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BYH, I just saw footage of Trump saying "It's easy. I'd just drop a 25% tax on China". Would somebody please show me...

Trump's new world order bleak

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Our president exaggerates frequently, having made 4,229 false or misleading statements to date, reports The Washington Post. This statistic is immediately dismissed by millions of our citizens as “fake, fake, disgusting, news,” as the president recently said in Pennsylvania, where he again reinforced his earlier characterization of the press as “the enemy of the people,” urging his cheering audience to believe nothing that the media says or writes and suggesting that his administration alone can be believed. Accordingly, Mueller ‘s investigation is a “witch hunt” — because this administration tells us, repeatedly, it is: Facts are inconsequential.

Never before in this country has there been so concentrated, so vicious an attack on fact-based, objective reporting of the news; and it’s becoming more intense. We’ve seen this before in pre-WWII Italy and Germany where fascists recognized the necessity of defaming and gaining control of the media in order to sell their brands to their peoples. But freedom of the press is enshrined in our Constitution, a document of which this president is, apparently, ignorant or contemptuous.

President Trump repudiates the world-order that’s been put into place since the end of WWII, insisting that we’ve been duped by friends and foes alike into making political and financial arrangements that have unfairly exploited us. Trump disdains multilateral agreements of all types, wishing to replace such agreements with bilateral deals which he will personally renegotiate as only he (so he believes) can do. “NATO is obsolete,” NAFTA is the “worse trade deal ever,” the Paris Accord and the TPP are more of the same, etc. Our allies are a bunch of dead beats, and powerful autocrats have become our best buddies? Nonsense!

Make no mistake: Trump intends to remake the world-order. Do you wish to live in that world?

Robert J. Hursey Jr.

Greenville

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Letters

August 20, 2018

Can we make whole cloth from op-ed columnist Walter Williams’ assertion that government anti-poverty programs “have simply made poverty more comfortable”?

I think most people would agree things are amiss in this country. We claim to be a people who revere freedom, justice and…

August 19, 2018

I would like to thank the writers of the Aug. 14 Orange County Register editorial, “Engaging the Taliban could end war in Afghanistan.” It lays out clearly why, after 17 years, our approach in Afghanistan is not working.

Not long ago, President Trump agreed. In 2013 he tweeted,…

August 17, 2018

While reading the Bless Your Heart this past Sunday, I came across someone who wanted a way to report illegal dumping online.

“Pitt County, why not create an online way to report illegal dumping? Leaving a voicemail is completely outdated. Online reports can be used with tracking numbers to…

August 17, 2018

The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen in Farmville is in dire need of money for operating expenses. We rely strictly on community support to run the soup kitchen and it’s hard to keep things moving forward when you have to pay a $450 electricity bill.

We are currently having to pay monthly…

August 16, 2018

On Aug. 9 at the Greenville City Council meeting, at the end of the public comment period, Coalition Against Racism member Dedan Waciuri stood up in his seat and shouted the group’s concerns must be heard.

Waciuri has been active locally with CAR. His name has appeared in coverage of several…

August 15, 2018

Twelve Chicagoans were shot dead and 62 others were shot and wounded Aug. 3-5, the Chicago Tribune reported (https://tinyurl.com/yde7jb83). Before last week's mayhem, 1,718 Chicagoans had been shot since the beginning of the year, and 306 had been murdered.

Adding to this tragedy is the fact that…

Walter Williams

August 14, 2018

As we watch the very unfortunate issue unfold in the town of Bethel involving the tenants living in Whitehurst Trailer Park, one does not have to be a rocket scientist to see that these wonderful citizens have been thrown under the bus and forgotten by the town’s government.

What do Bethel…

August 13, 2018

The Grifton Lions Club will host N.C. Auditor Beth Ward on Monday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, located at 437 McCrae St. in Grifton.

The presentation will provide information on what types of audits the office performs, who they audit, what is found as a result of an…

August 13, 2018

With scorching heat and raging wildfires in the West and torrential downpours and massive flooding in the East, global warming is not just about a gentle sea rise any more. These tragic consequences of dumping greenhouse gases into our atmosphere call for drastic remedies.

For starters, we should…

August 12, 2018

The editorial “Pence would restore democracy, irk Democrats” is just another example of the globalists trying to subvert the will of the American People. The line, “a Pence presidency sometime in the coming year is more likely than not,” is absolute establishment fantasy and…

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