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Speak Out 10/2/07

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Positive approach

TO OUR teachers: I appreciate what you do and what you are up against when you teach our children. Please, don't lump all of the children together when doling out punishment. It is unfair to the children who are trying to do the right thing to be punished for the deeds of others. Offer praise to those who do right and limit punishment. Even the children that deserve punishment could use some loving mercy once in a while.

Ethanol's negatives

ETHANOL IS a crock. It cannot solve our energy problems since at best it takes 11 gallons of gasoline to make 12 gallons of ethanol -- and these 12 gallons contain less energy than the 11 gallons of gasoline. Even if ethanol were more efficient, we don't have the land to convert to corn to produce what we'd need to make a dent in our oil imports. The emphasis on ethanol is increasing the cost of food both to us and folks in developing nations who are destroying their forests to produce corn. It is not worth all the pollution. The only folks benefiting are the distillers, and they are getting fat on subsidies from our taxes. Corporate welfare trumps the public good again.

Difficult times

GOOD LUCK to all our local high school swim and dive teams after losing Central Pool for their competitive season. May you rise up through these difficult times to become stronger teams and better teammates.

Dark park

THE CITY needs to install lights between Perry Avenue and West End Boulevard on Broadway. The new sidewalk around Capaha Park is nice, but it's so dark in that stretch.

Traffic snarl

THE TRAFFIC situation at Clippard Elementary School borders on chaos. Try to drive through there from 2:45 p.m. on and you might as well forget it. Why can't kids ride the bus? There must be 75 cars lining the street. It's ridiculous that city traffic comes to a standstill because of parents who think there children are too good to ride buses or walk. Do you want healthy kids? Make them walk home like I did growing up. In the meantime, get the police to direct traffic so the rest of us can get down the street.

Good impression

BLANCHARD ELEMENTARY School had Grandparents Day recently. My husband and I were impressed with the instruction going on in Mrs. Brase's fourth-grade classroom and the good manners throughout the building. The children were polite, smiling, eager to welcome us and kind to each other. Whatever they're doing at Blanchard to create such an atmosphere should be used at all the schools. Keep up the good work. It's nice to see our taxpayer's money being used so effectively.

Concrete barriers

ENOUGH ABOUT the Jackson left-turn lane. It is time for the board of aldermen to do what politicians have done forever: Make a decision to punish everyone because of the ignorance of a few. Buy a bunch of concrete lane separators and turn East Jackson Boulevard into a limited-turn road like West Jackson Boulevard, just not as pretty.

MoNOT

MoDot's ears are open

When it comes to Ramsey Creek.

And I am the King of Spain

And a wealthy Arab sheik.

Be positive

I AM sick and tired of reading comments bashing our beautiful Jackson School District. As a student I love to go to high school with construction and all. Jackson teachers and administrators do their job and do it well. Let's stop looking at the negative side of everything and see some positive.

No pool parts?

LET'S SEE. There are thousands of public swimming pools throughout the U.S., and ours has an equipment problem that will take as long as 10 weeks to resolve -- all as we're about to consider a tax increase to benefit our parks and pools. It seems unlikely to me that the necessary equipment to repair the pool does not exist in the entire U.S., given that almost every city in this country uses similar equipment. I smell something fishy, and it's not just the stagnant water at the deep end of the pool. I was unlikely to vote for the tax increase before, and now that I see what lengths the parks department will go to prove their point, I am a definite no on the issue.

Chaffee police

I THOUGHT the new police chief of Chaffee was going to make a fresh start and change things. I have yet to see anything done. The city council needs to stay out of police business and let the police department do its job. The city lost a good chief when it let Martin Keys resign.

