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Speak Out 10/1/07

Monday, October 1, 2007

Recovered dog

THANKS TO the Cape Gir-ardeau Police Department for helping recover a dog who got away out onto a busy street. Thanks to their work, they saved the dog's life and the family's loss.

Saving America

IF AMERICA is to be saved, stop buying foreign-made products. It's that simple. Quit buying them, and all your jobs will come back.

Center is safer

SOMETIMES IT'S necessary to use that middle lane for more than turning. Recently, I was late for an appointment, and it was much safer to get in the middle lane to get to where I needed to turn. It was safer than me getting back on those four lanes of East Jackson Boulevard. I think it's silly that they're cracking down on center-lane usage. I don't want any more tickets than I have to get in this life. The fewer tickets policemen write, the happier I am.

Waste of money

I'D LIKE to comment on chip-and-seal program for county roads. It is a waste of money. It won't hold up. We've been through that on our street. After a year it falls to pieces. Do not waste money like that.

Excessive force

I WATCHED TV this morning and was sick. A police officer electrocuted a girl over and over again. I never had this happen to me, but I'm sure if it happened just once it would be hard to move and to act normal. Whoever is in charge of this police officer and does nothing should be ashamed as well. He does not deserve to be a police officer at all. I realize there may be situations where this is necessary. Did she have a gun? Why would a police officer, someone who is supposed to protect us, repeatedly do this? I tell my kids that if they ever get lost, they should look for a police officer. This officer needs to be fired.

Vote on smoking

CAN WE have a city vote about smoking in public places and finally settle this matter once and for all?

Ticked off

I JUST came from the veterinarian's office. I was informed I can't buy heartworm pills unless my dogs have a blood test. They told me it was a federal regulation. My dogs have been taking the pill for 12 years every month. I was told by the vet the past 11 years if I missed a dosage and they got heartworms, it would kill them if they took a pill. Both had their pills the first of the month and are still alive. I can barely afford the medicine, now I'm told the dogs have to have blood tests. This is greed.

Lousy host

I WAS turned off by Columbia University president's treatment of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after having invited him there. We all know the sort of person Ahmadinejad is. But as a guest he deserved the sort of intelligent treatment we in the U.S. have been known for. Instead, he was treated in a manner which would be more expected from an illiterate critic.

Pool issues

I'M CALLING about the pump being out at Central Pool. There are three high school teams and two swim-club teams practicing there, and no one saw this problem coming up. This problem is taking almost half a season away from these kids. We had the luxury this year of having four meets here in Cape Girardeau. Jackson coming into the league was fantastic, because you had Jackson, Cape and Notre Dame. It was great. You had four home meets. You didn't have to drive to St. Louis or Springfield for a meet. Now the kids are being penalized. What is going on?

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tamelaj... I take it your a smoker.

If you want to smoke in your car or in your home and have yourself along with your home and your car smell like a dirty ashtray, that's YOUR business,YOU can do that.

Please don't make me breath your smoke, and make my hair and cloths smell bad, like you.

That's nice of you to pay all those taxes on your cigarettes, I'm sure the money will help pay your hospital bills when the time comes that you can't draw a breath without horking up a lung.

I, for one, do not want to breath your second hand smoke, or smell like a ashtray, because of you wanting to spread the joy of smoking.

A lot of eating places around have gone to "no smoking", these are the places that I eat,and spend my money. If a place has a smoking section, I will go somewhere else.

Having a smoking section in a restraunt is like having a peeing section in the pool.Kind of hard to keep the two areas from mixing.

So tamelaj enjoy smoking in your house and in your car and in your yard, or walking down your street. (If you can still do that without getting winded) but DON"T make me breath or smell like your smoke.

Have a nice day, and be sure to stop and smell the flowers, if you still can.

-- Posted by trekker on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 4:49 AM

Have you ever witnessed someone you love dying from smoking? My father had emphysema and lived his last few years connected to oxygen. He was susceptible to pneumonia and had several bouts with it. The doctors told us there would be one bout that he would not recover from because of the condition of his lungs. Then they found lung cancer. Fortunately, for him, the pneumonia lead to his death before he started suffering from the cancer. Have you guessed yet that I DO NOT smoke? I am not an active anti-smoker. I do believe it is a choice, even if it is a very poor one. BUT statistics are the biggest turn off anyone can use for their cause. Speak from experience, a few will listen and be affected. Demand it and you get rebellion. Missourians already proved there was more concern about tobacco taxes then what happens with cells that eventually become children.

