Arkansas Vets Coalition

Veterans, Reserves and Active Duty from all parts of Arkansas and across the nation, coming together to support those persons who best exemplify the principles on which our nation was founded - Fiscal Responsibility, Independent & self-sustaining, Freedoms GUARANTEED by our Constitution and Bill of Rights, serving our country not for personal gain but for the common good!!
WE are dedicated to making a difference once more.
We have served in all branches of military beginning with the Revolutionary WAR and continuing in every conflict to include more recently from beaches of Normandy, in jungles of SE Asia, to conflicts in Bosnia, Somalia, The Gulf War, Iraqi Freedom, all through the Cold War Period of 1945 - 1991, dedicating our lives to fighting terrorism in both Afghanistan and Iraq,
we now arise to serve again, fighting to reclaim our country and the principals upon which is was founded!!.


29 October 2011

Your Medical Privacy– Another ObamaCare Casualty

The following is exactly what I identified hidden in the Manager's Amendment  which was included in OBAMA Care .  Another Casualty is Second Amendment Rights concerning ownership of not only personal guns but the ammo use with them.   DHHS is also required to collect info about ownership which is also hidden in the manager's Amendment!!!


I ask you,


Your Medical Privacy–
Another ObamaCare Casualty


by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.

It was a sad day recently when a married menopausal woman learned that her recent Pap test was positive for human papilloma virus (HPV). “How could this happen?” she asked. “I have not had sex with anyone but my husband since we married 30 years ago.”

Over the past year, her husband had several trips overseas for weeks at the time. She suspected the positive HPV indicated he had been unfaithful, but when she asked him, he said, “Oh, it can be latent for a long time.”

I showed her my records from 2008 and 2009: Paps were HPV negative. Her newly positive HPV likely means her husband had had sex with an infected person during his travels. She broke down weeping.

HPV is an increasingly prevalent sexually transmitted disease that can hit women of all ages and increases the risk of invasive cervical cancer—another reason she was upset about becoming HPV positive. She now faced hard decisions. As she left, I felt sad watching her suffer with the impact of this news on her marriage.

This kind of painful situation happens daily in doctors’ offices. Such personal and private pain should remain between the patient, physician, and family.

My patients are horrified at the idea that such personal health information could be released to a government database, open to anyone with access to the system. But your privacy is another casualty of the damage caused by Obamacare’s new rules and regulations governing health professionals.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released new federal regulation that requires private health insurance companies to give health records of every person they insure to the government.

Although government jargon in the HHS rules distracts from their real goal, the end result is clear: government bureaucrats would have access to the health records from all private insurance companies—including yours—whether you want them to or not.

Under the new rules, the Federal government will own and control your medical records, without your permission. The government will be your new “overlord” controlling your medical information on federal computers in a federal database. You will no longer be able to control who sees your medical information.

The most personal aspects of your life are slated to be sent to Washington by your private insurance carrier for all your medical visits. This provides individual medical data for the federally run Comparative Effectiveness Research coordinating panel of experts. This panel of government-appointed experts, copying the rationing approach in Britain, will decide what treatment is allowed for individuals, based on government criteria such as:
  • cost of treatment
  • effectiveness as determined by government experts
  • your “quality life years” remaining 
Beyond privacy issues, there is major concern about safety of your medical information when hackers can penetrate even highly secure federal agency computers such as the Pentagon, VA, and Department of Defense. Hackers stole millions of medical records from the Veterans Administration, and patients were at risk for identity theft.

David Blumenthal, M.D., the President’s former “health information czar,” admitted that “no infrastructure exists in most areas of the country for secure health information exchange among providers and between providers and consumers.”

Medical privacy? The Obama administration’s health czars seem more concerned about power and control over your medical care than protection of your private medical information.

In summary, the Obamacare “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” of 2010 and the “Stimulus Bill” of 2009 gave the federal government total control of very personal aspects of your life:
  • money that is currently in the private healthcare sector
  • your private personal and family health information
  • your access to timely medical care
  • the types of treatment you will be allowed to have, based on your age and value to society 
If you value your privacy and freedom to choose your medical treatment, then you need to consider candidates in 2012 who vow to defund, dismantle, and repeal Obamacare. We need patient-centered reform that puts freedom back into our hands as our Founders intended. Ronald Reagan warned: Socialism begins with government control of medicine.

Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. is a preventive and climacteric medicine specialist with medical practices in Tucson AZ and Dallas TX that take an integrated approach to evaluation and treatment of women and men with complex medical and hormonal problems. Dr. Vliet is also President of International Health Strategies, Ltd., whose mission is twofold: liberty and privacy in treatment options and preservation of the Oath of Hippocrates focus on the individual patient.

