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Absolutely no surprise. You cannot expect a politician that is constantly part of the spending problem to do anything to end it. He sided with the Uniparty again. Can someone please explain why DJT and MTG pushed so hard for McCarthy to be Speaker? I wonder how much of that $4T increase will end up going to Ukraine (Zelinsky) and the pockets of Soros, the Dems, the Rinos and to support LBGTQ, illegals, more bioweapons. This isn't putting lipstick on a pig, it's putting more fat on a hog that's already too big to move.. And what did McCarthy get in return? Ready for it...."PROMISES". Yep. And We The People are supposed to watch our taxes go thru the roof and happily pay OUR fair share of this debacle, in other words, for all of it.
I gotta chill before I write something I might regret
New at PHX Sky Harbor Intl., it appeared as if they were actually training TSA on the new facial recognition system at airport security now, FYI they don't tell you its optional, they just quickly herd everyone through as if its mandatory.
I asked questions;
Me: What is this for?
TSA: ID Me: isn’t that why I hand you my ID card? Me: is this not optional? TSA: You just have to ask for the camera to be turned off, do you want the camera off? Me: yes, turn the camera off.
All you have to do is say turn the camera off, then they have to match you to your ID picture, just like they've always done. When they turned off the camera, it locked up the system and fouled the checkpoint station, I had to move to another station. DO NOT COMPLY! make them turn off the camera, and interrupt their bullshit operation. TSA procedures are all unconstitutional, Patriot Act is based on lies, DS killed a bunch of Americans on 911 to launch their “security”agenda. Safe travels Patriots.
Today has been a truly terrible, awful bad day...a day i knew was coming. Over the last few years i just have become super depressed. Covid made it worse but i got to the point where i dont even want to leave my house.
My wife and i both work from home so were always together. I just want to preface this by saying she truly is the nicest most genuine person ive ever known. That makes it that much harder to deal with. She told me a few years ago that she was dying inside...the problem was that i was too.
Anyway im drunk and literally sobbing. Im 47 years old and ive ruined lives with this mental illness but im to blame. I take pills, they make me tired and fat but the alternative was crying in the shower 3 times a day and being angry the rest of the time. I just needed to type this out. Dont ignore your mental health. Dont think that talking about it is weak or something that you need to hide. LISTEN to your loved ones, even if you are dying inside yourself.
Say a prayer for this guy tonight, i love this women so much i cant even bear to think about her alone.
Sometimes he went by the nickname, Mik. To the thousands of people, especially veterans, who listened to his hip-hop, he was known as Doc Todd. George Michael Todd was a Navy corpsman who served in Afghanistan with the 2/8 Marines — known as "America's Battalion."
He died in Atlanta earlier this month at the age of 38. The cause was sudden cardiac death, according to his wife, Abigail.
In 2017, Todd told NPR his album Combat Medicine was intended to help fellow veterans heal. One of his most popular songs, "Not Alone" is about empowerment, "about taking charge of your life, taking charge of your transition" from the combat zone to civilian life, he said.