Thursday, October 19, 2017

The question was; "What is Boylan Publications?"

A day or two ago, a friend contacted me via LinkedIn.  He had seen a change in my status and inquired, further.  His inquiry caused me to think; good questions deserve good answers.  What follows is the question and the response.

Question: 
"What types of things has Boylan Publications, LLC published, Bill?... and what might it consider publishing in the near-term future?"

Reply:
Hello and thanks for the inquiry.  B.P. LLC publishes two blogs.  I haven't been able to write much on my own, lately and am relying on certain regular features like "The American Political Zone" and the Roots in Ripon series.  There is a staff writer, Brian Clark, who makes a substantial contribution to The Middletown Insider. (http://www.middletowninsider.com/)

I welcome contributions from readers, the general public, the library schedule, press releases, Chamber of Commerce announcements,  OP eds and updates from elected officials, letters to the editor, commentaries, etc.

The newest venture, is The South Central Bulldog which is similar in focus to the Insider.  While there are plenty of things of interest to both Ohio and  Connecticut, the Bulldog is  more centered on south central Ohio.  https://southcentralbulldog.blogspot.com/ .  It is only a couple of months old and has yet to take root, such as has the Insider.

As for the future; there are a number of things that have been on the back burner for too long.  There is a piece concerning autism that was submitted for publication, a story with photos and videos of the the jazz fest that needs writing.  Then, there is a fourth part, and a follow up to the 9/11 Project series.

If you care to submit a letter to the editor, or a commentary; I'd be happy to consider it for publication.

Thanks for asking; you got me to think!

Editor in chief,

 
William Boylan

The editor can be contacted by using the contact form in the right column of either blog.

OPINION BY: Rep. Rob Sampson (R-80)

Representing Wolcott and Southington.

Since this column will come out just before the municipal elections and I am not on the ballot this cycle, I thought I might offer some perspective on serving in public office from my own experience.
Serving as our State Representative has been one of the highlights in my life. It’s a tremendous honor to be chosen as the voice for our community and the person entrusted to make the right decisions - not just when it’s easy, but also in times like these when it’s much more difficult.

Having served since 2011, I have experienced the whole spectrum of issues and the complications that go with them. I’ve been through four budget cycles, with “fix it” budget cycles in each of the intervening years. I have been on the forefront, and unfortunately the losing side, of many significant debates, including the repeal of the death penalty, the battle over the implementation of Obamacare in Connecticut, and the decision to give drivers licenses to people in the country illegally.

I was also there for the fallout after the terrible tragedy in Sandy Hook, which remains the most difficult period I’ve spent in the legislature. As if the horrific and painful nature of the event itself were not enough, the cravenly political and ineffectual response has only derailed real efforts to make our community safer.

In one sense, these debates were not difficult: I always knew where I stood and how I would vote. I have strong convictions, and the considerable good fortune to represent a district where the vast majority of residents see the world much as I do.

The hard part, when it’s been hard, has been facing facts and circumstances that are so different from what the public is told by the press—and doing it at a time politicians are so widely distrusted. Politics has largely become a dueling set of talking points, mixed with accusations and conflicts made worse by the news media who dutifully regurgitate them. That’s nothing new: some of the most laudable of our founding fathers made brutal accusations against one another.

Linda Szynkowicz requested a forensic audit of Board of Education - ( Middletown CT GOP)

Linda Szynkowicz requested a forensic audit of Board of Education and it was denied at the BOE 10/03/2017 Meeting

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Senator Suzio - Will your town follow Middlefield's lead?

Last night, the Middlefield Board of Selectmen took action on behalf of local property taxpayers.

They approved a resolution calling on state lawmakers to override Gov. Malloy's veto of the bipartisan budget.

Which city or town will be next to follow Middlefield's lead?

Which city or town will be next to say "NO" to huge property tax increases which will result from Gov. Malloy's cuts?

In Cheshire, for example, homeowners could see property tax increases of $1,100 per year!

