The Roanoke Slant

This file is a very brief journal and scrapbook and LTEs of some examples of the Roanoke Times slant. Comments to: lbhagen@roanokeslant.org

Sunday, July 05, 2015

 

Are They Illegal’s Or Mexican’s Or?

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The upcoming elections have caused a new round of discussions about “illegal immigrants” both in and entering the US and the Obama policies and practices relating to these people and their associated issues.
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Ann Coulter, a fiery Conservative, is part of the dialogue and is using an interesting choice of words.  She calls these people “Mexicans” and not “illegal immigrants” or “undocumented immigrants”.
Since that is their nationality one might wonder why that term is not in general use by the media and our government.  Aren’t they actually Mexican’s until they become naturalized American Citizens?  Apparently, we have created a third nationality category with multiple names.
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Ann Coulter fires back at critics of her immigration stance
http://video.foxnews.com/v/4338521646001/ann-coulter-fires-back-at-critics-of-her-immigration-stance/?#sp=show-clips
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This dialogue has become even more pointed due to a San Francisco murder.
Suspect in killing of San Francisco woman had been deported five times
http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/03/us/san-francisco-killing-suspect-immigrant-deported/
San Francisco (CNN)Kate Steinle was walking on a busy pier in San Francisco with her father when there was a single popping sound in the air.
She fell to the ground, struck by a bullet, the victim of what police say appears to be a random killing.
The man accused of firing the deadly shot -- 45-year-old Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez -- is an undocumented immigrant, a repeat felon who has been deported five times to Mexico, according to immigration officials.
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Apparently, the Pravda Media has marginalized coverage of this story by not including Kate in their “lives matter” program; after all, she’s just a young, blond, proper behaving, Caucasian woman and they also do not want to highlight yet another violent crime by an “illegal immigrant” or “Mexican” or  “”undocumented immigrant” or whatever.
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Federal Courts Rebut Obama’s Overreach
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/05/federal-courts-rebut-obamas-overreach.html
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Obama Immigration: The Breaker Says He’s A Fixer
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/obama-immigration-breaker-says-hes-fixer.html
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Children Of Violence Fleeing Homeland?  Really?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/07/children-of-violence-fleeing-homeland.html
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Yet Another Big ObamaCare Lie

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Roanoke Times, 7-4-2015, Pg 1, 6: Aetna to buy Humana as insurer landscape shifts
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Landscape shifts – That's what the Roanoke Times calls this? -- Really?
The Man’s Big Lies:
If you like your insurance provider – you can keep your provider
If you like your doctor – you can keep your doctor
You will pay less for your health insurance
ALL THESE LIES TOLD WITH KNOWLEDGE AFOREHAND
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/other/obama-health-care-promise-named-lie-year-f2D11736676
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And now another big Lie revealed:  You will have more health provider choices resulting in more competition – Really?
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The Aetna-Humana merger is yet another chapter in the ObamaCare healthcare provider consolidation that is resulting in less choice, less competition and higher costs.

Cost reductions are and will be based on reduced and deferred healthcare just as they are in England and Canada.
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Through it all the Pravda Media continues to sell ObamaCare as if it were snake-oil out of a Conestoga wagon.  How sad it that!
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ObamaCare: The Train Wreck Continues Into 2015 And Beyond
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/01/obamacare-train-wreck-continues-into.html
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ObamaCare Like A Chain-Reaction Highway Wreck
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/obamacare-like-chain-reaction-highway.html
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HealthCare Consolidation
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/246846-mcconnell-obamacare-to-blame-for-health-care-consolidation
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VT President: We’re On A Great Trajectory Now

