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What Has Happened To Our Beloved America?

Earl Foster | Guest Columnist (Gloucestercitynews.net)--What has happened to our beloved America? The one known "Land of the free, home of the brave" has now become "Land of the frightened, home of the easily controlled" over a virus. Couple this with the misinformation, media and political manipulation that has driven Americans... Read more →


Patricia Ann Sampson of Gloucester City; GCHS Alumnus, St. Mary's Parishioner

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--On November 28, 2019. Age 89. (nee Nolan). Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 59 years to the late Riley K. Sampson. Loving mother of Maryann Deacon, Patricia Sampson, Teresa Andrews, Betsy Sherrer (Karl), Kathleen Murchake and Gerald Sampson (Rose). Cherished grandmom of Nicole, William, Christina, Melissa, Dillon, Alyson,... Read more →


CNBNEWS EXCLUSIVE: Political Activist Wil Levins President of the Gloucester City Democratic Club

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Political activist Wil Levins will be installed as president of the Gloucester City Democratic Club, tonight (Monday). Levins was a former CNBNews columnist (On Point by Wil Levins) who ran for city council in 2009 as an Independent. In 2011 he ran for... Read more →


Unlikely Fellowship Saved Thousands of Jobs

by Wil Levins Below are a few paragraphs from "Taking Care of Our Own: How Democrats, Republicans, Business, and Labor Saved Thousands of Jobs and Our Refineries", a case study commissioned by Temple University's Center for Regional Politics, which detailed the potentially calamitous events that transpired over the past two years... Read more →


The Boondoggle, Apartment Complex Sold, School Sale, Fire Dept. Grants, Newspapers Cut Staff

CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS: By Bill Cleary CNBNews.net THE Boondoggle-- In 2008 Gloucester City purchased Chatham Square, a 100-unit apartment complex, located at Block 256, Lot 1, at Route 130 and Klemm Avenue. The price? $4.25 million. At the same time the city bought the adjacent Gloucester Terrace complex located at... Read more →


Op-Ed: How Do You Define "Fair Share?" | cnbnews.net

Graphic and Opinion by Wil Levins (cnbnews.net)Throughout the Presidential Campaign season and the current "Fiscal Cliff" negotiations, the term "Fair Share" has been used in political rhetoric to debate Income Tax Rates and Government Spending in the public forum. However, the term has not, and I argue cannot, be specifically defined.... Read more →


Op-Ed Graphic: Brace for Impact! I CNBnews.net

Opinion & Graphic by Wil Levins For more information about what the Fiscal Cliff is and how it will affect millions of Americans, check out these informative videos below. It basically comes down to two key issues: Higher Taxes and the return of yet another Recession. Read more →


If your side lost the election, time to secede from the Union?

The Obama administration introduced 'We the People,' at petitions.whitehouse.gov, in September 2011 in a bid to create 'an unprecedented level of openness in government,' according to the website.(screen capture of petitions.whitehouse.gov) Are they just sore losers? Or are they, rather, champions of free speech exercising their right of protest against a... Read more →


Op-Ed: Presidential Election Prediction (The Day of Reckoning for the GOP: Part 2)

Graphics and Opinion by Wil Levins In my May 8th, 2012 Op-Ed: A Day of Reckoning for the GOP, I highlighted the threat posed by the GOP to its own future by ignoring the Liberty Movement spearheaded by Congressman Ron Paul and carried forward by Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee, Governor Gary... Read more →


CNBNEWS Op-Ed: Muslim Uprisings Showcase America’s Oil Dependence

related FREINDLY FIRE You don’t have to be a prophet to know the future will be worse BY Christopher Freind (cnbnews.net)It’s bad enough British comedian Russell Brand is painfully unfunny and a horrendous actor. But he crossed the line when he caused emotional distress to American pop music goddess Katy Perry... Read more →


VIDEO: Carlyle Group's Philadelphia Energy Solutions assumes control of the Philadelphia Refinery | CNBnews.net

Opinion and Graphic by Wil Levins Twenty Thousand jobs destroyed, hundreds of millions of dollars in lost regional revenues, and soaring energy costs for residents of the Northeastern United States. Those were the very real consequences at stake for our region if it were not for industry innovators like the Carlyle... Read more →


