Airport

Do the citizens of Tupelo want large cargo aircraft landing in the city and taking off again? These big planes destroy the quiet and quality of life. I doubt they bring high paying employment.

Wednesday Candidates fourm

Depending on which side of politics are you may or may have not enjoyed the debate. There was the appropriate “family values mantra” with no explanation of what family values are. There was the call for abolish the IRS, Department of Education and the Department of Energy to cut federal spending. Abolishing any of these of these will not address the real issues of entitlements. The there were the calls for more conservatism by reducing the  amount of money the fed sends to the states. So let’s consider the Fed sends no money to Mississippi. More than half of our state budget comes from the Federal government. What do we do when we can’t even fund our necessary departments. Schools, Highway Patrol, Infrastructure, Medicaid and Medicare and the list goes on. No on said how we would make up for the loss but from my perspective try this on, raise taxes, have a lottery and make the poor poorer, pass a medical marijuana bill and tax the growers, raise  gasoline, cigarette or liquor taxes. In short there is no way to accomplish the pork reduction coming to Mississippi and continue to be  first in all those categories. No Mississippi department is flush with extra cash. The Hospital in Greenville terminated 27 nurses and three staff members last week because of to much charity work eating their money . Oh that is right we are already on the bottom. Can’t get any lower. Thank God for Trent Lott, Thad Cochran, Roger Wicker, and Hailey Barbour all King of the pork. If you don’t believe just look at all the projects Tupelo has undertake the last three years and look at the millions of dollars of federal dollars are flowing into Tupelo. Don’t talk to me about conservative when you don’t talk about what happens when you cut the pipeline to Mississippi.

Vaping

Electronic cigarette use among U.S. middle and high school students tripled in 2014 while cigarette use fell to record lows, according to provocative new data that is likely to intensify debate over whether e-cigarettes are a boon or bane to public health.
The data sparked alarm among tobacco control advocates who fear e-cigarettes will create a new generation of nicotine addicts who may eventually switch to conventional cigarettes.
“Nicotine exposure at a young age may cause lasting harm to brain development, promote addiction, and lead to sustained tobacco use,” Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, said in a statement.

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Two Completely Different Products Are Referred To As “E-Cigs”
E-Liquid Ingredients Are Not A Mystery
Many Vapors Use Very Little To No Nicotine
The Vapor Is Far Less Harmful Than Cigarette Smoke
Vaping Does Help Smokers Quit
Meanwhile, some of the actual guardians of public health are already coming around on the issue. Many of the links I’ve used are compiled here, http://onvaping.com/the-ultimate-list-of-studies-on-e-cigarettes-and-their-safety/ and this database is added to regularly—the ever-growing pile of evidence that the media is only giving you one side of the story.

Another take is vaping can be used to take drugs such as hash oil and make no odor so police and others can not know what is going on.

Tupelo Below Even Average Wage

“Dan Price, the owner and founder of Gravity Payments in Ballard, told The New York Times he decided to increase his employees’ salaries after reading an article on happiness. The study said emotional well-being increases with extra income, up until around $75,000 (at that point, there is no drastic increase in emotional-well being with more income). The article also states that low income was associated with “low life evaluation.”
The pay increase will affect around 70 employees, and 30 of the company’s employees will double their salaries.”

What the All American City does not have, fairness, happiness, productive business, the courage to be first.

The question: What’s on your mind?

What’s on my mind. Well that assumes I have a mind and secondly that I really care as if I can change anything. Well, I can probably change some miniscule things but the bigger issues are not worth worrying about. Yes I can control what I eat, buy etc. but about the world problems I have no control and quite frankly as far as the middle east is concerned I am to the point of let them fight their own religious wars and kill all they want. We really should not have a dog in thisreligious war. Besides. based on past experience we send a Chihuahua and not the bull dog. So let them go and we can have peace with the winners.

Dansette