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Tuesday
September 30, 2014

Viewpoints

Time to register

If you want to vote in the November election, now is the time to do it. The last day to register to vote is Monday, Oct. 6.

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Stick to facts

I noted with interest that there were several letters in the Sunday paper that expressed compassion and were filled with facts.

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Christian superstition

Answer to yoga (quoted). "Surely ... an exercise breathing relaxation program, which definitely has a Middle Eastern religious foundation (Hinduism), should have been absolutely shocking to the Christian community!" Why, Christians don't need to breathe or relax!

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Learn to relax

I am replying to a previous letter titled "Yoga's origins." No doubt this is a serious topic for many and one that may be oft read though rarely responded to. For most Americans, Christianity is the only religion they have ever really known, whether that be a nondenominational church or a very structured orthodox environment.

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Vote to regain democracy

Not unlike frogs in a pot of water slowly coming to boil, we seem immobilized watching a disaster develop. Individuals holding the power to save us from disaster have been bought. So, who is going to save us from the imminent death of democracy?

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Tiresome opinions

As a reader of The Sentinel-Record, I'm in agreement with others who have voiced their opinions over the letters of persuasion of one belief over another, religion vs. science, yoga vs. Christianity, etc. It is getting rather tiresome to re-read the same points being made ad nauseam.

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Fed up with commercials

I got to believe all of us are fed up with the sheer volume of political commercials. I haven't done a scientific poll, but it seems to me like the Democrats are running slightly more than the Republicans, though both are running way too many.

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Direct energy elsewhere

I am compelled to write this letter in response to Lloyd Hoffman's continuous criticism of the practice of yoga, which is a health and wellness program.

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Battle royal in Iowa

URBANDALE, Iowa -- The Machine Shed restaurant, where the waitresses wear bib overalls and suggest a cinnamon roll the size of a loaf of bread as a breakfast appetizer, sells a root beer called Dang!, bandages made to look like bacon strips, and signs that proclaim "I love you more than bacon." For Joni Ernst, however, the apposite sign reads "No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side."

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Our nation's Christian heritage

It has been said that our "Heritage" is made up of all the positive past values that hold a civilization together. This is so true. It is with this thought in mind that I would like to pass along some information that many people in our nation do not know or truly understand.

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Think twice about war

The big know-it-all generals and the pushy right-wing military-industrial-complex neocons are salivating to get us involved in another military action where we can't win.

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Holiday giving

I wanted to thank everyone for helping us serve over 10,000 lunches and distribute 42,000-plus pounds of groceries this summer. It certainly was a busy one. We could not do the work we do without the partnership of our community!

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Dear editor: Protect Americans

Dear editor: When I volunteered for duty in Southeast Asia, I did so in hopes that my meager actions might help the people of South Vietnam win their struggle to live as a free nation. Our country sent many troops to train and fight alongside the South Vietnamese military soldiers. But there were at least two obstacles which kept that conflict from being successful. One was what had been known and talked about among our troops who faced the enemy in many firefights -- that of the cowardice of the South Vietnamese soldiers who ran away from the battles leaving our boys to fight alone, thereby cutting in half the forces that were required. The second obstacle was the fact that we had a president who chose to fight the war from his desk in the White House instead of allowing our experienced military leaders to handle the conflict. It is no wonder that over 58,000 of our military lost their lives needlessly in a war that could not, nor had not been planned, as winnable.

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