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August 6, 2011
I'm writing in response to the photo of the traders on the stock exchange floor with their heads in their hands ("Summer plunge," Aug. 5). My heart goes out to those little brats in their $3,000 suits . Especially the one with the $10,000 wristwatch. Next time, show a picture of the poor chap sweeping the stock exchange floor who might lose his job. John A. Pica Jr., Baltimore
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June 20, 2014
After three teenage Israeli students were kidnapped, The Sun's coverage emphasizes the complaints about efforts to find and rescue them ("Israeli leader accuses terrorists of kidnapping 3 teens," June 15). Really? The photo in the story is of a mother whose son was arrested for questioning about the kidnapping, a mother who knows where her son is being held, and not of the family members of the boys who were seized. Really? There is good and evil in the world, and surely kidnapping innocent teenage students on their way home is patently evil.
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NEWS
December 3, 2012
Public sympathy for Pfc. Bradley Manning is misplaced ("Manning: 'I thought I was going to die,'" Nov. 30). He may well be a misfit, but he is a soldier who volunteered for the job. As a member of the armed forces, he must do as he is told. He had no authority to release classified information to the public. He stands to be convicted of sedition, mutiny, dereliction of duty and other crimes. As a civilian, you can "blow the whistle" and not expect to go to prison for it. But you cannot do that as an member of the armed services of any country in the world.
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Dan Rodricks | May 13, 2014
Allow me to clear up something for Maryland voters: Jon Cardin is not Ben Cardin. Jon Cardin is a lawyer and a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from Baltimore County. Ben Cardin is a member of the U.S. Senate; he's the junior senator from Maryland. Jon Cardin is running in the June 24 primary for state attorney general. Ben Cardin is not running for anything this year. Jon Cardin is 44 years old. He is Ben Cardin's nephew. Ben Cardin is 70 years old. He is Jon Cardin's uncle.
NEWS
December 10, 2012
As a taxpayer and a private-sector employee all my life, why should I feel sorry for the federal employees who, on average, make more money than me, have a better pension than I do, have more vacation time to be with their families, and work fewer hours ("Federal workers rally, underscore their sacrifices," Dec. 6)? The Wall Street Journal just published the results of the American Time Use Survey, which the Bureau of Labor Statistics administers to a large and representative sample of American households each year.
NEWS
March 30, 2012
Susan Reimer seems extremely misguided; her sympathy for Sgt. Robert Bales, who massacred men, women and children, is an enigma to me ("War makes you crazy, both there and here," March 26). But since these are her feelings, why is she ashamed to admit them? Geraldine Segal, Randallstown
NEWS
February 14, 2013
I find it very difficult to compare children losing their playmates to parents being bound, gagged and stabbed to death by a neighbor ("A sister arrives at a different view," Feb. 10). Whether John Booth-El wielded the knife or not, he still participated in a vicious attack that resulted in the deaths of two people he knew, and he is therefore just as guilty of their murder. Peggy Alley, Baltimore
NEWS
April 5, 2011
As a retiree from Bethlehem Steel who lost two thirds of his pension and has no health care, I can't feel sorry for these government union workers ("Lawmakers reach deal on pensions, retiree health care," April 5) as tens of thousands of workers lost their benefits. I don't think that these people understand that all the things they receive are only good for the life of the contract. When there is no money, then all benefits stop, and their complaints about promises made — these can't be met. Beth Steel made promises to their employees also.
NEWS
February 14, 2011
The article "A slow death" (Feb. 13) explains that executions in Maryland are on hold again because a lethal injection drug is no longer being manufactured. I have a solution to this "problem. " While our "justice system" seems to protect the criminal and not the victim and their family, a reasonable and common sense end of life for the criminal would be to let them die in the same way they killed their victims. This way could bring some closure for the victims' family, and the taxpayers of Maryland would not have to spend money keeping the ruthless criminals alive.
EXPLORE
July 16, 2012
The community wishes to extend its sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of William "Bill" Walker, who recently passed away. Bill will surely be missed by all and always be remembered by his flamboyant style and driving his white 1952 MGTD. Sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of Mattie Waddell, who passed away recently, from her friends at Dublin. Mattie was quite a lady and will surely be missed by all who new her. The Horton/Burchette Reunion was held at the home of Lisa and David Lane this Saturday with family from Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Delaware, Virginia, Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina and Maryland.
