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"When I'm President" : The 2012 Election

"When I'm President" : The 2012 Election

 

"When I’m president, meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public. No more secrecy."
- Senator Barack Obama [ABC 2007]   

 

“God did not create this country to be a nation of followers.”
- Mitt Romney  [The Raw Story 2011] 


"I would send troops back into Iraq."
- Rick Perry [LA Times 2012]


"Palestinians are an "invented people."
- Newt Gingrich [Al-Jazeera 2012]

 

August 2011, John Huntsman said:
 "He would support a constitutional amendment to ban abortion
in the absence of a reversal by the Supreme Court on Roe v. Wade."
 [International Business Times 2011] 

 

Pray for Peace Day: Dec. 18: Aman ki Asha

Pray for Peace Day: Dec. 18: Aman ki Asha

On December 18, wherever you are in the world, take out just thirty seconds to Pray for Peace Between India and Pakistan.

"Peace between India and Pakistan has been stubbornly elusive and yet tantalizingly inevitable. This vast subcontinent senses the bounties a peace dividend can deliver to its people yet it recoils from claiming a share.

The natural impulse would be to break out of the straitjacket of stated positions and embrace an ideal that promises sustained prosperity to the region, yet there is hesitation. 

Western New Yorkers Asking Where’s the Snow?

Western New Yorkers Asking Where’s the Snow?

Jokingly known in some circles across the country as the ‘Snow Capital of America’, Buffalo, NY is certainly looking to break its namesake this winter.

To-date our city has managed to fight off its first snowflakes until December 2nd, a feat that fell just one day short of a record that was set back in 1899.

In addition, we’ve also had only 2.8” of snow recorded so far this month which pales in comparison to last year’s total of 18.7” by December 13th. 

Granted, last year we had a fluke snowstorm that shut down the Thruway, but such little snow is not the norm around our great city and certainly the 52 degree temperatures in mid-December is highly unusual as well, so what gives?

According to the National Weather Service, the majority of the disparities are the cause of an unusual Jet Stream patter

FoodBank of WNY: Rock in the Holidays: Babeville: Dec 14

FoodBank of WNY: Rock in the Holidays: Babeville: Dec 14

"Rock in the Holidays" with tunes4food on Wed, Dec. 14, 7pm, featuring Grace Stumberg, Pete Mroz and Free Henry, at the Ninth Ward in Babeville,

341 Delaware Ave, to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.

A Packet Boat Partnership

A Packet Boat Partnership

They say collaboration leads to the best of solutions.  We achieve very little on our own.  It could not be truer than in Lockport, NY, where engineer Mike Weekes is teaming up with a whole community to build a genuine replica of a 19th century Erie Canal packet boat. This Buffalo businessman-turned-boat-builder,  found some new friends in Lockport, New York to help him make his dream come true.

Question: Mike, why did you consider Lockport when looking for a home for your Packet Boat building project?

Mentors: Why We Need Them for Better Health and Happiness

Mentors: Why We Need Them for Better Health and Happiness

With the abuse scandal that has rocked Penn State College and other institutions there should be an even greater focus on the need for mentors, people that can inspire individuals to greatness. When the writer was growing up as a child in Buffalo New York, he was to say the least, uncoordinated physically.  The writer was also one of least popular kids, and that if he was asked to participate in any sports activities at school he was the last one picked. Being bullied by others was certainly an ever present element to his life back then as well. However; the writer knew deep down inside he was a better and more talented person but was unable to find those channels to confidence and success.

Ellicott Creek Park in Buffalo, NY an Update

Parks can be a great place to take your children to for outdoor activities. The best part of about going to local parks is it is free and there is plenty of room to engage you children in fitness activities. About a year ago the writer did a story on local parks in Buffalo, NY and Ellicott Creek Park in Western, NY was mentioned in one of the articles.  Well, Ellicott Creek Park has a new addition added on to it, an outside fitness center that can help you in your efforts to get fit. The writer was there with his daughter a couple of days ago. The center is shaped in a circle with about 6 stations to work different muscle groups from your upper body to your lower body.  Some of the stations have adjustable weights built in to increase strength, resistance and stamina.