Birthdays & Being Thankful!

February 7, 2014

** The Day **
I Turned Another Year Older

While in the car headed out to meet with two friends for lunch at The Corner Bistro. It was a GREAT lunch, with the Friends who were also with me when the Over the HILL 40th Birthday rolled around .. 22 years ago.  { February 7th  }

Late Yesterday (Thursday) I received a birthday card from my cousin in NC… a Phone call last night from TWO Aunts .. who then both sang “Happy Birthday” to me …

Then an e-mail this morning {Friday} from a (special) cousin in NC who said something like this “that on this day God had created a beautiful baby . and to enjoy my day” (something like that) {so I think I did OK}.. and then the lunch … arrive home…

Came home, (after checking in on Mom and Dad) & another phone call from my aunt with wishes again…. went back to Mom & Dad’s … and cake … (daddy now sleeping) SO mom and I watched the opening of the Sochi 2014 Olympics … and that was wonderful to share with my mother. (the cake was good too) …

A couple more ‘messages’ from two cousins….

So turning my age – is not bad …

I look forward to what the year has in store for me, & when things get tough as they sometimes do, I’ll have friends who will listen, give support, give hope, share LOVE…

Meaning of the Flag Draped Coffin

Coffins draped in flags, Santa Monica Beach
Image by Eleventh Earl of Mar via Flickr

Originally posted May 1, 2009 @ 15:41

BUT getting a lot of response right now so
reposting with this date and updating.
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How many of you knew this?

Meaning of the Flag Draped Coffin

I hope you take the time to read this … To understand what the flag draped coffin really means … Here is how to understand the flag that laid upon it and is surrendered to so many widows and widowers.

Do you know that at military funerals, the 21-gun salute stands for the sum of the numbers in the year 1776?

Have you ever noticed the honor guard pays meticulous attention to correctly folding the United States of America Flag 13 times? You probably thought it was to symbolize the original 13 colonies, but we learn something new every day!

The 1st fold of the flag is a symbol of life.

The 2nd fold is a symbol of the belief in eternal life.

The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing the ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of the country to attain peace throughout the world.

The 4th fold represents the weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance ..

The 5th fold is a tribute to the country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, ‘Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.’

The 6th fold is for where people’s hearts lie. It is with their heart that They pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States Of America , and the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

The 7th fold is a tribute to its Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that they protect their country and their flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of their republic.

The 8th fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.

The 9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers. For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.

The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of their country since they were first born.

The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the Christians eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.

The 13th fold, or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are ! uppermost  reminding them of their nations motto, ‘In God We Trust.’

After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for them the rights, privileges and freedoms they enjoy today.

There are some traditions and ways of doing things that have deep meaning. In the future, you’ll see flags folded and now you will know why.

Share this with the children you love and all others who love what is referred to, the symbol of ‘ Liberty and Freedom.’

MAYBE THE SUPREME COURT SHOULD READ THIS EXPLANATION BEFORE THEY RENDER THEIR DECISION ON THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

FORWARD IT; MAYBE SOMEONE WITH THE NECESSARY POWER, OR POLITICAL AND FINANCIAL INFLUENCE, WILL GET IT TO THEM.

IN THE MEANTIME, MAY GOD PROTECT US ALWAYS.

ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

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Digital Art ~ Fractal Explorer

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Digital Art which I made with Fractal Program ~ Fractal Explorer !

Modern Technology

Modern Technology

I was visiting my son and daughter-in-law last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper.
“This is the 21st century, old man” he said. “We don’t waste money on newspapers. Here, you can borrow my iPod.”
I can tell you, that fly never knew what hit it…

‘X Factor’ Recap: JOSH

The X Factor (Australia)

Image via Wikipedia

Holy shit. Josh Krajcik just killed it on X-Fa...

Image by Austin Kleon via Flickr

Josh Krajcik’s Performance May Have Won Him The Competition

 

Josh Krajcik

 

Josh Krajcik gave the best performance of the season on ‘The X Factor’ Nov. 22.(well tonight cannot be forgotten 12.14.2011).  He may have just become this year’s winner!

 

Josh Krajcik

 

Full Article Etc HERE

His Tweet Info is …

Twitter

Tweet – @thexfactorusa #DearJosh

Josh krajcik@joshkrajcik

While they are all great performers – may the BEST WIN!

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CONGRATULATIONS

to the Final Four & a Favorite

Chris Rene, Josh Krajcik,  Marcus Canty, Melanie Amaro,

& Rachel Crow

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Hats off to the Judges!

Simon CowellPaula AbdulNicole Scherzinger, & L.A. Reid

 

Practice Makes Perfect!

This is just one of those things that I’ve hated doing for all the years

(don’t go there) that I’ve been grown enough to do – yet the ‘art’

of doing this has always infurated me

to the point of just doing it quick and putting it in the closet.

Perhaps NOW with this I just might be able to perfect it!

For those who can’t stand the scrunching and bunching:

how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet.

See – now maybe I can fold those sheets – can you – or will

you be learning with me?

More Unique Things Can Be Found Here

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE

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I did not write this

 – got in e-mail -

but nothing surprises me!

At the very least

it should make you LAUGH!!!

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The Obama Justice Dept. has filed another lawsuit against a state trying to deal with illegal immigration. The state is South Carolina.

Joining Obama in the lawsuit are the following countries: Mexico, Honduras, Uruguay, Argentina, The Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador.

INCREDIBLE. INSTEAD OF APOLOGIZING TO SC FOR NOT ENFORCING THE IMMIGRATION LAWS, OBAMA IS SIDING WITH FOREIGN COUNTRIES AGAINST CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES.

WHAT COUNTRY DOES THIS IDIOT THINK HE’S THE PRESIDENT OF?

Oh No!

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This is what happened when I was trying to pull on a sweater with glasses on and the neck openings too small. .. . So remove the glasses and sit down on them because you are also going to put your shoes on!

That is what happens when one cannot see without glasses – well just see things blurred!

A Chilling Letter…………..

***I did not write this letter – nor – do I know if it is ‘real’ but within the first few words – I felt it ‘OK’ to share it with you for YOUR reading!***

 

Chilling Letter from a Proctor & Gamble Executive to

President Obama

 

By Lou Pritchett, Procter & Gamble

(THE LAST SENTENCE IS THE MOST CHILLING)

Lou Pritchett is one of corporate America’s true living legends – an acclaimed author, dynamic teacher and one of the world’s highest rated speakers. Successful corporate executives everywhere recognize Him as the foremost leader in change management.  Lou changed the way America does business by creating an audacious concept that came to be known as “partnering.”  Pritchett rose from soap salesman to Vice-President, Sales and Customer Development for Procter and Gamble and over the course of 36 years, made corporate history.

Dear President Obama:

You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.

You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.

You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no Visible signs of support.

You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.

You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.

You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don’t understand it at its core.

You scare me because you lack humility and ‘class’, always blaming others.

You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail..

You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the ‘blame America ‘ crowd and deliver this message abroad.

You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.

You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.

You scare me because you prefer ‘wind mills’ to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.

You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.

You scare me because you have begun to use ‘extortion’ tactics against certain banks and corporations.

You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.

You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.

You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.

You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.

You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaugh’s, Hannitys, O’Reillys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.

You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.

Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.

Lou Pritchett

 

This letter was sent to the NY Times but they never acknowledged it.  Big surprise! Since it hit the Internet, however, it has had over 500,000 hits. Keep it going. All that is necessary for evil to succeed Is that good men do nothing.. It’s happening right now.

 

The CHANGE is here!! 90% of Americans will forward this.                                         

WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!  

 

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Picking Lemons

 

THE LEMON LADY!!!

 

Sally Mullihan of Coral Springs, Florida
decided to take one of the jobs that
most Americans are not willing to do.

 

Sally Mullihan

 The woman applying for a job in a Florida lemon grove

seemed to be far too qualified for the job.
She had a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan
and had worked as a social worker and school teacher.

The foreman frowned and said,

“I have to ask you,

Have you had any actual experience in picking lemons?”
“Well, as a matter of fact, I have!
I’ve been divorced three times,
Owned 2 Chryslers and
Voted for Obama.”
 
 

SENIOR BANKING

 

Shown below, is an actual letter that was sent to a bank by an 86 year old woman. The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the New York Times.

