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PAYING PEOPLE TO donate blood is asking for trouble with a safe blood supply. There are already too many people who try to donate despite obvious unsafe health conditions.

A RAVE FULL OF gratitude for the person who turned my husband’s wedding ring in to the Lost and Found at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. This symbol of 31 years of marriage was irreplaceable. Thank you for being caring and honest when you could have so easily seen it as a windfall to be sold at a gold-buying place. Thank you, thank you.

THE ONLY TIME liberals don’t use children as political props is when it’s a Pro-Choice Rally.

YES, THE CITY WOULD be a lot more visually and physically appealing if it would assign non-violent probationers to do clean up and yard work of sorts. And now’s the time of year to start since the Masters is coming.

THE RICHMOND COUNTY BOE discriminates against white people. The only people I see promoted are black.

NOTE TO PEOPLE who think that they are not being watched: There are cameras everywhere.

RAVES TO WALTER Williams’ column: Are guns the problem? Or is it the breakdown of civilized society? He summarized the slippery slope that started years ago. Pseudo-intellectuals continue to close their eyes to the real problems – themselves.

NO CHARGES FOR driving the wrong way for three miles on River Watch Parkway? Great start for our new sheriff.

IT’S GOOD TO SEE the viewer-support dollars we send to GPB being put to such good use as paying the six-figure salaries of the former politicians who now run the company.

JUST BECAUSE OBAMA is the darling of the media does not mean he should give them a pass when it comes to the mass shootings. There is no doubt that media violence, including video games, play a part in affecting how people think and act. There is more to the problem than just guns!

WHY IS AMERICA SO enamored with adopting children from foreign countries and giving billions in unappreciated aid to these countries? Wake up America and help your own before it’s too late.

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CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/31/13 - 09:31 am
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For The Gun Issue

This is my last comment on it.

A very large consolation of documented fact about the gun issue.

http://www.gunfacts.info/pdfs/gun-facts/6.1/gun_facts_6_1_screen.pdf

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/31/13 - 09:40 am
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My AJC has arived

Big article on Mr Jefferson....Smithsonian exhibit to open at Atlanta History Center......Jefferson's complicated legacy is juxtaposed......

I'll say it is complicated....but interesting man...if I go go back in history he would be one I would like to meet....for many reasons...hahah

Sooo saying so long this am...stuff going on...

harley_52
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harley_52 01/31/13 - 09:57 am
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"Background check? Hah!"

Background checks are an interesting issue...

Most people seem to believe that when someone goes into a gun store, before they can buy a gun there is some kind of detailed, comprehensive check run on whether they are citizens, have any criminal record, have some sort of psychological impairment, and the like. I hate to be the bearer of bad news here, but these famous "background checks" you keep hearing about are a FARCE.

You fill out a form, the gun store owner has no way of knowing what you say on the form is true, or false, you sign the form, pay him for the gun and walk out the door with your brand new "assault" rifle.

No check has been run. Zero. Nada. If/when they close the non-existent "gun show loophole" things won't be any different, just one more piece of paper created, that's all.

What happens to all these millions of "background check" forms that are created in gun stores across the Nation? I can't say for sure. I have this vision of a big warehouse somewhere in/around Washington, DC where sit boxes, and boxes, and boxes of "background check" forms just collecting dust. I have serious doubts that there are rooms full of document entry clerks entering all the data from the forms into a correct and usable database.

I'd like to see some Senator or Congressman walk over to BATF and ask to see the background check forms from the last year's sales and then ask to see the database where he can check all the data entry.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/31/13 - 10:20 am
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Harley, you are partially

Harley, you are partially correct. When they are asked for a trace on a weapon, they have to manually sift through microfilm to locate the person who bought it. (I am supposing the background check contains the gun SN and this is what they use)

Two Republican Senators (who died last year) had it codified some years back that there would be no federal central database of gun owners. Of course, their fear is the same as ours; they know whose door to knock on should there be martial law.

edit: I had seen it on a TV news blurb. I googled it and came up with this article from the Huffington Post which details it better than the news blurb.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/29/gun-crime-tracing-weapons-diffi...

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 01/31/13 - 10:15 am
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Walking right or left

In old times the damsel walked on the left because the knights drew their swords right handed and need space to swing.

The introduction of Automobiles changed it again. With the women walking furthest away from the traffic to avoid splashes and etc.

Now we are currently in the IPOD/IPHONE/SMART PHONE generation.
The ladies and gents (aka M/F) both have their noses stuck so deep into the gadgets, they don't even know who, or what is standing next to them.

I often wonder if a person just started walking a few steps against a red light, in heavy traffic.Could he trigger a group of these people into committing mass accidental suicide?

harley_52
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harley_52 01/31/13 - 10:31 am
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"Harley, you are partially correct....

....When they are asked for a trace on a weapon, they have to manually sift through microfilm to locate the person who bought it."

