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Open forum, Nov 12-18


I liked your clever little remark about Generals and Privates. I am going to share that in the office, if you don't mind. We have had several laughs since the Petreaus story broke.

November 14, 2012 at 5:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Nov 5-Nov 11

nailingit — November 11, 2012 at 11:53 a.m.

I am afraid I have to disagree with your assessment. To support this disagreement:

William Jefferson Clinton

November 12, 2012 at 10:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Nov 5-Nov 11

Hey everyone. I know I have been lacking in recent weeks. Unforrtunately I have been up to my eyeballs with a number of tasks, all of which seem to be a priority. Many are in preparation of my return to the US (finally). But today I have selfishly chosen to sweep everything aside, reorganize, prioritize, and begin execution again tomorrow. Part of this is to take time and reset my own mind, clear out some cobwebs, and relax so I can reassert.

While I did not take the time to thoroughly read through every post this week, I glanced through a few. I would like to throw my two cents in (all I can afford right now) on election results.

So the American people have spoken. We will have four more years of the current President. Democrats reinforce themselves in the Senate. Republicans hold the House. Now is the fun part.

I ask for everyone reading this to write a few letters. And tell everyone you know to write similar letters. Letters to the President, your Senators, and your local House rep. Encourage them to ask a single question of every piece of legislation that crosses them. The question is "Is this a benefit to ALL Americans, or just a few?" If it is only benefitting a few, then it should be rejected.

Too much in the past several years has been done only to benefit a few. Whether it is for the wealthy, or for the poor. The majority, us in betweeners, are left picking up the shortfalls.

These crazy loopholes and breaks that are given to the wealthy have got to stop. The freebies given out without some sort of control have got to stop. I know I have given my own definition of fair share before, and I will say again. All need to be giving their fair share. I, for one, am tired of having to contribute to make up the shortcomings from the two ends of the spectrum.

We need to stop the childish games in DC. Talk. Compromise. The only thing you need to use to determine your guidance in fulfilling the obligations you have been elected to is the US Constitution.

We are dying. The games of DC will just be a pulling of the plug. This patient can still be saved.

November 11, 2012 at 1:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 22-28

DeeLittle — October 28, 2012 at 12:50 a.m.

One thing people forget, in the event of a natural disaster (recently the tsunami in Thailand and Japan), a Navy Carrier is equipped to:

Provide power from it's reactor on shore to critical infrastructure

Cargo aircraft to deliver relief supplies.

Cargo aircraft can also deliver personnel to conduct recovery of isolated people

Surveilance aircraft to locate trapped personnel

Medical facilities to treat wounded should local medical facilities find themselves overwhelmed.

For anyone who may be interested in what they are capable of aside from the given warfighting function.

October 29, 2012 at 4:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 22-28

DeeLittle — October 27, 2012 at 12:24 a.m.

Having done some research into union shops and right to work laws, I did find one amazing tidbit of information. You can actually get a job at a union shop without a right to work law. The trick, however, is that the mgmt is required to still charge dues out of your pay and direct it to the union. In effect, you are a paying nonmember of the union.

October 27, 2012 at 1:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 22-28

mrd — October 23, 2012 at 5:44 p.m.

You certainly hit it. All politicians seem to spew talking points that sound really good, but once in office, what happens?

Topic: Budget.

I remember hearing candidate in 2008 talking about controlling budget and balancing. Four years later, we don't even see a budget, much less balanced. We continue into debt.

The other night during the debate, I heard a candidate (R for those that are curious) say he had a plan to put us "on the path" to a balanced budget. What does that mean?

Simply, balance it. Stop borrowing. If we don't have the money, don't spend it.

All candidates for all offices talk of doing so, but once in office, they agree to spend more money we don't have on whatever pet project or program.

When do we say enough is enough?

October 25, 2012 at 5:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 15-21

hawkeye — October 19, 2012 at 9:51 p.m.

So why would such a sign make someone afraid if they meet all the requirements of a legally authorized voter?

And what you are also telling me is that regardless of the heritage of a majority of the residents in the neighborhoods, there are absolutely no white, asian, native american people that are seeing these billboards? Is there a warning on the signs that says "do not read unless you are black or brown"?

So the person(s) that purchased the advertising space for these signs wish to remain anonymous. Big deal. There is nothing in the law that says you have to clearly advertise your identity to exercise your free speech (some on here would probably not post at all if that were the case).

I will concede that the unknown purchaser of the billboards may have nefarious intentions. Yes it could be a racist trying to intimidate. But, to repeat, if you are a person that meets all requirements of a legal voter, then why be afraid? Give the billboard the bird as you cast your ballot.

October 20, 2012 at 2:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 15-21

crazytrain — October 18, 2012 at 9:16 a.m.

Did you hear that in OH they put up some billboards that tell voter fraud is a felony, and list potential sentences if convicted?

True story. And you have to love the left. They are there to let you know that the billboards are...get this...


No words on the billboard mention anything about race, creed, color, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation. But just a billboard to tell of consequences of committing an illegal act is deemed racist.

October 19, 2012 at 7:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 15-21

mrd — October 19, 2012 at 6:46 p.m.

I don't think authors will be going broke. Honestly a lot of what you see in the pricetag of a traditional hardcopy book goes to manufacturing the physical item you hold in your hand. The price of Ebooks being lower is because they don't cost as much in physical material to produce. So a larger percentage of that price is going to the author.

October 19, 2012 at 7:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 15-21

roger — October 17, 2012 at 5:25 p.m.

Quite simple-

Nov 7 will be consumed with some condemning and some praising the results of Nov 6.

We will hear stories of the the greatness to come in the next 4 years.

We will hear all the doomsday prophesies of the next 4 years that will take centuries to recover from.

I am sure it will continue on those lines until Jan 21. From that day forward we will start hearing praise of what has happened, or we will hear the damnation of what has happened.

Typical cycle.

October 19, 2012 at 6:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )