Film Fun, Soldier Arms! (September 1941) .. Wyoming drawing up doomsday bill to plan for fall of the United States (26th February 2012) …item 2a / 2b.. Picture – Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow …

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Like other states, Wyoming’s Department of Homeland Security has a management plan in place but that plan doesn’t cover extreme national emergencies such as total government meltdowns.
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…..item 1)…. Mail Online … www.dailymail.co.uk/news … Wyoming drawing up doomsday bill to plan for fall of the United States

By NINA GOLGOWSKI

Last updated at 8:34 PM on 26th February 2012

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Wyoming state representatives have voted to create a doomsday government task force in the event the state must self-sufficiently operate during a national economic or political collapse.

Passing on its first reading Friday, House Bill 85 would permit an investigation on issues like alternative currency, food distribution, a possible state military draft, and obtaining military aircraft.

The bill faces two more House votes before it goes to the Senate for approval.
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Protection: Some of the areas the task team would investigate are alternative currencies, food distribution and obtaining military air craft and possible drafts

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‘To put your head in the sand and think that nothing bad’s going to happen, and that we have no obligation to the citizens of the state of Wyoming to at least have the discussion, is not healthy,’ Rep Lorraine Quarberg, a Republican of Thermopolis said according to the Casper Star Tribune.

The amendment sponsored by state Rep David Miller, R-Riverton, is said to be in precaution, notably at a time when the national debt exceeds trillion.

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The house vote came the same day the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington DC-based think tank, released a report cautioning the national debt limit’s own doomsday to be closer than previously expected.

The BPC expects it to hit .5 trillion between late November and early January of next year.
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Self-defense: USAF Thunderbirds are seen flying over Sheyenne Wyoming from the state’s air force base, which could be a part of the state’s planned national defense should the bill pass and the US fail

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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified before the Senate Budget Committee last week saying the US will reach its debt limit ‘significantly’ after September 30 when the fiscal years ends, but also ‘before the end of the calendar year,’ according to a Politico report.

The BPC credits the skyrocketing figures to unexpectedly low corporate tax revenues and the extension of the payroll tax holiday.

‘I don’t think there’s anyone in this room today that would come up here and say that this country is in good shape, that the world is stable and in good shape, because that is clearly not the case,’ Rep Quarberg said Friday for the bill.

Like other states, Wyoming’s Department of Homeland Security has a management plan in place but that plan doesn’t cover extreme national emergencies such as total government meltdowns.
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Backbreaking: Wyoming’s proposed bill is said as precaution at a time when the national debt exceeds trillion (top left) and some warn of a bubble bursting for the dollar bill, similar to the housing one

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National warning: The vote came the same day of a report claiming the US will hit its debt ceiling late this year or early next which US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner issued a similar warning of while testifying last week

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Not the first state to propose the brainstorming of alternative currencies in recent years, at least 11 others have proposed legislation for their own legal tender in the instance federal dollars become worthless.

‘I think we’re in the process of inflating a dollar bubble that could be very devastating,’ said North Carolina Representative Glen Bradley, R-Youngsville, early last year during his own legislative proposal according to the News Observer.

In addition to North Carolina, lawmakers in Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Utah and Washington have also proposed legislation in accepting currency of silver and or gold.
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Alternative currency: Gold and silver have been proposed by several other states’ lawmakers in recent years as alternative currency, should the dollar dissolve

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The proposal of the hard metals and not paper bills follows in accordance with the US Constitution, in Article 1, Section 10, reading ‘No state shall … coin money; emit bills of credit; make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts…’

None of the states’ proposed bills have thus far been successful.

Wyoming’s proposed task force would be made up, among others, of state lawmakers, Wyoming’s Department of Homeland Security director, the state’s attorney general and its National Guard’s adjutant general.

