The Voice Of White West Virginians!

The Voice Of White West Virginians!
The Voice Of White West Virginians!

April 02, 2017

West Virginia Is Broke. More Taxes To Pay Being Forced On White West Virginians!

Yet another plan to restructure taxes in West Virginia has been taken up by members of the House of Delegates.

The House Finance Committee was presented with their version of a Senate Bill 484.

The bill was initially presented to lawmakers by Gov. Jim Justice as a sweeping tax increase, raising some $450 million in new revenues since West Virginia is 500 million in the hole.

On July 1 of this year, salon services, contracting services, and cell phone bills would be subject to the sales tax. The exemptions for gym memberships, electronic data services, primary opinion research, and some direct use services would end on October 1.

March 11, 2017

West Virginia Officials Failing At Their Attempts To Fight The Drug Problem!

Opioid distributors sued by West Virginia counties hit by drug crisis!

A new legal front is opening in the war against the nation’s opioid crisis (which will probably fail) as attorneys begin to pursue major corporations that distribute prescription painkillers. They are seeking billions of dollars in reimbursements for the devastation the drugs have caused in communities across the country.

Attorneys in West Virginia, which has the highest opioid overdose rate in the nation, filed lawsuits in federal court Thursday on behalf of two counties and targeting some of the nation’s largest drug distribution companies. A dozen attorneys general in hard-hit states are considering similar suits against many of the same companies.

“The purpose of these lawsuits is to make the economic cost of willfully violating the law so significant that we force the wholesalers to abide by the law,” said Paul Farrell Jr., who filed the lawsuits in West Virginia and plans to file lawsuits on behalf of five other counties in the state next week.

The suits are among the first of their kind in the country. They accuse the companies of creating a hazard to public health and safety by shipping inordinate quantities of opioids into the state in violation of a West Virginia law. The law was originally designed to permit the demolition of run-down buildings that posed a public nuisance and threatened the safety of a community.

The lawsuit is a good attempt by elected officials in West Virginia to thwart the drug problem; but, will fail because the whole SYSTEM is corrupt and makes money on the drug problem which provides badly needed jobs in West Virginia for the sick economy in the form of judges, lawyers, doctors, drug treatment clinics, psychiatrists, jails/prisons which has created a negative economy.

February 18, 2017

West Virginia Politicians Incapable Of Stopping Drug Problem!

West Virginia distributing 8,000 overdose antidote kits!

West Virginia health officials are responding to opioid overdoses by distributing more than 8,000 kits with an antidote — Naloxone — that can get people breathing again if administered in time.

Money for the kits comes from a $1 million federal grant to West Virginia, which has had the nation's highest rate of overdose deaths.

"Naloxone is a lifesaving antidote that, if administered in a timely manner, can effectively reverse respiratory depression caused by opioid and opiate overdose and revive victims," said Dr. Rahul Gupta, commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health. "This collaboration represents an essential step toward turning around West Virginia's staggering overdose statistics."

Federal data show West Virginia had 725 overdose deaths in 2015, the highest rate of any state at 41.5 per 100,000 people. Last year's numbers are expected to show little improvement.

"We have seen a significant and steady increase in all drug overdose deaths in West Virginia over the last several years. Unfortunately, based upon the trend we are seeing, the number of overdose deaths has not yet peaked," Gupta said. "We expect our preliminary data for 2016 to further increase as more toxicology results are recorded."

Meanwhile local emergency medical services agencies administered 4,186 doses of Naloxone last year, up from 3,351 the year before and 2,165 two years ago. Gupta said that data doesn't include uses by hospital emergency departments, urgent care centers, first responders and family members.
The project is funded with a $1 million federal grant managed by the state Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities and administered by Gupta's bureau. West Virginia University's Injury Control Research Center will implement and evaluate the project.

More than 4,000 of the two-dose kits will go out in the next few weeks to high priority areas, including needle-exchange programs and police and fire departments in the cities of Huntington, Charleston, Wheeling and Morgantown and other urban and rural areas.

Emergency medical personnel currently carry the antidote, but this project should make it more widely available to other first responders and to people at high risk, their family members, friends and caregivers, said Herb Linn, the center's deputy director.

"We're looking at getting more naloxone out into a variety of individuals' hands, who are in a position to be a witness to an overdose or get called and respond more immediately," Linn said.
There may have been some recent progress in limiting fatalities from prescription opioids, but there's been an upsurge in overdose deaths involving heroin and fentanyl, he said. "The problem remains huge in West Virginia, which likely continues to have the highest rate of overdose deaths. The naloxone distribution can only help to turn that epidemic around."

West Virginia several years ago had one of the highest opioid drug prescription rates in the nation, which correlated with higher overdose deaths, Gupta said. The opioid epidemic is evolving, with prescription rates declining but the cheaper alternative of heroin available on the streets, sometimes contaminated with far more potent fentanyl and even the elephant tranquilizer carfentanyl, he said.

"We're looking at addiction as a chronic relapsing disease rather than a stigma," he said. The state response includes making more treatment, counseling and workforce training available, as well as screening pregnant women, whose cases and babies are treated as a priority, he said.


January 21, 2017

West Virginia Soon To Have Zero Abortion Clinics!

With the recent closure of Kanawha Surgicenter, only one abortion clinic in West Virginia remains operational. A victory for White people in West Virginia.
On the front door of Kanawha Surgicenter, located at 5003 Venable Ave. Suite A in Charleston, a handwritten sign is posted: "As of 5 p.m. on January 17, 2017, this office will be closing! Sorry for any inconvenience!"

The post was signed by Dr. Gorli Harish ( a non-White). According to the West Virginia Board of Medicine, Harish's license is active and remains valid through June 2018.

Both the local number and the 800-number for Kanawha Surgicenter have been disconnected.

The only remaining abortion clinic in operation in the state is Women's Health Center of West Virginia, located at 510 Washington St. in Charleston. It will be the next one shut.

January 07, 2017

White People In West Virginia Hurting Because Of Electing Bad Politicians!

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers returning to work shortly will find the state in the same position as last year — resource rich and cash poor. And though gas, not coal, is now the increasingly abundant resource, the budgeting challenges don't look all that different from the past.

The state projects a government budget deficit of $400 million next year amid anemic tax collections. Meanwhile, some 18 percent of West Virginia's 1.8 million people (mostly White people) live under the federal poverty line and the unemployment rate hovers at 6 percent, fully a point higher than the national average.

"We have to get this state moving," incoming flunky Republican Senate President Mitch Carmichael said. "Something's got to change here."

Do-nothing Republicans, set to begin work at the Capitol with an organizing session Wednesday, took command of the Legislature shortly after the 2014 elections. This year they are pressing for new tax and regulation cuts while vigorously supporting President-elect Donald Trump's pledges to scale back environmental regulations at the federal level. They say the cuts will help the free market and job creation.
Skeptics say West Virginia is poised to repeat the same poverty cycle with natural gas it experienced with coal. They charge that well-paying jobs to extract buried wealth will eventually run out along with the reserves.