Friday, September 22, 2017

The Excuses Never, Ever End! Pitiful!

Oh, My! Is 'Classical' Finally Making A Comeback?

Here is a very special message from the Cardinal Newman Society:

Ever heard of “classical” education?

It’s quickly becoming a top-shelf brand in American education, including Catholic schools.

Last weekend, I spoke at two outstanding Chesterton Academies near Chicago and Milwaukee about the exciting renewal of both Catholic and classical education.

Many Catholic homeschoolers and independent schools have been using classical methods for years, and some dioceses are trying it in parochial schools.

Essentially, “classical” refers to the subjects and methods of teaching that were successful throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. These were rooted in ancient Greek and Roman practices.

Classical education emphasizes learning to think and communicate, and not just accumulating knowledge.

It’s also about formation in virtue and wisdom.

Classical education served many of the world’s greatest thinkers, especially when part of a Catholic education. The Truth revealed by Christ informs every field of study, enlarging our understanding of science, math, literature, history, and human nature.

Our culture desperately needs men and women who can reason well and solve our culture’s deep problems in the light of Christianity.

That, I believe, is the great promise of a Catholic classical education as embraced by a rapidly growing number of schools and homeschool programs across the United States.

And thanks to your support, The Cardinal Newman Society will continue to promote and defend such faithful Catholic education, with the confidence that truth prevails. May God bless you!

Sincerely yours in Christ, 

 


 Patrick Reilly
 President

Nah! Big Dominant Lib Media Won't Show You This!



Here is First Lady Melania Trump talking vegetables and healthy eating in the garden with students.
Just another moment that Big Liberal Media refuses to share with you.
Shame on 'em!

'These Four Principles' Will Define Us!

The Most Beautiful Streetscape In America?

Sometimes, you find a place that's so architecturally harmonious and so totally in tune with its natural surroundings that it soothes your soul and actually restores your faith in the human condition.
You look around and you smile and you think: "Yes, this really can be done. Ordinary, everyday life doesn't have to be humdrum. It can be beautiful. It can even be joyous in its own quiet, unassuming way."
And you may wonder: "Why can't every place be like this?"
The answer that everyplace is not Santa Barbara.
Situated on a south-facing section of coastline (the longest such section on the West Coast of the United States) the city lies between the steeply rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara's climate is often described as Mediterranean, and the city has been promoted as the "American Riviera"
Peter J. Barber, an architect, helped to define the visual character of Santa Barbara when he designed many Late Victorian style residences, and served twice as mayor, in 1880 and again in 1890. A year after Barber's term as mayor, President Benjamin Harrison became the first of five presidents to visit Santa Barbara which increasingly found itself promoted as a healthy seaside destination.
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake in 1925, was the first destructive earthquake in California since the 1906 San Francisco quake. It destroyed much of downtown Santa Barbara and killed 13 people. The earthquake caused infrastructure to collapse.
But it came at an opportune time for rebuilding, since a movement for architectural reform and unification around a Spanish Colonial style was already underway. Under the leadership of Pearl Chase, many of the city's famous buildings rose as part of the rebuilding process, including the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, sometimes praised as the "most beautiful public building in the United States."
Today, the city is like a marvelous fulfilled dream. All white stucco and terra cotta with delightful Moorish touches and occasional whimsical and/or classical elements, Santa Barbara will simply take your breath away.
We never tire of walking its paths, climbing it hills, venturing onto its piers or simply lolling in the unique light that bathes this most enchanting place. 
Enjoy our current round of photos from irresistible Santa Barbara as we continue our journey through the Golden State's central and northern coast.






















All photos copyright 2017 by Dan Cirucci.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Yo! He Wants More And More And MORE. Wake Up!

'We Are Confident That We Will Be Able To Help . . .'

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today issued the following statement on the devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria:

“Hurricane Maria has caused devastation to all of Puerto Rico. Today, New Jerseyans send our thoughts and prayers as the tragic toll this storm has taken on our fellow Americans is fully understood. We extend our condolences to those who lost loved ones in this hurricane and encourage our citizens to help in any way possible. We are confident we will be able to help this island that is, in so many ways, connected to the Garden State. New Jersey is prepared to assist officials in Puerto Rico with any resources they may need.”