The proposed bill originally appropriated ,000 for the emergency task force but was cut in half earlier this week by the Joint Appropriations Committee.
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Subways Are For Sleeping …..item 1..The Quantity and the Quality of Life (September 13, 2011) ..

Subways Are For Sleeping …..item 1..The Quantity and the Quality of Life (September 13, 2011) ..
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According the the Harvard School of Public Health, beginning in the year 2012, 10,000 people a day will start turning 65.We are aging differently than previous generations, however. Physically and mentally, the health of today’s 70-year-old now equals that of a 65-year-old in the 1970s. In that period, deaths from heart disease and many cancers have dipped. And while most older adults have at least one chronic health problem, disability has slowly and significantly declined. It is interesting to note, that the United States has been slipping in its longevity ratings compared to other countries. Israel, on the other hand has been climbing.

…..item 1)…website….Orthodox Union…Shabbat Shalom…

September 13, 2011

The Quantity and the Quality of Life
By Alan Freishtat

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Long life, Arichus Yomim, has been said as a bracha (blessing) from one Jew to another for thousands of years. We also say L’chaim!, to Life!, as a blessing to each other as we take a drink. Two blessings we give, but very different in their ramifications.

According the the Harvard School of Public Health, beginning in the year 2012, 10,000 people a day will start turning 65.We are aging differently than previous generations, however. Physically and mentally, the health of today’s 70-year-old now equals that of a 65-year-old in the 1970s. In that period, deaths from heart disease and many cancers have dipped. And while most older adults have at least one chronic health problem, disability has slowly and significantly declined. It is interesting to note, that the United States has been slipping in its longevity ratings compared to other countries. Israel, on the other hand has been climbing.

When the numbers are added up more carefully, though, there are obvious differences between men and women and people of different races. A newborn boy born in 2004 or after can expect to live a bit more than 75 years, while his sister can expect to live to slightly more than 80. As you grow older, your average life expectancy stretches. For example, while the life expectancy of a newborn in the United States is nearly 78, a 65-year-old can expect to live 19 years longer, and a 75-year-old for another 12 years. What is just as important as Long Life, is the L’chaim part of it—living life and how to maintain not only longevity but quality of life until 120.

Why did life expectancy increase so much in the 20th century in developed nations? Whether individuals develop a particular disease is usually determined by three things: their lifestyle (including diet and exercise), their environment (such as exposure to infectious microbes or toxins), and their genes. Increased life span surely has nothing to do with genes: our genes today are the same as they were a century ago. Instead, changes in lifestyle and environment are responsible. Changes in the environment—such as better sanitation, the use of antibiotics, and many other improvements in medical care—can claim much of the credit. As for lifestyle, in developed nations, nutritional deficiency diseases largely were eliminated in the last century. Still, not all nutritional changes have been entirely for the better. In the United States, at the turn of the 20th century, most Americans lived on farms or in rural communities. We ate fresh, unprocessed food every day, and we worked hard physically. Today, our diets are less healthful in many ways, and we exercise less. And that leads us to the second blessing—L’chaim!

The doctors can definitely help us live longer with all of the great advancement in medical care and medicines that we have today. But there is so much that we can do that will extend and enhance our lives. And we all understand the value of every second of life. So it is incumbent upon us to take our well
being into our own hands. The Be’er HaGolah at the very end of Choshen Mishpat tells us there is not bigger Hefkerus than not taking care of one’s self and the Rambam in Hilchos Daos 4:1, 14 writes very clearly: "Because for the body to be healthy and wholesome is among the ways of Hashem… therefore a person must distance himself from those things that cause his body damage… And they stated another rule relating to the health of the body: As long as a person engages in physical activity (= exercise) and works hard… no illness will attack him and his strength will increase.”

So what are some practical measures we can take to both extend life and be able to server the Ribono Shel Olam well during that time? Again, Harvard Medical School gives us some practical tips to do to the best of our ability:

1. Don’t smoke.

2. Include physical and mental activities into daily life.

3. Eat a healthy diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, and substitute healthier monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats for unhealthy saturated fats and trans fats.

