17. June 2012 · Comments Off on New Look – Again · Categories: Information

Yes, my blog does have another new look. I like playing with new themes for WordPress so here is one a bit more flexible.

I like the simplicity of this theme and its subtle colors. Still a bit blue/gray, but brighter than the last.

I will be teaching a 4.5 day Linux+ training class in Charleston, SC, the week of September 21.

CompTIA Linux+ is a vendor-neutral certification, generic across distributions, targeted to individuals with a minimum of six to 12 months of practical Linux experience. The CompTIA Linux+ exam covers fundamental management of Linux systems from the command line, user administration, file permissions, software configuration and management of Linux-based clients.

This class is preparation for that exam using Fedora Linux. Even if you do not take the exam this is an excellent training class for relatively new Linux administrators.

The class will be held at DTC Charleston, a local training center.

1064 Gardner Road
Suite 212
Charleston, SC 29407

Sales: 843-402-0983
Main: 843-225-3494
Toll-free: 866-705-4522
Fax: 775-370-0477

Email: martha_nye@dtccharleston.com

If you are interested in attending this class, please contact DTC.

Check my business web page, Millennium Technology Consulting LLC for more information about me and my company.

13. August 2009 · Comments Off on Letter from David Axelrod, Senior Adviser to the President · Categories: Health Care, Information

I just received this Letter from David Axelrod, Senior Adviser to the President. It has a great deal of information and the truth about Health are Reform in the United States. It details some very important information including:

  1. 8 Ways reform provides security and stability to those with or without coverage.
  2. 8 Common myths about health insurance reform.
  3. 8 Reasons We Need Health Insurance Reform Now.

Links to supporting information are provided in the document so that folks can see the truth.

Read this Letter from David Axelrod, Senior Adviser to the President. Then send a copy of it to everyone you know. Use it as a basis for discussion with your neighbors and co-workers.

And here is another link I found on CNN today. Wendell Potter, whistle-blower and a former Cigna executive says that insurance companies are playing dirty tricks to manipulate public opinion. Read about it here.

Today, November 4th, is Election Day! Remember to vote—not just for Barack Obama, but for Senate candidate Kay Hagan, and other Congressional, state, and local candidates as well.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Remember, in North Carolina, you have to vote for president separately. If you only vote a straight Democratic ticket, then you haven’t voted for president.

Where and when do I vote?

Find your polling place, voting times, and other important information by checking out these sites and the hotline below. These resources are good, but not perfect. To be doubly sure, you can also contact your local elections office.

What should I do before I go?

  • After you’ve entered your address on either Vote For Change or Vote411, read the voting instructions and special rules for your state.
  • Voting ID laws vary from state to state, but if you have ID, bring it.
  • Check out all the voting myths and misinformation to look out for: http://truth.voteforchange.com/

What if something goes wrong?

  • Not on the voter list? Make sure you’re at the right polling place, then demand a provisional ballot.
  • If you’re voting on an electronic machine with a paper record, verify that the record is accurate.
  • Need legal help? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE.
  • Try to get video of the problem and submit it to VideoTheVote.org

Want to do more?

  • Text all of your friends: “Vote Obama today! Pass it on!”
  • Volunteer at your local Obama office. Find an office here or here.

Now everybody go vote!!!

This table shows where you stand. A negative number means you get a tax cut – less taxes. A positive number means you pay more taxes.

If You Make From Up to Obama McCain
$19,000 -$567 -$21
$19,000 $37,600 -$892 -$118
$37,600 $66,400 -$1,118 -$325
$66,400 $111,600 -$1,264 -$994
$111,600 $161,000 -$2,135 -$2,584
$161,000 $227,000 -$2,796 -$4,437
$227,000 $603,400 +$121 -$8,159
$603,400 $2,870,000 +$93,709 -$48,862
$2,870,000 +$542,882 -$290,708
Table Source: Tax Policy Center.

Give me a break! Under McCain, the Americans that need help the most get only $21 per year? How stupid is that!

