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Cape Girardeau, MO

South Side of Cape is on fire like Iraq.

I now live in Florida the home of the "Stand your ground" law passed back in 1987. I grew up in Meriden Connecticut during the fifties. I had black friends, puerto rican friends, and a lot of "French from Maine" friends. My father owned Chalker & Fenn Autobody when it was located off Pratt Street. I remember a lot of black people in that area. I used to walk or ride my bike to see Dad and not once did I ever consider that my bike would ever be stolen. It never was. I remember being asked if I needed a lift by a black man named "Snowball ", a very nice man who did a lot for the community. It seems to me that after the sixties blacks and whites have a lot more problems trying to live together. I do not go one day without being exposed to news stories after news stories about many black and hispanic males and a few white males committing crimes. Looking through TOPIX at other cities in America it is much the same. The one thing also the same is the accent. It seems it is always an accent from outside the U.S. Nothing new here. During other times of a lot of new nationalities coming to america as immigrants accents of the people committing crimes was mostly that of "Other" nationalities. The wife and I eat at a local chinese restaurant. The owner's name is Hank. He is Chinese. He is a U.S. Citizen and has just bought his first house. He is living the dream. Why we never hear of Chinese crooks I could not tell you, it is odd don't you think? These days the most complaints come from the NAACP and seem to ask why young black males are being profiled. Read, watch the news and perhaps you will know the answer to the question? When a problem is ignored and swept under the rug it is never good. I find it most amusing when educated whites say what is needed is for families to sit at the dinner table and discuss the problems of the day. Tell you what, carry their white butts to the homes of the poorest black and hispanic families and look hard at what constitutes "Family" there. When the real problem is known and acknowledged then perhaps the NAACP and white organizations along with police and the Court system will find ways to actually change relationships between the races to positive means. It still takes two to tango folks. Both side have to agree there is a problem. Until the NAACP agrees there is a problem in the black community it will never change. There is no excuse that whites cause all the black problems that exist in America today. Perhaps what is required is acknowledgement from all sides that there is a common problem that needs to be addressed in order for the NAACP to become a part of the white community and the white community to become part of the black community? But where's the profit in peace? Might just be Money is the problem, both legal and illegal tender! But like Hamas that sends rockets into Israel and then wonders why Israel is defending themselves the NAACP continues to blind to the real problems. Keep sweeping it all under the rug of racism and the problem just gets worse. It really does take two to tango. NAACP, Police start dancing!!!!  (Aug 9, 2014 | post #5)

Cape Girardeau, MO

Any left?

Butler's. Anyone know any people with the last name of Butler? They would be the ones from Charleston and J.B.  (Mar 16, 2014 | post #1)

Palm Coast, FL

FDLE and Flagler County Sheriff's Dept. Corruption

First stop whining about your problem then call Pam Bondi's office, not the local attorney general's office. Who is Pam Bondi? She is the Florida State Attorney. Also contact Channel six orlando news. Tell both the "exact true facts" of your problem. Seems to me you did nothing wrong unless the items you bought where listed as "Stolen property so you can get this real cheap" of the site you bought them from. Ball's in your court, make this happen and work for you. We all will be waiting for the answer. By the way, do not take no for an answer.  (Feb 21, 2014 | post #20)

