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“Truth” Seeker - Open Letter to President PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert H. Johnson - Greer, SC   
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:00

I believe you would, as I, identify as a “Truth” seeker. On 7 September 2008 you were interviewed by George Stephanopolos and said: “John McCain never mentioned my Muslim faith.” That statement was accurately recorded. However, George came to your rescue and permitted you to correct yourself and identify as a Christian.

I, Sir, am very concerned by your actions as they negatively effect our freedom seeking Nation. Those actions speak far more eloquently than your words - to the effect that your actions identify you as a Muslim - to which faith you have the absolute right to profess and live by.

Would a professing Christian surround himself and his entire administration with so many Muslims, in positions of great authority and power, as exist in your entire administration? I believe not!!

I goggled: “Names and functions of Muslims in Obama administration” and received 49,400,000 responses. I selected the first one which took me to <freedomoutpost.com/2014/04/shariah-advisers-barack-obamas-muslim-appointees/> I printed l7 pages from that website and what follows is a very, very short summary of what was presented.

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More Vietnamese New Year Photos PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony A. Dunn   
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:00
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Mitchell Asked Supreme Court to Declare Greenville Election Decision “Null & Void” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00

Mitchell requests Court to Issue “Declaratory Judgment holding that Ordinance No. 2014-25 is null and void Because SC Code 5-15-60 does not Authorize the City to Adopt both the 'nonpartisan plurality / nonpartisan run-off ' methods of nomination”

William C. “Billy” Mitchell filed a  petition with the South Carolina Supreme Court Friday, February 13, 2015 asking the court to declare the city’s decision to change from partisan to non-partisan “elections null and void.”

Mitchell, a lifelong resident of Greenville asked the Supreme Court to “issue  a Declaratory Judgment holding that Ordinance No. 2014-25 is null and void because SC Code 5-15-60 does not authorize the city to adopt both the nonpartisan plurality  and nonpartisan run-off methods of nomination. The code states that a municipality shall adopt only one method of nomination, according to documents filed with the court.

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My Time In Vietnam, Again PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maj. Ralph Stoney Bates, Sr., USMC (Ret)   
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00

BongHall-1Last night I returned to Vietnam. The last time I gazed onto the countryside of Vietnam my aircraft had just lifted off the runway at DaNang to the unrestrained cheers of all souls aboard, banked over Monkey Mountain, leveled out over the South China Sea allowing me a quick glance at my home away from home for the last fifteen months, as we flew into a dense cloud-bank concluding my stay and my sight picture, my only thoughts were, I’m alive. That was my last thought as I departed Vietnam. I’ve not been back. Last night, here in Greenville, at the TD Center, I returned to Vietnam.

Last night, 14 February, 2015, the Vietnamese-American community of South Carolina celebrated the entry of the “Year of the Goat” with the traditional Vietnamese New Year celebration. I became their guest in a round-about way, and it brought me back to January 1968, when my Vietnamese interpreter invited me to his home for a new year’s celebration. I actually briefly looked for the former Vietnamese Army Sergeant Sey (pronounced see), but I knew that he was not there. After all, he was working for the American Marines at the DaNang Airbase. The Communist would not have let him “slide” after their takeover; that is, if he were still alive in 1975.

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Julie Valentine Luncheon Will Provide Services to Child and Adult Survivors of Sexual Assault and Abuse PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00

Retired FBI Agent and Survivor of Molestation Jim Clemente was Guest Speaker

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The fifth annual Julie Valentine Luncheon raised funds to help reach women and children in Upstate South Carolina who are survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

Former FBI Profiler Jim Clemente shared his message of survival and justice with the attendees. Clemente’s own undercover work led to the incarceration of a profiled child sex offender, teacher and camp director who molested dozens of children.  As an internationally recognized expert, he is a technical advisor and writer for Criminal Minds. 

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Government Spinning Out of Control PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00

The Obama Administration and Congress appear to be paralyzed  and stunned as the world around them is “spinning out of control.” The most vicious killers in several generations are rapidly seizing power and parts of nations in the Middle East and the South Pacific. They have gained influence in virtually every country in  Europe. We are also told that they have been placed in every important agency in the United States government.

The American people elected Republicans to control both Houses of Congress, however, they don’t seem to have the ability or the courage to take on the president who is going forward with his destructive agenda unchecked.

A large segment of the American electorate is ignorant and uneducated, although they may have college degrees. Many do not understand how nations and governments, including our own, operate and respond to events.

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Why Not Re-Elect Netanyahu? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Al Snyder   
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00

Nineteen year ago, when Benjamin Netanyahu first became Prime Minister of Israel, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process dominated the national elections. There were other issues of importance, but all else paled in comparison to the question of how much Israel's next leader would give up for peace, and how he would handle the situation if the Palestinians failed to reciprocate.