It is clear that with McCain’s plan, the rich get richer; the tax breaks for the richest would be the largest by far. The rich would get tax breaks many times the size of a full-year’s earnings for those on the lower income brackets. This is just more of the old trickle-down crap that we have had for as long as McCain has been in the Senate.

Under Obama’s plan, if your income is less that $111,600 you get a larger tax break than under McCain. And only when your income is more than $227,000 per year would your taxes go up instead of down under Senator Obama’s plan.

Do you think it is fair for the lower wage earners to shoulder the tax burden while the rich get richer? I do not! The rich should pay more in taxes, not less.

Here is another link with additional details: http://www.thepoliticalhub.com/list/18.aspx

There are many rumors and myths flying around about voting and voter challenges. The Durham Indy web site link below takes you to a web page that debunks many voting myths and some of the current emails going around that are blatant attempts at voter suppression.

http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A266397

Don’t let one of these myths keep you from voting!

I received an email today about a huge anti-Palin rally in Alaska. I have put it up on the MoveOn-Ral.org web site. Here is the link: http://www.moveon-ral.org/?page_id=137

03. September 2008 · Comments Off on 10 things you should know about John McCain (but probably don’t) · Categories: Information, Politics
  1. John McCain voted against establishing a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now he says his position has “evolved,” yet he’s continued to oppose key civil rights laws.1
  2. According to Bloomberg News, McCain is more hawkish than Bush on Iraq, Russia and China. Conservative columnist Pat Buchanan says McCain “will make Cheney look like Gandhi.”2
  3. His reputation is built on his opposition to torture, but McCain voted against a bill to ban waterboarding, and then applauded President Bush for vetoing that ban.3
  4. McCain opposes a woman’s right to choose. He said, “I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned.”4
  5. The Children’s Defense Fund rated McCain as the worst senator in Congress for children. He voted against the children’s health care bill last year, then defended Bush’s veto of the bill.5
  6. He’s one of the richest people in a Senate filled with millionaires. The Associated Press reports he and his wife own at least eight homes! Yet McCain says the solution to the housing crisis is for people facing foreclosure to get a “second job” and skip their vacations.6
  7. Many of McCain’s fellow Republican senators say he’s too reckless to be commander in chief. One Republican senator said: “The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He’s erratic. He’s hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me.”7
  8. McCain talks a lot about taking on special interests, but his campaign manager and top advisers are actually lobbyists. The government watchdog group Public Citizen says McCain has 59 lobbyists raising money for his campaign, more than any of the other presidential candidates.8
  9. McCain has sought closer ties to the extreme religious right in recent years. The pastor McCain calls his “spiritual guide,” Rod Parsley, believes America’s founding mission is to destroy Islam, which he calls a “false religion.” McCain sought the political support of right-wing preacher John Hagee, who believes Hurricane Katrina was God’s punishment for gay rights and called the Catholic Church “the Antichrist” and a “false cult.”9
  10. He positions himself as pro-environment, but he scored a 0—yes, zero—from the League of Conservation Voters last year.10
John McCain is not who the Washington press corps makes him out to be. So send this link to your personal network! And if you want stay in the loop on MoveOn’s work to get the truth out about John McCain, sign up here: http://pol.moveon.org/mccaintruth/
Thanks!

SOURCES

1. “The Complicated History of John McCain and MLK Day,” ABC News, April 3, 2008
“McCain Facts,” ColorOfChange.org, April 4, 2008

6. “Beer Executive Could Be Next First Lady,” Associated Press, April 3, 2008
7. “Will McCain’s Temper Be a Liability?,” Associated Press, February 16, 2008
“Famed McCain temper is tamed,” Boston Globe, January 27, 2008

9. “McCain’s Spiritual Guide: Destroy Islam,” Mother Jones Magazine, March 12, 2008

10. “John McCain Gets a Zero Rating for His Environmental Record,” Sierra Club, February 28, 2008