate and lies.

L.J. is particularly aggrieved that I presented an article written by an editor from The Blaze. Apparently to Siden's warped thinking, no conservative source can ever be quoted or taken account of. Siden's favorite MSNBC, (lowest of the lowlifes) is just fine though I bet. Well Siden, I never said the article was from other than from The Blaze and everyone already knows Glenn Beck is the owner of it. What a shock!

Now just so Siden understands, I do indeed hate Obama. I hate him because he's a proven liar. I believe him to be a Marxist socialist who does not have good intentions for America and her people. He has lied, stonewalled investigations if he ever ordered those investigations, or withheld any results from them. His minions lied to Congress or took the Fifth, He stirred racial divisions resulting in riots looting burning and cops being killed by radical racists thugs. Oh yea, Siden I really hate what Obama is and Obama does, but I do not lie.

I see Netanyahu won his election in Israel the other day. What, no congrats from our president? Guess he's pouting in the Oval Office anteroom. All his underhanded efforts to affect the election over there went for naught. It wouldn't have mattered anyway because the Jewish people will defend themselves and their nation from the hordes of Obama's Muslim buddies dedicated to destroying Israel and every living Jew in the world no matter who is prime minister. Just another thing Obama doesn't understand about the world.

Well, Siden, chew on this for awhile and dream up some more of your lies. You will not intimidate me into silence.
Steve Earle


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Week after I retired from military I realized country is full of whiners

To The Daily Sun,

My response to Mr. Eddy will be as follows: I want to say, "No," I by no means tried to put words in your mouth. I was returning to offer to you that you offered Mr. Hoyt, which was if he doesn't want to be exposed to opposing viewpoints in the pages of The Sun, stop reading them and leave the rest of us alone.

I felt that for you to point him out and not mention any of the others by name was as they are all right-wingers. I have read a few of your past letters tonight and though I don't agree with all you write. I don't believe I ever mentioned you in a letter before. I can accept your right to an opinion as long as it is based a known subject which many would have different opinion.

I am watching Fox News now — The Kelly File. I admire your mention of your life experiences around the world. I have written about this before, however in brief. I joined the Army right after high school, 17 years old. I served from 1958 till 1978. I served 9.5 years overseas in France, Germany, Thailand and Vietnam. My point being, raised in the 1940s, we were taught to respect our elders. I'm sure you know that their is no such thing as "freedom of speech "in the military.

A week after I retired I realized this country is full of protesters, whiners and other names which I am not free to write. I worked the next 20 years as a cross-country truck driver, traveled through 46 states and seen enough of this country to know that if you listen to those who complain about illegal immigrants that in fact do the jobs Americans want no part of. If anyone feels differently, travel Interstate 10 from Florida to California, Interstate 5 north to Bellingham, Wash., and see for yourself.

I understand you want your right to free speech, Messrs. Meade, Wiles, Earle can get together and fill The Daily Sun full of garbage, and if you doubt that reread my letter March 21, plus those by Wiles and Earle. Enough said.

Henry Osmer


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The primary purpose for being in business is to make money

To The Daily Sun,

This is in response to Tom Dawson's two letters to The Daily Sun in the course of a week regarding labor unions, and the letter from Bob Joseph of March 25 about the minimum wage. It almost seems to me that these two people don't like America very much, or at least they don't like the capitalistic economic system of free enterprise the U.S. Founders miraculously created, which may not be perfect, but it's the best the world has ever seen.

First, can you answer these questions? 1. What is the Ford Motor Company in business to make? 2. What is the Apple Company in business to make? 3. What is McDonald's in business to make? The answer to all three questions is the same — they are all in business to make money.

Is their primary purpose for being in business to create and provide jobs for people? Absolutely not. They are in business to make money for themselves and their stockholders, and a by-product of that effort gives employment to people who have a need and a desire to work and earn a living for themselves and their families. When the company's bottom line (profit) is affected by rising costs, in order to stay in business they must cut costs. And the decision on how to reduce costs is determined by what is the least disruptive to the operation of the company. And it usually means that the least skilled workers will be laid off first.

Fact #1: Most young people bring little or no skills with them when they enter the job market for the first time. The minimum wage was designed to give them an opportunity to develop some work skills and good work habits, because until that happens, they are not economically worth any more than that.

Fact #2: "Right-to-work" laws have nothing to do with someone's "right" to a job. No one has a "right" to a job. A company creates jobs in pursuit of their primary reason for being in business.

Fact #3: The minimum wage was not intended for the bread winner of a family of any size. It was, and still is for people with no marketable skills, entering the job market for the first time. If someone is the bread-winner of a family of two, three, or four, or more, he should have made sure he had the skills to support that family before he went ahead and had that family.

If the present minimum wage of $7.25 is not enough, as some progressives think, and that $10 or $15 is better, why stop at $15. Why not increase it to $25? If $15 is good, isn't $25 even better? How about $35? I tell you what. If $15 is better, why not increase the minimum wage to $50 per hour and make everyone happy?

Progressives want to change the labor and minimum wage laws for strictly political reasons, but they cannot change the laws of economics. Increasing the labor costs for the least skilled members of the workforce means layoffs of those most expendable. That's a law of economics that can never be repealed.

Small-business owners are the most powerful engine of any economy, and we are fortunate that most of them are benevolent and civic-minded enough to hire some unskilled and unproven workers who bring nothing with them to the job market in the beginning. But they are not going to do it at the expense of the success of their businesses, a fact totally misunderstood by the "progressive worldview," and people like Mr. Dawson and Mr. Joseph, and politicians who have never worked in the private sector.

Like our current president.

Jim McCoole


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If America was a household, it wouldn't qualify for a gas card

To The Daily Sun,

Don't say we weren't warned.

