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Recent news of General Service Administration (GSA) plans to relocate 800 well-paying jobs from Downtown St. Louis to an office park in suburban Overland, MO has come as a great disappointment to the leaders, residents and businesses of the City of St. Louis.
Hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested in revitalizing our once stagnant downtown; from investments in public transit to subsidies to developers of formerly vacant historic properties. Despite a loss of hundreds of thousands of people and jobs over the last 50 years and continued struggles with vacancy and crime, the City of St. Louis has never been more committed to its own rebirth. Civic and community leaders are hard at work at every level, from block captains to CEO, hashing out plans to make a more prosperous, livable, and sustainable city and region for generations to come.
To that end, we must not overlook the importance of a thriving central city and the role the State and Federal governments play in making this a reality.
A school may be approved for attendance by nonimmigrant students if it has both instruction in the liberal arts, fine arts, language, religion, or the professions and vocational or technical training.
In that case, a student whose primary intent is to pursue studies in liberal arts, fine arts, language, religion, or the professions at the school is classified as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(F)(i) of the Act.
A student whose primary intent is to pursue vocational or technical training at the school is classified as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(M)(i) of the Act.
The new U.S.-Afghanistan security agreement adds restrictions on already bureaucratic rules of engagement for American troops by making Afghan dwellings virtual safe havens for the enemy, combat veterans say.
The rules of engagement place the burden on U.S. air and ground troops to confirm with certainty that a Taliban fighter is armed before they can fire — even if they are 100 percent sure the target is the enemy.
In some cases, aerial gunships have been denied permission to fire even though they reported that targets on the move were armed.
I know i didn't vote for this. Did you?
If you want Obama care repealed plz sign this petition.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or "Obamacare", is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, it represents a complicated and nasty regulatory overhaul of the country's healthcare system; cf. the Medicare and Medicaid,1965.
We petition the government to work with the Department of Education to remove the SOlS. The State and Federal governments should be the one's in charge of students education. It would also help the economy because then you wouldn't need a "Department of Education".
Under the "No child left behind" Act students have been pressured to only pass SOLS, have had courses on how to pass them and even students scores affect how much (if any) of a pay increase teachers get.
We Demand that SOLS be removed and speak for the overwhelming majority of Americans that want to get rid of SOLS.
Barak OBamas failure to lead the United States as a President, funding and the arming of terrorist crimes against humanity,use of the U.S Military during a million dollar vacation to Africa, Veterans kept out of their own memorial, Obama opens the national mall allowing Illegals to March an protest, our veterans deserve more respect, withholding death benifits to families of fallin soldiers, Obama put the U.S in 16 Trillion dollars wurth of depth, forcing health care on the people.
Even after 60% of voters wanted the health care law reformed Obama still Ignored the people... three weeks of government shut down Obama still will not negotiate, the government can not give the people anything it has not first taken from us... Benghazi, NSA spying, fast an furious gun scandle, the IRS scandle, return respect to the office of the Presidency tell Congress to Impeachment Obama.
Violating the 1st Amendment by spying on AP and Fox News reporters in an effort to control their reporting. This is a direct infringement on the freedom of the press.
Violating the 4th Amendment by unreasonably searching and seizing millions of American phone calls and data records through the NSA without judicially sanctioned documentation.
Violating his position of power by using the IRS to target conservative organizations for his own personal vendetta.
Violating his position of power to determine who lives and who dies, like the Ambassador and other Americans in Benghazi, along with U.S. citizens deemed terrorists who were killed by drone strikes without due process.
Violating public trust by blatantly lying about every scandal exposed under the oversight of him and his administration.
Let’s not forget that several members of his administration are guilty of perjury by lying to Congress while sworn under oath.
President Obama, no longer represent the majority view in the United States.
The US government lied that Saddam Hussein had chemical weapons and attacked Iraq, today thousands and thousands of Iraqis are killed every year because of that lie.
The US supported Islamists rebels that killed Kadaffi, today, Libyans are being killed everyday at a level where there is no solution to bring back peace. Today, the US is using the same strategy to attack Syria, and nobody is there to say no.
