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The Empt Chair

November 2, 2016

The empty chair sometimes sits in a corner, or on the side, the head of the table where people eat meals, even holiday meals as well. The empty chair happens almost daily and I’m just guessing in 1 out of every 5 families to some degree or another. Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and just time are when most empty chairs can happen a person just never knows.

Most empty chairs happen because that person has decided to sacrifice his personal private life to enlist and defend this nation and the americans who live here. Families, couples, children and friends and relatives have great pride in that single empty chair at holidays because it reminds them of the sacrifice that that person has chosen to do for family, honor, and the nation.

Other times that an empt chair happens is divorce, relocation, distance, death, anger, and misunderstandings, most times the empty chair just sits up against the wall so that its out of the way, it shouldnt be banished to never to be seen that empty chair had an individual sitting in it for years at one time, its part of a person or families life.

Holidays are the hardest for the empty chair because it reminds people that the person wont be home, instead of letting it be a sad reminder, put a picture at the table where the chair would be and make sure the chair is there as well this year for the holidays.

Howard William Osterkamp has been attributed to the following saying and its true “all gave some;some gave all” this phrase sums it all for anyone who has or had a member in the military or has lost a loved one in the military.

This time of the year is when the empty chair causes the most pain in those who have lost loved ones, instead of dwelling on the sadness focus on the joy and the zest for life that the person had in the empty chair. To really honor that empty chair, focus on that persons ideas for life no matter how crazy the ideas were.

To those that have a family member, relative, friend, lover or future spouse in the military, I tip my hat to you and to the ones who have stepped up to volunteer and set aside their private life takes a great deal of commitment on their part and I salute all of you for supporting them in your own ways. Let the empty chair also be a reason to celebrate instead of sadness.

I have an idea not sure if it will take off, but post pictures of the empty chair with the persons picture on the empty chair doing something or sitting in some place that will make a person smile or even laugh, especially if its a current active military person.



August 1, 2011

New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism

ForbesBy James Taylor | Forbes – Wed, Jul 27, 2011

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NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.

Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA’s Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models.

“The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show,” Spencer said in a July 26 University of Alabama press release. “There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans.”

In addition to finding that far less heat is being trapped than alarmist computer models have predicted, the NASA satellite data show the atmosphere begins shedding heat into space long before United Nations computer models predicted.

The new findings are extremely important and should dramatically alter the global warming debate.

Scientists on all sides of the global warming debate are in general agreement about how much heat is being directly trapped by human emissions of carbon dioxide (the answer is “not much”). However, the single most important issue in the global warming debate is whether carbon dioxide emissions will indirectly trap far more heat by causing large increases in atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds. Alarmist computer models assume human carbon dioxide emissions indirectly cause substantial increases in atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds (each of which are very effective at trapping heat), but real-world data have long shown that carbon dioxide emissions are not causing as much atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds as the alarmist computer models have predicted.

The new NASA Terra satellite data are consistent with long-term NOAA and NASA data indicating atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds are not increasing in the manner predicted by alarmist computer models. The Terra satellite data also support data collected by NASA’s ERBS satellite showing far more longwave radiation (and thus, heat) escaped into space between 1985 and 1999 than alarmist computer models had predicted. Together, the NASA ERBS and Terra satellite data show that for 25 years and counting, carbon dioxide emissions have directly and indirectly trapped far less heat than alarmist computer models have predicted.

In short, the central premise of alarmist global warming theory is that carbon dioxide emissions should be directly and indirectly trapping a certain amount of heat in the earth’s atmosphere and preventing it from escaping into space. Real-world measurements, however, show far less heat is being trapped in the earth’s atmosphere than the alarmist computer models predict, and far more heat is escaping into space than the alarmist computer models predict.

When objective NASA satellite data, reported in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, show a “huge discrepancy” between alarmist climate models and real-world facts, climate scientists, the media and our elected officials would be wise to take notice. Whether or not they do so will tell us a great deal about how honest the purveyors of global warming alarmism truly are.

James M. Taylor is senior fellow for environment policy at The Heartland Institute and managing editor of Environment & Climate News.



October 17, 2007

I just tried calling and complaining to the SEIU in regards to their radio ads in several states about the Schip bill that the President Vetoed earlier because it was a budget buster, it was introducing universal health care, and it is a big waste of taxpayers monies. They are targeting Michelle Bachman because of her vote against the Schip bill

I tried calling and complaining to the national headquarters based in Washington D.C. the 800 number is 800-424-8592, the will hang up on you if you call to complain about any of their ads they wont take criticism about any of their ads that they have currently on the air in several states. It is time that somebody asks them to prove their allegations instead of playing very fast and loose with the facts to suit their political beliefs.