4. Take a daily multivitamin, and be sure to get enough calcium and vitamin D.

5. Maintain a healthy weight and body shape.

6. Challenge your mind.

7. Build a strong social network.

8. Protect your sight, hearing, and general health by following preventive care guidelines.

9. Floss, brush, and see a dentist regularly. Poor oral health may have many repercussions, including poor nutrition, unnecessary pain, and possibly even a higher risk of heart disease and stroke.

10. Discuss with your doctor whether you need any medication—perhaps to control high blood pressure, treat osteoporosis, or lower cholesterol—to help you stay healthy.

Most of your health and longevity is in your hands. Hashem has given us all the tools at our disposal in order to maintain health. Let’s use them. Be active, exercise, eat right, stay positive, manage and reduce stress. Following these tips can “add hours to your day, days to your year and years to your life.”

For more information on programs and events, or content related to health, family, and community please visit: OU Community Services.

ALAN FREISHTAT is an A.C.E. CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER and a LIFESTYLE FITNESS COACH. He and Linda Holtz M.Sc are the Directors of the Jerusalem-based Weight Loss and Stress Management center Lose It! Alan and Linda can be reached on their U.S. Line 516-568-5027 In Israel call 02-651-8502 or 050-555-7175, or by email at alan@loseit.co.il or linda@loseit.co.il

The Lose It! Center for Weight Loss and Stress Management is a fully integrated Weight Loss program which combines a healthy and balanced eating plan, a supervised and professional exercise program and cognitive behavioral therapy to achieve behavior modification. The emphasis of the program is for long term, sustainable weight loss. Lose it! has programs available to assist people with Stress Management, and overcoming Depression and Anxiety Disorders. The program is done both at their Jerusalem offices and throughout the world online and by telephone.

You can see the Lose It! video and gain much information by visiting our website www.loseit.co.il For more information about Lose It!, email us at info@loseit.co.il or call 516-568-5027. In Israel, contact us at 02-654-0728

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Alhambra Announces Financial and Operating Results for Third Quarter ending September 30, 2010

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Inviting you and yours September 11th-13th for my 40th Birthday C&O Canal & Potomac River Adventure

Inviting you and yours September 11th-13th for my 40th Birthday C&O Canal & Potomac River Adventure
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My 40th birthday is coming up next month and to celebrate — instead of a
traditional party — Kate and I are organizing a 3 day overnight biking trip
beginning Friday, Sept. 11th through Sunday, Sept. 13th along the gorgeous
C&O Canal (pretty much my favorite non-work thing to do these days.) There
will be much healthy exercise during the day and a lot of fun by the
campfire at night. I will personally guide and host any one that would like
to come with us and I promise it will be extremely enjoyable.

You can join us for as much or as little of the trip as you wish on any of
the three days or for the entire trip. Bikes are recommended — though not
required — for this particular trip and you can go at your own pace the
whole way. This is also a kid-friendly adventure and anyone 8 or older can
go. There are free campgrounds every 5 miles or so on the trail so lodging
is simple and easy. I’ve enclosed full details below and a planning map of
the whole nature-packed, history-soaked trip is also attached.

I hope to see you there, we’ve done this many times over the last two years
and each time was considerable outdoor fun. Please don’t hesitate to let me
know if you have any questions of any kind or want help planning. If you
can’t make it, it’s not a problem of course and you can track what we’re
doing anyway if interested (details below.)

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FULL DETAILS OF DION’S 40TH BIRTHDAY C&O CANAL & POTOMAC RIVER ADVENTURE IN SEPTEMBER 2009

This major adventure trip will be along the world-famous C&O Canal and the Potomac with water on at least one side of us at all times. Average temperatures at this time of year along the canal will be in the high 70s during the day while at night it’ll be in the high 50s, so it’s perfect for a longer trip like this one.