That's a point I tried to make, but not the main point.

The main point is this....people think a "background check" is....well...a background check. It isn't. Nobody checks the background of the guy/gal purchasing the weapon before he/she walks out the door with it.

I'd like to see somebody stand up in front of Congress and with all the cameras rolling and admit there is no such thing as a "background check" when someone purchases a weapon.

Edit...(thanks for your edit, IAD) So the warehouse building about which I speculated really does exist and there really isn't any database of weapons and owners produced from all those thousands of forms filled out by buyers..... It really is a FARCE, isn't it?

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/31/13 - 10:25 am
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OC- on cell phones

The funniest thing I've ever seen was a clip of a guy with his nose buried in his smartphone. He was walking down a sidewalk in an apartment complex and got within a few feet of a big bear that had wandered in. The guy changed directions so fast it looked as if someone snatched him with a rope.

I'm pretty sure it required a change of undergarments......

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/31/13 - 10:26 am
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Harley

That HP article bears out what you say.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/31/13 - 10:32 am
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Judicial System

NO CHARGES FOR driving the wrong way for three miles on River Watch Parkway? Great start for our new sheriff.

First, the New Sheriff had nothing to do with this as someone else posted.

Second, I know we have a very screwed up Judicial system, but it is not to the point of making it a No Charge on this lady. There is beyond a reasonable doubt that unknown and unpublished justifiable facts have had a lot to do with this decision.

Sure wish I knew what they were and I wonder if she still has a drivers license?

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/31/13 - 10:53 am
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Cell phones

See the one of the women walking through the mall texting and falls into the fountain? Priceless.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/31/13 - 11:47 am
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I see this morning that the

I see this morning that the UNIONS, who so strongly supported Obamacare, are now saying they cannot afford insurance for their members under Obamacare. This is the first shot of them either asking for an exemption to Obamacare....OR....dumping their members into the Medicaid equivalent of Obamacare and paying the much cheaper fines.

If they dump you into Medicaid, I hope you union folks enjoy that pig in a poke your leadership bought for you.

If they get an exemption, I hope you taxpayers remember how bad Obama, the Democrats, AARP, and the unions LIED to you about the impacts of Obamacare. "It's good for y'all but we think we'll pass."

harley_52
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harley_52 01/31/13 - 12:03 pm
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I Can't Find The List....

...of exemptions from Obamacare this morning for some reason. I think they're hiding it.

Last time I saw it, most of the major labor unions had already been granted exemptions.

harley_52
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harley_52 01/31/13 - 12:05 pm
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I See Where The President's "Job Council"...

...is being disbanded. Pretty much like the advisory panel on closing GITMO.

My, my.....look at all his accomplishments.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 01/31/13 - 12:06 pm
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hmmmm....the most recent
Unpublished

hmmmm....the most recent immigration reform proposal would require all illegal immigrants to register and have a background check to receive "amnesty." If they are found to have broken any laws they will be denied.

hmmmm......since they broke the law to get here, and were breaking the law every day that they stayed here, wouldn't that mean they would ALL be denied?

Jane18
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Jane18 01/31/13 - 12:25 pm
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Agree With Angela

Hmmmmm Angela, that makes two of us that think they should be denied for those reasons!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/31/13 - 12:54 pm
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Background Checks

I've been wondering about those "universal background checks" the mainstream media keeps telling us are necessary to stop "gun violence." They want to make private sales (sales of guns from an individual to another individual) subject to universal background checks. What I have a hard time getting my head around is that the liberals would now have opened the door to serious invasions of privacy. If I, a private citizen and not a registered gun dealer, wish to sell a shotgun to my neighbor, do I now have access to his entire background (who his employers have been, how many parking tickets he has had, how many bankruptcies he has been through, what his medical history is, etc.)? I thought the liberals were privacy rights advocates.

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allhans 01/31/13 - 01:10 pm
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LL. I think the two of you,

LL. I think the two of you, buyer and seller, would have to march yourselves down to a gun shop and have the shop do the paperwork/background check. Big brother neeeds to know...( -:

harley_52
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harley_52 01/31/13 - 01:13 pm
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Again....

"Background checks" for gun purchases are a myth.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/31/13 - 02:34 pm
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Past vs. Future

What I'm fearing, Harley, is that if Obama gets what Biden wants, future "background checks" will be more invasive of privacy than the current paperwork system you described above.

As of now, we don't know. The mainstream media just parrots Biden's "universal background check" mantra without explaining what it is. I doubt if Biden knows, either.

harley_52
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harley_52 01/31/13 - 02:56 pm
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"What I'm fearing, Harley....

....is that if Obama gets what Biden wants, future "background checks" will be more invasive of privacy than the current paperwork system you described above....

