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Obama Campaign Soliciting Money from Foreign Supporters over $500M


Soliciting foreign nationals to contribute to his campaign-

Obama.com which is owned by an American ex-patroit now living in China, the Obama sites have more than 43% total traffic which is internationally which is from search engine optimization –

Join his mailing list and his campaign sends out emails and donor solicitation to all , including foreign nationals and that is against law- Even if you are a US citizen in another country –

Obama site doesnt require foreignors [have no credit card credibility] so

If you want to donate you dont need any security CVS code as you would with buying a hoodie or cap… If you go to buy a hoodie you have to provide all the security code information to complete the transaction!! Obama is currently raking in billions from overseas~!

2008 raised $500,000,000 in donations under $200 that doesnt have to report the donors to the Federal Elections Commission..

Obama is circumventing law – being supported by foreignors –

This allow foreign and robo-donations can pound through a computer potentially can get 10s of millions from foreign concerns…its criminal.

systems engineers deconstructed Obama funding apparatius.

Obama currently personally owns 392 domain names!!
[but not obama.com ] – Obama campaign denied it,.

An American ex-patriot owns Obama.com & redirects foreign trafffic to the official Obama relections campaign donate page ~ enabling foreignors in Shanghai & elsewwhere such as the Middle East with help of search engine optimization to reach WorldWide and collect donations from anyone you can imagine~This is illegal!!

Media isnt part of the problem it is the problem as it lets the current administration get away with all this . We need to aggressively pursue this and expose it so people will not vote for Obama…

GO TO http://gai.org there is a 110 page report and analysis for all politicians soliciting illegal donations. If Obama gets re-elected this will still be investigated and is impeachable~!!IT IS TREASONOUS~!

Better to vote for Romney to avoid having Biden as pres after Obama gets prosecuted.

http://www.janineturner.com/blog/website_radio_show_podcasts/radio-show-guest-steve-bannon/janine-turner-show-steve-bannon-10-13-12/

After much research of news, history, documents and more I have decided its best to vote for ROMNEY-RYAN


Many people want conclusions without details, especially with politics. They dont want to be bothered with details about news, government, world events or anything that doesnt immediately affect the bubble they live in.We live in an entertainment oriented society.

Even TV commercials have to entertain, often with little vignettes that have nothing to do with the product they make but their logo or spokesperson, who usually is an entertainer and not even part of the company or product line they represent. Talk show hosts and the media pushing out their own agendas, subtly brainwashing the public into complacency, while the world turns and churns evolving into a madness driven society.

I have taken time away from ArtRave and began checking out videos of speeches by Romney, Ryan, Obama & Biden, due to the seriousness of the current condition of the United States and its credibility with the world.
I started reading news articles from many online sources, watching TV News channels, switching from station to station getting the gist of each stations take on events and politicians. Obama has more money to spend on TV ads, but brilliantly has them made to smear his opponent having no facts or proof, just smears and spreads lies that many hear on a commercial and form and opinion without knowing the truth~!

Romney having much less money available for commercials, tries to get information out that is critical for people to know but many wont listen. Many do however as recent events after the Presidential Debate has awakened many in America to start paying attention to whats going on in Washington and see that we are like lobsters in a pot on a slow boil, having not felt the consequences yet of our own indifference.

I have gone into blogs from around the world, looking into issues and trying to see how America is viewed by the world.

I have looked into news stories about  the economic crisises of  other nations and see the world economy declining as natural disasters and wars and terrorism increases. Economies are collapsing in some nations, people are rioting, there are food shortages and natural disasters occurring every day.

Civil wars are killing women and children, such as in Syria.

In Pakistan, a young intelligent teenage girl who speaks out wanting to get a better education is shot in the head by terrorists, wanting to suppress childrens rights to a better education perceived as being too western. The world is going haywire and soon it will be happening in our own backyards if we dont stop and find out whats going on and then do something about it~!!

I wanted to see what is likely in store for America in regards to how Obama has been running our country or rather how he has pretended to run our country for the last 4 years. It is frightening~!!

Obama has been following his own agenda, which has been formed in him since his childhood, being surrounded by a family of socialists, communists, racists, islamists, anti-colonialists , radical malcontents, criminals and many dissidents. He was so unknown to our country when he rose to favor and became president. It was unprecedented how he arrived in the White House, having limited political experience but alot of behind the scenes supporters with alot of money that jettisoned him into the White House primarily as a new hope, a change and one who would improve the United States, but his idea of improvements is actually to bring America to its knees as he sees our passed colonialism and developing of underdeveloped nations as  something we should be punished for~!

He said in August – You didnt build that~!! In relation to people building their own businesses. He meant it~!! He believes that everything we have stems from us supposedly exploiting nations in Africa. He fails to see that the condition of those people were far worse before England or we had invested in them.

The same with the Arab nations oil industry. It was the UK and the USA that built up their oil businesses  on leases and established trade agreements that enabled those countries to trade their one valuable commodity – oil – for the things they needed like industry, agriculture, education, things they never developed on their own as Europeans progressed into modern times by their own hard work and efforts. It was their own warlords that assassinate one another to grab power and only their own elite enjoy prosperity while the people still live in squalor~!