Meriden, CT

NAACP: Meriden needs better black history lessons

I now live in Florida the home of the "Stand your ground" law passed back in 1987. I grew up in Meriden during the fifties. I had black friends, puerto rican friends, and a lot of "French from Maine" friends. My father owned Chalker & Fenn Autobody when it was located off Pratt Street. I remember a lot of black people in that area. I used to walk or ride my bike to see Dad and not once did I ever consider that my bike would ever be stolen. It never was. I remember being asked if I needed a lift by a black man named "Snowball ", a very nice man who did a lot for the community. It seems to me that after the sixties blacks and whites have a lot more problems trying to live together. I do not go one day without being exposed to news stories after news stories about many black and hispanic males and a few white males committing crimes. Looking through TOPIX at other cities in America it is much the same. The one thing also the same is the accent. It seems it is always an accent from outside the U.S. Nothing new here. During other times of a lot of new nationalities coming to america as immigrants accents of the people committing crimes was mostly that of "Other" nationalities. The wife and I eat at a local chinese restaurant. The owner's name is Hank. He is Chinese. He is a U.S. Citizen and has just bought his first house. He is living the dream. Why we never hear of Chinese crooks I could not tell you, it is odd don't you think? These days the most complaints come from the NAACP and seem to ask why young black males are being profiled. Read, watch the news and perhaps you will know the answer to the question? When a problem is ignored and swept under the rug it is never good. I find it most amusing when educated whites say what is needed is for families to sit at the dinner table and discuss the problems of the day. Tell you what, carry their white butts to the homes of the poorest black and hispanic families and look hard at what constitutes "Family" there. When the real problem is known and acknowledged then perhaps the NAACP and white organizations along with police and the Court system will find ways to actually change relationships between the races to positive means. It still takes two to tango folks. Both side have to agree there is a problem. Until the NAACP agrees there is a problem in the black community it will never change. There is no excuse that whites cause all the black problems that exist in America today. Perhaps what is required is acknowledgement from all sides that there is a common problem that needs to be addressed in order for the NAACP to become a part of the white community and the white community to become part of the black community? But where's the profit in peace? Might just be Money is the problem, both legal and illegal tender!  (Feb 21, 2014 | post #7)

Palm Coast, FL

flagler chat is gone?

Here we are in February 2014. The new Flagler Post site has begun its run towards the deep pit of indifference, just like Flagler Chat did. The in fighting continues. You just cannot make something better using the same foundation that failed you in the past! Maybe a third try will allow for the owner to be successful with yet another try at a local forum?  (Jan 31, 2014 | post #5)

Palm Coast, FL

flagler chat is gone?

I certainly will add my opinion of the old site, it needed to be closed. By the owner's own written words, it was toxic to the community. I cannot count the number of people who logged on from out of state to inquire about Palm Coast and were treated to so many negative comments they chose to look elsewhere to live. Toxic? How about devastating? The new site does not seem to be doing well either. Seems the owner who closed the old site kept the very people who made it Toxic. There is an old saying about if at first you do not succeed try try again. They did however they forgot to do it differently. Keep on making the same mistakes and the new site will close as well. I like the crackercoast dot com web site much better. However Palm Coast has what is called 360Palm Coast. http://www.360palm coast.com/ That is one terrific site that informs correctly and fairly. Try it you'll like it!  (Jan 3, 2014 | post #4)

Palm Coast, FL

Marijuana - Palm Coast, FL

Legal weed. Well let's consider this. Colorado just made it legal in one ounce amounts, smaller for "Visitors ". Mass shootings in Colorado, any correlation there? Make one wonder doesn't it?  (Jan 3, 2014 | post #84)

Palm Coast, FL

Marijuana - Palm Coast, FL

Has anyone considered if there is a connection with mass shootings and weed? Colorado just made weed legal. Makes one think.  (Jan 3, 2014 | post #83)

Meriden, CT

Meriden Grocery Store Owner Sentenced To 27 Months In Pri...

If it takes this long to prosecute these crooks then the practice of fraud will never end.  (Jan 3, 2014 | post #1)

Palm Coast, FL

Marijuana - Palm Coast, FL

Really? 96% % of residents approve of legalizing weed? That might just explain why we have such low turn outs for voting and the high amount of sales of snacks! Medical use of any drug when properly prescribed is lawful. In Florida we have seen the Pill Mills shut down for illegal prescribing pain medications. It is a joke in California that people can get a script just so they can be in "Legal" possession of weed. I drove an Ambulance for 3.5 years in St. Louis County Missouri in the early 70's before I went back into the Army. I saw a lot of dead people killed by drunk drivers. Valid argument against legalization of weed? No it is not. It is the person that misuses the substances. They need to be prosecuted as the criminals they are when under the influence they maim and kill people. Legalize weed? Okay, but be ready for really dumb people to kill you with their cars. Like guns are the things that do not kill people so is weed, alcohol, and driving while taking legal prescribed drugs. What say we get back to holding people responsible for what they do? But we won't be able to put them all away in confinement, the prisons are full enough. Good luck with this fight. Consider others rights when you ask for weed to be legalized.  (Oct 10, 2013 | post #80)

