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Vote for “Hero Dog” to educate public about Pet preparedness in disasters

Posted in Animal Lovers, Animal Rescue with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2018 by saynsumthn

Buster Brown is a seven year-old Fox Red Labrador retriever, who is in the running for the American Humane Hero Dog Awards. Four years ago, Buster was rescued out of the local animal shelter and now he is the official canine for Denton County CERT.

(Vote for Buster Here)

Buster CERT canine and hero dog

CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Teams, a volunteer organization that helps train members of the public how to respond during an emergency or disaster. In Denton County, Texas, CERT members also respond in disasters, they help in shelters and they do a lot of public education.

 

Buster the CERT canine

According to their website:

The American Humane Hero Dog Awards® are an annual, nationwide competition that searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs – often ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things, whether it’s saving lives on the battlefield, lending sight or hearing to a human companion, or simply providing the tail-wagging welcome a pet owner relishes at the end of a hard day. Dogs compete in seven different categories for the Hero Dog Awards: Law Enforcement/Arson DogsService DogsTherapy DogsMilitary DogsSearch and Rescue DogsGuide/Hearing Dogs, and Emerging Hero Dogs (the category for “ordinary” dogs who do extraordinary things). The Hero Dog Awards celebrate the powerful, age-old bond between dogs and people – and give recognition to courageous acts of heroism performed by our four-legged best friends.

After voting by the American public, winners in each category are flown to Hollywood with their human friends to attend the American Humane Hero Dog Awards® gala in Los Angeles. There they walk the red carpet, are recognized in video tributes, receive their Hero Dog category award statue and mingle with celebrities, both two-legged and four-legged! The 2018 American Hero Dog will then be announced to the world.

 

Buster CERT Canine and Hero Dog

When Buster was rescued, his owner had just lost her 12 year-old Golden Retriever, which was the CERT organization’s first canine. Three hours later, while walking around the local animal shelter, Buster’s owner fell in love with his chill style and adorable eyes. Immediately, Buster was doing the work of educating the community. He was on stage at a local emergency event within days, and within weeks he was moulaged in a disaster drill for first reponders.

Buster would like to help the public remember to have a Pet Preparedness Plan and to remind volunteers and responders about animal behavior in a disaster. But, Buster needs as many VOTES as he can get – you can VOTE every day until April 25th here: http://herodogawards.org/dog/buster/  .

Buster is a HERO DOG

All you need to do is look at the many disasters the nation has seen and just how emotional it is when a human has to leave their animal family member behind.

Buster says – NO MORE!

(Vote for Buster here)

If Buster can get to Los Angeles and be on the Hallmark Channel special, he can remind the public to develop a pet preparedness plan. But, that is not all.

It is also important to understand how animals may react when under stress. Buster, through the CERT program, helps to train the community how to identify animal behavior during these events. This enables those assisting their neighbors to avoid potential injuries from pets or wildlife located in the disaster area.

Buster at an Emergency Fair

Prior to a disaster create a family emergency plan that includes your pet(s).

(Vote for Buster here)

It is very important to:

  • Make sure each pet’s tags are up-to-date and fastened to its collar.
  • Have a current photo of you and your pet(s) for identification purposes.
  • Make a pet emergency kit.
  • Identify shelters in advance that will allow your pets.
  • Have a secure pet carrier, leash, or harness for your pet.

Buster is also a therapy dog.

Buster visits nursing homes, behavior hospitals, military service members struggling with PTSD, trauma victims and youth.

He has also participated in the Special Olympics to bring therapy comfort to participants.

Buster LOVES people – and he LOVES CERT.

(Vote for Buster here)

Everywhere Buster goes he makes people smile. He takes time with them and brings joy into their lives.

Buster is a terrific dog who works diligently week after week with both voluntary organizations to serve the community.

We think Buster would be a great ambassador for the CERT message and a wonderful HERO DOG.

The great news is that if Buster wins, he will help get donations for a terrific organization, called Dogs on Deployment, which helps provide foster care for the pets of Military service people when they are deployed.

Please consider voting for Buster (daily) until April 25, 2018. After this, a new round of winners will be selected for the final run off-so stay tuned.

