A Letter to Bernie’s Millennials (from a Bernie Boomer)

Agreed. #FeelTheBern #Bernie2016 #BernieOrBust

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“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

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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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#Vote #Bernie2016 #FeelTheBern #BernTheMovie

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It’s been a heck of a campaign in more ways than one, and Bernie is the only candidate that has the gumption to be the best candidate, the moral candidate. Bernie knows we need an advocate for the majority to fight big interests who have stolen our country.

Please do not listen to the media and Washington politicians who are bought; instead, place your faith in a man who has fought the good fight from the very beginning. Take a moment and watch a sneak peek of BernTheMovie and while you’re at it, take a look at Bernie’s stance on issues.

What my campaign is about is a political revolution – millions of people standing up and saying, enough is enough. Our government belongs to all of us, and not just the hand full of billionaires. – Bernie Sanders

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#FeelTheBern #BernieOrBust #BernieSanders #Bernie2016 #BernTheMovie

It’s One Year on July 4th: How I Kicked the Habit

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While almost everyone seems to kick the habit as a new year’s resolution, I didn’t; instead, I chose a holiday in a month that celebrates independence: July 4th. It was so much easier to quit when I was active in places where you couldn’t smoke, so by the time winter came along, I already had months of not smoking under my belt. I’m not saying it was easy to quit, but it sure was a heck of a lot easier than previous goes, and this July 4th, I’ll be one year cigarette and cigar free. Other dates to consider quitting for you, your family, your friends and/or to honor someone or something are Memorial Day, Labor Day, a special birthday or anniversary. All you have to do is pick out a special day in your most active season and start the countdown! (And completely forget it on occasion just so you don’t drive yourself crazy.)

Oh and one other secret was starting a new activity. I boarded pets in my home; not only wouldn’t I smoke, but petting them and taking care of them took up tons of time and shunned the thought of smoking on more than one occasion! Since then, I adopted one of my boarder pets, so it’s a done deal. I’m committed.

Lastly, I wrote things down I didn’t like that I associated with the habit, such as smells and other adverse effects. I left the list where I could easily access it if I felt my resolve slipping.

Well, I hope these wee secrets help! Good luck and the best of health to you and yours!

Fact: From quitting smoking to skiing, we succeed to the degree we try, fail, and learn. Studies show that people who worry about mistakes shut down, but those who are relaxed about doing badly soon learn to do well. Success is built on failure. – Martha Beck, Sociologist

 

Your Cat and Thai Slavery

February 29, 2016 Leave a comment

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Well, that’s my cat up there; I adopted Luna a few months ago, but she only ate dry food. Since I felt this type of diet wasn’t good for her, I tried to find the best nutritious, wet (as in canned) cat food that she would enjoy. I tried numerous brands. Some she turned her nose up at, others she sniffed and eventually ate, and some she devoured.

Little did I know, one brand was from Thailand. At first, I was upset because I prefer to invest in American-made products. Then I was concerned the product might not be safe. After a quick google search, I found out Thailand strives to be the go-to exporter of pet food, but what I also found were disturbing articles related to slavery and the fishing industry in Thailand.

To be blunt, I cannot support companies that profit through slavery and hope others will do the same and not buy pet food from Thailand. While I tried to find petitions to add to this article, most were closed at this time. If more information develops, I will update this article. Readers, please feel free to share information in the comments section. Thank you.

“I cried,” said Mr. Long, 30, recounting how he was resold twice between fishing boats. After repeated escape attempts, one captain shackled him by the neck whenever other boats neared. – Excerpt from the article, “Sea Slaves: The Human Misery that Feeds Pets and Livestock” By Ian Urbina

 

 

#‎WhatCouldGoWrong‬ in 40 States

January 29, 2016 Leave a comment

 

MomsDemandAction and Comedian Rachel Dratch offer a glimpse into family life in the short video: ‪Loaded guns. Families with kids. And restaurants that serve alcohol. #‎WhatCouldGoWrong‬.

How many have to die before we will give up these dangerous toys?
― Stephen King

 

 

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Welcome to Discover

November 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Introducing Discover, a destination site featuring the best writing, photography, art, and work published with WordPress.

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Support the Teal Pumpkin Project and Kids with Allergies

October 30, 2015 Leave a comment

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Don’t forget kids with allergies this Halloween! The Teal Pumpkin Project.org offers a list of treats including fun alternatives like stickers, bubbles, and crayons for our wee Halloween guests with allergies. Make it a Happy Halloween for all our Trick or Treaters and take the Teal Pumpkin Project Pledge this Hallows Eve.

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