Always On the Job; Working On ALL Levels!


President Donald J. Trump, Chief of Staff General John Kelly, and White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert speak with FEMA Director Brock Long regarding Hurricane Maria's impact on Puerto Rico | September 20, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

You DO Need To Be True To Yourself . . .

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Warm Wishes For All Of Life's Blessings!

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today issued the following statement in honor and celebration of Rosh Hashanah, 5778:

“Today begins a wonderful celebration for New Jersey’s vibrant and prospering Jewish community, the beginning of Rosh Hashanah. I want to extend my warmest greetings for a happy and healthy New Year to all Jewish families across our state. New Jersey is fortunate to benefit from the Jewish culture that contributes to our state’s great diversity. During these High Holy Days, we all can reflect on the experiences we have had over the past year and look toward the future with a renewed sense of optimism. To everyone celebrating their faith with family and friends, Mary Pat and I send our best wishes and much gratitude for adding to New Jersey’s unique culture. L’shana tova u’metukah!”

Charting A New Path For Us; And The World Too?

A Stunning Array Of Well-Deserved Honors!

The 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Holland: Flowering the World,” won the Grand Pinnacle Gold award for the best overall event in the world from the International Festivals & Events Association at ceremonies held Sept. 14 in Tuscon, Ariz.
This marks the second time in four years that the Philadelphia Flower Show received the top prize in the worldwide competition.
The Flower Show, which is produced by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, won a record 21 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards in this year’s competition, which includes entries from the Kentucky Derby Festival, Indianapolis 500 Festival, the Fiesta Bowl in Scottsdale, Ariz., and events in China, Australia, Ireland, the Netherlands, Mexico, and South Korea. “This is an amazing honor for the Flower Show, and it is shared by our entire staff, the talented exhibitors, vendors, sponsors and partners, and the dedicated community of 3,500 volunteers who work in every capacity to make the show happen,” said PHS President Matt Rader.
“We are also grateful to the quarter-million visitors whose ticket purchases support our year-round greening work, which creates more beautiful, healthy and sustainable communities.” The Philadelphia Flower Show was recognized with Pinnacle Awards in a variety of presentation, programming and promotional categories at the IFEA awards held during the association’s convention and expo. In addition to the Grand Pinnacle, the awards for the Flower Show were earned in the following categories:
• Best Event to Benefit a Cause -- Gold
• Best Full-Length TV Program -- Gold
• Best On-Site Décor -- Gold • Best Single New Sponsorship Opportunity -- Gold
• Best Promotional Photograph -- Gold
• Best Outdoor Billboard -- Gold
• Best Merchandising Program -- Gold
• Best Community Outreach Program -- Silver
• Best Sponsor Partner -- Silver • Best TV Promotion -- Silver
• Best Miscellaneous Clothing -- Silver
• Most Creative News Stunt – Silver
• Best Volunteer Program -- Bronze
• Best Educational Program -- Bronze
• Best Children’s Programming -- Bronze
• Best Newspaper Supplement -- Bronze • Best Event Invitation – Bronze
• Best Program for Individual Sponsor – Bronze
• Best Event Within an Existing Festival – Bronze
• Best Money-Making Idea – Bronze
The Pinnacle entries include programs, merchandise, print and broadcast ads, posters and graphics, websites and apps, and many other categories.
 The Philadelphia Flower Show also was chosen this year by the American Bus Association as one of the “Best of the Best” events in the nation for group visits and was featured in Destinations magazine. The 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show, “Wonders of Water,” also will be an extraordinary attraction for tour groups, families, and anyone who enjoys gardening and flowers. Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Flower Show on March 3 to 11, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. For tickets and other information about the Philadelphia Flower Show, visit www.theflowershow.com.

Wonderfully Informative And Often FREE!



Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook | Federal Donuts: The (Partially) True Spectacular StoryMonday, September 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM 
FREE | No tickets or reservations required
In conversation with Tom Henneman, Bob Logue, and Felicia D'Ambrosio
Moderated by Top Chef host Gail Simmons"Donut" miss the "hole" story of the Philly Fednuts mini-empire, from the owner of Zahav and the authors of the eponymously titled James Beard Award-winning cookbook.
William Taubman | Gorbachev  with Yuri Slezkine | The House of Government Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:30 PM 
FREE | No tickets or reservations required
A night of Soviet history with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Khrushchev biographer and the author of The Jewish Century
Salman Rushdie | The Golden House
with Claire Messud | The Burning Girl 
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM 
buy tickets>>
Auditorium sold out. In-house simulcast tickets available. Two of the English language's most esteemed novelists spin respective tales of an enigmatic Greenwich Village billionaire and two adolescents who find their bond tested. 
Of Interest
Author Talk: Jennifer Lin Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM 
FREE | Philadelphia City Institute Library
Author Jennifer Lin will present her book Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family. Details: 215-685-6621

Free Library Author Events
Andy Kahan, Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Director, Author Events
Laura Kovacs, Associate Producer & Director
Jason Freeman, Production Associate

phone: 215-567-4341
email: authorevents@freelibrary.org 
General Information
Author Events are held in the Montgomery Auditorium at the Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, unless noted. Events generally consist of a talk by the author and a Q & A period with the audience followed by a book signing. Books are sold on-site. Seating begins 45 minutes prior to event start times. No tickets or reservations are required for Free Author Events. 

Live American Sign Language translation of Author Events is provided upon request. Please call the Author Events Office at least two weeks in advance to request this service.

Special Efforts And Prayers; More Will Be Needed!

Saint Patrick Parish in Norristown (Montgomery County) will hold a special Mass for the intention of the people of Mexico and Puerto Rico affected by recent major natural disasters.
 
Thursday, September 21, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Saint Patrick Parish
714 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA 19401 (Montgomery County)

The parish is home to hundreds of Mexican immigrants, many of whom are from Puebla, the epicenter of Wednesday’s earthquake. Many other parishioners are from Puerto Rico, currently being devastated by Hurricane Maria.

A special collection will be taken up for those victims and continued relief efforts.

'They Are Incredibly Resilient And Will Rise Again'

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today issued the following statement on the earthquake that ravaged Puebla, Mexico:

“Today, New Jersey sends our thoughts and prayers to the people of Puebla, Mexico in the aftermath of the devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck there and to the more than 230,000 families in the Garden State who trace their roots to the town. Three years ago, the people of Puebla graciously welcomed me to their beautiful, vibrant City. I know they are incredibly resilient and will rise above this tragedy.”

Today, Our Joyous Wishes For A Sweet Future!



A blessed and Happy New Year to all of our Jewish friends and indeed, to everyone! 
May you be inscribed for a wonderful year. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Will YOU Be There? The Challenge Awaits . . .

The Office for Life and Family of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia invites all people of good will to come together to rally and walk in support of the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. Participants will hear from nationally renowned pro-life leaders and activists. Topics include the opening of the fall 40 Days for Life campaign and the pro-life movement in relation to students and young adults.

The rally and walk will be followed by a Holy Hour and Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Sunday, September 24, 2017
3:30 p.m. (Rally and Walk)
Sister Cities Park
18th Street and Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19102

6:30 p.m. (Mass)
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Featured speakers include Shawn Carney, pro-life speaker, author and president of 40 Days for Life, as well as Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America (SFLA). In addition, there will be music, prayer, and vendors.

Local groups participating in the rally include members from the Knights of Columbus, Philadelphia Guild of the Catholic Medical Association, Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia, and students from Archdiocesan high schools. Registration for the rally is not necessary.

Note: For further information, please visit: http://phillycatholiclife.org/

'We Need To Be The Ones To Fight For Them!'



Governor Christie:

We need to be the people who fight for those families who lose their loved ones. They may have the strength to fight themselves, but sometimes they don’t and we need to be the ones to fight for them, and we need to be their voices. They’re overwhelmed and many of you in this room, I know, because I’ve met a number of you who have had this problem in your own family and you know how crippling and debilitating it can be.

We have people in this state who care enough about you and your cause to be your voice as well. And that’s what today is all about and everything that we will be doing from here forward is all about, is about empowering those families and those folks with this disease to be able to recover.

