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Apr 17th 2011 2:40PM Too bad the gaming commission wasn't in a position to deny that eye sore that is called a visitor center that now takes up so much of the land. You can't go anywhere on the park that it does not ruin the vista. It is like having a Wal-Mart in the middle and about the same size.
Jan 5th 2011 12:19PM Female massage therapists working for an organization that employs men who are the definition of testosterone filled. Big sports jocks who have had women swooning over them since the cheerleaders in high school. And ONLY Favre makes a pass at them?!!! Seems odd. Not to mention that why would an organization take such a chance hiring women to rub the aches from the bodies of such atheletes.
I for one will never be convinced that no other athlete made a seriously lewd coment or suggestion to these "therapists" and would be surprised if these "therapists" never took any of them up on it.
Jun 1st 2010 2:08PM Be careful of tire disposal fees. If the tire is under warrentee it is going to be sent back to the manufacturerer for an adjustment to the seller so it is not being disposed of and you should not pay it. If they insist then tell them that you will take the tires with you. Watch how fast they backpedal. Without the tire to return they won't get their refund.
May 5th 2010 12:40AM So I wonder what the October, 17, 1977 issue of O. J. Simpson would sell for now. Now that he is notorious. Death, birth and notoriety.
Apr 12th 2010 11:17AM An excellent book by James M. McPherson entitled, "This Mighty Scourge", contains several good essays about the causes of the Civil War. His first chapter, "And The War Came", details the political causes. How with the admission of more "northern" states the south and southern interests were no longer going to be represented in the senate as they had been. There had been a 50/50 split of senators but with more northern states northern interests, both foreign and domestic, would become dominate. Also the removal of the 3/5ths law was being discussed which would cost the south representation in the house.
Mr. McPherson also deals, in his last chapters with the almost overwhelming demand in the north among leading citizens and newspapers that Abraham Lincoln drop emancipation as a condition of re-union. Lincoln struggled with the issue. He knew that it would probably cost him the election as he was advised but he felt that he had given his word to the black soldiers fighting for the life of the union and, no matter the cost to himself, would not go back on his word.
In Lincoln's own words he did not believe that his emancipation proclamation would hold up as being legal after the war was over. He felt that it was only valid during war as a means of destroying the enemies ability to fight. Confiscation of arms, materials and slaves who were used as labor in an extremely out numbered south.
Abraham Lincoln even stated in his speech delivered in his letter to the rally at Springfield delivered on 8/16/1863, "You say you will not fight to free negroes. Very well, fight exclusively to save the union. I issued the proclamation, on purpose to aid you in the task of saving the union. Whenever you have conquered all resistance to the union, if I ask you to still fight on, it will then be an apt time to declare you will not fight to free negroes. I thought that, in your struggle for the Union, to whatever extent the negroes should cease helping your enemy, to that extent, it weakened the enemy in their resistance to you."
Should we have a Confederate History month? It would seem that we should. Or at least a Civil War History month. Too often history is being obscured by time and intentional re-writing. There is a large group who claim that the Holocaust never happened or happened in some lesser severity. If we were to shove our heads in the sand and not continue to study and learn then what injustice are we doing to the next generations? No, I say study the history of this country good and bad. Read not only what the founding father's wrote as to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution but read how they lived and what they felt and believed by researching their personal lives and letters.
Let us not be doomed to repeat history because we failed to properly and completely understand it.
Apr 1st 2010 2:51PM Hard to buy that it was an April Fool's joke when it happens so often with aol. At least once a day some story is screwed in some way. At least today they can cover their arses with a lame excuse.
Feb 24th 2010 1:12AM Interesting. The United States was born with most if not all states slave states so the Stars and Stripes actually represent slavery as much or more so then the Stars and Bars. The thirteen original colonies were slave holding and the north brought in most of the slaves. Not to forget that at the outset of the Civil War the capital of the country, Washington, was a slave owning area.
The folks who adopted the Stars and Bars as a symbol did not adopt or see it as a symbol of slavery but as a symbol of a new country. More interesting is the fact that the Stars and Bars was simply a battle flag and NOT the official flag of the Confederacy. I'll bet that you could fly the real Confederate flag and not even get noticed.
Feb 12th 2010 2:28PM One thing that the article does not tell you is that if you get hired at UPS you will WORK. Hourly employment will be the hardest job that you ever did. Management? Well that's another story.
Unloading at least three trailers with 1000 or more packages per trailer in less than 3.5 hours. Not allowed to make any misloads. One missload per 2500 pieces in smalls sort will get a warning letter. If you sort air....one missort in 150,000 pieces will garner a trip upstairs. Miss a stop? Reprimand.
Get hurt? Reprimand, it's your fault always.
Jan 2nd 2010 12:31PM Some people intentionally blow the interview so as not to get the job. Many states require you to apply for jobs in order to recieve unemployment compensation. They go to the interview because they need to but they don't want a job.
Dec 20th 2009 2:48PM Just as a heads up. I recieved a free sample of Dunkin Donuts coffee from Wal Mart's free samples website. The bar code on the back included letters and numbers under the bars as they usually do. The letters spelled out in order FOLGERS. So it would seem that DD's very expensive coffee if you buy a bag is really Folgers.