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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Tighten up the banking laws
We the people do not want more bailouts. From 1933 to 1999, we had no bank bailouts because, in 1933, the Glass-Steagall Act's banking standards were designed and enforced to prevent depository banks from combining with investment banks, whose risky speculations on Wall Street caused the loss of our money after 1999.
The Return to Prudent Banking of 2013, H.R. 129, which would reinstate Glass-Steagall standards of banking to prevent further bail-outs, must be passed to save our towns, states and nation from more damage.
Main Street can live abundantly if we protect ourselves from the financial instruments of Wall Street.
Push for H.R. 129 now, or prepare for austerity to the point of starvation as we lose the level of prosperity our Founding Fathers fought for. We can't honor our fathers by letting the elite of the world - at that time, the British Empire - run over us now.
Thanks for the laugh, as well as the memory
I'm still laughing about the cat in a life jacket paddling away ("News anchor good-natured about gigglefest," March 16 news story). I saw the clip last week on Anderson Cooper's show. He always has "the ridiculous" at the end of his show, and when he said this was from Roanoke, I really took notice.
I asked several people if they had seen the clip - everyone said, "Nope."
Anyway, I loved seeing Susan Bahorich being totally natural, giving her heart a healthy laugh.
I recall a time in the eighth grade when I, too, began laughing uncontrollably, just out of the blue. The nun didn't think it was so funny, and asked if I was laughing or crying. I barely said "laughing," and stayed barely in the same mode the rest of my day, under the nun's eye - not so funny.
Oh, well, I just wanted to say: Thank you, Susan and Anderson, for a moment of simple relaxation that most people would treasure. Yep, laughter is the best medicine.
ANN GRIFFIN VECELLIO
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