Let the Guard do it

THE MISSOURI Army National Funeral Honors Program stepped in to give veterans of all services a proper burial because the active-duty services couldn't find the manpower or time. Missouri stepped in to pay for the program when the federal government, then under control of Bill Clinton, wouldn't foot the bill. Whether taps is played by a live instrument or from a recording is not the issue. It's another example of the Guard doing the active duty's job, just like in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Money for pools

TOO MUCH money for soccer, too little money for aquatic sports: It's amazing the potential that this area has to produce top-quality young athletes in many sports, but city officials do not seem to care much about maintaining adequate infrastructure. What happened to the push to keep kids in sports to prevent drugs? Consider the hundreds of kids who are giving up aquatic sports because the only public indoor pool in the area is closed for lack of maintenance. This happened before with hockey, and now the two excellent swim teams in this area will likely disappear for lack of support -- not to mention the high school teams, which have had many top-quality swimmers graduating despite the usually terrible conditions of the pool in the past years.

Great little fair

THANK YOU to all the folks in Altenburg who graciously welcomed all of the fairgoers. I've been attending this little fair for over 20 years, and it just gets bigger and better. The truck pull on Saturday was a success and a great idea. Normally, the crowd moves up the hill after the infamous mule jumping. This really keeps the crowd spread out late into Saturday evening. Thank you again, and I'll see you next year.

Does not compute

SOMEONE COMPLAINED about waiting two hours to see a doctor in Cape Girardeau but had no problem driving at least an hour and a half each way plus using 10 to 15 gallons of gas.

Medical monopoly

THE PROCTER & Gamble plant encourages employees to go to St. Louis to cut health-care costs. The cost difference for health care between Cape Girardeau and St. Louis is amazing. Cape doctors think they have a monopoly on patients in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois and see no need to cut fees.


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Be fair to Chaffee PD. I see a patrol car every morning. They are getting out and about now. I was just thinking yesterday how much I appriciate what changes have been made. There will always be people that cry foul but by and large I think Chaffee has turned a corner.

-- Posted by leviwarfield on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 6:38 AM

No Pool Parts;

I am happy you will not be voting for any tax increase to fund the park district here in Cape.I understand the issue of the pump

motor.These motors are not sitting in a warehouse somewhere believe me.It is not a conspiracy to put the swim teams out of buisness.Ya'l need a pool and pools require a huge amount of maintaintance.It would be different if you were a different sport.I deal with issues like these everyday.These parts don't just fall off shelves.Be patient and I am sure you will be able to come back even stronger next season.