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Roanoke Times, 7-5-2015, Pg 1, 6:  VT leader sets sights on growth
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Not one word about the cost of education to students and their families and the debilitating debt students must carry out into their future!
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Not one word about cost reduction and containment or initiating fiscal management systems to stop the runaway cost of higher education.
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Let’s just grow – which means build elegant structures at the Virginia taxpayers expense since all capital expenditures at state “public” schools are financed by taxpayer money.
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The Great Trajectory:   Student Cost at VT:
In-state:  $20,711
Out-of-state: $37,355
http://www.admiss.vt.edu/cost/
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Perhaps what Virginia parents and students and taxpayers want is less “Trajectory” and more educational value at an affordable price!
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Anemic 3% Increase In Virginia Tech Taxpayer Support
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/07/anemic-3-increase-in-virginia-tech.html
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Virginia College Tuition A Runaway Train
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/07/virginia-college-tuition-runaway-train.html
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The Homogenizing Of The United States

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Homogenizing:  make uniform or similar. 


Synonyms:  make uniform, make similar, standardize, unite, integrate, fuse, merge, blend, meld, coalesce, amalgamate, combine
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Since the enactment of our Constitution, there has been an ongoing movement by the US government, including the Courts,  to make the United States into a uniform and homogenized entity.

The objective: make the United States into One State!
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During the past 50 years this movement has accelerated the reduction in States control and independence through legislation and court mandates. 
Key examples include (to name just a few):
Interstate Commerce Control of almost all products and services
Birth Control & Abortion
Gun Control
School Uniformity
Marriage Licenses
Health Care Insurance
Taxation
Energy Development and Generation
Food Manufacturing
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This metamorphose from a State focused government to a Federal focused government is a major change from the Framers objectives as articulated in the Constitution. 
The primary vehicle used to justify this major departure is wordsmithing the very basis of the Constitution from being a “Sacred Contract” between The People and Their Government to the 1984 DoubleSpeak: “The Constitution is a Living Document”.
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The US is now the new Greece, Italy, France and Spain racked with debt and regulation and dependency all driven by an all-controlling central government.
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Perhaps all this will be to the American People’s best interest but it certainly is far from what The Framers fought for and The Greatest Generation built.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/07/july-4th-independence-day.html
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Saturday, July 04, 2015

 

July 4th Independence Day

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Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom).
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“The celebration of the Declaration of Independence Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument. Here, in exalted and unforgettable phrases, Jefferson expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of the American people. The political philosophy of the Declaration was not new; its ideals of individual liberty had already been expressed by John Locke and the Continental philosophers. What Jefferson did was to summarize this philosophy in "self-evident truths" and set forth a list of grievances against the King in order to justify before the world the breaking of ties between the colonies and the mother country.”
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/07/july-4th-2013.html
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Google’s Home Page Doodle for 4th of July 2015 – How sad is that!
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Salute to The Troops who defend our Constitution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwrel&NR=1&v=jAmCxzuJNM8
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National Anthem - all the Service Academy Choirs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ETrr-XHBjE
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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE -- THE SIGNERS
"For the support of this Declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."
https://whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/DOCUMENTS/the_signers.html
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Some Thomas Jefferson History for those who wish to reflect on one of our Primary Founding Fathers:
God Bless Thomas Jefferson and The United States of America.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson
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http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/thomasjefferson
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http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/brief-biography-thomas-jefferson
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7 Ways to Teach Kids What July 4th Means
These ideas will help you talk to kids about American values and the meaning of July 4th.
http://www.grandparents.com/grandkids/holiday-activities-and-crafts/7-ways-to-teach-patriotism-to-your
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Prior blog items:
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Monday, July 04, 2011: Roanoke Times Prints Jefferson’s Declaration
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/07/roanoke-times-prints-jeffersons.html
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Defend Freedom whenever and wherever it is maligned
Freedom DoubleSpeak Sequel to 1984
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/05/doublespeak-sequel-to-1884.html
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Thursday, July 02, 2015

 

