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A real taste of war

I recently went to a movie, "American Sniper," about war hero Chris Kyle. While you are watching the movie you get an actual taste for the hell that war is.

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Dear editor: Praise for CMS

Dear editor: I wanted to write this letter to let other parents know about the Cutter Morning Star School District and what a great little school it is. I have a 17-year-old son who has gone to a local large school his whole life. He began talking about trying a smaller school to see what it might be like and to experience something different. I was not for this decision in the beginning, but decided to let it be his choice.

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Dear editor: Message to evolutionists

Dear editor: To the evolutionists. Just a few facts. The second law of thermodynamics: Neither matter nor energy may be created, nor destroyed, by nature. The law of causality is indisputably the most universal and most certain of all scientific laws which states: Every material effect must have an adequate antecedent cause.

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Dear editor: Veterans need help

Dear editor: Social Security benefits received from the U.S. government are exempt from Arkansas state taxes; so be the benefits received from the U.S. government, income from the military retirement (over 20 years of active military duty). At present, only $6,000 is exempt from Arkansas state taxes.

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Dear editor: The Koch influence

Dear editor: Politico reported on Thursday that Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will attend the "American Recovery Policy Forum," hosted by the Kochs' Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce in Palm Springs, Calif. The billionaire Libertarians, not Conservatives by any stretch of the imagination, Koch brothers hold these retreats twice a year and invite Republican politicians, never any Democrats, which should concern those who always vote Republican just because they are Republicans and for no other reason.

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Dear editor: Trust in higher power

Dear editor: I'd like to respond to my coffee drinkin' buddy, Mike Nunn's, letter (Monday, Jan. 26). Mike, I have a cousin who is five years older than I who graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in chemical engineering. Needless to say, he is a very bright man. I had just begun my college education as a freshman and I was looking up to my cousin's achievement with much admiration and awe! I remember saying to him, "Wow, I guess you've really learned an awful lot now!" He responded soberly, "Lloyd, I've now come to realize how very little I really do know." That answer has stuck with me all these years.

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Dear editor: Thankful for response

Dear editor: On Friday, the pursuit of a suspect by Garland County deputies resulted in a lockdown of the Cutter Morning Star School District. After driving through fences surrounding the elementary playground, the suspect abandoned his vehicle and fled to a wooded area near the school to avoid capture.

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Dear editor: America's major shift

Dear editor: The first 15 years of this new century have truly been a transformational period in our country's history. Many Americans now favor the changes that have occurred and it's fair to say that many feel that we are headed in the wrong direction and hate what they see. Make no mistake, however, a transformation has happened and there is hope that it will continue well into the future.

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Republicans walking in the immigration minefield

WASHINGTON -- Any Republican event convened by Rep. Steven King -- he of "calves the size of cantaloupes" fame -- could easily have degenerated into a festival of immigrant bashing. It is to the credit of the serious GOP presidential prospects in attendance that the Iowa Freedom Summit generally was not.

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Dear editor: Wake up call needed

Dear editor: In Saturday's Jan. 17, 2015, edition of The Sentinel-Record, a letter was published that was so unbelievably naive, that at first glance, I thought was satire. I thought no one could really believe this blather. Then I looked for the name of the author and saw it had been written by a habitual contributor to the letters page of the paper and I realized immediately that I was wrong, there are, in fact, people sharing this planet with the rest of us who truly are this gullible. Frightening, isn't?

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Dear editor: Actions hurt religion

Dear editor: If a person desired to spread a religion around the world, what would be the best way to do this? Would it be to cause a great fear and a loathing of that faith, or would it be to show it as beneficial and glorious?

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Dear editor: Mail woes continue

Dear editor: Why is the postal service in Hot Springs regressing? For years I have sent mail to others in the city knowing they would get it the next day. Of late, when mailing under that assumption, it has taken two days for delivery. Not just once, but every time. What's happening?

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