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    Is justice impartial?

    Throughout Western civilization, the concept of justice under the law is represented by a blindfolded women holding out and above her a balance scale, an instrument for weighing. This symbolizes our democratic values of impartiality in the application of our laws and impartiality in the evaluation...

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    A plea for support

    The letter to the editor on Dec. 13 by Amber Johnson suggested 11,000 letters to reject the Phillips 66 oil by rail spur were a form letter prepared by special interest groups ( “Support Phillips 66” ).

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    Paid it forward

    Thank you to the lady who brought muffins to us while we were ringing the Salvation Army bell. You were paying it forward in memory of Ferne, who passed away in 2014. How sweet of you! We were so touched by your message, and by your efforts to remember Ferne. We enjoyed the muffins and your message...

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    An even bigger killer

    The Tribune recently printed a story noting that homicide deaths have outnumbered war deaths worldwide since the year 2000 (Dec. 11). That’s a noteworthy 6 million deaths over 14 years.

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    Holiday theft hurts

    My wife and I are baffled as to why someone would want to steal a holiday decoration from our front yard. Was it a practical joke in bad taste, or a Scrooge’s distaste for Christmas? In any case, the act was more than a violation of private property — it delivered a blow to the holiday...

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    Angels do exist

    While traveling to Oxnard on the Amtrak Coast Starlight, I missed the boarding call. I had stepped off to make a phone call in your beautiful city. To my dismay, the conductor refused to let me back on. I only had my phone. My ID, handbag pillow and blankie were on the train!

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    Health care Scrooge

    Tiny Tim has to throw away his crutches! In an incredible act of charity, Mr. Scrooge signed Tim up for Obamacare. Unfortunately, the high cost of insurance premiums will soon bankrupt Mr. Scrooge and, even worse, Tim cannot get his original crutches back (even though he liked them). Bless you, ...

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    Alive, yet heartless

    It is interesting to note that Dick Cheney has remained alive with his heart transplant for three years, yet he remains heartless.

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    Money and politics

    It didn’t take long for Republican fingerprints to be all over the latest appropriations bill in the House that must be passed now to avoid another government shutdown. A rider in the bill written by Citigroup lobbyists takes us back to those halcyon days of yore (2008) when the big banks...

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    Fed up with protests

    I’m getting a little fed up with these demonstrations for Michael Brown. His parents spoke of their wonderful, loving son, but failed to mention that the day he was shot he wasn’t exactly coming home from choir practice. In fact, he had just stolen some items from a local liquor store...

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