MEET ME IN THE STAIRWELL

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In Remembrance of 9-11…

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You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news On September 11, 2001.

Neither will I.

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 I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say,

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“Good-bye.”

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I held his fingers steady as he dialed.

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I gave him the peace to say,

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“Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is OK…I am ready to go.”

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I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn’t coming home that night.

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I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help.

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“I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!”

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I said. “Of course I will show you the way home - only believe in Me now.”

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I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls.

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I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered.

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I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken.

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I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith had saved them.

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I was in Texas, Kansas, and London. I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news.

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Did you sense Me?

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I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew every name -though not all knew Me.

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Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.

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Some sought Me with their last breath. Some couldn’t hear Me calling to them through the smoke

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“Come to Me… this way… take my hand.”

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Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me.

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But, I was there.

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I did not place you in the Tower that day. You may not know why, but I do.

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However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time would you have reached for Me?

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September 11, 2001 was not the end of the journey for you.

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The Wooden Bowl . . . (Very Sobering)!!!

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A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and a four-year old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered.

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The family ate together nightly at the dinner table. But the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating rather difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon o­nto the floor. When he grasped the glass often milk spilled o­n the tablecloth.

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The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. “We must do something about grandfather,” said the son. I’ve had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food o­n the floor. So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner.

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 There, grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner at the dinner table. Since grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl. Sometimes when the family glanced in grandfather’s direction, he had a tear in his eye as he ate alone. Still, the o­nly words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.

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 The four-year-old watched it all in silence.

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One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps o­n the floor. He asked the child sweetly, “What are you making?” Just as sweetly, the boy responded, “Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and mama to eat your food from when I grow up.” The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.

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 The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done. That evening the husband took grandfather’s hand and gently led him back to the family table.

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For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither

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Interesting Facts . . . “Thank You” … VIDEO

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Very Sobering !!!

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Thank you

http://my.barackobama.com/Thank-You

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President Obama made a surprise visit to the campaign office in Chicago, on election night, to give a heartfelt thank-you to staff and volunteers. He got emotional because he was moved by what all those young people had accomplished and the energy they bring to the future.

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Excellent and heartfelt words for those young folks. Beautiful little speech. Very inspiring!

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Nothing’s wrong with a man showing tears. It takes a real man to show his emotions; and that is true for the President. In this instance, it’s a sign of joy, openness, sincerity and humility. He’s down to earth. I respect that and am glad that I voted for Barack Obama.

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The President states that his team inspired him, but I must say, upon seeing this video, it is obvious to me why those people gave their all for nearly two long years. Obama is truly a great man, one of the greats among the greats in world history.

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What distinguishes President Obama from others is his humility. His coolness under pressure is misrepresented as arrogance. He is completely a man of the people and, I’ll bet, a lot like his hero, Abraham Lincoln.

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Very telling video of President Obama’s ability to truly connect with people. I am glad to know that he gets his hope for the future from the quality young people that he knows. I feel the same way when I

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Interesting Facts . . . The Winning Moment in Time

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World reaction to Barack Obama’s victory

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Election  Night  2008

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Election  Night  2012

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President Barack Obama’s re-election in the United States was watched by millions around the world. People, including world leaders, congratulated him on his success. In addition, they voiced their feelings and presented their opinions. Here’s a sampling of global reaction:

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“When you were elected in 2008, you inspired the world with a call to take responsibility for the problems we face as global citizens. Since then, you have made earnest efforts to live up to that great hope and trust placed in you by the American public. I believe you have been re-elected now in recognition of that effort.” — the Dalai Lama.

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“Congratulations to Barack. I’ve enjoyed working with him, I think he’s a very successful U.S. president and I look forward to working with him in the future.”— British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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“Your re-election is a clear choice in favor of an America that is open, unified, completely engaged in the international scene and conscious of the challenges facing our planet: peace, the economy and the environment.” — French President Francois Hollande.

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Pope Benedict XVI sent a message to Obama expressing hope that “ideals of liberty and justice, which guided the founders of the U.S.A., may continue to shine on the road ahead for the nation.” — Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi.

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The trust that the American people wanted to renew in you will allow the international community, Europe and Italy to benefit from your leadership without interruptions. … With your confirmation at the White House, Italy knows it can count on a strong and united America.” — Italian Premier Mario Monti.

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“As a mother and as a grandmother who raises boy children, I think that the symbolism of having a black man occupy the highest office is something that can make my children very aspirational to know that this is possible, you know, in their lifetime.” — Zindzi Mandela, daughter of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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“I will continue to work with President Obama to preserve the strategic interests of Israel’s citizens.” — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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“The bond between Europe and North America, based upon the shared values on which our alliance was founded over 60 years ago, remains as strong, and as important to the preservation of Euro-Atlantic peace and security, as ever. President Obama has demonstrated outstanding leadership in maintaining this vital bond.” — NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

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The United Nations said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “warmly congratulates” Obama on his victory and looks forward to continuing to work with his administration on the many global

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Interesting Facts . . .

