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Speak Out 4/30/12

Monday, April 30, 2012

Positive event

I attended the Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School Family Fun Night faculty, parents and students basketball game Friday night. It was an amazing event. I want to thank Mrs. Ellis and all Central Junior High faculty for implementing this event for the past six years. One of the most amazing parts was when a special-needs child scored a basket. When he scored, the crowd cheered loudly out of excitement for him. He then scored another basket during the dollar game. Another high point for the night was the honoring of a young man who was hit by a dump truck when he was 3. We need more events like this to keep our young people busy and parents involved.

Appreciated adviser

I've been involved with student government at Southeast Missouri State University for the last couple of years, and we had our end-of-the year banquet last night. I want to thank Michele Irby for all of her hard work in advising us. I don't think a lot of people at the university and other students realize how she spends every Monday night with us as our adviser at our meetings for at least four, five, six hours. We appreciate her mentoring, her guidance and everything she has done to help us be a successful organization at Southeast Missouri State University. Thank you, Michele, and please know that your hard work has not gone unnoticed.

Levee story

When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tells you on a front-page newspaper story that they had to activate the Bird's Point New Madrid spillway in order to relieve pressure on the entire system, they are lying to your readers. When they activate that spillway, it acts as a shortcut for the floodwaters to get to New Madrid. It helps towns upstream, but actually increases flooding downstream at New Madrid and Caruthersville. It makes the system more dangerous for everybody south of the Bird's Point New Madrid spillway.

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With respect to those who don't want to be around smokers,I think that if a town or city denies smokers their rights then cigarettes and the taxes that they bring to the community should be withheld and the better than thou can increase taxes on their residents to make up for this loss. Whether a smoker or non-smoker, we all have rights and we should work together to make sure that we maintain those rights.

-- Posted by bjp on Mon, Apr 30, 2012, at 5:25 AM

I must have missed the smoker speak-out submission ...

I too, think we should work together, but I do not want to be around smokers. When your habit effects the health of my family, you are no longer working with me... I have no problem with your choice to smoke.

-- Posted by Theorist on Mon, Apr 30, 2012, at 6:13 AM

Speakout is printing lengthy comments.

-- Posted by Tribune on Mon, Apr 30, 2012, at 7:20 AM

Positive event & Appreciated adviser: Some positive comments that makes the world go around in the right direction.

Smoking: It's your right to smoke but don't blow your smoke around me. Is the cigarette tax a "death tax"?

Following up on my road trips, I've been in Doubt. I try not to visit there too often. I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm. Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Apr 30, 2012, at 9:28 AM

Rick: You think the Angels would sell Albert back for $10 and then after he apologized to the Cardinal fans.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Apr 30, 2012, at 3:37 PM

Rick: I wondered if anyone was eating there since he left. Need to turn it into a McDonalds.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Apr 30, 2012, at 4:29 PM

Rick: I hate to correct a master of facts but you are wrong this time, some people put out enough heat equal to a 30 watt bulb, some people put out heat that equals 150 watts, and others can't even light the bulb.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Apr 30, 2012, at 7:26 PM

Yep - have'ta agree - the 'average' person radiates between 350 - 600 BTU, depending on the level of 'normal' activities.

At 3,413 BTU per kilowatt - 102 to 175 equivalent watts rejected per person.

Of course, for some the heat results in productive work and related value - for others, just a lot of hot air, or as we prefer to call it in the PC (politically-correct) world - waste heat. :-)

-- Posted by fxpwt on Mon, Apr 30, 2012, at 8:01 PM

According to Albert's salary schedule - http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/story... - he gets $12 million for the 2012 season, aside from any milestone payouts and any non-playing compensations.

Assuming no playoffs are involved - 22 games out of the 162 have been played, or 13.6% of the season - making for $1.63 million salary assuming straight-line payout.

19 hits, 6 bases-on-balls, 4 RBI, and 7 runs scored, with 13 strike-outs. http://www.rotoworld.com/player/mlb/3165...

Never did reach an understanding between sports salaries and related value-added...

-- Posted by fxpwt on Mon, Apr 30, 2012, at 8:19 PM

Credit where credit is due.

When giving credit for taking out Bin Laden, also give Pres. Obama credit for leaving behind operational security helicopter technology and a drone with our enemies to use against America. Also he is giving Russia assurance that we will be further diminishing our military/air/navy forces so we will not be able to protect ourselves with unprotected boarders. Pres. Obama wants the UN to control our water, food, land and guns in an upcoming International Agreement. This will supercede the Constitution. He is pitting Americans against one another with the seeds of greed, race, and giving free stuff which we do not have funds. Pres. Obama does not believe in or abides by the rules of our Constitution. I give him credit for sabataging the United States in every way possible. Martial law will take all your rights away when the 99% start their sit ins this summer. Remember never waste a crisis. He is taking your rights away in the guise of protecting the public. I want my America back with liberty and freedoms not overbearing regulation

-- Posted by CommunityC4 on Mon, Apr 30, 2012, at 10:58 PM

Watch a lot of Beck, CommunityC4? Thought so.

-- Posted by Username1 on Mon, Apr 30, 2012, at 11:27 PM

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