When your job requires you to write your blood type on your boots

mime-attachmentI hope anyone who has military background, or is an American, will forward this.
Received this today from a friend.
If you are not a veteran send this to those that you know who are, or to those who may know veterans.

The 2014 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested in this election. Get out and VOTE!!)

A movement has been started by our armed forces to get out the vote in 2014. They are organizing themselves, but this can be done by all of us. The President, the Golfer in Chief, has made the Rules of Engagement (ROE) so difficult, that our troops are often killed before they can even get permission to fight. Nothing has been done to stop our troops from being murdered by the Afghanis they are training, either.

Now, the President wants the US to sign on to the UNs International Criminal Court (ICC), which would allow the UN’s ICC to arrest and try US troops for War Crimes, without the legal protections guaranteed under US Law, and from which there is no appeal.

The President, with his Democratic control of the Senate, has nearly all the power. If the Non-Establishment Republicans, and Conservatives, can take back the Senate in 2014, our troops can once again be protected from unnecessary danger. Please consider this, and send it on to your mailing lists. Thank You.

Interestingly enough, when GWB was president you heard about the military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan almost daily. With Obama in the White House, the mainstream media has been strangely quiet. — More than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan in the last 27 months. This is more than the combined total of the nine years before. Thirty have died in August. During the last month, over 50 additional NATO and US servicemen have been murdered, inside jobs by those who are hired to be a force for good in Afghanistan ..

A reinforced Marine battalion is +-1.000 men.
The commander in chief is AWOL. Not a peep, although he ordered the White House flag flown at half-staff for the Sikhs that were killed. There is a deep disgust, a fury, growing in the ranks of the military against the indifferent incompetence of this president.

It has taken on a dangerous tone. No one knows what to do about him, but the anger runs deep as the deaths continue with no strategic end in sight to the idiocy of this war. Obama has had 4 years to end this futile insanity, during which time he has vacationed, golfed, campaigned, and generally ignored the plight of our men and women in uniform. But, there is now a movement afoot in the armed services to launch a massive get out the vote drive against this president.
Not just current active duty types, but the National Guard, Reserves, the retired, and all other prior service members. This is no small special interest group, but many millions of veterans who can have an enormous impact on the outcome of the November election if they all respond.

The one million military retirees in Florida alone could mean an overwhelming victory in that state if they all show up at the polls. It might not keep another one hundred U.S. troops from dying between now and November, but a turn out to vote by the military against this heart breaking lack of leadership can make a powerful statement that hastens a change to the indifference of this shallow little man who just lets our soldiers die.

Veterans: Please forward to your lists. High Priority!

Minnesota mom charged for giving son cannabis oil early

Posted: Aug 19, 2014 8:08 PM CDT
Updated: Aug 20, 2014 9:28 AM CDT
by Bill Keller – Fox 9 News

MADISON, Minn. (KMSP) -
After years of watching her son suffer with the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, Angela Brown turned to medical marijuana as a last resort. It worked, but the decision has left her facing criminal charges.

Minnesota this year became the 22nd state to approve specific forms of marijuana for medicinal use, but prosecutors in Lac qui Parle County don’t want people getting a head start. When the law goes into effect in July 2015, it’s likely that Brown’s 15-year-old son would qualify to access the cannabis oil he was already taking; however, the mother from Madison, Minn., is now facing two gross misdemeanor charges, including child endangerment. Each charge carries a penalty of one year imprisonment and a $3,000 fine.

“Trey described it as the pressure in his brain was being released,” Brown told Fox 9 News, “Once it hit his system with the right amount of dose, the muscle spasms would stop. The pain was eased. It was just relief.”

When her son was 11 years old, a baseball that struck his temple left him with a severe brain trauma. The pain associated with the injury had led to “self harming” episodes, according to charging documents. After exhausting all other options to help the now-15-year-old cope with the pain, the family took a vacation to Colorado and bought oil containing THC at a shop there. His mother would administer just a few drops as needed, and in a matter of hours, the symptoms would vanish. The teen’s parents say he was even doing better in school as a result.

“It was just amazing to find something that helped our son,” David Brown admitted.

The criminal complaint, which was filed in June, states that Brown was not embarrassed about the legally-questionable decision. In fact, Brown admitted that her son was using medical marijuana after a Lac qui Parle County deputy requested a child protection worker interview her about the use of cannabis oil. During an interview with police, she even handed over the substance that had helped her son so much.