Dr. Vliet is the 2007 recipient of the Voice of Women award from the Arizona Foundation for Women for her pioneering advocacy for the overlooked hormone connections in women’s health. Dr. Vliet received her M.D. degree and internship in Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, then completed specialty training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Vliet is a Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Vliet has appeared on FOX NEWS, Cavuto, Stuart Varney Show, Fox and Friends and syndicated radio shows across the country addressing the economic and medical impact of the new healthcare bill.

Dr. Vliet's books include: It’s My Ovaries, Stupid!; Screaming To Be Heard: Hormonal Connections Women Suspect-- And Doctors STILL Ignore; Women, Weight and Hormones; The Savvy Woman's Guide to PCOS, The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Testosterone. Dr. Vliet’s medical and educational website is

18 September 2011

More on 'hidden' Obamacare Taxes

Political Friend, Ross Ingrando shares this important Information.

The National Association of REALTORS is all over this and working to get it repealed, before it takes effect. But, I am very pleased we aren't the only ones who know about
this ploy to steal billions from unsuspecting homeowners. How many REALTORS do you think will vote Democratic in 2012?

Did you know that if you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8% sales tax on it? That's $3,800 on a $100,000 home, etc. When did this happen? It's in the health care bill and goes into effect in 2013.

Why 2013? Could it be to come to light AFTER the 2012 elections? So, this is "change you can believe in"?

Thus, If you sell a $400,000 home, there will be a $15,200 tax. This bill is set to screw the retiring generation who often downsize their homes. Does this make your November and 2012 vote more important?

I hope you inform those persons in your circle of influence. VOTERS NEED TO KNOW!!

Now, this should make you think!!!!

Our Department of Justice?

Little by little the subtle changes come until one day we will wake up and be the United Socialist States of America. 2012 is just around the corner so get and stay engaged as if our nation depended on it because it does!!!!!

U.S. Department of Justice ditches red, white, and blue stars and stripes.

Well, how interesting! It seems the U.S. Department of Justice has changed its web site.


are the colorful red, white, and blue U.S. Flag decorations on the page, the kind of graphics you would expect to find on a Federal Government webpage

Replaced with stark black and white.  [ODD, this was also the color of the SS uniforms and a noted color associated with stealth or intelligence gathering]

And at the top of the page, is a rather interesting quote:

"The common law is the will of mankind, issuing from the life of the people."

Catchy, huh? Just one tiny little (might be too small to be relevant obviously) point --

the quote is from C. Wilfred Jenks, who in the 1930's was a leading proponent of the "international law" movement, which had as its goal to impose global common law and which backed 'global workers' rights.'

Call it Marxism, call it Progressivism, call it Socialism -- Call it whatever you like but under any of those names, it definitely makes the DOJ look seriously corrupt in their new website presentation with Marxist accessories to match.

See for yourself:

How very interesting that 'they' couldn't find a nice quote from one of our Founders.
People, we have lost our Republic. This is an example of the slow, methodical misuse of power our current government is doing as they lead us to socialism, thus destroying our republic as we have known it.

Get ready for 2012


  ------ Restore the values of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ------

Please ----- pass this information on to other Voters in your Political contacts list ASAP!


Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak.

Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Winston Churchilll

Folks,   many of you are not old enough to have first hand knowledge concerning Prohibition of Alcohol.  but a study of the "great idea" which would reform the American Society, had MANY unforeseen, disastrous consequences.  I firmly believe the government DOES NOT have the right to MANDATE any SOCIAL BEHAVIOR  because the citizens WILL REBEL against invasion of personal choice in this country upon which a basic tenet or foundation of our democratic republic was founded .. The enactment of 'Obamacare' can be compared to Prohibition.  as such an invasion, an overstepping of the role of a Federal Government and outside the bounds of not only our Constitution but the 'Rule of Law' precedents which have been set over the last 200 years..  Too many states are AFRAID to act under  Article 10 of our Constitution.. Because they have been MADE dependent on the Federal Government 'handouts' known as grants, subsidies, etc... Each State is meant to be a big part of the Checks and Balances of our Constitution as well as the Voting citizenry of this Country..

