by Ira White - Portsmouth
Following the horrific South Carolina church murders, we are again witnessing politicians and articles touting anti-gun statistics. But theirs are selective and generalized numbers designed by liberal media to avoid the more specific indicators that suggest otherwise. As you read those below, consider one historical item that can offer a crucial compass for the outcome of the anti-gun agenda:
AFTER MANY DECADES, the government's war on illegal drugs has been an utter failure against the profusion of drugs, drug dealers, and drug violence, and has spawned a sophisticated and well-funded criminal market. How does anyone now think a government war on guns – a 2nd Amendment right no less – would fare? Would it not also put the market and the weapons totally in the hands of the criminals?
THE REAL STATISTICS
1. Between 1980 and 2010, 99 mass shootings (4 or more killed) were recorded. All but one of the “successful” mass shootings occurred in areas where armed citizens are banned.
This past Friday I watched CNN interview an individual (a black woman) who claimed the flying of the Confederate Battle Flag on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol was a contributor to the awful shooting at the A.M.E. Church in Charleston. I and several others in the room at the time looked at each other in amazement.
Since then, pressure has been applied continuously on the Sovereign State of South Carolina to remove the flag, with both Governor Haley and Senator (Mama's Boy) Graham jumping on the band wagon.
Yet again, the radical liberal left seem not to have gotten the message. I seriously doubt that awful shooting was prompted by the display of a flag. Rather, it was one person's perception of the black community. In fact, the shooter stated as much.
Presidential candidate Barack Obama called for a “civilian national security force”, one as big as all of the nation’s military branches combined.
Now, Al Sharpton is suggesting a path that probably would accomplish that: Nationalize America’s police forces. We have all seen him at the Ferguson, New York City, and Baltimore riots that have taken place in a rush to condemn police officers who were doing their jobs while encountering suspects who were resisting arrest.
While the Baltimore case is still open, investigations have cleared the officers of wrong-doing in both Ferguson and New York. Most interesting is the uniformity of the signs, chanted slogans, and behavior in the crowds at all locations.
Soros has financed such organizations as Black Lives Matter and has bussed paid protesters and rabble-rousers into these powder keg areas. The New American (www.thenewamerican.com) article titled “Justice Department Grants Linked to Cop-Killing Rap Video”, details the U.S. Department of Justice’s using our tax dollars to incite race riots.
To the Editor:
This email is to strenuously object to your article by Mike Thompson who erroneously states that nuclear power is "safe." Haven't you heard of what's happening in Japan at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant? The Germans have. Last I heard, they have shut down their nuclear power plants as a result.
Shame on you for deceiving the public into thinking that nuclear power is "safe" when nothing is further from the truth. The Pacific ecosystem of the Western USA is now collapsing due to the tons of radioactive water surging daily into the Pacific Ocean as a result of the ongoing tragedy in Fukushima. [Click 'Read More' below for rest of the letter]
by Ira White - Portsmouth
Doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists and geneticists are affirming from their practices and research – and often with their jobs and reputations at risk from propagandists and politicians – that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pedophile, and pornographer are ALL personality disorders that need medical care and not endorsement as a normal "born that way" trait by government, society or junk science.
But people aren't seeing how LGBT activism and Same-Sex Marriage are affecting the most vulnerable – our CHILDREN. And, as you will hear, those children feel uniquely stigmatized or isolated from speaking honestly about their circumstances.
What the evidence shows, as with the brutal abortion lobby, is radical activists and their political and medical collaborators playing social, sexual, and psychological roulette with youth through public schools, children's books, organizations like scouting, broadcast and social media, and now malignant laws bred from court decrees posing as federal legislation. Here are some of the powerful personal stories being censored from the public discourse...
DAWN STEPHANOWICZ: "I am one of six adult children of gay parents who recently filed amicus briefs asking the Supreme Court to respect the authority of citizens to keep the original definition of marriage. I also live in Canada, where same-sex marriage was federally mandated in 2005."
"If you say or write anything considered 'homophobic' (including same-sex marriage), you could face termination of employment or prosecution by the government. Now all children only have 'legal parents' [not 'natural parents'], as defined by the state. By legally erasing biological parenthood, the state ignores children’s foremost right: their immutable, intrinsic yearning to know and be raised by their own biological parents."
Children are not commodities that can be justifiably severed from their natural parentage and traded between unrelated adults
"Children in same-sex households will often deny their grief, feeling pressured to speak positively due to the politics surrounding LGBT households." CLICK READ MORE BELOW FOR REST OF THE STORY ...
by Larry Henry
Amour makes the world go round. Often times it sneaks up on us unexpectedly and sometimes scares us silly, but usually we welcome the stuff without too much reservation and thrashing about.
Then our feet grow wings, our hearts become as young eagles, while our heads float up in the clouds with nary a thought for passing aircraft. We behave like fools but nobody cares because they understand. They’ve been there before or want to be or maybe they are now.
It’s a time of youth no matter one’s chronological age, and every hour apart seems like Chinese water torture. A kiss ignites the senses, we embrace, we laugh, we cry, we fear the worst, but it’s going to be just fine, we hope, we pray … oh please Lord, make it last.
Sometimes it lasts a lifetime. Sometimes our hearts are broken in a million pieces. In spite of all this and Heaven too, love endures all. Love and patriotism were the essence of the fabulous 1950’s. [Click: Read More below for rest of the story]
by Michael Thompson
A new study by the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy shows that Virginia is in a position to capture a substantial share of the international nuclear power market.
We are in a position to offer the technology, the engineering and the expertise to build safe and environmentally friendly nuclear power plants all over the world.
The new study, Virginia Can Lead the Nation’s Nuclear Renaissance (here), focuses on the power potential from nuclear energy and the economic advantages available to Virginia from this expanding industry.
Mike Thompson is currently the Chairman and President of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, a non-partisan Virginia focused foundation dealing with the issues of improving education, government reform, economic development and environmental stewardship. This foundation is the state’s premier independent public policy foundation and has gained broad based respect from political and business leaders throughout Virginia.
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GOP defendants, in a $5 MILLION defamation lawsuit brought by Del. Scott Taylor over dirty political tricks, which included attempts to link Taylor to illicit drug use and a Newport News prostitute, settled the case out of court.
Terms of the settlement are confidential.
Defendants included former 2nd District GOP chairman Gary Byler, campaign workers Gerald Scimeca, Kyle Adams, Austin Chambers, and current GOP 2nd District chairman Curtis Colegate, all of whom protested vehemently when details of the plot were disclosed in a Virginia News Source investigation.
In settling the case, the dirty tricks were blamed on the underlings.
In their statement, the defendants said, “At the time Kyle Adams gave the Byler campaign the information purporting to be from Meagan Bakelaar's Facebook archives, the Byler campaign thought it was true.
“During the course of discovery in this case, the Byler campaign has learned that it was not true and that it was fabricated. We are sorry that the information was used in the campaign and for the embarrassment the use of the information caused Scott Taylor."
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