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  •  I have not heard from gulfgal... (3+ / 0-)

    Need to check with OHC and get her email unless you have it.

    The right is about as wrong as it gets and please help veterans ...Thanks ! United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 04:57:35 PM PDT

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    •  Don't have it, no. (3+ / 0-)
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      Not sure where she's coming from.  Is JaxDem coming? I know she'd pretty much have to drive past us to get to you.

      "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

      by FloridaSNMOM on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 04:59:43 PM PDT

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      •  I think she has plans that day (3+ / 0-)

        and Gordon will be posting here soon.. He wants to know if we should get a Holiday Inn Express Conference Room and people come back here if they want,   I told him I was OK with here but if this gets any bigger and all show.... it might be better......It is a little late to change locations but I want to know what others think.   I am still OK with it being here,....

        The right is about as wrong as it gets and please help veterans ...Thanks ! United Veterans of America

        by Vetwife on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 05:19:26 PM PDT

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        •  I want to make this meet up as easy going (2+ / 0-)
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          as possible. The less pressure on everyone involved the better we will be able to relax and converse.

          It'll be a 12 hour+ drive for me. I plan on staying at the Holiday Inn Express. I've stayed there in the past. They are very friendly, efficient and super clean. Breakfast is included with lots of fruits, waffles and sticky buns, etc. They also have a variety of meeting/conference room arrangements.

          I am of the opinion that the meet up will be more productive at the Holiday Inn from ,say noon 'til 4 pm then adjourn to Amanda's for music and bon fire tribute to Kossacks who were unable to attend.

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          Ted Cruz is upset that there are so many refugees who would like to come make a life in America the way his father has.

          by Gordon20024 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 06:10:37 PM PDT

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          •  Drat. Preview is your friend. Try again (3+ / 0-)
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            Ted Cruz is upset that there are so many refugees who would like to come make a life in America the way his father has.

            by Gordon20024 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 06:13:50 PM PDT

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            •  It is up the Kossacks... (1+ / 0-)
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              Thanks Gordon...

              The right is about as wrong as it gets and please help veterans ...Thanks ! United Veterans of America

              by Vetwife on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 07:28:16 PM PDT

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              •  Conference room is already booked. (1+ / 0-)
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                They have reserved the room for another group's luncheon next Saturday. So looks like we'll meet-up at Casa Kato after all.

                I've done a little research and found two pizza places with high ratings. Angelotti's and Hollywood Pizza. Do you have a preference?

                Ted Cruz is upset that there are so many refugees who would like to come make a life in America the way his father has.

                by Gordon20024 on Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 09:13:54 AM PDT

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                •  I am familiar with Angelotti ..never heard of (2+ / 0-)
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                  the other... We got a lot of Italian folks in this area.
                  We have the normal chains as well.. Chef Napolita is pretty good but Angolotti is very good....
                  In August most everything is booked including the parks so now ya kinda know why we said Casa

                  Now I have a big shout out to all who are helping with this endeavor.  

                  If we want change...we got to want it bad ....
                  I just got a huge relief this morning... My son it seems was bitten by a spider and got a blood infection and has been hospitalized for 2 days and this AM we found out it is not contagious and he is on the mend and in recovery..... For two days just a few Kogs and Kossacks knew this.....
                  We also have had the worst July since 2012 which helped start the Building of communities... We have had Jack's two brothers pass.   We had our daughter's fiance in Ga
                  die.   She herself, so upset and juvenile diabetic was two weeks ago during the death and funeral part was hospitalized for a diabetic coma and is now out and recovering....  At the funeral of one of the brothers, my husband's first cousin died.   This has been overwhelming but I was determined.. Jack was determined to have this meetup regardless despite all obstacles that hit us.   The very reason for meetups and building communities thanks to Navajo's idea because we ARE a community.   We have been hit in so many directions but despite that, short of this household becoming totally unfuctional we wanted the meetup and change and a better state for all Floridians.
                  The meetup is on and we are not overwhelmed but we are overwhelmed with the state of affairs in this state so stand strong and stand up because we really can prevail....

                  My gratitude for all those who were worried for me taking this on here and now... We have come through a bad storm and we have not gone down this road alone without encouragement and people saying, "Yes, we are trying to make it because after all this is what Building communities and grassroots is all about.

                  SMOOOCH to all of you !!!!!!!

                  The right is about as wrong as it gets and please help veterans ...Thanks ! United Veterans of America

                  by Vetwife on Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 10:15:16 AM PDT

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                  •  Beautifully put. nt (1+ / 0-)
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                    Ted Cruz is upset that there are so many refugees who would like to come make a life in America the way his father has.

                    by Gordon20024 on Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 10:23:16 AM PDT

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                  •  I've got to throw my .02 cents worth in here. (2+ / 0-)
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                    I am fortunate enough to live pretty close to Vetwife and have been trying to take some of the stuff off of her platter, yes platter, so she can devote time to her family.  

                    Over the last many weeks, I feel like I have gotten to know her entire family.  Never have I seen so much 'stuff' thrown in ones direction as I have hers here lately.  Four deaths and two hospitalizations of serious nature inside of less than two weeks or so.  Yet, she continues to trudge on with all of it.  

                    Vetwife and I are cut from the same fabric, the biggest difference being I only use a dinner plate and she uses a platter as I have stated earlier.  So, when she smooshes things together, she makes room for an entire serving, whereas I have stuff slipping off the sides of my plate at times.  

                    Even as last as this past Monday, I had gone over to see what I could help out with and she was on the phone with the VA yet again trying to get through to some primary care nurse that Jack hadn't seen a psychiatrist in over a year who kept saying "What do you want me to do about it?!"  It seemed fairly straight cut to me - get the man an appointment!  When I got a call from my friend from Gainesville stating that she was yet again being Baker Acted.  Holy smack, there is no happy medium here - it's all or nothing, but I'm going to be writing a diary on this shortly.  VetKid and I had just finished making a peach cobbler together when I got the call, so off I have to rush to get to Gainesville.

                    Vetwife - you do a phenomenal job and everyone you advocate for is truly blessed.  Hang in there Sister!
                     

                    “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” ~ Aristotle

                    by byardl on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 05:57:09 AM PDT

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                    •  Thank you Lynn but you too have a platter (1+ / 0-)
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                      and you don't have anything running off the plate... The thing down here in Florida, one will get thrown in a den of lions if they don't stand up real quick and in a hurry because nothing down here even seems remotely on the right track.   The people of Florida are being dictated to, and I honestly believe most have gone into depression or doped to the max or drunk out of their minds due to the oppression.   Florida is a beautiful state.....But good people, honest people, hardworking people, educated people who don't cotton to propoganda are targeted and it is a multitask of problems every single day if something goes haywire in your life and then you are financially in the pits.   The plan here is not to go bluer and make the blues die or leave.  Alan Grayson said it all when he said if you get sick...die quickly.
                      This could be a very good state if the corruption was called out, voted out and there were consequences.  

                      The right is about as wrong as it gets and please help veterans ...Thanks ! United Veterans of America

                      by Vetwife on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 02:27:22 PM PDT

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