Letters to the Editor

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I’m a Chinese immigrant and I am familiar with the persecution of Falun Gong in China. I’m glad that some have found a place of refuge in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. It’s important for media to cover the continuous brutality against these innocent people and the hopeful movement of renouncing the CCP membership. I have come to realize the true character of the CCP and like almost 70 million now, have renounced my membership.

By quitting the Party, I appreciate and understand more deeply the sacrifices made by many so that I can live in the shadows of the Liberty Bell free from this regime.

QING via philadelphiaweekly.com

Kamara should use the elders in his community to keep watch on their children. They could become useful as the safety officers. Crime and drugs are rampant a in this city and the higher-ups and the people we pay to protect us are part of the problem.

I have met many Liberian people driving a bus in the city. I found them to be people I would be proud to be with anytime.

LINDA via philadelphiaweekly.com

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Regarding Daniel Denvir’s recent article about the mayor’s intent to raise taxes:

The soda tax is stupid. Where will it stop? If people stop drinking soda, like the city says it wants, then it gets no tax money.

Everyone knows what is good or bad. It’s not the city’s job to police what we eat and drink. Cut the bloated city spending and there will be no budget problems. Otherwise, people will continue to flee to the suburbs. There are more than enough ways to reduce the deficit rather than taxing the over-taxed citizens. Nutter, I thought you were about “change.”

CJ via philadelphiaweekly.com

Go ahead, raise taxes, keep doing it. Continue to drive out businesses and anyone that actually works for a living. I grew up in Philadelphia and almost every person I know has left the city, tired of paying for the give-away programs for those who refuse to work.

The only problem will be who will be left to tax after anyone with any sense moves out of the city.

TOM YOUNG via philadelphiaweekly.com

Range of Heart

Regarding Tara Murtha’s profile of local songbird Essra Mohawk:

There is nobody that comes close to doing what Essra Mohawk does musically. Her music touches your soul and it’s about time she becomes a secret no more!

FRANK via philadelphiaweekly.com

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1. Anonymous said... on Apr 19, 2010 at 02:41PM

“i had a horrible experience in the fresh grocer market at 40th and walnut street. on wednesday around 11am ,i was in line purchasing groceries, as i was talking to a young man who was the cashier, he was very kind. as we continued to talk he rang up my food.all of sudden someone who was the manager looked ate me and with a very angry give me you receipt, at first i was shocked and confused. i did not understand why he wanted it. i shopped there for many years now, but nothing ever happen to me before. so i showed it to him. he said, he forgot to ring up a $1.25 banquet tv dinner , i said oh it was a mistakeand i offered to pay for it. i guess that was not good enough he yeeled at the cashier and told him to take his drawer to the customer service and guess what happened he fired him . I could not believe it. in 2010 someone actually got fired for a honest mistake. i felt sick to my stomach.the cashier who was fired had a life. he had bills to pay and family to take care of.”

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