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     * Tomblin is/as Governor of West Virginia, when in fact his ongoing political process following Former Joe Manchin is not a good idea.

     * WV Unempolyment Compensation, What is It? WV says it isn't for the unemployed. If you tell them that you have any type Disability that might affect you from doing some jobs, especially safely, They just rather write you a denial, and then deny you in all appeals, saying that if you aren't 100% physically, you aren't employable.

     * What is it with the bigger corporations and the control they try to impose on workers who are at their facilities performing construction or maintenance. 08/04/2010, at Belle Dupont in Belle WV, a worker with leg muscle condition disability, was not allowed to park in Lot B, where he had been parking for several months, and a guard was telling him that day, that the lot was reserved for Mondy or Mundy Construction. Other personnel say the B lot is for KBR, known as Kellogg Brown Root. The Worker has a Handicap placard and this Lot B has a handicap space, which is at the construction gate where construction workers from all companies must enter. The Person, whom Parking was refused, has a disability of the back and both legs muscles, that make expanded walking painful, and once incurred, takes several hours and neuro control medicine, to relieve. This requirement to Park in LOT C, makes the Workers walk, over 3/4 mile one way. The more serious problem is after working all day 08/03/2010 the worker could barely return to his vehicle in Lot B which is 3/8 mile. By parking in the Lot C and no space to allow entry and exit to vehicle, The worker requested His Contractor to lay him off, The Contractor, whom Attempted to resolve by offering alternate choices, But Dupont refused to allow parking for worker, nor allow the Contractor to transport worker from, and to lot C. The Worker had to request Layoff from his Job! Worker was able to perform work as required by his contractor, but Dupont wanted to flex DuPont muscle and make a statement: "We can't accomodate a disabled person.
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     * Must Comment on the Credit Card Sales. Companies like Bealls & Pebbles retailer with revolving accounts are trying to lock customers into online statements, and won't let you pay the day before due without requesting fees. My Wife told me that her Peebles statement was due tomorrow. I said we will pay it online! I registered her account. Online to pay the statement, and the system said it would accept payment today May 02, but her due date was tomorrow May 03, so system would not apply the payment to her account until Tuesday May 04, 2010. But if we would like, we could submit today May 02, 2010, and for a $10.00 service charge, they will apply payment today, May 02, 2010. Otherwise they will hold payment until May 04, 2010, and charge a Late Fee of $25.00. Of course I told her to drop card, and not buy there No more!!! They are going to charge $1.00 for Paper Statements, if they want payment, they can send a statement.

     * Union Carbide Building 82 was Imploded 8:56 AM Saturday March 28, 2009. It was Televised on Some local Channels. What A Waste. They Eradicated the Building Of Asbestos to allow Demolition of the Building. Eradicating Asbestos Which makes it A Perfect Building For Remodel. But they only want to Tear it down and sell the Real Property. My Calculation, University of Charleston gets building for free. Since they decided to sell property, they should be required to pay Tax on Property. How Much To Implode, partial demolition, Cleanup Afterwards $300,000. Asbestos Removal $200,000.00? Sell Property for $1.5 Million gain $1 million at best. OR... Free Building + $200,000. Asbestos Removal, then $10 million renovate, and a Superior Office Building Leasing at $100. Sq. Ft; or someone Builds A New Building Replacement at a cost of $50 Million. What were These Officials Seeing? The Building had a much better leasing capability that can't be replaced. Any Retail space only several stories can't make the income potential of the Building 82 steel and Masonry Structure. This is Another Stupid Wonder of the World. To This date of 2012, the property is unused.

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     * Do you get it or don’t you? The Change to Digital TV, Benefits who? Benefits the Satellite Industry! Benefits the Cable Industry! Benefits Telephone DSL, if you can get that! Gives the Government Low Band VHF, supposedly for lottery to other needs or uses . Most of all, look at all the persons who couldn’t get analog convertor boxes whom went out and purchased Digital Televisions. But it must be bull. One of our local Television Stations had an analog transmitter fail which is VHF, but with that out of the way, instead of UHF, they went back to Digital VHF. That blows a few stations out of the bandwidths. Gray Television Media is now broadcasting UHF, and we can’t receive it as digital, but on Analog, it was usually the best of all stations, and we can pick them all super nice, except No Channel 3, WSAZ. It was always the best Analog station before. We’ve got an Excellent picture on all other converted stations.

