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August 22, 2013

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I was at the Registry the other day to register my motorcycle with veteran plates. After waiting an hour I was told I needed a DD-214 form. I asked if they could look in the computer as my truck has veteran plates. She said no, which was OK. But I also have a license with veteran status on it, which I had to produce a DD-214 form to get. She again said no. I had to go home and get the form, come back and wait in line another hour. There has to be a better way. My time is worth something. I work, too.


Remember the word “costing”? It used to be that industry determined what it cost to produce something; then a comfortable profit was added to determine the selling price. Now the word is “greed.” If it’s a necessity, the industry is guilty of price gouging for maximum profit. The gas to get you to work, the products to clean you, your home and your clothes, the formula, food and diapers for your baby, the medicine to keep you healthy are all examples of price gouging. I could name numerous other areas in which greed affects our lives. I bet you could, too!

Casino vote

Thank you, Tewksbury! I was very delighted by the vote to do away with the casino idea.

No protests

Hey Obama, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Al Sharpton and all you other people so angered by the Trayvon Martin case. Why aren’t you all over the news expressing your horror over the senseless shooting of the Australian baseball player. Where are all the protesters in the street crying racism? Why isn’t this the top story on the news and a front-page newspaper story? Where’s the outrage over this man’s senseless murder?

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