CNN Anchor Saved By The Second Amendment

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Ex-CNNer Lynne Russell's husband kills robber in wild motel shootout
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/07/01/ex-cnn-lynne-russell-husband-kill-robber-in-wild-motel-shootout/?intcmp=latestnews
A road trip down old Route 66 led to a Wild West-style motel shootout for a pioneering CNN anchor and her former-soldier hubby.
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“My husband is a hero because he really saved our lives,” she gushed.
De Caro said he called upon his special forces training in the moment, and insisted there was “no way” he would’ve let the gunman harm his wife.
“I was determined to save my dream girl’s life — even if it cost my own,” he told The Post, adding that his injuries “hurt like hell.”
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Good thing for Russell and De Caro that CNN's war against the second amendment had not disarmed them!
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A valid and good new gun law that we do need:
Reciprocity of concealed carry permits for all 50 states
We don't need a drivers license for every state we drive in and through.
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Ultimate Gun Control: Unarmed French Police
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-ultimate-gun-control-unarmed-french.html
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Gun-Free Zones Not Working
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/12/gun-free-zones-not-working.html
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Senate Rejects More NonEffective Gun Control
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/04/senate-rejects-more-noneffective-gun.html
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More Guns Yield Less Gun Homicides
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/05/more-guns-yield-less-gun-homicides.html
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

 

The Cost Of Egg’s And All Corn-based Things

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Roanoke Times, 6-28-2015, Pg 1, 5:  Egg prices on rise after flu outbreak.  Consumers and restaurants are grappling with the increase in costs.
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Two-thirds Pg Bus 1 and all of Pg 5 – lots of nice chicken pictures including idyllic pictures of a family with a basket of eggs – hardly representative of the US egg industry that produces 8 BILLION eggs per month!
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This entire article on eggs and cost of eggs and not one word about the major cause of expensive eggs, chickens, turkeys, ham, beef, cereals, milk products and all the other foods that depend on the cost and availability of CORN!
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What’s with the CORN?  We’re burning massive amounts of corn in our cars (ObamaGas).  It’s called ethanol, it’s made from corn, and it has raised the price of corn and therefore almost all our food costs.  Ask any food shopper: what has happened to the cost of food over the past ten years?
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The Roanoke Times isn’t about to shed any negative light on ObamaGas!  After all jacking-up the price of food is a big problem for middle-class and poor people who’s food budget is a major part of their budget.  These are the very folks Obama claims he stays up nights worrying about.
Off-shore poor people are also impacted due to higher prices of our corn and food exports.
Obama’s latest obscenity: he want’s to increase the “mandated” amount of ethanol in gasoline from 10% to 15%.
For English majors – that’s a 50% increase in corn being burned in our cars.
WSJ, 8-11-12, Pg A2: The ethanol industry consumes about 40% of the corn produced in the US!
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Study: Ethanol Mandates Causing Spiraling U.S. Food Prices
http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2013/01/28/study-ethanol-mandates-causing-spiraling-us-food-prices
After more than 50 years of declining food prices, ethanol subsidies and mandates have caused a dramatic rise in U.S. food prices since 2005, data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show.
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To add major insult to injury – ethanol manufacturing and use does NOT decrease the CO2 being generated compared to oil-sourced gasoline.
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Obama Fiddling While Burning Our Food As Ethanol
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/08/obama-fiddling-while-burning-our-food.html
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Why Hasn’t Virginia Expanded Medicaid?

