Showing posts with label Links and News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Links and News. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Canada Gingerbread - Recipe of the day

I got a ginger molasses cookie (my favourite o...
I got a ginger molasses cookie (my favourite of theirs) and a Chunky Lola (chocolate chip with pecans). Yum! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One cupful of butter, two of sugar, one of molasses, five of flour, three eggs, one nutmeg, one teaspoonful of ginger, one of soda, one tea-cupful of cream or rich milk, one table-spoonful of cinnamon, one pound of currants. Beat the butter to a cream. Add the sugar, molasses and spice; next the eggs, well beaten; then the milk, in which the soda has been dissolved, next the flour; and lastly the currants. This will make three sheets, or two very thick ones. Bake in a moderately- quick oven, if in three sheets, twenty five minutes; if in two sheets, ten minutes longer.

Make something extraordinary.
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Monday, September 9, 2013

Liberty's Kids 6, Shot Heard Round The World - Battle of the Hook Pre Show

Saturday, September 7, 2013

One Thousand Dollar Contest Giveaway, Gloucester, Virginia Links and News

Congratulations, you won.  Here is your very own one thousand dollars.  Now do not go spending this all in one place or all at one time.  But by all means, get something nice for yourself.  What can you do with this?  Start your own eBank, send it out as a donation to your favorite charity or politician.  Pay online bills with it.  Bribe people with it.  Start your own ecommerce site.  Send it to friends as a birthday present.  We are sure you can think of plenty of other clever things to do with it as well.

  Not many people have ever seen a one thousand dollar bill.  You can get them, but they have to be used for something like a gift and then given back to the bank.  They can not be spent or used in any stores or to buy any goods.  When you give them back to the bank, you exchange it for regular currency.  You do not lose the value, just the daily use.  Besides, how many places can give you change for this?

  What you can not do with this.  It's a digital image, it has no actual value, only a perceived value and as an image, it's very low.  It's here more for fun than anything else.  It's actually our free Art of the day.

  Do not try and print this and use it.  We did not post the back for a very clear reason.  We do not want anyone getting into legal trouble over something meant for fun.  But hey, if you need more than one thousand dollars, make more copies until you have enough cash.  Become an Internet millionaire.  Cool.
Created by Jason Hise with Maya and Macromedia...
Created by Jason Hise with Maya and Macromedia Fireworks. A 3D projection of a 5-cell performing a simple rotation. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Anti Federalist Papers No. 9 A Consolidated Government Is A Tyranny

MONTEZUMA," regarded as a Pennsylvanian, wrote this essay which showed up in the Independent Gazetteer on October 17, 1787.

We the Aristocratic party of the United States, lamenting the many inconveniences to which the late confederation subjected the well-born, the better kind of people, bringing them down to the level of the rabble-and holding in utter detestation that frontispiece to every bill of rights, "that all men are born equal"-beg leave (for the purpose of drawing a line between such as we think were ordained to govern, and such as were made to bear the weight of government without having any share in its administration) to submit to our Friends in the first class for their inspection, the following defense of our monarchical, aristocratical democracy.

Anti Federalist Papers No 9 A Consolidated Government is a Tyranny from Chuck Thompson

To read the entire text of this document, please left click the icon at the bottom far right hand side of the Slideshare container.  To exit full screen mode, just hit the escape key on your keyboard.  Free downloads of this document are available on our Slideshare site.  Liberty Education Series here on Gloucester, Virginia Links and News website.  
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Gloucester, VA Officials Honor Animal Cruelty Criminal?

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It's a sad day when you see something like this.  The chair of the Gloucester County, Virginia Board of Supervisor's, Louise Theberge, honoring a person whom we had just shown to be one of Gloucester County's biggest criminals in our view.  A person who was responsible for protecting animals in Gloucester but has been shown to actually be abusing animals in a very cruel and inhumane manner, according to Gloucester County Animal Control Ordinances, as shown in a previous post prior to this meeting, which we know the Board of Supervisors saw before this meeting, as we sent them the post link as well as a PDF version of the story.  The post based on Gloucester Animal Control's own laws and pictures showing how they do not follow their own codes.

  What next?  Why not just open all the jail cell doors and let all the other criminals out and give them all county government jobs with letters of recognition for their contributions to the community?  Actually, when you see this kind of behavior, you have to wonder if the criminals in the jails are criminals or just people who got sucker punched by a corrupt system?  This is what you see in a dictatorship.  Does Louise Theberge consider herself a dictator?  It looks that way.

Here is the PDF version of the story sent to a large list of Gloucester and other government officials a day before this meeting.

The above PDF file is 9 pages long.  To read the story in full screen mode, just left click the icon at the very bottom right hand side of the SlideShare container.  To escape full screen mode, just hit your escape key on your keyboard.

But then again, these are the same people who allow their employees to run all over the county, in government vehicles, using those vehicles for personal use against county policy and all at taxpayer expenses.  And of course during this board meeting, you see how these same people could care less about raising your taxes save a few minor arguments.  Someone has to fund all of this nonsense.  Since it's our tax dollars, can anyone just call the county and get a ride to wherever they need to go?  A taxi service since that is what county employees are already doing anyway?  Seems fair to us if they are going to continue to abuse the system at every turn.
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Monday, September 2, 2013

Gloucester, VA Animal Control In Violation of it's Own Ordinances?

