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I can't believe anyone would consider Paul presidential material. He is full of lies, beginning with Monica Lewinsly's age. He was off by two years. Regarding Clinton's impeachment, Paul would be wise to remember the impeachment and trial was broadly unpopular with the public and Clinton, even after the embarrassment of impeachment is still far more popular than Paul ever will be. 
 
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Sen. Rand Paul blasted former President Bill Clinton on Sunday, saying that if Democrats want to hit Republicans for the "War on Women" they should take a look at the former president's "predatory behavior" against Monica Lewinsky. "The Democrats -- one of their big issues is they've concocted this, 'Republicans...
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I know I'm a little late, but RIP +Jeff Brailey. You were a top notch individual.
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Obama and Obamacare caused it! Oh, and Benghazi, the IRS and the NSA.
 
This seems to happen far too often. Why?
More than 300 people on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship have become ill during their voyage, the Centers for Disease Control said on its website.
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I did not know that, +James Ascher . Seems wrong.
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New Mexico can boast having 13 4-Diamond hotels in the state.  Even a conservative can feel comfortable spending his vacation here.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Thirteen New Mexico hotels have earned the AAA's coveted Four Diamond rating.
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+Martin Lewitt a supporter of the One Percent is a supporter of the One Percent is a supporter of the One Percent. If the One Percent can flaunt their money and life style, they will and the Tea Party tools of the One Percent want to feel like they belong. They don't, they are tools, but sadly, they don't know it.
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I was a big Peggy Lee fan in the 60s. I think this is the best song she ever sang.
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Two thoughts: I can see why, this is awesome. And I think Kate Mulgrew must have been mimicking this performance when she portrayed Capt. Janeway. Always the exact same "Funny thing about the day when life burned out my soul" look on her face.
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In 1971, I was back home in Connecticut from Vietnam for a 30 day extension leave. I volunteered to do a second back-to-back tour for the opportunity to spend Christmas with Mom and Dad. Mom gave me tickets to two Broadway shows and when I arrived at Grand Central Station, I went upstairs to the Commodore Hotel and then walked to 42nd St. and Broadway to check out the USO.

I found out I could get tickets to any show for free from the USO. I called my Mom and told her I was spending my last eight days of leave going to shows. The shows Mom gave me were "Two by Two" with Danny Kaye and "Bob and Ray the Two and Only." I also saw Hair, Fiddler on the Roof, Pippin, and a couple more shows while there.

But the best show I saw was "Purlie" starring a very cute girl named Melba Moore. I had two more nights in New York then it was back to Vietnam. I had been a week in New York and spent the majority of my time there going to shows by myself.

Walking back to the Commodore Hotel after spending the evening of December 31, 1971 watching "Hair" from a front row center seat, I was passing two working girls standing in the doorway of a closed business. "Hey, you wanna party?" one girl said. The country rube I was didn't realize I was being propositioned by a hooker. "No thanks," I innocently replied, "I'm going back to my room. I just saw 'Hair.'"

The second girl, an exotic-looking Hispanic gal who had been silent up to this point, said, "Take me to your room, we'll have some fun." To make a long story short, I had some fun. Maria lived in Brooklyn. In the morning,  I offered to accompany her home in a taxi. She said that would cost a lot of money she could catch the subway. I wouldn't hear of it and as we drove to Brooklyn, I asked if she wanted to go to a Broadway show tonight. She thought I was crazy but agreed to go. I wanted to pick her up, but she said she'd meet me at the USO.

The way the USO allotted tickets was to pass out a number at 3 PM and then at 5 PM to call the numbers out and dole out the tickets. If you had a date, you got two tickets. I didn't recognize Maria when she showed up a few minutes before 5. We got two tickets to "Purlie" then went to supper before the show.

After the show, we stopped at bar. I offered to take her home and she said, "I want to spend the night with you tonight." I offered to pay her and she seemed offended. But the next morning I did give her some money, for her daughter I said, and left her in Brooklyn. I never saw her again.
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Had to laugh with tears in my eyes. Such a great story.
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Tomorrow, January 26, is my 66th birthday. If I get through the day, I will have spent 20 more years on this globe than my father did.. Until I surpassed my father's earthly age, for years I anticipated a major coronary thrombosis like the one that took him. My heart attack didn't come until June 26, 2012, followed by a four-vessel coronary-artery-bypass-graft three days later. Piece of cake!