Meanwhile for millenia African leadership was left to the toughest and most barbaric with slash and burn way of life and selling those they conquered into slavery worldwide with traders who came to trade for natural resources. People like to forget how African slavery got started and why, but like to just pick a point in time and blame the world for what they themselves began and  cultivated. Why didn’t they develop and learn on their own as other people around the world did? Why does that incur  European and American responsibility?

Nevertheless Obama has this ideology about  shrinking the footprint of the USA and the UK around the world and one of the first things he did as president was to return the bust of Winston Churchill to the UK http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/4623148/Barack-Obama-sends-bust-of-Winston-Churchill-on-its-way-back-to-Britain.html  which was a most insulting thing to do internationally!

Later after kissing butt to Arab nations, he apologized for America http://godfatherpolitics.com/7012/911-anniversary-obama-administration-apologizes-to-muslim-mobs/ – and denounced the youtube trailer for Innocence of Muslims, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAiOEV0v2RM , rather than calling for condemnation of the attack on Benghazi~

In a 2009 address in Egypt,  Obama gave a kiss butt pro-islamic speech apologizing for America http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_889oBKkNU interfering in their countries~which was unwarranted and basically treasonous in intent. He said Islamic countries were too often treated as proxies  leading many muslims feeling the west as hostile, He mentioned 9/11 about extremists causing the hostilities between west and islam. He wants to help them to seek prosperity and make a new beginning between islam and America and need not be in competition and share  common interest in tolerance, dignity in human beings. . He sought to create a new playing field where he was submitting  America to people who practice rage and barbarism.He openly wants to say there is a sustained effort  to seek common ground and quotes from the ‘holy koran’ and that he claimed to be wanting to speak humble truth to the islamics – based on his roots as a muslim and spending time as a boy in Indonesia and worked in Chicago with muslims and as a student of history recognizes a debt to islam and European enlightenment  based on Islamic sciences and culture, poetry,music, calligraphy and peaceful contemplation and racial equality..Listen to the video to hear the rest as he claimed Morrocco was the first nation to recognize the USA.He claimed American Muslims have enriched the USA.He claimed that Thomas Jefferson had a koran… He promises to fight against negative islamic stereotypes wherever they appear, but wants muslims to change their perceptions of America.He said that America is great as a man named Barack Hussein Obama can rise to being president of the USA.Pres Obama saw the need to have America acknowledge & pay reparation to blacks for the slavery in the USA but neglects Egypts debt to Israel when it enslaved Israel for 400 yrs to build their great monuments. Israeli homeland was stolen from them so granting them back their homeland was the right thing for the world to do since he made issue of USA slavery he should have reminded Egypt of the 400 yrs they held all of the Isaelis in slavery after Joseph saved Egypt during their 7 yrs of famine~Listen to the entire speech on youtube.

Yes I have been very busy for the last few months researching ALOT about these matters. I then started to check into Obamacare – 2700 pages~!! There are all sorts of little time bomb loopholes that initally will be invisible to the public as far as programs go, but just when we should be getting settled into it, then the other rules start coming into place, ones that will corrupt and bankrupt our government, collapse the medical field industry as it will cause many college students who would have become doctors to choose other careers and the shortage of doctors will greatly increase, placing great burdens on those still working in the medical field.

Muslims dont have to participate in Obamacare and will no be fined as Christians and Jews and others will be. http://visiontoamerica.com/9659/obamacares-muslim-exemption/

This will cause the quality of care to become worse than it is now and also will cause people to die that while they have the so-called insurances required by law, will find getting appointments and or approval for care needed to be delayed longer and longer. Money will be taken out of the Social Security Administration and Medicare and used like a Ponzi scheme  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponzi_scheme paying then due bills while still increasing our national deficit and debt [ providing we last that long~!] Its not based on viable economics and will further break down the infrastructure of America.Why so many have jumped on his bandwagon is disheartening.Thank God its not the majority – at least yet.

We still have time to turn things around and get America back on track but need someone who is brilliant and versatile  yet most of all that loves America and wants to serve it rather than being like the naked emperor needing new cloths that was surrounded by yes men..So we dont even know for sure how much the government has been run by incompetence  or deliberately. Either way, Benghazi shows us that its wake up time- time to get a commander in chief that wont do coverups and wont enable nations that hate us to overcome us.We need  to remove Obama from office, despite his popularity among the shallow entertainment oriented part of our society. WE got to out the brakes on spending as out economy is currently spinning out of control and heading for collapse.

Obama has wit, charm and charisma. He has many people following him simply because they like him and consider him to be like them and know their needs. Obama is still a schemer~!! Our society has become so entertainment oriented and short sighted that we as a nation prefer to be entertained and not have to deal with details about news domestic and world issues.We rather see a tweet that everything is going to be all right – even if it isnt. Many rather believe lies and make decisions on who runs our government based not on their qualifications as much as how much they can entertain us~!!

Delusion and fantasy have replaced truth and reality.

America has been lulled to sleep over this passed decade~!