-- Posted by KingsKid on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 7:02 AM

amen trekker. i belong to a bowling league and the smoke is so thick you could cut it with a knife, what gets me is these smokers bring their infant babies in there and blow smoke all over them too....i bet there lungs are no bigger than a quarter....it should be illegal.

-- Posted by jlj on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 7:12 AM

Please start demending more American made products. I drove to Cape shopping for a man's belt on Sat. Every store had belts made in CHINA, I refuse to pay $20.00 to 35.00 for a Chinese made belt. Let them rot on the racks,,,demand more American products. If you really dont need it, wait awhile, wont take long for stores to get the message. And please parents, leave the Chinese toys on the shelf this Season.

-- Posted by changedname on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 7:37 AM

Why oh why do people insist that the government step in and make decisions for them? If it is something you don't like, then the offending persons have no rights. Ban them or their activities. Do you not see that once that precedent (as it already has)is set that even more and more things will be banned? Careful what you wish for, one day they may be coming to ban you and yours.

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 8:45 AM

I think the main point that people are missing here is personal freedom and personal responsibility.

While smoking may seem reprehensible to some, smokers should have the full right to give themselves cancer. It's their body, it's their choice.

Who are you to take away the rights of others?

Not all smokers get cancer, much in the same way that your grandparents didn't die of a massive heart attack in their 50's because they ate bacon 3 meals a day. But some people do die from poor nutritional choices.

Surely no one is calling for the outlawing of pork.

-- Posted by Tarantulas on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 8:49 AM

RE: Pool Issues

The problem is that only people who have children involved in water sports care about the bubble. Only parents of soccer kids care about the soccer fields. And so on. Sports with a small number of participants tend to die slowly because of lack of support in places like Cape. Didn't we have a hockey team here before? I'm afraid the very good swim teams in this area will go the same way...

-- Posted by unilib on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 9:26 AM


If you cannot afford to pay for the medical treatment of your dog, then you probably shouldnt have a pet. The vets are doing their job by trying to cover the potemtial medical issues with all their clients. I would hardly call that greed. Sounds like someone doing their job.

-- Posted by Falconman67 on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 10:05 AM

Let's see. We could make speeding legal. Anyone who wants to speed, pay a tax, get a sticker for your car and have at it. We could make prostitution legal (Vegas has) and tax it. Big money! Gambling, oh we did that one already. Drugs would bring in tons of tax revenue if we made them legal and regulated them. Want to drive drunk? Pay a fee and get a police escort home. Feel like littering, pay a fee so the city can hire more people to clean up after you. Want to use the center lane for merging instead of it's intended use........? I see dollar signs!

Sorry, just having some fun with the idea of taxing things that have been deemed illegal. Now, remind me, why are all these things illegal?

-- Posted by calypso12 on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 10:14 AM


Since when was Prostitution legal in Vegas?

Your point was a good one however.Taxes on alcohol and tobacco bring in huge amounts

of revenue at the Federal level right on down to the local level.I will say it again to those in here who think outside cigarette

smoking posses them a danger.The Automobiles

on the roads here in Cape right this minute

far out weighs the pollutants in the atmosphere here in town then does 10,000 smokers outside in one place!These people are

nothing more then prohibitionist!You think crime is bad now,go ahead and criminalize tobacco and see what happens.Lets gripe about

something else ya'l this tobacco subject has

burned me out!!!

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 10:54 AM

Ticked off:

No matter what these other folks have said here. I will agree that the vets are certainly

pulling one over on you!Heartworm medication has NO GAURANTEES!Certain dogs are prone to

getting heartworms more then others.If your dog is outside alot and has short hair their chances of contracting the disease is greater then a longer hair dog that stays inside more often.Pets die and thats a sad

thing.But these insensitive people that tell you that you should not have a pet probably should not be allowed to have one either!

I also get upset when people judge people

the way a few did here.My Grandmother had a cat for 6 years but could not afford medical

care if it needed it yet she still loved the cat.It died like all pets do.

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 11:09 AM

Re: "While smoking may seem reprehensible to some, smokers should have the full right to give themselves cancer. It's their body, it's their choice."

Yes, it is the smoker's body, and the smokers health, and it SHOULD be their choice whether or not to respect their body enough to not poison it by smoking cigarettes....

