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Politics / Confederacy Currency in Virginia?
« on: January 08, 2011, 02:50:25 PM »
Posted my Bison4Life in the General Discussion.

Virginia Delegate Wants To Bring Back Confederate Money,47238.0.html
The Commonwealth of Virginia would begin minting its own gold and silver coins as an alternative currency to the U.S. dollar under a bill that Virginia Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince William) says he will file in coming days.
Marshall will ask the General Assembly to consider the idea when it convenes for its annual legislative session Jan. 12. It is a companion bill to a proposal he has already filed to establish a study committee to examine alternative currencies to that distributed by the Federal Reserve System "in the event of a major breakdown of the Federal Reserve System."

Marshall said his intention is to inject competition into the national economy and force the federal government to change monetary policy he believes is leading to hyperinflation. According to his bill, "many widely recognized experts predict the inevitable destruction of the Federal Reserve System's currency through hyperinflation in the foreseeable future." His critique mirrors that of the Tea Party movement, some of whose members have called for the end of the Federal Reserve system.

Politics / Country Back to When?
« on: January 07, 2011, 06:20:24 PM »
For those who want to take the Country back, if you could take America back in time, to what point in time would you reset the clock?

Politics / Boehner satified with Obama birth certificate
« on: January 07, 2011, 09:36:29 AM »
Boehner to 'birthers': Hawaii good enough for me

New GOP House speaker tells NBC Nightly News he doesn't question Obama's citizenship

New Republican House Speaker John Boehner says he doesn't question President Barack Obama's place of birth but it's not within his purview to tell others what to think.

"The state of Hawaii has said that President Obama was born there. That's good enough for me," Boehner, R-Ohio, told NBC 's Brian Williams in an interview to air Thursday night on   NBC Nightly News.

Pressed by Williams on what he would say to members of his party who have expressed doubts about Obama's citizenry, Boehner replied: "Brian, when you come to the Congress of the United States, there are 435 of us. We're nothing more than a slice of America. People come, regardless of party labels, they come with all kinds of beliefs and ideas. It's the melting pot of America. It's not up to me to tell them what to think."

Sounds like he may think they are a bunch of nuts.

Politics / Virginia REBUBLICAN-extortion case
« on: January 07, 2011, 09:23:48 AM »

Ex-Del. Phil Hamilton out on bond in extortion case
By Bill Sizemore
The Virginian-Pilot
© January 7, 2011

Former state Del. Phil Hamilton is the first Virginia lawmaker in more than a decade to face the prospect of prison time for alleged criminal conduct.

Hamilton surrendered to federal authorities Thursday after being indicted on bribery and extortion charges. He is accused of soliciting a job at Old Dominion University while securing state funding for it. He could be sentenced to as much as 30 years. .....

Hamilton, a Newport News Republican, lost his re-election bid in 2009 after 21 years in the House following revelations that he was angling for a $40,000-a-year job with a new teacher training center at ODU while sponsoring the center's start-up funding.

Politics / Y's Governor Allows Text Book Errors in History
« on: December 31, 2010, 02:07:20 PM »

Report: More 'Glaring' Errors in Va. History TextbookDec 29, 2010 – 1:08 PM
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Mara Gay
The Virginia history textbook that raised eyebrows when it claimed that large numbers of black soldiers fought for the South during the Civil War is under scrutiny again, after a review of the book found dozens of errors that historians call disturbing.

Among the mistakes: the claim that 12 states joined the Confederacy, not 11, and that 6,000 soldiers died during the Battle of Bull Run during the Civil War, instead of 22,000. Three of the five historians who reviewed "Our Virginia: Past and Present" at the request of the state board of education said they were appalled."I absolutely could not believe the number of mistakes -- wrong dates and wrong facts everywhere. How in the world did these books get approved?" Ronald Heinemann, a former history professor at Hampden-Sydney College, told The Washington Post.

The textbook, published by Five Ponds Press, was not written by a trained historian. The Virginia board of education ordered a small panel of historians to review the fourth-grade textbook earlier this year when experts challenged its claim that thousands of blacks fought for the Confederacy.

Five Ponds Press said it planned to incorporate the edits into the text's next edition. "Most of the items you reference have been identified, and we sent a notice a week ago to the Virginia Department of Education with our intent to make these edits in the book's next printing," Lou Scolnik, Five Ponds Press' owner, told the Post.

Virginia education officials will meet Jan. 10 to discuss the panel's work. "The findings of these historians have certainly underscored and added urgency to the need to address the weaknesses in our system so we don't have glaring historical errors in our books," Charles Pyle, a spokesman for Virginia's Department of Education, told the paper.

Politics / OS, Why the term K----?
« on: December 11, 2010, 10:30:28 PM »
Why do you use the term K----?  Just curious.

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