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Speak Out for Oct. 23, 2013

There are many ways thChicago Bears fans can show their team pride.  |  File photo

There are many ways that Chicago Bears fans can show their team pride. | File photo

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Updated: November 24, 2013 6:34AM



It looks like after a promising start to the football season the Chicago Bears are back to their routine. If these guys can’t do a good job then let’s get guys who can. There is no reason for this poor play.

“The Walking Dead” season premiere drew 16.1 million viewers. It’s the largest audience in the TV show’s history. That tells you one thing about most people. People enjoy slaughterhouse situations, and “The Walking Dead” provides enough blood and guts. Anyone want another piece of pizza?

Alsip Joe

There is a percentage of people who are distracted and impressed by the shiny new bauble. They just can’t keep their eyes off of it. They must be part of the phenomenon. That explains why people are crazy about the newest fruit-company flashing tech device. That also explains why Americans elected and then re-elected President Obama. It’s all in the advertising.

A Speak Out commenter talked about the seniors scurrying like rats when they thought that they might not get their Social Security checks. I bet you would not like to know your paycheck will not be there when you need it. I worked for more than 50 years. I’m proud to be a senior. If you’re lucky enough to live and retire and get Social Security then maybe you can give back to the government. The one thing that scares me is people like this commenter.

Judy from Matteson

I wonder if anybody has investigated how much revenue Chicago actually loses from ridiculous or overly high taxes such as the tax on bottled water or cigarettes. I’m sure if you investigate it then you would find out that they are losing out on money because people are going to Indiana or the suburbs to buy these things that are overtaxed in Chicago.

Are some of the workers who were furloughed and called “nonessential” during the government shutdown happy to be working again? I would be glad to be receiving a paycheck but not glad I’ve been deemed nonessential. You now have to go back to work and continue like nothing is strange even though you know people, like your boss, are looking at you as nonessential. How are you supposed to work in an environment like that?

I agree with Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow. Parents have to boycott violent video games, movies and TV shows. If parents don’t give their children money to buy these things, then they will go out of business. That makes sense. We have to be careful what our children are watching and doing.

One of the craziest things I have ever heard is seeing a doctor online. You don’t physically see the doctor but you talk to each other over the computer. What kind of crazy nut idea is that?

Remember that Prohibition was revoked when common sense took hold. Obamacare can also be revoked.

Regarding miracles: How can anyone who has seen a newborn baby and understands the intricacies of its body and mind believe it came about because of some flukes of evolution? It is a miracle. Accept it.

One of the things that Scouting taught me was to respect nature. The Boy Scouts were right to condemn and remove those two so-called Scout leaders from Utah. Just like what happened in a lot of other incidents, these type of people are not real Scouts. It’s our right to remove them from their positions.

About identity theft: Hackers get credit card information by tapping into pumps and computers as seen on LifeLock commercials. Once they get the numbers, they do all kinds of spending and the cardholder gets the bill.

Regarding the Robbins mine: I don’t always agree with what goes on in the south suburbs but in the village of Robbins, I think the only people who will ever do anything for the village of Robbins is the village itself. I think nobody and I mean nobody outside that village will ever lift a finger to help them. Elected officials have come and gone and speeches fly back and forth, but in the end nobody cares. I’m not saying the mine is the solution, but the village has to look out for themselves.

To the person who criticized my comment about using credit cards for gasoline: First, you don’t make any sense. If they do they carry it on them to prevent identity theft, what does that mean? I think everyone with a credit card carries it on themselves. You need to run the card at the pump and enter the ZIP code and collect your receipt. It’s that simple. Just don’t be irresponsible and lose the card, and you won’t have to worry about identify theft. Second, there’s more rewards for using credit than cash.

John from Homer Glen

About Brookside Glen and the possible Wal-Mart: I’ve driven through Brookside Glen numerous times, but I should’ve paid more attention. Apparently it’s full of ivory towers.

Tony from Frankfort



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