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Speak Out 9/21/11

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Foreign products

YOU know what I looked at recently when buying things? Everything is made in China, Taiwan and Japan. Why? People, why are we doing this to our economy? And we wonder why we're broke.

Attitude toward cyclists

I'M sorry, but sometimes I can't believe the mindset of the people in this area on bicycling. A caller to Speak Out wanted bicyclists on Route W to choose Cape Girardeau's bike trail. How can I get to work on Cape Girardeau's bike trail if it doesn't lead to where I work? Maybe they should have a whole new attitude about bicyclists because we're out there keeping the price of fuel down for all the motorists.

Bicyclists' rights

THIS is in response to bike rules riding on Route W: I'm a frequent rider on Route W, and I have found the vast majority of drivers are very courteous and drive safely. To those not driving safely, realize that I have the same legal right to that road as you do due to my taxes being paid. Should you choose not to drive safely, is the 30 seconds that you spend behind a rider really worth a life and the anguish that you will experience? Realize that you will be charged with a felony and you will be sued in civil court for everything that you own.

Expired plates

TODAY while I was out driving in town, I came up behind a little gray car with expired license plates as of June this year. The man is still driving the car. Here it is September. How long can he drive this car this way? I think it's high time they are watched.

Parade littering

IN regards to the parades, we have nice parades all year long. It's pretty bad when you've got lazy people that bring all their food containers and cups and stuff and just leave them along the road when they get done. There's no reason for this. It's just pure laziness.

Stoplight comment

REGARDING the Speak Out comment wanting a traffic signal at Perryville Road and Cape Rock Drive, nationwide studies show that installing a traffic signal increases the number of crashes. Also, for traffic volume such as this, the amount of wait time increases for the average motorists. For this reason, many motorists often avoid traffic signals, using neighborhood streets instead.


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I agree with cyclist, at one time I didnot but once I started riding my moped I soon realized how rude and inconsiderate people in this area! I cannot count the times I would be riding and following the posted speed limit yet was nearly ran of the street by rude drivers! I realize I only can go so fast and made my route across town according to where I could safely follow the rules and not hold up drivers! Yet, I still got pushed off the road many times due to people assuming they own that road and I had no right being there! At first I was very considerate of faster vehicles and would attempt to move out of their way, but after many tailgating baffoons I gradulated said to heck with that and became an ars too! We pay taxes just as much as anyone else and if you respect us, then we can respect you, afterall we are all trying to stretch a buck these days! But if I am obeying all posted laws and you try to bully me off the road because you believe you are more important than me, well I may have to put you in your place! Just saying!

-- Posted by Commonsense2010 on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 12:44 AM

Attitude toward cyclists & Bicyclists' rights:

But if I am obeying all posted laws and you try to bully me off the road because you believe you are more important than me, well I may have to put you in your place! Just saying!

-- Posted by Commonsense2010 on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 12:44 AM

Commonsense2010: I like to ride my bike, but to me it's just for the exercise. You need to change your attitude about cars and their drivers. Be defensive and yield to the larger cars, I don't want and you don't want to be in an accident that could cause serious harm to you.

Foreign products: Can you say Ross Perot and that giant sucking noise.

We have a very important vote coming up at the UN this week concerning statehood for the Palestinians. I'm against it, what do you think or do you care?

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 8:58 AM

Expired plates...you are doing a great job of watching. Keep it up.

Cyclist, bicyclists...try driving a tractor with a baler or something behind it on W. People freak out.

-- Posted by Hawker on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 9:40 AM

not the USA's call just like Tunisa , Egypt , and Libya...can't have it both ways..

-- Posted by Rick ** on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 9:16 AM

Rick: If you check out "Revelations" in the Bible, you would know that the USA has to protect Israel.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 9:45 AM

Bicyclists: I am also a bicyclists, I have witness many cyclists running a red light, not stopping at stop signs, passing inbetween cars etc. You need to obey the traffic laws also, you are not excempted.

