In response to Health site crashed with 2,000 using it (Oct. 25):
U.S. company should have been hired for Obamacare website
The last time I looked the U.S. was still close to 8 percent unemployment. Yet, we hire a Canadian company, CGI Federal, to develop the website for the health care program.
Some are calling for President Obama to fire someone for this mess. The person who needs to be fired is the one who farmed out this job to Canada.
I cannot believe that we do not have in our great country the people to develop this program.
Glitches inevitable, but the end product will be worth the wait
A gentle reminder to those who are critical of the Affordable Care Acts recent online problems: NASA didnt get a man on the moon immediately. But eventually we did succeed.
For those applying, it will be worth the wait when fixed.
In response to Connecticut says it, not N.C., was first in flight (Oct. 24):
Ongoing squabble over who is first in flight getting tiresome
Its time to move on from this battle over which state was First in Flight. Maybe we can change our tag slogan to Lighthouses of the Atlantic or something about our beautiful N.C. mountains.
In response to Gay marriage issue hits countys interfaith service (Oct. 20 CharlotteObserver.com):
Lets stop manipulating the Bible to condemn others
Why is it so hard for us Christians to accept and love all as Christ did?
You cannot limit a member of the church to just worship. Worship and service are how we show our commitment to God. If we allow our biased opinions to get in the way of our commitment, we will never get any closer to God.
This is just another example of how we manipulate the Bible to condemn others. This is neither what Christianity is about nor the intended use of the Holy word.
In response to Pastor building luxury home (Oct. 23) and related Forum letters:
As an Elevation attendee, Ill stick with Steven Furticks team
I am always taken back when the public ridicules someone for the compensation they receive for their tireless work efforts.
Not just in Pastor Stevens case, but in many others these wage earners are the same as us and have simply chosen a profession.
In reality, the pastor is no different than an NFL quarterback who gets paid millions to lead a team.
Given the choice, I like my chances playing with Pastor Steven as a teammate and quarterback for God.
Pastor Furtick could learn a thing or two from Pope Francis
Pastor Steven Furtick should consider adopting some of the leadership qualities exhibited by Pope Francis.
Both serve God and lead their congregations in serving God as well as helping those in need. Pope Francis lives a spartan life style and is leading the Catholic Church into becoming a more accepting Church with an increased emphasis in serving those in need.
Although Pastor Furtick and Elevation Church should be commended for their generous past giving, he is yet another example of how the trickle down theory does not work. That theory does trickle down, but all too often the trickle is to the pockets of those whose pockets are already full.
In response to New York JPMorgan settlement sets a potent precedent (Oct. 20 Editorial):
Bank execs, not shareholders, should be held responsible
JPMorgan Chase recently paid a $100 million fine to the U.S. government for wrongdoing, and it is facing a possible $13 billion fine for additional infractions.
The sad part is that innocent shareholders must pay the penalties, not the executives who engaged in the criminal activity.
If the executives were fined as individuals, with penalties exacted from their own assets, perhaps it would put an end to their reckless practices.
North Carolina has seen firsthand some of our hallowed banking institutions brought to their knees because of reckless management, with no criminal charges levied against the real culprits.
In response to Reference to Claire Fallons N.Y. accent was out of line (Oct. 25 Forum):
Mush-mouth Southerners? Just whos ridiculing who here?
Forum writer Loretta Lopez thinks commenting on Claire Fallons accent is an attempt to ridicule New Yorkers living in Charlotte. Her reference to a mush-mouth Southern drawl makes me wonder who is attempting to ridicule whom?
This former New Yorker says theres a reason for that accent
Im a long ago New Yorker and its true, they possess an edge to their accent.
New Yorkers have a reputation, not only for the accent, but an associated nasty and rude attitude and you know why? Because the light at the end of the tunnel is New Jersey.
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