....however now, there are those demanding a universal, government controlled, TAX PAYER FUNDED, "single payer" system...and THAT will come out of my (along with every other tax payer...smoker or not) pocket, and therefore I have every right to speak out against the disgusting habit that increases the expenses that this "single payer" system will have to pay out (and even the current system has high premiums due in part to the high cost of providing health care for smokers with self-inflicted diseases). If you smoke, pay for your own **** health care....make sure you also pay for your kids and family to have health insurance too because I do not want to have to pay for your stupidity with my tax dollars.

Just as your right to swing your fist ends at my nose, your right to inhale toxic substances ends at my wallet.

-- Posted by dixietrucker on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 11:28 AM

Prostitution is not legal in Las Vegas, it's illegal in that county. However it IS legal in other parts of Nevada.

I won't even comment on the smoking issues being discussed here...it's apparent that one or two people are being ganged up on by a bunch of narrow minded goofballs.

I just LOVE how all of these non-smokers are saying "ALL of the smokers blow their smoke on me..."

Oh yes, as a smoker that's my FAVORITE past time...blowing smoke on the non-smokers.

The more and more that people continue to generalize ALL smokers, the worse the fight will get.

-- Posted by foodie on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 11:59 AM

If you are upset about the bubble being broken down and our kids not being able to practice or have swim meets, blame your school. I was on my highschool's first year swim team and practiced at a local community pool. Our school used the other facility only until they built their own pool on their own campus.

When you have your own pool, you have total control over it and make sure it is ready for an upcomming season. If you rely on city government to maintain a pool for your upcomming season, you get results like you have right now.

I hate to say this because I think the timing of the bubble's problems is to increase the community's interest in a new aquatic center but, pulling the resources together of our public/private schools, college, city, and private funding could create an aquatic center for schools and public to use. Let the private funders operate the facility so they make sure it stays in operating order.

I am not able to provide funds outside of usage fees, nor do I personally know people who do. I do know that there are many in our community that possess the financial ability to invest in this program. At least someone with knowledge needs to run the numbers and publish if this can work or not.

-- Posted by cal on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 12:00 PM

Wasn't hard for the SEM to get you guys on another topic. Change the subject in speak out and away we go. Smoking is probably the biggest problem facing this nation today.

Here I will add my 2 cents worth on smoking. I don't care what you do as long as you keep your smoke out of my face. I don't smoke, don't like the smell of it, but don't care if other people smoke. I have a sign on my door which reads "No Smoking Please". I have never had anyone say can I smoke I really need one right now. I have family and friends who smoke, they know I don't, and they don't smoke around me. Respect goes both ways.

Hilleco: Your reason is the most sound one I have seen here.

Dixie Driver: You already are paying.

Elizabeth: People die horrible deaths every day. Have you ever seen anyone blown up? Have you ever seen someone with out an arm or leg that was shot off? Have you ever seen a victim of a car accident? Your comment about abortion, know you didn't say that exactly, is a little telling. You acknowledged smokers had the right to make that choice, even if a very poor one, so why doesn't everyone have the right to make poor choices. Poor choices are the cornerstone of freedom. Sure you have made your share in your life as I have and most everyone else.

BTW: Impeach Bush!!

-- Posted by cannedheat on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 12:10 PM

Hope everyone understood I was being sarcastic when I said smoking is the biggest problem facing this nation today.

Greywolf: Is the better half home and recuperating?

-- Posted by cannedheat on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 12:33 PM


OOPS, Vegas is out, see below, I should have said some cities in Nevada have legal prostitution. Sorry I got some people's hopes up. Thank you for correcting me!

"Under Nevada state law, any county with a population of less than 400,000 is allowed to license brothels if it so chooses[1]. As of 2007, Clark County (which contains Las Vegas) and Washoe County (which contains Reno) are the only counties with population above 400,000.[2] Incorporated towns and cities in counties that allow prostitution may regulate the trade further or prohibit it altogether...Nevada has laws against engaging in prostitution outside of licensed brothels, against encouraging others to become prostitutes, and against living off the proceeds of a prostitute." NRS 244.345

WHY they made it illegal there:

"The big casino towns of Reno and Las Vegas have worked to expand their tourism base by attracting families to the hotels and casinos. Accordingly, the state legislature has made prostitution illegal in both Clark and Washoe Counties. " Wikipedia

