Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The National Anthem More Than A Song by Dr Ada M Fisher

Dr Ada M Fisher
On September 13, 1914 from his perch in Maryland, Francis Scott Key in observing the bombing of the British upon Baltimore’s Ft. McHenry in the War of 1812, penned the words "Defence of Fort M'Henrys”.   This popular patriotic lyric paired with a English drinking song, "To Anacreon in Heaven"  was a rallying cry which would become our National Anthem entitled, the Star Spangled Banner.   In 1889 the US  Navy  recognized  The Star Spangled Banner, which was later adopted by a resolution of the US Congress  on  March 3, 1931 as our National Anthem. 
The dissension leading to the war of 1812 ironically stemmed from the British Navy’s practice of impressment - - the taking of people into their navy or service of the British government by force or compulsion against their will.  It had little to do with conditions in this nation but the freedoms sought by the USA from those nations imposing trade rules or practices which skimmed the best from this country.  My all black high school class of 1966 witnessed approximately 10% of its young men drafted for the Vietnam War and most of them served brilliantly in a cause unpopular with many at home.  I stand and salute these brave souls who served at their nation's beck and call.
It is sheer folly that Colin Kaepernick in refusing to stand for the National Anthem sites his displeasure with the treatment of people  of color resulting in persistent inequities.  Yet, his persistent unemployment in football speaks volumes to all those posturing on the sidelines as they take their huge paychecks home and seemingly do little to help the less fortunate while proclaiming their support.  Talk is cheap from the professional athletic leagues which kidnap television and other media  outlets  for revenue, to fill their viewing slots.  Cities which fund stadiums do not have adequate assurances  of reimbursements which could have been used to help the less fortunate while billionaire owners  to a large extent get off skimming citizen's revenue tax free. No player is worth $20 million plus per year playing a ball game with so few contributing  wealth to their communities with exceptions like a Magic Johnson in his entrepreneurial  Magic Theaters or LeBron James’ 42 million dollars for scholarships to the youth of his hometown Akron, Ohio.  But what has professional athletics done to stem the tide of substance abuse or violence against women by its member athletes who act as their slaves.  Usurping Sunday and replacing religious worship with the pleasures of sporting events has become but a knife in the heart of our moral solidarity, motivating some religiously inclined to act.
We should have these conversations about societal disparities; however the government can not solve the problems.  Individuals,  businesses and organizations  must  step to the plate protecting constitutional mandates.  Love him or hate him, refusal of an opportunity to ask for a conversation with the President of the  United States, if his invitation to the White House is genuine would be most appropriate.  Demeaning the current and other Presidents regardless of ones side of the aisle belittles this nation’s government.  The President  in not honoring traditions without  interjecting caustic  poison pills does little to foster a united nation. The invective's calling one out of ones name is never publicly appropriate  when directed at this nation's citizens -- this is behavior unbecoming of our President.                       
Alejandro Villanuella, a Pittsburgh Steeler who is a graduate of West Point and served  as a Ranger in Afghanistan, came out of the tunnel  to be counted during the National  Anthem while others remained undercover thereby not publically counted.  He showed what it is to have “skin in the game” on and off the field  by taking a stand. The right to peacefully protest is a given in this nation and should not be demeaned.  Likewise employers have a right to dictate conduct if you represent their organization.   
The three criteria needed to run for the presidency include being a natural born citizen, a resident of 14 years and at least 35 years old, all of which Donald J. Trump possesses.  He is the president so get over that.  The Republican Party must be charged, as should those who voted for Trump, to elevate his game in reflecting the American Greatness he espouses. 
The National Anthem’s 3rd and 4th verses say much:
             A home and a country should leave us no more!, , ,    
             And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
             O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand . . .
     Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Ada M. Fisher, MD, MPH is a licensed teacher; former county school board member;  gifted  speaker; retired physician; former Medical Director in a Fortune 500 company; author of Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Good for What Ails Us Book 1 (available through Amazon.com) and is the NC Republican National Committeewoman.

Walmart and Nestlé are spearheading a massive change in food expiration dates

When you pick up a box of cereal or a carton of eggs, it might say any one of these: "Sell by," "Display until," "Best before," or "Use by."