I stopped celebrating my birthday when I was 50, 16 years ago. I will play the music that means a lot to me, songs by some women I have enjoyed and even lusted after in my younger days. I also have some songs and music I have told my wife, Lori, and my daughter Debbie,that I want played at my memorial. I do not look at Death as the end of something but as the transition to another life. That's why some of these songs may seem strange to those who play organ music at the memorials of their loved ones.

My first song is by Irene Ryan. No Time at All is from the Broadway show "Pippin" and it's my idea of how we should age.
IRENE "GRANNY" RYAN - "No Time At All" (1972)
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Thank you +Jeff Brailey for your beautiful pictures and posts ! Also thanks for being friendly !....♥ by for now neighbor !
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I'm sorry +Jeff Brailey, found another link earlier which worked better for me and forgot to post it here. Here it is folks...
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Congressman Steve Pearce (R-NM=2nd) sent this statement out in an email newsletter today: 
"New Mexicans want answers about Obamacare.  The President has spent a lot of time trying to convince Americans that his new law is working, but has kept key details on the rollout secret.  I voted earlier this month for a bill to require transparency and accountability in healthcare, but it shouldn't take an act of Congress to get honest answers.  I've heard from countless New Mexicans who have lost insurance or seen their premiums go through the roof--and many who are still struggling to even sign up.  I want to know how the president is going to make this right."

According to the New Mexico Capitol Report: " The number of people in New Mexico signing up for individual policies under the Affordable Care Act increased more than seven-fold in December, but the percentage of young people enrolling is running well below expectations.

“We’re glad that (the numbers) are higher, but we hope to get more,” New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange interim CEO Mike Nuñez told New Mexico Watchdog on Wednesday.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the overall number of people signing up for individual policies in New Mexico increased from 934 at the end of November to 7,688 by the end of December. That means 6,754 people enrolled in December, a 723 percent spike.

“The increase there is really extreme,” Nuñez said. “We’re happy about that.”"
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+Martin Lewitt since I have already had and still do, the best  health insurance available in the form of Medicare and Tricare, I haven't looked into what other New Mexicans have. I have read New Mexican participation is increasing exponentially. 
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Morning Positive Affirmation for January 26, 2014.
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RIP +Jeff Brailey ! Yes you do rock my friend ! love this picture ! Family is everything ♥
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One of my favorite male singers is Roger Whitaker. Here are two of  his signature songs.
Roger Whittaker - Love Lasts Forever

The Last Farewell ~ Roger Whittaker
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I can't recall exactly which birthday it was, but my brother Ed bought tickets to Donna Summer in concert at Foxwood's Casino in Mystic, CT. Not only did we have the best seats in the house, at a table that touched the apron of the stage, Ms. Summer would often be close enough for me to touch her shoe. Thankfully, I was able to control my foot fetish, LOL.

Just before singing this my favorite Donna Summer song, she announced  my birthday. A stage hand put a chair  center stage and a pretty waitress walked me to the chair. Donna Summer sang Happy Birthday and made my millennium!
Donna Summer - Last Dance (Nobel Peace Prize Concert '09) HD
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EarthSky News:
At this time of year, the constellation Orion the Hunter dominates the southeastern sky in early evening, as seen from latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. The featured photo at top shows how Orion appears at early evening at mid-northern latitudes. Notice its short, straight row of three medium-bright stars. These stars represent Orion’s Belt.
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Retired US Army Medic and Safety Consultant
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  • US Army
    Retired, 1968 - 1988
  • Several Drilling/offshore construction Co.s
    Medic/Safety Officer, 1989 - 1994
  • Techniques International
    Independent Safety Consultant, 1995 - 2007
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Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
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Retired US Army medic, author of The Ghosts of November. Freelance writer/journalist. Former child protective specialist, Safety consultant. Cult expert. Homeless from 1998 to 2004. Bird watcher. naturalist. Activist in veteran and health issues
 
I was a soldier for 20 years and 17 days, serving 22 months in Vietnam in 1970 and 1971. Other overseas assignments included The Panama Canal Zone/Republic of Panama, 1976 to 1980.  Special assignments I had during my military career included the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai in 1985. From November 19 to 28, 1978, I was also senior medic for the Joint Humanitarian Task Force to Guyana that recovered the remains of the 914 Americans who were killed in Jonestown on November 18, 1978.
 
