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Speak out 1/2/13

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

School violence

Although few will admit this, there is little we can do to prevent deranged persons from entering our schools and harming our precious children. The only sure preventive measure would be to build our schools like prisons with perimeter fences, guard towers and steel gates. Locking school doors means the person will just have to break the glass to get in. Metal detectors will only get the person manning the metal detector killed. The two most viable solutions are to arm qualified school personnel and to pray.

Dress code

Why is CHS the only school in the district not enforcing the new dress code? One example: underwear showing because students are wearing sagging pants without belts.

Leaf pickup

The first time the city sailed by with their new truck was in October before the leaves really came down. I saw them and the next day I rushed out to rake. Since then I have raked the yard six times. Of course, the leaves blow back up the hill. Everyone will need to reseed this spring because the grass is dead.

Climate change

Livermore says there are steps government and individuals can take now to slow the rate of increased warming and the damage that would follow. For the government, he suggests cap and trade legislation, development of cleaner renewable fuels and infrastructure projects including sea walls in New York City to protect against flooding and other consequences of more extreme weather. However, all the Republican Congress members can say is drill, baby, drill.

Jensen column

Mike Jensen's magnificent manifesto making the case for common sense gun control and background checks for mental health problems, criminal convictions and all other rational reasons for denying gun purchases was his finest hour.

Refurbished mattresses

For those of you who are looking to purchase a new mattress, you might want to ask if the item is refurbished or new. Some stores are selling refurbished mattresses. Thank you.

Poor in Haiti

I would like to make a comment to all the people on welfare claiming how hard they have it. In Jackson, the Chamber of Commerce has a program called Schools for Haiti. I would like to show people what being poor is really like and take them down to Haiti, where they have to stand in line for hours for a bowl of rice and hope they don't get shot. Be glad you're here.

Santa, leaf pickup

I'd like to know if there's a Santa Claus or a leaf pick-up truck. I have not seen either one at my home this year.

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After all the time spent on this fiscal cliff crisis, the House and Senate at the last hour passed a bill that only addressed a small part of the problem. We will go down this same late night bill passage path again and again and again.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Jan 2, 2013, at 8:30 AM

School violence: Why not add bullet proof glass at the entrances of the schools and the person manning the metal detector in a protective enclosure.

Dress code: This is the worst case of dress code violation and the school teachers and administration need to grow some bal** and enforce the code.

Leaf pickup & Santa, leaf pickup: Just burn the darn leaves and if the law arrives let them pry your cold dead hands from the leaf rake.

Climate change: Mother Nature has the climate change under control, we are just in a cycle that has nothing to do with mankind.

Jensen column: One person's comment, form your own opinion.

Refurbished mattresses: With bed bugs included.

Poor in Haiti: I am glad and proud to be an American but I reserve the right to voice my displeasure with our dumb as*** in Washington.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Jan 2, 2013, at 8:46 AM

Leaf Trouble?

Get with your neighbors, find someone with a pickup & trailer, load up your leaves take them to City Hall and dump them.

-- Posted by CNN_MAN on Wed, Jan 2, 2013, at 9:35 AM

Come on Rick being poor in Haiti and being poor in the USA are two different types of poverty.

-- Posted by Buddy Ray on Wed, Jan 2, 2013, at 10:04 AM

False economy of false workers.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Jan 2, 2013, at 1:15 PM

Rick you need to stay out of north st louis, East St Louis, and Watts. Your life may depend on it. Wheels, you forgot to throw in the gov will pay for their doctor and hospital bills also.

-- Posted by jayrod on Wed, Jan 2, 2013, at 3:04 PM

Rick I responded to your comment because I was told by my parents and I tell my daughter that we are truly blessed to have been born in the USA where we have at least an opportunity to achieve something in our lives. Even though our freedoms have eroded over the years because of over expanding government , we still live in the greatest nation on earth. I have a very good buddy who was born in to the streets of East St Louis and made it out , I really do believe if he was born in Hatia his odds would not have been near as good. We in America should all be at least a little greatfull don't you think?

-- Posted by Buddy Ray on Wed, Jan 2, 2013, at 3:38 PM

I was in Haiti the other day and stop at the Pilot truck stop, everything seemed alright then.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Jan 2, 2013, at 6:22 PM

Wheels: Haiti has only a Drury Inn, no Holiday Inn.

-- Posted by semo471 on Wed, Jan 2, 2013, at 6:56 PM

Haiti or Haiti- Not much difference. Perfect example of BHO's perfect world. Get people in a bind then the government will provide.

-- Posted by dab1969 on Wed, Jan 2, 2013, at 8:42 PM

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