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.
If the Republican Leadership, allergist
think for a minute they are going to white wash the issues with lip service, Gastritis
thereby not addressing any of them, pharm
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?????