Strategic and Humanitarian Concerns about South Africa
- By Mike Scruggs
Will Black Empowerment Socialism Make South Africa Great?
In terms of natural resources, the Republic of South Africa is one of the richest counties in the world. Most people are aware that South Africa produces a large share of the world’s diamonds for jewelry and industrial purposes. In fact, 65 percent of diamond production comes from South Africa. It also has 50 percent of the world’s gold mine resources and 38 percent of known gold reserves. In 1993, it produced 30 percent of annual global gold production. South Africa still produces 12 percent of global gold production and ranks seventh internationally. South Africa ranks seventh in international coal production and is the third largest exporter of coal. It is also the third largest exporter of iron ore to the world’s largest iron ore user, China. South Africa has the fifth largest uranium reserves in the world.
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Rohleder Resigns From GCS Board of Trustees, Term to be Filled in November General Election
- By Greenville County Schools
Danna Rohleder, longtime District 21 representative to the Greenville County Schools Board of Trustees, has announced her resignation, effective August 8, 2018.
According to a letter submitted to school board chairman Chuck Saylors, Mrs. Rohleder and her husband “have decided to downsize our house sooner than we originally planned.” Rohleder will remain in Greenville County, but has plans to move outside District 21. According to South Carolina Act 521, any Greenville County Schools Board Member who moves outside his or her district immediately renders that office vacant.
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Americans Interrogated By Russians? “That’s Not Going To Happen,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells CBN News
- By David Brody - CBN News
In an interview with CBN News, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States will not agree to Vladmir Putin’s request for certain American citizens to be interrogated by Russian officials in exchange for help with the twelve Russians who were indicted for election hacking. “That’s not going to happen,“ Secretary Pompeo says from the Treaty Room at the State Department. “The administration is not going to send, force Americans to travel to Russia to be interrogated by Vladimir Putin and his team.” The White House had previously said they would be discussing Putin’s offer.
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Biblical Illiterates Reverse Romans 13: Teach Submit to Tyranny!
- By Bradlee Dean
Caesar had his Brutus, Charles the first his Cromwell; And George the third- Treason! Cried the speaker- May profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it. –Patrick Henry
Recently, I received a newspaper article from a confused, biblically illiterate friend asking me what my take was on an article titled, “Scripture teaches to submit to authorities” with reference to Romans Chapter 13. In this article, the author was calling out a Christian for protesting a corrupt representative in government, even going so far as to suggest this protestant ought to have stayed home to read their Bible rather than to protest corruption in government. He went onto say that we are commanded by Scripture to submit to the authorities that have been elected.
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NGU Names Greer Street to Honor Local Donor, Announces Expanded Scholarship Opportunities
- By North Greenville University
Tigerville, SC – North Greenville University held a ceremonial unveiling of the new street name leading from Poinsett Street to the school’s Tim Brashier Campus at Greer on Friday, July 20. The street, formerly Ryans Corp Drive, is now named Walter Brashier Drive in honor of Dr. T. Walter Brashier, the graduate school’s namesake.
Brashier and his wife, Christine, have been two of the most generous and faithful supporters of NGU. Their generosity to the university has spanned over four decades. Their first commitment was a downtown Greenville office building in the 1970s. Since that time, they have started an undergraduate scholarship fund, supported several capital projects, given the lead gift to launch the T. Walter Brashier Graduate School in 2005, and served on several university committees, boards, and councils.
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Ex-top S.C. DOT official gets consulting job with controversial Infrastructure Bank
- By Rick Brundrett - The Nerve
A former top S.C. DOT official and defendant in several employment lawsuits is now working as a private consultant to the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank, which has financed large construction projects that critics contend were chosen primarily for political reasons.
Ronald Patton, an ex-Department of Transportation deputy secretary, told The Nerve he began working for STV Inc., a national transportation consulting company with three offices in South Carolina, a month after his June 2017 retirement from DOT. His annual salary when he left was $137,647.
Patton was DOT’s “liaison” to the Infrastructure Bank (STIB). His new consulting position essentially serves the same purpose as his former role, based on his statements to The Nerve and at a STIB board meeting last month, and the current contract between the STIB and STV.
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Greenville TEA Party - Three Summer Fun & Exciting Opportunities!
- By Press Release
I trust that your Independence Day celebration beginning of the month was meaningful and enjoyable at the same time. Meaningful from the standpoint of understanding the struggle, commitment and sacrifice that our Founding Fathers and others who have followed in their footsteps made to secure the Blessings of Liberty and Freedom from tyranny. Enjoyable as to I hope whether you went to the beach, the mountains or stayed at home, you were able to celebrate our freedom with family and friends alike.
While many take the summer off, here at the Greenville TEA Party, we recognize the importance of advancing the cause of Freedom in ALL seasons.
The Greenville TEA Party has three exciting opportunities this summer that we would like to share with you:
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Richland County Elections & Voter’s Registration Board Meeting
- By Press Release
The Board Members of the Richland County Elections & Voter Registration Office
will meet on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 4:00 pm,
in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of the Richland County Administration Building.
