- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- Without city record, Marie Street residents on hook for thousands in sewer repairs (4/19/17)7
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)5
- Man out on bond for alleged molestation of boys charged with abusing girl (4/18/17)
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)
- Deputy: Man kicked, broke uncle's ribs after yard-work dispute (4/19/17)
- Sikeston man charged in shooting death of Cape man (4/23/17)
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