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EDGEWATER -- I was watching the coverage on the news about the recent tragic death of race driver Dan Wheldon thinking how ghoulish a society we’ve become. Yes, we all are stunned and saddened when these horrible things happen but we, also, demand faster cars in the races, more tricks during airplane shows and other such things that eventually lead to someone dying trying to entertain us.

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Republican Eric Cantor has the nerve to call the demonstrators against Wall Street a “Mob.” That tells me that he is afraid of the American people who are rising up against the politicians and just may get him and others ousted from their cushy congressional seats.

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I don’t know about you but I am so tired of other people making decisions for me without asking if I want them.

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By DARLENE VANN
NSBNews.net blogger and Edgewater resident

EDGEWATER -- I am as touched by the events of 9/11 as everyone in this country is as I was that horrible day but I don’t think the survivors and families need to be reminded yearly with footage of that disaster and continuous news coverage.

They have never forgotten, most likely never will, but maybe the nightmares have started to diminish somewhat until they turn on a television or look at a newspaper before, during or right after 9/11 whatever year it may beat the time.

We should mark the disaster with the moment of silence of when the first plane hit the Twin Towers. Those people who were there that day should be remembered and they are in the hearts of all the citizens of this country. I personally do not want to watch people jumping from the burning towers or the towers falling ever again. That horrible sight will always be in my head. I don’t need to be reminded what happened that day 10 years ago. Does anyone?

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I heard on television where Piers Morgan of CNN was doing a show questioning if the government and media went overboard in their evacuations, warnings and media hype preceding Hurricane Irene. Now that gets my goat.

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Have you been watching the program Sister Wives on TLC (Brighthouse channel 45)? It is an eye opening show which has introduced us to a polygamist family consisting of a man, his four wives and their 16 children. They did not have to do this show and out themselves.

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By Darlene Vann of Edgewater
NSBNews.net community blogger

The unbelievable has happened with the acquittal of Casey Anthony and even with that travesty we still aren’t done with her with her release from jail She just won’t get out of our news. Now she has the nerve to appeal her convictions for lying to the police that the officers testified to during the trial and is well documented. What kind of justice is this? It is no doubt some legal maneuver to distract us from something else that’s going on.

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As we say goodbye to the last shuttle launch with Atlantis, it seems like just yesterday that we started launching men into space. Back then as the Apollo missions returned to earth, we watched with baited breath as the capsule floated under its parachute to the sea hoping all was well with the men inside.

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I am heartsick and outraged that another innocent child has drowned in a family swimming pool! Where were the parents?

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Computers! They sit on your desk or lap and quietly drive you completely insane! If any of you have noticed my absence recently you can chalk it up to computer defiance.

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