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Change.org does get changes done. NFL relinquishes their tax-exempt status...

Just received this in my email:

Apr 29, 2015 — Congratulations Change Dot Org Member… WE DID IT!

If you have not heard the news, the NFL has voluntarily relinquished their tax-exempt status. Their official statement said that it had become a “distraction”.

Our numbers led Congress to take notice and start to really put pressure on the NFL. Roger Goodell saw the writing on the wall that, had they not made this decision, he would have been called before a Congressional Committee to defend their status.

I want to thank each and every one of the 429,565 signers of this petition who showed the great public support for this issue. Pat yourself on the back, because YOU were part of the movement that achieved this victory!

If you’ve been reading the news reports, however, you’ll know that this tax-exempt status is just the tip of the iceberg on taxpayer giveaways that benefit the NFL. Some members of Congress are already looking at their antitrust exemption.

Our petition had a great advocacy partner in Sports Fans Coalition, who helped get our petition before members of Congress. Our movement also gave birth to Sack NFL Tax Breaks Dot Org, an organization built to tackle the overall government subsidization of the league, which will now operate under the umbrella of the Sports Fans Coalition. We are joining forces to continue to represent both taxpayers and fans.

I have signed on to be a member of the Sports Fan Coalition and I hope you will, too!

http://sportsfans.nationbuilder.com/

Sports Fans Coalition already has some great successes under their belt. Last year they helped end the NFL blackout rule, and over the past few months, they have worked towards more television access and lower cable prices to watch your favorite sports teams, as they successfully fought the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger.

We need to stick together and keep leagues, conferences, owners, and the media accountable. We need you on our team! I invite you to click the link below to sign up for the Sports Fans Coalition.

http://sportsfans.nationbuilder.com/

Thank you for taking action and making a difference!

I peeled and sliced six onions earlier..........

and did not cry nor did a tear drop from my eyes.

I have no idea how I did that.

My 84 year old mother is no longer..........

84. She turned 85 today, April 2. Nice day, she didn't want to go out for dinner or lunch, so ordered a pizza to be delivered, (Jet's, very good). Earlier this morning (3:30 a.m.) stopped at the market, talked to my favorite baker, learned her mother turns 92, also today. Picked up a very small cake for mom.

2 of 3 sons stopped by, the other one called. 6 of her grandkids either called or texted her. Now at 6:45 p.m. she's tired and will probably be sleeping by 8 p.m.

When I see what Indiana has done in regard to

religious rights, it gave me pause to think about the Constitution and relligion.

The way I interpret it, is that it is more freedom "from" religion, and less freedom "of" religion. Simply, I as a US citizen have more of a right to not be accosted by your religion, and you have to your religion but it cannot be foisted upon me. That is what this Indiana law is doing it is foisting one's religion upon all.

The world and many of its inhabitants are fucking crazy.......

that is all.

my recent travail with getting a car repair..........

Last week I was unable to use my driver's side control buttons to roll down the front windows, the lights were out on it and I could lock the doors but not unlock them from the control pane.

My first thought was perhaps a fuse or fuses were out. There were 3 fuses I replaced all 3 and that didn't solve the problem. I took it to my mechanic on Thursday and one of the mechanics checked the fuses and thought maybe it was the circuit breaker. These are not sold at Pep Boys or any other chain. I called a VW dealership and he located one for me at a Chrysler dealership. I went & bought it, put it in it didn't solve the problem.

I went to see my mechanic & he didn't want to take a look at the problem because he seldom works on VW's. (I love his honesty, been going to his shop since 1986). He recommended a mechanic who works on foreign cars. I went there and he could fit me in on Friday & together we decided I would order a door switch, which I did from a VW dealership, not mine, but one closer) and in no uncertain terms it was to be ready for me on Saturday.

On Friday I went to the new mechanic, & the mechanic yelled at me after he had checked the door. He wanted to know why I brought it to him if the switch was the problem. I told him I didn't know for sure that the problem was the switch. I left there with a tentative plan to bring the car in on Monday (they're closed on Saturdays) with the switch. I then drove to my mechanic who said that if the switch was a plug in he could do it on Monday. After the foreign car mechanic looked at the car, I could no longer lock or unlock the front doors neither would my key fob lock the doors, nor would the doors automatically lock upon hitting a certain speed.

Not done yet. On Saturday I go to the VW dealership and I stop in at the service desk, told him what piece I was picking up & asked if he could fit me in. He was taken aback when I asked an approximate cost, but he replied $105 an hour for labor. I figured I would get it done & stop running around. I go to Parts to pick up the switch & find out the "manager" never placed the order. It would now be in on Tuesday, I did get it discounted $30, but I was very unhappy and got in touch with the man who takes complaints for this dealership via voicemail & email This is a huge dealership, Chevy, VW, Infiniti, etc.

Today I picked up the part. I looked at it, it is a plug in. I took it to my mechanic, it took him less than 5 minutes to put it in. My question was "how much do I owe you Eddie?" His answer $10. We also learned (because I still could not lock/unlock the front doors) the #38 fuse I had replaced had been removed, probably by the foreign car mechanic.

Moral of the story: stick with who you know.

Mom got a birthday card from the President and his wife.......

today. Mom will be 85 on April 2. I requested the birthday greeting for her about 2 months ago. It is very nice and speaks to her being from a generation who saw much and did much for this country.

I am going to frame the card and envelope.

who were the republican senators who did not.....

Sign the letter sent to Iran

I am wary to post this........


but I gave it some thought & am doing so. I posted this fundraiser yesterday. I find myself in a pickle. I have had a hard past 6 years, physical/health and employment issues, and Mom has had health issues and this past 6-9 months it has taken a toll on her & me.
I am employed, but having to curtail my hours punched me hard.

I am not asking my fellow DU'ers to help me out, but if you know where to post this link, it would be helpful. I don't want to post it on facebook or twitter as I am a fairly private person.

Thank you.

http://www.youcaring.com/emergency-fundraiser/keep-84-year-old-mom-at-home-with-me/318507

Cross posted in the Lounge




I am wary to post this........

but I gave it some thought & am doing so. I posted this fundraiser yesterday. I find myself in a pickle. I have had a hard past 6 years, physical/health and employment issues, and Mom has had health issues and this past 6-9 months it has taken a toll on her & me.
I am employed, but having to curtail my hours punched me hard.

I am not asking my fellow DU'ers to help me out, but if you know where to post this link, it would be helpful. I don't want to post it on facebook or twitter as I am a fairly private person.

Thank you.




http://www.youcaring.com/emergency-fundraiser/keep-84-year-old-mom-at-home-with-me/318507
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