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Dear Mark,

I think that incident with the kid with the Bible literarure just went too far. We don't know what the whole story was, but if I was the teacher (I am one anyway) even as a non-Christian, I would just taken it and thanked the kid and let it drop. But understand that in this community being called an "atheist" is the same as calling black people the "N" word. This means one is just hated and singled out. That isn't harmless at all. All this has done is fire up the fundamentalists and created more needless strife. As for O'Dell, I'm with you. I'll be posting the news releases in the next day or two.
Lewis Loflin <lewis@sullivan-county.com>
Bristol, va USA - Wednesday, October 01, 2003 at 21:28:19 (PDT)


Hello to whomever this may concern. It wasn't long until I heard and read the story of the 8th grade Colonial Height Middle School girl that was suspended for not only discussing her views about creation, but for also putting a religious booklet on her teacher's desk. How can that possibly be classified as "harassment"? We are talking about a thirteen year old, probably. I think that the Sullivan County BOE needs to get their heads out of their asses before another lawsuit pops up. Also, I do not think for 5 seconds that Mr. John O'Dell deserved to be chosen as Superintendent of the Year. I think he's an idiot. Look at his school system.
Mark Freeman <m_freez@yahoo.com>
Johnson City, Tn USA - Wednesday, October 01, 2003 at 19:50:36 (PDT)
Everyone who is looking at this now, please pray that justice is served in the death of Belinda Monroe, her boyfriend shot her in the head and killed her. Let us all hope he receives the death penalty. Life in prison is to good. Belinda was deaf and unless he turned on a light, she probably didn't know he was in the room until it was to late. Tim Denton is in the JC med center getting better each day because he couldnt even kill himself right. This being paid for by our tax dollars.

Hi D, found the news article on it. I'm so sorry when senseless nonsense like this happens.

Date Published: September 25, 2003 Bristol shooting called attempted murder-suicide BLOUNTVILLE - Law enforcement officials say a Wednesday night shooting that left a Bristol woman dead was an attempted murder-suicide. At around 9 p.m., Sullivan County sheriff's officers responded to calls of a shooting at 448 Beechwood Circle in Bristol and found Belinda Monroe, 43, dead from a gunshot wound and Timothy Denton, 44, alive but severely injured from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot to the head. A 9mm pistol was recovered at the scene. "He shot her and then turned the gun on himself," Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson said on Thursday. "Apparently, the bullet didn't enter his brain cavity." Anderson said Denton was listed as being in critical but stable condition Thursday. "We still want to talk to him, but we don't know if he will live or not," Anderson said. "He was scheduled to have surgery (on Thursday)." Anderson said charges are pending. Anderson said Monroe was the owner of the Beechwood Circle home and Denton lived there with her. Monroe was deaf and described by neighbors as being extremely well liked in the community. Anderson said the investigation is continuing.
D
Blountville, TN USA - Wednesday, October 01, 2003 at 13:10:30 (PDT)


