JV 1 year, 11 months ago on OUR VIEW: Policy is changing on anonymous online commenting

Okay it's been two weeks now that this has started. Some observations. Comments are only shown while you are logged onto Facebook. Once you log off Facebook, your comments on GDP will disappear. Since a lot of people do not stay constantly logged onto Facebook. Many comments will never be seen. It seems that GDP doesn't want any comments to be shown on their website. What a shame.


JV 2 years ago on PARKER: If I had a son, a father

If I had a...(fill in the blank)... he would look like?


Here is one aspect of the US black community which is often overlooked: The epidemic of fatherlessness and lack of non-criminal role models --

• 70% of all black children are born out of wedlock.

• 65% of never-married black women have children, double that for white women.

• 22% of never-married black women with incomes over $75,000 have children, 10 times that of white women.

• 62% of black families with children are headed by a single parent.

• 85% of black children do not live in a home with their fathers.

• Only 15-20% of black children born today will grow up with 2 parents until age 16.

• Over 80% of long-term child poverty occurs in broken or never-married homes.

• 70% of [black] boys in the criminal justice system come from single-parent homes.


JV 2 years ago on Daily Post to change procedure for commenting

I hate to see so many loyal bloggers decide to no longer participate. Look folks, anytime you put something out there on the internet there is a record. Even with the current system used by the GDP, your email is required to post.

So, please reconsider using the FB thing. It really has nothing to do with "...the anonymous comments had gone too far." It's just how the blogs are done now. I tested my new FB name on the AJC this morning. Works fine. Hope it does here too. But please reconsider.

JV.................. well er... Java Victor now.


JV 2 years ago on Daily Post to change procedure for commenting

Just like other media outlets, GDP now has a solution to a non-existing problem.

Coming soon to a local newspaper website:

Java Victor


by JV


JV 2 years ago on KRAUTHAMMER: Can Obama write his own laws?

Obama and his crew have succeeded in creating an environment in which large swaths of what used to be our nation openly despise one another.

What a legacy.


JV 2 years ago on PARKER: The meaning of Hillary

Be careful what you ask for. Just a few quotes:

“With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided to go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?”

"I am a fan of the social policies that you find in Europe."

"If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle."

"We are at a stage in history in which remolding society is one of the great challenges facing all of us in the West."

"The only way to make a difference is to acquire power."

"We just can't trust the American people to make those types of choices... government has to make those choices for people."

“We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.”

“Everything that happens in America happens in New York.”

"God bless the America we are trying to create."

"We are going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."


JV 2 years ago on Gwinnett comes in second in growth

If only a 9K increase, where are all the school children coming from. Oh... I forgot, DeKalb County students attending Gwinnett County schools. At Gwinnett County residents expense.


JV 2 years ago on Georgia unemployment rate hits 8.8 percent in July

I'd like to see how much of this applies to Georgia.

Less-publicized data Thursday showed that real weekly earnings tumbled 0.5 percent from June to July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The figure is derived from a 0.2 percent drop in real average hourly earnings, plus a 0.3 percent decrease in the average work week.



JV 2 years ago on KRAUTHAMMER: The first lexicological war: Throw the dictionary at them

To the point Charles has captured in this article the essence of this administration. We are not being led with any clarity or purpose by this administration. The President has lost credibility. His word smithing, in fact crossed the line in the Benghazi episode from spinning a political narrative of his re-election campaign to a deliberate obstruction of justice, seriously damaging the ability to bring to justice the guilty parties. We have a Federal government that has grown passed his ability to manage it. He appears to be constantly pivoting from one crisis or scandal to another without successfully bring closure on anything.