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Linn County Gambling

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Get beyond 30 second T.V. sound bytes on the Casino Issue to make an intelligent and informed vote at the Linn County Casino Referendum. Both perspectives are provided here.

Each radio interview provided below is about an hour long. Get more detail and facts to make an informed vote on Tuesday, March 5.

Listen to the Yes side of the Linn County Iowa casino issue;


Listen to the No side of the Linn County Iowa casino issue;



Cedar Rapids Headlines 12/22/12

Father Found Guilty of Manslaughter, Child Endangerment in Toddler’s Death

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Zyriah Schlitter will spend up to 55 years in prison for killing his 17-month-old daughter Kamryn, who died of blunt force head injuries March 28, 2010.  A jury found Zyriah Schlitter, 25, of Cedar Rapids, guilty Friday of involuntary manslaughter, a lesser of the original charge first-degree murder, and child endangerment resulting in death. The jury deliberated two days, reaching a verdict about 8:30 p.m. Friday, following a two week trial.

State Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Employers Can Fire ‘Irresistible’ Workers

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Iowa Supreme Court ruled on Friday that a Fort Dodge dentist acted within his legal rights to fire an employee that he and his wife perceived as a threat to their marriage.
In a 7-0 ruling, the court upheld a previous Webster County judge’s decision that Dr. James Knight fired Melissa Nelson not because of her gender but because of the relationship between Knight and Nelson.

“These judges sent a message to Iowa women that they don’t think men can be held

Lady Liberty, part of Strengthen the Arm of Li...

Lady Liberty, part of Strengthen the Arm of Liberty in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

responsible for their sexual desires and that Iowa women are the ones who have to

monitor and control their bosses’ sexual desires,” said attorney Paige Fiedler. “If they get out of hand, then the women can be legally fired for it.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/12/22/iowa-court-rules-boss-can-fire-employee-considers-irresistible-attraction/#ixzz2Fns4jWNp

Midwest disaster funds boost CRST project

A Cedar Rapids project will be among the last to get low-interest funding under a federal program adopted to help Midwest communities recover from 2008′s flood.

Linn County supervisors on Wednesday approved issuing $17.5 million worth of Midwestern Disaster Area Revenue Bonds for CRST International’s planned new headquarters in southwest Cedar Rapids.

The supervisors’ action means CRST will be able to finance its project at a lower interest rate because the 2008 federal law allows the bonds ‘ buyers a tax exemption on interest earned from them. The bonds ‘ purchasers pass along their tax-break savings as the lower interest rate.


What if there were no FEMA, Historical Tax Credits, or other  special tax breaks from the government?

The Delegates in Linn County Iowa

I was at the Linn County GOP Convention on Saturday, March 10, 2012 and I am totally confused about this entire delegate process. I wonder just exactly what is going on. No one voted for a single presidential candidate no one even talked about who our nominee would be!
If they (meaning the RINOS from the GOP those who have big money and routinely meander through the delegate process) think that we are just going to let them chose whomever they want our nominee to be then they have another thing coming! Some of us have already discussed this and have decided to try to fix the Republican Party. If the Republican Party cannot be fixed from the inside then there is no hope for it at all! They might as well hang it up.
Four years ago I caucused for Hilary Clinton and ended up voting for Barack Obama. I feel like I have been betrayed. I will not be voting democrat this year and if things keep going the way they’re going I will never participate in the “two party” scam again.
This, coming from a “Super Voter”, I will never vote for a candidate who is involved in the two party system again. I will declare my independence from the United States of America; like many others; declare my sovereignty.
The government has gotten too big and it’s gotten to the point of no return. If we don’t return to the rule of law and the Constitution then I don’t want to be a part of it.
Some speak about the New World Order and I want to speak to that. I am not for a New World Order. I am not for joining the rest of the world in an international government. I do not like NATO or the UN I do not like them like Sam I am does not like green eggs and ham. Will I like them in the future? Highly doubtful, I have not seen anything that they do as good. I see NATO and the UN as warmongers, war profiteers, and as an inconsiderate group of elitists who are not friends to our troops or the families of our troops.

Is there some kind of advantage to joining the world in a one world government? Certainly, but if the one world government is what is going on in our world today and it is that which kills many innocent people then there is no way I will be a part of it.
I am American first and second a patriot I will not settle like a sheep on its way to slaughter. I will not condone the murder of so many to profit a few. Life is too short to live in fear of our government and I have lived in fear of the government for far too long.
I see the American citizens as wild animals forced into a corner. When wild animals need to fight for their lives, they will, fiercely, and sometimes to the death.
While the mainstream media feeds you lines of lies to you in your living room know that we have one candidate who has hit the ground running one candidate who will stand up to NATO and the UN one candidate who will be honest about what is really going on. That candidate is Ron Paul.
Some people say that Ron Paul is “not electable” or that he is “too old”. I hope people start use their critical thinking skills (if they have any left) and start asking the hard questions. Do we want to police the world? In the land of the free why do we lock up more people than China? How safe do you feel knowing that our Congress has no say in whether or not we start dropping bombs on another country? I don’t feel safe at all.
Ron Paul isn’t getting any younger and our country isn’t getting any better. Do we want an older person with a lifetime of experience who isn’t advocating war to take office or do we want a young man full of testosterone with war in their sights to take the seat?
I will go with the choice of the troops, and the choice of the troops is Ron Paul. The troops have risked their own lives for this false freedom going wherever they are ordered to go doing what they are ordered to do. None of this has anything to do with defending our freedom or our country because our freedoms have been slowly taken from us and our country is falling apart.
I would also like to point out that it is time we put a grown up in office. We need someone in office that understands the complexities of the world that can help us get back to our founding principles. Our founding fathers carefully thought this over. They were explicit and reasonable. Our liberty is more important now than ever. Our liberty is worth the risk.
Why hasn’t Ron Paul gotten the media attention the others have gotten? What is the media afraid of? When will the GOP see err in their ways? The younger enthusiastic people that are involved in the presidential race are only involved because of Ron Paul. No other candidate or their supporters has the enthusiasm, heart, or dedication that the Ron Paul and his supporters have.
With that said, I will stand with my fellow Ron Paul supporters, If Ron Paul isn’t the GOP candidate I will write him in and I will write the Republican Party off as I have the Democratic Party.
“We the People” do have the power to make changes in this country and we will make changes! So, I will go on to the state conference and I will continue to support my candidate, Ron Paul. If the Republican Party wishes to destroy itself from the inside out then there is nothing I can do to stop it. I can honestly say though that I gave it a shot and tried to help them create and keep momentum on the grassroots level. I have done what I could do as an individual. The rest is up to the people of the United States. Will you go with the grain and the status quo or will you stand with the troops and support the only rational candidate in the running?

See videos of the Linn County GOP at https://www.youtube.com/user/sibzianna?feature=mhee