Roots! Where Your Last Name Came From.

Where Does Your Last Name Come From?
Find Out What The Unique Meaning And Background Of Your Name Is!

For some lightness and fun!

Representing AmVets Chapter 18, Orange County, California. Thanks to a solid man, General Westmoreland!

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I know there were Battista Popes, artists and musicians, but thought my branch came from the farm! I guess that was intelligent because as my Dad used to say, when on the farm “there was always food to eat!” His point was that as he grew up in Italy, during the Depression, the people in the cities didn’t always have food to eat!

BATTISTA:

BATTISTA IS SYNONYMOUS WITH INTELLIGENCE, PURITY AND COURAGE.  Whoever bears this name comes from an old and esteemed line of ancestors. Battista’s are known for their wisdom.

 

My Mother’s maiden name is Marrocco: Of the 3 traits mentioned I can only claim “passion;” however, my mother, uncles and aunts were all courageous in various ways! My grandfather was a great musician and mastered 4 different musical instruments! Creative power? Wow! That’s where all my cousins came from!

MARROCCO:

Uncles, by blood and marriage!

MARROCCO IS SYNONYMOUS WITH CREATIVITY, PASSION AND COURAGE. Whoever bears this name came from a successful line of ancestors. Marrocco is known for its creative power!

 

Where Does Your Last Name Come From

What’s Killing White People?

What’s Killing White People?  The answer is easy, Liberalism!  First read the excerpt from the article in

The NY Times:

Health

Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds

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“That finding was reported Monday by two Princeton economists, Angus Deaton, who last month won the 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, and Anne Case. Analyzing health and mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from other sources, they concluded that rising annual death rates among this group are being driven not by the big killers like heart disease and diabetes but by an epidemic of suicides and afflictions stemming from substance abuse: alcoholic liver disease and overdoses of heroin and prescription opioids.”
Why blame the Liberals?  Liberalism/Progressivism or what ever you wish to call it gave us promiscuous sex, drugs and lack of morality called Rock ‘N Roll! As a former idiotic liberal I assure you I rue the day so many of us embraced that philosophy and life-style.
Without the moral underpinnings divorce and dissolution of the family unit runs rampant.  In the “devil may care” environment of the Rock ‘N Roll environment we stopped caring for our bodies and decided it was easier to escape in a hazy drug cloud instead of building our families economic future.  Woman’s Lib turned men into wimps even if mistreating the wife was never part of his character!
Whether the drug of choice is alcohol, heroin or opioids it leads to the same dead end, suicide!  There are many forms of suicide such as the “Installment plan with drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.”
Alcoholic liver disease takes longer, and you can play the game as if you are living, but you are just as dead as you would be shooting a gun into your head!
Another area of discouragement for the white person, as pointed out by this article, is economics.  Liberalism provides the environment for “crony capitalism.”  Only with a big, liberal government can the lobbyists of the major companies convince the politician to screw the little guy so he can make more money.  The cry of the liberal democrat is “Take the money out of politics!”  We can question “Why?”  Is it so the liberal politician can have more money for graft?
These problems are fixable!  This article isn’t intended to lay out all of the solutions, just heed it as a wake-up call!  While some of you might call the solutions “Polly-anna-ish” or too spiritual, they work.  We hope to lay out some of these ideas in a new blog, with high lights mentioned here in Amateur vs Competent.  We’ll keep you informed.


Tchaikovsky Flashwaltz at Hadassah Hospital

Tchaikovsky Flashwaltz at Hadassah Hospital.

 

My desire is to bring some such blessing to the World!

I would love to help 1,000,000 poor people rise to a level of upper middle class!

The 1,000,000 can be World-wide, as long as the 1st 100,000 are USA citizens!

Accolades to My Alpha North Brothers Regarding a Vietnam Anniversary Date!

On April 18, 1966 I served as the Alpha North forward observer with Alpha company, 1st battalion, 3rd Marines. My friend and radioman, Glen Richmond, called us all together where 2nd platoons CP group, Glen and Ken Stoddard listened to the attack on Alpha North by VC bolstered by NVA. Here is my thoughts about that event on April 18, 2015.

One of 3 major anniversaries for me. The other 2 may be more traumatic because having moved from 12th Marine HQ to FO at A-1-3 for Alpha North, except for Glen Richmond and Ken Stoddard, I was not at the Battery, and didn’t know any of you!