On smoking to other Speak Outers: I wouldn't allow smoking in my place because I worked in a heavy smoking place and went home everyday with a headache and smelling like cigarettes. After a while, I couldn't get the smell out of clothes and my hair by washing. I think it got in the molecular structure. Anyway, I couldn't handle it and gave up a job I otherwise enjoyed. I wouldn't want my non-smoking employees to endure that, or just quit on me. Plus, there may be liabilities down the road. People are crazy about suing nowadays. Also, the extra costs of cleaning, painting, ventilating the place would eat into MY profits. I'm a bottom line person. Easier just to say no. Most non-smokers that I know say they are more likely to visit a place that doesn't allow smoking. Hopefully that helps make up for the lost revenue from smokers who don't want to refrain, and those places will continue their policy. As I've said before, my husband used to smoke, but now we avoid places that have smokers and patronize those that don't. He can't handle it anymore either. I don't hate smokers, it Just makes the meal more pleasant for us, and we "dine in" restaurants more often now. More and more motels and hotels are going smoke-free for reasons of upkeep I suspect. I've stayed in so-called 'non-smoking' rooms and usually you can still smell the smoke through the ventilation system, and on the furniture and bedding. We personally really appreciate all those business that have the guts to do this. I'm sure they catch some crap. This was my last word on smoking EVER in Speakout. Who knew it was such a hot button topic?

-- Posted by calypso12 on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 12:40 PM


Smokers actually save the government billions, and if we had universal healthcare smoking covering them would cost far less than other individuals. When smoking does kill it tends to do so rather rapidly. Once diagnosed with lung cancer or other smoking related illnesses the majority die within a year.

So smokers are far less likely to spend their last 5 or 10 years in a nursing home or assisted living facility & they are less likely to have their bodily functions slowly fail over several years requiring dozens of hospital stays and assorted procedures & surgeries. Those are the sorts of things that tend to get REALLY expensive.

Add in the huge savings we gain from paying less years of government pensions and social security to smokers and from a taxpayers vantage point smoking is a huge money saver.

-- Posted by Nil on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 12:46 PM


Ok, I am from Jackson and have never used the center lane in the fashion that you say is "easier." Get off it already!! It is an illegal turn (look it up!) that you have been getting away with and now you are upset that something is finally being done about it! Get over it!

-- Posted by whoknows on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 12:50 PM

Ticked Off

I think you care very much for your pets. They are almost like family members, I know.

You did not say that you lacked the money to buy the meds...what I understood was that you were aggravated because some beaurocrat in D.C. could mandate that you pay extra for a blood test that up to now your vet did not require.

Your vet is making some very definite statements about heartworms...it's a shame you can't get another vet...To say that if your pet misses one dose..they'll die...sounds like he is alarming you unnecessarily...

Good luck with your pets...

-- Posted by walela on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 1:04 PM

love politics: I agree with what you said, but I'm cynical about the possibility of disparate groups like public schools, college, city, etc. getting together to fund something. The university is already building a pool, although half the size as originally planned, and it does not intend to let anyone but university affiliates use it anytime soon. Somehow I don't see the Cape schools and Parks & Rec working together on a project either. And then there is the line between Jackson and Cape... would both school systems work together on funding anything? Hey, I have an idea: can we use the new tobacco tax to build a new indoor pool in Cape? All smoking inside the new facility would be banned, naturally! LOL

-- Posted by unilib on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 2:29 PM

The tobacco debate is a good one that seems to be brought up here plenty lately. If you will notice, it's not all about smoking. Some approach it as a disgusting disease causing agent that should be banned outright. Certain oppenents of that approach see this whole thing as an attack on personal liberties, which to them is the bigger problem. Others see it as a thorn in their side because they have to (or would have to) pay for it in medical bills under a national health plan. Others still see it as a drop in the bucket compared to all the rest of the pollution going on.

This debate covers so many different issues that are important to people: universal health care, personal liberties, fiscal responsibility, liberties in business, increasing taxes, environmental issues, the abortion issue.

In short, it is a VERY good 'projectionist' debate.

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 3:26 PM

Shifting gears

re: Lousy Host

I totally agree. To have invited him to speak and then to just totally insult him was indeed a very lowbrow approach. I would be ashamed to send my kids to that school. Universities are supposed to be where kids learn to be openminded and learn from varied sources. I am about to get totally blasted for saying this, but maybe we should spend more time listening to people from different cultures instead of insulting and attacking them (militarily as well as personally.)

Even if you are totally for the war and want to go into Iran with guns a blazin, having him go onstage and see the american host being a total rectal headcovering only allows the Iranians to come out ahead and look like they are taking the high road.

America is supposed to be the high road taker. We are supposed to be building that road!

The majority of Americans think that 'they' (brown people of different faiths) hate us for our freedoms. Sorry, it really isn't that simple. We might find out more if we actually listened and thought about it in a different light than what we have.