For any one who does not have a copy of the Legislative parts of this "Affordable Health Care Act' you can contact me directly.. I can send you ALL 7.000 or so pages which made up the substance of this fiasco which will end up bankrupting not only our  State Governments who are bearing the major brunt of the cost, but heavily impacting our Federal Entitlement Budget as well .. check the figures from Massachusetts State Health Care Costs after 6 years  of implementation.. this is the prototype for the Federal version...  The Costs have come in at 4-5 times expected or projected overall cost!!!  European Countries are seeing the same results with less than stellar outcomes from Health Care., This is what we can truly expect from this Social experiment!!!

22 August 2011

Court tells Hawaii officials to explain Obama's birth records

For those who have been following the eligibility "birther" issue, the latest developments are:

Show cause' hearing will determine why subpoena rejected

Article by Jerome R. Corsi

California attorney Orly Taitz today secured an order from United States District Court Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi demanding representatives of the Hawaii Department of Health appear in federal court Sept. 14 to show why Taitz should be prevented from seeing whatever original 1961 documents the agency has on record regarding Barack Obama's birth.

Taitz returned to federal court in Honolulu today after Hawaii DOH officials presented her with a letter refusing to comply with her subpoena on grounds that Hawaii privacy laws prevented officials from releasing Obama birth records to the public.

"It's ridiculous," Taitz told WND.

Anyone with a small knowledge of Court Rules and Procedure knows this action by the State of Hawaii officials to deny a Federal Court subpoena is tantamount to a 'Contempt of Court Ruling'
This action additionally lends credence to the allegations of ineligibility due to not complying with the Constitutional requirement of "natural born" which HAS BEEN DEFINED by numerous Federal court rulings over the past 150 years in several Supreme Court cases ..   [Defined as: both parents are native born citizens, child is born in the defined borders of the United States or Territories, of parents serving in the military, diplomatic service, ETAL with exceptions for US citizens on vacation outside the US, child of a native born citizen and a permanent resident align of 5 years or more.] 

The adage 'actions speak louder than words' leads a reasonable person to the thought and questions of:

  1. Why has there been such a concerted effort to 'hide' this information?
  2. Why has this become such an issue?
  3. Why did the State Election Officers NOT verify the eligibility in the first place which is required by State Law?
  4. Why has not one of these State Election Officials been willing to review the issue openly to settle the debate?
  5. Why is the State of Hawaii not willing to provide information which is of public record and can be released under a FOIA request?  [what is the State trying to hide?]
  6. If BHO was ADOPTED BY SATORO,  where is the official record filed of this adoption [which of itself invalidates any eligibility]?
  7. Why has there been such a concerted effort to keep this information 'hidden' even when the Democratic Party adherents were willing to attack then Candidate, Senator John McCain because he was born in the Canal Zone of two American Citizens, one who was on active military duty which automatically provides special exceptions for any children born during that assignment , with the Canal Zone at that time being a territorial entity of the US?
  8. Why would the White House release such a blatantly and openly fraudulent document to represent the official Long Form Birth Certificate?  [I was born during this time frame.. ALL Birth Certificates of this era are stored on microfiche, printing one gives you a negative style copy, NEVER printed on 'safety paper' and it DOES NOT HAVE a book binder fold in the reproduction!]
  9. Why so many unanswered questions without definitive answers? just evasive actions to keep from any questions being answered?
The cumulative collection of all the denials and evasive actions, truly makes a logical everyday person wonder, "why all the fuss, why not just produce the document and be done with it.. "

Or is the reason for all this fuss because the truth is  - Barrack Hussein Obama IS NOT ELIGIBLE to hold the office of President, it was ASSUMED he was eligible because he was an elected Senator [qualifications for holding the office of Senator DOES NOT require you to be "natural born citizen"], A number of State Election Officials and other politician's 'careers' would go down the drain if this issue is proven because they in their official capacity DID NOT assert complete "due diligence" in verifying qualification documents, and the ramifications of what a falsely elected 'President' would have on our governmental system..

To this citizen,  the total evidence speaks of a concerted and coordinated conspiratorial effort to 'scam' the citizenry of the US into believing a falsehood and for what reason?

20 August 2011

SSA Cola Watch – August Report (Updated Monthly)

Background: Under current law Social Security determines whether there will be a COLA for the succeeding year and its amount in October each year by comparing the average CPI-W (Consumer Piece Index – Urban Wage Earners And Clerical Employees) for July through September of that same year to the average CPI-W for July through September of the last year which produced a COLA. I call this the “baseline .” This year, the baseline we are working from is the period from July through September, 2008, which generated a 5.8% COLA in 2009. T

for more into read full post

19 August 2011

Historical Reminder.. History DOES REPEAT!!

