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  • Why is the Mainstream Media Not Demanding the Truth About 9/11? PDF Print E-mail
    Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
    Written by Bruce Arnold   
    Friday, 02 October 2009 13:48

    1. Former FBI Translator and Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds has exposed, among many other disturbing revelations, that Osama bin Laden and "Al Qaeda" (which simply means "the base") were working with government intelligence operatives right up until the morning of 9/11 (and perhaps beyond):

    2. The 9/11 Commission Report has been exposed as almost entirely untrue by John Farmer, the Dean of Rutgers School of Law--Newark who served as Senior Counsel to the Commission:

    3. No reasonably intelligent and rational individual could possibly watch the full two hours of this video and still honestly believe everything the American government has told its citizens about the events of 11 September 2001:

    4. The 9/11 Truth Movement ebbs and flows ... losing credibility with each Alex Fox media stunt and every (planted?) Icke-ish nut claiming alien lizard people or Apocalyptic demons are to blame ... then regaining momentum whenever one more brave citizen opens their mind to the harsh facts and horrible ramifications of what the truth might be, and demands an unbridled investigation knowing they will be called "kook" or "communist" by scared Sheeple seeking to maintain the bliss of ignorance. This will go on, ad nauseam and forever, until the Truth of 9/11 is fully investigated and openly exposed.

    So again I ask, why is the mainstream media not demanding the truth about 9/11?

    Whatever happened to investigative journalism?

    Bruce Arnold
    Miami Beach, Florida

    Letters: Davenport NEW, Continental Congress, Health-Care Reform PDF Print E-mail
    Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
    Written by Administrator   
    Wednesday, 19 August 2009 10:59

    Davenport NEW Misses Benchmark

    July 29 - Editorial - Davenport NEW Meets Old Davenport. Success signs - getting front-line city staff involved.

    As the largest department of the city, there is no greater front-line than Public Works. In an election year, it is difficult to evaluate and judge the performance of our mayor and aldermen on their hand-picked choice for Public Works director, when he fails to show up for a First Ward meeting and conveys his loathing to speak to the public, through the elected official. As one who is also old Davenport (old school), I'd like to hear from the man in charge: Do we have enough salt for Winter? Is he thinking about spring flooding, potholes, sewer collapses, road resurfacing? If Davenport NEW is about open and transparent access to government, then meeting the new Public Works director would be a good public-relations start.

    Arthur Anderson

    Former Senator Jacobs Supports Sales-Tax Issue PDF Print E-mail
    Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
    Written by Administrator   
    Friday, 03 April 2009 12:14
    I am a strong supporter of the campaign to pass a local option sales tax increase of 1 percent that would go toward school facility improvements and school construction and urge folks to vote "yes" on Tuesday, April 7.

    First, we have watched schools in Scott County and every county in Iowa improve significantly thanks to the local option sales tax for schools that passed more than a decade ago. What we've seen is an influx of new parents and new homes that are attracted to newer school facilities. We can do the same in Rock Island County.

    Second, not a penny of the approximately $13 million a year generated by this 1-percent increase would be spent on anyone's salaries. By law, every penny would be devoted to school facility and school construction projects determined by local school districts. And by law many important items are excluded from this new sales tax, including groceries, cards, drugs, medical supplies, farm equipment and parts, and boats and recreational vehicles.

    Third, every school district in Rock Island County would receive funds from this new revenue source. Every school district voted to put this referendum on the April 7 ballot because they are closest to the challenges and opportunities at the local level.

    Fourth, the public school system is the foundation of any successful community. The national and international economic crisis shows us that our kids will face tougher challenges than previous generations.

    Fifth, if Kids First passes, we might be able to see property taxes frozen or even dropping as local school boards receive new dollars from the1-percent sales tax.

    I've been a Rock Island County resident all my life. And I've been in the political arena a long time. I'm not a supporter of higher taxes unless the cause is right.

    Opponents of this measure haven't given us a good reason to be against this issue. This cause -- our kids, our public schools -- is just and right and that's why a "yes" vote is the right vote on April 7.

    Denny Jacobs

    Former State Senator and East Moline Mayor

    Don't Disparage Paul Supporters PDF Print E-mail
    Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
    Written by Administrator   
    Friday, 06 March 2009 10:03
    Mayor Gluba:

    I'm a Ron Paul supporter and a member of Opt4Better, which opposed the
    Davenport Promise program.

    I take issue with your comments. I am not opposed to city, county, state, or
    national government. I am opposed to government that oversteps its
    constitutional limits and violates its charter. I'm certainly not opposed to

    But a program that takes from one and distributes it to another is not

    Please don't disparage Ron Paul supporters. Dr. Paul's campaign was the only
    one that demonstrated any honesty. And if you noticed, virtually all of his
    predictions and warnings are happening before our eyes.

    I hope he runs in 2012. I can only speculate what our country will look like
    then. If we still have one.

    Mike Angelos

    Article Compromised Times' Credibility PDF Print E-mail
    Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
    Written by Administrator   
    Wednesday, 04 March 2009 08:30

    Editor's note: This letter was submitted in response to the article "Blackhawk Hotel project threatened by critical report," by Tory Brecht.

    An open letter to Quad-City Times readers and fellow Lee Enterprises shareholders.

    Tory, I read your article with some degree of skepticism this morning. On March 10, Lee Enterprises, the owner of this newspaper, has their annual shareholder meeting; in the past year their stock has tumbled from almost $20 per share to 24 cents at the low. (38 cents as I write this.) I am not only a subscriber but a shareholder. Apparently the newspaper industry and now you have been oblivious to the traction radio commentator Rush Limbaugh has gotten with his "Drive-by Media" characterization. It is sticking no matter how you folks in the media protest. And it is sticking because you allow your personal opinions and the opinions of the editors to creep into your reporting. The only thing you folks have to offer is credibility, and unfortunately your piece in today's "noospaper," as Bill Wundrum frequently refers, does little to lend credibility to this newspaper or you as a reporter.

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