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Public burnings of voter registration cards!

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WASHINGTON (PNN) - August 31, 2012 - An election boycott group has called for public burnings of voter registration cards at local polling places everywhere on this coming Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

This is not only a great idea but it’s a great opportunity for the Vote for Nobody (VFN) Campaign! Unlike other election boycott groups, we’re not only boycotting the 2012 elections but preparing to campaign against voting straight on through to at least 2016.

These events will be a great chance for VFN supporters to meet new friends who might be looking for other activism options on November 7. Show up with flyers and signs promoting the Vote for Nobody Campaign at www.anti-politics.ws to help build a future without politics and the state!

Massive CME to glance off Earth’s magnetic field!

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HOUSTON, Texas (PNN) - September 2, 2012 - Chance of flares: Sunspot AR1560 has more than quadrupled in size since August 30th, and now the fast growing active region is directly facing our planet.

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters estimate a 40% chance of M-class solar fares during the next 48 hours.

A filament of magnetism curling around the sun’s southeastern limb erupted on August 31st, producing a coronal mass ejection (CME), a C8-class solar flare, and one of the most beautiful movies ever recorded by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

The explosion hurled a CME away from the sun traveling faster than 500 km/s (1.1 million mph). The cloud is not heading directly toward Earth, but it could deliver a glancing blow to our planet’s magnetic field on or about September 3. This date is preliminary and may be changed in response to more data from coronagraphs on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).

Groundbreaking comedian Phyllis Diller is dead at 95!

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BRENTWOOD, Kalifornia (PNN) - August 20, 2012 - Pioneering funny-woman Phyllis Diller, who was famed for her contagious cackle and for bravely paving the way for female comedians, has died in Los Angeles.

According to reports, the 95-year-old passed away under hospice care at home after a recent fall that saw her hurt her wrist and hip.

She was surrounded by her family at her Brentwood home.

Famed for her legendary cackle, Diller remained a force in the showbiz world even after she suffered a heart attack in 1999 and was later fitted with a pacemaker.

She began her career in 1952 and was catapulted to fame in TV specials alongside Bob Hope in the 1960s.

Diller paved the way for generations of female comedians and broke down the image of the Stepford-style American housewife.

Born Phyllis Ada Driver on July 17, 1917, in Lima, Ohio, she became an accomplished pianist before eloping with her first husband and moving to San Francisco.

There she worked as a copywriter and journalist by day, and refined her stand-up act every night in the city's comedy clubs.

She was the first of a new breed; deconstructing the suburban housewife and drawing in laughs on the subject of childbearing and her fictional husband, Fang.

Eccentric in her appearance, it was balanced by a self-deprecating tone that endeared her to all she met.

She got her first big break on Groucho Marx's game show, You Bet Your Life, after rolling off zippy one-liners like bullets from a semi-automatic.

That led to a two-year residence at the Purple Onion Comedy Club in San Francisco and more TV work on shows like I've Got A Secret, Hollywood Squares, and The Gong Show.

She also had her own cult programs, The Pruitts of Southampton and The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show.

Diller was also refreshingly honest about her plastic surgeries, pioneering a confessional approach widely copied ever since.

“It's a good thing that beauty is only skin deep, or I'd be rotten to the core,” Diller once said.

Still going strong in the 1990s, Diller could be seen in 7th Heaven and the CBS soap, The Bold And The Beautiful.

She also voiced the Queen in Disney's A Bug's Life.

Her memoir, Like A Lampshade In A Whorehouse, was released in 2004, after she left the popular soap opera.

This year she filmed what would be her swan song, returning as Gladys Pope for two episodes in March for The Bold and the Beautiful's 25th anniversary.

She had three children and after her marriage to entertainer Ward Donovan ended in divorce, found love with lawyer Rob Hastings until he passed away in 1996.

Actor Ernest Borgnine dead at 95!

