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Friday, November 16, 2018

Support Our Troops With a Holiday Food Package Donation



Ready to Send Our Troops an Awesome Thanksgiving!
We are so blessed to live in the greatest nation in human history, with unsurpassed levels of freedom, wealth, technology, and convenience and our ancestors could not even imagine. Each year when we think about all the ways we are fortunate, we include our armed forces in that. Not only our troops who are currently serving, but every generation that has come before all the way back to the birth of our nation, at every time period our troops have been there defending our liberties and keeping America free so that we can continue to produce and prosper. 

On Thanksgiving, a holiday rooted in tradition, we gather around the table with loved-ones to share a feast and quite literally offer Thanksgiving for the gifts in our lives and the prosperity we share. We take the time to count our blessings, bow our heads in praise and remember family and friends who can't be with us to share the day.

Send a care package TODAY to our troops in Afghanistan, Iraq or anywhere our troops are fighting. Donate NOW to make sure the boxes reach our troops by Thanksgiving!
At Move America Forward WE ARE THANKFUL to all of our volunteers, and those of you who support us or sponsor care packages or write messages of support to our troops overseas to let them know they're not forgotten. 

Remember that for thousands of American families who will gather for Thanksgiving this year,  there will be an empty chair left for a family member who's serving overseas. If we can send their loved one a Thanksgiving care package maybe we can give them a little piece of the Thanksgiving dinner they're missing out on. 

We've put together some special Thanksgiving treats in our packages that range from special holiday coffee, to festive candy that's sure to bring a real taste of home.  Of course our packages are packed with plenty of our regular treats like beef jerky, nutritious trail mix, candies, cookies, field wipes and lots more.  And every single Thanksgiving care package includes a special personalized message of support to our troops from YOU the person who sponsored it at no additional cost.


It's the least we can do to help remind them of home and let them know that we support them! There's still plenty of time to ship before Thanksgiving so donate now. Please click here to send them your support and items they can't get in the Middle East!
MAF is also proud to offer a Holiday Duo Pack that still includes a both a Thanksgiving and a Christmas package so the soldier you sponsor doesn't get left out of either holiday celebration, they get both holidays! Order one now and you won't have to worry about sending support for the rest of the year! 
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Please make all checks payable to "Move America Forward"

Donations by Check Can be Sent To:
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Thursday, November 15, 2018

The United States is Being Radicalized Along Two Lines: Socialism and...


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The US is Being Radicalized Along Two Lines: Socialism & a Post-Modern Form of Leadership

America is changing in ways that are hard to understand...and even harder to predict.  During the mid-term elections 64% of people aged 24 and under voted for socialist candidates [aka: far-left Democrats] such as socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [who then whined about not being able to afford an apartment in DC]…78% of young people voted for left-wing candidates in support of FREE college, free health care, universal health care and other socialist policies.

I studied cultural anthropology for years and it has been both interesting and alarming to watch how young people have become increasingly stupid [poorly educated], addicted to so-called “smart” devices and a growing anti-traditional value sentiment.  It has early roots but took off with the Bernie Sanders campaign where the younger generation openly embraced socialism.

Just a decade ago, “socialism” was a dirty word in American politics. 

Politicians like Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib, and Kansas’ James Thompson have proudly held up their endorsements from Democratic Socialists of America, the country’s largest socialist group, whose numbers have swelled since Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.

Young people have been slowly indoctrinated by such thinking by socialist-oriented teachers and professors for nearly two decades in our public schools and colleges where American history has either gone by the wayside or has been significantly revised to make our Founders appear to be racist bastards and capitalism is now considered disgusting [books about Marxism are now very popular sellers on campus].

For the first time since Gallup has asked the question, more Democrats approve of socialism than of capitalism…

Despite record low employment and a great economy and rising wages, voters were especially in favor of going backward in states such as MI [except in rural counties where the GOP outdid Democrats by double-digits] where ethnic groups, Blacks and union groups succeeded in flipping the vote back to Democratic majorities.  America is being torn between two rival cultures, two regimes if you will-socialism and normal conservative politics.

Do you ever feel like what used to be called common sense is now mocked by a biased and arrogant mainstream?  Just look at Yahoo.  There is a never-ending stream of anti-Trump “news” and bashing…Nearly 97% of the reports on this left-wing search engine are anti-Trump.