This petition is to ask President Putin and the Russia Government to enter and protect Syrian government if the US tries to attack Syria. President Putin is the only person that can stop this crazy Obama's Idea. Do not let Syrian people down.
I started this petition because I am sick of facebook blocking me from sending friends requests. Sometimes I get blocked even if I haven't sent any requests.
How are we supposed to become friends with someone or even get to know them if we get blocked from sending friends requests to people we don't know?! That's the point to becoming friends, send a request!
It is written in the US Constitution that Congress must pass a budget. No budget has been passed in over 4 years.
12. Impeach Obama
1. Obama and unrepentant terrorist William Ayers misappropriated over 300 million dollars in donations meant for the education of Chicago’s minority students. They routed the money to Obama’s community activist buddies who then tried to turn the students in radicals. The program was a total failure.
2. Obama, as an Illinois State Senator, redirected tens of millions in Illinois tax dollars to Valerie Jarrett and Tony Rezko, to provide housing for low income families. They returned the favor with political donations. The housing units were built with cheap materials and labor and are uninhabitable after a mere 10 years of use.
3. Obama accepted millions in illegal campaign contributions from foreign credit cards after the credit card filters used to screen out foreign money, was switched off. This also allowed domestic donors, who were over the legal limit, to contribute more.
4. Obama and SecState Clinton’s efforts to bring the US under the UN’s Small Arms Treaty are direct violations of the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.
5. Obama attempted to move control of the Census Bureau from the Commerce Department to the White House, to be managed by then Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel.
6. Obama had provided under the radar amnesty to illegal immigrants by allowing ICE Director John Morton to prohibit ICE officers from enforcing US immigration laws.
7. Obama allowed USAG Holder to ignore the violation of US immigration laws in the sanctuary cities, i.e.,San Francisco, etc.
8. Obama has failed to defend US soil in Arizona as Mexican troops bring illegals and drugs into the USA, crossing the border doing so. This is a direct violation of Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution.
9. Obama illegally fired the IG Walpin for investigating Obama’s buddy, Mayor Kevin Johnson (Sacramento), for fraud (850K) with AmeriCorps.
10. Obama is in contempt of Federal court for his illegal oil drilling moratorium in the Gulf.
11. Obama spent a month as the UN Security Council Chair in 2009, which raises the question of his conflict of interest between the US and the UN. This is also likely a violation of his Oath of Office as the UN conflicts with our Constitution on many levels, i.e., LOST, UN Small Arms ban, etc.
12. Obama signed an EO in December 2009 that allows Interpol to operate in the US without oversight by Congress, courts, FBI, or local law enforcement.
13. Obama and SecState Clinton misappropriated, er, used $23 million in US taxpayer funds to help Obama’s homeland of Kenya move to a communist nation where the freedom of speech, private property rights, and other rights are subservient to “social justice”. This includes the fact that the Kenyan constitution adopted Sharia Law, which violates the basic human rights of women.
14. Obama was likely involved with then Governor Rod Blagojevich to try and sell his Illinois Senate seat, i.e., pay to play. Jesse Jackson Jr is under investigation for it and it appears that Valerie Jarrett might also have been involved.
15. Obama ran a website that asked Americans to report on other Americans, in the area of ObamaKare, using whitehouse.gov and taxpayer money to do so. He repeated this with AttackWatch.
16. Obama got onto the Indiana ballot through voter fraud in 2008.
17. Obama sealed all of his records that would show that he is possibly an illegal president, that he is feloniously using a false SSN, that his draft registration number is false, that his Fulbright award was falsely awarded as Obama claimed foreign student status, and that his student aid was falsely obtained.
18. Obama violated the Constitution by firing the GM CEO.
19. Obama violated bankruptcy laws by forcing GM bondholders to accept millions of dollars in losses of money that they were legally entitled to.
20. Obama violated bankruptcy laws by awarding the UAW with a share of GM and Chrysler during their bankruptcy proceedings.
