Monthly Archives: September 2013

Today’s ( Friday ) Posts ( until next week here on the blog )

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Blind, deaf student wins big with guide dog
Actor gives home to abandoned pets in S. Calif.
Tom Osborne stresses integrity, teamwork, success
SENATE CHAPLAIN: ‘Lord, deliver us from governing by crisis’…
Affordable Care Act Could Fund Over 100,000 Abortions
Put students over Mrs. Obama’s lunch money
Countdown to ObamaCare (Part 3): What if I’m unemployed?
Preparing for shutdown, government plans furloughs

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Blind, deaf student wins big with guide dog

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LINCOLN — Matthew Pettit dreamed about Diezel long before the 67 pounds of jet-black fur came into his life, back when Pettit was a third-grader at Prescott Elementary and first heard the term “guide dog.”

“I wanted it so bad I used to pretend like I had one,” said Pettit, a 20-year-old senior at Southwest High School who has been blind and deaf since birth.

He had to wait until he was older, though. Until he’d gotten through Irving Middle School and spent seven years at Southwest High School. Until he’d become an accomplished braillist who saw graduation on the horizon and dreams of college in his future.

He applied for a guide dog about a year ago and his application was approved in February. The 18-month-old black Labrador made his entrance July 14 at 1:30 p.m., as Pettit waited inside his home with a handful of treats.
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Actor gives home to abandoned pets in S. Calif.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 35 years ago, Leo Grillo thought he could get people to stop dumping dogs and cats in the forests and deserts of Southern California.

He discovered quickly that wasn’t going to happen. There seems to be no end to the number of animals he finds discarded on the side of the road.

“It sucks the life out of me. It’s very, very painful,” he said.

Grillo promised every unwanted animal that crossed his path that he would keep it safe and do all he could to keep it happy and healthy for life. He set up DELTA (Dedication & Everlasting Love to Animals) Rescue to keep that promise, and today, with 1,500 dogs, cats and horses, it is the largest no-kill, care-for-life sanctuary in the nation for abandoned pets.

The sanctuary sits on 115 hilltop acres in western Los Angeles County and has an annual budget of $8 million and about 50 employees. On the grounds are a state-of-the-art hospital, a full-time veterinarian and its own fire department.

The sanctuary, which was founded in 1979, was and still is one of the few care-for-life sanctuaries for domestic animals in the United States.

Grillo, an actor, was driving through the Angeles National Forest in 1979 when he found the first dog he would save — an abandoned, malnourished Doberman-Labrador he named Delta. The two were on a hike in the forest later that year when they found 35 abandoned dogs. Thousands would follow.

Dr. Gaylord Brown met Grillo in 1985 when the actor brought in a dog that had been hit by a car. Brown said he told Grillo how much it would cost to treat the dog.

“I was shocked by his readiness to say ‘Go ahead, go ahead.’ I remember telling my staff at the time, ‘I don’t know how much longer this guy will be around because he is spending all his rescue money on one animal,'” Brown said.
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Tom Osborne stresses integrity, teamwork, success

( At UNO, Tom Osborne stresses integrity, teamwork, success )

SENATE CHAPLAIN: ‘Lord, deliver us from governing by crisis’…

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Affordable Care Act Could Fund Over 100,000 Abortions

Although the Hyde Amendment restricts the use of federal funds for abortion, with the exceptions of pregnancies caused by rape and incest, the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research arm of the Susan B. Anthony List, released a paper on Thursday that showed how Multi-State Plans created through the Affordable Care Act could result in taxpayers subsidizing up to 111,500 abortions each year.

Multi-State Plans (MSPs) are the Affordable Care Act’s version of the “public option” health insurance plan.
( Affordable Care Act Could Fund Over 100,000 Abortions )

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Put students over Mrs. Obama’s lunch money

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Despite the higher costs and the unpopularity with students, some schools insist on supporting the National School Lunch Program promoted by the First Lady.

Even though schools across the country are pulling out of Michelle Obama’s $11-billion healthy lunch program, it is being praised by a number of school administrators. But Kyle Olson of Education Action Group believes school officials feel obligated to say good things even though the facts show the program has serious problems.

Olson
“We’re seeing increased amounts of food waste; we’re seeing prices go up; we’re seeing consumption of the food go down; we’re seeing increased administrative costs; we’re seeing kids being left hungry,” he outlines. “So I would say on the whole the program is not working.”
( Schools urged to put students above Mrs. Obama’s lunch money )

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Countdown to ObamaCare (Part 3): What if I’m unemployed?

What does the advent of ObamaCare mean for the unemployed who, according to law, must buy insurance under the healthcare law?

Part 3 of a four-part series

High unemployment remains an issue for America and the economy – and those who currently out of work may very well be concerned what their options are under the Affordable Care Act. According to Devon Herrick, senior fellow with the nonprofit, nonpartisan National Center for Policy Analysis, unemployed individuals could try and get on their spouse’s insurance.
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Preparing for shutdown, government plans furloughs

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Today’s ( Thursday ) Posts

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More Sin blessed on tv
Obama’s double standard on chemicals being used on children, 9-26-13 commentary
DC, Colorado Announce Obamacare Exchanges Won’t Be Ready On Time
Jewish custom of building sukkahs increasingly popular
‘Big trouble’ for us all when teen boy is homecoming queen
TV commentator Craig James is standing for Bible based values regardless of the cost
Piers Morgan says middle school boys who were Suspended for playing with toy guns should be back in school

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