Most people, especially young voting age adults, are done mourning 9/11/2001 and are tired of wars & terrorist attacks.

Many people slink back down to their every day lives and live in their own little bubbles and make decisions based on their own conveniences and inconveniences.

Many people have become lack luster and apathetic, having no confidence in politics or politicians and wont even hear what is being said~!!

Many wont keep abreast of the news and current events or plan for their futures and the future of our nation. Many dont vote and dont even know who their politicians are!

Many wont bother to watch a Presidential Debates  because they are 90 minutes long and rather watch a movie or sport event. Many dont know that while they still enjoy the freedom to be apathetic and  non-concerned that soon it will concern them and yet be too late~!!

Obama failed in leading our nation.Whether deliberate or not, he has set us on a course for our self destruction! He tried his hand at foreign policy which has failed miserably and caused another 9/11  terrorist attack! He , his cabinet, his state dept, his ambassadors, his Secretary of  State, Hillary Clinton are complicite in the deaths of Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith,Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.
On Oct 15th after conflicting testimony on how Benghazi attack could have occurred, Hillary Clinton has decided to come clean partially~ She claims responsibility [whih is true] but hasnt  elaborated  concerning on  her remarks about Qadaffi’s death last year when she was caught gloating on TV sayig “We came We Saw He Died” and laughing about it as other videos surfaced showing how Qadaffi was dragged through the streets, humiliated, raped and then viciously murdered by the crowd like a pack of wild dogs.

Now about a  year later, our Ambassador Stevens, who informed the State Department of the need for more security as he feared for his life, was denied by the  State Dept and led up to the attack and him being dragged, humiliated, raped and viciously killed like Qadaffi was~!! Clintons partial admission has been made for political reasons as she said she didnt want to make a gotcha before the next Presidential Debate scheduled for Oct 16. Many Obama supporters downplayed the deaths of our 4 Americans and even blamed Republicans for making it into an issue~!! This is reprehensible that they downplay the deaths of our embassy staff as they rather continue believing the lies and Obama. Sharp media critics  of liberal Obama support are running with it to say it was all Romney;s fault for calling the attack what it was – an act of terrorism.

Despite Clinton’s partial admission of responsibility, http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-libya-clintonbre89f01v-20121015,0,2324766.story  the President is ultimately responsible as he is the commander in chief and he picked his cabinet and is supposed to be in charge. He has picked other i9ncompetents to run key areas of  government, such as

 Atty General Holder , doesnt even know Constitutional Law and wanted to give terrorists at Gitmo  constitutional citizens rights for trial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTmLKUT817Y   [which has never been done for war suspects] and couldnt even answer the committee with points of law to back up his decisions – so another incompetent in office and many more incompetents working closely with the president. This gross ignorance of US Law,  incompetence which has been sloping down to a pro-islamic agenda defies the Constitution of the USA and potentially takes away the freedoms we are currently guaranteed.

While no one wants to limit free speech and freedom of religion, when an ideology masks itself as a religion to gain power under that and wants to behave like Nazis and openly admit wanting to take over the world, destroy Israel, convert or force non muslims into servitude and perpetuate terroristic attacks and kill people~ well that can not then be addressed as a religion rather as a political force that poses a global threat. Religious muslims that are not into the ideology of world domination that aren’t aiding or supporting the terrorists have long been victimized and sacrificed by terrorists which has intimidated many into compliance with Sharia Law, even when they want their freedom.
AMERICA WAKE UP~! As the world comes tumbling down around us, we are not immune~! Its coming our way & we have ignored the warnings~

Now before it is too late to restrengthen and redeem America, we need to take decisive action and start by changing the leader of our country to one who is more capable of handling our economy and knowledgeable enough and cares enough to actually take the job seriously.The one currently in office has been playing president for 4 years and has been compared to Nero fiddling while Rome Burned~!!

Our kids no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance   http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/27/us/judges-ban-pledge-of-allegiance-from-schools-citing-under-god.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm  in school~! This is a big deal~!!

Why arent parents screaming at legislators to keep our patriotic foundation important?? Why have laws been passed that circumvented the normal procedure that has endured for over 200 years.

Our Constitution has been getting circumvented more and more over the last 4 years and those who see it and know the ramifications are being ignored or mocked, while our rights are being redefined into ones that will plunge us into a 3rd world status in only a few more years.

Our Flag has been a symbol of our freedom and yet it is now  disrepected world wide, starting with Obama himself continually disrespecting it~! How did he get elected last time???$500Billion from Arab nations helped get him elected and this time they have invested over $100Billion~! Why do they want him as our president? He sides with his muslim  brothers, snubs Israel and makes behind the scenes trade offs

I have posted many newsclips about Benghazi, Election & Debates, looking at docs,history,news .

I have posted them as I found them and you can see them by going to my Face Book Page : https://facebook.com/avehurley

The only sensible and clear conclusion is Romney is better qualified to be President & Ryan might make the best VP ever~!