21. Obama bought votes for ObamaKare with acts like, “Cornhusker Kickback”, “Louisiana Purchase” and the DoI increasing water allocations toCalifornia’sCentral Valley. This brought in the votes of Dennis Cardoza and Jim Costa, both Democrat holdouts.
22. Obama lied about Americans being able to keep their healthcare coverage if they wanted to. ObamaKare is already forcing them out of their current coverage.
23. Obama attempted to bribe Joe Sestak with a job offer in order to get him to drop out of the Senate race against Arlen Specter.
24. Obama bypassed Congress and told the EPA to set carbon emission standards.
25. Obama forced BP to pony up a $20 billion slush fund to compensate Gulf Coast businesses and residents affected by the BP oil spill. It was administered by one of Obama’s political appointees and there is NO Congressional oversight.
26. Obama did nothing to Holder (abetted a felony) when Holder refused to prosecute two New Black Panther Party members for brandishing weapons in front of a voting location in Filthadelphia. A direct violation of the voters Civil Rights.
27. Obama bypassed the Senate with a recess appointment of Donald Berwick as the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Violates policy.
28. Obama bypassed the Senate with many of his appointments of over 30 “czars.”
29. Obama illegally fired Sherry Sherrod from the USDA over remarks she made at an NAACP meeting in March 2010. He violated her due process.
30. Obama violated contractual law when his regime cancelled 77 oil field development contracts previously approved by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, under Bush 43’s administration. This keeps us from extracting from 2-3 TRILLION barrels of oil.
31. Obama used the DHS to determine the political affiliation of Americans making FOIA requests about the Regime. This led to requests being stalled, lost, etc.
32. Obama instigated a revolution in Egypt against an ally in the War on Terror.
33. Obama violated the War Powers Act of 1973 by conducting a war against Libya without Congressional authorization.
34. Obama lied to the American people when he said that there were no US troops on the ground in Libya and then later said they were only “logistical troops.”
35. Obama acted in April 2009, at the G20 meeting, to expand the Special Drawing Rights, that now gives the IMF more control over the US economy.
36. Obama gave missile codes to British Trident missiles to Russia.
37. Obama passed the Dream Act through an executive order, bypassing Congress again. DREAM is: Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors.
38. Obama gave taxpayer funds to Solyndra (amongst others).
39. Obama issued an EO on July 12, 2011, attempting to restrict the Second Amendment rights of US citizens in Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona.
40. Obama’s allowed the FCC to assume authority over the internet, in direct violation of a federal appeals court that DENIED the commission that authority. In December, the FCC voted and passed the first federal regulations on internet traffic.
41. Obama allows the DHS/TSA to routinely violate the 4th/5th Amendment rights of Americans at airports, train stations, and VIPER checkpoints.
42. Obama allows the DOJ in 2009 to stop enforcing federal drug laws in regards to marijuana.
43. Obama allows the DOJ to refuse to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act.
44. Obama attempted to bypass Congress and raise the Debt Ceiling by “reinterpreting” the 14th Amendment.
45. Obama just bypassed the Senate AGAIN by appointing Richard Cordray to a new unconstitutional agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Violates policy.
46. Obama deprived the due process of two U.S.citizens, Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, by assassinating them via a CIA drone attack in Yemen on Sept. 30, 2011. This also raises the question of an act of war against Yemen for firing into a sovereign nation. Obama said in 2008: “No. I reject the Bush Administration’s claim that the President has plenary authority under the U.S. Constitution to detainU.S.citizens without charges as unlawful enemy combatants.”
47. Obama allowed Education Secretary Arne Duncan to grant waivers to No Child Left Behind however, this is a law enacted by Congress and neither Obama nor Duncan have the authority to authorize that.
48. Obama allowed the bailouts to grant money without the authority to do so. “No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law.” Article 1, Section 9, Clause 7U.S.Constitution
49. Obama allowed Operation Castaway to occur, which allowed firearms laws to be broken through coercion of legal gun dealers.
50. Obama allowed Operation Fast and Furious to occur, which allowed hundreds of Mexican nationals and Border Agent Brian Terry to be murdered with illegal arms given out by the ATF and DOJ.
