This political couple portrayed themed Halloween characters with style winning my vote.

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“Imagination Rules the World!”  
~Napoleon Bonaparte

​Hundreds of children turned up to tour the Gracie Mansion  (mayoral residence featured in the film Ghostbusters 1989) and met Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane de Blasio Halloween October 31, 2014.

Mayor de Blasio was sworn in as New York’s 109th mayor on January 1, 2014.  Bill and Chirlane have two children attending college.  Bill de Blasio Bio   Chirlane McCray de Blasio Bio 

Bill de Blasio dressed as Roman statesman & general Caesar
while Chirlane de Blasio dressed as Caesar’s wife
or perhaps as Cleopatra_October 31, 2014
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Romantic Autumn Day or Weekend Escapes
1.  Take a Drive to the Country and Watch the Colors of Changing Leaves
2.   Visit a nearby Cider Mill for Apple Cider and Donuts.
3.   Enjoy an Old Fashion Hayride
4.   Savor a Candle Light Dinner

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“Become What You Believe” a 21-Day Meditation Experience starts Mon., Nov. 2nd – complimentary from Oprah & Deepak

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Dear Friend,

Join us for our expansive new experience, Become What You Believe! Together we’ll take steps to tap into the power of belief – one of the most influential forces in life that leads you to the person you’re meant to be. You’ll learn how to:

  • discover your deepest beliefs and how they affect you
  • step into your highest potential by embracing your positive beliefs and dissolving the unconscious ones that are holding you back
  • connect to the innate power of your foundational beliefs to start directing the movement of your life

Become What You Believe begins on Monday, November 2nd – get ready for the journey with these tips to make the most of your meditations. Learn when and where to meditate, how to sit, and more!

We look forward to our time together!

Blessings,

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Enjoy 21-Days of Treats 
Happy Halloween!
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A Religion of One’s Own from author Thomas Moore interviewed by Oprah on Super Soul Sunday

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Hello Everyone:

Oprah Winfrey sits down with religious scholar, psychotherapist and former monk Thomas Moore, who believes each of us has the power to create his or her own religion. Thomas’ 1992 classic, Care of the Soul, redefined spirituality in the modern age, and now he believes we are facing an exhilarating new phase of our spiritual evolution. His broad message resonates with those who see themselves as spiritual, not necessarily religious, and he and Oprah discuss ways to bring the soul and spirituality back into your life.

This full episode replay will expire Sunday, November 1, 2015
​Oprah Winfrey &Thomas Moore enjoying a good laugh 
Super Soul Sunday_Oct. 18, 2015
​Released Jan. 2014
The New York Times bestselling author and trusted spiritual adviser offers a follow-up to his classic Care of the Soul

Something essential is missing from modern life. Many who’ve turned away from religious institutions—and others who have lived wholly without religion—hunger for more than what contemporary secular life has to offer but are reluctant to follow organized religion’s strict and often inflexible path to spirituality. In A Religion of One’s Own, bestselling author and former monk Thomas Moore explores the myriad possibilities of creating a personal spiritual style, either inside or outside formal religion.

Two decades ago, Moore’s Care of the Soul touched a chord with millions of readers yearning to integrate spirituality into their everyday lives. In A Religion of One’s Own, Moore expands on the topics he first explored shortly after leaving the monastery. He recounts the benefits of contemplative living that he learned during his twelve years as a monk but also the more original and imaginative spirituality that he later developed and embraced in his secular life. Here, he shares stories of others who are creating their own path: a former football player now on a spiritual quest with the Pueblo Indians, a friend who makes a meditative practice of floral arrangements, and a well-known classical pianist whose audiences sometimes describe having a mystical experience while listening to her performances. Moore weaves their experiences with the wisdom of philosophers, writers, and artists who have rejected materialism and infused their secular lives with transcendence.

At a time when so many feel disillusioned with or detached from organized religion yet long for a way to move beyond an exclusively materialistic, rational lifestyle, A Religion of One’s Own points the way to creating an amplified inner life and a world of greater purpose, meaning, and reflection.

What do you believe…?

Are you ready to discover the key to who you are today, so you can open the door to who you want to be? When you learn to tap into the innate power of your beliefs, you become the author of your own life. You are what you believe. And belief is, perhaps, one of the most powerful forces in life.

