Friday, July 1, 2011

KEEP THIS GOING. Happy 4th of July!....

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Let's get this circulating by July 4th!  

I HOPE THERE ISN'T ANYONE ON MY E-MAIL  LIST THAT WON'T KEEP THIS GOING.               
Happy 4th of  July!....

Let' s get this started now,
So  it will be out there on the fourth!






I  PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE
FLAG,
OF THE
UNITED
STATES  OF AMERICA
,
AND TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR
WHICH IT  STANDS,

ONE
NATION UNDER  GOD
,

INDIVISIBLE,
WITH  
LIBERTY
AND JUSTICE FOR  ALL!

KEEP IT LIT!! KEEP IT  LIT!

For all of our other military personnel,  where ever they may be.
Please
Support all of  the troops defending our Country.



And  God Bless our Military

who are protecting our  Country for our Freedom.
Thanks to them, and their sacrifices, we  can celebrate the 4th of July.




We  must never forget who gets the credit for the freedoms we have,
of which we should be eternally grateful.


I  watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the  breeze.





A  young Marine saluted it,
And then he stood at ease.  


I looked at him in uniform;
so young,  so tall, so proud.
With hair cut square and eyes alert,
he'd  stand out in any crowd.



I  thought how many men like him
had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil;
how many mothers' tears?  


How  many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How  many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.  


I  heard the sound of Taps one night,
when everything was still.
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.

I wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant  'Amen.'

When a flag had draped a coffin
of a  brother or a friend.




I  thought of all the children,
of the mothers and the wives,
of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted  lives.





I  thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea.

Of  unmarked graves in  
Arlington .
No, freedom isn't free.


Enjoy  Your Freedom
and
God Bless Our Troops.

When  you receive this,

please stop for a moment
and  say a prayer for our servicemen.


Of all the gifts you could give a
U.S.  Soldier, prayer is the very best one.

GRACIAS BONO.........

Thursday, June 30, 2011

La Congresista Ileana Ros-Lehtinen pide a la Administración suspender los programas de intercambio educacionales y culturales con Cuba

 Desde Villa Granadino.


 



(OFICINA) Washington, DC – La Congresista Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Presidenta del Comité de Relaciones Exteriores, le envió una carta a la Secretaria de Estado Hillary Clinton pidiéndole a la Administración suspender los programas de intercambio educacionales y culturales con Cuba ya que éstos sirven como propaganda del régimen castrista. La misiva de Ros-Lehtinen es el resultado de Cuba haber sido clasificada, una vez más, como uno de los peores violadores en la Categoría 3 en el Informe del Tráfico de Personas 2011 del Departamento de Estado. Una nación en la Categoría 3 es definida como un país que no cumple con las normas más mínimas para eliminar el tráfico de personas.

Aquí incluimos el texto TEXTO DE LA CARTA A LA SECRETARIA CLINTON:

June 28, 2011

The Honorable Hillary R. Clinton

Secretary

U.S. Department of State

Washington, DC 20521

Dear Secretary Clinton:

In light of the recent publication of the 2011 Trafficking In Persons Report, once again, Cuba ranks as a Tier 3 country. Cuba has been a Tier 3 country since 2003 as the regime continues to sexually exploit women, children, and oppresses the Cuban people. Due to the fact that the Cuban regime has not shown any progress regarding trafficking of persons, I would urge the administration, within all applicable rules and guidelines, to reverse its current policy and suspend all educational and cultural exchanges with the Cuban regime pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.

According to U.S. law, “countries on Tier 3 may not receive funding for government employees’ participation in educational and cultural exchange programs.” Under the repressive Cuban regime, anyone who is involved in cultural and educational exchanges are direct employees of Raul and Fidel Castro. The tyrants use these exchanges as a political instrument to promote their communist agenda while maintaining absolute control over the daily lives of the Cuban people.

Last year, President Obama granted a partial waiver for Cuba to allow funding for educational and cultural exchanges. However, according to the 2011 report, the Cuban regime “does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so.” This report clearly illustrates the failure of the Obama administration’s partial waiver, particularly last year’s, to improve or enhance the lives of the Cuban people.

These exchanges only serve as a propaganda tool for the authoritative Castro brothers and do not help bring freedom and democracy to Cuba.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Sincerely,

ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN

Chairman

Sunday, June 26, 2011