I think you have good reason to hold that fear and I certainly share it. I think one of the reasons the NRA (and others) haven't addressed this sham of a system we now refer to as "background checks" is the fear that if the democrats really recognize how worthless the present "system" is, they'll replace it with something that is far, far more invasive.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/31/13 - 02:50 pm
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Greece In The Smog.....coming

Greece In The Smog.....coming to you soon via Obama's Carbon Tax, Credit Downgrades, and the inevitable inflation from printing worthless money. This is where big government socialism, and taxing to pay for it, always takes you in the end.

CNN

"The smog is said to be not from cars or coal plants, but from the smoke from wood stoves and fireplaces. And it's not because the Greeks are curling up with a good book. It seems that there has been a massive switch off heating oil as many can no longer afford it to heat their homes. Bloomberg says heating oil prices have risen here 50 percent from 2011 to 2012, mainly due to the heavy taxes levied on. So the Greeks are turning to burning everything from furniture to chopped down trees, some illegally cut from protected forests."

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/31/13 - 02:57 pm
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It is about time!

http://ap.augustachronicle.com/pstories/state/ga/20130131/1094265088.shtml

I would not arrest the low level employee either, as I don't want to pay for their upkeep. Keep hammering the employers and the illegal will have no job and go back home.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/31/13 - 05:00 pm
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Harley

Here's the list up to July last year, Many more have been added since.

1199SEIU Greater New York Benefit Fund
24 Hour Fitness
A. Duda & Sons, Inc.
A-1 Realty*
A-1 Transport
AABR*
ABCO Diecasters*
AccessAbility, Inc.
Ackerman Oil Employee Benefit Trust
Act Trust Mini-Med Plan
Adecco Group, Inc.
Advantage Benefits Company, LLC
AdvantaStaff, Inc. †
Adventist Care Centers
Advocacy and Resource Center*
Aegis
Aegis Security Insurance Company †
Aerospace Contractors’ Trust**
Aetna
Agricare
AIDS Council of Northeastern New York
AJFC Community Action Plan**
Alaska Pipe Trade U.A. Local 367 Health and Security Trust**
Alaska Seafood
Albany County Chapter, NYSARC Inc., DBA New Visions of Albany*
Alfred P. Sloan*
Alizio & Galfunt*
All American Heating and AC*
Allen’s Family Food
Allflex
Alliance One Tobacco
Allied Building Inspectors IUOE Local 211 Welfare Fund
Allied Pilots Association
Allied Welfare Fund
Alpha Omega Home Health, LLC
Altisource Portfolio Solutions
Amalgamated National Health Fund
Amalgamated, Industrial and Toy & Novelty Workers of America, Local 223 Sick Benefit Fund
American Eagle Outfitters
American Farms, PRM Health Plan**
American Fidelity
American Growers Cooling, PRM Health Plan**
American Habilitation Services, Inc. †
American Heritage Life Insurance Company
American Radio Association Plan
Americare Properties, Inc.
AMF Bowling Worldwide
Amherst Central School District*
AMN Healthcare
Andersen Corporation
Anderson Media Corporation
Andrews Transport L.P.**
Anoka Hennepin Credit Union* **
APWU Health Plan Conversion Plan
AristaCare at Meadow Springs*
Arthur Sanderson& Sons*
Asbestos Workers Local 53 Welfare Fund
Aspen Snowmass**
Assisted Living Concepts
Associated General Contractors of ND Employees*
Assurant Health (2nd Application)
ATCO Rubber Products, Inc
Atlanta Plumbers & Steamfitters Fringe Benefit Funds
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Aurora Consulting Group, Inc.*
Autistic Service, Inc.*
AUTO, LP, dba AutoInc. Health Benefit Plan**
Avon Central School District
Azeros Health Plans, Inc.*
B. R. Company
B.E.S.T of NY
Baptist Retirement
Bartech Group
Basf Fuel Cell, Inc.*
Basin Disposal
Battery Park City Authority*
Battery Park City Conservancy*
Baylor County Hospital District
BCS Insurance
Becker County Post-Retirement Health Care Savings Plan*
Becker County VEBA*
Belk Farms**
Belmont Village
Benefit Analysis Inc.*
Bengard Ranch, Inc.
Benton County*
Bessey Tools, Inc.
Bestway Rental, Inc
Better Way Partners, LLC**
Big Lots, Inc.
Big Valley Labor, PRM Health Plan**
Biomedic Corporation
Blasters, Drillers & Miners Union Local No. 29 Welfare Fund
Blaze SSI*
Blue Beacon
Board of Trustees for the Operating Engineers Local 101 Health and Welfare Fund
Boskovich Farms, Inc
Bowman Sheet Metal Heating & Air-conditioning
Bricklayers Insurance & Welfare Fund
Bricklayers Local 1 of MD, VA and DC
Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Ironworkers Local Union No. 60*
Britz Companies, ET AL
Brock Enterprises, Inc.
Buffets, Inc.
Business Wire*
Byrd Harvest, Inc.
Café Enterprises, Inc.
Caliber Services
Canandaigua City Schools*
Capital District Physicians
Captain Elliot’s Party Boats
Cardinal Hayes Home for Children HRA plan*
Cardon & Associates, Inc**
Care Initiatives, Inc.
Carey Johnson Oil Co, Inc
Cargo Ventures*
Caribbean Workers’ Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Health and Welfare Plan †
Carington Health System
Carlson Restaurants
Carnegie Corporation of NY*
Carpenters Health and Security Trust of Western Washington
Carpenters Local No. 491 Health & Welfare Plan
Case & Associates
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany*
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Ogdensburg
CB Harvesting, PRM Health Plan**
CDS Administrative Services, LLC
Cement and Concrete Workers District Council Welfare Fund Plan
Cement Masons’ Local No. 502 Welfare Fund
Center for Energy and Environment*
Central Laborers’ Welfare Fund
Central Mills**
Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Health and Welfare Fund
Central Texas Health and Benefit Trust Fund Locals 520, 60 & 72
Century Health and Wellness Benefit Plan and Trust
CH Guenther & Son
CIGNA
City of Bloomington VEBA Health Savings Plan*
City of Brooklyn Park*
City of Burnsville*
City of Cottage Grove*
City of Eagan*
City of Inver Grove Heights*
City of Olathe*
City of Rockwall**
City Of Roseville MN*
City of Shakopee Post-Employment Health Care Savings Account Plan *
Civil Service Bar Association Security Benefit Fund**
CKM Industries dba Miller Environmental
Clausen Miller PC
Cleveland Bakers Teamsters
Clinton Management*
Cloquet Area Fire Department*
Club Chef LLC
COARC*
Cocopah Nurseries, Inc.
Cohen Partners*
Columbia Sussex Mgmt, LLC
Communicare Health Benefits Trust
Communications Workers of America, Local 1180 Security Benefits Fund
Community Bank of Bergen County*
Community Mainstreaming*
Community Work and Independence Inc.
Construction Workers Local 147 Welfare Fund
Continuing Developmental Services
Contract Cleaners Service Employees Benefit Trust
Convergys
Cornerstone Search Group*
Cotton Belt Inc.**
CPC Logistics Health & Welfare Plan**
Cracker Barrel
CRST International Inc.
Cryogenic
Crystal Cabinet Works, Inc.
Crystal Run Healthcare
Crystal Run Village, Inc*
CU*Answers, Inc.
D & D Ag Supply and Construction, Inc.*
Darden Restaurants
Darensberries
Darr Equipment, Co.
D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California
DC Cement Masons Welfare Fund
Deaconess Long Term Care
Defender Services, Inc.
Delmarva United Food and Commercial Workers**
Delta Apparel
Dial Senior Management, Inc
Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.
Diamondback Management Services, LTD
DineEquity, Inc
Discovery Benefits*
DISH Network
District Council 1707 Local 389 Home Care Employees Health & Welfare Fund
Diversified Interiors
Dole Food Company**
Douglaston Development*
Dr. Margaret Andrin, MD FACOG LLC*
Dr. Trailer Repair, Inc.
Duarte Nursery
Dynasil Corporation*
EBSA Foundation
Echo Molding*
EchoStar**
ECOM Atlantic, Inc.
Eighth District Electrical Benefit Fund
Electrical Welfare Trust Fund
Electrical Workers Health and Welfare Fund
Electricians Health, Welfare & Pension Plans I.B.E.W. Local Union No. 995
Employees Security Fund
Employer-Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 Health and Welfare Fund
Encore Enterprises
Enterprise Concrete Products, LLC Texas
Entrust
Epilepsy Foundation Northeastern New York*
Epilepsy Foundation*
Essex County Chapter NYSARC, Inc. dba Mountain Lake Services*
Euromarket Designs, Inc., d/b/a Crate and Barrel
Evans Chemetics*
Excellus Health Plan
Executive Management Services, Inc.
Express Harvesting, PRM Health Plan**
Fabri-Quilt
Fairport Central School District*
Fallen Oak Packing, PRM Health Plan**
Faurecia USA Holdings
FIDUCIA*
First Acceptance Corporation
First National Bank of Dietrerich
FirstCarolinaCare Insurance Company on behalf of Longworth Industries
FleetPride, Inc.
Florida Laborers Health Fund
Florida Trowel Trades
Fontanese Folts Aubrecht Ernst Architects, PC**
Foot Locker, Inc.**
Forest Products Inc. Group Health Plan**
Fowler Packing Co.
Franziska Racker Centers*
Freeman Metal Products
Fresh Express
Fridley Public Schools Health Savings Plan*
Fruhauf Uniform Direct Labor
FSA/SUNYAB-Campus Dining and Shops
Fulton County Chapter NYSARC, Inc.*
FW Walton, Inc.
G&H Farms, PRM Health Plan**
G4S Secure Solutions
Gallegos Corp
GC Harvesting, Inc.
GC Services, L.P. & First Community Bancshares, Inc.
General Parts, LLC*
Genesee County ARC*
Genesee County Economic Development Corp Health Reimbursement Account*
Gill Ranch, PRM Health Plan**
Gill Transport, PRM Health Plan**
Gills Onions, PRM Health Plan**
Glen Curtis, Inc. #2143
Golden State Bulb Growers, Inc.**
Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana
Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Inc.
Gowan Company
GPM Investments
Grace Living Centers
Grand Island Central School District*
Greater Kansas City Laborers Welfare Fund**
Greater Metropolitan Hotel
Green Leaf Distributors, Inc.
Green Valley Farm Supply, PRM Health Plan**
Greencroft Communities
Gregory Packaging*
Greystar
Greystone program, Inc*
Groendyke Transport, Inc
Growers Express, PRM Health Plan**
Grower’s Transport LLC
GSC-ILA
Guardsmark, LLC
GuideStone Financial Resources
Gulf Coast Health Care
Guy C. Lee Mfg.
Hacienda Harvesting, Inc.
Hall Management Group, Inc.**
Hammondsport Central School District
Handcraft Manufacturing Corporation*
Harden Healthcare
Hardwick Clothes, Inc.
Haver Analytics Health Waiver*
HCR Manor Care
Health and Welfare Fund of the Detectives’ Endowment Association, Inc. Police Department City of New York
Health and Welfare Plan of the Laundry, Dry Cleaning Workers & Allied Industry Health Fund, Workers United
Health Care Employees Dental and Medical Trust
HealthPort
Heartland Automotive**
Helfman Enterprises, Inc.**
Hensley Industries, Inc.
Heritage Christian Services
Hiawatha Medical, Inc.*
Highfield Gardens Care Center*
Highmark West Virginia Inc. d/b/a Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield
Hirsch International*
Hollow Metal Trust Fund
Hoosier Stamping and Manufacturing Corp.
Horizon Bay Realty LLC**
Hotel, Restaurant & Bar Employees Health and Welfare Fund
Hronis, Inc.
Hypex Inc.*
I.B.E.W. Local 1249 Insurance Fund**
I.U.P.A.T
IBEW Local 3 NYC Electrical Division Health & Welfare Fund
IBEW Local 613 and Contributing Employers Family Health Plan (Union)
IBEW Local No. 640 and Arizona Chapter NECA Health & Welfare Trust Fund
IBEW Local Union No. 126 Health and Welfare Fund
IBEW Local Union No. 728 Family Healthcare Plan
IBEW No.915
IH Services**
Imperial Wholesale, Inc.
Independent Group Home Living Program, Inc.
Indiana Area UFCW Union Locals and Retail Food Employers’ Health and Welfare Plan
Indiana Teamsters Health Benefits Fund
Ingham County
Ingles Markets
Ingomar Packing Company, LLC
Innovative Driver Services Company
Integra BMS for Culp, Inc.
Integra Healthcare, Inc. (Integrity Home Care)**
Integrity Data*
Inter-County Hospitalization Plan, Inc.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers**
International Brotherhood of Trade Unions Health and Welfare Fund - Local 713
International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 295-295C Welfare Trust Fund**
International union of Operating Engineers, Local Union Number 137**
International Union of Operating Engineers, Supplemental Benefit Fund Local 409*
Interstate Connecting Components*
Iron Workers Local Union #28 Health and Welfare Fund**
Isaacson Isaacson Seridan & Fountain, LLP
Jack in the Box
Jacobson Family Investments*
Jakov P. Dulcich & Sons
J-B Wholesale Pet Supplies*
Jefferson Rehabilitation Center
Jeffords Steel and Engineering
JKL International*
JLG Harvesting, Inc.
Johnson Machine Works
Joseph Gallo Farms
Jump, Scutellaro, and Co., LLP*
Katy Industries, Inc.
KC International dba Ekman Recycling*
Kent County
Kerwin Communications*
King City Nursery, PRM Health Plan**
Kingstown Capital Management*
Knox County Association for Retarded Citizens
Koellman Gear Corporation*
Kramer Electronics*
Laborers’ District Council of Virginia Health and Welfare Trust Fund
Laborers’ International Union of North America Local Union No. 616 Health and Welfare Plan
Laborers National Health and Welfare Fund
Lakeview Subacute Care Center*
Lamanuzzi & Pantaleo**
Landscape, Irrigation and Lawn Sprinkler Industry Health and Welfare Plan and Trust
Langan Engineering and Financial Services, Inc.*
Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Local No. 52
LBDD*
League of Minnesota Cities*
Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York
Leisure Properties LLC d/b/a/ Crownline Boats*
Liberty House Nursing Home*
Life Benefit Plan
Lifetime Assistance, Inc*
Lincoln Hall*
Living Resources**
Local 1102 Amalgamated Welfare Fund
Local 1102 Health & Benefit Fund
Local 1102 Welfare Fund— Lerner Employees
Local 1245 Health Fund
Local 17 Hospitality Benefit Fund
