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Questions without answers

April 14, 2009 - Blaine Hyska
Rich or poor? Hate pours from people based on economics. The rich are great targets. They have all that money, all those things, that lifestyle. How rich does someone have to be to be hated? Contrarily, the poor are useless burdens on society, also to be despised. So how long does a person need to draw unemployment or qualify for food stamps in order for us to hate them?

Why does society have such a train-wreck mentality? Casey Anthony, OctuMom, reality show confrontations, high-speed chases. What’s wrong with us? The next time you see someone slip on the sidewalk, or drop their keys, don’t laugh. Offer to help.

If traffic deaths are declining and seat belt rates are increasing, why isn’t auto insurance cheaper?

An idea was discussed at a recent Iron Mountain City Council budget session. It was suggested that local police forces be replaced by a larger sheriff’s department. It was also suggested that area firefighting units merge. Is this really possible?

If the government starts taxing individual carbon use, what happens to the guy who heats with wood?

Why do so many bloggers hate religious letters? Many letters dealing with religion receive negative comments as soon they are published on our web site. Some bloggers suggest that we prohibit them. Would a ban on religious letters stop religious thought? Is that the goal? We’ve published letters from atheists in the past, and would gladly do so again — if we received them.

 
 

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