Here is their website they are more concerned about the rights of the Illegal Immigrants that are in this country illegally than they are about legal residents and American citizens they proclaim to represent which is a total fabrication and sham, the union it self produces no earned revenue but is a Leech on the backs of all American citizens to by taking it out of their paychecks by way of a legal armed robbery. The Executive Board of the SEIU have triple and sometimes quadruple the pay of the union workers under the guise that they earn the paycheck from the union workers.

When you call the 800 number most of the voice greeting is in Spanish, it is like an afterthought oh we have English speaking workers as well. I called stating that I am a Native American Citizen and was appalled at the radio ads they have on the air currently. They hung up on me not even giving me a chance to complain about the lies they are spreading.

Remember the SEIU is nothing more than a leech on the American Taxpayers back. They LIE about everything, I saw it first hand with the unions attempts to bring in unions for school bus drivers. They wouldn’t answer questions as to why the local board was getting the overcompensation pay for what little if any work they do. The local board is comprised alot of the executive officers family, that is what I found out several years ago it may still be the same or may have changed.



October 15, 2007

There was a time that Minnesota used to be a fantastic place to live and work, but slowly over the past 50 years the residents of the Nazi State of Minnesota, have seen the erosion of personal and property rights taken away thru the guise of healthier living and alleged dangers.

The latest is taking away the rights of individuals to smoke a cigarette in public and soon to be in private, and the property rights of business owners by enforcing some notion that people cant think for themselves when it comes to patronizing any establishment or businesses that allowed smoking.

The state has also allowed cities to decide what is more important between basic protection or some idea that government sanctioned social programs are better than Police,Fire, Sanitation, and public utilities, the quality of life and property rights that have been created by the current regime in the Nazi State of Minnesota  are in a nose dive due to choices made by the elitist elected to office who oppose personal and property rights by individuals.  They wish to create a class of people to be solely relying on the govt. to think for them, and make all the choices so that they wont ever have to for themselves.

Minnesotans no longer are allowed to think for themselves because it might be against the law.  I left the state and have never looked back, because I think and decide for myself and not worrying if the Nazi Thought Police aren’t around making sure that I don’t step out of the box.

The current radio and television ads that are proclaiming fresh air are based and false testimony and lies and it was admitted that the persons lied about which establishments they couldn’t attend because of the smoke presence endangered their lives.  Why would a political party even consider holding their convention in a state that doesn’t advocate personal responsibility.

The current slate of elected democrats see the people who are nothing more than cattle to tax them while they work to take away more of individuals paychecks, because individuals are smart enough to spend their money on their own.  Soon I will no longer have any attachment of any kind to the NAZI STATE OF MINNESOTA.  I will no longer have to support the liberals and the nazi democrats that live within the state borders.  Minnesota shouldn’t be thought of as the education state but as MINNESOTA MURDER INC. since the 1990’s there has been a upswing in murders in the twin cities and in outstate Minnesota because the state doesn’t allow safety for its citizens who live there.



August 12, 2007

Mr. Oberstar continues to steal from the American taxpayers to enrich himself by taxing, do you see him or his Democratic party offering to cut their pay, or to actually do work other than find ways and senseless reason to gouge the american taxpayer. Mr. Oberstar’s immediate response to the bridge collapsing is to raise the gas tax, to fund the repairs of the roads and bridges but it would then be turned to other forms of transit and not for the roads or bridges.

Mr Oberstar looks like he is not suffering with his many years at the trough of the taxpayers back pocket. He will not consider cutting his own pay or cutting needless and senseless govt. spending instead he wishes along with the other democrats in his party to take away our rights and freedoms.

Isn’t it time for Mr. Oberstar to find a real job instead of living on the backs of the American taxpayer. He hasn’t had a real job in over 30 years, his main goal in life is to live in the life of luxury by taxing Americans so that he can live his life of comfort.

I would have given applause to him had he stated that until all roads and bridges in the United States were back up to safe standards, that he will propose a bill to cut all house members pay by 15 percent to help pay for the repair efforts, and that he will propose that the house cut their extravagant retirement benefits and take social security just like the average American taxpayer when they retire.

Mr. Oberstar’s real goal in congress is to remake the United States into a western form of Europe.

Mr. Oberstar please go out and get a real private job that doesn’t include living off the American taxpayer, its time you stop stealing the taxpayers monies and misspending it needlessly.