The following was sent to me by an older cousin, Charles Bowen

If you are a student of History, you will strongly recognize the parallel between the two administrations.. It has been soundly PROVEN,  the economic policies of the early Roosevelt Administration profoundly acerbated the depressionary economy with only the onset of World War II being the stimulus which brought our country out of that economic state.  The US Economy, can not afford another 4 years of the present administration's "blundering in the dark" lack of definitive leadership and economic policies which are proving to be useless and ineffective as the early efforts of the Roosevelt Administration.

The Federal Government can not create jobs, it CAN create a productive environment by getting out of the way, removing hindering regulations, rescinding oppressive EPA rules which do not make any common sense, repeal or drastically revise the so called Patient Affordable Health Care Act A.K.A. OBAMACARE which is based on Massachusetts State Health care [check out recent information of the TRUE COST of this program which is 4x original predictions],  Streamline processes, review effectiveness of and consolidate duplicate agencies within the bureaucracy of the Federal sector allowing the full faith and strength of the US Capitalism to revitalize into full steam ahead optimism.  Reduction of the massive amount of  out of control overspending  with a focus on overall dept reduction,   then and only then will our depressed economy have the confidence to affect any recovery and begin to be productive to the level of strength which is needed across ALL sectors of the economy.

The rebuilding and strengthening begins from bottom up, not top down.

11 August 2011

DOD Identifies Service Members Killed In CH-47 Crash

                 The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of 30 servicemembers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed.

The following sailors assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit were killed: 

  •                 Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, of Shreveport, La., 
  •                 Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais, 44, of Santa Barbara, Calif., 
  •                 Special Warfare Operator Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff, 34, of Green Forest, Ark., 
  •                 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Senior Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Kraig M. Vickers 36, of Kokomo, Hawaii,  
  •                 Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Brian R. Bill, 31, of Stamford, Conn., 
  •                 Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) John W. Faas, 31, of Minneapolis, Minn.
  •                 Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kevin A. Houston, 35, of West Hyannisport, Mass.
  •                 Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Matthew D. Mason, 37, of Kansas City, Mo., 
  •                 Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Stephen M. Mills, 35, of Fort Worth, Texas, 
  •                 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist/Diver) Nicholas H. Null, 30, of Washington, W.Va.
  •                 Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Robert J. Reeves, 32, of Shreveport, La., 
  •                 Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Heath M. Robinson, 34, of Detroit, Mich., 
  •                 Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Darrik C. Benson, 28, of Angwin, Calif. 
  •                 Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Parachutist) Christopher G. Campbell, 36, of Jacksonville, N.C., 
  •                 Information Systems Technician Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist) Jared W. Day, 28, of Taylorsville, Utah, 
  •                 Master-at-Arms Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) John Douangdara, 26, of South Sioux City, Neb., 
  •                 Cryptologist Technician (Collection) Petty Officer 1st Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) Michael J. Strange, 25, of Philadelphia, Pa., 
  •                 Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL/Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist) Jon T. Tumilson, 35, of Rockford, Iowa, 
  •                 Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Aaron C. Vaughn, 30, of Stuart, Fla., and 
  •                 Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jason R. Workman, 32, of Blanding, Utah.  
 The following sailors assigned to a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit were killed: 
  •                 Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class (SEAL) Jesse D. Pittman, 27, of Ukiah, Calif., and 
  •                 Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Nicholas P. Spehar, 24, of Saint Paul, Minn. 
The soldiers killed were:  

  •                 Chief Warrant Officer David R. Carter, 47, of Centennial, Colo.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Aurora, Colo.; 
  •                 Chief Warrant Officer Bryan J. Nichols, 31, of Hays, Kan.  He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.; 
  •                 Sgt. Patrick D. Hamburger, 30, of Lincoln, Neb.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), Grand Island, Neb.; 
  •                 Sgt. Alexander J. Bennett, 24, of Tacoma, Wash.  He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan.; and 
  •                 Spc. Spencer C. Duncan, 21, of Olathe, Kan.  He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan. 
The airmen killed were: 

  •      Tech. Sgt. John W. Brown, 33, of Tallahassee, Fla.; 
  •      Staff Sgt. Andrew W. Harvell, 26, of Long Beach, Calif.; and 
  •      Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Zerbe, 28, of York, Pa.  

                All three airmen were assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Field, N.C. 

                For more information about the sailors, media may contact Lt. Arlo Abrahamson at 757-763-2007 or 757-620-3109. 

                For more information on Carter, media may contact the Colorado National Guard public affairs office at 720-250-1053. 

                For more information on Nichols, Bennett and Duncan, media may contact the 11th Aviation Command public affairs office at 502-626-5746 or 502-851-3466. 