This doesn’t have to happen.
Please do the following:
  • Call the House Democrats during business hours at 860-240-8500. Tell them to “Vote to override Malloy’s veto.”
  • Call your town or city hall today.
  • Ask your City or Town Council to "Follow Middlefield's lead!" and pass a resolution urging their state senator and state representatives to vote to override Malloy's veto.
  • Email me at Len.Suzio@cga.ct.gov to tell me how your phone calls go.
We’ve got to speak out now!

Photo Of The Day: October 18, 2017

Ever walk down Main Street and look at the roofs of buildings? No? I didn't think so, but maybe you should! Our little friend today is an owl perched on high above St. Vincent DePaul's. No, he's not real, just one of those decoy owls that are supposed to scare away critters. It's just one of those neat things that make Middletown so unique, and special. So, the next time you're walking by, take a peek at our wise friend that always looks over us.

If you have a picture you'd like to submit for Photo of The Day, please email us at middletowninsider2@gmail.com. All photo's used will be properly credited to the photographer.


The Edge - J. Pulino/W. Wilson Anna Wasescha, President of Middlesex Community College

Cromwell, CT- Jon Pulino and William Wilson interview Middlesex Community College Professor Anna Wasescha. If you would like to be a guest on The Variety Hour or The Edge, please e-mail Jon at super11771@aol.com

The video kicks in at 0:30.

(You need a new intro song, guys!)  :)

Christopher Sugar for BOE - Vote Row B on Tues: 11/7/2017 (Middletown CT GOP)

Chris Sugar is a candidate for the Board of Education in Middletown, CT. Vote for Row B on Tuesday - November 7, 2017 in Middletown, CT.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The North Korean Problem

Image from former Navy Seal  Dr. Rich Swier
by Ronald Wayne Bean
The Korean War never ended. A truce was signed. There was no peace treaty. That war was the first war fought entirely on the Illuminati plan of continuous war fare. As in the Vietnam war, the Gulf war and the prolonged engagement in Afghanistan and Iraq, the idea is to win nothing . The idea is to generate large continuous revenue streams, reduce the population and create more drug dependent people.

The nut case in Charge of North Korea will at some point before he dies set off a nuclear war. He may attack his neighbors or he may attack us but it is going to happen. A man who has imprisoned a half million people as slave labor and has murdered the majority of his own family is man concerned only with his power. He is a megalomaniac and a social path. He must be destroyed.

The US has many non nuclear weapons systems that can lay a country bare. They are horrific in nature. Pulse Cannons, HARRP Weapons, Electro Magnetic Weapons, Microwave Weapons and many more. We don’t deploy these weapons in conflicts because once done the cat would be out of the bag. The public would rightfully demand to know why we haven’t made use of them before even though in different stages they have been around for more than 40 years.

The answer is simple. If we destroyed a town, a country or even a region in just a few minutes, the military industrial complex would come to an end.
Why did we send soldiers all over the world for house to house fighting when we could have just ended the conflict quickly? Why were so many of our people killed or maimed in conflicts we didn’t have to fight? These are tough questions for Politician’s who constituency lost lives and limbs.

How war really works.

Its created. Sides are pitted against one another over generations. The Illuminati bankers do the pitting. They control the currency in most of the world. They loan money to both sides in a conflict with a promissory note which requires the victor to pay off the losers war debts. Sound crazy to you? It’s the truth. We signed these documents at the outbreak of WW2. Germany lost. The US spent the next 30 years paying off Germany`s war debt. Don’t believe me? Look it up.

Photo Of The Day

Ok Middletown, you have some ugly sides, but you have some really great beautiful sides, and it seems like every morning I find something that gives me hope. So, that all said, we're going to try for a Photo of the Day, every day. Something that inspires, and warms our hearts. Today, I found Scott Bischel, owner and President of Smith & Bischel Hardware on Main Street, putting up the Flag in front of his shop. It's great that a local business owner has reverence for our Flag. Great job, Scott, and Smith & Bischel!
Scott Bischel Puts Up The Flag Every Morning In Front Of His Shop, Smith & Bischel

Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suiocide, in Westport

WestportWalkFlyer[6]Thanks to Senator Tony Hwang for sharing this event.

