The NYT has an article on the latest school shootings:
“Feb 27, ask 2012
Chardon, there Ohio.: One student dies and four students are injured after being shot at Chardon High School. The police take the lone gunman into custody.”
Part of the article says:
“a news radio station in
Cleveland, buy information pills bumped Rush Limbaugh’s program on Monday, giving the local host Mike Trivisonno seven hours to discuss the shootings. Mr. Trivisonno said callers were lined up all day, with listeners weighing in on the roles that bullying, social media, gun laws and parenting might have played in the shooting. “
“It can happen anywhere, and does,” Mr. Trivisonno said on the air in response to a caller who wondered if a divide between the area’s rural and suburban populations might have contributed to the shootings. “It can happen anywhere.”
Yes, it can happen anywhere but the location didn’t cause the shootings and neither did some of their excuses in the paragraph above! What happened to the investigative reporting the newspapers used to do? Let’s suppose these shootings were done by a student or person from a church affiliated school instead of a public school. Can we just imagine the accusations made and judgments thrown at the church or religion? How many times have we heard the words “homophobe, bigot, racist, religious zealot or intolerant when the Mainstream media covers stories they consider useful to promote their progressive agenda? Why aren’t they attempting to find the real cause for these school shootings? There is something terribly wrong going on in our schools and what our children are or aren’t learning. That can also be said about the entertainment industry. Haven’t we had enough of the “political correctness” being fed to all of us? Much of this is manifested in the young immature minds of our young and carries on into adulthood. Isn’t it about time the MSM faces up to the “cause and effect” of liberalism and the effect it is is having on our society, especially the school shootings and just report the facts as they should be doing. Isn’t that their job?Following is a brief history of school related shootings! Sad!
Aug 1, 1966
Austin, Tex.: Charles J. Whitman kills 17 and injures 31 from atop the University of Texas tower.
May 1, 1992
Olivehurst, Calif.: Eric Houston, 20, holds dozens hostage at his former high school, Lindhurst High. During the standoff, Houston fatally shoots three students and one of his former teachers.
Dec. 1, 1997
West Paducah, Ky.: Michael Carneal, 14, fatally shoots three classmates and wounds five at a high school prayer meeting.
March 24, 1998
Jonesboro, Ark.: A 13-year-old boy and his 11-year-old cousin open fire outside a middle school, killing four girls and a teacher and injuring 11 others.Apr 20, 1999Near Littleton, Colo.: After planning for a year, Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, kill 12 students and a teacher and wound dozens before killing themselves at Columbine High School.
Jan. 16, 2002
Grundy, Va.: A student on the verge of suspension at the Appalachian School of Law shoots and kills the dean, a professor and a student, and wounds three students before three others — all of them former law enforcement officers — tackle and subdue him.
March 21, 2005
Red Lake, Minn.: On an Indian reservation, Jeff Weise, 16, kills his grandfather and a companion, five fellow students, a teacher and a security guard before killing himself.
Oct. 2, 2006
Nickel Mines, Pa.: Charles C. Roberts IV, 32, shoots 11 girls execution-style at an Amish school, killing five of them and wounding seven.Apr 16, 2007Blacksburg, Va.: A gunman at Virginia Tech University kills 32 people and wounds 15 others, attacking first in a dormitory and then in a classroom building, before killing himself.
Sept. 21, 2007
Dover, Del.: Two students are wounded in an early-morning shooting incident at Delaware State University; one of the students dies of her wounds a month later.
Feb. 8, 2008
Baton Rouge, La.: A student walks into a classroom at Louisiana Technical College and opens fire, shooting two fellow students to death, and then commits suicide.
Feb. 14, 2008
Dekalb, Ill.: A student at Northern Illinois University opens fire on students in a lecture hall, killing five before turning the gun on himself.Feb 12, 2010Huntsville, Ala.: A professor, Amy Bishop, is charged with killing three faculty members and wounding three others in a shooting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She is later indicted for the 1986 shooting death of her brother.”
Why do the liberal politicians love the word “choice” for everything but the schools? When it comes to where they send their children (at our expense), then private schools are fine, but not for the rest of us unless we pay for those schools out of our pockets and still pay taxes to fund the failing public schools!
So now we have Muslim Judges imposing Sharia law on our citizens right here in PA? According to this article, troche
Monday evening February 27, health 2012 Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) school board, with two board members absent voted 7-0 to approve the Keystone Realty deal. They voted, to hire the firm with tax payer’s money and to go after the tax payer property only because Keystone Realty felt and/or have determine the owners property assessment is not at fair market value and assessed to low; none of the board found the tactics or mode of operation wrong or unfair.
When I asked if they had contacted county officials regarding this problem of assessments being so far off that the BASD thought it justified hiring a firm to go after property owners, the board president said, “No, they had not contacted the county.”
Why the question regarding the county? It is the county’s responsibility to keep the counties real estate assessment current and up to date. The county property assessment have not had a assessment of county properties in years, and with that situation you are bound to get fluctuations in property value with many properties out of range of what their market value should be.
