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SpeakOut 8-05

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Vicious circle

I was reading in the paper where they got the grant to clean up Sunset. I remember when those houses were built down there in Sunset. They were single-family houses down on the far end of Compress Road. They were real nice houses. The sat empty for years because they had so many rules and regulations you couldn't put anybody in them. Now they have to get another grant to tear down what they built in the first place. I hope they get it all cleaned up, but they don't bother to build any more houses that they can't allow people to live in. Especially with the price of rent being so high that people can't afford a place to live. Another waste of our government money. Over the years they've sat there and been destroyed when they could have been decent homes for decent people.

The grant is for the demolition of the old Compress building, not individual houses.

Mind your manners

A teacher once told me that you could sit with your mouth shut and make people wonder if you are stupid, or you could open it and let them know you were stupid. That rule applies to a lot of people. They spout off about stuff they know nothing about, interrupt conversations when not invited - putting in their 2 cents, which is about what their opinion is worth. There is a thing called common courtesy. If someone is having a conversation, don't interrupt or barge in. If they want your opinion, they'll ask for it. If they don't, quit wasting your breath and their time.

Here's the verse

In response to 'looking for scripture', the verse you are referring to can be found in the book of Revelations 19:11-17. it reads: 11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. 13 He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. 15 From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."

Where's my money?

Today, I tried to make an appointment with my local tanning salon only to hear the operator state that the telephone number is disconnected. Thinking there was a problem with the telephone lines, I made my way to the business. There is a sign posted in the window of the salon which states "Closed by economy. Sorry about the inconvenience. Look for re-opening." All I can say is, "Wow!" If the economy is so terrible, which I'm not saying it isn't, how in the world are they going to be able to re-open the salon in a few months. Aside from that, this business just walked away with my money and that of other customers. Who is going to look-out for the economic welfare of this business' customers? Isn't this the same scenario that happened in Cape Girardeau with Spa 151? I believe the US government is now in the process of liquidating all of that company's assets in order to reimburse the patrons who never received services for payments rendered. For several weeks the salon has been very empty. There were no longer any products for sale so it seems that the closing is not something that took the owner by surprise. That being the case, why were the customers who made recent purchases not notified and given their money back? I no longer trust this company and will not attend their grand re-opening ceremony even though I am certain they will pay for their festivities with the money they took from customers like me. I would love to hear a response from the business' owner as to where I can leave a forwarding address for the money they owe me.