Old Letters to the editor

Old Letters to the editor
Letters from before 2008.

By News on the Net - Sunday, July 17, 2016 - Full Story

Ohio police officer shot dead during domestic dispute call

A 31-year-old police officer in Ohio was fatally shot responding to a domestic dispute during the weekend.

Girard officer Justin Leo was shot Saturday night, WFMJ reports.—More…

By Fox News - Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Full Story

Germany’s entire U-boat fleet is out of action

BERLIN –  All of Germany’s six submarines are out of action, and the country’s defense minister isn’t happy about it.

The Kieler Nachrichten newspaper reports that four U-boats are being serviced in boatyards while two others are waiting for a berth.—More…

By Fox News - Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Full Story

‘Czech Trump’ storms to victory: Billionaire anti-EU populist wins election with a huge margin in th

A billionaire populist dubbed the ‘Czech Trump’ clinched victory in the Czech Republic’s election on Saturday, while Eurosceptics and an anti-Islam group made strong gains.

Andrej Babis’ anti-corruption and anti-euro ANO (Yes) party won with 29.7 per cent support (78 parliament seats), in a victory that represents a shift to the right for the country.—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Mail- Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Full Story

WHO Reverses Appointment of Robert Mugabe as ‘Ambassador’ After Outcry

LONDON — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday reversed its controversial appointment of Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” following outrage from donors and human rights groups.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who made the appointment Wednesday, said in a statement that he had listened to those expressing concerns.—More…

By News on the Net -- NBC- Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Full Story

Former FEC Head Proposes ‘Government Regulation’ Of ‘Fake News’

In a paper titled: “Fool Me Once: The Case for Government Regulation of ‘Fake News,’” former Federal Election Commission (FEC) head, Ann M. Ravel, as well as co-authors Abby K. Wood and Irina Dykhne, argue that news on social media should be closely monitored, and that users who share “an item that has been flagged as untrue” should be reminded that such actions could have legal consequences.

The paper focuses on several aspects regarding the regulation of “fake news” on social media, but the most disturbing are the recommendations concerning consumers:—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Wire- Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Full Story

Las Vegas police officer killed in massacre left funeral notes: ‘Remember me for who I was’

A Las Vegas police officer and U.S. Army veteran who was among the 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history provided instructions ahead of his death.

Charleston Hartfield, 34, was buried Friday following private graveside services. His burial came after a funeral that drew more than 2,000 family members, friends and police and military officers, with honors that included a motorcade down the Las Vegas Strip.—More…

By Fox News - Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Full Story

Shotgun-wielding man holds gun to man’s head in front of armed cops after storming bowling alley

This is the terrifying moment a man armed with a sawn-off shotgun showed police one of his hostages after he stormed a bowling alley packed with children.

The suspect, a white man in his 40s, strolled around the MFA at the Bermuda Park in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, brandishing the weapon before taking two staff members hostage.—More…

Shotgun-wielding man holds gun to man’s head in front of armed cops after storming bowling alley

By News on the Net -- Daily Mail- Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Full Story

Hollywood’s & MSM’s Magic Wand Cures Weinstein’s Sex Addiction in 7 Days

Hollywood’s & MSM’s Magic Wand Cures Weinstein’s Sex Addiction in 7 Days

“Hello Muddah, hello Faddah”!

Guess who just checked out of rehab’s Camp Grenada?

With apologies to the novelty song by Allan Sherman and Lou Busch which hit #2 on the Billboard Hit List for three weeks back in August of 1963, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been sprung.  Sprung, that is, by signing himself out after ONE WEEK in sex addict rehab.

By Judi McLeod - Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Full Story

A Man Hears What He Wants to Hear…

And, many of you might continue along with, “…and disregards the rest.” Which, as most of us now know, is from Paul Simon’s song ‘The Boxer’ from their ‘Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ album. Hopefully Mr. Simon won’t mind, but “troubled waters” is also an excellent description of life in The United States of America today.

I recently read an article by Rush Limbaugh entitled, “We’re Paralyzed By Stupidity” and, might I humbly add, apathy can also be seen as one of our major paralyzing problems.  But, jokingly, who really gives an RA!

By Fredy 'Brooklyn' Lowe - Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Full Story

Living in Trump Country USA

Living in Trump Country USA

For those of you who haven’t heard, Mary and I moved from Florida to a tiny town in West Virginia to be closer to our parents. We are experiencing wonderful culture shock. I am not a fan of the winding mountain roads. Supermarket and hardware stores are over 20 miles away. And yet, we unexpectedly love our new heavenly haven of Americana.

