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Reinforced my opinion

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To the editor: The letter written by Mr. Sickels and published in the last issue of the Record News reinforced rather than changed my opinion of his thinking process. The sources he uses to form his opinions are confusing as most of the other letters he has written. Once again he speaks only in generalities…

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Wake up people!

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To the editor: People need to wake up! People need to be more aware of some issues occurring. Following is a few of these issues: A bill is going to the U.S. House of Representatives to keep the government open. In this bill is a proposal to send 12 billion dollars more to the Ukraine.…

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Thanks for the Criticism

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To the editor: Thanks Leota for your constructive criticism. My information comes from other news sources. It is very difficult to “think up” news. Remember all the talking heads prior to, during and after President Trump’s term! They thought up so much “fake” news, they believed it themselves and lost track of the truth years…

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Hypocrisy in term limit ads

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To the editor: As the 2022 midterm elections get closer, the political ads ramp up. And, we are all tired of them but one in particular has caught my eye due to the obvious hypocrisy of the group and their ad. I am referring to the Washington based advocacy group, U.S. Term Limits, working to…

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Help grandma with children

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Letter to the editor: When a grandmother opens her home and agrees her grandchildren may come over after school, you might/could/should provide snacks and drinks as grandmother is likely on fixed income. Friends of grandchildren are welcome occasionally. If this happens more than once a week, the friend’s family might/could/should also provide snacks and drinks…

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Think for yourself

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To the editor: I have followed, with equal parts of dismay and amusement, the series of letters submitted to the Mount Ayr Record News these past few months, written by Mr. Sickels. It appears obvious to me that Mr. Sickels is an individual who allows individuals and organizations to think for him, rather than taking…

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Conspiracy theories

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To the editor: UN education agency, declares war on “conspiracy theories.” These are defined as “the belief that events are being secretly manipulated by powerful forces with negative intent”. Examples are climate change denials and manipulation of federal elections in the US. While Joe’s disinformation board is dead for now his government is working closely…

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Term limit hypocrisy

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To the editor: As the 2022 midterm elections get closer, the political ads ramp up. And, we are all tired of them but one in particular has caught my eye due to the obvious hypocrisy of the group and their ad. I am referring to the Washington based advocacy group, U.S. Term Limits, working to…

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Why take the Fifth?

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To the editor: At an Iowa rally, in 2026, then candidate Donald Trump said, “The mob takes the Fifth Amendment, if you are innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” Famous last words–Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment right more than 440 times in refusing to answer questions at a deposition by lawyers for New…

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Drain the swamp dangerous

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To the editor: “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”– James Madison . The militarization of US Executive Agencies. The IRS stockpiled 4,500 guns and five million rounds of ammunition. The VA has bought 11 million rounds, the HHS, four million rounds plus 1300 guns, the…

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