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Mike Pence
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Mike Pence
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50th Governor of Indiana
Assumed office
January 14, 2013
Lieutenant Sue Ellspermann
Eric Holcomb
Preceded by Mitch Daniels
Chairman of the House Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011
Leader John Boehner
Preceded by Adam Putnam
Succeeded by Jeb Hensarling
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 6th district
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Dan Burton
Succeeded by Luke Messer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2003
Preceded by David McIntosh
Succeeded by Chris Chocola
Personal details
Born Michael Richard Pence
June 7, 1959 (age 57)
Columbus, Indiana, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouseasleep/moon Karen Pence (m. 1985–present)
Children 3
Residence Governor's Residence
Alma mater Hanover College
Indiana University, Indianapolis
Website Gubernatorial website
Trump-Pence campaign site
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Michael Richard "Mike" Pence (born June 7, 1959) is an American politician and attorney serving as the 50th Governor of Indiana. A Republican, Pence was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2000 and is the nominee of his party for Vice President of the United States in the 2016 presidential election.

Born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, Pence graduated from Hanover College and earned a law degree from the McKinney School of Law before entering private practice. After losing two bids for a U.S. congressional seat in 1988 and 1990, he became a conservative radio and television talk show host from 1994 to 1999. Pence successfully ran for Congress in 2000 and represented Indiana's 2nd congressional district and Indiana's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013, rising to the position of chairman of the House Republican Conference from 2009 to 2011.[1] Pence positioned himself as a principled ideologue and supporter of the Tea Party movement, noting he was "a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order."[2][3][4]

In 2012 Pence was elected the 50th Governor of Indiana. He successfully advocated the largest tax cut in Indiana's history, pushed for more funding for education initiatives, and continued to grow the state's budget surplus. However, he also stirred several high-profile controversies. After signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Pence encountered fierce resistance from moderate members of his party, the business community, and LGBT advocates. Ultimately, he was forced to neuter the law.[clarification needed] Pence also signed a bill that prohibited abortions if the reason for the procedure was the fetus' race, gender, or disability.

In the midst of his re-election campaign for governor, Pence dropped out in July 2016 to become the vice presidential running mate for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.


abandon cats
My neighbors collect a lot of animals but not out of love as they throw them out to survive the best they can. The cats and dogs are not fixed so they breed freely. I first noticed two sweet little girls that were skin and bones but they were wild so it was hard to keep them by the food long enough to get their tummies fool. I put food out for them and soon there were more that came in but they were tamer and helped themselves to the food leaving little or none for the starving wild cats. They died to my sadness. So I begin to buy 16lb bags of food at ten a bag every month first only one bag and then one of the semi tame cats had 2 babies and then 6 and then more strays some wild joined in to eat the food. Then I noticed a 4 count batch of babies that came from across the street to feed and a few days ago a very small baby maybe 4 weeks old running away from the little bits of morsels the cats had left. There are now close to 30 cats at any given time who come to be fed. I am up to about 5 bags of food a month and that is not feeding them as often as they require a day. 6 of the 9 kittens that I watched over are semi tame now but what to do about all of this? I can only see more coming without abate. I don't like being in the position of deciding who shall live and who shall die for lack of food. It hurts me to the bone. I talked to a woman who would come and capture them and have them fixed for 25 a head. 30 cats at 25 a head???  Then they are brought back fr me to feed. The cost of food is killing me. I feel like putting a sign up shaming the neighbors for their uncaring actions toward their animals. To think that this started with a few cats that humans didn't care enough to have them fixed to save future lives. It is a constant burden on my heart. So far the only thing I have come up with is to ask for an Answer from God, the humane society and the animal welfare league. This will be sent to the last two in hopes for an answer. I can't afford to fix them and I can't afford to feed them and I can't afford in all conscience and heart to not feed them.