Buster Hero Dog Awards

VOTE HERE: http://herodogawards.org/dog/buster/

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Tax-funded Planned Parenthood spends $500K to organize ‘army of volunteers’

Posted in Planned Parenthood Army, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood Volunteer, Planned Parenthood Youth with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2017 by saynsumthn

|  (From Live Action News)

via twitter

Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPACT) and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) are spending $500,000 to organize “an army of volunteers” to support their 650 centers across the country. According to Rewire, which supports Planned Parenthood’s pro-abortion mission, several hundred “volunteers” met recently in Seattle to discuss the grand plan to mobilize Planned Parenthood’s supporters and “go on the offensive.”

The goal, according to Rewire was to, “develop more than 600 volunteer teams in the next year or so.”

 

PP Defense Strategy in Seattle (image: Facebook)

“In practice, this means mobilizing on-the-ground support for each of the organization’s roughly 650 health centers,” Rewire wrote.

Buzzfeed also reported about the effort, organized under the direction of Planned Parenthood’s national organizing director Kelley Robinson, stating:

Over the next 12 months, the 100-year-old women’s health and abortion rights group will build a corps of 600 volunteer-led community organizing teams across the country, each one located near a Planned Parenthood health center […]

Planned Parenthood Tweets about their Defense Strategy Meeting

Live Action News has discovered that Planned Parenthood has been holding these “organizing summits” in several states. In early September, Planned Parenthood held events in Phoenix and Missouri, and Buzzfeed reports that Planned Parenthood also held summits in Oklahoma City and Charlotte, North Carolina.

PP organizing summit program guide

Buzzfeed pointed to Planned Parenthood’s previous “volunteer” training used to push the Affordable Care Act (ACA). That effort was funded by the taxpayers under the ACA’s Navigator program.

According to Buzzfeed, “The ‘curriculum’ they plan to use […] will be an updated version of one used they’ve used before, though never at a program of this scale.” Adding that:

At each of the four gatherings, planned for Seattle, Phoenix, Charlotte, and Oklahoma City, around 250 hand-picked volunteers will undergo three days of trainings, covering digital programs, protests, congressional town halls, and the more basic work of building volunteer structures. Planned Parenthood will equip volunteers with online tools like phone banks and webinars, an official said, as well as ‘lots of pink materials, including shirts’ — uniform of the ‘pink army’ known to appear at rallies and protests.

With calls to defund Planned Parenthood growing ever louder, it might seem reasonable that this desperate abortion corporation, with half a billion taxpayer dollars at risk, would attempt to mobilize support. However, this is not Planned Parenthood’s first attempt at rallying their so-called volunteer “army.”

Earlier this summer, Planned Parenthood went looking for young people to recruit for what it labeled its “Summer of Defiance,”  to “provide activists campaigning and organizing skills while working on actual campaigns such as the national fight for health care reform or passing local sex education policy.”

Planned Parenthood prepares for War (Image: Think Progress)

In 2016, Think Progress, a Progressive website that supports legal abortion, reported how Planned Parenthood was spending $20 million in an effort to recruit their “army” to help gain votes for Democrat politicians, specifically Hillary Clinton. Apparently, the soldiers never turned up as Hillary was ultimately defeated.

In their puff piece entitled, “As It Prepares For War, Planned Parenthood Is Training A Political Army,” Think Progress described Planned Parenthood’s effort as, “one part of what Planned Parenthood says will be the most expensive electoral effort in its 100-year history.”

Think Progress wrote in part, “For Planned Parenthood, this election season means war. And you can’t win a war without an army.”

The newest attempt to grow Planned Parenthood’s “army” comes on the heels of yet another failure by the GOP Congress to remove PPFA’s more than half a billion in forced taxpayer dollars from the abortion corporation. But, it confirms that Planned Parenthood has indeed been on the defensive following years of undercover investigations conducted by Live Action which exposed Planned Parenthood’s history of misinformation, falsehoods, covering up of child sexual abuse and child sex trafficking, and deceptive advertising.