Rather then the school district informing the county that the district felt they had a serious problem with under valued property’s thereby losing tax money’s they choose to hire Keystone Realty Co. We now have a firm that has been turned lose on the county tax payer who is going to, what they call in the sales business “Easy Picken” looking in the county for properties they can close on quickly to maximize income in the business venture. They will zero in on the properties that are most out of balance with a very low assessment, properties that stick out like a sore thumb. They most certainly will find those they can pick off with little effort, wanting to close and put some business on the books. I would guess they close 3-6 deals quickly, making it worth the enough to continuing, any salesman worth his salt working in a territory that has been left go for 15-20 should be able to make a quick buck and with 30% as the commission rate it makes it more then worth while.
But I digress and that was not my point to make; My point is BASD has turned lose a wolf here in the county who could cares less about fairness and/or correcting the problem of assessment of county property values. Keystone Realty is interested in the deal and were they make their money, not in fairness of property assessment—the closing of the deal is were the buck is to be made and the fact of the matter is, you can’t blame them, that is their business and business model.
What should have happen was the school district should have contacted the county and at least told them BASD had a problem and recommended the county consider reassessment as Lehigh County is doing. I would guess that never crossed the board or the Administration’s mind to think of the citizens as a whole, instead we have a company that is turned lose as a lone wolf on the Northampton property owners who will pick their victims by the maximum spread the property has below what they think is fair market value and go in for the kill. This created battle will cost the property owner money out of pocket, money’s to fight the attack (Attorneys) all the while the BASD will have the full force of the tax payers money behind them. They have created a situation that can become highly charged and will lead no where in having a fair market assessment of ALL property’s in Northampton County. One can only see the short sightedness of this venture. With not one of the board having the leadership ability to suggest a different path in confronting the problem of property tax loses—–do to out of balance assessments here in the county.
Pay close attention to this because Keystone Reality will go after the Commercial Property’s first (Biggest spread) then they will come for you, the home owner, remember they have a 5 year contract.
today the original intent of the Founding Fathers has been subverted by a new doctrine – political correctness – originated by the left, and “freedom of the press” has regrettably become a means of propagating the viewpoint that only those tenets held dear by certain segments of our society should be reported as news. Contrary viewpoints must be labeled and reported not as news, but as the opinions of fringe groups, right-wingers or conservatives (not to be confused with society at large). Foremost among these fringe groups are any Bible believers – Jew or Christian. Moral absolutes are not acceptable, and only the rights of those people who are liberated from those antiquated thought patterns are protected by the First Amendment.”
Quote from link below
“Former Louisiana Gov. Charles “Buddy” Roemer has said he hopes to become the independent candidate to run for president as part of a group calling itself Americans Elect.”
Can this possibly be a game changer—-
The Republican Party is failing to satisfy the party conservatives and instead is going after the independents——a strategy that does not allow them to address the hard core issues that plague the country and certainly not get at the root of those problems.
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they are lost and sadly mistaken. The sadness of this is that compromising has settled in all the way to the local levels with few wanting to fight against this, cooperate mentality of follow the leader. Principles and truth is being filtered by the media and the Republican Party doesn’t seem to care. Instead of an all out campaign against the biased of the media they chose to walk the line that is painted for the them by the media, all the while not caring to much for the truth of things.
Maybe Congressman Ron Paul isn’t worry about running on a third party ticket because he already had this story—–months ago. Whether he runs or Roemer makes no difference the results will be the same—–Obama will be president again. This could explain the president’s calmness in knowing the outcome of November’s election. His deck is stacked with him knowing exactly when he will play every card. If the Republican leadership only wants a seat at the table (down at the end) it could also explain their willingness to compromise their positions on the critical issues.
Friends all this will change this summer with “Occupy Wall Street” and if the “Euro” goes down—-at that point I have no idea what the Republican Leadership is going to tell the Citizens of America.
But what do I know—–just this—-the Republican Leadership—-is not leveling with the party faithful nor the American citizens—-and it will come back to bite them and you know were.
We Shall See—–Don’t you think?????
An article by my friend Clyde:
We discussed baseball, recipe
taxes, grants, death, corrupt politicians and the local newspaper. Now, baseball was easy. Albert took the best offer. There was, after all, only about a 50 million dollar difference in them and the only organization in this country that does not consider that to be a substantial amount is our federal government. They can, and do, squander that away several times a day while they claim they don’t know where it went, and that it’s your fault anyway.
Now on taxes I pay what I consider to be aplenty. There’s federal and state income tax on all I earn. Federal, state, county, and city sales tax on all I buy. County and city personal property tax on all my toys, and county and city real estate tax on all land I rent. I say RENT because I must not really OWN it, because if I don’t pay the taxes in short order they’ll take it. So, it must not really be mine. I’m just their caretaker and have to pay them yearly for the privilege. Now when I die, and just in case you haven’t read the obituaries, we will all get there sooner or later, they want a death tax, too. That’s one check I won’t sign. The news people are now telling me that as of 1/1/2012, there will also be about 70 tax increases, most of them concealed in some way or another, so that you don’t notice. Of course, the government, in one form or another will imply that these are all in your best interest, as if we are too stupid to know what’s good for us.
The local paper, had a cartoon of sharks feeding but left out D.C. corruption and ignorant people to make it complete. Also under “Hybrids Run Amuck”, there was some truth that Barney Frank and Chris Dodd are in fact much to blame for the housing crisis. A guy named Paul Krugman says Mitt Romney should have trouble running a campaign based on falsehoods and then puts a picture of the biggest liar we’ve seen in many years on the page. A fellow named Jeremy Schwartz wrote an article telling us how jobless/unemployment benefits are not welfare, and he is after all an assistant professor of economics at
Maryland, so he must be right. WRONG. Welfare is getting something for nothing, and in spite of his claim “that workers pay premiums in the form of a tax remitted by their employers while they are working” he is totally wrong. The employer does remit a tax but it’s not paid by the worker, the employer pays it all. Therefore unemployment is getting something that the recipient never paid for, and that’s welfare. Now it’s easy to see why he’s just an assistant and also why this country is in the financial mess we are with teachers like this.
We don’t have room or time here to discuss grants, corrupt politicians, and death but I will write again soon. While not all politicians are corrupt, most corruption is surrounded by, tied to, fed by, or allowed to exist by bought and paid for politicians.
Sandra Fluke third year law student at Georgetown University defended her wanting contraception paid for by government because it was costing 3 thousand dollars for a student to buy the protection they thought they were entitled to. Sandra Fluke has unleashed a fire storm of controversy as the talk show people tried to bring it to light or maybe better way of putting it—-they tried to frame the wrong in what she said or is attempting to do.
You can view one clip here:
In Isaiah 33: 15, allergy
16 (KJ) we have this
(15) “He that walketh righteously, treatment
and speaketh uprightly:…”
(16) “He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his water shall be sure.”
This question or any question will always come down to—Is it right or is it wrong and of course by whose standard is it being judged. Is it wrong what Ms. Fluke is doing, view that is the question? Let the discussion begin at this point and unfold from there. Let the discussion not hinge on emotion and what “Rush” said or the TV commentators are saying, for they have clouded the issue. Let us hear what God has said.
Deuteronomy 30:15 (KJ)
“I (God) have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil.”
Ms. Fluke has before her a full life, this cause and the direction she in heading with this issue is questionable and certainly out of step with what is righteous. Any young women of college age, single and away from home wanting contraception to the extent that it costs 3 thousand dollars has to be called into question as to if she is doing right. It is raw sex nothing more and leads to what and questions, what is to happen to her?
Deuteronomy 30:17 (KJ)
“But if thine heart turn away,…”
What can be expected if her cause is not righteous? Remember she is not fighting for just what she wants but now guiding all females down a path before the Congress of the United States. She is also sending a signal to the men that females are available if not available, they know how to protect themselves so let’s get it on, Ms. Fluke is thereby lowering the standards of chastity and the purity of the women. It takes away from the intimacy of the act between a wife and husband, transforming it into raw sex for pleasure between a male and a female, the Bible calls it fornication.
Deuteronomy 30:18 (KJ)
“ I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land,…”
Deuteronomy 30:19 (KJ)
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: Therefore choose life,…”
Job 4:17 (KJ)
“Shall mortal man be more just than God? Shall a man be more pure than His maker?”
If Sandra Fluke is to lead in this issue then she is to understand her place as a leader and the direction she is leading. Justice and Righteousness must be the motive that Ms. Fluke has placed in the front as her guide, not want of safe sex. The question that Ms. Fluke should have or still can ask; Is what she doing falling within God’s law.
The progressive element is coming on stronger with each passing day and the Constitution by itself is no longer able to force the line or hold the gap. What has happen? The Constitution can only be the instrument of government if the people our righteous by God’s standard.
Psalm 26:1 (KJ)
“Judge me, O Lord for I have walked in mine integrity…”
Proverbs 26:7 (KJ)
“The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.”
Ms. Fluke will win the day because we know not what it is to be righteous or by what standard to be judging the issue or situation. We have taken God out of the picture so much so that we can not tell how to argue this but by asking. Isn’t Ms. Fluke embarrassing her parents? No the question Ms. Fluke should have been asked is; Is she doing right by God and his law. We will one day answer to Him which should be enough to compel us to fear Him and follow His law..
Now with that said, we have the President of the United States and the Georgetown University President along with the secular media approving Ms. Fluke’s direction and/or position.
Isn’t there something wrong, having two Presidents lead her and the people down an unrighteous path?
Isn’t there something wrong that two Presidents could not re-direct or re-focus Ms. Fluke’s efforts, putting them on the correct, Godly path?
If we do not or can not redress these faults against God, we shall surely perish. The Constitution can not put us on the righteous path only Biblical teaching will. The Constitution can not teach scripture and the Church’s have failed and have been failing for years compounding the problem We have no Constitutional law that is capable of holding back Ms Fluke’s law-less-ness and we do not have the church’s teaching God’s law.
Therefore we will have many of Ms. Fluke’s and her type of teachings and leadings of the people into god-less ventures.
We Shall See—don’t you think??