-- Posted by D49F11 on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 9:58 AM

Expired plates

I dont drive the car you are talking about but my transmission went out on my vehicle and I am forced to drive my truck, that has plates which expired last month, from work and back. If I worked closer I would ride my bicycle, but I commute an hour. I don't enjoy breaking the law but sometimes people have to do what they have to do to survive. I apologize if my expired plates cause much pain to your life.

-- Posted by FunkDaddy on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 1:06 PM

Semo471

I don't believe religion should have any part in politics.

Rick

Most things in life are options. Driving cars included.

-- Posted by FunkDaddy on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 1:09 PM

Israel is just another country. Many Jews don't believe that it is the Israel promised by God.

Like them, I don't think that Great Britain and the US are Gods.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 2:45 PM

FunkDaddy- I must respectfully disagree with you. Religion originally held a huge place in our politics. Every session of Congress, at the time of the founding, was opened in prayer, some lasting for hours. It was that religious/faith base that help shape their decisions. The Constitution basically states, politics should play no role in religion not the other way around.

Expired plates- with all the issues in the world this is the topic you choose to write into speakout about. Tell you what, at the risk of really raising your ire, my lawn mower broke down and I'm pretty sure my grass is above the length allowed in the city ordinance. Happy hunting.

-- Posted by anon_I_stay on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 2:54 PM

Anon

I appreciate your politeness.

I understand what you are saying but I personally get scared of the mixture of politics and religion. I don't like hearing people say that we should protect isreal based on scriptures from the bible.

If were to drive my truck with expired tags past your overgrown yard, would it become a high risk neighborhood?

-- Posted by FunkDaddy on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 4:43 PM

btw , not all of us from the Ancient Ones live according to the words of the Bible written in stone by a God with iron fingers . our belief's are written in our hearts , not in stone , for everyone Worldwide to remember...

-- Posted by Rick ** on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 6:58 PM

Rick: It doesn't matter what God is in your heart, just believe (sounds like a campaign slogan).

I understand what you are saying but I personally get scared of the mixture of politics and religion. I don't like hearing people say that we should protect isreal based on scriptures from the bible.

Posted by FunkDaddy on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 4:43 PM

FunkDaddy: Just trying to have an open debate on current events.....guess we will wait to see what happens.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 7:44 PM

What it boils down to is God wanted his chosen people to live in a collective welfare state (Israel). Or could it be that all on welfare are his chosen people?

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 10:10 PM

What it boils down to is God wanted his chosen people to live in a collective welfare state (Israel). Or could it be that all on welfare are his chosen people?

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 10:10 PM

BCStoned: Sounds like a political message to me.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 10:17 PM

Rick: I was stating as if I was riding my bike and or moped as I personally chose and I have the legal right to be on that street and some heehaw comes behind me in a car and tries running me off the road because they r in a hurry or they don't like me being there then yes I will do what I have too... Usually, I will slow down to p**s them off! But I have the legal right to be on any street that has a posted 35mph speed limit or less! If I am doing 35(even in a car) and some yahoo tailgates or irritates me because I'm following the rules then yes I would react! Bikes also have the right to be on the street and have rules they have to follow, so if they are being harassed by inconsiderate nuts behind the wheel of a bigger vehicle they have every right to complain!!!

-- Posted by Commonsense2010 on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 10:31 PM

Semo471, I gather that you are very supportive of welfare. You even use Bible quotes to support your argument for it.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 10:45 PM

What it boils down to is God wanted his chosen people to live in a collective welfare state (Israel). Or could it be that all on welfare are his chosen people?

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 10:10 PM

You must believe or read a completely different Bible then I do. The one I read says that a man who doesn't support his family is worse then an infidel. It also says if you don't work you don't eat. But then it tells us to take care of the widows and orphans. Doesn't sound like God wanted a welfare state to me.

I know of a group that BELIEVE they are the 'lost tribe of Israel' and they believe the government is suppose to support them. They don't celebrate birthdays but they celebrate illegitiment births. They are a small sect who claim to be Christians and I'm sure they are sincere in their beliefs but I sure wouldn't vote for one of them.

-- Posted by LiveAnotherDay on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 11:51 PM


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