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#1 Apr 21, 2014
Why do we s many negative comments on this site about people? Never the good things. If people are not bashing the hospital, cops, mayor, or those running for office we see negative comments calling guys punks and girls whores.
We have a opportunity for our community to grow and prosper. With Peco coming, more businesses will also follow from restaurants to possibly more factories. Think of this :
More fuel will be bought
The drivers will need to eat
The trucks will need worked on or washed
More employees will spend more money in town
More cars will be bought, washed, worked on, etc.
More competitive paying jobs will force others to pay more in wages.
YET we see insults, lies, rumors, and nonsense. Why would anyone want to run for Mayor or work for the public with the cheap digs made on here?
The pool complex is a good example. We saw all kinds of negative comments yet the voters backed it and it passed. Your complaints and negative comments were for nothing. WHO had the last laugh? Joe Grider you titty babies.
Why don't we try to work together like we did during the flood a few years ago and make a good difference.
This is your tow also. If you do not like it, then pack your stuff and leave.
#2 Apr 21, 2014
Crime goes up when you bring in out-of-country people to work at Peco. Look at what happened to northeast Arkansas with the Katrina refugees moving in.
Property values go down because of the environmental issues the company violates (look up their complaints with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and at other states). They will dump chemically altered feed and chicken manure in the pristine rivers the area promotes for tourism.
More drivers will cause more wear and tear on roads, forcing the town to have costly repairs. Gasoline will be purchased, but everyone knows that gas costs are not related to supply and demand, but rather use. Expect gas prices to rise if more fuel is purchased.
Job prices will remain the same, or even decrease if any Peco workers are laid off and seek new jobs. Again, look up Peco's track record for paying salaries. A few administrative positions are paid well, but the majority are paid very low. There is a lawsuit at one of the plants over how the company is not paying contracted workers for the time it takes to drive to and from the plant. Pocahontas could have a glut of an extremely cheap work force potential if people quit at the Peco.
Joe Grider snuck that swimming pool in during a special election when lots of locals were gone on summer vacation and half of the tax is paid for by people living in the county — those who had no vote in the election.. Grider is the king of Pecohontas.
#3 Apr 21, 2014
A big truck stop is being put in that will take care of peco drivers. It will not help any local business with fuel or food. This poster lies
Also the mexican workers will not spend any money except with the local slumlords where they will pile up 10 to a house. They send all the money they make back to mexico. Suck it PECO-HONTAS
#4 Apr 21, 2014
Look on the bright side. Once all the border-jumpers get here, the few people still working in PECO-hontas will get another paid holiday: "Stinko de Mayo". The town square will be decorated with red, white, and GREEN ribbons, posters emblazoned with Tex-Mex gibber jabber, and abandoned cars up on cinder blocks on the court house lawn. With any luck, in a few years we won't even be able to drink the water, just like south of the border.
Viva la Mexi-hole!
#5 Apr 21, 2014
I lived in Pocahontas for a few years and visited there several times prior to that when I was younger and always loved the area and the people.
What I can't understand now is why are people so resistant to new industry coming to the area that really needs jobs that they desperately need to replace the companies that have moved away over the years.
What are they afraid of, progress, changes, possibly a few Mexican people that want no more than to earn a living the same as we all do. We all want that and want a better life for our children than what we had.
#6 Apr 21, 2014
I tend to be more resistant to cancer-causing arsenic additives in chicken feed than I am to new industry, but that may just be me. Read up on Prairie Grove, Ark., and the cancer cluster in children there.
The National Disease Cluster Alliance and the National Resources Defense Council put out a joint report about a cancer cluster found in the northwest Ark., town. They identified testicular cancer in teenagers between 1997 and 2001, and traced it to the manure at the chicken plant. The chickens ate the arsenic food, which supposedly stimulates growth more quickly, and then eliminated it at the plant which was near a school.
You want a better life for your children? Hopefully cancer isn't part of that better life.
#7 Apr 21, 2014
And how long has it been since arsenic has been fed to chickens?
#8 Apr 21, 2014
Not to argue with you but I would think those issues would have been resolved years ago.
Personally I lived in Alabama from 1990- 1992 and a neighbor had 3 chicken houses and I never heard of anything like that.
From what I read on this story there is going to a large number of chicken houses being built and that's money for the people that are to build and operate them. If I had any concern it would be over environmental issue's from all the waste from the chickens.
What are they going to do with that? It's stinks like hell, draws millions of flies and anyone living near a chick house has to put up with the stench. It smells like straight ammonia but it make excellent fertilizer and after it is spread on a field the smell dies off and the field will produce a lot more grass for hay than an unfertilized field will.
I've seen it for myself but I'm no expert in the long term results.
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