Two decades later the situation looks much different to voters as they head to the polls on March 17. Today most Israelis recognize that there is no peace process any more, and that efforts to conclude a viable agreement with the current Palestinian leadership are increasingly unrealistic. And so, while a leader's position regarding the peace process and the Land of Israel still matters, it is far from being the first thing voters look to when making their decision.

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Retired Admiral Calls on Congress, Military to “Uphold Oaths” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00

“Muslim Brotherhood has Penetration in Every One of our National Security Agencies”

Four Star United States Navy Admiral James A. ‘Ace’ Lyons, the former Commander-in-Chief of the  U. S. Pacific Fleet, speaking at the National Press Club during a recent press conference on how to combat radical Islamic extremism in America, clearly described the peril faced by the American people and what is necessary to reverse the disastrous  transformation of America being systematically carried out by the Obama Administration.

Admiral Lyons called on all military leaders and the new GOP led Congress to “stand up” to the Obama Administration and “uphold their oaths.” The solemn admiral warned of the challenging job ahead now that the Muslim Brotherhood has now completely infiltrated the National Security agencies across the country, including all of our intelligence agencies.  

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William P. Morrow, Jr. - 1933-2015 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00

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William Penn Morrow, Jr., 81, passed away Tuesday morning, February 3, 2015, following a brief illness.

A native of northern Greenville County, he was the son of the late William Penn Morrow, Sr. and Dora Barton Morrow.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Eleanor Connors Morrow.

Bill was a graduate of North Greenville College (University) and Furman University in the Class of 1954 and served on the Alumni Board in recent years. He was in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for most of his service.

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Wilson to Discuss Human Trafficking PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00

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Attorney General Alan Wilson will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, February 26, Greenville County Republican Women’s Club luncheon at the Poinsett Club. The Attorney General will discuss human trafficking, a form of modern slavery and proposed legislation to give law enforcement the necessary tools to go after traffickers. Wilson is in his second term as South Carolina Attorney General.
Cost of the luncheon is $17. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Second VP Cheryl Teague Cuthrell at (864) 335-8094 or (864) 270-0907.

 
   
Remembering Bill Morrow PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00

I lost a longtime friend last week. He was laid to rest at historic Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where he had been the organist for 29 years beginning in his youth. It is also where his parents and numerous ancestors found their final resting-place. Bill lived two very different lifestyles, transitioning from his rural youth to a senior business executive in adulthood. But Bill never forgot his roots and never really changed very much.

William Penn Morrow, Jr., was an only child and grew up in the “Dark Corner” of Greenville County near Gowansville.  His father was a surveyor and his mother a music teacher. One of his aunts living next door taught elementary school for more than 50 years. The elementary and high school he attended no longer exist. If he ever made less than an “A” no one knew it.

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Who Is to Blame for Measles? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.   
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00

The focus of the Obama Administration and media in the measles outbreak in the U.S. has been on American parents not vaccinating their children.

This overlooks a key issue that other physicians and I warned about in May and June 2014: Illegal immigrants coming across the U.S. southern borders in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California were bringing with them many invisible travelers. These unwanted guests include viruses, bacteria, and fungal diseases that the U.S. had eradicated or controlled decades ago. Measles was one of the diseases mentioned then, since it is widespread in parts of the world from which the illegal immigration surge is coming—in particular, Central America.

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Mitchell Asked Supreme Court to Declare Greenville Election Decision “Null & Void” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

Mitchell requests Court to Issue “Declaratory Judgment holding that Ordinance No. 2014-25 is null and void Because SC Code 5-15-60 does not Authorize the City to Adopt both the 'nonpartisan plurality / nonpartisan run-off ' methods of nomination”

William C. “Billy” Mitchell filed a  petition with the South Carolina Supreme Court Friday, February 13, 2015 asking the court to declare the city’s decision to change from partisan to non-partisan “elections null and void.”

Mitchell, a lifelong resident of Greenville asked the Supreme Court to “issue  a Declaratory Judgment holding that Ordinance No. 2014-25 is null and void because SC Code 5-15-60 does not authorize the city to adopt both the nonpartisan plurality  and nonpartisan run-off methods of nomination. The code states that a municipality shall adopt only one method of nomination, according to documents filed with the court.

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EMS Controversy Going Public PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:00

Emergency medical, like law enforcement, are some of the more important services provided by county government. When either are unresponsive or uncertain, citizens become concerned and sometimes angry, because lives are involved. The alleged problems with Greenville County EMS management is approaching the “boiling point.”