We are in for difficult economics & world issues ahead.We need a leader that is focused & knowledgeable, one that can put together a super Cabinet to handle all the issues

Our country is going to be facing Obamacare is 2700 pages filled with time bomb loopholes that will be devastating to all. It is not the answer we need.
Dont be fooled by any more of Obama’s false promises or his false accusations about Romney~!! Romney has a plan that is most likely to succeed and recharge our economy.
Poor people should be more afraid to vote for Obama rather than thinking he is providing for them. He is NOT~! He just likes to take credit for immediate forms of relief some have enjoyed like the auto industry, but even they are once again in trouble.America needs to go back to our roots, our values, our constitution.
Congressmen & Senators need term limits and we need a balanced budget. It has not had one for 3 years in a row~ Every one the Congress has passed has been shot down by the Senate.
Obama wants to weaken our military and reduce our nuclear arsenal to level the global playing field~ That will have catastrophic consequences for all the world since its out might that keeps many nations from crossing the line into wars. I realize we are tired of war, but that wont make it go away. If we disarm, we will be overtaken! Best deterrent to war is a stronger more capable military.
Fiscal Cliff is coming that can break our economy.That will have direct impact on each of us! Better alternative to fiscal collapse is to make govt more efficient, revamp the current programs, so it wont cost taxpayers so much to provide entitlements.
More tax money  is spent on administering benefits than actually reach those in need. Many in need that are healthy enough to work and want to work, cant find jobs. Natl avg says around 8% but regional avg’s are higher.
Training Programs and works programs need to be established to help many to reach successful employment,America will be stronger when confidence in the White House is restored, so that businesses will want to invest in America and bring manufacturing back here~! You cant blame investors for going to other countries to develop their products if they know Obama wants to tax the heck out of them!! Wall St CEOs are slowing down on investing and hiring because they aren’t sure what Obamacare and his Fiscal Cliff will yield in Jan 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nmVMQLPznw
Many countries base their own economies off the strength of the US Dollar- We need to make it worth a dollar again.Currently the dollar is getting more and more inflated where it can actually end up costing $100 for a loaf of bread in the near future, as mentioned by Donald Trump last week. He is a patriot & a smart business man , like Romney and it will take Romney & people like him to help save the economy along with the people of the United States.
Obama has a long time grudge against the UK & the USA over past ‘colonialism’ . Obama is pro-socialism, pro-communisim, pro-islamic pro-racist by his own admission in articles , books he has published, speeches he has made in the past and by criminal affiliations he has made and incompetent people he has placed in his Cabinet!! Obama is bankrupting our country.We need to get him out of office~
PLEASE, If you are patriotic and loyal to our country and  If you love your freedom and want more TRUTH and HONOR from our PRESIDENT, then VOTE for ROMNEY & RYAN~!!!

Catastrophic leadership x2 – 7 years later : Hurricane Isaac~!!


With all the forecasted warnings, was there ever any doubt this storm would make landfall ??

After Katrina, a plan should have been drawn up that would have kicked evacuations into gear without alll the red tape~ Now there is flooding in many locations and a dam ready to burst~!

The US needs major infrastructure work, which the CCC’s post WW2 used to do~ We need a new workforce to rebuild America from the inside out – but I will leave that for another blog….

Why doesnt it surprise me that Plaquemines Parish went underwater? & other locations too~!!

Why does it disgust me that the Army Corps of Engineers rep told the Pres of PP not to evacuate yesterday?

Why hasnt Fema in 7 yrs not established a plan for mandatory evacuations in flood prone areas?

Why do they make people wait down there to be airlifted from helicopters in 12 ft of water rather than using the Natl Guard before the storm hits & commandeer all available busses in an area to go house to house before it floods out and take all the people to safety??

Why do towns & cities up north of flood prone areas have to take a vote before letting evacuees on buses stay in Red Cross Shelters in their towns??

Why isnt there a mandate in place to override local juristiction to allow shelters in other towns and cities to receive evacuees into shelters that are already set up or being set up?

Why were 20,000 people told the levees would hold overnight when they were already overflowing????

Why does the news seem surprised that people had to sit on top of their roofs this morning as the water levels continued to rise???

These plans should have been drawn up 7 yrs ago!!!!!

The red tape had to be cut then and the model should have been created for all the gulf region~!!!!

This is unacceptable and wrong…

People there without cars, people working paycheck to paycheck can not keep money aside for gas and motels~!!

People without cars or resources can not be left to suffer in floods before the govt sends in the troops to save them.They need to be saved before the levees break~!!

They needed to be moved out before the storm hit~!!!

What good is knowing a storm is coming when you have no where to go???

PP didnt get fed money to upgrade their levees when New Orleans did~ How insane is that?????

Why cant those who profit most from the Gulf pay a tax to make the shorelines safe in storms and not just from oil leaks???? Why cant the big oil companies pay to secure the shorelines?

It would save lives in a storm as well as the wetlands in an oil slick!!!

After Katrina and the BP Oil disaster, Fema should have developed contingency plans for all this~!!!

All they need to use is common sense~!

In Katrina, hundreds of school and city buses sat in parking lots and garages and ended up under water. They could have been used to evacuate thousands before the flood waters hit.

