By Bob Weaver|
LUBECK WATER CUSTOMERS SUES DU PONT - DuPont Chemical Company at
Washington, Wood County says the chemical C-8 used in the manufacturing
of teflon has not caused any health risks to the residents of Wood County.
Some customers of the Lubeck water district are claiming it has
contaminated their water system and they have filed suit. DuPont says they
have maintained levels below the "exposure" guides for drinking water. The
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists says C-8 is a
known cancer producing agent to animals.
Say it ain't so, DuPont!
MORE ACTS OF GOD - Federal mine regulators covered up facts in one of
America's largest coal waste spills along the Kentucky-West Virginia border.
Former MSHA director Davitt McAteer says mine maps showed false
information. Three hundred million gallons of coal slurry broke through a
Massey Coal Companies dam at Inez, Kentucky on October 11, 2000,
polluting miles of the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River along the WV-KY
The coal company maps showed there was a 70 foot solid barrier on the
impoundment, when in fact it was only 15 to 17 feet. Last year Massey
showed a profit of $80 million, but they could be fined $55,000 for each
incident related to spills. The company told their stockholders they had
spent $37 million cleaning up the spill, but $27 million had been covered by
Recently, the coal industry was placed on alert in West Virginia regarding
dozens of impoundment's that place communities at risk, some of which go
back to a list produced in the early 1970's prior to the Buffalo Creek
Disaster, an event that killed 125 people, described by Pittson Coal as "an
act of God."
Say it ain't so, Massey Coal!
SMOKIN' GUNS AND GOOD OLE DARRELL - If you think the "tobacco is bad
for you" settlement was driven by a concern for healthy lungs, think again.
At least four West Virginia private attorneys may have received $33.5 million
in fees from the tobacco settlement.
The four were hired by Attorney General Darrell McGraw, whose office says
they do not know how much money the attorneys received, nor does the
West Virginia Legislature, nor will the attorneys comment. The Charleston
Gazette said some of the attorneys were contributors to McGraw's political
Kanawha County Circuit Judge Irene Berger ruled that McGraw did not have
the right to hire private lawyers on the tobacco case. McGraw is on record
that outside lawyers should not be hired, except when he did it. Brown and
Williamson, the tobacco people, said private West Virginia lawyers wanted
$33.5 million for their services, and said that is what they got.
McGraw's office was to receive $196 million for its work on the case, plus
some other money for its involvement. Meanwhile, McGraw travels around
the state advocating consumer interests in his mini-van and walking down
the white line in local parades.
For a cackle, The Herald did a Freedom of Information request to good ole
Darrell, wanting to know the lawyers names, amounts, why he hires lawyers
in the public's interest when told not to do so, and why the Legislature or the
public is not privy to such actions, etc. I just wondered, as a consumer
Say it ain't so, Darrell!
IF GOD BE AGAINST US, WHO CAN BE FOR US - Rev. Jerry Falwell has more
than adequately explained why America is the object of terrorism. Talking to
his buddy Rev. Pat Robertson after the attacks on America, he said "God
continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us
probably what we deserve." Robertson responded by saying "Jerry, that's my
Falwell has demonized the American Civil Liberties Union, an organization
that attempts to defend the Constitution, in addition to feminists,
abortionists, gays, the Supreme Court, unrepenting alcoholics and addicts,
prostitutes, and just about everyone else he finds offensive. "I point the
finger in their face and say you helped make this happen," saying you have
made God mad, and this is His judgment.
In 1999 Rev. Jerry said we should stock up with ammo, get ready for the
computer crash, dispensing his literature and tapes, and that the anti-christ
would walk among us as a young Jewish man in the new millennium.
He also circulated a "demonic" tape riddled with mis-information (for a small
donation) of President Bill Clinton, portraying him to be a far worse actor
than he really was. Rev. Pat prayed an Atlantic hurricane away from his
Virginia Beach TV center, to strike other parts of the American shore.
Some have suggested these Reverends are the ben Ladens of America,
resembling the thinking of terrorists. The Afghan feminist rulers do not allow
female education at all, they cannot read or write, cannot work outside the
home, they must wear clothing that covers most of their person, cannot sing
or listen to music, cannot be treated by a male doctor (and there are no
female doctors), but they can be sold as property or flogged if the holes in
the mesh covering on her face is too large. They cannot speak in public.
The off-based Moslem terrorist groups essentially believe any means to their
end is justified, discounting their religions teachings.
The Falwell-Robertson hate-based ministries, however, continue to appeal to
certain Americans who find some pathological relief in this strange
dispensation of the Love of God, much like middle eastern terrorist
Hopefully, the media spinsters will refrain from calling on Falwell and
Robertson as talking heads. They seem adept at discussing serious problems
about the human condition with a tone that is disconnected from the
message of Christ. The last time I checked, He walked and talked with all
the lost and downtrodden, seeking to love them into his world of grace and
Say it ain't so, Pat and Jerry!