May 30th - Celebrate Memorial Day Salute our Troops Join TVTP's 4th Anniversary - Pizza, Soda, Cupcakes & Classic Military Movie. Prizes and annual mtg.
Don't Target our Daughters Day June 4, 2016
How many women will Target let become victimized before they close the door to men entering the women's dressing rooms & restrooms? Lead a "Don't Target our Daughters protest outside a Target store near you on June 4th--just 4 days before their stockholders meeting. Sign up at www.F2A.org and get a dozen friends, some signs, and warn the shoppers from the public sidewalk outside the store. Then, take lots of pictures and video to post everywhere!
May 23rd, Frank DeVarona "The Gathering Threat of Russia and China to our Security."
May 16th - Michael Cutler - Former INS Special Agent
May 9th Video Meeting with Jonathan Matsuitz - "European Migrant Crisis"
May 4th - Lake County Candidate Forum - FL US Congress District 6 & 11
May 2nd- Laurie Cardoza-Moore, Proclaiming Justice to The Nations
April 25th - Dan Weber, Founder of AMAC
April 18th - Donn Dears, Author "Nothing to Fear" A bright Future for Fossil Fuels
April 11th - Frank DeVarona "Obama, Hillary Clinton & Radical Islam"
April 4th - Gary Easton, Guns, Concealed Carry Laws
Published on May 22, 2015Just A Common Soldier, also known as A Soldier Died Today, is one of the most popular poems on the Internet. Written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist A. Lawrence Vaincourt, it now appears in numerous anthologies, on thousands of websites and on July 4, 2008 it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, New York. This year marks the poem’s 25th anniversary.
Please enjoy this tribute to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen who have given so much for our country.
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VOTING IS A SACRED PRIVELDGE THAT IS ABUSED BY THE PROGRESSIVE
The United States is a unique opportunity for the Marxist/Progressive party. Marx, Lenin, and Obama have always placed the “nation of workers” above the good of their own country. This is exactly what Marx meant when he said “Workers of the world unite.” Marx’s nationality was German but Marx only stressed revolution in Germany as a means of advancing international Marxism. Lenin was Russian. He used the Congress of the Comintern to control communism throughout the world including in the United States. Lenin always envisioned an international revolution to establish communism internationally.
Obama is American, we are led to believe. Obama has always stressed the evils of American imperialism. He has apologized for the success of American capitalism to the whole world. Obama has surrendered American sovereignty to international organizations such as the United Nations. Obama signed the Climate Treaty which surrenders more American sovereignty as will TPP if passed.
The progressive understands that its future in the United States is to a large extent dependent on very simple to non-existent control over elections. The progressive understands the more people that are registered to vote; the more the progressive machine can manipulate the results. Ideally the progressive would have no requirements for registration or for actual voting. The reason this is so critical to the progressive movement is because they understand it is there path to implanting their goal of eventually making the United States a Marxist totalitarian state. As the progressives “spread the wealth” through more and more give away programs, they realize people will support “Santa Claus” without realizing that this “Santa Claus” intends to enslave the masses for the glory and power of the elite.
The progressive movement in Oregon has made great inroads in accomplishing registration of the masses automatically through the Automatic Voter Registration, or AVR, program, which is greatly expanding voter access. Under the program, any unregistered eligible Oregonian who applies for or renews a driver’s license is automatically registered to vote. The program has added; since it launched in January this year, 51,558 Oregonians have been added to the voter rolls through AVR.
This defeats the validity of elections in many different ways. There is limited control that the newly registered voter is even a citizen under current efforts to have states issue drivers licenses to illegals. Citizens who do not drive are not accorded automatic registration. The voter has to make no effort to register and when this is the case we have learned that the average voter awareness and interest is greatly reduced. Non-caring and non-informed voters vote for the progressives in overwhelming numbers because of the “freebies.”