Good work.
The Raphi <theraphi99@yahoo.ca>
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, October 01, 2003 at 13:06:45 (PDT)
mccarten, it sounds like your talking about all organised religion there
David
USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 07:42:16 (PDT)
The truth sets us free. I pray for the day when the truth sets the world free from the horrors of islam. Islam has taken the lives of several hundred million human beings since its inception (which is nebulous....islam is most likely a repackaging of ancient arab human sacrifice cults--to asatrte, al-lot,etc.). All this for a deity ('allah')that doesn't exist. Islam has no truth and allah is only an embodiment of the human imagination. The world needs truth now, not only to set it free, but to save it from the destruction awaiting it at the hands of these evil madmen.
mccarten <lmccarten@yahoo.com>
Glendale, CA USA - Sunday, September 28, 2003 at 16:53:22 (PDT)
As a Jewish person, and a member of a group of people that once again 60 years after world war II is fighting for it's very existance I would like to thank you for your website and your research. G-d bless you. What you've said here needs to be said. People in the UK like ORANGELILY who posted comments on July 16 are the kind of people who just turn the other cheek the whole time. They are too intellectual for there own or anybody else's good and they send the wrong signal to those that would do us harm. This kind of passivity to muslim extremist groups like Al Majahourin or Hibzt ut turir is tearing the UK apart. The Jewish people have been in this country since Henry VIII and have contributed so massively to the country in almost every field you can think of. Today we are being made to feel like strangers in this country that we have worked so hard in. There are not enough "good" voices from the muslim community over here,the silence is deafening, and from the majority christian community in the UK, not enough people speaking up. America is the bad guy to the militant muslim states and their supporters in the hard left of the British Labour Party because it showed compassion after the war to the Jewish people when no one else would. The American response was not an "Imperialistic" one but a very human one that's all. Look, the Palestinians supported Hitler during the war. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was found guilty at Nuremberg and was an indicted war criminal, also wanted by the Yugoslavian authorities for massacres against the Serbs. That's the kind of people you're dealing with. It's no surprise that we're in the situation we are. In your assessment on this website you've got it exactly right. You stick to your guns mate !! And that's from a British Jew and someone who is sick to death of the kind of political correctness that we have over here.
Barry
London, UK - Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 13:29:03 (PDT)
I am a junior at North. Since we don't have a SRO anymore there have been about five violent fights and there is nothing that anyone can do about it. The teachers or whoever that is around when it happens usually just stands there and laughs. Teachers are to afraid to use authority and the fights seem to get worse. There have been threats made to teachers from students and nothing gets done about it. I cannot wait until I can leave this hell. It's torture. I don't blame so many teachers for packing up and leaving. I would to.
Jeff <don't want to show it.>
Kingsport, TN USA - Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 07:32:10 (PDT)
KAHANE, Rabbi Meir Kahane (1932-1990) The whole world shall Glorify his Name Rabbi Meir Kahane, A Movie must be made about his life, Rabbi Meir Kahane,
Mike
USA - Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 10:59:33 (PDT)
My best friend was shot and killed last night by a man who was supposed to love her and take care of her. Ladies, if you are with a man who is abusive, a stalker, and just down right mean to you, Get away from him please. This could have been prevented, we all saw the signs and she knew also. To her disadvantage she was deaf, but she worked and lived her life to the fullest and this insecure monter has taken her away from us. Pray for Belinda
d
Blountville, TN USA - Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 08:33:53 (PDT)
To the person who said that you should know Jesus personally: I do have a personal relationship with Jesus. He is my gardener. Incidentally, he wants you to say it "Hay ZOOS." Your hearn need not ache. Now what's a rebuttle?
Herb Hrenivort
USA - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 17:20:44 (PDT)
i love your'e website keep up the good work.deism is the true religion.
labieno collazo <1407jaycee@hotmail.com>
virgina beach, v.a USA - Sunday, September 21, 2003 at 19:38:18 (PDT)
My heart breaks for all of you who don't know Jesus personally. I will pray for the maker of this site that you will find truth in the Bible. I don't know what kind of rebuttle you will make in response to this, but know that I am praying for you.
Joel (it means Jehovah is God)
St. Clair Shores, MI USA - Sunday, September 21, 2003 at 16:57:29 (PDT)
GREETINGS, EVERYONE from the Royal Court of Princess Peussie, Mojo wrote that he's afraid that President Bush will bomb THE MONKEY CAVE TOILETS, in Lima, Peru because of "weapons of mess instructions"...SMILES, Gordo, but I told him "No, Bush doesn't do that kind of vicious and unchristian thing, and I think he will just bomb those bad countries with the oil wells and different religions...BUSH knows WHAT is BEST for US, and if we do what is best then we will NOT get spanked, JUST TAXED TO DEATH!...anyway I'm off to church and some prayers that President Bush will bomb this shit out of all those unworthy Iraqi oil wells. Amen!!! from THE ROYAL COURT OF PRINCESS PEUSSIE!! http://www.geocities.com/pocitojuanito/ACADEMY_of_JELQING.html http://www.geocities.com/pocitojuanito/MICHAEL_JACKSON.html http://www.geocities.com/pocitojuanito/Mother_Teresa_Love_Book.html http://www.geocities.com/pocitojuanito/Glorious_PrincessPEUSSI.html http://www.geocities.com/pocitojuanito/Angels_Suckfest.html
Princess Peussie (Ann Coulter) <i.a.a@34.com>
Salt Lake City, UTAH USA - Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 15:39:00 (PDT)
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New York, NY USA - Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 04:19:07 (PDT)
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Bangalore, KA India - Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 05:35:55 (PDT)
Sullivan North principal blasts county commissioners over funding shortage Tuesday, September 16, 2003 By J.H. OSBORNE Times-News BLOUNTVILLE - Sullivan County's school system needs a little old-fashioned "commitment and support" from the County Commission, the principal of one of the county's four high schools said Monday. Sullivan North High School principal Richard Carroll spoke during the public comment segment at the Sullivan County Commission's monthly meeting. Carroll, with 38 years experience in education, said he can recall a time when Sullivan County's system was a draw - when its pay scale and the county's perceived commitment to education attracted teachers. That's no longer the case, Carroll said. "We have a serious funding problem in our school system," Carroll said, citing budget cuts to education funding by the commission earlier. Among what Carroll called major concerns were keeping quality teachers and returning sheriff's deputies to the high schools. School resource officers (SROs) - assigned to a particular school by the sheriff's department - were trimmed from the county's budget over the summer. Since this school year began last month, Carroll said, there have been two "very volatile" situations unfold at North when "a physical attack nearly occurred." "We desperately need that SRO officer in our school," Carroll said. North also lost six faculty members over the summer, Carroll said - all left for better-paying jobs. He said "more and more is expected" of teachers and staff each school year, but there is "less and less to do with." "Teacher morale is at the lowest I've seen it,'' said Carroll. It was the second time in as many months that a high school principal described the situation as "desperate" for Sullivan County's schools. East principal Mary Rouse appealed to the commission for restored funding last month, also citing trouble finding teachers and the need for SROs in schools. Also during public comment Monday, a Bristol, Va., resident told the commission "it's about time to remove" a plaque featuring the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Sullivan County Courthouse. Lewis Loflin said other counties in Tennessee have lost court battles over similar displays. He said he plans to come back to the commission and request to place a plaque in the courthouse "in tribute to Francis David, a victim of violent fundamentalism." "I will not fill out any forms or submit anything to the Christian censorship committee," Loflin said, in apparent reference to the County Commission's established process for displays such as the Ten Commandments plaque. Such displays require that requests - there is a commission-approved application form for those making the request to fill out - to go before the commission's Building Committee. In other business Monday, Commissioner Wayne McConnell again deferred a resolution he is sponsoring that calls for a referendum on a countywide wheel tax. McConnell first raised the issue in June and has deferred action on the resolution each month since. It originally called for a $26-per-vehicle annual wheel tax. McConnell accepted another commissioner's amendment Monday, changing the amount to $13. Good job, Mr. Loflin. I back you 100%.
Cindy
Kingsport, TN USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 11:30:39 (PDT)
THE GOOD NEWS: John 3:16 says God loves us so much that he gave his ONLY son so that we may have eternal life. " ...If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." Romans 6:23 NIV"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 10:9-10 NIV. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."1 John 1:9 NIV. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" 2 Corinthians 5: 17 NIV. Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior? Call 1888Needhim.
Immanuel
USA - Sunday, September 14, 2003 at 16:02:40 (PDT)
Dear friends, I would like to share with you an unique opportunity to take part in my Conversion to Judaism coursework and studies. This summer, I will be teaching two conversion seminars; one in Miami Beach, Florida and one on the west coast of the US, both to be scheduled during the month of July, 2004 and in Europe in 2005. These seminars are intended for students who would like to complete the Conversion to Judaism curriculum and who are able to travel for the one day conversion seminar, ceremony, and mikvah. Interested applicants must schedule a phone interview with me between the hours of 10 am- 6pm {CST} Monday - Thursday. (601) 606-1234 Due to space limitations, if for any reason, you want to participate in this seminar, please call me as soon as possible. Each applicant will be evaluated on individual basis. Enrollment is limited to the number of available openings. Please visit the updated webpage: http://www.convertingtojudaism.com/ B' Shalom, Rabbi Celso Cukierkorn
Rabbi Celso
USA - Saturday, September 13, 2003 at 22:51:23 (PDT)
Jason, let me clarify something. I only intended writing SOME info about myself as a sidenote, to show my opinions aren't coming from someone whose opinions live and thrive by CNN, someone whose opinions aren't worth their weight in gold. I understand where you're coming from, though, and I'll respect that. Also, I didn't want to come across as a braggart; I simply wanted people to know what my opinions are. If I offended you, I'm sorry. BTW, I don't plan on going to Harvard next year. I'm going to Yale in 2007.
James Hexter, age 14 <jamesh1989@hotmail.com>
North Haven, CT USA - Saturday, September 13, 2003 at 14:18:39 (PDT)
Yes, I am very jealous of the fact that he is only 14 and I am 25. I'm jealous because he's still in high school and I'm already out of college with a career that brings $63,291 per year to my pocket. People like you assume too much, making the world what it is today. By the way, are you SURE that you're 'David'?
Jason
USA - Saturday, September 13, 2003 at 12:14:38 (PDT)
You know Jason, it sounds to me like your just a 'little' jealous of James
David
USA - Saturday, September 13, 2003 at 03:37:15 (PDT)
You know James, it seems like you really want people who read your little article to know that you're only 14. Get a life, kid. By the way, keep up on all of your scientific studies. Maybe we'll all hear about you next year when you get accepted to Harvard? LOL.
Jason
Nashville, TN USA - Friday, September 12, 2003 at 21:53:37 (PDT)
I just have a couple things to say about some of your opinions you express on this website. More than once you say that liberals reject the values of American society. You seem to feel that being anti-Zionist, anti-war, atheist, and a Democrat is somehow being un-American. There seems to be a correlation between the past and today. In Nazi Germany in 1933, going against state ideology (anti-Semitic, pro-white, pro-Aryan, authoritarian, etc.) was somehow "un-German" or "anti-German". Today, in 2003, going against George W. Bush and his neo-conservative administration is somehow un-American and a rejection of American values. I am scared as to what will happen next (amother Holocaust? anti-Semitism?) I am what you could call a liberal, but I don't reject the values this great country was built on. Not all liberals are like that. You seem to take one look at all those unintelligent celebrities out there who are liberals and create a stereotype (yes, the big "s" word) about liberals in general. Liberals doubt the norms of society. They question authority, as well as how things are done. Maybe some of the things liberals say are a poor choice of words (remember "I am not proud to be an American"?), and they may be a little too extreme (i.e. communism/socialism), but they doubt the society, especially today's society, run by neo-conservatives and where, as one editorial I read a few months ago read, "Joseph McCarthy is rising from the grave" (not literally, but you know what I mean). They aren't willing to be a sheep in a huge crowd, but willing to use their reason and common sense (two things you love so well)to say, "Well, maybe this isn't working out". "Anti-Americanism" is simply going against the crowd and questioning the people who control our great country of ours today. You may have already read that I'm 14 years old. That doesn't mean my opinions mean nothing. Six of nine classes that I'm taking this year in high school are advanced classes. I am in my school's Future Problem Solving program. I have taken the SAT twice; the last time I received a 630 in the verbal section and a 570 in the math, and I received a one-course scholarship for Albertus Magnus College valid for the next two years. I love to read. I love to check out all sides of a "hot topic". I love to think. I'm trying to listen to shortwave radio more often. You may consider me a "gifted" student. I am not a communist, nor am I a "neo-con" or a person that follows the crowd. That's just a little profile of me, and I don't want to come across as a braggart, but I hope you understand where these opinions are coming from. While I don't have the space to explain everything else, I hope you get the idea of my entry. Thank you for reading.
James Hexter, age 14 <jamesh1989@hotmail.com>
North Haven, CT USA - Friday, September 12, 2003 at 19:49:09 (PDT)
Just now is the evening here and and sun have get down.I will pray , that i maybe see the angel in my the dream. God bless your . keijo sweden
keijo <keijoleppioja@hotmail.com>
sweden - Friday, September 12, 2003 at 09:41:58 (PDT)
Yes, I have some advice for Shawn and for his horrible situation at Sullivan North. Shawn, I know of many troubled students that have problems on a daily basis in the Sullivan County Schools, whether it be problems stemming from teachers or other students. Do not let anyone step in the way of your goal. Fight back. Piss on those ignorant teachers. Piss on all of the local schools. They are not worth shit. Fight back, win, go to college, reach your goal. Good luck.
Susan
Kingsport, TN USA - Thursday, September 11, 2003 at 12:53:40 (PDT)
Militant Jewish Leader Rabbi Meir Kahane(1932-1990)the Brooklyn born leader and founder of the JDL, Jewish Defense League, he was the 2nd Greatest Jewish Rabbi that ever lived. 2nd only to Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ and Rabbi Meir Kahane They are similar 1.Both were rejected by the Majority of their people 2.Both were Jewish Rabbis 3.They both challenged the Jewish Establishments at their times. I guess you could say the Jewish Establishment tried to "Crucify" Kahane 4. Both were Rabble Rousers 5.Both had many Jewish followers, despite being rejected by the Majority of their people 6. Both wanted to "Save" their people, Jesus wanted to save them from their sins, while Rabbi Kahane wanted to save them from the Anti-Semites. KAHANE, KAHANE, The Whole World shall Glorify his Name... Kahane Lives, KAHANE WAS RIGHT!!!
Mike Smith
USA - Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 07:50:24 (PDT)
there are alot of bad things that go on @ sullivan north right in front of teachers, i'm a 17 senior & i myself have a situation on my hands right now to were a kid is pickin' on me & i'm not even allowed to defend myself. i asked a teacher if i was allowed to defend myself by hitting this student in self defense into which the teacher replies if you wanna get suspensed....so this tells me get my butt kick & be in pain or fight back & get suspended.....i ask myself here lately i thought it was eye for an eye tooth for a tooth......then i say what a messed up system this school is. then i look at myself & say i have a good chance of getting a college schloraship for baseball & if i do defend by throwin' one punch i could get suspended & mess up my chances of playing college baseball which has been a dream from my childhood...so i say defend myself & take those chances or get my butt kicked pretty much. Response: Is there anything that I or someone else can do to help?
Shawn <petiepete03@charter.net>
Kingsport, TN USA - Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 19:50:40 (PDT)
Let's all face the fact that all of sullivan county schools suck ass. It would'nt suck so bad if teachers actually taught.
Matt
k-town, tn USA - Sunday, September 07, 2003 at 19:19:13 (PDT)
I wonder about the people who actually run the country. I the people who set the interest rate (the fed) and the lobbyist who try to influence lawmakers and such. Is it me or does this all have a dark or evil feeling about it? Large and powerful corporations seem to be taking control of our nation and lawyers are picking our constitution apart to make it fit the needs of a few instead of protecting the citizens it was created for. Corporate greed and totalitarianism are strangling the ability of the common worker to have any future in this country. I have seen a trend starting where local communities are starting a barter system. I saw it first in Berkley California with �Bay Area Barter�, this works on a sort of network where local business owners worked on points, Lets say I own a shoe store and I wanted to buy a CD, I would either know of a member or look one up and get my 10 dollar CD and the other guy now owned 10 dollars credit from me to be used anywhere in the network. It was sort of cool. I believe we are being kept just comfortable enough or just far enough in debt to prevent us from completely rising up and taking back what is rightfully ours in the first place. I wonder what kind of statement it would send if one day a month or once a week everyone would just not spend a dime? Sort of like a �consumer strike�. Imagine if the first Tuesday of every month was our �none-consumer day� what would they tink? And if that didn�t say it loud enough, make it Tuesday and Thursday. Hell, I don�t know, it was just an idea, but what ever happens, something has to be done.
Matthew Sutherland <suther1@cablenet-va.com>
Castlewood, VA USA - Sunday, September 07, 2003 at 07:21:56 (PDT)
Jesus was not a jew! And yes, the Romans killed Jesus but they were presured to do so by the jews. II. John 7 - "For many impostors have gone out into the world, who do not confess Christ as having come incarnated. Such a person is the deceiver and the antichrist." I John 22-23 "Who is the liar if it is not the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is the antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. No on who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father as well." Now, in my simple way of thinking, I would say that these passages tell us that he who hates Christ hate the Father as well. Those of you who are not familiar with the jews talmud should know that it spews nothing but blasphomy and hatred toward Jesus and Mary. You can get a book called "The Talmud Unmasked" by the late Rev. I.B. Pranaitis. This book is easy to find on the internet. Then try to find the talmud. This is dificult because the jews like to keep this secret. It's funny too, because you can go to the library and find the Holy Bible or the Koran or a list of other religious teachings, but no talmud. The jews know that if Christians knew about their filth their lie of being "God's chosen" would be exposed and all the donations we Christians give them (due to guilt) would stop. The 3 billion a year we give to israel in the form of foriegn aid would stop. Wake up you sleeping sheep!