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 8:58 AM

Marijuana is soooo much safer than drinking alcholic beverages and it is a fact!! I agree with the person commenting about the taxing of it... You are so right that is the only reason it is not leagal it is a money game with the law and it is sad. I have never in my life seen such a performance as I have with the Scott County police officers as well the towns police forces within Scott Couny. I recently was kicked in on at my residence because the cops went off bad information and was under the impression that we possesed large quantities of pot as well as meth which was not true at all!! I used to be an avid meth user for 20 years and I have been clean off meth for 4 years yet still since I have lived in Scott county I have been harrassed and called a liar and told that my husband and I think we are slicker than the cops but one day they will get us cause they will not let up until they do!! Since they kicked in our home and found nothing more than a misdemeanors worth of pot and I mean when I say misdemeadors worth I mean equal to 2 joints at the very most maybe even less, they decided to charge us with Felony child endangerment charges. This is a non narcotic drug which was not accessable to my child and would have been a feat for him to get it considering it was in a can with a lid on it behind my husband whom was sleeping on the couch that evening. I on the other hand I laid down to read a book or 2 to our son before bed and we fell asleep there,so my husband stayed on the couch. Next thing I hear is boom boom booom booom boom Scott county sheriffs department don't F#@king move. I look up and they are standing in the doorway of my room with guns at mine and my sons head. My son was awakened by their screams and instantly he began to say mom I am scared they are going to slip and shoot us help me mom help me.. Now you tell me that I was endangering my child,...I think that they endangered him way more than I ever could!! What it all boils down to is they think we are still cooking meth and will never leave us alone. Its all okay though because I nor my husband will never cook nor use meth again it is an awful drug and I hate it i hate to see it and I can pick out a user from a mile away!! To bad they are not as educated as they think or they would know that at 180 pounds I am not using meth and have not for quite some time!!I plan to raise as much stink as I can regaurding this issue because I have been harrassed and violated lost my home and my child is mentally damaged from their big bust they thought they were going to get!! Did you know they waste taxpayers dollars everyday to kick peoples houses in after hardly no investigation and no real evidence of a major drug operation going on!!!Whats really the kicker is this and boy is it a good one can't wait to see what type of comments I get for this.One of the officers that was apart of the drug task force who raided my home...well his child was a friend of my sons and he frequently stayed the nite at our house and my husband fixed his motorcycle and his bikes and had his motorcycle at our house one week prior to them kicking in and 3 weeks prior the detectives kid stayed the nite at our home!! Oh yeah the kid has went fishing with us , to haunted houses with us and so on and so forth so you tell me that if I am endangering the welfare of my child," in there eyes" wouldn't he be considered endangering the welfare of his if he knowingly let him stay the nite with such huge drug dealers..... or am I just trippen??? I know I have a hell of an arguement here what do you good people of Cape think? See i'd write this in the Sikeston paper but they don't have their speakout set up like this one you cannot comment and they screen every speak out that is called in to insure nothing gets said about anything fishy with their fine police.....they are the most crooked bunch of lames I have ever incountered and one day they will meet the one true Judge and he's gonna ask....how did you represent me on earth?? Our fine Sheriff here calls himmself a christian yet I see no fruit.... the way he talked to my christian mother the evening they arrested us after kicking in our door was comepletely unproffessional and lacked cooth!! As well my brother tried to comment to the detective in front of the sheriff about him befriending us and about his kid staying the nite with us and how he could do this while all the while befriending us and the detective got in his face and told him he better shut his f'n mouth or theyd never see my son again....imagine such would you?? Thank you for letting me get that out there Semissourian you are such a better paper than Sikestons will ever be, because they hide behind a veil of lies and deceit!! If by some miracle there is an attorney out there that see's this and feels like there is no basis for the child endangerment charge ,please, comment,I'd love to hear what you have to say!! I have an attorney but no one seems to think the issue with the detective has any relevance to this case and maybe it doesn't because I am guilty of possessing pot but I am not guilty of endangering my child I love my children and I have made huge changes in my life to proove it over the last 4 years. Just a bit of FYI for those of you who do not understand what meth does to your nervous system it destroys it and the pot helps to calm my nervous ticks and keep me from having a nervous breakdown however I am not condoning that I use pot because I know it is illeagal but you find a doctor that will prscribe a known meth addict anything and I'll go to that doctor and get it and quit smoking pot but I can tell you that won't happen I have searched far and wide for someone to prescibe me nerve pills or anxiety pills and it is next to immpossible.It is truely a horrible truth I live it day to day!! For those of you who commend people like me and my husband I thank you from the bottom of my heart and could use prayers so that they do not get this felony charge to become a conviction!!

I am enrolled in Southeast Missouri State University to become a substance abuse counselor. I feel that experience makes a better therapist all day than some book of knowledge don't you? Thanks again.

-- Posted by dragunflies420 on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 9:08 AM

Dear dragunflies: There is a good attorney in STL who is not afraid to take on police department corruption. His name is Chet Pleban, 314-645-6666.

-- Posted by conniew on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 9:19 AM

oh yes and one more thing I forgot to add to the previous comment about the detective well I was wondering isn't it illeagal to have anyone else in your police cruiser? Well one day this detective took my kid and his to investigate a break in at the race track in Benton and on the way they got into a high speed chase and ramped the police car into the middle of a field and made my child help push!! Endangering the welfare of my child right? Oh yes and I was told 2 weeks ago that we are being watched again well bring it on theres nothing here not even a joint waste some more money it will be great!!

-- Posted by dragunflies420 on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 9:33 AM

If ethanol is such a flop, why is it that Brazil which once imported 80% of its oil is now self sufficient using ethanol? They use sugar cane to make the stuff. If a South American country can do it, what is stopping the worlds leading industrial and technilogical power from doing it? Wouldn't be that old oil lobby now would it?

