A Kossack told me about this in a comment. Take to the Hills! is a Douglas, Arizona based project that collects clothing, food, water, blankets, building supplies, medical supplies, school supplies and other items then delivers them directly to communities in the Sierra Madres, Sierra Alta, Rio Sonora and other regions of northern Mexico.
1214 11 Street
Douglas, Az. 85607
(520) 236-4675 Cellular
Another Kossack, told me about this one. Purple Mountain Institute
Animal-facilitated programs offered to at-risk youth, veterans, and developmentally disabled participants include Hiking with Goats, Hoods in the Woods, and Horse Sense.
It's almost that time of year again. In some parts of the US, it already is. So I just wanted to share.
Have you heard about the large cattail punk rods that grow in wetland areas. They look like two foot incense sticks, You dry them out and light them. They burn and smolder. A natural way to keep the mosquitos away. The kids next door to me used to gather them. But maybe you can find them at a farmer's market too.
We were discussing these on a diary a couple of weeks ago. One diarist called them punk rods. You were correct!
No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it. Thomas Hobbs
Revolutions go not backward. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other. Euripides
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Be The Change You Want To See In The World!
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. Confucius
No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means. George Bernard Shaw
Friendship is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything. Muhammad Ali
Give A Bubbe or Zayde In Your Loved Ones Honor It's a Gift They Won't Want To Exchange
The Adopt A Bubbe Or Zayde Program provides food, medicine, bed linens, clothing, eyeglasses, hearing aids, utility payments, and other items for those unable to exist on their pensions.
Since the break up of the Soviet Union in 1991 with the resulting hyperinflation, pensions have become almost worthless. At the same time, food, clothing, medicine and apartments are no longer subsidized by the government, and the prices for these have risen beyond the reach of most pensioners.
Next Week; Is My Birthday And Tomorrow, March 15th, Will Be My 7th Anniversary, At DKos.
I came to DKos because I wanted to help our Troops and Veterans and The Young People Everywhere. My Teckie friend said this is where everyone is.
I stayed at Dkos, because I found a caring community who shared the same political ideals that I did. Goals to make the world better.
I said to myself, "so this is where all the Hippies are."
And someone, bought me a lifetime subscription. A couple of days before Christmas, three years ago. Thank You Very Much. I was so happy!
Since My Birthday is four days after Saint Patrick's Day; I'm always convinced that my hometown parade, (only partly kidding), is for me. (The Parade's always held the Sunday after Saint Patrick's Day and often; it actually is, my Birthday).
No one there, has ever contradicted me.
If you know me; you can guess, I'm the best friend they ever had. And I'm the only one; who knows all the words, to every song, that the bands and pipers are playing.
I'm from New Jersey aka The Garden State, but not called that, recently. I lived in Northern NJ (Bayonne, Hudson County) and Southern NJ (Bricktown, Ocean County). So having seen how beautiful untouched nature is and then seeing how big energy destroys, I'm an environmentalist.
Politically; the good of the people, is my concern, as a Sociologist.
I had an Irish Mother and A Jewish Father. I'm from a very small town. Three miles long and one mile wide.
We're the poor relations; but my Father's family practically built Bayonne. So there was always a lot of scrutiny about me.
From when I was a baby until 2nd grade (when we moved down to South Jersey). I spent a lot of time being dragged around in one of my Father's bars.
I was always the way I am now. When I was little, 4, 5, years old, some of the local/neighborhood guys (customers), used to scream every time I walked in the door with my Mother.
Epithets like; "Oh no, the holy terrors here, or Oh no, it's the little hurricane". They had several, names for me. Total exaggerations! I promptly squirted them, with my little red water gun. My Mother would say "don't shoot the boys with your water gun", but I did anyway. I didn't want to even be there. I would have rather been home, coloring in my coloring books with my 64 box of Crayolas or watching tv.
I was not anti-social. I had tons of Sailor friends who used to take me to the toy store and buy me anything I wanted. No one was allowed to have a beer until they did. Well ok one or two. The bar was about 5 blocks from our town's; then, Naval base. I knew Sailors from all over the world. My best friend, was from the Cayman Islands.
I wasn't spoiled either. Half my toys used to always disappear. I had lots of poor cousins. One of my Aunt's had 10 children.
