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marvel_prezFacebook has so many members. There are enough quizzes and polls to give the average joe a mild seizure. “What’s your favorite color?”, “What are your favorite dog breeds” or ” What is your favorite breakfast meat?”. With over 120 million registered members, a Facebook poll on Obama would be quite interesting.

So Facebook members why not take the poll? Doesn’t matter whether you’re Democrat,Republican, or French. The numbers so far today are pretty split. Might not be completely scientific but what the heck, it might be a fun summertime distraction!

Just follow the link and vote. Your country and Facebook thank you!

http://apps.facebook.com/my_polls/vote.php?poll_id=76&src=url_share

There is even a comment section if you want to explain your vote!Spider-Man_and_Obama_thumb

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I know so many people who think they can do it alone090531_healthcare_ap_297

They isolate their heads and stay in their safety zones

Now what can you tell them

And what can you say that won’t make them defensive?

“I Know There’s an Answer” – The Beach Boys

Health care reform is in trouble in the Senate.

Conservatives in Congress, including some Democrats, are trying to kill Obama’s public health insurance option not by opposing it outright, but by pushing weak half-measures and calling them “public plans.”1 The latest is a proposal for small, regional “co-ops” that would have no chance of competing against insurance companies to bring costs down.2

If we act immediately, we have a good shot at defeating ploys like the “co-op.” The key is to make it clear that we support a strong public health insurance option and lay out exactly what that means.obama_health_090605_mn

Click below and we’ll fax a flier in your name (for free!) to Sens. Casey and Specter that sets the bar for a strong public health insurance option. Faxes come directly into the office, so staffers are guaranteed to see them. And if enough of us send faxes, staffers will pass the flier on to their senator.

http://pol.moveon.org/fax?tg=FSPA_2.FSPA_1&cp_id=967&id=16427-11381997-1fRxivx&t=3

It’s up to us to remind our senators that an overwhelming majority of Americans—83%—supports a public health insurance option,3 and that weak half-measures like the “co-op” plan are no substitute for real reform.

The flier says: “A strong public health insurance option must be part of health care reform this year,” and outlines key criteria that a plan must be based upon:

* Available to all of us: A strong public health insurance option should be available to anyone who chooses to participate. If you like your current plan, you can keep it; if you want to participate in the public health insurance plan, you can choose that.

* A national plan with real bargaining clout: In order to truly control costs and compete with private health insurance plans, a strong public health insurance option must be available nationwide.

* Ready on day one: Every day we wait on real reform, health care costs continue to rise. A strong public health insurance option with a broad network of providers right out of the gate is key to building a competitive program that will help control costs.

* A truly public plan: To ensure it’s held to the highest standards of accountability, a public health insurance option must be truly publicly run—accountable and transparent to Congress and to voters.

If thousands of us send faxes to Senate offices this week, we can make sure that message is heard loud and clear. Can you fax Sens. Casey and Specter today? Click below and we’ll send one for you:

http://pol.moveon.org/fax?tg=FSPA_2.FSPA_1&cp_id=967&id=16427-11381997-1fRxivx&t=4

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I know so many people who think they can do it alone090531_healthcare_ap_297

They isolate their heads and stay in their safety zones

Now what can you tell them

And what can you say that won’t make them defensive?

“I Know There’s an Answer” – The Beach Boys

Health care reform is in trouble in the Senate.

Conservatives in Congress, including some Democrats, are trying to kill Obama’s public health insurance option not by opposing it outright, but by pushing weak half-measures and calling them “public plans.”1 The latest is a proposal for small, regional “co-ops” that would have no chance of competing against insurance companies to bring costs down.2

If we act immediately, we have a good shot at defeating ploys like the “co-op.” The key is to make it clear that we support a strong public health insurance option and lay out exactly what that means.obama_health_090605_mn

Click below and we’ll fax a flier in your name (for free!) to Sens. Casey and Specter that sets the bar for a strong public health insurance option. Faxes come directly into the office, so staffers are guaranteed to see them. And if enough of us send faxes, staffers will pass the flier on to their senator.

http://pol.moveon.org/fax?tg=FSPA_2.FSPA_1&cp_id=967&id=16427-11381997-1fRxivx&t=3

It’s up to us to remind our senators that an overwhelming majority of Americans—83%—supports a public health insurance option,3 and that weak half-measures like the “co-op” plan are no substitute for real reform.

The flier says: “A strong public health insurance option must be part of health care reform this year,” and outlines key criteria that a plan must be based upon:

* Available to all of us: A strong public health insurance option should be available to anyone who chooses to participate. If you like your current plan, you can keep it; if you want to participate in the public health insurance plan, you can choose that.

* A national plan with real bargaining clout: In order to truly control costs and compete with private health insurance plans, a strong public health insurance option must be available nationwide.

