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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Mom : A heart touching story

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A poor couple who lived in a small village in Southern KENYA had only one son. They gave him the education they managed to afford and their son graduated as an Engineer from the nearby University..

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Eventually, he got married to a rich girl.

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Initially, they lived with his parents in the village. Soon the wife got tired of village life and persuaded the husband to move to the city and leave his old parents behind.

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As time passed by the husband saw an advertisement in the newspaper about a vacancy in Juba (Sudan).

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The Mother prayed God’s blessings for him and begged him not to forget them. He was successful and lived in Juba for years with his wife. Regularly, in the beginning, he sent money to his parents.

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Eventually with time, he stopped and forgot that his parents ever existed. Every Sunday he went to church to pray to God.  Everytime, immediately after prayer, he always envision someone in his dream, telling him that his prayer was not accepted.

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One day he related his story to his Pastor who advised him to go back to Kenya to visit his parents.

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The man flew to Sudan and reached the boundary of the village. Everything had changed. He could not locate his parents’ house. He asked a young boy about the whereabouts of his parents.

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The boy directed the man to a house and said: “In this house lives an old blind lady who lost her husband five years ago. I
also hear people saying that, she has a son who migrated to Sudan 40 years ago and never came back again.” The boy continued, “The Old lady has always been crying, longing to see her son.”  The son kept quiet and entered the home finding his mother on the
bed. He tip-toed as not to wake her up.

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He heard the mother whispering or mumbling something. He got closer to hear her voice. This is what the mother was saying:


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‘Just the cutest thing!’

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When I was a toddler, someone gave me a little Tea Set as a gift, and it was one of my favorite toys. My father was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought him a little cup of tea, which was just water, of course.

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After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home. My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch his little Princess bring him a cup of tea, because it was, ‘Just the cutest thing!’

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My Mom waited, and sure enough, here I come down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy.

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She watches him drink it up and then says,

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Interesting Facts . . . Republicans for Obama

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In the past week, President Obama received two powerful endorsements from leaders who aren’t exactly partisan Democrats: Colin Powell and Michael Bloomberg. .

Take a look at them, and forward along:

Colin Powell, former Secretary of State and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff:

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Forward this: Colin Powell endorses Obama

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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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FINGER-LICKIN’ GOOD ~ THOUGHT FOOD!

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“This  election  is  not  about

Obama,

it’s  about

YOUR   MAMA”

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– Al Sharpton

www.msnbc.com

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