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Speak Out 11/4/11

Friday, November 4, 2011

Short-term benefit

THE idea of drug testing recipients receiving welfare is the best idea the government has ever had. If a person receives my tax money and uses it for drugs, they do not deserve it. That money is for those in need. If a recipient tests positive for drugs, here is an idea, clean up and get a job and earn your money and quit living off those of us who work for ours. Welfare should be a short-term benefit to help those who need it until they find a job.

Police officers

WHATEVER happened to the two new police officers in Cape Girardeau who were supposed to hand out tickets to people running red lights? Every day someone runs a red light at Broadway and Kingshighway.

Obama's not dividing

OBAMA is not dividing the parties. The Republican Party is dividing itself and is probably losing more people to the Democratic side. I think Obama did a good job of dealing with the economic crisis after Bush engaged in a costly war that apparently our country can't afford. I think Obama was left holding the bag.

Not disabled

I think all these people that are protesting should have their photographs taken by the FBI, and we should find out how many of these people are on SFI or SFV Social Security disability. That proves that they aren't disabled, because there are people in Cape Girardeau that claim they are disabled and they are drawing monthly checks. They have no bills. It's paid by the state and the state collects it from us taxpayers.

Changing behavior

PUNISHMENT from the criminal justice system doesn't change people that much. A lot of times it doesn't work. Psychologists ought to find a new paradigm where they can use psychology to change behavior.

New lights

I live in Jackson and the city needs to get together and have new lights put on U.S. 61 North from the swimming pool past the new Nordenia plant. It is dark, unsafe and does not look good with new industry and businesses looking us over.

U.N. law

THE progressive globalists have only one goal, and that is for the U.N. to control world government. It was scheduled to be in effect by 2010. Unconstitutionally, President Obama issued the proclamation putting us under U.N. Agenda 21. Now that he has started campaigning, our president has reversed everything he has stood for. Don't be deceived. We will be under U.N. law sooner than you think.

Obama jobs bill

THE person who called in taking Mike Jensen to task for saying that there was bipartisan opposition to President Obama's job proposal and then turned and made it all Republicans who opposed it, either you don't know the facts or you don't care about the facts. Harry Reid voted against the jobs bill, and he is the No. 1 Democrat in Congress. So get your facts right before you call in criticizing other people.

Trick-or-treating

WHAT has happened to Halloween? Where are all the kids? This is sad. I do say thanks to the dad of the only trick-or-treaters I had at my house. Hats off to you.

Steve Jobs

SING the praises and say what you will about Steve Jobs and all his inventions, but the man denied his own blood, his baby girl at birth. What does that say?

Return items

TO the man in the black truck, please return the gray tarp, daffodil bulbs, livestock salt and rocks to our front yard on Hillview Street. No questions will be asked.

Noise ordinance

I think when you buy a house next to a park you know there is going to be some noise. Why not buy a house out in the country if you don't like noise?

Money hungry

I am very sad to see the comment that Emerson made about the cement plant. Children's lives are worth far more than the dollars, for goodness' sake. I am telling you, you people are money hungry.

Kardashian's marriage

IS it any wonder that Kim Kardashian's second marriage didn't last but 72 days? It's probably because her mother taught her how to live reality shows, not live her life.


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Changing behavior

Have you done any research on the Missouri Department of Corrections and their use of the MRP and Cognitive Restructuring as well as their other programs and Mission Statement of its divisions?

-- Posted by Acronym on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 10:09 AM

stuff,

sorry missed your comment from earlier this week. Im doing ok considering. It's no cake walk but I've got my second chemo treatment under my belt. That stuff is no fun but I guess it comes with the territory. One thing nice about two competing hospitals in the same town is they have very nice facilities. Competition ya know... Southeast's new cancer center is really great with nice staff and wonderful volunteers. if you have a chance volunteer at one of these facilities. It makes you grateful for what you have

-- Posted by Producer1 on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 10:15 AM

Producer1: Continue good luck in your treatments.

Short-term benefit: 100% true

Not disabled: If you know of people who aren't disabled report them or stop complaining.

Changing behavior: If a person hasn't learned from their mistakes, there is a jail cell waiting for them again.

Noise ordinance: Good advice.

Money hungry: Where have you been, it's been that way since time began.

Kardashian's marriage: Money hungry.

I shook my family tree and a bunch of nuts fell out .-- Posted by stuff. on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 10:29 AM

Stuff: That's alright as long as one of the nuts doesn't have your name on it;-)

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 11:25 AM

Producer: Hang in there and keep fighting my friend we all are with you.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 2:36 PM

Stuff: That's alright as long as one of the nuts doesn't have your name on it;-)

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 11:25 AM

One with my name was the only one that fell out. I thought everyone else was crazy.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 3:55 PM

The birds , stray cats and dogs would not even touch them .-- Posted by stuff. on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 6:30 PM

Stuff: You may have to call a Hazmat team to come in there to remove them. Never seen anything a bird wouldn't eat.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 6:43 PM

I think Semo471 goes to bed at dark and gets up at noon.-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 11:41 AM

Wheels: For some reason I missed this post.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 6:48 PM

I guess the only option I have left is to wrap them up and donate them to the 99% Occupy Wall Street .-- Posted by stuff. on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 7:09 PM

Stuff: They will just throw them at the police;-)

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 7:13 PM

Wheels: For some reason I missed this post.-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 6:48 PM

Can't say it was terribly important. ;-)-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 7:00 PM

Wheels: I was napping.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 8:37 PM

The killer of Jackie Waller should also be convicted for the death of the truck driver yesterday due to the police looking for evidence along that stretch of highway.

NASA's budget is down to almost nothing, guess the Russians and Chinese will have control of space and its benefits.

-- Posted by semo471 on Sat, Nov 5, 2011, at 8:46 AM

Do not forget to set your clocks back tonight !

Spring forward , Fall back .-- Posted by stuff. on Sat, Nov 5, 2011, at 9:05 AM

Stuff: I always hate the time changes, it's hard staying awake till 2am to set the clocks.

-- Posted by semo471 on Sat, Nov 5, 2011, at 9:45 AM

Turnip: Thought about you yesterday, my wife cooked some turnips, crowder peas, and cornbread.... yumm yumm

-- Posted by semo471 on Sat, Nov 5, 2011, at 9:48 AM

So tonight's the night? To set the clocks back. Was wondering when that was going to happen.

-- Posted by voyager on Sat, Nov 5, 2011, at 9:58 AM

I have never ate a Turnip before but am open to the idea . ☺-- Posted by stuff. on Sat, Nov 5, 2011, at 12:57 PM

Stuff: It's a German soul food. Try this link for cooking turnips: http://www.thedailybalance.com/2010/03/3...

-- Posted by semo471 on Sat, Nov 5, 2011, at 6:08 PM

Grab the greens/handle with your left hand and eat.-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sat, Nov 5, 2011, at 6:21 P

Wheels: Eat it just like an apple. I like them raw or cooked. My Dad use to pile the turnips up in a mound in the garden and put dirt and straw over them. When ever they wanted some to fix during the fall and winter he would just dig up some from the mound.

-- Posted by semo471 on Sat, Nov 5, 2011, at 7:13 PM

Cannot imagine what would happen to some of these people if they had to live the way we did growing up.-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sat, Nov 5, 2011, at 8:32 PM

Wheels: The things that one generation endures and have not is better than the older generation, it goes on and on.

-- Posted by semo471 on Sat, Nov 5, 2011, at 8:38 PM

Rick & Stuff: Some days you feel like a Rick some days you feel like a Stuff.

-- Posted by semo471 on Sat, Nov 5, 2011, at 8:44 PM


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