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To: Kathy in Alaska
I had a somewhat contentious day. We are locked in combat with Insurance Company bean-counters over health coverage for my son David. I once worked for a stinking insurance company as a claims attorney. Their motto is "We will pay no claim before its time."

Our powder is dry.

I went up to Baltimore this afternoon for another Cortisone injection in the lumbar spine. It went quite well. Now if I could just manage to get the MRI of my cervical spine done, things would be great. Most of my pain now is upper back and shoulder. This doctor is light years ahead of those I have gone to in the past for this problem.

We're at 31 degrees right now - it's supposed to stay the same through the night. We were supposed to get a little snow but it appears to have passed us by.

Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

26 posted on 02/04/2013 7:12:42 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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This is the White Sands area visit I want to do -

Trinity Site is open to the public twice a year—on the first Saturday in April and October.

29 posted on 02/04/2013 7:24:12 PM PST by az_gila
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good thing you have an inside “track” with the insurance and know a thing or two about how they work. Hope that helps you get what you need.

Hope you get the MRI soon and the new doctor can get you back on track.

34 posted on 02/04/2013 7:49:26 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


This Nation is dearer to me than my own life.
I fought for it willingly and proudly, as my ancestors have done since the American Revolution, and as members of my family continue to do to this very day.

Memorial to Battery "C", 5th U.S. Artillery at Gettysburg, PA
My 3-greats grandfather, Cpl. William Murphy,
was wounded by shrapnel at the Clump of Trees
in Pickett’s Charge, July 3, 1863.

In the Second World War my Father, who enlisted in the Navy on his eighteenth birthday, my Father-in-Law, a Marine, and a veritable platoon of my Uncles and Great Uncles served in the Army, The Army Air Force, The Navy and the Marine Corps, in the American Theatre, in the Pacific, and in Europe.

My Father was called up from the Reserves for the Korean War and served on board the USS Borie, DD-704 as a Radioman Third Class in the combat zone. The Borie was part of the armada that participated in the Hungnam Evacuation in December, 1950. He earned a commission as a Medical Service Corps Officer by examination in 1951 and remained in the Navy until his retirement in 1969.

In my youth, I spilled my blood for it on the Field of Battle, in a far-off land, in a war that was scorned by many of my contemporaries, a war in which we were victorious in every major engagement on the field, and a war in which we were betrayed by a coterie of spineless politicos, by The Fifth Column that masquerades as the media, by Academia, and by the Hollywood elite.

I was joined in that cause by my Father, who had boots on the ground in-country on several occasions in the early 60’s. I was likewise joined by several cousins in the Navy, Army, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

In my old age, the jackals gather again, seeking once more to steal a victory won by another generation of Americans, seeking to change our Nation into a Socialist State in which we are all tools of the collective rather than free men and women, a State in which we will be little more than subjects rather than free and proud citizens. They seek by every artifice, scheme and fraud known to man to undo the American Revolution.

Though I am old and weak, I would willingly fight for our Beloved Nation once again, and, if necessary, give my life for it if doing so would advance the cause of Liberty.

I say this without boast or apology – I am no better or worse than the millions of American men and women who have answered the Nation’s call, and I am no hero. I am simply one of millions of Americans who did his or her duty when called upon by the Nation to do so. Many of my Comrades-in-Arms join in posting on this Forum.

The consequences of the recent election are unfolding on a daily basis. Those consequences include an intensified attack on our basic Freedoms, an increasing tax burden on the middle class and small business, and an increasingly aggressive endorsement of the Gay Agenda with its concomitant attack on traditional marriage and our dearly held family values.

Now is not the time for despair; it is not the time for surrender. Now is rather the time to reaffirm with resolve our core values: individual liberty, self-reliance and personal responsibility, honoring the traditional family, the sanctity of human life, Love of God and Country, and Courage in the face of great Peril. These are the values that made this Nation great, the values that sustained it through over two centuries of wars, economic upheaval and civil unrest. These are the values that are anathema to the left, the values that contemporary society has largely abandoned, and the values that we must proclaim anew.

There are those who say they will discourage their sons and daughters from serving in our military because of the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” and the advance of the Gay Agenda under this Regime. This course of action will ensure the imminent subversion and effective dismantling of our military. I will not countenance the relinquishment of our splendid military to a pack of perverts. My family has served since the Revolution, we serve now, and we will serve in the future. My youngest son, John Man, is bent on becoming a Marine, and I will give him every encouragement to stand in the yellow footprints and follow in a long and honorable tradition.

Many now advocate secession from the Union. Secession is not the answer, even if it could be accomplished. This is the greatest Nation to emerge in the long history of this planet, and it will endure the abuses of the present Regime, survive and flourish in Freedom again!

More to the point, this is MY Country – and yours! Here I am and here I stay! I am not willing to abandon it to the Leftist traitors now in power or to any other enemies, domestic or foreign. I took an oath when I shipped on forty-five years ago to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic – that oath binds me today and will bind me until I die.

"Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre,
Mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað. "

"Will shall be the sterner, heart the keener,
Spirit shall be the greater as our might lessens."

(Battle of Maldon – lines 313-314)

KNOW THIS: I will not sit idly by while Marxists, atheists, perverts and traitors work relentlessly to sabotage the heroic efforts and sacrifices of over two centuries of Patriots, to rip away our basic Freedoms, and to bring this great Nation to its knees.

May God continue to Bless and Protect the United States of America – A Beacon of Freedom shining through the darkness of a World beset by Tyranny!

May God Bless and Protect our Gallant Troops of all Services – men and women - combat and non-combat – of whatever MOS. By virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to enjoy the benefits of Freedom!

With the help of Almighty God, may the Right and our Beloved Nation prevail!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

36 posted on 02/04/2013 7:52:45 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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