US News

Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

I can't help but to point out something in some of these posts. "ENWORD" At first I was not sure what it was or meant. Why you ask? Well you see it is because it is not exactly correct. The "N" word would be correct. Maybe not to use it in anger towards anyone. But like Grampa always told me, "If the shoe fits wear it" and "If it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, smells like a duck, it's a dam duck". So there, now you have something to think about. I can't wait. The Republic is alive and well.  (Aug 23, 2013 | post #73050)

US News

Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

"Huh wrote: <quoted text> \ I am white. I mean to anyone who believes in the Constitution freedom and equality and justice Zim is a murdering pig. To you Nazi fascist KKK types he is a hero. MURDER IS MURDER NO MATTER WHO COMMITS IT. Zimmerman commited murder so did these pigs who killed that old man. WOW YOU SEE TGHAT I AM AGAINST ALL MURDERS WHY YOU ONLY CARE WHEN WHITE PEOPLE DIE" Really? "MURDER IS MURDER NO MATTER WHO COMMITS IT" You do realize you just called every soldier in rest at cemeteries all over the world that died to defend your right to be stupid MURDERERS? Do do get that right? The following quote is about how a true patriot is! Either you are or you are not. May God help you if you are not, IMO  (Aug 23, 2013 | post #73048)

US News

Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Sparks Outrage on Social Media

Imhotep,Perhaps you can help me. We seem to have had the same Mother! After a long marriage during an Army career, a successful civilian career, and now retired when I turned 60. I am living in a mortgage free home which is Tax free in Florida a few miles from the beach because of a Army connected 100% disabling injury that finally did me in I have a great income for the rest of my life. Did I mention I am White? What I need to know is if you have any idea what "Daylights " are in a Human being. You see my Dad always said he was going to knock the "Daylights " out of me and I would guess he did because I do not have a clue what they are! Thanks fellow American. By the way, any one who wants to do what I have done feel free to do so, nothing stopping you.  (Aug 23, 2013 | post #73047)

Palm Coast, FL

Thinking of moving to Palm Coast

Palm Coast is below Jacksonville and above Daytona Beach on the coast. We are close to lots of attractions both old and new. We lived on the beach in St. Augustine and do not miss it one bit. We can always, and often do, visit friends there. We do not have the taxes, Hurricane problems, and we are not over run by tourists. Love the tourists, just don't like the numbers of them. We are retired now. Bought the place when it was two years old about 8 years before we retired. We were in place to retire and did so. This community is diversified in people. They come from all over and we are a mixed place to live. Yes there is some racist problems but we are working on it! Nothing unusual about that in the USA today. In 63 years of living I have found this to be true. Where you are is better that where you were. Where you are going is better than anywhere you have ever been. If you have always been happy about where you live you will be happy here. If not you will not now either. http://www.palmcoa stgov.com/ http://www.flagler chamber.org/ http://www.flagler county.org/  (Aug 7, 2013 | post #175)

Q & A with vietnamvet1969

Headline:

Heart is still in Meriden!

Hometown:

Meriden Connecticut

Neighborhood:

Old Collins Ave. Extension

Local Favorites:

Black Pond, Hubbard Park and the daffodils in spring, Castle Craig, Washington park.

I Belong To:

NRA, Americal Division Club, Flager County Fish and Rife club, DAV, VFW.

When I'm Not on Topix:

Doing other things, DUH!

Read My Forum Posts Because:

Useless to join if you do not!

I'm Listening To:

The wife she makes sense

Read This Book:

SEAL Team Six

Favorite Things:

Target shooting, with wife, paper targets not her!

On My Mind:

How to protect the innocent children of our Country.

Blog / Website / Homepage:

none

I Believe In:

America. Reality TV, (not), Flagler Chat is a place that has some entertainment value, maybe. There are a few there that actually align in constructive practices. Then there are the "Authorities" read it and comment, it is free to join or not. You can see what is written and joining gives you the ability to access other areas that unregistered "visitors" cannot see. Be careful of the "Group" they are united and write their own truth, IMO.