This week we watched as Paris was attacked. Many lost their lives and it takes us back to 9/11. Our government has gotten too comfortable, as have most of us, and it's not IF, but WHEN another tragedy will strike. There have been many attacks spoiled, and two people were recently arrested in Mississippi for attempting to join ISIS. We need to be more vigilant in our everyday lifestyle and pay attention to our surroundings. It's one thing to see an attack over seas, but it very well could be New Orleans, Los Angeles or the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Can anyone tell me how many Syrian refugees have been, or will be sent to the United States?
Never miss a local story.
I watched the Democratic presidential candidate debate Saturday night. At the end, I could not figure out why it took so long. Why didn't they just say, in unison, "A chicken in every pot."? Then, they could have sung a couple of rounds of Kumbaya, taken a straw poll, the winner of which was the Democratic nominee and the loser of which was the vice presidential candidate, and then gone home.
Danger to the river
Even a fifth-grader knows that damming a water source makes the flow lessen and knows you aren't going to drain your already low-on-water money-making pit during times of drought to help a river you have no ecological concern for in the first place. A fifth-grader would also understand that creating fake lakes that never existed has nothing to do with restoring the Gulf.
Speeding, running stop signs, running of red lights is rampant. Stopping at a stop sign and waiting for oncoming traffic is a thing of the past, as people just run the stop sign and pull right out in front of you. Vehicles on U.S. 90 routinely driving 70 mph.