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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse Holds First Meeting

(Everyone Got Stoned Before The Meeting:)

The Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse held its first meeting Wednesday, November 12, to recommend immediate steps to address a growing and dangerous epidemic of prescription opioid and heroin abuse in Virginia, with the ultimate goal of improving public safety and public health.

“I want to thank the members of this task force for their commitment to preventing drug addiction, cracking down on drug crimes in the commonwealth and reducing the number of Virginians who die each year from overdose,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “These are ambitious goals, but working together we can make this state a healthier and safer place for everyone.”

Task Force Co-Chairmen Dr. Bill Hazel, Secretary of Health and Human Resources, and Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, welcomed the 29 task force members and thanked them for their commitment. The Task Force, created under Executive Order 29, was signed by Governor McAuliffe on Sept. 26 and is composed of representatives from the Office of the Attorney General, the legislature, and the judiciary, as well as relevant state and local agencies, law enforcement, health professionals, community advocates, and individuals with personal experience with addiction.

“We’re here today because Virginia is in the midst of an alarming increase in heroin and prescription drug abuse, and we have seen a tragic spike in the numbers of overdose deaths and increasing crime resulting from this unrelenting disease of addiction,” Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran told task force members. “Your work over the coming months will positively impact the health and safety of thousands of Virginians.”

“It is our goal to get more Virginians who are addicted to prescription drugs and heroin into treatment so they can recover and have the chance for a healthier life,” said Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel. “However, we cannot be successful unless we address both the health and public safety issues with a coordinated, collaborative approach.”

On Oct. 2, Secretary Moran and Attorney General Mark Herring, in partnership with the Department of Criminal Justice Services, hosted a summit for approximately 175 people representing local, state and federal agencies, treatment providers, prosecutors and law enforcement, legislators and citizens.

They were provided with data detailing the heroin and prescription drug abuse epidemic. 

"I hope that some of the great ideas and input generated by local, state, and federal partners at our October summit will be helpful to the Task Force's important work,"said Attorney General Herring. "Between the summit, the innovative work of local agencies, initiatives launched by my office, and Governor McAuliffe's Task Force, it should be clear that Virginia is serious about reducing the tragic number of deaths associated with heroin and prescription opiod abuse."

During the summit, participants identified specific problems and provided recommendations to address problems in their regions.  These recommendations, as well as those developed last year in conjunction with the National Governor’s Association, are being taken up by the five work groups established under the Executive Order, focusing on the areas of Education, Treatment, Storage and Disposal, Data, and Monitoring and Enforcement.

(All other forms of drug abuse are not under consideration at this time so please enjoy!  Also, pay no attention on how these drugs get here in the first place.)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Record Cold Winter Predicted For Gloucester, VA And The Rest Of The US

Cold Weather (film)
Cold Weather (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
What if you could control the weather?  What if you could control it so well that you could even predict it and sell weather to the rest of the world?  What if you found out that this is not only true, but is actually happening right now?  You would probably say it's just science fiction.  You would probably also say that anyone who tells you that this is in fact going on is just nuts.  We would not blame you for one second for thinking so.  But what if?  Let's look at the video below.  Before you play it, when we first looked at it we thought this was nuts, but we watched it all the way through.  Maybe it's not so nuts after all.  You be the judge.

This site has a great deal of information dealing with climate change and possible causes that many refuse to believe or just call plain old paranoia.  But the question must be asked, what if they are right?

The most recent video from Geoengineering Watch.  But this continues to get even more interesting.  Check out this next video.

Now read the latest headlines.

Virginia is the latest state to detect a respiratory illness caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that Virginia is among 16 states where the infection enterovirus 68 has been confirmed.

Now we can either connect the dots here or just call it all a strange coincidence.  We are seeing this cold in animals all across Gloucester.  How does that work?  Strange coincidence.  Nothing more right?

We are just showing you what is out there in various news that most people never see.  You be the judge of what you think is real and what isn't.  We can not do that for you.  Makes Agenda 21 stuff look like a joke.  But are they related?  Nah.  That's just conspiracy thinking now isn't it?

You have to have a sense of humor.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gloucester, VA Animal Control Breaking And Entering? What About "YOUR" Rights?

Pictured above is Animal Control Officer, Laura Dickie, getting ready to break into a vehicle and take personal property from the people in possession of the rental car.  The folks who have the rental car are from NY and the car has NJ plates.  Why was she about to break into the car and take personal property from these people?  Well it's based on one of the Gloucester County ordinances we have been complaining about on this site now for some time.  The ordinance reads as follows;

 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.

