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Local News / Re: Skycam
« on: October 02, 2008, 03:54:10 PM »
Speaking of SPIN.. JB if you are listening, I'd like that tape from 911 and the elderly lady on the porch so we can all hear it on this site.. After the 911 spin they put out it would be rather interesting to put that tape online so we can all decide for our selves. Or for that matter lets see how confident the people at 911 are, they could send me the tape to bolster what they said..  I am sure they have it saved digitally.. Well? Michelle?
 
 
Silence..

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Local News / Re: Skycam
« on: October 02, 2008, 03:49:54 PM »
Lately I have been listening carefullly and learing much about SPIN form our Congresmen and Senators.. They are pros.. Makes me mad that they think we are that stupid, but they don't skip a beat..

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Local News / Re: Skycam
« on: October 02, 2008, 03:46:16 PM »
Jb needs help with his cut n paste but here it is.

http://pulaskicountyweb.com/smf/index.php?topic=11496.msg122984#msg122984

LoL!  You did good.  ANYWAY...I can't find the article.  Is that the guy from Texas County?

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Local News / Re: Skycam
« on: October 02, 2008, 03:43:50 PM »
That was my first thought when I saw their sattelite truck to. Illegal Parking.. Thanks..
 
Just Great Rick.  Heck, I saw them out there too.  Almost called 911 to tell them about illegal parking in front of the courthouse!!!  Naw, not for a parkinbg ticket.

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Local News / Re: Skycam
« on: October 02, 2008, 03:38:48 PM »
My first attempt at spin. How did I do?
 
 
JB posted an article on this site about the news story.. I assume that's why they were there covering the Commissioners failure to do anything about the counties budget shortfall..

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Local News / Re: Skycam
« on: October 02, 2008, 03:37:04 PM »
JB posted an article on this site about the news story.. I assume that's why they were there covering the Commissioners failure to do anything about the counties budget shortfall..
 
 
 
 
Does anyone know why the Springfield KY3 Skycam was at the courthouse yesterday?

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Night Club, Bars, Night Life. / Re: Rocking R has a new name ?
« on: October 02, 2008, 03:23:53 PM »
And there was no SHOOTING. Shooting makes it sound like he shot at someone, he didn't. He did a wild west driving away shot into the air. I don't call that a shooting, thats just hype his competitors want you to think. He was military also, so maybe people don't want that out..
 
 
 
 
I called the St. Robert Police Department and made clear that I wasn't happy about not learning about a shooting until it showed up on the web and I started receiving phone inquiries (at least three of them so far). I have been given the details on this incident, including a lot of stuff that isn't yet public.

What's relevant to me is the following:

1. No charges have been filed.
2. Nobody was hurt.
3. The guy no longer has his gun.

With nobody hurt and no charges filed, I don't think there's a news story here, and based on stuff that is not public information, I concur with the police department's belief that there is not a public safety problem. If somebody has different information I'd like to hear it, but so far, it doesn't sound to me like there's any news here.

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Local News / Re: Arrest- Out of State Fugitive
« on: October 02, 2008, 03:11:05 PM »
James Reed Brewers picture.

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Night Club, Bars, Night Life. / Re: Rocking R has a new name ?
« on: October 02, 2008, 03:03:17 AM »
I might add that it loooks like Area 151 might be bringing DrZhivegas back to town, maybe in November.. www.drzhivegas.com  http://www.myspace.com/drzhivegas I had hired them for the county fair and they went over really well, everyone loved them, especially the local bands.. They play mostly older disco and are a high energy group.. Glad to see the new owners are progressive, and I was happy to connect them with DrZhivegas. They don't come cheap but they deliver the crowds and good times..
 
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=20180018
 
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=8753266
 
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=30075335

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National Political Opinion / Re: She Should be Fired
« on: October 01, 2008, 07:16:16 PM »
According to the law in Nancy Pelosi's home state, his income is also considered hers. Corruption in politics will never cease..
 
More of the article:

Lawmakers' frequent use of campaign donations to pay relatives emerged as an issue in the 2006 election campaigns, when the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal gave Democrats fodder to criticize Republicans such as former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas and Rep. John T. Doolittle of California for putting their wives on their campaign and PAC payrolls for fundraising work.

Last week, Mrs. Pelosi's office said the payments to her husband's firm were perfectly legal, insisting she is compensating her husband at fair market value for the work his firm has performed for the PAC. But ethical watchdogs said the arrangement sends the wrong message.