VOTE Row B - Ed Ford & Chris Sugar discuss Middletown CT Education policy

Ed Ford and Christopher Sugar are both running for the Board of Education on Row B in Middletown CT for Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  They discuss a forensic audit of school board funds.

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Throwing a Fun, Safe Halloween Shindig



Photo via Pixabay by PublicDomainPictures

By Charlotte Meier at

People of all ages love Halloween. After all, whether you’re 10 or 40, what’s not to like about  dressing up as your favorite superhero! Unfortunately, many safety risks that come with Halloween are often overlooked.

For example, did you know that fire risk increases for homeowners on Halloween? Or that if you host a party you could be liable for any accidents that happen on your property after guests have imbibed a few too many Happy Halloween adult beverages? And then, of course, there’s the increased risk for pedestrian accidents as children flood the streets to trick-or-treat. 

Most people think of Halloween as a time for kids to play dress up and induce a sugar coma, but Halloween can be just as fun for adults. A good substitute for trick-or-treating is throwing a big bash at your home. Unleash your creativity by hosting fun games like a mummy wrapping contest, holding a costume contest, or pin the wart on the witch. Here are some tips to throw the ultimate Halloween party while keeping it safe and comfortable: 

Food 

Set up a table with your favorite festive dishes. When deciding on a menu, ask your guests beforehand if they have any food allergies. Some common food allergies include peanuts, dairy products, and shellfish. Once you figure out your food situation, it’s time to decorate the spread! Bring out all the stops like fake spider webs, mini pumpkins, and plastic vampire teeth. It also really helps if you have a party theme, like Murder Mystery or Harry Potter that ties everything together. 

Drinks 

Halloween is a great time to have a party because people get unusually out of character. Using common sense when alcohol is involved can prevent an accident that could ruin the night. Far too often, people don’t make prior arrangements for a safe way home before drinking alcohol. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost half (48%) of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities on Halloween night involve a drunk driver. When the holiday falls on a weekend, it’s usually even higher.

So keep an eye on the drinking and don’t let it get out of hand. Designate a sober driver, offer up your couch to guests who need to sleep it off, and provide plenty of food to keep guests from drinking on an empty stomach (plus it gives you an excuse to try out some new recipes). If you decide to use dry ice in your punch bowl, use two bowls−a large bowl for the dry ice and hot water, and a smaller bowl for the actual punch. Dry ice should not be ingested and can cause problems with your internal organs. 

Home D├ęcor 

Decorating for the big night can be easy, cheap, and fun. Hang ghosts from the ceiling, give your family portraits on the walls some creepy red eyes, or cut and carve a pumpkin to serve as a cooler for all your beverages. If the party is indoors, remove and breakable pieces of furniture or trinkets to a room where you know they won’t get broken. 

Bring the Fun 

Send out some invitations, find a spooky but fun Halloween playlist for your guests to groove to, and pick out a costume that’s going to rock the party. Keep everything running smoothly by preparing ahead of time. Ask other guests to bring a snack or drinks, carve your decorative pumpkins the night before, and have the games handy for easy transitions throughout the night. Relax, and enjoy the company of your goofy guests!

If you do have kids there are obviously plenty of Halloween-specific safety precautions to take with them as well.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Tuesday - Board of Education Candidate Forum - sponsored by MFT

Board of Education Candidate Forum - sponsored by MFT

 

Being Ethical Seems To Be An Option

Brian E. Clark
Being Ethical Seems To Be An Option

By Staff Writer, Brian E. Clark



This story has a few parts, so bear with me as I get through the first one. I stated on our Facebook page the other day, that there may be a story on how Planning and Zoning Chair, and walking hemorrhoid, Stephen Devoto may have built a barn on his property without the proper permits. That turned out to not be the case, hence, no article. However, like a raccoon with rabies, Devoto thought this would be an opportune time to lash out at me, for no apparent reason. Remember, no story was written.


