Monday, November 30, 2009


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Opinion - Letters To The Editor section

Poor do exist

Published online on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009

No one wants to be reminded of the poor and the jobless panhandling for food, shelter and clothing. For many of us, these people are invisible or something to avoid in the street.

It makes it easier to think these people are scammers, happy to suffer on the street in the cold and rain.

There are scammers, but they’re outnumbered by the truly poor, the mentally ill and the homeless, dysfunctional veterans.

In this economy, the poor and homeless are bound to grow in numbers. You would feel better not having these homeless wretches distract you while driving to work or to your favorite dining. However, there’s a need to do something more than demand our police remove these distractions.

Remember “there but for fortune go you or I.”

Jose Martinez

November, 30 9:03 AM:
And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see.And I beheld, and to a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, ?A measure of wheat for a penny; and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine?? (Revelation 6:5-6 KJV.).

This black horse?s rider with the pair of balances in his hand symbolizes the rich capitalists who have a major impact on world conditions through their manipulation of national economies. Only one other verse in the Bible pictures a man with balances or scales: The merchant uses dishonest scales; he loves to defraud? (Hosea 12:7 NIV).

Another prophet, Amos, also said the merchants the wealthy capitalists of his day who were robbing the poor instead of helping them set forth wheat, making the ephah [unit of measure] small, and the shekel [price] great and falsifying the balances by deceit.
Ted Rudow III,MA

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