I guess we need to compose a firing squad and blindfold the teacher who committed the horrible atrocity of speaking a forbidden word in a school. The squad should be populated with all the self-righteous people who have never spoken any derogatory word toward another human being. I’m betting some children hear certain words they shouldn't every day at home.
Once someone speaks an offensive word, whether intentionally or just really bad judgment, they are to be forever lambasted for life. They are not to be forgiven. The perfect people who stand ready to accuse, see no other option than to punish this person in the most severe way possible.
Let’s teach our children that. Let’s teach them to hate people who certain ones have perceived to be racist, whether they are or not. Let’s teach them to keep a divide between the races if anyone ever speaks something that offends. Yeah, that’s what we need. More division.
Let he who is without sin … I guess I don't need to finish that because some have irreversibly made up their minds that they have been irreparably harmed beyond measure. I don't think they're paying too much attention to the speaker of those words.
Wayne Miller, Hamilton
Political ‘end times’?
Jesus told his disciples: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains” (Mark 13:8). Hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires are on the rise. Many nations have nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles that bring prompt and utter destruction. An asteroid was about to hit earth in 2016. NASA experts recorded 26 meteor hits that caused atomic bomb-scale explosions since 2001. Are we living in the end times?
Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 killed 129,000 people. More people died due to effects of burns, radiation sickness, and malnutrition. In our world, there are operative nuclear power plants in 31 countries.
During the Korean War (1950-1953), the U.S. destroyed 80% of all the buildings in North Korea and killed as many as 3 million people. More than 33,000 American troops were killed. This is why the North Koreans refer to Americans as “evil wolves.”
Beside the missile tests, North Korea’s stockpile of chemical weapons could also bring catastrophic consequences. North Korea has about 5,000 tons of chemical weapons, and a large supply of VX, the deadliest nerve agent ever created.
President Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea.” He refers to its leader Kim as the “Little Rocket Man” who is committing suicide. He said “Kim will feel the full fire and fury of the United States.” North Korean ambassador to the U.N. said Trump’s comment is “a dog’s bark.” He added that targeting mainland America is inevitable. Kim described Trump as a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard.”
President Trump needs to calm down and sign denuclearization deals with North Korea and other countries with nuclear power.
Salman Elawad, Phenix City
I do not know how this city is allowed to get by with much of its operations. Take for instance how long we wait for bulk items to be collected. Weeks is not uncommon. How about infamous Metra? Month-old notices are common. How about drivers being permitted not to have name plate displayed, as required by federal law? Or showing their true (rude?) side. Along with their “7 day passes” being good for no more than six days. What about drivers letting people on and off where no designated stop is? How others tolerate this I do not know. Are they willing to just brush it off with the “nothing you can do” mentality? Sure there is not. Not being required to use a service is no reason for poor service.
The collection of cells somehow encouraged to drive … Where is “enforcement” when they do not care about the law? Go to use a designated crossing, with the crossing signal operating. Somehow, try not to be hit by those not caring about where they are. You cells have come dangerously close to causing collisions, and acting like it would have been my fault. Need to learn to read above the fourth reader. (Not fourth grade. They are not the same.)
Does this city really care what CON$umers do? If you receive a reply from them. contact Ripley's.
Ronald Cook, Columbus
How wonderful some people can be in a time of need. Last week my husband and I stopped at Wendy’s on Highway 80 to eat. He is diabetic, and when we got out of the car he began to have a very bad feeling. He started stumbling and falling, and I wasn’t able to hold him up. He fell against the wall and scraped his arms and head.
God was watching, because he sent us two angels. The young lady gave him assistance that helped the situation tremendously, and the young man assisted my husband and took such good care of him.
How can we ever thank them for being there and being such wonderful helpers? I don’t know their names, but I just want to say you truly are angels in disguise. We thank you for being there and being God’s helpers.
Gary and Dianne McDaniel