Archive for September, 2009


OK, this is amazing: More people believe in UFOs than oppose the public health insurance option.1

Seriously, it’s easier to find someone who thinks aliens are landing spaceships in our cornfields than someone who thinks we shouldn’t create a public option to keep the insurance companies honest.

The insurance companies are basically the only ones who don’t like the public option—which is probably why their industry is spending nearly $5 million per week trying to fight off health care reform in Congress.2

We need to remind our senators that everyday Americans—not space aliens, and not profit-driven insurance executives—support the public health insurance option. Click here to send a free fax about the public option to Senators Arlen Specter and Robert Casey:


Outside of the Senate, insurance company boardrooms, and Area 51, the support for the public option is overwhelming.

At least two thirds of Americans want the choice of a public plan.3 Fully 73% of doctors, the people who see the moral and medical need up close every day, want a public option.4 And a majority of small-business owners, who know firsthand the economic case for health care reform, back it.517

Yet the health insurance companies—and some subset of the people who believe they’ve seen flying saucers—oppose it. And somehow, ridiculously, that’s put the public option in danger in the Senate.

Can you send this free fax to your senators, Arlen Specter and Robert Casey, to make sure they know just how popular the public option is?


P.S. Remember last week’s email “from” the public option? Well, it turns out the public option now has its own Twitter feed—@im_publicoption—for important updates and miscellaneous observations on the state of the health care fight. Check it out here:



1. “More Americans Believe In UFOs Than Oppose A Public Option,” Media Matters, September 29, 2009


2. “Insurance and HMO Industries Spend Nearly $700,000 Per Day to Kill Health Care Reform Measures,” Public Campaign Action Fund, September 15, 2009.


3. “In Poll, Public Wary of Obama on War and Health,” The New York Times, September 24, 2009


4. “Poll Finds Most Doctors Support Public Option,” National Public Radio, September 14, 2009


5.”Small Business Owners Say Cutting Health Care Costs, Need for Reform are Top Concerns,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, December 3, 2008


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snddh_cv2Triple Spiritual Experience with Three Psychic Mediums

Barb Powell, Shelia Powell & Joseph LoBrutto

Psychic Medium Barb Powell (from Canada) and her special guests Medium, Joseph LoBrutto

and Psychic Empath Shelia Powell (both from Florida) for this very special “Triple Spiritual Experience”!

barbstandinginredCanadian Psychic Medium Barb Powell, nicknamed the “Sixth Charm”, is sought out

for her skills in Paranormal Investigations as well as psychic/medium readings. A

popular psychic who has been in the fore front of the media for the past 5 years. You

may have heard her on Darkness Radio with David Shrader, Sirius Radio’s Living

Successfully or her interview on The Kevin Smith Show. Barb was the only one in the

history of The Kevin Smith Show that pulled in so many listeners and tipped audience

ratings. Her media experience includes appearances on Gary Garver’s “Almost Life”

& What’s Hot Radio, burbank, Ca. www.barbpowell.com

Shelia Powell is an international intuitive medium, with a client base spanning several countries15_img

including the U.S., Canada, China and Africa. She has done many seminars and workshops

in the US and Canada. Shelia was recently featured on The Travel Channels “Ghost

Adventures”, The Riddle House. She was the first psychic that they have ever used!

Her website can be found at www.sheliapowell.com

joe lobruttoInternationally Renowned Psychic Medium Joseph LoBrutto III is a loving channel

connecting you with your loved ones on the other side; his gift helps to bridge the gap

between earth and the spiritual plane of existence. He is an extraordinary Psychic and

Medium. As a gifted psychic, he works with people to help them gain a deeper understanding

of their life events, and also gives practical advice for their lives. As a physical medium he will

sometimes take on the personality of the deceased person by mimicking mannerisms you may

remember from when they were alive. As a channel, Joseph is able to communicate with The

Ascended Masters, Spirit Guides, Angels and Spiritual Beings.

One of Joseph’s greatest accomplishments as an author is to publish one of the

most enlightening books available in the New Age market; “Is There More To

Life… Than What We Know?~A Spiritual Journey and Awakening in Finding

God.” www.psychicmediumjoseph.com

* Attending this event does not guarantee a reading from either Barb Powell, Shelia Powell or Joseph LoBrutto.!

Please be open to the

process and experience when attending! The audience members who are meant to receive messages from their loved ones in spirit,

will. Because this is a public demonstration, no recording devices or camcorders permitted for privacy reasons.