(Ord. of 7-1-2008(1), § (2); Ord. of 2-5-2013(1))

Now let's look at what the temperature reading was for the time period in question.  The time these photos were taken are from around 3:12 PM through 3:24 PM August 24th, 2014.  

We took screen shots from various weather services to see what an average overall temperature reading was during the time in question.  Well, from everything we could see, it was under the 80 degree Fahrenheit limit that the ordinance states is required to be in violation of the above listed ordinance.  Again, the ordinance is highly questionable and in our view, illegal.  There is no corresponding state code and with Virginia being a Dillon Rule state, the Dillon Rule has been violated by Gloucester County from what we see.

Here is a picture of the temperature taken just right down the road from where the incident was witnessed.  77 Degrees.  Not 80 degrees or above.  But we have found evidence that county officials have decided that they can't even follow their own codes and have decided to step up the violations.  See the picture below.

The picture you are viewing is a sign hanging up on the front door of Tractor Supply here in Gloucester, Virginia.  Note that it says nothing about the actual ordinance and what that ordinance actually states.  It also gives no warning that Animal Control will break into your vehicle and take a pet which is considered personal property if they think they can get away with this.  What one must also note is that the sign does not cover temperatures in the 80 degree range as stated in the county ordinance.  What gives?

In fact, it leads one to believe that a violation occurs at temperatures at the 75 degree range.  The picture also fails to point out whether those inside temperature readings are for open or closed windows of any vehicle.  

Getting back to the entire incident.

There was a dog in the red car which is a 4 door vehicle.  All 4 windows were down in the car and the car had not been there for very long.  This incident was witnessed from start to finish.  Laura Dickie agitated the dog inside as the dog considered her a danger.  

The man with the long white hair and camo pants is the person who called in what he considered a violation to the Gloucester County Animal Control ordinance listed above.  Just before Ms Dickie was ready to bust out the window on the vehicle, the person renting the vehicle came out of Wal Mart and came back to her vehicle.  The conversation was overheard and it was overheard that Ms Dickie was in fact getting ready to bust out the window and take the dog from the vehicle.  

  Here is a very serious question.  Where is the search warrant that would allow law enforcement to do this and where were the local sheriff's department to back her up?  Animal Control officers can not execute search warrants in Virginia.  It has to be done locally by the Sheriff's department.  Again, where is the search warrant?  There is nothing in Virginia State Code regarding animals that allows Animal Control to break into your vehicle that we have ever seen.  Please see VA Code 3.2-6500 and beyond for state Animal Control codes.

  The owner of the animal and in charge of the rental car was not charged with any wrong doing whatsoever.  But Animal Control was still getting ready to bust the window and take the owners dog, hence personal property without notice.  

  Another question that comes to mind, why didn't Laura Dickie just go into Wal Mart and see about having the owner paged before even considering such drastic measures?  Well, did you see the fine for the above so called violation? Up to $2,500.00  and up to one year in jail?  It's on the sign shown above.  That is financial incentive for Animal Control to bust out some windows on people's vehicles.  Can you imagine all the legal troubles these folks would have had to face had they shopped for only 5 more minutes?  They were from out of state and spending money here in our economy.  What kind of message are we sending visitors to Gloucester County?  What kind of message is being conveyed to the local citizens?   Anyone now understand why we have been arguing against this insane ordinance now?  And again, this is only one of a number of county ordinances that have no place being on the books as they do not meet the Dillon Rule.  It's time for this nonsense to stop.

  Oh, and the Animal Control truck above?  There is no air conditioning that the animal would be put in.  That truck only has a top air vent.  The animal would be transported in violation of the county's own code.  What on Earth is that?  The hypocrisy.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HCOD Stifles Gloucester Business Growth

During the few years the toll was removed from the Coleman Bridge, Gloucester experienced a growth spurt that will not be experienced again until un-tolled access returns. That growth spurt was used as justification for creating the HCOD. In reality the HCOD was established to satisfy aesthetic and financial gain desires of a few rich persons. What the HCOD actually did was stifle business growth and remove control of property use from the owners. How does this benefit the people of Gloucester or prospective businesses? It doesn't. During the time the HCOD was set in place the economy was good and people were not paying attention to government. Fortunately, more people are paying attention now.

In a recent Gloucester-Mathews Gazette Journal opinion letter David Peebles mentioned the numerous years of support of the HCOD by the planning commission, board of supervisors and administration. Statistics indicate we the people have not seen any significant return from the implementation and enforcement of the HCOD. In fact, the HCOD has caused the County to lose prospective and established businesses.