I've run into this nonsense before on this Rev. I.B. Pranaitis. He is a violent anti-Semite from Czarist Russia that has been discredited. I've had these Talmud claims checked. The English version I used said none of the things these people claim. A Christian friend that speaks and reads Hebrew checked out the Hebrew version, identical to mine. Use some critical thinking on these issues.
Greg Maddux <wcrow34@yahoo.com>
Duanesburg, NY USA - Sunday, September 07, 2003 at 04:46:28 (PDT)


I an worried that so many Americans seem to backing this crazy Bush Administration and its warmongering? By taking over Iraq to defend the Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti feudal monarchies, a number of whose myriad princes, were the money men behind the terrible attacks on 9/11 seems to me; an Australian to be the ultimate stupidity. Saddam may well have been a bad leader for Iraq but he and other secular leaders of Muslim countries are all that stand in the way of Islamic fundamentalists taking over the whole of the Middle East. It's almost as dumb as the Reagan / Bush administration having assisted the International Mujahudin Brigades (the precursor to Al Queda) in Afghanistan in the 80ies to fight in their proxy cold war with the Soviets. Please America don't use 9/11 to justify what after all is a war for Oil (protecting the Saudi/Kuwait/gulf reserves and trying to grab Iraq's). The linking of secular Iraq to the 9/11 tragedy by the neocons has got to be the ultimate 'big lie. Further they are defiling the memory of those killed by doing so, as this war has unforgivably deflected attention from the real enemies in the war against terrorism - Al Queda.
William Wallace <notowaroniraq@hotmail.com>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Saturday, September 06, 2003 at 23:32:16 (PDT)
i didnt know if this was the best place to add this or not.I have long since gotten out of the sullivan county school system and probly will never allow my children to go there when i do have some.I attended sullivan north and i had gotten into some trouble outside of school(which was all lies) and i was arrested and walked down the hall during first lunch too make a sceen of me.Also there was a substitute teacher there who told the students how to grow marajuana and get the best results during an entire class period.Those who werent talking to her and werent trying to catch up on work were sleeping.It is true whut people said about the teachers throwing stuff,in one of my vocational classes a teacher threw bricks,stools,and various other tools and supplies.I saw teachers flirting with students and one that if you weree a senior and a girl you didnt have to do a thing but the others had to struggle for a D.Cheerleaders and popular girls are allowed to dress in the skimpiest of cloths that would make a hooker blush and the girls that were not as popular would get suspended or they would just make them go change.So if you have students in this school I would remove them as this is a terrible place for students untill something is done.I have also known of a guy getting taken to his car cause he supposedly had a gun that students told the teachers,i watched them get the gun out,look at it,and took it in their possesion and he didnt get suspended from school but my cousin did and he was kicked out for over a year.
Rock <buff1tn@yahoo.com>
Kingsport, tn USA - Saturday, September 06, 2003 at 23:22:22 (PDT)
During the Reagan administration, CIA Director William Casey initiated the recruitment of Islamic fundamentalists from around the world to go to Afghanistan in the 1980s to fight in the decade-long guerrilla war against the Soviet military intervention. They received training in terrorist tactics, including the planting of bombs, from US intelligence agents. This was the milieu out of which Osama bin Laden�himself a collaborator with the CIA in Afghanistan�recruited the initial forces for his Al Qaeda organizaion. After the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, many of these fighters, most of them Arabs, were allowed entry into the United States as a reward for their services in the war. In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, some of these Islamic fundamentalists turned against the US government, bombing the World Trade Center in 1993 and carrying out other attacks on US targets overseas leading up to the outrage on Sept 11th. The phenomenon of former CIA-backed guerrillas using their US training to attack American targets became known as �blowback.� The C.I.A funded these assholes to hurt the Soviets and they are now hurting us all. Pity President Bush can't bring himself to tell the truth, then maybe just maybe the rest of the world would understand, instead of thinking you have gone absolutely barking mad.
William Wallace <notowaroniraq1@hotmail.com>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Friday, September05, 2003 at 06:51:01 (PDT)
I've skimmed your pages and found things I agree with, and other things I do not. I agree that Cal Thomas is not "in touch with reality," however I do not agree with your stand on Christianity. It's unfortunate that a few well known, and not so well known, Christians have prostituted their religous beliefs causing non-Christians to shun a relationship with God. As I said, I do not agree with your stand, but I can clearly understand how you arrived where you're at.
Dave <dave_parks2000@yahoo.com>
Oak Harbor, WA USA - Thursday, September 04, 2003 at 09:20:27 (PDT)
You people are idiots; seriosly if you want to know why everyone hates Americans look at yourselves first you cretin. I woulent piss on an American if he were on fire, you are the most worthless nationality on the planet. A collection of ignorant, flag waving, redneck, idiots. Its nearly September the 11th, and I plan to break out the champane and celebrate the removal of thousands of your vermin murderous nationality.
Joseph
The Empire - Thursday, September 04, 2003 at 06:13:31 (PDT)
To Lynn in Richmond: Thanks much for your input but you miss the whole point. In my article on Palestine I never said anywhere that the area belonged to anyone because of any claims of "chosen people." I don't believe in that stuff or the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments have no place in a public courthouse. Can't Christians worship without a government endorsements? I also give no credit at all to NPR because of their Leftist and anti-Western bias. Arthur Koestler is not a historian but a novelist and as for Milorad Pavic, if he is on NPR it's because NPR is very anti-Israel. At http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/pavic.htm Pavic's book Dictionary of the Khazars is listed as a science fiction novel. Leave it up to National Palestinian Radio to produce this. Please use some critical thinking on these issues.

