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how about looking at the facts. many in congress and the white house are taking home their paychecks this week, and allowing the military who actually will stand in front of a bullet for this country to go without. SHAME ON ALL OF THEM. the media on all sides is bought and paid for by whoever has the most money. i beleive that our 'esteemed' first lady said something to the effect that some must give up a slice of the pie, but no one in power in washington is doing so. no, they will take others' slice and give it away, or not give out the pie to those who actually work or did work for it, but do they sacrifice? no. they play their games at the cost of our country. THIS IS WHAT NEEDS TO BE REMEMBERED. do not blindly follow the words of others. do your own research and find out the truth and hold those accountable. stop sitting by your computers and debating. get out and see where the money goes and change it. i for one really don't think that 26 million to 100 countries to preserve their culture is needed. yes it is a 'drop in the bucket' but many drops fill the bucket. this is just a small example of needless spending that goes on and on without check. if you look closely you can find many,many other example. perhaps i am selfish, but i wish to continue living in the best country in the world and will work to preserve it. and if that entails criticizing my neighbor,so be it. i have worked my entire life, given to charities of MY choice and am tired of being the deep pockets to the world. those who toss my hard earned taxes around and fail to balance a budget(which i have had to do to survive and live in the modest style that i do) must be taken to task. stop talking and take action on election day and remember who really wishes the best for this country and those who wish to take what they can get and to hell with where it came from or the consequences of their actions.

April 8, 2011 at 9:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Manhattan takes lead in Take Charge Challenge ahead of official kick-off

so who will pay the hazmat teams to clean up the new bulbs if they get broken.....let's put more danger in our homes. why is the manner in which these bulbs have to be cleaned up never mentioned?
What if I accidentally break a fluorescent lamp in my house?

The lamp contains a small amount of mercury, but you can clean this up yourself if you do the following:

•Do not use a vacuum cleaner to clean up the breakage. This will spread the mercury vapor and dust throughout the area and could potentially contaminate the vacuum.
•Keep people and pets away from the breakage area until the cleanup is complete.
•Ventilate the area by opening windows, and leave the area for 15 minutes before returning to begin the cleanup. Mercury vapor levels will be lower by then.
•For maximum protection and if you have them, wear rubber gloves to protect your hands from the sharp glass.
•Carefully remove the larger pieces and place them in a secure closed container, preferably a glass container with a metal screw top lid and seal like a canning jar.1 A glass jar with a good seal works best to contain any mercury vapors inside.2
•Next, begin collecting the smaller pieces and dust. You can use two stiff pieces of paper such as index cards or playing cards to scoop up pieces.
•Pat the area with the sticky side of duct tape, packing tape or masking tape to pick up fine particles. Wipe the area with a wet wipe or damp paper towel to pick up even finer particles.
it goes on to add 5 more steps....... wonderful. I want to rush out and buy lots of these little mercury bombs!!!

January 27, 2011 at 8:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Obama is returning to his liberal agenda

first of all, no one 'wins' in the prolonged life support battle. suprisingly, to apparently most, it is not the hospitals that insist on placing persons on life support despite evidence of futility. most often it is the ill- informed families of folks who 'want everything done'. most have no clue as to what their loved ones may endure before their lives end. there is a significant denial among most americans that death is a part of life. modern medicine has made great leaps and bounds, but unfortuneately this has also created the mindset that people will live forever. most of the expense of end of life care that has not been determined with informed thought, is never recovered and is written off by the hospitals. another factor is the practice of providing medical care with the fear of litigation on the part of the care providers. while there are many legitimate lawsuits, there are entirely too many frivolous and they are what has crippled the finances of the health care system. this is what has driven up the cost of health care. the insurance companies exist to make a profit, as are hospitals. if they weren't, they wouldn't exist and neither would many advances that have been made over the years. over regulation and big government has also affected the cost. while many regulations are needed to protect the public from unscrupulous prvoviders, many have been enacted as a result of insane litigation. limiting health care is not always evil. educating people to the realities of the not always so wonderful world of medicine is not evil. knowing and accepting that death is part of life is important, and we as americans appear to have forgotten this.

