12 MAY 2014, Vol.1, No.49 > FIFTEENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS – NO BIRTHPLACE OF RIVERS MONUMENT!
The POCAHONTAS CRIER
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FIFTHEENTH ORDER OF BUSINESS – NO BIRTHPLACE OF RIVERS MONUNMENT!
On the eve of the PRIMARY ELECTION the FIFTEENTH ORDER of BUSINESS is discussed according to the 15 POINTS, or Steps, towards providing PROGRESS & PROSPERITY to Pocahontas County once again by the joint-campaign of NORMAN LEE ALDERMAN (Rep-SD) and PATTI HEINEMANN (Dem-ND) for the two positions on the County Commission! If these two candidates for county commission WIN THE PRIMARY – and again in November – then ALL 15 POINTS will begin to take shape at the very first meeting of the commission in January 2015 – and Pocahontas County will be off to a NEW START!
As is well-known by now, both Norman & Patti as commission candidates have been endorsed by this Internet News Service pursuant to their education, experience, and courage in standing up for Social Justice against the handful of HAVES hovering over the rest of us HAVE-NOTS! That’s right, it’s not about partisan-politics as much as it is against the ‘Poverty Preservation Society’ (PPS) within Pocahontas County who wish to keep us as ‘slaves’ on their ‘economic-plantation’ while a handful live in luxury at the expense of the many who are stuck on a ‘fixed-income’ or ‘minimum-wages’! In past issues of The Pocahontas Crier anyone can find what we are talking about when it comes to the people & policies behind the spreading of POVERTY & PAUPERISM in this county while the same folks take for themselves and leave only crumbs for the rest!
And if that is not bad enough, than along comes the Federal Government with a hair-brain scheme to ‘carve-out-of-circulation’ another 123,000+ acres and form a private-federal-reserve called the ‘BIRTHPLACE OF RIVERS NATIONAL MONUMENT’ PARK! That much acreage amounts to about 40% of the federally-owned public land that we now all have access to use – but if either the White House or Congress ‘designates’ the land for a new national park – then everyone wishing to enter the ‘Federal-Zone’ will have to pay a ‘TOLL’ to use the same campsites and drive on the same Scenic Highway that we can now use for FREE!
Ah, but a little dirty secret that is not being spoken about too much is the fact that a new FEDERAL POLICE FORCE will be created to check ‘our papers & permits’ in order to enter the new ‘Federal-Zone’ – after paying a ‘toll’ of course! Now to put this into perspective, consider the following:
According to Daniel Webster – a ‘monument’ is defined like so:
MONUMENT: (1) something set up to keep alive the
memory of a person or event, as a tablet, statute,
building, etc.; (2) a writing, etc., serving as a
memorial; (3) a work of enduring significance: as
monuments-of-learning; (4) a stone boundary
marker; & (5) a tomb!
Defining this idea as ‘a tomb’ is perhaps the best analogy for this proposal since the plan will eliminate access to in excess of 123,000+ acres of land in Pocahontas County to be turned into a ‘national monument’ that is supposed to fit into one of the above definitions! There is just one drawback that hits you like a fist-to-the-face – and that’s that NO ONE KNOWS THE TERMS & CONDITIONS UNTIL WE AGREE TO GIVE UP THE LAND! It’s you folks surrender & then we will tell you what you will get in return! Just ask any Native American what that is like! It’s not so much a question of Uncle Sam talking out of both sides of his mouth – as much as Uncle Sam talking with a ‘Forked Tongue’…yet again! When you agree to sell me your house – and give me the Deed – then I’ll tell you what’s wrong with the house that needs fixin’ and how much I’ll pay you!
So much for the State Motto, ‘Sempter Montani Liberi’ = ‘Mountaineers are Always Free’ – not anymore once the new ‘Yankee-army’ occupies the same land once FREE TO ALL TO VISIT, HUNT & CAMP! Now you’ll have to ‘pay a toll’ or have a gun pointed at you by ‘your own government’! Sound familiar – ask a Native American living on a Reservation or someone ‘liberated’ in Iraq or Afghanistan!