                For more information on Hamburger, media may contact the Nebraska National Guard public affairs office at 402-309-7302 or 402-309-7303. 

                For more information about the airmen, media may contact the Air Force Special Operations Command public affairs office at 850-884-5515.

07 August 2011

Fort Smith Arkansas Heat Records & Other Locations

For the Trivia Buffs

by Chris Dolce and Jonathan Erdman, Meteorologists
One of the hottest summers in decades continues to scorch areas from the Southern Plains to the Southeast, at times reaching into the East, as well.

Numerous all-time record highs have fallen by the wayside since late May, some of which have stood since the "Dust Bowl" of the mid 1930s!

Below we've compiled a list of the most notable heat records over the past two-plus months, broken down into categories such as "all-time highs", "hottest months", "heat streaks", and even notably hot low temperatures.

If this list seems long, well...that's the point. There are so many impressive records being set!

This information was provided by various National Weather Service resources.

All-Time Record High
       Ft. Smith, Ark. - 115 degrees on August 3 (records since 1882)

Hottest July 
     Fort Smith, Ark. - Hottest July on record

Hottest June on Record
      Ft. Smith, Ark.

Heat Streaks & Days of 90+ or 100+ Heat
      Getting stuck in a rut is no fun, particularly if that rut is a streak of intense heat.
         Fort Smith, Ark. - 33 consecutive 100-degree days through August 6 is a new all-time record streak.
 I don't know about you, but I have lived in Arkansas for many years. I am an Arkansas native, but I can not remember a summer like this one in the last 50 years.. Even my home town of Harrison set a new all time high temp record of 112 this past week.

Stay hydrated, be careful if you have to be out in the heat!!   Educate yourself as to the signs of heat stroke.
AR Traveler

29 July 2011

Missing World War II Soldiers Indentified

From:  U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) 

 The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Monday that the remains 12 U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors.                    They are Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Jack E. Volz, 21, of Indianapolis; 2nd Lt. Regis E. Dietz, 28, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 2nd Lt. Edward J. Lake, 25, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 2nd Lt. Martin P. Murray, 21, of Lowell, Mass.; 2nd Lt. William J. Shryock, 23, of Gary, Ind.; Tech. Sgt. Robert S. Wren, 25, of Seattle, Wash.; Tech. Sgt. Hollis R. Smith, 22, of Cove, Ark.; Staff Sgt. Berthold A. Chastain, 27, Dalton, Ga.; Staff Sgt. Clyde L. Green, 24, Erie, Pa.; Staff Sgt. Frederick E. Harris, 23, Medford, Mass.; Staff Sgt. Claude A. Ray, 24, Coffeyville, Kan.; and Staff Sgt. Claude G. Tyler, 24, Landover, Md. The remains representing the entire crew will be buried as a group, in a single casket, Aug. 4 in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C.  Eight of the airmen were identified and buried as individuals during previous ceremonies.  Shryock, Green and Harris were also individually identified and will be interred individually at Arlington on the same day as the group interment. 
                  These 12 airmen were ordered to carry out a reconnaissance mission in their B-24D Liberator, taking off from an airfield near Port Moresby, New Guinea, on Oct. 27, 1943. Allied plans were being formulated to mount an attack on the Japanese redoubt at Rabaul, New Britain.  American strategists considered it critical to take Rabaul in order to support the eventual invasion of the Philippines.  The crew's assigned area of reconnaissance was the nearby shipping lanes in the Bismarck Sea.  But during their mission, they were radioed to land at a friendly air strip nearby due to poor weather conditions.  The last radio transmission from the crew did not indicate their location, and in the following weeks, multiple searches over land and sea areas did not locate the aircraft. 
                  Following World War II, the Army Graves Registration Service conducted investigations and searches for 43 missing airmen, including these airmen, in the area but concluded in June 1949 that they were unrecoverable.
                  In August 2003, a team from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) received information on a crash site from a citizen in Papua New Guinea while they were investigating another case.  He also turned over an identification card from one of the crew members and reported that there were possible human remains at the site of the crash.  Twice in 2004 other JPAC teams attempted to visit the site but were unable to do so due to poor weather and hazardous conditions at the helicopter landing site.  Another team was able to successfully excavate the site from January to March 2007 where they found several identification tags from the B-24D crew as well as human remains. 
                  Among other forensic identification tools and circumstantial evidence, scientists from JPAC and the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory used mitochondrial DNA - which matched that of some of the crewmembers' families - in the identification of their remains.
                 Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, more than 400,000 died.  At the end of the war, the U.S. government was unable to recover and identify approximately 79,000 Americans.  Today, more than 73,000 are unaccounted-for from the conflict.
                  For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account for missing Americans, visit the DPMO website at or call 703-699-1169.    

