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OldTart
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April 28, 2012 8:36 pm  

Old tart, when the other bloggers criticized the senate, you didn't ask them about their contributions. Neither have you criticized my message, but are questioning me, the messenger, because I dare to point out that the senate isn't as corrupt or wasteful as the governor. I wonder if you will support him if he gets arrested based on the report of the US Inspector General about the improper removal of money. And I wonder if you think it's okay that he withdrew none of the federal Medicaid for the territories for two fiscal years while our hospitals struggle and nurses get terminated.

I am a business woman who is retired with several employees. I pay gross receipts tax. Does that qualify me in your eyes to discuss the commander in thief? And what sir, are your contributions?

I didn't ask them because I know of most of them. When someone becomes a forum contributor and blasts off with a vengeance from the very beginning, the sheer force of the rhetoric makes one curious, and particularly when the thrust of the rhetoric is based upon obscure "facts" and a conspiracy theory thus far lacking in any substance. There seems little point in addressing "the message" when it's supported on such a very flimsy base. Interesting that you mentioned the hospitals. An article in yesterday's Daily News reports that quality of care at St Croix's Louis hospital is improving since the number of beds and nurses has been reduced.

My contributions? Hmm, almost 30 years here on St Thomas is a long time to remember everything but since you mention you're a "retired business woman with several employees" (although I'm not sure how being retired equates with having employees) I too have been a business owner with employees. I've also paid gross receipts taxes (isn't that part of being a business owner) AND income taxes too. I've been hands-on involved with many community organizations assisting both people and animals; spearheaded the renovation of an historical site; annoyed several politicians over the years and taken part in a couple of protests. Oh and mentored a couple of children for a while. That's just a start and I'm sure there's more which you'd find equally fascinating but at my age the mind tends to be selective in how much it stores at any one time as the overflowing files often need to be put in temporary storage. 😀

Oh, and not that it really matters too much but I don't know of any men who would call themselves, "old tart", even in jest. 😀

EE: I've never been big on popcorn but just discovered a spicy "margarita" popcorn which is outstanding and has got me poppin' up a storm!! There are some other flavors too and I'm ready to try them all ...


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A Davis
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April 29, 2012 2:12 pm  

Old tart, when the other bloggers criticized the senate, you didn't ask them about their contributions. Neither have you criticized my message, but are questioning me, the messenger, because I dare to point out that the senate isn't as corrupt or wasteful as the governor. I wonder if you will support him if he gets arrested based on the report of the US Inspector General about the improper removal of money. And I wonder if you think it's okay that he withdrew none of the federal Medicaid for the territories for two fiscal years while our hospitals struggle and nurses get terminated.

I am a business woman who is retired with several employees. I pay gross receipts tax. Does that qualify me in your eyes to discuss the commander in thief? And what sir, are your contributions?

Oh, and not that it really matters too much but I don't know of any men who would call themselves, "old tart", even in jest. 😀

EE: I've never been big on popcorn but just discovered a spicy "margarita" popcorn which is outstanding and has got me poppin' up a storm!! There are some other flavors too and I'm ready to try them all ...

oh, i've known one or two who would imagine themselves "old tart"... but i digress... :$)

* a little popcorn for the poopstorm *

best to you,
anita.
"do the best that you can in the place where you are, and be kind."
--- scott nearing


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jbatl
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April 29, 2012 2:47 pm  

... I dare to point out that the senate isn't as corrupt or wasteful as the governor.

LOL. Good thing those honorable Senators aren't AS corrupt and wasteful as that evil Governor. 😀


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IslandHops
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April 30, 2012 1:53 pm  

Senators? Heck, I think there are still 6.9 million reasons on the table to distrust Russell and his compatriots. 😎


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Matt T
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April 30, 2012 3:05 pm  

We ah go mash down Babylon
Inna dis yah ammagedeon

I think it funny people waste their time disputing politics. Weather you're talking about the VI or anywhere else in the world- De whole ah dem corrup ya know. I sugest you focus on your own life and what you have the ability to change.

Grow your own food
Generate your own electricity
Turn off the TV
Health is wealth- apsire to become supremely healthy
Listen to the birds, the bees, the ocean - take time everyday to appreciate mother earth and all that she provides for us
Spend time with people who make you happy, limit time with those who don't
Project positive vibes and they will come back to you
Help someone who needs it

Lastly, to those who live here:

We are very lucky. We don't have snow, skyscrapers, air pollution, contaminated oceans, massive traffic jams (I know STT is bad cerian places and certain times), chain stores on every corner, and I could go on.

We do have: and abundance of sunshine for plenty of vitamin D, beautiful vistas, amazing sealife and water clarity that people buy plane tickets to come see, the ability to have a garden that produces food for you year round, laid back lifestyle, rich culture and diversity, great cuisine, big brother is less intrusive here, and this list could go on.

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.


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