An Exciting Halloween Journey that Awakens You!

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Have courage and hope by garnering real solutions as the moon lights the way forward on the road to  Wake Up Now (WUN).    
To find out more about an exciting  journey to Awaken You; click on:   Wake Up Now – ncm

Happy Halloween!
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Enjoy a Beautiful October Sunday!

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More than just a website (President Obama’s speech about the ACA website launch)

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This letter from the White House was sent out regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) based on the speech President Obama gave yesterday in the Rose Garden.  I included the FULL Video below. 
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There are several alternative ways to sign up for the ACA in the video and in the letter below.

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More than just a website

On October 1st, even as the federal government was shutting down, HealthCare.gov — the new Health Insurance Marketplace where people can find and apply for affordable health insurance plans as part of Obamacare — opened for business nationwide.

As you may have heard, the website launch hasn’t gone nearly as smoothly as it should have. And with nearly 20 million visits to the site in the first several weeks, the problems were aggravated by the website’s popularity.

But even in spite of those problems, thousands of Americans are currently signing up and saving money. Nearly half a million Americans have already applied for health insurance through the federal and state Marketplaces. It’s not hard to see why: Once people get through the door, they overwhelmingly like the benefits and cost of the products available to them — especially when compared with the discriminatory private market that was previously the only game in town.

Some of the best and brightest are now doing everything they can to fix the site as quickly as possible. People are working overtime, 24/7, and we’ve brought in some of the best IT experts from across the country to join the team at the federal agency responsible for running the Marketplace. And as President Obama said today, “Nobody’s madder than me about the fact that the website isn’t working as well as it should, which means it’s going to get fixed.”

It’s also important to remember that the website is not the only way to enroll. You can dial the call center at 1-800-318-2596 and apply directly over the phone. Typically, it takes about 25 minutes for an individual or about 45 for a family. You can also find local “navigators” who can help you enroll in person at LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov.

Learn more about what we’re doing to make the site better and enrollment easier.

The President is the first to admit that the website’s problems are unacceptable. But Obamacare is more than just a website. Most Americans already have health insurance through their employer, Medicare, or Medicaid, and they don’t need to go to the Marketplace for new coverage. Instead, the health care law provides new benefits and increased protection: Young people can stay on their parents’ insurance plans until they are 26, seniors are receiving more affordable prescription medicine, and preventive care like mammograms are free.

So while there are major improvements to make on the new website, millions of Americans are already benefiting from the health care law. And we’re making sure that those who don’t have access to affordable health insurance today can sign up — online, on the phone, and even in person.

Here are some of the things we’ve done in the meantime to make the process easier. Take a look, and pass this message along to those you know who are trying to sign up for health care:

  • You can now preview plans and prices available in your area without filling out the online application.
  • You can find out, with an improved calculator, whether your income and household size may qualify you for lower costs on your monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs.
  • You can apply for coverage 4 ways: by phone, online, by mail with a paper application, or with the help of an in-person assister.

Thanks, and stay tuned for more updates.

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Karmel Allison, third woman from the left is expecting at 5 months & is also a Diabetic.  She almost fainted during the speech before President Obama caught her_October 21, 2013
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The link below contains the article regarding the Obamacare Guide.  You can download the FULL Guide or individual chapters. Obamacare Guide – Article & PDF File
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President Obama Awards Staff Sgt. Ty Carter The Medal of Honor

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Staff Sgt Ty Michael Carter is one of only five living recipients of the Medal of Honor who fought in post-9/11 conflicts and was cited for his actions during a “Against the Odds” (50 unit solders against 300 enemy soldiers in a 12-hour battle in Afghanistan).

Carter is notably different from the popular image of a war hero receiving a medal. In lieu of crisp salutes and talk of duty, Carter spends much of his time speaking about loss and frankly discussing his own mental health after the ordeal. 

To be clear, Staff Sgt. Carter appears to be a person of extraordinary mettle. In his presentation, however, he does not mind projecting another image, of a young man who has seen too many terrible things. Speaking in what can only be called a tone of vulnerability, he tells the White House audience, including President Obama:

“Only those closest to me can see the scars that come from seeing good men take their last breath. During the battle, I lost some of the hearing in my left ear. But I will always hear the voice of Specialist Stephan Mace. I will hear his plea for help for the rest of my life.”

Carter goes on to talk about his counseling while recovering  from the experience of post-traumatic stress disorder since the battle.  Carter hopes to help other soldiers who have the diagnosis from their military experiences.

This article excerpt originally appeared in Pacific Standard.  To read the rest of the story click on the word article above. 