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Roanoke Times, 6-23-2015, Pg 4:  Va. did not expand Medicaid; saw a minimal decline in uninsured from 2013 to 2014.
ObamaCare made a negligible change in the uninsured in Virginia.
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Not one word or number of what Medicaid costs now no less what massive expansion would cost nor the tax increases to pay for that or the impacts to taxpayers or the economy.
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Why doesn’t Virginia just expand Medicaid?  Just do it!
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1  Over the last 5-7 years the current Medicaid program has grown from 13% of the state budget to 22%, thus crowding out spending on other core services such as K-12, higher education, public safety, and other health and human services.
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2  In the 2014-2016 biennium budget Virginia had to put up $762 Million additional dollars for the current Medicaid program, that is $386 Million per year. In other words current Medicaid is growing due to greater utilization and costs. This trend to take a larger and larger share cannot be continued without reducing or holding steady other services unless revenue increases under the current tax structure, or taxes are raised. 
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"Estimates for adopting Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion show it will cost Virginia taxpayers $902 million through 2022,"
http://www.theunitedpatriot.com/ron-paul-group-says-medicaid-expansion-will-cost-virginia-taxpayers-902-million
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ObamaCare Insured are discovering that Health Insurance is not Health Care!
People who have spent their money on Insurance with high co-pays and deductibles cannot afford to go to a doctor – therefore—they are still going to emergency rooms.
Three-quarters of emergency physicians say they've seen ER patient visits surge since Obamacare took effect — just the opposite of what many Americans expected would happen.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/05/04/emergency-room-visits-rise-under-affordable-care-act/26625571/
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Obama has carried out a war against private industry, free enterprise and small business job creation that has resulted in the most anemic economic recovery in a century.
The ObamaEconomy has failed the American people resulting in massive debt,  under-employment, long term unemployment and anemic 29 hour per week jobs.  These economic failures have been used by Obama to justify major socialistic programs of dependency and entitlement.
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All this Socialism and expanded entitlements reminds us of Margaret Thatcher’s quote:
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.

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National Bankruptcies
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/06/national-bankruptcies-neither-borrower.html
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ObamaCare: The Train Wreck Continues Into 2015 And Beyond
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/01/obamacare-train-wreck-continues-into.html
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ObamaCare: More Deceit That We Can Believe In
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/09/obamacare-more-deceit-that-we-can.html
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Obama: "You Didn't Build That!"
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/08/presidents-speech-taken-at-face-value.html

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National Bankruptcies: Neither A Borrower Nor A Lender Be

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Polonius:
Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
Hamlet Act 1, scene 3, 75–77
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Clearly Polonius was on to something, however, modern governments and people have become hooked on debt as the method of living today with tomorrow’s stuff!  Saving-up to buy things is totally passé, nobody does that anymore.
However, when you buy with debt you must pay for both the item or service itself and the rent on the borrowed money, "Aye, there's the rub" from Hamlet's soliloquy.
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The chickens are now coming home to roost with multiple major national financial crises:
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Illinois' GOP governor moves to avoid government shutdown
http://news.yahoo.com/illinois-gop-governor-moves-avoid-government-shutdown-231151066--politics.html
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Millions of American Retirees at Risk if Puerto Rico Defaults on Debts
http://news.yahoo.com/illinois-gop-governor-moves-avoid-government-shutdown-231151066--politics.html
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Greece will default
http://www.businessinsider.com/report-greece-wont-pay-the-imf-on-tuesday-2015-6
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But the Big Kahuna in the room is the US National Debt:

$18.3 TRILLION,  $57,000 per citizen, more than the $17 TRILLION GDP

Interest per year:  $526 BILLION (at the lowest interest rates in history)

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America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.
Americans deserve better."
Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
“Our $16 Trillion debt is not a problem!”
Pres. Barack H. Obama, 2013

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Margaret Thatcher’s quote comes home to roost:
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
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Obama’s Legacy: Destroying The American System Through Bankruptcy
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2013/10/obamas-legacy-destroying-american.html
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Greece: Obama’s New America
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/05/greece-obamas-new-america.html
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

 

Hot Good Old Days In Roanoke

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Some say it's a hot June in Roanoke Va.
Some say it's setting record temperatures.
Some say it's the result of man-made CO2 and global warming AGW
But what does the record say?
The record says that of the 10 hottest June days "on record since 1912" that:
7 occurred before the current CO2 build-up starting in 1950
only 3 occurred after 1950
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/rnk/climate/top10s/ROA/maxt06.txt
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Apparently The Pope, Obama, Gore, Mann and all their global warming models are going to have difficulty blaming this on CO2 (man-made or nature-made)
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Something about mother-nature's variability!
It's of  interest that thermometers came into use in 1900.
It's hard to know what the actual temperatures were before 1900 during the Medieval Warm Period or the Little Ice Age that ended about 1776, or from then to 1900.
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Man-made Global Warming or Mother Nature's Normal Climate?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/01/man-made-global-warming-or-mother.html
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Global Warming Meets Mother Nature
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/01/global-warming-meets-mother-nature.html
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