We hope and trust that this will become a National model for states across the country. We’re doing it not only for the people of the State of New Jersey but we’re doing it in our role as Chairman of the President’s Commission on Opioid Addiction to set an example for the President, for his Administration, for the Congress and for the rest of the country. Sixty-four thousand people died of an overdose in America in 2016.

That is thousands more than the people who died at the height of the HIV/Aids epidemic. And I remember the marches on Washington and other major cities to demand action from the government to deal with the death that was going on. Where are our marches? We can do everything we can as a government but we become much more powerful when the people that we govern walk with us, and by being here today you’re walking with us.

Through all the efforts that you’ve made before today you’re walking with us, and I hope for all the efforts that you’ll be inspired to continue and expand beyond today you’ll walk with us. Because if we do we will deal with this problem. We will save lives. We will make great change for people who really need it.

That’s why I’m doing this, that’s why I believe so strongly in it, and that’s why I feel like it’s my mission over the last couple of years of this Governorship to make sure that not only do we do the programs we need but that everybody hears that this is a disease, that recovery is possible, and that help is within reach, you just have to ask.

A Billion Here, A Billion There; Hey -- It Adds Up!

Goldman Sachs millionaire Phil Murphy has promised so much in new spending and increased taxes, he can't keep track!

Just the other day, Phil Murphy estimated the cost of his "free community college for all" program to be $400 million, then changed it to $200 million before backpedaling altogether.

Phil Murphy doesn’t know how many billions of dollars his programs will cost, yet he expects New Jersey taxpayers to foot the bill.

Naturally, Kim Guadagno felt obliged to help him out...

Calculators

If Phil Murphy is elected governor og New Jersey there is no telling where the spending will end. 

Multi-Layered Vistas, Varied Moods, Vibrant Hues!

We're on the beautiful California coast again, enjoying the rugged coastline with several stops along the way.
And right now we're savoring the breathtaking Monterey peninsula with all its many distinctive characteristics, multi-layered vistas, varied moods and vibrant hues.
Here's a sampling that we've saved just for you. Enjoy!
















All photos copyright 2017 by Dan Cirucci.



Could It Really All Be As Simple As This?



Yes, it does seem rather simplistic -- if not downright indifferent.
But sometimes you have to wonder if we're condemned  to forever relive the past -- a past that most of us had absolutely nothing to do with. For example, my grandparents and great-grandparents weren't even in this country at the time of slavery and the civil war and reconstruction and so forth.
Well, whatever.
It's something to think about . . . .

Well, It Seems Quite Clear To Us . . . .

Monday, September 18, 2017

Heartfelt, Poignant And Beautifully Expressed!




We're so proud of our lovely, eloquent and caring First Lady, Melania Trump!

This Looks Like It Will Be REALLY BIG!




Project Veritas and its "guerilla journalists" project something MAJOR and SOON!

This Could Be The Breakthrough We've Longed For

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, chairman of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, today joined Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President, and Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a commission member, in a roundtable at the War Memorial with leaders of the pharmaceutical industry, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to advance a public-private partnership that can address America’s epidemic of addiction.

“The public and private sectors must join together to address this public health crisis and act quickly to stop an epidemic delivering a death toll equivalent to America enduring another 9-11 attack every two and a half weeks,” Governor Christie said. “Today’s roundtable went a long way to further discussions about public-private partnership opportunities between industry leaders, the NIH and FDA. It advanced a key recommendation our Commission made in the interim report we delivered to President Trump this past July directing the NIH to work with the pharmaceutical industry in two primary ways: to create additional medication assisted therapy or MAT options to treat opioid use disorders for people with addictions, and to develop new alternatives for pain relief that are safe, non-addictive or non-opioid analgesics.

The NIH is already partnering with leading biopharmaceutical companies, the FDA and public interest groups to enhance existing research efforts with a public-private collaborative research, and NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., outlined that work during today’s roundtable.

“The scope and magnitude of the addiction and overdose crisis in our country requires all hands on deck,” said Dr. Collins. “I commend Governor Christie for his leadership on the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, and for convening today’s meeting of public and private sector groups who have the expertise to bring scientific solutions to this crisis. Working with the FDA and biopharmaceutical companies, NIH is committed to developing new treatment options for people fighting addiction and for those suffering from pain."

