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Sainte-Genevieve, MO

lake developements

Lake 7 Falls is very quiet. If you are rowdy and want to race atv's then you will not be made welcome. There is a picnic pavilion you can reserve, but no rec center. The fishing is so-so. They stock the lakes and ponds, but the permanent people tend to fish them out as soon as they are stocked. You can still catch fish, but the lakes are way overfished.  (Dec 19, 2014 | post #4)

Jamestown, TN

stick steer boat????

I know this is an old thread, but for anyone who finds it I want to add that stick steers can be handy for one person fishing. You can sit up front, see the water and rarely have to get out of your seat. Personally, I can't sit still too long before my knees start to stiffen up. So I need a larger boat where I can walk around some. It's a matter of personal preference.  (Aug 12, 2014 | post #12)

Philadelphia, PA

Union workers protest at Convention Center

In related news the Justice Department announced a probe of the United Auto Workers Union. It has recently became known that the UAW conspires to fix labor prices for its semi-skilled workforce. This has resulted in the cost of automobiles being thousands of dollars higher than their poor quality workmanship would otherwise bring in. The UAW engages in economic blackmail, extortion and intimidation in order to gain representation at a manufacturing plant. Once infested inside the company, the UAW extorts money from the workers with the promise that everyone will be paid the same for working at the lowest skill level possible. Working above that low skill level is not allowed. The UAW furthermore demands that each and every company pay the same wage rate because the workers are akin to interchangeable cogs like termites in a colony. All the while the UAW also maintains that each worker is a uniquely skilled individual. The UAW extorts money from the factory owners in many forms. One of which is that the factory owners are expected to pay for someone from the Union to be at the factory who does no actual work. This is called the Union Steward, which is different from the Union workers who actually do minimal work. This fifth column came to light when the UAW flew into Tennessee on private jets in an attempt to coerce the workers at a Volkswagen plant to be absorbed into their collective. Wielding large amounts of money and the backing of the White House they waged an invasion such as Tennessee hasn't seen since the Civil War. Luckily the intelligent, hard working people of Tennessee realized that joining the UAW was like volunteering for socialism or a tax increase. The UAW should have know in advance that they would fail. After all the state motto of Tennessee is "Agriculture and Commerce." Neither of these concepts lends themselves to collective socialism.  (May 26, 2014 | post #2)

Mountain Grove, MO

Mountain Grove contractor pleads guilty to not paying pre...

I'm sure the laborers were working for a wage they they agreed they would be paid. But the contractor failed to pay the union extortion rate. Union laws: The right to pay more for less.  (Jan 13, 2013 | post #1)

Willow Springs, MO

willow springs topix

I realize that this is an old thread, but .... One reason for all the bashing is that in small towns the people on Topix (and similar forums) are the unemployed people with nothing better to do. Face it, someone who works 40 hrs/wk, and is married with a family does not have that much spare time to do a lot of negative posting. I read a lot of post from small rural towns as I'm looking for a place to retire to in a few years. I normally check Topix, but get more relevant information from sites like www.city-data.com/ city/Willow-Spring s-Missouri.html or the Chamber of Commerce and local newspapers. But Glory is correct in that when most of the post are negative, it leaves a negative impression about the town on casual web visitors.  (Jan 13, 2013 | post #9)

Desoto, MO

Best route Festus - DeSoto

Hi, I'm going to look at some property on route A west of DeSoto. What's the best route from Festus through town? It won't bother me to drive through the business district of DeSoto. Thanks.  (Nov 27, 2012 | post #1)

California Government

College students rally over tuition, education quality

Ronald. :) NiteClerk  (Feb 4, 2012 | post #5)

California Government

College students rally over tuition, education quality

So. You should shop for colleges just like a new car. Do your research. Figure out the cost/future value/payback of a degreeIt shouldn't be my problem if they borrow too much and earn a useless degreeYeah. Your generation are weak willed, emotional crybabies. Man up and take responsibilities for your own actionsBack in the 1950's only the elite few went to college. It was not for the masses. Now that it's expected that everyone will be able to attend college the quality has gone done (per you) and the price has risen. (If you take inflation/purchasing power into account, I'm not sure how true this is.) In any event, the problem is that the masses were told that they need to go to college. So the Government got involved in a big way. Now the quality has been dumbed down and the cost is up. That's the government way.  (Jan 7, 2012 | post #3)

US Senate

A.D. 2041 -- End of White America?

..."In every presidential election since Bush I in 1992, Hispanics have given 60-70 percent of their votes to the Democratic ticket. For Hispanics, largely poor and working class, are beneficiaries of a cornucopia of government goods -- from free education to food stamps to free health care. Few pay federal income taxes. ..." This says it all. Whites built civilization across Europe, the Americas and around the world. Let's see what the people who inherit our mighty works do with their windfall.  (Oct 21, 2011 | post #381)

Sullivan, MO

Election Poll, Sept 2011 - Sullivan, MO

We need to get back to a strong, CHRISTIAN, anti-gay America.  (Oct 5, 2011 | post #1)

Sullivan, MO

woodland lakes

I looked at WL a few months ago. We are thinking about buying a place for weekend boating and camping. Did the special assessment pass to repair the swimming pool? Thanks.  (May 30, 2011 | post #1827)

Tennessee

'We're Sorry'--Apology For Slavery: Too Little, Too Late

I'm a white male and I fully support slave reparations. My family owned 200 head of slaves before the Northern War of Aggression. Then, in violation of the Constitution, the Federal Gov took our legally owned property. Yeah. I want reparations for the value lost and loss of potential income over the last 150 years. Right or wrong, at the time slavery was legal. My family bought, bred and paid taxes on our slaves. I really should be allowed to track down the descendants of our slaves and take them as my property. Sort of like Dred Scott version 2. Apologize? My family will never apologize for engaging in a this legal activity. Also, where did the slaves come from? Were white traders running around Africa rounding up blacks? No. Did white traders invent slavery and teach the concept to blacks? No. The traders merely stepped into an already existing market as buyers. The blacks routinely kept each other as slaves.  (May 25, 2011 | post #8729)

Religion

Ohio schools: No to speaker called anti-Islamic

Here is a link that works ... http://www.mansfie ldnewsjournal.com/ article/20110329/N EWS01/103290302 From the original post ... An Ohio school district withdrew permission Monday for a tea party event on school grounds featuring a speaker who community groups say is anti-Islamic and anti-Muslim. Mansfield school district officials said they couldn't guarantee public safety if there were demonstrations at Mansfield Senior High School against speaker Usama Dakdok. ... So by using the threat of protest the Muslims get the school to change its mind. Once again the Muslims are getting their way in the U.S.  (Apr 2, 2011 | post #1)

US Supreme Court

Two Inmates' Views on California's Prison Overcrowding Cr...

We've tried this. And still do it in some places. The problem is that the people who give the slap on the wrist sentences don't live in the neighborhoods where the criminals roam. How about if we contract out the prison system to third world countries? I sure that Mexico, Liberia or Bulgaria would love to bid. We can probably get the cost down to around $500 per year per inmate. We would, of course, want some type of guarantee that the criminals would live out their sentence. Perhaps a pro-rated penalty such as if they were sentenced to 20 years and died after 5 years then the contractor would only get 25% of the pay for the 5 years.  (Dec 2, 2010 | post #26)

St. Louis, MO

Racism in St. Louis?

Great! Love it!  (Nov 17, 2010 | post #100)