Thursday, November 27, 2014

Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving, Gloucester, Virginia

How To Protect Your Inherent Or Inalienable Rights

Its no secret that there is something horribly wrong in the world and in our own localities these days.  The question that many ask: exactly what is causing these issues?  Why have we lost so many rights?  Or have we actually not lost any rights at all and is there just a massive change that has taken place that we have not been made aware of?  Well a big part of that answer is yes, there has been a massive change that we are not aware of that has caused this and many issues not only in our localities, our Commonwealths and or States, our nation, even our world.

  The above video is a must watch to see what those changes were and or are and what we all can do about it.  We can reclaim our rights and our statehood's.  The fight has been going on for a very long time now but for very obvious reasons gets little or no mainstream media press.   Presumptions of law has been changed to work against you and if you are not aware of this you have no way to protect yourself from the wolves.  What you have to realize is that there is nothing above you except your creator.  Government is never above you but you are told everyday in every way that government is above you.

  Here in Virginia, one need only look at the Virginia Constitution and our Bill of Rights to see that this is the case that we are all above our government at all times.   This is the link that shows such.  We can not think of a better gift to give each of you this Thanksgiving day than to show you your rights and how to start taking them back.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Daffodil Festival Artist Contest On Display At The Gloucester Courthouse Library

If you have not yet had a chance to see this years latest entries for the Daffodil Festival art work, it's presently going on at the library in the Courthouse area.  Some really nice entries.  You have to visit the library in order to appreciate these works as the pictures below just do not do them justice.  We post them here to give you a good idea of this years entries however.

You can add your vote for the best piece.  There is also a prize to one lucky winner who enters their vote for their favorite work.

Gloucester, VA 2nd Board of Supervisors Meeting, November 13th, 2014

Here is the video of the 2nd Board of Supervisors meeting for the month of November, 2014.  Approved was the re zoning for a new mixed use development of apartments, retail and other use structures.  It's my own opinion that anyone who buys or contracts land should be free to do what they want with it without having to bother with all this nonsense.  I do not see where the area needs this project, but it's the freedom to do what one pleases with their land.

  I am fully aware of arguments against this project and have made a few myself, however, its still an issue of freedom and liberty.  If the developer wants to overload the market for rentals and has not been paying attention to the market, that's his or their issue.  If the project goes belly up?  So what?  As long as it does not cost the tax payers anything, who cares?  As long as there is no corporate welfare being paid into the project, it matters not.

  Now if we take a close look at the market, we see that Gloucester continues to have businesses run from the county not into it.  We have lost 2 restaurants, one bank branch and yet another automotive repair shop.  What has come in to replace these lost businesses?  Nothing.  Part of the issue is all of the regulations the county wishes to impose in socialistic formats.  Socialism does not work.  If it did we would have business growth like never before seen.

  Now those restrictions?  Ignore them.  They are unenforceable anyway unless of course you wish to consent to them.  That's up to you.  Then you pay out the nose and suffer massive restrictions that can break your bank account in no time at all.

Governor McAuliffe Accepts Tax Tribute from Virginia Indian Tribes

RICHMOND – Governor and Mrs. McAuliffe today welcomed Assistant Chief Mark Custalow of the Mattaponi Tribe, Chief Kevin Brown of the Pamunkey Tribe, and other tribal members to the Patrick Henry Building to observe the 337th tax tribute ceremony. The ceremony is the oldest continuing nation-to-nation ceremony in the United States.

“Virginia is home to the some of the richest historical beginnings of our nation, and the Mattaponi and Pamunkey Indian Tribes exemplify what it means to be Virginians,” said Governor McAuliffe. “I also would like to recognize the Hunters for the Hungry organization for their exceptional leadership in helping families around the Commonwealth receive quality meals.”

The traditional Indian taxpaying ceremony traces its legal antecedents to a treaty signed on May 29, 1677 between Governor Herbert Jeffreys, Esq., and several Indian leaders representing the Pamunkey, Nansemond, Nottoway, Appomattox and other tribes.

Today, Chiefs of the Pamunkey and Mattaponi tribes honor the spirit of Article 16, which required each Indian King and Queen to visit the Governor every March "at the place of his residence to pay the accustomed rent,” yearly by bringing wild game and hand-crafted gifts for the Governor and First Lady at their official place of residence on Capitol Square. Traditional Indian music and dancing are part of the tax ceremony, held each November on Capitol Square in honor of American Indian history month.

In the tribute ceremony, tribal members honor their ancestors who negotiated the Treaty of Middle Plantation to preserve Virginia Indian lands and the rich heritage they enjoy to this day.