The irony behind this whole fiasco is that no matter what we folks believe or think should be the ‘new rules’ – IT DOESN’T MATTER – either Congress or the White House, or both, can change those rules at any time to suit the fancy of the LOBBYISTS willing to make the largest donations for the politicians in their next campaigns! For examples of the ‘Forked Tongue’, at this time the ‘Yankee-Federals’ are saying that folks can still hunt, fish & camp in the new designated ‘Birthplace of Rivers National Monument’ park, i.e., the same 123,000+ acres that we folks NOW can already hunt, fish & camp within – but under the new rules administered by the NEW FEDERAL POLICE – only four (4) folks can camp at any one time at any one of the eight (8) camping sites designated for the future! Such a ‘deal’ – who can oppose it? And let us not forget that the LOBBYISTS drafting this fiasco can also dictate to open the alleged ‘new federal park’ for mining-minerals, for ‘fracking’ to dispose of toxic-chemical-wastes, or for drilling for oil as done in the so-called, ‘Alaska Wilderness’! So much for ‘Wild & Wonderful West Virginia’ – thanks, but no thanks, Senator Joe Manchin, III, for joining with the ‘Radical Republican – Corporate Fascists’ within the Beltway!
Another irony in this whole twisted-scenario is the fact that since Pocahontas County is so ‘small & weak-kneed’ at this point in time – the ‘Yankee-Feds’ are betting that we will fold like a branch in the wind – roll-over like a trained puppy-dog – and just go along with the plans for their ‘land-grab’ and new Federal Police Force! As far as they are concerned – it’s a ‘done deal’ just waiting for our capitulation!
Ah, but why not? Who cares anymore? Hasn’t the County about had it financially & otherwise anyway with…
♦ The Feds set to carve-out-of-circulation their
123,000+ acres FROM Pocahontas County for
their own private ‘Sherwood Forest’; and with,
♦ Donald Trump set to carve-out-of-circulation
another 12 - 15,000+ acres for his private-corporate-
municipal-political-subdivision FROM Pocahontas
County as the Snowshoe Resort Area District
(SRAD); and with,
♦ The State DOH poised to carve-out-of-circulation
FROM Pocahontas County thousands-of-acres for a
‘four-lane’ right down the valley besides Rt. 92 to
connect I-64 with Corridor-H to accommodate both
Snowshoe-RAD and the ‘new federal park’; and with,
♦ The best of the county-owned land being taken
FROM Pocahontas County and GIVEN FOR FREE to
the self-serving private-corporation, Greenbrier
Valley Economic Development Corporation
(GVEDC) – so as to enrich these thieves & deceivers
♦ WHAT will be left for the residents of this county –
except higher-taxes, higher-utility-sewage bills,
higher communication services, higher-insurance
rates, higher cost-of-living, and higher expenses on
all sides living in a ‘tourist-trap’? – and,
♦ WHO do we thank for all this Poverty & Pauperism?
The ‘titular-heads’ of the ‘Poverty Preservation
Society’ (PPS), like GVEDC members, Phillip Cain,
Joel Callison, David Fleming & Bill Beard, Jr. and
groups like the county Chamber of Commerce &
Tourist Commission? Who should get more credit
than any other in their collective BETRAYAL of The
Common Good for Pocahontas County in place of
Self & Special Interests?
You can either thank the current county commission with the likes of David Fleming & Bill Beard, Jr. –
as hand-puppet-members of the GVEDC –
YOU CAN FIRE THEIR COLLECTIVE DERRIÈRES
ELECT NORMAN LEE ALDERMAN (Rep-SD)
PATTI HEINEMANN (Dem-ND)
as your New Commissioners who will make a great big difference come January 2015…
THIS TIME…there’s no excuse…
IT’S YOUR CHOICE…
TO CHANGE FOR THE BETTER!
Just say ‘NO’ to those who want to keep this county in Poverty & Pauperism
– and –
Just say ‘YES’ to real Progress & Prosperity for the future!
On Primary Day – YOU have a chance to elect two persons that will always put YOU first! They know that:
THE GREATER COMMON GOOD ALWAYS COMES BEFORE SELF OR ANY SELF-SERVING SPECIAL INTERESTS!
Keep up to Date – Stay tuned to these Websites:
► IF YOU are registered to vote as a Republican, you can
Vote for Norman Lee Alderman in the Primary Election
on 13 May 2014;
► IF YOU are registered to vote as a Democrat, you can
Vote for Patti Heinemann in the primary election on
13 May 2014;
► If you are registered to vote, but with no party
affiliation, then you must request Loud & Clear either
a Republican or Democrat ballot on Primary Day when
you go to the polls; &
► Since Norman is unopposed, he recommends that you
request a Democrat ballot to vote for Patti so that this
county can again have an Honest & Just county
► Early Voting is from 30 April 2014 to 10 May 2014 – so
Vote Early & avoid the rush!
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