Political loyalties diverge more and more as visions for the future for America differ radically…Progressives [socialists] see a so-called “living Constitution” which implies our old one is no longer good or that it is on life support and should be infused with how they view the world such as the elimination of the 2nd Amendment for instance, an even bigger government with a complete take-over of life including socialized medicine and guaranteed income for all and free college tuition for all.  Until the 1960s, most liberals believed it was inevitable that their perspectives would replace conservatives through evolution.  However, during 60s, the new-Left wanted something faster, they wanted a revolution even when conservatives fought back attempting to return America back to her roots.

 


By the 70s and 80s it became apparent to the Leftists that a new kind of ‘cold’ civil war was taking place and they began to sharpen their approach and attacks via various channels including race baiting, schools, PR lobbying, ethnic and legal challenges at every level often circumventing the legislative process and currently the placement/embedment of less divisive political candidates all levels of government in an effort plant their members into the legislative role they need to initiate the change the Left desires.

The midterms offered a warning that the GOP had better take seriously. While the infection of liberalism is slowly spreading to cover nearly the entire East Coast, and has essentially destroyed the opposite shore, it appears to be metastasizing to far-flung regions of the American body. Senator Ted Cruz defeated "Beto," but he hardly stomped him flat, and O'Rourke's campaign taught the Democrats that they can use their control of the media in concert with a monster spending campaign to great effect.  [Nearly $5 BILLION was spent, the majority by Democrats-a new record].

In Arizona [my former home state], voters gave John McCain's already-shaky Republican seat to far-left Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. The changing demographics [CA voters have moved there in droves and Latinos have organized to support Leftist policies which help illegals] in the desert turned their backs on badass A-10 pilot Rep. Martha McSally to embrace a liberal who spent half her campaign discussing how much she hated them. 

Deep in the heart of Dixie, the Democrats, who haven't dominated the landscape since they still had real KKK members on their roster, made noticeable noise. Although Stacey Abrams didn't win, she made a hell of a splash. Again, a "red" state turned purple by fawning media coverage working hand-in-glove with liberal cash. Considering Abrams on her own was a gaffe-prone curiosity, it's fair to say that her success essentially means Oprah Winfrey almost bought a governor's mansion. 

Having plenty of left-oriented media on their side helps their effort and every independent media rating agency has shown the majority of media has an anti-Trump and anti-conservative bias [watch Yahoo for example, newly acquired by the Leftist Verizon Corporation which amply demonstrates a 98% anti-conservative bias].

Some of my thoughts on this…

There was once a time when journalists often had intelligence, integrity, and competenceToday, reporters have none of these qualifications-Leftist sites such as Yahoo and the Huffington Post are so far left they couldn’t even be bothered to run any stories in support of veterans on Veterans Day! 

 

I’m actually for open borders. But it’s only possible if there is zero welfare to attract the wrong types… And if all property is privately owned… to help ensure everyone is self-supporting.

Now, people from all kinds of alien places are being imported by the hundreds of thousands by NGOs; they then go on welfare in enclaves in different places around the country. This is unlikely to end well.

The next two years will be years of gridlock, Democrat-instigated investigations and, likely, attempts at impeaching Trump and maybe even Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Those attempts will be fruitless endeavors begun not to achieve "justice," but as show trials and theater for their leftwing base. 

 


Here's what we expect for the next two years:

  • Democrats will tie Trump up with investigations into his taxes and his history of business dealings.
  • House Democrats will make a spirited attempt to reprise the phony allegations against Kavanaugh in order to try and impeach him.
  • A bill to ban so-called assault weapons will pass the House. It will not pass in the Senate if it is even brought up (not likely, unless there is another major mass shooting).
  • A bill to restrict and regulate the purchase of center fire ammunition will pass the House and Senate. This will likely come on the heels of another mass shooting.
  • House Democrats will push for – and likely pass – a measure to begin the process of amending the Constitution to eliminate the electoral college.
  • The stock market will see a significant correction on the order of the one seen in 2008, and a recession will begin.
  • War with Iran (undeclared, of course). Trump's foreign policy team is full of Iran hawks, and nothing rallies the base like a war.
  • Trump's tweets will get more bombastic as we draw closer to the next election.
  • Senators Kamala Harris, Corey Booker, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, failed senatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke, former Vice President Joe Biden, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti and Hillary Clinton will all test the waters for the 2020 Democrat nomination. Most will run.
  • A challenger or challengers to Trump will step up for the Republican nomination from the GOP. Likely one or more from CIA operative Evan McMullin, Governor John Kasich, Senator Jeff Flake, Senator Ben Sasse and someone unexpected with deep pockets from the globalist corporate community.
  • Alternative media will essentially be purged from Facebook and Twitter and strangled by the tech giants that begin to refuse to host the sites or handle their financial transactions.


