A Veteran’s Tribute



Veteran’s Day Event 2016:
Thanks to all who attended – great crowd – great speaker – great guests – great veterans – great food- great friends –
A special thanks to our guest speaker, Drago, a former member of Seal Team 2, who gave an inspiring and informative talk and answered all of our questions!!!

Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
2016 Planning Meeting – all invited
Schumann Engineering, 100 Jackson St., Troy   7 pm

We need volunteers for our meetings next year.  If we all share the tasks, it will be much easier, faster, and more fun!

Can you help in any of these ways?
set up for a meeting – set literature out, prepare snacks/drinks, order food/drinks
clean up after a meeting
write press releases
contact speakers
meet and greet guests

If you can help do just one of these, please attend our meeting Dec. 8th

Lincoln Community Center Thanksgiving Feast

Lincoln center thanksgiving flyer

Compare Governor Kasich’s Presidential Platform with His Ohio Record

searchThis article by Jason Hart/Watchdog.org contrasts some of John Kasich’s stances for his presidential bid with what he actually is doing during his Ohio governorship. Read about what he says about balancing the budget, job growth, tax policies, income tax reform, and education and what he has actually promoted in Ohio here.

Taxpayers fleeing Ohio, IRS report shows

economy-10020127State-to-state migration was a net drain of $1.2 billion on Ohio’s economy in 2011 and $1.1 billion in 2012. Almost 24,000 fewer IRS returns were filed in Ohio in 2013 than in 2011 as a result of Ohioans moving to other states.

Ohio’s net population and income losses resulting from state-to-state migration were both the nation’s seventh-worst in 2012. Read more on this subject from   /Watchdog.org


Ohio economy falling behind right-to-work neighbor Michigan

economy-10020127For years, Ohio’s ability to outperform Michigan’s long-term job growth has been a silver lining around a cloudy Ohio economic recovery. No longer. Since December, Ohio has gained only 9,500 private-sector jobs while Michigan has gained 66,900. Ohio’s private-sector job growth rate is 0.2 percent, Indiana’s is 1.5 percent, and Michigan’s is 1.8 percent. Michigan and Indiana are both on track to create more jobs than Ohio does this year, despite having far fewer residents. More from  Jason Hart  /  Watchdog.org

Ohio earns praise for cleaning up voter rolls, but it’s not in the clear

Ohio-sec-of-state-sealA group that once sued Ohio now lauds the state for cleaning up its voter rolls, though one county may still have issues.

True The Vote, a nonpartisan voters’ right and election integrity group, sued Ohio in 2012, saying people registered to vote in several counties exceeded the population. A settlement was reached in January 2014. Continue reading by Maggie Thurber | For Ohio Watchdog

Three-fourths of Ohio Obamacare enrollees are on Medicaid

medical-312324__180For every Ohioan who has paid an Obamacare exchange premium, three have been added to Medicaid under Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare expansion.

As of June 30, only 188,223 Ohioans had selected and paid for a health insurance plan through HealthCare.gov. Enrollment in Kasich’s Obamacare expansion was 609,373 in June. Continue story by   /Watchdog.org

Alliance Defending Freedom on Transgender Bathroom Use

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Letter explains that no law requires letting members of the opposite sex into public school restrooms
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Attorney sound bite:  Matt Sharp

HILLSBORO, Mo. – Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter to the Hillsboro R-3 School District Board of Education Monday that asks it to reverse a recent decision by district staff to allow students to use locker rooms and restrooms of the opposite sex. The letter provides a suggested policy that addresses the school district’s concerns about discrimination without allowing the sharing of restrooms.
The ADF letter explains that no law requires public schools to allow boys into girls’ restrooms or girls into boys’ restrooms. In fact, the district could be exposing itself to legal liability for violating students’ right to bodily privacy. Read more…

Planned Parenthood Videos – Lies or Truth?

searchProgress Ohio has accused Ohio’s leading Republicans and others of continuing their assault on Planned Parenthood with lies and widely discredited videos, selectively spliced to make it appear as if the health care provider illegally profits from the sale of fetal tissue. This post will try to supply unedited versions of the videos and let you decide for yourself. From 7/14 , 7/217/28 , and 8/6 .

After watching these disturbing videos we need to ask who is selling lies – Progress Ohio or Center for Medical Progress? Also, should Planned Parenthood, whose main mission seems to be to kill babies, be called a health care provider? Last question, with Obamacare requiring insurance to pay 100% of women’s health screenings (and everyone is required to have insurance), why is it necessary to fund this entity?

True or Not – You Might Find This Humorous

stock-vector-caucasian-cartoon-football-waving-man-48644359Daniel Snyder, owner of the NFL Redskins, has announced that the team is dropping the word “Washington” from the team name and it will henceforth be simply known as “The Redskins”.
It was reported that he finds the word ‘Washington’ imparts a negative image of poor leadership, mismanagement, corruption, cheating, and lying, and is not a fitting role model for young fans of football.

Should Charities Be Donating To Planned Parenthood?

searchSurprisingly, The American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, and Susan G. Komen all donate money directly to Planned Parenthood. Fannie Mae is also a direct contributor to Planned Parenthood. Melissa Quinn of The Daily Signal compiled a list of 41 companies that donate directly to Planned Parenthood. Along the same general subject, Kelsey Harkness of The Daily Signal reported on pro-life leaders who say Planned Parenthood openly targets the Black community.