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Question of age

I see in the paper we had six deaths to the coronavirus. How old were these people? I’d really like to know.

Editor’s note: There are now nine recorded deaths in Buchanan County. We know that one was a prison inmate (no age given), one was a man in his 40s, one was a man in his 60s, one was a man in his 80s and another was a woman in her 90s. Four of the deaths have been residents of the Living Community retirement facility in St. Joseph.

Road access

I had a question about this proposed RV park on the river. I see the city’s going to spend over $1.3 million for the developers, and then I’m curious as to access to this RV park. Will it require a new road? And who’s going to pay for that road, the taxpayers? I think this is a ridiculous idea.

Editor’s note: Much of the money would come from the city’s hotel-motel tax, which voters approved specifically for the purpose of riverfront improvements.

Part of history

I’m against police brutality, but enough is enough. These protesters who are trying to remove the statues, the statues need to be left alone. Take them all and put them in a museum, clean them up so that if somebody wants to go see them, they have the right to. But don’t destroy them. They are all part of history.

No excuse

There’s no excuse that the most educated and wealthiest nation in the world has all these cases of COVID-19 — 140,000-plus of us have died from it because President Donald Trump said it was a hoax, which means fake. There’s no sense in it and there’s no excuse for it.

Problem exposed

About five or six months ago, our government helped our people and gave us some relief financially. The Republicans got to complaining that the people were making more money than when they worked, and they shouldn’t give them that much money. … Let me put it this way. If you’re helping somebody on relief, and they make more money than they do when they work, shouldn’t you raise the minimum wage and make sure they make more money than they do when you put them on relief?

Back to school

I remember when we had a polio epidemic. It was almost strictly a childhood disease. We went to school as usual, not knowing what caused it anyway. Finally a vaccine was invented, which is still being used today. I wonder if Trump offered $5,000 for every school-age child to go back to school, how many would send that child back to school.

Get some ear plugs

For the guy who was whining about the fireworks at Stonecrest on Fourth of July: Get a life. With all the craziness that’s going on around us, it’s the least of my worries and I’m sure the police have more worries of their own.

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aj0201@gmail.col

Trump is canceling part of his convention because of the threat posed by the virus while also pushing schools to reopen at the same time

aj0201@gmail.col

As Dr. Nasreddine, the doctor who developed the assessment explained:

"This is not an IQ test or the level of how a person is extremely skilled or not. The test is supposed to help physicians detect early signs of Alzheimer's..."

"The purpose is to detect impairment; it's not meant to determine if someone has extremely high levels of abilities."

aj0201@gmail.col

I’ll bet Chancellor Angela Merkel with her Ph.D. and all couldn’t remember “Person. Frau. Mann. Kamera. Fernsehen.”

We have the smartest president here in America

aj0201@gmail.col

On whoever administered that test: “I said person, woman, man, camera, tv. They said ‘that’s amazing, how did you do that?”

What quack administered this test that a person scoring a normal resort said “that’s amazing. How did you do that?”?

What a disgrace he is.

aj0201@gmail.col

Oops. A normal response, that should say.

aj0201@gmail.col

The Iranians are shaking in their boots. President Trump can recall 5 words.

The whole world has been put on notice.

WrightWinger

Part of history....President Trump's employment of militia and federal law enforcement personnel to protect the safety of federal employees and properties is hardly precedent setting. Our first President, George Washington, sent state militia and a handful of regular army troops to forcibly put down a tax rebellion in Pennsylvania. In my time President Franklin Roosevelt ordered regular Army personnel to round up thousands of Japanese Americans, transport them to internment camps and keep them under guard for years. President Truman used federal resources against striking miners, striking railroad employees and even Montgomery Ward. In 1957 President Eisenhower sent in federal troops to escort the Little Rock Nine into their Little Rock school. It is the duty of an American President to enforce laws and that is exactly what President Trump is doing.

aj0201@gmail.col

Using federal police or troops to enforce federal law is fine. Not all of theses issues are federal law issues.