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If you don’t vote, don’t complain!

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A Letter to the Undecided Voter

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–Monica Bauer

Playwright and Political Science Professor;

Writing Fellow at Quinnipiac University

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I know what you’re looking for today. Something that will help you make up your mind that is not about mudslinging or some trivial gaffe a candidate made, or a quote taken way out of context. I respect that you are still thinking about things, and looking for a bit of truth in a season of exaggerations and partisanship.

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I spent some years training to be a political scientist. We’re a strange bunch. We actually try to separate fact from fiction. And although most of us are partisan, we don’t like the mudslinging, the ‘gotcha” politics, or the trivial pursuit politics any more than you do.

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The economy is an issue that is important to everybody, but the economy is incredibly confusing right now. It’s absolutely true and easy to demonstrate to everybody, that the economy has just been through the biggest crisis in American history since the Great Depression. It’s absolutely true that things are getting better slowly, although some purely partisan folks do not want to believe the facts. But I don’t think you are a dedicated watcher of Fox News, or a dedicated listener to Rush Limbaugh; if you were, you would not be Undecided.

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So the question you might want to think about is, which of these two candidates for President has the better plan to move the economy forward. But that’s a confusing thing to wrap your arms around, because it is so, so easy to promise. And we know that Presidents cannot always keep their promises, and sometimes they make promises they know they cannot keep, just to get our vote.

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I want to offer you another way of looking at this. Have you ever raised a child, or a puppy? The best way is through “positive reinforcement.” You can get the behavior you want the next time, by rewarding the child, or the puppy, whenever they do something good. We get the behavior we reward, don’t we? This is as true in politics as it is anywhere else.

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Now, you might say to yourself, “I wish President Obama had done a better job making the economy grow faster.” And most of us would agree with you. But if you vote based on that, to “give the other Party a chance,” your vote will be rewarding some behavior I don’t think that you approve of, behavior that’s bad for our politics as a whole.

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Because no matter how much we think we are voting for a person, a particular candidate’s personality or background, as a political scientist I can assure you that you are also voting for a political party. Whichever party wins will claim that you voted to give your stamp of approval not just to Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, but to a whole set of ideas. But even further; you will be rewarding behavior that you are likely to see again and again.

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Here is the behavior pattern that keeps me up nights, not just as a partisan, but as a political scientist. When we have a presidential election in this country, the party that loses is supposed to give some cooperation to the party that wins. The idea is, the people have spoken. They have made their decision. This is the direction that the voters want. In 2000, the election was bitterly disputed. The Supreme Court had to step in. The Democrats won the vote nationwide, but they lost Florida by fewer than 600 votes, in a disputed recount. Angry Democrats could have banded together to oppose, on principle, every single thing President Bush wanted to achieve. They could have made it their only mission, to make President Bush a one-term President. But that’s not what happened. Senator Ted Kennedy reached out to Bush, and together they passed the No Child Left Behind legislation. When Bush wanted to take the country to war against Iraq, on flimsy evidence that turned out to be wrong, many Democrats supported him to keep the country unified after 9-11.

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But in 2008, when the Democrats won in an election that was not disputed, a big win in the popular vote and a huge win in the Electoral College, the Republican Party response was clear, and completely out in the open. The number one goal of the Republican Party became, not to seek some compromises, not to get some of their ideas into public policy through trying to influence lawmaking when they could, but to make Barack Obama “a one-term President.” You can see Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell say this in public on You Tube.

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And this is what happened, without dispute, without spin. This is history. The Republican Party, especially in the House of Representatives, agreed to block the President’s plans with total unity. They had all pledged never to raise taxes, even on millionaires, for any reason, no matter how reasonable. Whatever the President proposed, even if he used Republican ideas (”Obamacare” is just “Romneycare” on a national level), was denounced as radical socialism. And they stuck to their guns.

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After 2010, the President was blocked over and over again, by a one-two punch. The House went to a Republican majority in 2010, and they stood against even the ordinary votes that were needed to keep the government going, such as raising the debt ceiling. This was the most partisan Congress in the history of the House of Representatives. Never before had we seen routine votes turned into pure obstructionism. In the 2010 elections, moderate Republican senators such as the highly regarded Dick Lugar faced defeat simply because they had worked with Democrats in a bipartisan way. Moderate Republicans got the message, and either moved to become more partisan and less likely to reach across the aisle like Senator John McCain, or they announced their retirement, like Senator Olympia Snowe.

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If you, Undecided, reward this behavior by giving them your vote, you may see it as a simple protest vote against

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