Is Gloucester, Virginia Animal Control in violation of it's own ordinances?  From what we see, yes;

Sec. 3-18. Animals in enclosed vehicles. 

(a)It shall be unlawful to leave any animal in a vehicle without the benefit of air conditioning when the outside temperature reaches eighty (80) degrees fahrenheit or greater.

(b) Any person who confines an animal in an unattended vehicle so as to cause the animal to suffer from heat stress, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The animal control officer or other officer shall have the authority to remove any animal found in an enclosed vehicle that appears to be suffering from heat stress. The animal shall be provided immediate veterinary care. The animal owner or custodian shall be responsible for all expenses incurred during the removal of the animal or its subsequent treatment and impoundment.

(c) In the event that the person responsible for the violation cannot be ascertained, the registered owner of the vehicle, as required by Chapter 6 of Title 46.2 of the Code of Virginia, shall constitute in evidence a prima facie presumption that such registered owner was the person who committed the violation.

The above is from Gloucester, Virginia's own government website and is part of the Gloucester County Animal Control ordinances for Gloucester, Virginia.  Now we have argued that there are still a number of ordinances on Gloucester's books that are not compliant to state laws, hence, in violation of the Dillon Rule.  However, Ted Wilmot has argued that they are still defensible.  So with that being that case, we will take his word for it and show how Gloucester Animal Control looks to be the biggest offender of animal cruelty ever seen in Gloucester, Virginia's own history.

You just read their code above, do you think Animal Control officers follow that ordinance?  We are going to show that no they do not, in our view, and in fact are in direct violation of said code.  Let's look at some Animal Control vehicle pictures and see if they are in compliance with the above or if they are in violation of their own codes, causing inhumane suffering of animals.

Starting with this one picture, we are going to show that Gloucester Animal Control does not follow it's own ordinances and are potentially transporting animals in inhumane and cruel manners.

  Notice this truck, there are no side windows, no ventilation top, no form of Air Conditioning per Gloucester AC section 3-18 as listed above.  But you have not seen the entire evidence yet.

So let's look at some other photos to see if they are in violation.

To the left here, there is an air gap between the truck cab and the truck bed.  Not sufficient to supply air conditioning from the cab to the back.  That would mean that animals are being transported in Gloucester County Animal Control vehicles in violation of AC ordinance 3-18 above would it not?

But let's assume for a moment that some air conditioning can go from the cab to the bed, let's look inside the bed of the truck and see if the animals being transported by Animal Control are in a decent environment.

This is the inside of the bed of one of the Animal Control trucks.  If you look towards the back, there are windows that are open between the cab and the bed, however, the steel cage represents an air flow issue.  In fact, we would say that the steel cages add an extra measure of heat transference.  This is the only source of air flow in the bed of this one truck.  How is this able to keep animals in a cool and comfortable environment to meet the ordinance under 3-18 above?  

  It isn't from what we see.  That would suggest cruel and inhumane treatment of the animals.  

This is another version and the most popular version used by Gloucester Animal Control.  It is only slightly better in that it has a ventilated top over the cover of the bed of the truck.  The same air gap exists between the cab and the bed.

Let's take a look inside this one.

Here you can see the air ventilation over the top cover of the bed.  There is a rear window opening at the back of the bed, but one is not seen in the cab, meaning no air flow from the cab to the truck bed.  No air conditioning.  Same steel cages which restrict air flow to the animals inside the cages.

  So what we can see, while Gloucester, Animal Control is transporting animals during the summer, they are shaking and backing the animals in a cruel and inhumane manner from what the evidence seems to suggest.  So according to Gloucester County ordinance 3-18 above, every Animal Control officer that has ever transported any animal in any of these vehicles while the outside temperature was at 80 degrees or above is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor charge on each and every event.  That would also mean that those above the office of Animal Control who has allowed this are also guilty, such as Ted Wilmot, County attorney, Brenda Garton, County Administrator, and the entire Gloucester County Board of Supervisors in our view.

  Going further, that would also mean that each of these individuals are also guilty of violations of state code 3.2-6500, failing to provide a comfortable environment for the animals as we are willing to bet that each cage in the above pictures and all Animal Control vehicles do not provide adequate resting pads for the animals.  That would also mean that each of these individuals would seem guilty of violations to Gloucester Animal Control ordinance 3-13, cruelty to animals.

Sec. 3-13. Cruelty to animals.