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jdw64485

Good grief aj you took a educational deferment to avoid going. I don't see much difference. I was drafted but unable to get pass the physical exam. Even tried to join on my own. So you should be classified as a military dodger as well.

bigoak

Brutal rioters---why do CNN, MSNBC, and other news outlets continue to describe the protests as "peaceful"? Tell that to the many injured cops and innocent citizens at the hands of Antifa and other thugs. Fox shows what is really happening--no sugar-coating.

zzsnot303@gmail.com

hehehe you notice i am intentionally ignoring our famous copy/paster today...but i bought him a new pacifier....

jdw64485

Instead of laying all the blame on the President. Let's lay it on the people who refuse to wear face mask protection. If you can't or don't want to wear a mask. Stay home shop on line. Do curb side pickup stay in your car. Most businesses offer curbside pick up. It works I've tried it.

aj0201@gmail.col

You’re right. He doesn’t deserve all the blame. But what would have happened if he had encouraged face masks in March? If only by wearing one himself?

aj0201@gmail.col

Obama didn’t brag half as much about winning a Nobel Peace Prize as Trump is about passing a dementia test.

jdw64485

What did Obama do to earn the Nobel Peace Prize? It's never a good idea to brag on something you never earned in the first place

aj0201@gmail.col

He never bragged about it. Not once. That’s the point.

Trump sure relies on the low educated. And misinformed.

aj0201@gmail.col

Our “wartime President,” ladies and gentlemen...

https://twitter.com/projectlincoln/status/1286260420240703497?s=21

aj0201@gmail.col

Oh, and he has falsely claimed that you get “extra points for recalling words in order.” That’s false. I guess he forgot. 🤣🤣🤣

jdw64485

So your the resident expert on this subject?

aj0201@gmail.col

Yes. I’ve received extensive training on administering cognitive assessments including the MoCA which appears to be the assessment he took.

aj0201@gmail.col

Probably the first test he didn’t pay to have someone take for him. 🤣🤣

aj0201@gmail.col

Presidunce Plump continues to brag about passing a mental acuity test. It’s like it’s the only test he’s ever done well on. The problem is he doesn’t realize every functioning adult SHOULD “ace” that test. “Ivanka, I went potty by myself!” is the equivalent accomplishment.

Why do you suppose they have him this test? One has to wonder.....? Hmmmmmm

jdw64485

Wow aj your off to a good start. Your first six comments was nothing but insults. Of our President. What a sad life you live.

zzsnot303@gmail.com

!!!!!!!

aj0201@gmail.col

I live a great life. Pointing out how unfit that man is to be president only takes a few moments every day. He makes it easy. I just have to copy his own ridiculous words.

bigoak

You seem to be concerned about mental competency tests. Have you had one?

zzsnot303@gmail.com

...more than one ????

aj0201@gmail.col

I administer them weekly. Bragging about “acing” one isn’t a good look. Every competent adult should ace a mental status test.

bigoak

Political correctness---Liberals spend considerable time and effort hoping to be offended by "words". The list of "objectionable" words continually grows. At this rate we will become a "mute" country some day. Liberals walk around with a "chip on their shoulder" and are quick to become outraged if someone dare to (OMG!) use the wrong word. What a bunch of sissies.

zzsnot303@gmail.com

YEP, words plus google equals extreme idiot liberals

jdw64485

If it wasn't for google aj wouldn't know anything.

aj0201

Careful jdw, lets not get into what I know vs what you know.

bigoak

American cities---Are under attack by left-wing wackos. People are dying. Jobs are lost. Innocent inner city folks are without convenient places to shop, and Democrats are sitting back and smiling because they think it hurts Trump. That demonstrates how out-of-touch they are with reality. Most Americans are outraged at the continuing riots and destruction and are more likely to vote for Trump. Go Trump!

