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Speakout 12/4

Wednesday, December 4, 2002

I would like to thank all the military personnel throughout this world who are trying to protect our country and provide us a safer place to raise our families. There are many members of the military, not only from our country, but also from other allied countries who spent Thanksgiving in other countries and won't be spending Christmas with their families. I just want to thank all of our military personnel for defending our countries. In some cases, many may have to give their lives. God bless you and keep you safe until you return to America. I also want to thank all the agencies that are trying to fight terrorism against our country. There are many, many people trying to make our country safe to live in. I ask the good Lord to protect our leaders and politicians and help them to do the job they have to do in order to keep us safe. I take my hat off to all of you. I want to wish you a merry Christmas, no matter what part of the world you are in.

I am inquiring about the gentleman who had a daycare. Do you have an address and phone number?

To the person who stated in SpeakOut about the goose and the golden egg, since you have so much trouble getting to your post office, you need to be educated about unemployment. The goose with the golden egg flew south to Mexico, where I hear everything else might be going. Don't be talking about hard-working people who have lost their jobs to Mexico. If you were there, you would also be in line at the post office waiting for your check. Since you apparently have so much money and a big mouth, why don't you put your money where your mouth is and supply jobs for the unemployed who are getting in your way? I'm sure many of them would accept. PS: Southeast Missouri, the great industrial wasteland.

I would like to respond to the teacher who said if minimum wage would go up $2, it would cut down on welfare. It would also cut down on a lot of jobs because most businesses cannot afford to pay their employees $2 more an hour. Why don't we just make it $10 an hour and then everybody could be rich? Come on. Let's have a little common sense, please.

I'm replying to the Nov. 22 SpeakOut. The caller said there is no problem digging deep wells in our area. I happen to live close to a farm which is not mine. I live in a subdivision where the farmer's wells are very deep and we know it every time he pumps water because we have hardly any. Yes, it affects our drinking water. It affects everything in our area. So, no, I don't believe farmers need to raise rice, especially when they are close to residences.

I would like to give special thanks to the lady who found my billfold and turned it in at Sav-A-Lot, where I had been shopping. I would like to say thanks, happy holidays and may God give special watch care for her.