“IS IT TRUE” JUNE 29, 2020

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We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?
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IS IT TRUE that in Indiana the intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remain steady. …as of today, nearly 39 percent of ICU beds and nearly 84 percent of ventilators are available.  …the intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remain steady.  ….A total of 2,427 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 3 over the previous day.
IS IT TRUE that the CDC estimates the COVID-19 case count could be up to 6 to 24 times greater than the current reported count?
IS IT TRUE we wonder if you would like to know if a person sitting next to you has the  COVID -19 virus?
IS IT TRUE on July 4th is the beginning date of Governor Eric Holcomb Stage Five (5) Back to Work Plan?  …all eyes on the Governor to see if he can pull a rabbit out of the hat?
IS IT TRUE Indiana has aa population of 6.8 million people?  …only 470,535 people have been tested so far?
IS IT TRUE that common sense tells us when we do more testing for the COVID-19 virus the more people will be diagnosed with having it?
IS IT TRUE the Vanderburgh County “Covid-19 Resource and Awareness” Task Force is starting to be impactful?…on July 1, 2020, the Vanderburgh County Council will be voting on awarding a $50,000 grant for neighborhood coronavirus testing?…if this grant is approved the drive-up testing locations will allow anyone who wants to be tested can be?… you will not need to show symptoms to do so?
IS IT TRUE that the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announced yesterday that 362 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories? …that brings the total to 44,930 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus?
IS IT TRUE hat Vanderburgh County had the highest five-day consecutive coronavirus increase yet?…that Wednesday was 12 new cases, then 10 on Thursday, then 7 on Friday, then 12 on Saturday and then 12 on Sunday? …the local spike coupled with the drastic national increase, we hope that the “Re-Open Evansville” Task Force didn’t move to fast to reopen restaurants, bars, and retail businesses?
IS IT TRUE that for centuries violent and peaceful protests have brought economic, political, and social changes not only in America but in countries all over the world?  … sometimes these protests forced needed changes and sometimes not? …that social media has been a powerful tool in getting the message out to the masses in order to inform, organize, and motivate people to join a crusade?

IS IT TRUE we support those who have taken to the streets to exercise their First Amendment rights to peacefully protest?  …we strongly opposed the discrimination and racial injustice shown to people of color?  …we also oppose discrimination of people of all races, color, creed, religion, and sexual orientation?

IS IT TRUE although we support peaceful protests we don’t support violent protests in which the protesters hurt people and burn and loot businesses?  …in fact, we strongly feel protesters who hurt people, burn and loot businesses and destroy personal property should be arrested and put in jail?

IS IT TRUE it’s obvious that the time for empty political promises and empty dialog to come to an end? … its time for elected officials, law enforcement officials, judges, civil rights activists, legislative bodies, community leaders, citizens, and clergy to sit down and have an open and pointed discussion on how to begin the long and challenging task on how to end the race, political, social, economic injustices while addressing judicial and law enforcement reforms?
IS IT TRUE it’s time for our elected officials to look for ways to improve the multi-racial impoverished and blighted Jimtown and Jacobsville area?  …there are other multi-racial and impoverished blighted areas located in Evansville 2nd, 4th, and 6th City Council Wards?  …its time for City Council members to appoint a blue-ribbon “Renew Blighted Neighborhoods Task Force”?
IS IT TRUE last Saturday both political parties of Vanderburgh County had a political caucus to select people to run in the upcoming November election?  …we hope right after yesterday’s political caucuses some the participants drove down to the 500 to 700 blocks of East Franklin and East Michigan streets and were able to see community poverty and blight at its worse?  …it would have been great if members of the DMD, officials of the Evansville Building inspectors office, and members of the “E” IS FOR EVERYONE” organization would have joined them?
IS IT TRUE if our elected officials want to clean up blighted neighborhoods good-paying jobs, reliable public transportation, affordable and livable housing, good schools, affordable daycare services, a quality grocery store, and accessible and affordable healthcare would go a long way in helping people in that area?
IS IT TRUE we wonder what the Board Of Directors of the Evansville Museum has done with the multi-million dollars “PICASSO On Glass” painting
IS IT TRUE our “READERS POLLS” are non-scientific but trendy?
Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that it’s time for the Evansville City Council to appoint a blue-ribbon “Renew Blighted Neighborhoods Task Force”?
Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE FILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, “READERS POLL”, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS”, EDUCATION, OBITUARIES and “LOCAL SPORTS”.
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IS IT TRUE when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny!  When the Government fears the people we have Liberty
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7 COMMENTS

  1. The COVID epidemic destroyed our local and state economies.
    We were growing jobs!
    We were not losing jobs!

    What the hell happened?

    Our President in Office when this hit?

    He’s a clown. Totally incompetent. Watches TV and plays golf instead of figuring out a plan.

    Terrible. Gross negligence. One Term President – DESERVED.

    , and 100% of that

    • …falls exclusively on the guy in the White House.

      It’s the fourth year of his term!

      Better off than 4 years ago? That is a solid NO. Fool.

  2. Evansville needs a motivational Speaker. Someone that will talk positive. Someone with a mixture of Jesse Jackson, Tony Robbins and CT Fletcher. Too many time the “Leaders” of our community give negative outlooks. “They” say the reason you are where you are in life is because of your skin color, by finances,by where you live, We need to show that people in worst positions in life than you have made a wonderful life fighting the odds. They may not be the richest people in town or the most outspoken in our city. But they are doctors,nurses,police officers,fire fighters,teachers, Toyota workers, etc.. A lot of people are not shown that the only thing holding them back is themselves. Don’t listen to the naysayers. You can do it. If you fail,try again and again. But,soo many people do not have positive reinforcement from home,school,church..etc..

  3. Trump – I DON’T WANT TO TALK about the REAL 21.2% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE !! I wish you would stop cutting and pasting the same comment time after time after time. Spend a moment and look at how for three and a quarter years the media in general and the Democrats have ginned up the talk (mostly false) to the extent that ANY one would defend themselves. Trump didn’t come into this job a politician and has done extremely well given the load of the press and Democrats have put on his back!!

    • I have never laughed so loud after reading this, Sir.

      “Yes. Trump sucks, and he’s a horrible President! But a lot of people suck at their jobs! No he doesn’t know what he’s doing! But you need to give him a chance! It’s a hard job!”

      God help the United States. Trump has fans who he tramples on and the trampled fans cheer! What are we supposed to do with people like this?

  4. Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill Troops, U.S. Intelligence Says ~

    American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including targeting American troops — amid the peace talks to end the long-running war there, according to officials briefed on the matter.

    The intelligence finding was briefed to President Trump, and the White House’s National Security Council discussed the problem at an interagency meeting in late March. Officials developed a menu of potential options — starting with making a diplomatic complaint to Moscow and a demand that it stop, along with an escalating series of sanctions and other possible responses.

    Trump has yet to authorize any response at all.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russia-secretly-offered-afghan-militants-bounties-to-kill-troops-us-intelligence-says/ar-BB160RXX

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