26 October 2014, Vol.1, No.72 > ‘POVERTY’ WITH A VIEW!
The POCAHONTAS CRIER
‘When the Righteous succeed the people rejoice,
But when the bad govern, men groan!’ – Proverbs 29:2
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‘POVERTY’ WITH A VIEW!
What’s the main reason most folks after hearing about Pocahontas County actually come to this county? The many come first for a visit and then a few possibly to stay? What’s the attraction? IT’S THE VIEW! Considered the third largest county in West Virginia, with perhaps the smallest population, and being a rather remote & ‘pristine’ underdeveloped county – until the ‘IDIOTA’ at the DOH cut down the canopy of trees along our roadways! But a visit here is like stepping back in time when West Virginia used to be known as ‘WILD & WONDERFUL’ instead of the stupid slogan chosen by Joe Manchin III, “Open for Business”! The only thing open-for-business in this state was Joe’s empty-pockets that were stuffed by Massey Coal with around $50+ Million and now the ‘dirty-oil-tar-sands’ of the Billionaire Kansas Koch Brothers who bought Joe’s Senate-Vote for their Keystone XL Pipeline that will make each brother $100-BILLION EACH! We guess the Koch Brothers could afford to ‘buy-Joe’ for a couple of million compared to what they will each make – so in that respect, to them…Joe’s a cheap-investment!
Meanwhile no one ever tells anyone BEFORE they arrive in Pocahontas County that THERE IS NO CELL-PHONE SERVICE – they just let the visitors find out for themselves! And no one tells any visitors that this county is just another TOURIST TRAP with higher than usual prices compared to buying supplies in Virginia BEFORE entering West Virginia! And no one tells anyone BEFORE they arrive here that ‘poverty & pauperism’ is a ‘way-of-life’ in this county compared to either Greenbrier or Randolph Counties! After a couple of days stay in the county, however, anyone with Common Sense quickly realizes that there are only TWO KINDS of folks here: A FEW ‘HAVES’ – AND THE MANY ‘HAVE-NOTS’! A handful of folks are at the economic-top, the vast majority at the bottom – and only a few in-between!
Here are some things to consider as we approach the 2014 Mid-Term elections in a few more days! The propaganda on the corporate-media-channels these days is CONTINUALLY REPEATING the same ‘B.S.’ that nobody likes Obama – or anything that he has tried to accomplish – and therefore the Republicans, thanks to the CORPORATE-FINANCING of BILLIONAIRES like the Koch Brothers will buy-up Congress, and the rich & the super-rich will then control Congress AND THE TEA-PARTY-REPUBLICANS WILL MAKE SURE THAT THERE’S:
● NO INCREASE IN THE MINIMUM-WAGE;
● NO MORE SAFETY-REGULATIONS;
● NO MORE ENVIRONMENTAL-REGULATIONS;
● NO MORE RESTRICTIONS FOR MOVING
AMERICAN JOBS TO FOREIGN-COUNTRIES;
● NO MORE REGULATIONS ON POLLUTION;
● NO MORE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS;
● NO MORE MEDICARE OR MEDICAID BENEFITS;
● NO MORE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS;
● NO MORE DISABILITY BENEFITS;
● NO MORE INCREASES FOR VETERAN’S BENEFITS
● NO MORE OF ANYTHING THAT STANDS BETWEEN
PUTTING ‘PROFITS BEFORE PEOPLE’ & NO MORE
SOCIAL SAFETY-NET – since everything will become
‘PRIVATIZED’ from schools, hospitals, prisons, and
Natural Resources such as water, timber, minerals,
AND PUBLIC LANDS!
If any of you had a chance to watch C-SPAN at any time in the past month, then you would have been able to see the DEBATES in the various States for Governor, Senator, & House of Representatives – and IF SO, then you too were witness to the SAME RHETORIC, SAME SLOGANS, SAME ‘B.S.’ coming from EVERY REPUBLICAN since all Republican candidates for Congress had their Campaigns PAID FOR BY THE BILLIONAIRE KANSAS KOCH BROTHERS!
BUT IF YOU were able to watch C-SPAN then you too knows that the LARGEST APPLAUDS both during and after each debate were GIVEN TO THE DEMOCRAT CANDIDATES – not the Republican-puppets! And the polling done all around the country is showing that Democrat candidates & challengers are actually a few points AHEAD of their robotic-opponents! SO THE REPUBLICAN-BILLIONAIRES might get another shock on election night as they did in 2012! But not to worry – FOX NEWS (the ‘F’-word media) will still be in DENIAL as they have been since 2012!
POCAHONTAS COUNTY = POVERTY & PAUPERISM
WITH A VIEW!