President George Washington, in his farewell address, warned us to avoid "entangling alliances".

President Dwight Eisenhower, in his farewell address, warned of the danger of the emergent "military-industrial complex".

We heeded neither warning. Now, U.S. bears the bitter fruits of both.

Elementary: nations do not have permanent allies, nor permanent enemies, only permanent interests.

U.S. international play has burdened our nation with horrible costs and unsustainable burdens, with vast damages resulting, to our nation's self interests.

U.S. military adventures long have resulted in countless, needless losses of life, treasure and opportunity costs, and now, the costly, permanent posting of military, diplomatic and economic assets across the globe: Germany, Italy, Britain, Japan, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other nations — to our costs, loss and peril.

One example: U.S. attacked Iraq, surely not a perfect nation, but one that protected religious freedoms and diversity and treasured historic archeological sites, and established regional military and political stability — and turned Iraq instead into a tragic mess.

The costs of our foreign relations follies, in blood and national wealth, are destructive and unacceptable.

U.S. financially is "broke." We continue to "float" the illusion of solvency by borrowing money from China and other nations.

If America was an American household, America wouldn't qualify to obtain a gas station credit card.

Isn't it time that we heed the presidential warnings, and tend to our own "home place" and national interests first?

Michael Harris, Ph.D.


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Anti-vaxxer world is one of shifting hypotheses & rhetoric

To The Daily Sun,

Gene Danforth and Russ Wiles (again) graced us with some more anti-vaxxer quackery. As usual, if one digs into the sources and their agenda, credibility disintegrates quickly.

The Hannah Poling case is a good example of science gone bad and then anti-vaxxers adding to the confusion by misinterpreting the settlement. The government did not concede that vaccines are associated with autism. Every study ever done finds no link between the two.

The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a strange animal. In the words of NEJM's Paul A. Offit in 2008, "Unfortunately, in recent years the VICP seems to have turned its back on science." No kidding. The worst of VICP decision-making occurred in 2006 when Dorothy Werderitsh successfully claimed that the Hepatitis B vaccine gave her multiple scleroses. At the time, many studies indicated that the vaccine neither caused nor exacerbated MS. The Institute of Medicine concluded, "Evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between hepatitis B vaccine and multiple sclerosis." But the VICP ignored the scientific studies presented just as they would in the Poling case.

The other issue in the Poling case was that after her symptoms appeared she was "diagnosed with encephalopathy caused by a mitochondrial enzyme deficit. Hannah's signs included problems with language, communication, and behavior — all features of autism spectrum disorder. Although it is not unusual for children with mitochondrial enzyme deficiencies to develop neurologic signs between their first and second years of life, Hannah's parents believed that vaccines had triggered her encephalopathy." Presently, there exists no clear scientific evidence that vaccines can exacerbate mitochondrial deficiencies.

Gene also mentioned Susan Humphries as Russ did. Recently, Humphries advised Israeli parents, against the advice of the Health Service, not to vaccinate for polio when it was found by the monitoring systems in several city's sewerage. Smart, eh?

Another source on Gene's list is the Tea Party's favorite doctors, the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS). Don't let the name fool you. Think Rasputin with a medical license. The far-right wing AAPS has made many bizarre unscientific claims. HIV doesn't cause AIDS. Abortions are linked to breast cancer. Vaccinations are linked to autism. Being gay shortens your lifespan. Since 1944, the group's aim was the "defeat of any government group medicine". The group also opposes any over-the-counter access to emergency contraception. With John Birchers in its leadership, it's no surprise that they also opposed the Medicare and Medicaid acts of 1965, claiming, "The effect of the law is evil and participation in carrying out its provisions is, in our opinion, immoral."

To these sociopaths, it's evil to help the sick or disabled. A decade later they opposed the new Social Security amendment that would monitor the treatment given Medicare and Medicaid patients. No wonder the Tea Party loves these quacks. The AAPS actually opposes mandated "evidence-based medicine and practice guidelines" and are so paranoid they also oppose electronic medical records. They oppose any oversight of their practices.

Back in 2008 their journal published a claim that Obama was using a covert form of hypnosis called neuro-linguistic programming in order to get votes. The deceptions are here. There's more I could list but suffice it to say that their "medical" journal is not listed in academic literature databases such as MEDLINE/PubMed or the Web of Science. Quackwatch.com lists their journal as an "untrustworthy, non-recommended periodical." An editorial in Chemical & Engineering News described it as a "purveyor of utter nonsense".

Danforth's claim that over 100 people died from the MMR and none died of measles is also false. (http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/mmrdeaths.asp.) The problem is the source again and the deliberate omission by those using The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). Russ Wiles used VAERS, too. The source isn't what Wiles and Danforth claim. From its data page it clearly states, "When evaluating data from VAERS, it is important to note that for any reported event, no cause-and-effect relationship has been established. Reports of all possible associations between vaccines and adverse events (possible side effects) are filed in VAERS. Therefore, VAERS collects data on any adverse event following vaccination, be it coincidental or truly caused by a vaccine. The report of an adverse event to VAERS is not documentation that a vaccine caused the event." Again, no cause-and-effect relationship has been established but Wiles and Danforth want you to think they have been.

The anti-vaxxer world is a world of shifting hypotheses and rhetoric. First it was mercury causes autism. No evidence has ever supported this, but mercury was taken out of the flu vaccine because, well, it's mercury. Did Autism rates drop? Nope. They accelerated. Now it's the aluminum. So they switched to blaming MMR vaccines and concocted new claims. Anti-vaxxer groups have no studies to support their claims, but they do non-scientific surveys which are always bogus due to their non-scientific methodology. Anti-vaxxers also have changed some of their language. They use "informed consent" and "pro-safe vaccination" and such terms, but they are always against vaccines no matter what new language they try on people.

James Veverka


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