WHY ARE REAL people photographed and identified in ‘Street Talk’ while the ‘Hot line’ is anonymous? I feel like many of the Hot-liners are just people venting or whiners that don’t want to have civil discourse. Maybe a name or phone number at the end will kill most useless comments.

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ABOUT FENTON’S FAMOUS card game and the empty chair. There was another player that night. He wore no top hat, but wore suspenders and a wool shirt. His name is known widely throughout the Midwest. North Road was named after him. His name was Paul Bunyan.

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REALLY, YOUR SOLUTION to the road problem is to raise our taxes? That’s the best you’ve got? Spoken like a true Democrat, just burden us with more taxation so that people from Ohio can drive up north on a smooth road.

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ONCE AGAIN, IT looks like the city found money to fix every road, except the roads where we taxpayers live. Residential roads need to be fixed. We pay the taxes and we elect these officials.

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I HOPE THERE is global warming. We are just coming out of an ice age so it should be warming. How can man change significantly the climate if you have various countries’ need for energy capacity increasing and couldn’t care less about climate change? The best way for improvements is technology and technology needs lots of energy.

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TO THE PEOPLE who worry about the great evil of too large packaging. Get a life. Is the number of pills in the bottle listed on the bottle? Is the weight of food listed on the package? Have you ever heard of standardized packaging? It is cheaper to make millions of bottles the same size than making them of different sizes.

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AS WE CAREEN toward irreversible environmental tipping points, we have no time to waste debating alternative facts only to invest years more re-establishing trust in the real ones.

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OKLAHOMA RESIDENTS WILL be able to openly carry firearms without a background check or training under a bill given final legislative approval Wednesday that quickly became the first signed into law by the new Republican governor.

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MASSIVE CUTS TO Social Security — this is the ‘wall’ Americans should worry about.

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BLUE CROSS CEO paid record $19.2 million for running a ‘non-profit’ insurance organization?

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OPPONENTS OF CHARTER schools and vouchers argue that they steer money away from traditional public schools. But, DeVos contends the proposal would spark new funding that could be used for a range of education options.

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THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY is the party of ‘No.’ No wall, borders, ICE, DHS, God, second amendment, protection for babies, free speech, freedom of religion, immigration laws, and lowering of taxes. The Dems have ‘No’ message, ‘No’ values, and ‘No’ morals.

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HAS THE KING never heard of an invisible disability? I have two relatives with fibromyalgia and lupus who get disability. If you saw them you wouldn’t know that they had such a debilitating disability. Then again, Foster Childs has always been on a high horse so tall you’d need a spaceship to get to the top.

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A LIVING WAGE is not a gift; it is not a right. When you take a job, you are fully aware of what your wage will be. It is up to you to produce for your employer whatever was agreed upon when you were hired. You earn your wage. If it is not enough, improve your skills or acquire new ones and get a better paying job.

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SECRETARY DEVOS KEEPS pushing her anti-public-school agenda despite a clear lack of support from parents, students, teachers, and even within her own party,

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NO ONE WANTS to be called a loser, especially by Donald Trump Jr. And the notion that teachers are breeding generations of liberal puppets, while a popular talking point among the radical right-wing ideologues, has no basis in reality.

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MEASLES: HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS if you are not vaccinated. More than 100 cases reported already this year in the U.S.

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UNVACCINATED CHILDREN UNDER age 5 are the most common victims of measles and its potentially fatal complications, along with non-vaccinated pregnant women.

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TO THE PERSON Sunday regarding the Green New Deal. You stated what you thought this would bring us, but unfortunately, you did not state at what cost this would be. There is the reason that it is not worthwhile. I personally cannot afford the $93 trillion expense. Can you?

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IF GREENHOUSE GASSES caused by humans are heating up the planet, what caused the planet to heat up before humans existed? Just asking.

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TO THE HOT-LINER complaining about Socialism failing in Venezuela. You failed to mention the success of Socialism in Sweden and Norway.

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WHAT A GREAT event at the art gallery in Fenton last night. Cause & Affect Gallery knocked it out of the park. The art is fantastic. I highly recommend a visit.

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RENEWABLE ENERGY IS something we should grasp as an opportunity. We should start investing in it today. Protecting the environment shouldn’t be something that you have to do but something you should do.

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IT’S A SHAME and a total waste of taxpayers’ money by the Democrats with ongoing Trump investigations. It appears to be strictly political games. What happened to common sense within the Democratic Party? Vote the clowns out.

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RECENT DISCUSSIONS FOR how government can provide reparations for slavery are misguided. Reparations in the form of welfare, education spending and other social programs that primarily benefit minorities and blacks with no appreciable improvement. Self-reliance and mutual respect work better than anything government can offer. 

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HAS A CLIMATE denier ever bothered to listen to facts or logic? No, they haven’t. If they did, they would understand climate change. Here’s NASA’s findings https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/.

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PLEASE CONSIDER DONATIONS to the Young America’s Foundation to combat university silencing of pro-America free speech.

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FENTON AND LINDEN citizens. If you can’t vote ‘yes’ on a road improvement millage, please vote ‘no’ on a non-motorized pathway. Put your money toward road improvement.

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AT LAST, SOME intelligent comments about the reality of climate change. It’s a relief to see people take seriously this proven fact from experts and scientists. Watch some fabulous PBS programs about climate change and see for yourself.

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WHAT BOTHERS ME is the whining conservatives who say liberals don’t support cops. I’m a liberal and I support police. Such generalizations in no way help your cause, whatever that is, except to divide people.

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TO THE COMMENTER about Jesus who thinks Democrats are the ones who help the poor and sick, feed the hungry, love thy neighbor. Look around next time you are at the soup kitchen, fundraiser and every charity event. You might be surprised where you find the spirit of Jesus living.

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I’M SURE THERE’S a lot I don’t know about the food industry, but why would you consume anything labeled as artificial? Let’s forget the word ‘organic’ or the misused and abused word ‘natural,’ and consume real food.

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MICHIGAN GOVERNOR GRETCHEN Whitmer just announced a $0.45 per gallon gas tax that would phase in over time.

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TWO MICHIGAN LAWS taking effect this month will steepen penalties for animal abuse 4 to 10 years. Second law is for those convicted of emotional abuse of another person by harming or killing an animal up to 10 years. These were signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder before ending his second term.

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Scott in Linden

Socialism: "a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole."

Sweden and Norway are Capitalist, not Socialist.

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