  •  Listening to the events via radio, watching the effect on Glen and Kenny, and living inside my own vivid imagination I feared, cried and prayed along with each of you!
  •  My prayers for Arnie, Danny, Fred, Ralph and Jake continue to this day! My amazement at the wonderful job all of you did in defending Alpha North is part of what makes me proud to have served with such magnificent Marines-where even the “cannon corker” is an expert rifleman! April 18, 1966 is forever part of my eternal memory: when we were Marines, and young!

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  • Bonnie Arnold Gallegos 4:00pm Apr 17
    Thanks for sharing your memories, guys. Love you all. In the Central Time Zone, there was 13 hours difference (they are ahead of us) since we had not yet started Daylight Savings time. That was a week away. At the moment of my brother’s death, my mom dropped some dishes which made a big crash and made her shake, not understanding then what had happened. I won’t forget….. should have known. Depending on what you believe, I think it was the invisible cord that connects mother and child, severed by physical death.
    Bonnie is the sister of our brother PFC Robert “Arnie” Dwain Arnold!

The New, Kinder, Gentler Competent!

Great motivational quotes to start your day!  I will borrow these from around the internet and post them here.  This may be done daily, weekly or whenever.  If you subscribe to this sight you will be notified when a new posting is available.

READ THESE MOTIVATORS EVERY MORNING OR ANYTIME YOU FEEL OVERWHELMED OR DOWN AND OUT!

“Goals provide
the energy source
that powers our lives.

One of the best ways
we can get the most
from the energy we have
is to focus it.

That is what goals
can do for us:
concentrate
our energy.”

– Denis Waitley

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“When you handle yourself,
use your head;
when you handle others,
use your heart.”

– Donna Reed

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12 WEALTH SECRETS FOR YOU

1. Work positive. There are no money problems — only attitude
problems. A go-getter with the proper attitude cannot be denied.

2. Face your fear. You’ll always find the best fishing holes in the
places where the average fisherman is afraid to go.

3. Watch the crowd, then go in the opposite direction.

4. Know value. Until you know value, everything is worthless. As
soon as you know value, everything is valuable.

5. All opportunities are disguised as problems.

6. People who live the Golden Rule get the gold.

7. Money is attracted to great ideas.

8. You are your wealth. The money that flows to you is just a
by-product of your non-financial resources.

9. There is never any failure — only feedback.

10. A network saves legwork.

11. Routine brings results. A disorganized genius is no match for
the average person with a daily routine.

12. There are NO wealth secrets.

COMMON SENSE + ACTION = POWER.

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DO NOT HOLD YOUR NOSE!

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
– Helen Keller

Picture it…

It’s the middle of the summer and you’re standing on the
high-diving board at your community pool. Everyone is looking up at
you. You’ve never done this before and you’re scared to death. What
are you going to do?

Are you very safely and cautiously going to tiptoe to the end of
the board, hold your nose, and jump in feet first? Or, with
everyone watching you, are you going to go for that big,
spectacular swan dive and risk an embarrassing, painful belly flop?

You know the answer: DO NOT HOLD YOUR NOSE! Go for that spectacular
swan dive.

Here’s the ultimate question that will impact every aspect of your
life: Are you going to hold back or are you going to go all out?
Ever notice how all the movie heroes and heroines go all out? If
you want to be the hero or heroine of your own life — go all out.

When you keep holding your nose and jumping in feet first, you’re
training yourself to play it safe and you’ll end up living a life
of mediocrity. No one shocks the world by holding back and playing
it safe. Do you think anyone ever got into the history books by
playing it safe and holding back? Of course not! So if you want
your life to be a daring adventure — go all out!

It’s much better to go all out and fail spectacularly than
cautiously hold back and play it safe. At the end of your life are
you going to say to yourself, “I’m glad I did” or “I wish I had”?
If you don’t attempt to swan dive off that high-diving board at
least once, you’re going to have regrets.

Words of Wisdom for people I love and care for!

 
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How to Lose at Least 22 lbs of Stomach Fat in Just 1 Month.

Special Report 2014: How to Lose at Least 22 lbs of Stomach Fat in Just 1 Month.

This report was created by Fit Life Report to expose the truth behind a new effective product!
Where is Helen? Maybe they used Megan Kelly to indicate Fox News.

Staff reporter Helen Crisell investigates a weird weight loss solution that is quickly gaining popularity in the United States.