"It's problematic," said Melanie Sloan, executive director of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a nonprofit ethics and watchdog group. "From what I understand, Mr. Pelosi doesn't need the money, but this isn't the issue. ... As speaker of the House, it sends the wrong message. She shouldn't be putting family members on the payroll."

A senior adviser to Mrs. Pelosi described the payments to FLS as "business expenses."

"She's followed all the appropriate rules and regulations in terms of records and paperwork," said Brendan Daly, Mrs. Pelosi's spokesman. "When [former treasurer] Leo McCarthy became ill, she thought that it was best that that firm did the accounting and she's paid fair market value in San Francisco."

Between 1999 and 2006, FLS collected $500 per month to cover rent, utilities and equipment for the leadership PAC, according to the FEC records. The PAC's address is listed as a personal mailbox in San Francisco, across the street from FLS's Montgomery Street office building, but the rent payments went to an office space.

In early 2007, the PAC's treasurer, Leo T. McCarthy, former Democratic speaker of the state assembly and lieutenant governor in California, died. Mr. Pelosi took over as treasurer and his company's PAC payouts rose.



Culture of corruption is deep in Congress.  They all should be fired.

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National News / Re: Bailout package did not pass
« on: October 01, 2008, 04:08:25 PM »
Mine are full but I don't have many.. I have friends who have many, and are strugling badly.
 
 
I think this housing mess may increase the demand for rental housing. many people won't be getting loans they can't pay back. Some people I work with that are just getting here plan on renting. they are afraid they would not be able to sell their house in 3 or 4 years.

Have you noticed any increased demand for rentals yet rick?

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National News / Re: Bailout package did not pass
« on: October 01, 2008, 02:13:10 PM »
The DOW is down almost 200.. I rest my case.

After the market resurged today I'd bet the fat cats put in orders to sell for the morning so they could rake in their profits..

Watch the market drop off bad tomorow.. Then expect a surge after the fat cats buy back in... This is my prediction, much money is being made by the smart richest, while the amature poor lose in the market..



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Night Club, Bars, Night Life. / Re: Club Oasis
« on: October 01, 2008, 04:35:33 AM »
Clientail.. LOL

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National News / Re: Bailout package did not pass
« on: October 01, 2008, 01:18:56 AM »
After the market resurged today I'd bet the fat cats put in orders to sell for the morning so they could rake in their profits..

Watch the market drop off bad tomorow.. Then expect a surge after the fat cats buy back in... This is my prediction, much money is being made by the smart richest, while the amature poor lose in the market..


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National News / Re: Bailout package did not pass
« on: October 01, 2008, 12:38:41 AM »
I understand your position.

Tell bubba I don't have any money in the stock market, and I wish I had his problems.. If you see him again remind him the market bounced back today..

P.S. Tell him if he waits long enough those Overalls will come back in style..


Dang...I have to get going but one more....I do not worry about ANY CEO at Wall Street or any of their boards or overpaid people, nor am I that worried about the bankers who made loans they knew folks could not pay back (although most of those were at the urging of Congress), once again my worry is for the guy in overalls that talked to me last night at the Meet the Candidate Forum who lost a lot of money that day in the market.  1/2 of all Americans are in the market, 2/3rds of seniors have their retirements tied to the stock markey, these folks did nothing wrong but invest...they knew of no wrong doing.

Yes the market is a risk, we all know that...but should they just be turned out and lose almost everything because of a immoral congress and Wall Street?  Maybe it is my liberal side coming through (LOL), but those are the people I am worried about, not the fat cats.  Just because you have money in Wall Street doesn't make you rich, 4 people talked to me last night at the forum, these are people many of you know that I am betting you would never call rich.

OK...off of my stump.  Again, my concern is Main Street.....but it is very close to Wall Street anymore because of technology.

Dave

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National News / Re: Bailout package did not pass
« on: October 01, 2008, 12:18:59 AM »
Kidding about your going out of business, my point was you can still get that loan regardless of what the spin doctors in Washington say.

I am in no way saying that this country doesn't have financial problems, it does.. The problem is that they took us for all they could, and now they want more..
 
Personally I don't know any banker I would feel sorry for, or be worrying about his dismal financial position in life. I'd be more concerned about the strain on our environment that his 10,000 square foot home did, and his fleet of SUV's..


If every farmer that took out an operating loan in agriculture got out of business, you would be very hungry, but I will consider your adivce.