While Salvation Army & Red Cross set up shelters in many neighboring cities, the cities were not neighborly~!! City Counsels met and denied staging areas so there were no places to bus the people to!!They piled in the stadiums and the sewers backed up from the flood waters and within several hours people had to go to the bathroom on the floors~ The bathrooms had all overflown.They were stuck inside in their stench.There was no clean running water and no where for the drainage~!! They were there , 1000s of people , for several days and then brought to the Houston Stadium and it began all over except they did have running water.Stadiums were never designed to handle 1000’s living in them for days at a time but they did. WHY???

Because many places didnt want the evacuees in their towns~!! I was the Red Cross Shelter Manager in Lawton Oklahoma for Katrina. I opened 2 shelters the same week Katrina hit. We were denied access to the Emergency City Hall meeting that was to have approved opening the Armory to allow buses to bring evacuees that would have been placed in our shelters.The only evacuees we were allowed to take in were ones who could make it to our shelters on their own~!!

The paid Red Cross staff left me in charge and they all vanished out of town and didnt answer their cell phones for 5 days. I had lists of volunteers and made schedules for them to come into shelter and help.I gathered all the phone slips and merged and organized them into categories of available help that was called in as the staff was throwing the messages on the floors to be thrown out~!!

They were only keeping the messages for those donating money to the Red Cross~!!

I was appalled by that but realized everyone was stressed to the max and no one was in charge knowing what to do. I organized the mess and began sending evacuees into new homes that the community and surrounding towns were offering.

When officials from the main Red Cross came down from Tulsa, they told me that my shelter was the most efficient shelter running in all of Oklahoma and one official asked where all the documentation came from and I told him I created it and he said it was exactly what was needed and asked to use it in other shelters and I told him of course he could. He asked where were the paid staff and I said I didnt know as they were gone for over 5 days.

A few days later my son’s unit at Ft Sill was leaving for Iraq. I took a few hours off that day and went to the ceremonies when he and his men left for Iraq. I then went back to the shelter. I had clocked 176 hours in just little over 11 straight days of running the shelter.It was running well.

A woman called me, that had her husband and child were staying at a trailer of a relative in town for a few days after getting out from New Orleans, but they were afraid of coming into shelter and being separated. Her husband had injured his back during evacuation and their baby was 35lbs and I told her to come to the one shelter and gave them a room as it was available.

I also had the resource list I made copies of from all the called in services the community had offered and was able to pair them off with a church that had offered 10 cottages for 10 families. The cottages were originally for migrant farm workers and vacant but had 2 bedrooms each , were small but would fit small families. The church members had gone into each one, painted and then furnished each one and filled the kitchens~!! They wanted to provide new beginnings for some of the evacuees.

The Kelly family was the first match that was willing to go to one of the houses .They had been in shelter overnight and I had arranged a doctors appointment for Mr.Kelly to get his back medicine and then to go meet the Pastor of the church and see the house. 3 hours later the Kellys returned to the shelter to pick up their clothing and moved into their new house~!!! Everyone in shelter cheered for them.

Next day the paid Red Cross staff returned. They asked where were the Kelly’s??

One of my staff replied that they got their new house and moved out of shelter and into their new home.

The Red Cross Staff member exclaimed “They werent in shelter 24 hours, now WE wont get out FEMA reimbursements for them~!!

I gasped~! What is it all about anyway???

I failed to realize that to the Red Cross, the evacuees were just a commodity used to gain federal funds first and meeting their needs was to be a process that was meant to make money for the Red Cross.

She told me I was micromanaging.She said now she was going to take over running the shelter more than 2 weeks AFTER the Hurricane hit and I already had it running better than all the rest…

I was exhausted, burned out and ready to turn over control. I needed a break after 3 wks of nonstop working there. I was glad that the paid staff had finally returned to do their jobs~!!

I went back to my Red Cross ‘volunteer job’ of working at the Ft Sill Hospital clinic and then went back to Pennsylvania.

Now, 7 years later~~~

I am shocked that Fema has not established a mass evacuation plan.

  • They need mandated “authority” to establish staging areas in all available surrounding cities so that buses of evacuees can be brought there and then sent out to the Salvation Army & Red Cross Shelters~!!!This can not be left to the local city counsels as they have previously and still can vote against allowing or providing a place for buses to unload. There ar 65 people placed on a bus and many shelters hold up to 50 or less.Because of this, buses can not unload as pandamonium would break out. The buses then have to go on to the next city and keep going til one city has a staging area. I was in Lawton Oklahoma during Katrina. I helped establish 2 shelters there, one which could hold only 40 people and the other that held 51 people. Buses from the Stadium in Texas were coming and were diverted away from Lawton because they couldnt discharge the passegers as there was no staging area. We had requested that the Armory be opened as a staging area for passengers to come to and be processed into other smaller shelters that were made available through churches and other organizations. The Lawton City Counsel voted against opening the Armory and we were excluded from their meeting!!!This was done because of the negative press coverage of the Walmart that was ‘looted’ by survivors of the flood and thus they all were stereotyped as undesirables~!!!! It was an unfair assumption as even police and emergency personell were ‘looting’~ mostly for survival needs but some cameraman caught people carrying out TVs~ It was foolish, yes, but they didnt get far as once the TVs went underwater that was it anyway. Walmart actually gave gift cards of $125 per evacuee to buy new clothes.Walmart was very gernerous to all the victims of Katrina~!!!
  • When a flood is imminent – EVACUATION – must be provided~!!!During Katrina many buses were left to be flooded in parking lots~Its insane to me that they didnt learn from all the sub-comittee hearings, that were held after Katrina, that they would argue over the number of how many buses were flooded , rather than that whatever buses they had, should have been used to evacuate people~!

