The Wheeling Alternative

Abortion extremism and Barry Goldwater

Mike Myer's Saturday column

It's been a busy couple of days for me but I did want to make a few comment on Mike Myer's Saturday column, "Who Are You Calling 'Extremist'?" Myer discusses the abortion issue using a recent Gallup Poll that found that 29% believe in abortion under any circumstance, 19% totally oppose it, and 51% believe that it . . .

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September 28, 2015

RSS feed may be fixed

I received word earlier this afternoon that Silvrback may have figured out what the problem was with my RSS feed. (Some subscribers were getting it and some were not.) The problem appears to be that Comcast's spam filters were apparently viewing the emails as spam.

Okay, one more request. If you signed-up for RSS and didn't . . .

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September 28, 2015

"Blessed are the cheesemakers" - the problem of interpreting the words of religious leaders

Re-interpreting a message to suit our ends -- we all do it. For the pope's most recent messages about the environment and the poor, you had to figure that our local "newspapers" would have to do it in order to keep a cognitive balance. Here is Newsweek's conclusion about his speech to Congress on Thursday:

In . . .

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September 26, 2015

Problem with the RSS feed

need some help

If you subscribe to my RSS feed, you may not be getting notified whenever I publish a new post. (This has probably been true for a couple of weeks now.) I discovered this problem earlier in the week and I've been working with Silvrback tech support to fix the problem.

You can help. If you've been getting the email and the RSS . . .

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September 26, 2015

Major corporations switch sides in the "war on coal"

(Walmart, Proctor & Gamble, Starbucks and other Fortune 500 companies turn to renewables)

Our local "newspapers" like to place primary blame for the decline of West Virginia coal mining on President Obama and "his" EPA. For any number of reasons, he is a convenient scapegoat -- never mind that market forces and a growing public awareness of the causes of climate change started coal's decline long before his . . .

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September 24, 2015

Murray safety violations

Suing and blaming the victims

The headline for the front-page story in the morning Intelligencer tells us that:

Murray, Union Engage In Safety Report Dispute

The company is suing the United Mine Workers for "breaching wage agreements and filing false complaints." According to a Murray official:

For nearly two years, the . . .

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September 23, 2015

Where do WV's senators stand on the refugee crisis?

Manchin joins the Republicans

From Reuters:

Plans by President Barack Obama's administration to allow thousands more refugees into the United States faced stiff opposition on Monday in the U.S. Congress, where Republican lawmakers demanded the right to review, and reject, the effort, citing fears of terrorism.

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday . . .

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September 22, 2015

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