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Shippensburg man faces 11th underage drinking charge

You fools,.. the 11th charge for "underage " drinking and you call him a "man"??? ? He's a BOY with a drinking problem, obviously then result of terrible parenting.  (Nov 8, 2010 | post #2)

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Energy drink twist worries Franklin County law enforcemen...

I noticed one thing that wasn't mentioned in this article,.. some years ago researchers found out that the combination of energy drinks and alcohol has unhealthy affects on your liver,.. very basically, you are consuming and "upper" and a "downer" and your body is trying to figure out how to process it. I guess we'll have to wait and find out when these kids are older how healthy they are. But once again marketers have found a way to increase sales of alcohol at the health risk to their consumers, the profit mongering doesn't stop.  (Nov 1, 2010 | post #7)

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Chambersburg VFW's gambling trial postponed in Franklin C...

HB169 IS EVIDENCE that local politicians have been working to change the law! And as two local legislators pointed out, there seems to be a concentrated effort by lobbyists in Harrisburg to prevent any changing of the law in order to benefit the casinos. I will submit to you AGAIN this is perhaps the most outrageous conduct in all of this! yada da da da da da da da.... (ad infinitum)  (Oct 23, 2010 | post #17)

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Chambersburg's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1599 to appe...

Okay, I'll add another comment which hopefully won't be redundant. "Smoke", what truth of the matter are you referring to? Please read previous posts concerning what Chambersburg area legislators were quoted as saying; there is undue influence from the Gambling concerns affecting this vote. Franklin, Cumberland and Adams Counties are in the demographic area of the Harrisburg casinos' therefore, the praivate clubs being hit are MAINLY in these three counties as stated by the LCB agents who were quoted. While there may be 13 casinos located throughout Pennsylvania as you say, some of those may not have private clubs in their areas affecting the turnout to the establishments. In Chambersburg the VFW post is the largest in the state and 3rd largest in the U.S.!! It would be a target for the volume of business it does, similarly other private clubs in the mentioned three county area who would be impacting casino business. One would have to ascertain the numbers to reason this out but it is an "educated guess" on my part that is why the three county area has been targeted. So "methinks " this is actually the "truth of the matter"  (Oct 19, 2010 | post #77)

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Chambersburg's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1599 to appe...

Good thought Moe,.. I went to the Patriot News web site to see if they were covering any of this. All I could read were previous articles about granting the small games license to bars and other non profits. I can see where that would derail HB169 for sure.  (Oct 19, 2010 | post #73)

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Chambersburg's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1599 to appe...

I'll post the comment of a state representative, quoted in the Public Opinion: "It always seems to get hung up somewhere in the process," said Sen. Richard Alloway II, R-Chambersburg, on Friday... ... A major supporter of the bill, he said he hopes to see a solution to the problem next year. He said the issue had hit Franklin, Adams and Fulton counties especially hard. Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Chambersburg, said legislation to chance the 1988 law is "vitally important to the survival and ability of our clubs to stay afloat." He believes corporate gambling interests and the casino industry may have been "working behind the scenes" to keep the bill from reaching the Senate floor. "Since the onslaught of legalized casinos in the commonwealth, there has been a coordinated effort to squelch the small games of chance, especially within the radius of the casinos," he said. Note the comment that the issue had hit Franklin, Adams and Fulton Counties especially hard. Now note the comment of Rob Kaufman about squelching the small games of chance WITHIN THE RADIUS OF THE CASINOS!!!! Based on what I read it IS an issue of "selective " law enforcement at the behest of certain individuals linked to the Casino Gambling industry! That is the point you don't seem to want to see. I am NOT saying violations weren't committed, they were. I am saying the new law needs to be passed, there needs to be an investigation into the political influence being applied, (Investigator Harvat's comments notwithstanding, he knows where these "busts" are taking place)and I believe the Court needs to work with the clubs at a verdict which will allow them to straighten out the violations without closing them down for 6 months. Such a final decision would most likely cause the closure of the club, what the gambling interest in Harrisburg are hoping for. Finally, you address me as someone who is part of the process,.. I am not, I have no ties to the Chambersburg VFW Post other than being a long time Life member who cares about their solvency. I am from Chambersburg, however, I am not living there at the present.  (Oct 19, 2010 | post #71)

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Chambersburg's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1599 to appe...

Moe, I'm thinking he's referring to any by-law which says something about the club adhering to all Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board rules & regulations as a part of being granted a license to operate. What we all need to do now is hope, & pray, that The VFW's attorneys are on their toes with this and that they are able to present strong enough arguments to encourage the sitting judge to reduce the 6 month suspension. And I sure would like to see one of Chambersburg's local legislators in the courtroom to support their constituents, they haven't been able to do so so far...  (Oct 19, 2010 | post #65)

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non of it worked sorry folks, I'll research this...  (Oct 18, 2010 | post #60)

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Chambersburg's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1599 to appe...

