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Rants & raves
Rating: 2.89 / 5 (18 votes)  
Posted: 2013 Sep 27 - 06:43

Re: Help for animal victim

It seems very unlikely that, "There is a creep who walks around the neighborhood with a gun." Is it possible that, in spite of your best efforts to confine your animals to your property, they are escaping to defecate and urinate on other people's property?

Keep cats inside

There are too many perils outdoors for cats. There are too many ill meaning people, cat diseases and the like. Indoor cats live longer and healthier lives. With a little patience, an outdoor cat will adapt to living indoors and becoming an indoor cat. Who is going to help was the posed question. The answer is that the only one to help, or who cares is the actual owner of the cat. The owner can also keep the cat inside so it can be safe from predators, of the human and animal kind, and it can be well supervised.

Violence in Chicago

I watched the news and 20 people were shot on streets of Chicago, including a three year old boy. I've heard enough. It got me thinking... we need to find a constitutional attorney willing to take on the NRA and find a way to file sanctions that say if the NRA continue to support manufacturing of high capacity magazines and assault weapons in the U.S. we file these sanctions: You will no longer be allowed to make any political contributions to any political official currently in office or running for office in this country, and also you must pay cities and families retributions for cost of adding more law enforcement, families for their losses and whatever else. Also, the U.S. administration must hold NRA accountable for any deaths due to assault weapons. It's time. Are there any constitutional attorneys willing to take this on? Remember D.C., Columbine, Newtown, Aurora, Tucson and now Chicago. Enough is too much

Stop having babies; visit the library

Well for those who are having kids just to be on welfare, you need to visit the public library and read on history. Abe Lincoln and Dwight Eisenhower were both republicans and came from dirt poor upbringing's, and look what they created for themselves. And yes, there are many more great people in this nation that rose from poverty. Welfare is not meant to be a way of life. Produce a few kids so you can pay your bills... that is just wrong. And what's even worse is the lack of parental guidance the new young lives get, thus creating crime from the poverty there born into. Yes, so why don't you try and invest into your education instead of finding a guy to get you pregnant and leaving his name off the birth certificate so you can ride the welfare band wagon. The country is hurting enough without adding insult to injury.

Put homework first

There should be no television until the homework is done. Is this the rule at your home?

More re teachers are reporting that more students are not doing all of their homework assignments. By not doing the homework, students are frequently unable to take part in the class lesson. Failing to do homework regularly results in poor or failing grades. What are parents to do about this growing problem?

As a parent, it is almost impossible to know what homework your child is expected to complete. If you ask your child, the most frequent responses will be, "I don't have any" or "I did it in school." So what is a parent to do?

As a parent, you need to stay informed. Staying in touch with the teachers will provide you with what is expected of your child and how he or she is meeting those expectations. So if the teachers have indicated that homework is a problem, what is a parent to do?

Tell your child that an hour has been established that will be used for study whether they have homework or not. Tell your child that they can review previous work or drills, straighten their notebook or re-read a chapter. In short, they will use that time to study.

As a parent, you need to take charge. You need to establish a routine at home to help your child be successful in school. You need to provide the environment for homework, one that is free from distractions and with basic resource material at hand.

You need to be there, or nearby, to offer assistance, encouragement and monitoring as needed.

Make it a rule in your home. No television until homework is finished.

Blaming overpopulation

I am 42 years old and have lived in this area all my life. I recently have become unemployed I have been trying to find a job for six months. I have been all over the city looking and then some. My family and I are soon to be homeless. I have never been without a job. It's a shame that due to overpopulation I can't find employment. I can't find anyone to help. I blame the housing market for the decline in jobs.

Fear of Russia

I have a great deal of fear for this nation. In 1863, Russia had blockaded our west and east coast to prevent the British from aiding the south against Lincoln and the GAR. And for denying the Bankers loans at 30 percent, he minted his own greenbacks and for this he was assassinated. At 86, the legacy we leave for the young people does not look good or the future looks bloodier than it is. I support the Constitution and the Bill of rights, that is where my loyalty and patriotism lies and not on the corrupt men who control us. Today we may have to hope that Russia will again help the American people return to peace and the rule of constitutional law.

Don't trust the Russians

It amazes me that first, we allow Vladimir Putin to trash our president and his administration. I didn't realize freedom of speech meant presidents of other countries could bad mouth our president in our most popular new paper. And then, we trust that Putin knows best. Can we really trust him when it comes to a war against Syria? How come all of a sudden Syria is tucking its tail and letting the U.N. know everything about its chemicals of mass destruction? Does no one else think that it's a bit fishy? It smells like communism and traitors.

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