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Happy Veterans Day 2012– President Obama visits Tomb of The Unknown Soldier (plus New #Contest Details )

November 13, 2012

President Obama at The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier

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Say–would you like a great Veterans’ charity to support?

Then send a Care Package to a Soldier in Afghanistan via “OPERATION GRATITUDE”.

VISIT: OperationGratitude Com

AND…..also for the VETS…..

Dakota Meyer (Medal of Honor Winner)

Dakota Meyer, a farm boy from Kentucky, is the first living Marine to receive the award since the Vietnam War.

ABOUT VETS UNEMPLOYMENT

Unemployment Stats Among Vets ARE ALARMING:

Since 9/11 unemployment among Veterans stands at 9.5 percent (compared with a national average of 8.2 percent). Among youonger Vets the problem is even more dire: Those 24 and younger have an unemployment rate of 29 percent. Kevin Schmiegel, vp of U.S. Chamber of Commerce (and a Veteran of 20 years in the Marine Corps) endorses the new Hire Our Heroes Campaign (which, so far has received 156,000 pledges to hire)….To keep the numbers moving the right direction, the Chamber will host 400 job fairs for Veterans around the Country; and in a first, 60 of those events will be held on Military Bases.

**The above paragraphs were taken from “Man On A Mission” by Bill Hewitt, Parade Magazine, August 19, 2012).

FYI: My sister — Miss M–is a Military Wife ….A wife of a retired U.S. Air Force Sgt. Miss M and her husband lived all over the world (both on and off Base) . On this Blog are photos of Miss M’s beautiful home and photos of the beautiful Miss M being pulled through the streets of Hong Kong like an Empress (in the early 1960’s) by a Rickshaw boy….I, Renee Ashley Baker, am doing this Veterans Day Page for Miss M, for my Mother–also a Military Wife–for my Brother James also U.S. Air Force –and for My Father–Mr. Ashley—A SOLDIER in the U.S. ARMY….. )

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CONTEST #1

Still a Boy Band fan? Enter at Parade com for a chance to win a trip to New York to meet “One Direction” during their concert on Dec 3 at Madison Square Garden.

VISIT: www Parade.com/OneDirection
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CONTEST #2

“WHAT NEXT?” (TWITTER ME CHALLENGE)

The Contest (#Contest)

STEP 2: VIEW VIDEOS

View each of the six videos below….

VIEW VIDEO (click on finger #1)

VIEW VIDEO (click on #2)

VIEW VIDEO (click on #3)

VIEW VIDEO (click on #4)

VIEW VIDEO (click on #5)

VIEW VIDEO (click on #6)

STEP 3: GO TO

Go to my Twitter Page and “FOLLOW ME”.
(Click on picture of T Bird below to go to my #Twitter Page)

STEP 4: TWEET ME:

Tweet Me your “idea” for my New Year video (January 2013). If–If–I like your Idea I’ll do it and you will get, as compensation, a free poster of yourself (or of your friends or of your family) and a “Mystery Prize” (to be disclosed on New Year’s Day 2013). Click on picture “T” for Twitter below to go back to my Twitter Site…..

The Challenge
The challenge of course is for me to “produce” your “idea” on the limited $100 per video budget (that I basically made each of the 6 Videos above for. Really! Just $100! Not counting hair, make up and wardrobe of course….LOL).

DEADLINE: December 30, 2012
Your “idea” must be received by December 30, 2012 and each “CONTESTANT” may submit only TWO ideas for a video.

AGE REQUIREMENT: 21
Contestants must be 21 years of age to Enter.

DISCLAIMER:
1. Contestant Agrees That any and all “ideas” submitted to (posted on) Renee Ashley Baker’s Twitter account (Reneeab9) will become the property of Renee Ashley Baker.
2. Contestant Agrees That any and all “ideas” submitted to (posted on) Renee Ashley Baker’s Twitter account (Reneeab9) are original and created by the Contestant themselves.
3. Contestant Agrees That any and all compensation (aka the winning prizes) will non-monetary and will be ONLY those “prizes” specified.
4. Contestant Agrees NOT to submit nor post any “racial” nor “ethnic slurs” (nor any pornography)….

