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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Return to God

I would like to comment about all the problems and difficulties the United States has been going through for it seems like years and years. Just a thought, maybe, just maybe, America ought to bring God back into the picture. We've taken prayer out of schools, we've done a lot to eliminate God from our daily presence. Maybe we should put him No. 1 in our lives and see how our problems go. If our politicians had God No. 1 in their lives they wouldn't be slinging mud to get into office.

IRS agents

President Obama plans on adding 25,000 new IRS agents just to enforce Obamacare. According to the 2010 census there were 308,745,538 people in the United States, which calculates to one new agent for every 12,349 persons. This would be six pair of boots in Cape Girardeau County working overtime or three pair of boots on the ground in the city of Cape Girardeau. Additional support staff is not included in these numbers. All this just to enforce health care!

Jackson population

Jackson beware. If the city of Cape Girardeau keeps raising taxes and passing unneeded ordinances, the population will be larger than Cape Girardeau's in five years. Start getting ready now.

China, Big Bird

Are we borrowing money from China to fund Big Bird?

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The IRS also recently purchased 174,000 rounds of .357 magnum ammunition. It's so sad that embassy guards in nations known to harbor hostile elements are given rubber bullets and told to stand down if any trouble occurs but we're arming tax collectors to the teeth.

-- Posted by Data48 on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 4:49 AM

Rubber bullet information source please.

I read that as well, Data. But then I researched it and found it was merely a claim from a military blog and could not be substantiated.

I am all for cutting back on .357 ammunition, except for military of course.

-- Posted by Reasoning on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 6:47 AM

-- Posted by Reasoning on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 6:47 AM

The military doesn't use .357 ammo. The report I found reported it was the Social Security Administration for their offices of Inspector General and Office of Investigation. It is the Sig .357 bottleneck cartridge designed by Sig Sauer for use in semi automatic pistols use by several agencies.

-- Posted by 356 on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 11:00 AM


When they invade our embassy they are in our country!

-- Posted by Data48 on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 11:34 AM

Every time I read Speak Out, I worry about the future of this nation, based on the completely idiotic comments that are made here daily. You people just make stuff up and then declare it to be factual, with total disregard for the truth, for facts.......or for that matter, for common sense.

-- Posted by Raunchy on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 12:48 PM

"No man owns the Land , Water , or Sky . They are gifts from Mother Nature for all"~~ Sitting Bull

Then why do so many native American tribes claim land was stolen from them and still lay claim to places they inhabit?

-- Posted by 356 on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 2:12 PM

-- Posted by .Rick. on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 2:24 PM

Come on Rick, not all indigenous people were nomadic, many had settlements and were horticulturist.

Also many indigenous tribes fought with and took land from others. Many indigenous people practiced communal land ownership.

-- Posted by 356 on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 2:50 PM


It doesn't matter if you agree or not, it's a fact. ANY embassy, not just a U.S.A. one, is considered part of that country. And yes other countries embassies here are considered part of that country. If the Libyan embassy to the United States was attacked by U.S. citizens Libya would consider it an act of war and the U.N. would be screaming for heads to roll. But lets be realistic. When was the last time a foreign embassy was attacked on American soil? I really don't think it's ever happened. And you really need to get off of your Native American high horse. I get so tired of this "all Native Americans are nobler than everybody else" vibe you keep putting out. You're just people like everybody else. There are good persons among you and bad ones, just like every other race on the planet.

-- Posted by Data48 on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 4:59 PM

Fall back..spring forward.. -- Posted by .Rick. on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 5:48 PM

.Rick. - along those same lines, surprised I haven't seen more chatter in the media about 'change your clock, change your batteries', referring to the batteries in smoke detectors, as October is or at least used to be Fire Safety Month where in elementary school, a big thrill was the visit by the fire department with one fireman climbing up the extended ladder of the ladder truck. Perhaps moving the time change into November fouled that campaign...

Ah, but I digress... In addition to the friendly reminder to change batteries, consider that the typical lifespan of a smoke detector is about 8-10 years. So, in these cases, it's time to change your smoke detector to ensure maximum protection.

-- Posted by fxpwt on Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 8:59 PM

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