The actual expiration date — when the food is no longer safe to eat — is often difficult to figure out.
To clear that up, 50 of the world’s biggest food and retail companies — including Campbell, Walmart, Kellogg, and Nestlé — are changing their expiration labels exclusively to "Use by" by 2020. The food retailers, which are part of the Consumer Goods Forum Board (CGFB), voted unanimously on the change September 20.
The board determined that confusing labeling is one of the leading causes of food waste around the world, since consumers might be unsure if a particular item still okay to eat. In the US, an estimated 40% of food that is bought is thrown out. Globally, about 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted, which contributes to 8% of annual greenhouse gases.
"Standardizing food date labels is a simple and effective way to reduce the amount of edible food thrown out by households, saving them money and reducing their environmental footprint," The Consumer Goods Forum said in a press release.
Beyond the environmental benefits, the board notes that simplifying labels could save consumers money. The average American family tosses out $1,500 worth of groceries annually, according to the forum. In the UK, that figure is $947.

In addition to the label change, the companies have devised a plan to educate consumers about food waste by partnering with manufacturers, government agencies, and NGOs.

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Government Paid the NFL to Stand For the National Anthem Over $12 Million Video

From 2011-2014, the Department of Defense spent $5.4 million in contracts with 14 NFL teams for flag ceremonies. The National Guard got in on the action too, and gave $6.7 million to the NFL for the same kind of thing from 2013 to 2015.
Stephen A Smith clip from ESPN's "First Take" explaining how the NFL was paid to look patriotic by having players stand on field when National Anthem is played
Via LawNewz
Before 2009, football players standing for the national anthem wasn’t even a thing. The teams stayed in the locker room until after “and the hoooome of the braaaave,” and then ran onto the field. No one was offended, and no one was on cable news eliciting tears from disrespected military families. But then, the Department of Defense and the National Guard got involved. They began to pay the NFL millions of dollars to have ostentatious flag ceremonies before games. If the waste of taxpayer money isn’t gross enough, grab your barf bag as you learn about the motivation behind the expenditure. The DOD and the National Guard were marketing to sports fans. The concept was that if sports fans saw their favorite athletes standing for the Star Spangled Banner, or saluting the flag, they’d emulate that behavior and become more patriotic themselves. Kind of like the nationalist version of a Nike endorsement contract. I’ll leave open the question of why the U.S. government didn’t also see fit to sponsor other praiseworthy behavior by high-profile athletes, such as living non-violent personal lives, refraining from using illicit substances, and paying taxes.

Fans Pissed At NFL Players Not Standing for Flag and National Anthem


Money for Refugees None For Seniors Cost of Living Increase

When will Congress learn you take care of your own before all others?
The High Cost of Resettling MiddleEastern Refugees

Given limited funds, relocation to the U.S. may not be the most effective way to help
As Americans continue to debate what to do about the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East, this analysis attempts to estimate the costs of resettling refugees from that region in the United States. Although we do not consider all costs, our best estimate is that in their first five years in the United States each refugee from the Middle East costs taxpayers $64,370 — 12 times what the UN estimates it costs to care for one refugee in neighboring Middle Eastern countries. The cost of resettlement includes heavy welfare use by Middle Eastern refugees; 91 percent receive food stamps and 68 percent receive cash assistance. Costs also include processing refugees, assistance given to new refugees, and aid to refugee-receiving communities. Given the high costs of resettling refugees in the United States, providing for them in neighboring countries in the Middle East may be a more cost-effective way to help them.
Among the findings of this analysis:
On average, each Middle Eastern refugee resettled in the United States costs an estimated $64,370 in the first five years, or $257,481 per household.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has requested $1,057 to care for each Syrian refugee annually in most countries neighboring Syria.

For what it costs to resettle one Middle Eastern refugee in the United States for five years, about 12 refugees can be helped in the Middle East for five years, or 61 refugees can be helped for one year.

