- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)8
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)11
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
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