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  1. Michael says:

    My apologies for the closed comments today. I don’t have what it takes to deal with them this morning. My screen isn’t providing protection for my soul and my mouse is out of ammo.
    See you soon.

  2. David Sloane says:

    I wanna go home with you!

  3. Muff Potter says:

    Michael,
    I’m with you on this one. As with all things, the internet and the information age can be a great blessing, or if we’re not careful, it can strip us of our humanity by degrees and increments.

  4. brian says:

    Basically you are my spiritual family, I dont go to church for two reasons, one I dont want to hurt people and two because I hold the aberrant “heretical” views I do I dont want to inflict my issues on a faith community. I have gone to some of the “new age” churches, I love the people and the collective discussion but I just dont believe it and I dont want to do that to them either.

    So I am asking for prayer, I live in a mobile home park, it is being sold, which would be great for me as I would get paid for the houses worth, I could pay off my debt and move on. But there are many elderly people here and I just cant leave it at that. There are many who are very knowledgeable in many areas and we have a very strong home owners group. I am good at the politics, being at the job I am I have had to advocate for resources for over 30 years so I have alot of experience in the political ring. The calls the strategic meetings, calling staff, getting to know the land so to speak. My mind wants to walk away my heart and soul wants to stay and fight. I have been successful in three or four other political issues that were very big deals. My prayer, this is extremely tiring, work weeks can go past 110 hrs between work, meetings, research, writing letters, public outreach, precinct walking, public meetings, speaking, target populations, public protests, interacting with law enforcement during said protests, being a pain in the backside with a smile and so on.

    The last time I did this it was to help save the program I work at, it almost killed me, but it was a hill worth dying on. The next thing is my sight is going, that was expected, I can still drive safely but that will change. That is not a boohoo just a fact. Thanks brian

  5. brian says:

    Wanted to give you a view, I might attend 7+ meetings like this per week in a “blitz” Im the somewhat fat guy in the blue.

    http://sanjose.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=51&clip_id=7189

    Go to 6hr 41 seconds to see me. This goes on and on and on, but I think its worth it. I was not at the top of my game, I never take notes or papers with me and my one or two minute refrains are proceeded by massive email and phone calls but the public comments are key to being heard. Offered for some perspective.

  6. Gary says:

    I looked for you, brian. I skipped around most of the video and didn’t see you. There is a woman speaking at 6hr 41 seconds.

  7. erunner says:

    g, I have a friend who turned 60 today and I asked him how it was! I’ll be hitting the magic number in June and I could relate to some of what Anne shared. Made my day a bit brighter.

  8. ( |o )====::: says:

    erunner,
    Glad you are blessed!

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