The facts are in 1921 the whole region was a wasteland with a population including Jordan of less then 700,000. From then to 1948 the British blocked Jews from entry while flooding the area with outside Arabs. In 1947 a civil war broke out, the Jews won. In 1948 the UN partitioned the region, the Jews accepted, the Arabs attacked and lost again, but Jordan annexed the West Bank and wiped out the Jewish communities there. The Arabs then expelled 870,000 Jews from surrounding countries and most went to Israel. Except for Jordan, the Arabs (including the Egyptian Arafat) locked their own people in concentration camps. The Arabs created the refugee problem.

In 1956, the Arabs launched another war, lost again. In 1967 the same thing and Israel pleaded with Jordan not to enter the war, they did and lost the West Bank. Jordan relinquished claim after flooding the area for years with more Arabs. 1973 the Arabs attacked and lost again. Then they started screaming for a "Palestine." During the Jordanian annexation, terrorism never stopped nor will it with any Arab state.

Israel should give the Arabs this one last chance for peace, if they start another war, expel them back to the countries they came from including the over 300 illegal Arab settlements since 1967. I don't care about Khazars or chosen people or Judaism or Islam. If the Arabs want to act like animals and dance in the streets at mass murder in Israel and America and Russia and India and etc. then a bullet is the only thing people like that understand. That doesn't include the murder of 125 Muslim Arabs by Arab terrorists in Iraq at a Mosque. I don't have to feel sorry for them or understand animals that strap bombs on their children.

Please don't give me a bunch if liberal peacenik BS or claims of racism. The Arabs are violent racists and religious fascists and extremists and we need to deal with then as such. We had to do it to white, Christian Nazi Germany and they are no different.
Lewis Loflin <lewia@sullivan-county.com>
Bristol, VA USA - Monday, September 01, 2003 at 21:32:22 (PDT)


While I respect your opinion, I think the thesis is dismissed owing to the racists who've embraced it (a case of people rearranging their prejudices rather than thinking critically). I first discovered it in The Thirteenth Tribe by Arthur Koestler, a Jewish novelist. The theory was also employed by Milorad Pavic for a popular novel and I don't recall anybody on NPR calling him racist. Racists seem to believe that the Khazar hypothesis delegitimizes the Jewish claim on the Holy Land. What I find incredible is how our supposedly secular society believes *anybody* has a claim on the Holy Land. If that is indeed our policy, we need to be more fairminded about other religions and, yes, return the Ten Commandments to the courthouse in Alabama.
Lynn <lbarco@moc.org>
Richmond, VA USA - Monday, September 01, 2003 at 20:15:13 (PDT)
Hello again. I just feel the need to say one more thing. It appears several times on your site that home shcooling and the voucher system is strictly a tool of the Fundementalists to destroy the public education system. If this is the case, I must say it has been a hi-jacking on their part. The purpose of both of them is better education of our youth. As far as I can tell, there is probably not too many better examples of the failure of the public education system to do their job than in Sullivan county. I will hopefully be able to home school my children. I have no religious intentions in mind, I just want to make sure that they will be educated in a safe, non-violent environment in which they will feel free to think for themselves. The public schooling I recieved seemed more interested in turning the children into non-thinking drones than actually educating them.
Jesse Gross <Juniper@Bigsky.net>
Missoula, MT USA - Monday, September 01, 2003 at 09:21:28 (PDT)
Wow! I recently stumbled upon your site while looking for information on Deism, and am dumbfounded at what is happening in your part of the country. I live Missoula MT. Because of the University, we always have some sort of left wing demonstration going on about some bad condition, real or preieved, in town. These people need to go to where you are. If things were as bad here as they are in Sullivan Couny TN, I believe we would be in the middle of and armed uprising (yes I own guns, no I am no militia member or what ever other stereotypes someone may hold). If I have read everything correctly so far, I am surprised that people are literate enough to read your site, much less be able to use a computer. My personal oppinion is that you all should go on strike against your community. Pull your kids out of school, stop paying taxes which appearently only go to some sort of pork barrel spending, stop supporting institutions which support the "retirment" aspect of your community (retirment communities in my oppinion help create more division and seperate families), and things like that. I am aware that I sound like a raving radical lunitic, but my god! Conditions would seem to warrent some sort of action. Now that I've gotten that out of my system I would like to say that you have an encredible web site here with tons of great info. Was Shandra sitll able to get her scholarship despite not being able to finish HS? Jesse Gross Missoula, Montana
Jesse Gross <Juniper@BigSky.net>
Missoula, MT USA - Monday, September 01, 2003 at 08:23:52 (PDT)
Yes this area sucks.The Sullivan county school system will eventually shut down. I graduated in 2001 and it was pathetic then. I can't imagine how pathetic it is now. Plus it really helps to know that they are taking the school resource officers away to. Why don't they take things away that won't effect safety? It seems like they should cut classes with only ten students in them instead of resource officers. I'm sorry but they NEED a cop on the campus EVERYDAY! Its sad to see these schools go to such a low waste. But I do not have any pity for any of them. I would actually LIKE to see them all close down. There aren't many good teachers. I wish for all of the good teachers to move on to better places and I wish for all of the bad teachers like the one in Shanda Sampson' story to be very miserable.
Kelly Davidson <zoot@hotmail.com>
Kingsport, TN USA - Sunday, August 31, 2003 at 21:36:18 (PDT)
To Lynn from Richmond: This Khazar business is a myth. It's a ploy used mainly by white racist' groups such as Christian Identity and Aryan Nations who claim that the Bristish and Germans are the lost Ten Tribes and modern Jews are false Jews. Why someone would claim to be a Jew when they are not beats me.

As for Israel, well over half the population is of non-European origin to begin with. Most of the 870,000 Arab Jews expelled from surrounding Muslim areas in 1950 are the majority. (Like other Arabs in general, very large families.) For more on these two issues see Willie Martin on Trial and the section The Myth of Palestine.
Lewis Loflin <lewis@sullivan-county.com>
Bristol, VA USA - Sunday, August 31, 2003 at 21:15:12 (PDT)


I sympathize with the Israeli Jewish person of Israel. For those unfamiliar with their history, they are the remnant of the Khazar tribe of Southern Russia who, after being menaced by both Christians and Muslims, converted to Judaism and vowed to destroy their tormenters using Subtlety and Craft. I pray that someday they will learn Forgiveness (taught by Jesus, the Lord of the Christians as well as a Muslim saint) so that we can all live in peace.
Lynn <lbarco@moc.org>
Richmond, VA USA - Sunday, August 31, 2003 at 17:39:30 (PDT)
Enjoyed your articles, I will have to check the basis out to see if they are real or not. The Deism Idea works for me, www.dotaichi.com
TC <www.dotaichi.com>
Riverside, ca USA - Sunday, August 31, 2003 at 11:58:14 (PDT)
I am sorry that you had a bad Experience with The UPC. Didn't the X teach you that you are to serve God and not the Church. I don't like the way you have Ran down the Church just because you have made the choice to fellow People instead of God.
Stacy
Canada - Sunday, August 31, 2003 at 00:18:45 (PDT)
This is like the "real music": Beatiful and good for everybody.
Ulug Ozkan <susanne.staub@balcab.ch>
Basel, BS CH - Friday, August 29, 2003 at 04:44:41 (PDT)
ok after reading all this i guess someone would place me in the "stupid christian" category. i dont know what whats his face lewis ate for his breakfast but it sure wasnt communion.all i know is there is a god, and that is all i need to know.thats all i need to live by.faith.its the evidence of things not seen

sarah <godchaser127@hotmail.com>
cinci, oh USA - Thursday, August 28, 2003 at 18:45:38 (PDT)
Thanks for that informative material, appreciate all your efforts on putting it on the net for all to enjoy and benefit from. Ruth
Ruth <Balsam51@hotmail.com>
Concord, NC USA - Thursday, August 28, 2003 at 09:03:20 (PDT)
The company I work for goes above and beyond the call of duty to see to that each employee donates to the United Way. This company has lunches, raffle tickets, cake walks, etc all during business hours. The "committee" that consists of fellow employees has to do lots of work to make all this happen. Then each employee is made to feel like they MUST give or else!!! It has disrupted working order in this company to say the least. EVERYONE hates it and dreads it. My question is, IS this legal? If not where does one report such actions?

