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Speak Out 5/16/12

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

AP classes

Thank you for publishing that article about the growing popularity of advanced placement classes in high school. There is growing evidence that the academic quality of a high school can to a substantial degree be measured by the number of AP courses it offers.

France, U.S.

Americans should pay attention to the French presidential election results. This is the direction that the U.S. is headed. There are so many people on the public dole in France that they readily elected the socialist candidate who promised to keep the goodies coming, no matter that the country is going broke. The austerity measures needed to right the country's financial ship are somewhat painful, so we have to do away with them, right? The question that the French should be asking themselves, which is the same question that the U.S. should be asking, is what happens when the government runs out of other people's money?

Coddling terrorists

So the Sept. 11 terrorists want the military court and everyone connected with it to respect their religious beliefs? I think they deserve the same level of respect that they showed toward the 3,000 innocent people that they murdered. These thugs deserve zero respect of any kind, and the court should quit coddling them. They provide interpreters, headphones, attorneys, etc. The court should just proceed, and if these cretins do not want to listen, so be it.

Child endangerment

Last night I was in a local establishment listening to live music. This particular one tends to be loud and smoky, to the point where my eyes burn and I feel as though I have been smoking myself. Someone had a young child, probably around 6 months old, in there all night. Finally somebody must have reported it to the police because they showed up. After speaking with the parents they left with the baby still in the bar. I couldn't believe my eyes. Is this not child endangerment?


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France, U.S.: How true, between the greedy Big Bankers and the Blood Sucking Freeloaders the USA is doomed.

Coddling terrorists: Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, when these nut cases are proven guilty I hope they meet their 7 virgins and let them be the most uglies ones.

Child endangerment: Try calling Social Services next time when you see this situation.

Sioux: Harvard and MIT launch edX to offer free online classes......these won't be free, the students attending Harvard and MIT will be paying for it in increased tuition costs....nothing is for free.

If the Mayan predictions are true, wish the end time or time of enlightenment was before the Nov. elections so we don't have to go thru all the nonsense.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 8:02 AM

Mother Nature is free as the winds ☺-- Posted by Sioux. on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 8:09 AM

Sioux: Mother Nature is free until man screws it up and then we have to pay.

This is a case of 'pick your battles', we read about real child endangerment and abuse every day.

-- Posted by Me'Lange on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 8:13 AM

Me'Lange: Child Endangerment is Child Endangerment, when we sometimes close our eyes to it what makes this baby different from one left in a hot car? True the hot car will kill the baby quicker but prolong smoky bars will to, just slower.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 9:38 AM

Do some people over re-act to words without having the other 93% of human communication to decide for sure ? I would think so too.-- Posted by Sioux. on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 9:11 AM

Sioux: I would think so too. Maybe we need a PC button to push when we send our comments in.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 9:41 AM

Yes , but who would decide and monitor what is or is not PC ? We'd be back at square one .-- Posted by Sioux. on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 10:25 AM

Sioux: To re-affirm your statement on body language and voice/hearing, you couldn't see me smiling when I made that ridiculous statement about the PC button, we don't need "Big Brother" looking over our shoulders. Just keep our comments civil and not to bully the other posters would be my advise.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 10:47 AM

Wheels: When we were babysitting our 2 year old grandson on Monday, he did not pass the smell test ;-)

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 11:15 AM

No bullying has taken place on this or any other thread in the SEMissourian SO.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 11:51 AM

An addition to my last statement; Posting is not confining, everyone is free to walk away. Egos can be replenished with intelligence.

At peace with oneself makes it easier to be at peace with others.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 1:05 PM

Wheels, Last evening I had a conversation with a church minister who was a very wise man. We were both surprised to learn that we had more in common than we had differences. I'm sure that it was a learning experience for both of us.

He has a steadfast belief in God, and I remain an atheist. But this difference didn't hinder our learning from one another.

Neither of us compromised nor seen the need of it. We parted having mutual respect for each other.

I realize that it is not easy to compromise at times, but I also know that it is a must to ensure good feelings toward another.

Tonight I,m going out drinking and dancing and should have invited him along.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 2:02 PM

Sioux, I understand what you are saying. I have trouble talking to someone on a phone. Eye to eye contact is important to me.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 2:05 PM

Wheels, We have met many times eye to eye, and I have a great deal of respect for you. Hopefully, I will see you at the picnic.

Me'Lange, Although we have never met, I hope someday that we will.

Have a fantastic day. I'm getting set to work on my bunker out on the farm.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 2:50 PM

Hmmmm! Does your 2 year old Grandson post on Speak Out and the Threads?-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 11:41 AM

Wheels: He has a toy computer but I don't think its connected to the Internet. Sometimes he slams it with his hand so in a couple of years he will be ready for S.O. and the threads.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 3:30 PM

The majority of children who are/were raised with chain smoking family members will never get sick as a result, let alone die. This one is the parents call.Posted by Me'Lange on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 4:37 PM

Me'Lange: Odds are that the since the baby is raised with chain smoking family members that it will develop some sort of cancer......have you not heard of second hand smoke and its effects?

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 5:16 PM

Well Semo471... we still have one another. Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 7:31 PM

wheels: That a catching first sentence could be made into a country song and make millions.

Rick, Read Semo's 7:12 PM comment and tell me he was not intentionally being mean spirited. Posted by Me'Lange on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 7:29 PM

Me'Lange: I give out the same as I get....your comments were said like you were talking down to me and sister nobody talks down to me.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 7:47 PM

Guess what Mr. Envious. Posted by Me'Lange on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 7:43 PM

Me'Lange: Sounds like name calling and mean spirited to me.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 7:52 PM

semo, I must say I found it a lil' ironic that you feel so strongly about children being exposed to second-hand smoke yet in the same breath say we have to much government in our lives.

-- Posted by Turnip on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 7:53 PM

Posted by Turnip on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 7:53 PM

Turnip: You did say breath.....

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 8:06 PM

*too*

-- Posted by Turnip on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 9:18 PM

Nope, I do not have to wonder why some can't handle an informed women with strong opinions. Your post is a perfect example of the handful of regular posters who can NOT handle being proved wrong with FACTS, especially if it is a woman proving you wrong.

-- Posted by Me'Lange on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 7:29 PM

Me'Lange, you hit the nail on the head with those comments.

-- Posted by Username1 on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 10:20 PM

Me'Lange, you hit the nail on the head with those comments.-- Posted by username1 on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 10:20 PM

username1: Informed women with strong opinions who get bent out of shape and cry mean spirited. Good Night zzzzzzzzz

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 10:36 PM


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