Op-Ed: Why I endorse Gary Johnson for President | CNBnews.net

Graphics and Opinion by Wil Levins Election after election we lower the bar on our expectations. Campaign after campaign we give way to just one more compromise of our principles, just one more violation of our freedoms, just one more term in office for a person who will raise spending, increase... Read more →


Op-Ed: The Silence is Deafening | CNBnews.net

Graphic & Opinion by Wil Levins This upcoming Election Day will mark the sixth year of Mayor William James' administration and a mid-point of his second term in office. I remember reading candidate James' pre-election campaign message to the Gloucester City News, back in 2006, in which he said: "Over the... Read more →


Op-Ed: A Shared Hypocrisy | CNBnews.net

Opinion and Graphic by Wil Levins It never ceases to amaze me, as I view conservative and liberal news sites, to see Far-Left Statists Liberals and Far-Right Social Conservatives consistently denouncing one another as whackos, nut-jobs, fanatics, socialists, fascists, atheists, un-patriotic or totally un-American. Yet, throughout their spittle-emitting tirades, neither group's... Read more →


Andrews Being Investigated, The Dirty Little Secret, No More Laws | CNBNEWS.NET

CNBNEWS.NET TIPS AND SNIPPETS BY BILL CLEARY South Jersey Congressman Under Investigation-U.S. Representative Rob CONGRESSMAN ANDREWS Andrews (1st District, D.) is under investigation by the House ethics committee for using campaign funds to pay for a family trip to Scotland last year. The House Committee on Ethics says it is considering... Read more →


Tax & Spend Gov., NJ Unemployment Rises, City Employees Receive Raise, Rams Alumnus Honored, Fixing Up Costello School, Taxes Due

CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS: BY BILL CLEARY THE HELL WITH THE TAXPAYER-Last week the Essex County Freeholder Board, voted 7-0 to renew the County’s $675,000 contract with insurance broker Conner Strong and Buckelew, a firm headed by South Jersey political boss George E. Norcross. In return the firm will help the... Read more →


Op-Ed: OWS Protester Exemplifies Fallacy of the "People Are No Good" Premise - CNBnews.net

Graphic and Opinion by Wil Levins The “PANG” Premise (People Are No Good) "The unstated premise that people are weak, stupid, helpless, incompetent, dishonest, and dangerous to themselves and others. They need a nanny. The PANG premise has a huge logical hole in it. It ignores the fact that those very... Read more →


CNBNEWS POINT OF VIEW: HOMELESS PROBLEM ALIVE IN GLOUCESTER CITY

BY BILL CLEARY (cnbnews.net)Walking our dog recently along the railroad tracks in the Riverview Heights section of Gloucester City I came upon a young man asleep in the weeds rolled up in a sleeping bag. At first I thought he was dead. It appeared that he wasn’t breathing. Undecided on what... Read more →


Op-Ed: A Case For Subsidiarity Over Centralization | CNBnews.net

Graphic and Opinion by Wil Levins cnbnews.net Subsidiarity is an organizing principle stating that matters ought to be handled by the smallest, lowest, or least centralized competent authority. When Government has a specific role to play in fulfilling a public need (like policing) it has subsections or lower levels of Government... Read more →


CNBNews Op-Ed: Banning Personal Choices - Following the Logic of Nanny State Central Planners | CNBnews.net

related: ClearysNoteBook YouTube Channel Graphic and Sarcastic Opinion by Wil Levins (Confirmed Fatty) (cnbnews.net)When Government do-gooders abuse our liberty with "Nanny-State" laws - backed by force - to protect us from ourselves, they deny us our right to personal choices. A recent example of Government do-gooder abuse comes from New York... Read more →


Gloucester City GOP Chairman Endorses Ron Paul for President | cnbnews.net

IN THIS TUESDAY'S PRIMARY: I have reviewed the congressional voting history of Ron Paul and I see an unblemished record of a man stalwart in his defense of liberty, individual rights, our Constitutional Republic, truly SMALL Government, and the ingenuity of our personal freedom. In Ron Paul, I see a principled... Read more →


