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Updated: June 4, 2013 6:03AM



Don’t trust what the U.S. government says about food

Don’t believe what our government says about food: “The Delicious Apple is America’s favorite.” It probably was, but they were subsidizing the apple growers in the state of Washington. They said, don’t eat butter — eat oleo (margarine) that is just dyed lard! The dairy industry wasn’t selling enough oleo. They said — eat chicken — it’s good for you! Well, they sure have done a bang-up job for the poultry business! I wish they would tell us to eat baked ham and roast beef.

They said, drink green tea, it will help you keep your weight down and help you immune system — only if you trade every can of 100 calorie cola for a cup of green tea. Black tea is better for your immune system — no calories in that either. The tea business was not selling enough green tea. They are going to force hospitals to put beans in tomato soup — I’m not sure which bean, probably the soybean, because they want to make sure that industry goes full blast. They will force them to put black beans in some chocolate foods — you won’t taste them — yippee! What about people who are allergic to them! More communist socialist dictatorship!

They don’t really care if you are “obese,” either, they want everyone to eat less food, because the U.S. has to meet the U.N. mandate to furnish enough food to put in those “care packages” to send out to the world. They could eliminate a lot of “obesity” with a comprehensive required food course about ninth grade (while the teenagers are still “hanging out” in school) and they must pass it with flying colors to receive their diploma, even if they have to repeat it. Then if they want to be fat — let them.

Betty Hummel

Hobart

Public should report all abuses, mistakes by police

The FBI targets the wrong house. These incompetent actions are more numerous than the public hears. As a current Investigator/Special Agent; with 27 years experience, the supervisory agent should have confirmed the alleged intelligence, and from whom it is derived. That information was to be examined and confirmed. These failures are too common in today’s law enforcement, where personnel are more concerned with their dress, weapon and fully-equiped profile vehicle to impress.

The veterans in today’s law enforcement with 15 to 20 years are generally not on these assignments. The personnel left have come from other departments/agencies, and have less than nine years in their present chair. The supervisory agent is not the most experienced in the office and that in itself clearly aligns incompetence.

Some supervisory personnel are promoted because they have some education and have sat in some department’s desk, bouncing around. Some of these individuals have been promoted beyond their capability. The public must be encouraged to file formal complaints for gross incompetence by agents and officers to seek damages. The public must be stern against arrogant and incompetent persons with silver/gold badges in black wallets.

Timothy Thomas

Gary



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