NY Escaped Convicts: Underwear Found

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Escaped Murderers Update: Escaped Murderer's Underwear Located
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/06/22/new_york_escaped_convicts_manhunt_underwear_edition.html
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As serious as this situation is, there is a funny side to it too.
This type of humor was once called "Black Humor" – apparently banned in today’s lexicon.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_comedy
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Officers are having difficulty keeping their tracking bloodhounds on the trail:
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Putting Lipstick On Pit Bulls

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Roanoke Times, 6-22-2015, Pg 1, 6: Nature of pit bulls a continuing controversy.
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Two-thirds of front page with idyllic picture of happy pet owner with her wonderful pit bulls playing with toys.
Over two-thirds of Pg 6 with another wonderful picture of an almost asleep pit bull up close and personal  -- hugs and kisses anyone?
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Next to last column on Pg 6 in small print is the reality from an informal website:
From 2005 through 2014 over 203 Americans have been killed by pit bulls.
Over 62% of people killed by dogs are killed by pit bulls.
http://www.dogsbite.org/dangerous-dogs-pit-bull-faq.php?gclid=CKHkzbSWpsYCFYU9gQodMMMBvw
No statistics were quoted for massive and serious injuries.
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Is there anyone anywhere that is not aware of the psychotic killer nature of these animals that has been bred into them for over 200 years.
Hasn’t this pet owner and the author of this misguided positive article read the tragic stories of parents and relatives whose pit bulls have killed and mauled family children?
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Instead of a wonderful positive story about this very dangerous breed, perhaps the RT could have printed a story like:
As family mourns, propaganda hides danger of pit bull attacks
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/columnists/steve-blow/20150422-as-family-mourns-propaganda-hides-danger-of-pit-bull-attacks.ece
In a scene almost too sickening to imagine, a 2-month-old baby in a bouncy seat was attacked and fatally mutilated by the family’s pit bull.
The baby’s grandmother expressed the family’s complete shock. The dog had been in the family and around other children for eight years without problems, she said.
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There are none so blind as those who will not see!
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Conclusion: If you’re a drug dealer or a gang member get a Pit Bull
All others, especially those with children,  get a Golden Retriever.
And stop promoting these psychotic and dangerous animals.
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Monday, June 22, 2015

 

Obama Uses His Community Organizer N-Word To Help Race Relations?

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At a time of great pain and suffering and soul-searching by the American People, Obama “The Uniter”  once again stoops down into the “hood” to use terminology that he knows full-well triggers hostile and negative reactions and behaviors.
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In addition, Obama states that "we" are racist through our DNA!
Apparently, that means we can't help it -- we-all are also victims!
However, the majority of Americans are immigrants that came here after The War Between The States -- how can racism be in our DNA?
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This is the "Rap leadership” that we got with:  Hope And Change?
How sad is that for all the American People!
How can this person garner any respect from anyone with this kind of race-baiting?
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Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama used the N-word during an interview released Monday
http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/22/politics/barack-obama-n-word-race-relations-marc-maron-interview/
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YouTube  June 22, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9d7_DT9FpU
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Obama: Vote for revenge
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/11/vote-for-love-of-country-not-revenge.html
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Bill O'Reilly Answers AG Holder's Call For A Race Debate
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/09/bill-oreilly-answers-ag-holders-call.html
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

 

Virginia Lutherans -- Charleston In Our Prayers





 
This morning I read the letter from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton and it flat took my breath away. The 21-year-old shooter was an ELCA member. Two of the nine shot and killed by him were graduates of our Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.
 