     Update! Today is March 27, 2009. WSAZ TV shutdown its Analog transmitter on February 16, 2009. We have not received WSAZ since Feb. 16 on the Magnavox or Philco units since the Analog power down. We purchased a third Converter from Sears which is a Dish Network Digital Converter. We hooked it up and had Channel 3 for a few days, but the Philco in the Neighboring Room still did not find WSAZ even when the Dish Converter was pulling the signal in. Ironic that WSAZ was a super Analog Station, but as a Digital can't be picked up.

     Now, what has been wrong, is action. Though started several years past, supposedly 1996, FCC still did nothing to outline a transition. ‘Just Do it By Feb 17, 2009.’ We Watched Channel a WSAZ NBC Affiliate for 55 years. Now we only get Bits And Pieces Occasionally. Sometimes, depending on signal strength before it is transmitted from station, on no particular day, and doesn't depend on weather. We get other channels with transmitter located close to WSAZ tower, yet you can't make anyone at WSAZ understand they have a Problem. The FCC Does.

     Who loses? The public loses former good stations such as WSAZ. These over-the-air stations push us to watch them on Cable and Satellite. If I get Satellite or Cable, I’m not going watch very much of WSAZ. There are other NBC feeds, and a whole lot more to see. Even though you get a converter box, or new Digital Television, you still need Antenna outdoors that can pickup UHF and VHF, and cabling to bring in better signal and Rotator to adjust antenna in direction of Digital signal. Now if we have a real emergency, especially Storm emergency or something block Satelite or destroying Cable, we won't have contact!

     Ah Ha! They really thought that one out! Digital and especially UHF is Directional Transmission! Analog Signals bounce and radiate from different angles. That is why you sometimes see shadows or ghost picture on older television. Digital is like a stream, it flows out from the antenna in one direction. If not pointed directly towards transmission antenna, you won’t likely receive Digital, and require to adjust antenna between stations. No station will line up their towers with others.

     The Advertisers lose! I watch commercials on over-the-air networks as to support, but if I pay for cable or Dish Satellite systems I believe those should be commercial free or really limited. I am already paying for the privilege of service, and the Cable and Satellite Companies are making money hand over foot with commercials. So I usually don’t buy products from commercials on paid-for-services.

 

     * It was believed that Joe Manchin was going to be a great governor. We are still trying to understand him and his administation. He pushed for restrictions on lawsuits, now attorneys won't handle cases less than $50,000. and the cases must be cut and dried, with no work on the attorney's part. The law seems to have fell along the same lines. If someone commits a crime, a person may be lucky to get some assistance from the State Police, but heaven forbid the County, or worse some of the major cities process. Try this: You find someone has broken into your house, You call 911 Metro for Cabell. They say they are pretty busy chasing a suspect at Barboursville, so it will be a half hour. A Hour and a half later they are still unsure of a time frame, but Metro thought officers had already responded. Wait another 15 minutes, called Metro, and they still didn't know when, and if I wasn't going to wait, they were removing the call from the system, and I could call back when I'm there again.
Back to Governor Joe Manchin, what happened to the worker's compensation? The State couldn't run it with Mr. Burton in charge, but Legislature makes it a private company with Mr Burton as President of the Worker's Compensation Company BrickStreet, that the State created, to take over from the State, and Brickstreet is making Millions a year, which either says it was run poorly by Mr. Burton for the State, or WV has a bunch of unswift Senators and Delegates who couldn't see what Mr. Burton was doing, or all those Legislators couldn't calculate the business as Mr. Burton could.

     * The above also gives hint that this writer is not fond of the multi county municipality. Brooks McCabe and some Commissioners think it is the greatest thing. It is not, the example above where Huntington Police were too busy for a breakin because something else was happening elsewhere out of the City, and they were trying to be involved like a short stop, to keep the guy from running into Huntington home. It does only one thing: A huge area for One Mayor, getting rid of County Commissioners, and trying to have one police department and street municipality department, covering approxiamately 1000 SQUARE MILES! How did we get that figure of 1000? 50 miles Charleston to Huntington with both Cities being about 20 miles long in the suburbs that would be included. So 50 times 20 = 1000 Square, and the number represents miles, thus 1000 square miles.