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BRAVO! SGT. CARTER

I love the pictures with Sgt. Carter smiling which is different than most of the stoic looking photos of other Medal of Honor recipients.  By Sgt. Carter willingness to accept help for post-traumatic stress; he is signaling to others with this disorder to seek counseling instead of trying to cope on one’s own.

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 The Carter Family:  Mrs. Shannon Carter holding Sehara Carter,   
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Happy Sweetest Day!

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HAPPY SWEETEST DAY!
If you are celebrating Sweetest Day, Saturday, October 19th; reply to e-mail:  ncm22portal@gmail.com with subject line:  I’m Sweetest and you will receive complimentary Sweet Gift.
 
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WOMEN RULE: Movements through Connectivity: Starting Big and Perfecting Along the Way

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Movements through Connectivity:  Starting Big and Perfecting Along the Way” is the forum discussion in the video below with POLITICO, Google and the Tory Burch Foundation’s Women Rule featuring Wikimedia’s Sue Gardner, Autism Speak’s Liz Feld and Count Me In’s Nell Merlino, a co-founder of ‘Take your Daughter to Work Day’, with moderators Juana Summers and Lois Romano.

Note:  The morning forum was on:  “Innovating A Movement”.  NCM Blog post below.
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“Everyone brings their crumb of information to the table,” she said. “If they are not at the table, we don’t benefit from their crumb.”  ~Sue Gardner

Sue Gardner is a Canadian journalist. She is the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, and previously was the director of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s website and online news outlets.

In 2012, she was ranked as the 70th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine, which noted that she “…led the full-day Wikipedia blackout in protest against  Stop Online Piracy Act. 

The Wikimedia Foundation, the organization that runs Wikipedia, collaborated on a study of Wikipedia’s contributor base and discovered that it was barely 13 percent women; the average age of a contributor was in the mid-20s.

Sue Gardner has set a goal to raise the share of female contributors to 25 percent by 2015, but she is running up against the traditions of the computer world and an obsessive fact-loving realm that is dominated by men and, some say, uncomfortable for women.  

Ms. Gardner’s effort is not diversity for diversity’s sake.  Sue states, “this is about wanting to ensure that the encyclopedia is as good as it could be.”  “The difference between Wikipedia and other editorially created products is that Wikipedians are not professionals, they are only asked to bring what they know.”

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“You can have it all so long as you you don’t do it all”. ~Nell Merlino 

Nell Merlino is the president & CEO of Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources for women to grow their micro businesses into million $ enterprises, was also founded by Nell Merlino in 2000. The organization’s programs include Make Mine a Million $ Business which she launched with Hillary Clinton and American Express in 2006Urban Rebound, funded by the Walmart Foundation to help women owned businesses in distressed cities recover from the Recession and Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps, founded with Capital One, serving women business owners from military families.

Nell Merlino is an international expert and advocate for women’s leadership, business growth and empowerment. She is the creator of Take Our Daughters to Work Day, which has mobilized more than 20 million Americans to participate in a day dedicated to giving girls the opportunity to dream bigger about their future. The media regularly interviews Nell where she is responsible for the generation of over a billion media mentions drawing attention to the accomplishments and challenges faced by women and girls.
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“Investments in brain research such as this project are essential for understanding and developing better treatments for autism”  ~ Liz Field   
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading science, research, and advocacy organization for people and families affected by autism. As president Liz Field joined the organization in 2012 bringing with her decades of experience in management, strategic communications, and policy in both the public and private sectors. Ms Field attended the launch of President Obama’s Brain Research Initiative on April 2, 2013.

Prior to Autism Speaks, Liz from 2006-2012 served as Mayor of the Village of Larchmont, N.Y., located in New York State’s Hudson Valley. 

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BREAKING: President Obama Speaks on Reopening the Government

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Below are two of the best speeches I’ve heard on what our US Government does (essential functions) and why and how it works as well as it does in spite of the extremists wanting to “throw out the baby with the bath water” or are so narcissistic they can’t even think straight.
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President Obama’s speech on October 8th in which he delivers a 14 minute statement on the shutdown and then takes questions for 50 minutes from the press is masterful and a “Class Act” 
Anyone that was rooting for the Tea Party’s Ted Cruz and his mutineers should feel ashamed after watching the 20 minute video directly below on President Obama Speaks on Reopening the Government.
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In a statement from the White House Press Briefing Room, President Obama says that because Democrats and responsible Republicans came together, the first government shutdown in 17 years is now over and the first default in more than 200 years will not happen.
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President Obama delivers a statement and answers questions from the press on the government shutdown and the upcoming debt ceiling increase in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House.
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President Obama, Thank You!
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