Little help needed…

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Hat tip to Old NFO.



One of our community needs help for a family situation…

Hello my name is Jay ( I am trying to get a link to my nieces webpage into the community. She is 28 yrs. old and dying of liver failure. Her sister and husband are raising funds for her post hospital care and funeral expense. I know that you don’t know me but I am doing all that I can to help them out, otherwise I would never ask. I am not soliciting funds, only asking that you share the link to her page ; even a facebook share would help.

Jay’s post is HERE.

Cross post if you are so inclined, and/or donate if you can.

This is one of those situations that truly sucks…



A little military Christmas humour:

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H/T to Old NFO.


An official staff visit by Lt Gen Claus is expected at this base on 25 Dec.

The following directives govern activities of all personnel during the visit: 

Not a creature will stir without permission. This includes Officers, Warrant Officers,Staff Non-commissioned Officers, Noncommissioned Officers, and mice. Marines may obtain special stirring permits for necessary tasks through the Battalion S-1 Office (See Company Office for PAR).

  • All personnel will settle their brains for a long winter nap no later than 2200 hours, 24 December. Uniform for the nap will be: pajamas: cotton, light-weight, general purpose, olive-green; and cap: battle-dress: utilities – Woodland pattern. Equipment will be drawn from supply prior to 1900 hours. While at supply, all personnel will review their personal hand receipts and sign a Cash Collection Voucher, DD Form 1131, for all missing items. Remember that this is the “season of giving.”
  • Personnel will utilize standard T-ration sugarplums for visions to dance in their heads. Sugarplums are available in T-ration sundry packs and should be eaten with egg loaf, chopped ham, and spice cake to ensure maximum visions are experienced.
  • T-ration sundry packs can be picked up at the Medina Dining Facility (MDFAC) from 0800-1800 24 Dec. The S-4 will coordinate the acquisition and distribution of the T-ration sugarplums and accompanying items.
  • Stockings – wool, cushion sole, olive-green – will be hung by the chimneys with care. Necessary safety precautions will be taken to avoid fires caused by carelessly hung stockings. Platoon commanders will submit stocking handling plans to the S-3T, Training Chief, prior to 0800 hours, 24 Dec.
  • All Platoon commanders will ensure their subordinate personnel attend mandatory stocking-hanging safety classes and are briefed on the safety aspects of stocking hanging by the Safety Officer.
  • Stocking Safety will be taught 18 Dec at 1900 in the conference room of Bldg 321. Stocking Licenses will be issued at that time. Stockings will be issued out of the pebble shack on a first come first serve basis from 1400 – 1600 on 19 December.
  • At first sound of clatter, all personnel will spring from their racks to investigate and evaluate the cause. Immediate action will be taken to tear open the shutters and throw up the window sashes.
  • On order, Operations Plan (OPLAN) 7-01 (North Pole Contingency), para 6-8-A9(3), dated 4 Mar, this office, takes effect to facilitate shutter-tearing and sash-throwing. Platoon Commanders, Platoon Sergeants, and all Marines of the Guard will be familiar with procedures and are responsible for seeing that no shutters are torn or sashes thrown in the barracks prior to the start of official clatter.


  • Prior to 0001 hours, date of visit, all personnel possessing Standard Target Acquisition and Night Observation (STANO) equipment will be assigned “wondering eyeball” stations.
  • The Sergeant of the Guard will ensure that these stations are adequately manned even after shutters are torn and sashes are thrown.
  • The Company Training Chief, in coordination with the U.S. Transportation Command(CinC-Trans) and Motor T, will assign one each Sleigh, Miniature, M-24A3 and eight (8) reindeer, tiny, for use by LtGen Claus.
  • The assigned driver must have a current sleigh operator’s license with rooftop permit and evidence of attendance at the winter driving class stamped on his Department of Navy Form 348.
  • Driver must also be able to clearly shout “On, Dancer! On, Prancer!” etc.


  • Lt Gen Claus will initially enter Bldg 302 through the front entryway.
  • All buildings without chimneys will requisition Chimney Simulator, M6A1, for use during the visit.
  • Request chimney simulator on Department of Navy Form 2765-1, which will be submitted in four copies to the Company Gunnery Sergeant prior to 20 December.
  • Personnel will ensure that chimneys are properly cleaned before turn-in at the conclusion of visit.
  • Personnel will be rehearsed in the shouting of “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!” or “Merry Christmas to All and to all a Good Night!” This shout will be given upon termination of the visit.
  • Uniformity of shouting is the responsibility of the Senior Enlisted Marine.