Fire away

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 3:35 PM

go back through and read the posts, especially Elizabeths... her point is that smoking (to her) is as poor a choice as abortion and that both should be banned. Please correct me if I am wrong Elizabeth.

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 3:37 PM

go back through and read the posts, especially Elizabeths... her point is that smoking (to her) is as poor a choice as abortion and that both should be banned. Please correct me if I am wrong Elizabeth.

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 3:37 PM


Settle down!I am not trying to upset you.

Let me quote your first sentence!"You would'nt be allowed to have Children without proper healthcare!"I have thought about it but for the life of me I can't understand exactly what you mean by that.

I will say that 70% or more pets in this country have little or no healthcare.I remember for years on my Daddy's farm we NEVER called a vet for our dogs.We did give them rabbies shots and distemper shots but that was the extent of it.We sure did not call a vet to do that.We purchased our own at the farm suppy store.My dogs lived to

ripe old ages.Chill out!

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 3:50 PM

If everyone thought like I did, it would be a perfect world.

Boring, but perfect.

The great thing about humans is that we can and do think differently, but somewhere buried in our genetic code is an inherit desire to make others feel the same way, or at least find others that do feel the same way. That is why this country is such a great idea, different people together with the ability to express themselves freely.

That's why it bothers me so much to see our elected officials try so hard to destroy that spirit and so many stupid people blindly following it.

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 3:53 PM

By the way,those of you who have followed

along with me on my wifes ordeal,she is at home and slowly recovering.Her left leg still

shows some sign of improvement and her heart

surgery is doing very well...thanks for your concerns and Prayers.

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 3:56 PM


People indeed have children all the time without proper healthcare. People have children all the time without having proper anything! Just look at Britney Spears. I rest my case.

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 3:58 PM

Glad to hear that Greywolf. Also glad to hear they figured out the back problem before 'digging in.'

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 3:59 PM

The reason why the people of the middle east hate us is because we can't seem to keep our nose out of their business.

Zionism is the reason why we where attacked by our Saudi "allies" on September 11th 2001, NOT because they are jealous of our "freedom."

-- Posted by Tarantulas on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 3:59 PM

Not only Zionism, but flat out Imperialism. The only reason the Saudi's are our 'friends' is because we struck while the iron was hot to get them rolling in oil after the Brits fumbled the ball.

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 4:03 PM

The long and short of it is that Zionists are all about getting their entitlement lands as God's chosen people (removing the Arab and Muslim folks already living there) to fulfill end of the world biblical prophecies. Pro Jewish and pro their particular ideas of prophecy to the detriment to any and all others.

Even simpler:

Zionists are to Jews as NeoCons are to Americans.

That help?

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 4:16 PM

Zionism is an international political movement that supports a homeland for the Jewish people. We call this land Israel.

The people that adhere to this political movement are fundamentalist christians who think that the creation of a Jewish homeland is the 1st step in bringing about what the church describes as "the end times."

The people in your government who back this idiotic movement are the same antisemitic apologists that would sell your country to the arabs and then hold their hands up as if they didn't understand that they did something wrong.

To clarify, I am not an antisemite. I simply do not support foreign policy that weakens our national security and sells real American lives for someone else's bedtime story.

Why do we continue to provide financial and military support to a "progressive country" that continues to deny the Palestinians civil rights? Let Israel stand or fall on it's own.

It's an elaborate effort for fundamentalists to help kick start the end time prophecy. Why do you think we are so interested in Iraq? Because Babylon is there (another part of the christian and jewish end time prophecy)... well... that and oil.

Do you know how many conflicts we've had with the middle east if you eliminate Israel and the crusades? I can count them on less that one finger.

-- Posted by Tarantulas on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 4:22 PM

Hilleco, your Libertarian slip is showing...

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 4:32 PM

I neglected to mention that part of this Zionist plan for the end times includes the peoples of Israel converting to Christianity.

The evangelical organization "Jews for Jesus" are a major contributor to this falsehood.

Makes me wonder how much money the "Left Behind" people have made off this garbage...

-- Posted by Tarantulas on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 4:34 PM

I hope so asdf, I hope so

-- Posted by jumpinjehova on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 4:53 PM

I'm totally worn out. I spent most of the day blowing cigarette smoke into the faces and hair of non-smokers. That's hard work, but someone has to do it, right?

