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Trumperoids
07/09/2019

Trumperoids

Blue Dem Warriors
07/09/2019

Blue Dem Warriors

CALL TO ACTIVISM

Sustainable Human
07/07/2019

Sustainable Human

Corporate money given to politicians equals corruption. Any questions?

Union Thugs
07/07/2019

Union Thugs

Grace Presbyterian Church
07/05/2019

Grace Presbyterian Church

So Far, $1.57 Billion for Wall Yields 1.7 Miles of Fence
07/05/2019
So Far, $1.57 Billion for Wall Yields 1.7 Miles of Fence

So Far, $1.57 Billion for Wall Yields 1.7 Miles of Fence

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has put up just 1.7 miles of fencing with the $1.57 billion that Congress appropriated last year for President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border, a federal judge was told.

Contact Us
06/27/2019
Contact Us

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New England PRIDE TV
06/23/2019

New England PRIDE TV

United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education
06/19/2019
United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education

United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education

Amidst reports of a continuing climate crisis, an International Monetary Fund study released last month shows that USD$5.2 trillion was spent globally on fossil fuel subsidies in 2017. The United States has spent more subsidizing fossil fuels in recent years than it has on defense or education.

The Other 98%
06/17/2019

The Other 98%

Union Thugs
06/17/2019

Union Thugs

nothings perfect of course but by and large ...here ya go

Rehab 411
06/17/2019

Rehab 411

God
06/13/2019

God

U.S. Democratic Socialists
06/08/2019

U.S. Democratic Socialists

Join U.S. Democratic Socialists Activists Group

To The People I've Lost Since The Election
05/20/2019
To The People I've Lost Since The Election

To The People I've Lost Since The Election

Dear Friend, There’s a good chance you won’t see this, as at some point over the past year you either unfriended, unfollowed, or physically disconnected from me—or I from you. There may have been a decisive severing or a slow drifting apart, but the resulting space between us is the same. Stil...

Arts Orange County
05/15/2019

Arts Orange County

Sampson Hart
05/14/2019

Sampson Hart

If White Conservatives Loved All People The Way They Do Embryos
05/13/2019
If White Conservatives Loved All People The Way They Do Embryos

If White Conservatives Loved All People The Way They Do Embryos

Conservatives love embryos. They tell us all the time. They speak effusively about them in conversation, publicly revere them, shed crocodile tears over them, accost strangers entering clinics over them, viciously troll people on social media over them, sermonize on street corners about them. They e...

Kat Murti
05/12/2019

Kat Murti

No matter where you stand on abortion, these are all very relevant questions...

At 66, I am moving my gardening to pots and boxes...no weeding.  This box is too wide.     I recommend individual boxes,...
05/07/2019

At 66, I am moving my gardening to pots and boxes...no weeding. This box is too wide.
I recommend individual boxes, low for sitters, a little higher for standers.
Mine are made from free pallets and I painted them. They are lined with landscape fabric.
These are great at assisted living and senior citizens center....or in the parking lot of a church.

all for one, gardens for all 😍

America Is Liberal
05/06/2019

America Is Liberal

Vote blue no matter who!

The Sin of Christians Choosing The Economy Over Morality
04/30/2019
The Sin of Christians Choosing The Economy Over Morality

The Sin of Christians Choosing The Economy Over Morality

A similar thing happens about a hundred or so times a day lately, as I engage professed Christians who still support this President: they unknowingly reveal their true religion. In the disorienting bombast of heated debate, they inadvertently expose themselves and their hearts. When faced with the m...

04/29/2019
Be The Match

Be The Match

Rushi should be playing sports with his friends and sister, but instead spends too much of his childhood in a hospital. Because of his Beta Thalassemia Major, 8 year old Rushi has had more than 200 blood transfusions to keep him alive. Even the transfusions are cause for concern now due to risk of reactions. A cure is possible through a blood stem cell donation, but the donor pool isn’t diverse enough to for him to find a genetic match. Rushi just wants to have a normal childhood. Are you his cure? http://ms.spr.ly/6181TH6Fl

Union Thugs
04/29/2019

Union Thugs

The Other 98%
04/12/2019

The Other 98%

A “million word gap” for children who aren’t read to at home
04/11/2019
A “million word gap” for children who aren’t read to at home

A “million word gap” for children who aren’t read to at home

Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to, a new study found. This “million word gap” could be one key in explaining differences in vocabulary and reading development, said Jessica Logan, ...

Joyful Jewelry Making
04/07/2019

Joyful Jewelry Making

🍷 Set of 2 $6
🍷set of 6 $15
🍷2 sets of 6 $25

Joyful Jewelry Making
04/07/2019

Joyful Jewelry Making

I find the prettiest rocks on Spain 🇪🇸 beaches! Finally decided to try to drill it! It worked!