NEWS
May 10, 2014
Why is it the convicted criminals get all the sympathy from some segments of the public? ( "Death penalty limbo," April 29.) The "hysteria" over a humane way to execute a heinous, cold blooded killer is almost hysterical. The way that was developed to humanely execute a criminal has been torn apart by liberal judicial officials. No problem, Maryland still has the gas chamber that just needs some minor repairs and inspection and could be operational. Florida and some other states have the electric chair, hanging is still on the books in some states, and in Utah the firing squad is an option.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | February 2, 2014
Dear Tom Perkins: I'm writing to apologize. I do this on behalf of the 99 percent of us who are not multimillionaires. You, of course, are, having made a pile as a venture capitalist and co-founder of the firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. I admit, I'd have thought a guy like you had little to complain about. But that was before you wrote that tear-jerking Jan. 24 letter to The Wall Street Journal revealing the pain, the oppression, the abject sense of vulnerability and fear that go with having a net worth equal to the GNP of some developing nations.
NEWS
February 14, 2013
I find it very difficult to compare children losing their playmates to parents being bound, gagged and stabbed to death by a neighbor ("A sister arrives at a different view," Feb. 10). Whether John Booth-El wielded the knife or not, he still participated in a vicious attack that resulted in the deaths of two people he knew, and he is therefore just as guilty of their murder. Peggy Alley, Baltimore
NEWS
December 10, 2012
As a taxpayer and a private-sector employee all my life, why should I feel sorry for the federal employees who, on average, make more money than me, have a better pension than I do, have more vacation time to be with their families, and work fewer hours ("Federal workers rally, underscore their sacrifices," Dec. 6)? The Wall Street Journal just published the results of the American Time Use Survey, which the Bureau of Labor Statistics administers to a large and representative sample of American households each year.
NEWS
December 3, 2012
Public sympathy for Pfc. Bradley Manning is misplaced ("Manning: 'I thought I was going to die,'" Nov. 30). He may well be a misfit, but he is a soldier who volunteered for the job. As a member of the armed forces, he must do as he is told. He had no authority to release classified information to the public. He stands to be convicted of sedition, mutiny, dereliction of duty and other crimes. As a civilian, you can "blow the whistle" and not expect to go to prison for it. But you cannot do that as an member of the armed services of any country in the world.
NEWS
September 4, 2012
Pertaining to the Perry Hall shooting, I have sympathy for both the victim and the shooter. When are parents going to teach their children not to be bullies? In this day and age when bullied victims bring guns to their schools, it would be a good idea not to be a bully. I have absolutely no sympathy for the bullies, but the true tragedy is when innocent victims are in the shooter's path. Every school and every parent should view the documentary "Bully" and then discuss it after.
NEWS
By Susan Estrich | October 27, 1993
THERE is no double standard of justice in America.If it proved nothing else last week, the much-criticized jury in the Reginald Denny beating case proved that.The two black men who were videotaped beating innocent whites at the corner of Florence and Normandie in Los Angeles got the same sort of leniency that allowed the white police officers videotaped beating Rodney King to win acquittals in their first trial and reduced sentences in their second.Don't blame us, said the police -- it's a jungle out there, and we're just trying to protect you. Don't blame us, said the Denny defendants -- we were angry; we were just part of a mob.The sympathy defense is the hot growth stock in American criminal law.Don't blame us, we were abused, say Lyle and Erik Menendez, the Beverly Hills brothers who confessed to murdering their parents.
NEWS
March 28, 2012
Susan Reimer 's column on the U.S. soldier accused of murdering 17 Afghan civilians was the most outrageous and offensive nonsense I have ever read ("War makes you crazy, both there and here," March 26). She feels nothing for the innocent, murdered children of Afghanistan but feels "sympathy" for Sgt. Robert Bales. Is this supposed to be a joke? Because it sure isn't funny. Like all decent Americans, I think Robert Bales is a subhuman worm. He should not only be executed for his crimes, he should be turned over to the Afghans for whatever cruel method of execution they can think up. Nothing the Afghans could do to him could possibly be too horrible.
NEWS
July 21, 2012
Columnist Susan Reimer and Elizabeth Letourneau seem to have forgotten the harmful role that some mental health practitioners have played - and may continue to play - in the worldwide clergy abuse scandal ("Child sexual abuse needs prevention, not just punishment," July 19). Many abusive priests were not only weren't reported to the authorities by their bishops but were sent to sympathetic treatment centers that didn't report them either. Contrary to Ms. Letourneau's assertion that "there is no way for someone to get help for themselves or someone else without involving the criminal justice system," too often mental health practitioners sent abusers back to communities where they could continue to rape children.
EXPLORE
July 16, 2012
The community wishes to extend its sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of William "Bill" Walker, who recently passed away. Bill will surely be missed by all and always be remembered by his flamboyant style and driving his white 1952 MGTD. Sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of Mattie Waddell, who passed away recently, from her friends at Dublin. Mattie was quite a lady and will surely be missed by all who new her. The Horton/Burchette Reunion was held at the home of Lisa and David Lane this Saturday with family from Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Delaware, Virginia, Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina and Maryland.
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