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  • We the people are being forced into a health care nightmare we do not want, can ill afford, and the entire mechanism for Obamacare does not work. We will be penalized for not signing up, when the system does not allow us to sign up for it.
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  • We the people are being forced into a health care nightmare we do not want, can ill afford, and the entire mechanism for Obamacare does not work. We will be penalized for not signing up, when the system does not allow us to sign up for it.
    We need to delay, defund and destroy this laughably named, "Affordable Care Act." — Doug Simerly, Medford
    Today is Oct. 29 about 5:30 p.m. My sister in Roseburg called to tell me that the ARCO station there is selling gas for $2.99. Today I bought gas at Costco (lowest prices in area) and paid $3.36. My questions is this — why is gas so much more expensive in the Medford area than in Roseburg? Will someone please explain this to me? — Suzi Collins, Eagle Point
    We can predict that once the Halloween candy has been distributed, the Christmas season will be thrust upon us. And we can also predict that protesters will object to the observation of the season because it will "offend" someone. So carols will not be sung, tableaus will not appear and "Merry Christmas" greetings will not be exchanged.
    Well, I'm offended by that! I'm offended that someone would presume to believe that their sensibilities trump everyone else's. I'm offended that administrators would bow to the bullying by a few at the expense of the many. I'm offended that our freedom to participate in centuries-old traditions is curtailed, and our freedom of speech is abridged.
    I'm sorry those "offended" by Christmas have nothing to celebrate. We're not asking that they participate — just that they leave us alone to rejoice in its meaning.
    Meanwhile, Merry Christmas to all, and God bless us, every one. — Faye Isaak, Medford
    Driving home Sunday night hoping to tune in the World Series only to find Sunday night football was a huge disappointment. As if the elimination of Friday night football from our airwaves wasn't enough, thanks to Joe Brett and company, it seems that the pro football fantasy bettors and the online laptop geeks are winning.
    When an NFL midseason game trumps the Super Bowl of baseball for airtime, coupled with the loss of Southern Oregon football team coverage on the AM/FM dial, advertisers should look elsewhere to invest their dollars.
    Broadcast media can choose what and how to sell its product; listeners, or lack thereof, will determine its effectiveness. Be careful what you choose. — Mark Lawson, Medford
    Something needs to be done about the large number of people who are willing to live off the ones who are paying all the bills.
    We won't get rid of the welfare state until we rid ourselves of the widespread entitlement mentality and return to a society in which individual responsibility is the watchword.
    Our government is a very poor example for us and is no longer our friend. For example, it encourages turning corn into fuel, but hates the shale, oil and gas industries.
    I don't need to list all the senseless things our leaders do, because you already know what they are and how badly we need to replace most of these people. I don't see any way our nation can be saved unless the Lord intervenes and performs a mighty miracle in our country and in the hearts of our people. — Gordon DeVos, Medford
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