Stephen J. Ubl, president and chief executive officer of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), shared insights representing America’s leading biopharmaceutical research companies.

Governor Christie and the Trump Administration should be commended for the urgency and attention they are giving the critical issue of prescription drug abuse that is hurting families all across America. The Presidential Commission’s interim report outlined a comprehensive framework for how all stakeholders can work together to tackle this growing epidemic,” said Ubl. “Today, we discussed how we can build upon this foundation by creating a public-private partnership that would bring together the best and brightest minds from government and industry to accelerate medical innovations that would reduce the likelihood of abuse and provide non-addictive alternatives to pain management. We are committed to working with the Trump Administration to leverage the experience and expertise from across our industry to address this urgent national crisis.”

Federal officials at the roundtable – including Anna Abram, FDA Deputy Commissioner; Reed Cordish, Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental and Technology Initiatives; and Dr. Rebecca Baker of the NIH – shared growing policy goals and initiatives to prevent addiction and combat this crisis.

"Addressing the crisis of opioid addiction is one of FDA’s highest public health priorities,” said Abram. “We will continue to work with public and private partners to address this crisis. FDA is especially focused on how we can slow the rate of new addiction by decreasing overall exposure to opioids, using our various public health tools."

The development of an effective, non-addictive medication to replace opioids would be a breakthrough for patients suffering with chronic pain and prevent millions of Americans from developing addiction,” said Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the NIH.

"We are excited that biopharmaceutical companies are interested in the development of medications for opioid use disorders, and we look forward to working together on developing a partnership toward that end,” said Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the NIH.

Other representatives of the pharmaceutical industry in attendance were:

Christiopher S. Boerner, President and Head of U.S. Commercial at BMS;

Bob Hugin, Executive Chairman of Celgene;

Ivan Cheung, Chairman and CEO of Eisai Inc.;

Joaquin Duato, Executive Vice President and Worldwide Chairman of Johnson & Johnson;

Candice Soldarini, CMO of Otsuka;

Craig Landau, CEO of Purdue Pharma;

Robert Stewart, COO of Allergan;

Bob McMahon, Senior Vice President of Merck;

Sally Susman, Executive Vice President of Pfizer;

David Stack, CEO of Pacira;

Mike Derkacz, President and CEO of Braeburn;

Christian Kopfli, CEO of Chromocell;

Howard Robin, President and CEO of Nektar; and

Bradley Campbell, President and COO of Amicus Therapeutics.

A Treasure Of Trove Of Inspiring Artifacts!

The Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHRC), formerly known as The Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center (PAHRC) and located at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood (Montgomery County), will be dedicated at its new location, the former Our Lady of Ransom School, in the Northeast Section of Philadelphia.

The name of the center was changed to emphasize the broad scope of the existing archival collections, which were recently supplemented by the acquisition of the archive of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in addition to other collections that have been in its care for some time.

The CHRC was moved from the previous PAHRC location at the Seminary to provide adequate space for all of the collections and to allow for their proper care and preservation.

CHRC is now housed in a building with a state-of-the art HVAC system to help preserve its collection and allows for expanded space for the archival collections, records, offices, workrooms, and exhibit space.

Auxiliary Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald, who oversaw the relocation project, will preside over the blessing and dedication. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will attend and offer remarks.

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
The Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
6740 Roosevelt Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19149 (Northeast Philadelphia)

Background:

