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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Just down in the dumps today

I wish I was enjoying this life, but it looks like not one but both my interviews added up to nothing.

How can this be the first day of the rest of my life, when my meeger salary is in constant need of supplementing?  The longer I live the less of an inheritence I'll be leaving my family.
Maybe because I am menopausal, but I am tired of keeping secrets in the name of Jesus.

How do I find a new job, when my current employer is making believe she is out of business?
How do I claim self-employment, when I do not know when exactly she claims to have closed the business and when I supposedly became self-employed?

What can I say, I was so busy working to keep track of what was going on, let alone when it was happening.
Now, I fear I have prayed and worked my way into an unemployable status. If only there was a way to prove what kind of worker and person I truly am, despite the gaps in my work history.

If only the was a way to make it up to a former co-worker whom I only knew as Dan, at Lora Campe's Bedknobs & Broomstix Cleaning Service, we were strictly on first name bases.  Even odds all those nasty stories about her nasty divorce from Gary Campe were to keep us gossiping about lies and deception. When, even odds the real story was to keep Dan from filing for Workman's Composition, which happened when her sister the supervisor of the team gave this middle aged diabetic the hardest and dirtiest job as pay back for him calling off the day before. 
I wish I would have, could have spoken up before this, but at the time. My first priority was working enough hours to pay my bills on my own, so I was usually too tired to argue too tired to question too tired not to get angry about getting interrupt too often to hear myself think.
Everytime, when I was asked to remember that day, I would confenially be interrupted with questions of why would I even think of defending Dan when this same sister of the boss, Ethel Jane . . . . insisted that she saw him in my car looking for some thing to steel from me.

By the way, on a cleaning crew what happens is someone would drive the team to the work sight, since we like most cleaning companies bring our cleaning supplies with us. Unfortunately, sometimes things get forgotten in the car.
Unfortunately, I am not good at answering two completely different  questions at the same time, especially while running more on caffeine than sleep.
What is worst, even odds this confession is too late to help Dan in any way shape or form.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bank of America--The Backlash

When I had heard about the person whispering in a candidate's ear about a donation, I did not think much of it. After all, that is each and every American's right to do. It did not become an issue until after the same Bank of America announced that they were about to lay off thousands of people. Thus negatively affecting many many families livelihoods.  Just about at the cruelest time for a family with young children to be short on money--in time for school to start=school fees, school supply shopping and clothes; not to forget the holidays are just around the corner

Then I found this forgotten book--'Give To Live-How Giving Can Change Your Life' by Douglas M. Lawson, Ph.D, which is copyrighted in the year 1991, but feels like it is far more truer today then it was even then.  It opens with this Chinese Proverb

If you want happiness 
  for an hour--take a nap.
If you want happiness
  for a day--go fishing.
If you want happiness 
  for a month--get married.
If you want happiness
  for a year--inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness
  for a lifetime--help someone else.

I could go on and on about the book, but I think I have some reading to catch up on, myself; which is why I am cutting this blog, short.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


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Hi WatercolorsAngel,

In Cambridge, Ohio, the county-run animal shelter will euthanize stray pit bulls or pit bull mixes within three days of their pickup. Even worse, they will not permit anyone to rescue the dogs, no matter how well-mannered they may be.

Save pit bulls in Ohio! »

Pit bulls currently score 83.9% in the dog breed American Temperament Test. Golden retrievers score an average of 83.2%.

Despite this, Ohio is the only state to require that pit bulls and pit mixes have a "vicious" label. Laws require that pit owners keep their dogs in a locked pen or on a tether at all times. In addition, they must maintain $100,000 in liability insurance.

When she learned about this injustice, activist Kerri McMullen knew she had to speak out. She writes:
We are the voice for animals and in the case of an unfair law to a canine breed which rarely gets a second chance in life, the county and state laws must change.

All dogs should get a fair chance at a loving home, no matter their breed. Demand fair laws in Ohio for pit bulls and pit bull mixes. »

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS To The Favorite Shelters

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Hi Barbara,

The people have voted and Joplin Humane Society in Joplin, MO has been chosen as America's Favorite Animal Shelter. Congratulations Joplin Humane! Your shelter will receive $15,000.

Here's what people are saying about this wonderful shelter:

This shelter is working so hard to find loving homes for the animals that were left without homes after the tornadoes. They have come up with unique ways to find families for these beautiful creatures, and they deserve these funds to help continue their efforts.
The Humane Society of Joplin has rescued many animals and helped reunite them with their families. Even in the wake of the recent tornado, the staff has not stopped helping other pets reach the safety of their homes.