In addition, undercover videos published by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) shocked the nation and revealed Planned Parenthood’s gruesome baby parts scheme capturing leading Planned Parenthood staffers as they haggled over the bodies of babies they aborted.

READ: 5 things we learned about Planned Parenthood from the ‘baby parts’ videos

Planned Parenthood’s survival may be dependent upon this alleged grassroots effort and, of course, the tax payers who once again (thanks to the US Congress) are forced to send the money for Planned Parenthood to pull it off. After all, the organization’s own numbers reveal that they are losing massive amounts of patients, dropping more than 600,000 since 2011, while Planned Parenthood’s reports show that their alleged “health care” services are decreasing rapidly.

And, despite taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood doubling in past years, losing patients and decreasing actual health services, Planned Parenthood has managed to increase the one “service” they claim they do not focus on: abortion.

Today, Planned Parenthood garners 35 percent of the abortion market share nationally.

The fact remains that Planned Parenthood can afford to waste their dollars growing their “army” because with the help of the U.S. Congress, Planned Parenthood has been netting millions of dollars in excess revenue almost every year.

But, with all of Planned Parenthood’s dollars and efforts to recruit this “army,” the fact still remains that the largest youth-led efforts surrounding the abortion debate are solidly pro-life.

Students for Life organize to Defund Planned Parenthood 2017 (image credit SFL Facebook)

Organizations such as Students for Life serve over 1,000 student-led groups, training over 11,000 students each year conducting nearly 600 trainings annually.

In response to the news about the latest Planned Parenthood effort, SFL noted on their website, that: 

Surveys have shown that over 53% of millennials believe that abortion should be illegal in all or most circumstances. What’s worse for them is that not only are the majority millennials pro-life, but, even according to NARAL and EMILY’s List, pro-life millennials are more likely to be passionate about their beliefs than pro-abortion millennials. These passionate pro-life millennials are more inclined to be engaged on social media and ready to stand up for the preborn.

Planned Parenthood’s effort to rally their “army” is yet another attempt to simply push abortion down the throats of the American public.

The fact is, that the over half a billion dollars sent to Planned Parenthood every year by the Government is fungible and frees up funds that can pay for abortion and be used to campaign against the very politicians who keep failing to defund this abortion behemoth. And, apparently, funds can also be used to organize an “army” which can then attack anyone who opposes Planned Parenthood in the future.

If Planned Parenthood can waste $500K to organize their “army” then perhaps they no longer need the millions of dollars the taxpayer is forced to send them each year.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Soldiers told evangelical Christians and Tea Party are threat to nation

Posted in Anti-Christian Bigotry, Army, Homeland Security with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2013 by saynsumthn

With in weeks of the Pentagon admitted that information used in an Army briefing labeled the American Family Association (AFA) as a domestic hate group but claimed it was not acquired from official sources and does not reflect Army doctrine, soldiers at Ft Hood were told similar things.

According to Todd Starnes, Soldiers attending a pre-deployment briefing at Fort Hood say they were told that evangelical Christians and members of the Tea Party were a threat to the nation and that any soldier donating to those groups would be subjected to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

A soldier who attended the Oct. 17th briefing told me the counter-intelligence agent in charge of the meeting spent nearly a half hour discussing how evangelical Christians and groups like the American Family Association were “tearing the country apart.”

Michael Berry, an attorney with the Liberty Institute, is advising the soldier and has launched an investigation into the incident.

Another soldier who attended the briefing alerted the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty. That individual’s recollections of the briefing matched the soldier who reached out to me.

“I was very shocked and couldn’t believe what I was hearing,” the soldier said. “I felt like my religious liberties, that I risk my life and sacrifice time away from family to fight for, were being taken away.”

And while a large portion of the briefing dealt with the threat evangelicals and the Tea Party pose to the nation, barely a word was said about Islamic extremism, the soldier said.

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In August of 2013, Muslimsoldier Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was sentenced to death for killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in a 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Tex., the worst mass murder at a military installation in U.S. history.

Also read: Homeland Security Improperly Collected Intelligence on Pro-Lifers and other U.S. Citizens

Read: Pentagon Blocks Access to Southern Baptist Website

READ: Military commander says Christians a threat to national security