-- Posted by mkm on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 9:33 AM

connie thanks you are a brave soul to comment because I bet this will cause problems but I don't care anymore they have ruined my life and it is a feat to try and patch up the pieces you know!! I am sorry I do not know why my story printed twice sorry everybody.

-- Posted by dragunflies420 on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 9:35 AM

Dragonflies420<

That was quite a testimony.I doubt it will help your defense.There should be no problem having the felony reduced to a mistemeanor.

Yes,Marijuana needs to be decriminalized.I agree completely.I am very happy to hear you are not using Meth.That was a very bad choice on your part.Keep up the good work with college and get a good attorney.It

would seem the Scott County Judge that signed the warrant was given information by the police that was perhaps erroneous.Remember,

your kids are most important thing you have going right now.This soon will pass and you and your Family should consider leaving The County and perhaps the State and start over

without any substance abuse.Somtimes allienating yourselves from so called Family and friends works better then most believe!

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 9:41 AM

mkm: Pound for pound Sugar Cane has almost double the energy potential of corn. You also get nearly double the amount of yield per acre because it grows much denser. Add on to those differences the additional amount of energy consumed growing corn the way a modern US farmer does with lots of irrigation, fertilizer (usually petro-chemical based), & big tractors and the net energy is reduced even further.

Ethanol itself isn't a flop, CORN based ethanol is though. So it's not the oil company lobby preventing biofuels, it's the corn farming lobby pushing highly inefficient methods of making them that will never be viable without huge government subsidies.

-- Posted by Nil on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 9:53 AM

Ethenol isn't going to solve everything, but it could help us in alot of ways so lets just wait and see what happens. It's not the solution to everything about our gasoline, but it's a start.

-- Posted by Twiggy60 on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 10:07 AM

You think you have problems with the Chaffee Police Dept, try taking a good look at the Scott City Police Dept. The Chief is suppose to know what his officers are doing and doesn't know alot of it. He's the chief he should know, so what is the problem here???

-- Posted by Twiggy60 on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 10:09 AM

One more thing the elementry Principle is Scott City sucks, and does the teacher for developmental problems. All they do is try to cause trouble for certain people just to get rid of certain students. I think they need to be investigated for not doing there job. My grandchild use to love her teacher (the special one) but she says now that she's kind of being mean to her. The bad thing is we can't seem to get anything done about it.

-- Posted by Twiggy60 on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 10:14 AM

Didn't get to comment on yesterdays discussion of corporations and the cost of labor overseas. Did remember this article a while back and had to look it up but found it quite interesting and you should to if you are worried about jobs in America.

http://www.doublestandards.org/verhoogen...

-- Posted by cannedheat on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 10:37 AM

re Dragunflies 420

To get a warrant to enter (in this case storm) someone's home requires a show of probable cause. What was the probable cause that proved to this judge that he/she should issue a warrant? Just because a "law officer" "thinks" that you are doing something is not probable cause or am I reading the wrong book? We citizens need to become more aware of our rights...and then stand up for them...

-- Posted by walela on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 10:54 AM

re Dragunflies 420

To get a warrant to enter (in this case storm) someone's home requires a show of probable cause. What was the probable cause that proved to this judge that he/she should issue a warrant? Just because a "law officer" "thinks" that you are doing something is not probable cause or am I reading the wrong book? We citizens need to become more aware of our rights...and then stand up for them...

-- Posted by walela on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 10:54 AM

Dragunflies420

We as parents try to teach our children to not be afraid of police officers.& that they are your friend when you need help.But, in this case,when the police held a gun to your child's head,& the child was pleading for you as his mom to help him & protect him when he was scared.& you could not do anything.That just breaks my heart.& when all of this is said & done your child might not trust police again, is very said.Because of the trauma he went trough.Matter of fact it makes me angry.My heart & prayers are with you & your family.& you keep up the fight to stand up for your family.I know you feel defenseless when you are on the other side of the law.But,I hope you get a GOOD lawyer,& good luck.& after this is all done I would move.Because sometimes when people cause ripples in the water the problem just gets bigger,& they wont leave u alone.