A Couple of our local regional MIA's are now identified, returned home and given proper recognition.

28 July 2011

Do Not Use Veterans as Pawns in a Dangerous Political Game

Received today from the Congressional Committee on Veteran Affairs

IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2011                       CONTACT: Amy K. Mitchell (202) 225-3527

Miller: “Do Not Use Veterans as Pawns in a Dangerous Political Game”

WASHINGTON, D.C.Today, the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Rep. Jeff Miller, issued the following statement on the latest tactic in the debt crisis debate:

“Taking care of America’s veterans has been, and always will be, one of this country’s highest priorities. Many questions have been raised recently regarding the debt crisis and what will happen to America’s veterans come August 2. As of today, the Administration has yet to provide clarity to these men and women. This is a serious situation and it requires a serious response.

Why would the President invite some of the largest Veterans Service Organizations to the White House under the guise of discussing the details of reaching the debt limit on August 2nd, and not assure them that veterans will continue to receive funding whether or not an agreement is reached? Why would the President not offer assurances to the men and women who wore this country’s uniform, but instead unapologetically attempt to use veterans as pawns in a dangerous political game? 

Under the Budget Control Act of 2011 put forth by Speaker Boehner, and consistent with the ideals and priorities for veterans outlined in the House-passed budget resolution, veterans programs will continue to be adequately funded. These are the facts. Through the Budget Control Act, veterans will also continue to receive the best care and services possible from the Department of Veterans Affairs.  

We have made great strides in meeting the needs of veterans of today, while keeping our promise to yesterday’s veterans

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26 July 2011

Setting the Record Straight: Veterans and The Path to Prosperity

I am posting this information from the Congressional Veterans Affairs Committee in order to offset the 'fear-mongering' of the Democratic 'Progressive" Caucus.. aka Liberals or Socialists

The Path to Prosperity increases America’s funding for services and benefits earned by veterans. Of the $6.2 trillion in spending reductions included in The Path to Prosperity, not a single dollar comes from veterans programs or services.  Under the House-passed budget, spending for veterans will increase from $128.3 billion in FY2012 to $164.4 billion in FY2021, providing $155 million more than the President has requested. This is the only area of discretionary spending in the House-passed budget to see significant growth across the budget window
Myth 1: The House-passed budget seeks to end advance appropriations for veterans programs.
Fact: The Budget Resolution passed by the House authorizes $52.5 billion in advance appropriations for FY 2013, a record level of funding for veterans health programs. The House recently passed an appropriations bill providing that full amount.
Veterans health programs are not the programs referred to on page 37 of The Path to Prosperity, because these advance appropriations are specifically authorized in law, namely the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act of 2009.
There are no savings from veterans programs assumed in the $6.2 trillion in spending reductions under The Path to Prosperity and no proposals for changing how appropriations for those programs are handled.

Myth 2: The House-passed budget seeks to end enrollment in veterans health programs for Priority Group 7 and 8 veterans

Fact: The Path to Prosperity provides full funding, including authorization for advance appropriations, for the Veterans Health Administration. This will allow VA to provide medical care for a record number of veterans and eligible dependents. The budget proposes no restrictions on any priority groups’ access to VHA and it assumes no savings from changes to veterans benefits or programs.

Everyone.. let's get the word out about the facts!!  Main Strean Media is not reporting the complete truth,.. I have never in my life witnesses such 'Yellow Journalism" as we are seeing at this time.

25 July 2011

Big Surprises Uncovered in Fed Audit

When read closely, I found this article to have various points which are  very disconcerting to the informed person.

