Trump has had his tri­umphs

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Join the dis­cus­sion Nov. 29 on coal ash

The wa­ter qual­ity threats we face na­tion­ally are am­pli­fied for Chester­field County. The Chester­field Power Plant, sit­u­ated near the bu­colic “Dutch Gap” turn of the James River, is a lo­cal ex­am­ple of leach­ing coal ash ponds, ad­ja­cent to a ma­jor wa­ter­way. Low tide brings ev­i­dence of seep­ing ar­senic and test­ing by the James River As­so­ci­a­tion shows chem­i­cal lev­els equiv­a­lent to a Su­per­fund site. A re­cent risk as­sess­ment con­firmed health risks re­lated to the lo­ca­tion.

Do­min­ion En­ergy was re­quired to pro­vide ad­di­tional re­cy­cling anal­y­sis and to re-ex­am­ine mov­ing coal ash from the cur­rent un­lined pits across Vir­ginia. This re­port was re­quired af­ter their De­cem­ber 2017 anal­y­sis which did not fully ex­plore re­cy­cling op­tions. There is welcome news of the de­mand for re­cy­cled coal ash both na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally and sup­ple­ment­ing that de­mand is lo­cal need touted by those in the con­struc­tion and con­crete in­dus­try. Re­moval and re­cy­cling of coal ash is eco­nom­i­cally and en­vi­ron­men­tally prefer­able.

The bi­par­ti­san sup­port for re­moval of the coal ash is an in­di­ca­tor of what this is­sue is and isn’t – it is not only an en­vi­ron­men­tal threat, but it is a real and alarm­ing health threat for anyone liv­ing in the vicin­ity. Sup­port for re­moval has been pushed in the Gen­eral Assem­bly by Demo­crat Sen­a­tor Scott Surov­ell and Repub­li­can State Sen­a­tor Amanda Chase.

Learn more about coal ash by at­tend­ing a free ed­u­ca­tion event “Coal Ash Film and Dis­cus­sion” on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 29 from 6-8pm at Mead­ow­dale Li­brary.

Jes­sica Sims Rich­mond

su­pe­rior race of hu­man be­ings would not want to bully, op­press, or enslave anyone, es­pe­cially de­priv­ing oth­ers from at least hav­ing the priv­i­lege of learn­ing how to read.

It is very easy for some­one to claim Su­pe­rior Sta­tus when they have been blessed with such a lov­ing, cul­tural, value-based fam­ily legacy, ad­van­ta­geous ed­u­ca­tion, su­pe­rior nutri­tion, free la­bor, and a pros­per­ous head start. Why would you not want oth­ers to at least learn to read, etc.? You write the books that only glo­rify your own cul­ture and his­tory. You change the rules when oth­ers are A chal­lenge to your su­pe­rior sta­tus.

A su­pe­rior race of peo­ple would not have to wear sheets, burn crosses, and sneak around at night to in­tim­i­date and carry out vi­cious acts of cru­elty to­wards oth­ers. An ed­u­cated and in­tel­li­gent su­pe­rior race of peo­ple would lead by the ex­am­ple of be­ing the best that they can be, all the while demon­strat­ing, teach­ing and en­cour­ag­ing oth­ers less for­tu­nate how they too can be­come their best selves.

If there is com­pe­ti­tion or con­flict, you should want to win when oth­ers are at their ab­so­lute best. There is no glory in win­ning when your op­po­nents’ hands are tied be­hind their backs or the play­ing field is se­verely un­even. When you win and oth­ers aren’t very skill­ful, it negates your su­pe­ri­or­ity.

A house or na­tion di­vided against it­self can­not stand. Where our attention goes, our en­ergy flows.

From one mirac­u­lous, mi­cro­scopic speck of sperm and egg DNA’ed with the spirit of love, and made in the im­age of God, to an­other, I come in peace. Let’s fo­cus on a more har­mo­nious ex­is­tence and our col­lec­tive sur­vival! The Hu­man Race! Un­der­stand­ing Tol­er­ance

Health Hap­pi­ness For­give­ness Love

Peace Pros­per­ity Equal­ity and Equal Jus­tice for All!

Carl Matthews Sr. Peters­burg

Pres­i­dent Trump has done a lot of mon­u­men­tal good things for Amer­ica, and here are just a few of his tri­umphs:

• Pres­i­dent Trump has re­duced taxes and putting more money in Amer­i­can pock­ets and the Lib­eral Left can’t stand it.

• Pres­i­dent Trump has created hun­dreds of thou­sands of jobs for all Amer­i­cans and the Lib­eral Left can’t stand it.

• Pres­i­dent Trump has nom­i­nated two ex­cel­lent Judges for the Supreme Court and the Lib­eral Left can’t stand it.

• Pres­i­dent Trump is very pop­u­lar among vot­ers and the Lib­eral Left can’t stand it.

• Pres­i­dent Trump has created the strong­est mil­i­tary and Vet­er­ans care and the Lib­eral Left can’t stand it.

• Pres­i­dent Trump has achieved high praise from World Lead­ers and the Lib­eral left can’t stand it.

• Pres­i­dent Trump freed up lots of Obama Reg­u­la­tions and the Lib­eral Left can’t stand it.

• Pres­i­dent Trump is in­deed mak­ing Amer­ica Great Again and the Lib­eral Left can’t stand it.

• Pres­i­dent Trump has suc­ceeded in mak­ing our econ­omy the best ever and the Lib­eral left can’t stand it.

Is there some­thing in the wa­ter that makes these Lib­eral Democrats so an­gry and worth­less for our coun­try?

Con­ser­va­tives must look out for Lib­eral dirty tricks. Those are the only things that Lib­er­als are good at.

Gary Allen South Chester­field

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