Wednesday 22nd August 2018

MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR HOOSIER WAR VETS

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR HOOSIER WAR VETS

and other living creatures

I served 8 years in the US Army from 1967 through 1975. Fifteen months of my eight years was served in a combat artillery unit in Vietnam, where I received an accelerated promotion to SSG E-6.

Resulting from my Army service, I have three medical conditions, frequently treated with medical marijuana. These three service connected conditions are combat PTSD, glaucoma with degeneration of the optic nerves  and chronic pain secondary to osteoarthritis. The federal government (VA)  concedes, these three conditions are caused by my military service.

Thirty states now have legal medical marijuana. Indiana does not.

Since medical marijuana NOT yet legal in Indiana, I have………………….

LETTER TO THE EDITORS

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LETTER TO THE EDITORS OF THE EVANSVILLE COURIER PRESS, THE MOUNT VERNON DEMOCRAT AND THE POSEY COUNTY NEWS:

Dear Editors, 

On Thursday 16 Aug 2018, 350 local newspapers across America published editorials vigorously supporting the American institution of a free and independent press. Those editorials protested President Donald Trump’s repeated vicious and untrue attacks against that American institution. 

It caught my attention, that……………..

Our great American democratic republic

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Ever notice, that anytime an educated patriot praises America’s democratic traditions and principles, some air headed ninny from the far reaches of the lunatic right will always make the knee jerk observation,  that we are a republic not a democracy.

If these mental midgets could and/or would read our nation’s history, they could learn PDQ, that we are, in point of actual fact, a democratic republic.

And, that a democratic republic is a far different thing, than the sort of “republics” found in China, Russia, North Korea and Donald Trump’s fantasies.

Here’s a bonus link….  JOHN BRENNAN LED THE OBAMA ADMIN OPERATION THAT KILLED BIN LADEN, VERSUS TRUMP WHO DODGED THE DRAFT.

Ron Nesler posting from New Harmony, Indiana

 

RON’S THOUGHTS ON THE USE OF THE “N WORD”

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Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

RON’S THOUGHTS ON THE USE OF THE “N WORD”

I always use the term “N WORD” instead of the racial epitaph it represents. Here’s WHY. I’m normally bluntly outspoken, but in this case, I use the euphemism “N WORD,.” because Black Americans generally object to non Blacks using the actual “N WORD” for any reason or in any context. It is my opinion that centuries of racial oppression and injustice — which continues today— suffered by Black Americans, has bought those Black Americans the right to be the sole decision makers on the issue of the use of the “N Word.”

American Black people have my greatest respect, my head would explode, if I had to face for a few hours, that which they are subjected to daily by ignorant, racist whites.

Ron Nesler posting from New Harmony, Indiana

Support Your Brothers and Sisters

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YOU CAN’T SUPPORT YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, IF YOU DON”T KNOW WHO THEY ARE

When I speak of rich and poor, I am using the following definitions. A rich person is one who can exist on the income from inherited or accumulated wealth without resorting to working for others for wages, salaries commissions or other remunerations for their efforts or energies.

A poor person is one, who depends on the sweat of their brow or brain for their subsistence. If you have a job, and depend on that job to support you, you are a poor person. If six months without a paycheck would……………….

I Support Class Warfare

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I support class warfare. And, so do the wealthy. The wealthy have been waging class warfare against the poor since back when Ol’ Beck was a tiny little puppy. 

Chattel slavery, serfdom, feudalism, child labor, our tax system, monetary inflation, most zoning laws, conspiracies to  …………………

There’s dignity in work

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There’s dignity in work. If the worker gets a living wage and a square deal. But, there is no dignity in fat cat corporations getting richer by exploiting powerless workers.

In the state of Alabama the state minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, which is the lowest allowed by federal law. The city of Birmingham, Alabama  wants to raise the minimum wage within the city to $10.10 per hour. To stop this increase in wages by the city of Birmingham, the Alabama state  legislature has created ……….

A Little Birdie Told Me

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A little birdie told me, that New Harmony is about to be blessed, or cursed, depending on your point of view, with a Dollar Store.  I personally don’t feel I would benefit from having a Dollar Store as a neighbor.  A Dollar Store doesn’t fit the ambience of New Harmony. Plus, my experience with Dollar Stores is that, like fast food franchises, people buy stuff, then throw away the wrappers or containers in the parking lot causing an eyesore. In my view,  Poseyville, Wadesville and Griffin are a lot better fit for a Dollar Store than is New Harmony.

A Dollar store would decrease the value of nearby residential property and cut into the profits of the small family businesses already here. A Dollar Store coming to town would not be good news for Chris’s Pharmacy, because Chris’s shelves offer lots of Dollar Store type merchandise. If Chris were to fold up his tent and close shop, a Dollar Store would not be able to fill your medical prescriptions.

Put me down as against the idea of a Dollar Store here in our quaint little tourist village. It doesn’t fit. But then, that’s just my opinion, I am sure some would disagree.

 

Ron Nesler posting from New Harmony, indiana

Edith Hardcastle Indiana State Senate Dist 49

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This is a plea for your support for Edith Hardcastle  candidate for Indiana State Senate Dist 49.

District 49 is located in the southwest corner of the state and is composed of Posey County, five townships in Gibson County and eight townships in Vanderburgh County.

Edith Hardcastle is a person of science, a professor of Biology at USI. She has a Doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas. Edith Hardcastle is educated, knowledgeable, focused, socially graceful  and very well respected. She is also an incredibly hard worker.  And, she is a Mom.

Edith Hardcastle is……………………….

Changes in Attitudes Changes in Stories

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Cohen has now claimed he has proof that Donald Trump had prior knowledge of his son’s Trump Tower meeting with the Russians to buy dirt on HRC. This has drastically and instantly changed the earlier White House opinion that Cohen is honest and honorable.

Plus, Trump’s #2 guy in the Trump Mafia, Allen Weisselberg, may now be subpoenaed    by Robert Mueller.

Also, …………………………………….

TO VA SECRETARY CONCERNING VA SPINA BIFIDA PROGRAM

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TO VA SECRETARY CONCERNING VA SPINA BIFIDA PROGRAM

Dear Secretary Wilkie,  ………………………………….

MORALLY INVESTED IN DONALD TRUMP

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DONALD TRUMP IS THE LEADER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

The fact that Donald Trump is even part of the Republican party seems to escape most Americans.  When people gasp at Trump’s bungling and buffoonery and pernicious acts, it doesn’t really sink in to most of them, that he is part of the Republican party. But, he is a Republican. And, not only is he a Republican, but he is the leader and the symbol of the Republican party.  In fact, Trump now is………………………….