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Ex-Congressman Traficant In Critical Condition

http://www.alan.com/2014/09/25/ex-congressman-traficant-in-critical-condition/


The former congressman, 73, is “sedated and he’s not doing well,” his wife told The Vindicator a few minutes before heading back to the St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, where he was taken after first being rushed to Salem Regional Hospital.

Traficant was driving a 1943 Ford tractor about 7:50 p.m. Tuesday at his family farm on West South Range Road about 140 feet into a large pole barn when the vehicle struck a large steel blade on the ground, said Goshen Police Chief Steve T. McDaniel.

That caused the tractor to flip with Traficant still in the vehicle’s seat, but trapped with the tractor on top of him, McDaniel said…

It is believed that Traficant suffered a heart attack on the tractor, said Linda Kovachik, a longtime family friend and former aide when Traficant was in Congress.




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Another Obama care success story...

My daughter works for just above minimum wage and couldn't afford insurance before the ACA. Now she has insurance and boy are we glad. She was having big time stomach problems. It started by not being able to keep much food down and progressed into not even being able to keep water down. At the third trip to the ER they decided to admit her because of high pancreas enzymes ( they stayed elevated thru the whole affair). Finally after all this they decide to take her gall bladder and found she has an ulcer too.
She is home now and on her way to recovery, but if it weren't for ObamaCare I would be sitting in a lawyers office filing for bankruptcy right about now!

Porch Kitty has a new "home"... pic heavy

I don't think he's porch kitty anymore, he is now garden kitty (at least while the weather is nice) He loves sleeping there.

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We've created a monster.. porch kitty update.. pic heavy

So previously we couldn't get close enough to even touch him. After working on getting him used to us being around and getting close, we finally were able to just do a quick touch on the head or back, just something to let him know we were harmless. Well now we can pet and pick him up, he comes in and stays for hours before wanting back out. BUT .. he so likes the human touch and being petted he insists on it constantly.. lol.. whether he likes it or not, I think he is domesticated.












and of course we can't forget our meatloaf..




OK all of you car guys/gals out there, I have a question...

My daughter drives a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee with over 200,000 mile. It's been pretty reliable except of late. It seems the positive post on the battery keeps oxidizing, quite rapidly. She was at a restaurant here in town last week and called to say it wouldn't start, her dad and I went in the check it out. It needed the posts cleaned, started right up then. Yesterday she tried to go to work, wouldn't start again. Dad went out to check and the positive post was all black again, in only a week. The negative post was still bright and shiny.
Now my question(s).. what could be causing it to oxidize so rapidly and what can be done to remedy it?

Thanks to anyone and everyone with help/suggestions

WOO HOO ... gotta share...

My daughter just found out she passed the test, she is now a state certified EMT


Edited to say.. oops I was just admonished, she is Nationally certified.

Ok, here they are, before and after pics...

124 lb. weight loss.





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1 year ago today... update

I had my weight loss surgery. Today I am happy (ecstatic really) to announce, I am down 122 pounds and went from a size 26 to a size 12. I feel wonderful!!!!!!


Edited to add..just returned from my 1 year check up and all my labs came back "text book perfect".

Today's my birthday....

If everything keeps going the way it has today, turning 60 won't be so bad!

Thanks Obama....

My daughter, 29, just had her first physical since she was in high school and still on our insurance. She is having testing, was written a script for asthma and all this didn't cost her a dime, medicaid paid everything even the script.
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