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America, Birthday, and Friday: Illinois Governor Signs Bill to Make August 4 "Barack Obama Day" @balleralert Illinois Governor Signs Bill to Make August 4 β€œBarack Obama Day” – blogged by @MsJennyb β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Last week, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a new measure into law to honor former President BarackObama for his dedication to the state, where he began his political career. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Earlier this year, Senate Bill 55 was passed by both the Senate and the House without a single vote against it. On Friday, Rauner signed the bill into law to designate August 4th "Barack Obama Day,” a commemorative state holiday. The holiday will be celebrated on Obama’s birthday, beginning next year. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € The bill states the holiday will be "observed throughout the State as a day set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who began his career serving the people of Illinois in both Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate, and dedicated his life to protect the rights of Americans and building bridges across communities.”
America, Birthday, and Friday: Illinois Governor Signs Bill to Make
 August 4 "Barack Obama Day"
 @balleralert
Illinois Governor Signs Bill to Make August 4 β€œBarack Obama Day” – blogged by @MsJennyb β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Last week, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a new measure into law to honor former President BarackObama for his dedication to the state, where he began his political career. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Earlier this year, Senate Bill 55 was passed by both the Senate and the House without a single vote against it. On Friday, Rauner signed the bill into law to designate August 4th "Barack Obama Day,” a commemorative state holiday. The holiday will be celebrated on Obama’s birthday, beginning next year. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € The bill states the holiday will be "observed throughout the State as a day set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who began his career serving the people of Illinois in both Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate, and dedicated his life to protect the rights of Americans and building bridges across communities.”

Illinois Governor Signs Bill to Make August 4 β€œBarack Obama Day” – blogged by @MsJennyb β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Last week, Illinois Governor Bruce R...

Beautiful, Doctor, and Friends: Allah's Messenger (*) said, "If Allah wants to do good to somebody, He afflicts him with trials." A very inspiring Story: must read BEAUTIFUL STORY MUST READ @islamleveryone A Man Named Rashed This is a true story about a man named Rashed. He tells his story as follows… I was not more than thirty years old when my wife gave birth to my first child. I still remember that night. I had stayed out all night long with my friends, as was my habit. It was a night filled with useless talk, and worse, with backbiting, gossiping, and making fun of people. I was mostly the one who made people laugh; I would mock others and my friends would laugh and laugh. I remember on that night that I’d made them laugh a lot. I had an amazing ability to imitate others – I could change the sound of my voice until I sounded exactly like the person I was mocking. No one was safe from my biting mockery, even my friends; some people started avoiding me just to be safe from my tongue. I remember on that night, I had made fun of a blind man who I’d seen begging in the market. What was worse, I had put my foot out in front him – he tripped and fell, and started turning his head around, not knowing what to say. I went back to my house, late as usual, and I found my wife waiting for me. She was in a terrible state, and said in a quivering voice, β€œRashed… where were you?” β€œWhere would I be, on Mars?” I said sarcastically, β€œWith my friends of course.” She was visibly exhausted, and holding back tears, she said, β€œRashed, I’m so tired. It seems the baby is going to come soon.” A silent tear fell on her cheek. I felt that I had neglected my wife. I should have taken care of her and not stayed out so much all those nights… especially since she was in her ninth month. I quickly took her to the hospital; she went into the delivery room, and suffered through long hours of pain. I waited patiently for her to give birth… but her delivery was difficult, and I waited a long time until I got tired. So I went home and left my phone number with the hospital so they could call with the good news. An hour later, they called me to congratulate me on the birth of Salem. I went to the hospital immediately. As soon as they saw me, they asked me to go see the doctor who had overlooked my wife’s delivery. β€œWhat doctor?” I cried out, β€œI just want to see my son Salem!” Continues πŸ‘‡
Beautiful, Doctor, and Friends: Allah's Messenger (*) said,
 "If Allah wants to do good to somebody,
 He afflicts him with trials."
 A very inspiring Story: must read
 BEAUTIFUL STORY
 MUST READ
 @islamleveryone
A Man Named Rashed This is a true story about a man named Rashed. He tells his story as follows… I was not more than thirty years old when my wife gave birth to my first child. I still remember that night. I had stayed out all night long with my friends, as was my habit. It was a night filled with useless talk, and worse, with backbiting, gossiping, and making fun of people. I was mostly the one who made people laugh; I would mock others and my friends would laugh and laugh. I remember on that night that I’d made them laugh a lot. I had an amazing ability to imitate others – I could change the sound of my voice until I sounded exactly like the person I was mocking. No one was safe from my biting mockery, even my friends; some people started avoiding me just to be safe from my tongue. I remember on that night, I had made fun of a blind man who I’d seen begging in the market. What was worse, I had put my foot out in front him – he tripped and fell, and started turning his head around, not knowing what to say. I went back to my house, late as usual, and I found my wife waiting for me. She was in a terrible state, and said in a quivering voice, β€œRashed… where were you?” β€œWhere would I be, on Mars?” I said sarcastically, β€œWith my friends of course.” She was visibly exhausted, and holding back tears, she said, β€œRashed, I’m so tired. It seems the baby is going to come soon.” A silent tear fell on her cheek. I felt that I had neglected my wife. I should have taken care of her and not stayed out so much all those nights… especially since she was in her ninth month. I quickly took her to the hospital; she went into the delivery room, and suffered through long hours of pain. I waited patiently for her to give birth… but her delivery was difficult, and I waited a long time until I got tired. So I went home and left my phone number with the hospital so they could call with the good news. An hour later, they called me to congratulate me on the birth of Salem. I went to the hospital immediately. As soon as they saw me, they asked me to go see the doctor who had overlooked my wife’s delivery. β€œWhat doctor?” I cried out, β€œI just want to see my son Salem!” Continues πŸ‘‡

