Monday, September 19, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Inspirational Poems & Quotes

For the next month or so I will be posting nothing but Inspirational Quotes  and Poems about Breast Cancer.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! 
From 10.1.11 - 10.31.11, Personally Packaged will donate the profit for every Breast Cancer Awareness basket/carebox purchased and $10.00 for ANY occasion basket/carebox during the month of October! 
We will donate all proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, or the organization with the most likes on our facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/PersonallyPackagedLLC
Todays Poem:

Cancer Faith
Cancer may come unexpectedly into your life,
Bringing fear, hard times, and great strife.
Families suffer and the end clearly unknown.
Families are stronger than ever and not alone.
Our personalities must stay optimistic,
Feeling better and free will be realistic.
The experience could be a long, hard ride,
Twists and turns in which you have cried.
When you fight and beat it and go on to live,
Don't forget the people who are here to give.
Love and care will forever and always stay.
Cancer will be knocked out of the way.
Your soul is and will be stronger than this;
It can conquer cancer, destroy and dismiss.
Courage and memories are very much needed,
As tiring treatments have faithfully succeeded.
Friendship, family, and faith cannot be suppressed;
They are the loving souls that make you blessed.
When my love-filled Mom became a cancer survivor,
I soon realized that I was an underwater diver.
You dive in but you never know what is there for you,
It could be your worst experience or the very best view.
By: Michaela Fournier

Friday, September 16, 2011

WIFE APPRECIATION DAY is SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011

About the Holiday

Wife Appreciation Day is a day to honor and celebrate the ways that your wife enhances your life. This is a day for husbands to express their appreciation for all the things that their wife does. Show your appreciation for all the tasks that you may overlook that she completes. Roll up those sleeves and surprise her with some gestures to express your appreciation for her hard work. 
Some great gift ideas are:
  • Day at the Spa
  • Cooking Dinner
  • Cleaning the House
  • Recreate your first date
  • Spa Baskets
There are few cultural clich├ęs quite as entrenched as the supportive, caring, considerate wife. But believe it or not, it’s not all a big con; the bond between husband and wife runs deep, and it’s important to recognize that level of commitment and dedication to a partner. 

Wife Appreciation Day encourages husbands and partners to surprise their wives (nicely, fellows) with gifts, recognition and above all, appreciation.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Free Troy Davis Text the word Troy to 62227 for further information

Troy Davis in spotlight again as execution nears
By GREG BLUESTEIN, Associated Press – 2 hours ago 
ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are rallying behind Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis — not just because they oppose capital punishment but because they believe the state could put an innocent man to death.
The case is fraught with drama: The murder of an off-duty police officer. Conflicting eyewitness testimony. Last-minute court decisions sparing a condemned man's life and global dignitaries who say they fear an innocent man could die.
Davis has captured considerable attention because of the doubt raised over whether he killed Mark MacPhail in Savannah in 1989. The U.S. Supreme Court even granted Davis a hearing to prove his innocence, the first time it had done so for a death row inmate in at least 50 years, but he couldn't convince a judge to grant him a new trial.
The officer's family believes there's no doubt that Davis killed MacPhail and prosecutors say the right man was convicted.
Davis is scheduled to die Wednesday, the fourth time his execution has been set in four years. He once came within two hours of being put to death. His attorneys say his legal appeals are exhausted and the chances of him winning another reprieve have dwindled.
Still, supporters hope to convince Georgia's pardons board next week to spare his life.
Executing Davis "risks taking the life of an innocent man and would be a grave miscarriage of justice," said former President Jimmy Carter, a Democrat from Georgia and death penalty opponent who wrote a letter on Davis' behalf.
"We believe that in this particular case there's enough evidence to the contrary to prevent this execution from taking place," Carter said Tuesday.
MacPhail was working a late-night shift as a security guard on Aug. 19, 1989, when he saw a homeless man who had been pistol-whipped at a nearby Burger King parking lot. He rushed to help.
Moments after MacPhail approached Davis and two other men, he was shot in the face and the chest. He died before help arrived.
Witnesses identified Davis as the shooter and shell casings were linked to an earlier shooting Davis was convicted of. There was no other physical evidence. No blood or DNA tied Davis to the crime, the weapon was never located and several witnesses who testified at his 1991 trial have disputed all or parts of their testimony.
One of them, Harriet Murray, told the jury she saw Davis pistol-whip her friend. She identified him as MacPhail's killer in a police photo lineup and later pointed to him as the shooter in court, saying he was smirking when he pulled the trigger.
But 11 years later, Murray gave defense attorneys a more vague account of the shooting and didn't name Davis as the killer. Others who did not testify at the trial have since said another man admitted shooting MacPhail.
Prosecutors say many of the concerns about the witness testimony were raised during the trial, and allegations that someone else later confessed are inconsistent and inadmissible in court.
Those questions compelled anti-death penalty groups to get involved. Amnesty International, a human rights organization, started its campaign in February 2007. It printed a report looking at the case and sent it to thousands of members across the globe.
"It took a lot of work for us to break through the noise, and to be serious about the questions of doubt and innocence," said Laura Moye of Amnesty International.
The group inspired Gautam Narula, a University of Georgia student, to fight for Davis' life. Narula plans to attend a rally on Davis' behalf in Atlanta on Friday.
"If it's true that Davis is innocent, this is something that could happen to anyone," said Narula, who has also visited Davis on death row. "Someone was sentenced to death for being at the wrong place at the wrong time. And that means that anyone could be Troy Davis. It happened to be him and it could happen to any of us."
That's the message of the NAACP's "I am Troy" campaign. More than 100,000 people have signed an online petition asking the five-member Georgia pardons board to spare his life. On Thursday, advocacy groups handed over to the board thousands of petitions with the names of more than 660,000 people who support Davis.
Big-name supporters began advocating for Davis in 2007. Pope Benedict XVI's U.S. envoy sent a letter pleading for his life, and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu urged the courts to review his case. The Rev. Al Sharpton visited him on death row, and plans to return to Atlanta Friday to help lead a rally to support Davis.
Conservative figures also got involved. Former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson, who served under President George W. Bush, urged the pardons board to grant Davis clemency because "it is clear now that the doubts plaguing his case can never be adequately addressed." And former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr said in a letter that "even for death penalty supporters such as myself, the level of doubt inherent in this case is troubling."
A group of 27 former judges and prosecutors, including Barr, Thompson and one-time FBI Director William Sessions, asked the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009 for the rare innocence hearing to "prevent a potential miscarriage of justice."
The high court granted the hearing, a momentous decision because death penalty appeals typically look only at questions of procedure and constitutional violations, not guilt or innocence.
During two days of testimony in June 2010, U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr. heard from two witnesses who said they falsely incriminated Davis and two others who said another man had confessed to being MacPhail's killer in the years since Davis' trial.
Moore said the evidence cast some additional doubt on Davis' conviction, but that it was "largely smoke and mirrors" and not enough to vindicate Davis or grant him a new trial.
Some of MacPhail's family members blame the advocacy groups for drumming up the worldwide interest.
"I just think they should stay away. They don't know the case, they're just running their mouths," said Anneliese MacPhail, the slain officer's mother. "It's none of their business. They don't know all the circumstances."

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