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LETTERS: Robinson misses mark again

Our economy is weaker than it was last year and we know last year was weaker than the year before. Gasoline is almost $4 a gallon here in Georgia and higher in other states.

Terrorism is on the rise, because it really never was defeated. Iran is on the verge of obtaining a nuclear weapon that will threaten the rest of the world in general and Israel specifically. The European Community is on the verge of a complete economic meltdown in several countries.

And the best that Eugene Robinson ("Both candidates totally silent on climate change," Oct. 19, 8A) can come up with is "what may be the most urgent and consequential issue in the world: climate change." Really? If this is true, this paper can start by not wasting electricity, ink and cellulose fiber on his articles.

-- J. DeLoach

Lawrenceville

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Say_that_again 1 year, 12 months ago

That would be funny if it weren't so ridiculous! Gas prices are a result of supply vs. demand. You should not that the lowest gas prices of the last 15 years occurred during the bank crisis when unemployment was rapidly rising and foreclosures were at all time highs. The increase in gas prices has been significantly influenced by increased travel that is tied to an improving economy. I would not be so bold as to claim that high prices proved an improving economy since other factors are in play. Higher gas prices are just one expected reaction to improved economic situation for most people. The facts are that we can prove the economy is improving since unemployment is going down along with an increase in average salaries. Decreasing in the number of foreclosures and an increase in new home construction is also a strong indicator of an upswing in the economy. Reagan had 8 embassies attacked during his administration and George W. Bush was the only one that claimed a victory over terrorism. Obama has made greater progress in the defeat of terrorism than we did under Bush, taking out numerous terrorist leaders.

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JV 1 year, 12 months ago

Staunchly-liberal politicians, and their equally liberal followers, erect an ideological screen over their mindsets that prevents any disruption by outside interference--whether factual or otherwise. In this manner, liberals are protected and secure within their ideological bubble. They have created for themselves the quintessential end-all be-all firewall against annoying facts that would otherwise disrupt their comfort zone.

That is why they so readily and confidently go on the attack against the opposing perspective, because they know, beyond doubt, that they are right and the opposition are lick-spittle nobodies. It is a reality enclave, a crucible, that manifests an endless stream of invective, hate, and uber snark.

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Say_that_again 1 year, 12 months ago

JV: thank you for improving on the usual small minded childish insults. This insult even evoked a giggle on how you managed to weave it with a higher level vocabulary. For that you deserve a "like". Unfortunately, you still reflect that strange resistance to actually trying to argue with facts. Admittedly something very difficult when so few will support your political positions. It is much easier to just put down those with whom you disagree. Because it is so easy, even I revert to it sometimes, but only after having given facts on the subject previously. If you believe my facts are wrong, then research and explain. Of course real research seems to be too difficult for the right.

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Say_that_again 1 year, 12 months ago

Maybe I should point out that gas prices have already dropped. Tonight I saw several stations under $3.35 per gallon. Of course this has nothing to do with any changes in President Obama's energy policy. Summer travel is ending and, hence, demand is dropping which causes a drop in prices. It is normal for gas prices to go up in the summer and drop in the fall.

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kevin 1 year, 11 months ago

Gas prices are a far cry from $2.00/gal. Maybe you like paying $3.35 for it, I don't have that luxury.

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JV 1 year, 12 months ago

Another reminder of the depth of dishonesty, the appeals to racism, the factual falsehoods that are at the heart of the modern Left.

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kevin 1 year, 10 months ago

when demand drops, production also drops, keeping the prices up. However, in today's world, production stays high since it is shipped overseas. There is really no use in increasing production because we haven't built a new refinery on 30 yrs. While U.S. refineries are refining oil at about 90% capacity, without more refineries, there isn't must sense to increase production. Since production stays up and down in a small range, that means prices won;t be able to drop very much. We won't see the pre-Katrina prices of $1.49 a gallon anytime soon, as this is a travesty for America.

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