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FOX Video: Immediate Impact of Our Troop Cuts!

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Pete Hegseth, a US combat veteran, speaks eloquently about the dangerous impact our current troop cuts are having on our national defense. With the recent rise of ISIS and global terrorism and the theft of atomic bomb material, and the impending wars in the Middle East, it seems incredible that preserving our military strength is no longer a priority! ...
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A Special Citizen's Song 4 a Veteran

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I wanted to tell you about my son, the song we wrote and about our family.  Nathan's grandpa turned 90 on July 7, 2014.  He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and carries shrapnel in his body to this very day. His name is Donald J. Watt.    My son Nathan is 22 years old. He was born with spina bifida and spent the majority of his childhood in a hospital. I have written the lyrics to several songs for Nathan and he writes the music and preforms it.  We wrote a song to honor his grandfather's 90th Birthday...
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Two great things are happening for job seeking U.S. Veterans on Saturday, July 19th, at the Tiger Direct Corporate offices in Miami. #1 The day will begin at 8 am on Saturday morning with a free continental breakfast. The Vice President of Human Resources, Lynne Tartaglia and her team will be joining us. They will be aggressively looking for 50 U.S. veterans to place into their Management Training program right away. After breakfast, Cesar Nader, a renowned Veterans Transition coach, will be teaching the attending veterans the keys to finding the right job in the shortest amount of time. The point of this seminar is to get veterans employed, whether they want to...
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Must See Video 4 Every American!

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Internet Access Threatened By Big Corps.

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Proposed FCC rules would allow rich corporations to buy an Internet fast lane, while the rest of us would be forced to use a slow lane. Tell the FCC to stop corporations from controlling the Internet. Submit a commentReaders: This is an email I received. It alarms me enough to share it with you. Cable providers are now requiring us to pay for their service before letting us watch more and more things on the Internet. Here is an example: Univision, the Spanish station that was showing the World Cup for free, was forced by these cable providers to...
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Great American Patriotic Song

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Mark Baird, of, sings My Country Tis of Thee to celebrate America's Independence Day, 2014....
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Star Spangeled Banner

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How to be "United" on Independence Day We are the "United" States of America. But there is so much division and hatred that is separating our nation into warring camps. Disagreements will always exists; however, we must agree to permit and respect others' opinions. What the 4th verse of the Star Spangled Banner claims to be our nation's motto must be what holds us together in a courteous and loving manner:Mark Baird of talks about patriotism, and God on Independence Day, and plays the harmonica....
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5 Ways to Recruit US Veterans

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Here are 5 ways that our organization recruits the right US veterans for you:  1) Transition Seminars: Here is a blog post about our upcoming seminar at the corporate office of Tiger Direct in Miami:  MILITARY VETERANS TRANSITION SEMINAR  .    2) Military Reintegration Program: We increase a company's retention of US veterans through an 18 month program developed and provided by our HirePatriots leader, Gabriel Fierro, a former HR manager for the US Army.    3) Military Job Fairs: HirePatriots hosts job fairs across the country for veterans; and, for convenience, we also provide online military job fairs. Our next...
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Get a Free Job Board for Your Local Veterans

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 Our non-profit, Patriotic Hearts, provides a host of programs for US military, veterans and their spouses. As the leader, I recognize certain gifts and talents of my veteran supporters and then I create an appropriate program for them to direct. We work with companies and US veterans all across America. Out of 326,000,000 US websites, HirePatriots is ranked 30,000.    HirePatriots' primary calling is to get US veterans employed. Until they can support themselves and their families, it is difficult to address their other needs. We do many things to help veterans secure a sustainable job that's right for them and...
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Everyone needs an extra set of hands sometimes. Whether it's unpacking boxes after a move, mowing a lawn or cleaning out a garage, having someone to help you can make any job a little easier.  Hire a U.S. veteran or active duty veteran who needs a little extra income.    Did you know that we have over 450 unemployed or underemployed U.S. military veterans living right here in the Concho Valley, many of whom served one or more deployments to the middle east.  Did you also know that for most of these Veterans, there is no military retirement pension to fall back...
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Why I Believe in Christ

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I am a Christian. My parents weren’t. I was not raised to be one. I made this choice. And I have had multiple occasions throughout my life when I had to make the decision again to believe or not. I believe in the God of the bible for many reasons. Mostly because the Judeo-Christian God is the friendliest and most loving God offered among our world’s religions. Christianity basically says that no one can ever be good enough to earn the right to live eternally with God. It says that compared to his holiness, “all of our righteous deeds are like...
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Lynne Tartaglia, the Vice President of Human Resources for Systemax, a multi-billion dollar, Fortune 1000 company shares about the job openings for Tiger Direct, a subsidiary of that company.   Here is a link to Lynne's interview on Friends of Veterans blog talk radio:  Tiger Direct is a major electronics and computer retailer. They are looking for people with the right stuff to bring into their company. Lynne is especially looking for motivated US veterans to put into their management training course. She has a son in the Special Forces and appreciates what military trained individuals bring to the table.  On...
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Tiger Direct Vet Hiring Day: Miami

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Managerial Jobs for Veterans In Miami If you are a US veteran looking for a career with a major corporation with a lot of opportunities for advancement and an outstanding attitude towards former US military personnel, get yourself to Miami on July 19th and spend the day with the Vice President of Human Resources and her team.  Tiger Direct is providing an outstanding transition seminar for US veterans to accelerate their employment search. They are committed to helping you find the right career for yourself, regardless if you choose their company or not.  Tiger Direct has a myriad of positions to fill, but they are particularly looking for management trainees....
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Military Veterans Transition Seminar

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The Transition Timeline Process MIAMI, Fla., June 18, 2014 – TigerDirect, headquartered in Miami, is sponsoring a one-day seminar that will prepare active duty military for a successful transition into a civilian career.  The seminar will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at TigerDirect's corporate office in Fontainebleau, Florida.  Starting at 8:00am and running until 4:00pm, attendees will learn how to plan, create and execute a successful transition strategy.  The seminar is free and includes a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch.  It is open to all active duty veterans, reservists and job seekers who are transitioning or planning to transition...
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New Innovative Program to Hire US Veterans

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HirePatriots has launched a new, great and innovative program for US veterans that is exploding across the America: Military Veteran Transition Seminars. We are helping companies fill their open positions with qualified US veterans, in a much faster and economical way. -- Systemax, a Fortune 500 company, is sponsoring a seminar at its Tiger Direct corporate location in Miami. They want to hire US veterans to fill their positions. --Bringing our seminar to their location makes it much easier and cost effective for this company to meet, interview and hire the veterans it needs. – This is a day-long event that...
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Australians in NYC

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Australian TV Interviews Saxon Baird, Journalist: Saxon Baird talks to Joe O'Brien of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation about his article on the increased number of Australians in New York City  Read full article written by Saxon Baird HERE. Follow Saxon Baird on Twitter   ...
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Cancer Threat for US All

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A Moment for Mesothelioma Mesothelioma - a long word you may have heard on a commercial or two, but do you know what it means? This rare and deadly cancer is sadly lacking awareness. This summer the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance asked us to Take A Moment for Mesothelioma by sharing some important facts to educate our readers about this preventable disease, so we jumped at the chance!   Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is invisible to the naked eye. Once inhaled, these fibers may infect the protective lining of the lungs, abdominal cavity, or cardiac...
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West Texas Vets

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The state of Texas is accutely aware of the challenges many veterans and their families are facing in today's economy.  I regularly interact with the two Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) employment counselors at the local Workforce Solutions office in San Angelo.  These are some of the most dedicated and compassionate pepole I know.  They are both vets and understand the challenges with which you are dealing.  They are ready, willing and able to help you overcome many of the hurdles you have to jump over to find a new career. These guys work strictly with veterans and are often on the...
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Where is my JOB Interview?

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Job Hunting Suggestions   When you are discharge from the service the first thing most do, is look for a job, without giving a lot of thought to what they want to do, or best qualified for.. Once the military paycheck stops, the reality of needing to make money soaks in, and stress begins for some. Don't rush into job hunting, until you think what you have a passion for, and then see if there is a job opportunity that to pursue your passion.   Most People Start Job Hunting By... Most people start by submitting their resume to as many...
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Fathers' Day Message to Dads

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From a Dad to Dads on Fathers' Day (How to get my children to think I am Superman again.) This will be a bit unusual for a Fathers’ Day blog post. It is not about my father; but, it is about my being a father. Like every human being, I have my personal struggles and challenges. We all do. And probably like many of you, I have a daily, ongoing, inner dialog that takes place between my conscience and my Maker. I have known that God exists and believed in him since my early youth. That does not mean that I...
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