Join Oprah and Deepak on an inspirational journey to connect to the very core of your being and direct the movement of your life. Embrace your positive beliefs and step into your highest potential, dissolve the unconscious beliefs that are holding you back, and connect to the might of our humanity through the power of shared belief.

Your transformation begins on Monday, November 2nd in Oprah and Deepak’s newest 21-Day Meditation Experience, Become What You Believe.

Embark on this life-changing new experience – it’s free. Register today, and share it with someone you love.

Bonjour!

Camille
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Hillary Clinton Benghazi Hearing – Full Video & Elijah Cummings tour-de-force defense

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Hello Everyone:
I thought I was going to initially write that I believed the moderate right and the fringed extreme right would or should be disappointed in the Republican party handling of the October 22, 2015 Benghazi Hearing.
However, practically the vast majority of news articles and pundits admitted the Benghazi Hearing was a “Bust”.  Last time I looked there were more than 12 articles with that term to describe the GOP’s handling of the hearing..
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Below is the FULL 11 hr. Benghazi hearing.  Note:  the times below of the schedule of the various stages. 
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OPENING Statements
0-6 min.– people milling around and former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, enters
6-22 min. OPENING statement Trey Gowdy, chairman of the Benghazi hearingCongressman GOP 
22-32 min. OPENING statement Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the Benghazi hearing Congressman Democrat
32-50 min. OPENING statement by the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton
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QUESTIONING Starts
50 min. mark to 3:25 hr. – Questions from both Republicans and Democrats.
LUNCH BREAK – about 1 hr. Fox News replays some of the earlier footage during the break
4:20 hr. Back from lunch and questioning commences
5:55 hr. BREAK – about 1 hr.- Fox News replays some of the earlier footage
7:07 hr. Back from break and questioning commences
8:09 hr.  BREAK – 25 min. – Fox News shows people milling around
8:35 hr.Back from break
11:05 hr. –  ADJOURN
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The Honorable Hillary Clinton answers questions as 
(left in shawl) Cheryl Mills, senior adviser & counsel
listens & provides advise to Hillary_Oct. 22, 2015
Congressman Elijah Cummings
The article below from Elijah Cummings tour-de-force defense also has 3 short video clips from the hearing contained in the article.
3 min. – Opening statement
3 min. – Sparing with Trey Gowdy over releasing emails from the closed hearing with some of Hillary Clinton’s staff.
6 min. – On the GOP’s attempts to wear Hillary down (going into the 11th hour)looking for a Gotta! moment.
Trey Gowdy and Elijah Cummings sparing ​at the 
Benghazi hearing_Oct. 22, 2015
​Hillary gives Elijah a big hug while Trey got a 
handshake after the hearing_Oct. 22, 2015
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Meet Elizabeth Holmes: America’s youngest female self-made billionaire

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Hello Everyone!

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Elizabeth Holmes

Age: 31

Net worth: $4.5 billion

In 2014 at 30, Elizabeth Holmes makes her debut on the Forbes 400 as the youngest self-made woman billionaire. She dropped out her sophomore year of Stanford University to found Palo Alto, Calif.-based blood testing company Theranos in 2003 with money she saved for college.  With a painless prick, her labs can quickly test a drop of blood at a fraction of the price of commercial labs which need more than one vial. Theranos has raised $400 million from venture capitalists, valuing the company at $9 billion, and Holmes’ 50% stake at $4.5 billion.  She has assembled a stellar board that includes elder statesmen George Shultz and Henry Kissinger.  Last year, Walgreens, the largest U.S. retail pharmacy chain, with more than 8,100 stores, announced plans to roll Theranos Wellness Centers inside its pharmacies.  Elizabeth Holmes Bio

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​Maria Shriver interviews Theranos’s CEO Elizabeth Holmes at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit
San Francisco October 6, 2015
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Maria Shriver sat down for a conversation with America’s youngest female self-made billionaire, Theranos C.E.O. Elizabeth Holmes, 31, at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 6, dressed in matching head-to-toe black outfits (Holmes’ “uniform” is a black turtleneck).