After I retired from the Army in 1988, I was fortunate enough to be professionally affiliated with USAF Colonels A.J. Myer and Ted Guy, former Vietnam War POWs who helped POW/MIA activists learn the truth about those not reunited and still considered POW/MIAs
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Married to the lovely Lori Brailey who made me the luckiest guy in the world.
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Lori and I have lived in Deming, NM since October of last year. Why we waited so long to sample the fare of the Si Senor Mexican Restaurant is beyond me, but after enjoying a delectable lunch there today, it has become our favorite Mexican restaurant. We both ordered #13, New York Strip Steak with cheese enchiladas, rice and refried beans. While waiting for our meal, we thoroughly enjoyed the chips with famous New Mexico Red Chili sauce. The chips were thicker than usual and the salsa complemented the chips perfectly. Our meals arrived within 15 minutes. The steak was tasty and tender and properly cooked to the requested medium. It was one fine steak. The rice was spiced to perfection, not the bland tasteless variety found in some Mexican restaurants. The cheese enchiladas were equally perfect. The whole meal for two with a Pepsi and iced tea and sopapillas with honey came out to $21.50, much less than we have paid at some fast food establishments. As a bonus, the wait staff was efficient and friendly. The next time you find yourself anywhere near Deming, NM, try Si Senor.
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The staff was friendly and the food fantastic. I had the enchilada plate and Lori had the combination platter. It was all, extremely good with ample portions. Lori had rasberry iced tea and couldn't say enough good things about it. We will definitely eat here next time we are in Silver City.
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I had the cream of mushroom soup special of the day. Lori had the Rueben's sandwich and soup. It was very well prepared, delivered quickly by the friendliest staff in the business. The price was right too.
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We are staying at the Fire Water Lodge, next door to the Happy Belly Deli. One of the perks of staying here is a voucher for a cheese and egg bagel at this eclectic little establishment. Lori had her sandwich made with a garlic bagel, I chose the honey nut bagel. I ate part of Lori's. Both were very tasty and filling. The walls of the Happy Belly Deli are covered with artwork that is for sale. Prices range from $60 to a couple of hundred bucks but for those who can afford them, they are unique souvenirs. We have one more breakfast before we leave T or C in the morning and you know where that will be and not just because the sandwiches are complimentary.
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We chose a small room at $51 a night and it was bigger than I expected, very neat and clean, and appointed with great furniture and accessories. The room had a fresh coat of paint and a toilet in a room by itself and a nice shower and sink. For a cowboy hotel, it had appeal to both sexes. Lori likes looking at older pictures and the walls were loaded with them. Her favorite things in the hotel were thee continentaal breakfast, especially the orange juice and the comfortable full bed we shared/ Our room was right over the Buffalo Bar and our first night, Thursday, was Karaeoke night so we listened to the music of amateur singers until the bar closed at 2 am. Friday night, the bar was relatively quiet and not at all a distraction. We came to Silver City to hunt the ghosts of Grant County. The Palace was a perfect base of operations, equal distance to the three places we investigated. It seems the hotel has its share of paranormal activity as well. When it got quiet after 2 am, I was awoken by a woman's voice whispering something in my ear and she wasn't my wife who was asleep right next to me. After I woke up and before I had a chance to get back to sleep, a single knock came to our door, a dew seconds later, there were two raps to the door then a few seconds later three raps. We will stay at the Palace next time we are in Silver City. I think we will probably try a room away from the bar though.
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A huge and tasty menu of foods from several different Asian countries (Thailand, Malaysia, China, Japan). Usually with as much as this restaurant has to offer, some stands out as really great and some 'not so much.' All the dishes at the Asian Buffet that I sampled were very very good. The servers and other staff were friendly and efficient. Cooks seemed to constantly replenish dishes that were getting low. I will definitely eat here next timee I am in Silver City.
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We are staying at the Fire Water Lodge and this restaurant is located right behind it. After reading the great reviews written by others, we decided to give it a try. The establishment is vert clean and neat with a spacious indoor eating area and a small patio for outdoor eating. Lori had the lasagna with meatballs and I tried the spaghetti and meatballs. Both dishes were served appropriately hot and the aroma of garlic was just right, not at all over powering. The sauces were obviously home made and the meatballs were incredibly flavorful and almost melted in our mouths. For desert we took a cream brulet in a to-go box because the ample portions of our main dishes and the wonderful Italian bread had already filled us up. We shared the desert a while later and it was the culmination of the best restaurant meal we have enjoyedin some time. We will be leaving here in two days and are very tempted to take lunch from BellaLuca day after tomorrow because their sandwich menu looked so inviting.
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