MyFamNews 4 days, 23 hours ago on Letter - Border trouble created by Obama

Somewhere around 90% of this letter is conjecture, anti government, anti President Obama and conservative talking points, having little basis in fact or reality. One has to wonder, if these attitudes were allowed to mark immigrants of the past, what would our country look like. I can honestly say that I would not exist, had my great grandparents been barred from this country. http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2014/07/child-migrant-ellis-island-history

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MyFamNews 3 weeks, 1 day ago on Unanimous high court ruling sheds light on presidential power

Affordable health insurance for millions. Unemployment at 6.3%. The majority rule change is for appointment confirmation only, the Republicans can still stop, block and filibuster to their hearts content on all attempts to move the country forward and actually work for the benefit of the citizens.

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MyFamNews 1 month ago on Letter - Headlines of history sadly similar

What President ELECT, do you speak of? Interesting that you don't see your own diversion rhetoric, here again. Always the D who is somehow, wrong, in your mind, regardless of the circumstances.

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MyFamNews 1 month ago on Letter - Treatment at local VA appreciated

Thank you, Mike for your letter. It is appreciated by the family of veterans and the care givers at our facility. There are documented studies that show VHA provides care at a rate 40% less in actual dollars than the private sector and that the specialized care is beneficial, due to the fact that many employees are veterans themselves. As a member of our local Community Task Force over the past 10+ years, I have personally learned a great deal about the system and how it works. We also learned what didn't work. I think part of the problem is the Central Office in DC, that has limited knowledge of heathcare delivery and a primarily bean counters for the congress. Prior to the Iraq/Afghanistan wars, we were winding down to fewer veterans every day and it appears that the Central Office has simply not yet realized that a system that was serving 4 million Vets back then is not equipped or funded to hand the influx of an additional 4 million Vets in our system today. The numbers just don't add up. I believe that we much all speak to this with our representatives, senators, committee chairman, the President, and anyone else who will listen. The system isn't broken, it just wasn't ready for 14 years of war and the consequences of those returning. In any case, I appreciate your comments and your willingness to publicly state them in our community.

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MyFamNews 1 month, 1 week ago on Debate stirs over US-Taliban captive swap

Perhaps, you should take your own advise, and follow the thread or scenario.

pdywgn - do you think paco would admit that Bill Clinton was a draft dodger? Anybody that has a "D" in front of there name is a saint.

Please tell me what President Clinton has to do with this discussion. You penchant for bringing only Democrats to task is a constant in your posts. And you are the one who routinely deflects scrutiny on those that you apparently support. You have a nice day, as well.

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MyFamNews 1 month, 1 week ago on Letter - Time for Walla Walla School Board to show leadership

GeneandCassie: Mr. Filan is and has always been opposed to all school bond funding. His predictions are his opinion and his slanted view of how things should be done. Personally, I wish we could all just discount his comments, and move on.

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MyFamNews 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Debate stirs over US-Taliban captive swap

You do realize this is one man's opinion, right? My opinion is that the National Review ranks right down there with Rush, Sean and Beck. No facts, no substance, just rhetoric, that serves the radical right wing.

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MyFamNews 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Debate stirs over US-Taliban captive swap

namvet: Do you realize that you consistently deflect to "Well the other guy did it first". The deflection never serves to further the discussion, it shows the people you support are given a pass because someone you don't support did the same thing. You are guilty of exactly what you accuse others of doing. Nobody is a Saint, D, R, or I.

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MyFamNews 2 months, 2 weeks ago on Letter - Wealthy get taxes reduced and we pay more ‘fees’

Pearly: You need to look at the wage grade, pay scales, before you start throwing out outrageous numbers. Most entry level, often part time, jobs with the Park/Forest Service are WG 1, $9.55 an hour, which at 40 hours a week makes $19,864 annually... most are not yearly and often equate to 7-9 months of employment. At WG4, that number increases to $29,000, if it is full time and a full year of employment. Hardly close to the $60,000 that you stated.

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MyFamNews 4 months ago on Cheesemaker in ag zoning limbo

The article states that the business began selling cheese in 2000. The zoning was changed in 2001 and they were not notified at that time. I just find it exceedingly odd that it took 12 years for the planning commission to get around to informing the Monteillets that they were out of compliance. The took 12 years to inform the owner and demanded compliance within 30 days or they would turn them over to the prosecutor. I'm sorry to say that it pretty arrogant.

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