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August 17. 2013 8:35PM
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Bill Cosby offers


ideal role model


We are constantly looking for good examples for our children. A recent article provided just that in its interview with Bill Cosby.


Consider this. He made some of the same mistakes so many kids are making today. He quit school in the eleventh grade, did very little until he “woke up” at age 19 and wondered where he was going. He didn’t like where he saw himself; so he joined the Navy. Four years later he emerged with a GED. He applies for and wins a scholarship to Temple University. He was 23 years old and most of his classmates were 18.


At this point he realized that some of the things that he believed he could accomplish would be worthwhile to others. He looked at his mediocre grades and determined to bring them up, eventually getting As and B+s.


Dreaming of being a teacher, Bill got his Doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts. His thirst for teaching was satisfied in many ways, including his work with children’s programming such as “The Electric Company.”


In other words, when he realized he had hit “rock bottom” and made some bad choices, such as quitting school, he set out to remedy his situation and work toward realizing his dream.


I know several local kids who have quit school. I hope they check the story where Bill “tells it like it was” - admitting to his early mistakes and detailing the long road that made him what he is today… a wonderful example for our misguided young people.


In addition to being an educator and a cultural icon, Bill Cosby is a proponent of the oft-quoted statement, “Laughter is the best medicine.” What more could one ask of one person?


I’m glad he visits our community from time to time. Welcome, Bill!


Harriet Clyde Kipps


Glen Lyon


Benghazi deaths


still unexplained


Despite the lack of media coverage, I believe there is a great need for answers with regards to Benghazi. There is a petition which was presented to the House of Representatives by Col. Dick Brauer Jr. (Ret., USAF Spec. Ops.)


According to Col. Brauer, the most important question they need answered is where the stand down order came from? The Special Ops team in Tripoli would have been “champing on the bit” to be dispatched. This is exactly what they are trained to do.


Col. Brauer feels that command came from the very top. Was it done for political reasons? Is that why the talking points were also changed, even though it was evident to most that it was a terror attack?


These petitioners and many other Americans would love for them to come clean! Although it was 10 months ago and this administration would love to have it disappear, we should never forget and push for those answers.


The families of the fallen deserve the truth.


Fran Spencer


Nanticoke


Repair the system


with Fair Tax Act


“The Senate’s top tax writers have promised their colleagues 50 years worth of secrecy in exchange for suggestions on what deductions and credits to preserve in tax reform.” This is the opening sentence in a piece published by THE HILL, a Washington DC on-line newspaper. Re-read that first sentence.


Our senate is so corrupt its members don’t want their name connected with the sordid “tax deals” they have made in the past. It can’t be because they would be embarrassed or ashamed. They are incapable of such.


They are afraid that we, their voting constituents, might find out just who the corrupt people are and vote them out.


Many congressmen are so intoxicated on the power that comes with the IRS and the tax code the congress doesn’t govern effectively.


This couldn’t happen if the FairTax Act were adopted. This proposed tax legislation has been before congress for over 10 years but never even considered.


With the FairTax there are no loop holes; absolutely no opportunity for “crooked deals” by elected congressmen. Its passage would annihilate the IRS too.


Educate yourself about the FairTax. Contact your congressman; demand its passage.


The corrupt congress is bringing our nation to ruin.


Glen E Terrell


Arlington, TX


Old Testament


speaks of one God


This is in response to Charles Hatchko of Jenkins Twp., concerning my recent submission about Christ being a false prophet. I ask you this question: If while out on a walk, you came across God and Jesus standing in the road and God tells you to walk to the right while Christ tells you to go to the left, who will you listen too?


It’s clear you would obey Christ, as your beliefs already show this is your path. Your statements show only quotes from the New Testament, which also tells me that you don’t know much about God’s laws and what He expects of us as His children.


I myself am still learning, but at least I search for the truth, by reading His original word that He handed down for all of us to follow.


So, Charles, I present this challenge to you: prove to me using the Old Testament, the complete unchanged version, which is the basis of all Christian religions, where God said He would send a “son” and allow him to change God’s laws to suit man’s needs.


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Christ does not fit the description that God gives us, which makes him a false prophet, or are you calling God a liar? Then you pass judgment on me and accuse me of heresy!


So my friend, my challenge has been presented and I await your reply, show me in God’s words that your beliefs are true, as Christ did nothing more than scam people away from our God.


Choose your path wisely and I pray you choose the right one to take.


Cynthia Krzywicki


Wilkes-Barre




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