In Virginia and Tennessee they are right to work states. Other then violations of federal civil rights laws (such as race) an employer can fire you for any reason or none at all. Around here they will usually beat you out of unemployment as well. Local government in this area is very anti-worker.
Dee
Bristol, VA USA - Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 10:56:01 (PDT)


Being a designer my self, i can see the time and effort that has gone into this site. Great effort!
concept Web Design <design@conceptwebdesign2.co.uk >
Home , Home Home - Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 08:56:18 (PDT)
One other thing, why do none of Wise county's 5 schools have no air conditioning? Why are our kids being taught in classrooms where you can't hear the teacher over the noise of all the electric fans in the classrooms? Why are our schools operating on "heat schedule" and our kids being sent home at 1:30? Who can this be going on while one of our biggest employers, (Bristol Compressors), is in the air conditioning business? How can these schools spend thousands of dollars on new sports facilities? What's wrong with this picture? I can't help thinking that the powers that be feel strong backs are more important than educated minds.
Matthew Sutherland <suther1@cablenet-va.com>
Castlewood, VA USA - Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 03:41:05 (PDT)
I think the teachings today about Jesus have been so twisted by man-made ideas called religion. Heck, Jesus spoke only against religion! Check out JesusReligion.Com to see some perspectives to consider regarding the bible and Jesus...

I looked at this site, while basicly Gnostic, is interesting. These kinds of links are welcome.
lc <truthwithinyou@yahoo.com>
massillon, oh USA - Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 20:16:47 (PDT)


love what you have done, you could be speaking for me and saying all the things I feel. My family and I are changing our Life-style and going back to simpler ways. We live in Castlewood, the first town in the state of Virginia to disband our charter and go back to becoming a community again. Yep, we fired our leaders! We are rasing out children to question authority and look with suspicion at people in high places. We just had a son 8 months ago, he was brought into this world without the aid of a doctor, pain medications or pieces of his body being cut off according to religious doctrine. His placenta is buried under a maple tree overlooking rolling hills and mountains on our land. We love, support, and encourage each other.

I know exactly what you mean when you talk about apartheid in this area. So I screw them every chance I get. I have a thing I do with corporate message boards on yahoo that drives them crazy and as long as I speak the truth there is nothing they can do, (and believe me, they have tried). Bristol Compressors (York International) is my favorite corporation to pester. I have to pass by the country clubs and golf courses from time to time and I always feel the need to take a shower after being exposed to those people. I go out of my way to make them feel unwelcome and never allow those 50,000 dollar cars and SUVs any common road courtesy. They are what I call �TAKERS� and I will not be taken from. So with that, I solute you sir... GOOD WEBSITE!!!! I give it 5 stars.
Matthew Sutherland <suther1@cablenet-va.com>
Caslewood, VA USA - Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 16:12:02 (PDT)


im a proud lifelong resident of sullivan county and i am now in the army training to be a EOD soldier so good luck to me later
Nathan Fields
Kingsport, TN USA - Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 14:24:54 (PDT)
To Brian Johnson, Michigan. I agree that people around here are everything you described. However, most of the people you witnessed are not locals!!! A lot of the locals stay away from the races and the family race night because of drunks and disrespectful people. Bristol is a good place for old people and pharmacy employees. The parks and such are beautiful. I have come to the conclusion that there are red necks in all states and they like nascar!!!
t
Bristol, TN USA - Monday, August 25, 2003 at 05:56:50 (PDT)
Enrollment drop unwelcome surprise for Sullivan County school officials Saturday, August 23, 2003 By AMY GATLEY Times-News KINGSPORT - With two weeks of classes under their belt, Sullivan County schools are reporting a loss of about 450 students this year compared to the end of the 2002-2003 school year. That could spell a major loss in state and local funding if the numbers stay the same during the remainder of the school year. Sullivan County Director of Schools John O'Dell said he has no explanation for the drop, but he said the enrollment numbers have fluctuated daily and may pan out after Labor Day. The high figure for this week was a total county enrollment of 12,124, compared to 12,578 at the end of last school year. On Friday, enrollment was 11,901. That could have been affected by race weekend. "It's hard to put down solid figures in enrollment until you get two or three weeks under your belt because sometimes they don't show up. ... We didn't expect that at all. Last year we expected a decrease because of zoning, but this year I have no idea why it's down. That affects our budget. If the cities are up and we are down, more money goes their way than our way,'' O'Dell said. Sullivan County Finance Manager Harry Trent said state per-pupil funding could go down as much as $1 million if the enrollment remains down, and that doesn't even include the decrease in local funding. But Trent stressed that the state funding is based on an average daily attendance taken four times throughout the school year. The county reduced some teaching staff during this year's budget process and has not had to let go of any teacher due to the increase so far because of state class size requirements. As of Friday, Sullivan County had 5,457 elementary students enrolled in class, with the largest school being Miller Perry with 575 pupils and the smallest at Valley Pike with 103 pupils. There were 2,845 middle school students in Sullivan County, with Colonial Heights' 580 students the largest and Mary Hughes' 155 students the smallest. The county's high schools saw an enrollment of 3,599 students as of Friday, with the largest school being South with 1,002 students and the smallest at North with 751 students. O'Dell said although the school system attempts to predict enrollment numbers, the numbers are hard to set in stone. "We are waiting to see if it levels out. It is too early to say that it is really bad, because it could change. We are at the mercy of whoever shows up. We try to predict it every year ... but it's always a guess,'' said O'Dell. Kingsport Superintendent of Schools Richard Kitzmiller said enrollment for the 2003-2004 school year has not varied much from last year, remaining flat. The total number of students in the Kingsport school system is 6,384. Enrollment in the city elementary schools totals 2,992, with Johnson Elementary the largest with 531 and Roosevelt the smallest with 206. Robinson Middle School has 733 students, and 853 students are enrolled at Sevier, making a total of 1,586 middle school students. And Dobyns-Bennett High School enrollment has experienced an increase of more than 100 students this year, with a total of 1,796. All of the elementary and middle school class sizes have remained within the state guidelines, Kitzmiller said, with no new teachers having to be hired. Kitzmiller said the school system did receive a slight increase from the closure of Lynn View Middle, but certainly not enough to account for the difference in Sullivan County's enrollment numbers. "We're almost dead even with last year - not even 0.2 of a percent difference. It varies from day to day. ... We may have gained just a handful from Lynn View and Ketron, but there is no school that has reported to me that we've had 20 kids transfer from Sullivan County or another county,'' Kitzmiller said.
Terri <tands48@hotmail.com>
Kingsport, TN USA - Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 11:03:47 (PDT)
Greetings from Trenton, Michigan! My family and I just returned from Bristol's Family Race Night and the Sharpie race, which was held on Thursday and Friday nights. We had never been to Tennessee, much less to the Bristol Motor Speedway. I must say that we were all disgusted and we will NEVER return to Bristol or any other part of northeastern Tennessee. That was the most disrespectful group of citizens we have ever encountered. I would estimate that approximately eight out of every ten persons had the possession of an alcoholic beverage in their hands. We are not exactly race fans but as a family we visioned that it would be a good experience to escape to the mountains before our children began school. That was a BIG mistake. Our children are ages 7 and 11. They asked my wife and I repeatedly what certain words meant. We witnessed your typical Bristolian (with a mullet, and rotten teeth) observe young female girls as they would pass near them, then whistle and make obscene remarks towards them. It was a horrible place to be. We also witnessed things that people did in front of police that would normally call for an arrest, but these police LAUGHED and IGNORED the actions. Why are people so backwards there? Your website is excellent and I wish that I would have found it before we purchased our race tickets. We will NEVER come back. Best wishes for your website, it is great!
Brian Johnson <n/a>
Trenton, MI USA - Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 10:38:01 (PDT)
Thank you for your judging and condemning comments towards the reformers. I mean let's not with humility realize the age that they lived in or give them the ability to actually not be perfect. After all, God did give you the right to actually judge the hearts of people who obviously committed their whole life to seeking out the truth of the Scriptures, and condemn them as not being Christians!! Your condescension and pride in this matter has made me sick to my stomach. Well, since you are obviously not in need of grace I shouldn't be talking to you like this, i apologize for my sarcasm since I wouldn't want to somehow reveal where I stand on your hierarchy of sins. I'm glad you weren't there when Jesus said let him without sin... There would have been another character in the story saying to Jesus, "Well, I would, but that would be murder so I'll just stand here with you and watch the other sinners walk away." Calvin wasn't a Christian? The heresy of once saved always saved? So what brought you to Christ? your own superior intellect? No one comes to Christ except that the spirit draws him and the good work started CHRIST WILL BE FAITHFUL to complete. Is God so week that sin can rip us out of his hands once we are written there? I'm not sure what Bible you have been reading but I pray that God bless you with humility and realization of his sovereignty, because if man is in control, we're all going down.
Ken Dryfhout
Woodbridge, ON Canada - Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 07:43:48 (PDT)
The red necks are here, the red necks are here. Nothing worse than a bunch of drunk, northern and local red necks all in one place such as Bristol Motor Speedway. It makes me sick.
Dee
Bristol, TN USA - Friday, August 22, 2003 at 10:29:52 (PDT)
I knew that as soon as school started back this year that we would hear about the budget and of ways to reduce spending money. I cannot understand why these schools have absolutely no money whatsoever. What do they do with the money that they recieve from taxes etc?Does anyone have a clue?
Terri
Kingsport, TN USA - Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 22:44:01 (PDT)
Has anybody read the article about Sullivan teachers having to pay out of their pockets for school refrigerators? What is that all about? Here is a letter to the editor commenting on the issue from Times News. Losing my cool Return to top The Aug. 15 article, "Losing Their Cool: Sullivan Teachers Asked to Give up Personal Refrigerators,'' asks us to imagine paying the power bill for 700 refrigerators. Now let us imagine insulting 700 people who should be treated as heroes, 700 people who work every day to develop young minds and improve our society, 700 people who continue to work without raises or professional leave time, but still frequently spend personal funds for extra classroom materials. It certainly makes me lose my cool. Superintendent O'Dell states that the school system is being "reasonable'' about some teachers needing to keep medicines in the refrigerators during the day. Is it not reasonable for the refrigerator to keep papier mache from molding, or the class hamster's lettuce from wilting, or a little chicken salad sandwich from giving the teacher food poisoning? One day's expenses for sick leave and a substitute teacher would probably swallow up that big energy cost savings. Educator Ruth Williams is quoted as saying that having the creature comfort of a personal refrigerator "seems like a small thing.'' For certain, asking these professionals to pay for power seems like a very, very big thing. I applaud creative efforts to balance school system budgets, but this type of cost-cutting is extremely expensive. Mary de Wit Kingsport
Terri Fisher <tands48@yahoo.com>
Kingsport, TN USA - Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 22:39:33 (PDT)
One would think from reading what Will Durant has written about the development of science in the Islamic world that all the Muslims did was translate the works of Greek and Hindu authors. A truly accurate historical account would not seek to minimize their great contribution to science.
S. Strauch <strauch@emirates.net.ae>
Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi UAE - Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 03:57:02 (PDT)
Nascar is the biggest bunch of bullshit there is. I'm a resident of Bristol and I can't even go to the places I need to go because of the thousands of rv's and idiotic pedestrians in the middle of the damn roads. yes it brings money but this money does nothing for this area but expand the speedway.
Andy L
Bristol, TN USA - Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 19:41:13 (PDT)
I enjoyed reading your scholarly and persuasive essays and your linkages to like-minded authors like Joseph Farah. Is there any connection between your organization and the People of the Living God (who once published an excellent magazine called "The Marturion")? I was dismayed by your inclusion of a vulgar audio parodying Rush Limbaugh.
Charles Clemens <c2pa@M33Access.com>
West Branch, MI USA - Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at 06:20:40 (PDT)
Thank you for the reasoned analysis. Especially welcome is the page pointing out what murdering frauds Martin Luther and John Calvin were. I am a committed Christian, but I've had it with the mental tyranny that both fundamentalists and Calvinists try to impose on the minds of believers. God gave us a brain, and he wants us to use it. He wouldn't want it any other way.
JR Hercules
NJ USA - Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 22:33:00 (PDT)
sullivan county schools ae ok, but some teachers(like the one in shanda's story) should be booted
chick <deereyez2007@yahoo.com>
kpt, tn USA - Friday, August 15, 2003 at 19:27:11 (PDT)
Thanks for your site. I plan to visit more. I'm a natural skeptic, lover of the 18th c. philosophical traditions you honor, and former Christian tired of the lies, lies, and damn lies. Oh, and I should have said "but the statistics are a lot of fun!" Thanks for all the work!
Steve
Austin, TX USA - Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 16:50:44 (PDT)
I agree with you Mr. Loflin. This area should at least have some respect for residents that are concerned to report certain things. When no one responds it is obvious that that person or group of people don't care. It's impossible to pack up and leave at the drop of a hat. I've been born and raised in Kingsport and I would prefer to not move. This is my home. It's not that Kingsport is such a horrible place but it's the people and their ways of doing things that make it un-Godly.
Cindy McConnell
Kingsport, TN USA - Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 16:19:08 (PDT)
My husband (a former teacher in Sullivan County)tried to "report" misconduct by writing a letter to the editor of the Kingsport Times News. All he got for his trouble was corrections in his grammar and comments regarding how he couldn't say what he was saying unless he could back it up. He most certainly could back up everything he was telling them because he LIVED IT, but that wasn't good enough for them.
r
USA - Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 06:50:28 (PDT)
Hi Cindy,