Joyful Jewelry Making
04/07/2019

Joyful Jewelry Making

🍷 Set of 2 $6
🍷set of 6 $15
🍷2 sets of 6 $25

Abilene expo center..8-12
04/06/2019

Abilene expo center..8-12

Calm before the rush. Come see us!!!

Climate Reality Project DFW
04/04/2019

Climate Reality Project DFW

🌎SUSTAINABILITY SUNDAY: “Second Hand Rose”. The fashion industry is the 2nd largest polluter in the world. When we think of our addiction to over-consumption, we always think of our fast-paced, fast-food, convenience-driven lifestyle with its dependence on single-use disposable items. However, we rarely think of our clothes as disposable. After all, you “really can’t have too many clothes!” Clothes have to be washed, dried and put away---so we can’t risk running out of clean clothes or looking like you slept in them. We buy 60% more clothes than we did in 2000; we wear them ½ as long and then relegate them to the landfill. This disposable fast fashion coupled with over-consumption is driving a growing waste problem and fueling Climate Change. Moreover, in many Asian countries like India and China, where most of these clothes are made, we find forced labor of women and children, and wages below subsistence levels---conditions of virtual slavery. Fast fashion is a human rights issue, a woman’s issue, a sustainability issue and an environmental justice issue. Many of these cheap, mass-produced clothes are made of non-biodegradable fabrics which can sit in landfills for 200 years. Moreover, producing these clothes is resource intensive and produces a large amount of Greenhouse Gases. For instance, the EPA emissions calculator shows that manufacturing 1 pair of Levi jeans produces the same amount of carbon emissions as driving a car 80 miles. Even cotton is so water-intensive that it takes 713 gallons of water to make just 1 cotton shirt. What then can we do? (1) Downsize your wardrobe by doing laundry more than once a week so you need fewer clothes. (2) Free-cycle or sell clothes that don’t “spark joy.” (3) Choose Natural Fibers such as organic cotton, linen or hemp. Unlike synthetic fibers that never decompose, these decompose in our natural environment. (4) Choose Quality: avoid low quality clothes that do not last. (5) Buy locally produced clothes to decrease the miles from factory to store and thus lower the emissions associated with transportation. (6) Be a “Second Hand Rose from Second Avenue” and shop the thrift and resale stores. Every time we buy new clothes, we are part of the waste, energy, natural resource and pollution that go into making them. (From Elizabeth Reichart’s “Fast Fashion Makes a Health of Trouble“, 1 milliionwomen.com, and Siddharth Kara’s “Tainted Garments”)

Progressive Thinking
03/30/2019

Progressive Thinking

Vietnam Veterans Day: A Time For Remembrance - News & Guts Media
03/29/2019
Vietnam Veterans Day: A Time For Remembrance - News & Guts Media

Vietnam Veterans Day: A Time For Remembrance - News & Guts Media

They were soldiers once, young, kids really, slogging through a dense jungle, fighting an enemy they could barely see, suffering and dying in each other’s arms. Many who survived the bloody hell of Vietnam came home bearing emotional scars that have never healed. And for what? To protect the pride...

02/04/2019

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.

Taylor Caldwell, A Pillar of Iron

01/31/2019
Brenda

So important! Check your registration if you have a latino last name!

So important! Check your registration if you have a latino last name!

01/30/2019

THIS IS WHAT CHRIST LIVED AND PREACHED ESPECIALLY IN HIS SERMON ON THE MOUNT!

How do I get this to the ones who need to read this?

“Let's break it down, shall we? Because quite frankly, I'm getting a little tired of being told what I believe and what I stand for. Spoiler alert: Not every Liberal is the same, though the majority of Liberals I know think along roughly these same lines:

“1. I believe a country should take care of its weakest members. A country cannot call itself civilized when its children, disabled, sick, and elderly are neglected. Period.

“2. I believe healthcare is a right, not a privilege. Somehow that's interpreted as "I believe Obamacare is the end-all, be-all." This is not the case. I'm fully aware that the ACA has problems, that a national healthcare system would require everyone to chip in, and that it's impossible to create one that is devoid of flaws, but I have yet to hear an argument against it that makes "let people die because they can't afford healthcare" a better alternative. I believe healthcare should be far cheaper than it is, and that everyone should have access to it. And no, I'm not opposed to paying higher taxes in the name of making that happen.

“3. I believe education should be affordable and accessible to everyone. It doesn't necessarily have to be free (though it works in other countries so I'm mystified as to why it can't work in the US), but at the end of the day, there is no excuse for students graduating college saddled with five- or six-figure debt.