There are not many contractors in the area that can fund 3 or 4 houses out of their pockets, operating loans are used more times than not.  Do you seriously think that John Q. Hammons works off of his own money, even people at his level have rolling operating loans.  The same in agriculture, it is simply a way of doing business, has been for years.

I am glad your banker is confident, I have had one banker contact me worried not about today but down the road.

I will say it again Rick...I hope I am so wrong that you never quit making fun of me...I really do hope you have it all right...and maybe you do.

And AGAIN, I am not at all saying the sky is falling, it isn't....but I am simply expressing my concern and my concern that people in rural America feel that this can't touch them, that attitude is out there.

OK...outta here.

Dave


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National News / Re: Bailout package did not pass
« on: October 01, 2008, 12:02:59 AM »
Then "respectfully" get out of the cattle business.. LOL
 
I somewhat agree Dave, but it is still 90 percent spin.. I talked to A Local Bank Owner today, and asked him how this affects him, he said it doesn't.. He's the go to guy for your loan, he doesn't think there's a problem..

 
Rick, I will respectfully disagree about if they need a loan they have serious problems already.  As a farmer/rancher there have been many times when I had 200 calves in the lot being fed out waiting to send to market, an interest payment due and the market goes in the tank.  I have on occasion gone in and taken out a operating loan to keep buying feed and pay the guys, then when the market comes back, you ship the cattle and pay the loan off.  Otherwise you may be forced to sell the calves at a loss just to make the interest payment, I have been down that road before.  This is VERY common in cattle and most types of farming.  I have always considered my operation a sound one and so has the bank.

It is also common in construction.  You have three or four houses going up, each worth anywhere between 150,000. and 300,000. and there are delays because of weather, lumber shortages, whatever...almost every contractor in this area and others have taken out operating loans.  There are many other businesses where this is very common.  I can name you several respected contractors who do this on a regular basis.

Those are the types of businesses I am conserned about, along with the folks that work for them.  The housing industry is a driver for our nation.  Again, I don't know the answers but I do know several small business owners have already contacted me asking if the state has any help if we get that far down the road of bad.  Folks are worried.

JMO,
Dave

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National Political Opinion / Re: Why we shouldn't bail out Wall Street.
« on: September 30, 2008, 11:04:21 PM »
Check the math.. $425.00 am I right?

 
Found on Yahoo chat forum.
 
Hi Pals, I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG. Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a We Deserve It Dividend. To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bona fide U.S. Citizens 18+. Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up.. So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billion that equals $425,000.00. My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a We Deserve It Dividend. Of course, it would NOT be tax free. So let's assume a tax rate of 30%. Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes. That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam. But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket. A husband and wife has $595,000.00. What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family? Pay off your mortgage - housing crisis solved. Repay college loans - what a great boost to new grads Put away money for college - it'll be there Save in a bank - create money to loan to entrepreneurs. Buy a new car - create jobs Invest in the market - capital drives growth Pay for your parent's medical insurance - health care improves Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean - or else (Not to mention what wed save in Welfare / Medical / etc, because the leaches would no longer qualify) Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces. If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it...instead of trickling out a puny $1000.00 ( 'vote buy' ) economic incentive that is being proposed by one of our candidates for President. If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult U S Citizen 18+! As for AIG - liquidate it. Sell off its parts. Let American General go back to being American General. Sell off the real estate. Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up. Here's my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn't. Sure it's a crazy idea that can 'never work.' But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party! How do you spell Economic Boom? I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion We Deserve It Dividend more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington DC And remember, The Birk plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam. Ahhh...I feel so much better getting that off my chest. Kindest personal regards, Birk T. J. Birkenmeier, A Creative Guy & Citizen of the Republic PS: Feel free to pass this along to your pals as it's either good for a laugh or a tear or a very sobering thought on how to best use $85 Billion!!

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National News / Re: Bailout package did not pass
« on: September 30, 2008, 05:05:56 PM »
Where's the talk about congress giving back these donations from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.. Notice how that's avoided? Just heard on the news someone agreeing with me that making payroll is all political spin.. Scare tactics to prop up their big contributors. Nobama is touting that claim today.. Proves he doesn't get it, or thinks we are all dumb. Mcain says we need the bailout too, he must think it's good for his campain.
 
 

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National News / Re: Bailout package did not pass
« on: September 30, 2008, 03:55:00 PM »
Correct, your home value was over inflated, created by a market that was giving people 30 years to pay at 6 percent... It's now adjusting back to reality. We all will suffer, so why just bail out the fat cats?