I've forwarded all kinds of information to members of the Sullivan County School Board and O'Dell and they refuse to respond to me or parents.

I've forwarded allegations of teacher sexual misconduct at Sullivan South to Sullivan County authorities, they refuse to respond. It seems refusing to respond and telling everybody to move out is how this area does business.
Lewis Loflin <lewis@sullivan-county.com>
Bristol, VA USA - Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 21:13:33 (PDT)


I agree with most of the things that you have listed, especially about the local education. Both of my kids went to South and hated it. I myself had problems many more times than once with probably half of the faculty members. They could care less about their students. I read parent complaints and it seems like we're all saying basically the same thing. I read where you sent all of the complaints to the b.o.e. and I can't believe they didn't send you anything back. Or did they? I would believe it if they didn't. I read an article in the paper about teacher salaries, and how Tennessee can't compete with other states to pay our teachers enough money. The b.o.e. promises raises but they fail to keep their word. I don't blame teachers for leaving. I would. Before we all know it, I'd say that they will put an end to school buses or charge students to ride.
Cindy McConnell
Kingsport, TN USA - Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 19:49:11 (PDT)
Personally I didn't hardly agree with anything you said on your sight I'm an Independent fundamental baptist and im outraged at how you attacked fundamentalist. Hopefully the lord will have mercy on your soul.

Din't Jesus say something about do unter others? Fundamentalists attack everybody including fellow Christians. (Oh, I forgot, if they aren't in my church they aren't Christians.) Fundamentalism is an attitude that includes everything from militant Islam and Christianity to the American Atheists and ACLU. Anyone that thinks they have all they answers and try to force them on others is a fundamentalist by 1990s definition. I don't have all the answers, run a church, or demand the government force anyone to read this website. Best of luck to you.
Tim Dunaway <timd1970@aol.com>
Chattanooga, TN USA - Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 16:25:55 (PDT)


To S: I just can't believe this nonsense. Doesn't your husband pay taxes? Sure he does. Unfair? Asinine is what I call it.

To Steve: As an American vet myself I agree with you. Millions put their lives on the line, thousands died, because we are told to defend democracy and freedom. Instead, as soon as the Cold War ends, we get NAFTA, GATT, and the planned destruction of millions of our jobs that are being shipped into slave-labor third-world countries while our troops get shot in the back in Iraq for global business and big oil. Most of those countries are dictatorships. And this is what my two older brothers got wounded in SE Asia for? Or the latest American death in Iraq in the news this morning while President Bush protects his oil friends in Saudi Arabia? It isn't just East Europeans, it's American too. Also, I was stationed in Berlin and walked most of the Berlin Wall while East German guards took my picture. Hope it broke their camera.

To Joey below: I support all US troops and wouldn't vote for either political party. I certainly didn't vote for Clinton. But Republicans bring up the military issue all the time, I'm calling them on it. As for your father, he was hero, God bless him. By the way, I'm a registered Republican and I wouldn't vote for Bush or any of the nine Democratic bozos. How about a real Terminator?

To Jane below: From what I heard, Kindsport City Schools are better then Sullivan County. Could others comment on this?

To Karen below: I've already been where you are. That's why I started this website. Good luck.

