It’s sad to see what is going on in the world; but if we want to know what to do, then listen to the kids. The children will show you the compassionate way to help others around the world as well as in our own neighborhoods.
While many American citizens are against accepting Syrian refugees, one little boy contacted President Obama, explaining how his family would adopt a little boy who lost his family. Six-year-old Alex stated, “We will give him a family and he will be our brother.”
Zianna Oliphant chose to address Charlotte’s City Council over the #BlackLivesMatter movement, a struggle impacting so many people. Zianna said:
“I feel like that we are treated differently than other people. I don’t like how we’re treated…We are black people, and we shouldn’t have to feel like this. We shouldn’t have to protest because y’all are treating us wrong. We do this because we need to, and we have rights. I’ve been born and raised in Charlotte, and I never felt this way till now. And I can’t stand how we’re treated. It’s a shame that our fathers and mothers are killed and we can’t see them anymore. It’s a shame that we have to go to their graveyard and bury them and we have tears and we shouldn’t have tears. We need our fathers and mothers to be by our side.” – Zianna Oliphant
So, you can choose to be compassionate. You can choose to make a difference. You can choose to be strong, caring and courageous, like these children, and we will have a better world for it. If you dare to care.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. -Dalai Lama
Today, I found out about Humble Design, an organization re-purposing donated items to furnish homes for the formerly homeless. I saw the smiles on faces of people who hadn’t had a bed to call their own in over a year, and it touched my heart, so I hope you will support by offering assistance and/or sharing this post.
Humble Design’s mission: to turn four bare walls into a clean, dignified and welcoming home by re-purposing gently used household goods.
For those of you who can support Humble Design’s Michigan-based organization, thank you, and please consider using this comprehensive list as a guideline to support local charitable organizations, as well.
It’s amazing to me that people who support Hillary Clinton, a cheating liar, can be so smug and self-righteous; but I guess their votes were counted, and they don’t have the capacity for outrage for those who were unable to vote.
I wanted to vote in the primaries, but I couldn’t. Like many others, I was disenfranchised and because of that, there is no way I’m going to give my vote to the DNC, a party who should be jailed for voter fraud. I’m angry at and disappointed by the leaders of the DNC, especially President Obama. You allowed voter suppression and disenfranchisement, fraud and collusion. When I voted for hope and change, I thought it would be positive change, not a war monger and thief’s coronation.
At least we have a chance with #Berners who won’t lie down and accept the lesser of two evils for President of our country.
So, we know the two-party system is corrupt; it’s time to just say no to parties, reverting to #OnePersonOneVote in a #DemExit. But first, please sign this petition to investigate DNC election fraud.
Thank you, Bernie and Jane Sanders, for waking citizens up and fighting for the future of America.
This past weekend, I went ego-surfing. It only took a few minutes to find a few sites with my personal information. One site offered information regarding addresses that I lived at when I was a kid. Many sites offered information about my parents and siblings. All sites had some misinformation, including job titles and salary history. Now, this isn’t the first time I’ve posted about the possibility of identity theft due to public sites offering up personal information. It’s been a few years, but my post, Here’s Looking Up Your Old Address! is still relevant today, so please check it out and take heed.
Also, please take a moment to ego-surf on various search engines and then contact sites to remove your information. Moreover, let them know you don’t appreciate your private information being made public. It’s not only an identity-theft issue, but also a personal-security issue.
Since my last post:
Spokeo.com put my information back up; today, I added the page link to a removal request, and I received a confirmation email. It will take 2-3 days to have the information removed from the site (and approximately 7-10 days from search engines).
Radaris.com shows my name and a couple of cities I lived in, but when I clicked on the link, the site states: Information removed.
PeopleSmart.com removed my info, but the company is now affiliated with Identity.com, so it’s back under a new account with various cities on both websites. I am currently trying to get the information removed but am encountering technical difficulties with their email submission webpage at the time of this posting. (I will update readers once information is available.)
Lastly, the most egregious (so far) is MyLife.com; I could not believe the amount of personal information on its page or the runaround I got from staff, requesting removal of said info. After trying to delete personal details online, I called and spoke with a very dismissive agent, then another, then a supervisor. Originally, I was advised it would take 7-10 days to have the info removed from their site; after threatening to contact a lawyer because of ID theft and personal security issues, I was advised the information would be removed from the site today and should be off the web (as much as it can be in the digital age) within 7-10 days.
Now, I’ll be contacting my family and friends, advising them to check this page for site links, so they can sort out their personal info on the web. Afterwards, I’ll follow up on these sites, again.
The police can’t protect consumers. People need to be more aware and educated about identity theft. You need to be a little bit wiser, a little bit smarter and there’s nothing wrong with being skeptical. We live in a time when if you make it easy for someone to steal from you, someone will. – Frank Abagnale
Throughout the last few weeks, mainstream media outlets and political pundits alike have incessantly derided the many supporters of Bernie Sanders who claim that they will not be voting for Hillary Clinton in November, should she win the Democratic nomination. Pundits argue that if they effectively fail to rally behind Hillary, Bernie’s supporters will be to blame in November if Donald Trump is subsequently elected. Here is why the pundits are definitively wrong, and why this rhetoric is not only misleading, but incredibly offensive to the democratic process:
First, let me preface this argument by pointing out that this entire debate over whether or not Bernie’s supporters should throw their weight behind Clinton in the general election is (intentionally) misleading, as it maintains an underlying assumption that Hillary Clinton is the inevitable Democratic nominee; an assumption that we have been force-fed for years by both…
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Honoring those who have given the ultimate sacrifice while praying for no more war:
Please take a moment on this Memorial Day to remember the soldiers who have given their lives to defend our country.
The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. – Douglas MacArthur
Agreed. #FeelTheBern #Bernie2016 #BernieOrBust
“I cannot tell you how many times in the last three decades I have heard the Democrats (myself included) lament the absence of the 18-30 year olds. Over and over we said, if they would just show up, we could effect real change. Maybe that was true most of the time back in the day, but there is no denying the fact that you are here now, in formidable numbers, and the Democratic Party has dismissed you entirely.” ~Scout Gerain
I have been considering reaching out to the young people involved in the Bernie campaign for some time. In light of Hillary’s repeated dismissals of Bernie supporters, combined with President Obama’s impatient demand that BLM activists should “stop yelling and compromise,” I cannot put it off any longer.
I won’t sit idly by without, at the very least, publicly stating how thrilled I am to see you here, on the political…
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