* Ready on day one: Every day we wait on real reform, health care costs continue to rise. A strong public health insurance option with a broad network of providers right out of the gate is key to building a competitive program that will help control costs.

* A truly public plan: To ensure it’s held to the highest standards of accountability, a public health insurance option must be truly publicly run—accountable and transparent to Congress and to voters.

If thousands of us send faxes to Senate offices this week, we can make sure that message is heard loud and clear. Can you fax Sens. Casey and Specter today? Click below and we’ll send one for you:

http://pol.moveon.org/fax?tg=FSPA_2.FSPA_1&cp_id=967&id=16427-11381997-1fRxivx&t=4

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RWLOGO-Rev copyRick Wood, nationally recognized psychic medium and life coach, will be giving sessions out of his Tempe,AZ office June 4th and 5th. The cost  is 125.00 per hour. Sessions are by appointment only.

Wood has been professionally offering his services, which include life coaching, individual and couples counseling, past life regression, spirit release and mediumship, as well as traditional psychic readings, for over 15 years on a full-time basis. Additionally, Wood is the subject of the upcoming book “They’re Not Gone” by Amy Butler, detailing some of his more memorable and paranormal experiences as a professional psychic medium.

“I had my first session with Rick and was so impressed not only with the information, but with Rick’s humor and honesty in delivering it. I initially made this call looking for direction in my work and the relocation of my family. I was given so much more than this. Rick not only gave me insight, he was able to bring through some very special souls that have passed,” stated client Stacey Pare.img_45901-5x5-for-web.thumbnail

In addition to his office appointments, he will be available for in-home meetings and parties as well as appointments via telephone. For more information about services offered or to schedule an appointment, please call 484-459-5489.

For more information, please visit his website at http://www.rickywood.net.

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I got a letterman’s sweaterBasketball
With a letter in front
I got for football and track
I’m proud to wear it now…

“Be True to Your School”- The Beach Boys

I met Rod Krasley a few years ago at a gathering in Chester County,Pa. I found his drive and intent amazing. His love for sports and helping kids achieve their dreams in the athletic field was a true source of joy. Also he is a huge Beach Boys and Jan and Dean fan. Rod has started Powerhouse College Recruitment Services http://www.powerhouse-crs.com.

The college recruiting game has changed. What worked a generation ago-even a few graduating classes ago-won’t cut it in today’s competitive playing field. Being the best player on a winning team doesn’t guarantee acceptance at the school you want-much less a scholarship. You have to stand way above the crowd to get noticed. PowerHouse has what it takes to spotlight your talents and help top coaches and recruiters find you.

PowerHouse was established to meet the need to connect coaches/recruiters with players/parents. Designed with input from coaches and parents across the United States, PowerHouse offers coaches and recruiters the tools and information they need to find and track promising student athletes, while it gives players and their parents a powerful yet easy-to-use promotional tool. 12

I wish Rod and Powerhouse much success. Thanks for teaching me that loving what you do is true freedom

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I got a letterman’s sweaterBasketball
With a letter in front
I got for football and track
I’m proud to wear it now…

“Be True to Your School”- The Beach Boys

I met Rod Krasley a few years ago at a gathering in Chester County,Pa. I found his drive and intent amazing. His love for sports and helping kids achieve their dreams in the athletic field was a true source of joy. Also he is a huge Beach Boys and Jan and Dean fan. Rod has started Powerhouse College Recruitment Services http://www.powerhouse-crs.com.

The college recruiting game has changed. What worked a generation ago-even a few graduating classes ago-won’t cut it in today’s competitive playing field. Being the best player on a winning team doesn’t guarantee acceptance at the school you want-much less a scholarship. You have to stand way above the crowd to get noticed. PowerHouse has what it takes to spotlight your talents and help top coaches and recruiters find you.

PowerHouse was established to meet the need to connect coaches/recruiters with players/parents. Designed with input from coaches and parents across the United States, PowerHouse offers coaches and recruiters the tools and information they need to find and track promising student athletes, while it gives players and their parents a powerful yet easy-to-use promotional tool. 12

I wish Rod and Powerhouse much success. Thanks for teaching me that loving what you do is true freedom

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2-susan-boyle-2009I watched this clip in the AM after my accountant “Facebooked” me the link. I was floored. Thank you Susan Boyle. You have shown me that  you should never,ever give up on your dreams! You are never too old and the naysayers should “piss off”!

American Idol has never had this energy. Its the first time I’ve seen Simon speechless!

If today you feel like your dreams aren’t worth it, stop breathe and watch this video. Watch it ten times if you have too.

 

Then get back to your dream. Get back to believing in miracles. Get back to believing in you.

“God Save the Queen”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnmbJzH93NU&feature=related

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2-susan-boyle-2009I watched this clip in the AM after my accountant “Facebooked” me the link. I was floored. Thank you Susan Boyle. You have shown me that  you should never,ever give up on your dreams! You are never too old and the naysayers should “piss off”!