[I]in order to try and repost my BBcode for emphasis I'll try again, apologies if this doesn't work[/I] Sir, I read the article in it's entirety, and I have spoken to Don and other members about this situation. please understand MY POINT.[B] I am saying that the law is antiquated, I am saying that agents are choosing to "selectively " enforce the provisions of the law because of Franklin County's proximity to Harrisburg; I am saying that political influences are driving this wagon, mainly by a gentleman who, from my understanding, was positioned with the LCB before taking a job with the casinos, to stop all these clubs from gambling to drive people to Harrisburg!![/B] I am a combat decorated war veteran, I am NOT a spokesman for Post 1599, I am a long standing Life Member; however, I am trying to get misguided thought back to what I feel is the real issue.[U] If the existing law was brought up to the current economy, the clubs would be able to meet the standards of the law!! To continue with the current course of action many of these long standing organizations would be forced to close their doors,.. what part of that do you not understand??[/U] The "guilty plea" was made in hopes that the Judge in the case would provide leniency in the case and allow the proper changes to be made. A verdict of 6 months loss of the liquor (and gambling) license permits means the possible shut down of the club, PERMANENTLY!! It is the "legal right" of the plaintiff to file the appeal. Common sense has gone out the window in this,.. I'm not denying any violations, I'm simply hoping for logic and reason to prevail, not actions that would benefit the casino monopolies in Harrisburg. And thanks for your comments, they are certainly more refined that the attacks that are ongoing in response to this article.  (Oct 18, 2010 | post #59)

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Chambersburg's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1599 to appe...

Sir, I read the article in it's entirety, and I have spoken to Don and other members about this situation. please understand MY POINT. [BOLD] I am saying that the law is antiquated, I am saying that agents are choosing to "selectively " enforce the provisions of the law because of Franklin County's proximity to Harrisburg; I am saying that political influences are driving this wagon, mainly by a gentleman who, from my understanding, was positioned with the LCB before taking a job with the casinos, to stop all these clubs from gambling to drive people to Harrisburg!![/BOLD ] I am a combat decorated war veteran, I am NOT a spokesman for Post 1599, I am a long standing Life Member; however, I am trying to get misguided thought back to what I feel is the real issue. [UNDERLINE] If the existing law was brought up to the current economy, the clubs would be able to meet the standards of the law!![/UNDERLINE] To continue with the current course of action many of these long standing organizations would be forced to close their doors,.. what part of that do you not understand?? The "guilty plea" was made in hopes that the Judge in the case would provide leniency in the case and allow the proper changes to be made. A verdict of 6 months loss of the liquor (and gambling) license permits means the possible shut down of the club, PERMANENTLY!! It is the "legal right" of the plaintiff to file the appeal. Common sense has gone out the window in this,.. I'm not denying any violations, I'm simply hoping for logic and reason to prevail, not actions that would benefit the casino monopolies in Harrisburg. And thanks for your comments, they are certainly more refined that the attacks that are ongoing in response to this article.  (Oct 18, 2010 | post #58)

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Chambersburg's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1599 to appe...

Mark & Moe, yeah, I agree, as I said ealier, the comments by a State Senator and Representative about political influence should outrage citizens as much as not following the letter of the law...  (Oct 18, 2010 | post #40)

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Chambersburg's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1599 to appe...

Judge, I haven't missed the point at all, while there may be "violations " of existing laws regarding small games of chance, the clubs ARE NOT violating their Charter or rules or regulations! Each fraternal organization is run under it's own organizational (National) by-laws. each "Social Quarters" are run under a separate set of by-laws which establish the parameters of allowing Social members, adherence to "existing " gambling laws etcFirst of all if these club are shut down funding for whatever they do in the community also shuts down. If you know anything about these clubs you would know that! I'm not "muddying up the problem", it's a real issue! Secondly, if such reports were ever made by "well qualified" individuals, I'm quite sure the responsible part of membership would have worked to circumvent the problem, especially about "trips to VEGAS"! Have you checked to see if any National VFW or Legion events were held there, were such trips a part of any convention type VFW or Legion business?? I think enough about the management of these clubs to "believe " they would not jeopardize their standing with members to pull off such a stunt. Also, in private clubs it would be hard to keep that a secret, if it's true I'm sure enough members who would oppose such a trip, as you do, would have come forward. They also would have asked to see the Treasurers Report. Surely if such transgressions were ever done the clubs are indeed in seriously trouble... but I don't believe that's the case. After all this rhetoric let's hope that legislators will be successful in getting the old law updated so the clubs can meet the standards of the law. And in doing so I'm sure the Officers ands members will also have their finger on the pulse of the organization to avoid any future trouble with the LCB. (now I hope my quote editing works)  (Oct 18, 2010 | post #39)

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Chambersburg's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1599 to appe...

Boy howdy there sure are quite a few people in Chambersburg who love to form their opinions based on rumors an innuendo, Concerned grandmother is one, Miss Shi is another. Then there are those of you who postulate having no idea what you're trying to discuss. Yes, there are issues which need to be resolved. I will submit to you that local legislators need to step up to the plate and SUPPORT the veterans organizations in Franklin County!! I will also add that if agents are finding violations in bookkeeping then management in the clubs needs to develop the proper accounting techniques necessary so agents will not cite them on those grounds. The bottom line is the existing law needs to be modified to conform with the rising costs all business in this country is facing. Finally, if anyone commenting here read the sidebar on "A Dead Bill" you should be outraged that legislators are being influenced by outside interests as stated by State Senator Richard Alloway and Representative Rob Kaufman to PROMOTE GAMBLING IN HARRISBURG!!! You are hypocritical to condemn gambling revenues in the clubs and totally avoid this larger issue! I will restate what Concerned Grandmother said,.. too much recto-cranial inversion on most folks part to make educated commentary...  (Oct 18, 2010 | post #34)

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Chambersburg's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1599 to appe...

Miss Shi,.. gain your education, and when you do you will find that you won't make educated decisions based on what you "have heard"  (Oct 18, 2010 | post #32)

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Chambersburg's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1599 to appe...

Yessir buddy, you are indeed a Bible thumper! God Bless you my friend for finding Our Lord, but don't you dare for an instant assume (you do know what that means)there aren't good Christians working in and going to the clubs. You seem to be imposing your denominational doctrine on everyone,.. that type of Christianity scares me more than you know...  (Oct 18, 2010 | post #31)

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