51. Obama bypassed the Senate to appoint three people to the National Labor Relations Board. (Naturally, they’ll all be Obomobots) Violates policy.
Valley marine calls himself to duty at an Elementary school. Sgt. Craig Pusley wears his desert camo fatigues... no weapons... just him. Took it upon himself to go to the nearby school and stand watch outside. The school loved it. The principal thanked him. No pay.. no breaks... just his heart felt need to do this. His reward?
Marine Corp Reservists says he violated protocol bt wearing his fatigues and not his dress uniform in public. Facing $10,000 fine and 5 years in prison. Also getting a "dishonorable" stamp on his "honorable" discharge. He served 2 tours in iraq, in Baghdad and Ramadi. One in Helmand province of Afghanistan before leaving active duty.
Since the year 2000 we have witnessed 77 shootings in schools around the US leaving 165 students and educators dead.
This situation is intolerable and something must be done to end the madness! We can no longer leave students as sheep in a slaughter pen, they must be protected in the only way murderers understand and that is DEFENSE!
The Sandy Hook Elementary shooting has made countries all over the world mourn for those children and adults lost.
The parents who have lost their children are now trying to stand back up and be strong. But they can't do it without our support.
If any more shootings take place, America could be forced to immediate action. We have to make things better!
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UPDATE: Israeli Cabinet resolution rejects UN vote on Palestine and affirms Jewish rights in all the Land of Israel.
"The Jewish people have natural, historical, legal rights to its homeland with its eternal capital Jerusalem... The State of Israel as the state of the Jewish people has rights and claims to areas that are under dispute in the land of Israel...The Palestinian Authority's one-sided step at the U.N. constitutes a gross violation of the agreements that have been signed with the State of Israel; accordingly, the Government of Israel rejects the U.N. General Assembly decision."
In België betalen we te veel belastingen en zijn we bovendien nog niet goed geregeerd. We hebben nood aan een sterke federale staat. Te veel belastingen dood de economie van het land. Laten we de kosten besparen op zaken die we kunnen veranderen zonder moeite
A recent photo circulating on Facebook shows an effigy of President Obama with a noose around his neck. In the background there is an indication that this racist expression was done onsite of a business reported to be in Orlando Florida.
Facebook is the most used social network on the world wide web today with an average of approximately 1.01 Billion users per month. It's used to advertise, reconnect with family and friends as well as campaign for any political office.
Why not go one step further and allow the American people to cast the vote on Voting day via Facebook. You can pay bills, watch, television, go to school and so many other things via the Internet, why not make it easy for someone to cast their vote for their candidate via a secure app on Facebook.
There are so many Facebook users that would love to vote but for various reasons may not be able to physically get out to do it. Facebook would give them that chance. Facebook was flooded during the presidential debates. Imagine if every one of those users were able to cast their vote and really take part of their American Right. The turnout would be tremendous. The American voice would definitely be heard.
Universal Studios Orlando, owned by NBC has currently put out a show during their "Halloween Horror Nights" in which the cast openly defames presidential candidate Mitt Romney in what can only be described as a disgusting display.
Universal is well aware that children are in the audience, but does not seem to care.
See this link for more and the audio of the show.
Time to let them know that we as parents, and as Americans have had enough of the vulgar, crass and sickening attempts at humor or satire promoted by this company.
Please join me in sending a message. You show such revolting and disgusting things to our children. We go somewhere else.
This is far from the first incident for NBC. Their "Nickelodeon" recently had an issue when one of their so called actors who did a voice over for the new, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" show, posted some vulgar and disgusting statements on "Twitter" about Paul Ryan's wife and showed how he feel's about women. This was easily accessed from the Nickelodeon web site that promoted the show, and kids could see it. But NBC did nothing about it.
Let them know. Enough is enough. They want to be vulgar and rude and disgusting. We'll keep our money and go elsewhere.
For the entire Presidential Candidacy of Barack Obama, the Mainstream Media has hidden the details of his background, his beliefs and his radical associations with America hating communist and even convicted terrorist. They know that any of his known associations and anti-colonialist convictions would instantly derail Obama's chance of re-election.