Op-Ed: Unmarked Police Cars Should NEVER Be Used For Traffic Stops

related: Freindly Fire by Chris Freind cnbnews.net The Killings In Mississippi Illustrate The Dangers In separate incidents last week, two people were gunned down on Mississippi highways by a police impersonator, who, it appears, used a fake unmarked police car to pull over his unsuspecting victims. Police are concerned that, because... Read more →


Super's Contract, Meet at the Ship, Free Cell Phones, Another Reason, Top 25, Congratulations

related CNBNews TIPS AND SNIPPETS related CNBNews Point of View BY BILL CLEARY Contract negotiations between the Gloucester City School Board and newly appointed Superintendent Joseph Rafferty have been completed. The contract, effective July 1, 2012, is for three years. He is replacing Paul Spaventa whose contract was not renewed. According... Read more →


Op-Ed: A Day of Reckoning for the GOP | CNBnews.net

Graphic and opinion by Wil Levins The Libertarian Party officially nominated its Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates with the selections of Governor Gary Johnson and Judge James Gray this past weekend. The Libertarian Party is America's third largest political party and holds the motto "Minimum Government, Maximum Freedom." Is this significant news?... Read more →


Op-Ed: Should Obama Politicize bin Laden Killing? Absolutely!

related FREINDLY FIRE by CHRIS FREIND cnbnews.net Every President would do the same, and he deserves the credit (cnbnews.net)If you’re wondering why America is no longer able to make even the most basic, common-sense decisions, there are two simple answers: extreme partisanship and willful hypocrisy. Forget the desire to seek truth.... Read more →


April 2012 CHEERS AND JEERS | cnbnews.net

RELATED: CNBNEWS POINT OF VIEW by Bill Cleary CHEER-To the new owner of the former Red Mill Tavern building, 500 unit block of South Broadway, Gloucester City for taking that run down property and fixing it up. A big improvement! Thank you for showing Community Pride. JEER-The 2010-11 Gloucester City School... Read more →


Op-Ed: In the Eye of the Beholder | CNBnews.net

Graphic and opinion by Wil Levins What concerns me about CISPA (The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) is the drastic increase of the Federal Government's authority to gather and share information about us without our knowledge or consent. If CISPA is passed in its current form it would grant sweeping... Read more →


Video: FREE SPEECH SUPPRESSED UNDER NEW FEDERAL LAW; You will be Arrested!

This is a new law signed by Obama in early March 2012 which makes it illegal to protest in his presence. The law means that wherever Obama is you do not have a right to ask him anything you want to. His secret service can have you arrested, fined, and imprisoned... Read more →


LL PLayer Dies, Crackdown, Political Season has Begun, Online Training for Candidates

related CNBNEWS Tips and Snippets: BY BILL CLEARY CNBNEWS.NET LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYER DIES-A 12-year-old sports fanatic has died in Illinois after being hit in the neck by a baseball while warming up for a game this week. Eric Lederman, (photo) a sixth-grader from Oswego, Ill., roughly 50 miles (80km) southwest of... Read more →


Op-Ed: Corbett’s Senate Candidate Is An Albatross Around His Neck | cnbnews.net

related: Freindly Fire by Chris Freindly CNBNEWS.NET The Guv’s man, Steve Welch, is an Obama Voter, infuriating many in the GOP It’s the bottom of ninth, you’re down a run, two outs and a man on second. Should he try to steal? Hell no. A single probably scores you, and getting... Read more →


Gloucester City Republican Chairman Announces Council Candidates | cnbnews.net

APRIL 11, 2012 Dear fellow residents, I am proud to announce Dave Townsend, (1st Ward) Lisa Lopez (3rd Ward) and Anthony Wojtkowiak (unexpired term 3rd Ward) as our candidates for Gloucester City's Council. Dave, Lisa and Anthony exemplify our Municipal Party's commitment to making public safety, community growth, transparent communication, and... Read more →


Op-Ed: CREW on Andrews "One of the most egregious offenders" | CNBnews.net

by Wil Levins cnbnews.net CREW REPORT: "One of the most egregious offenders, Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ), has in the past been cited by the FEC for illegal acts ... Nevertheless, he has continued to use campaign funds for questionable expenses..." After twenty-two years in Congress, and even longer in New Jersey's... Read more →