As everyone knew my Father and Mother, everywhere. They all knew me on sight.
So I could never get away with anything. Even though I did get attention and away with a lot.
My Irish Mother was great on the guilt tripping. That, and with the help of Saint Jude, to whom she prayed every day. I escaped the sixties without getting into too much trouble (it was the seventies, eighties and nineties that were murder).
I was born in Margaret Hague Hospital, Jersey City New Jersey. It was an excellent hospital. Art Deco styling. The best and it was free.
Yes, on the first full day of Spring. My Mother said that on the day I was born; it rained, it snowed and the sun shone.
A Chinese Lady Doctor delivered me. She told my Mother, that in her country, they would call me "Spring Flower." Apparently, I was a Hippie from birth. My Mother named me Georgia. Thus my ga sig.
♥For My Grandfather Michael Murphy♥ He worked on the Central Railroad, in Jersey City, NJ (100 years ago). Unloading box cars with a big hook.
He and his fellow workers, sweltered in the summer and froze in the winter! Videos
My Mother told me that when she was a little girl, the young guys who hung out on the street corner of her Montgomery Street; Jersey City neighborhood would always ask her, "Mary Murphy, what nationality are you?"
And she'd always say, "Proud Irish!"
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
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Show this video to The House and Senate. Lets see if it doesn't make even the republicans cry.(Got the idea from a Kossack who commented in one of my diaries that this song makes her cry. I looked but can't find their name).
I finally just got a chance to watch it all the way through and it makes me sentimental too.
So I figured, lets try it out on the gop and see if it makes any changes in their way of thinking.
At least; maybe we can get a couple of them, to cry. I know, I'm so bad! (revenge for gop cuts in social services to the poorest).
Get someone you know to sign the petition too. If everyone signs and has a friend sign the petition, we can reach the goal of 100,000!
Every additional signature, further impacts the Native Foster Care discussion in Washington DC.
The petition can influence potential funding that would be essential for South Dakota’s Tribes to move forward to develop Child and Family Service Programs!
With significant help from A Positive Tomorrow, two South Dakota tribes have been awarded Title IV-E Federal Planning Grants, each worth $300,000, to begin planning the infrastructure of their own child and family planning service programs. This is a great victory for the Standing Rock and Oglala Sioux Tribes as they can now create a foster care run by Lakota, for Lakota children.
In addition to this, five other tribes have applied for the Title IV-E Grants this year, and although they have not received such grants, the Lakota People's Law Project has not lost hope and will be calling an inter-agency meeting with the Department of Justice, the Department of Interior, and Health and Human Services in Washington DC later this month. At this meeting, the funds will be requested so that Lower Brule, Flandreau, Crow Creek, Cheyenne River, and Yankton tribes can begin the process towards the creation of their own foster care system.
Thank you to everyone who has signed the petition. 50,000 Signatures, so far!
This short film; “Hearts on the Ground.” Film director; Kalyanee Mam, documents South Dakota’s Forced Taking of Lakota Children. Free the Lakota Children!
The video, is at the center of a new “Bring Lakota Children Home” Campaign. The epidemic of child taking by the State of South Dakota is tearing thousands of Lakota Sioux families apart.
The campaign, on behalf of thousands of Lakota Sioux families whose children have illegally and forcibly been removed from their families and tribes, demands that President Obama compel the Department of Justice to enforce the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978, and stop the State of South Dakota’s war on Lakota children.
Every day, Lakota Grandmothers are illegally denied their right to foster their own grandchildren.
The South Dakota Department of Social Services rejects grandmothers for such trivial reasons as too few rooms in a home, too small of a home, too old, decades old crimes, and even rumors.
South Dakota continues to violate the federal law by placing 90% of the 750 Lakota foster children it seizes each year into non-Native homes and facilities, instead of with relatives or tribal homes.
Both federal law and the United Nations define this behavior as genocide. Only tribal programs are placing foster children with their relatives.
President Obama has the authority to order three federal agencies (the Department of the Interior, the Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services), to provide resources to train and develop tribal family service programs and foster care systems for the nine Lakota Sioux tribal Councils.
