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The Mighty Niagara – FURTHERMORE – The news letter of America News and Views

June 19, 2012

FURTHERMOREThe news letter of America News and Views with Bob Murphy & Chairman Dale Fellows

I like to write about something that we never had time to discuss on air – Niagara Falls.

 I’m sorry for the somewhat gloomy report but I write things as I see them.  In this case Niagara Falls.  Writing upbeat was made even harder because I remember how things use to be.  So that’s my disclaimer.

I had the opportunity over the weekend to go to Niagara Falls.  My friend Gary called and said I am leaving in the morning for the falls want to go?  Because of the new laws needing a passport we planned to only view the falls from the American side.  I was actually looking forward to it though as I never bothered to stay on the American side I always crossed over into Canada not only for entertainment but also to visit my aunt and uncle who lived there.  The bridge we would take into Canada was the Rainbow Bridge, which connects both Niagara’s, US & Canada.

So what can be so gloomy going to Niagara Falls, US?  Nothing if you sole purpose is to enjoy one of the Seven Wonders of the World but I am not sure if I would recommend it for anything else.  I remember as a kid driving through Niagara Falls, NY and it was was always a little seedy, blue collar but once you crossed into Canada everything changed into a wonderland.  Still, I was not prepared for what I saw on the US side.

The few streets around the falls have little shops and some eateries but the main attraction is the falls.  The parks and trails to see the US falls are well maintained and clean, terrific.  On the Canadian side though the falls compete with all kinds of entertainment.

Parking around the falls in most lots is $10.00.  We chose to park in an empty lot and walk a short distance to save the fee.

On the way back from an afternoon of enjoying God’s beauty we got somewhat lost in finding our car.  That’s when we noticed our surroundings.  It was a beautiful sunny Saturday about 7:30 in the evening and as we got further away from the falls it got quieter and quieter.  Then we started noticing empty lots, run down building and house after empty house after empty house broken up by a house with someone living in it.

On the one street we cut down there must have been 15 vacant houses with only 3 with cars in the drive.  Beautiful old houses boarded up, factories empty, sidewalks with weeds growing up through the cracks.  It was Twilight Zone-ish.

When I got home I did some research and this is what I found:

Niagara Falls poverty rate is at 26.3%; the state of NY is at 14.2%

50% population drop since the 70’s when the industries started shutting their doors

In 2004 in hopes of reviving the city the Seneca Casino opened which has proved NO benefit to the city

It was actually disturbing to see the casino.  A big illuminated monolith against a backdrop of a decaying city and the worse part, they built it almost right up against a beautiful old church that was erected in 1813 called St. Mary of the Cataract.  You have to see this to believe it.  I was deeply saddened.  Here was Gods place a magnificent structure built years ago when church’s were the main foundation of any city and next to it is modern mans shrine which to me says I will build one bigger and better but for my pleasure.  And yet it has done the city no good – ZERO.   I think this says a lot.

Lastly I need to point one more thing out, the amount of Indian restaurants, India not native American.  At first I thought it was novel to see an Indian restaurant but then it was disturbing because that’s all we were finding.  We could not find an American place to eat at.  What is so disturbing about this?  Our Christian God is being removed and in its place foreign gods and religions are taking hold and along with it America’s greatness is slowly slipping away leaving a decaying carcass.

What is even sadder is its just not Niagara Falls, NY, how many other cities across America are in this condition?  I know lets build more casinos that should help.

Carey Masci


Hi Friends,

And I would like to continue with something we talked about on air, the Occupy Movement…

I told you how the Occupy Movement is actually being funded.  This funding is the HUGE difference between the Occupiers and the Tea Party’s. This difference is also apparent between the Democratic and Republican Party.

The Tea Party’s as well as the Republican Party has volunteers and to the best of my knowledge none or very very few are paid.  We have a volunteer army.

When you are fighting for the truth, believe in what you are doing, and trying to save our Christian heritage and nation money is secondary, it is not needed to get patriots involved.  But when you pay people they think about nothing other than themselves, as long as they get paid who cares about the cause or nation, it’s all about the money.

To the Occupiers this is a welfare nation, to the Tea Party’s it’s for the welfare of the nation.  That’s the difference.

Your Friend,

Bob Murphy

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