I am one of around 20 blacks in the population of 500. Everyone from the town hall to the bank, post office and country store knew we were the Marcuses who “bought the white house”.

By Lloyd Marcus - Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Full Story

The Wisdom of a Third Grade Dropout Will Change Your Life

Make an Impact: Rick Rigsby delivers a powerful speech on how his father’s teachings have guided him through the most troubling times of his life. Are you Inspired? Order Dr. Rick Rigsby’s book, “Lessons from a third grade dropout” here


By News on the Net - Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Full Story

Toxic Masculinity Vs. Righteous Masculinity

Toxic Masculinity Vs. Righteous Masculinity

I first became familiar with the term “toxic masculinity” a couple of years ago, and thought to myself “Oh great, some more post-feminist misandrist bulls—t. Misandry is “the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against men or boys.”

But I recently read an article by Maureen Ryan that pulled me up short and allowed me to see the light, so to speak. When Ms. Ryan speaks of “toxic masculinity” she is not referring to masculinity per se, but to a very specific type of masculinity… and I could not agree with her more.

By Jim ONeill - Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Full Story

George W. Bush’s Speech on Trumpism

Bush, Obama, Trump

After eight years of political silence, what prompted former President George W. Bush’s speech on 29 October 2017, at the “Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In The World” event in New York, described, in the words of CNN, as “a major smackdown on Trumpism?”

“Smackdown” is a gross exaggeration. It was less than that. And it was more than that.

By Lee Cary - Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Full Story

WHO Lied about Dangers of Roundup

WHO Lied about Dangers of Roundup

According to Reuters the Word Health Organization (WHO) purposefully distorted it’s findings on the weedkiller glyphosate , the key ingredient in Roundup.  Roundup has been the subject of multi-million dollar lawsuits as a result of the U.N. report claiming it is a carcinogen.

According to the article:

By Timothy Birdnow - Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Full Story

DC Swamp denizens strike back

EPA reductions in biodiesel mandates

Despite what I thought were persuasive articles over the years (here, here and here, for example), corn ethanol and other biofuel mandates remain embedded in US law. As we have learned, once a government program is created, it becomes virtually impossible to eliminate, revise or even trim fat from it.

This year, it looked like this “rule of perpetuity” might finally change. The Trump-Pruitt Environmental Protection Agency proposed to use its “waiver authority” to reduce its 2018 biodiesel requirement by 15% (315 million gallons) and (possibly) lower the 2019 total down to the 1-billion-gallon minimum mandated by Congress. The proposed action would not affect corn or other ethanol production and blending requirements, despite growing problems with incorporating more ethanol into gasoline.

By Paul Driessen - Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Full Story

Europe’s Next World War Begins in France

Europe's Next World War Begins in France, Islam

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb made it official. France is “in a state of war”.

It’s not just rhetoric. Bombs turn up in a posh Parisian suburb. Two young women are butchered at a train station. And it’s just another week of an Islamic World War III being fought in France.

From the November attacks in 2015 that killed 130 people and wounded another 400+, to the Bastille Day truck ramming attack last year that killed 86 and wounded 458, the war is real.

By Daniel Greenfield - Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Full Story

Above all else, tax reform is about the productive deployment of capital


Why do conservatives want lower taxes? Is it because we hate government, hate the poor and hate the environment?


Is it because we think fat cats need to be fatter?


By Herman Cain - Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Full Story


The question at the center of the debate is the role of Lee Harvey Oswald. Was he the diabolical perpetrator of the heinous crime or an unwitting patsy set up to take the blame for the murder of the century by powerful forces either within the U.S. government, the Mafia or foreign entities?

Prior to the assassination, Oswald spent several months living, playing and working in New Orleans, LA. While some believe he was using that time to prepare for the Kennedy assassination, others are convinced that Oswald was working undercover for the U.S. government or as a foreign spy.

By Jeff Crouere - Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Full Story

EPA’s Pruitt abolishes ‘sue and settle’

Scott Pruitt

On Monday, Scott Pruitt, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency administrator, announced a major change in the way the EPA will be doing business in the future. The agency will no longer pursue what has come to be known as “sue and settle,” whereby environmental groups sue the agency to take a desired action and the agency responds by settling the suit under terms favorable to the group. This change will restore agency rulemaking to its proper function, and deny the Left a major weapon in emplacing extreme, damaging regulations in federal agencies with no input or oversight from affected parties.

Pruitt announced: