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• Well, once again, violence has hit East Tennessee at the hands of a teenager with a gun in his hand that he pulled from home. I’m just wondering how long it’s going to take for a defense attorney to try to turn this around and make this the victim’s fault, like they tend to do. And by the way, just for the record, this kid is 14 years old, he’s old enough to know the difference between right and wrong. If he is not tried and convicted as an adult, if he is tried in a juvenile court system, when he is 19-years old he will be free and clear and out on the street with no record. Ain’t justice great?

• As you can see, the immigrants in France have now burned 270 towns. America needs to wake up because we’re letting the immigrants take over this country at a rapid pace. And the France situation could very well be a screaming wake-up call for the Americans.

• I just read the article about Anita Dinwiddie regarding the ironman triathlon [Nov. 3 issue], and all I can say is, “you go girl.” That is just an amazing accomplishment, and people that do not do triathlons have no idea on how impressive that is and what a struggle and what a challenge that she achieved. And so I’m very proud of her, and that’s great for Farragut that we have a resident that is able to accomplish something of that magnitude. You go girl.

• I find it very difficult to understand how the gas stations in the surrounding areas of Knoxville, specifically Farragut, have gasoline prices that are about 15 cents a gallon lower. And I know that Knoxville is the hub, and in fact has an oil pipeline running through it. We must be the distribution point. So if we are, why is gasoline cheaper in Kingston, why is gasoline cheaper in Jefferson City, why is gasoline cheaper in most of the outlying areas, including Powell, than what they are in Knoxville, Tennessee?

• As the newest speedway, Campbell Station Road extension, in Farragut gets closer and closer to completion, one has to wonder who is going to enforce the speed laws on this new stretch of highway?

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