Written on July 25, 2011 by Ann-Marie Murrell

The Federal Reserve has recently had a complete audit and according to Vermont Senator Bernie Sander’s website, one of the big surprises found was the fact that the “U.S. provided $16 trillion in secret loans to bail out American and foreign banks and businesses during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.”
Senator Sanders created an amendment to the Wall Street reform law a year ago which directed the Government Accountability Office to conduct the audit.
“As a result of this audit, we now know that the Federal Reserve provided more than $16 trillion in total financial assistance to some of the largest financial institutions and corporations in the United States and throughout the world,” said Sanders. “This is a clear case of socialism for the rich and rugged, you’re-on-your-own individualism for everyone else.”
Included in the audit findings, the Fed provided trillions of dollars in financial aid from South Korea to Scotland
“No agency of the United States government should be allowed to bailout a foreign bank or corporation without the direct approval of Congress and the president,” Sanders said.
The audit also discovered that the Fed “lacks a comprehensive system to deal with conflicts of interest, despite the serious potential for abuse” and provides “conflict of interest waivers to employees and private contractors so they could keep investments in the same financial institutions and corporations that were given emergency loans.
An example Senator Sanders gives is that the CEO of JP Morgan Chase served on the New York Fed’s board of directors “at the same time his bank received more than $390 billion in financial assistance from the Fed.”  Also, JP Morgan Chase “served as one of the clearing banks for the Fed’s emergency lending programs.”
Another “surprise” discovered in the audit is that, according to the GAO report, on Sept. 19, 2008, William Dudley, president of the New York Fed, was given a waiver allowing him to keep his investments in AIG and General Electric “at the same time AIG and GE were given bailout funds”.  According to the audit, one of the reasons Dudley didn’t have to sell his holdings is because it might have “created the appearance of a conflict of interest.”
“No one who works for a firm receiving direct financial assistance from the Fed should be allowed to sit on the Fed’s board of directors or be employed by the Fed,” Sanders said.
Other information revealed by the audit is that the Fed outsourced most of its emergency lending programs to private contractors, “many of which also were recipients of extremely low-interest and then-secret loans.”
“The Fed outsourced virtually all of the operations of their emergency lending programs to private contractors like JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo,” Senator Sanders posted on his writes.  “The same firms also received trillions of dollars in Fed loans at near-zero interest rates. Altogether some two-thirds of the contracts that the Fed awarded to manage its emergency lending programs were no-bid contracts. Morgan Stanley was given the largest no-bid contract worth $108.4 million to help manage the Fed bailout of AIG.”
Another more detailed GAO investigation into potential conflicts of interest at the Fed is due on October 18.
As Sanders says, “The Federal Reserve must be reformed to serve the needs of working families, not just CEOs on Wall Street.”
To read the GAO report, click here.

17 July 2011

Navy Names Littoral Combat Ship Little Rock

No. 616-11
July 15, 2011
Navy Names Littoral Combat Ship Little Rock

                Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that the next freedom-class littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named the USS Little Rock (LCS 9).
                Little Rock is the second ship to bear the name of the capital city in Arkansas. The USS Little Rock (CL-92/CLG-4/CG-4) was originally a Cleveland-class light cruiser that served after World War II, and was one of six to be converted to a Galveston-class guided missile cruiser. She was decommissioned in 1976 and now holds a place of honor as a museum ship in Buffalo, N.Y
                Little Rock will be designed to defeat growing littoral threats and provide access and dominance in the coastal waters.  A fast, agile surface combatant, the LCS provides the required war fighting capabilities and operational flexibility to execute focused missions close to the shore, such as mine warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and surface warfare.
                The LCS Class consists of two different hull forms, the Freedom variant and Independence variant – a semi-planing monohull and an aluminum trimaran – designed and built by two industry teams; Lockheed Martin and Austel USA.  These seaframes will be outfitted with reconfigurable payloads, called mission packages, which can be changed out quickly as combat needs demand.  These mission packages are supported by special detachments that will deploy manned and unmanned vehicles and sensors in support of mine, undersea and surface warfare missions.
                Little Rock will be 378 feet in length, have a waterline beam of 57 feet, displace approximately 3,000 tons, and make speed in excess of 40 knots.  The construction will be led by a Lockheed Martin industry team in Marinette, Wis.
                Additional information about Freedom class Littoral Combat Ships is available online at .

13 June 2011

History Lesson on Your Social Security Card

History Lesson on Your Social Security Card
Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn't know this.

It's easy to check out, if you don't believe it.  Be sure to share/show it to your family and friends. They need a little history lesson on what's what and it doesn't matter whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts.
Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and card were not to be used for identification purposes. Since nearly everyone in the United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION, was removed.

Pre 1980 Social Securty Card Image

An old Social Security card with the "NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION" message.

Our Social Security Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:

1.) That participation in the Program would be Completely voluntary, 

No longer Voluntary

2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual Incomes into the Program,

Now 7.65%
On the first $90,000

3.) That the money the participants elected to put Into the Program would be deductible from
Their income for tax purposes each year,

No longer tax deductible

4.) That the money the participants put into the Independent 'Trust Fund' rather than into the General operating fund, and therefore, would  Only be used to fund the Social Security
Retirement Program, and no other Government program, and, 

Under Johnson [1968 - 1971] the money was moved to The General Fund and Spent


5.) That annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income.