Local 237 Teamsters Suffolk Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. Health and Welfare Trust Fund
Local 25 SEIU
Local 272 Welfare Fund**
Local 295 Welfare Fund
Local 298 Health Benefit Fund Plan
Local 338 Affiliated Benefit Funds
Local 381 Group Insurance Fund
Local 802 Musicians Health Fund
Local 803 Health and Welfare Fund
Local 805 Welfare Fund
Local 888 UFCW
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
Louisiana Electrical Health Fund
Louisiana Laborers Health and Welfare Fund
Luther Automotive Group HRA*
M.A. Mortenson
Macayo Restaurants
Madelia Community Hospital**
Maharishi University of Management
Mamiya America Corporation*
Mandt Reiss & Associates PLLC
Man-U Service Contract Health and Welfare Fund
Maple Knoll Communities
Marble Industry Trust Fund
Margaret P. Muscarelle Child Dev. Center*
Maritime Association
Mars Super Markets, Inc.
Marshall Durbin Food Corporation
MAUSER Corp.
Maverick County
Maverick, Inc. Employee Health Care Benefits Plan
Max Homes, Loc**
McGregor Schools ISD #4*
MCS Life Insurance Company †
Medical Development Corporation**
Meijer
Meijer Health Benefits Plan/Primary Care Option
Memphis Construction Benefit Fund
Merrill Farms LLC
Mesa Air Group**
Mesa Packing**
Metrics Inc.
Metropolitan D.C. Paving Industry Employees Health and Welfare Fund
Micelli Motors, Inc.*
Michigan Conference of Teamsters Welfare Fund**
Mid-South Carpenters Regional Council Health and Welfare Fund
Midwest Asphalt Corporation *
Midwest Teamsters
Minnesota and North Dakota Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers**
Minnesota Cement Masons Health and Welfare Fund
Minnesota State Retirement System Post-Employment Health Care Savings Plan - City of Roseville*
Minnesota Teamsters Construction Division
Mission Linen Supply
Mission Ranches, PRM Health Plan**
MJ Soffe
MO-Kan Teamsters and Welfare Fund
Monroe County*
Moore’s Retread & Tire of the Ark-La-Tex, Inc.
Mounds View Public Schools*
Mountain Lake Services
Mountaire Corporation †
MPS Group, Inc.
MVP
Name Brand, Inc.
Naples Central School District
Naples Central School District Support Staff
Nassau County Chapter, NYSARC, Inc*
NCHC, Inc.*
NECA-IBEW Local 480 Health and Welfare Plan
New England Health Care Employees Welfare Fund †
New York State Assn. for Retarded Children Erie Co. Chapter dba/Heritage Centers*
Newark Central School District
Nexion Health
NFI Industries
Niagara-Wheatfield CSD Self Funded
NJ Society of CPAs*
NOITU Insurance Trust Fund**
Noodles & Company
North Greece Fire District*
North State Bank
North States Industries Inc*
Northern Illinois and Iowa Laborers Health and Welfare Fund
Northern Minnesota-Wisconsin Area Retail Food Health & Welfare Fund
Nueces County Appraisal District
O.K. Industries
Ocean Properties Ltd
Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation*
Oklahoma Goodwill Industries
Operating Engineers Local 835 Health and Welfare Fund
Opportunity Resources, Inc. Health and Welfare Plan
Orange County AHRC* **
O’Reilly Auto Parts
Orscheln Industries
Pacific Risk Management**
Panama Central School District
Parkview Care and Rehab*
Paschall Truck Lines, Inc.
Pathways Inc.
Pavers and Road Builders District Council Welfare Fund
Payroll Solutions
PCB Machining Solutions*
PCB Piezotronics*
Pearson Candy Company
People 1st Health Strategies, Inc.
PepsiCo, Inc
Periodical Services
Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy
Philadelphia Macaroni Company*
Phoenix Children’s Academy
Phoenix Partners Group, LP*
Pinnacle PRM**
Pipe Fitters’ Welfare Fund, Local 597*
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 123 Welfare Fund
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 823 Health & Welfare Fund
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local No. 6 Health and Welfare Fund
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 430 Health and Welfare Fund**
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local No. 630 Welfare Fund
Plumbers and Pipefitters Welfare Fund of Local Union No. 719
Plumbers Local Union No. 690 of Philadelphia and Vicinity Health Plan
PMPS-ILA
Pocono Medical Center
P-R Farms, Inc.
Preferred Care, Inc.
Prell Services
Privilege Underwriters, Inc.*
Progressive AE*
Progressive Logistics Services**
Protocol Marketing Group
PS-ILA
Pure Air Filter Sales & Service**
QK/DRD (Denny’s)
Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc.*
Quality Integrated Services, Inc.
Rancho Maria PRM**
RE Rabalais Constructors, LTD
Regency Management Group, LLC*
Regent Care Center
Regis Corporation
Reiter Affiliated Companies**
Reliance Standard
Retail, Wholesale & Dept. Store Union Local 1034 Welfare Fund
Retiree Plan of the Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Health and Welfare Fund
Rhoads Industries*
Rice Food Markets, Inc.
Rice Food Markets, Inc.
Richmond Community Services*
Ricker Oil Company
Rio Farms PRM**
Robert Heath Trucking Inc
Ron Clark Construction Health reimbursement Arrangement*
Roofers Local #96 Health & Welfare Fund
Roofers Local 8 Insurance & Trust Fund
Rowe and Company, Inc.*
RREMC LLC
Ruby Tuesday
Rush-Henrietta Central School District HRA*
San Bernardino IHSS Public Authority
Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc.
Sasnak
SCC Healthcare Group, LLP
Schenectady ARC*
Schoharie County ARC*
Seco Packing
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.
Security Benefit Fund of the Uniformed Firefighters Association of New York City
Security Forces Inc.
SEIU Health & Welfare Fund
SEIU Health and Welfare fund, 2000
SEIU Local 300, Civil Service Forum Employees Welfare Fund
Seneca Cayuga ARC*
Sensient Technologies Corp.
Service Employees 32BJ North Health Benefit Fund*
Service Employees Benefit Fund
Service Employees International Union Local 1 Cleveland Welfare Fund
SFN Group
Sheet Metal Workers Funds of Local Union 38**
Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 177 Health and Welfare, Pension and Vacation Funds
Sheet Metal Workers’ National Health Fund
Sherman Central School District
Shirkey Nursing