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LOS ANGELES, Kalifornia - July 8, 2012 - Film and television actor Ernest Borgnine, who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a lovelorn butcher in 1955's "Marty," has died at age 95, his manager said Sunday.

The thickset, gap-toothed Borgnine built a reputation for playing heavies in early films like "From Here to Eternity" and "Bad Day at Black Rock." But he turned that reputation on its head as the shy, homely title character in "Marty," taking home the Oscar for best actor -- one of four awards the film claimed.

His manager, Lynda Bensky, said Borgnine died of kidney failure Sunday afternoon. His wife, Tova, and children were at his side at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, she said.

"It's a very sad day," Bensky said. "The industry has lost someone great, the caliber of which we will never see again. A true icon. But more importantly, the world has lost a sage and loving man who taught us all how to 'grow young.' His infectious smile and chuckle made the world a happier place."

Born in Connecticut to Italian immigrants, Borgnine - originally Ermes Effron Borgnino - began taking theater classes after serving in the Navy during World War II.

He had joined the service after graduating from high school during the Great Depression and had been discharged in 1941, but re-enlisted after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor launched the United States into World War II.

He made the move to films and then television in 1951, racking up more than 200 credits in projects ranging from the era of live television drama to the children's cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants."

He starred in the 1962-66 sitcom "McHale's Navy," was one of the original celebrities on the game show "The Hollywood Squares" and played William Holden's right-hand-man in Sam Peckinpah's revisionist Western "The Wild Bunch." He also was a regular on the 1980s television drama "Airwolf" and a frequent guest star on a variety of shows.

In addition to his Oscar for "Marty," Borgnine was nominated for three Emmys - the most recent in 2009, for a guest spot on the hospital drama "ER" - and won a life achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2010.

Tova Borgnine, whom the actor married in 1973, was his fifth wife. His previous marriages included a brief 1964 union with Broadway legend Ethel Merman that lasted barely a month before the couple separated.

Andy Griffith dies of heart attack!

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ROANOKE ISLAND, North Carolina - July 3, 2012 - Andy Griffith, whose homespun mix of humor and wisdom made The Andy Griffith Show an enduring TV favorite, dies Tuesday morning of a heart attack. He was 86.

Griffith died around 7:00 a.m. in his Roanoke Island, North Carolina home.

Griffith is most famous for his portrayal of Mayberry town sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show and as the titular defense lawyer on the legal drama Matlock.

In Memory of Tommy Cryer!

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By Devvy Kidd

June 9, 2012 - On the evening of June 4, 2012, I checked into my hotel in Sacramento, Kalifornia. After doing the usual fussing around with luggage, I turned on the computer to check email. One of the first I saw was: Tommy Cryer, R.I.P.

I guess you could say I was literally struck dumb. I kept looking at the screen, but couldn't process what I was reading. I was that shocked. I finally opened the email; read it several times. Just stared at the screen.

After sitting there a while, I made a phone call. Tommy did pass away in the early morning hours, Monday, June 4th. Then I sat and cried. Due to travel delays, I was unable to get to Shreveport by Thursday, June 7, 2012, for Tommy's funeral. I still can't bring myself to delete his email address from my email box. It is a small comfort to know he slipped away peacefully in his sleep.

When a loved one or dear friend has a long illness and passes away or reaches the end of a long life, you expect it. It is part of life that we all accept. Not that we don’t grieve just as much, because we do, but when a loved one or dear friend dies suddenly without warning, you don't get to say good-bye. You wonder if you told your loved one or dear friend how much they meant to you and how you value their friendship. I spoke with Tommy less than a week before he died. Now I will never hear his voice again. But I know Tommy knew there is one true God and I believe he is now with Our Father in heaven.

For those who didn't know Tommy, he lived a rich and vibrant life. Tommy graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor from LSU Law School in 1973 and was inducted into the Order of the Coif, the world's most prestigious honorary society for legal scholars and practitioners. He served in the U.S. Army in the Adjutant General Corps, honorably discharged as a Captain.

