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Submitted by Al Chulick on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 1:06am.
We would like to welcome two new members, Heather and Emily. It was great to meet them last week, and we hope to see them again in the weeks and years to come.
So it appears that Karzi doesn't want us in Afghanistan anymore. And a lot of us don't think we should be there anymore either. So what's this talk about a security agreement that would keep 15000 troops there for an indefinite period of time? Did not our President say we'd be out by the end of 2014?
Kiev, Bangkok, Cairo; lots of activity on the streets. Wal-Mart,Best Buy, Westgate Mall; lots of pushing at the doors.
The plan now is to destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile on board our naval ships in the Atlantic Ocean. Nobody saw this coming right?
Amazon is planning to use drones for the delivery of packages to your door step in five years, they just need FAA approval...... great.
Much discussion to be had. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, let's talk. DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday Dec. 3rd, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. See you there.
Al, Kevin, Cass and Diane
Submitted by Al Chulick on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 10:56pm.
Just a short, friendly reminder that DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday Nov. 26th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way
Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, let's talk.
Diane, Kevin, Al and Cass
Submitted by Al Chulick on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 2:31am.
We would like to welcome Sarah to our gatherings and hope to have her with us in the weeks and years to come.
Cyber attacks on the Healthcare.gov website have been confirmed. Gee, who would have thought... And now that Syria has agreed to the removal of it's stockpile of chemical weapons by 12/31/13, it seems to have created a problem as to where to move them. Albania was the last country to say "thanks, but no thanks". Can we not just destroy them on site in Syria? Seems pretty sensible.
Anything on your mind? Bring it to the table Tuesday, let's talk.
DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday Nov. 19th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. See you there.
Al, Cass, Diane and Kevin
Submitted by Al Chulick on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 11:41pm.
We gather again Tuesday Nov. 12th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, let's talk.
Submitted by Al Chulick on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 12:26am.
Andrew Waters, Executive Director of the Spartanburg Area Conservancy, will be our speaker this Tuesday at around 7:15 PM. Please join us and bring a friend.
Nov. 5th is an election day with lots of local positions to be decided. This will be the first election in South Carolina that will require you to have a photo I.D. in order to vote. There might be some interesting stories to discuss about this. We'll follow the results as they come in later in the evening.
The articles posted on our face book page included one about there being more domestic deaths by gunfire in the U.S. than deaths in all the wars in American history. If you get a chance, read it, let us know what you think.
The Upstate Atheists were not allowed to volunteer with the distribution of food to our hungry and needy in our town by the sponsors of this worthy endeavor. We'd like to know what you think about this also.
Lots to talk about. DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday Nov. 5th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. See you there.
Let's do it!!
Al, Diane , Kevin and Cass
Submitted by Al Chulick on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 1:58am.
This is the second attempt in sending out a reminder. We don't think the first one made it. To bad, it was pretty good. Anyway, bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, let's talk.
Please remember to mark your calenders for our Nov. 5th gathering when we'll have Andrew Waters, Executive Director of SPACE, the Spartanburg Area Conservancy, as our speaker. It will be interesting.
Spartanburg DL gathers Tuesday October 29th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. See you there.
Diane, Cass, Kevin and Al
Submitted by Al Chulick on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 10:13pm.
Ted Cruz, born in Canada, (Wikopedia, Politifact, Presspass) is making moves that appear he is thinking seriously about running for president, but not of Canada. We're thinking that a person on his staff needs to slip him a copy of the Constitution of the United States for his perusal. Hillary Clinton, born and raised in the good ol' U.S. of A, totally qualified to be the leader of our country, might be his counterpoint. Who would you choose?. This is actually a silly question, knowing this group, and knowing what your answer would be, (but maybe not). Let's talk about it.
Giving you a reminder that Andrew Waters, Executive Director of SPACE, the Spartanburg Area Conservancy, will be our speaker Nov. 5th. So mark your calenders. Andrew will be talking to us around 7:15 or so, giving us plenty of time to gather together. As always, hoping for a good turnout.
DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday October 29th at The Nu-Way, 6:00 PM. See you there.
Diane, Cass, Kevin and Al
Submitted by Al Chulick on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 10:40pm.
We welcome Tania to our gathering, and hope to have her with us in the weeks and years to come. And we welcome back Tim after having returned from his travels to exotic places on our world. It's good to have seen them both last Tuesday.
The "business" portion went well last week. Just about to make another T-shirt order, and thinking that purple would be a nice change from the gray. We'll need to check with our screen printer about the color change and see if she can handle our logo with the purple. There were several suggestions of other screen printers, so if you want us to check your suggestions out, please give us some contact information.
JP Morgan has to pay $13 billion to us, the government, for fraudulent loan practices. This penalty doesn't resolve the ongoing criminal investigations. And BofA could be facing a penalty of $30 billion. Slowly and surely, it's coming down!
We're excited to announce that Andrew Waters, Executive Director of SPACE, the Spartanburg Area Conservancy, will be the speaker at our gathering on November 5th at 7:15 PM. Andrew has been to several of our gatherings, but now we're giving him time to tell us what SPACE is up to, and maybe give us ideas of how we might help our community through his organization. So on Nov. 5th, go vote then join us to listen to Andrew.
DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday October 22nd, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. See you there.
Al, Diane, Kevin and Cass
Submitted by Al Chulick on Sun, 10/13/2013 - 10:06pm.
We always like to welcome new friends to DL. This week it's Wanda! We're so glad she founds us, and look forward to her presence at our gatherings in the weeks and years to come.
Let's plan to have a talk about a bit of business Tuesday. We'd like to discuss a T-shirt order, and possibly a change in color, and also go over just how the absolutely non-obligatory contribution jar works. We'd like to make sure that all of you are receiving the reminders and verify email addresses. This is your chapter, so give us your opinion on how we all could make it better. Speak up, don't hold back. Any thoughts will be appreciated. So at 7:30 or so, the cow bell will sound.
Will the partial shutdown still be happening? Anyone know about an election going on in S.C. in November 2013? Has there been a news blackout on bank failures in 2013? Anyone hear about any? These and other subjects we can discuss Tuesday until our hearts are still not content.
"Liberals believe that we are better off when we live for each other than when we live only for ourselves." (Justin Krebs in "538 Ways to Live, Work and Play Like a Liberal")
DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday October 15th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. We'll be outside if it's not raining so bring a jacket, and your thoughts to the table.
Cass, Diane, Al and Kevin
Submitted by Al Chulick on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 10:04pm.
Well, the Chulicks are back from their road trip to Madison, Wisconsin with wonderful stories of a fantastic adventure and news of the National Conference. Thank you all for keeping the DL Spartanburg ship afloat last Tuesday. We really did miss you.
The United Nations is dismantling chemical weapons in Syria. This is a great start, let's all hope it is completely successful. Our government is in a partial shutdown, like nobody saw this coming. Just how do you shut down a government?
Our positive thoughts go out to Michael B. Hoping to see him again around the table soon.
Dl Spartanburg gathers Tuesday Oct. 8th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table. See you there.
We miss you Pixie,
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