In the prejudice for color of skin one of our own killed nine of our own. In evil lies about "all of them", a 21-year-old Lutheran shot and killed two graduates of our very own seminary.
 
We sing, "Red and yellow, black and white, all are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world."
 
We are joined to Emmanuel AME congregation as we have been all along in the eyes of our Lord. Up to now we didn't even know it.
 
I ask every one of us to pray for these nine sisters and brothers of ours. I ask that we pray for their families as one of us who have violently lost those most precious to them..... by one of us.
 
I ask for a long moment of silence in our prayers of the church this Sunday for us to contemplate that this young man is from our Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Then let us pray for him and his family.
 
I recall Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s words that we teach our children and ourselves to recognize another by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin.
 
Sisters and brothers, we have work to do within our church.  
 
The All-Inclusive Outreach Team of the VA Synod has provided a resource that includes suggestions of how to talk about the events in Charleston during our worship services. 
 
With so much sadness I will lift all of you up in my prayers this Sunday.
 
Jim Mauney
  



Virginia Synod, ELCA | 540-389-1000 | www.vasynod.org

 

The Charleston Church Massacre

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Roanoke Times, 6-21-2015, Pg 9:  Suspect (Dylann Roof) lays out racism in manifesto.
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Crimes like this defy the words and expressions of ordinary people.
Wonderful people lost to their families and communities by a mentally ill assailant.
Religious people try to cope with the shock and disbelief through their faith, others are left to try to reconcile the irreconcilable.
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One cannot explain the VT massacre, the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre, Washington Navy Yard, Fort Hood,  Killeen, Texas, the German co-pilot and the shocking acts of a Norwegian Farmer killing 69 fine young people at a political retreat.
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Clearly there are, and have always been, very disturbed people in society.  Unfortunately, their associates do not act on statements that forebode violent acts and it’s also clear that psychiatry is far more an art than a science and well intentioned privacy laws keep vital information locked up and useless.
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It appears that Dylan Roof and the Oklahoma bomber have much in common.  Their final sick acts were based on perceived transgressions against others, not themselves.
This makes them equivalent to lone-wolf domestic terrorists that are very difficult to detect before they commit their vile acts.
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Unfortunately, there are many in the media who are casting dispersions relative to gun-control and political entities.
If only solutions were as simple as sound-bites. 
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Sweet Briar, AG Herring And Title IX

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Roanoke Times, 6-21-2015,  Pg 1, 11: Settlement’s terms will keep Sweet Briar open
http://www.roanoke.com/news/education/virginia/mediated-agreement-would-keep-sweet-briar-open-next-year/article_5f21f988-ea2a-5683-890c-a8e2a05afa83.html
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Virginia AG Mark Herring has intervened in the projected closing of All-girls Sweet Briar College.  His intervention includes unilaterally negating the specific instructions in donor’s endowments.  Apparently, no problem there – these old rich gals are long dead and who cares for what specific purposes they left their money!
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Sweet Briar had 530 students (130 students per grade-level).  Herring is “making available” $16 million of “restricted endowment money” for college operating expenses.  That’s $30,000 per student plus $40,000 tuition per student for $70,000 per student for next year.  Would you invest in this business plan?  What’s the plan for the following years?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/06/university-president-jobs-pay-well-but.html
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This “creative financing” brings to mind Margaret Thatcher’s quote: the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
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An interesting reverse-discrimination question: if All-boys Hampden-Sydney were to fall on hard financial times would AG Herring be so accommodative?
I think Not!  The NOW girls would have a hissy-fit!
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Apparently, Sweet Briar and Herring are all just ignoring Title IX anyway!
Title IX:  “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Title_IX
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Sweet Briar’s Diverse Education?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/05/sweet-briars-diverse-education.html
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http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/03/the-unfortunate-fate-of-sweet-briars-professors/387376/
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Saturday, June 20, 2015

 

"American Pie" Revisited -- The Video

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Reflections on "American Pie"
The more things change, the more they remain the same!
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