Dear Sir:

I am writing to thank you for bouncing my check with which I endeavored to pay my plumber last month.

By my calculations, three nanoseconds must have elapsed between his presenting the check and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honor it.

I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my entire pension, an arrangement which, I admit, has been in place for only eight years.

You are to be commended for seizing that brief window of opportunity, and also for debiting my account $30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience caused to your bank.

My thankfulness springs from the manner in which this incident has caused me to rethink my errant financial ways. I noticed that whereas I personally answer your telephone calls and letters, but when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank has become.

From now on, I, like you, choose only to deal with a flesh-and-blood person.

My mortgage and loan repayments will therefore and hereafter no longer be automatic, but will arrive at your bank, by check, addressed personally and confidentially to an employee at your bank whom you must nominate.

Be aware that it is an OFFENSE under the Postal Act for any other person to open such an envelope.

Please find attached an Application Contact which I require your chosen employee to complete.

I am sorry it runs to eight pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as your bank knows about me, there is no alternative.

Please note that all copies of his or her medical history must be countersigned by a Notary Public, and the mandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts, assets and liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof.

In due course, at MY convenience, I will issue your employee with a PIN number which he/she must quote in dealings with me.

I regret that it cannot be shorter than 28 digits but, again, I have modeled it on the number of button presses required of me to access my account balance on your phone bank service.

As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Let me level the playing field even further. When you call me, press buttons as follows:

IMMEDIATELY AFTER DIALLING, PRESS THE STAR (*) BUTTON FOR ENGLISH

#1. To make an appointment to see me

#2. To query a missing payment.

# 3. To transfer the call to my living room in case I am there.

#4 To transfer the call to my bedroom in case I am sleeping

#5. To transfer the call to my toilet in case I am attending to nature.

#6. To transfer the call to my mobile phone if I am not at home.

#7. To leave a message on my computer, a password to access my computer is required.

Password will be communicated to you at a later date to that Authorized Contact mentioned earlier.

#8. To return to the main menu and to listen to options 1 through 7.

#9. To make a general complaint or inquiry. The contact will then be put on hold, pending the attention of my automated answering service.

#10. This is a second reminder to press* for English.

While this may, on occasion, involve a lengthy wait, uplifting music will play for the duration of the call.

Regrettably, but again following your example, I must also levy an establishment fee to cover the setting up of this new arrangement.

May I wish you a happy, if ever so slightly less prosperous New Year?

Your Humble Client

And remember: Don’t make old People mad. We don’t like being old in the first place, so it doesn’t take much to piss us off.

 

WHAT PILOTS SEE WHEN LANDING AT OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE

A farmer does this with his tractor. He uses GPS to get the letters readable.
He has done this every fall for several years now.
Here’s the view from the flight pattern into OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE
Bellevue, NE., just south of Omaha .
This is what our servicemen see when landing at Offutt AFB.
Hat tip to the Bellevue farmer who made it happen!
 
Okay e-mail buddies, let’s keep this going until everyone has seen it
Without the news media’s help.
This should have made national news.
Imagine how this must feel to all those servicemen
Seeing it for the first time.
It tells them that we do care and that we do support them.
Let’s make it a BIG THANK YOU by sending it around the world.

Some things just don’t need….

Why we are Proud

From the Darkness of the Day

 

Memories will continue but as the World continues

to grow with each passing year WE continue

to NEVER Forget the events of that Day

The DEATH of those whose lives were cut too short.

This year the Tenth YEAR
We as a Poeple of the Worlds
 World of Nations who were stunned that day
brought the darkness into the light
turning the Darkest Day on American Soil
into the Bright Hope of the future that lies ahead.
 