“4. I don't believe your money should be taken from you and given to people who don't want to work. I have literally never encountered anyone who believes this. Ever. I just have a massive moral problem with a society where a handful of people can possess the majority of the wealth while there are people literally starving to death, freezing to death, or dying because they can't afford to go to the doctor. Fair wages, lower housing costs, universal healthcare, affordable education, and the wealthy actually paying their share would go a long way toward alleviating this. Somehow believing that makes me a communist.

“5. I don't throw around "I'm willing to pay higher taxes" lightly. I'm retired and on a fixed income, but I still pay taxes. If I'm suggesting something that involves paying more, well, it's because I'm fine with paying my share as long as it's actually going to something besides lining corporate pockets or bombing other countries while Americans die without healthcare.

“6. I believe companies should be required to pay their employees a decent, livable wage. Somehow this is always interpreted as me wanting burger flippers to be able to afford a penthouse apartment and a Mercedes. What it actually means is that no one should have to work three full-time jobs just to keep their head above water. Restaurant servers should not have to rely on tips, multibillion dollar companies should not have employees on food stamps, workers shouldn't have to work themselves into the ground just to barely make ends meet, and minimum wage should be enough for someone to work 40 hours and live.

“7. I am not anti-Christian. I have no desire to stop Christians from being Christians, to close churches, to ban the Bible, to forbid prayer in school, etc. (BTW, prayer in school is NOT illegal; *compulsory* prayer in school is - and should be - illegal). All I ask is that Christians recognize *my* right to live according to *my* beliefs. When I get pissed off that a politician is trying to legislate Scripture into law, I'm not "offended by Christianity" -- I'm offended that you're trying to force me to live by your religion's rules. You know how you get really upset at the thought of Muslims imposing Sharia law on you? That's how I feel about Christians trying to impose biblical law on me. Be a Christian. Do your thing. Just don't force it on me or mine.

“8. I don't believe LGBT people should have more rights than you. I just believe they should have the *same* rights as you.

“9. I don't believe illegal immigrants should come to America and have the world at their feet, especially since THIS ISN'T WHAT THEY DO (spoiler: undocumented immigrants are ineligible for all those programs they're supposed to be abusing, and if they're "stealing" your job it's because your employer is hiring illegally). I'm not opposed to deporting people who are here illegally, but I believe there are far more humane ways to handle undocumented immigration than our current practices (i.e., detaining children, splitting up families, ending DACA, etc).

“10. I don't believe the government should regulate everything, but since greed is such a driving force in our country, we NEED regulations to prevent cut corners, environmental destruction, tainted food/water, unsafe materials in consumable goods or medical equipment, etc. It's not that I want the government's hands in everything -- I just don't trust people trying to make money to ensure that their products/practices/etc. are actually SAFE. Is the government devoid of shadiness? Of course not. But with those regulations in place, consumers have recourse if they're harmed and companies are liable for medical bills, environmental cleanup, etc. Just kind of seems like common sense when the alternative to government regulation is letting companies bring their bottom line into the equation.

“11. I believe our current administration is fascist. Not because I dislike them or because I can’t get over an election, but because I've spent too many years reading and learning about the Third Reich to miss the similarities. Not because any administration I dislike must be Nazis, but because things are actually mirroring authoritarian and fascist regimes of the past.

“12. I believe the systemic racism and misogyny in our society is much worse than many people think, and desperately needs to be addressed. Which means those with privilege -- white, straight, male, economic, etc. -- need to start listening, even if you don't like what you're hearing, so we can start dismantling everything that's causing people to be marginalized.

“13. I am not interested in coming after your blessed guns, nor is anyone serving in government. What I am interested in is sensible policies, including background checks, that just MIGHT save one person’s, perhaps a toddler’s, life by the hand of someone who should not have a gun. (Got another opinion? Put it on your page, not mine).

“14. I believe in so-called political correctness. I prefer to think it’s social politeness. If call you Chuck and you say you prefer to be called Charles I’ll call you Charles. It’s the polite thing to do. Not because everyone is a delicate snowflake, but because as Maya Angelou put it, when we know better, we do better. When someone tells you that a term or phrase is more accurate/less hurtful than the one you're using, you now know better. So why not do better? How does it hurt you to NOT hurt another person?

“15. I believe in funding sustainable energy, including offering education to people currently working in coal or oil so they can change jobs. There are too many sustainable options available for us to continue with coal and oil. Sorry, billionaires. Maybe try investing in something else.

“16. I believe that women should not be treated as a separate class of human. They should be paid the same as men who do the same work, should have the same rights as men and should be free from abuse. Why on earth shouldn’t they be?

“I think that about covers it. Bottom line is that I'm a liberal because I think we should take care of each other. That doesn't mean you should work 80 hours a week so your lazy neighbor can get all your money. It just means I don't believe there is any scenario in which preventable suffering is an acceptable outcome as long as money is saved.”

— Lori Gallagher Witt

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