(a) Any person who:

(1) Overrides, overdrives, overloads, tortures, ill-treats, abandons, willfully inflicts inhumane injury or pain not connected with bona fide scientific or medical experimentation, or cruelly or unnecessarily beats, maims, mutilates, or kills any animal, whether belonging to himself or another;

(2) Deprives any animal of necessary food, drink, shelter, or emergency veterinary treatment;

(3) Sores any equine for any purpose or administers drugs or medications to alter or mask such soring for the purpose of sale, show, or exhibition of any kind, unless such administration of drugs or medications is within the context of a veterinary client-patient relationship and solely for therapeutic purposes;

(4) Willfully sets on foot, instigates, engages in, or in any way furthers any act of cruelty to any animal;

(5) Carries or causes to be carried in or upon any vehicle, vessel, or otherwise any animal in a cruel, brutal, or inhumane manner, so as to produce torture or unnecessary suffering; or

(6) Causes any of the above things, or being the owner of such animal permits such acts to be done by another, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

(b) Subsequent violations punishable as a Class 6 felony shall be charged under section 3.2-6570(B) of the Code of Virginia.

(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the dehorning of cattle conducted in a reasonable and customary manner.

(d) For the purposes of this section the word animal shall be construed to include birds and fowl.

(e) This section shall not prohibit authorized wildlife management activities or hunting, fishing, or trapping as regulated under the other titles of the Code of Virginia including, but not limited to, Title 29.1, or to farming activities as provided under Title 3.2 or regulations promulgated thereunder.

(f) In addition to the penalties provided in subsection (a), the court may, in its discretion, require any person convicted of a violation of subsection (a) to attend an anger management or other appropriate treatment program or obtain psychiatric or psychological counseling. The court may impose the costs of such a program or counseling upon the person convicted.

(g) It is unlawful for any person to kill a domestic dog or cat for the purpose of obtaining the hide, fur, or pelt of the dog or cat. A violation of this subsection shall constitute a Class 1 misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation of this subsection shall be charged under section 3.2-6570(E) of the Code of Virginia.

(h) Any person who (i) tortures, willfully inflicts inhumane injury or pain not connected with bona fide scientific or medical experimentation, or cruelly and unnecessarily beats, maims, or mutilates any dog or cat that is a companion animal whether belonging to him or another and (ii) as a direct result causes the death of such dog or cat that is a companion animal, or the euthanasia of such animal on the recommendation of a licensed veterinarian upon determination that such euthanasia was necessary due to the condition of the animal, punishable as a Class 6 felony, shall be charged under section 3.2-6570(F) of the Code of Virginia. If a dog or cat is attacked on its owner's property by a dog so as to cause injury or death, the owner of the injured dog or cat may use all reasonable and necessary force against the dog at the time of the attack to protect his dog or cat. Such owner may be presumed to have taken necessary and appropriate action to defend his dog or cat and shall therefore be presumed not to have violated this subsection.

(i) Any person convicted of violating this section may be prohibited by the court from possession or ownership of companion animals.

There would appear to be further Class 1 Misdemeanor charges on this as well.  

Sec. 3-7. Maintenance of animals and fowl.

(a)  Each stable, pen, coop, or other place where any animal or fowl is kept, shall be maintained at all times in a safe and sanitary condition and so as not to constitute a nuisance. Solid and liquid waste matter shall be removed therefrom not less than twice each week, and more frequently if necessary, to eliminate offensive odors or to prevent accumulations constituting a hazard to the health or safety of any person, animal or fowl.

(b)  Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

How many violations are each and every Animal Control officer and each and every other person mentioned, guilty of then?  I think we can find plenty more yet.  These people would seem to be the biggest offenders of their own codes and should know better as they are required to know these codes and should object to transporting animals in these unsafe and very cruel and inhumane conditions.

We the citizens of Gloucester County, Virginia would like to see a weekly report that each animal control vehicle meets safe and sanitary conditions as is deemed appropriate by the above Gloucester County ordinance.  How is Gloucester County ensuring our safety?  We want to know.  Further, we want to see pictures of any and all animals that come into the Gloucester County Animal Control shelter each and every week.  Posted on the county website, it would provide owners with a chance to see if their pets have been picked up or if they are still missing.

  Also, we would like to have video cameras in the Gloucester County Animal Shelter to see how the county is caring for each and every animal in it's charge.  How do we know that Animal Control is not in further violations of it's own ordinances otherwise?  We already see that Gloucester Animal Control does not follow it's own ordinances with the vehicles pictured above with evidence of their own ordinances listed here.  Charges should also be higher against all of these people as they should be held to higher standards.  

  Tuesday evening, September 3rd, the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors are going to be recognizing some of these Animal Control officers at the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors meeting at the Colonial Courthouse.  These people should be all served with court appearances to face these grievous issues, not giving the  high five to each other for their own continuous violations to their own ordinances.  Steve Baranek is famous for his quote, "We speak for those who can not".  We would like to point out the same, we are presently speaking out for those who can not, against the cruelty of animals by Animal Control.

On a final note, we are not attorney's and none of this should be considered legal advice in any way.  We are simply questioning the obvious and researching what we can to ask further questions.  Pictures were contracted by us from one of the people who has provided us with pictures of county employees violations of using government vehicles for personal use.

This article may be ported to other sites in it's entirety to include pictures by anyone wishing to report on this issue.  We have gained permission for the pictures to be used by other news agencies under fair use laws of the United States without any form of copyright infringement.  This article may also be ported to print.  Link back is requested but not detrimental.
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