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Speakout 11/15

Monday, November 15, 2004

To every illegal drug manufacturer out there, to everyone who endorses alcohol and says it's OK to drink, I would like to introduce you to my grandchildren and maybe you can explain to one who is old enough to talk, when that child tells you, "I wish I was dead," or "I wish I could kill myself because it's my fault that my Mommy won't come home." Maybe you who push for this junk can explain to him, you who stand on the street corners or even in your houses dealing drugs, those who manufacture methamphetamine, maybe you could walk up to my grandchild and tell him that this stuff doesn't hurt. And to every judge who says it's OK and slaps you on the wrist and lets you walk out, you deserve the wrath of God. To my daughter, how dare you. You better think twice. And to the junkyard dogs in East Prairie, have you ever met Jesus? From all us praying mothers, you're fixing to. Let's do something about the drug trafficking in this area, East Prairie, Charleston, Sikeston and Morehouse and in The Colony. These things are destroying our children.

I read in the Nov. 7 about "Criminals pay for crime." Then it goes on and talks about drugs. I know a person who got caught with drugs and endangerment of their own child and they have never been locked up. As far as paying for their crime, I don't know that they have ever done that.

Anyone charged with a crime of any kind goes through the judicial process. SpeakOut has no way of knowing this situation or its outcome. Check with the associate court in your county.

My brother-in-law of 25 years is a 50-year-old man who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma. It is terminal. His oncologist has informed him that he will never be able to work again. Anyone familiar with this disease knows it's a cancer that wipes the immune system out completely. He has worked approximately 30 years of his life and has paid into Social Security for as many years. Now that he needs his Social Security, the Social Security Board in Cape Girardeau has put his case on hold until Jan. 15, 2005, until they see how he will respond to the treatments. Unfortunately, he may not even be living by then. The doctor at the Cape Girardeau office should know this but for reasons unknown to us, the facts are being ignored. My brother-in-law and his family not only have to worry about this horrendous disease, they have to figure out who to make it financially. This system is ridiculous and changes need to be made. If anyone has any information on how we can receive help, please call SpeakOut. Disease and destitute is horrible. I have contacted JoAnn Emerson's office twice and have even called Mike Smythe at KFVS-12. Any help would be appreciated.

I found some mail belonging to a man with the initials J.B. of Sikeston. I found it lying outside the stamp machine inside the Sikeston Post Office. Please leave a number in SpeakOut so I can call and get your mail to you.

You should return the mail to the Post Office as soon as possible.