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  • ISIS IN LAUREL? (Mississippi)

    10/12/2015 5:14:36 PM PDT · 19 of 19
    neverhome to The Toll

    100% agree. I’ve lived in Laurel since ‘98. It’s a no-BS town. These idiots need to go back to whatever 3rd-world s##thole they came from.


    07/06/2013 9:01:48 AM PDT · 14 of 14
    neverhome to Cheerio

    I turned off my cable years ago. I had about 100 channels but very little quality programming. If the TV is on I’m usually watching a DVD or playing a video game (at 55 and still play Nintendo - call me immature). I get 2 channels via rabbit ears so I can get local news.

    I listen to Fox News on Sirius radio and read a few news websites. I have a smart phone and it’s admittedly a handy gadget but texting is a rare event for me. Like you I know people who are constantly absorbed by their smart phones and tablets - mostly playing games or gabbing on Facebook. And they don’t think much of it when I suggest they might spend a little time keeping up with current events.


    07/06/2013 7:31:01 AM PDT · 10 of 14
    neverhome to Cheerio

    “Maybe the problem is there is TOO much information 24x7...”

    Can’t deny that. But we can pick and choose our sources. I visit a handful of websites each day for my news, and follow outside links if I feel it’s warranted. I even find myself at HuffPo on rare occasion.

    Personally I think many people spend too much time on social media instead of taking a few minutes to learn about news that affects the nation.


    07/06/2013 6:53:33 AM PDT · 6 of 14
    neverhome to Kirkwood

    True. But to continue the metaphor, it’s an expensive and dangerous process. Obama is the political equivalent of the Antichrist. He will be the final nail in our coffin unless we have a dramatic waking up of those who sit idly by thinking “it doesn’t really matter.”

    I have a good friend - hard working honest guy - who remains clueless about what goes on around him. In a recent conversation, Nancy Pelosi came up and I had to explain to him who she is. That’s our biggest problem, imo. In an age of instant information too many people remain uninformed.


    07/06/2013 6:46:27 AM PDT · 5 of 14
    neverhome to cripplecreek

    Sad but true


    07/06/2013 6:18:25 AM PDT · 1 of 14
    Everyone (including a few Democrats) is using the term "train wreck" these days to describe Obama's effect on the US. I find that term unfortunately accurate. What a mess.
  • Symbol for ObamaCare

    08/11/2011 4:19:53 PM PDT · 7 of 7
    neverhome to SC DOC

    There are two medical symbols associated with medicine – the single serpent-entwined staff of Asclepius and the double serpent-entwined with surmounting wings staff of Hermes (more commonly known as the Caduceus). The single serpent staff represents the staff of Greek demigod Asklepios. He represents the healing aspect of medicine. His daughters Hygea, Meditrine, and Panacea also symbolize important aspects of health (cleanliness, medicine, and healing). The double serpent staff represents Hermes, the messenger of gods who has the responsibility of carrying souls into the underworld. In America, the two serpent symbol is predominately used to signify the medical profession while in the rest of the world, the one serpent symbol is used.

    Is the use of the modern caduceus based on a misunderstanding of medical symbols? Asklepios so exemplified the ideal physician that the term “Asclepiades” was used to refer to many early physicians, including Hippocrates. The single serpent caduceus comes from the Hermes, the son of Zeus. It is said that he was a great peacemaker and the caduceus was created when he separated two fighting snakes with his staff. The serpents entwined as a show of friendship.

    The Hippocratic Oath, the one all medical students pledge as they graduate from medical school mentions Apollo, Asclepius, Hygea, and Panacea, but makes no reference at all to Hermes. Many of the veterinarians and dentists have begun using the single serpent medical symbol. However, the physicians of this country continue to use the double serpent staff as a medical symbol.

    If this was indeed a mistake to use the medical symbols inappropriately, it may be attributed to the English publisher of a medical textbook. He used the two serpent caduceus as the printer’s mark on the title page of medical textbooks headed to the United States. To further the use of the caduceus, the U.S. Army Medical Corps used it as its medical symbol in 1902.

    Perhaps it doesn’t matter which of the medical symbols is used as long as the doctors using is remember the Hippocratic Oath and take their profession seriously.

  • Symbol for ObamaCare

    08/11/2011 3:33:30 PM PDT · 4 of 7
    neverhome to null and void
    "Especially since two serpents=veterinary..."