For The Commander 



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I want to apologize for not posting today.

I have been under the weather.

My hemoglobin  levels are down due to the surgery and my  

Kidney failure

Please bear with me the ne few weeks.

I should be back to abnormal   normal soon.

On The Medical Front One More

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I am back on the schedule again.

I am scheduled to have surgery on November 21,2013.

I am having C-5 through C-7  fused with the rods being inserted.

Please say a prayer for my family and myself.


Surgery Update

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Due to a death in is family my doctor has canceled my surgery.

This is a blessing in disguise  as my wife and daughters are

majorly ill.

My oldest has  Mononucleosis and her spleen is enlarged.

Please keep us in your prayers.



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This came in an email.

Considering the crappy news i thought you could use a smile.



Doesn’t it seem more and more that physicians are running their practices like an assembly line? Here’s what happened to Kevin:

 Kevin walked into a doctor’s office and the receptionist asked him what he had. Kevin said: ‘Shingles.’ So she wrote down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat.


Fifteen minutes later a nurse’s aide came out and asked Kevin what he had….
Kevin said, ‘Shingles.’ So she wrote down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told Kevin to wait in the examining room.

A half hour later a nurse came in and asked Kevin what he had. Kevin said, ‘Shingles..’ So the nurse gave Kevin a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram, and told Kevin to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor.
An hour later the doctor came in and found Kevin sitting patiently in the nude and asked Kevin what he had.

Kevin said, ‘Shingles.’ The doctor asked, ‘Where?’

Kevin said, ‘Outside on the truck.

Where do you want me to unload ’em??’



On The Medical Front Part 2

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The Good news is my hardware will not have to be replaced.

The doctor will put rods through cervical vertebra’s 6 &7

and possibly down through Cervical vertebrae 8.

He will not know exactly how far up or down the rods will go

until he gets to see my Cervical spine.

My surgical date will be after the first of November as he has a full

surgical rotation.

Or as he jokingly calls it his dance card.

Please keep my family and myself in your prayers.




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This is from Breitbarts Big Government.

This is one more reason Kentucky voters need to fire Mitch MC McConnell.

There are more RINO‘s need to be fired.


Andy and Amy Mangione of Louisville, Kentucky say their health insurance nearly tripled overnight from $333 a month to $965 due to Obamacare.

“When I saw the letter when I came home from work, it said ‘your action required, benefit changes, act now.’ Of course, I opened it immediately,” said Andy Mangione.

Andy Mangione told Fox News veteran reporter Jim Angle that nothing had changed about the health of his wife, himself, or their two boys.

“This is a high deductible plan where I’m assuming a lot of risk for my health insurance for my family,” Mangione told Fox News. “And nothing has changed, our boys are healthy—they’re young—my wife is healthy. I’m healthy, nothing in our medical history has changed to warrant a tripling of our premiums.”

The Mangiones’s insurance company, Humana, declined to comment. Humana did, however, include the following explanation in the rate spike announcement letter:

If your policy premium increased, you should know this isn’t unique to Humana—premium increases generally will occur industry-wide. Increases aren’t based on your individual claims or changes in health status. Many other factors go in to your premium including: ACA [Affordable Care Act—also known as Obamacare] compliance, including the addition of new essential health benefits.

Obamacare’s government healthcare exchanges go live nationwide in six days.


Up Date

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My computer is still being repaired.

So I am blogging from the library.

I go on Sept.30 to see about my neck problem.

Please keep my family and me in your prayers.

Huff Po: More People Die From Drug Overdoses Than From Guns, Cars

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This is from Town Hall.

Why is the Huffing and Puffington Post printing this?


Another issue no one seems to be talking about (via the Huffington Post):

According to the latest available data from the Centers for Disease Controldrug overdoses were responsible for 38,329 deaths in 201030,006 of which were unintentional.That’s a rate of 105 every day, and that number doesn’t take into account the 6,748 people treated every day for the misuse or abuse of drugs.

In comparison, traffic accidents were responsible for 33,687 deaths in 2010. Firearms killed 31,672 people, and 26,852 died as a result of falling.

The overdose epidemic is not a new phenomenon. The CDC reports that drug overdose death rates have risen steadily since 1992, seeing a 102 percent increase from 1999 to 2010. Drug overdose deaths first overtook traffic deaths in 2009 and continued to grow the subsequent year. Preliminary CDC estimates for 2011 suggest the trend has continued, though the report notes that the final number of overdose deaths may well be higher than the initial reported numbers, due to delays pending investigation of the cause of death.

Be sure to read the whole thing here.


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