Leading up to this, I was being fed information from people from both political parties on Planning and Zoning regarding Devoto. Normally, I could care less about Planning and Zoning. I respect what they do, and they have an important role in our community, but it’s just not my cup of tea. Being a writer, the one thing I’ve found out, people LOVE to talk! Republicans, Democrats, Man, Woman, Secretaries, Heads of Departments- There’s no such thing as a secret or confidential information. There just isn’t. People love to talk. They want someone to be interested in what they have to say. I appreciate everyone who contacts me, I really, really do, but I obviously can’t be interested in everything. Like Planning and Zoning. But when the information started coming in, and it started coming from both sides of the aisle, yes, then I pay attention.


Going into this, I thought Stephen Devoto was an OK guy. He’s invited me to more events that I could ever remember, and I have gone to a few. We are just interested in different things. So, yes, I emailed him, and I was nice about it, I just asked him about this information that he built his barn without the permits needed. That said, I know I have a reputation of being hard on people. There are people who will absolutely not talk to me, because of that reputation, and hey, it is what it is. So, I made sure to say that I didn’t consider this to be an egregious offense, but a story had to be written if that’s what occurred.


He replied to my email, and in the first line, he says, “until I specifically state otherwise, all of our discussions, by email, instant messenger, phone, and in person, are off the record.” Ok, cool, whatever, let’s talk about this still. But it didn’t go that way. He went ahead to mock me by saying, “I can't respond to an allegation that is no more specific than "allegedly made bad decisions". I'm sure I have made plenty of "bad decisions" this year alone if you want me to address a particular set of them, you'll have to help me out a bit.” This story was simple. It was about permits and the allegation that he didn’t have the proper ones. Being the Chair of Planning & Zoning, that presents an issue. All of this could have been resolved with saying that he has the proper permits. It didn’t go that way.


Mind you this is only an issue because of the elected position he holds, as the Chair Person of Planning and Zoning. Instead, Devoto turns around and publishes my email, and what seemed like a “Ha, ha, ha, you stupid man. You say I don’t have permits, but here they are! You stupid, stupid man!”, in the Middletown Eye, which he also has his fingers in. Yes, he published the permits. The issue I have with this is he is a man we elected to Chair Planning & Zoning, and in that position, you are held to the Ethics Code. A person elected to ANY position has the absolute right to be questioned by ANY member of the community that elected them, without the fear or worry that they would be mocked, or belittled publicly! Also, since Devoto was so quick to call this all off the record, what’s with publishing my correspondence? Off the record? (I’ll also add, my emails, all of them, have a disclaimer at the bottom that says they can’t be copied or used without my express written consent. He also reprinted the Insider Header, which is our proprietary property.)


This isn’t about permits, or barns any longer. Now, it’s about why Stephen Devoto can't be bothered to follow the Ethics Code, or answer a questioning by the community that voted him into office. In my book, personally, Stephen Devoto is a piece of trash. The worst possible human being. Scum. A true, straight up piece of garbage. Why am I being so hard? Because as an elected official, this charlatan came to all of us, and said, “Vote for me. I’m your guy. I can do the job better than the other guy.” All he had was his word, and we believed him and voted for him. But when something questionable came up, he mocked, belittled, and acted like a straight-up bully. My language may be a tad salty, but I mean every word. And this joker wants to be elected again? My God, we’re screwed if we allow this type of behavior. Dan Drew is at least cordial!



I sit here shaking my head, because all this could have been avoided if he only said, “You are incorrect, here are the permits."

Anthony Moran for Planning & Zoning - Vote Row B on Tues: 11/7/2017 (Middletown CT GOP)

Anthony Moran is a candidate for the Planning & Zoning Commission in Middletown, CT. Vote for Row B on Tuesday - November 7, 2017 in Middletown, CT.

 

Anthony talks about developing our waterfront.

