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Monday's American Morning viewers sounded off on a host of topics. Ron Paul’s interview on Texas secession was received by many as far-fetched. Others thought it wasn’t such a bad idea.
- Cox: I can't wait for Texas to secede then they can take over the Iraq and Afghan wars created by their leading citizen Geo. Bush. They can also take over responsibility for immigration with Mexico and the drug wars included. They are complaining about high taxes; wait till they discover that somebody has to pay the bills. Tthey remind me of a teenager who wants to move out on his own because their parants are too restrictive. I think you can just chalk it up to Republican lunacy.
So, would Texas be right in thinking that a move to secede from the United States is the right action for their state? What do you think about such comments? Is it treason or do you feel that such a move would allow them great power over their concerns?
The young pirate’s arrival in the U.S. brought mixed comments, most believing that he was happy because he’s now in “Disneyland” as opposed to the poverty in Somalia. Still, others wondered why the “little guys” were always the ones to take the fall, while the “top making money on these thefts” goes free.
- Cheryl: Our country is cheering the death of these young pirates and now plans are underway between the Navy and the media to create a reality TV show on hunting pirates. Would it not be prudent and responsible for the media to report the "other" side of this story. Somalians have been teetering on the verge of starvation; they have seen their fishing rights sold on the international market depriving them of food and income; thousands are suffering from horrible diseases caused from the toxic waste dumped on their coast by the so called civilized world. That they have turned to desperate measures to survive should be no surprise. To further exploit this tragedy is sad and inexcusable. I am disheartened that once again citizens of this country take pride in the killing of a desperate people without any concern for why they have resorted to such extreme measures.
- Bill: Did we all notice the smile on the Somali terrorist's face as he was surrounded by American police? Would he have been smiling if he was in Nazi Germany, Russia, Palestine or China? He would be terrified as he should be. Our enemies know that America is ridiculous. He will now be eating better than he ever ate before and sleeping on soft mattresses. We are crazy!!! He should be put to death immediately to send a clear message to pirates and terrorists.
- Tod: Why are we always going after the little guys? We have satellites that can read a newspaper from space, but we can't find the mother ship and take out the people in charge. This is the same crap as always, get the little guy, satisfy the public, leave the big guys alone and get paid. Remember, a lot of the stuff being captured by pirates is paid for by donations and taxpayer money. I think there are people at the top making money on these thefts, even though it will probably never be proved.
Is the U.S. too focused on the “little guys” in the pirating issue? Should we be addressing bigger issues such as poverty in Somalia and the “top” people making the money off the pirating? Share your opinions.
Viewers also shared their stories of UFO experiences.
- Jewell: My husband worked for the Corps of Engineers at Cape Canaveral in the early 1960's building the original launch pads. We lived in the area. At that time, the sightings of UFO's were so frequent that all the fellows were given cards to carry that had a phone number to call to report sightings. However, when a sighting was reported, the person taking the report would not verify if others had also called in the sighting. One evening we were driving in the area and a bright light low in the sky over the Indian River caught our attention. We pulled over and watched the light for at least 5 minutes. It moved very fast in one direction and then stopped, as if on a dime. It stayed in that position for a couple of minutes and then moved rapidly in a different direction, again stopping quickly. It moved back and forth around the sky in the same manner during the period, finally speeding away to the east and out of sight. At that time we were not aware of any craft that the US had that could maneuver that way, and still don't know of any. My husband called in the report when we got home (this was before cellphones). The next day he confirmed with a number of other Cape employees that they also had seen the fantastic action in the sky. I"ll never forget it!
Tell us your story. Do you believe in UFOs? Have you ever seen a UFO? Do you think the government should release any classified UFO reports?