Hi Earnest!
Lewis Loflin <lewis@sullivan-county.com>
Bristol, VA USA - Monday, August 11, 2003 at 09:10:10 (PDT)


Here it is the first day of school and I have just been informed my step son will not be allowed to attend pre-school at Sullivan County Emmett elementary, WHY??? Because my husband actually works and makes a good living. His son has been denied an early start on his education because we do not recieve welfare, ssi, etc. How fair is that????
s
Bristol, TN USA - Monday, August 11, 2003 at 07:36:31 (PDT)
Hi, we should all be glad that the Berlin Wall came down because now the East Germans don't have any jobs, and they're all poorer now. We should also be glad of all the unemployment and AIDS that has taken grip in Eastern Europe. It's what people in America call 'freedom'. Or so I gather. Too bad you can't live off it.
Steve
- Saturday, August 09, 2003 at 15:03:07 (PDT)
As a member of the marine core and son of a soilder who died in Vietnam (my father was a republican), I am a little upset with your site. You fail to point out their were many republicans who fought and died for this country. Instead of only supporting democrat military personel, you should also pay respect to those republicans who have also fought,even if you do not agree with their ideas. Also, at least Bush was in the National Guard, while Clinton ran to Canada avoiding the draft. Please support the entire military and not just the democratic vets.
Joey Fiorentino <bxgiuni33@aol.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Friday, August 08, 2003 at 11:31:34 (PDT)
good morning mr.loflin. my name is earnest,i live on wolf run road, one mile north of benhams.before i forget, i enjoy your opinions.i attended gum hill school for part of oneyear,finished grammer school at the big school at benhams,attended one year at valley institute,got a diploma from washington cty trade school after lying about my age to get in same. pulled 20 yrs in the navy,worked in several plants in the area until 1981, sailed as a merchant seaman about 9 yrs. on and off, came down with multiple myeloma [bone cancer]was given 90 days to 6 months. being hard headed i did not comply with the doctors forecast] so i,m still in the hollar 100 yards from where i checked in 03-13-36.excuse my grammer,style in effort to thank you, i share your views on some of the crazy plans our elete gurus are trying.not that i can remember much,but read most of your stuff.if you are down in the hollar here,your welcome you to stop for a spell, at this point in life i bring very little to the party. keep at it, respectfully ole earnest.
earnest lee leonard <ku4mf@aol.com>
bristol, va. USA - Friday, August 08, 2003 at 02:51:57 (PDT)
I have a 16 yr. old daughter who will be a sophomore in high school at sullivan north. she dreads August 11, 2003. She hated her freshman year with a passion. after repeatedly going to the pricipal's office, I assumed to let my daughter stay home from school because of the problems she was having and nothing was ever done about it. I don't know if many people look at this page but I'm in need of advice. Should I transfer my daughter to a city school or leave her where she is?
Jane <n/a>
Kingsport, TN USA - Thursday, August 07, 2003 at 20:21:23 (PDT)
Hello! I am doing research on this area for a project. I recently moved to the area from New York. To be honest I am shocked at all of the residents' comments and complaints about this area. However I can believe all of the negativity that seems to be going around. I am 28 years of age and I cannot find a job. A local company had promised me a certain position before I moved to this area and now they are not keeping their word. They told me that they did not want someone that had a developed educational background as I apparently have. I cannot find a job and I am desperate. I do not want to work in a fast food restaurant earning $5.15 per hour. I have bills to pay and children to feed each day. I would strongly agree that this area needs an update as well as some economy. I admit that the reason for moving here was only to settle in, work, and then retire in such a beautiful area. I've seen why everyone else is re-locating, and why others are moving into this area, to retire. Thank you.
Karen <Not providing>
Johnson City, Tn USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 20:29:17 (PDT)
To the Sullivan County resident in Piney Flats, Yes Sullivan county is beautiful, esp Piney Flats area. Yes it is easy to say "move Out". That is sticking your head in the sand. The G.O.B Good Ole Boy system is alive and well in business and politics, and even in Military. Nascar does bring in lots of money. Where does it go? To build higher stands , pay the bud girls, pay the drivers etc. Please, Nascar is for rednecks who have no taste, except for Bud. Most of the people in Tri-Cites are on welfare, ssi, food stamps etc. These are able bodied people who choose to have kids and not work, Then they raise their kids to do the same. I am working full time and am raising four kids. I was divorced for 5 years and I never once took a dime from the government. Also, racism is alive and well. Paint your face a little dark and try to drive through Erwin. Bluff City and Blountville might be a little difficult too. I do agree Bristol is not as bad as it used to be. A friend of mine from Italy moved here several years ago and worked at Bristol Compressors. He hated it and was made fun of because of his looks and speach. He finally got a job in Houston, TX and loves it.
S
Blounville, TN USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 10:41:15 (PDT)
Oh yeah, I forgot to ask the 7th generation Sullivan county resident a very personal question: What kind of statement is this - I think are you are a psycho old man. Are you are? LEARN TO WRITE. Actually - it may not be your fault for your own stupidity. Maybe we can all place the blame for your ignorance of the Sullivan County Schools, since you are a 'good ole' boy' afterall.
Another 7th generation Sullivan County resident.
Kingsport, TN USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 10:33:14 (PDT)
What an idiot you are for leaving such a redneck message, fellow 7th generation Sullivan County resident. Lewis is right - come out during the daylight hours. Not everyone can afford to just 'leave' like you advise, because the jobs that most people have in this area don't pay nearly enough to support relocation. and NASCAR.. what a joke. that just shows the redneck idiots that have nothing better to do than pay $40.00-$100.00 per ticket only to go sit in the stands, sip on beer, smoke their cigerettes, and yell out, 'hell yeah, get em' Gordon.' Please. Then, these idiots complain about being poor, while they are already on welfare, and TennCare. I know - spend more money on NASCAR, or FunFest. Speaking of TennCare - do not go to the emergency rooms during the night hours. If you have an emergency during these hours, simply deal with it, because it seems that ALL residents of Sullivan county go to the emergency rooms during night, because TennCare pays for these "hangnails of an emergency" if their normal doctor isn't in. Therefore they go while their doctor isn't available so that it will be free of charge. Meanwhile, just tell the patients that actually have an emergency that it will be a two hour wait. Hell yeah. this is my hometown, and it sucks. We can't even afford to have a good school. I have no sympathy for this area.
Another 7th generation Sullivan County resident.
Kingsport, TN USA - Tuesday, August 05, 2003 at 10:27:17 (PDT)
To the 7th generation Sullivan County person that can't even leave his name. As usual he doesn't deny the truth, just POed somebody said it. "Moving out" is the Sullivan County solution to everything. And it really works. That's why this community according to ING Investments ranks near the bottom in income, job creation, education, etc. I already have 3 jobs as it is.

The local government may act like a third-world government but this is still America. Rgardless of the death threats I and others have gotten over free speach, I plan to stay because this is my home too and I won't follow the thousands of others driven out of the community. The "good ol' boy" is very alive and well. I suggest you come out of your coffin during the daylight and have a look around.
Lewis Loflin <userper@sullivan-county.com>
Bristol, VA USA - Monday, August 04, 2003 at 17:30:30 (PDT)


I think that are you are a psycho old man. Open your eyes and experience the beauty of your surroundings. If you hate Sullivan county so much, why don't you move. We don't want people like you in our wonderful county. Also, your claims of racism, anti-semitism, and bigotry may have been true of this area decades ago, in the hayday of negative organizations like the KKK. To my knowledge, the "Good 'ole boy" system ended a while back. Maybe you should find a more productive means of spending your time than keeping up this assenine website, for example, get a job and support the economy of the area. Maybe attend a NASCAR race, which brings more money and growth to the area in four days that the rest of the year combined. Again, if you are so dissatisfied with the conditions of Sullivan County, Tennessee, maybe you should seek another area for your residency. We pride ourselves here on our ancestry, our values, our environment and our sense of community. You seem to neglect each of these key bonds. I highly suggest you relocate. Signed, A seventh generation Sullivan County Resident
A Sullivan County Resident <a@a>
Piney Flats, Tn USA - Monday, August 04, 2003 at 17:12:45 (PDT)
interesting
A. Gates <kill4peace2000@yahoo.com>
USA - Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 16:52:05 (PDT)
I have inwardly come to this same conclusion from my research. I have attended Catolic Mass, joined I do not know how many protestant denominations, including Lutherian, as well as Islam. In my heart I feel Messianic Jewish and Christian.There is no community of this type where I live so keep my feelings to myself. I want to follow what Jesus thought, but where is it in this world?
Elizabeth White <White_em@hotmail.com>
Dover, DE USA - Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 16:09:22 (PDT)
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Paris, NA France - Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 14:57:54 (PDT)
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Washington, ws usa - Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 12:05:46 (PDT)
To Rashad below: this website deals in facts and not political correctness. Funny none of the West Bank Arabs (Jordanians) wanted o invent "Palestine" when Jordan annexed and occupied the area from 1948 to 1967 before Israel liberated the area. Lebanon is in fact ruled by Syria in another illegal Arab occupation. My material on Copts (Egyptian Christians) was written by them and my material on Palestinian Christians was written by a Palestinian Christian and was sent to me by him. I won't go into Arab genocide against the Kurds. Many Arabs are racist and terrorist bigots and I don't make excuses for them here.

