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There is a planned meetup of Florida bloggers, Kossacks, FL candidates, issues activists, and supporters @ Vetwife's house in Inverness, FL. on August 9.  No charge for anything, just come and enjoy the food and support our candidates coming who really need our support.

Vetwife is hosting the event at her house at tremendous expense.  Food is provided, a few items were donated, but everything else has come from her pocketbook.  She is getting her house ready, buying permits and making this a real nice, professional event.  If you can spare even a few bucks, that would help greatly.  

Click here...and thanks.  Hope you can make it.

Originally posted to SemDem on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 09:18 PM PDT.

Also republished by DKos Florida and North & Central Florida Kossacks.

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  •  Thank you for this SemDem (9+ / 0-)

    We are planning a really good event and it did not start out as  nothing more than a meetup but people in Florida are real tired of Rick Scott and his educational cuts along with the privatizing of everything...... We have no healthcare benefits basically, a lot of hunger and somebodies such as activists needed to pull some grassroots together.....  The entire event is being done  by disabled veterans and advocates who happen to be Kossacks and Kogs....  I heard from the Crist campaign today wanting an agenda... So we sent it... The MMJ activists , Occupy, The AME Church for Voting Rights are all representative at this Florida Meetup and what turned from a Bonfire and BBQ resulted in a professional type setting or as professional as we can make it considering this is one time of everyday activists making change in Florida.   Thanks for all your support....Pocketbooks are taking hits but most of us have already been hit hard down here... The Foodbanks are even low and the Veterans are being hit REAL hard.  Even 5 bucks will help with some folks getting back on their gas.. So chip in if you can.

    The right is about as wrong as it gets and please help veterans ...Thanks ! United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 02:57:20 AM PDT

  •  This is for Florida but this (2+ / 0-)
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    waterstreet2008, AJayne

    small token of help goes to these great vets spending  and even a 5 tour Iraq vet whose Mother is co hosting this.. Lynn Byard  is co hosting this event.   She is phenominal at advocating and a 100 percent disabled vet and Kossack, herself.

    The right is about as wrong as it gets and please help veterans ...Thanks ! United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 03:08:07 AM PDT

  •  Trying to make a change in Florida (2+ / 0-)
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    AJayne, blueoasis

    Getting ahead of chads and trying to  GOTV with Scott's voting obstacles.  We are fighting against some real Big Koch money and these events are grassroots...

    If not us...WHO>  If not now.. When?

    The right is about as wrong as it gets and please help veterans ...Thanks ! United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 03:27:24 AM PDT

  •  Can I ask a favor? (2+ / 0-)
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    historys mysteries, Vetwife

    Please post direct links for information and donations.  When I hover over a link and it's a tinyurl link, I instinctively don't click on it because I don't know where I'm being taken to.

    Thanks...

  •  Would love to help a little (1+ / 0-)
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    Vetwife

    but when I click on that link, I don't see any way to do so.

    Do you have other options?

  •  Click right here and go to the top (0+ / 0-)

    http://forum4.aimoo.com/...

    Or click on my United Veterans link..

    Use the button on the right....

    Thank you all for who are coming and 180.00 so far that REALLY helps !!!!

    The right is about as wrong as it gets and please help veterans ...Thanks ! United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 05:09:38 AM PDT

  •  One of our own hits news & co hosting this event (0+ / 0-)

    http://www.nb cnews.com/storyline/va-hospital-scandal/va-improperly-billing-insurers-veterans-service-related-care-n165176

    My partner in advocacy made news at NBC
    Congrats Lynn !

    The right is about as wrong as it gets and please help veterans ...Thanks ! United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 07:31:20 AM PDT

  •  Link did not work (3+ / 0-)
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    blueoasis, AJayne, SGA
    Linda Byard, a 20-year Army veteran who was certified as 100 percent disabled because of injuries that occurred during her service, says she experiences misdirected bills nearly every time she has an appointment at a VA medical facility. “I have questioned this until I'm blue in the face,” she said.

    The Veterans Administration is required under Title 38 of the U.S. Code to pay the cost of treating any illness or injury that either resulted from or occurred during military service.

    The practice, which is barred by federal law, is another sign of the dysfunction plaguing the federal agency’s sprawling health-care system, said John Rowan, president and CEO of Vietnam Veterans of America.

    "Veterans should never be billed for service-connected issues, but I know it happens,” he said. “It's happened to friends of mine."

    The Veterans Administration is required under Title 38 of the U.S. Code to pay the cost of treating any illness or injury that either resulted from or occurred during military service.

    Guess what they never paid for Jack's heart attack !!!!!!!!!!!
    Way to go Lynn.....

    I am gonna do a diary on this later today !!!!!

    http://www.nbcnews.com/...

    The right is about as wrong as it gets and please help veterans ...Thanks ! United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 07:49:25 AM PDT

  •  Thank you all .. (1+ / 0-)
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    Gordon20024

    We got up about 180 which surely helps... As I had to go get tags today as well.. Well yesterday.. Jack's birthday is today and we got the yard folks coming today and I plan on having the lot mowed down for parking on the adjoining lot... Got with Dave Koller at a town hall meeting last night... and securing a canopy... I am still securing more chairs and hoping for two more tables....  

    We needs lots of Large Trash Bags.....

    I got that oil to go in tiki lights anti mosqquito lamp oil and up this AM to get my little girl off to Back to school days today....I secured some spray and please bring your own if you do not like the kind we made up in bottles with lavender ....and witch hazel...  We have mosquito control but with a bonfire ,.....better have some on hand.  

    I kicked it in high gear yesterday and the chairs and all will arrive Friday.   We have pool guy coming today.....

    The right is about as wrong as it gets and please help veterans ...Thanks ! United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Wed Aug 06, 2014 at 02:53:01 AM PDT

    •  I have the trash bags covered. (1+ / 0-)
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      Vetwife

      Do you think 45 huge ones would be enough?

      Picked up the BBQ and buns, some scented candles for atmosphere, a tee for Vet and a few items for Chicklett and Beth this afternoon.

      I can hardly wait. I have everything I need (plates, napkins, paper towels, chips, fruit juice, etc) packed and by the door.

      One round of tests tomorrow morning and I think I'll hit the road sometime around midnight. That should put me in your neighborhood in mid afternoon Friday. We may need to sample some of my BBQ while we unload all the other stuff from my car. It'd be nice to sit down with you guys and try to relax before showtime Saturday.

      Will you have yard signs?

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      Ted Cruz is upset that there are so many refugees who would like to come make a life in America the way his father has.

      by Gordon20024 on Wed Aug 06, 2014 at 06:29:04 PM PDT

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      •  Wonder how much they want for the (1+ / 0-)
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        Gordon20024

        Tranny and Liebety sounds like a used car dealership.

        These folks could have used some of that education they are fighting against.  

        Thanks for all you do Gordon !!!

        The right is about as wrong as it gets and please help veterans ...Thanks ! United Veterans of America

        by Vetwife on Wed Aug 06, 2014 at 07:14:37 PM PDT

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