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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Residents in the state of Louisiana are petitioning to secede from the U.S., residents in over 30 more states have filed requests with the White House to peaceably break from the union.

Furthermore, the Louisiana petition has topped 27,000 signatures, exceeding the threshold needed after which the White House has pledged to respond.

for Texas, one of the new states to join the fray, the signature count now tops 60,000.

The White House’s We the People website explains that once a petition reaches 25,000 signatures, it will be placed on a queue for response from the administration. The website also maintains a page for previous petitions that have received a White House response.

Joining Louisiana now are Alaska, Utah, Wyoming, California, Delaware, Nevada, Kansas, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, New York, Colorado, Oregon, New Jersey, North Dakota, Montana, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama and Texas.

The Louisiana petition, which has served as a pattern for many of the new states, reads as follows: “We petition the Obama administration to: Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.”

It continues, “As the Founding Fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: ‘When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.’”

The petition concludes with a further quote from the Declaration of Independence: “‘Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government.’”

There is more and more proof that the election for President has been tainted with fraud. Pennsylvania has counted more votes than were signed in for. Cincinnati has a full area of over 19,000 votes in ONE district where absolutely No One voted for Romney. Florida is once again having to recount votes.

Who REALLY won the election?? I doubt we will ever know.

Fraud and injustice is pre-eminent in our society these days.

How does it feel to know that Benghazi was not reported by the lame stream media before the election? Our government has refused to give us honesty and openness on Benghazi, yet they refused to issue help for the Ambassador and three other Americans who were begging for help for MONTHS before the attack that killed them all.

Hillary "can't testify due to TRAVEL plans!!?????

Get rid of Petraeus because he "had an affair"?? More like get rid of Petraeus so he won't testify about Benghazi.

I mean, come on now. Presidents have been having affairs since nearly the very start of our country, and other politicians have also been dipping their wicks where they don't belong, and none of them got canned. Americans have learned to just shake our heads and go on about our business, saying things like "typical Washington".

Fast and Furious will NEVER be honestly revealed, and Holder is going to just skip off into the sunset on that one.

Our so-called President has set up travel/vacation plans to visit Burma and other countries.

Meanwhile, the good folks in New York and New Jersey still do not have heat, electricity, water, sewers in operating order nor homes to live in. Obama saw fit to get in a photo op with Christie, and then has dropped all interest.

FEMA closed down DUE TO WEATHER. No one has talked about that little fact in the media, have they? Washington has done nothing to get FEMA moving to help these people. A prime example of Government at Work.

Our President is indeed going to raise taxes..........ACROSS THE BOARD.........and yet there is a faction of people who still get up in the mornings, face D.C. and bow and pray.

Nothing is being done about our unemployment, other than increasing it.

Companies are laying off or closing because they can't afford to keep up with the new taxes placed upon them and all the constant new regulations which prohibit their successful operation. I'm not talking about just the big companies. I am talking about SMALL businesses who are going down in alarming order.

We are now going to be stuck with the cost of Obama care, and socialized medicine. Doctors and nurses are leaving the fields in droves because of it. They can't afford to stay in practise either. So, being over 68 years old now and have a number of unpleasant things going on with my body which need surgery, I will (instead of surgeries) be given death counseling.

Christians cannot pray in public, but Muslims can.

Even if you THINK of voting for a white person, you are declared a racist. It doesn't matter WHY you want to vote for the individual of your choice: if a black candidate is also running, and you don't vote for him/her, you are a racist.

Such absolute nonsense!

And there's more........MUCH MORE.........happening to my beloved country. None of it good.

Perhaps seccession is the best choice for all of us.

We once started this country with nothing, and I am sure that Americans can do it again.

Leave Washington D.C. to itself, smoldering in its own caldron of immaturity, hate, lies, attacks, spending, self serving, petty, jealous dysfunction. It can be its own country.

I truly believe the States can do a much better job without Washington interfering.

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SLFGOLF 11/14/2012 1:05AM

    My son is having a hard time finding a permanent job now that he has graduated from college. He's keeping his job working with Jimmie Johns in the meantime. Now we get to worry about my husband getting laid off with Caterpillar in the next year. They've already started rolling layoffs. I'm afraid its only going to get worse. We just keep praying and we take it a day at a time. There isn't much we can just as one family, but we do what we can while we try to save money and get our house paid off so we have very little debt - just in case.

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CHERIRIDDELL 11/14/2012 12:43AM

    The rules for service personnel in other countries to vote were really quite confusing.I think that perhaps there was a reason for that there was not one American service member here who wanted to vote for Obama !

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CANDIK48 11/13/2012 12:23PM

    The SO and I were talking about these very things last night. It's a frightening world we live in and made more so with every day that passes. I'm thinking Cafe Au Lait in the French Quarter..

On a more somber note, I read an article a few days ago that speculated the job loss generated as a fallout from the Obamacare could exceed 10,000,000... People everywhere are already being laid off. The company I work for is wondering how best to keep things going, but Powers that Be have already said layoffs and closures are in store for us.


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Family Joy News

Friday, November 09, 2012

Many of you have been tracking and aware of my granddaughter, Ally, and her long journey of fighting cancer. Sometimes my blogs have been painful, sometimes wonderful, sometimes fun. Well, today is one of the BEST.

Today is the 4th anniversary of when Ally got her port taken out, and had an end to the chemo and steroid treatments. She passed her tests with flying colors!!!!

Ally is in her second year at MCLA, located in the Berkshires. It is a beautiful campus, and their living quarters are very nice. She loves it there. Originally, she was planning on majoring in English Lit, but lately is considering changing to Biology.

I tell her to not be in a hurry deciding what her major is, and to just get all the reqs out of the way. After all, looks like she will have a loooooong life, which is something we couldn't say four years ago.

We have one more year to go before she is officially declared cancer free. So don't stop your prayers yet!

Another great piece of news is about Gabriel, our grandson. Gabe turned his life around on June 12, 2012 by entering a drug and alcohol free way of living. He relocated October 3 to begin a new life. He is doing very well. He has finished the first portion of his education for Certified Nurse Assistant, and is now doing his clinical period. He likes his job and his life, happy to be a productive member of society at last.

We are thrilled to have "our" Gabe back!!

This year will be a very wonderful THANKS GIVING in our family. Hope all of yours is the same!

Life is GOOD!!!

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GRANDMA1951 11/12/2012 11:59AM

    Am so happy for your granddaughter. I know what a roller coast ride it can be. And what wonderful news that your grandson has turned his life around. Sometimes it just takes longer for some kids than other. Enjoy them!!

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FUTUREHOPE49 11/11/2012 4:15PM

    That is wonderful news. So glad it turned out OK! Your GD is very beautiful! Tell her good luck on campus.
Gabe is a very handsome young man, so good to hear he has got his life back on track. I wish him well in his new career. i am sure he will love it.
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Q8PRINCESS 11/10/2012 11:58PM

    Great news

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GRANNYSUE9 11/10/2012 3:06PM

    God is good and does answer prayers! So glad that this will be a Thanksgiving that has great things for you to be grateful for! Will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers!

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BMCOLLEY 11/10/2012 10:23AM

    You have wonderful grandchildren. My prayers are that they both stay on the path of righteousness. Everything will work out for the best. emoticon emoticon

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TOWHEE 11/9/2012 9:37PM

    Life is good!

How emoticon l that your grandchildren are living the life they were meant to live.

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CHERIRIDDELL 11/9/2012 8:34PM

    What wonderful news !

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NOTFATCAT 11/9/2012 7:32PM

    This is good news for your family. Prayers that both these young people stay healthy forever.

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RDGISME 11/9/2012 6:03PM

    How wonderful a celebration for both Grandchildren!! I happen to live in North- Adams, just about across the street from MCLA and am thrilled to hear that Ally is in my area and doing so well! emoticon to you for remaining so strong and love to you all!

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LKWQUILTER 11/9/2012 4:45PM

    Great news!!!!

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4DOGNIGHT 11/9/2012 1:27PM

    So happy for you. AFter all family is the most important thing we have. emoticon

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U.S. general: Obama paralyzed by fear

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

By Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, U.S. Army (ret.)

Now I understand! For years, many veterans and active military have been alarmed about the idiocy of the changes in battlefield aeromedical evacuation known as Dust Off. For reasons having nothing to do with patient care, Dust Off has been removed from the control of the professionals, the medics, and put under the control of amateurs, aviation staff officers, or ASOs. This is the first such change since the Civil War.

IndependentLivingBullion.comI document the unparalleled excellence of Dust Off, and the effects of the changes, in my book, “Dead Men Flying.” Needless to say, it was the most outstanding battlefield operating system of that war – some one million souls saved and unprecedented survival rates. No warrior of Vietnam is more revered than the Dust Off crews.

In the words of Gen. Creighton Abrams, former U.S. Army chief of staff and former supreme commander in Vietnam: “A special word about the Dust Offs … Courage above and beyond the call of duty was sort of routine to them. It was a daily thing, part of the way they lived. That’s the great part, and it meant so much to every last man who served there. Whether he ever got hurt or not, he knew Dust Off was there. It was a great thing for our people.”

Fast forward to current battlefields. We hear horror stories about patients waiting and dying because Dust Off didn’t launch or came too late. The launch standard in my unit in Vietnam was two minutes; today it is 15 minutes! Can anyone imagine a fire truck taking 15 minutes to get under way? I could go on and on, but one has to ask, why? Why the changes to an excellent, proven system?

The answer is the Obama-Panetta Doctrine. In response to the horrible abandonment of dying Americans in Benghazi, Defense Secretary Panetta said: “(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place.”

On its face, that is a remarkable, indeed incomprehensible, change from America’s doctrine in past wars. By that standard, there would have been no Normandy or Inchon. In fact, I can’t think of a war we fought in which we didn’t go into harm’s way without real-time information or to save lives – something the president refused to do in Benghazi. Dust Off would never launch in Vietnam under that doctrine.

Medal of Honor recipient Gen. Patrick Brady tells the inspiring, miraculous story of his days as a Dust Off air ambulance pilot in Vietnam. Get his newly reissued book, autographed: “Dead Men Flying: Victory in Viet Nam.”

To fully understand the doctrinal change, one has to understand President Obama. He has a dearth of understanding of our military and military matters. We hear he is uncomfortable in the presence of ranking military and seldom meets with them. He is not a person who can make decisions, and he takes an extraordinary amount of time to do so, leading to such unseemly labels for a commander in chief as “ditherer in chief.”

President Obama may have set records for voting “present” on important issues. He cowers from crisis decisions. He is a politician who thinks only in terms of votes and his image. Although I was a psychology major back in the day (I’d love to hear a professional analyze risk and Obama), I won’t try to define his insides, but I believe he is risk-averse – fearful of risk – and that is the basis of the Obama-Panetta doctrine.

This aversion for risk dominates Dust Off rescue operations where, in addition to an unconscionable reaction time, risk assessment is the primary consideration for mission launch – not patient care. In two years flying Dust Off in Vietnam, I never heard that term, nor did any Dust pilot I know. The ASOs, remote from the battle, have developed time-consuming algorithms to analyze risk while the patient bleeds, something that’s impossible to do by anyone other than the pilot and the ground forces at the scene.

And Obama’s terror of risk contributed to the massacre of Americans by terrorists in Benghazi. We hear that the president did not even convene the Counterterrorism Security Group while the Benghazi terrorist massacre was visually and verbally available in real time. That is like ignoring FEMA during Hurricane Sandy. But once you bring in a group labeled anti-terrorist, you have to acknowledge terror exists, something the president is loath to do.

My veteran friends are horrified by the Obama-Panetta doctrine. At least 359 retired flag officers support Mitt Romney – only five that I know of support Obama. Some 150 former prisoners of war also support Romney; I know of none who support Obama.

America needs to listen to these veterans. They understand leadership. They know how to deal with risk in war. They would not want this man with them in combat or crisis. They never left a needy comrade behind. Obama did.

Get the full account of Gen. Brady’s Vietnam rescue operations in his book, “Dead Men Flying,” a riveting tale from America’s most decorated living soldier – autographed!

Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, retired from the U.S. Army, is a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.

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SUGARBABY60 11/7/2012 12:02AM

    Amen! You tell it like it is!

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CHERIRIDDELL 11/6/2012 11:29PM

    I think the lives of military personnel should be of paramount importance and they have to know their president supports them/

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Exercise your Voting Rights

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Have you given thought to not voting? I know people have said for years that "our vote doesn't count anyway", and as a result, have chosen to not vote at all.

I wonder if they have ever given thought to how many countries have gone into battles and wars over the right to vote? Remember in Iraq, the inked fingers on the women who voted? They risked life and limb to vote.

Our forefathers escaped England due to not having the right to vote, and have taxes raised upon them with no say, nor any concern as to their living conditions and ability to pay those raised taxes.

As a result, America was born.

We do have the right..........indeed the DUTY to vote.........here in America. Our vote DOES count, even if our chosen candidate does not win.

It is a plain and simple reason why we must vote.

Because, if we chose NOT to vote, it is simple. We will SURRENDER THE RIGHT to vote.

And so, Dear Americans, no matter what else you do today, get out and VOTE.

And then thank God that you live in a country where you CAN vote!!


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DABLUECAT 11/7/2012 12:44PM

    If you don't vote, then you don't have any reason OR right, to complain.

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GOLDENRODGIRL 11/7/2012 12:42PM

    Candik48, I'm not sure what you mean. In 48 states and Washington DC, the electoral college votes are "winner takes all," meaning that whoever wins the popular vote in each state, all the electoral college votes of that state go to the state's popular vote winner.

(Maine and Nebraska apparently allow splits among the electoral college votes.)

So, each state's popular vote does determine how its electoral college representatives vote. In the old old old days, electoral college reps could vote however they wanted to, but that's not how it works anymore. The national presidential election is all based on the popular vote, just broken down by state.

A president could certainly win the electoral college vote and lose the national popular vote, but it's rare. Obama won both the national popular vote and the electoral college vote.

Comment edited on: 11/7/2012 12:50:13 PM

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CANDIK48 11/7/2012 11:47AM

    Voting is a tremendous opportunity to embrace and practice freedoms and rights. Sadly and alarmingly only a handful of states require the electoral college to reflect the popular vote. (This practice does indeed make the individual vote moot in some places. Not all, but enough!) It is the thought of the powers that be that the electoral college is more intelligent, more educated and better able to make the voting choice of Americans than Americans are. Unfortunately this means that the vote of a few will override the vote of the many. I was shocked to see how differently the electoral college voted in contrast to the popular vote. This practice makes the whole We the People, Of the People and By the People not much more than pretty words... It's disheartening and frightening!

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GOODGETNBETR 11/7/2012 9:20AM

    It's a privilege I wish less Americans took for granted. Every vote counts and sends a message to those in power that we haven't given up.

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BLITZEN40 11/6/2012 5:19PM

    Great positivity, patriotism and pictures! emoticon

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Monday, November 05, 2012

Everyone going to vote in the 2012 General Election should be knowledgeable about the candidates. We must ensure the USA remains the greatest and most powerful country in the world, a country we love very much. See charts below for some background on the current president's track record.

Charts on the Obama Years

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NOTFATCAT 11/6/2012 5:09PM

    Praying is all we have left to do now.

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4DOGNIGHT 11/6/2012 9:18AM

    I voted at 7:00 a.m. this morning, my husband and I were # 1 and 2 at our polling place. I said my prayers and I'm hoping for the best! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 11/5/2012 11:06PM

    Interesting !

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CANDIK48 11/5/2012 11:03PM

    And that's just one side of what he' done. Don't forget growth of government, infringement of personal rights, increased division of party, populace and race, disregard of constitution, national security and the truth. How anyone could want to keep someone in office with these records and statistics is beyond me.

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4DOGNIGHT 11/5/2012 11:47AM

    Thanks for posting this. I hope there are some smart people who will fly the roost and vote for Romney.

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