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To eliminate all theories in doubt.

It's not publicity, it's blasphemy.

On Easter Sunday, you'll be blessing me.

Lawrence Q? MarkX, Aventura, Florida

FORD PUTS HOMOSEXUALITY OVER SHAREHOLDER PROFITS

After posting a record loss of 12.7 billion dollars in 2006, Ford Motor Company continues to squander shareholder money and alienate Middle American by aggressively promoting, condoning and supporting Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Trans-Gendered (GLBT) lifestyles.

Arthur Ally, president of the Timothy Plan www.timothyplan.com , America's Pro-Life/Pro-Family mutual fund group (which refuses to invest in Ford stock), said, "The fact that the leadership at Ford has turned its back on the majority of people who purchase their vehicles in order to promote a fringe agenda is unbelievable."

The pro-family organization, AFA, ( www.afa.net ), indicates a total of approximately 671,600 members have signed a www.BoycottFord.com pledge. The AFA has been urging Ford to simply forgo any further advertising or sponsorships promoting the Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender lifestyle and had thought the company would comply with their requests.

According to the Detroit News, "Ford denied it dropped sponsorship (of the GLAAD Media Awards) because of the AFA. The automaker also said that it continues to advertise in gay and lesbian publications."

The Ford position remains they are trying to get their message out to as many customers as possible, yet they refuse to advertise in Playboy and Penthouse – not because of numbers but because of content.

Art Ally applauds those participating in the boycott of Ford and contends there is a complimentary approach that may bring swifter and more dramatic results. "If every one of the 671,600 concerned citizens would simply divest of any Ford stock they may own, whether held directly or through their mutual fund(s), the company would surely get the message that their behavior has a cost," said Ally.

Barna www.barna.org Research suggests that 45% of all American adults are "born-again", and the Investment Company Institute www.ici.org suggests that one-half of all households in America own mutual funds.

"If Barna's and ICI's research holds true, approximately 40 million Christians invest over 4 trillion dollars in mutual funds. Once these Christians discover the collective power they can effectively have on corporate America, by voting with their investment dollars, companies like Ford will no longer blatantly disregard the concerns of their shareholders."

Ally concluded, "I believe you could see positive cultural change in America come from Wall Street long before it comes from the White House".

Introduce me to the Flipsyde

I am writing to you in regards of a article you wrote about a local hip-hop group called the "Flipsyde." The article appeared in the January 3, 2007 issue. I am a singer-songwriter who is trying to catch a break into this industry. According to your article the Flipsyde is in the studio working on a new album. I enclosed two songs with some "dynamite lyrics" in hopes that you can get this material to the group for review at best.

"Introduce Me to the Flipsyde" (hook):I'm young! I'm cruising!/ The Flipsyde ain't never losing/Inject me with your lust/So I can feel the rage/Your road kill bitch come 'M-Y' game/Introduce me to the Flipsyde/Introduce me to the Flipsyde/Introduce me to the Flipsyde

Adlibs: The Flipsyde the only way/If you're bored come play my game

Bridge: (Mic effect record in mono, between 2nd and 3rd verse)

Time to fill up with my philosophies/ Rich or poor you're the same to me/The Flipsyde we come in threes

DIC (the Urban Shiek), Martinez

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