Nothing good will be accomplished, as both Republicans and Democrats will be preening and jostling toward the 2020 presidential contest and their congressional reelections. That will be good for Americans as it limits the politicians' opportunities for stealing more of our liberties. 

 

If history is any indication, everything is cyclical and today’s crop of socialists will learn [as their citizens in South America are learning] this form of government is seldom workable.

 

Sources:  PEW Research, Hillsdale College, American Demographics

 

Parting Note:

Now that Democrats have regained some power & their Ego is no longer in check…

“I think the smart money on Wall Street right now is inviting the sheep in for one more slaughterThe smart money is getting out. The point is very simple, there have been extraordinary profits made as a result of a stock market bubble that was stimulated by this massive money pumping by the fed and all the other central banks, we're at the end of that.

“We're at the peak of that and you can take profits and live happily ever after and wait for a new opportunity at prices in the market which will be far lower.”

 

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

How Horses Help Veterans With PTSD to Heal


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   How Horses Help Veterans With PTSD to Heal

   After 10 plus years of two wars, America has experienced a significant increase in homeless veterans, wounded veterans and war-related problems challenging our nation as seen in its latest mass shooting.  Unfortunately, under the Obama administration our VA hospitals did a poor job of caring for our nation’s returning veterans and only recently has the situation improved despite anti-veteran sentiments of many of elected leaders [Sen. Stabenow in MI where I live voted against raises and health care improvements for our military and MI voters still reelected her?!]  Here’s a terrific example of how one woman ultimately won her battle…

After suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, US Navy veteran Lois Fritz had lost all hope of ever finding joy again.  But one incredible horseback riding lesson gave her an amazing new beginning and led her to help other veterans heal too.

After serving in the Navy during Operation Desert Storm Lois became an emergency room nurse but began experiencing traumatic scenes from the horrors she had witnessed along with her abusive, poverty-stricken childhood.  Enlisting in the Navy at 18 was her way out.  Afterward, she became a nurse and a mother finding comfort in caring for her patients and her son.

Unfortunately, she began experiencing panic attacks and other terrifying symptoms and had trouble focusing, her anxiety attacks became more frequent and she began to overeat and drink to numb the pain.

Desperate for help, Lois began going to counseling, where she discovered she had PTSD.  During the next several years she continued treatment and joined support groups and read several self-help books to counteract the overwhelming hopelessness that gripped her.

One day her therapist asked her a life-changing question: “What would have made 9-year-old Lois happy?”

Without hesitation Lois blurted out “Riding a horse!”

“Why not do it?” her therapist encouraged.

This is crazy.  I haven’t thought about horses in years, Lois mused, skeptical that riding could make any difference after all she had tried to help her PTSD.  But with nothing to lose, Lois gave it a shot.

During Lois’ first riding lesson, she carefully mounted the horse.  And as he began to trot, Lois felt an unfamiliar feeling rise up within her…a sense of calm and peace, like she’d never experienced before.

Stroking the horse’s silky mane, Lois smiled through welling tears…feeling hope for the first time in decades.

Thrilled, Lois knew she had to keep riding, so with her partner’s help finally bought a horse of her own, naming it Chip.

Through the unconditional love Lois found in riding Chip she slowly began to experience fewer PTSD symptoms, her world brightened, and soon an idea took hold:  if Chip could work this miracle for me, perhaps horses can help other veterans who are hurting.

In 2016 Lois and her partner used their life savings to found New Freedom Farm [NewFreedomFarm.net], a non-profit with 20 rescued horses on 13 acres in Buchanan, VA dedicated to helping veterans recover from PTSD, brain injury, depression, anxiety and substance abuse.
 

For the past two years the farm has thrived, drawing in veterans nationwide.

A female veteran from Maine couldn’t stop crying when she visited as she felt so at peace.  Today at 49, Lois successfully manages her own challenges with the love of her rescue horses and this year she will host their 3rd annual Thanksgiving Feast for homeless vets!

My wife and I have taken in rescue horses and donated them to a children’s rescue when we had to leave AZ to help family in MI and know first-hand how much love and aid a horse can provide to a human as horses are hyper vigilant about their environment and will bond closely with afflicted human providing a calming influence. 