-- Posted by dazzy on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 11:36 AM

Does not compute

I think the person who complained about the long wait at the doctor was also complaining about how little time the doctor spent with them. If St. Louis doctors can time manage their offices, Cape doctors could (if they chose to). Less time waiting and more time with the doc is all they were asking for - it's not too much and it's fair.

-- Posted by justforfun on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 11:43 AM

Dragunflies420

By the Way it's sounds like you & your husband are great parent's.Who cares if you smoke a Lil pot now & then.Alot of people do it, but wont admit it.

-- Posted by dazzy on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 11:43 AM

dragunflies420 is a SEMO student?

-- Posted by gurusmom on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 12:52 PM

dragunflies420:

I commend you for getting off meth. Your experience is not unique in Americas continuing war on drugs. The day that pot is free, is the day that the drug companies no longer run our government.

-- Posted by Tarantulas on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 12:58 PM

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-- Posted by DaveB on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 12:59 PM

Know this is off the comments here but I was sickened by the comments of Rush Limbaugh on his radio show calling some of our soldiers phony. Here is a man who had a cyst to get out of military duty. Seems the ones who what to support others fighting are the ones afraid to do it themselfs. I know a lot here are Rush fans and will give me hell for this but in my opinion he is a coward. Bet you don't hear any of his followers say he messed up.

-- Posted by oldvet on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 1:17 PM

OldVet,

My man I am with you on this one!Rush has

more then gone too far.He is indeed a coward.

He needs to understand that when a couple of

vets like us use that word to describe you,Its real serious!I never did have much respect for him anyway so I should not be suprised.Frankly speaking,I believe he hurts the Republican Party more then the Democrats he says he dislikes!He is already trying to weasel his way out of his obvious remark!But thats what cowardly weasels do so well!!!

-- Posted by GREYWOLF on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 2:18 PM

Hilleco: I am not saying the Haitian people are to blame, I don't blame them. What I blame is the greed of the bottom line. Yes everyone has a right to make an honest profit on money invested, but don't tell me the destruction of human life is either ethical or just.

I have said it before and I truly believe the law allowing corporations was one of the biggest frauds ever perpetuated on the people of the world. There is no accountability of a corporation as I have stated before. The shareholder doesn't care about who or what the product injurys, only the dividend at the end of the year.

I certainly can't hold a candle to you in discussing economics, we know you are well rounded and educated on the subject. My expertise, if I have any, lie in other areas.

I was merely pointing out the fact that yes, people are making 30 cents an hour in other countries and yes, they are putting made in the USA labels in the clothing. Do the companies know this? A resounding yes would be the answer, but until they are caught they turn a blind eye, and that is fraud.

-- Posted by cannedheat on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 2:35 PM

Hilleco: Here is one question I have ask over and over again. We have been brainwashed to buy into globalization for cheaper goods which would provide for a higher standard of living. I will use the auto industry as an example. General Motors produces the same car in China as it produces in here. Has the cost of a GM product gone down? I know people say well it hasn't increased as fast, but if them producing a car in China or Mexico with the wages there, why wouldn't the car cost less. A Chevrolet built in Mexico, China, Canada, or the United States cost the same on the lot. You can extrapolate to any product you want.

-- Posted by cannedheat on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 2:57 PM

That was a great comment in regard to job the Missouri Guard does. They go above and beyond to provide the freedom we all too often take for granted. Not only at home but abroad as well. To all National Guard folks reading this bolg....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE.

-- Posted by Dr._Will_B._Inebreated on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 4:03 PM

Since we haven't been inundated with Neo-Con or Zoinist today I just wanted to put it out there. The comments just arn't the same without those words.

