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This letter was sent to Mr. Rand, AARP Executive Director

Recently you sent us a letter encouraging us to renew our lapsed membership in AARP by the requested date. I know it is not what you were looking for, but this is the most honest response I can give you. Our gap in coverage is merely a microscopic symptom of the real problem, a deepening lack of faith. read more »

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As one who has been involved in and followed politics since the early 1960’s, I find it absolutely ironic that before every election the Democrats tried to frighten our Senior Citizens into believing that electing a Republican would destroy their social security and Medicare etc. — and unfortunately their lies worked! The seniors fell for it! NOW guess who is going to undermine social security, Medicare etc. — RIGHT — the Devious Demos!! Americans had better wake up before it is too late if it isn’t already!

Norma L. Card

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I just went through one of the worst business banking experiences I’ve ever had. I own and operate a regional financial services firm and have done so since October of 2005. I initially set up my banking with Washington Mutual (WAMU). read more »

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While Congress runs power plays in the name of “health-care reform,” centering around government take over of health insurance, real reform that can save lives, is ignored. For example, statistics show that more people die from drug related incidents than traffic accidents. The median age of those who overdose is 48, meaning many are chronic pain suffers, who overdose on opiates. read more »


I’d like to share with you an idea I shared recently with the Bainbridge Island School Board School District.

Back in 2005 before our $45 million school bond was approved, I suggested that it would be a good idea to “refund” the taxpayers any monies “left over” after the capital projects were completed. read more »


Don Brunell argues for eliminating contingency fees in medical malpractice cases. Doing so would bar the door to the courthouse to anyone who is not independently wealthy. Only rarely can a person injured by medical negligence afford the costs of a lawsuit. Many are permanently disabled. Others have recently lost a loved one, often a wage-earning spouse. read more »


In response to the October 5th article “Could small businesses cope with mandatory health insurance?,” policymakers fail to acknowledge that mandating employer-provided health insurance — particularly through a “pay-or-play” mandate — will result in lost jobs for employees. read more »


As we draw to the finish line this election season, I want to call attention to a conscious attempt by Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) to shape the battlefield for their levy submission. Yes, I do understand the realities of campaigns and public relations but there are elements here that seem overly cynical towards the voters. read more »


Port Orchard City Councilman Fred Chang said he was the “Conscience of the Council” when he knocked on my door. Attending an occasional council meeting, but mostly watching them on BKAT, makes me think Chang is either an intentional obstructionist, hasn’t prepared for the meeting, or is just playing to the TV cameras, because he asks a lot a inane, time wasting questions he’s supposed to know the answers to if he’s doing his job. read more »

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