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Hometown: Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Arizona
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I will watch, you know, growing up Mom would share her stories of Presidents

loved FDR - JFK - not so much talk about Truman - she would bring out all her newspaper clippings WW2 - cards from Dad and pictures of Dad in front of the Quonset Huts, in the snow - he was based in Greenland (communications) - so much of what she shared was romantisized..she was our buffer -

And then VN - two brothers, one enlisted Air Force, one drafted...we did not talk about LBJ or Nixon,, then VN war..I was old enough (class 64) to see why - late 60s early 70s...we hung on for dear life..

My brothers are fine, the younger brother came home in 72..lived with my family - three kiddos..he would not talk about the war, as war - he would share with me, bits and pieces...he drove transport truck through the countryside (VN) - my class of 64, as well as many other classes gave a lot, some ultimate sacrifice, many unable to pick up their lives, when they got home - be it PTSD, as we know it today, and/or maimed..

When these fine men, of my generation, did come home, Americans blamed them, in many cases..which was so NOT right....imagine having to need legislation to hire Viet Nam vets?????? So NOT right..

My son joined the Navy right out of HS..87 - he is Ret. Navy Chief - served on ships, Kuwait and Iraq..Pacific fleet - 21 years...I was totally against him joining - today, on his GI, earned degree, grad suma....ASU...is 5th grade teacher - so much to offer, my worldly traveler...

I could go on and on...war should NEVER be glamorized...Kuwait, Iraq - class of 70s and 80s...now, those families held on for dear life, and now face the depth of wars....again..only this time embeds and msm in your face..did we become normalized to war...I hope not...

This much I have learned and experienced, teach your children well, when it comes to looking for the BEST people to represent you in Government....it was because of Nixon - Ford pardon of Nixon,

If I were a parent of young children today - teens, of course - I would want them to hear stories such as Rachels..many I'm sure, Vets from VN and Kuwait and Iraq, can certainly choose what stories f war they want to teach..BUT, it all goes back to our Federal Govt...and people who are willing to sacrifice someone elses children for their ambition of power and greed..before country and countrymen and women....

Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Sat Nov 24, 2018, 02:12 PM (0 replies)

konstantin-kilimnik-russia-trump-manafort-mueller - 11/9/18


New details emerge about 48-year-old said to have ties to Russian intelligence, including the use of a private jet owned by an oligarch close to Putin.....


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/09/konstantin-kilimnik-russia-trump-manafort-mueller

Reads like a thriller - you can't make this stuff up...if the Guardian has this story, you can bet Mueller has the goods....stashed away in a VERY SAFE PLACE.....
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Sat Nov 10, 2018, 10:10 PM (2 replies)

Yes, that is how DU articles get seen..but..why hesitate..

....why not, considering just how good you are at research...contact MSM directly....you really don't need me - and don't let anyone steal your research....

start here....

https://www.reference.com/art-literature/can-contact-rachel-maddow-cf95f5bdffb03c63

Militia on border - can't wait to read..
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Sat Nov 10, 2018, 09:54 PM (0 replies)

Can't wait for your NEW story...You are going to publish, correct? - Even if it is the

AZ Republic. I don't subscribe, but many people in AZ do...Perhaps Phoenix New Times, or, the AZ Daily Star, or Tucson Weekly - East Valley Tribune....your original story is a MUST read for everyone.. - why stop there, Washington Post, NYT - your reporting is the caliber of TOP journalism..

Kick up to Rachel....such an indepth "synopsis" is very timely, and of interest to the masses....
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Sat Nov 10, 2018, 08:12 PM (1 replies)

Jim Acosta - just now on his twitter feed....Whitaker...2014 campaign chair for Sam Clovis..

Who is Sam Clovis, you ask? - This acting AG Mark Whitaker....was Sam Clovis campaign chair in 2014 run for IOWA state treasurer....

Clovis unsuccessfully ran for Iowa state treasurer in the 2014 elections. He was national co-chair of Donald Trump's campaign in the 2016 presidential election. In January 2017, Trump appointed Clovis a senior White House adviser to the USDA.

- thank goodness, Clovis removed himself from this appointment...I think Clovis was ill-prepared..especially due to the fact - he had no knowledge of the USDA....(sarcasm thingy)

AND, Sam Clovis was a grand jury witness in the Mueller investigation.....I suspect everything will be done to require Whitaker to recuse....right??????

