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Speak Out 2/5/12

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Media coverage

ON Jan. 23 our country recognized the 39th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade which legalized abortion. Approximately 500,000 people marched in protest of this court decision on the streets of Washington, D.C. Not one major news network covered this event. Thanks to the EWTN network we were able to observe this monumental event. This is the largest human rights event that our country has ever seen, yet there is still no coverage. We as Americans need to respect the freedom of choice of all Americans, including those who cannot speak for themselves -- the unborn. They would choose to live. Who is going to stand up for the defenseless? Who is going to be next, the elderly and helpless?


WHY do they call Social Security and Medicare entitlement programs? I paid into both of these programs. The entitlement programs are food stamps, aid to dependent children, Medicaid, rent assistance, baby sitters and whatever else the government doles out to lazy people generation after generation.

Saving money

I cut my electric bill tremendously. I put power strips on all the electronics. I shut them off at least over night and every time I leave the house for any length of time. I just flip the switches and it is a huge difference. You think your TV, computer and electronics are off? They are still running even though you turn them off. But if you plug them all into power strips and flip that switch off, then they are off and it will save you tremendously.

Feeding deer

I live by Clippard School and I put bales of alfalfa and grains to keep the deer around. I love to see them romp around the neighborhood. I actually can pet some of them in the yard. God wanted the animals and people to live in peace and harmony. The people complaining about the deer eating their trees and bushes, put down a bale of hay and they'll love it and the deer won't eat the trees or bushes anymore. They'll eat the alfalfa bales that you put down.

Tax holiday

I have a question for our city council. Are they for all citizens or are they just for the employees of Cape Girardeau? They need to give us a tax holiday. They have money to throw away on surveys and bicycle cartoon characters. The police and fire departments do not need to use city vehicles for personal use.

Downtown market

THE downtown market appears to be a glorified flea market being established on community-owned property. At least the current Thursday market is controllable because it is on private property.

Grading system

THERE will be no need to build a new school in Jackson if this ridiculous 4, 3, 2, 1 grading system is not changed and parents' voices are not heard. Students will be transferring to private and parochial schools. Maybe they should be adding to their schools.

School board

I would like to commend those people who are willing to run for school board. Sometimes a change is really needed.

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Media coverage: The Media owns the cameras and reports only what they want to report.

Entitlements: Agree 100%.

Saving money: Also, turn down the heat when away for awhile.

Feeding deer: True Person of nature, but your neighbors probably don't like it.

Tax holiday: Don't you know that the city cares for all of its citizens.(jk)

Downtown market: Whats wrong with flea markets, they have to shop somewhere.

Grading system: As long as a grade is issued, doesn't matter if its an "A" or a "4". Put uniforms on the little darlings and see the grades go up.

School board: My hat goes off to anybody in any type of volunteer work.

Watch out for any Iranians that might be taking action against the USA.

-- Posted by semo471 on Sun, Feb 5, 2012, at 5:56 AM

Entitlements, Use a dictionary, then perhaps you will understand the usage.

Feeding deer, Hope no one dies because of your selfishness. You could be liable for deer-car accidents on Hopper and Mt. Auburn.

-- Posted by improvisational on Sun, Feb 5, 2012, at 6:36 AM

Saving money

You stated that you same tremendously. Like how much? Dont know if you know about electronics but it very hard on Televesions, Computers, Electronic equipment to be turned on and off by a power strip. Its the same as if you unpluged it from the wall. It takes more electric to start it up again than if you left it on. plus the appliance will fail prematurley if you keep doing this. If the maker of the appliance could they would have made them not draw any electric when the unit is turned off, If your appliance has the Energy Star Logo it does not use electric to amount to anything when turned off.

This is just my thoughts

-- Posted by RONSLINKARD on Sun, Feb 5, 2012, at 7:49 AM

blah blah blah same ole same cry babies blah blah blah

-- Posted by chocolate thread on Sun, Feb 5, 2012, at 8:54 AM

"We as Americans need to respect the freedom of choice of all Americans"

You said it. Now live by it.

-- Posted by the_eye on Sun, Feb 5, 2012, at 9:14 AM

I was in Washington at that time, and someone is greatly exaggerating the numbers. What we did notice along with a lot of other irritated people, we're large numbers of unsupervised kids hauled there by Churches, setting off elevator and fire alarms in Washington hotels. May be you should focus more on organization and supervision, and less on fabricating numbers.

-- Posted by foxtrot007 on Sun, Feb 5, 2012, at 9:15 AM

Wait until that 14.5% Ameren increase hits all of us on on top of all the rate increases they have had since 2006 all of us will go back to the fan in the window instead of the A/C in hot and humid southeast missouri summers.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Sun, Feb 5, 2012, at 12:57 PM

Re: saving money - errrr, well, not seeing how that worked to a 'tremendous' degree, but if the caller is seeing savings, then more 'power' to him/her (ar,ar,ar - I cracks my own self up).

Given Ameren's stated 2.1% increase in 2007, 7.8% increase in 2009, 10% increase in 2010, 9.6% increase in 2011, and proposed 14.6% increase or subsequently approved portion thereof that will take effect in March 2013 according to their submitted rate schedule - looking at electric rates that will have increased upwards of 52.1% over the rates in effect in 2006.

As suggested before, if one isn't already on the energy efficiency bus - might be best to think about heading for the bus stop -- or find a bigger wallet. :-)

-- Posted by fxpwt on Sun, Feb 5, 2012, at 3:26 PM

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