In this year’s ceremony, Assistant Chief Mark Custalow presented the Governor and First Lady with a pair of handmade earrings, a traditional Indian dancing stick with a turkey claw at the tip and an eight point buck deer. Chief Kevin Brown presented them with a handmade necklace and a deer. Drumming and dancing followed the presentation of gifts, led by Assistant Chief Mark Custalow.

Governor McAuliffe urges Virginians to get ready for winter weather

November 30 - December 6 is Winter Preparedness Week in Virginia

RICHMOND – Winters in Virginia often are cold, snowy and icy and bring extended power outages.  To highlight the importance of Virginia families and businesses being winter-ready, the National Weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management have set asideNovember 30 - December 6 as Winter Preparedness Week. 

“We’ve had several record breaking winter storms in the past few years and they serve as good reminders that it’s smart to be prepared,” said Governor McAuliffe.  “Everyone should take steps now to be sure families, homes and businesses are ready for whatever winter may bring us this season.”

Although the current National Weather Service winter outlook indicates Virginia could have a less severe winter than last season, people still need to be sure their emergency plans and supplies are in place.

Please click here to see the proclamation Governor McAuliffe issued.

“A significant winter storm is possible any winter in Virginia, even during those winters with overall temperatures near or above normal,” said Bill Sammler, NWS warning coordination meteorologist.  “If the El Nino weather pattern happens as expected, then Virginia residents should anticipate storminess and a wetter than normal winter overall.  El Nino winters are generally not snowier, but they can be, if atmospheric conditions are right.  A recent example of that is the 2009-10 winter.”   

An important part of winter weather planning is being prepared to stay where you are until conditions improve.  During Winter Preparedness Week, Virginians should take these steps: 

  • Get a kit.  Basic emergency supplies include: 
ü  Three days’ food that doesn’t need refrigeration or electricity to prepare it
ü  Three days’ water (a gallon per person per day)
ü  A battery-powered and/or hand-crank radio with extra batteries
ü  Add a first aid kit, supply of prescription medications, blankets and warm clothing, supplies for special members of your household and pet items.
ü  For businesses and offices, some bottles of water and food bars and a radio to hear local information about whether or not it is safe to travel.  Officials may advise staying in place until it is safe to travel.
ü  A power pack for recharging cell phones and other mobile devices
  • Make a plan.  Everyone needs an emergency plan:
ü  Decide who your out-of-town emergency contact will be.
ü  Where will you meet up with family members if you can’t return home?
ü  Get an emergency plan worksheet at or on the new Ready Virginia app.

  • Stay informed.  Before, during and after a winter storm, you should:
ü  Listen to local media for information and instructions from emergency officials.
ü  Be aware of winter storm watches and warnings and road conditions.
ü  Get where you need to go before the weather gets bad.
ü  Get road condition information 24/7 by calling 511 or

  • Download the Ready Virginia app. This helpful emergency planning tool for iPhone® and Android™ mobile devices features:
ü    Location-specific weather watches and warnings issued by the National Weather Service
ü    Disaster news from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management
ü    A customizable family emergency plan that can be easily shared
ü    A checklist for gathering emergency supplies
ü    Contact information for local emergency managers
ü    Links to register for local emergency alerts, and more

“One heavy snowstorm with power outages is enough to disrupt schedules and cause people to wish they had prepared better,” said Governor McAuliffe. “It’s much safer to take a little time now and get ready before a winter storm arrives.”

  • Keep space heaters at least three feet from other objects. Never leave space heaters unattended. Install a smoke detector in every bedroom and on each level of your home. Check the batteries monthly, and replace them once a year at the same time every year.
  • In case of power outages, use flashlights instead of candles for light.
  • Use generators only outdoors and only in well ventilated areas.
  • Make sure outdoor pets have adequate shelter, unfrozen water and food.
  • If your household includes someone with special needs (has a disability, requires electricity to operate home medical equipment, needs to go to dialysis, etc.) call your local emergency manager to let them know where you live and what you will need during an emergency.
  • Driving is most dangerous when the temperature is at or under 32° F. If the road is wet, patches of ice are possible, especially on bridges and curves. Avoid using cruise control in winter weather conditions.
  • Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles and trucks that are plowing the road.
  • Don't pass a snowplow or spreader unless it is absolutely necessary. Treat these as you would emergency response vehicles.
  • Keep an emergency winter driving kit in your car.
Visit for more on preparing for winter weather.

(Great tips from the nanny state.)