    Read this: About the Buses that flooded in Katrina

    Yet when you see who it was that was too busy arguing that it wasnt 2000 buses but 324, that idiot totally missed the point – The point being that no one ordered the buses to go evacuate people and that Natl Guard could have been used to enforce the evacuation~ The buses could have been used to save lives, rather then being left to be flooded out along with the residents. The contentious politician instead strains on a gnat while swallowing a camel~!!

    The Natl Guard, already mobilized in disasters, should lend drivers where none are available and all bus drivers too of both school districts and public transportation systems should be sent BEFORE the flood to every street in a town or parish and the Guard need to be sent ‘house to house’ BEFORE the flood and compel the residents to get their necessities and get on the bus!!!

  • The buses should then go to the nearest safe ‘Staging Area’ to unload the passengers so they can be processed into emergency shelters, til the storm’s threat is passed~ This would be far more ‘cost effective’ than having to do water rescues and air lifts AFTER the floods hit and so many are forced on to rooftops, injured and many children, disabled and elderly DIE in the process~! This all can be avoided by mandatory evacuations and giving the residents a place to go.
  • People who have cars should have option to drive their own vehicles and be given a voucher to get gasoline to make it to safety.Many people tend to stay in their homes, not because they want to but because they dont have the gas to get to safety – some work paycheck to paycheck and often storms hit when people dont have the money to evacuate. Vouchers before the storm to give them gas to get away to safety is more cost effective than airlifting them out off their roofs~!
  • Motel Vouchers or /Motel commandeering should be implemented so those who can drive away from the storm can find lodging that they just need to provide proof of their address as being part of the evacuation.Those who can pay should but those who can not pay should not be turned away but provide proof of residence. Evacuees being registered by the motel owner should then be in contact with a FEMA or the Red Cross. An Intake worker should be dispatched to do a Fema intake on the evacuee. This will also provide documentation for Fema reimbursements for sheltering costs. Families should stay in their own room. Single evacuees should be relocated to the nearest Red Cross Shelter as soon as possible. This will also free up the motel room for other families in need.
  • Disaster Areas that have ruined homes~ where evacuees can not return. Plans need to be established for assisting evacuee to a new home location when warranted. If area that they resided in can not provide clean water, sewers and utilities and drivable roads – then counseling and direction planning needs to be implemented to assist evacuee in relocation. This is done one on one and when Katrina hit, I contacted the local HUD office and their director came to the shelter in Lawton with expedited applications to enable evacuees to obtain permanent housing ASAP. I also contacted local realtors and they agreed to waive certain fees for evacuees and helped them get into new housing.
  • Job Assistance – Evacuees in shelters were assisted in job searches, transportation provided for job interviews and support provided in way of bus passes or tickets , gas vouchers for those who had cars and rides for those needing rides to appointments when no public transportation was available. This should be done for all displaced evacuees that need this service.
  • Social Services – Evacuees that are single parents or disabled or unemployed due to displacement – have been brought to Assistance Offices in the cities they are being sheltered at, and residential requirements need to be waived [usually 30 day waiting periods] and benefits expedited to help evacuated families get reestablished and seek housing.There needs to be a uniform method of handling this and protocals established for all locations.

Now if these simpler common sense things are implented, lives will be saved in future disaters~!!

What happened in Plaquemines Parrish and other flooded areas need not have become a human catastrophy~!!

 

The Army Corps of Engineers were contacted when the levees were overflowing~They told the Parrish President to not make a mandatory evacuation~ People were left to stay and assured the levees would hold~!! Then they began losing power and levees broke at night~!! Some residents were climbing on their roofs at 4am~!!and awaited several hours in the pouring rain til help arrived to rescue them.

 

How many will have died before this is over??? Now people have to brave the elements, soaking wet waiting for boats or helicopters to come~!! Would a bus yesterday accompanied by a Natl Guardsman’s evacuation order have been more safe, civil and cost effective.

 

Why wasn’t this plan or a similar common sense plan be part of the Declaration of Emergency????

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With all the forecasted warnings, was there ever any doubt this storm would make landfall ??

After Katrina, a plan should have been drawn up that would have kicked evacuations into gear without alll the red tape~ Now there is flooding in many locations and a dam ready to burst~!

The US needs major infrastructure work, which the CCC’s post WW2 used to do~ We need a new workforce to rebuild America from the inside out – but I will leave that for another blog….

