Closing shows how city is ignored
Why was our Postal Distribution Center picked to close?
Will our mail going to local addresses be taken to Atlanta or Nashville, sorted and then brought back to be delivered? If so, what a waste of time, gas and manpower!
It seems to never matter how many large, important companies, conventions, celebrities, sports events, etc., choose to come to the Chattanooga area.
Neither does it matter how good we make our highways, develop our variety of attractions, restore our historic buildings and places, build new homes, schools and business facilities or get recognitions (such as the best place to retire and to visit).
How improved we make our airport and how good our hospitals are make no difference either.
In the end, we're always slapped in the face and told you aren't big enough or important enough to be as good as Nashville or Atlanta.
Now we have to accept losing jobs and much less efficient mail delivery and pickup. So what is another two or more days to get your check or meet a deadline?
Oh yes, and another place or more for a letter to get lost shouldn't bother us.
Do we always have to accept not being enough or important enough?
End the cruelty against animals
Each time you buy a ticket to see a walking horse show, you are accepting cruelty.
Can you imagine the pain that horses must suffer by soring. Put the people responsible out of business. Don't buy a ticket.
If you left me alone in a room with one of the owners, I would show them on parts of their bodies how to hop, jump and scream with all the same tools they use on horses.
If you care, we can all make a difference to put and end to cruelty. God help our precious animals.
Paul understands Fed's role in 'Order'
The corporate-controlled media, from Fox News on down, keep telling us the biggest reason not to vote for Ron Paul is his foreign policy.
You would think that military people would be at the wforefront of the argument against Ron Paul. However, if you go to OpenSecrets.org, which tracks campaign contributions, the top three contributors to Ron Paul are listed as U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.
By contrast, the top three for Romney are Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley.
Arguably, the biggest reason to vote for Ron Paul is his fight against the Federal Reserve.
Long story short, when you control the money you help control the direction of a nation.
If the Fed was such a good idea, why didn't we have one before 1913?
The Reserve Banking system is helping to facilitate the New World Order unfolding before us.
Ron Paul understands this. Do we?
Gingrich can still sway election
The best bet for Republicans to retake the White House does not depend on who the presidential nominee is.
Whether it is Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum is not the issue. Either would make a good president. The deciding factor will be Newt Gingrich as vice president.
The presidential debates will go to Obama. The most watched and deciding factor will be the vice presidential debate, regardless of who the Democrat nominee is.
This will give Gingrich the platform to use his debating skills, insight and experience to sway the election. He also will be a valuable mentor to the new president.
"The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old." Proverbs 20:29 NLT.
C. BRUCE SPENCER
Men get raw deal in divorce cases
I've been reading in your paper that marriages soon will make up less than half of the U.S.A. households.
Also, young folks are waiting much longer to get hitched.
Is there any wonder why!
Would you take this deal? If your spouse decides to call it quits, you lose your children, most or all of your assets, and a huge chunk of your income. And, if you can't find enough money to pay all of your child support, your ex can have you jailed.
Sound like a raw deal? That is the reality for men today. Women would never be stupid enough to take this deal.
And who decided that women always get custody of the kids? Women aren't always the best parent. Dads love their children, too.
Foundation of all religions is love
Muslim-Jewish conflicts, Christian-Jewish discrepancies, Hindu-Muslim riots -- our modern world is filled with religious acrimonies.
We are too caught up in promoting our beliefs that we fail to appreciate or even attempt to understand other religions.
Rama, Christ, Allah or Yahweh -- these are all names for God. We have failed to recognize that, although each religion has its own teachings, the very foundation of all religions is love.
So if we set aside our religious differences and embody this principle teaching of all religions, we can be the solution to the problems of the world.
If we are bound together in love, not trying to convince others that our religious beliefs are the only way, then we can stop child hunger, we can stop homelessness in Chattanooga, and we can cease all our wars.
All this can be achieved, if only we appreciate the unity in the teachings of each and every religion.
As a Hindu in a primarily Christian city, I have sort of been forced to do this, but if we can all do this by choice, our society would exist in peace and harmony, devoid of any conflicts that are in human control.
Show respect to all women
Muslim woman: Oppressed. Subjugated. Demoted. Hidden behind the folds of her ever-present veil.
This is the impression held by the general public about Muslim women.
Yes, it is true, in some countries that claim to be "Muslim," women are treated as second-class citizens. Oftentimes, these countries use the teachings of Islam about the veil among other things to repress the "weaker" sex.
As an Ahmadi Muslim, I see the Islamic teachings about the veil in a wholly different light. The veil enables a woman to feel comfortable in her own self. It serves her as constant reminder of her self virtue and her faith.
To me, the veil is not a sign of oppression, but rather, a sign of liberation -- a woman who has made the conscious decision to wear it is freeing herself from the frivolous obligations of modern society.
Superficiality does not affect her life or her actions in any way. In modern society, this is a feat few can hope to accomplish.
In honor of March being Woman's History Month, I hope that we can all show respect toward all the women of the world.
Tunnel Hill, Ga.
Make oil deals a fair trade
One barrel of corn equals one barrel of crude oil.
One barrel of wheat equals one barrel of crude oil.
One barrel of Tennessee's best (Gentleman Jack) equals 10,000 barrels of crude oil.
When will our government understand we really don't need the oil from the Middle East, and if we do buy it, make it a fair trade.
We have enough of our own oil that no one should hold us hostage.