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Dave's News Roundup 6-12-17

Pennsylvania Coal Miners Back To Work!

Corsa Coal Company has opened a new coal mine just outside of Pittsburgh in Somerset County, Pa. This is the first new coal mine to open in the US in recent memory. 


The company received around 400 applications for the 70 jobs available.


George Dethlefsen, the CEO of Corsa Coal Company that the mine will be a boon for the struggling local economy.


Mark this one in the "promises kept" category.


Read the full story and watch the video recap at Fox News.


Play Depicting Prez. Assassination:

As I reported to you last Tuesday, there is a theater troupe performing a rendition of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" in Central Park that is sparking controversy because they have fashioned Caesar as a kind of Donald Trump. The play finishes with a brutal and bloody scene in which Trump is killed by members of Congress. 


There has been a public outcry against the play, including Donald Trump Jr. who Tweeted “I wonder how much of this ‘art’ is funded by taxpayers? Serious question, when does ‘art’ become political speech & does that change things?” 


Delta Airlines who donates between $100,000 and $499,000 annually has pulled their sponsorship on Sunday Afternoon. A follow up Tweet from the airline company stated “No matter what your political stance may be, the graphic staging of Julius Caesar at this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park does not reflect Delta Air Lines’ values.”


Bank of America has similarly ended their sponsorship of the theater group, telling a Daily News reporter “Bank of America supports art programs worldwide, including an 11-year partnership with The Public Theater and Shakespeare in the Park...” “The Public Theater chose to present Julius Caesar in a way that was intended to provoke and offend. Had this intention been made known to us, we would have decided not to sponsor it.”


Other sponsors of the theater group on the other hand have decided not to pull their sponsorships of the play. The New York Times, Time Warner, and CNN's Fareed Zakaria have publicly shown their support for the play, with Mr. Zakaria going as far as calling it a "Masterpiece."


See for yourself, and draw your own conclusions. Video of Caesars assassination can be viewed below:




Bernie Sanders Attacks Presidential Nominee Over Religion:

Russell Vought, an American political organizer and government official was subjected to what many believe was a "Religious Test" by Senator Bernie Sanders last Thursday. He is President Donald Trump's nominee to become Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and during the hearing Bernie Sanders repeatedly attacked Mr. Vought's religious belief that "Non Christians stand condemned" before God.


Mr. Vought's beliefs are not alien, radical, or uncommon amongst Christianity, which happens to be the largest professed religion in the United States. 


Senator Sanders showed us his cards, and has been outed for his Anti-Christian hatred which is so evident in the video below:



United States of Xanax:

We've been dissecting the Drug Crisis here at WHLM for some time now, and finally (hopefully) more attention is being given to prescription anxiolytics, especially prescription drugs known as benzodiazepines.


According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the United States uses 75 percent of all of the world’s prescription drugs. Full-Stop. It's disturbing to note that the United States contains around 5 percent of the world total population.


One of the drugs that has been INCREDIBLY over prescribed is XANAX- a benzodiazepines commonly given out for 'anxiety.' This drug, unlike opiates and opioids can throw anyone dependent on the drug into convulsions, leave them bedridden and has a withdrawal period measured in months, not days. 


Alex Williams' new article called "Prozac Nation Is Now the United States of Xanax" (a play on the 1994 book) points out that these anxiolytic drugs are becoming a huge problem in our society... One that is evident to anyone who probes beneath the surface of our drug problem.


The full article is online at The New York Times.


Obesity - More Dangerous Than Smoking:

Who would have thought that a day would come "where what you eat (and) exercise, could account for more cancer deaths than smoking?” That quote coming from Richard Wender the chief cancer control officer at the American Cancer Society.


According to USA Today 36% of people are obese today, and doctors are starting to find links towards obesity and cancer. 


According to the USA Today article, Geisinger has been experimenting with a new program to combat these new problems:


"Geisinger Health in Pennsylvania has expanded a program that gives some of their least-healthy, low income patients free healthy groceries through a program known as Fresh Food Pharmacy. There are now about 65 patients in the program now and the results "have been spectacular," says Geisinger spokesman Michael Ferlazzo.
"Patients have lost weight, reduced their medications and reduced their hemoglobin A1c blood sugar rate by at least three points. One patient cut the level in half — from 16.4 to 8.4 — in four months."
The Sun - a UK newspaper is now reporting that there are around Two Billion People Obese people throughout the world.




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