*** THE C&O TRAIL HAS FREQUENT CAR ACCESS POINTS, PLEASE JOIN US ANY TIME FRIDAY OR SATURDAY ****

The C&O Canal is one of the best maintained and longest bike trails in the world. It’s extremely relaxing and almost entirely flat route (the trail rises only at locks) currently goes for 300 miles from downtown DC in Georgetown up north continuously now to Pittsburgh due to the recent completion of the Great Allegheny Passage project. The trip, as I mentioned above, is a very idyllic one that is entirely along the water (usually the Potomac).

STARTING POINT: Brunswick, Maryland

We’re going to do a longer segment on this trip starting at the Visitor’s Center in the city of Brunswick at mile 55 and ride along the water up to Williamsport, Maryland at mile 100 by Sunday. The total distance for the three days will be 45 miles on firm gravel, or about 15 miles a day on average. So about 3-4 hours a day will be spent biking leisurely while taking in the great many sights and major landmarks on this segment of the trail (including Harper’s Ferry, Antietam, and many key civil war locations that took place right on the canal itself). We’ll be seeing — and often biking over or stopping at — canal locks, bridges, adeducts, rivers, picnic areas, river vistas, historical points of interest and much more.

Attached is a complete map of what we’re going to do. For this trip, we’ll pick the campsite that we like as we go along but it’s likely to be Dargan Bend or Antietam Creek (Night 1) and Killiansburg Cave or Opequon Junction (Night 2), see attached map for exact locations. The entire way along the whole ride is covered with small towns and scenic waterside views. While biking is the way to go (it’s gravel but road bikes work fine), you potentially have the option of hiking if you just want to catch up to us at one of the campsites, or even not hiking at all, just sleeping over. Please note that we might have to wait out a rain shower or two under a tree as well. This definitely means those who come must not mind getting a little wet and dirty, though the ride is mostly very comfortable indeed! We’ll also see a great many animals including water turtles, frogs, heron, rabbits, deer, fish, horses, and cattle. Fortunately, there should be few bugs by the time we hit the trail in September.

Mobile phone service is available the whole way, though it’s not always 3G. You can see what a typical bike camping campsite looks like here from a trip I did late last season, we do travel in style and bring the latest high-tech conveniences (including coffee maker, solar shower, laser light show, music, and more.)

*** WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO PICK US UP ON SUNDAY IN WILLIAMSPORT AT TONY’S PIZZA AROUND 2PM ***

Also note that is a true, self-contained wilderness adventure: We must take everything that we’ll need including all food, water (we bring a filter and there are many potable water pumps along the trail), tents, sleeping mats, sleeping bags, music, speakers, batteries, trash bags, solar panels, fire starters, snacks, and just about anything else you can think of including sunblock, GPS, first aid kids, complete spare parts, tools, and tubes for the bikes, cooking gear for 6 people, 3 lanterns, and much more. We even have comfortable chairs. All of this fits on our bike trailer (shown in picture in link above), but you will also have to carry a personal backpack with your effects (change of clothes and sleeping bag/blankets, toothbrush, comb, toilet paper, liquor, wine, any medication, etc.) We have extras of many things so let me or Kate know. I recommend that you purchase a pannier and a bag for your bike (~) even if you have a backpack. This will be required for your sleeping gear. Please get a hold of me if you’d like any help planning, we’ve done this many times and can help make sure you haven’t forgotten anything important since there will be only 1 or 2 chances to resupply.

The plan for a typical day is to ride a bit, explore the great many features of the C&O trail, enjoy nature, eat lunch in a town, find a good campsite, collect firewood, set up, slow cook food, listen to music, read, play, and watching stars (I’m bringing a really good electronic star map). As usual, I’m bringing lots of gadgets/toys for the kids too including movies and PSP games. Important: The goal is not to travel huge distances but to enjoy the trail and company.

