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Friday, February 19, 2010

City limits

SUNDAY'S edition carried a lengthy discussion of property on Themis Street that was related to possible changes in zoning regulations in Cape Girardeau. It was stated that the property has a new roof, siding and windows. None of that is accurate, which could be confirmed by anyone driving by. Do reporters not need to check information in their stories? The garage/shop which was much debated is much larger than the home and takes up every allowable inch of property on the lot while making no provision for water run-off. While people have rights regarding their own property, those of us living near others must consider the rights of neighbors. When people live in neighborhoods, they accept that they can't run through the yard naked, put up barbed-wire fences or light their drive to look like a landing strip. To have total freedom and suit only yourself, you must buy property in the country.

Merit finalists

ALLOW me to second the congratulations to three Cape Central High School students who are National Merit Scholarship finalists. Notre Dame Regional High School had two finalists, and we should all be proud of them as well.

Free markets

GARY Rust implied in a recent column that the Constitution dictates a "free-market ... government." Nice try, Mr. Rust, but the Constitution is silent as to what type of economic system we should have. About a third of the American people are favorably disposed to democratic socialism as opposed to unregulated free-market capitalism, the latter having taken us to the brink of collapse. Nothing in the Constitution would prohibit a gradual or radical shift to socialism. Of course, I thought Rust and his ilk already believed that had happened or was in the process of occurring under President Obama, even though the president is desperately trying to save the system Rust favors, with the exception of a few much needed financial and other regulations.


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"...unregulated free-market capitalism..." In what virtual parallel universe does that exist? Political meddling and a lapdog press will prove to be the downfall of both: the profits enjoyed by capitalist job providers, and that 'third' that wants socialism to provide for them. You can't have one without the other.

-- Posted by blogbudsman on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 6:27 AM

The US spent a couple of centuries being more "free market" than the totalitarian states around the world, but that has since evaporated.

In no sense has the Federal Government ever been in favor of "free markets". Its anti-free market policy started under the direction of the first Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton. We called it British mercantilism. Today that mercantilism has evolved into fascism.

The economic collapse was caused by Federal Reserve banking and its faulty signals given to the market place, causing booms that must later be corrected by busts. Attempts by government to continue the boom will be met by greater and prolonged busts. Malinvestments must be cleared in order for real growth to take place.

The present Administration is attempting Hoover and Roosevelt policies that caused and kept in place the Great Depression.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 9:02 AM

Wheels

that thought crossed my mind too...

i don't wanna dis H&D 'cause Turnip might get on me for it..

-- Posted by ..Rick on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 9:29 AM

Morning, Rick. ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 9:49 AM

City limits....it always cracks me up when someones garage/shop is larger than their house. Funny, funny.

-- Posted by Turnip on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 9:55 AM

I can't believe I'm doing this...

H and D, I have a question for you. And keep in mind, I'm NOT arguing with you, I'm asking you a legitimate question in order to gain understanding, since you are obvsiously much more well-educated on this subject than I am. So DON'T go crazy on me, I'm trying to learn.

Okay, you said "Congress, has NO POWER to OUTSOURCE their power to regulate the value of money to the Federal Reserve, as Clasuse 5 clearly states that they alone are to regulate the value of money" But does it really say that? I see that it says they have the POWER to do that, but not that they are the ONLY ONES who can do it. I mean, it doesn't specifically say that they DON'T have the power to 'outsource' that regulation. And I'm not saying that's right or wrong, I'm just thinking in my opinion, that wording leaves them a pretty big loophole, doesn't it? Am I understanding that right?

-- Posted by MusicMaker on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 10:08 AM

For all of their talk about "strict constructionism" and "originalism", cons, like Mr Rust, certainly seem to be able to find things in our constitution that are not there. There are only two explanations: (1) he's lying or (2) he's ignorant of the facts.

-- Posted by Ike on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 10:23 AM

hey Turnip ☺

how's the not smoking going ?

something's telling me you're strong enuff to make it...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 12:24 PM

Rick, it's going, but it sure is tough at times. I think you were right about that thread being stupid, it's beginning to irk the hell out of me. Time for a nap. ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 1:08 PM

Turnip , have a nice nap...dream a little dream for me...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 1:19 PM

If ONLT H&D would learn the value of brevity. Condense.! You lose my attention just about the third sentence.

-- Posted by voyager on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 2:38 PM

I think H and D is on the government watch list for terrorists! Man try to make a comment without it being so long. You don't like the dems or repubs or America or Israel. We understand that. We also know that if anyone else does not agree with you they are stupid.

-- Posted by joekool on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 3:07 PM

I think H and D is on the government watch list for terrorists! Man try to make a comment without it being so long. You don't like the dems or repubs or America or Israel. We understand that. We also know that if anyone else does not agree with you they are stupid.

-- Posted by joekool on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 3:07 PM

I moved to this area about a year ago and have followed the comments on this page. Usually, I just laugh at some of the comments that are without merit or purpose or completely wrong. Everyone is permitted to their personal opinion but the lack of knowledge is not a personal opinion but a personal fault. I have read HandD's comments, but I finally have to state some facts that are freely found with research. The attacks on the tax system and Republicans is uncalled for especially with false facts. The fact exist that the Revenue Act of 1913 which was authorized by the 16th Amendment was passed in 1913 with a majority in house and senate being the Democratic Party and the Presidency of the United State was held by Woodrow Wilson who was also a democrat. Please quit blaming the Republican Party. Moreover, the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was also passed by the same Democratic House, Senate, and President. Amendments to the Constitution amends what the Constitution of United States orginally stated and therefore the clauses have no power. The 8th clause still holds power due to the numerous court cases and legislative acts passed that ties to that specific clause. Please research history and also have an elementary understaning of economics. The reason and only purpose the Federal Reserve exist is for Monetary Policy. To allow politicians to have power over the country's monetary policy would be devastating to our economy. The Federal Reserve is setup to be non-political and to aid in economic policy to aid the people and not a political party. Please read history and take a few economic courses before commenting on something you do not comprehend or understand. Southeast has some really good business professors who would aid in this field.

-- Posted by howard30 on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, at 11:39 PM

Good morning! Looks like it's gonna be a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Feb 20, 2010, at 9:13 AM

Wheels, ha-ha; go ahead & get ya some! ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Feb 20, 2010, at 9:32 AM

good morning y'all

hey Wheels...do you get to see any pre-season baseball where you are ?

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sat, Feb 20, 2010, at 11:03 AM

Wheels

sounds like you're gonna have a lot of fun to me..

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sat, Feb 20, 2010, at 12:54 PM


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