EDIT  The above companies did not pan out so it is up to God and perhaps some responses to this post to find an answer for them.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.
My baby died on the 5th my 18 year old baby Julius. After a long
battle with illnesses aggravated by food poisoning a month ago he tried to recover. I can't tell you what it is like to watch dying for more
than a month but I will try. It is being afraid to get up for fear he
will be dead or fear he will be alive and still suffering. Praying
pleading and begging first to save him and then to take him. Two
bites every other day and every other day you think he is recovering.
Hope against hope that just maybe....It then becomes to late to get
him put to sleep as it is beyond the allotted time for decency. You
realize that he reaches a point of no return that if he was to survive
he had gotten to close to death to go back to what he was before this
last illness. And still you hope and then you plead for his death. I
got an enormous amount of sleep not wanting to know what I will wake up to. You live with a cat for 18 years and he is no longer a cat but your loving baby just as if he was a member of the human family. The last few days I prayed for Mercy for him and for me, the suffering was way more than I could handle watching him die for so long. Still it
was too hard to give up hope, too much to think of being without him. I cried everyday most of the day after the food poisoning until his death. I couldn't stop and although it was a relief when he died I
can't stop crying. What will I do without his love and quirks and his
talking when he was alone in another room and sharing my food with
him, he loved people food. And now after his death it is still too
much for me to handle. His 19 year old mom is due to die soon and I
pray I will have the strength to put her to sleep before it becomes
long and drawn out. Looking in from without they look like an extreme case of animal cruelty the results of the ravaging of diabetes and age and in Julius' case maybe cancer. Neither have complained of pain in their health battles, Only mercy I can see in this situation. Will I ever learn that what gives us food poisoning will also do the same to
an ailing cat??? I gave my cats fried chicken that was bloody at the
bone chicken bought at the store. The outside cats didn't seem
affected by it and his momma only vomited once a few days later but
That was the beginning of the end for Julius. Vomiting and diarrhea
and he stopped eating having never had diarrhea before I think he was
fearful of eating and so he just stopped for a week and then returned
to the 2 bites every other day to no avail. I begged pleaded cried
prayed to no avail. All the meds and a variety of foods I could muster did nothing to help.
I thought he is just a cat, he doesn't understand what is happening, an innocent animal that should not be punished that only gave his love and comfort to a human. Why make him suffer, take him take him or make him well but don't let this happen to him and intern to me. That is the difference between a human and an animal, they don't understand and are innocent victims. What good lesson was there here?? The lowest point in my life. I don't think I will ever know. I lost my faith in Gods love for me and am in doubt and in misery as a result of this. MERCY, what's that? "Just a cat" you say? After 18 years, you are so wrong!
At this point I don't feel like I will recover this.
Another thing that came out of this is that I wanted so for someone to grieve with me for Julius. Someone that would be sad for him. I don't know why that was so important but I ached for someone to care along with me.
Why was this so different for me than the death of my daughter you ask? Because someone dying for 33 days is just to much to watch and not be able to do anything to help. I don't know if his momma grieves for him, she was always mean to him and he always loved her. She does seem a little sad, I would hope so anyway.
I hope God takes Turtle, Julius' mom almost immediately after signs of failure as I have proven if left up to me I will wait and wait and wait with hope at their expense. My guilt is extreme over this.

My cats and animals
There are several now, a grey striped, black and white, greyish black and white with a red rash and sickly, I think she may have died.  The other cats beat up on her.  A black cat with a white spot on his chest.  I am saddened that I cannot save the weak ones.  None of them are tame.  I wanted to tame the one that had the rash but she is so afraid.  The black one and the white and black are my next targets for capture and tame if I can.
Turtle and Julius 2
Julie and Turtle have been doing something different of late, maybe the last year.
If they are in sight of my chair and I am getting up they will wait for me to make it to them and then they walk along side me til I make it to my destination.  It is so sweet.  Julie will walk along side of me, he is on the bed and I am walking on the floor and he follows me til I get to their steps and he joins me on the floor.  My cats are the best.  Turtle as old as she is still is obstinate.  She knows there are certain places she is not allowed so she waits till I am out of sight or asleep and then she goes to the forbidden places.  I punish her until the next time when she undoubtedly do it again.  She is very frustrating.  Julie doesn't like to be punished so he learns the first time.  He is not sneaky like Turtle.  Obviously she learns or she wouldn't have to be sneaky, she just wouldn't do it.  I don't have patience with her since I know she knows better.   Despite what everyone says cats can be taught what not to do.  Both my cats have been taught by a previous cat of mine to use certain pieces of carpet to claw, they are not allowed to use the furniture.  Julie knows several words.   BIRDS, POTTY, OUTSIDE, GO OUTSIDE AND LOOK OUTSIDE, TAKE A NAP, WHATS THAT, give me a kiss and TURTLE.   He also talks but I don't understand him, tee hee.  He's very smart.  They both know their names.
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