A decade ago, citizens in Northern and Southern Greenville County waited as much as an hour for an ambulance to arrive from Greenville. Sometimes help arrived too late and the patient died. Others were loaded in private vehicles and taken to the nearest emergency room.

To remedy the situation, local communities added facilities for EMS crews to their fire departments, the county added ambulances and personnel to cover the outlying areas, and for several years there were few if any complaints. The system worked well and earned some top scores and awards from rating services.

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American Legion National Commander Helm Visits Columbia/Greenville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:00

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Sunday, Jan. 25, American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm and his Aide Donald Suchy arrived at the Columbia, SC airport.

American Legion Department of SC Commander John Collins and Department of SC Adjutant James Holland were at the airport to greet them.

American Legion Riders from Greenville American Legion Post 3 and other Legion Riders from Columbia area, escorted National Commander Helm to a hotel in downtown Columbia.

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Mike Huckabee Visits Upstate for Book Signing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Terry M. Thacker   
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:00

Huckabee-Jensen_Page-01Possible Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee takes a moment with Dick Jensen, President of First Foundations, Inc., while signing copies of his new book, "God, Guns, Grits and Gravy" at Barnes and Noble this past Friday.

 
   
Hillcrest 2014 AAAA State Champions PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:00

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In December 2014, the Hillcrest High School Rams defeated Dutch Fork 47-17 to win the South Carolina AAAA Division I State Championship.  Hillcrest, which had won only two playoff games in their previous 56 seasons, went 14-1 in 2014 to win the school’s first ever football state title. Councilman Butch Kirven, representing Greenville County Council, presented Coach Greg Porter and the team with a Proclamation honoring the team for their historic accomplishment.

 
   
War in the Republican Party PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:00

The Republican Primaries to select the Republican candidate to go up against Hillary Clinton for president of the United States is just a little more than a year away. The Establishment or “Moderate” wing of the GOP is already working to assure that they have only one candidate to compete with a dozen or more “Conservative-Tea Party” types.

Hillary is the assumed Democrat candidate, but that is not a certainty. Mrs. Clinton, the former First Lady and Secretary of State, has serious alleged criminal charges pending that if pursued by the Congress and federal law enforcement will remove her from the contest.

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Christians and Netanyahu PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Al Snyder   
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:00

"Israel's Prime Minister is correct to stand up for what is right, rather than cower to those who are more concerned with what they consider to be political correctness." This was a statement made by Israeli Goodwill Ambassador Earl Cox in a recent TV interview in Augusta, Georgia.

Cox was referring to the invitation extended by U.S. Speaker of the House, John Boehner, to Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu to address a full session of the U.S. Congress on March 3, without having first received the blessing of the White House.

Cox went on to say, "While the White House is busy criticizing Boehner and Netanyahu for moving outside of what they consider proper channels of protocol, Netanyahu should instead be hailed as a hero for his courageous willingness to sacrifice his own political future in order to warn the free world and save his country from facing a nuclear armed Iran.

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If You Like Your Medicare, You Can Keep Your Medicare PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jane M. Orient   
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:00

Not just Barack Obama, but all politicians promise to protect Medicare—even if they are robbing it to pay for ObamaCare. They don’t promise that you can keep your Medicare doctor, however.

And they don’t address the question of what happens if you don’t like your Medicare.

You can drop Medicare Part B, though there is a penalty for getting back in. But to drop Medicare Part A, you have to give back all the Social Security payments you ever received, as well as forgoing future payments. This was litigated in the case of Hall v. Sebelius, and was revisited in the challenge to ObamaCare brought by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), AAPS v. Burwell, which the U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to hear.

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Calvin Newton PDF Print E-mail
Written by Keith Crowe   
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:00

calvinnewtonThis week’s article is somewhat unusual in that I am writing about someone who sang gospel music but along the way made some mistakes and had to pay for his mistakes and is currently back singing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This person is Calvin Newton.

His music career begins, as so many folks do, by singing with his family. Calvin’s father was a Church of God minister and had high hopes for his son to follow in his footsteps but Calvin had other ideas. Newton said that he had seen the hardships his father had gone through as a minister and he did not want to face those same hardships. While singing with his family Calvin had been a part of a radio broadcast on WEBQ out of Harrisburg, Illinois, so he decided that maybe he could be a gospel singer.

His father wanted him to attend Lee College so he did for a while and this is where his singing career got a jump-start. Newton stated that he was singing in a chapel program and was heard by the Dean of Music. He was invited to sing in the college quartet. Next he formed a group called the Kingsmen Four, then came the big time and the job of singing Tenor for a group called the Melody Masters. Along with Calvin the other members were Jake Hess, James “Big Chief” Weatherington, Alvin Tuddle and Wally Varner.

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