Mr. Peebles’ assertion that the EDA, administration and the HCOD are responsible for the existence of good restaurants, shopping centers and other businesses in Gloucester seems to be somewhat distorted. The truth of the matter is; population growth was the driving factor behind those businesses coming to Gloucester.

Mr. Peebles also implied the old Page site is now available to become part of a 100 acre business park. The citizens of Gloucester have an urgent need for a permanent place to take care of and store school buses, county vehicles, grounds equipment and to house the public utilities department. The old Page site is the most practical and financially sensible location to construct such a public infrastructure facility.

I agree with the current efforts being made to overhaul the HCOD. If it is done the right way; property owners will regain control over the use of their property and there will be more opportunity for prospective businesses.

Kenneth E. Hogge, Sr.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

‘If Obama Doesn't Follow the Constitution, We Don’t Have To", Say's A Police Officer On Video

English: First page of Constitution of the Uni...
English: First page of Constitution of the United States  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A shocking video shows a New Jersey cop responding to a complaint about corruption by asserting that law enforcement officers no longer need to follow the Constitution because it has already been decimated by President Obama.

Seeking to file a complaint about the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter, Steve Wronko visited the Helmetta Police Department to air his grievances about the shelter falling prey to nepotism and corruption as a result of Helmetta Mayor Nancy Martin appointing her son Brandon Metz to head up the facility.

“I’ve made objections about what’s going on at the shelter over there,” Wronko tells the police officer, adding, “My first and fourth amendment rights were violated, my civil rights were violated.”

“Obama just decimated the freakin’ Constitution, so I don’t give a damn. If he doesn’t follow the Constitution, we don’t have to,” responds the cop, brazenly violating the oath he swore to uphold the Constitution.

The comment is self-evidently shocking, but it also provides an insight as to how corruption from the very top reaches all the way down to the bottom, providing law enforcement with a twisted form of justification for their unconstitutional activities.

At the end of the video, other police officers arrive to kick Wronko out of the building, with the cop who doesn’t give a “damn” about constitutional rights stating, “Either you get out or you’re gonna get locked up.”

“Maybe this instance, captured on film for the whole world to see, will serve as a wake up call to those who may still be asleep,” writes Matt Agorist. “Please share this so that it can help others to see the leviathan for what it is, a gang of thieves writ large.”

The only question that remains is if police officers feel they no longer need to follow the Constitution, should Americans be expected to obey the law?  Link back to source story.  We normally do not get our news from Alex Jones, but even he sometimes gets some interesting news that should not be ignored.  

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Invitation to Gloucester Republican Mass Meeting

Somehow We Mysteriously Got This Information and thought it was worth sharing:
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Hello Fellow Republicans,
The Gloucester County Republican Committee (GCRC) will conduct its biennial Mass Meeting as required by the Party Plan of the Republican Party of Virginia.  This meeting will occur Thursday March 13th at Achilles Elementary School.  Check-in begins at 5 P.M. while the meeting will begin at 6:30 P.M.  All registered voters in Gloucester County may vote.  Those desiring to vote must be a Gloucester County registered voter, show ID such as a current voter registration card or valid driver’s license, and their registration as a voter will be verified at the door.
During the meeting we will select the 51 members of the GCRC and a new chairman, all to serve for two years, and 22 delegates to the Republican Party of Virginia State Convention.  The GCRC needs active, committed, hard-working members to be successful.  The following list of 51 candidates for election as GCRC members have clearly demonstrated their willingness to work hard to get Republicans elected.  These candidates have worked at our Republican headquarters distributing voting literature, bumper stickers and yard signs; knocking on doors of homes distributing literature and encouraging residents to register to vote and getting out the vote; driving people to the voting places and working at the polls; making phone calls; producing and placing signs in yards and along roadways; attending many meetings and conventions throughout the state at their own expense and, of course, with their monetary and in-kind contributions.  Some of these candidates are currently members of the GCRC while others are seeking to be members for the first time; the common feature among all of them is hard work and their dedication to getting Republicans elected.  Please consider voting for this slate of 51 candidates for GCRC membership.   
Arnold, David J.                                 King, David J.
Bayford, Brian                                   King, Sarah W.
Bayford, Dorothy D.                        Larson, Kenneth L.
Borden, Margaret J.                        Larson, Leslee E.
Bunting, Rosanne E.                        Mason, Carole P.
Bunting, Samuel C.                          May, Alice C. M.
Casanave, Jeanmarie                     Meyer, Jr., John C.
Cerny, Gay B.                                     Meyer, Laurel J.
Chaplain, Catherine B.                   Mitchell, Donald R.
Chaplain, Russell W.                        Mitchell, Judy R.
Chriscoe, Ashley C.                          Moncure, II, Henry W.         
Cookson, Ryan H.                             Morton, Christy T.
Davis, Charles W. (CW)                  Mowry, Howard L.
Drechsel, Jr., Edward R.                 Murphy, Jr., George Ross
Dunnington, Patricia L.                   Shuster, Pamela A.
Geary, Christopher                         Solada, Rebecca J.
Geary, Terry L.                                  Truscott, Alice K.                
Hedrick, Michael W.                        Truscott, Mark A.
Hurst, Sr., Lowell D.                         Walsh, John P.
Hutson, Christopher A.                  Walsh, Lorraine M.
Javorich, Shawn G.                          Warren, Jr., Darrell W.
Johnson, David N.                            Webb, George L.
Johnson, Linda D. H.                       Webb, Joyce P.
Jones, Catesby B.                             Wiesner, Gary W.
                                                                Williams, Karen B. K.
                                                                Williams, Ralph E. (Ted)
                                                                Wilson, Kevin A.
We also must elect a new GCRC Chairman.  I recommend John P. Walsh for that position.  John has served as Chairman in the past and done a superlative job.  He is very familiar with the Party Plan of the Republican Party of Virginia and our own  by-laws as well as Robert’s Rules of Order.  He is fair to all and effectively manages debate in any discussion.
Thank you for your consideration of these candidates;  I look forward to seeing you at the meeting on Thursday.  And please bring a copy this note to the meeting for reference.
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Monday, March 10, 2014

