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In response to Op Ed with Bob Branco – Major League Baseball Spends Foolishly, Roy wrote:
I don’t begrudge anyone for the money they earn. If someone wants to pay a man $20 million a year to play baseball, then more power to him. I worked for a company once who paid me and others $20 an hour to take phone calls and type. A lady I worked with thought we were getting paid too much. I told her no way, that if someone thought our job was worth $20 an hour then that was wonderful! No one, and I repeat no one, gets paid too much, and if the owners want to dish out that kind of money–great. They wouldn’t do it if they, too, weren’t making money. It’s capitalism at work. Yes, I know, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. But it’s been proven time and time again that you can’t forcibly distribute wealth. Meanwhile, enjoy baseball!
In response to Op Ed with Bob Branco – Major League Baseball Spends Foolishly, George wrote:
Bob, a contract is an agreement between two or more competent parties in which an offer is made and accepted. To the best of my knowledge, the parties involved in these contracts are known to be competent.
So what’s the problem here?
In response to Feature Writer Lynne Tatum – Surprise! Chela wrote:
In response to Lynne Tatum’s Surprise Article, if you guys recall, I told you I had been invited to see Chris Botti, my favorite trumpeter. That was the best surprise I ever had and it didn’t come in full from my dad, it came from Chris Botti himself and Archie Castillo, one of his management team members. They gave me two free complementary tickets for Friday, July 15, 2011, so my dad and I went and we all had a great time and yes, dad got caught trying to take a picture of Chris Botti with his iPhone, but I didn’t get caught recording the concert with my Olympus DS50 Digital Voice Recorder.
To the pianist in the other article, I wish you much success and yes if there are any audience members at your gigs, don’t be shy to ask them to come on up and do a few numbers, in fact I have done sit ins last year with a band and we are really good friends now, and we still go strong, however, no sit ins lately here in Concord or surrounding area in California as of yet.
In response to Contributor Valerie Moreno – Household Disaster, David wrote:
For me, it’s dropping a glass item, a bottle of dressing or such, or a bowl. Bits of glass get everywhere and I have to try to find them on the floor, under things, and often days or weeks later I am still finding stuff.
In response to Op Ed with Bob Branco – The Narrator Isn’t All That Was Advertised, Denise wrote:
The Insignia Narrator HD radio was a great disappointment. I should have followed my intuition and not bought it. Living on a fixed income, $108 is no small amount for me to spend. However, I was so excited about the potential of this product that I decided to buy it immediately, without the ability to handle a demo unit prior to purchase. When I received the radio through online ordering, I was disappointed to discover that antennas for both AM and FM are required. These are provided, but neither one works well. In my opinion, the quality of the reception with these antennas is poor at best.
The HD radio LCD display did not indicate multicast HD channels which I attempted to tune in. I thought perhaps the particular radio I had was defective, so I returned it to Best Buy and ordered another one. When it arrived, I found that the second radio worked no better than the first one. Although my local PBS station has three HD channels (the regular FM frequency plus two others), I could only receive the regular definition channel. I made several calls to Insignia and Best Buy to try to solve the problems I was having with the radio. Finally, it was determined that since I live in an apartment building with poor reception, and since the PBS radio station is more than thirty miles from my home, I cannot receive multicast HD radio channels. If I had known that, I wouldn’t have wasted my time with this radio. I returned it to Best Buy and got a full refund.
The speech, or so-called accessible mode, is slow and clumsy. I can tune in to radio stations with any radio faster and better than with the Narrator. I don’t need to be told repeatedly the frequency and AM or FM. The only good thing about the Narrator is that, with speech, a totally blind person can set the clock and alarms without sighted assistance.