The Republican Party, along with the Republican Governor of Florida have effectively created a death panel for anyone who is poor and lives in Florida. For those who use to receive help with their prescription medications, it’ gone! Below is an example of the letter that has been going out to Citrus Citizens who had been getting help, without this help, they will no longer be able to get life saving prescriptions. Guess what? the website they mention in the letter doesn’t actually help you get medications, it simple gives you some web addresses where you may be able to get Corporate America to help you with your scripts, that is of course, after you have crossed all their T’s and dotted all their i’s, fat chance. And this is suppose to be done by the poor and indigent, who certainly have computers and access, too. All happening while they are without their health meds, wonder how many are going to die and suffer?
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Would you like to have dinner with me? It would be just us — and up to three of your friends, if you want — and we can talk about anything…movies, politics, or whether LeBron, Bosh and Wade are going to live up to the hype. (I’m betting yes.)
I’m participating in this auction because the IVAW is, quite simply, one of the most important organizations in our country. Founded in 2004, they now have 61 chapters, all focused on three simple principles: (1) immediate withdrawal of all occupying forces from Iraq; (2) reparations to the Iraq people from their invaders; and (3) full benefits, including physical and mental healthcare, for returning servicemen and women.
IVAW also participates in the nationwide Truth in Recruiting campaign, so that young people can make informed decisions about joining the military. And they organized the 2008 Winter Soldier conference, at which veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan told the unvarnished truth about what we’re doing in our wars — and what our wars are doing to our vets.
We all owe every member of IVAW a debt of thanks. And there’s no better way to help pay that debt than to support Operation Recovery, which is a new campaign to stop the military from sending already-traumatized veterans back into combat zones.
You might think that after all you’ve heard for the past decade about “supporting the troops” that the military wouldn’t push those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder back to war. But you’d be wrong — the reality is that to the people who started the war, our soldiers are almost as disposable as Iraqis. Please read this to learn more.
And then…well, then hopefully you and I can have dinner. What would you like? I hear the Spaghetti is great just about anywhere…
It’s was a beautiful day for the Veteran’s Parade in Inverness on Thursday, November 11, 2010. The sun was shining and the people were smiling as they honor all the brave men and women who now serve our country and for all those who have so valiantly served in the past! Although only a portion of the parade was successfully recorded, we hope you enjoy what we have and will have any video problems corrected for any future postings.
Early Voting ended Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, in Citrus County, TODAY, NOV. 2, 2010, you have to go to your regular voting precinct, which should be noted on your voting ID card. For further assistance call the ELECTION OFFICE, 352-341-6740. CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE VOTING MAP, just type in your address and it will tell you where your voting precinct is located!
In the days following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Congress rushed to provide the Bush administration with the tools to wage a “war on terror.” One piece of legislation, that you can help repeal, remains the law of the land today. Since its passing, it has been used to authorize:
- U.S. military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan;
- U.S. unmanned drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen;
- indefinite detentions;
- significant increases in military spending; and
- extravagant and ineffective spending of tens of billions of tax dollars on so-called intelligence.
That legislation, the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, was signed into law on September 18, 2001. Nine years later, the evidence is in: War is (still) not the answer. Yet, the Obama administration continues to use that congressional authorization to justify drone attacks, and it could provide the legal basis for new wars in the future.
Repealing the Authorization
Congress should repeal this law. Rep. Barbara Lee (CA) has introduced legislation that would do just that. Her bill, H.R. 6282, states:
“Congress finds that the Authorization for Use of Military Force…signed into law on September 18, 2001, has been used to justify a broad and open-ended authorization for the use of military force andsuch an interpretation is inconsistent with the authority of Congress to declare war and make all laws for executing powers vested by the Constitutionin the Government of the United States.”
You can help to persuade 100 members of Congress to cosponsorRep. Lee’s repeal of the authorization for the use of force for the “war on terror.” A hundred cosponsors will increase the chances that the next Congress will act to stop the “endless war.”
Asking your congressperson to cosponsor Rep. Lee’s repeal also provides you with an opening to speak with your representative about why providing the president – any president – with a blank check for war is a bad idea and how the evidence of the past nine years makes a compelling case that war is not the answer.
Please urge your representative to cosponsor Barbara Lee’s legislation to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the use of military force.
Ask five friends to do the same.
Read Barbara Lee’s full statement on this legislation.
Read a statement from Rep. Keith Ellison (MN) supporting this initiative.
- Rep. Barbara Lee: Ten Years Too Long in Afghanistan (huffingtonpost.com)
- Time to repeal Congress’ blank check on wars (sfgate.com)
- U.S. plans uncertain as war enters 10th year (seattletimes.nwsource.com)