Within a short time, the $60 million in federal funds that currently go to the State of South Dakota’s Department of Social Services to illegally remove Indian children and force them into foster care, can instead be spent and managed by the tribes, as they work to keep children with relatives, while restoring tribal sovereignty.
Lakota children are more than ten times more likely to be forcibly removed from their parents and comprise about 60% of all foster children in the state.
In more than 90% of the cases, simply alleged “neglect,” as opposed to sexual or physical abuse, is given as the reason for the forced taking, sometimes at gunpoint, sometimes while at school, or in the middle of the night. Poverty equals “neglect” in the mind of the State workers.
What is happening to Lakota children and families in South Dakota today is precisely the sort of activity that Congress intended to stop when it passed the Indian Child Welfare Act.
The Act mandates; that when states remove Native American children from their parents, they must be placed with relatives from their extended family, or with other members of their tribe, or with members of other tribes.
Only; when an active effort for such placements fail, are states allowed to place Native Americans in white foster homes, or state run foster care facilities.
The Department of Social Services in South Dakota continues to deny child placements to willing and capable relatives, while “stripping” parents of all parental rights to ever see their children again, for “violations” as trivial as failing to show up at parenting classes.
South Dakota designates every Native child in its foster care system as “special needs,” receiving up to $79,000 from the federal government for their care annually.
Then forcing many to take mind-altering drugs, even some as young at 18 months of age. Medicare spending for foster care child prescriptions in South Dakota increased more than 1,000 percent in the recent decade, while suicide rates for young Lakota children are 12 times the national average, and among the highest in the world. Some of the suicides are clearly related to the forced medications.
More than a century after being forced from their ancestral lands onto reservations, the 70,000 members of the Lakota Sioux nation remain the poorest, most oppressed people in the United States.
Let's turn around 150 years of cruel abuse to Lakota families. Thanks!
A series of forums called Truth-Out for the Gulf, focused on how the Deepwater Disaster is affecting health and daily life.
Dr. Wilma Subra Presents Evidence Of The Toxicity Of The Gulf And The Seafood!
Ms. Kellie Fellows speaks about her experience while working to clean beaches along the gulf coast. For more information on the BP Oil Spill and other environmental issues visit, http://leanweb.org
Referenced from Proof of Health Effect of dispersant use in the Gulf of Mexico by FluxRostrum on dk4: BP Daily Kos State of the Nation
Mon Feb 07, 2011Gulf Watchers Group
Peace And Justice
Thanks Pres, for saying you'll veto any tar sands legislation. Yes; we have to save the planet, it's the only home we have.
1 chicken bouillon cube or teaspoon granules (optional)
Put the chicken, carrots, celery and onion, all the parsley and dill, in a large soup pot and cover with cold water. Heat and simmer, uncovered, until the chicken meat falls off of the bones (skim off foam every so often).
Take everything out of the pot. Strain the broth. Pick the meat off of the bones and chop the carrots, celery and onion. Season the broth with salt, pepper and chicken bouillon to taste, if desired. Return the chicken, carrots, celery and onion to the pot, stir together, and serve.
Amount Per Serving Calories: 152 | Total Fat: 8.9g | Cholesterol: 37mg
Example Of How To File Your FASA (Each School Has A Different FASA Code) And You Could Go To The Financial Aid Office Of The College Or University(s) You Want To Attend And They Will Help You Fill Out Your FASA Application.
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Love, Peace And Justice!
Thanks Kos. With your new image queue, I finally learned how to include pictures! Yay!
In 1994, Congress designated MLK Day as the first and only federal holiday observed as a national day of service, and charged CNCS with leading this effort.
Reverend, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?"
Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.
The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.
Today's diary is my contribution.
I'm from Bayonne New Jersey. So I chose to write about the town next door and 2 great 501c Programs helping children in Jersey City, NJ.
Not so much for donations (as there are many others, who need help more).
But; for the exposure, to get some information about these great and much needed programs, out there.
Maybe some rich benefactors will see my diary and want to help out. Of course; from anyone who is able and wants to, donations are gratefully accepted.
Out of the night that covers me,
Dark as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeoning's of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul. ByWilliam Ernest Henley (1849–1903)
“If we want America to lead in the 21st century, nothing is more important than giving everyone the best education possible, from the day they start preschool to the day they start their career.” President Barack Obama
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