American Idol has never had this energy. Its the first time I’ve seen Simon speechless!

If today you feel like your dreams aren’t worth it, stop breathe and watch this video. Watch it ten times if you have too.

 

Then get back to your dream. Get back to believing in miracles. Get back to believing in you.

“God Save the Queen”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnmbJzH93NU&feature=related

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congressWould health insurance companies have to compete if there was a public insurance option? Would it keep private companies honest? Does competition equal socialism?  Is public and private options the best way? Will all the great doctors of the US  move to some remote island? Will Congress actually fix this broken system called “health care”? Read on…

Get this: If Congress passes Obama’s plan and Americans are given the choice of a public health insurance option similar to Medicare, we could all save up to 30% on our health care premiums.1 That’s a huge savings, and we’d still get high-quality coverage and be able to choose our doctors.

And even if you choose to keep your current insurance, you’d save anyway. You see, HMOs and big insurance companies are the only game in town right now—so they overcharge us to boost profits and pay out CEO bonuses. If Obama’s plan passes, they’d have to compete with it, and their prices would have to be more honest.

Lower premiums for us means lower profits for them, so insurance companies are putting extreme pressure on Congress to drop the public health insurance option. But Americans deserve to have this choice—and it’s necessary to help rein in out-of-control health care costs.

Imagine how different things would be if we all had quality health care that costs up to 30% less than what we’re paying now. Would you use the money toward college for a child? A safe retirement? Or maybe you’ll finally be able to afford the treatment or medicines you need.

Can you click the link below to tell Congress how Obama’s public health insurance option would change your life? We’ll send all the answers to Congress, as part of our campaign to make sure we get real health care reform this year.

http://pol.moveon.org/public_option/?id=15917-11381997-nkuPsIx&t=3

The simple truth is that having the choice of a public health insurance option would make all of our lives better. Here’s why:

  • Health care costs are spiraling out of control. From 2000 to 2008, health insurance premiums increased five times faster than wages.2
  • A public health insurance option would provide an affordable, quality alternative. Two new studies show that Americans could save 25% or more off of a traditional private plan.3 The New York Times says this would “keep the private plans honest.”4 They’ll have to lower rates and offer better value to compete.
  • Plus, a public health insurance option would be reliable coverage for all. Private insurers are notorious for dumping people with little notice.5 A public option would allow consumers who’ve been dropped—or just don’t like their current coverage—to switch to a steady public choice. 
  • Thankfully, the public health insurance option is gaining steam in Congress. The 77-member Progressive Caucus recently endorsed the policy.6 And the chairmen of five critical congressional committees came out in support.7

    Now we need to get the rest of Washington on board. Can you help by telling Congress how the choice would help you?

    http://pol.moveon.org/public_option/?id=15917-11381997-nkuPsIx&t=4

    Sources:

    1.”The Path to a High Performance U.S. Health System,” The Commonwealth Fund, February 19, 2009
    http://www.moveon.org/r?r=51221&id=15917-11381997-nkuPsIx&t=5

    2. “Health Insurance Costs Outpace Wages,” WebMD, October 23, 2008
    http://www.moveon.org/r?r=51311&id=15917-11381997-nkuPsIx&t=6

    3.”The Path to a High Performance U.S. Health System,” The Commonwealth Fund, February 19, 2009
    http://www.moveon.org/r?r=51221&id=15917-11381997-nkuPsIx&t=7

    “The Cost and Coverage Impacts of a Public Plan: Alternative Design Options,” The Lewin Group, April 6, 2009
    http://www.moveon.org/r?r=51315&id=15917-11381997-nkuPsIx&t=8

    4.”A Public Plan for Health Insurance?” The New York Times, April 6, 2009
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/07/opinion/07tue1.html

    5. “Obama Should Offer Public Health Insurance to All,” The Progressive, March 13, 2009
    http://www.progressive.org/mag/mpcastellblanch031309.html

    6. “Progressive Caucus Draws a Line on Health Care,” Open Left, April 2, 2009
    http://www.moveon.org/r?r=51313&id=15917-11381997-nkuPsIx&t=9

    7. “Democrats Agree on a Health Plan: Now Comes the Hard Part,” New York Times, March 31, 2009
    http://www.moveon.org/r?r=51314&id=15917-11381997-nkuPsIx&t=10

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    ph-news09-1cDuring this time of unease and conflict many of us wonder who will stand by us? When was the last time you really stood by someone? 

    The turmoil of life gives us extraordinary opportunities to practice random acts of kindness. Maybe we get peace of mind buy bringing peace to others. Maybe we will find love when we give love to others.

    We can do this today in so many ways. Pay for the toll for the person behind you. Open the door for someone. Write an appreciative note. Say hi when you don’t have to. Maybe sing. Yea sing from the heart. For today sing from the heart.

    This video made my heart sing . Let me know if yours does!

     

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