October 5, 2012

Speakout: Oct. 5, 2012


---- — Vibes

Be who you are, not what someone wants you to be. Stand up for yourself; ignore the wave of negative vibes. Some people are just unhappy, jealous and can’t get through the day until they’ve belittled somebody. It’s not their fault, really. It’s ingrained in a lot of people.


I am tired of hearing how sickening it is that two men or two women show affection in public. Who cares? Maybe the person who had time to put pen to paper, write a nasty letter to the P-R and rant about God and her religion could be more productive.


With so much traffic in front of bingo on Devil’s Den, there should be a fence along the roadway and enter and exit openings. Traffic after bingo is awful with everyone rushing. People slowing down and not turning in until they find a parking spot is also a hazard. An easy fix.


Important message from the DEC website for everybody: Open burning of household trash releases dangerous compounds including arsenic, carbon monoxide, benzene, styrene, formaldehyde, lead, hydrogen cyanide and dioxin, among others. Open burning is also the single greatest cause of wildfires in New York.


Our Rouses Point horseshoe team is looking for someone to help with lighting at the Sportsman’s Club. Because of a storm a while back, the light pole was blown over. Shortly after 8 p.m., darkness shuts us down.The teams that play need some assistance reinstalling the light pole.


First your car is on the white line, then it goes to the yellow line and back again. 40 mph in a 55-mph area. Why? Your head is turned toward your passenger. Either pull over and read lips or drive. Don’t drive and read lips. 


The Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market has no coffee or cold drinks a generous portion of the time this season. Where’s the people we depended upon the last couple of seasons?


I’m filling out a survey for a local hospital with questions very similar to that of retail surveys. I hope the administrators who sit at their desks realize their decisions to cut back have a direct reflection on survey results.


Until voters take the initiative to do their own research on the issues of today, we are in deep trouble. Read the Congressional Budget Office’s reports and the Executive Orders. All the info can be found online.


Barring some miracle, the country will hit a fiscal cliff on Jan. 1 as the Bush tax cuts expire and the first of $1.2 trillion of automatic, across-the-board spending cuts are imposed. This fiscal train wreck will wipe out our 1.8 percent growth and plunge our nation into a deeper recession.


Both political parties are using innuendos, half truths and outright lies in their campaigns. What the truth is may never be told. Who are we to vote in for a secure future?