 

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Meet the Candidates - Thursday Oct. 19th


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Attorney General announces reinvigoration of Project Safe Neighborhoods to reduce rising tide of violent crime

Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced several Department of Justice actions to reduce the rising tide of violent crime in America. Foremost of those actions is the reinvigoration of “Project Safe Neighborhoods,” a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.
In announcing this recommitment to Project Safe Neighborhoods, the Attorney General issued a memo directing United States Attorneys to implement an enhanced violent crime reduction program that incorporates the lessons learned since Project Safe Neighborhoods launched in 2001.
In a statement on the program, the Attorney General said:
"According to the FBI, the violent crime rate has risen by nearly seven percent over the past two years, and the homicide rate has risen by more than 20 percent. We cannot be complacent or hope that this is just an anomaly: we have a duty to take action.
“Fortunately, we have a President who understands that and has directed his administration to reduce crime. The Department of Justice today announces the foundation of our plan to reduce crime: prioritizing Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program that has been proven to work.
“Let me be clear – Project Safe Neighborhoods is not just one policy idea among many. This is the centerpiece of our crime reduction strategy.
“Taking what we have learned since the program began in 2001, we have updated it and enhanced it, emphasizing the role of our U.S. Attorneys, the promise of new technologies, and above all, partnership with local communities. With these changes, I believe that this program will be more effective than ever and help us fulfill our mission to make America safer."
U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman said: “This is another welcome tool that allows us to help our local partners work with federal law enforcement to reduce violent crime.

Kevin Kelly for BOE - Vote Row B on Tues: 11/7/2017 (Middletown CT GOP)

Kevin Kelly is a candidate for the Board of Education - Vote Row B on Tues: 11/7/2017 (Middletown CT GOP)

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Senator Suzio - Pizza and Politics Tuesday Oct. 17th

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Maybe? I'm not sure!

Maybe? I’m Not Sure!


By, Staff Writer, Brian E. Clark



Put On Your Election Day Face!
I had said on our Facebook page that I was going to have an article for you all this morning, and because I didn’t want to disappoint, here it is! The fact is that the story is still developing, and it would be improper for me to push information out there if it turns out not to be true. I thought about the opportunity I had in holding off, to say a few things that have been on my mind.


I had this conversation, again, with our own Bill Boylan, that I must have once a month just because I always feel it’s importance. I love to write, but I can only write, about what has importance and meaning to myself. If I don’t connect with whatever the story is, there’s no sense in even trying to “fake it”. People who don’t know me well, see the highlights of how I cover a story that I’m involved with and see the unconventional ways I go about going after different sources, but that’s all they see. If I see a part of something, anything, I’m quite sure I wouldn’t have the entire picture either. Our readers are quite confident, however, that for however unconventional, I hit my mark, even if it’s only a couple times a month. Because there’s a piece of myself in every story.


Recently, I have reconsidered my ways, because I’ll be completely honest, I can become one giant thorn in someone’s butt, in the process of tracking down a story, and regardless of what some believe, I don’t enjoy it. I believe, however, that my cause is noble, and in every noble gesture, especially in finding the truth in a circumstance, there will be collateral damages. It’s part of the game, and all the players know it expressly from the start. I actually began rethinking not so much my methods, because say what you will, they’re effective. No, I have thought about what, I’d cover, not how I’d cover it.



Reason? Because we have become this society where everything has become news when it’s not! “He said…., This guy did…., She was with…” It’s non-stop! I’m from a bygone era where the news came on at 6 pm, and by 6:30, life was back on. So, the story today? The story is, " Yes, folks, I said I'd publish today, but events are still unfolding, and I'm not rushing to judgment, or deadlines, for headlines."

Ed Ford & Chris Sugar talk with Jon Pulino about Education policy (Middletown CT GOP)

@MiddletownRTC Jon Pulino is a candidate for the Board of Education in Middletown, CT on Row B.