The stock market lost a trillion dollars yesterday.  Home prices, wHere a vast majority of Americans store their wealth, were down over 16% last month.  It's not about corporations, greedy CEOs, or just the big guys, IT'S ABOUT US!!!

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National News / Re: Bailout package did not pass
« on: September 30, 2008, 03:42:01 PM »
If the stock market is inflated beyond it's actual value, then why should we help keep it inflated? The stock market and fat cats need to adjust to reflect the reality of today.


I agree, there is a huge amount of greed in this and that is a part of the problem.  I don't care about the CEO's, but this bust is not going to hurt them at all, they already have their saleries and past money, if they never see another penny they are set for life, so thinking this will hurt the rich greedy folks is not correct to much degree.

As I said, my concern is main street, retirement funds and folks that had nothing to do with Wall Street other then possibly sitting at their computers and investing.  Again, I am not yelling the "sky is falling", I am just saying that those who feel this is only a Wall Street problem are probably going to feel it eventually also if something is not done soon.

Is making it harder to buy a house, yea it probably is...but if you have excellent credit and a good job and still can't buy one, that is not so good and that very well could happen unless you have a huge amount of money to put down.  Lack of home sales hurts all of the economy then, and that is when we all start feeling it.  I didn't like the bill very much at all, however it was a LOT better than it started.  I can't tell you how I would have voted on the bill, obviously none of us have all of the facts (not so sure they did either), but I do feel if nothing is done some hard times are ahead. 

Matrsnot may be giving shooting classes to some if we all need to go hunting again for food...LOL.

Dave

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National News / Re: Bailout package did not pass
« on: September 30, 2008, 03:38:27 PM »
Making payroll through loans is a scare tactic put out by Congress to make us all think we wont be paid.. If a company needs a loan for payroll, then they have serious problems already.

Any one who thinks this is Washinton and Wall Street's problem is being extremely naive.  The price of oil is going down, but if the guy who owns the station can't make payroll and has to close, what difference does it make?  When you can't get a loan, no matter how good your credit is, what will you do to pay for that kids college, a new car to get to work, (if you still have a job) or a new home?  If an ice storm this winter puts a tree through your roof, where will you get the money fix it, if your insurance company doesn't exist anymore?  David Day is right, we are all going to feel this one.  I just hope we survive.

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Pulaski Enquirer / Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY EEYORE!!
« on: September 30, 2008, 05:59:25 AM »
Happy Birthday Mom.
 
 :HB: :blowup: :drunk: :laola: :You_Rock_Emoticon: :needspics:
 
 
 
 
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
          Eeyore
you are love by many
:HB: :HB: :HB: :HB: :HB: :HB:
      :claphat: :claphat: :claphat:

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Religion Opinion / Re: 'TOLORANCE'
« on: September 30, 2008, 04:41:08 AM »
http://www.billmaher.com/
 
Watch the Religulous trailer.. DN will love this..

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National News / Re: Bailout package did not pass
« on: September 30, 2008, 03:49:34 AM »
Let me explain it to you, at this rate you and I might be able to buy a home in the Hamptons someday.


Hell, I don't even have any money for the grocery market. I just don't know what is best for our economy in the long run, that's what I meant.

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National News / Re: Bailout package did not pass
« on: September 30, 2008, 03:42:05 AM »
I don't have any money in the stock market, because I didn't have it as good as some I guess.. But the rich want me to help bail them out? Naw.. I wrote Ike and told him my feelings..

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National News / Re: Bailout package did not pass
« on: September 30, 2008, 03:37:18 AM »
These so called experts failed us to line their pockets.
 
 
Well, I can tell you that I am depressed at my house..But at least for the moment, gas prices are dropping. I don't pretend to have any answers, or even know who to believe, but I don't have a good feeling. That's what I must go on. We are supposed to trust the "experts", but there are a whole bunch of them out there, and their opinions vary..At least if they agreed on party lines we could sort some of it out.

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National News / Re: Bailout package did not pass
« on: September 30, 2008, 03:10:57 AM »
Oh darn, someone might have to sell their house in the Hamptons.. This is a rich guy bail out, and thats all it is.. Let the markets adjust to reflect the real value of things. These pooor little rich guys can't rip us off this week.. I feel so bad for them. I say no bail out, the fat cats need a reality check..
 
 
Huh? There were split votes on both sides.

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Religion Opinion / Re: Jesus Camp
« on: September 30, 2008, 12:36:50 AM »
So that's where I left it.
 
I read that the oldest known canoe was found in Holland. It was close to 8500 years old.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canoe