     * Microsoft is just as it has always been. Haphazardly creating software and updates. Here is a fact: I did not allow updates to my current Compaq computer of two years, until 10 months ago and have had nothing but problems since. One download started sending error messages in Internet Explorer everytime I opened more than two webpages at same time and closing my Internet Explorer, sometimes I would have to do complete restart. Conflicts created by Updates. Now this last week from Friday August 1, 2008 an update to Windows XP for Service Pack 3 installed on shutdown Thursday night and the computer would not restart, or should I say repeatedly started and shutdown within 30 seconds repeatedly. (Iam typing on a new Compaq because I am working to resolve the other unit). The Recovery Discs wouldn't work. Don't load Windows Vista upgrade or full version if you believe you can go back and repair XP. Vista won't let you, as it puts the prior version in a file called windows.old to let you copy programs. Windows Vista cannot be removed, if you want to go back to XP. We just ordered a DVD recovery set from HP web support, which may work for my computer. Compaq does not ship separate startup discs. It operates Windows CAB files for recovery from a second smaller Drive which becomes inacessable. Compaq knows the problem exists and offers patches to the service Pack 3, IF installed before you install the update. What happens is the service pack 3 contains a driver for Intel processors, but wrecks the processor driver if it is AMD or other than Intel. Mucrosoft is aware per Compaq web support, but only tells you to check your system before installing the service pack 3. Microsoft doesn't offer any XP repair ware after XP is disrupted.
We believe as we have always, that Microsoft should have online downloads or a Utility to fix registrty or startup files for any version OEM, or computer manufacture installed system so that Windows can still be repaired, especially if it was an update that caused the malfunction. I just ordered a Compaq recovery disc per my model and Serial # that can't be downloaded, but shipped taking about ten business days. We would love to elaborate all the things we came across during this past week in attempting to repair the system. Most attempts took hours and when you thought you were succeeding, you would get an error mesage that files didn't exist, or you had no access, or in startup recovery that commands in the Dos shell did not work because the command did not have a keyfunction assigned to it. I still believe that Microsoft does this on purpose to force the Market to Upgrade or purchase new Windows or systems. Just about time I think better of Microsoft_ BBBAAAMMM theydo something like this that should not have happened because if the Service Pack 3 was properly tested and AMD has been around for a while you couldn't make this major mistake. I say that because if Windows Updates is Automatic you will be consumed by a crash without knowing what hit your computer.

     *Microsoft had a good Product Live One Care. I loved it. It did well with the 2G Ram I have, and I finally changed when I started getting the Red Warning that it was not going to continue after August 2010, no matter what. I switched to Windows Security Essentials, and lost 6 hours productivity and time immediately, after the install time. It has been a hassle since. Why did Live One Care have to stop? Was this a third party software, that Licensing elapsed? Well it was good, I had no Malware or Virus, or no other problems for Two years while having Live One Care.

     *What is America changing to? Several times in recent years Non-English speaking individuals in crews have appeared working in West Virginia. Dept. of Labor can check to see if they have ID to prove legal residence and request the contractor they are working for to be Licensed. When the Business or Contractor is legal, the illegal persons can work for the business! After we spoke with ICE, a part of INS, it was explained to us that since 9/11 and the accusations of foreigners, illegal searches, and the rights of those persons, that the Government Agencies can investigate the Companies that hire these people, but they cannot check the persons in a place they are working unless it is known that a crime has been committed. In these circumstances, The Dept. of Labor has some authority, but customs, INS Immigrant Naturalization Services and ICE cannot. So Criminals can come into the United States, in groups and work, as long as the company they work for is legal, and the money/ income they make can be laundered back to other countries without taxes and Social Security being paid. Of course taxes are paid on amounts shown by business or contractor, and amounts can be shown as paid to another individual in payment amounts, but that individual can distribute the money among the group of illegal persons, without further taxes paid to the United States 

