Saturday, October 14, 2017

Downtown Vinnie's best jam ever. From Eugene Oregon home of the blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8lHR4lLD9k
Downtown Vinnie has outdone himself, the "Fly My Kite" video is one of the best jams I've ever heard come out of his studio in a long time. The new guitar has a special tuning and he's got his wawa pedal and effects like the delay that has turned this into my all-time favorite jam.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Autumn comes in one swell swoop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3EofN3Flag
Autumn always makes me melancholy, from the years in WI when winter was more drastic, here in Oregon lesser so.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Father and daughter both publish books

https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/girlpower/posts/79049  85 year old father publishes his book 'The Stone Horse & Droshki" by Ken De Villers about the Korean War. His daughter Diane DeVillers published her book 'The Eve Chronicles"
at the same time.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Washington DC Shooting: Why I think we should ban assault rifles


http://dailytwocents.com/washington-dc-shooter-kills-assault-rifle/  Another horrible mass shooting, this time it's in the heart of our capital in Washington Dc. Read why I think we should ban assault rifles and some of the reasons why people are so upset about our President and how it could have been part of the reason this man went berserk.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

New Multiple Sclerosis cure coming soon!

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/business/technology/meet-cambridge-scientist-verge-curing-13129687 A scientist at Cambridge University may have found the cure to MS. For those of us with MS, the 2.3 million in America are hoping that she's on the way to curing a disease where a person's
 own immune system is attacking itself.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I am the face of a pre-existing condition

Major Recent Events
Health/Medicaid - Congressional Budget Office Releases New Estimates on American Health Care Act
Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a new analysis of the House-passed American Health Care Act. The CBO estimates that the number of uninsured people will rise by 14 million by 2018, 19 million by 2020, and 23 million by 2026, all relative to current law. The number of Medicaid beneficiaries will fall by 14 million, most of whom will become uninsured. States that use waivers are likely to see more healthy enrollees join the market, while more people with chronic health conditions will likely be unable to find insurance. Overall, the bill cuts more than $830 billion out of Medicaid over a decade.
"We are at a critical juncture in our history as a disability rights movement. Now more than ever, people with disabilities, families, professionals in the field, and the general public need to rise up to protect the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live a life like anyone else," said Marty Ford, Senior Executive Officer, Public Policy, The Arc. Learn more in The Arc's full statement on the CBO analysis.

Budget & Appropriations - President Releases Full Budget
Last week, President Trump released his proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. Unlike the FY 2018 "skinny" budget released in March, this one includes all parts of the federal budget and includes 10-year spending proposals, through FY 2027. As outlined in The Arc's statement, on top of the more than $830 billion in Medicaid cuts already approved by the House of Representatives, the budget proposes an additional $610 billion in cuts to Medicaid; $72 billion in cuts to Social Security's disability programs; and hundreds of billions more in cuts to other effective federal programs that are vital to people with disabilities and their families.
"Where we invest our federal dollars is a measure of our values as a nation. Today the Trump Administration showed its cards, and coupled with the devastating Medicaid cuts already approved by the House of Representatives in the health care bill, the deck is stacked against people with disabilities," said Peter V. Berns, CEO, The Arc. Learn more in The Arc's full statement on the President's budget proposal.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Roger Ailes died today: another man who allegedly sexually assaulted women most of his life just like Trump

http://www.politicususa.com/2017/05/19/friday-fox-follies-chasing-great-white-ailes.html
Today one of Trump's cronies, Roger Ailes died. With a long history of allegedly sexually assaulting women, he goes down as someone who got away with many indiscretions. From Roger Ailes, to Bill OReilly to Donald Trump, a generation of rich, dudes that got away with lots of negative behavior. A storm cloud is coming for powerful men who will lose their power over people

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Read my three books for free on smashwords

Read my three e-books for free at Smashwords.com where you enter SFREE for a coupon code at this link
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/SmartyPants196

Friday, February 10, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

New update on "the stupid things Donald Trump said.

http://dailytwocents.com/going-list-stupid-things-donald-trump-said-date/  Another update to all the stupid things Donald Trump said today. The list goes on, the circus continues. When will Congress impeach this guy?

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

"The Stone Horse & Droshki" a book about the Korean War

My father's book "The Stone Horse & Droshki" by Ken De Villers is about the Korean War. If you like a read like Tom Clancy, this book is for you. Filled with historical facts. Here is the summary:

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Don't let GOP and Trump gut Obama Care!

https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/girlpower/posts/73006
Bernie Sanders and Nancy Pelosi have a good idea, keep the good in Obama Care and change it to do the most good for the most people. 33 million AMerican's got insurance, of which 22 million people of color now have health insurance.