The Collections
  • The archives of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia reflects the important records and letters of the Archbishops of Philadelphia; pictures, books and various collections from the faculty and administrators of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary; parish histories and calendars, and records of Church-related institutions and schools. The archives also include the Halvey Collection of 100,000 photographs of Catholic life in Philadelphia from 1935 to 1999.
  • The archives of the American Catholic Historical Society, given to the CHRC in 1932, include papers of its founders, presidents, and several prominent members. Also included is a pamphlet collection of about 6,000 items beginning in 1707, and a collection of 19th Century Catholic newspapers from across the United States that includes several rare early ethnic newspapers.
  • The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament archives includes the papers and letters of Saint Katherine Drexel, artifacts of her life founding schools for American Indian and African American children, school records, records of her canonization, and materials relating to the foundation of the order.
History:
  • The American Catholic Historical Society started in 1884 and donated its archives and library to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary library in 1932.
  • The Seminary, founded in 1832, had collected its own materials from papers and records of faculty. Many were world-renown scholars and world travelers, and consequently, the Seminary collection was rich in its own right.
  • The Archdiocese of Philadelphia since the Archdiocese’s foundation in 1808 collected preserved papers, files and objects. The first Archdiocesan Archivist was Father John B. DeMayo, who later also was appointed Librarian at the Seminary. In 1972, archdiocesan archives were transferred from the old Chancery vault to the Archives room of the Archdiocesan Office Center.
  • In 1989, all the Archdiocesan records were transferred to the Center. While many of the records are archival, others are held for a limited amount of time.

Note: For more information on The Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia please visit www.chrc-phila.org/.

'Off We Go, Into The Wild Blue Yonder . . . '

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump paid a visit to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Friday to commemorate the seventieth birthday of the United States Air Force.
The President delivered remarks to Service members and their families saying, “Americans have trusted in the United States Air Force because we know you will never flee, you will never yield, and you will never fail.”



First Lady Melania Trump delivers remarks to military personnel and families at Joint Base Andrews | September 15, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

C'mon Now; Let's Turn Things Around, Begin Here!


In Arizona, Support Kelli Ward for Senate

'I Am Confident Today, Now, That We Will Find It'



Governor Christie: This problem will not be addressed sufficiently in our country, if we don’t have the active involvement and partnership with the pharmaceutical companies. 
Without their help and their participation, it will be near impossible to be able to accomplish what we need to accomplish for the American people in terms of dealing with the opioid crisis and the overdose crisis in our country. And so when I was at the White House on July 31st to deliver the interim report to the President, I had the opportunity to meet with Doctor Collins, the head of NIH, and we had the opportunity to brainstorm a little bit that day about ways that we could help to improve what NIH is attempting to do, to assist them, and to make the commission’s work more meaningful. 
And so the idea of this meeting today was born at that July 31st meeting that I had with Doctor Collins and others, and the exciting part of today, from my perspective, is that each and every one of those companies who came today have agreed to be part of a partnership with the NIH in two respects: One to help to develop new non-opioid pain medication and to put that on a fast track in partnership with NIH, and secondly, is to help develop additional medication-assisted treatment for those folks who are already suffering from this disease to have additional options beyond the three main options that are available right now.

Kellyanne Conway: This is no longer someone else’s coworker, someone else’s community, someone else’s kid. Opioid addiction is a scourge across the land, it literally has touched every state, every demographic group. And so we feel that since it has touched everyone in that way that it’s a challenge that should be shared and born by all.

Governor Christie: Today, I think was a very important day in the progress in this. To have all the major pharmaceutical companies here and making this commitment to the Director of the NIH and to the FDA and to the White House and our commission is really important step in this process and you know we can’t predict today, as I said in response to Sal’s question, we can’t predict today how much time this will take or when we will find it but I’m confident today, now, that we will find, because of this partnership, new treatments and new treatments not only for pain but for those who are already addicted. And that will mean an enormous difference in the lives of lots of families across this country who are suffering from this problem right now.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

What Do YOU Think? Is It Ridiculous, Or What?

Now Here's Something We'd REALLY Like To See!


Just In case You Missed This One: It's A WINNER!


Hey, Have You Thought About THIS Lately?

'Three Beautiful Words' Tell A Remarkable Story!

Pay Attention NOW; Before It's Too Late!



New Jersey is already one of the most overtaxed states in the nation with the highest property taxes anywhere. This guy will raise every tax in sight -- he even boasts about it.
Pay attention, New Jersey!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Yeah, He's Playing Right Into Our Hands!

LOOK! This Is An AMAZING Package Deal!

This Is Serious; Help Is URGENTLY Needed!

US, France, Russia, China Lead Blog Visits

Pageviews by Countries - Week of 9/9

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
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2166
France
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Russia
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China
73
Ukraine
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Germany
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Ireland
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Bulgaria
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Slovenia
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