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September 22, 2017

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Killing the innocent

Dear editor: I have never written a letter to the editor for publishing in The Sentinel-Record, however, I have finally had enough of the liberal's diatribes. Linda Woodbury, as in past letters, always takes the rhetoric to another level. Talking about Trump, she says: "His budget and policies are pro-death and will cause innocent people to die."

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The threat of ignorance

Dear editor: Consider this: take a sheet of paper the size of a football field which symbolizes the cosmos. Now take a pin and poke a pin prick somewhere on this sheet of paper. This pin prick represents Earth. Now go up in the stands around this football field-sized paper and try to locate that pin prick. Is it evident that this pin prick is not the purpose or center of the universe?

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'Flypaper' entertains

Dear editor: There are many helpful, community-minded organizations in Hot Springs and one of my favorites is The Sentinel-Record. I start my day by reading The Sentinel-Record, yes, the hard copy. I'm a hands-on kind of a gal. If readers pay attention, they will discover some educational opportunities offered by this hometown paper, such as the "Flypaper Hot Springs" mentoring on social media at the Garland County Library on Sept. 14 facilitated by Zach Hines and his team. Even if you already use Facebook, there are some clever ways in which to utilize this media to your advantage, which was pointed out by Mr. Hine's hourlong presentation. (Boy this young man can talk!)

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Thumbs column

The ninth month of the year is passing by very quickly -- not surprisingly so when Hot Springs and Garland County have been abuzz with football games, fair days, film festival plans and a host of other things to see and do.

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Medical marijuana deadline creates new challenges

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas will get its first hint this week of just how large the state's medical marijuana industry will become with hundreds of applications expected to be delivered for those wanting to grow and sell the drug. But there are still a host of challenges that remain as the state prepares to carry out a voter-approved constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana for people with certain ailments.

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'Vietnam War' series

Dear editor: I was really very disappointed in the cover of your TV Guide last Saturday. Featuring a "cooking show" instead of the Ken Burns' highly anticipated new series about the struggle of one of the most disastrous times of this century! "The Vietnam War" series premiered Sunday night. It took five years to complete and answers hundreds of questions about this very controversial conflict that took way too many lives and way too much capital ... a war we lost and was shamed by the public here and abroad.

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A short prediction

Dear editor: A short letter. A short prediction. Several days ago our local morning radio talk show mentioned, by both the show's host and guest, that they had heard David Frasher, Hot Springs city manger, was looking at other employment opportunities. Since I and other program listeners were exposed to this "news," I believe it is incumbent upon Mr. Frasher and/or the city board to verify its authenticity.

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The identity politics paradigm

The Democratic Party has made identity politics the centerpiece of both its worldview and electoral strategy, with concepts like "white privilege" and "intersectionality" and a rigid political correctness flowing logically from it.

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The treadmill of perpetual war

The ghosts of the Vietnam War no doubt hovered over a recently assembled conclave of President Donald Trump's advisers as they deliberated over the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.

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Our attitudes control our lives

William James of Harvard University, known as the father of American Psychology, once said, "The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind." Now, I hope you will allow Dr. James' statement to soak in, because it contains tremendous potential to help any of us become happier and more successful human beings. After all, isn't this what most of us want our lives to be?

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