For more info on Arab racism and terror outside this website visit http://emperors-clothes.com/letters/arabracism.htm
Lewis Loflin <userper@sullivan-county.com>
Bristol, VA USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 18:48:09 (PDT)


There's too much B.S on this website.. the things written about how christians are persecuted in the Muslim world is too exagerated and many of it is false. Lebanon is ruled by Christians and Hizbullah never harmed any christian Lebanese citizens (of course not in the case of the civil war).. Egypt's christians are not persecuted, they may not have full political rights, but they have their churches and are well respected. In the case of the Sudan, the whole population is black, the masters are black as well as the slaves, it's not like arabs are enslaving blacks. besides there's a bloody war going on, Islam shouldn't be responsible, both partys at war should. on the other hand, Israel treats Palestinians (Muslims and Christians) as third class citizens. i'm not even talking about those in West bank or Gaza, i'm refering to the Arab-Israeli's who are not allowed to own any land in Israel (that's how early Zionists stole Arab land, by buying them off simple farmers), Arab-Israeli's have their own license plates when they drive, which has a different color so that they could be distinguished. an apartheid wall is being built in the west bank, a new South Africa. and illegal jewish settlement are being built everyday in the west bank (future palestinian state).. and many people consider israel the only "democracy"!!!!!!
Rashad
Fullerton, Ca USA - Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 19:18:41 (PDT)
I would not want to live there, if everything on your web page is true. It sounds like hell. -Melanie
Melanie Jacobs <don't have one>
Greeneville, SC USA - Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 11:44:12 (PDT)
I was born in Kingspot and I thank god my parents got me out of there when I was 9 years old. I had every intention of returning to my birth place once I retire because a lot of my family is still there. I visit twice a year and talked my two grown kids to move their families there. What a night mare it has been. I will never live in such a place. I've never met so many bigots and racists in my entire life and what is worse they greet you with a smile and sit as judges and wear police uniforms. Whate angers me is that no one speads out about it. Keep up the good work on your web site
Margaret Murray-Robinson <Maggiequeenbee@aol.com>
Willingboro, NJ USA - Monday, July 28, 2003 at 20:06:12 (PDT)
If more people like you existed this world would be a honest and therefore, better place for everyone. Thanks for all your hard research.
Kenneth Hudson <kenhud2003@yahoo.com.au>
Devonport, Australia - Friday, July 25, 2003 at 02:12:52 (PDT)
I would like to know if it is true that Sullivan County Principals are given cars to drive that are paid by the county (tax payers)? If this is true, wouldn't it be a good idea to take the cars away, sell them and use that money toward the good of the school, not the principals. Please enlighten your readers on this one if you can. Thanks.
S
Blountville, TN USA - Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 09:54:46 (PDT)
Sullivan county and the schools suck. Good site.
me
kingsport, USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 20:01:18 (PDT)
I GOT WHAT I WANTED.I HOPE TO PASS BY SOME OTHER TIME. THANKS MR MUGU
MR MUGU MGBADA <mugu@mugu.co.uk>
NEW ORANGE, NJ USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 20:06:53 (PDT)
Your Web Site is really wonderful and i bookmarked it. Thank your for the hard work you must have put in to create this wonderful facility. Keep up the excellent work!
Sportwetten <Sporty@web.com>
Berlin, Berlin Allemagne - Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 13:43:35 (PDT)
Love it!!! :-)
Kelli Wiloas <wiloas@hotmail.com>
Guttenburg , Pa USA - Friday, July 18, 2003 at 16:00:41 (PDT)
Sorry Ben, science does not deal in the supernatural. But fundamentalists need to present some proof of their claims outside faith. Having faith in the Easter Bunny and because I can't disprove the Easter Bunny doesn't mean there is an Easter Bunny. I hate going after Christianity like this but if some want to make unfounded claims I will answer them. Science does not deal in "testimony" based on unproven supernatural revelation. Most Christians accept evolution in the realm of scince but a strange fringe, mainly in America, claims what is in reality flat-earth creationism. For more on this subject see Evolution Debate Much thanks for your input. By the way, Dr. Dino is a fraud.
Lewis
USA - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 17:11:50 (PDT)
Sorry, I forgot to add where the $250,000 offer can be found. www.drdino.com
Ben Wolf
USA - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 17:11:50 (PDT)
I just read over the "25 Creationist points/25 creationist answers" article, and I've just gotta say 2 things: 1) The "answers" given to the queries/points are completely inconclusive and substantiate not an ounce of scientific backing for the anti-creationist perspective...they are fine examples of wordsmithery, but there is little or no researched knowledge behind these objections. Even the cartoon at the head of the article is rather backwards (it is, on the contrary, the evolutionist camp that has fabricated the entirety of its "empirical" evidence to substantiate its theories.) 2) There is a an who will a)debate anyone in front of any campus on the subject of creation vs. evolution, and b) reward anyone who can offer any scientific proof for evolution with $250,000. Any submitted evidence, as I understand, is to be reviewed by a panel of qualified scientists who will be the ones that determine whether or not it is acceptable. So far no one has got the money, and it's been quite a while. Anyone who believes there is evidence for evolution, here's what you do. 1. Get the $250,000. 2. Take me out to dinner. 3. Tell me about the evidence. Fair? LOL, Ben Wolf www.teachingbytestimony.com
Ben Wolf <blacknwhite@wwjv.net>
Holt, MI USA - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 17:05:55 (PDT)
To UK fellow below: Nobody hates Christians here except for those political driven fundamentalists which also includes radical Islam, rabid atheists, etc.

As for referances, let's try my college testbooks from the Christian college I attended, Will Durant, encyclopedias, history books, etc. Almost every page here gives sources. Your problem is the conclusions scare the "tosh" out of you. So if you can't even leave a name, that's how much your opinion is really worth. The truth is no amount of proof will do, it's all wrong to you.
Lewis Loflin <userper@sullivan-county.com>
Bristol, VA USA - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 04:43:27 (PDT)


What a load of tosh you have printed on your website! I'm a PROTESTANT and PROUD OF MY RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, I follow the WORD OF GOD as stated in the BIBLE,I respect people I don't HATE people for having different beliefs from me as that is what the bible and my faith tells me! I would like to know who/where you got your so called research from? the bin!
ORANGELILY
UK - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 03:18:35 (PDT)
This is a great website! Well done. Well said. Well concluded. Well organized. More people out there need to wake up and smell the coffee. Christians of all "categories" (Catholic, Mormon, Presbetyrian, Methodist, Orthodox) along with people of Islamic and Jewish faith have been following these myths for too long. Your take on Jesus Christ is an excellent one. If the man really existed (which I believe he did), he has been seriously defamed by the Bible and reduced to a contradictory madman who scolds fig trees for not producing figs during fig "off season" and paying taxes to a worldy emperor when his whole purpose in his "corporeal life" was to deny worldly matters. Forgive the double entry but my site's link didn't work. Is there any way you can clarify that the form tag already adds the "htpp://" so users have only to enter www. and their domain? Just a suggestion.
Dark Templar <info@protectgod.com>
Palm Springs, CA USA - Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at 09:45:40 (PDT)
You have an interesting mind and I will return to this site often. I'm a theologian (Jewish) with a Masters from a Catholic University. I have written about world health (emerging infectious diseases) and developed curricula for secondary schools about the subject. Right now, my big focus is the dangers of fundamentalism of any stripe (Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu...whatever).
Karen <minganger2@yahoo.com>
Bronx, NY USA - Monday, July 14, 2003 at 12:45:51 (PDT)
This is a great site. I've been searching for truth for years, but can't find it in organized religion...so much of it makes no sense to me. Deism makes perfectly good sense. Unfortunately, I can't stay away from here and stay up way late at night reading. Can you suggest any good books on Deism that I can read in bed, or do I need to buy a laptop? Thanks!
Kathy M. <cat.ohara@verizon.net>
Dallas, TX USA - Sunday, July 06, 2003 at 21:34:59 (PDT)
I don't agree with everything you say, but you have an interesting site. God bless.
Steve
Johnson City, Tn USA - Sunday, July 06, 2003 at 14:19:58 (PDT)
I'm a bit perplexed as to why your very interesting site STEERS CLEAR of 'hot-button' issues usually fanned by the squirrely Arch-Conservative ilk. We all know the subject matter. It usually comes down to the Right trying to Lord-Over ordinary peoples private lives. Especially homosexuals. Otherwise a really good set of readings. The main reason I don't is we have so little local material on this. People tend to stay in the closet for fear of what will happen. If anyone has material on this to submit on this or any other subject I'll turn it into a webpage and post. I won't accept anything that's just personal attacks or foul language. L. Loflin
d.c.
OTTAWA, ON CANADA - Friday, July 04, 2003 at 22:48:30 (PDT)
i agree with everything on your website.
resident
kingsport, tn USA - Saturday, June 28, 2003 at 10:13:43 (PDT)





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