From this day forward it is my hope that as we continue to
Remember from Year to Year
as we’ve stated
We Will Never Forget
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To now remember not those lives lost
but to turn and remember the lives that
WERE SAVED!
There is WHITE Hope
as the White Dove with the sign of peace
to continue with the WHITE to overtake the darkness
that shattered our lives and our world that day
September 11, 2001
 
Today I wore my White Shirt as the
symbol I created (WhiteShirts) to bring the
Life back into the hearts and mind of those who
we not only lost as a person
but a person who we shared
laughter, love, joy, fear, death, birth, work, freedom, play,
together as one unit or a family of freinds and family
We all lost whether we were connected or not
Because of that day we are now forever connected in the Darkness
that we need to turn to the light of white beauty day
Would the loved ones really want us to stop and dwell on the darkness
or build futures brighter than they could have imagined
I hope tht those who lost loved ones know just how
much the World as a Whole Unit
felt your pain that day and the days that would come
May all those who have gone continue to rest in peace
but may you savor the joys of life share with them in your hearts
 
 
 
This is my last 10 year remberance wearing the
WHITE SHIRT for all of your loved ones.

(yes it is White!)

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 – This might say it all –

Why we remember

September 11, 2001

Why we will Never Forget

September 11, 2011

 
Ten Years Later

we the people

still carry the grief & share the tears

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* White Shirts * 9-11-2001-2011

This is my WhiteShirt for Today 9-9-2011

Which one will be one of yours for Today?

#WhiteShirts 

September 11,2001- September 11, 2011

TEN YEARS * #LOVE 

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WHITE SHIRTS

 

 the 9-11 Event that everyone can do!

 Remembering September 11, 2001

Ten Years Later

 

 

 http://bit.ly/nWHxHh 

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This is A Way to Remember September 11th – 10 Years

 

 

September 11, 2011 – When America and the American way was Attacked!

The Twin Towers, The Field, The Pentagon

With the Memorial years in the making – lets show our way of celebrating their lives for us. 

What would be nice to do for the upcoming (just around the corner) for the Ten (10) Years that changed all of our lives in some way or another …. It is something that I will never forget … and I know that there are so many more that will not forget either.  AND that does not include any of the family members and their friends of those lost. 

That was a Day of BLACK! September 11, 2001

I would like to start something … to show that all of those within the Social Media and beyond come together to let the families know we will NEVER Forget.

Everyone has a T- shirt or Shirt — THAT is WHITE!

Let’s turn the Day of BLACK into the DAY OF WHITE….

EVERYONE wear WHITE SHIRTS on September 11, 2011 …. the TEN Years We Have Not Forgotten & Will Never Forget!

Wear them the days of
September 9th … 10th & 11th …

Friday is a WORK DAY – so maybe the OFFICE you work will
do something!

Saturday is usually a FUN DAY – Family & Friends Plans!

Sunday is the Day it turned BLACK and WE WILL turn it WHITE!


Friday – Saturday – Sunday the days to start healing

Can we start this going around and see where it ends.

I will never see the actual memorial but it would be wonderful to see thos white shirts

showing the WORLD we did NOT Forget … Remember there were not just Americans

who were lost that day … It was a day that the AMERICAN peopel came together

and we can do this again in a positive way!

Wear White to show the LOVE we have & the LOVE we all lost that Day! 

**has been posted here** The nell walton Daily ▸ http://paper.li/nellwal/2011/09/02

WHY?

WHY did WordPress  Change the Widget on my PAGE? The one That had the SIGN UP! to have someone follow my BLOG …. AND it says I have NO FOLOWERS ??? THAT is also WRONG!

I certainly did NOT change it … and now it is awful where it say to sign – me up for e-mail!  WHY does WordPress change things without giving US an opportunity to have a SAY!

 

***Update***

WordPress needs to check into this … all they have to do is READ THIS one & the comment.

OH and today – I got a notice that I’m following ME !!!  Imagine that !  So I’ve had to ‘unfollow’!  Now how stupid is this!

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Excitement! Dancing with the Stars

I for one am really excited about one of the ‘Dancers’ … among others … but I find this ‘actor‘ so very talented and if you watch All My Children – You too know this talented actor!

Actor on ABC’s “All My Children,” Iraq war veteran, and motivational speaker J.R. Martinez aka “Soap’s Real-Life Hero” is one of the celebrity stars who will compete on Season 13 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Find all the Line up for this DWTS  Season 13 above… among the line-up … Nancy Grace,  Ron Artest, Carson Kressley, and  Chaz Bono.

