Swear or affirm
I find it impossible to believe a Muslim, Carolyn Walker, was sworn in as a judge in Boston using the Koran (not our Bible) with the blessing of our president. What is most alarming is this has not been mentioned by any news media to my knowledge. Remember Clinton says she will follow his lead. This happened in December 2015.
Britain and Australia had previously denied Sharia law anywhere in their country.
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Carolyn Walker-Diallo is an elected New York City Civil Court judge. The Constitution does not require a person holding office to be sworn in using a religious text at all. Herbert Hoover, the 31st president, was sworn in without putting his hand on any book. The event gathered about as much attention outside of New York as the swearing in of a municipal judge would normally get. In 2006, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison was sworn in using a Quran. And there is no need to outlaw Sharia law in the United States. It’s already outlawed by the Constitution’s First Amendment.
In response to The Telegraph’s article “Georgia Power spending nearly $2 billion to retire coal ash ponds”: While this is an important and necessary step toward cleaning up the waste of years of unsustainable energy practices, it is not nearly enough to ensure the health of nearby Georgia residents. Georgia Power will close all of its coal ash ponds and completely remove all ash from 16 of the ponds, which are located near lakes or rivers. However, much of the removed ash will be either relocated to the other inactive ponds or put in landfills.
Coal ash contains large amounts of heavy metals and other toxic substances that will likely leak out of the landfills and unlined ponds and contaminate surrounding water sources. Because any ponds closed before April 17, 2018, will not be required to maintain groundwater monitoring, this contamination will likely go unaddressed by the company. Duke University, which performed a study that included two Georgia Power coal ash ponds among others in the American southeast, found high levels of toxic heavy metals that had leeched into surrounding areas.
Coal ash, therefore, needs to be treated not just as a waste product but as a toxic byproduct of coal burning, and treated as such. Its storage and disposal must be regulated more carefully by a third party, as Georgia Power has proven that its current practices are both damaging and unsafe.
It will never happen
The recent statement by Dr. Grady L. Cornish that Fort Valley State University “has been consistently rejected for a doctor of veterinary medicine program” is entirely true, and will be from now on. In recent years, the Veterinary School in Athens has outgrown its 65-year-old building and has actively sought to construct a new, modern facility. That would have been a fine opportunity to move the School of Veterinary Medicine from the overcrowded Athens campus to the Fort Valley State campus, but the chancellor, the Board of Regents, the UGA faculty and many students were opposed to such a move. In my opinion, something that good will never happen as long as the regents continue to maintain FVSU as a historically black institution.
In their recent sit-in at the Capitol, Democratic members of Congress quoted statistics on the number of citizens who favor more restrictions on legal gun ownership. That’s easy to do. Many surveys are available, bought and paid for by media corporations and self-professed anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg. However, as an NRA member, I nor any of my fellow NRA gun owners have been asked for our opinion in these surveys, and we are not a small sample. Think about it ... if you want to pay for a survey to bolster your opinion about gun control and affect national decision-making, would you design the sampling completely objectively? Randomly? That doesn’t pass the idiot check. Of course not. Even if you didn’t specifically state what outcome you prefer, the very fact that you are paying for it and the survey agency knows your well-publicized position would cause them to give you what you want and for what you are paying.
The old adage is true, money talks. Also, figures don’t lie, but liars figure.
The U.S. Constitution has been amended many times. Some amendments, like prohibition, have been rescinded, but only by constitutional means — meaning congressional action followed by ratification by states. If America decides to eliminate the Second Amendment, the right to possess a firearm or to restrict that right, that is the proper way to go about it. Just passing laws to restrict the application of that right is not sufficient. The amendment says this right shall not be abridged. The erosion of our constitutional freedoms and rights by ever expanding government legislative fiat is unconstitutional. Period. Liberals think and say that it’s OK to “re-interpret” these words to suit their progressive agenda. That’s another way of lying. Words mean what they say.
Anyone with real common sense should question these misleading statistics, and you don’t have to ask the NRA. All you have to do is look at the overwhelming increase in gun sales nationwide. Nobody forces these people to spend their money that way. Many are simply trying to protect themselves and their families from criminals who surely would not give up their guns. If America disarms their loyal, responsible citizens there is nothing to protect them, since the police cannot be everywhere.
A “thank you” not enough
When you see an employee at the Navacent Luce Heart Center, say, “Thank you,” because the life these employees save may be your own. While at Cardio rehab heart works on May 18, Susan M., Susan S., Ken, Hayley and Erin are responsible for saving my life. Thank you!
The first responders, the ER doctor, the nurse practitioner, the cardiologist, the ER staff, the fifth floor employees and anyone that assisted me in any way — thank you!
There is only one exception to all of the above and that is Leon Jones. However he told me that if I could see him I was still alive. Thank you, Mr. Leon Jones!