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Paper shouldn't support military benefits cuts

Contributed, Richard Schaffert
Apr 11 2014 - 3:40pm

Editor,The Standard-Examiner's editorial board's unfortunate decision to support Obama administration cuts in earned benefits promised all military recruits and retirees since WWII (some now surviving below the poverty line) reflects a callous anti-military bias. Or, perhaps, it was simply a problem of "low" information? In either case, board...

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OK to bet on which chicken will kill the other?

Contributed, Richard Schaffert
Mar 17 2014 - 4:30pm

Editor,Let's see if I got this right: Latter-Day Saints won't approve of lottery tickets, but it's okay to bet on which chicken will kill the other?  Evidently the Book of Mormon has overlooked the bible verse that tells us "God's eye is on the sparrow."  Emboldened by an out-of-focus dysfunctional legislature, the "Utah man" has indeed...

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'Slaughter' on Wall Avenue must stop

Contributed, Richard Schaffert
Dec 26 2013 - 3:26pm

Editor,Democratic societies bestow authority upon elected officials. In return, those officials are responsible for using that authority to provide a safe environment for law abiding members of that society.  So why, then, does the Ogden city government allow the slaughter on Wall Avenue to continue unabated?  One death is too many, four...

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Cuts in retired military pay strike hearts of America

Contributed, Richard Schaffert
Dec 17 2013 - 4:25pm

Editor,While unsuccessfully searching for an open-heart surgeon who takes Medicare, my old Oriskany Air Wing shipmate, now-Senator, John McCain and others in the "broken promises" Senate (including my Senator Orrin Hatch, but thankfully not Mike Lee) voted to cut my retirement pay!  As a Vietnam era warrior, it's already 80 percent less than...

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Refinery execs, bureaucrats don't care about our lungs

Contributed, Richard Schaffert
Nov 20 2013 - 3:11pm

Editor,What's more important to the registered voters of Utah: 1) The bank accounts of refinery executives, their share holders, and the corrupt bureaucrats they influence, 2) the financing of the political careers of inept politicians, or 3) the lungs of our children and grandparents? Actually, why not satisfy them all?  Let the refinery...

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Paper shouldn't support military benefits cuts

Contributed, Richard Schaffert
Apr 11 2014 - 3:40pm

Editor,The Standard-Examiner's editorial board's unfortunate decision to support Obama administration cuts in earned benefits promised all military recruits and retirees since WWII (some now surviving below the poverty line) reflects a callous anti-military bias. Or, perhaps, it was simply a problem of "low" information? In either case, board...

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OK to bet on which chicken will kill the other?

Contributed, Richard Schaffert
Mar 17 2014 - 4:30pm

Editor,Let's see if I got this right: Latter-Day Saints won't approve of lottery tickets, but it's okay to bet on which chicken will kill the other?  Evidently the Book of Mormon has overlooked the bible verse that tells us "God's eye is on the sparrow."  Emboldened by an out-of-focus dysfunctional legislature, the "Utah man" has indeed...

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