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Fireside Chat–NY Newspaper screws up big time!


coffee2  There is a time for a great debate -  but, it’s not about politics. It’s about the release of sensitive information of Gun Permit owners information of those who choose to carry a Concealed Weapons or CCW on their person.

Last month, a White Plains, New York, Newspaper The Journal-News published an interactive map of gun permit owners in nearby Westchester and Rockland Counties. The release of the map set off a national firestorm in the United States about privacy and the endangerment of gun permit owners who’s lives may be credible danger because of the nature of sensitive information released on behalf of the Newspaper, critics say.

The newspaper claims “they knew” the interactive map would be controversial and more and decided it was pursuant to publish the names and addresses of gun permit holders to their readers, rather, than to heed the crucial words of the public not too – instead, they marched into controversy across the nation, sparking debates about gun legislation and possible bans on certain weapons, such as assault rifles made and imported from overseas and some made in the homeland of America.

The interactive map went viral as the firestorm, lit up Social Media sites across the internet in the wake of the Newspaper’s quest to put people in harms way and those who’s lives may or could be in danger because of the nature of the information released to the public.

Crime victims, especially Women, who carry armed weapons, literally had their address and locations of hiding revealed because of the public records release by the Journal-News unspeakable mistake.

In a retrospective, a counter attack was mountain in it’s wake as a response and counter-attack, a lawyer-turned-blogger took the merited steps onward and fought back against the newspaper in posting the names of Reporters and Editors of those who worked at Journal-News in White Plains, New York.

The rapidly fired counter-attack evidently landed him in the national spotlight on CNN.

Social Media watchdogs and national critics are crying foul ball in the newspapers efforts to fuel the debate even more with a possible release of more gun permit data to its circulation area, according to media and internet reports, I’ve been following.

What really ticks me off is that gun owners have a right to carry concealed and it opens a very dangerous predicament of ignorance and disregard by the publisher, reporters and editorial staff of this newspaper. But, in relevance – the names and addresses also brings a so-called Christmas gift or shoppers gift list for criminals and thieves looking to steal weapons and firearms to commit unspeakable crimes with an innocents gun holders weapon in the commission of a crime, such as a homicidal violence and more, police, gun owners and critics say.

It was also reported, that some of the names and addresses released also belonged to police officers, whom are sworn under oath to Protect and Serve the communities they live in, not just those who are innocently legal to carry on their person – a concealed weapon.

The fact is simple and evidently insane – the news media never publishes the names of victims who a victim of a crime unless it has the ability to compromise a criminal investigation and jeopardize the lives, of police and victims investigating the crime and more, including the seeking of revenge by those sentenced under the court of law and for the victims who testified and successfully help convict them for the crimes they’ve committed against them.

The damage may have already been done by the White Plains, NY., newspaper and the trust they have in their subscribers have in their reporting efforts have probably failed them on both sides of the isle. When it comes to such information and prudent to the lives of those who are at stake journalists, writers and photographers need to be on the extreme “what if” mode in the avoidance of a serious backlash from its owns readers and subscribers – if not, advertisers could pull their advertising dollars from their publication and sinking the Gannett Company owned newspaper into limbo, *if not* a quiet death and demise for it’s quality of disgrace to the pistol packing community of Concealed Weapon’s holders across the country.

In retro and public opinion – they should quit and cease publication all together for a generous and deadly mistake they made in the disclosure of such vital information, even though it was obtained through the “Freedom of Information Act or FOIA,” for their monetary gain and disgrace of those who legally carry CCW’s and those who are trying to hide and start a new life without harm and violence – such unselfish as this is journalism suicide in the eyes of those who dwell in the face of disgrace.

 

   Copyright © 2013 Jeffery Newton

Obama is like Lincoln


Presidential elections have been a stable for more than two hundred years – since, America broke from the British rule. Honest Abraham Lincoln the nation’s 16th President of the United States would’ve been proud of Democratic President Barack Obama for winning a second term to the White House.