The meeting agenda has been attached for review.
For additional information, please call 803.576.2202.
Richland County Elections & Voter Registration
2020 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29204
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"At Issue" Discusses the Harms of ERA
- By Eagle Forum
Opponents of Equal Rights Amendment Speak Out
Elise Bouc, Stop ERA chairman, Anne Schlafly Cori, chairman Eagle Forum, and Mary Kate Knorr, executive director of Illinois Right to Life appeared on At Issue, WTVP-HD 47.1, in Central Illinois with H. Wayne Wilson to discuss the dangers of the Equal Rights Amendment.
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Little Shop of Horrors
- By David Thompson
It’s true, life imitates art.
In 1960 there was a cult movie called, “Little Shop of Horrors.” It was re-released in 1986; its new lead actor was a fella named Rick Moranis who played the owner of a flower shop. One day he cuts his finger and lets the blood run into a small plant. One thing leads to another and over time the small plant grows to a massive size, and becomes addicted to blood. That, of course, is a metaphor for the institution of government in America. We have fed it our blood, it has become addicted to blood and has grown so large it is trying to take over our lives.
The Founding Fathers of America were a remarkable group. Not only were they able to design a model of government unsurpassed in human history, they were also willing and did pledge, “Our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.” That was no idle pledge, in fact, they put it all on the line.
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Trump Stands His Ground on Putin
- By Pat Buchanan
"Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."
Under the Constitution, these are the offenses for which presidents can be impeached.
And to hear our elites, Donald Trump is guilty of them all.
Trump's refusal to challenge Vladimir Putin's claim at Helsinki -- that his GRU boys did not hack Hillary Clinton's campaign -- has been called treason, a refusal to do his sworn duty to protect and defend the United States, by a former director of the CIA.
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What Really Matters?
- By Ben Graydon
Might I suggest three things:
- One’s personal relationship with God.
- One’s relationship with one’s family and close personal friends.
- The ideas (knowledge, wisdom, understanding) that God gives one and one’s effective communication of them – one’s life work.
Yes, these are the things that matter.
In contrast, on our deathbeds, will it really matter who was elected president, sheriff, or school board trustee? About to face the Judge of the Universe, will it matter to us who sits on the Supreme Court of the United States?
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Mr. President, Declassify Documents Relating to Russian Collusion Now
- By R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
Editor's Note: David Limbaugh is off this week. The following column is by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
WASHINGTON -- Now that FBI agent Peter Strzok has appeared before Congress and told us nothing that we did not know, it is time for President Donald Trump to act. Strzok looked like a cocky crook testifying to Congress about a failed con job. His appearance was utterly astounding. He actually smirked at the assembled elected officials of government. He smirked from morning until late in the afternoon when Congress finally adjourned, though admittedly, by late in the afternoon, the wind was pretty much out of his sails and his smiling face most assuredly ached. He looked deflated, and if he was eager for anything, it was for the exit and the arms of his paramour, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
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Trump’s Remarkable Press Conference
- By John and Andy Schlafly
President Trump’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin was remarkable in how Trump refused to pay homage to liberal fiction about hackers stealing the last election. Instead, Trump went on the offensive and laid blame for deteriorating relations with Russia where blame is due: at the doorstep of Mueller’s delusional investigation.
Many on the Left dislike Russia now because it is an increasingly Christian country that changed the name of Leningrad to Saint Petersburg and even enacts pro-life laws. Communism was overthrown in Russia more than a quarter-century ago, and its trend toward conservative values today angers Leftists immensely.
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Johnson C. Smith University Student Awarded Scholarship From Local Business
- By Press Release
Local pest control company, Triangle Pest Control, chose Johnson C. Smith University student, Dawn Arvelo, as their 2018 academic scholarship winner. The Triangle Pest Control Scholarship Fund is a merit-based scholarship awarded to a student who wants to further education in business administration, management, marketing or other business-related fields.
Donnie Shelton, local businessman and Triangle Pest Control owner, says, “One of our favorite ways to give back to our community is by awarding a scholarship each year. We take great joy in investing in the lives of our winners and assisting them with their academic pursuits.”
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Trump's Russian Comments
- By Gary Varvel
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Jeff Duncan to Hold 8th Annual Faith & Freedom BBQ
- By Press Release
Laurens, SC – U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-District 3) will host his 8th annual Faith and Freedom BBQ beginning at 6pm at the Anderson Civic Center in Anderson, SC on August 27, 2018. Invited guests include yet to be announced nationally known special guests, SC state leaders as well as Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry. In addition to the many speakers, the event will also include a charity auction conducted by Jeff Duncan, and a musical performance from "America's Tenor" Steve Amerson.
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Will Brett Kavanaugh Stand for Property Rights?