January 1, 2011 at 9:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

22 people arrested last weekend in Douglas County on drunken-driving charges

because, despite the confusion of many persons in this country, driving is a PRIVILAGE not a right and may be, and should be, revoked with reason. I have witnessed entirely too many results of impaired driving and have no qualms about having even questionably impaired drivers stopped. If you have a problem being stopped, perhaps you should look within yourself.

August 30, 2010 at 4:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

12,000 nurses launch 1-day walkout

perhaps,sir if everyone in this country were not so 'sue happy' hospitals would not be requiring nurses to care for more than 10 patients,inform them they must work overtime,and disregard their family and personal lives, all while paying just a bit more than a plumber(not to offend plumbers). Have you been a patient in a large hospital or a 'for profit' institution? They are assembly lines. There is little thought given to quality of care. Get the patient in and out. What if you needed something but your nurse had 8 plus patients, all wanting something too? When the nurse was able to get to you, did you snap and be curt or were you happy to wait your turn? Times are changing and the health care industry is no different. 'Sue them' is not the answer, perhaps walkouts are not either, but it did get your attention, no matter how negative.

June 11, 2010 at 10:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

BP boycott

If 'Eva' truely wanted toboycott big oil, she wouldn't be taking a road trip. she would be staying home,using the phone:oh wait, phone companies use oil to provide trucks to service phones. or she would stay home but i bet her house is cooled by air conditioning that is provided by an electrical company that uses oil products. hmmmmmm. i guess she could boycot the modern world. or she could put her passion into a productive direction and work toward eliminating corruption at all levels. big business, government,local business development. but then, i am just a kid.

June 5, 2010 at 9:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New heart pumps new life into 49-year-old

that is so correct. midwest is a great network and goes to great lengths along with lions' eye bank, to work toward donation. too bad mis informed sour grapes love to put out negative vibes.

March 8, 2010 at 6:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

‘Tea party’ is Palin’s people

It is a sad commentary that there are so many haters that freely offer words. No one centers on the problem of this country being taken apart and broken piece by piece. Most have criticisms of all sides, but no one looks for a solution that will preserve this country in the manner designed by our forefathers. I weep for the next generations.

February 7, 2010 at 9:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )


People who criticize the 'tea party' movement have no real concept of what it is about. this is not about race,although some far apart persons may think so. this is not about illegal persons in this country breaking the law. this is about out of countrol government,out of touch elected officials and out of this world spending. i don't believe that anyone with 2 braincells to rub together would actually think that the government has ever EVER run and effiecient successful program. there are flaws in the existing sysems, there are laws that are on the books that are never enforced and our elected 'representitives' choose to ignore the will of the people and set themselves above the persons who placed them in washington in the first place. This is well evident in the fact that the health care they recieve is very differently funded than the general public, that the retirement funding set up for them by them is NOT social security and how dare 'we the people' expect something similar to what they recieve. wake up! anyone can criticize something different that challenges a system out of control, but can you look at it for what it is? far from the original ideas set up by our founding fathers. It is not a RIGHT to have health care! It is not a RIGHT to have your lifestyle subsidized by the government. It is a RIGHT to take responsibility for your self, your actions and the consequences. The tea partiers want people to take notice and not be so complacent. Don't sit back and let out country be taken over by persons who do not beleive in the constitution and really have no idea what the constitution is about! If nothing else, the 'tea party' does get people thinking and perhaps talking.

February 6, 2010 at 12:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Clinton Lake dam road closed because of snow

I think that all of the folks who post here and throughout the paper should be grateful to the people who brave the cold and snow to clear the roads. they make a lot of sacrifices and do a great job. it is a privilege that we have, yes we do pay taxes for it to happen, but it is not a right. and it would do all of the whiners at there good to remember the difference. but then that is just my opinion.

January 8, 2010 at 8:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )