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Amazon has been under attack by socialist state governments like California's headed up by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown and even North Carolina to create new taxes on out of state commerce that have never been done before in America. Amazon's solution to their Soviet inspired anti-business taxation is to take their ball to pro business states like South Carolina thus destroying the government expanding tax schemes of those anti capitalist states. Ha! When California tried to do a tax grab on Amazon it backfired on the liberal legislators because not only did they lose the shakedown money, they lost the entrepreneurs and money that supported the out of state affiliate sales thereby accelerating the financial collapse of their state's empending bankruptcy.
On a national scale, when the U.S. government forces more taxation and regulations on domestic entrepreneurs, they simply go overseas creating prosperity in other countries while destroying jobs in America. Obama is the poster child for this with his raids on small farms producing raw milk and Gibson Guitar for finishing exotic woods in America. Even 8 year old girls with lemonade stands are under unprecedented attack by the Obama Administration's policies. With Obama's drive to expand government and shrink the private sector, it has become a spitting in the face of our nation's founding fathers which made America the greatest nation in the world which has now dropped to number 15 of the countries with the most freedom: http://www.worldaudit.org/democracy.htm, and we now rank in 17th place in the world for corruption. We are well on our way to becoming a third world country.
Nikki Haley doesn't support Amazon's move to California, but she hasn't stopped it. Governor Haley ran on a Tea Party platform, but now that she's in power, it looks like she's becoming just another phony politician that wants to expand government and squash the little guy. I just wrote her for a response at: Contact Nikki Haley.
By the way, it's been over two weeks since I asked about Nikki Haley's position on this matter and she nor her staff have bothered to respond to me in any way and I voted for her.
Obama and his Czars (more than Russia) are trying to block South Carolina from bringing in non union jobs at a Boeing plant. In the last 30 years, unions have destroyed manufacturing in America and forced jobs overseas. American unions want more and more benefits for producing less and less and can't compete on a world market. American unions produce inferior products and are the epidemy of fat lazy entitlement demanding Americans. Every industry they touch becomes a graveyard like Detroit, MI. I've never purchased an American car because as I teenager I noticed my classmates that had them suffered with repair bills galore while my Toyotas and Hondas just kept running nearly maintenance free. American union produced cars rattled as they chugged down the road. Their Delco radios sounded like something made in the 50s and were always missing knobs and door handles. This become obvious when Obama gave billions in bailout money to US car manufacturers while Toyota and Honda's American plants continued to thrive. Jeez, when foreign companies kick the butts of American Labor Unions on our own soil, it can't get any more obvisou that unions are like a black hole on the economy.Yet, they protest like an angry mob when you shine a light on their shame.
I was a public school teacher and I saw first hand how the main purpose of the Teachers Union was to increase their pay and reduce their teaching standards while public school grades and testing became the laughingstock of the world. Anyone that is pro Teachers Union is a selfish anti student slob that is destroying our future in America. If you support unions, you have become part of the problem, not the solution. I have never seen an exception to this rule (UPS of all the unions seems the least offensive). It makes me sick when they say that our declining scores are because we don't pay teachers enough when we pay them more than any country in the world.
The SIEU union robs disabled children who are living on the poverty level. They have no conscience, they are despicable bloodsuckers from hell. Watch how they rip off this poor family that is struggling to raise their handicapped child. They have no shame.
Businesses all across the United States are in complete agreement that Obama is completely clueless and in over head rowning in his own lack of understanding of the world and the economy; therefore, American entrepreneurship is striking back in clever ways.
One day my Gramma was out, and my Grampa was in charge of me.I was maybe 2 1/2 years old. Someone had given me a little 'tea set' as a gift, and it was one of my favorite toys.
Grampa was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought him a little cup of 'tea', which was just water. After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Gramma came home.
My Grampa made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was'just the cutest thing!' Gramma waited, and sure enough, here I came down the hall with a cup of tea for Grampa, and she watched him drink it up.
Then she said, (as only a gramma would know),"'Did it ever occur to you that the only place she can reach to get water, is the toilet?"
General Wesley Clark explains in 2007 the secret US plans to destabilize the Middle East through covert operations decided at the Pentagon. It was labeled the "Pathway to Persia", meaning that one at a time, our Intelligence and military community would shake up the Middle East one country at a time and create a domino effect. The global elites wanted more control over their financial systems and set up central banks married to the IMF and thus, our Federal Reserve. The second purpose was for us to more privatize their oil with Anglo Saxon ownership of the West's big oil companies. Note, in Libya, the first thing we did was set up a Westernized Central Bank and pushed to get control of their oil fields...mission accomplished.
The end goal in the Pathway to Persia is to get control of Iran (Persia).
The clip below includes the clip above, but with a bit more of a big picture perspective. If you believe in the US Constitution, this unelected secret power of our military and intelligence agengies are offensive.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is running around the world with on the ground destabilization institutions set up in all these countries that we desire to topple. These include training in how to use social media to plan events and gain momentum. We are meddling in the affairs of other countries 24/7.
Obama lied when he obeyed the UN directive to create a no-fly zone in Libya for humanitarian reasons, because the rebels are full of Al Qaida that as soon as they got control of Tripoli, they rounded up all black people and either incarcerated them or slaughtered them, but you don't hear any humanitarian complaints from Obama or the UN because they are just black people. The UN and Obama and Europe just wanted contol of their banking and petroleum, it never was a humanitarian mission.
In fact, they made up the propaganda that Gaddafi's soldiers were given Viagra by the state to go out and repeatedly rape the rebels women. This was all bs to win over world sympathy.
There is a huge cloud over discovery on whether or not Ghadafi had anything to do with the Pan Am flight 103 downing. Papers in the UK said that the plane was full of secret drug shipments by the CIA. No surprise as the CIA was dealing drugs in Vietnam, and recently were shot down running 4 tons of coccaine over Mexico.
Now, the Brits and our military and intelligence community are supporting the opium crops in Afghanistan. In fact, since our military took over, opium production is up 90%.
Pat Tillman, US soldier, was slaughtered by our own military to silence him about the Jessica Lynch propaganda story and the military involvment in the the 500 billion a year opium crop in Afghanistan.
So, what's my point? I'm meandering all over the place. I wish for the public to know that our government lies to us on a regular basis and that there are agencies that run accountable to no one and that they are corrupt and are the criminals and have become the foxes guarding the henhouse.
Another example is Operation Fast and Furious where several agencies shipped weapons directly to our hand picked drug lords in Mexico in an attempt to eliminate competition from other independant drug lords so that the US agencies could have the business all to themselves. While at the same time blaming all this corruption on loose American gun laws so they could shut down the freedom of the right to bare arms. Eric Holder recently testified that he just heard about the operation, when in fact there are videos of him a couple of years ago where he is braggging about the operation at government conferences in Mexico. Emails about the US sponsored criminal operation have been tracked to 3 people in the White House, yet Obama came out and lied and said that Eric Holder knew nothing. Every get sick of government as usual?
Understand that supporting terrorism and crimals is a high crime and many of these operations our government is running are treasonous, yet AFT officials after being caught were not punished in the Obama administration, instead they were rewarded, much like Goldman Sachs was rewarded after they fraudulently repackaged and sold junk mortgages as AAA paper to the world as a scam, yet no of them are in prison for the fraud. The White House lines their office with them: Hank Paulsen, Larry Summers and tax cheat, Timother Geithner are running the country's money policies.
When Wachovia Bank gets caught providing the aircraft and boats to ship the drugs to America from Mexico while laundering millions of their drug money, no one goes to jail. So, there is one set of laws for regular folks, then there are those that are above the law if they work for the government or are in the banking or big pharma industry (the Supreme Court just ruled that the drug industry can create in virus shot and never be head accountable if their are adverse side effects or deaths from those very shots). You get complete government protection if you're on the inside. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/03/us-bank-mexico-drug-gangs and http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2010/06/report-wachovia-bank-helped-launder-mexican-drug-money/1 Instead, the elite get miniscule fines that are like a parking ticket compared to the benefits of the crimes. If that's not enough, then you can expect a presidential pardon at the end of the 4 year turn.
On the other hand, our government is raiding our humble farms for raw milk with machine guns drawn while terrorizing simple farmers that are hard at work.
Yes, this is what the government if focusing on now, the shutting down of wholesome businesses of hard working Americans while they promote the criminal insiders.
Did you see how the poor simple workers at the Gibson Guitar factory with machine guns pointing at their heads. Obama hates American workers.
To show that Obama and the FEDS only reward businesses being shipped overseas are that the head of his jobs commitee is Jeffery Immelt with GE.
Xray machine business shipped overseas and Obama rewards them by putting Jeffery Immelt at the head of his jobs commitee:
All the while GE pays zero Federal Income Taxes:
In fact, if you wish to document insiders with a video camera, you could face life in prison:
Torture is not allowed on terrorists in Gitmo, yet police are given the authority to tase and torture American citizens to obey their every whim. With over 500 taser deaths now, it is clearly attempted murder to use a taser on anyone: http://electronicvillage.blogspot.com/2009/05/taser-related-deaths-in-united-states.html Cops are routinely involved in criminal behavior, yet their dept., fellow officers and the prosecuting attorneys protect the officers from any consequences. If the public cry is to great, then they will be suspended for a few days WITH PAY.
Routinely cops shot family dogs with zero provocation:
Watch this cops taser a man for not signing a traffic ticket and not obeying his personal lawless instructions:
Not enough on the tasers? How about a 14 year old girl tasered in the head by a police chief as the taser enter her brain, he kept tasering her till it did this damage:
And you thought this was a free country? We are living in stage one of a police state where only the elected criminals, heads of corporations, banks, big pharma, the military, the president, cops and Wall Street criminals are above the law.
I'll finish with a video of a minsiter who traveled to San Diego back to Arizona, went through a checkpoint and asked to have his constitutional rights upheld because these agents were turned down from searching his car without suspicion, then they said he was suspicious for not freely opening his car up for inspection (Catch 22). Watch how these men violate the Bill of Rights because this minister would bow down and kiss their boots. These men have decided not only are they above the law and the US Consitituion, they ARE THE LAW. For anyone that loves America, The Bill of Rights and appreciates the men who died to make us free, this video will break your heart...
By the way, all the charges against the pastor from the criminal officers were dropped in court. What makes you sick is when all the way up the line, their superiors and the state's legal system supported their criminal behavior. Criminals are running our system.
Killer perspective of your odds in life to do anything great, yet this ad agency breaks it down, complete with an in your face look at what your odds are you'll ever sit in the seat of the new Reventon Roadster by Lamborghini.
One hates to get excited about a lawn sprinkler, but I am flat out excited about a lawn sprinkler. I had some from from Sharper Image or Brookstones by Claiborne or something like that. They were decent for 5 years but now they're falling apart and I need something good for my annual overseeding of fescue and maybe some rye grass to chase away the dreariness of dead grass in the Winter.
I bought the Melnor Premium Turbo Oscillating Sprinkler 4200 and I love it. It does everything I want out of a sprinkler except it doesn't have an auto shut off timer. The overage is a mindblowing 3900 square feet or you can quickly make adjustments to fit even cramped spaces.
I love the lifetime guarantee. Oo la la!
Features and Benefits:
Nearly 4000 square feet of coverage so you don't have to move it as often
Flow control valve on the spinkler for quick easy water volumn adjustments you don't have to run back to the spigot
Patented one touch water pattern control to adjust the width of the spread coverage
18 Rubberized nozzles helping to keep them flowing without blockages
Screen filter built in to prevent debris from entering the sprinkler and blocking it up giving you carefree enjoyment
Durable self propelled turbo motor throwing the water extraordinary distances
You'd just have to see this thing in action. It zooms through smooth even passes like a light rain which is perfect for overseeding as it doesn't relocate your grass seed and fertilizers. I'm not sure how the turbo motor works because it puts out consistant pattern of water with no pauses or delays like those oscillation sprinklers I've used with the metal arch that swings back and forth with a system of moving joints that always get jammed. Every one I've ever bought will lock up and water in one spot causing puddling. It's such a joy to see this Melnor 4200 in action because it moves with precision.
If you do need a timer with auto shut off, you can get their Melnor 4110 Time-A-Matic® Turbo Oscillating Sprinkler. You can set the timer for up to two hours of set it and forget it watering.
You can also get it in metal, but I'm completely happy with the plastic one, it stays exactly where you put it while in use.
The Melnor Lifetime Warranty:
Melnor products are intended for residential use.
The Melnor 4200 comes with a lifetime warranty.
Simply return any item during the warranty period accompanied by a valid purchase receipt and it will be repaired or replaced. If the purchase receipt is no longer available, Melnor will repair or replace the item if it is accompanied by a $6.00 check or money order for shipping and handling.
I met J.J. Purpura in an architectural drawing class at Gainesville High School due to a small personal crisis. Our teacher was very passive and I quickly learned I could do my work in 15 minutes then ditch the class leaving our instructor unaware that I was gone.
When I returned at the end of class to collect my drawings and store them till the next day after a 30 minute recess, I noticed someone had drawn a stick figure on my plans. I voiced my frustration out loud and immediately looked around to find out who looked guilty. For some reason I focused on the wrong person, J.J. Purpura. Somehow through my misunderstanding and accusation, we became friends. I certainly had the lower hand in this narrative.
Around the time we were graduating, we became such close friends that we shared about anything one could imagine.
One thing we shared was a passion for music with heart. One such artist was Todd Rundgren. J.J. had called me saying they were going to be at the Great Southern Music Hall in downtown Gainesville, FL and we bought tickets. Todd Rundgren & Utopia blew our minds for two hours then concluded with a final set and opened up for a little audience interaction. J.J. and I went right in front of the stage and shook hands and high fived Todd as he was singing his closing classics. We all felt as one.
I got a call a couple of years ago from J.J. saying that Todd Rundgren was going to be playing in downtown Tampa and asked me if I would I fly down from the Carolinas for a 30 year reunion.
After being taken back that it had been 30 years, I said yes. Bought tickets. Got a date and I met J.J. and his wife, Carol for this 30 year reunion.
The crazy thing is, J.J. and I could have hit a rough spot in our friendship several times, but instead, we both chose to respect each other and rock on. In fact, I can't remember anything but support from he and his family for the last 30 years.
I just wanted to share a special rendition of a song that Todd Rundgren wrote many years ago, while taking a back seat to his friend, Darryl Hall of Hall & Oates on this song.
J.J., I want to take a back seat right now and let you know that you've been a great friend for more than 30 years and I admire you, your dad, your mom, and your sisters, Jolene and Karen more than I can say. Everytime I see your family together, I learn how to love and treasure special moments in life. You and your family are Italian in every way and I adore you all.
Lyrics to Todd Rundgren and Utopia: "Why Can't We Still Be Friends":
We can't play this game anymore, but
Can we still be friends?
Things just can't go on like before, but
Can we still be friends?
We had something to learn
Now it's time for the wheel to turn
Things are said one by one
Before you know it's all gone
Let's admit we made a mistake, but
Can we still be friends?
Heartbreak's never easy to take, but
Can we still be friends?
It's a strange sad affair
Sometimes seems like we just don't care
Don't waste time feeling hurt
We've been through hell together
La la la la, la la la la
Can we still be friends?
Can we still get together sometime?
We awoke from our dream
Things are not always what they seem
Memories linger on
It's like a sweet sad old song
After spending the 4th of July of 2011 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee with you and Carol and your extended family, I see more clearly just how special you and your family are. I've lived 2 1/2 hours from Gatlinburg, TN for 12 years and I've never gone there since I was 11. You made me realize that we must truly live every day and treasure our friends and family and every moment because they are our true treasure and one day they will be gone.
I thank you and love you and your family for your authenticity and generosity thoughout our 30+ years of friendship that got a rough start.
One song that Todd Rundgren and Utopia did that JJ and I both agreed had a message in the lyrics and hit the right sound in the approach was "A Dream Goes on Forever". Here is a version that is simple, yet has the heart that made us fans:
A Dream Goes on Forever:
"A million old soldiers will fade away
But a dream goes on forever
I'm left standing here, I've got nothing to say
All is silent within my dream
A thousand true loves will live and die
But a dream lives on forever
The days and the years will go streaking by
But the time has stopped in my dream
We all have our everyday hopes and fears
And you'll find no exception in me
But that doesn't get me through a sea of tears
Over life's biggest tragedy
You're so long ago and so far away
But my dream lives on forever
I guess I believe that I'll see you one day
For without it there is no dream
You're so far away and so long ago
But my dream lives on forever
And how much I loved you you'll never know
'Til you join me within my dream
And how much I loved you you'll never know
'Til you join me within my dream."
I Adore You, Carol and the Purpuras, My Hat Is Off,
A Memorial Poem for Lucky
1996 - 2011
I lost a treasured friend today
The golden dog who used to lay
His gentle head upon my knee
And share his silent thoughts with me.
He'll come no longer to my call,
Retrieve no more his favorite ball
A voice far greater than my own
Has called him to His golden throne.
And though my eyes are filled with tears,
I thank Him for the happy years
He let him spend down here with me,
And for his love and loyalty.
I lost my pet today and a supportive friend wrote this poem to honor the life of this wonderful companion of 16 years, Lucky.
An American hero, 61 year old Yukari Mihamae, grabbed the TSA worker's breast while getting molested 'legally' by them. The woman was arrested for sexual abuse, a felony, yet the TSA agent will probably get a promotion for molesting the Colorado passenger.
How about a little equal protection under the law?
One day a father gets out of work and on his way home he suddenly remembers that it's his daughter's birthday. He pulls over to a Toy Shop and asks the sales person, 'How much for one of those Barbie's in the display window?' The salesperson answers, 'Which one do you mean, Sir? We have: Work Out Barbie for $19.95, Shopping Barbie for $19.95, Beach Barbie for $19.95, Disco Barbie for $19.95, Ballerina Barbie for $19.95, Astronaut Barbie for $19.95, Skater Barbie for $19.95, and Divorced Barbie for $265.95'.
The amazed father asks: 'It's what?! Why is the Divorced Barbie $265.95 and the others only $19.95?'
The annoyed salesperson rolls her eyes, sighs, and answers: 'Sir..., Divorced Barbie comes with: Ken's Car, Ken's House, Ken's Boat, Ken's Furniture, Ken's Computer, and one of Ken's Friends.
Wasn't it Zsa Zsa Gabor that said she was, in fact, a good housekeeper. Everytime she got a divorce, she kept the house.
President BARACK OBAMA was invited to address a major gathering of the American Indian Nation two weeks ago in upstate New York.
He spoke for almost an hour about his plans for increasing every Native American's present standard of living. He referred to his time as a U.S. Senator and how he had voted for every Native American issue that came to the floor of the Senate.
Although President Obama was vague about the details of his plans, he seemed most enthusiastic and spoke eloquently about his ideas for helping his "red sisters and brothers."
At the conclusion of his speech, the Tribes presented Obama with a plaque inscribed with his new Indian name, "Walking Eagle."
The proud President Obama accepted the plaque and then departed in his motorcade to a fundraiser, waving to the crowds.
A news reporter later asked the group of chiefs how they came to select the new name they had given to the President.
They explained that "Walking Eagle" is the name given to a bird so full of shit it can no longer fly.
Wow, I like how progressive the Korean people are in their cutting edge marketing ideas.
I remember trends research was saying 10 to 20 years ago, it's a lot more efficient for one truck to deliver products to 1000 people than for 1000 people to drive individually to shop. That either was quoted by Faith Popcorn or in Megatrends.
Twitter has announced that it no longer displays your Twitter feed on their site; however, there are many reasons you might want to continue to use it, say in a WordPress blog text widget that displays your latest Tweets. You can still find your Twitter rss feed by using this url:
Let's be clear on this: OBAMA did NOT kill Bin Laden. An American sailor, who Obama, just a few weeks ago, was debating on whether or not to PAY, did. In fact, if you remember a little less than two years ago, his administration actually charged and attempted to court-martial 3 Navy Seals from Seal Team Six, when a terrorist suspect they captured, complained they had punched him during the take down and bloodied his nose. His administration further commented how brutal they were. The left were calling them Nazi's and Baby Killers. Now all of a sudden, the very brave men they vilified are now heroes when they make his administration look good in the eyes of the public. Obama just happened to be the one in office when the CIA finally found the b...... And our sailors took him out. Essentially, Obama only gave an answer. Yes or No, to him being taken out. This is NOT an Obama victory, but an AMERICAN victory!! Forward on IF YOU AGREE!!"
Col. USMC (Ret.)
OBAMA'S OWN WORDS TRAP HIM:
2008: "Navy Seal Team 6 is Cheney's private assassination team."
2011: "I put together Seal Team 6 to take out Bin Laden."
2008: "Bin Laden is innocent until proven guilty, and must be captured alive and given a fair trial."
2011: "I authorized Seal Team 6 to kill Bin Laden."
2008: " Guantanamo is entirely unnecessary, and the detainees should not be interrogated."
2011: "Vital intelligence was obtained from Guantanamo detainees that led to our locating Bin Laden."
If you've ever heard of blog and ping then you might have uncovered one of the secrets why blogs are loved by Google. If a blog is well established, then if you make a post, the rss and atom feeds go to work notifying the search engines that there is fresh content on this new post. Sometimes the new content will be indexed by Google in a matter of minutes. The Googlebot will visit your new post and scan your content, then make a cache page for the index; therefore making your new post appear in the search engines. Otherwise, your new post is like a tree falling in the forest with no one around to hear the sound.
The RSS (really simple syndication) ping system is built in to the WordPress blog system by default. It notifies Ping-o-Matic which in turn notifies up to over 20 ping services.
The Atom feed has to be turned on in the WordPress Dashboard before it will start working. You can sign in to your Dashboard (WordPress admin or back office), then look in the left margin for the heading: 'Setting', then click on it to open several other options under it. You must click on the 'Writing' link. Scroll down near the bottom of that page untill you see the 'Enable the Atom Publishing Protocol' option. Put a check mark in the box next to it and then make sure you click the save button to finalize your choice.
If you click on the title to any of my blog posts, you'll go to what is called the 'Permalink' page. On those post pages, I have enabled over 15 different feeds. I'm a feed freak with the philosophy that the more feeds, the better.
I've enabled at least 5 feeds on static pages like the home page and the bio page.
Agenda 21 is the United Nations plan to rule the world through subtle techniques that sound good, but end up destroying all the major principles the United States was founded on. They want to take over all areas of American freedom to be dictated from the UN:
-Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management
-Energy and Housing
-Resources and recycling
-Transportation, Sustainable Economic Development
Those rolling out the program said that they must create warm and fuzzy terms to desribe the scheme so the populations will accept the change as a frog in a pot of warm water before he is cooked to death.
American's are loving the plan and are drunk with "going green" and are too stupid to realize that the end game is to destroy the bill of rights of the individual which is the cornerstone of America.
When you hear these words, you'll immediately know you are being scammed:
Bill Clinton embraced the plan and now Obama is in love with it. President Obama's E.O. 13575 is designed to begin taking control over almost all aspects of the lives of 16% of the American people. Why didn't we notice it? -Weinergate (Ministry of Truth's job is to sensationalize picayune stories to distract the American public from real serious issues). -In the middle of the Anthony Weiner scandal, as the press and most of the American people were distracted, President Obama created something called "The White House Rural Council" (WHRC).
This is why Obama gave the finger to Congress and America and went to war with Libya. Obama wants the UN to be the seat of the world government. He said it was for humanitarian reasons while to stop the killing of innocents so that we could slaughter them instead.
Look at the list of members of the Council. Notice how none of them know anything about rural America. That's because like Obama said right before he took office, "We are 5 days away from fundementally transforming America." Obama is commited to ending the sovereignty of the United States.
The White House Rural Council
(1) the Department of the Treasury; Timothy Geithner
(2) the Department of Defense; Robert Gates
(3) the Department of Justice; Eric Holder
(4) the Department of the Interior; Ken Salazar
(5) the Department of Commerce; Gary Locke
(6) the Department of Labor; Hilda Solis
(7) the Department of Health and Human Services; Kathleen Sebelius
(8) the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Shaun Donovan
(9) the Department of Transportation; Ray LaHood
(10) the Department of Energy; Dr. Steven Chu
(11) the Department of Education; Arne Duncan
(12) the Department of Veterans Affairs; Eric Shinseki
(13) the Department of Homeland Security; Janet Napolitano
(14) the Environmental Protection Agency; Lisa Jackson
(15) the Federal Communications Commission; Michael Copps
(16) the Office of Management and Budget; Peter Orszag
(17) the Office of Science and Technology Policy; John Holdren
(18) the Office of National Drug Control Policy; R. Gil Kerlikowske
(19) the Council of Economic Advisers; Austan Goolsbee
(20) the Domestic Policy Council; Melody Barnes (former VP at Center for American Progress)
(21) the National Economic Council; Gene B. Sperling
(22) the Small Business Administration; Karen Mills
(23) the Council on Environmental Quality; Nancy Sutley
(24) the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs; Valerie Jarrett
(25) the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs; and such other executive branch departments, agencies, and offices as the President or Secretary of Agriculture may, from time to time, designate. Chris Lu (or virtually anyone to be designated by the 24 people named above)
Carbon Taxes are not to save the environment, they are designed to create a global taxation of all citizens to create a party fund for the elites at the UN, IMF and World Bank.
If you think this is a partisan post, think again, both Bush's were on board for the New World Order via the United Nations.
Maryland's Governor Martin O'Malley is now requiring the U.N. brainwashing training for all high school students in order to graduate. He is forcing all students to have environmental literacy training to create good little voters to prepare our youth to willingly send environmental taxes to the United Nations, the IMF and the World Bank. He is a good little schill for the New World Order.
To me, he's either naive, an idiot, or corrupt. My personal opinion is that he has been bought off by a lobbyist. I believe it's a quid pro quo. Like Obama, I think O'Malley would do anything the United Nations asked him to do.
A friend of mine, Andrew Ramirez, was diagnosed with a degenerative disc disease
consisting of arthritis and a bulging disk. The pain became so
distracting that he made it his quest to get back pain relief.
While on a bicycle trek in Mexico, Andrew stopped and one of his
fellow riders noticed that he was rubbing his legs because a numbness
had set in due to a pinched sciatic nerve. The gentleman explained
exactly what to do to alleviate the discomfort. Within a few minutes
of following the gentleman's direction, he had dramatic lower back
Andrew Ramirez says, "Within 20 minutes or so, he took my pain
threshold and numbness from about a 9 (10 being the worst, 1 being the
best) to about a 4."The success from these simple techniques, Andrew went on a quest to
cure back pain and teamed up with physical therapist, Martin
Schneckenberger, to create a complete course on how to eliminate back
pain. Their course is soon to be released and you can start learning
their strategies at http://www.stopsbackpainnow.com/.
I have always been mesmerized by the hypnotic rhythm and lyrics of this poem turned song. The wisdom rings true.
The Wikipedia says, "Wear Sunscreen or the Sunscreen are the common names of an essay titled "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young" written by Mary Schmich and published in the Chicago Tribune as a column in 1997, but often erroneously attributed to a commencement speech by author Kurt Vonnegut. Both its subject and tone are similar to the 1927 poem "Desiderata". The most popular and well-known form of the essay is the successful music single "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)", released in 1998, by Baz Luhrmann.
Mary Schmich's "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young" was published in the Chicago Tribune as a column on June 1, 1997. In her introduction to the column, she described it as the commencement speech she would give if she were asked to give one.
The column soon became the subject of an urban legend, in which it was alleged to be an MIT commencement speech given by author Kurt Vonnegut in that same year (in truth, MIT's commencement speaker that year was Kofi Annan). Despite a follow-up article by Schmich on August 3, 1997, in which she referred to the "lawless swamp of cyberspace" that had made her and Kurt Vonnegut "one." by 1999 the falsely attributed story was widespread."
Lyrics to: Everybody's Free (to Wear Sunscreen)
Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99...if I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience…I will dispense this advice now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not
understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.
But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and
recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before
you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you
Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as
effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing
bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that
never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm
on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing everyday that scares you Sing Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.
Floss Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes
you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with
Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you
succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.
Stretch Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your
life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they
wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year
olds I know still don’t.
Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.
Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children, maybe
you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky
chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary.
Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.
Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever
Dance...even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.
Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.
Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.
Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for
good. Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you
should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and
lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you
knew when you were young. Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.
Travel. Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize
that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were
noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders.
Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund,
maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one
might run out.
Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will
Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who
supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of
fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the
ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth. But trust me on the sunscreen…
Another poem has a similar feel from nearly 100 years ago: D
Desiderata (Latin meaning: desired things)
The Wikipedia states: "Some time around the year 1959, Reverend Frederick Kates, rector of Saint Paul's Church in Baltimore, Maryland, included Disiderata in a compilation of devotional materials for his congregation. The compilation included the church's foundation date: "Old Saint Paul's Church, Baltimore A.D. 1692." The date of the text's authorship is widely mistaken as 1692, the year of the church's foundation.
When Adlai Stevenson died in 1965, a guest in his home found the Desiderata near his bedside and discovered that Stevenson had planned to use it in his Christmas cards. Subsequently, the poem became widely known as having been found at Saint Paul's Church of Baltimore – but confusing the date of the church's foundation as the date of the text's authorship.
The text was widely distributed in poster form and in late 1971 and early 1972, Les Crane's spoken-word recording of Desiderata peaked at #8 on the Billboard chart and #6 on the UK Melody Maker's chart. The makers of the record assumed that the poem was too old to be in copyright, but the publicity surrounding the record led to clarification of Ehrmann's authorship and his family eventually receiving royalties."
Words to: Desiderata
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.
Lastly is a poem I first heard in grade school from the famous author, Rudyard Kipling: "If -"
The Wikipedia says: ""If—" is a poem written in 1895 by British Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling. It was first published in the "Brother Square Toes" chapter of Rewards and Fairies, Kipling's 1910 collection of short stories and poems.
Like William Ernest Henley's "Invictus", it is a memorable evocation of Victorian stoicism and the "stiff upper lip" that popular culture has made into a traditional British virtue. Its status is confirmed both by the number of parodies it has inspired, and by the widespread popularity it still enjoys amongst Britons. It is often voted Britain's favourite poem.
The poem's line, "If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same" is written on the wall of the Centre Court players' entrance at the British tennis tournament, Wimbledon, and the entire poem was read in a promotional video for the Wimbledon 2008 gentleman's final by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal."
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
We had about 5 snow storms here in South Carolina this year compared to our usual one or two. While walking up to a local restaurant in Spartanburg, SC to enjoy some Thai food at the Bangkok restaurant, I noticed a new fly fishing shop. I did a u-turn and walked into their new shop. The two owners greeted me with an enthusiasm for fly fishing.
Years ago, I saw the movie, 'A River Runs Through It' and like millions, I was enchanted by the scene where the father and his two sons went to to the river fly fishing for trout. I've got to tell you that I love to order trout when I go out to eat and that combined with the poetry of the fishing lines dancing in the sunlight in this movie clip, they had me at hello.
I bought wading pants and special boots with thick felt soles to walk on slippery rocks in the rivers of North Carolina. When Spring hit, I went back in the specialty fishing shoppe and ordered a fly fishing rod that can be broken down into four pieces for portability. I imagined taking my motorcycle up to an NC mountain stream or river and whipping out my new equiptment while giving my spirit a bit of beauty and peace and returning home with a fresh catch that I savor.
I salute all those that have a passion for fly fishing.
Orlando, Florida - Christopher Hinn predicted Osama bin Laden was hiding in plain view and warned of Pakistani complicity, now calls for heightened vigilance.
Christopher Hinn, former Senior Middle East Advisor, US Department of Homeland Security, predicted two months ago that Osama bin Laden was not hiding out in caves anywhere.
On February 18, 2011 he stated on Fox News that there was a reason that the most powerful and technologically advanced nation on earth had been unable to find the world’s most wanted criminal (Listen: http://youtu.be/biXto5S68pQ). He said prophetically it was time for the Pakistani government to “come clean and tell us where he is.”
Christopher Hinn was raised in the Middle East, Canada, and the US and is fluent in Arabic, Hebrew, French, and English. He served as the Senior Middle East Advisor to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Deputy Assistant Administrator at the Office of International Affairs at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Currently, Hinn is a Middle East expert on terrorism prevention and has developed the Extremism Identification and Terrorism Prevention program (EITP), educating federal, state and local law enforcement on how to understand the Middle Eastern mindset of extremism and radicalization.
He is a passionate advocate of education and awareness of cultural differences as the key to both security and peace. He emphatically states that the bin Ladens of the world are not the Middle East, but the extremist and violent fringe element that has become a stereotype of the region. He says every nation and region has some of these elements, and we should no more take these extremists as the norm for a region than we would want others to characterize all Americans as Timothy McVeighs,(our own home-grown Oklahoma terrorist).
Christopher Hinn says that to understand the Middle East, it is not enough to have Middle East experience; you have to live the Middle East experience. Mr. Hinn’s forthcoming book on the Middle East will be available to the public this summer.
I was watching a movie called "Shallow Hal" when this song came on the movie soundtrack, "Sweet Mistakes" by Ellis Paul. It just felt good as soon as I heard the words and melody.
The story goes that there are two overweight losers that are always aiming for girls way out of their league . One day the lead character, Hal, ran into the self help coach, Tony Robbins. Tony puts the whammy on him so that Hal can see the inner beauty of a woman instead of just how she looks.
Hal quickly falls for an overweight woman with a good heart named Rosie (Gwenneth Paltrow). Hal sees Rosie as a super-model while others are trying to explain that she's a whale of a catch. The movie is cute within the romantic comedy genre and does challenge superficiality.
The one scene that made me cry is that when dating Rosemary (Rosie) led Hal on a date which included a visit to the children's burn unit at the hospital. The children were delighted that Hal couldn't see their disfiguring burns. He gave special attention to a girl named Cadence and see smiled from ear to ear.
After the trance that Hal had been under wears off, he returns to the hospital looking for Rosie and Cadence, with shocking burn scars on her face trys to say hi to Hal, he doesn't recognize her. She looks hurt and says, "I'm Cadence". Hal now remembers and says: "Oh, of course I remember you." Then, he hugs her saving face...both his and her's.
Here are the lyrics to "Sweet Mistakes" by Ellis Paul:
Pop the cork, a champagne glass
Raise to the future, drink to the past
Thank the Lord for the friends he cast,
In the play he wrote for you.
And if you love the girl, man, light up a torch
Blaze a trail to her front porch
Kiss her till your lips are scorched
Till the rain comes down on you
Bless your sweet mistakes,
That crumbled you down to your knees.
That brought you to this place
Changing you by degrees
When change was just what you needed
What you needed
So if you live your life in a three piece suit,
In a cocktail dress, or combat boots
You pick your path, you walk your truth
And the world will come round to you.
It's a long ride, I can't tell you why
But there's a place in your pocket where peace can abide
You pull it out, it's a compass, a guide
And it will put a little soul on you.
And in this wild blue world
There is a soul weavin' fine feelin' girl
You've got to walk in paradise to find a pearl
If you only believe,
You'll get what you need
What you needed
Conquer your fear and you'll master the game,
Life is always and never the same.
Use a little faith to light the flame
And I know you'll connect to you.
Pop the cork, a champagne glass
Raise to the future, drink to the past
Thank the Lord for the friends he cast,
In the play he wrote for you.
Another charming song with instant attraction is a haunting song by Ivy called "The Edge of the Ocean".
"Edge Of The Ocean"
There's a place I dream about
Where the sun never goes out.
And the sky is deep and blue.
Won't you take me there with you.
Ohhh, we can begin again.
Shed our skin, let the sun shine in.
At the edge of the ocean
We can start over again.
There's a world I've always known
Somewhere far away from home.
When I close my eyes I see
All the space and mystery.
Ohhh, we can begin again.
Shed our skin, let the sun shine in.
At the edge of the ocean
We can start over again.
While living in Rio de Janeiro in 2006, I was frustrated that I couldn’t work as a foreigner in Brazil. I reasoned that if I could learn how to promote things on the Internet, then I could work from anywhere in the world in the American market as long as I could get an Internet connection. Imagining that even if I was old with one tooth and unable to walk, I could still make a living if I could simply lay in bed as an invalid with a laptop. I decided then and there that I would learn how to make a living online.
For the next couple of years, I burned through over $40,000 investing in online courses and live seminars struggling to crack the code on how to make a living on the net. Gurus lurked everywhere in wait for me to see their ads and lure me in to buy their over priced courses. Everything looked so shiny and I confess, I often took the bait. Over time I realized that most gurus where only good at selling their courses, Internet marketers were simply marketing to other Internet marketers. I gained a few general tips along the way, but most of the courses lacked real “how to” content or they made me feel I was jumping on a horse and riding in 50 directions at the same time.
Fresh air arrived when I came across some reviews about Brad Fallon, Stomping the Search Engines and SEO. Online marketers were raving about Brad and mentioned how much a course called “Stomping the Search Engines” about search engine optimization had made a difference for them. I finally found a place to order a copy of it for $300. Everyone’s review sounded like it was really old and out of print so I felt lucky I was able to still buy it.
When Brad Fallon’s course arrived, I found it to be an 8 hour audio interview with him going from the basics to more advanced methods on how to get your website to the top of the search engines for a particular keyword or keyword phrase. Brad even covered black hat techniques that some marketers tried in violation of the search engines terms of service. I found the course astounding. Brad spoke with such authority.
Since the Bose iPod Docking station came out years ago, I put one in my bathroom and listened to podcasts and educational courses every time I took a shower. When I purchased Brad’s course, it immediately became the only thing I listened to for a year and a half. I must have listened to that 8 hour audio course over 60 times. I listened to it in my car; I listened to it while jogging. To me, it opened a door that was worthy of my commitment.
I started experimenting with Brad Fallon’s techniques on some small time sites, sheepishly. I was so afraid that I’d make a mistake, so I’d build some links then sit back and wait hoping I wouldn’t be banned by the search engines. It was a slow agonizing process until I started to realize that the techniques were working. In fact, I found that by dedicating myself to the execution of his theories, I was getting websites to the top of the search engines at will. For the next few years, I dedicated myself more and more, going from local sites to helping multinational corporations and international broadcasting media companies get to the top of the search engines. I started devouring everything I could get my hands on in organic search until I lost all fear of SEO. I practiced my craft for a couple of years and during that time, I got everything to the top of Google that I desired. I always succeeded. It became child’s play. The Google algorithm was a joke to me, even though they claimed there were over 200 factors in their rankings. Whoop-tee-doo…I found that, like polititians, Google’s declarations about SEO were duplicitous.
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Breaking news — A Senate panel charged with investigating the financial crisis is laying blame right where it belongs: At the foot of the mega-banks that pushed shoddy financial products on consumers and then deceived Congress. Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein appears to have lied to Congress. It’s time for a criminal investigation — and the powerful senator who chaired the panel agrees.
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“Carl Levin, chair of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, will recommend that Goldman executives who testified before his panel, including chairman and chief executive Lloyd Blankfein, be referred to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution, the Michigan Democrat announced Wednesday.”
Investigators discovered that Goldman traders bragged about selling “shitty” deals to clients and the mega-bank bet against the same financial products it was selling to investors. And they’ve lied about it all the way to the bank.
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Meet Irwin kangaroo who broke his neck in an accident and is now paralyzed. Enter Christie Carr, a woman that tried to commit suicide recently and is now saying the precious roo saved her from depression and suicide.
The City of Broken Arrow is giving resistance to this touching tale and may invoke code violations and end this once in a lifetime story. Who is pushing to end this fairytale? Could it be the City Attorney of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Beth Anne Wilkening? Even though this is a heartwarming saga of everything that is right with the world, let's hope that Beth Anne doesn't want to kill it in Broken Arrow.
Will Beth Anne Wilkening determine the pet must go without regard to the inspiration that this poor helpless pet has given to millions?
If you support Irwin Kangaroo and Christie Carr, email the Broken Arrow City Attorney here: email@example.com and call her office at: 918-259-2400 extention 5425. Let them know how you feel.
Here is the response of Broken Arrow's City Attorney to me after pleading for an exception for the paralyzed kangaroo, Irwin:
Mr. Woodfin: Thank you for your input into this matter. I can assure you that City representatives are fully researching all issues pertaining to Irwin and will be relying on the assistance of veterinarians specializing in exotic animals. The Council will undoubtedly weigh the needs of Irwin and his owner with the safety of the public at large. Thank you again for your comments. Should you need anything further, please do not hesitate to e-mail me.