Governor McAuliffe Announces 323 New Jobs for Orange County

Terry McAuliffe, former chairman of the Democr...
Terry McAuliffe, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
~Green Applications LLC to invest $9.75 million to establish first Virginia operation ~ 

RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Green Applications LLC, a Division of Green Distribution, one of the largest printers and distributors of textile merchandise and heat applied graphics on the East Coast, will invest $9.75 million to establish its first Virginia operation in the Town of Gordonsville in Orange County. The company will design, screen print, produce and distribute graphic art on heat transfers and apparel, creating 323 new jobs. Virginia successfully competed against Florida and New Jersey for the project.

            Speaking in Gordonsville at today’s announcement, Governor McAuliffe said, “It is a pleasure to welcome Green Applications to Virginia as the company further expands its footprint on the East Coast. The investment in Gordonsville is a testament to the superior workforce in Orange County and the return of a formerly-vacant building, which used to employ more than 100 people, to productive use is a symbol of economic revitalization in the region. My top priority as governor is to grow and diversify the economy and attract innovative companies to the Commonwealth, and the creation of over 300 new jobs with this investment marks significant progress toward ensuring our economy remains competitive in the 21st Century.”

            “We are thrilled to add Green Applications to the roster of companies that operate in Virginia,” said Maurice Jones, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade. “This significant investment and 323 new jobs are valuable to Gordonsville, Orange County and the Commonwealth.”

            Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Secaucus, New Jersey, Green has grown to employ over 450 employees delivering creative and manufacturing artistry to the screen printing industry. With a full service art department, screen room, printing presses, warehouse facility, and one of the most experienced management teams in the industry, the company provides strategic print solutions to its varied customer base. For more information, visit

            “Virginia is great state with a strong workforce to lead our East Coast expansion,” said Robert Butters, Green Applications Owner and Chief Executive Officer. “As the textile print and embellishment industry moves back to domestic production, being located in the center of the East Coast allows us to deliver quick-turn and strategic solutions to our customers. We worked closely with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to realize this opportunity and I am excited by the tremendous growth potential in the region.”

            The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Orange County, the Town of Gordonsville and the Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development to secure the project for Virginia. Governor McAuliffe approved a $540,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to assist Orange County and Gordonsville with the project. Through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program, the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity will provide funding and services to support the company’s retraining activities.

            S. Teel Goodwin, Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, stated, “I am thrilled to welcome Green Applications to the Orange County business community. We see the addition of the Company in Orange as a great opportunity for many of our citizens and look forward to a productive future for all involved.” 
            Robert K. Coiner, Mayor of Gordonsville, said, “I am excited to welcome Green Applications and owner Robert Butters to our community. The decision to move to Gordonsville reinforces the pro-business climate and high quality of life our community has to offer. We look forward to helping our new corporate citizen grow in Gordonsville.”
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