What's this blog really about?

You may notice a variety of topics here - from business, to charity promotion, even to local news, but the primary reason this blog was created was to alert readers to the hostile atmosphere and sexual harassment at The Danville Register & Bee. The readers and creator of this blog want a FULL FRONT PAGE apology in the Danville Register & Bee, plus the disciplining of those individuals involved. Until then, we'll continue to post regular updates. To tolerate THIS kind of behavior by a major media network is intolerable. And this isn't just ONE instance. Media General has been sued nationwide for racism and sexism, yet they CONTINUE to keep the offenders employed. Why? And why am I doing this? TRUTH compels me.

Friday, June 20, 2008


Presidential hopeful John McCain has vowed to propose 45 Nuclear Reactors by 2030. His ultimate goal, he said, is to build 100 power plants across the country - funded of course, by uranium. He's not president yet, but he's already confident that Americans want nuclear power and the statistics seem to be supporting him.

According to this story published on www.Poynter.org June 19, 2008:

"Americans are warming up to nuclear power. A Zogby poll this month found that "Americans [are] more likely to support a nuclear power plant in their own community than coal, natural gas or oil plant. "

The poll found:

The preference for the construction of a nuclear power plant in their community is greater among older respondents -- 52% of those age 65 and older would most favor this type of electric power plant -- and is the most favored choice among all age groups with the exception of the youngest respondents. Among those age 18 to 24, 27% would favor the construction of a nuclear power plant in their community, compared to more than half (52%) who said they would be most likely to support a natural gas power plant where they live. Men (60%) were more than twice as likely as women (28%) to be most supportive of a nuclear power plant.

The construction of a nuclear power plant in their community also received the strongest support from those who live in wealthier households -- more than half (51%) of those with household incomes of $75,000 or more would favor a nuclear power plant, compared to 22% of those with less than $25,000 in household income.

Right now, 104 nuclear reactors generate one-fifth of the nation's electricity. Sen. Barack Obama has been supportive of nuclear energy, but he has not set a specific goal as McCain did."

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Since The Danville Register & Bee doesn't want to anger advertisers and doesn't have enough staff members (only three reporters now) to cover all the day-to-day news - don't expect to read anything of any noteworthiness in your local daily about uranium. Don't expect it to be neutral or helpful since 99% of the folks there don't understand the issue.

A full-service website with the kind of information you won't find in the major media is coming soon. The Danville Register & Bee and other Media General properties are too caught up in writing about sex to focus on things like uranium. But then - they're in the business of selling ads - not informing the public.

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