He served as a Special Advisor and Draftsman at the Louisiana Constitutional Convention in 1973 and that he has argued cases before the Louisiana Supreme Court. Tommy made new law by winning a number of landmark cases and was inducted into the LSU Law School's Hall of Fame after only 14 years of practice. Tommy had been a trial and appellate lawyer for 36 years.

Tommy and Larry Becraft, in addition to being lawyers with full plates, did their radio shows during the week and on Saturdays, bringing their decades of experience to listeners as well as analyzing court decisions and current events.

Tommy was an endless source of history whenever I saw him. Having lived in the south for most of his life, Tommy filled my ears with things I never knew. When we spoke on the phone and even in emails, Tommy told me all about his decades of experience in the madness called politics in America. There was never just a “quick phone call” with him.

Tommy was active most of his adult life in the Republican Party and I know he tried to bring his knowledge of the founding of this republic and the proper role of government to the troops at the local level.

I was also blessed by that dear man in that, like Dr. Edwin Vieira and Larry Becraft, just to name two, Tommy gave me so much regarding the law. A major topic of discussion was our judicial system and corruption in the courts. Of course, Tommy would know, since the federal mafia indicted him back in 2007 for failing to file tax returns. Thankfully, the jury unanimously acquitted him.

However, that didn't stop the criminals in the IRS in their persecution of Tommy. He has spent the past few years fighting them because even though he was acquitted, the IRS will go after you in civil court. All that stress was not good for a man who had two very serious heart attacks over the years.

Regular readers of my columns know Tommy was also representing me, my husband and 190 petitioners in our fight against the “smart” meter out here in Texas. It has been rough going, fighting the lies and deception.

In late March through most of April, Tommy fought a very bad bout of pneumonia. Bless his heart, he hung in there for our case even though most of the time he was very sick. I am addressing our situation now that Tommy has left us way too soon.

Tommy had a brilliant legal mind; like a steel trap ready to snap against his opponents. He loved the law. Tommy also loved this country and like tens of millions of us, was sickened by what we've seen going on for the past couple of decades, as the rotting corpse of a once great nation struggles to stay alive.

Most people don't know that Tommy sacrificed a great deal in both time and money with his Truth Attack project. He had several things going regarding Truth Attack at the time of his passing. Tommy also left this nation with a great gift, his Memorandum, which I will address in my next column. There is much work to be done.

But more than anything, Tommy Cryer was genuinely a wonderful human being. He represented individuals without charge when he could, simply because he hated injustice. He hated thugs who work for the General Government's alphabet soup agencies who have no regard for the U.S. Constitution; only their paychecks and power.

Tommy Cryer was a kind soul. So easygoing and oh, my, was he ever funny. While sitting at lunch this past February in Austin (we filed our first petition with the Texas PUC), even discussing his latest rounds with the IRS, Tommy would throw in some zingers. The food severs must have thought we were nuts with all the laughing.

We will miss Tommy, but we will never forget him and all his hard work in bringing the truth to light.

Tommy is survived by his dear wife, Dee Dee and one brother.

Noted economic forecaster and American Patriot Bob Chapman dies!

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June 4, 2012 - It is with a heavy heart I bring you the news of Bob Chapman’s passing. He passed away on June 4, 2012. Bob was a true legend and has undoubtedly left his mark on history. He will be sorely missed.

Robert “Bob” John Chapman, age 76, of Winter Haven, Florida (formally of Mexico) died Monday, June 4, 2012 due to pancreatic cancer. He was born October 16, 1935 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of John Chapman and Ruth Donley Chapman.

Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a writer of a newsletter discussing finances and economics, and a regular radio commentator discussing politics as well as economics and finances. Most of his working life he served as a stockbroker.

Bob is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judith “Judy” Dabrowski Chapman, son, Robert Michael Chapman, daughter, Jenifer Gillotti and her husband Matt, sisters, Dorothy Trecker and Joan Lotz, and 4 grandchildren.


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