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Mayor Bloomberg On Homeless Girl Featured In The New York Times: ‘That’s Just The Way God Works’ ~~ a reminder

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and people in his economic class are so out of touch with real world problems..

Think Progress 

Outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I-NY) went on the defensive when asked whether he was moved by the New York Times’ powerful series on a homeless family struggling to survive in New York City. Bloomberg defended his homelessness policies and claimed that 11-year-old Dasani, the star of the piece, ended up in dire straits due to bad luck.

“This kid was dealt a bad hand. I don’t know quite why. That’s just the way God works. Sometimes some of us are lucky and some of us are not,” he told Politicker, calling her plight “a sad situation.”

Bloomberg argued that New York “has done more than any city to help the homeless,” citing the city’s policies of subsidized health care, job training, and shelter counseling. “But if you are poor…

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The Fight Hunger Project … Help me with my start up …to keep our food banks full

Be a Seed for Change

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BY  AND  … Burglars steal thousands of lbs of food,water,goods from tiny community food bank in Quilcene, Wa



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Your Social Security: GARNISHED

Stop the garnishment of Social Security to pay student loans! Add your name: (enable images)

Declare a moratorium on garnishing Social Security benefits to pay student loans.

Happy National Coffee Day

Krispy Kreme, Top Pot and Peet’s are among businesses offering coffee deals on National Coffee Day.TumblrDonutsstock-vector-donut-icon-set-252917392


At Krispy Kreme locations in Sodo, North Seattle, Issaquah and Tacoma, customers will receive a free 12-ounce cup along with a signature glazed doughnut.

Top Pot Doughnuts will give customers a 12-ounce drip coffee or Americano.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea locations are giving out free small cups of Major Dickason’s blend with the purchase of a food item.

Whole Foods is celebrating through the end of September — charging only 25 cents for a 12-ounce coffee.


Act Now: Demand an end to deforestation at Ralph Lauren

Rainforest Action Network

This past September, we launched the Out of Fashion campaign, urging fifteen major fashion brands to make sure that their fabrics don’t contain forest destruction and human rights abuses. For years, this controversy had gone unnoticed — but not any more!

Thousands of you signed the petition, stickered controversial products and sent tweets during Fashion Week. While some brands are starting to respond, some of the worst companies have not taken action.

As of today, we’re focusing on the most famous, and most destructive, laggard in the industry: Ralph Lauren.

Ralph Lauren is an iconic brand with a huge reach. It has the power to eliminate controversial fiber and suppliers, such as Sateri and Royal Golden Eagle Group. And if Ralph Lauren steps up, other brands will follow.

We are going to be building this campaign over the next few months, but today, we have a super-quick action for you to take: email Ralph Lauren and ask the company to protect forests and human rights by tracing its supply chain, eliminating the worst actors, and adopting a policy. It only takes a moment and together, we can make our voices heard.

Thank you so much for all you do.


For the forests,

Christy Tennery-Spalding