zzsnot303@gmail.com

i'd say tear gas the Portland mayor AGAIN

bigoak

Problem exposed---(unemployment/wages)---How naive! We live in a world economy which is highly competitive. Raising wages requires raising the price of goods and services--which makes us less competitive in the world market and translates to fewer jobs for workers. Employers do not resist wage increases because of loss profits, but because of losing their competitiveness in the world market. Higher wages will mean fewer jobs--and the minimum wage earners will be the first to go. Why liberals cannot grasp the reality is beyond a reasonable mind.

zzsnot303@gmail.com

absolutely correct. higher wages means less employees and higher priced products

bigoak

Part of history---(statues)--Several police officers have been killed during these riots, and hundreds have been wounded. Protesters are seen on camera throwing frozen water bottles, rocks, pieces of metal at police officers who have been ordered to "stand down" by idiot, liberal politicians. Meanwhile innocent lives of babies and children are being lost to violence in these same cities, apart from the riots. Only Fox has the integrity to show what is really happening in our streets, and that is carnage. Why are Democrats silent??

bigoak

Part of history----"police brutality"? out of 10 million arrests in 2019, 10 unarmed blacks were killed by police. During the same period 19 whites were killed by police, and 89 police officers were killed by criminals. Do the math--29 out of 10 million is a tiny percentage--it does not suggest a "systemic problem".

aj0201@gmail.col

Killing is the only form of brutality? Cmon.

bigoak

There is far more brutality in the inner city than has ever been administered by law enforcement. Policemen save the lives of inner city residents on a regular basis. Sometimes it is administering Narcan to save addicts of all races. Sometimes it is aiding an innocent resident being brutalized by neighborhood thugs. You "cmon" if you think the cops are the "brutal" ones.

aj0201@gmail.col

Bee, you obviously don’t travel outside of your little white world. Yes, most cops by far are good. But don’t patronize me with thoughts of only how cops are good. Far too many reports of bad cops. And some are right here in St Joe. There is a cop who the union is trying to reinstate. That cop is known to have been physically abusive. The good cops know who it is. They don’t want the reinstatement to happen.

zzsnot303@gmail.com

in reality police do their jobs well, but there are exceptions... the same applies to forum commentators, most are reasonable but a few (we know those three liberals ) just adore pissing in the wind.. DAILY

zzsnot303@gmail.com

Floyd WAS a criminal

bigoak

and a drug addict. Society is safer without him in it.

aj0201@gmail.col

And you’re the one that gets to make that determination? Trumpers ALWAYS fall back to the illegal, unconstitutional solution. Always.

bigoak

No excuse---(COVID)--Biased news media strikes again. Trump quickly stopped flights from China and brought in a panel of medical professionals. If you would be honest, you'd acknowledge that there was, and continues to be, conflicting data and opinions on the virus. No one, including the medical experts, knows everything about the virus except that it is different than previous viruses. Anyone pointing fingers at the President is extremely short-sighted and politically biased.

aj0201@gmail.col

Except he didn’t stop all flights from China. He stopped foreign nationals from coming in, but allowed Americans who had been traveling abroad to come in unchecked. Same with European travel. And you keep pointing to the so called travel ban. The problem is, that was THE ONLY thing Trump did. It took him til mid July to say wearing a mask was patriotism. I’ve been consistently wearing a mask when I have to be in public areas since March. Just imagine if the President was even slightly encouraging in March? Or even April. Or even May! He continues to push the narrative that it’ll eventually disappear and that “eventually (he) will be right.” How many deaths in an “eventually?”

bigoak

Trump is twice the man as Biden, and is twice the President Biden would be. Our entire system is in jeopardy at the moment, and only Trump can save us. I have no desire to live in a society ruled by mobs.

aj0201@gmail.col

Uhhh, don’t look now but the mobs are happening on Trumps watch and he’s failing.

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