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maxine weimer January 31, 2014 at 03:33 PM
People with mental disorders do not belong in jail, we need to have many more mental institutionsRead Morewh ere these people can get the help they deserve, not be put in a prison where they will be taken advantage of and only get worse. This is a shame beyond belief and I have only contempt for those who willingly and knowingly place people with mental challenges in prison.
Joseph M. Jason January 31, 2014 at 11:49 PM
I have written an article on misconduct byRead Moreprosecutors. http://namibarringtonarea.org/downloads/Pres identsDesk2-14.pdf
Thomas Offal March 16, 2014 at 02:22 PM
Aspergers is NOT being criminalizes in Iowa -- Mr. Jason's adult son David (who happens to haveRead Moreauti sm) is being penalized for stalking his ex-girlfriend, trying to extort his ex-girlfriend and threatening to kill lawyers. These actions are illegal and David has merrily continued to Harris the ex-despite restraining orders, no contact orders and jail time for violating them. Aspergers isn't criminalizes -- staking and harassing is justifiably criminal!!
j s January 30, 2014 at 09:29 AM
Nothing really seems local to Marion, and most of the "stories" are just syndicatedRead Morenation al blurbs on something, or if it is local, seems like autogenerated data. I don't even know if there is an actual editor anymore. Two years ago, this started out as something promising and fizzled into spam.
Margaret Haro February 25, 2014 at 11:10 PM
I've had enough. I am leaving this site. It really has no Marion news which was what appealed toRead Morem e.
Pam Brown July 22, 2013 at 09:48 AM
I am so tired of people complaining about smokers. They have rights too and they pay a huge amount Read Moreof taxes to smoke. If smoking offends you even when smokers are out in the open air, I would suggest that you take your children elsewhere or have them play on something away from the smokers. Fact is, your children were probably not near them and if they were I don't think the smokers were blowing smoke in their faces. I can understand restaurants but out in the open air? Really? Aren't you going alittle to far? Walk away, play in another area that is your right. We have done enough to smokers.
j s July 29, 2013 at 10:30 AM
I don't think smoking is banned in the park, but it should be. In regards to the above comments, I Read Moreagree that smokers have rights, but they should also have some common decency and courtesy as well. What they do affects those around them, open-air or not. If kids are outside playing at a public park, they have a right to fresh air.
CFBusinessOwner July 06, 2013 at 10:43 PM
I'm happy to breathe clean air in restaurants, bars, bowling alleys and even medical facilities.Read MoreEve n though I don't frequent casinos I sure wish their employees and customers could breathe air that is unpolluted by tobacco smoke.
B.A. Morelli July 07, 2013 at 10:13 AM
I don't miss having my clothes smell like smoke after going out for dinner or a drink.
Jeff Klinzman May 28, 2013 at 03:37 PM
The BSA vote was a good harbinger, Donna. This compromise which isn't (you DON'T accommodateRead Morebigots !) will soon, like the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, be consigned to the waste-bin of history.
fortyfive79 June 01, 2013 at 12:39 AM
THAT'S "progressive", or rather digressive. Those who fail to remember history, areRead Moredoomed to repeat it. Sodom and Gomorrah, Fall of the Roman Empire. In America, a once great nation of moral values and justice based on Godly principles, RIGHT is now wrong, and wrong is RIGHT and moral people are abused and oppressed in the false and hypocritical pretense of tolerance. You bleeding heart sheeple will not survive the destruction you have formulated and will cry out to those of us who remain of sound mind and moral values and prepare for the suffering your ignorance will reap on all of us. But your cries in vain will be ignored by we the people who recognize you as the cancer that destroyed our hard won nation and freedom. What a pitiful bunch.
Carl Petersen III July 12, 2013 at 10:26 AM
fortyfive79 May 31, 2013 at 11:39 pm "In America, a once great nation of moral values andRead Morejusti ce based on Godly principles, RIGHT is now wrong, and wrong is RIGHT and moral people are abused and oppressed. ____________________________________________________ Once great values, like slavery and denying women the right to vote?
Beth Dalbey (Editor) May 24, 2013 at 08:21 PM
These are great quotes. This is my favorite from Ira Glass: 'I cannot stress enough that the answer Read Moreto a lot of your life’s questions is often in someone else’s face. Try putting your iPhones down every once in a while and look at people’s faces.'
Mr. Clean May 24, 2013 at 09:29 PM
Follow your passion is not stupid advise.
Karing Kathleen May 26, 2013 at 01:08 PM
OMG...Great Suggestion!!! This World has lost alot of REAL LIFE - One on One Communication &Read MorePle asure in the Physical Form... It's all about the Electronic World! Kinda Sad that there is No Balance with Todays World. :( The Positive End of this is, that We can Stay in Touch/Contact with those at a Physical Distance - in another State or Country :)
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