The overwhelming voter rolls make it more difficult to keep the voter rolls current. This results in dead people voting. For instance more than 6,000 dead people are registered to vote in Nassau County and records show about 270 of them actually voted after their deaths. Reports show dead registered voters in Nassau County account for nearly 25 percent of the 26,500 dead people registered to vote statewide.
In North Carolina it was discovered through database matches for first and last names, date of birth and last four digits of social security numbers for votes in North Carolina and another state totaled 35,000. Many dead voters with voter history later than the date of their death were also discovered.
The progressive will always downplay the fact that voter fraud through many different means is prevalent. The progressive will also push for mass and simple registration and then oppose any and all efforts to purge voter rolls. The Freedom Loving American believes voting is a sacred privilege and should never be taken for granted. The Freedom Loving American encourages all citizens who wish to be an informed voter to make the effort to register and then make the effort to vote. The Freedom Loving American, unlike the progressive, believes the United States should be a free nation with the people sovereign and a limited government playing the proper role of servant. The progressive wants a totalitarian Marxist state subject to the international workers community.
LARGEST ENERGY & WATER BILL IN THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE
Behind The Scenes In Washington
DAN ZIEGLER | MAY 23, 2016
This week, the House will consider H.R. 5055 the FY 2017 Energy & Water Appropriations bill. This legislation provides funding for projects under the direction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of Energy, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The bill spends a total of $37.4 billion, which is $259 million above FY16 enacted levels and $168 million above the President’s request. Furthermore, it aligns with the spending caps enacted as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) last fall.
Each individual appropriations measure should be evaluated on the following three criteria: 1) level of spending; 2) funding of bad programs; and 3) exclusion of conservative policy riders. On the first two counts the House’s version of the FY17 Energy & Water Appropriations bill certainly falls short. On the third, the bill includes some of the key riders conservatives demand. That said, few are likely to become law — as last year’s House-passed E&W demonstrated when important riders were ultimately left out of the December omnibus — while the elevated spending levels appear on track. The Senate-passed E&W bill, with its lack of important riders, defines the upper chamber’s position.
First, on spending, this year’s bill is in stark contrast to the House passed FY 2016 bill, which came in at $35.4 billion ($2 billion below the bill before the House now). Even worse, this bill is $7 billion above the House passed FY 2014 bill that served as the low spending point for the House Republicans.
House Energy & Water Appropriations Spending Levels
FY 2017$37.4 billion
FY 2016$35.4 billion
FY 2015$34.0 billion
FY 2014$30.4 billion
FY 2013$32.1 billion
FY 2012$30.6 billion
If the House were to pass this bill it would be largest E&W spending bill the GOP House has ever passed; in fact, it is $2.8 billion above the last E&W bill crafted during Nancy Pelosi’s reign as Speaker.
Second, this legislation continues to make poor choices when it comes to programmatic funding. It contains $9 billion worth of programs with authorizations that have expired, a $1 billion increase from the House passed FY 2016 E&W bill. Many of these programs have gone unauthorized for many years. It even includes a program (Corps FUSRAP) that has never been formally authorized by Congress (the committee report says it was initiated but it never received a separate authorization).
The Heritage Foundation Blueprint for Balance made a number of detailed funding recommendations for this bill, including the elimination and reduced funding for particular programs. As outlined, the vast majority of the spending in the Department of Energy non-defense programs are different forms of energy subsidies that would be best handled in the private sector. For example, the bill continues to fund programs like ARPA-E, Energy Innovation Hubs, Weatherization Assistance Program, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Fossil Energy, and continues loan programs like the Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program and Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loans Program. The EERE and Fossil offices in particular continues to provide very generous resources ($1.8 billion and $645 million respectively) despite the fact that nearly all of those resources basically subsidize particular forms of energy. The American taxpayer has seen very little benefit from these programs and there is little to suggest that will change with this bill.
Third, the bill does contain some important riders, like the prevention of the Waters of the U.S. rule and continued funding for Yucca, among others. As mentioned above, that is to be expected, though there is little indication the riders will prevail in year-end negotiations.