A Man Named Rashed This is a true story about a man named Rashed. He tells his story as follows… I was not more than thirty years old when m...

Life, Memes, and Army: Ll bat.defense AIRBORNE RANGER IN THE SKY SGT ALESSANDRO PLUTINO 1ST BATTALION 75TH RANGER REGIMENT KILLED IN ACTION AUGUST 8, 2011 AFGHANISTAN Follow @bat.defense SGT. ALESSANDRO LEONARD PLUTINO, 28, WAS KILLED BY ENEMY FORCES DURING A HEAVY FIREFIGHT WHILE CONDUCTING COMBAT OPERATIONS IN PAKTIYA PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN.PLUTINO WAS A TEAM LEADER ASSIGNED TO COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 75TH RANGER REGIMENT AT HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, GA. HE WAS ON HIS SIXTH DEPLOYMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE WAR ON TERROR WITH THREE PREVIOUS DEPLOYMENTS TO IRAQ AND TWO TO AFGHANISTAN.HE WAS BORN AUG. 23, 1982 IN WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY. HE ENLISTED IN THE USARMY IN AUGUST 2006 FROM HIS HOMETOWN OF PITMAN, N.J. PLUTINO COMPLETED ONE STATION UNIT TRAINING AT FORTBENNING, GA., AS AN INFANTRYMAN. AFTER GRADUATING FROM THE BASIC AIRBORNE COURSE THERE, HE WAS ASSIGNED TO THE RANGER ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM ALSO AT FORT BENNING.PLUTINO GRADUATED FROM THE RANGER ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM AND WAS THEN ASSIGNED TO COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 75TH RANGER REGIMENT IN FEBRUARY 2007, WHERE HE SERVED AS A RIFLEMAN, GRENADIER, AUTOMATIC RIFLEMAN, AND A RANGER TEAM LEADER.HIS MILITARY EDUCATION INCLUDES THE BASIC AIRBORNE COURSE, RANGER ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM, U.S. ARMY RANGER COURSE, WARRIOR LEADER COURSE, AND THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN AMBULATORY COURSE.HIS AWARDS AND DECORATIONS INCLUDE THE RANGER TAB, THE EXPERT INFANTRYMAN’S BADGE, COMBAT INFANTRYMAN’S BADGE AND THE PARACHUTIST BADGE.HE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL WITH TWO OAK LEAF CLUSTERS, ARMY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL, ARMY GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH TWO CAMPAIGN STARS, IRAQ CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH CAMPAIGN STAR, GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE MEDAL, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RIBBON, ARMY SERVICE RIBBON AND THE OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON WITH NUMERAL TWO.PLUTINO IS SURVIVED BY HIS MOTHER DIANNE HAMMOND AND HIS FATHER SANDRO PLUTINO, BOTH OF PITMAN, N.J.AS A RANGER, PLUTINO SELFLESSLY LIVED HIS LIFE FOR OTHERS AND DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF AS A MEMBER OF THE ARMY’S PREMIER DIRECT ACTION RAID FORCE, CONTINUOUSLY DEPLOYED IN SUPPORT OF THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR, AND FOUGHT VALIANTLY AS HE SERVED HIS FELLOW RANGERS AND OUR GREAT NATION.- tillvalhalla
