Archive for October 7th, 2011

October 7, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Wholly Organized by Socialist Front Groups

by lewwaters

Read more at the Blaze

Yes, it brings Occupy Portland into question as well.

It seems “grassroots” requires quite a bit of organization and prodding on the left.

In all, just the same discontent seen since the early 1900’s as Marxists the world over continue to call for change to socialism, in spite of it failing everywhere it has been tried.

October 7, 2011

Couv.com Releasing Clark County Candidate Interviews

by lewwaters

In the ongoing effort to keep Clark County Citizens informed on candidates and issues affecting us all, and not always finding mention in the Columbian, Couv.com, “Clark County’s Online News Network” has began rolling out interviews with candidates competing for city, town council or mayor in each of the eight cities in Clark County.

Vancouver businessman David Madore, seeing a need in Clark County for a balance in news reporting, founded Couv.com with a focus on various avenues of concern for Clark County. Such a focus is found in the interviews that are now being rolled out 2 at a time by region.

Mr. Madore outlines the procedures for the interviews here, indicating questions were not given to any candidate before hand and each was prohibited from sharing the questions with other candidates prior to their interview.

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October 7, 2011

Fine Tuning Ignorance

by lewwaters

Poet and Philosopher George Santayana is credited with the quotation, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” early in the 20th century. In various forms, it has been repeated since in an effort to warn people to educate themselves in historical matters, one most notably being “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to relive it” in an epigraph by William L. Shirer in his epic book, “Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.”

Many of us, during our years in school, found history to be a boring subject. It brought little interest and we couldn’t wait to get through the lesson for recess, lunch or something more interesting to us. I know my own interest in the subject didn’t pique until the 10th grade when I had the good fortune of being taught World History by Mrs. Pauline Watkins in her final year of teaching before retirement from South Broward High School in Hollywood, Florida.

Tragically, it was in her class that we saw a sad day in our own history unfold as President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

Perhaps that is why seeing the ignorance, the lack of education and paying attention to World History irritates me as it does as once again, we see masses of people taking to the streets and “occupying” parks, centers and even Wall Street with their unrealistic demands, some not even knowing why they are protesting, just going along with the flow.

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