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Speak Out 5/27/11

Friday, May 27, 2011

Israel's land

HOW would Americans feel if we were told the borders of the United States should be pushed back to what they were before 1835? No country that has fought for their land would agree to return it to the losers. Obama has once again shown what an inept fool of a president he is. And before anyone cries Israel stole the land, America was stolen from the American natives and you reap the rewards.

Frisbee golf

I don't know whose idea it was to set up the Frisbee golf course at Capaha Park, but a buddy of mine asked me to play with him the other day and it was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed doing that, and it is now going to be a hobby of mine. Thank you for setting up the Frisbee golf course.

GM bailout

IN response to the caller who talked about the General Motors bailout and praised it so highly, I'd like to point out that the caller hasn't mentioned the fact that the bond holders of General Motors lost all of their money and that under normal bankruptcy, where the government would have stayed out of it, the bond holders would have received whatever the company had. This way they got almost nothing.

Good laugh

IN response to the Speak Out comment that spoke about needing to listen to the recommendations of Al Gore, I appreciate the sarcasm. It gave me a good laugh when I read it.

Foreign aid

WHY does our country continue to pour billions of dollars in to Middle East countries such as Egypt and Pakistan, just to name a few? We have our own people right here in the U.S. that need help from all of these storms and flooding. Americans are tired of throwing money into this part of the world. Why don't our elected leaders see that?

Victimized

THE community of Morehouse, Mo., was sacrificed to keep open a highway, thus putting concrete before people and property. No small community in Missouri history has ever been so malevolently victimized.

Copying Bush?

COLUMNIST Charles Krauthammer wrote that President Obama is copying President Bush in his policies. This cannot be true. President Bush was neither a communist nor a socialist.

U.S. student scores

I guess a Google headline reading, "U.S. students show significant gains in math and science" pretty well guts the credibility of a Speak Out caller who claimed said scores were "plummeting."

Financially bankrupt

FINANCIALLY bankrupt, facing foreclosure and ruin. Sounds like some business whose mismanagement has led to its demise. No, it is the United States of America. Yet we still send billions of dollars to Pakistan, whose loyalty is in question. That is not the only country we prop up, there are several. We subsidize Big Oil to the tune of billions of dollars but face bankruptcy. When will Congress and our president make the cuts to foreign aid and oil subsidies rather than talking about cuts to Medicare and Medicaid?


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Israel's land was Palestine for 1000 years. In 1949 the powers of the time allowed Jews to take the land from the Palestinians and give it to the Jews. This would be like an American Indian coming to your house and claiming it for their own and the government supporting them. Palestinians have a case and a right to a homeland also. The only reason our government supports the Jews is religious doctrine. This country's majority of Christians support the Jews as God's chosen people. If this was not the case (since no oil is involved) we would care less.

-- Posted by wolfwoman on Fri, May 27, 2011, at 7:13 AM

Sure, lets cut off foreign aid. Get rid of those Pakistani beggars. Cut off those Africans and South American moochers! Oh but wait! Guess who receives by far, more foreign aid than any other country? Why gee whiz, it is the State of Israel. Thanks to the Senator from Israel, Joseph Lieberman. Read the facts folks.

-- Posted by wrcactus on Fri, May 27, 2011, at 9:33 AM

wrcactus ...how about we compromise and cut-off a percentage of foreign aid across the board to all foreign countries and use that money in the USA ?

IMHO , y'all need to leave the Native "Americans" alone...we don't need nor want comparisons to anyone or anything...

-- Posted by Rick* on Fri, May 27, 2011, at 9:49 AM

IMHO , the Government is mainly a bunch of greedy , self servant , people...

-- Posted by Rick* on Fri, May 27, 2011, at 1:28 PM

The land of Israel was given to the Jews by God when he gave it to Jacob 3,100 years ago. After WWII the United Nations made the area into a jewish state in 1948. The palestinians who also lived in the area refused to be governed by the jews left and resettled in western Jordan in what was called the West Bank. In the 1967 war, Israel captured the West Bank and pushed the palestinians futher into Jordan and other Arab nations. Palestinians wanting their homeland back would (as commented by a poster already) be similar to the American Indians wanting back some of their land in the USA. All nations have by wars or treaties displaced some of their original inhabitants.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, May 27, 2011, at 2:04 PM

semo471

this would work if everyone worshipped God and believed in the Bible...i'm not so sure the Palestinians do..

as far as Native "Americans" asking for land back , we believe nobody owns the water , earth , or sky...

-- Posted by Rick* on Fri, May 27, 2011, at 2:51 PM

Rick:

The answer to the Middle East problem would be like the Americans did for the Native Americans....let them open up casinos. Just kidding.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, May 27, 2011, at 3:50 PM

Rick, So Arab Christians, other Christians, and Muslims don't worship God? What do Christians worship?

-- Posted by BCStoned on Fri, May 27, 2011, at 6:01 PM

BC

i dunno what Christians worship..i've heard Muslims worship Allah and the Koran instead of God and the Bible .

semo471

the casinos are Americans ideas , not the Natives..the Americans can run them on the Rez tax free..

-- Posted by Rick* on Fri, May 27, 2011, at 6:16 PM

BC..Christians use to worship Jesus and the Bible..these days , i dunno

-- Posted by Rick* on Fri, May 27, 2011, at 6:32 PM

Rick, I don't know if they ever did, but it appears to me that religions, Christian, Jew, or Muslims, have no or very little respect for human life or property.

They seem to have a great deal of regard for governments and similar institutions.

Perhaps they benefit from turmoil.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Sat, May 28, 2011, at 7:39 AM

"President Bush was neither a communist nor a socialist."

And neither is President Obama, no matter how many times you and the right wing nuts wanna claim it.

To you, he's a socialist, to the rest of us, you're ignorant.

-- Posted by the_eye on Sat, May 28, 2011, at 3:22 PM

In the spirit of Rodney King.........Can't we all learn to live together?

-- Posted by semo471 on Sat, May 28, 2011, at 9:42 PM


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