Celebrity Duck Faces

While these are a ‘new’ thing to me – I guess I’ve seen them & NOT know what they were – Until now…….Who Knew?  There are certainly some that do it ‘OK’ while others should NEVER do it again.  Some might need a little practice or just give up …. some seem to be natural at it!

What is a DUCK FACE?

Well this is how the Celebrities say it’s done……

How do you do the celebrity duck face? It’s a little pucker, a little pout and a whole lot of attitude.

 This is one of my favorites listed …and you too will probably agree.

 

 Jennifer Lopez

Beautifully Done Duck Face

No diva photo is complete without the infamous duck pout.

 More of the Celebs Pouts here …http://bit.ly/piXnW6

**IRENE** Tracking Hurricanes

** This is a site that I do NOT remember how I found it – but I have found it to be the best I’ve seen and love it.   (better than local!)

If you click on the center of the map … it will enlarge.

I hope you find it useful and may all in Irene’s path stay safe.

I have family in both NC & VA and friends from the social networks all over I’m sure so my thoughts are with all those in the path.  When Irene started it was headed within a direct path of us – Jacksonville, Florida!

This is the link  http://www.stormpulse.com/

Also there is anopther TD #10 right behind – but last look may head up north away from the USA!  

Friends …

… you judge………….

 

Friends

I called my stockbroker and asked him what I should be buying.

He said, “If the current administration is in office much longer,
Canned goods and ammunition are your best bet.”

 

 

Political News Photo

 

Obama traveling Midwest on new $1.1 million bus

President Barack Obama waves before boarding his bus after having lunch and greeting people at The Old Market Deli, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Cannon Falls, Minn., during his three-day economic bus tour. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Notorious B.C. gangster

dead in mass shooting outside casino

 

One of British Columbia’s most notorious gangsters is dead after he was shot during a brazen daylight attack outside a casino.

Jonathan Bacon and five other victims were rushed to Kelowna General Hospital around 3 p.m. Sunday after at least one gunman opened fire on a vehicle in the parking lot of the Delta Grand Hotel in Kelowna, B.C.

One of the injured men is Larry Amero, a full-patch Hell’s Angels member…”

Read more

Mother bear kills cub and then itself

The Chinese media has reported on an extraordinary account of a mother bear saving her cub from a life of torture by strangling it and then killing itself.

The bears were kept in a farm located in a remote area in the North-West of China. The bears on the farm had their gall bladders milked daily for ‘bear bile,’ which is used as a remedy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

It was reported that the bears are kept in tiny cages known as ‘crush cages’, as the bears have no room to manoeuvre and are literally crushed.

The bile is harvested by making a permanent hole or fistula in the bears’ abdomen and gall bladder.

As the hole is never closed, the animals are suspect to various infections and diseases including tumours, cancers and death from peritonitis.

The bears are fitted with an iron vest, as they often try to kill themselves by hitting their stomach as they are unable to bear the pain.

A person who was on the farm in place of a friend witnessed the procedures and told Reminbao.com that they were inhumane.

The witness also claimed that a mother bear broke out its cage when it heard its cub howl in fear before a worker punctured its stomach to milk the bile.

The workers ran away in fear when they saw the mother bear rushing to its cub’s side.

Unable to free the cub from its restraints, the mother hugged the cub and eventually strangled it.

It then dropped the cub and ran head-first into a wall, killing itself.

Many TCM practitioners have denounced the use of bear bile in their treatment as there are cheaper herbs and synthetics that can be used in its place.

Bear bile is traditionally used to remove ‘heat’ from the body as well as treat high fever, liver ailments and sore eyes.

MORE on this story & Pictures can be found     HERE

Take comfort from this photo that parallels…

 

Reminds me of Psalm 91:4

 

He will cover you with his feathers.

He will shelter you
with his wings.

His faithful promises are your armor and protection. 
  
 The photographer caught this special moment,

what a privilege to see.

Social Security

An old Social Security card with the "NOT...

Image via Wikipedia

 So who is responsible for the SS mess we are in today

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 and 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.

 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 the money was moved to The General Fund and Spent

 

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

Under Clinton & Gore Up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed

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  US

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

AND MY FAVORITE:

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 receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe changes will evolve. But it’s worth a try.

How many people can YOU send this to?

Actions speak louder than bumper stickers.