**** YOU CAN CALL ME AT 202-538-0059 ON THE TRAIL SO WE CAN SET A RENDEZVOUS POINT IF YOU’RE GOING TO CATCH UP. ***

If you can’t make it and just want to come along virtually, we’re going to be posting pictures and video live on flickr.com/photos/dionhinchcliffe during the whole ride, you can check in us remotely throughout the weekend. You can also view the most recent overnight C&O trip we did last weekend with William and Seth.

*** PLEASE DO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS IF YOU LIKE. ***

Start: Meet at Brunswick Visitor’s Center in Brunswick (see map) the morning of September 11th as early as possible (or at any access point along the trail later in the day on Friday or any time on Saturday, please call first)
When: September 11th-13th, 2009
Finish: Tony’s Pizza in Williamsport, MD ~2PM EST. We’ll have a high-carb lunch at this inexpensive and great local place.
How Long: 3 days, pick up is Sunday early afternoon.
Trail Details: Mile-by-Mile Guide
Sights along the way:

* The Appalachian Trail is the same as the C&O trail just past Brunswick, so if you haven’t hiked the AT, now you’ll be able to say you did.
* The Antietam Battlefield. We may not actually visit it depending on time, but it’s close.
* Harper’s Ferry. We might go here for lunch or to resupply, terrific views of the Potomac.
* Sharpsburg.
* McMahon’s Mill. A very scenic mill that still operates on the C&O.
* Falling Waters. The place where the Confederate Army crossed the Potomac to escape the Union Army, greatly extending the war.
* Sheperdstown. A nice little burg with good food and restaurants.
* Williamsport. There is an incredible hands-on canal museum here for kids where they can build canals, operate a lock, and be a captain on a canal boat.

Other great C&O Canal facts:

* There are over 1,375 structures along the trail and five major habitat zones including 10 major bikeable aqueducts.
* The canal itself used to cross high over the Potomac in Georgetown and go into Alexandria. It did this with one of the world’s largest aqueducts, now replaced by the Key Bridge. An incredible view of what it was like.
* George Washington was the first person to rigorously map the Potomac and he was the one that originally suggested the canal. The canal became one of his dearest projects that he would ultimately spend his entire life on. He eventually became the president of the Powtowmack Canal Company after the revolutionary war, an early version of the canal that went as far as Great Falls.
* John Quincy Adams personally turned over the first spade of dirt for the full C&O Canal on July 4th, 1828 at Great Falls.
* Many claim the Civil War started at Harper’s Ferry, helped on by a C&O Canal lock keeper at Lock 33 named John Cook who fomented a slave uprising and spied on the south using his strategic vantage point along the canal. Note: We’ll actually see Lock 33 on this trip, where John Cook conducted his activites that eventually got him hanged by the south for treason.
* Abraham Lincoln was one of the presidents of the C&O Canal Company.
* For any of you "X-People" out there, the current record for biking the entire C&O Canal from Cumberland to Georgetown (185 miles) is 11 hours and 41 minutes held by Paul Gruenberger and Ralph Olinger set October 1994. This was a supported ride starting from Cumberland. Paul Gruenberger also claims the unsupported record time of 12 hours and 36 minutes set in September 1991.
* The C&O Canal trail has over 150 culverts to accommodate the streams and rivers it crosses, we’ll actually inspect some of the older ones since they are marvels of ornate 19th century architecture.
* After WWII, Congress tried to develop the canal and towpath as a parkway. However, the idea of turning the canal over to automobiles was opposed by some, including United States Supreme Court Associate Justice William O. Douglas (also the longest serving Supreme Court justice in history.) In March 1954, Douglas led an eight-day hike of the towpath from Cumberland to D.C. Although 58 people participated in one part of the hike or another, only nine men, including Douglas, hiked the full . Popular response to and press coverage of the hike turned the tide against the parkway idea and, on January 8, 1971, the canal was designated a National Historical Park by then President Nixon.

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