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Wednesday
Oct072009

Revolution Station - Let's Retake Congress for the People! 

http://www.retakecongress.com

 

Are you tired of the constant growth and centralization of power? Join us to stop it!

It's not too late to get organized, but we must act NOW!

We have only a year to make a difference in the 2010 congressional elections!

The Retake Congress membership drive is on!

If you are a candidate running for US congress, or you are a volunteer who wants to support the freedom candidates, please visit the site today so we can get you involved!

http://www.ReTakeCongress.com

Wednesday
Oct072009

NH Council of Churches Offers Seminar "Supporting Military Families" 

Partnering to Support Military Kids & Their Families -

October 14, 2009. 

A professional development opportunity for religous leaders -

 If you haven't already registered for this conference, please do so today.

We are expecting the largest deployment ever in NH this year.  Supporting our military families and children is a very important issue.  And, to be sure, communities will be affected as well. 

The New Hampshire Council of Churches with the UNH Cooperative Extension's Operation Military Kids (OMK) program, in partnership with all branches of the military and the Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team, is pleased to offer "Partnering to Support Military Kids and Their Families" on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, from 8:30-4:00 at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, 2 Institute Drive, in Concord, NH.

This day-long continuing education opportunity will focus on New Hampshire's military youth and their families and their need for support before, during, and after a service member deploys.  With more than half of the 4,000 plus military youth in our state expected to see a parent or loved one deploy in 2010, this subject could not be more timely or relevant.

Symposium participants will learn about the deployment process and how the stages of deployment differ among the branches of service; determine which services and support military families need most during the deployment cycle; build relationships with individuals, community groups, and the military to work together to meet the needs of military families during each stage of deployment; and partner with others in their profession and their community to develop networks of support for military children and families.  

For more information, or to register online, visit the UNH Cooperative Extension OMK web page at www.nhomk.com.  Look for the program flyer in the yellow "What's New" box.  You may also use the attached flyer if you prefer to register by fax or mail.  Registration deadline is October 8th.  Space is limited.  Questions?  Please contact the OMK office at 603-862-2297 or geri.farnell@unh.edu.

 

For more background, see the Concord Monitor below:

Ready to go 
State Guard prepares to send 1,100 troops to Kuwait 

 By MADDIE HANNA
  Monitor staff

  October 04, 2009 - 12:00 am

  ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff
  Spc. Nathan Tilton of Manchester stands with other Guard members during a weapons test at Fort Drum, N.Y.

  The New Hampshire National Guard is preparing for its biggest deployment ever, with 1,100 troops slated to spend a year in Kuwait.

  Where exactly the soldiers of the 197th Fires Brigade will go, when they'll go, and what they'll be doing remain uncertain. The brigade will likely deploy in a little less than a year to Kuwait, managing U.S. bases where soldiers stop on their way to and from Iraq. They'll also patrol those bases, checking vehicles that come in and out. And they'll be tasked with keeping convoys of soldiers and supplies safe as they travel between Kuwait and Iraq. 
     
  Also, you might like to read the OMK story on the front page of our Cooperative Extension web site (scroll down) http://extension.unh.edu/ .  We have seen recent articles in the NH news the past couple of weeks addressing the NH deployment plans, and there was an interesting article in the NY Times this past Sunday you might be interested in.  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/us/27mothers.html?_r=2&sq=military%20deployment&st=cse&adxnnl=1&scp=1&adxnnlx=1254488400-BiJ1+qebWxBhFn1hb1b10A

 

Wednesday
Oct072009

NH SBA seeks the Best of the Best for 2010 Small Business Awards 

Nominations Deadline is November 20, 2009

Concord, NH - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has opened nominations for the prestigious SBA Small Business Awards for 2010.  As part of the annual celebration of National Small Business Week, SBA recognizes outstanding small business owners, entrepreneurs and advocates for their contribution to the economic vitality of the State and the Nation. The SBA honors continue to be one of the most competitive, comprehensive and visible small business awards in the state.

 “These annual awards are an important means of recognizing several categories of successful small businesses, but they also rightly emphasize the importance of those who support and assist small businesses as Small Business Champions as well.” said SBA’s New Hampshire District Director Witmer Jones.

SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year Award honors the accomplishments of successful small business owners who have demonstrated staying power, innovativeness in their products and services, created and sustained jobs, and increased annual revenues.  Candidates for this award may be a single small business owner and operator or a partnership of up to four managing partners. 

Special honors are also presented to other small business owners or entrepreneurs who have shown extraordinary business savvy, drive and skill in different areas of business.  These awards will recognize achievement in the following categories:

·         Family Owned Business that has transferred ownership from one generation to the next with a minimum of 15 years of operation;

·         Small Business Exporter who owns and operates a small business engaged in exporting;

·         Young Entrepreneur who has owned and operated a successful business for a minimum of three years and is still under 30 years old;

·         Entrepreneurial Success for the small business owner who initially launched a small business according to SBA size standards and subsequently developed into a large business, must have received SBA assistance to help the business grow.

·         New Hampshire Woman-Owned Business:  Any woman who owns and operates or bears principal responsibility for operating a small business.  Must have received SBA assistance through counseling, training or loans.

The SBA Champion Awards honor those individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to supporting small businesses through professional and volunteer efforts with an extraordinary impact on a specific segment of the small business community.   The areas of accomplishment and advocacy that will be recognized in 2010 include:

·         Women in Business Champion for individuals who have coached, assisted and advocated for the advancement and success of women as small business owners;

·         Veteran Small Business Champion for individuals who have fulfilled a commitment to advancing small business opportunities for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces;

·         Financial Services Champion for individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to increasing access to capital and financing opportunities for small business;

·         Home Based Business Champion for individuals with experience in operating a home based business that also assist and promote this fast emerging segment of the economy;

·         Minority Small Business Champion for individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to expanding business ownership opportunities among minorities.

 

Any individual or organization may submit a nomination for the 2010 SBA Small Business Awards.  For printed nomination forms or more information, call Hugh Curley at 603-225-1402, or send an e-mail request to hugh.curley@sba.gov . This year the deadline to submit the completed nomination forms will be Friday, November 20, 2009, at the New Hampshire District Office, 55 Pleasant Street, Suite 3101, Concord, New Hampshire 03301.

 

Wednesday
Oct072009

Tea Party 365 Responds to Janeane Garofalo's Statement on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher 

A False Charge Of Racism Is Itself Racist

New York, NY…October 6, 2009 – It is clear to any reasonable American that on both sides of the political aisle there are fringe elements and not necessarily unique to one particular side.  In her first round of offensive statements after the April 15th nationwide Tea Parties, Janeane Garofalo sought some relevance by taking up the teabaggers and racists cry.  In my April 21st article 'Is Racism the Tea Party Concern – or an Awakened Electorate?' printed in Family Security Matters I stated that "Comedienne Janeane Garofalo, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and others who picked up the "teabagging" cry failed, because the truth cannot be hidden."

I find her statements offensive and insulting. I and millions of Americans share legitimate policy concerns about the wasteful spending by our government.  As the co-founder of the New York City Metro Tea Party organization, my issue is with the fiscally irresponsible policies coming out of Washington D.C. not the President's skin color.  Anytime disagreement is voiced over the President's policies the race card is played. This is disingenuous at best. I can state with certainty that I am not a part of, or would not be accepted by a white power movement.  There is only one race, human, and procreation is proof of that.

Janeane Garofalo is at best misinformed, and to the further extreme a race baiter without credibility.  I would welcome the opportunity to debate her in any public forum including on Bill Maher's show.  The question is could she handle an honest debate on issues and not spout hyperbole.

David Webb
Co-Founder and Director Tea Party 365, Inc.

 

Wednesday
Oct072009

HCHR - Doctors For Obama Picks Audience, Distributes White Jackets!

Developing Story: The New York times is reporting that the group that assisted Team Obama to round up the Doctors for his white-coat audience was once called “Doctors For Obama” during the late campaign.   The White House also assisted in distributing white jackets as props.
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Developing Story: On Monday the Obama administration featured a gaggle of white-coated doctors rallying in support of Obamacare but it appears that Obama’s team was a bit out of its depth in arranging the handpicked cadre of physicians. As it happened, the president’s advance team accidentally invited a doctor that has long been opposed to Obamacare.   
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