After seeing "2016: Obama's America" I decided something has to be done. I believe the more people that see this movie the more people that will have a true understanding of Obama's true motivation.
Our hearts have gone out to those affected in the wake of the recent tragedy in Colorado. We may know who committed the crime, but no reason will ever be justifiable. Time will pass, but the stolen lives of the victims can play a role in the future.
As is common with such horrific rampages, we cannot help but ponder what –if any- preventive actions could have been taken. The debate here is lively, with many believing this instance, and others like it, lack a pattern and thus cannot be prevented. The events may be random and relatively few in proportion to the safety we usually encounter in our daily lives, but these mass shootings are not a mere generational event, an unheard-of travesty. Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, and now Colorado are all examples of mass shootings that have occurred since the turn of the 21st century, and various others exist beside them, unfortunately.
As it stands currently, no limit exists on the amount of guns or ammunition available to our citizens. Does this mean we must accept the threat of individuals taking innocent lives whenever they should choose to? Every life is precious and should be protected as such.
Allowing weapons to repeatedly fall into the hands of dangerous individuals is certainly not something that should be tolerated. Our country would be wise to re-evaluate how citizens attain firearms, considering that it could save countless lives.
Gun control has provoked abundant controversy in the political realm. Many Americans feel defensive about altering gun control policies in fear that their second amendment right will be somehow inhibited. The second amendment gives each citizen of the USA the fundamental right to bear arms and this petition does not believe it should be tampered with. This petition proposes new procedures that will coincide with our constitution’s beliefs. Nevertheless, all Americans also share the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and a ruthless gunmen should not infringe on these in any way.
Anyone who possesses or has experience with firearms is aware of their power and the responsibility of their usage. A breathalyzer can keep an inebriated driver off the road and save a life. Maybe it has saved yours or someone you love. You never know. The same principle applies to wielding a weapon. Precautionary measures can stop unnecessary disasters, and the same relates to guns.
The heartbreaking injustice that occurred in Colorado cannot be undone, but it can rest as the foundation for safety in our further generations. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both given their condolences, but not addressed future measures to be undertaken. This brings me to my proposition: I challenge 2012 Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to discuss and introduce ideas on new policies in their campaigns that will provide greater security in firearm/ammunition distribution.
Any candidate can offer condolences; only an innovative leader can respond in a concerned and timely manner to satisfy his commitment to our country. It is simple to ask only one of the men to do so, but this incident is something each should address in the hopes of leading our nation.
You Have the Power to Stop the ObamaCare Artificial Contraception Mandate
Catholic Birth Control: 99% Efficacy Rate, Better Sex, Greater Intimacy & Unconditional Love
The Obama Administration announced that as part of ObamaCare it would mandate that Catholic and all other religious institutions will be forced to provide artificial contraception and abortion pills in their insurance plans even though this is a violation of Church teaching. Scores of Catholic institutions and over a dozen states are suing the Obama Administration for violating the 1st Amendment religious freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
Did you know that the Birth Control Pill and all other artificial chemical hormone products are classified as Class I Carcinogens (cancer causing agents) by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Federal Government?
Did you know that the artificial chemical hormones that the ObamaCare Artificial Contraception Mandate will provide to all girls and women for FREE cause various cancers, heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, weight gain, mood swings along with other physical complications and dangers for women?
Did you know that since “The Pill” was introduced to America in 1960 that breast cancer rates skyrocketed from 1 in 20 women to the current 1 in 8 and now 250,000 women are stricken with breast cancer every year in the U.S.A and around 40,000 die? DETAILS
Did you know that the ObamaCare artificial contraception mandate is intended to give all girls carcinogenic chemical hormones from the age of puberty until menopause?
Do you think having Class I Carcinogens in the bodies of all American women for the typical 40 years of fertility is good for the health of our magnificent American women?
Do you think filling your wife, mother, daughter or sister with Class I Carcinogens during their typical 40 years of fertility is good for their health or does it pose unacceptable health risks to your loved ones that you will not allow?
Did you know that virtually no one uses artificial contraception correctly 100% of the time and every instance of misuse causes severe risks of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) transmission and also drastically increases unplanned pregnancy rates?
Did you know that over 50% of abortions are a result of this well-known misuse of artificial contraception?
Did you know that an ex-director of the largest abortion provider in America admitted that this organization knows that artificial contraception is a complete failure as clearly shown by the statistics above and their objective is to influence politicians to force government schools to teach “Safe Sex” lies to our children with the goal of executing 3-5 abortions on our young girls from the ages of 13-18 when virtually all sexually promiscuous children misuse artificial contraception?
Did you know that the artificial contraception “Safe Sex” lie still results in 1 Million abortions in America each year and many women undergo multiple abortions as per the plan stated above when artificial contraception fails?
Did you know that condoms do not protect against the incurable skin-to-skin contact STDs of HPV and HSV resulting in a projected 80% infection rate of HPV amongst women and up to a 50% infection rate of HSV for all sexually promiscuous individuals?
Did you know that there are 19 Million new STD cases in America every year and the cumulative effect over the past 6 decades has devastated our society with mass STD infections of all kinds?
Did you know that the MAJORITY of our children practice “ABSTINENCE ONLY” while in grade through high school and DO NOT experience unplanned pregnancies or the devastation of STDs during these vital developmental years?
Did you know that the artificial contraception “Safe Sex” lie and the accompanying “use and be used for casual sex, but take the pill and use a condom” propaganda facilitated the skyrocketing fatherless home rate in America from 6% in 1960 to 43% today with a shocking 70+% fatherless home rate in our black communities?
Did you know that the Obama Administration is attempting to force artificial contraception on the Catholic Church in DIRECT VIOLATION of the religious freedoms GUARANTEED by 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and dozens of Catholic organizations and over a dozen states are suing the Obama Administration for violating the Constitution?
Did you know that women are only fertile on average 10 days per month so the ObamaCare artificial contraception mandate will cause millions of women to unsuspectingly take Class I Carcinogens from puberty to menopause when they are already infertile 20 day of every month?
Did you know that the Catholic Church’s prescribed birth control method keeps women free from Class I Carcinogenic chemicals and the resulting health dangers?
Did you know that the Catholic Church’s prescribed birth control method has up to a 99% efficacy rate of preventing pregnancy and this is a better effective rate than many artificial contraception methods mandated by ObamaCare?
Did you know that couples that practice the Catholic Church’s prescribed birth control method report better sex, greater intimacy and unconditional love for each other?
Did you know that couples from all religions, Atheists and agnostics practice the Catholic Church’s prescribed birth control method because it is scientifically proven to be superior over artificial contraception methods physically, biochemically, psychologically, medically and for people of faith spiritually plus it has the vital benefit of keeping women free from carcinogenic chemicals during the entirety of their reproductive years?
Did you know that the men that practice the Catholic Church’s prescribed birth control method know about and respect their wives’ bodies more than the average woman that practices artificial contraception knows about her own body?
Did you know that this concern for the health and wellbeing of their wife’s body creates the trust, unconditional love and respect that all men and women need emotionally and psychologically to maintain healthy and strong marital relationships?
Did you know that the divorce rate doubled from 25% to 50% after the pill was introduced to America in 1960?
Did you know married couples, including Catholic couples that practice artificial contraception experience this 50% divorce rate with many experiencing multiple divorces, but couples that practice the Catholic Church’s prescribed birth control method have a 0.2% divorce rate?
Did you know that virtually no American citizen including our politicians knows the full details of the ObamaCare artificial contraception mandate and that there is a new and captivating website developed to provide the complete details to everyone?
Now that you know the scientific truths revealed herein will you HELP to STOP the ObamaCare artificial contraception mandate?
Thank you for taking your valuable time to discover the information we have provided for you. Please sign our petition now.
A ‘Judas Moment’, that's what some are calling Justice John Roberts great betrayal of America’s trust when he cast his lot with the liberals to uphold Obamacare.
‘Ten pieces of silver’ or not, Robert’s ruling for Obamacare is a total disaster. It must be stopped!
Our elected leaders must reject Obamacare at every turn until the day voters plunge a wooden stake through the heart of this unconstitutional monstrosity.
We appreciate Speaker Boehner's willingness to vote again on the full repeal of ObamaCare. But there is more we can do in Congress. It's called Defund Obamacare, and it won't cost the taxpayers a penny!
In Federalist No. 58, James Madison wrote that the “power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon ... for obtaining a redress of every grievance…”
On July 4th, 2012, Huntsville Town continued the tradition of outstanding Independence Day celebrations. It was a wonderful day full of activities. The races, games, and booths were fun. The parade was fun and entertaining. The food, especially the famous “Breakfast in the Park”, was outstanding. The melodrama and videos were entertaining. The flag raising and retirement ceremonies were moving, and the Patriotic program brought tears to our eyes with Keith Renstrom, a veteran of some of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific in WWII, as one of the speakers. We celebrated this country, our heritage, and those who have sacrificed so much for our country. Many volunteers gave so much time and effort bringing about this successful celebration.
Imagine our shock when we saw the Friday morning edition of the Standard Examiner. Front page headline news, “Paradegoers Sickened”. We thought, “what parade is the Standard talking about?” It could not have been the Huntsville parade. As we read the article, we found so much that was wrong, inaccurate, and misleading. The Standard Examiner’s article created contention, hate, and anger, which were unleashed against the Mayor, Town council members, and the people of Huntsville. The mayor and councilmembers immediately began receiving a barrage of phone calls and e-mails full of hate, anger, and threats, from people on all sides of the issue, based on false information published by the Standard Examiner.
Numerous media outlets began calling, asking for statements about the float. The mayor and city council members were immediately asked to respond to something they had not seen and were unfamiliar with, as they were in another section of the parade. Their initial responses were to claims being presented to them which were false. KSL’s Doug Wright seemed upset that he did not get an immediate response from Huntsville Town during his Friday morning show. Huntsville town has no professional public relations department. The mayor and town councilmembers are not professional politicians and serve in their spare time. They receive one dollar a year and each receives a check for four dollars at the end of their term. There are no full time employees. The town hall was fully remodeled by volunteers as are many other projects in Huntsville. This is how Huntsville operates. Huntsville was totally unprepared for the media onslaught brought on by the Standard Examiner.
The float was not hateful, threatening, or racist. It spoofed President Obama’s presidential campaign, Eric Holder with “Fast and Furious”, and the Secret Service South America escapades. Why was DeDe Fluette quoted so extensively when so much of what she said was wrong? The Will Ferrell song “Ladies Man”, which according to the Standard contains the line “The time has come to kill the ladies man” was never played. “Hail to the Chief” and parts of Bee Gee’s “Staying Alive” was played for a dance routine. The back of the float did not say “Plan B: Assault Guns”. It said “Ask about our assault gun plan. Call Eric Holder.” The Standard Examiner turned a reference to “Fast and Furious” to a threat against the President which was completely false. There were no “scantily clad white women”. The girls were wearing jeans and t-shirts. The picture floated around the media of masked Obama grabbing his zipper is also misrepresented. Even the photographer said the picture was taken during a fluid dance move. For the media to try to portray anything crude or of a sexual nature from this float is wrong.
Why was Donn Owen quoted saying that wearing an Obama mask is “racist”? If you can wear a Nixon/Clinton/Bush mask, you can wear an Obama mask. For years we have had fun with current events and politicians. Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, Janet Reno, and others have been parodied. Republicans have laughed at spoofs on George Bush and democrats have laughed at spoofs on Bill Clinton. It is good and healthy when we can laugh at ourselves. We believe it is American tradition to laugh at ourselves, especially during difficult times. We also believe it is wrong to act out of hate, spite, and anger, or to ever threaten anyone.
If anyone was really upset by this float, we are sorry. But, we also feel the only way anyone could take something wrong from this float is to really misinterpret what was presented or to have read the Standard Examiner’s articles. There was never any “hush over the crowd” as the float went by. There was laughter and cheers throughout the entire parade. Out of almost eight thousand people, only a few felt the float was wrong. If 99% of the people are happy, we think we have done pretty well.
If there was any hate, anger, racism, or threats, it started with the media, particularly the Standard Examiner. How such a poorly researched article, full of inaccuracies and falsehoods, could make the front page is incomprehensible. Only one item was corrected in the next day’s article. Paradegoers were not “sickened”. They had a wonderful day and enjoyed the entire parade. For a couple of individuals and the Standard Examiner to report anything else is inaccurate.
We feel the Standard Examiner owes an apology to Huntsville, especially the mayor and city council, the organizers of the Huntsville 4th of July celebration, the parade organizers, and Standard Examiner readers. We realize an apology may come the same day you read front page headline news “Standard Examiner Readers Sickened Over Tuesday’s Editorial”.
Tell Rick Perry and the Texas Legislature that you want the benefit of federally-subsidized in Texas.
Politicians are notoriously focused on promting their and there wealthy patrons best interest but this is worse. Rick Perry's proclamation that Texans will not be allowed to participate in federally-funded healthcare - placing his aspirations to be a Tea Party icon before the interest of Texans, is an act that has the effect of diminishing the welfare of Twxans without healthcare.
Despite years of their governing, Texas remains at the bottom of the bowl when it comes to the education, health, and welfare of Its people. Tell them you have had enough!
Ever placing principles that do not mirror the cross-section of Texas over practical governance, send a message to Rick Perry, his handlers, and your legislators that you want them to represent YOU, not their wealthy patrons and corporate sponsors, that you want govenment of and for the people, and that you expect improvement for the basic welfare of all Texans.
50th place and still proud! Only a fool could carry that off.
How much does it take before we act? It's gonna take more than voting. Sign this petition! Then make your voice heard in your own ways!
Vincent M. Libweshya is raising awareness across the globe to provide support for victims of child abuse and to help prevent incidents from occurring by educating the masses.
It is our social responsibility to Prevent Child Abuse by Raising Awareness and Educating Both Children and Adults.
Libweshya Aims To Help Prevent Child Abuse (Physical, Emotional (verbal, Sexual & Neglect), by having schools educating children on abuse in a child friendly manner.
Libweshya Aims To Help Prevent Child Abuse (Physical, Emotional, Verbal, Sexual & Neglect), by educating child related professionals such as Teachers, Day care professionals, After school programs, etc. on child abuse signs.
Libweshya Aims To Prevent Child Abuse (Physical, Emotional, Verbal, Sexual & Neglect), by educating Communities about child abuse, proper & improper discipline and by providing tools and resources to assist with ensuring these resources are available.
Libweshya urges all parents as well as youth to sign this petition and to remember that we all have a duty to speak up & do the right thing for those children who are being victimized.
America urgently needs a patriot like Rep. Allen West to liberate our Republic from the tyranny of Obama's corrupt socialist agenda.
BUT IF WE CAN'T HAVE ALLEN WEST FOR PRESIDENT, we must draft him for Vice President. He is the one candidate who can take on and defeat Obama's ruthless racism, complete corruption, and corrosive class warfare.
Rep. Allen West is Obama's worst nightmare, because he's one of America's great patriots.
In the last four years, Barack Obama has attempted the equivalent of 'constitutional murder' against our Republic. Rep. Allen West will fully prosecute Obama's High Crimes.
As Romney's VP selection, he'll beat Obama like a dumb drum.
And after Obama's defeat, Vice President Allen West will lead our liberated Republic to restoration, healing and to full recovery.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has taken refuge in the Ecuadoran embassy in London and is seeking political asylum.
Here lately it seems that our president has been doing nothing but screwing over our country and going against the United States Constitution. He clearly is not in the best interest of our country and is not meant to be in office anymore than he already has been.
This last law that he is trying to pass for the immunity of younger illegal immigrants goes against everything that we as American citizens live and work hard for in our society.