    Two snakes: Obama and the Democrat Party

  • Symbol for ObamaCare

    08/11/2011 3:15:44 PM PDT · 1 of 7
    An appropriate symbol for ObamaCare
  • What Are Our Domestic Wars Costing Us?

    06/24/2011 9:21:29 AM PDT · 14 of 14
    neverhome to Little Ray

    Little Ray said, “Of course, the Mexican Cartels are a pretty good counter argument to that...”

    The cartels are making a lot of money smuggling pot. If pot were legalized, that cash cow would no longer be available to them. They’d lose $billions. Ending the prohibition on all drugs, while not without some negative consequences, would bankrupt the cartels and send these thugs back to picking okra for some American farmer.

    As I said in my rant, those who wish to use drugs are going to do so regardless of the dangers involved. If they wish to destroy their lives with meth and cocaine, let them. There’s no reason to compound the problem by creating a lethal black market to put even more lives in danger.

    One obvious argument against my admittedly hypothetical reasoning here is that taxpayer costs related to the care of addicts would increase. That might be true in the short term, but we’d have more money via the savings generated by ending the drug war to use for rehabilitation.

    Damn! I’m rambling again. Sorry! :-)

  • What Are Our Domestic Wars Costing Us?

    06/24/2011 8:40:03 AM PDT · 12 of 14
    neverhome to Smokin' Joe

    Smokin’ Joe said, “The “War on Poverty” has been a colossal failure, but we do have the fattest ‘poor’ people on the planet. All we have done is subsidize the lifestyle.”

    I remember reading somewhere that obesity is the #1 health to America’s poor.

  • What Are Our Domestic Wars Costing Us?

    06/24/2011 8:37:57 AM PDT · 11 of 14
    neverhome to wayoverontheright

    Correct on every point.

  • What Are Our Domestic Wars Costing Us?

    06/24/2011 12:42:59 AM PDT · 7 of 14
    neverhome to dr_lew

    dr_lew said, “Help them? Kill them?”

    Common sense law enforcement. Don’t lock people up for years over simple possession. Lock up the dealers, and keep going after the meth labs. Most (not all) users don’t want to be users. We have to destroy the supply lines, not the victims.

    And stop blowing $millions on pot laws. Pot should never have been criminalized in the first place. Legalize it and move on. Anyway, it’d be a start. B. Frank and R. Paul are (shockingly) on the right track with the bill they’re pushing. I, too, was shocked when Frank had a good idea. Maybe his first one.

  • What Are Our Domestic Wars Costing Us?

    06/24/2011 12:09:02 AM PDT · 5 of 14
    neverhome to truthfreedom

    truthfreedom said, “Let the states decide.”

    100% agree.

  • What Are Our Domestic Wars Costing Us?

    06/24/2011 12:07:52 AM PDT · 4 of 14
    neverhome to Berlin_Freeper

    Berlin_Freeper said, ‘I lived over thirty years in and around NYC and I never once witnessed a “War on Drugs”.’

    Spend 30 minutes around the Rio Grande in s/w Texas and you’ll witness plenty. Been there, done that. :-)

    And I’m off to bed. See y’all tomorrow (or later this morning).

  • What Are Our Domestic Wars Costing Us?

    06/23/2011 11:45:49 PM PDT · 1 of 14
    Not everyone will agree with me on this one. But what the heck. I haven't been cussed out in several days anyway. :-)
  • Memphis Flood

    05/11/2011 9:30:05 PM PDT · 12 of 12
    neverhome to Sybeck1
    I work in Memphis and Live in Southaven. I here all the stories of people up north living in the Millington area.

    Lots of folks swamped up around Trumann, AR, too.
  • Memphis Flood

    05/11/2011 9:24:00 PM PDT · 11 of 12
    neverhome to eccentric

    Helluva flood in ‘93. But not this bad, although a lot of East St Louis got swamped.

  • Memphis Flood

    05/09/2011 9:05:23 PM PDT · 8 of 12
    neverhome to stefanbatory
    perhaps memphis will experience a New Orleans style cleansing?

    Hope not. I like Memphis. And this contract (delivering empty bottles to the Coke plant there) is making me some decent money.

  • Memphis Flood

    05/09/2011 8:37:35 PM PDT · 6 of 12
    neverhome to steve8714
    The city sacrificed for Cairo.

    The flood would have reached Memphis anyway, but your point is taken. I've been to Cairo. It's an ok town, but I wouldn't sacrifice Memphis for it.