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Rural Viewpoints with Jimmy Cook



THE PROBLEM OF BULLYING PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The problem of bullying in schools is nothing new. It is as ancient as the concept of education. For various reasons, none of them good, boys and girls have bullied each other. Obese students, ugly students, students with handicaps, students of a different race, and even students who excel, are often the favorite target of the bully.
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THE “SKUNKING” OF SENIOR CITIZENS PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The following headlines should capture the attention of every senior citizens:
1.    Medicare Recipients to Receive No Cost of Living Increases for Two Years;
2.    Social Security Checks May Be Less Next Year One to an Increase In Medicare Insurance;
3.    500 Billion Dollars To Be Taken Out of Medicare Fund and Given to The New Government Insurance for The Uninsured;
4.    Political Counselors will Discuss The Options with Senior Citizens Who May Be Ill;
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COST OF LIVING INCREASES: FEDERAL EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE RWO PERCENT… SENIOR CIRIZENS ZERO PERCENT PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
President Obama plans to give all federal employees a two percent cost of living increase. This may amount to as much as a thousand dollars per year for some of the employees. But things aren’t too rosy for senior citizens. One of the Presidents czars (and I refuse to capitalize the “c”) has repeatedly stated that those receiving social security will not get a cost of living increase in their social security check for two years. Furthermore, social security checks may even be less, for it seems that there is going to be an increase in health insurance premium for those who are on Medicare. No matter how you view it, senior citizens are getting “skunked.” Obama said he would make some changes, and he is keeping his word.
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“ FREEDOM AIN’T QUIET” PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The above caption appeared in an impressive ad presented by Harley-Davidson Motor Cycles in which the following question was asked: “ Has the touch of liberty gotten a little dimmer?” it took up and entire page, and if it wasn’t too old to ride a motor cycle, I think I might be motivated to purchase one. The ad was that good. Some of the statements in the ad has caused me to think more about our liberties. I especially reflected on the statement0: “Freedom Ain’t Quiet.”
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HOW TO GET YOUR DINNER PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
My wife to a yard sale recently, in which items from a deceased friend’s estate were being offered for sale, she purchased a little book of poems for fifty cents, brought it to me and said, “This is how much I love you.” Truth of the matter is, it’s a great little book, for it contains some of the most inspiring poems that I’ve ever read. One poem gave me an idea for today’s article: “How To Get Your Dinner.”
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