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The Variety Hour- 05-05-2017 w/ J. Pulino, Billy Wilson & Marco Iacoviello


Mercy High School Open House November 5th


Friday, October 13, 2017

Suzio Hosts Cheshire Coffee Today at 8 AM

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NFL Players Blasted, Boycott Called For

An open letter to the NFL players,
Former NFL player Colon Clapperdick, photo from Yahoo Sports

 
You graduated high school in 2011.  Your teenage years were a struggle.  You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks..  Your mother was the leader of the family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your plate.  Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at best. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 lbs and could run 40 yards in 4..2 seconds while carrying a football.   Your best friend was just like you, except he didn’t play football.  Instead of going to football practice after school, he went to work at McDonald's for minimum wage..  You were recruited by all the big colleges and spent every weekend of your senior year making visits to universities where coaches and boosters tried to convince you their school was best.  They laid out the red carpet for you. Your best friend worked double shifts at Mickey D’s.  College was not an option for him.  On the day you signed with Big State University, your best friend signed paperwork with his Army recruiter.  You went to summer workouts.  He went to basic training.
Photo from Britannica
You spent the next four years living in the athletic dorm, eating at the training table. You spent your Saturdays on the football field, cheered on by adoring fans.  Tutors attended to your every academic need.  You attended class when you felt like it. Sure, you worked hard.  You lifted weights, ran sprints, studied plays, and soon became one of the top football players in the country.  Your best friend was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. While you were in college, he deployed to Iraq once and Afghanistan twice.  He became a Sergeant and led a squad of 19 year old soldiers who grew up just like he did..  He shed his blood in Afghanistan and watched young American's give their lives, limbs, and innocence for the USA. 
You went to the NFL combine and scored off the charts.  You hired an agent and waited for draft day.  You were drafted in the first round and your agent immediately went to work, ensuring that you received the most money possible. You signed for $16 million although you had never played a single down of professional football.  Your best friend re-enlisted in the Army for four more years. As a combat tested sergeant, he will be paid $32,000 per year.

Mercy Students Fed "Climate Change" and Other Propaganda



VOTE ROW B: Ed Ford & Chris Sugar discuss students exit strategy Deb Kleckwoski (Middletown CT GOP)

Ed Ford and Chris Sugar are running for the Board of Education on Row B in Middletown, CT and spoke with Councilwoman Deborah Kleckowski about students having an exit strategy @MiddletownRTC.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

This Week's "American Political Zone"


The American Political Zone - A Political Commentary on Current Events


One of the best political discussion programs you can find, our hosts possess a vast knowledge of current affairs and they share this with us in a lively and interesting fashion.  Featuring Daria Novak, 2nd District Congressional Candidate and President of the Institute for American Politics, and Frank Vernuccio, New York Analysis Policyand Government, The American Political Zone is now a regular feature in the Middletown Insider.

The Edge - J.Pulino/W.Wilson/Giuliano/Kleckowski

Topic: Mayor Dan Drew and his illegal solicitation of campaign funds by sending letters to Middletown Police and Fire. What does mean for his gubernatorial hopes? Should Dan Drew resign as Mayor? Watch the show and see what the panel of 2 sitting council members, Debbie Kleckowski and former Mayor Seb Giuliano have to say.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cat Tales Spaghetti Dinner 10/13/17 - 6:30pm

RESERVE TICKETS TODAY - FINAL COUNT DUE 10/10/17

Fox Parish Center
10 Elm St
Middletown, CT
Join us for our semi-annual spaghetti dinner
Seating at 6:30 / Dinner served at 7:00
$12.00 per person – Ticket includes pasta, meatballs, salad, bread and dessert
Raffle items and Door Prizes
For every three cans of Friskies or two rolls of paper towels you will receive a ticket for the door prize drawings (i.e. 12 cans of Friskies = 4 tickets)
To purchase or reserve your tickets please email info@CatTalesCT.org or call 860-344-9043

Fox 61 Reports: Connecticut native who retired Puerto Rico escapes Maria’s aftermath

Help John Rebuild After Hurricane Maria. (John Rossier)
Home of John Rossier, Mayaguez, PR
MIDDLETOWN --  When Middletown native John Rossier moved to Puerto Rico in 2012, it was an

island of paradise with a climate that was tailor made for his health issues.

He had a little wood frame tin roof home in Aguadilla on the northwest corner of the island. And even though he wasn't terribly concerned about Hurricane Maria, he decided it wasn't the place to ride out the storm.