-- Posted by iago on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 5:16 PM

Actually my reference was in reference to the number of people that voted on the tobacco tax increase vs the number of individuals that voted on the cell issue - same ballot. Now, I accept your apology, whether you issue it or not.

-- Posted by KingsKid on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 5:28 PM

I never said anything about banning. Wow. How much exercise are you getting with all this jumping to conclusions? Perhaps if you would read slower and without a conclusion as to what I said it would help.

-- Posted by KingsKid on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 5:32 PM

My vet told me that If I had skipped their heartworm medication for a month or two, they would need to be re-tested before restarting the med. I was told that was because IF they had active heartworm disease, the medication might kill them. Not sure it made sense then or now, but I'm not a vet. Insurance for dogs is the coming thing. I Goggled it and got 12,700,000 hits.

-- Posted by calypso12 on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 6:26 PM

Excessive force

You never know the whole story behind the police officer doing the job. The tape could've shown an assailant attempting to grab the cop's weapon 30 seconds before the tape showed the tasering. There might have been an old lady getting monkey stomped and the cop got there in the nick oh time and the perp wasn't obeying commands (yes, I said obey) so she needed a little extra push.

Better to resist arrest because you all know that the cop will stop when that happens. "Oh, this perp doesn't like me putting the cuffs on. Boy, I better let them go." Yeah that happens ALLLLL the time. Isn't there a TV show that displays people who like to resist arrest? Those are the one's who get beat up, or tasered.

What happened to the days when a cop was the command authority and society looked at them with respect? I know there are TONS of reasons not to trust the police, but there TEN TONS why you should.

It's just become too cool a fad to question those who could protect and save your life.

Here's an idea...if your not doing anything wrong don't worry about it. Answer the questions and move along. Treat it as you interviewing a date for you daughter. You have NO idea who this ******* is and you want to make sure that you know enough about them in the brief amount of time when she is getting ready. While at the same time you want to convey the fact that this adolescent punk needs to obey (**** that word again) YOUR rule of law when it comes to your kid.

So if he tries to defile your angel...a tasering would be a vacation compared to what you SHOULD be allowed to do.

Or you could just blame Bush...works for everyone else.

-- Posted by fajar154 on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 7:40 PM

Hey Nick, I have a question for you. How do you feel about the decriminalization of Mary Jane? Just curious. (Yup, I'm off topic--just call me a hypocrite.)

-- Posted by ynot on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 7:40 PM

Mr. Charles, Have you ever thought that the reason many American companies shut down and moved away is because the American workers got too greedy? Why should these companies have to pay their workers 3/4 of there salary while there not even working, because that is in their Union contract? I don't like buying foreign-made junk anymore than the next guy. But let's face it, us Americans did it to ourselves. If you were a business man, wouldn't you try to find the cheapest materials and labor that you could get? That only makes good business sense. Maybe all the third world nations should get Unionized and then they could be in the same boat we are in.

-- Posted by perryjb65 on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 9:14 PM

Mr. Charles, Have you ever thought that the reason many American companies shut down and moved away is because the American workers got too greedy? Why should these companies have to pay their workers 3/4 of there salary while there not even working, because that is in their Union contract? I don't like buying foreign-made junk anymore than the next guy. But let's face it, us Americans did it to ourselves. If you were a business man, wouldn't you try to find the cheapest materials and labor that you could get? That only makes good business sense. Maybe all the third world nations should get Unionized and then they could be in the same boat we are in.

-- Posted by perryjb65 on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 9:16 PM

Maybe just maybe,some time many thousands of years from now,an allien from a far away world,will land on this beautiful blue planet

we call Earth and see all the accomplishments

of a being that no longer exist.Perhaps he will gaze upon buildings and bridges and wonder to itself,what thought process it must have taken to build such a place and yet at the same time,destroy it!

That my friends, comes from the mind of a person who aint had much sleep in a while.

After reading many of your post since my last

This one word that I did not know in my younger years but just seems to stand out a bit more tonight.The word is "GLOBALIZATION"

Does that scare any body?

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 9:21 PM

Brother Greywolf: Globalization begs for an answer as to what were we fighting for.

Our brothers in arms from the founding of this country were fighting for what? The Constitution not oil not companies not individuals to be rich but for the Constitution. We could very well be the ones to see the Constitution be crumpled and thrown aside.

-- Posted by oldvet on Mon, Oct 1, 2007, at 9:37 PM

Thanks Nick. That has to be the best answer I've ever heard (or should that be read) on the subject.

-- Posted by ynot on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 5:29 PM

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