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(Fit Life Report) – “No magazine cover will have my photo and the word “fat” together, ever again” says Cameron Diaz in her shocking revelation about her two secret fat burning weapons that helped her shed 18 lbs in under a month. For the past couple of months our readers have been going crazy over the same two internet products that are helping women across the world lose weight. As both products have been featured on countless popular TV shows, proven to be safe for ongoing use and best of all, are affordable on any budget, we decided to investigate the incredible results thousands of women have been blogging about and sharing via Facebook and Twitter on a daily basis.

Waves of celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, and Jennifer Hudson have lost a significant amounts of body fat by taking 2 simple diet cleanses daily. The combined effect is clinically proven to not just shred fat off your physique but flush out all the junk and toxicity that builds up in your body, while also increasing your metabolism. Studies of these natural nutritional supplements show that these rapid benefits all happen without harming your immune system.

As we all know, losing weight often feels like an impossible challenge and all too frequently the results of complicated weight loss programs and diets are painfully disappointing. As we investigated these groundbreaking new products taking the fitness world by storm, we noticed the testimonials from real people as well as major TV docs and celebrities all seemed to actually back the promise that these products were the real deal. Keep reading and you’ll find out why we created this exclusive, special report for women around the world.

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Cameron Diaz used the diet to lose 18 lbs in just 1 month.

The reason for why most diets fail, in our opinion, is that they impose unrealistic restrictions on how you live your life. Some advocate eating tons of protein others emphasize carbohydrates. In either case, you’re left with having to make rather drastic changes to the types of food you eat and when you eat it. In this special report, we take an in-depth look at an emerging and promising weight loss trend that we believe is a game changer, and it won’t break the bank.

You may have heard of the enormously popular Garcinia Cambogia in the news. It’s a completely organic pumpkin-shaped fruit native to Indonesia – scientifically proven to tear away fat from you body. In studies taken out by renowned health research institution GNP Labs in Los Angeles – Garcinia Cambogia was proven to ignite your metabolism and therefore fat burning capabilities by around 300% when taken regularly. That said, the problem is that very few Garcinia products out there are pure. Most fluctuate between the 60-70% purity levels – well that’s off course until we ran into the product ‘Garcinia Cambogia Plus ‘. The Garcinia Cambogia Plus Formula claimed they delivered 95% pure Garcinia Cambogia Plus extract to your body so to put it simply – we were intrigued.

Further to the above, we had also researched that those taking Garcinia Cambogia Plus experiencing shocking weight loss were also using the natural detoxifier Green Coffee Cleanse Ultra. Together, testimonials claim the combined usage of these two products led to significant weight loss, more energy and generally a healthier day to-day feeling. If you’re skeptical, you’re not alone. When we first learned about this weight loss combo, our diet fad radar went off right away.

Nevertheless, as we began to investigate the countless success stories reported by people from all around the globe, we decided that this weight loss trend was worthy of a closer examination. Moreover, we found it of particular interest that these people had not significantly changed their current lifestyles.

proof2-300x147Jennifer McCarthy from Hollywood, California was reported to have lost a healthy 22 lbs in just 5 weeks while being on the Garcinia Cambogia Plus and Green Coffee Cleanse Ultra combo diet.

In the story on her blog she states, “I couldn’t believe how easy it was. I didn’t change my diet or my daily routine, but the fat melted off like it butter. I love this stuff! Finally a diet that just works.”

For the Fit Life Report test, it was inevitable that I was to be the guinea pig for this diet since I was about to get married. I wanted to lose 14 lbs for my wedding. In order to try the Garcinia Cambogia Plus and Green Coffee Cleanse Ultra diet, I ordered the two products online. Although there are many Cambogia Extract products available, I chose Garcinia Cambogia Plus on the basis that it had been clinically tested and approved at GNP Labs in Los Angeles, California – an organization renowned for their strict guide lines on weight management products.

The bottle of Garcinia Cambogia Plus was delivered in a few days after ordering. All I had to do was pay the $4.95 shipping fee. Garcinia Cambogia Plus is one of the most concentrated and purest weight loss products on the market. This was our shared opinion.

