From the Desk of Seth Mela

  • Inspiration

    Posted by Seth Mela

    This is a great story of real hope and inspiration...


  • 11-27-12 Internet Hoax Revealed

    Posted by Seth Mela

    There's another annoying hoax floating around on Facebook about your ownership of written materials and pictures...  here are the facts!


    That Copyright Notice Your Friends are Posting on Facebook? It's a Hoax

    Over the past few days, you might've seen people on Facebook posting a legal-sounding message on their wall, declaring that all of their photos and personal details are their own copyrighted property.



    --Well . . . don't bother.  It's a meaningless hoax.  As part of your agreement when you signed up with Facebook, you gave them the right to use anything you post pretty much any way they want, unless you delete it.



    --If you don't want them to use your info . . . delete your account.  There's an old saying that if a company is giving you something for free and not selling a product, then YOU are the product.  And that's more true on Facebook than ANYWHERE else.



    (Gawker / Snopes)

  • 11-26-12 A Big Reason

    Posted by Seth Mela

    Often my wife and I are asked why we chose to move to Wisconsin.  There are a LOT of reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is the type of people that are here.  In an upcoming episode of Feedback, we will discuss some of the significant differences between enjoying life here, and surviving in other areas.  Yes, there are trade-offs... but then again, we don't really have to put up with this kind of crap either:

    Woman says husband shot her, dropped her off at hospital


    BRADENTON - A day of Thanksgiving turned into a night of violence for a Manatee County couple.

    A female shooting victim turned up at Manatee Memorial Hospital around 7:40pm Thursday night and told authorities that she was shot by her husband at their home in the 1000 block of 35th Avenue Drive East in Bradenton.

    She says she was alone at the home with her husband, 36-year-old Evincse Dorelus, when the two got into an argument and he shot her.

    Evincse then drove her to the hospital and left her there.

    He fled in his vehicle and is still at large.

    His wife was treated for minor injuries and released.

  • Time to get back to work

    Posted by Seth Mela

    I found this article today that sums up how I feel.  This nation is too important, the American Dream is too big for us to give up.  We must gather our disapointment in the election, the shock of rampant liberalism and use it to get up, dust ourselves off and fight the decline of our nation.  If we don't... no one else will.


    Forward: Time for Conservatives to Get Back in the Fight

    -Mike Flynn,


    There is no doubt a lot of disappointment around dinner tables this Thanksgiving. The groundswell of conservative opposition to Obama and the Democrats, after delivering a landslide GOP victory, seemed to crash on the rocks as Obama was reelected. The DC GOP establishment, after squandering almost every advantage, has renewed its long-standing effort to minimize conservatives' influence on the party. The long fight to reclaim our country's promise has just begun. 

    I marveled at the rise of the tea party and grass-roots conservatives in 2009. I was in awe as people across the country reengaged in politics and voiced a full-throttle defense of individual freedom and American exceptionalism. I watched closely as this movement delivered the GOP one of the biggest landslide victories in American politics. 

    And, then, nothing. 

    I think a great many activists believed that the election of a House GOP majority had cauterized the wound of expanding government and simply went back to their lives. They mostly assumed that the Supreme Court would strike down the obviously unconstitutional ObamaCare. The believed that the GOP, with a financial edge and an energize base, would defeat Obama. They were horribly wrong. 

    The GOP blew its financial edge through a bevy of consultants more concerned about reaping out-sized commissions on ineffective TV advertising than defeating Obama. The party blew its chance to energize its base by planting its campaigns firmly in the mythical political center in a bid to appeal to low-information, low-propensity voters. It chose a muddled message that lurched chaotically from week to week. They avoided opportunities to criticize Obama or his record. They allowed the media to dictate the rules of engagement. 

    Obama did the opposite, appealing to his core voters and reigniting their passion. He put considerable financial resources into perfecting a ground-game to turn out his base voters and rode this to victory.

    We gave the establishment GOP a chance. They failed. Its time for us to reenter the fight. 

    Give thanks for what we've done and what we are about to accomplish. Our time is now.

  • Republic or Democracy?

    Posted by Seth Mela

    Is America a Republic or a Democracy?  What is the difference?  Far too many Americans don't know.  Below is one of the best explanations around... Enjoy & Share.

  • Union Kills The Twinkie

    Posted by Seth Mela

    This is an example of the Union winning the battle, but completely loosing the war.


    What good does it do to stand firm and demand certain benefits when it costs the employee the job.  How is that protecting the worker? 


    Unions have become exactly that which they fought against.  They are corrupt, short sighted, and only concerned with their own existence. 


  • UFO's in Denver?

    Posted by Seth Mela

    Here's a TV report about what a witness thinks is UFO's over Denver...


    OBVIOUSLY the real mystery here is the "witness" that didn't want to be identified...  IT'S BIGFOOT!!!  Did you see the hair on its arms???  BIGFOOT is in DENVER!!!

  • How Many Businesses Have Announced Closings or Layoffs Since Obama Won A Second Term?

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    This article is from   

    Understandably, not ALL of these companies made the decision to lay off workers the night of the election... but they did decide to wait til after to implement.  How many more will lay off workers after the first of the year?