He tried to fly out, but the storm disrupted that plan where he tried to find space in a shelter.
"That was completely packed, there was a line 600 people long to get in," said Rossier.
So he went to a friend's house in nearby Isabella, which he said ended up taking the brunt of the storm.

"I heard a gigantic roar making noise and that was nonstop for 12 hours, unrelenting for 12 hours," said Rossier.

Rossier said "I closed the windows as fast as I could. I laid down in the corner of the home at a 90 degree angle, the concrete home, the home filled with water, even though it was on a hill. Rain and wind was so intense it came right through the closed windows," said Rossier.

Read the entire report an watch John's interview, here on Fox61.com

Cast an Informed Vote - Hear What the Candidates Have to Say



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Roots in Ripon - A Look at the 2nd Amendment

Image from Ranger Up
Roots in Ripon
Chuck Roots
9 October 2017


Once again, our nation has been rocked and shocked by the utterly senseless killing of concert attendees at a live country and western shindig last weekend. Such villainy should cause every American to pause and ask how it is that our nation has arrived at a point where wanton killing is reluctantly embraced as the norm.
A brief, succinct answer would be centered around the devaluing of life – human life in particular. Make no mistake! We have become numb to the gruesome reality of a million babies aborted in the United States every year. You can bet we have lost the key ingredient in valuing human life. That key ingredient is that God is the Creator of all life. 

If we fall into the trap of excluding God from our appreciation of life, then we will, by default, have a view of life that is less than the view that God holds. Thus, we proceed on the slippery slope of man’s degenerating opinion of life, and our inability to see some life as worthy, and other life as unworthy, or even unnecessary or inconvenient.  

If there is one conclusion that is easily drawn from the most cursory of analyses concerning the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, it is that God is supreme, and all human life is precious. The authors of the Constitution intended it to be clear from the outset, despite the practice of slavery at the time of the formation of the nation.

The 2nd Amendment is a lightning rod issue, causing debate from kitchen tables to the Supreme Court, running the emotional gamut often with a ferocious intensity. 

So, why did the Founding Fathers make this 2nd Amendment? Quite simply, to put into the hands of these new American citizens in the 1780s the awesome responsibility of governing themselves by creating a government that was answerable to “We the People”, and not the other way around. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

URGENT: Volunteers with engineering and mechanical skills needed in Puerto Rico!



by Nancy Oakley

This Updated CALL to ACTION is for volunteers with expertise and hands-on knowledge 0f HVAC, generator repair, electrical, plumbing, etc. Former combat engineers would be invaluable.

UPDATE: When you respond to the email address below, please include your phone number so we can contact you!
The ventilation system at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Aguadilla was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria. Currently, there is still no electricity for the hospital, no working generator, and no air conditioning or dehumidifier in a hot, humid climate. These conditions put the patients currently in this hospital at risk. Some of the most critical patients have been airlifted to the mainland, but there is still an urgent need for a functioning regional hospital.

We are especially looking for volunteers who can be in Ft. Lauderdale by Thursday evening for a flight to Puerto Rico on Friday morning, October 13.

If you have these skills to share, please email Billy Simmons at puertorico@oathkeepers.org. Please include your phone number in your email reply. He will respond in the evening after work. Those who will be joining our team in Puerto Rico, please contact and stay in touch with Billy.

Oath Keepers members are familiar with our CPT program. With our Community Preparedness Teams, we prepare, ahead of time, for potential emergencies or disasters. The skills we've used so far in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico this year include, security,

Mercy High School - Mission Trip Video

MERCY DAY Mission Trip 2017


Corrected: Meet the Candidates - Thursday Oct. 12th

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Thank you for standing with us against childhood cancer


Thank you
 
You:
  • spread the word about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the kids of St. Jude.
  • helped make the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer a success.
  • rallied your communities to join our mission.
For taking action, we'd like to say thank you! See how your help makes an impact.
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80% today. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
Let's end childhood cancer. Together. Donate today.
 
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