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling series

October 11, 2015
October 4, 2015
September 20, 2015
Prior to official launch on September 20, 2015 “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” series 
September 14, 2015
Vanessa Williams won the 57th Miss America; however, she was the first African American woman to be crowned Miss America.
April 29. 2015
April 24, 2015
Janet Reno was the first U.S. Attorney General; however, Loretta Lynch is the first African American woman.
Last year July 13th, 15th & 17th; are three women (Albright, Rice & Clinton) U.S. Secretary of State who broke the glass ceiling.
July 17, 2014
Hillary Clinton happens to be the first woman after having served as first lady and a U.S. Senator to become U.S. Secretary of State.
July 15, 2014
Madeleine Albright was the first US Secretary of State; however, Condoleezza Rice was the first African American woman.
July 13, 2014
October 9, 2013
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Debate Watch Party with Local Elected Officials and Democratic friends – This Tuesday

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Hello Everyone:
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There is a Debate Watch Party tomorrow, October 13th in the Detroit Metro area.  RSVP is required (see the flyer directly below).  
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If you can’t attend read the How to Watch the Debate article below.
Sponsored by Dem Action 2016, a Pro-Hillary grassroots organization.

If you can’t attend the Detroit area Debate Watch or if you live out of state; here is how you can watch it.

CNN, which is hosting the debate, will begin its coverage at 8:30 p.m. ET, and the debate itself will start at 9 p.m. ET. It’s scheduled to run two hours. If you don’t have cable television, CNN will live stream the debate on its website and mobile platforms.

And if all that just seems too conventional, CNN and NextVR are allowing viewers to watch the debate in virtual reality.  For the entire article with all the details; click on the link directly below.

How to watch the Las Vegas Democratic debate – Article

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Debate Moderators

​Anderson Cooper & Dana Bash

​Carlos Lopez
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Left: Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Hillary Clinton  
&  Lincoln Chafee during the Iowa Democratic Party’s
Hall of Fame Dinner_July 17, 2015
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See you at the Debate!
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Camille
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POLITICO’s launch of Playbook California with Mike Allen, Carla Marinucci, and California Attorney General Kamala Harris

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Hello Everyone:
I had the opportunity to hear Kamala D. Harris at a conference luncheon in 2004 and she is intelligent, personable and one tough prosecutor.  Kamala Harris is a candidate for U.S. Senator.  She would replace U.S Senator Barbara Boxer from California who is retiring.  Please share this information if you have friends who are California residents.   Senate announcement at: KamalaHarris.org   
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Kamala D. Harris is the 32nd Attorney General of the State of California. She is the first woman, the first African American, and the first South Asian to hold the office in the history of California.

As chief law enforcement officer for the State of California, Attorney General Harris has focused on combating transnational gangs, increasing the adoption of technology and data-driven policing by law enforcement, and improving public safety by reducing recidivism. She has fought to reduce elementary school truancy in California, preserve the state’s natural resources, and ensure marriage equality for all Californians. She has also worked with the technology industry to improve online privacy and safety. Following the national mortgage crisis, Attorney General Harris secured more than $20 billion for struggling California homeowners from the nation’s banks and wrote the nation’s most comprehensive package of foreclosure reforms.

Attorney General Harris began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, where she specialized in prosecuting child sexual assault cases. In 1998, she joined the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, where she led the Career Criminal Unit. She also served as the head of the San Francisco City Attorney’s Division on Children and Families.

Born in Oakland, California, Attorney General Harris received her undergraduate degree from Howard University and her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Attorney General Harris is married to Doug Emhoff and is the author of the book Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor’s Plan to Make Us Safer.  Kamala Devi Harris Bio

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The interview below took place on Friday, October 9, 2015 and will give you a good picture of her platform.
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​Kamala Devi Harris
Attorney General of California
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Kamala Devi Harris sworn-in as Attorney General of
California by Her Excellency Margarita Cedeno
de Fernandez as Kamala’s sister Maya holds
the Bible _January 2011​
Kamala Harris D.A. of San Francisco 
President Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama
October 2010
The old approaches to fighting crime just aren’t working. Two thirds of people released from prison commit another crime within two years. In Smart on Crime,career prosecutor Kamala D. Harris shatters the old distinctions, rooted in false choices and myths, and offers a compelling argument for how to make the criminal justice system truly, not just rhetorically, tough. Harris spells out the necessary shifts that will increase public safety, reduce costs, and strengthen our communities when our politicians and law enforcement officials learn how to become tough and smart on crime.  Smart on Crime Oct. 2009 at Amazon.com
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