I have posted a link and video to OneMillionNewJobs.org ,a campaign of OUR TIME in partnership with ServeNext in addition to a wide variety of other groups who claim to support the expansion of jobs for youth and national service. OUR TIME is a national non-profit with over 300,000 members that promotes economic and political empowerment for young Americans. ServeNext is a grassroots advocacy organization working to make national service a political and national priority. I receive regular emails from this group, and thought I’d share with you, just in case you missed the buzz on the political talk show circuit.
The folks at Utne Reader tie the crisis of our elder’s debts all together for you in an article describing “intergenerational” mortgages, known as “the debt that never dies,” where the children take over the family home’s mortgage after the death of their parents. From the United Kingdom to the United States, it all sounds like a financial zombie film for modern times, especially coupled with all the modern day worries of a watery melting planet.
With all the crazy things happening in the public arena here in the United States, and in the world for that matter, I wanted to share a little bit of heaven with you. We so seldom take the time to look up at the stars, or pause to appreciate sunsets, sunrises or any of the beauty of the natural world. Luckily, people like Randy Halverson document these things for us. Please enjoy the wonderful time lapse video that enables you to see things in the night time sky that human eyes miss out on in real time.
I enjoy a great deal of the content at Daily Kos, and know you will too! Please click on the link below to view an excellent post by Joan McCarter. I feel it highlights the creepy, cruel budget brought about by latest round of Ayn Rand-ish Republican weirdness that is passing itself off as fiscal conservatism during this presidential race. Look at that photo, seems like Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney, pictured with Sen. Ron Johnson, are just the best of buddies, aren’t they?
Who can forget the video taped beating that turned the nation’s attention on the LAPD twenty years ago? That, and the acquittal of the cops who administered the brutal beating, resulted in the 1992 L.A. riots. Rodney King, who uttered the iconic, “Can’t we all just get along?” plea, died Sunday at his home in Rialto, California at age 47. Continue reading →
Lisa Brown of Michigan gave a passionate speech regarding a proposed abortion ban on Wednesday. “I have not asked you to adopt and adhere to my religious beliefs. Why are you asking me to adopt yours?” she said. But her next statement is what got her in trouble, when she said the dreaded v-word: “And finally, Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no.’”