Sieben Polk Law Firm
Sierra Video Systems*
Silver Creek Central School District*
Sitel, Inc.
Skilled Health Care
SMEG*
SMWIA 28**
Social Service Employees Union Local 371
Sodus Central School District
South Central Laborers’ Health & Welfare Fund
Southeast OBGYN, PC* **
Southeastern Pipetrades Health & Welfare Fund
Southern CA Pipe Trades Trust Fund
Southern Graphic Communication Health Fund
Southern Operators Health Fund**
Southwestern Teamsters Security Fund
Spindle, Cooling, & Warehouse
Sports Arena Employees’ Local 137 Welfare Fund
Springbrook Standalone HRA*
St. Lawrence NYSARC*
Star Tek
Staywell Saipan Basic Plan
Stonebridge Hospitality Associates**
Strategic Industries*
Strauss Discount Auto
Sun Belt
Sun Healthcare Group, Inc.
Sun Pacific Farming Coop
Sunburst Hospitality
Sunview Vineyards of California, Inc.
Sunwest Fruit Company, Inc
SunWorld International, LLC
Superior Officers Council Health and Welfare Fund
Susser Holding Corp
Swift Spinning
Tandem Eastern Inc. / Consolidated Transport Systems, Inc.
Taylor Farms
Teamsters Local 210 Affiliated Health and Insurance Fund
Teamsters Local 445 Welfare Plan
Teamsters Local 522 Welfare Fund Roofers Division
Teamsters Local Union 72 Welfare Fund**
Teamsters Local Union 966 Health Fund
Teamsters Union Local # 35
Teamsters Welfare Fund of Northern New Jersey Local 1723
Techno Source USA*
Telamon Corporation Health Reimbursement Arrangement*
Telco Construction
Telescope Casual Furniture
Telesis Management Corporation
Teletech Holdings, Inc.
Texas Carpenters and Millwrights Health and Welfare Fund
The Allied Industries Health Fund
The Alternative Living Group, Inc.*
The ARC of Delaware County*
The Arc of Otsego (Otsego County Chapter NYSARC, Inc.)*
The Arc of Rensselaer County*
The Brinkman Corporation
The Buccaneer
The City of Cloquet*
The Day Care Council/Council of Supervisors and Administrators Welfare Fund
The Dixie Group, Inc.
The Durango Herald
The Henry Luce Foundation*
The LDF Companies
The Louis Berger Group, Inc.
The Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk, Inc.*
The Mentor Network
The Pew Charitable Trusts*
The Pictsweet Co.
The Public Authority of San Luis Obispo County
The Rehabilitation Center*
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation*
The Talbots, Inc
The University Financing Foundation, Inc.
The Village of Newark Non-Union Employee Plan*
The Wada Farms, Inc.
The Wilks Group, Inc. dba Ashley Furniture Homestore
The Wright Travel Agency**
Theatrical Stage Employees Local One
Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 IBT Welfare Fund
Topco*
Totino Grace High School*
Town of Albion
Town of Chenango
Town of Frisco Medical Plan
Town of Grand Island* **
Town of Lockport
Transcorr
Transport Workers
Trans-System, Inc.
Tri-Pak
Triple-S Salud, Inc.
Truck Drivers and Helpers Local 355 Health and Welfare Fund
True Leaf Farms**
Tudor Ranch
Tuff Shed, Inc.
Twin City Die Casting*
U.A. Local 13 & Employers Group Insurance Plan*
UFCW & Participating Food Industry Employers Tri-State Health & Welfare Fund
UFCW Allied Trade Health & Welfare Trust
UFCW Local 1262
UFCW Local 1262 and Employers Health & Welfare Fund
UFCW Local 1500 Welfare Fund
UFCW Local 227
UFCW Local 371 Amalgamated Welfare Fund**
UFCW Local One Health Care Fund
UFCW Maximus Local 455
Ulster Greene ARC*
Uncle Julio’s
UniFirst
UNITE HERE Local 74 Welfare and Dental Trust
United Agricultural Benefit Trust ††
United Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County, Inc*
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United Employees Health Plans
United Federation of Teachers Welfare Fund
United Food & Commercial Workers Unions and Employers Local No. 348 Health & Welfare Fund**
United Food & Commercial Workers Unions and Employers Midwest Health Benefits Fund
United Food and Commercial Workers and Employers Arizona
United Food and Commercial Workers and Participating Employers Interstate Health and Welfare Fund
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 New Hampshire
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1459 and Contributing Employers Health and Welfare Fund**
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 464a**
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 911**
United Food and Commercial Workers Retail Employees and Employers Health and Welfare Plan
United Food and Commercial Workers Union (Mount Laurel, NJ)
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1000
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1000 and Kroger Dallas Health and Welfare Plan
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1459
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1995
United Group
United Service Employees Union, Local 377, RWDSU, UFCW
United Wire, Metal & Machine Health & Welfare Fund**
Universal Forest Products
Universal Orlando
Urstadt Biddle Properties*
US Imaging
Valley Services, Inc.
Varsity Contractors, Inc.
Vernon Sheltered Workshop, Inc. Health and Welfare Plan #501
Vestal Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
Vincent B Zaninovich & Sons, Inc.
Vino Farms
W.H. Reaves & Co., Inc.*
Waffle House
WageWorks, Inc
Walder, Hayden & Brogan, PA*
Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc.
Wayne ARC Standalone HRA Section 105 Plan*
WD Young& Sons, Inc.
Weckworth Manufacturing**
Wellspring Advisors*
West Bergen Mental Healthcare*
Westchester ARC*
Westchester JCS*
Western Area Volunteer Emergency Services *
Western Beef*
Western Express, Inc.
Western Growers Assurance Trust
Western Harvesting PRM Health Plan**
Westfield Academy*
Westminster-Canterbury of Lynchburg
WG Yates and Sons Construction Company**
Whelan Security Company
Wildwood Program*
Wiliamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company
Williamson Central School District
Wine and Liquor Salesmen of NJ
Wisconsin United Food & Commercial Workers Unions and Employers Health Plan**
World Class Automotive**
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation**