Why doesnt it surprise me that Plaquemines Parish went underwater? & other locations too~!!

 

Why hasnt Fema in 7 yrs not established a plan for mandatory evacuations in flood prone areas?

Why do they make people wait down there to be airlifted from helicopters in 12 ft of water rather than using the Natl Guard before the storm hits & commandeer all available busses…

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ArtRave Arts &Artists are Now Expanding Coverage on Facebook~!


ArtRave Arts &Artists are Now Expanding Coverage on Facebook~!.

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At ArtRave, we promote decency and family values in art. We have over 315+ artist members from around the world that share in our vision for promoting and showing art that is tasteful and suitable for all viewing audiences.

Basic membership is free and any artist can join http://www.ArtRave.com and all its affiliate sites. This is good news for artists trying to promote or advertise their art , prints and art items they have available for sale on many websites, including :

and more sites they utilize,m including Ebay, Plunderhere, Artbyus and other auction sites.

Viewers have choices. Viewers that want to see a large variety of art without concerns of what willl ‘pop up’ have not worries when visiting ArtRave since only family friendly art is allowed to be displayed and promoted.As the owner of ArtRave, I personally review every submission and approve only ones that I would show my children, my parents, my preacher and anyone with moral conservative values.Most artsites will show ‘anything’ including adult content. There is no adult content on ArtRave.

Buyers can visit and look for art by topic, categories provided, price range and by approved sites where our members have their art products available.

Over the passed few months, ArtRave has been setting up groups and pages at Facebook for artists to post links to t their work and where it is available.Many artists have their original artworks for sale and many do custom work, such as portraits or familiar scenes from photographs.

https://www.facebook.com/ArtRave.company ArtRave.Company : Artists that have upgraded their memberships on ArtRave can name their affiliation with ArtRave ~ to obtain recommendations and promotions.

https://www.facebook.com/ArtRAveArtist Art Rave (Ave) is My Facebook page~! Artists can share ideas and their profiles and current artworks and links to sale sites.

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http://www.artrave.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtRave/ ArtRave Group for all ArtRave Artists and friends of ArtRave on Facebook~!

http://www.artrave.com/group/artrave-categories

https://www.facebook.com/ArtRaveCategories ArtRave Categories- Sales Promo Group is where Artists can post the URLs to ArtRave where they are showing their current works in the Categories menu – This enables viewers to search and shop by topic~!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ARTRAVEAveHurleyIllustrations/ is ArtRave Gallery- Showcase Group a group on facebook for artists to show and display their art from their ArtRave Gallery and include any other websites they belong to.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtRaveMallPromo ArtRave Mall – Group Many artists now participate in larger promotions of their art online and have shops on other sites that they show and promote in the ArtRave Mall – which is easy for viewers to use and click on the links to visit their shops online.

https://www.facebook.com/ArtRave.Ave ArtRave Gallery promotes art from ArtRave Gallery on the ArtRave.com site. Member artists can link their pictures here to reach more viewers.

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http://www.artrave.com/groups/fine-art-america

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ArtRave-Fine-Art-America ArtRave- Fine Art America Artists from ArtRave that have shops on Fine Art America promote their art shops and links to their art here~

http://artrave.com/group/cafepress

 

 

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http://www.artrave.com/groups/zazzle

http://www.facebook.com/ArtRaveZazzle

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http://www.artrave.com/groups/society6

http://www.facebook.com/pages/ArtRave-Society6/400984039961206

http://www.facebook.com/ArtRaveGalleries

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http://www.artrave.com/groups/imagekind

http://www.facebook.com/pages/ArtRave-Imagekind/429027410469767

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http://www.artrave.com/groups/redbubble

http://www.facebook.com/pages/ArtRave-RedBubble/274148202690410

https://www.facebook.com/AveHurleyIllustrations Ave Hurley Illustrations My Own Art Page:)

https://www.facebook.com/ArtRave.Gallery ArtRave Gallery Like Page~!

There are many buttons and links on ArtRave to make searching fun and relaxing.

Check for new Facebook “Like” pages & groups coming soon~!

Come Visit
ArtRave today 🙂 Ave

http://www.cafepress.com/avehurley

4th July Salute to Our Troops Abroad – both fallen and those still serving


4th July Salute to Our Troops Abroad – both fallen and those still serving.

A Thankyou to all our troops serving abroad.
If you have a loved one in the military, sent this video to them today~!!

Happy 4th pf July to all

Hobson’s Lighthouse by Ave Hurley & Art Promotional tips


“Hobson’s Lighthouse”

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Based on my original [mirrored] image acrylic painting done several years ago, this digital repainting has taken on a new life and appearance of its own, as I manually, digitally repainted it at 1200% resolution, one pixel at a time,creating details that my finest 10/0 sable brush never could have done.

In particular I digitally repainted this using a pointalism technique, adding in details to the US Flag and windows of the house and lighthouse. The US Flag is proudly flying and added in a double masted sailing ship going off into the distance. I added new details to the foreground and changed the coloring overall and re-painted the waves and water.