Refreshments will be served after the event, where you’ll have the opportunity to

meet and chat with the mediums!

This intimate gallery setting is a wonderful way to experience the process of psychic

mediumship through possibly your own reading or through the readings of others*. Barb,

Shelia & Joseph will conduct a mini talk on their work, and will then relay messages to those

members of the audience they are pulled to.

Monday, October 26, 2009 at 6:00 PM (ET)

Our Journey of Life 301 Yamato Rd Suite 1240 33431

Single Admission ($45) – Sale !Ticket Purchased Before Oct 18, 2009 $45.00 Fees $1.12
Single Ticket ($60) After Oct 18th 2009 $60.00 Fee $1.50

Toll Free 1-866-313-8415

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More Security and Stability

If You Have Health Insurance, the Obama Plan:

* Ends discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions.

* Limits premium discrimination based on gender and age.

* Prevents insurance companies from dropping coverage when people are sick and need it most.

* Caps out-of-pocket expenses so people don’t go broke when they get sick.

* Eliminates extra charges for preventive care like mammograms, flu shots and diabetes tests to improve health and save money.

* Protects Medicare for seniors.

* Eliminates the “donut-hole” gap in coverage for prescription drugs.

Quality, Affordable Choices

If You Don’t Have Insurance, the Obama Plan:

* Creates a new insurance marketplace — the Exchange — that allows people without insurance and small businesses to compare plans and buy insurance at competitive prices.

* Provides new tax credits to help people buy insurance.

* Provides small businesses tax credits and affordable options for covering employees.

* Offers a public health insurance option to provide the uninsured and those who can’t find affordable coverage with a real choice.

* Immediately offers new, low-cost coverage through a national “high risk” pool to protect people with preexisting conditions from financial ruin until the new Exchange is created.

Reins in the Cost of Health Care

For All Americans, the Obama Plan:WTF_Robot_Superman1

* Won’t add a dime to the deficit and is paid for upfront.

* Requires additional cuts if savings are not realized.

* Implements a number of delivery system reforms that begin to rein in health care costs and align incentives for hospitals, physicians, and others to improve quality.

* Creates an independent commission of doctors and medical experts to identify waste, fraud and abuse in the health care system.

* Orders immediate medical malpractice reform projects that could help doctors focus on putting their patients first, not on practicing defensive medicine.

* Requires large employers to cover their employees and individuals who can afford it to buy insurance so everyone shares in the responsibility of reform.

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unclesa2When it came to fitness, I used to think that a good reason was all that was needed to get started. My first reason was that I was overweight. I immediately allowed myself ONLY strawberry Pop-Tarts  (I was sure that blueberry was the real culprit). Another reason was that my clothes were too tight. However, I thought this was due to my better half  washing my clothes in hot water. When I regained consciousness at the bottom of the stairs, she assured me that this wasn’t the case and further laundry would be done by yours truly.

Reasons weren’t going to be enough.

I needed to be motivated.

I met personal trainer Corey Dissin thru Dr. Andy Fetterman a few months ago. (Dr. Fetterman reasoned that scrapple and any flavored Pop-Tart  could be contributing to my lethargy and expanding waistline). Introducing me to Mr.Dissin  I made the comment, “do you like being a personal trainer?” His response was eloquent and to the point. “I look at myself as a fitness motivator“.  “That’s just crazy talk” , I stammered. He invited me to find out what a fitness motivator does. I’m so glad I did.

Corey has helped me find my intensity. My sessions are always a new experience. The variety of exercises keep me from getting stuck in a rut and I feel the results. By the way if I failed to mention,  I am a type 1 diabetic with hypertension. “Train with Corey” has helped  those conditions as well. I’ve also decided to attend Corey’s “Fitness Boot Camp” on Saturdays starting October 3rd…..

Power_Girl_002– a fun, rapid-fire style workout with tons of super-sets, circuits, and little down time.

– a variety of calisthenics, dynamic stretching, push-ups, sit-ups, sprints, plyometrics, cardio/aerobics, etc.

– 60 minutes of POSITIVE MOTIVIATIONno drill instructor style screaming tactics.

– this is for all experience levels, from “I never exercise” all the way to “I’m a gym rat.”

– it’s a great opportunity to workout with your family or friends that you may not be able to do in the confines of a normal gym setting.