The conditions of the roadways and bridges can be laid squarely at feet of the Democrats in congress both the house and senate, for their failure to spend the taxpayers money the way it should be spent and not on earmarks and pork barrel spending. How many kickbacks is Mr. Oberstar receiving for all his time in congress. Mr. Oberstar please leave congress you do us all a disservice by staying in congress, you are a cancer on the American society please stop taking away our rights and freedoms.



August 8, 2007

In Minnesota, courtesy of the democrats control of the legislature up in Minnesota have spent the monies that by law have been dedicated to the maintenance of the roads and bridges but have spent it on things that do not improve the lives of all Minnesotans but just a select few individuals. The Democrats in Minnesota have misspent millions of taxpayers dollars on things not needed, so the justice dept. should look at how the democrats in Minnesota have spent the tax payers monies. but the Minnesota attorney general will not investigate them because she is in their back pocket. look at the lack of funding for the roads in Minnesota, and how they have tried to social re-engineer people who live in Minnesota. by having them take mass transit when it doesn’t work in Minnesota. The democrats spent 1 billion on a light rail system that is a complete failure, its only used for sporting events and barely used by people going to work in mpls, out to the mall of America.

the democrats in Minnesota have never had the safety for the citizens up there unless it was to line their pockets.


Depression ruins a Marriage

May 13, 2007

hydrangeas.jpgMy life has been turned upside down(her depression) by my wife of eight years for some reason she has felt that I have been trying to change her which if far from it, no matter what she wanted to do I supported her in what ever endeavour she wanted to try and what job she wanted to do, I fully supported her no matter what but no she has decided that she no longer wishes to married because she is not sure who she is and wants a divorce I have waited patiently for her to decide when she wanted to become intimate again in our marriage, the past 6 years I can count on one hand the times that we have had any type of an intimate relationship.

I have told her that I will always love her no matter what and will do what she wants even though I know in my heart that it is the wrong step to take, in order for me to survive and to remain sane I have taken a job in another state because being so close to the lady that I love will be quite hard for me to handle so i felt that it was necessary to live and work in a another state. I have talked with her parents they are saddened to hear of her decision and i explained to them that it was not my decision but hers alone and that if she does change her mind i would come back to her in a heart beat.

dried_hydrangeas.jpgThere are two sides to every story, and I would rather her family be there for her because she needs the help and love of her family at this time. I dearly love her family and have enjoyed the interaction with them when I have been able to be there, and the closeness that I felt while being married to my wife, and wish to stay in contact with them because they made me feel welcome into their family, especially her brother who lives in Chicago and his wife and two kids, along with her parents who also live in near Chicago as well. They encouraged me to call them mom and dad after both of my parents had passed away, I will love them dearly for the love they have shown me while being married to their daughter.

While being married to their daughter who has shown me how live and love again after I had built a wall to keep from being hurt again, she helped me greatly in raising my daughters long distance and making sure that we gave both daughters an option and a safe place when ever they wanted to come down and live with us.

My wife has a huge love of Hydrangeas and she had made it her flowers of choice for our wedding, I will never regret marrying her at all, I love her with all my heart and will remain faithful to her no matter what because she is my soul mate and she is my heart, when she told me she wanted a divorce it was if my heart had been ripped out of me.

This may seem to be ramblings that are not in order but for me to live each day to be so close but unable to change her mind which I will not do because I would never force her to change her mind even if it is the wrong decision, but it is the one she has made, I will respect her wishes no matter what. I would rather that her family be mad at me than at her because she needs the love and help that they can give her while she tries to discover who she is instead of trying be what everybody wants her to be. In our 8 years of marriage, I never once thought of another female because my wife was my life and my heart and most importantly my best friend.

To her friends please be there for her because she is really unable to do what is necessary to keep her life in order, I cherish the fact that her friends welcomed me into their circle as one of them without judging me at all. I will always cherish the times spent with them on holidays and other times as well.

To her friend who lives in California I saw you as her twin sister because you both thought alike which at times was quite funny at times because you both even sounded alike on the phone, I ask that you be there for her even if just on the phone to talk with her.

Like I said there are two sides for every story I will keep mine to myself because of the love that I have for my wife, I would rather be the villain so that her family and friends will be there for her as that is what she needs the most at this time in her life, so that she will find who she is. For those who wish to ask me, please be there for her, she needs the love and support right now. It hurts to much to be in the same state as she lives in right now, knowing that I am still married to her but she doesn’t wish to stay married it is tearing me up inside but I would rather have her friends and family focus on her because she desperately needs the love and support as she battles her demons that are inside her mind. Read my 2nd post titled Freedom