RELEASE: April 2012, so, if interested, please bookmark this page and come back soon, or email me and be among the first to obtain a copy of this fine digital painting.It will initially be available as a limited edition, hand signed Artist’s continental sized glossy finished postcard, meant for framing.

SIZE: 4.27″ high by 5.25″ wide.

LIMITED SIGNED EDITION : I will only have 100 printed of this and will number and date them when the printing is commissioned.

Price: $5.00 for a collectors first edition art postcard with free shipping.

Other sizes will be available by special order as this can be printed in any size up to 16×20 which will be on my POD Sites shortly. I will be making Giclees of this in sizes up to 12×16 by the end of April when my print shop is once again set up here at my new shop. Just contact me here at ArtRave.

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Above is being used as an example of what you as an artist should do in describing your art when posting.

How to ‘use’ [ArtRave] & any galleries to help promote your art work & increase chances of making sales:

1. List your art in the Gallery [ and other galleries you belong to]

  • Use your Artist ID# [if you have one, or use your name in the title bar along with the title of the art, ] I personally assign a page # to create a uniform inventory online that I use on all sites I belong to.
  • Give full description of your art : size, Medium used, Price, contact info.
  • Let viewers know if the original is for sale or not and give a price.If you sell this art as a print, let viewers know if they can purchase directly from you or not and if there are any limited editions, signed versions and what sizes are available.
  • Provide your contact information and correct URLS to where your art is being sold.Also include your profile page URL since viewers may want to read your BIO and check out any other information you provide there.
  • Viewers are unlikely to search for your art, unless you provide accurate information
  • Check your Gallery page URL using your ID# & page number [example: AH-001-034] at the end of the URL being assigned. This will identify your art in search engines along with the info placed correctly in the Title bar
  • Use the same title info, separated by comma’s and quotation marks and paste into the Tag line along with other descriptive words, so searchbots can index your work on Google, Bing, Yahoo etc..

2. Repost your art into the FREE Promotional ArtRave Categories that apply – even if more than one.There are over 100 & this is a free service to all artists from any art site. Only rule is it has to be ‘family friendly’ since ArtRave is a family friendly network, geared to helping emerging artists online to succeed and promote all t heir art sites collectively.

3.Open a second window, to start a blog post on the piece. Be sure to upload the picture and put the Gallery URL as well as the Category URL for the work and the complete copied description you provided in the Gallery, including any sites you have this art for sale at.Keep the blog open til you have all the pertinent information copied there.Tie your info together across the net~!!

4. In the blog, write a short paragraph about the art, whatever inspired you or details about the location of where the art took place or any info that might stir more of the viewer’s interest. This may mean the difference when the viewer is making their choice in buying your art over other art they are checking out. Remember art is competitive and viewers are swayed by many factors, including the topic or appearance, the story, the price and how the art makes them feel. You need to make the feel good about your art without making a hard sell. The viewer must always feel in control over what they are seeing, but you need to present your art in a way that will make them want to see it enough to own it.

5. Copy your blog into any other blogs you may have online. The more you spread the news about the same piece of art, the more it will show up in search indexes and be more available to art viewers.

6.Copy the URL of the blog into our Facebook Group and or other promo pages that are available. Be sure to use the Like buttons on the Gallery and Category pages as well as on the Blog pages when available.Twitter it too. Do each and every Like available – Twitter, Facebook, Google+1 and also post urls & your short paragraph about your art into any of the clubs you belong to and on the sites you belong to.

If you learn to repeat this process for each work of art you upload online, you will be self promoting your work using these tools and your art will get noticed and have a better chance of reaching the viewers that may choose to buy it.

It is not enough to just upload a picture to a random site and hope that some millionaire will come along and ‘discover’ you and make you rich overnite. If you dont go about presenting your work properly and energetically online, you will remain unlikely to sell your work .

This process or system I have laid out is simple and works.I have sold alot of my art this way.

Now for more promotion and advertising, you can use ad agencies, but they are expensive.

If you want an alternative, collective low cost advertising for your art, consider buying a banner ad here on ArtRave. I was doing them for my art but now do it for other artists as well. [or read my forum on ArtRave & do it yourself~!]

While other sites charge alot per day to advertise, you can buy a low-cost ad that will last an entire month for less than you would pay for one day on most sites. [this just covers bandwidth & site support] You can choose what art and site you want viewers to go to with your banner ad.

I also have a Top Artist Ad services which are banner ads with per clicks. Unlike other banner services, I DO NOT CHARGE PER CLICK – ~!

Most adlists charge over $100 a year and up to $.35 per click thru~

I only charge $25 per year and have no click thru charges. I worked hard learning how and creating all these additional services to share with other artists to provide you with an effective way to show, promote and sell your art online.

Do not fool yourself by simply loading art and leaving it everywhere.

I created ArtRave as a promotional artist network, but it is not enough for you to simply post a piece of art and disappear as some have done. That is a waste of time and bandwidth on your part. You need to be proactive if you wish to sell your art online anywhere you go. If however you do it using ArtRave, you will see more results for your efforts and I will help you along the way more than any other site will.

Have a good day 🙂 Happy posting and promoting~!!

Ave