For information you can search “equine therapy for PTSD” online to find programs in your area and if you are a veteran, go to:  OperationWeAreHere.com

Finally, consider becoming a volunteer…many area stables and horse organizations [which you can find online] are glad to welcome you!

Yours for better living,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

Sad Postscript

In the United States we take particular pride in recognizing as heroes those who have served in the military.
 
Yet while we honor our veterans with holidays, parades, discounts at retail stores and restaurants, and endless political rhetoric about their sacrifice and bravery, we do a pitiful job of respecting their freedoms and caring for their needs once out of uniform.
 
Despite the fact that the U.S. boasts 
more than 20 million veterans who have served in World War II through the present day, the plight of veterans today is America’s badge of shame, with large numbers of veterans impoverished, unemployed, traumatized mentally and physically, struggling with depression, suicide, and marital stress, homeless, subjected to sub-par treatment at clinics and hospitals, and left to molder while their paperwork piles up within Veterans Administration offices.
 
Still, the government’s efforts to wage war on veterans, especially those who speak out against government wrongdoing, is downright appalling.
 
Consider: we raise our young people on a steady diet of militarism and war, sell them on the idea that defending freedom abroad by serving in the military is their patriotic duty, then when they return home, bruised and battle-scarred and committed to defending their freedoms at home, we often treat them like criminals merely for having served in the military.
 
The government even has a name for its war on America’s veterans: 
Operation Vigilant Eagle.
 
As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, this Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program tracks military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and characterizes them as extremists and potential domestic terrorist threats because they may be “disgruntled, disillusioned or suffering from the psychological effects of war.”
 
Coupled with the DHS’ dual reports on 
Rightwing and Leftwing “Extremism,”which broadly define extremists as individuals, military veterans and groups “that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely,” these tactics bode ill for anyone seen as opposing the government.
 
Yet the government is not merely targeting individuals who are voicing their discontent so much as it is taking aim at individuals trained in military warfare.
 
Don’t be fooled by the fact that the DHS has gone extremely quiet about Operation Vigilant Eagle.
 
Where there’s smoke, there’s bound to be fire.
 
And the government’s efforts to target military veterans whose views may be perceived as “anti-government” make clear that something is afoot.
 
In recent years, military servicemen and women have found themselves increasingly targeted for 
surveillance, censorship, threatened with incarceration or involuntary commitment, labeled as extremists and/or mentally ill, and stripped of their Second Amendment rights.

Special Offer for our Readers

 
72-hour Emergency Meal kit that's being offered contains 16 total servings of such delicious meals as Blue Ribbon Creamy Chicken Rice, the always-loved Granny's Homestyle Potato Soup and the stick-to-your-ribs breakfast favorite Maple Grove Oatmeal.

This kit normally sells for $27, plus shipping and handling and is rated 4½ out of five stars by customers.

While supplies last, these kits are available for only $21.95 and that includes Priority Shipping [we were force to increase prices due to another round of USPS price hikes]. Go here for this deal:


 

Yours for smarter living,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

 

 

Additional FREE Resources

 
Your Free Middle Class Survival Kit

SAVE & MAKE Money

Researched by our editors and include 100s of tips, tricks and insider methods of saving money, earning extra money [many from the comfort of your home], the best places to live,  How to find little-known freebies, discounts and other benefits-over 2,000 programs!


 

or…


 

Other notes of interest…

 
Living Frugally In Suburbia
You live differently than your neighbors.

 
14 Frugal Food-Rescuing Tips from Grandma
These depression-era frugal tips still work today!

 
8 Simple Ways to Put More Money in Your Pocket
Have more money without working harder!

 
Knowing When and How to Stockpile Groceries
Stocking up could save your grocery budget!

 
Emergency Preparedness on a Budget 
Affordable ways to prepare for an emergency.

10 Stores That Give Discounts to Shoppers Age 50 or Older


You don't even need an AARP membership card to qualify for the "senior" discounts at these retailers.


 

Contributors and subscribers enable the Poor Man Survivor to post 150+ free essays & free reports that I provide annually. It is for this reason they are Heroes and Heroines of New Media. Without your financial support, the free content would disappear for the simple reason that I cannot keep body and soul together on my meager book sales & ecommerce alone.  You can make a donation at top of this page via PayPal.

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