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Obama has not made any significant improvements to the "failed top down policies of the past" from my perspective.  Things have gotten far worse in the past four years as far as I can tell.  Where is all this progress and improvement we were supposed to see?  Unemployment is at a record high, quality of life for the middle and lower class is worse than it has been in decades, businesses are folding right an left, big business has more control over government policy and our lives than it has ever had before, and the current administration has quietly stripped away most of the rights guaranteed us in the constitution in a brief four-year stint.  No doubt Romney is as crooked as any politician I ever saw, and he isn't likely to bring any significant relief to the working class, but neither is Obama - he has already proven that.  Is it coincidence that we've had riots and mass protests, complete with Police brutality against innocent civilians exercising freedom of speech, like we've not seen since the 1960's during Obama's reign?  Things have reached the point of being intolerable under Obama, and people are fed up.  Why would we give him another four years in office to keep doing what he's been doing?  Honestly, Ron Paul is the only chance we have of seeing real change, but who knows if that will be the change we're looking for until and unless he is elected.
Watch and share this video so your friends know how Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, his choice for a running mate, would take us back to the failed, top-down policies of the past.

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Heheh... seems like every other campaign there is some type of liquid that everyone seems compelled to take a sip of

#geek   #dnd   #dungeonsanddragons   #tabletop   #glassishalffull   #glassishalfempty   #gamer  
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Just thinking a lot and sharing some of my thoughts today.  For those few that may not know, my son is considered to be extremely low functioning autistic.  He is non-verbal, has sensory integration issues, sleep disorder, severe and violent meltdowns, screaming, etc.  Although my one greatest wish above all else for my son is that he could recover fully from this awful affliction, I feel very much blessed to have him as my child, challenges and all.

I believe I have learned and grown more from my son than he has from me.  I have learned a depth of compassion, patience, understanding, and love as I do not believe I could have ever learned otherwise.  I have learned to accept more gracefully the challenges that arise on the path of life and yet still fight to overcome those challenges despite overwhelming odds.  I have learned to appreciate the little moments of beauty in the seemingly unending barrage of trials and hardships.  I have also learned to find peace in a child's unconditional love, in a sweet and genuine smile, in a soft touch on my shoulder form a tiny hand, and in a happy giggle complete with flapping arms and wild gyrations.  And most of all, I have learned to appreciate those moments in a way I could not previously imagined, and I take refuge in those moments to sustain me through the worst of what is easily the most challenging job I have ever had.  Being a Dad to a wonderfully intelligent, sweet, beautiful, and loving child with autism.

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In honor of Wil Wheaton's Birthday, July 29th is now International Don't Be a Dick Day!  Spread the word and at least for one day, don't be a dick to anyone online or anywhere else.  :)

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Alright guys, this is the last time I'm going to bring this up. Please copy and reblog this image as much as possible. Hopefully we can get people's attention and stop Congress from approving this disastrous piece of legislation.

Thanks!
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I recently shared Scott's debut from X-Factor UK. He made some other releases after the show for Autism Awareness Month. All are beautiful and so well done, but I had to share this one. Such a beautiful and appropriate song. I imagine this is what my son must be saying in his mind and what he would tell us if he could. It's like someone giving a voice to my son and to the many thousands of other people with autism out there. Again, thank you Scott James for overcoming your challenges and sharing with the world. Beautiful!

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So awesome to see this young man overcome his challenges to share with the world and show the world what people with autism are capable of. He is so talented. Just like in life, he showed those who expected so little of him that he was capable of greatness. I saw this last night and it choked me up. I feel it is worth sharing with everyone I know.
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