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It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding: Military Service Falling Into Disfavor... Again!

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Back in the late '60s and '70s, those of us who served in the military were looked on by many with suspicion, and by some with outright hostility and hatred. Some called us 'Baby Killers' and murderers. Out crime? Serving in the United States Military during the time of the Vietnam War.  The war had fallen out of favor with the public. Protests tied up the streets of big cities and the seats of power. Sit-ins were held on college campuses across this great nation. People burned flags and draft cards, and chants of "Hell no, we won't go!" were heard nightly on the news. Through it all, the servicemen and women kept their dignity and, in most cases, their cools. One thought ran through our minds: There is a price to paid for the freedoms that all the protestors enjoy, and that price has been paid by every member of the Armed Services, no matter what branch. Some paid much a much higher price than others, in blood and lives. Still, the name calling and the p…

It's a Miracle!

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The following is my Blog on my Sensa Profile Page. I felt that I wanted to share it with everyone:

I was desperate to lose weight! I had put on 60 pounds from when I quit smoking on July 19, 2010 to the end of October, 2010. I had smoked for 52 years. I never had a smokers cough and, according to my pulmonologist, my lungs and lung capacity almost made it appear that I had never smoked. I did, however, suffer from cardiovascular disease and had to have stents put in my renal arteries and one coronary artery. Another was also blocked, but the heart had made a path around the blockage. 
 Still, I enjoyed smoking, and had no intention of quitting. Then, my wife was diagnosed with COPD, and there was no question that I had to quit, both so that she would quit, and that she would not be inhaling second hand smoke.   When I talked to my cardiologist and my Primary doctor about the weight gain, both told me that they would rather see me fat and not smoking, then thin and still smoking. Besides,…

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