– It’s AFFORDABLE. Session packages are as low as under $13 per session.

I’m looking forward to this. Believe or not it’ll be fun!bottom.letterhead

I will also post my progress with “Train with Corey” as the weeks go by….it may not be pretty but it’ll help me stay focused.


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Many small businesses are suffering at the hands of big insurance companies who charge sky-high premiums but often deny care when it’s needed the most.

As part of our campaign to win real health care reform, we’re taking on big insurance companies—and we want to highlight the voices of small-business leaders like you.

You can help out by taking a short survey.

To get started, click to let us know: Does your small business provide health insurance for you or your employees?

click on the answers below. crimson8





Yes, my business pays some or all employee health insurance costs.

No, I can’t afford to provide health insurance.

Health care is something that has been postponed for decades.

We can’t afford to wait.

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Last week Move.On asked members to share photos showing how they and their loved ones are suffering under our broken health care system.

The responses simply blew them away. They showed the photos to recording artists R.E.M., and together they produced this incredibly powerful video.

Watch the video and share it with your friends today.

With the news that some in the White House are considering a “trigger”1—a delay tactic designed to kill the public option—it’s more important than ever to get the word out that we simply can’t afford to wait for real reform.

Click here to watch the video and send it to your friends today: http://pol.moveon.org/healthcare_cantwait/?id=17196-11381997-5xE1rKx&t=3


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“The sunday mornin’ gospel goes good with the soul80watts_11_09-FRONTinvite
There’s blues, folk, and country, and rock like a rollin’ stone
The world could come together as one
If everybody under the sun
Add some music to your day”

“Add Some Music to Your Day” -The Beach Boys

Urban Compass has always been a cause that truly impresses me. Giving inner city children the opprotunity to see the activities of a world outside of gang life is a noble one…..

There are children in our city who are lost to gangs as early as age six – not out of choice, but for survival. They are caught in a cruel and relentless cycle of poverty, pain and violence. Urban Compass is dedicated to ending this cycle now and replacing it with an environment of hope and a future of possibilities. By guiding our city’s youth along a path paved with education, mentoring, and play, Urban Compass will allow children not simply to survive, but to thrive.

On Thursday, October 15th Urban Compass will giving a benefit to raise much needed funds for this important and needed organization.


a_flock_of_seagulls_7_t520Step back into the 80’s and join friends of Urban Compass for a night of music, 80’s video games, and good food and drink. All proceeds benefiting the programs of Urban Compass

Urban Compass is a nonprofit organization in Watts whose main goal is to keep children in school and out of gangs.  Urban Compass provides a safe, welcoming, and innovative environment that challenges youth to envision and navigate a course for a rewarding future characterized by achievement, independent thought, and social responsibility through education, mentoring, and play.

When: Thursday, October 15, 2009pacman2_narrowweb__300x421,0

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where: AT&T Center

1150 South Olive Street, 32nd Fl

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Tickets:  tickets start at $80

To purchase tickets please contact Theresa Gartland at 323.383.7588 or


If you can’t attend you can still donate any amount by clicking here

The following list illustrates a few specific ways you can assist Urban Compass with our After-School Program Costs:

  • $100 covers the cost of pencils for the school year
  • $60 covers the monthly cost of fruit
  • $100 covers the monthly cost of arts and crafts
  • $20 covers the monthly cost of disinfecting wipes
  • $20 covers gas money for one field trip
  • $300 covers the cost of St. Michael’s uniforms for the year


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The health care debate is the biggest political story of the year.

But what the media and Congress seem to forget is that it’s not just about politics or policy minutiae. It’s about real people who are really suffering under our broken health care system—and can’t afford to wait any longer for real reform.

That’s why, today, MoveOn members are holding health care vigils across the country—including a virtual vigil online for those who can’t make it to an event. These are shaping up to be our biggest and most powerful events of the year.

Click here to look for a vigil near you tonight:


And all day today, we’re holding an online virtual vigil where you can read about other MoveOn members who can’t afford to wait, see their faces, and even hear their stories. Plus, you can add a candle to the online vigil for yourself or someone else you know.

Many of those who need health reform the most can’t make it out of the house to attend vigils in their communities. This virtual vigil is a place for everyone to meet up and share stories about why health care reform is so important.

Check out the virtual vigil by clicking here:


Hope you can join us at one or both events, and thanks again for all you do.

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