- By Tom DeWeese
There’s lots of talk about where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stands on the Roe v Wade abortion decision and if he would vote to rescind it. There is another very controversial Supreme Court decision made just few years ago, supported by the Anthony Kennedy, the justice he seeks to replace. That is the Kelo decision that basically obliterated private property rights in America. So, where does Brett Kananaugh stand on protection of private property rights? With Kennedy or the Constitution?
In 2005, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down an opinion that shocked the nation. It was the case of Susette Kelo, et al. v City of New London, Connecticut, et al. The issue: “Does the government taking of property from one private owner to give to another private entity for economic development constitutes a permissible ‘public use’ under the Fifth Amendment?”
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Voters Becoming Desensitized with Trump Haters
- By Gary Varvel
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In Defense of Trump With Putin
- By Judge Andrew Napolitano
As a trial judge in New Jersey during the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush years, I spent much of my time trying to settle cases. This process involved bringing into my chambers the lawyers for the disputants and asking them in the absence of their adversaries to lay their cards on the table.
After I found out what the litigants truly wanted and I did some pushing and shoving and jawboning, more often than not, agreements were reached. The threat of an imminent jury trial -- with its expenses, complexities and uncertainties -- was often enough to bring the parties to a quick, sensible and relatively inexpensive resolution. Occasionally, flattery -- even fatuous flattery -- helped.
All trial judges in America are familiar with this process. It takes place in criminal, as well as civil, cases in every courthouse in the country nearly every day.
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'Facebook Lied to Congress' Says Pastor, Because Facebook Blocked 92 Million People from Conservative Content
- By Christian Newswire
After Being Censored, a Silicon Valley Leader is Building USA.Life -- 'The answer to Facebook Censoring Conservatives'
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Steven Andrew reached 5 to 8 million people per month on Facebook, with nearly a half a million followers. Called the "Facebook pastor," he is both a minister and a Silicon Valley internet technology leader. However, Facebook "shadowbans" Andrew now, so only around 100,000 people per month are reached. In a video, he shows Facebook Vice President Monica Bickfert lied during a House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday when she said "freedom of expression is one of our core values" and CEO Mark Zuckerberg lied when he testified "we consider ourselves to be a platform for all ideas" before Congress on April 11th.
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Boston University's Fake-O-Nomics Darling
- By Michelle Malkin
It costs a pretty penny to earn a diploma in stupid.
The annual list price to attend Boston University -- including tuition, fees, room and board -- currently rounds out to $70,000. To acquire a degree in economics from this tony institution of higher learning, an undergrad must complete courses in calculus, microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis, empirical economics, statistics and assorted electives.
Four years, 52 credits and nearly $300,000 later, the school promises that BU economics majors will depart "with a firm understanding of core microeconomic and macroeconomic theory" and the "empirical skills that are essential to applying economic reasoning in our increasingly data-driven world."
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The Courage to Trust Medical Care to Patients and Physicians
- By Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD
The days of trusting your legislators to have your best interests at heart are in the rear view mirror. Apparently, their main interest is parroting the buzzwords of the moment to get elected and then being too busy banking lobbying money to listen to the voters. Our legislators have become spectators who wait for the perfect moment to pounce on their political “enemy” and then go on cable news shows to boast about it.
The “us against them” attitude, punctuated by hyperbolic, apocalyptic rhetoric closes the door to finding solutions. Our interests would be better served by having town hall meetings where voters could state their concerns, air their differences, and learn what legislators are doing about their issues. Caution: meetings at 9 a.m. on Wednesday when paid activists are guaranteed to outflank the working general public are prohibited.
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Trump Calls Off Cold War II
- By Pat Buchanan
Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have "never been worse."
He then added pointedly, that just changed "about four hours ago."
It certainly did. With his remarks in Helsinki and at the NATO summit in Brussels, Trump has signaled a historic shift in U.S. foreign policy that may determine the future of this nation and the fate of his presidency.
He has rejected the fundamental premises of American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War and blamed our wretched relations with Russia, not on Vladimir Putin, but squarely on the U.S. establishment.
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Upcoming 'Revoice' Conference Exposes LGBT Compromise Among 'Conservative' Evangelical Leadership
- By Christian Newswire
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Controversy surrounding the upcoming Revoice Conference scheduled for July 26-28 at the St. Louis historic Memorial Presbyterian Church is intensifying as conservative Christians push back against radical homosexual activism, which has found promotion and acceptance among leaders within conservative evangelical circles.
The agenda and face of Revoice can be seen in its stated goal of "Promoting LGBT + flourishing in historic Christian tradition." Highlighted workshops include "Redeeming Queer Culture, Journey to Embrace: A Conversation on Empowering the Church to Embrace the LGBT + Community in Fresh Ways," and "Sexual Minorities & Ministry."
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Crossword Puzzles for Subscribers
- By boatloadpuzzles.com
NEW - Interactive Online Crossword Puzzles are now available for subscribers. There will be a new crossword puzzle each day. You must subscribe to have access to the puzzle section.
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