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Even though most folks intend to vote, lots never get around to it. So share this video with your friends—Olivia’s message will be customized just for them—to remind them exactly what’s at stake. Besides it’s a lot of fun!

Underneath the message is clear….VOTE !!

http://cnnbc.moveon.org/embed.html?bv_id=iZr9BZk6VAVn8jm_INo693YtMTYxMDUx

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If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would living do me
God only knows what I’d be without you

“God Only Knows” -The Beach Boys


The following is from the A.P.Morris site “They’re Not Gone” . This is probably one of the most important sessions in my fifteen year history as a medium. Thank you Candace for the hope you bring everyday.

Grieving the death of a child is by far the worst pain a parent can feel. How can it NOT be? A parent’s first instinct is to protect their children.

Dealing with grief from losing a child can seem near impossible and for many, believing in an afterlife is the only thing that can help at all. It won’t take the pain away but for fleeting moments, knowing that their angel is in fact safe and happy, can provide small windows of peace.

Mathy Downing is a parent who has had to survive the unsurvivable — losing a child. At the tender age of 12 years old, her daughter Candace passed away. The most crippling and horrific part was that it could have been avoided.

For most of us growing up, we watched our parents put their trust in doctors. At that time, medications were more of a last resort for any problem or illness. Unfortunately, in the current times, pharmaceutical drugs are prescribed at an astronomical rate.

Sadly, Candace’s life was unfairly taken from her because she was a causality of this epidemic.

( “They’re Not Gone”, excerpt from Chapter 13 –An Angel Like No Other, pg. 194)

( excerpt of Mathy speaking to Psychic Medium, Ricky Wood about her daughter Candace )

“You’re right,” Mathy responded sadly. “She was not depressed, she was put on anti-depressants not for depression, but for anxiety, and she did take her own life.” Mathy already knew unequivocally that Candace was not depressed and that the drugs she was prescribed caused it. At that moment she felt understood watching Ricky’s reaction. After a roller coaster ride of medications, Candace met an untimely death.

Although Mathy already believed in the afterlife and our own innate ability to receive messages from our loved ones, Mathy was comforted by Ricky Wood’s ability to understand the absolute devastation that she felt. She was also amazed by his ability to ’see’ her at a future event and provide advice.

( “They’re Not Gone”, excerpt from Chapter 13 –An Angel Like No Other, pg. 195)

“Mathy,” Ricky continued, “I see you standing at a podium in front of hundreds of people. BE STRONG. You have to be strong because they want to see your tears.” Ricky continued adamantly, “You have got to be strong. You can’t cry in front of them because that is what they want to see.” Six months later, Mathy was standing at a podium in front of hundreds of people addressing the FDA. She stood tall and strong telling them,  on“I am not impressed with you sitting back in your ivory towers passing judgment on our children, and our children’s blood is your hands.” She did not cry. This statement was replayed in the New York Times, World News Tonight, Fox, MSNBC, and the Today Show. Even at a medical conference, the head speaker quoted her in discussing the corruption of the drug industry in marketing drugs, over medication in our society, and how they are being used to make a buck.

Mathy Downing and her family continue to tirelessly advocate for parents and children’s rights to be informed of the potential tragic side effects of medicating children. Their strength and determination will save countless lives– sparing others the unthinkable grief from losing a child .

The death of a child is unfair, excruciatingly painful, and will probably never completely leave you. But my hope is that you will find some peace knowing that the love you and your child share will never die. It can’t. Your child is a spirit who is still with you today.

They’re Not Gone.

Wishing You Love & Peace,

A.P. Morris    you can learn more on Candace’s story here

http://www.cchrint.org/videos/drugs/the-candace-downing-story/


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bizarrocode

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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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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    large_bbpark

    Obama has won the 2008 election. Yes we Can. Yes we Did. Now what? It has been one heck of a ride and in some ways many of us are just exhausted. This is only the beginning folks! The journey has now started.

    Mr. Obama you promised many things and you also said there would be sacrifices…

    But this time there a few things we can’t let slip by.

    1. Healthcare – this time we mean it. Folks it’s up to us, contact your representative (especially the newly elected ones) and let them know the time is now!
    2. Oil Dependency – I don’t care if we come up with a car that runs on Pop-Tarts. Put true incentives in place that will help researchers come up with alternatives that work!
    3. Oil Dependency pt 2– We know if we reduce our crackheaded addiction to oil, maybe just maybe our military conflicts would lessen.
    4. Immigration Reform – A comprehensive plan that requires learning our culture, learning the language, and no felonies for a specified period of time…then citizenship!
    5. Taxes – stick to your gameplan. There are many who believe this won’t work. But heck, if Teddy Roosevelt could do it so can Obama.

    These are just five things to focus on people. Spread the word. Write the letter. Post the blog. Make the call. These five items are just a start. But what a difference they would make!

    One last thing Mr. Obama….reach across and include the Republican Party…it might be tough but it needs to happen.

    Congratulations!

    att00050

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    large_bbpark

    Obama has won the 2008 election. Yes we Can. Yes we Did. Now what? It has been one heck of a ride and in some ways many of us are just exhausted. This is only the beginning folks! The journey has now started.

    Mr. Obama you promised many things and you also said there would be sacrifices…

    But this time there a few things we can’t let slip by.

    1. Healthcare – this time we mean it. Folks it’s up to us, contact your representative (especially the newly elected ones) and let them know the time is now!
    2. Oil Dependency – I don’t care if we come up with a car that runs on Pop-Tarts. Put true incentives in place that will help researchers come up with alternatives that work!
    3. Oil Dependency pt 2– We know if we reduce our crackheaded addiction to oil, maybe just maybe our military conflicts would lessen.
    4. Immigration Reform – A comprehensive plan that requires learning our culture, learning the language, and no felonies for a specified period of time…then citizenship!
    5. Taxes – stick to your gameplan. There are many who believe this won’t work. But heck, if Teddy Roosevelt could do it so can Obama.

    These are just five things to focus on people. Spread the word. Write the letter. Post the blog. Make the call. These five items are just a start. But what a difference they would make!

    One last thing Mr. Obama….reach across and include the Republican Party…it might be tough but it needs to happen.

    Congratulations!

    att00050

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    One of these guys is going to end up YOUR President of the United States! So many of us complain about what we DON’T want! This is a time to have a voice for what you DO want. If you are anti-war…. vote for the candidate who is pro-peace! If you want better healthcare reform vote for the person who wants affordable healthcare. The choice is up to you.

    There are so many negative posts about Obama and McCain (some are downright nasty). It makes one want to walk away from the media B.S., have a Pop-Tart and a diet Faygo rather than vote.

    This election has forced the Democrats and the Republicans to really listen to what the average person wants! Not just the select few (who usually decide these political outcomes).

    There are some out there who believe the average American doesn’t have the political background to make a well-informed decision.  So read what you can, view what you can, read blogs, newspaper articles, watch the networks, CNN, MSNBC, & Fox News.

    The political hierarchy is watching to see if the average American is concerned about this election, but lets take this one step further.  Folks, whenever you can, wherever you can, vote on the LOCAL level also.  Voting for representatives in your own community is just as important if not more than the big elections.

    Young Americans, you could make or break this Presidential election.  You have a voice that will echo for decades to come.  So Register.  Vote.  Vote!

    It is my hope that we have record turn outs for this election.  Pass it on.  Tell others to register now.

    The positive aspect of any election is the right to be heard with your vote.

    The more who vote the louder the voice!

    P.S. my apologies to the makers of diet Faygo.

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