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    Outdoors. Meditation. Life in general. Classic cars. Exercise.

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  1. Mother Earth

  2. the further you go the subtler the energies get. old message remembered.
  3. Mother Earth

    waking up this morning in deming new mexico was wonderful! i dont have the words to describe the energetic component there that drives one deeper into the divine. wish i did.
  4. Me and My Journey

    welcome! and thanx for sharing ur story!
  5. you cant judge a book by its cover. old message just remembered.
  6. Mother Earth

    California Lake Naciemento. 96% full.
  7. Mother Earth

    back again to big falls and a gorgeous lake.
  8. Not rocket science.

    as a vet thank you for all the kind words, support, respect, and love you have shown for us. from campaign to this day.
  9. Not rocket science.

    Private Health Care Program for Vets Extended President Donald Trump has signed a bill extending a program that lets veterans seek medical care in the private sector. April 19, 2017, at 3:16 p.m. MORE President Donald Trump holds up the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act that he signed on Wednesday. (SUSAN WALSH/AP PHOTO) By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday to temporarily extend a program that lets some veterans seek medical care in the private sector, part of an effort by the president to deliver on a campaign promise. The extension will give Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin time to develop a more comprehensive plan to allow veterans to more easily go outside the VA health system for care. Under the bill Trump signed into law, the VA will be allowed to continue operating its Choice Program until the funding runs out, which is expected early next year. The program was scheduled to expire on Aug. 7 with nearly $1 billion left over. [OPINION: Don't Be Too Quick to Celebrate Bill O'Reilly's Ouster From Fox News] Trump said veterans have "not been taken care of properly" and that the program will continue to be able to see "the doctor of their choice." "You got it? The doctor of their choice," he repeated for emphasis. Shulkin, who attended the bill signing, has said the money is needed to pay for stopgap services while he works on the longer-term plan. He said Wednesday that the plan is due in the fall. Congress would have to approve any changes to the VA health system. Shulkin said the extension is important because it gives veterans another avenue for care. "It's this approach where veterans can get care wherever they need it that really is the way that we're going to address all the needs and honor our commitments to our veterans," he said after Trump signed the bill. The Choice Program was put in place after a 2014 scandal in which as many as 40 veterans died while waiting months to be scheduled for appointments at the Phoenix VA medical center. The program is intended to provide more timely care by allowing veterans to go outside the VA network only in cases where they had to wait more than 30 days for an appointment or drive more than 40 miles to a facility. Yet the program itself often encountered long wait times of its own. The new law also calls for changes to alleviate some problems by speeding up VA payments and promoting greater sharing of medical records. Major veterans' organizations and Democrats support a temporary extension of the Choice Program, but are closely watching the coming VA revamp of the program for signs that the Trump administration may seek greater privatization. Those groups generally oppose privatization as a threat to the viability of VA medical centers. Trump had pledged during the presidential campaign to give veterans freedom to seek care "at a private service provider of their own choice." Mark Lucas, executive director of Concerned Veterans for America, commended Trump for upholding a campaign promise to make veterans a priority, but said more needed to be done. Lucas said the Choice Program was a well-intentioned "quick fix" to the Phoenix scandal, but that it remains flawed and has forced too many veterans to seek care at what he termed failing VA facilities. "Congress now has some time to work with Secretary Shulkin on broader, more permanent choice reforms that will truly put the veteran at the center of their health care and remove VA bureaucrats as the middlemen," Lucas said. "We look forward to supporting legislation that will let veterans go outside the VA for care when they want or need to." Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said more than 1 million veterans have made 7 million appointments with health care providers in their communities under the Choice Program. He said those appointments would have otherwise "lagged" in the VA scheduling system. More than 1 million out of 9 million veterans in the VA system use some Choice care, with agency data pointing to even greater use this year. McCain, a Navy veteran, said the extension "sends an important message that we will not send our veterans back to the status quo of unending wait-times for appointments and substandard care." He said more work is needed, but called the legislation "an important first step." Shulkin has said he would like to expand veterans' access to private care by eliminating the Choice Program's current 30-day, 40-mile restrictions. At the same time, he wants the VA to work in partnership by handling all the scheduling and "customer service," something that congressional auditors say could be unwieldy and expensive. ___ Associated Press writer Hope Yen contributed to this report. ___ Follow Darlene Superville on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dsupervilleap Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Trumps Signs Bill Extending VA Care AP
  10. Not rocket science.

    Sunday, May 14, 2017 Manufacturing openings, hires rise to highest levels of the recovery by Joseph Lawler | May 9, 2017, 10:13 AM Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email this article Share on LinkedIn Trump vows to bring back U.S. manufacturing jobs Reuters 00:0000:52 Job creation in manufacturing accelerated to start the spring, as both job vacancies and hires hit the highest marks of the recovery. Manufacturing job openings rose to 394,000 in March, the Department of Labor reported Tuesday, matching the highest level since April of 2006. And actual hiring in the manufacturing sector jumped to 322,000, a level not seen since the early months of the recession, when manufacturing hiring fell off a cliff. Monthly hires were up nearly a quarter since last March. Tuesday's report includes figures The good news about manufacturing came in the agency's release of the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, which contained other encouraging data as well. Overall job openings edged up from 5.68 million to 5.74 million in March, according to the report, in line with expectations The ratio of unemployed workers for each job opening, an important metric of labor market health, fell to 1.25, the lowest since January of 2001. During the worst of the recession, there were more than six unemployed workers for each advertised job, a sign of how hard jobs were to find for people who were laid off. Tuesday's report includes figures about gross job creation, hiring, and layoffs that are not available in the monthly jobs report. The high level of detail makes it valuable to government officials and investors, even though it is released on a lag of month from the more widely noted jobs report. The news will be welcome to the Trump administration. President Trump has prioritized manufacturing jobs. In the first month of his tenure, he launched a manufacturing jobs initiative involving business CEOs, and last month he signed a "Buy American, Hire American" executive order intended to promote U.S. manufacturers. Unemployment Economy Joseph Lawler Labor Jobs News Politics Share with friends.
  11. Not rocket science.

    Thank you for knowing what the american worker needs to succeed, and put grocerys on the table. Not rocket science. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump China just agreed that the U.S. will be allowed to sell beef, and other major products, into China once again. This is REAL news!
  12. did some crown work the other day. gonna start working that area more often. got a little info going on. message about how each person has their own reality. if i understood it right.
  13. Mother Earth

    we got some power at the sand dunes recently. had a great time getting out there without airing down. i hate having to air my tires back up. so kept the rpms up while making our journey.
  14. Mother Earth

    sound like bombs were landing last night the thunder and lightening were so intense. lots of shakti from Texas storms last night. feeling lucky!
  15. im sorry i missed this. i dont know? my girlfriend whom is a lot more intuitive than me thinks it is from being a native american in that area. she also saw me as a shaman giving and taking some kind of herb to people for visions in the sierras. so she could be right.
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