Garcinia Cambogia Plus has been clinically proven to:

  • Cause 4 Times More Weight Loss Than Diet and Exercise
  • Boost Energy
  • Be Richer in Antioxidants Than Blueberries, Goji Berries, and Acai Berries
  • Promote Cardiovascular and Digestive Wellness

Although we were pretty skeptical, we wanted to find out for ourselves if this product could actually do everything that it claimed. Most of the success stories talk about combining Garcinia Cambogia Plus with a cleansing product called Green Coffee Cleanse Ultra to achieve maximum weight loss. The idea behind combining the products is that while the Garcinia Cambogia Plus encourages weight loss and increases energy whilst the Green Coffee Cleanse Ultra helps rid your body of toxins and allows yourbody to work and burn calories more efficiently. After further research, we put Green Coffee Cleanse Ultra to the test.

Green Coffee Cleanse Ultra has been clinically proven to:

  • Help Eliminate Bad Toxins That Have Built Up Over the Years
  • Destroy harmful parasites in your digestive tract
  • Remove ‘Sludge’ From the Walls of the Stomach
  • Help Get Rid of Gas and Bloating
  • Help Regulate the Metabolism
  • Increase Energy

The Green Coffee Cleanse Ultra product like is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Putting the Garcinia Cambogia Plus and Green Coffee Cleanse Ultra Combo to the Test

Both the Garcinia Cambogia Plus and Green Coffee Cleanse Ultra arrived within 4 days of having placed my order online.

  1. Take one Garcinia Cambogia Plus pill per day (in the morning)
  2. Take one Green Coffee Cleanse Ultra pill per day (in the evening)
  3. OR, USE IGNITE MAXX AS DIRECTED AND SAVE!

My Results – 22 lbs In Just 1 Month4-weeks-1

Week One:

After one week on the diet using both products I was surprised at the dramatic results. My energy level was up, and I wasn’t even hungry. A welcomed side effect of the Garcinia Cambogia Plus and Green Coffee Cleanse Ultra diet is its power to curb the appetite.

I honestly felt fantastic!

Best of all, I didn’t even change anything about my daily routine. On Day 7, I got on the scale and couldn’t believe my eyes. I had lost 3.5 lbs. But I still wasn’t convinced, since they say you lose a lot of water weight at the beginning of any diet. I wanted to wait and see the results in the upcoming weeks. But it sure was looking up! I now weighed under 122 lbs for the first time in years!

Week Two:

After two weeks of using both supplements, I started the week off with even more energy, and actually sleeping more soundly than before. I was no longer waking up during the night and tossing and turning because my body was actually able to relax (this is a result of getting rid of the toxins, I think). Plus I still managed to lose another 7 lbs, putting me at an unbelievable 10.5 lbs of weight loss, in just 2 weeks.

I must admit that I’m starting to believe that this diet is more than just a gimmick.

Week Three:

After 3 weeks, all my doubts and skepticism had absolutely vanished! I am down, 2 full dress sizes after losing another 3.5 lbs. And I still have a ton of energy. Quite often, around the third week of other diets, you tend to run out of steam. But with the Garcinia Cambogia Plus and Green Coffee Cleanse Ultra diet my energy levels don’t dip, instead they remain steady throughout the day. I no longer need that cat nap around 3pm in the afternoon! I am even noticing that my stomach is digesting food so much better. No bloating or embarrassing gas after I eat.

Week Four:

After the fourth week, my final results were shocking. I lost an unbelievable 22 lbs since starting the Garcinia Cambogia Plus and Green Coffee Cleanse Ultra diet! Actually everyone at Fit Life Report is kicking themselves for not having volunteered to be the guinea pig. Using the Garcinia Cambogia Plus and Green Coffee Cleanse Ultra in week 4, I lost an additional 2.2 lbs. The results are consistent! But to be honest, I really didn’t have much more than that left to lose. I am definitely going to continue taking the Garcinia Cambogia Plus afterwards because it has so many antioxidants and vitamins that makes my skin look unbelievable.

I couldn’t be any happier with the results. I Lost 22 lbs in 4 Weeks, No Special Diet, No Intense Exercise.

In conclusion, if you are a little doubtful about the effects of this diet, you need to try it for yourself; from our own test, the results are real. We at Fit Life Report had our doubts initially, but we were quickly turned into believers. After conducting our own study, we are pleased to see that people really are finding success with the diet.

I LEFT THE ARTICLE INTACT AS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED, WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS.  BY ADDING THE LINK TO IGNITE MAXX, WE ARE LETTING YOU KNOW THE PRODUCT THAT HELPED ME LOSE 30 POUNDS SO FAR!  IF YOU MISSED THAT LINK ABOVE, SEE

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