Republicans and some conservadems who say they want to help people get back to work, give small business the means to create jobs have once again said one thing while on camera and then voted against the People of the United States. They say small business needs to be helped because small business creates jobs … but Republicans lie and this is yet another example and now evidence of just what they have in mind for us … as Americans we should all be not only outraged but use our voice our votes to keep Republicans out of office. We need to vote for Politicians who have Americans best interest in mind and clearly it is not …
I don’t believe Immigration is that issue which will bite the backs of any left leaning politician because immigration has to be dealt with. It has to be comprehensive and unlike what people on TV seems to want viewers to believe, immigrants undocumented or not did not just pop up after President Obama was elected. Immigration is the elephant in the room that Politicians on both sides of the aisle have avoided for decades unable to make progress on, the others who along with corporations were more interested in making a buck then solving the massive influx of undocumented people looking for jobs; not all immigrants or those called natural citizens are violent, take jobs away, are crazy or constantly break laws …
Immigration reform will ultimately affect every single person in this country. The notion that every State should be able to make up their own rules, policies or laws is absurd not to mention the crap coming from people on the right suggesting that the undocumented or illegal’s as they call them be rounded up and taken back to their homeland. The comment and the idea is not only offensive; the suggestion about how to pay for the round-up is in itself scary and brings up another time in History when the lives of people who were rounded up and well… we all know what happened.
Time to ask yourself how many ethnic groups have come to America treated poorly, some succeeding while others are still in the shadows or in concentration camps in the year 2019. In this era of trump, the extreme right or white nationalists noticed the significant browning of America and are now suggesting an en masse round up and deportation. I will admit I was definitely offended and surprised that folks in 2010 would even suggest using stimulus money to round up people and ship them back to their homeland but what we heard doesn’t even match up to what we are now experiencing, in this era of trump.
Is it me or are these wild, wicked and stupid comments from people from the right getting on the airwaves talking seemingly crazy and getting paid $175K to do “ThePeoplesWork.” really most if not all longing for a time when most folks were racists?
Repealing ObamaCare Votes was up to $70 Million with over 50 attempts in 2014 now 63 attempts 2016 … so, you do the math
Government Shutdown $24 billion
Benghazi Hearings almost $8 Million maybe more!
Emailgate $82 Million or more
The current bills brought to the floor of Congress should give everyone engaged in living in this 21st Century life and the country an opportunity to stop, consider and debate the obvious ramifications, maybe accept that comprehensive immigration reform needs to be clearly explained understood unfortunately what the right calls amnesty. It would be in all of our best interests for those on the right to avoid the notion that all the undocumented or”illegal” are just violent and malicious folks doing all kinds of bad things. However,they cannot help themselves though we all know that not all undocumented,”illegals” as they call the undocumented are bad and decades ago, employers decided to look the other way when folks started coming across the border to look for jobs getting the jobs that were paying little or nothing but saved them money.
It is time, to be honest, and deal with the reality of the impact and contributions that undocumented people have on the US economy because it is big.
I personally feel that is a civil rights issue. The idea is not lost on me that the immigration laws republicans want moving across the country would also have some negative consequences and would definitely push Americans back to a time that we all hope is gone and stayed in our history books.
However, we have to remind people often that we cannot go backward. It was not that long ago when women and people of colour were seen as 3rd class citizens, servants and rarely heard from by anyone unless being forced to do the unthinkable or worse.
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6 tips for putting words to music
I am not a songwriter musician or lyrist, but I love to read definitely hear and more often than not dance to the spoken word when put to music.
My interest is in the art of movement, specifically dance and when music is combined with words in innovative patterns they can soothe invigorate irritate as well as make you move and feel good.
They say Music is said to soothe the savage beast least we talk about Words touching our souls that also awakens our senses. Most of us can agree that the art of dance and music transcends language barriers
(1) Make it personal because reading someone’s experience with love at first sight, first love, lust, a long term love or a one night stand brings a sense of connection folks sometimes look for and set to music can only enhance a good lyric ..Right
( 2) Be yourself because as an avid reader and lover of music I do go out of my way to learn the lyrics to a song I like love and feel the performer is genuine in their delivery and not trying to be something else, can actually be heard seen felt through the spoken word
( 3) The kind of music that makes an impression on me also provides imagery a vision of something the song is about; even if it is abstract, the image is sort of like a coffee table object. Always up for interpretation depending on who is listening to reading or learning the lyrics … of course, when it comes to love … when someone is singing to you … take the time to listen; I heard that once and then again you may have heard the song but weren’t feeling the music
So, what makes you get onto the dance floor …
(4) Rhymes Reason and Rhythm because who doesn’t like the art of movement …and more often than not that is what kind of music makes great artist move up into the stratosphere … in my opinion. I dance because I have to and anything that has a great hook a great bass or syncopation definitely will be played more than once in my house. The rhythm of life
(5) Always assume a video of your creation is a possibility so … be that visionary
(6) 🙂 Always believe you were born to make music (:
All written pieces labeled my 2cents are my own
first posted in 2013, def tweaked
Each year, countless marine animals and sea birds are endangered by the flow of trash into our oceans. The fact is, Sea turtles are entangled and choked by plastic and discarded nets. Whales mistake trash bags for food and perish. And, let’s not forget the harmful impact contaminated marine environments have on human beings. Plastic also attracts and concentrates other pollutants from surrounding seawater, posing a contamination risk to those species that then eat it. Scientists are studying the impacts of that contamination on fish and shellfish.
From plankton to whales, animals across ocean ecosystems have been contaminated by plastic. Plastic has been found in 59% of sea birds like albatross and pelicans, in 100% of sea turtle species, and more than 25% of fish sampled from seafood markets around the world.
Marine debris isn’t an ocean problem—it’s a people problem. That means people are the solution. Ocean Conservancy is committed to keeping our beaches and ocean trash free. For more than 30 years we have organized the International Coastal Cleanup, where nearly 12 million volunteers from 153 countries have worked together to collect more than 220 million pounds of trash. And we’re not the only ones who care about ocean trash: Every day, all over the world, concerned people take the problem into their own hands by cleaning up their local waterways.
Tackling the problem of plastic in the ocean begins on land. Reduction in plastics use, especially of single-use disposable products, and the collection and recycling of plastics in developing countries can help to reduce the amount of plastic waste that enters the ocean.
At our International Coastal Cleanups, volunteers have picked up more than half a million straws and stirrers, making straws one of the top ten items on our annual list. Straws pose a real danger to animals like sea turtles, albatross and fish who can eat them. Take action today: #SKIPtheSTRAW !
Add your voice to the sea of people taking a stand for the ocean. Sign the pledge now and when offered a straw, simply say ‘no thanks.’
We can’t afford to trash our planet – so let’s do something about it.
Trash Travels – even if you do not live near the ocean, you can take action in your community to make sure litter does not end up in our waters.
Please Teach your kids to recycle properly … Save our Planet
resource: Earth Day Network, Ocean Conservancy
Women’s History Month
click on link above to read her amazing story
As a teenager, she made history, but it took decades for her to become recognized for her courage and achievements.
first posted 2015
Women’s History Month!