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Speak Out 11/23/11

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Great show

I just saw "Hamlet" recently at the River Campus. While Shakespeare is not one of my most favorite of things, they did a tremendous job and everything was very enjoyable. They all acted their parts very well. The young man who played Hamlet was awesome. He did a fantastic job and had a lot of lines. So kudos to all of them and the director. It was fantastic.

Dress and food

THANK heavens the Cape Girardeau School District has determined what is appropriate dress for children at the junior high. Maybe now they can concentrate on the obesity issue among teachers, coaches and administrators who are supposed to be models for our children. Judging by all the "food nights" advertised on the marquee, probably not.

Married parents

IN a recent Southeast Missourian that had 17 birth announcements, 18 babies, only four couples appeared to be married. How sad. After those staggering statistics of the seemingly unmarried couples, only half were employed. How do these couples plan to support their babies? Show me a sincere political candidate who will address this issue of irresponsibility and the drain on already strapped working families and I will show you a candidate who will get my vote.

Judicial responsibility

JUDGES have a tremendous responsibility, I hope they do their job right.

Corn prices

I was reading in the Southeast Missourian where people were talking about the late harvest wrapping up. Being a user of corn, all you ever worry about is the people that harvest the crop, but the people that feed it are just as important. We are the demand. We can't take these kind of prices without our end products staying in a higher place. We live in a world of dreams if we think we're going to see these kind of high prices for crops very long, because down the road the demand will disappear.

School taxes

I think when you become 70 you shouldn't have to pay school taxes anymore, because a lot of people don't have children in school at that age. I don't see why we should have to pay it.

Diet change

WE are what we eat. So, why would you want to be a turkey or a pig or a cow? Try being a peach. Seriously, try a plant-based diet for 30 days and see what happens to your blood pressure, your cholesterol level, your weight, your blood sugar and any other health statistic. Plus you won't believe how great you feel.

Single mother

MY heart goes out to the homeless lady with three little children. My question is where are the fathers and why isn't the law chasing them down?


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School taxes--if you qualify you can recieve a rebate on you RE taxes from the state of Missouri. It is dependant on your income, any local accountant will be able to help you fill out the paperwork.

-- Posted by gowlfman on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 7:20 AM

I agree with the comment on birth announcements. I was shocked when I saw how many single mothers there were. Where is the moral character? Think of the damage to a child born without a father. And it isn't a mistake because some of them already have other children. If the father is involved why aren't they married? Because the single parent gets a free ride off of the taxpayers.

Yes I will also vote for a politician that will stand up for us the working class.

-- Posted by Ramfan#1 on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 7:35 AM

Married parents: I have noticed for a long time the amount of unmarried women giving births in the birth announcements. It shows the younger generation doesn't have the sense of a turkey when it comes to starting a family. If you are just trying to get a monthly check from the government, you might be surprised when that check stops coming.....whose your daddy then.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 9:15 AM

Ramfan#1: I'm sorry to say you probably won't be voting for any politician if that is your litmus test on voting.

-- Posted by howdydoody on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 10:03 AM

Married Parents

Actually, this is the preferance of many people. They prefer this type of parent. The real issue for many is that well educated, employed paretns who love each other should not have children.

School taxes

And who pays for your social security and medicare?

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 10:20 AM

Honest News Please?

I had to speak out about the presidential race. I've been following the 2012 presidential candidates since they all announced they were running. Perry, Cain, Bachmann, Romney, Gingrich... these candidates are always mentioned on TV news like CNN, FOX, etc. But guess who they WON'T talk about - Ron Paul. This man has been consistent with his voting record in congress and he fights genuinely for the constitution and the good of the people. When I watch any of the debates it is easy to see that Ron Paul is simply the best and only true choice for our next president (my opinion).

But back to news. Again, they mention everyone else a hundred times over until you are sick of it, but they are deliberately avoiding talking about Ron Paul - the man who has won the most straw polls and online polls, including post debate polls. His support is like wildfire, it only grows - there is no putting it out. Yet where is his name on any mainstream media? This annoys me, but my real request from this long speak out is to KFVS-12. The Heartland News team is no different... I have never heard Ron Paul's name once! Yet they mention everybody else, even though Ron Paul is supposedly in a four way tie for the frontrunner according to the most recent poll. I can't believe we cant even get honest news from heartland news! Just goes to show you that the media really IS controlled. And apparently someone in control doesn't want people to know about Ron Paul. This should show you why he HAS to be the next president. He is against the stripping of our rights and privacy, fights for smaller federal govt, no federal mandates, and no war and world police militarism! Thank you for reading my speak out and hopefully someday KFVS-12 will give us real fair news. Don't put so much trust in the local news team... after all they are just pretty faces reading from teleprompters!

-- Posted by drummer_jb on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 10:54 AM

I guess I am mixfused as usual . Do not workers have SSI deducted from their paychecks under FICA to pay for their retirement benefits ?

-- Posted by Rick * * on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 10:27 AM

Yes, and no.

Workers do have it deducted, but they eventually use more than they have paid in.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 11:09 AM

Perhaps this should be re-evaluated again .

The same in should be the same out , no?

-- Posted by Rick * * on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 11:17 AM

Agree. Or better invested.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 1:11 PM

Married parents.

My parents got married because of a pregnancy. I was glad when my parents divorced. Everyone is much happier now.

-- Posted by FunkDaddy on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 1:36 PM

Either you pay for taxes to support the schools, or you build more prisons.

-- Posted by redpen on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 2:55 PM

Yes, and no.

Workers do have it deducted, but they eventually use more than they have paid in.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 11:09 AM

What about the interest you would draw off the money for 40 or more years? Since the government mandates I pay into Social Security instead of letting me invest my own money I feel they should pay me interest since they get to use that money.

I have already paid into that fund for 33 years since I was 14 and will be paying another 23 years until I am 70. Total time 56 years. Lot of interest owed me so I will take out more than I paid in just like if I had that amount in a bank. I save 20,000 dollars I will have more after interest paic by bank right? I guess you will give that bank to the bank and give any extra you receive from your social security back to the government using the logic you have.

-- Posted by joekool on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 6:09 PM

"Actually, this is the preferance of many people. They prefer this type of parent."

I don't remember anyone asking me what kind of parent I prefered when or before I was born.

-- Posted by Old John on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 6:30 PM

Workers do have it deducted, but they eventually use more than they have paid in.-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 11:09 AM

lumbrgfktr: I agree with "joekool" post on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 6:09 PM. Why don't you worry about the people on welfare who haven't paid anything into the system and lay off the folks who have paid into the S.S.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Nov 23, 2011, at 6:50 PM


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