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Watching Over Us!!

Posted by italco on July 14, 2011

A Goose Bumps Story!!

A girl went to her friends house and she ended up staying longer than planned, and had to walk home alone.

She wasn’t afraid because it was a small COMMUNITY and she lived only a few blocks away.

As she walked along under the bike trail Diane asked God to keep her safe from harm and danger.

When she reached the alley, which was a shortcut to her house, she decided to take it.However, halfway down the alley she noticed a man standing at the end as though he were waiting for her.

She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for God’s protection.

Instantly a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped round her,
she felt as though someone was walking with her.

When she reached the end of the alley, she walked right past the man and arrived home safely.

The following day, she read in the newspaper that a young girl had been raped in the same alley just twenty minutes after she had been there.

Feeling overwhelmed by this tragedy and the fact that it could have been her, she began to weep.

Thanking the Lord for her safety and to help this young woman, she decided to go to the police station.

She felt she could recognize the man, so she told them her story.

The police asked her if she would be willing to look at a lineup to see if she could identify him.

She agreed and immediately pointed out the man she had seen in the alley the night before.

When the man was told he had been identified, he immediately broke down and confessed.

The officer thanked Diane for her bravery and asked if there was anything they could do for her.

She asked if they would ask the man one question.

Diane was curious as to why he had not attacked her.

When the policeman asked him, he answered, ‘Because she wasn’t
alone.

She had two tall men walking on either side of her.
Goodness (Angel 1) and Mercy (Angel 2) shall follow you all the days of your life.

Amazingly, whether you believe or not, you’re not alone.
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“Happy 4th Of July” (via italco’s Place)

Posted by italco on July 4, 2010

"Happy 4th Of July" Over the centuries, there have been many great Americans who share in the honor and glory of our freedom.  I wish "ALL" Americans a happy 4th of July. I would like to pay a special tribute to the Military personnel who are serving our country right now and can not be home with their families on America's Independence Day! Thank You!! Thanks to all our Military personnel (serving now, future, and past) for the freedom and liberties me and my famil … Read More

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Accountability in 3, 2, 1…

Posted by italco on May 10, 2010

“Bennett, seeking a fourth term after 18 years in office, became the first sitting senator to fall in the ideological battle being waged in his party. Although he has long been viewed as a reliable conservative with deep Mormon roots, Republicans rallied behind two other candidates — neither of whom has held political office — who will compete for the nomination at a June primary.

Until this year, Bennett faced few challenges in this reliably Republican state. In 2004, no one opposed him for the Republican nomination, and his general election victory was so assured that he didn’t spend a penny on television ads. In 2006, he earned a 93 percent approval rating among Republican primary voters.

But Bennett came under fire from conservative activists for voting for then-President George W. Bush‘s bank bailout measure in 2008 and, more recently, for working with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on a health-care overhaul bill. Bennett has also taken heat for reneging on his campaign promise in 1992 to serve just two terms. He is also a close adviser to McConnell, and he sits on the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, which opened him to blame for ballooning government spending.”

The two remaining candidates — lawyer Mike Lee and businessman Tim Bridgewater, both of whom courted tea party voters — faced off in a third ballot. Because neither won 60 percent of the vote, they will compete again in a June 22 primary election. Either way , Utah is all but sure to elect a candidate in the fall with significant tea party support.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/08/AR2010050803430.html?wpisrc=nl_headline

I do not believe anyone was more upset over the 2008 “TARP” bailout than I was. It was a massive last minute special interest money grab allowed to occur by the sitting congress. Accountability is an absolute must in this election cycle. That being said, I do feel the pain of Senator Bennett, his family, and his staff. Thank you for your service to Utah. 

The two candidates left in this election will be interesting to watch. Do they gamble that the far right now has the power to get them elected? or does the winning candidate reach out to the moderate and less conservative Utahns?

It is my humble opinion that this opens the door for a moderate Democratic candidate to step in and steal this open Senate seat. To assume it is automatic that a republican conservative is guaranteed to win would be to under-estimate the democratic party (again). Utah has many moderate voters on both sides of the aisle and the Republicans are split in their decision of Mike Lee (who appeals to the extreme right) and Tim Bridgewater (Moderate to Conservative). If these two republican candidates can keep from conducting negative campaigns against each other, then one of them might win. If they go negative, a democrat is more likely to swoop in and steal the seat! 

Update:

SC Senator, Jim DeMint (R) has been anointed the “Conservative Kingmaker” and may be a key component behind the removal of Senator Bennett in the republican primary. He has endorsed Mike Lee…  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/11/AR2010051100350.html?wpisrc=nl_pmpolitics

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End Corruption In Congress! “Beat The Drum”

Posted by italco on May 14, 2009

 

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“Beat The Drum”

It is time to end corruption in government!

How can “We The People” make a difference?

First, We need to demand that accepting gifts is an not an acceptable practice. This is where corruption starts. We must end the practice of accepting gratuities as common place in congress and our government agencies.

Then, We need to vote wisely in 2010, pick the candidate based on ethics not on just their moral values.