The web we weave...
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Wed Nov 7, 2018, 06:18 PM (0 replies)

Thank you Jim Acosta...and now just on his twitter feed....reintroducing

Sam Clovis...why you ask? - This acting AG Mark Whitiker....was Sam Clovis campaign chair in 2014 run for IOWA state treasurer....

Clovis unsuccessfully ran for Iowa state treasurer in the 2014 elections. He was national co-chair of Donald Trump's campaign in the 2016 presidential election. In January 2017, Trump appointed Clovis a senior White House adviser to the USDA.

- thank goodness, Clovis removed himself from this appointment...I think Clovis was ill-prepared..especially due to the fact - he had no knowledge of the USDA....(sarcasm thingy)

AND, Sam Clovis was a grand jury witness in the Mueller investigation.....I suspect everything will be done to require Whitaker to recuse....right??????
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Wed Nov 7, 2018, 06:14 PM (0 replies)

Another very important WIN..Letitia James NY ATTY GEN - least we forget...

James said she would continue the state’s pending lawsuits -
challenging several Trump policies on immigration, the environment and other topics, and accusing the president’s charitable foundation of breaking the law -

New York New York...bring it on....ol' lemonhead isn't going to know which way to look..sure hope he has eyes in the back of that rug....
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Wed Nov 7, 2018, 12:51 AM (3 replies)

Perhaps they should look behind the curtain, if they are really serious about voter

fraud..their not - if they were, this business of voter machines would have been taken care of..and Kemp would be in jail -

Buried in the first link - a "report" link....

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211364029

Here is the "report" - backstory and details..most criminal.....


https://whowhatwhy.org/2018/11/04/kemps-aggressive-gambit-to-distract-from-election-security-crisis/

When Georgia Democrats were alerted to what they believe to be major vulnerabilities in the state’s voter registration system Saturday, they contacted computer security experts who verified the problems. They then notified Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s lawyers and national intelligence officials in the hope of getting the problems fixed.


A Connecticut-based private contractor, PCC Technologies Inc., has contracts to manage voter registration systems for Georgia and 14 other states. PCC also runs online voter registration for six of them, including Georgia. If these vulnerabilities exist in Georgia, they could also be present in other states where PCC operates.
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Mon Nov 5, 2018, 01:35 PM (1 replies)

Love your story of ghosts in the house...and your story about your owl sighting....

An owl sighting...I walk the perimeter of our home at night on occasion..some warm nights in AZ..very quiet area - sky is beautiful at night..this one particular night..I heard an owl, often occurrence..but this time the owl was very close..I just couldn't identify where it was..looking for silhouette - nope, can't see him...we have palm trees and huge Ponderosa Pines...

So I walked back to front door, we are so close to the 2nd tee box on a golf course, we need nets to protect the south side of house from golf balls...I hear the owl again, this time, I slowly turned around, looked up at the net polls..and low and behold..I have two gorgeous, fluffy footed owls, one on each end of the net. The sighting was so beautiful, I quietly opened the front door, woke hubby so he could enjoy...

Our wildlife is what I enjoy the most, the heat not so much - coyotes enjoy running through the course sprinklers...geese "walking down the pathway" on occasion, from the ponds. I have been told there are bobcat sightings, and Javelina - ..I haven't seen them -

Thank you for your ghost story, I have one also..but for another time....
Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Sun Oct 28, 2018, 02:17 PM (1 replies)

Totally agree MM....I do listen to Rachel Maddow - her investigative journalism -

I find more factual than not....anyway - another question.religion..in this post by the MAGAshooter ....

Three days ago, Robert Bowers, who also goes by the name Rob Bowers, wrote on the Gab account, “Daily Reminder: Diversity means chasing down the last white person.” His profile picture on Gab, where he’s had an account since January 2018, reads, “jews are the children of satan. (john 8:44) — —- the lord jesus christ is come in the flesh.”


I found this MOST unsettling..I am not all that religious..some teaching..but John 8:44...really? Is this some kind of twisted logic..what they are teaching in churches these days...who would believe it?? Why?? Call me cynical, aren't sermons based on the opinion and interpretation by the sermon giver..

Then I found this...

That is exactly not the point he is trying to make. He is trying to say that it's our actions that show whether God or Satan is "our father" in a very figurative sense. He is saying "You are not the righteous just because you descend of Abraham, if you not also behave like that". Reversing that to say Jews are "children of Satan" in general is basically the thing he tries to refute here, in reverse.

Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Sat Oct 27, 2018, 03:28 PM (1 replies)
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