President Lincoln abolished the ruling of slavery in America in the mid 1860’s. He was a life long Republican at heart and self educated, became one of the greatest of three American Presidents ranked by American Scholars, he was followed by President George Washington and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The election of 2012 brings a whole new meaning to American politics as President Obama embarks on his continued mission of bringing a decade of war to an abrupt end and bringing troops home from a decade of war and re-energizing the economy jittered by a previous Republican President, that left the country in despair from an unspeakable decision of sending troops and wasteful spending and loss of American jobs to overseas corporations, after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

As the nation’s first African-American President, Obama beams the likes of Lincoln and Roosevelt in his political ambitions as President. I’m often asked in the waning days up to election day of what my take and view was on American Politics and the President ticket of 2012 – My answer was to wait it out and see how the electoral college played with the 270 votes that were needed to win the White House – Obama swept Governor Mitt Romney 303-205 in the final national tally toward the end of the night as the east coast stayed up into the wee hours of the night to wait for the final results and the final grandstanding of a winning a new elected Republican President or the Re-Election of President Obama as American’s casted their votes at the polls, voters were getting jittery as Romney shown he was leading the pack, but, Obama shot back and made it clear – America wanted him back in the Oval Office, not a man who thought, the Presidency was a laughing joke and a prudent to puppet politics.

As I watched the night unfold, I was a complete nervous jittery wreck, wishing that Obama would’ve scored the first winning points, but, Romney blew the lead until late in the night, after getting home from dinner, a short bike ride and a joyful stop at the local Starbucks joint, Obama started to sweeping the nation in political points left and right – even though, Romney red eyed the Midwest and a couple southern spit ballers to his name, the Obama camp fired up the voters with the long lines and tallies from the west coast to secure the White House once again.

“Impressive!” – I thought from the political standpoint, but, luckily, I didn’t bet any of my Republican friends on this election otherwise, the election would’ve swayed in their favor! Thanks to whomever gave me that idea, wherever you are…. There is a thought though – I keep seeing a lot of Abe Lincoln in Barack Obama from a voters standpoint of view. It’s actually a good feeling because, Lincoln would’ve admired the way Obama made a difference in his re-election campaign and working with voters to brighten the future of America into a brighter future for the next four years.

 

HCR stirs debate across America


Displeasure creates a stir among Americans.

Health Care Reform is alive and well today in America, as President Obama promised during his election campaign for the White House. People voted for change and the country is seeing change in a way they’ve not seen, since Clinton Administration, when Bill Clinton said, “he believed in hope”, American’s agreed for change than as they endure today with the Obama Administration.

America’s displeasure with the recent HCR bill has something that everyone doesn’t seem to understand – the bill itself and the ramifications it will create in the long term planning process.

Asking a our health care providers to become general practioners in their choice of speciality practice creates a hysteria among doctors and nurses that could create shortages in primary care doctors in todays working health care system.

Penalizing those whom don’t get health care isn’t the answer to reform, it resorts to backlash and socialism in a Stalin like effect in a time where Americans are struggling to get out of the housing bubble and create wealth and stabability among their families in the mist of foreclosure.

Creating a tax base for those that don’t follow the rules and harboring the government to go after those who fail to endure health care insurance because of affordability and the choice to choose their own primary care doctor is a given choice among the bill of rights.

But increasing taxes among businesses shouldn’t be a hardship either for those that use America’s beauty salons with tanning beds. The tax is likely to create a backlash that would send nerves of steel in the unemployment lines of an already bulgeoing system that is about the burst it own bubble with people looking for job security and health care  from their employers.

Is the HCR bill the right choice for America? Probably not the best choice, but something that makes sense to many Democrats and hardly makes any sense to 14 states trying to sue the federal government over the bill and its admendments. Stupidity would be a great concern of those trying to create hysteria with threats and gore to those in Congress – which would lead to some costly mistakes among the actions of its own demise and the stabability of the country.

Socialism has no place in America, Democrazy does – it is inevitable that many Americans forget, this country was brought on by the founding fathers of the US Constitution and the breakaway from the British rule, that once dominated America before the birth of America in 1776.

Debate is only the Common Sense with those who believe America will prevail in her own bravery.