Kiss Take Shot At Colin Kaepernick - Honor Veterans, Say Pledge, Play National Anthem VIDEO

KISS is one of the biggest rock and roll bands of all time, and they just made a huge statement about the American flag. Right after they brought the flag out on stage, things got very interesting. This came as a big surprise to many...
During a concert, KISS took a shot at Colin Kaepernick who refuses to stand for the National Anthem, presented a $150,000 check to a veterans organization, recited the pledge of allegiance and played a killer version of The Star Spangled Banner.

Sunday, September 24, 2017


AZ Senator John McCain Is A Bald Face Liar on Repealing Obamacare Video

FLASHBACK: RINO John McCain Campaigns on Repealing Obamacare
WATCH McCain Lie
Every time he opens his mouth he says "bipartisan", "bipartisan", "bipartisan". If that is what he wants to be then he should run as an Independent. Not as a Republican. Let a true Republican run for Senate in the state of Arizona. The RNC should permanently kick this guy out of the Republican party.
Chris Cross1
McCain is a Manchurian candidate. He's a puppet for the Democratic Party and special interests. He's a mole and his sole purpose is to harm conservatism on behalf of his masters. He's a traitor and a saboteur.
He is a monster. Played the war hero card too long and now he's using his cancer as an excuse
John is nothing more than a bitter, vindictive contrarian who fails to represent conservative policy or sentiment. This is all about Trump (id est, McCain) in McCain's increasingly narrow ability to find composure and sensibility toward a healthcare policy that actually works for most Americans and reduces costs.
John McCain has been lying for years to get elected and reelected. I remember him flip flopping on immigration to win reelection, than flip flop again on the same issue right after the election was over. This guy has been lying for as long as he is old, but Arizonians keep electing him.
He should resign from office or switch over to the Democrat party.
As corrupt, addled and diseased old coot to ever hold federal office. The POW-Hero account was overdrawn decades ago.
This satanic faggot is seconds away from burning in eternal hellfire
Does not give me much faith with the people in Arizona if they keep voting for McShame. He is such a liar and a disgrace.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

115th US Congress The Leader's Weekly Schedule - Week of 9/25/17

Leader's Weekly Schedule
On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 2061 - North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen / Foreign Affairs Committee)

2) H.Res. 311 - Recognizing that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joaquin Castro / Foreign Affairs Committee)

3) S. 1141 - Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen / Foreign Affairs Committee)

4) H.R. 2519 - The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tim Walz / Financial Services Committee)

5) H.R. 1235 - Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Richard Neal / Financial Services Committee)

6) H.R. ____ - Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Brady / Ways and Means Committee)

7) S. 810 - To facilitate construction of a bridge on certain property in Christian County, Missouri, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

8) H.R. ___- Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Brian Mast / Veterans Affairs Committee)
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

H.R. 2824 - Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Adrian Smith / Ways and Means Committee)

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 4:00 p.m. for legislative business.

On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.

On Friday, the House is not in session. No votes are expected in the House.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) S. 327 - Fair Access to Investment Research Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Sen. Dean Heller / Financial Services Committee)

2) H.R. 3229 - To protect the safety of judges by extending the authority of the Judicial Conference to redact sensitive information contained in their financial disclosure reports, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries / Judiciary Committee)
H.R. 2792 - Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Kristi Noem / Ways and Means Committee)

Additional Legislative Items are Possible
Committee activity for the week of September 25 can be found here.

Friday, September 22, 2017

RAND PAUL : 'I won't be bribed or bullied' on Obamacare vote... EFFORT WAS 'FAKE'...

RAND: 'I won't be bribed or bullied' on Obamacare vote...

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) pushed back on Friday against pressure from President Trump to vote for a last-ditch GOP effort in the Senate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, saying that he "won't be bribed or bullied."
In an early-morning tweet, Trump warned Paul that if he failed to vote for Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy's (R-La.) health-care proposal, he would forever be known as "'the Republican who saved ObamaCare.'"
But in a series of tweets following the president's post, Paul contended that the Graham-Cassidy measure does not fulfill the GOP's longtime promise to repeal the ACA, and ultimately keeps ObamaCare's taxes and spending.
  No one is more opposed to Obamacare than I am, and I've voted multiple times for repeal. The current bill isn't repeal.

I won't vote for Obamacare Lite that keeps 90% of the taxes & spending just so some people can claim credit for something that didn't happen Read More