-- Posted by Dr._Will_B._Inebreated on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 4:06 PM

RE: Traffic snarl

This caller speaks the truth. I attempted to drive through there at 2:45 last Thursday (what time do the elementary schools let out anyway?) and a short bus was blocking the western driveway's entrance to let ONE student out. Not only was I inconvenienced, but several other parents, who were actually trying to utilize the driveway, were stuck on the street while the driveway was blocked. Didn't taxpayers pay thousands upon thousands of dollars for a new bus lane and/or driveway addition not too long ago?

In the defense of the students and parents who drive to school--some of Clippard's district has rapidly deteriorated and riding the bus is no longer safe. I know, because I rode the bus for the first couple of years before my parents brought me to school to protect my ***. But hey, at least the state is happy because more minorities attend there. (I judge people on a person by person basis, not by the color of their skin.)

-- Posted by ynot on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 5:23 PM

dragonflies420:

I watched my older brother suffer with an addiction to cocaine and heroin for several years before it killed him. I am not the kind of person to give you any praise for quiting meth, (you should have never started) I will give you some advice. Leave Scott county and they cant kick in your door. If your going to school like you said ask your instructor about programs that you can volunteer for, And for gods sake quit smoking weed. You may not think that you have endangered your child but if you are using pot with them in the house YOU ARE!! You may not like it but its time that you grow up. You need to put you child in the care of a competent family member and get straight. I hope that things work out for your children.

-- Posted by minute-man on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 6:54 PM

Hilleco: I to am for free trade, however we don't have free trade and haven't had for many many years. When I grew up on the farm, we traded labor with other neighbors to get the crops harvested. I would love to see free trade, but do you ever believe we will have it with corporations running the governments of most countries today? Adam Smith's book was required reading for me in school, and yes it still holds true today if external forces weren't at work to limit both trade and labor.

Tamelaj: There was a program on one of the cable channels a few years back on the Ford plant just across the border in Mexico. They showed the parking lot at the plant with a capacity for over 200 cars. The day the people making the documentary were there one car was in the lot. They showed the workers coming in the next morning riding a bus with some sitting on top, others clinging to the windows and even some riding the bumpers. The pay for them was 18 cents an hour and they lived on a mountain side in cardboard boxes. Ford owned the land they lived on and was charged a $1 a day for the spot the box was on. Some had found some wooden crates and had a sturdier shanty. So no it is not above the standard of living, it is just above death. As far as the brainwashing yes we and our kids are being taught globalization is good for us. As far as buying based on quality and price, try buying just about anything made in the US today. Not what the tag says but where it was made.

-- Posted by cannedheat on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 7:26 PM

Decriminalize IT! Let's start a petition to make marijuana decriminalized in Cape! Think of all of the revenue. I don't live "here" anymore, but I will be proactive in whatever transpires.

People need an alternative to alcohol!

-- Posted by ynot on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 7:32 PM

Too fast... and make the penalties for all of the other drugs a lot stiffer. Coke and its derivatives suck, heroin sucks, and meth needs to go away. Marijuana, for recreational use, is the only "drug" that I support being decriminalized--or how about *gasp* legalized.

-- Posted by ynot on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 7:35 PM

All of those that have consoled dragunflies 420 should think about this. Do you really believe their story without hearing what the police have to say? The cops must of thought for some strange reason that type of force was necessary to protect them selves from harm. I'm not one to take the side of the police on any issue but I find it hard to believe that they went through all that trouble for a little pot. When those cops stormed that house waving their guns they must have had reasonable cause or information of some sort that made them react in such a manner. That act alone is more than enough reason to charge them (the parents) with endangerment! Any person that claims to use pot to help the effects from quiting meth is simply an ignorant junky looking for sympathy from like minded idiots. Any one that has ever been around a addict knows that it is never their fault everybody is out to get them. Tough love is the only way to treat these people. Turn your back to them and let them get their just rewards. Instead help the children that are the real victims of drug abuse.