Open secrets is a web sight that will let you view any and all contributions received from any politician in congress. Go here and research those you will be voting for in the up coming 2010 elections http://www.opensecrets.org/elections/index.php.

Another great website is “Congress Merge”. This website allows you to click on your state and view the contact info on any candidate that is up for re-election, their phone numbers, and their voting history http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/index.htm this is an absolute must when making an informed decision on the candidates in your voting area. Another resource sent in by blogger ( Ann Nonomus) http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/ is an excellent tool in canidate research.

We can get involved in our Party!! Go to your party website and help them out. http://www.gop.com/ / http://www.democrats.org/ /or any one of the political parties that participated in the 2008 election http://2008election.procon.org/viewresource.asp?resourceID=001570

We can also, Demand our ethics laws to be enforced; 

Beat The Drum…lets force them to be ethical.

Write to your White-house http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

The House of Representatives https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

Senator’s http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

The congressional Oversight Panel http://cop.senate.gov/contact/

The Office of Government Ethics http://www.usoge.gov/contact_us/contact_oge.aspx

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                    TITLE 5–ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL
                CHAPTER XVI–OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS
PART 2635_STANDARDS OF ETHICAL CONDUCT FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH–
                      Subpart G_Misuse of Position
Sec. 2635.702  Use of public office for private gain.
     An employee shall not use his public office for his own private gain, for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise, or for the private gain of friends, relatives, or persons with whom the
employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity, including nonprofit organizations of which the employee is an officer or member, and persons with whom the employee has or seeks employment or business relations. The specific prohibitions set forth in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this section apply this general standard, but are not intended to
be exclusive or to limit the application of this section.
    (a) Inducement or coercion of benefits. An employee shall not use or permit the use of his Government position or title or any authority associated with his public office in a manner that is intended to coerce or induce another person, including a subordinate, to provide any benefit, financial or otherwise, to himself or to friends, relatives, or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity.

Corruption isn’t going away on it’s own, Demand ethics reform in Congress!!

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California For Sale?

Posted by italco on May 14, 2009

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Arnold…what are you doing? You can’t sell the State of California!

Oh, you are having a city block sale…well thats different then.

I am kidding of course. Looks like a good oportunity for Property Investors to buy some State Owned property at bargain prices. Check out the story written on Reuters

“California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is planning the sale of some state properties including the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, San Quentin State Prison and the Orange County Fairgrounds to raise cash, the Los Angeles Times said, citing a copy of a proposal. The sale would raise $600 million to $1 billion, and is likely to be included in the governor’s revised budget plan on Thursday, the paper said.” http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE54D17X20090514

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Pakistan Fighting It’s Own Battles!!

Posted by italco on May 13, 2009

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The Pakistan army, which is fighting in Swat Valley and two neighbouring districts in North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), is planning to begin a new offensive in the badlands of the Waziristan tribal areas as early as next month, sources told The Daily Telegraph.

“The army is planning to go into Waziristan, possibly in June, which will involve huge numbers of troops in an attempt to establish some sort of state control over the area,” said a source close to the Pakistani military.

The Pakistan army has already deployed 130,000 troops in NWFP and the tribal areas. Some 80,000 of that figure are members of the paramilitary Frontier Corps. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/5314166/Pakistan-army-plans-to-open-second-front-against-Taliban.html

 

What a wonderful change of strategy. Has anyone else noticed the change? The mighty American military isn’t leading the charge against the Taliban. Thank you, Pakistan! I admire a country that fights for the freedoms of it’s citizen against the threat of tyranny…I can support a country that will help themselves. Pakistan is earning the respect of the world for the actions they are taking against terrorism.

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Carrie Prejean a Role Model?

Posted by italco on May 12, 2009

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“I have no regrets about answering [judge Perez Hilton] honestly,” she said in one of her first interviews following the show, where she answered that she was against gay marriage becoming legal in California.

“This happened for a reason. By having to answer that question in front of a national audience, God was testing my character and faith.” http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,517228,00.html

Prejean said “I am a Christian, and I am a model, Models pose for pictures, including lingerie and swimwear photos. Recently, photos taken of me as a teenager have been released surreptitiously to a tabloid Web site that openly mocks me for my Christian faith.” http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedishrag/2009/05/carrie-prejean-nude-photos.html

Implants. Posing topless. Sounds like Playboy may be her next move.

Related Carrie Prejean dish:

Carrie Prejean is the new spokesmodel for National Organization for Marriage

 Michael Phelps denies dating Carrie Prejean or anyone else for that matter

Grandmother says Carrie Prejean is dating Michael Phelps. Does Granny know he hit a bong?

 

This is about the most hypocritical story in the news today. The classic “play like the girl next door” for the cameras, but when the door is shut and the cameras are off…”pass the bong, please”.

“God made her say it” ??? Give me a break! Leave god out of this. She is willing to pose half naked to further her career, no problem. I really have no issue with that. Just don’t try to pretend you are something you are not. You would sell your soul for fame…it is obvious!

Bristol Palin trying to be a role model? and now Carrie Prejean? Please don’t!! My daughters can do without your influence.

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