corgimom
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corgimom 01/31/13 - 05:26 pm
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For all of you that are so

For all of you that are so concerned about privacy issues, if you have a social security number, you have no privacy, and the government can already access everything they need to know about you.

So all the ones who are so concerned about their privacy- that ship done sailed a long time ago.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/31/13 - 05:33 pm
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Harley this is so dang funny...lol

In about two years I've been posting on here, I think I've flagged only one (and that one wasn't removed). On the other hand, I must get more flags than an Indy 500 driver.

ME TOO!

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 01/31/13 - 05:57 pm
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Speaking of courtesy

... I have held doors for ladies since my early teens as a practical matter. As my mentor explained it to me, "When else can you watch ladies' bottoms as they pass by and often receive a 'thank you' as well?"

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/31/13 - 06:21 pm
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Stewart

You have always been a true gentleman...:)

and RM i wondered about this too....
Funny how we sometimes don't find a certain article or letter interesting while others find it exciting and are motivated to discuss it.

Some articles just don't do a thing for me & others make my blood boil....different strokes as they say...

KSL
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KSL 01/31/13 - 07:47 pm
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seenit

Your guy was in Aiken today.

KSL
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KSL 01/31/13 - 09:00 pm
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As for dstewartsr

Dapper! In the very best sense of the word.

KSL
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KSL 01/31/13 - 09:06 pm
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Corgi

Privacy still exists, but for how long, who knows. All that info is not cross referenced, thank goodness.

If it was, they could nail cheaters of the government funds right quick, assuming the actually want to nail them.

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