Under Clinton & Gore
Up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed [What political party were these leaders affiliated?]

Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are Now receiving a Social Security check every month --

And then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of The money we paid to the Federal government to 'put Away' -- you may be interested in the following:

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Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the Independent 'Trust Fund' and put it into the
General fund so that Congress could spend it?

A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically Controlled House and Senate.

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Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax Deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?

A: The Democratic Party.

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Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?

A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the 'tie-breaking' deciding vote as President of the
Senate, while he was Vice President of the  U.S.

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Q: Which Political Party decided to start Giving annuity payments to immigrants?


A: That's right!

Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party.

Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65,  Began to receive Social Security payments! The
Democratic Party gave these payments to them,  Even though they never paid a dime into it!

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Then, after violating the original contract (FICA),
The Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!

And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it!

If enough people Share/receive this, maybe a seed of Awareness will be planted and maybe changes will Evolve. Maybe not, some
Democrats are awfully Sure of what isn't so.

But it's worth a try. How many people can YOU send this to?

Actions speak louder than bumper stickers and politicians words.

More on the History of Social Security Benefits

12 June 2011

Thomas Jefferson

 Thomas Jefferson

He was a very amazing person. 

There are two parts below.  After reading the first part, Be sure to read the 2nd half. (in RED).

Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very in life and never stopped.
  • At 5, began studying under his cousin's tutor.
  • At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.
  • At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.
  • At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.
  • At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
  • At 23, started his own law practice.
  • At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
  • At 31, wrote the widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America " and retired from his law practice.
  • At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
  • At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence.
  • At 33, took three years to revise Virginia ’s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.
  • At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.
  • At 40, served in Congress for two years.
  • At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.
  • At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.
  • At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.
  • At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party.
  • At 57, was elected the third president of the United States.
  • At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s size.
  • At 61, was elected to a second term as President.
  • At 65, retired to Monticello.
  • At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.
  • At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.
  • At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along with John Adams

Thomas Jefferson knew because he himself studied extensively the previous failed attempts at government.  He understood actual history, the nature of God, his laws and the nature of man.  That happens to be beyond the knowledge of what most people understand today.  Jefferson really knew his stuff.  A voice from the past to lead us into the future:

John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: "This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

  1. “When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe .”  -- Thomas Jefferson
  2. “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”   -- Thomas Jefferson
  3. “It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.  A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.”    -- Thomas Jefferson
  4. “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”  -- Thomas Jefferson
  5. “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”  -- Thomas Jefferson
  6. “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”  -- Thomas Jefferson
  7. “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”    -- Thomas Jefferson
  8. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”  -- Thomas Jefferson
  9. “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”     -- Thomas Jefferson
  10. “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.  Thomas Jefferson stated in 1802:
  11. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

    I wish we could get this information before the majority of the American electorate, with each person willingly taking time to read the writings of one of the brilliant minds or our history !!!

I'm doing my part.  Please do yours......

28 April 2011

Obama's 'Official" Birth Certificate


I find it quite convenient the Obama camp has suddenly released what is supposed to be a copy of his Long Form Birth Certificate.. especially after spending over 2 Million to keep not only this document but so many other vitae documents from the public eye..  there has been

COULD this be because the managers are doing their best to detract from the real issue??  
COULD it be their is tooo much heat in the kitchen or someone is getting too close to the unvarnished truth of his birth??
COULD it be he is attempting to take this 'problem' out of the kettle so he is not disqualified in the 2012 Presidential race let alone being found ineligible to have held the office in the first place, a genuinely blatant political move...

You decide,.. Watch this video from U-Tube.. I can vouch for how easy it is to alter documents with today's computers.. anyone with a little knowledge of graphic programs, access to the proper document forms,.. and so on can generate such a document.. find your own Birth Certificate and compare..

ALSO, the requests for such documents are closely guarded under identity theft and privacy statutes,  not just anybody can 'walk in' and request a document such as this without proper ID.. also the request is limited to certain persons.. 

The Claim of Obama could not obtain a copy 'by law' is just a farce and false claim because the principal after the age of majority, parents or a personally authorized agent are the only entities who can receive a copy of a document such as this.. 

Also consider EVERY STATE, has a provision for delayed birth registration or correction  of Birth Certificates.. 

Fairly simple process.. generally all it takes is two person swearing an affidavit who are purported to have been in attendance at your birth or with personal knowledge or supporting legalistic documents of AT LEAST 5 years of age in Arkansas to make corrections on your birth certificate.

Do not let this bogus document change your opinion or belief at this time..