     * We Wish to state in the crisis of rising Fuel Prices, The United States Government, via The IRS, must start giving deductions for fuel costs with vehicle expenses. As small Business over past years, we have been disallowed recorded expenses because the IRS has been directed to disallow for small businesses a percentage, 2007 and 2008, and disallow for Individuals proprietorships, and small business, most of the vehicle expense, if at all.
We have also tracked individuals with vehicles getting 22 to 24 Mile per Gallon and traveling in a radius of 20 miles of home 75% being travel to work, and the rest errands, without pleasure or entertainment travel, to cost an average $250.00 and a second vehicle adding an additional $200. per month fuel costs only. With the cost of the average low end vehicle being $300 per month without taxes and insurance which can add another $60- $80. per month. This account an average of $630.00 to operate one vehicle where, all the profits and proceeds end in some business pocket, not the family person.
The Government needs to allow for all fuel expense and likely reasonable vehicle expense deduction from Net Wages even if it requires a 1099 form submitted to suppliers. This is for all classes of people, and should allow for two vehicles for married couples at 100% deduction. 12 Months times $630.00 per month is $7500., for only one vehicle which a majority of lower income wage earners.

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     *WV is always # 48 or 46 or 49 in most rankings. Why? Because we never step up and do things to be a leading State. Why won't someone step up and challenge The Legislature to Reform our Primary Voting date to put us as a contending state instaed of a final process rubber stamp state, or file constituent complaint with the Federal Government that all States Vote The Same Day! 
 
     *West Virginians! Do You Realize your Constitutional Rights Have been violated? The Rights to Equalization have been taken away for years. Did You Notice? This year, we and many other Citizens have, and it has became part of the talk concerning politics. It isn't just West Virginia, but every State who did not get to consider a Candidate before a chosen few eliminated those, also repressing our Freedom of Speech. In that case, we can and should hold those States who wanted to be first to eliminate Candidates, for the problems that may be flailing us now in economy and world affairs.
We want to reiterate what we are hearing from all the people around us. The Different States and Times for Caucuses, Polls, and Primaries is not setting well with the masses. Frankly, I didn't see great Fracas until this year. For National Campaigns in this century the cost is so great, the Primary(s) should be like General Elections, ON THE SAME DAY! It really makes no sense for A State to eliminate all the Candidates before my State has its Primary 4 Months after the Candidates have been eliminated. It is allowing Another State, A another group of people, to take away my Rights to Vote. It also suppresses Free Speech. We Seek, Demand that United States Congress Restore our Constitutional Rights of Equality. We Need an Ordered Same Day Primary, that allows Candidates to stomp where they can hope to win, without persuasion by other States, or The Elimination of Candidates before I vote. By Failing my Constitutionality of Equal Rights, The Supreme Court should intervene and stop the repression of Our Rights. 

     *Dept of Highways in WV have regressed to where they can't take care of the roads anymore. It was proposed in recent years by the Governors to privatize the Highway Maintenance system. It is not believed that is a good approach. But something does need to be done. All the Harp Roads or Orphan Roads taken in have been a drain on the system. The Orphan road acquirement was to upgrade some existing roads not in original 1933 highway system. Some Roads running several miles got paved to the doorstep of just one house, and now the system continues to maintain them. In my area our Road was paved in 1974 and hasn't been paved since. Held up real well until a contractor put in Water to the neighborhood, and damaged some of the road. Then the Dept. of Highways wouldn't fix the damage saying it was the Contractor's responsibility. OK so if it was, shouldn't the WV Dept of Highways make them? They told us to call the water company, The Kanawha county Commission and the Contractor and make them fix it.

    *Well more houses have been added, and during the HARP road program, an old well road where people bought acreage, the State of WV Graded and stoned the road which is longer than the Road it runs from, and has less people per foot than the main road it connects to. Yet in past 4 years, because someone who lives there knows someone at Highway Division has succeeded in have approximately 41 trucks times 20 to loads of stone placed there that we have personally counted. Now when we ask about the maintenance of Dutch Creek Road, we are told there is no money left in the budget for The Road because of the stone expense and Harp road Care. The Harp Road project originally was a one time thing and no future money was ever appropriated for any further care. Just to say that Utah Mission Road just several miles away has been paved 7 times in the last 10 years. Each time pavement was extended further. Blacktop % times in last 6 years. No Records exist showing THE EXACT expense of Highway Depts on what roads. We were told that paving occurs every 6 years. Dutch Creek Road was last Paved 1974. We have interviewed people living there since 1975, and they all have stated Unanimously it has not been paved since. Letters sent to the Governor Joe Manchin resulted in letters from Mr. Little The Highway Commissioner, whom stated it might be in the next six year period maybe.
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