- Woman's post about 'Back the Blue' sign in Jackson coffee shop prompts firing from nearby bar (8/15/17)10
- Scott City man dies in motorcycle crash near Millersville (8/13/17)
- How to save a life: Lifeguards resuscitated young girl at Cape Splash (8/17/17)2
- Stoogefest headliner cancels, cites NAACP travel advisory in Missouri (8/15/17)2
- Councilman: Scott City mayor, city administrator resigned (8/15/17)4
- Teen convicted of shooting area woman in 2015 (8/13/17)
- Woman dies in house fire in Cape Girardeau County (8/16/17)
- Scott City school chief gets raise, while some teachers don't (8/17/17)6
- Man accused of making terror threats against dental office (8/13/17)
- Chaffee man charged with attempting to have ex-wife killed (8/20/17)3
It's time for a revolution
To the editor:
Again, the major oil companies report their greatest profits ever while we pay more than ever for a gallon of gasoline. Then we are told President Bush will look into the matter. Do you ask the fox to guard the henhouse?
What is one to do? I say, "Revolt!" For me, it's personal. It's how I choose to live my life, the consumer decisions I make, the products I don't purchase.
That barrel of oil is more than the gas in your car. It's the war -- don't get me started, mega-agribusiness, the chemical industry, those plastic toys you buy your kids, the polyester clothes your wear and on and on.
When 1 percent of our American population controls over 40 percent of the country's wealth and the rich get richer while the poor get poorer, it's time for a revolution.
DEBBIE NAETER, Cape Girardeau