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Round and round it goes and where it stops nobody knows. This sprang to mind when I heard about a federal judge from Florida declaring Obamacare unconstitutional. If I recall correctly President Obama was elected upon his promise to reform health care in this country so everyone had access to it.

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VolusiaNews.net / NSBNEWS.net blogger Darlene Vann reacts to Saturday's mass killing that included the near-fatal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, as shown here from her Facebook fan page. Complete wire coverage in our video feeds from the Associated Press, Fox News Channel and The New York Times, as well as our rotating wire headline feeds.

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Here is Vann's take:

What are we to take away from the near-fatal shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the killings of six others among her constituents today at a public meeting in a shopping center parking lot? Are we to believe if you don’t agree with a politician just shoot him or her? Or if you don’t agree with a vote shoot the winning candidate?

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ABC's Diane Sawyer pointed out that this year the largest number of freshman congressmen and women in this nation’s history are moving into their Washington offices and beginning their congressional experience. Thirty-five freshmen have never held office of any kind before.

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I was reading and forgot to turn off the television when as usual something I heard got my goat. The news was on and they are reporting on the freeze in pay for federal employees. They showed a woman who asked the reporter “How are we going to make it?”

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Now that the elections are over, here's a nagging question I've wanted to write about: Whoever made the rule that politicians have to say “I’m so and so and I approve this message” in my opinion should be hung from the rafters.

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If you are an avid television fan, like I am, I know you are just as frustrated about the “season” changes all the stations have recently adopted. The old days of new shows beginning just after Labor Day and ending sometime in May or early June with reruns in the summer so you could catch up on what you’d missed are very much over.

Now there is this convoluted programming schedule that no one understands.You get interested in a new program, watch it for maybe three or four weeks, and poof, it’s gone on hiatus and a new show is in its place.

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I felt sick to my stomach watching a segment on 60 Minutes about what may a last refuge for our war veterans who are in despair, especially the homeless  from as far back as the Vietnam War to the current blood shed on foreign soil in in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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CBS Sunday Morning (Brighthouse channel 6 at 9 am) featured a story about kids’ letters from camp. It was laugh-out-loud funny and so familiar. Every kid who goes to camp wrote one during their first few days. It reminded me of the old song “Hello Mudder, Hello Fadder” (sung by Alan Sherman) which in my day was very popular, right on point and also funny unless you were that kid writing the letter.

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Our children are our future.That’s a fact. They will grow up, hopefully, and run this country someday. And how do we treat these future leaders of our land? Abysmally, that’s how.

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Darlene Vann, author of the popular blog, "Musings," with NSBNEWS.net from day 1, is taking a well-deserved mini-summer break from the grind of writing. She will return in August.

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