In California, any house, apartment, or condo facing the Pacific Ocean – even ten-miles away – sells at the highest possible amount a person is willing to pay! Why? BECAUSE IT HAS A ‘VIEW’! The same goes in New York City for any apartment, condo, and town-house or hotel room – TOP DOLLAR is paid FOR A ‘VIEW’! But here in Pocahontas County WE ALL HAVE A VIEW of the panorama of majestic mountains & forest trees, etc. – but the vast majority of the Citizens living here find themselves on a ‘fixed-income’ of POVERTY & PAUPERISM due to MINIMUM-WAGES and NO ECONOMIC EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN MINIMUM-WAGES! Thus the vast majority are only a few-dollars away from what they need – and just a few-dollars away from financial-ruin! IT’S CALLED A RUT! Everyone is just getting by the best they can by ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’, as the saying goes!
BUT THERE IS HOPE – IF WE ELECT THE
On the local level BOTH David McLaughlin & William Beard, Jr., Democrat candidates for county commission, believe that FARMING can save & grow this county – BUT IF THAT IS SO – THEN WHY IS POVERTY & PAUPERISM EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK? It ain’t so in Greenbrier & Randolph counties – there they have lots of new jobs that pay LIVING-WAGES instead of MINIMUM-WAGES! And for a rural-farming-community to be prosperous – it takes 4 – 5 successful farms to support each local business! Farmers that are ‘just-getting-by’ themselves are no different than workers in a local-gas-station-convenience-store, or working at Snowshoe / Silver Creek on Minimum-Wages! There is no MIDDLE-CLASS without LIVING-WAGES, and without a MIDDLE-CLASS there is NO PROSPERITY! Organized Labor Unions built the Middle-Class from the 1950s during the ‘Eisenhower Era’ until Ronald Reagan began destroying Unions and the Middle-Class in the 1980s until the WALL-STREET-BANKERS took over during the ‘Bush-regime’ and the same has continued with Obama! We cannot control the international or national economic ups & downs – but we can control our own DESTINY if we…
BUT JUST CONSIDER…
► WHAT IF…Cell-Phone service was brought into this county with long-term jobs to eliminate the high cost & poor service of Frontier Communications?
► WHAT IF…A PURE-WATER-COOP were established to sell the Natural Spring Water and provide a steady NEW INCOME for all those with Natural Springs on their property that runs for more than six-months a year?
► WHAT IF…WIND TURBINES produced Electricity that could be sold to all the counties surrounding Pocahontas, besides providing low-cost Electricity to every household in this county?
Is anyone aware that in GERMANY they are producing so much electricity from WIND & SOLAR that they are actually turning-off their Wind-Turbines until they decide how to distribute the electricity to all parts of their Nation? And the Germans are so environmentally conscious, that rather than build huge-towers with electric-wires going in every direction, or rather than BURY huge-wires in trenches going in every direction – THE GERMANS ARE BUILDING LOCAL POWER-PLANTS – whereby every town & city will have its OWN POWER SUPPLY on a local level under LOCAL CONTROL via PUBLIC-UTLITY-CORPORATIONS or individual private-owners for their own homes & communities! Germany does not permit privatization of any Natural Resources since such resources are the Sovereign Property of all Citizens in Common – but Wind Turbines are privatized for individual & COOP use!
And are you aware that Donald Trump had a provision placed in the Snowshoe-RAD proposal that NO ELECTRIC GENERATION could be placed on his Snowshoe-RAD? That’s how STUPID TRUMP IS since Wind Turbines could generate more capital than any seasonal recreational business or casino! That’s just one more reason why Snowshoe Mountain, Inc. should have its Charter REVOKED and the resorts turned over to a WORKERS COOP in this county for Daily Operations & the spending of the PROFITS HERE AT HOME!
THAT’S WHY, as important as this mid-term election is, ordinarily we’d say VOTE STRAIGHT DEMOCRAT to keep the SOCIAL SAFETY NET & MEET the SOCIAL NEEDS of everyone – but since the two Democrat candidates for County Commission are so inept by lacking the knowledge and skills necessary to govern a county –
COMPARED TO THE TWO EXPERIENCED REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY COMMISSION – we say
Vote Democrat at every level EXCEPT for County Commission…
For COUNTY COMMISSION: VOTE FOR…
Charles Wilfong who is perhaps the most experienced and successful farmer this county has ever seen – besides working for all farmers in this state in the leadership of the West Virginia State Farm Bureau…
Norman Lee Alderman who has never stopped trying to benefit the folks of this county in all his various efforts as a school teacher, pastor, former county commissioner, and editor of his powerful non-subscription Website –
On 04 NOVEMBER…there’s no excuse…
IT’S YOUR CHOICE…
TO CHANGE THINGS 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 Election 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!
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On 04 NOVEMBER it doesn’t matter how you are registered – YOU CAN VOTE for:
CHARLES WILFONG – ND
NORMAN LEE ALDERMAN - SD
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