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Speak Out 3/9/12

Friday, March 9, 2012

Thank you

I am a 66-year-old lady. I stopped at Subway on Valentine's Day and ordered a sandwich and some chips. I realized that my wallet wasn't in my purse because my son had messed with it and forgot to put it back where I had it. So I had to leave and go back. I told them I would be back. I came back to pay for it and I had my money in my hand and they gave it to me. They said, "no charge, happy Valentine's Day." I sat there and cried. God bless those people there, there are few and far between like them. They are great people and I just wanted to say something about them.

Honest person

I would like to thank the nice young man in the local sandwich shop recently who found and returned my debit card that had fallen out of my purse. It's good to know that there are still honest people in the world.

Bloomfield Road

IT was a job well done, but the city failed to relocate the Benton Hill street sign. When traveling from the west, the sign is not visible and coming from the east you have to be almost at the corner to see the sign. We need to move the sign closer to Bloomfield Road.


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I do not have an administration degree but there are many people in the Cape School District that do and are very qualified people. I am appalled that the current administration would pass over all of these qualified people to choose a Jackson person for principal. I believe this speaks to the faith that Welker and friends have in Cape School employees. All of the current principals at the five elementary schools were previous teachers in the district and are all competent and do a good job. Common sense dictates that if you have good people, you promote within. What a disappointment our current administration is?

-- Posted by crissy2580 on Fri, Mar 9, 2012, at 6:59 AM

How can a person with no K-4 experience be the best candidate to lead an elementary school? As an educator, I do not understand this...

-- Posted by happylife on Fri, Mar 9, 2012, at 8:35 AM

Thank you & Honest person: Proof that there are Angels among us.

CGPS hiring methods have been standardized and the district sought a specific method of instruction experience. Posted by Me'Lange on Fri, Mar 9, 2012, at 7:24 AM

Me'Lange: Just asking,are the hiring methods public info or is it secret? I've seen it happen in the workplace whereas qualifications are slanted to ensure those that were earlier qualified are now not due to new requirements. I agree with "crissy2580" that common sense dictates that if you have GOOD people, you promote within.

News Flash: Israel requests "Bunker Buster" bombs from the USA.

Do you think they are to be use for peaceful purposes?

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Mar 9, 2012, at 8:51 AM

Posted by Me'Lange on Fri, Mar 9, 2012, at 9:29 AM

Me'Lange: You see, we do agree on a few things.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Mar 9, 2012, at 9:37 AM

I wonder how many qualified applicants within the district applied? I dislike seeing people complaining without knowing/or sharing the facts.

I would assume the new Principal was thought to be the best choice. Sometimes there are "histories" within a school that would cause major upsets if someone was 'chosen'.

Whether this is the case or not, I find it disheartening that teachers would be complaining about the principal without even giving them a chance. Hey, maybe the new principal favors a teacher dress code!

-- Posted by Theorist on Fri, Mar 9, 2012, at 12:16 PM

I know of one HIGHLY qualified insider who was not interviewed. Cape missed an excellent opportunity to not only get morale up but to raise MAP scores. No loyality in that district except to the good ole' boys!

-- Posted by America First on Fri, Mar 9, 2012, at 12:25 PM

Graduation Rates:

Jackson 93.2%

Cape 77.6%

MO Avg. 82.4%

Drop Out Rates:

Jackson 1.6%

Cape 12.0%

MO Avg. 4.9%

Per Pupil Spending:

Jackson $6630

Cape $9062

MO Avg. $9375

This according to Local School Directory.com

Looks like Cape made the right choice.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Fri, Mar 9, 2012, at 4:04 PM

I didn't realize Secret Service agents protect candidates this early in the process.-- Posted by Me'Lange on Fri, Mar 9, 2012, at 11:58 AM

Me'Lange: All 3 Reps have had Secret Service protection for quite awhile. We don't need a nut case like the one in AZ last year. The S.S. probably has been reading speakout comments and threads to see if anything stands out to them.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Mar 9, 2012, at 5:55 PM

Go Jackson! I wonder what Notre Dame and Saxony's numbers are...as well as Scott City and Perryville. Interesting...

Sometimes when people work together for a long time, and then one is promoted...the dynamics of the relationships are almost impossible to change. It is difficult for everyone...so I can understand not promoting from within at the same school. However, within the same school district makes total sense.

-- Posted by Theorist on Sat, Mar 10, 2012, at 7:58 AM

I am writing to express my strong opposition to the U.S. ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). This dangerous treaty not only takes away American sovereignty and imposes indirect taxes on American citizens; it is simply unnecessary, as its few beneficial aspects are already covered under multiple independent treaties, as well as traditional international maritime law.

If Congress ratifies LOST, it would require that the United States pay an international body half of its royalties from offshore drilling. The body would then distribute the funds as it sees fit to whichever nations it chooses. The United States would only have one vote out of 160 regarding where the money goes. LOST would also oblige us to hand over our offshore drilling technology to any nation that wants it ... FOR FREE.

We must NOT give up our sovereignty, and taxpayers' money, to the United Nations!

The United States' provisional participation in the Laws of the Sea Treaty expired in 1998. We should NOT consider the ratification of another treaty that has the potential to further chip away at our national sovereignty. Please, REJECT the "LOST" treaty, which takes away SO MUCH American sovereignty and indirectly taxes American citizens. I'm counting on you to do the RIGHT thing, and I will be watching your actions on this matter closely. Thank you.

Contact your Representatives & Congress to Oppose

-- Posted by CommunityC4 on Sat, Mar 10, 2012, at 11:41 AM

Please look into Agenda 51 - Your property rights are at stake

-- Posted by CommunityC4 on Sat, Mar 10, 2012, at 11:44 AM

FREEDOM

If we live in a free country, why do we need cameras at every stop light and security checks on innocent people? If we are free why does the government insist on unlimited internet intervention on your privacy? What government indoctrination are your children receiving through education? Why does Homeland Security and FEMA have camps that look like prisons all over this country? What do you bet if you disagree with the status quo you will be looking out of one of these camps without representation (HR645). (Legislation on Hate Talk & Crimes). Remember these steps have all been taken to protect you. Really? The One World Order will remove not only your First & Second Amendment Rights and trash the Constitution, you will not have any rights. Get involved, know what is happening and stand for your rights and country. Television is not the place to get all the news. America is being dismantled under this administration. What are you going to do about it?

You so far are the government.

-- Posted by CommunityC4 on Sat, Mar 10, 2012, at 12:20 PM


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