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Speak Out 2/9/12

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thank you

Thank you to the nice lady who paid for my groceries at Schnucks on the afternoon of Jan. 31. I had read before in Speak Out of something like this happening, but I never once thought it would happen to me. I will one day pay it forward. Thank you once again, and may God bless you.

Save post office

USE a stamp, save a post office.

Void promises

I listened to President Obama recently. I will say he is a good and convincing speaker. He has been a good speaker for the last three years that he has been president. With a few exceptions, he has not delivered on his promises and speeches. For three years he has made promises but few deliveries.

Cape stoplights

THE Cape Girardeau city government is going to have to do something about the deal that certain weights have to be on lanes for the stoplights to change. We had a motorcycle that held up traffic for five stop lights. He finally had to turn around and go the other way, and he almost got hit. They've got to do something. It's not recognizing the weight.

Job creators

I have some Republican friends who argue that only the rich people create jobs. However, we have more millionaires and billionaires than ever before, so where are the jobs? Look at the companies that Bill Gates and Steve Jobs started, and they certainly weren't wealthy at the start. Jobs are created by people with good ideas who then become wealthy.

Breaking records

PRESIDENT Obama has been a record-breaking president. Since he took office we have experienced record high government spending, record-high deficits and record-high public debt. In 2011, we experienced record-high gas prices, record-high food prices and record-low home sales. The average age of a car on the road is now at a record high. The number of teenagers employed is at a record low. President Obama continues to break records every day. Unfortunately, they are all bad records.

Deer count

ARE there really enough deer in the city that they need to be killed? Maybe the complainers are seeing the same deer over and over.

Runners' safety

MEMBERS of the Cape Roadrunners enjoy running after work. Some people run early in the morning before work. Now, if we get a deer hunting group in the city of Cape Girardeau and we're running down the sidewalk, do we need to wear hunter orange gloves and hats so everybody will know we're people and not deer? I'd hate for one of those hunters to try and shoot me with an arrow. But then, I don't run near as fast as deer anyway.

Obama's success

PRESIDENT Obama has done more in three years than Bush did in eight years with his Republican members of Congress. His economy is coming back slowly, but that is the only way it could after Bush destroyed it.


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Obama success. You are preaching to the choir. Way too little way too late. I love the way he holds his nose up in the air all the time. I keep hoping for a flash flood.

-- Posted by Moonchild64 on Thu, Feb 9, 2012, at 12:09 AM

Traffic lights are tripped by a loop detector. They use a magnetic field from a energized wires embedded in the pavement, when the field is interupted it trips the signal, not weight. It is not enough metal on motorcycles to acivate the sensor.

-- Posted by Solelicious on Thu, Feb 9, 2012, at 4:55 AM

Runners' safety: Deer hunting laws are to hunt only from dawn to dusk, would recommend running before or after those times. BTW I was a Cape Roadrunner many years ago.....I feel the pain.

Thank you: There are indeed Angels among us.

The way the Middle East is going is the Bible's prophecies coming to ahead.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Feb 9, 2012, at 7:52 AM

Job creators

So let it be known if you create jobs and make a few million it will be taken away by a bunch of leeches.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Thu, Feb 9, 2012, at 8:04 AM

Cape traffic lights: please install more 'yield on green' lights to keep traffic flow moving. Understand not having them on intersections w/ limited visibility of oncoming traffic, but when you can see 1/4-1/2 mile down the road and there's ample time to turn, one should be allowed to turn!

-- Posted by commonsenz on Thu, Feb 9, 2012, at 2:09 PM


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