GOOD LUCK! AND MAY THE BEST “IDEA” WIN !
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CHRISTMAS 2012…..
Below, a relative’s house (Miss M). This is where I, Renee Ashley Baker, spent Christmas 2012….

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Men! Men! Men! by Renee Ashley Baker

November 9, 2010

                            

                                                 

                          “56   STEPS”  by  Renee Ashley Baker

                                          YES!  YES!  YES! 

 I, Renee Ashley Baker, will be Tom Cruise’s   ‘leading lady’  in a motion picture –at Paramount —  . . . .(What say you Tom?)

                           

                        above, Top Man (with messed up hair)

 

Women–want to know what guys like?  Well,  according to the November issue of Esquire Magazine men like . . . .

ART:

 

“Runner”  by DeSciose

The Michele Mosko Fine Art Gallery  exhibits PRINTS by Christo, Jasper Johns and Huang Yan;  Mosko also exhibits PHOTOGRAPHY by Bob Kollbrener, Amalie R. Rothschild, and Nicolas DeSciose. (above  “Runner” by Nicolas DeSciose).  The Michele Mosko Fine Art Gallery is located in Denver Colorado. 

HOUSES:

The Structured House (Cost:  $3  million +)

Also known as  “The Sleeper House” because Woody Allen used the house in his movie, “Sleeper” (a comedy about “the future”). The house is located just outside Denver Colorado and goes up for auction tommorrow.

  Listed By:  Kentwood Cherry Hills Real Estate 

 Opening Bid:  $3 million dollars 

Auction Date:  November 10, 2010. 

 

BOOKS:

“Living Large” by Sarah Z. Wexler

and books by Jeannies!

read  “Barbara Eden: My Story”   (by Barbara Eden)

MEN  LIKE . . . .

SPENDING BUCKS (ON GIFTS FOR HIS WOMAN)

above, fur coat sold by Dan Sharp Luxury Outerwear (in Cherry Creek/Denver)

SPENDING BUCKS  (ON GIFTS FOR HIMSELF)

 

FINE  DINING:

Credit Cards A La Carte!

(The New Zync from American Express) 

 

plus

New Restaurants A La Carte!

ABC Restaurant (New York)

Gather (Berkley)

Menton (Boston)

Miller Union  (Atlanta)

MEN LIKE TO Say

” Bon Appetite!”

Award Winning Chef Graham Elliot

Try Graham’s Pan Seared Scallops with Basil Hayden’s Bourban Maple Jus  (click link below):

http://www.esquire.com/promotions/

and  A Votre Sante ?

Award Winning Cocktail:  “The New Esquire Cocktail”

Recipe (click link): http://www.esquire.com/features/food-drink/ESQ1201-DEC_DRINKING?click=main_sr

Recipe:

 Men Like

FOR  LAUGHS

View Video: (Red Lights)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhaRkWfaq10

 FOR  LOVE

View Video:  (One Republic)

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrOeGCJdZe4&feature=fvsr

 

FOR LIFE:  Dating and Romance (Matchmakers)

 

SO–

WHAT ELSE DO MEN WANT? 

A beautiful woman on his arm at ALL the upcoming Christmas parties! . . . .See Louis Vuitton below

Below the Hotel Pierre (in New York)

 

 

 

(above, TATA suite, inside the Hotel Pierre)

 

MEN’S FAVORITES. . . . (Men  Saying: “Good-Bye”)

 

 

 

 

 

MEN WHO WERE SOLDIERS: 

VETERAN’S DAY !

Re-Enlisting:

Army Lt Dan Choi (an Iraq War Veteran and West Point graduate)

The War Effort:

 

 (above, Operation Family Fund)

 

(above, Cell Phones For Soldiers)

ALSO  VISIT:

1.  PVA.org

2.  Mission-Able.com

3.  Projectsanctuary.us

 

HAPPY  VETERANS DAY!  (For My Father Mr. Ashley)

 To View My New “November Video” . . . .

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