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Opinion Line Extra (Nov. 4)

Rent, buy or borrow a copy of the DVD documentary "Inside Job." It's a nonpartisan, clear, concise explanation of the financial debacle that has given rise to one aspect of the current protest movement. Ire rises with insight.

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Many Democrats, including the Clintons, believed there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, as well as most leaders of other countries and Iraq's own military personnel. To say Bush used this war as a ruse does not reflect the facts.

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Based on Herman Cain's popularity with the far right, it can't be said they are racist. It must be that they just don't like smart black men.

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The news media keep making fun of Cain's 9-9-9 plan, but you never hear a word about Obama's RPTPP plan (robbing Peter to pay Paul). I'm sure he has Paul's vote.

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Wonder if the White House showed trick-or-treaters their portion of the national debt. That would scare the life out of them.

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Apparently all the hard-core Republicans in the state Legislature who are artificially inflating their salaries in order to receive more KPERS benefits are nothing but a bunch of closet nanny-state socialists.

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What's up with the new fear-speak from the GOP? Has "socialist" replaced "liberal"? Put out a memo so I know what button to push, OK?

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Do black people ever commit hate crimes against white people? What about the Carr brothers?

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It seems that people need to inject some higher-power stuff to make life tolerable. I find the selective intervention — i.e., earthquake here, pestilence and genocide there — inexplicable and certainly not attributable to a loving deity.

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OK, God created evolution and Darwin just happened across it. Does that make you happy?

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I do not understand why, in a city the size of Wichita, I am unable to find a dietitian or nutritionist who can answer questions about ADHD and supplements that may help. It reminds me that Kansas is always struggling to catch up for being too conservative.

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You can't just fence an unkempt lot and call it a dog park (Oct. 22 Local & State). The area is mostly weeds and dirt with a drinking fountain. I picked up jagged hard plastic and aluminum can pieces, but there were no trash cans around.

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The city needs to do something about the racetrack at 13th Street and Hoover Road. Block it off or install stop signs at Curtis Street.

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