Op-Ed: Continued Journalistic Integrity? | CNBnews.net

Thankfully, the new owners of the Inquirer have signed a pledge not to interfere with the newsroom, as this will help to maintain journalistic objectivity and integrity. In unrelated news, some jobs at the newspaper may have to be eliminated for cost cutting measures. But of course, no connection. Graphics and... Read more →


Presidential Voter Projections | cnbnews.net

Graphic by Wil Levins RELATED CATEGORY: ON POINT Related articles WHEN WILL WE WAKE UP! The Political Elite are out of Touch with the Common Folk | cnbnews (gloucestercitynews.net) CNBNews Interview with Gloucester City Republican Party Chairman Wil Levins (gloucestercitynews.net) CNBNews Op-Ed:Why Mitt Romney Will Lose To Obama (gloucestercitynews.net) CNBNews Op-Ed:... Read more →


Op-Ed: How Times Have Changed | cnbnews.net

Graphics by Wil Levins RELATED CATEGORY: ON POINT Related articles WHEN WILL WE WAKE UP! The Political Elite are out of Touch with the Common Folk | cnbnews (gloucestercitynews.net) Chris Friend: From Occupy Philly to Archbishop Wood Football: My 7 Biggest Winners of 2011 (gloucestercitynews.net) CNBNEWS Op-Ed: Catholic School Closings Result... Read more →


Op-Ed: What I Think the Freeholder's Ad is Really Saying | cnbnews.net

The ad on the left side of the image above was published in the Courier-Post on 3/20/2012. Graphics/OPINION by Wil Levins RELATED CATEGORY: ON POINT Related articles The King, Convict Bryant is Back in Court, South Jersey Voters Have No Say | cnbnews.net (gloucestercitynews.net) N.J. Municipalities Overpay for Health Insurance; Who... Read more →


Two of three oil refineries could be saved from doom - Delco Times

By KATHLEEN E. CAREY In another report, Reuters is reporting that United Refining Energy Corp., owned by New York billionaire John Catsimatidis was interested in buying the 355,000 barrel-day Sunoco refinery in South Philadelphia. The report made no mention of the Sunoco's Marcus Hook facility. He said in a phone interview... Read more →


CNBNews Interview with Gloucester City Republican Party Chairman Wil Levins

cnbnews.net CNBNEWS-You have been busy trying to resurrect the Republican Party in Gloucester City. Though you are in the minority, what do you point to as a positive sign for your Municipal Party? WL - One thing we have tried to accomplish over the past two years is to show people... Read more →


False Fears About a Nuclear Iran: We've heard this warning before. It's still wrong.

by Steve Chapman | February 13, 2012 Why is everyone so eager to plunge into another war? Because of another false fear: that a nuclear-armed Iran will use its new arsenal to obliterate the Jewish state or bully its neighbors. This panic requires a total disregard for everything we have learned... Read more →


Video: Why Politicians Don't Cut Spending

Understanding how our modern political system has failed many of Americans in numerous aspects is the key to turning our Country's fortunes around. Only by empowering ourselves with information can we the voters make that transformation happen. You can see more videos at LearnLiberty.org Read more →


The King, Convict Bryant is Back in Court, South Jersey Voters Have No Say | cnbnews.net

CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS: by Bill Cleary KING GEORGE NUMBER 3-PolitickerNJ released their Power List 2011 and year in THE KING review earlier this month. The-44-page document contains the names of the 100 most influential personalities in New Jersey politics. Coming in at Number 3 was South Jersey Democrat political boss... Read more →


Republican State Committee: It’s Time For An Open Senate Primary

Related: FREINDLY FIRE By Chris Freind cnbnews.net Endorsing Steve Welch ---who voted for Obama --- would make the Party a national laughingstock To say the Republican presidential primary has become interesting would be a gross understatement. With three different winners in the first three contests --- an unprecedented situation --- everyone... Read more →


"Domestic Oil Production is Up" - Only Part of the Full Story | cnbnews.net

by Wil Levins (cnbnews.net)Last night, a friend asked me via facebook if what the President was saying about domestic oil production was true. Below is my cursory response - The President is right that domestic crude oil production is up in the United States because of the North Dakota oil finds,... Read more →