Taken as a whole, the bill represents a significant spending increase for the Republican-controlled House, especially compared to previous E&W appropriations measures. As a result, taxpayer money continues to flow to programs that do not merit continuing, let alone increased funding. And given recent events in the Senate, there is little indication Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) 7% will allow conservative policy riders to advance. In fact, Senate Republican leadership bent over backwards to prevent conservative priorities from being added to the bill like Sen. John Hoeven's (R-ND) 46% WOTUS amendment or Sen. Tom Cotton's (R-AR) 83% Iran heavy water amendment.
As drafted, H.R. 5055 does not put forward a useful conservative benchmark for the House to negotiate with the Senate; instead, it simply validates the increased spending allowed by the Bipartisan Budget Act and moves the Republican-controlled House increasingly further from the policies it previously championed.
House Republicans, and in particularly those who opposed the BBA, should use the open amendment process to significantly reduce spending.
The Heritage Foundation Blueprint for Balance – Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Policy Recommendations
Dan Ziegler DIRECTOR, LEGISLATIVE OPERATIONS @D_Ziegler
Villagers for Veterans’ Orchid Gala pays tribute to women veterans
MAY 22, 2016 BY ANGELA LOVE
Villagers for Veterans honored women veterans at the Orchid Gala on Saturday at the Savannah Center. Female veterans of all ages attended this event. A VIP reception featuring New York Times bestselling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon preceded the entertainment portion of the evening which featured Petrina and Roy Michaels.
At the VIP reception guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while getting their copies of “Ashley’s War” signed by Lemmon. “Ashley’s War” tells the story of women soldiers on the special ops battlefield.
Retired Air Force Major Louise “Robbie” Robinson
“I am totally for it,” said Retired Air Force Major Louise “Robbie” Robinson, referring to women in combat. She served as a flight nurse from 1973 until she was medically retired in 1982.
“I was on the Florence Nightingale flight the first time there was a female pilot on a DC9. I think all the career fields in the military should be open to women,” said Robinson who now resides in the Village of Belle Aire.
On a lighter note, the night of the gala she was attired in her military full dress uniform and was just happy she could still get in it after 43 years.
A touching moment during the evening was the tribute to the Memorial Table, a table set to honor the fallen soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. As the guests looked on each item on the table and its symbolism was described. Salt symbolizing the tears of friends and family, lemon symbolizing their bitter fate and an empty glass turned upside down symbolizing they will not be toasting with us this evening were some of the items described. A moment of silence followed.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, left, and Marie Bogdonoff
Following this tribute Lemmon took the stage for a lively talk about a serious subject. What began as an assignment for a magazine piece ultimately became “Ashley’s War.” She wants people to understand women in uniform. “They can be tough as nails, but they still paint their nails,” she said.
This book focuses on one team of military women; at the heart of the team is Lt. Ashley White. Lemmon described her as a combination of GI Jane and Martha Stewart. She was killed in October 2011 in a special ops nighttime raid.
Artist Connie Giacobbe with her Italian Mosaic “Battle Buddies.”
A live auction of artist Connie Giacobbe’s mosaic “Battle Buddies” brought in $2,600 for Villagers for Veterans which will use the money to help returning veterans.
And then the evening was turned over to the musical guests.
Shanda Taylor-Boyd with service dog Timber.
Most in the audience were Villagers, however Shanda Taylor-Boyd who connected with Villagers for Veterans founder Marie Bogdonoff on Facebook, has become involved and attended the event from her home in Seattle. Medically retired after serving in the Army for 23 years, Boyd has a traumatic brain injury and PTSD. She gets assistance from her service dog Timber.
“I feel God has inspired me to turn tragedy into triumph. I feel it is my mission to help other veterans,” she said.
Unique on the guest list were the four sisters, two retired military and two on active duty in attendance.
This is the second annual event held by Villages for Veterans to raise funds for all the work they do helping veterans regain their independence.
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