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!!.


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