Friday, April 30, 2010

Project America Run Show Your Support

Donate to Project America Run

I am moved by your desire to contribute to my effort to honor our lost countrymen. Donations to Project America Run will be used exclusively to 1) cover the direct costs of staging the event and 2) fund private rehabilitation programs for disabled veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. Project America Run is being carried out under the sponsorship of Honoring Our Veterans, a non-profit 501(c)(3) Corp., that is an educational and public benefit corporation formed to assist wounded and disabled military veterans.

The educational and public benefit purposes of Honoring Our Veterans include: educating the public on the needs of wounded and disabled veterans; organizing citizen volunteers to help meet and administer those needs through therapeutic activities including recreational therapy; working with other public charities involved with therapeutic activities in order to directly assist wounded and disabled veterans with activities such as horseback riding, National Park tours, river rafting and fishing trips, educating wounded veterans themselves on life skills that will aid in the transition from military careers and war trauma to civilian life; and, building citizen networks to participate in providing free recreational therapeutic activities for wounded and disabled veterans.

Donations to Project America Run will be used to further the aims and activities of Honoring Our Veterans, to bring more wounded veterans to Jackson Hole and surrounding areas, as well as going to other designated charitable organizations that provide rehabilitation and social integration services for wounded veterans.

Mike Ehredt, who conceived the idea of, and who is running in, Project America Run, and Wally Thrall who is the principle organizer of the event, will be participating in the decisions regarding how the donated funds will be distributed.

Thank you so much for supporting this incredible event ... and for honoring our fallen soldiers, who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our country and our way of life. You can support this cause by remitting your tax deductible donations by mail, phone or our online store:


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Please make your check payable to 'Honoring Our Veterans' and note 'P.A.R' on the memo line. Mail your donation to:
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I humbly thank you for your support.

Mike Ehredt

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sodexo Under Attack From SEIU

Well workers of the world unite with Andy Stern, and Danny Glover. Sodexo is a capitalist company making profits on the backs of the little people. These SEIU workers are only being paid $7.50 an hour to cook, and clean for the man, and union dues.
How much does the Union Take per paycheck, and then not get a living wage for its SEIU Members from evil Sodexo?

I must have missed something after falling down the rabbit hole. No one is forcing these folks to work for the wages their union negotiated for them. They are free to go and take their skill set anywhere where they think they are worth more money. America is not the EU.
Now the bigger question that has to be asked is how much more than $7.50 an hour does Andy Stern get paid to get his union workers such a poor contract? This is the contract that SEIU and their union agreed to work for! SEIU was able to donate 63 million to political causes during the last election cycle. Someone is making money with SEIU, it’s just not the rank and file.

How much does Danny Glover get paid to do a movie? I'll bet more than $7.50 an hour! He now cares, so he marches with SEIU! Is he overpaid?
What would happen if the next time you show up at a Danny Glover movie, and you get to the counter, the teller says, that will be $10.50.YOU LOOK THEM IN THE EYE AND SAY, "I won't pay more than $2.50 to see Danny Glover! He's not worth more than $2.50." Then turn and walk away. How long will it be before AMC, Regal and Loews stop showing Danny Glover films? If customers are not willing to pay the going rate for a service, you must lower the cost. Now I'm sure they would love to show the movies for $2.50, but if they did they would most likely go bankrupt. The market sets a person worth, and there skill set sets them apart from the rest. Danny could demand a lot because he made the studio many millions over the years.
We are the market, and if we find that Danny Glover is no longer worth what he is asking us to pay to see him! The market will redefine Danny's worth on his next film, based on what you, the consumer does. Did Andy the head of SEIU get his rank and file the most, for their due money?

SEIU workers/ Is Andy living on what he got you under the contact that SEIU signed with Sodexo? If not ask why? Why are your union dues paying him more than he got for you? Your problem is with SEIU, If they could have got you more they would have. The more you make the more dues they can take! The ladder is on the RIGHT, use it and climb out of the rabbit hole the Left pushed you into!

Sodexo Protest Photos - "It's a beautiful day to get arrested"
Sodexo made more than a billion dollars profit in 2009, yet pays its workers in the U.S. as little as $7.50 an hour. Even if a worker is lucky enough to get full-time hours year-round (which is hardly the case for many of the company's workers), that still comes to just $15,600 per year--well below the poverty line for a family of four.
The global food service contractor also doesn't offer affordable health care options for 2/3 of its non-managerial employees in the U.S.. Now can you see why we spent the last five days protesting Sodexo's unfair and illegal treatment of workers?
About 200 people attended today's protest outside Sodexo's Gaithersburg, MD headquarters, including workers who went on strike yesterday at George Mason University and the delegation from France and England. A dozen brave activists who stepped beyond the police tape and linked arms were arrested taking a stand for workers who have been silenced and suppressed at every turn by Sodexo. Among the dozen who were arrested were SEIU President Andy Stern and actor/activist Danny Glover.
Among the "dirty dozen" who were arrested during the protest: Terry Shelly, a Sodexo worker at Loyola University who was fired in retaliation for her union organizing activity; SEIU Executive Vice Presidents Mitch Ackerman & Bruce Raynor, a parent of a student at Tulane University in New Orleans and a student leader from United Students Against Sweatshops. One by one, police led them away, but they stood strong raising arms overhead showing their strength.
Check out photos from the April 16 Sodexo protest and arrests below (

What the radicals of today are saying

"Americans may own guns for the purpose of hunting and target shooting"
"There is an individual right to bear arms but it's subject to common sense regulation."
~Sen. Barack Obama, 2008

"I would also work to reinstate the assault weapons ban." ~Sen. Hillary Clinton, 2008

"Assault weapons in the hands of civilians exist for no reason but to inspire fear and wreak deadly havoc on our streets" ~President Bill Clinton, 1997

"You want an assault rifle? Join the Army!"
~Rep. Carolyn McCarthy

"Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe."
~Senator Dianne Feinstein, 1993

"We're going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy! We're going to beat guns into submission!"
~Senator Charles Schumer, 1993

"If someone is so fearful that they are going to start using their weapons to protect their rights, it makes me very nervous that these people have weapons at all."
~Rep. Henry Waxman

What our founding radicals wanted

"To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."
"What is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials."
~George Mason, 1788

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." ~Thomas Jefferson, 1776

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed."~Noah Webster, 1787

"The said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms." ~Samuel Adams, 1788

"The militia is our ultimate safety. We can have no security without it. The great object is that every man be armed."
~Patrick Henry

"Necessity is the plea of every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves."
~William Pitt, 1783