Archive | September 2009

9/11..To Remember Yesterday Is To Live Today.

In Memory Of Eugenia Piantieri

This year I was given the charge of memorializing a person to whom I had never met. The difficulty of this is apparent. Of course I knew that the info that I needed was out there, the Internet would aid me in this and with that I began to delve into a strangers life.  What I did not expect was the overwhelming feelings one gets in doing this.   After a few hours of Internet surfing I began to feel as if I really knew this person..As if she was my neighbor, co worker, a  friend.Eugenia-Piantieri

Eugenia Piantieri, or Jean as she was called by friends and family, had just started a new job at  Marsh-McLennan Insurance on the 97th floor of tower one of the World Trade Center,  A point in her life that she was proud of.   The daughter of a military man Eugenia and her brother Marvin lived on Guam in her early years until her father was transferred to California at the age of seven.  Her high school friends would remember her as Jean McCann to which they were  members of both Drama and commercial Clubs in her Senior year and soon after she met and married Anthony Piantieri. Eugenia was truly and outright excited to be in New York city with a new job and at the young age of 55 years  a promising future.  From those who knew her they described her as having a whimsical unique personality, outgoing and charming, with a smile that suited her personality and beauty.

I did not know this person but it was my absolute privilege to do the research and memorial. And in this I am sure that I would have liked her and her presence.

It seems that the shock and sadness has worn away a little more with each passing year since the tragedy of 9/11 and I was no exception to this passiveness, but the power of the spirit in all of us lives on even in death.   Eugenia’s spirit  has reminded me of what life is truly all about. Because in the end we find we are all related, our senses tell us this;    As a lite breeze shakes the leafs on the tree before me carries the smells of wonder to the next, with the light of a new day brings the laughter of a child in the sun warming  a mothers heart. Beneath the stars a young lovers touch to another in long anticipation of the kiss and the bitterness of all that is ill sadness and lose.

Take a look around you and take in the beauty of life, what do you see?  This is a most unimaginable place we live in, filled with everything one needs to love.      And thru the spirit of Eugenia I have found a little more to love today.

boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth…Proverbs (ch. XXVII, v. 1)

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Social Security And Healthcare. Care’fool Of What You Ask For!

If there is anyone out there that doesn’t know this, this is the best visual presentation 
I ever saw….  Now don’t be mad at old people, just remember who did this……..

Franklin Delano. Roosevelt 
32ND. PresidentDemocrat 
Terms of Office March 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945 

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Our Social Security 
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Terms of Office March 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945), a Democratintroduced the Social Security (FICA) Program..  He Promised: 
        
1.)     That participation in the Program would be Completely voluntary, 
2.)     That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first   $1,400 of their annual Incomes into the Program, 
3.)     That the money the participants elected to put Into the Program would be deductible from Their income for tax purposes each year, 
4.)     That the money the participants put into the Independent ‘Trust Fund’ rather than into the General operating fund, and therefore, would Only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program, and
5.)     That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income. 
Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month — and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to ‘Put Away’ — you may be interested in the following:

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Dwight David Eisenhower 
34Th. PresidentRepublican
Term Of Office: January 20, 1953 to January 20, 1961

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Insert by Vincent Peter Render
  
If  I recall correctly1958 is the first year that Congress, not President Eisenhower, voted to remove some funds from Social Security and put it into the General Fund for Congress to spend. 
If  I recall correctly, it was a democratically controlled Congress. 
>From what I understand, Congress logic at that time was that there was so much money in Social Security Fund that it would never run out / be used up for the purpose it was intended / set aside for.

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Lyndon Baines Johnson 36Th. President,Democrat 
Term Of Office: November 22, 1963 to January 20, 1969

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Question:   Which Political Party took Social Security from the Independent ‘Trust Fund’ and put it into the General Fund so that Congress could spend it? 
   
Answer:   It was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat,Term of Office:  November 22,1963 to January 20, 1969) and the democratically Controlled House and Senate.
        

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Question:   Which Political Party eliminated the income tax Deduction for Social Security 
(FICA) withholding? 
Answer:   The Democratic Party
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William Jefferson Clinton 
(Bill Clinton) 
42ND. President 
Democrat Term of Office: January 20, 1993 to January 20, 2001

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Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. 
(Al Gore) 
45Th. Vice President

Democrat Term of Office: January 20, 1993 to January 20, 2001

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Question:     Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities? 
Answer:     The Democratic Party, with Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. (Al Gore)  [Vice President Term of Office:  January 10, 1993 to January 20, 2001] casting the ‘tie-breaking’  deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the US ..

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James Earl Carter, Jr 
(Jimmy Carter
39Th  PresidentDemocrat 
Term of Office: January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981

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Question:   Which Political Party decided to start giving Annuity Payments to immigrants? 
  
AND MY FAVORITE:   

ANSWER:  
That’s right!  JAMES EARL CARTER, JR.  (JIMMY CARTER)  (DEMOCRAT, TERM OF OFFICE:  JANUARY 20, 1977 TO JANUARY 20, 1981 AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.        
IMMIGRANTS MOVED INTO THIS COUNTRY, AND AT AGE 65, BEGAN TO RECEIVE SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENTS:   THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY GAVE THESE PAYMENTS TO THEM, EVEN THOUGH THEY NEVER PAID A DIME INTO IT!     
     

Have you ever seen a Jack-ass eating briers…!

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Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away! 
    
And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it! 

If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of Awareness will be planted and maybe changes WILL evolve! ..   Maybe not, some 
Democrats are awfully sure of what isn’t so.  But it’s worth a try.  How many people can YOU send this to?   
Actions speak louder than bumper stickers.  
AND CONGRESS GIVES THEMSELVES 
100% RETIREMENT FOR ONLY SERVING ONE TERM!!! 
 

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Thomas Jefferson 
3rd. PresidentDemocrat 
Term of Office: January 20, 1777 to January 20, 1781

Jefferson

“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have”.   
                                  Thomas Jefferson

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