Life, Memes, and Army: Ll bat.defense
 AIRBORNE RANGER IN THE SKY
 SGT ALESSANDRO PLUTINO
 1ST BATTALION
 75TH RANGER REGIMENT
 KILLED IN ACTION
 AUGUST 8, 2011
 AFGHANISTAN
Follow @bat.defense SGT. ALESSANDRO LEONARD PLUTINO, 28, WAS KILLED BY ENEMY FORCES DURING A HEAVY FIREFIGHT WHILE CONDUCTING COMBAT OPERATIONS IN PAKTIYA PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN.PLUTINO WAS A TEAM LEADER ASSIGNED TO COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 75TH RANGER REGIMENT AT HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, GA. HE WAS ON HIS SIXTH DEPLOYMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE WAR ON TERROR WITH THREE PREVIOUS DEPLOYMENTS TO IRAQ AND TWO TO AFGHANISTAN.HE WAS BORN AUG. 23, 1982 IN WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY. HE ENLISTED IN THE USARMY IN AUGUST 2006 FROM HIS HOMETOWN OF PITMAN, N.J. PLUTINO COMPLETED ONE STATION UNIT TRAINING AT FORTBENNING, GA., AS AN INFANTRYMAN. AFTER GRADUATING FROM THE BASIC AIRBORNE COURSE THERE, HE WAS ASSIGNED TO THE RANGER ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM ALSO AT FORT BENNING.PLUTINO GRADUATED FROM THE RANGER ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM AND WAS THEN ASSIGNED TO COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 75TH RANGER REGIMENT IN FEBRUARY 2007, WHERE HE SERVED AS A RIFLEMAN, GRENADIER, AUTOMATIC RIFLEMAN, AND A RANGER TEAM LEADER.HIS MILITARY EDUCATION INCLUDES THE BASIC AIRBORNE COURSE, RANGER ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION PROGRAM, U.S. ARMY RANGER COURSE, WARRIOR LEADER COURSE, AND THE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN AMBULATORY COURSE.HIS AWARDS AND DECORATIONS INCLUDE THE RANGER TAB, THE EXPERT INFANTRYMAN’S BADGE, COMBAT INFANTRYMAN’S BADGE AND THE PARACHUTIST BADGE.HE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL WITH TWO OAK LEAF CLUSTERS, ARMY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL, ARMY GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH TWO CAMPAIGN STARS, IRAQ CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH CAMPAIGN STAR, GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE MEDAL, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RIBBON, ARMY SERVICE RIBBON AND THE OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON WITH NUMERAL TWO.PLUTINO IS SURVIVED BY HIS MOTHER DIANNE HAMMOND AND HIS FATHER SANDRO PLUTINO, BOTH OF PITMAN, N.J.AS A RANGER, PLUTINO SELFLESSLY LIVED HIS LIFE FOR OTHERS AND DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF AS A MEMBER OF THE ARMY’S PREMIER DIRECT ACTION RAID FORCE, CONTINUOUSLY DEPLOYED IN SUPPORT OF THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR, AND FOUGHT VALIANTLY AS HE SERVED HIS FELLOW RANGERS AND OUR GREAT NATION.- tillvalhalla

Follow @bat.defense SGT. ALESSANDRO LEONARD PLUTINO, 28, WAS KILLED BY ENEMY FORCES DURING A HEAVY FIREFIGHT WHILE CONDUCTING COMBAT OPERATI...