    Do elections have consequences? If you have been paying attention to the financial markets, you might think so. Wall Street has had two horrible days since President Obama won a second term.

    However, stock prices are not the only thing taking a hit. It appears that the job market is also suffering. In the last 48 hours, the following major corporations have announced layoffs in America (links take you to news stories about the layoffs – with details from the companies):

    Energizer -

    The St. Louis-based company said Thursday that it expects to shed about 1,500 employees. When finished, the restructuring should lead to $200 million in pretax yearly savings, Energizer said. It aims to have most of its restructuring steps finished by the end of September 2014.


    Westinghouse -

    Westinghouse Anniston, the contractor responsible for shutting down Anniston’s chemical weapons incinerator, has reduced its workforce by another 50 employees.


    Research in Motion Limited -

    Research in Motion Ltd., the maker of BlackBerry smartphones, laid off about 200 people at its U.S. headquarters in Irving on Wednesday, according to a source close to the company who did not want to be named.


    Lightyear Network Solutions -

    More than one dozen employees at a Pikeville company lost their jobs this week. Officials with Lightyear Network Solutions said they are consolidating offices in Louisville and Pikeville to save money.


    Providence Journal -

    The Providence Journal Co. laid off 23 full-time workers Wednesday as part of a cost-cutting effort, including 16 members of the Providence Newspaper Guild and 7 non-union employees.


    Hawker Beechcraft -

    The company says 240 employees will lose their jobs with the closing of Hawker Beechcraft Services facilities in Little Rock, Ark.; Mesa, Ariz.; and San Antonio, Texas.


    Boeing (30% of their management staff) -

    Boeing Co. said Wednesday it plans to employ 30% fewer executives at its Boeing Defense, Space & Security unit by the end of 2012 compared to 2010 levels.


    CVPH Medical Center -

    CVPH Medical Center has handed pink slips to 17 employees. The layoffs — nine in management and eight hourly staffers — are part of an effort to “help bolster the hospital’s financial position in 2013 and beyond,” a press release said.


    US Cellular -

    The move will result in 980 job cuts at U.S. Cellular, with 640 in the Chicago area, according to a spokeswoman. The cuts are slightly under 12 percent of the approximately 8,400 total employees U.S. Cellular had at the end of the third quarter.


    Momentive Performance Materials -

    About 150 workers at Sistersville’s Momentive Performance Materials plant will be temporarily laid off later this month, officials said this week.


    • Rocketdyne -

    About 100 employees at Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, most of whom work in the San Fernando Valley, were laid off Wednesday in response to dwindling government spending on space exploration, the company said. The layoffs were effective immediately, and 75 percent of them came at the facilities on Canoga and De Soto avenues, which employ about 1,100 people. The company has six sites across the Valley.


    Brake Parts -

    The leader of an automotive parts plant in Lincoln County has told state officials that there are plans to lay off 75 workers starting in late December…The layoffs are expected to start Dec. 28 and continue in the first quarter of 2013

    Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS) is seeking to sell a stake of as much as 20 percent and said it’s reducing headcount by 3,000 to raise the staff cuts by the biggest wind turbine maker to almost a third over two years.


    Husqvarna -

    Husqvarna AB (HUSQB), the world’s biggest maker of powered garden tools, plans to cut about 600 jobs in a move that will save 220 million kronor ($33 million) a year by 2014.


    Center for Hospice New York -

    The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care plans to temporarily lay off as many as 40 employees next year as it embarks on a major renovation of the inpatient unit at its Cheektowaga campus.


    Bristol-Meyers -

    Bristol-Myers Squibb is following up its lackluster third-quarter results with almost 480 layoffs. As Pharmalot reports, the company notified the New Jersey government that it would scale back in Plainsboro, which means the cuts will hit its sales operations.


    OCE North America -

    Trumbull printer- and scanning-equipment provider Oce North America, Inc. will lay off 135 workers in three Connecticut communities, including East Hartford, according to its notice with the state Labor Department.


    • Darden Restaurants -

    The company, which was among those who had received an Obamacare waiver in the past, is looking to limit workers to 28 hours per week. A full time employee that is required to have health insurance (lest the employer pay a fine) works 30 hours per week, as defined by the Obamacare law.


    • West Ridge Mine -

    In its statement, UtahAmerican Energy blames the Obama administration for instituting policies that will close down “204 American coal-fired power plants by 2014″ and for drastically reducing the market for coal.


    United Blood Services Gulf -

    United Blood Services Gulf South region, the non-profit blood service provider for much of south Louisiana and Mississippi, will lay off approximately 10 percent of its workforce. It was a hard decision to make according to Susan Begnaud, Regional Center Director for the Gulf South region.

    A layoff is tough enough for employees to deal with, imagine hearing the crushing news that your office is shutting down just before Thanksgiving and Christmas…  Here are some of the business closings that were announced in just the past two days:

    To see even more companies that announced layoffs since the election, visit the Daily Job Cuts page.

  • 2nd try...

    Posted by Seth Mela

    Ok... Let's try this again... sleep depravation is horrible


  • Comic Relief

    Posted by Seth Mela

    I know some of you may want more and more serious commentary... but I, for one, need some laughter and comic relief.