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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

People Retreating From Charge Stations In Tennessee ...

The Tennessean Newspaper website reports:

Charging stations installed with a share of taxpayers’ money are twice as plentiful across Tennessee today as the number of electric cars they’re designed to refuel, and most of the units go unused for hours or days at a time.

Car registration data show that 270 all-electric cars of various brands have been registered in Tennessee this year — 81 in Davidson and Williamson counties combined — but there are about 500 chargers available in public places to serve them.

The results raise questions about whether public money used to boost alternative fuel vehicles has been money well spent, at least so far.

Read the full article (linked above) for more details …

Side note: Apparently local, state, and federal governments across the country have also invested an enormous amount of "road funds" into signs; as you see pictured here. The average electric car owner also owns a cellphone which gives precise locales of such charging stations ~ making signage unnecessary. It's questionable to put such signage up anyway as a person in need would most likely need to plan their trip and know where the stations are to begin with.

Last Day To Register For Republican Primary Is Today


The Republican Presidential Primary in South Carolina is on January 21, 2011, those wishing to vote must be registered to vote by end of today.

A voter who has moved from one county to another in the State, must be registered to vote in the new county by today's deadline.

To register:

• Visit the Pickens County Voter Registration and Elections office @ The Pickens County Administration Facility in Pickens.

• Download a voter registration form from, complete the form, and:

~ Take it to the County voter registration office,

~ Fax the form to the county voter registration office

~ Scan the form and email the image as a file attachment to the the County voter registration office

Appropriate contacts available on

Currently registered voters who have moved within a county or have changed names can help ensure a smoother voting process for everyone by updating their registrations.

To update your voter registration:

Download the Voter Registration Update form from and return it to the appropriate county voter registration office.

Update the information on the back of your voter registration card and return it to the the County voter registration office.

Voters who have moved from one county to another must instead submit a voter registration application.

Everyone is eligible to vote in the Republican Presidential Preference Primary, regardless of political affiliation.

You can vote in the primary if you will be 18 by election date November 6, 2012. This means, even if you are 17 now and will be 18 on or before November 6, 2012 .. . you may vote in this election but must be registered by the methods above first.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pickens County Delegation Meeting Scheduled For January @ Rosewood Center In Liberty


The Pickens County delegation to the South Carolina General Assembly plans to conduct its annual public meeting January 3, 2012

The meeting will be at the Rosewood Center
419 E. Main St. (S.C. 93)
Liberty, SC 29657
(next to Ingles).

Reports from organizations and boards will be heard starting at 5PM.

The floor will be opened for public comments at 5:30PM.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend the meeting. People will have an opportunity to ask questions of and make comments to legislative delegation members.

Delegation members will comment on various issues that may be introduced in the upcoming session of the General Assembly, which convenes January 10, 2012.

The delegation consists of Senator Thomas C. Alexander and Senator Larry A. Martin as well as Represenatives Eric Bikas, Davey Hiott, Phillip Owens and B. R. Skelton.

For further information, call (864) 850-7070.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Every dime from the wealthy and every salary of every pro sports player ...

Here's a link to a great video showing that if every dime were taken from every Billionare, if every penny in profit were taken from every company in the Fortune 500, if every every dime were taken from every pro sport including pro football, major league baseball, PGA golf, and even NASCAR, if we eliminated all foreign aid, if we eliminated all funding for wars or protection in Iraq and Afghanistan … we still wouldn't have enough money to cover the recently approved federal budget for one year.

It really puts a hole in the myth that taxing the wealthy in this country would even be close to the answer of solving the federal deficit problem. A problem that devalues the same money the Federal government wishes it could collect.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Occupy LA Leaves Behind 25+ Tons Of Garbage & Huge Sanitation and Disposal Tab

Apparently Occupy LA protestors left behind 99% of their trash. 

Protesters who were cleared from their encampment last week, left behind 25+ tons of debris, which Los Angeles City Officials say it is unable to recycle.

See the Earth911 article here:



Not pleased with various states implementations of voting security measures such as Voter I.D. (as is the case in South Carolina) the NAACP is heading to make a complaint to the United Nations to get an international court to make a ruling.


Read the full story here:

NAACP Taking Complaints About U.S. Voter Laws To United Nations

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Minority Report?


Interesting because it comes from a typically left leaning network and newscaster …

3 Myths Of Capitalism


Green Steps Training or Indoctrination?


Green Steps Training or Indoctrination?

A recent article in The Easley Progress advertised a Green Steps program to be held at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History. This type of “green program” being offered is a direct result of the 1992 Earth Charter. My purpose in writing this editorial is to expose the true agenda behind the Earth Charter. There is nothing wrong with teaching kids to turn off the lights when they are not in use, or to dispose of trash appropriately. But the real target of all these “green” initiative programs and the Earth Charter is sustainability. Sustainability will lead to the end of private property rights, capitalism, free markets, and sovereignty.

The United Nations has embraced the Earth Charter as well as all major world governments. In order for everyone to accept a one world government it was necessary to provide a crisis to promote unity among all nations. What better way to unite all countries than a scare tactic that the planet Earth is in peril? On the outside the “green” movement sounds harmless. After all, no one is against clean air and water. But I urge you to research the Earth Charter. Here is the preamble to the Earth Charter: “We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Toward this end, it is imperative that we the peoples of Earth declare our responsibility to one another to the greater community of life and future generations.”

I was shocked to find out that Pickens Elementary is indeed a member of the “Green Schools” program of Green Steps. It is time parents know the truth behind the “green” agenda. This environmental green movement is a tool to manipulate our children into believing we need a one world government to “save the planet.” Children are bombarded from K-12 and even on through college that man is destroying “Mother Earth.” There is plenty of evidence the whole “Global Warming” theory is just that...a theory...not a fact. Why are our children being forced to believe this theory? It is my belief the “green agenda” is a sheep in wolves clothing. It is meant to indoctrinate our young children to become socialistic, liberal, progressive thinking adults.

Public schools and the Museum of Art and History are supported by your tax dollars. Do you want your tax dollars being used to indoctrinate your child to a value system which worships the Earth and not God? Do you want your tax dollars being used to indoctrinate your child?

I challenge you to research the Earth Charter and its United Nations companion Agenda 21. Call Pickens Elementary and ask about this “Green Schools” program.

Find out for yourself ...

Johnnelle Raines
VP of Conservatives of the Upstate