“I mean, you finally find something that works for your child, that takes the pain away, and I had to give it up because I had a fear of going to jail — because how am I supposed to take care of my child?” Angela Brown told Fox 9 News.

Given that the boy’s condition would likely qualify him for medical marijuana access in Minnesota once the law takes effect, his parents don’t see why they should wait a full year to give their son his medicine. Now, Angela Brown believes prosecutors are trying to make an example out of her — but she warns they may get more than they bargained for.

“I have said to many that then, I’m going to be the best example that I can be of what medicinal cannabis can do, not only for my son but anybody that is suffering,” she explained.

In the interim, however, the family is focusing on making sure their son can access the oil that has improved his quality of life. That means they’re preparing for the possibility of leaving the state, and may move to Colorado if necessary.

“The legal protections will be in place soon here in Minnesota, but for the family, not soon enough,” Rep. Carly Melin, who authored the medical marijuana legislation, said.

U.S. must regain control of immigration

Gerry Feld, Times columnist 5:25 p.m. CDT August 9, 2014
Everyone should understand four truths about immigration.

• If you’re not a Native American, you are an immigrant.

• The majority of our ancestors came to America through Ellis Island. Those lucky enough to have personal or employment sponsors cleared the system quicker than those without.

• The inscription on the base of our Statue of Liberty reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Coming to America for those huddled masses has always meant freedom.

• As our borders are porous, smuggling, corruption and gangs play havoc with our immigration system.

Several problems

The historical path to immigration and citizenship was orderly, predictable and handled on a case-by-case basis, not collective amnesty. Sure, it’s time consuming and many people waited years to be accepted, but we always knew who was entering our country.

That’s changed as countless illegal immigrants cross our borders every day. According to an intelligence report from the Customs and Border Protection Agency released by Breitbart.com, they’ve identified illegal immigrants from 75 countries just this year.

Although worldwide attention is directed to our southern border, where thousands of Central American children are attempting to enter our country, there are problems elsewhere.

The U.S. Border Patrol reports a tremendous increase with illegal immigrants attempting to cross our northern borders across six states, including Minnesota. The majority of these people are attempting to make their way to the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota in search of work. From Oct. 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, there were 514 arrests. That compares with just 284 arrests in fiscal year 2013.

Montana’s Dawson County Sheriff Craig Anderson last year told The Billings Gazette his agency was arresting people speaking Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Russian, but not a word of English. He added they’re young, violent and dangerous.

Montana’s U.S. Attorney Mike Cotter reports since 2012, federal investigators concluded Mexican drug cartels are trafficking cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine into the Bakken region. He stated one bust netted 145 pounds of methamphetamine.

Remember, all that is happening right in our own backyard.

Who’s here?

There are solutions to these problems.

First, our borders must be closed and it must be done now! As both our borders are long and rugged, National Guard troops should be called up to help. Once that’s accomplished, stop all immigration for 10 years while we find out who’s here, and deal with paths to citizenship or deportation on an individual basis.

Next, rewrite our immigration laws and enforce them better than we did with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act. That program was designed to shut down our borders, stop illegal immigration while offering a path to citizenship. Regretfully, illegal immigration rose from 5 million in 1986 to 11.1 million today.

Congress and President Barack Obama have been struggling to come up with a new immigration law that may include some form of amnesty and a path to citizenship. Hopefully, the result will work better than the 1986 attempt. Unfortunately, no one wants to make the tough decision to control our borders and immigration as they may appear heartless and cruel.

The Heritage Foundation reports legalizing all illegal immigrants now here will cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years. The Federation for American Immigration Reform reported in 2010 illegal immigration cost each native born head of household in Minnesota more than $500 a year , and these costs are sure to rise.

Although President Ronald Reagan’s immigration policies failed, his words still ring true today. “A nation that cannot control its borders isn’t really a nation anymore.”

Understand I’m not against immigration. My ancestors, following established rules, came here looking for a better life, just as it should be today. Nevertheless, becoming an American citizen and joining in our quality of life should be worth working and waiting for. We have the right to know who’s entering our country and their intentions. The world is a dangerous place as terrorist groups continually seek to destabilize governments. To remain a free, safe, vibrant nation, it’s time we get serious about immigration.

This is the opinion of Gerry Feld, a lifelong Central Minnesota resident whose column is published the second Sunday of the month. He writes mostly about national issues from a conservative perspective.

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