I have no sympathy for some one that used meth for 20 years and then claims that they only use pot (around their kids) to relieve the D.T.s

-- Posted by minute-man on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 7:50 PM

Nick Charles: Where is your outrage about the 225,000 live, noble AMERICAN HOGS that were slaughtered cruelly in Mexican slaughterhouses last year?

Why are you so concerned with horses going to a slaughterhouse when your beloved Pork Adobo and all those other fine dishes only find their way on your plate due to slaughterhouses that tend to operate in the roughly same manner to the one that you seem to find an "outrage"? I saw nothing in that article that is the slightest bit out of the ordinary in terms of how the animals were treated. The only difference is a few more people keep horses as pets instead of pigs, sheep, goats, or cows.

-- Posted by Nil on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 10:13 PM

minute man,

Totally agree with your opinion of two sides to the story. I love how we have sunk to how distrust worthy the cops are and how bad public smoking is.

dragunflies420,

Congrats on breaking the habit, but I guess that I have come out and say it USE SPELL CHECK! Plus, a news flash...if a lawyer won't take your case from around here something must have turned them off of fighting the good fight on your behalf. Sucks, but meth makes you nuts! That's why I just freebase Pam and inject straight liquid nitrogen into my eye sockets. Hell of a rush.

Nick Charles,

How in the blue hell is anyone going to, or if they want to, check out ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL of those links that you pull up? Pretty thorough. Kind of reminded me of another guy that spent a lot of time on the computer when he should've been working.

Shouldn't we be dropping some NeoCon or Zionist remarks soon? Conversation is getting pretty lax.

dragunflies420,

I hope you know that I am just a sarcastic person. I truly mean it when I said that spell check is available on most PCs.

-- Posted by fajar154 on Tue, Oct 2, 2007, at 10:51 PM

In response to the kids and busses. Yes, my child is too good to ride the bus. Have you actually followed and observed how some of them drive? Our child rode the bus for the first couple of years but that soon changed. She was constantly harassed on the bus and the drivers will not do anything about it. One time she was dropped off at the wrong stop, 2 miles from home. If you think traffic is bad around Clippard, come by the high school and see how easy you have it. It looks like a bunch a sheep being chased by a wolf! But I put myself through it day after day because I love my child and can take the time to see that she gets to and from school safely. What they need to do is require higher standards and training for the drivers, fire them when they don't comply with those standards instead of covering for them and make the busses themselves safer. Until then all I can say is if you don't like the traffic problem, GO ARROUND.

-- Posted by hotshot202 on Wed, Oct 3, 2007, at 4:16 AM

I understand that there are two sides to the story and you have your right to your opinion but ignorance is bliss and that you are.Your **** right they had reason to come in with that type of force because I have dogs but the way they handled it was non proffesional.I don't care if you have any pity for me or not and I am far from looking for sympathy I just want to speak out and I did and If you don't like it don't read it .And heres where the idiocracy comes in....... I never said I smoked around my child I said it was not accessabl to my child!! Question for the idiot caller? Do you drink?? Then you are endangering everyones welfare so you think about that!! And I do not smoke pot just to find a high. I feel sorry for you and whom ever you are with because you are one twisted person who does not deserve to comment on something you know nothing about!! Have you ever fell victem to anything or have you lived a sheltered life where it all was handed to you?

-- Posted by dragunflies420 on Wed, Oct 3, 2007, at 12:09 PM

oh yeah and DTs go away 18 months after you have been clean off meth I have years clean so I don't have DTs now you know something don't ya smart a$$

-- Posted by dragunflies420 on Wed, Oct 3, 2007, at 12:11 PM

Gurusmom,

Yes as a matter of fact I am why? I guess you are one of those persnickety peolpe who think I don't deserve to better my life,after all I destroyed it so I am resposible for building it back,right?

And to all of you who comended me for kicking meth I appreciate it but I am pruod enough for myself thanks

-- Posted by dragunflies420 on Wed, Oct 3, 2007, at 12:17 PM

Oh, Cape has a pool?

-- Posted by fajar154 on Wed, Oct 3, 2007, at 5:10 PM


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