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March 24, 2009

Condom switch lacks common sense

After reading the article “Move to cheap condoms threatens American jobs; The U.S. will switch to Chinese products to distribute in poor countries, putting 300 out of work at an Alabama factory” (3/23. A-1), I was left speechless. Just maybe if the government would have cut out the middle man, the domestic price would be competitive. Now we’ve decided it is OK to add 300 jobs to Alabama’s and the nation’s growing unemployment rolls.

Here’s a thought. Shut down the U.S. Agency for International Development and let the feds feel some of our pain. We can use that budget money to support those 300 soon-to-be-unemployed workers in Eufaula, Ala.

Tom Klingner
Roeland Park


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Simon, bus, bike, walk, yes to all if you don't have a car and on food stamps. Forage if you can and must. This isn't an elite kind of discussion. None of us would want to be on food stamps because you could indeed be in a dire situation. The discussion here has been about how to eat nutritiously and well on a low budget.

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The number of reports of U.S. citizens being drugged in bars [in Roppongi] has increased significantly in recent weeks. Typically, the victim unknowingly drinks a beverage that has been secretly mixed with a drug that renders the victim unconscious for several hours, during which time large sums of money are charged to the victim's credit card or the card is stolen outright. Victims sometimes regain consciousness in the bar or club, while at other times the victim awakens on the street.


So are they now cancelling National Teen Promescuity Day in the public schools?

Stifled Freedom

If they shutdown the US Agency for International Development, they wont have any way to extort foriegn countries with our tax dollars.....that wont happen.


The Feds are supposed to watch out for American jobs, but the protection failed.

Now the job market’s gone soft.

Those workers got . . . taken advantage of.

*I’ll leave now.*

Keith Williams3

I heard about this; what happen to invest in america? Damn shame!!

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