The second place winner is Lucky Dog Rescue in Meridian, MS. Lucky Dog Rescue will receive $7,000 for their shelter.

Here's what people are saying about this wonderful shelter:

I am sitting here with tears in my eyes after reading the Lucky Dog blog with the various rescue stories. Lucky Dog has been there for so many unwanted and unloved dogs, and I want to do what I can to support the Rescue by voting for them.

The third place winner is Wild Heart Ranch Wildlife Rescue in Claremore, OK. Wild Heart Ranch will receive $3,000.

Here's what people are saying about this wonderful shelter:

Wild Heart Ranch is staffed by highly motivated, caring and compassionate people who truly want to protect all God's creatures. The determination and work ethic displayed by this wildlife rescue group is second to none. They deserve recognition and some financial breathing room.

Animal welfare groups estimate that at least six to eight million cats and dogs enter animal shelters every year, and half of them are euthanized because there is no one to adopt them. All of these animals deserve a loving home - and the rescues and shelters that save them need our support.

That's why Care2 sponsored this contest; to help shelters engage with their communities and rally support for their work. And you helped by voting for your favorite shelter! We ask that you continue supporting their important work and helping to protect animals.

Thank you for participating in the America's Favorite Animal Shelter contest. Congratulations to our winners and all the other shelters who participated.

Thanks for all that you do to help animals.

Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Joke of the day

Bottle of Wine
For all of us who are married, were married, wish you were married, or wish you weren't married, this is something to smile about the next time you open a bottle of wine.

Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in Northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride.

With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car. Resuming the journey, Sally tried in vain to make a bit of small talk with the Navajo woman. The old woman just sat silently, looking intently at everything she saw, studying every little detail, until she noticed a brown bag on the seat next to Sally.

"What's in the bag?" asked the old woman.

Sally looked down at the brown bag and said, "It's a bottle of wine. got it for my husband." The Navajo woman was silent for another moment or two. Then speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she said, "Good trade."

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Evironmental petition II

Pres. Obama alone has the power to stop this massive blow to our climate.
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Dear WatercolorsAngel,
"Essentially game over" for the climate.
That's what climate scientist James Hanson calls the proposed Keystone XL pipeline — which would carry oil out of Canada's vast tar sands oil fields to Texas, where it will be refined, then burned across the globe, dealing a catastrophic blow to our chance of returning earth to a stable climate.
This project requires a presidential permit to start building — and it is President Obama's decision alone to grant or deny that permit. He will make the decision as soon as September.
The Alberta tar sands are a carbon bomb. The 3rd largest oil field in the world, the difficult extraction and transportation of the tar sands oil ultimately produces up to three times the carbon emissions of traditional oil. (And extreme environmental devastation along the way.)1
The Keystone XL pipeline is the fuse to this bomb — a highway to swift consumption of this dirty, dangerous crude. As if that wasn't enough, it poses a massive spill risk in the six states along the pipeline route, including over the Ogallala Aquifer which provides up to 30% of our nation's agricultural water.
We. Must. Stop. This.
Twenty leading climate scientists have just sent a letter to President Obama urging him to deny the permit.
And from August 20th to September 3rd, there will be a massive, historic, daily sit-in outside the White House where more than 1500 people, including CREDO staff, have already signed up to risk arrest in peaceful protest. (For more about the sit-in, see below.)
The administration's previous decisions on climate do not inspire confidence that they will deny the permit. Just this week, the administration approved offshore oil drilling in the Arctic. They have opened vast new areas to coal mining, and late last year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton even said that she was "inclined" to approve Keystone XL.
But President Obama still has the final word. He does not have to negotiate with Congress or industry. As his State Department reviews the permit, the decision — which could have a devastating impact on the livability of our nation, and our world — is entirely in his hands.
We've lost too many climate fights already. We need a massive, historic show of pressure to make sure we don't lose this one. Please sign the petition and read below for other ways to get involved.
Thank you for fighting for an oil-free future.
Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets
1. "Keystone XL Pipeline," Friends of the Earth

Because this fight is so important, leading climate activists including Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein and climate scientist James Hansen are organizing a historic, daily series of peaceful protests between August 20th and Sept. 3rd. The CEOs and Directors of nearly 30 leading Environmental Organizations, including CREDO's Michael Kieschnick and Laura Scher, are urging people to participate.
More than 1500 people from across the country, including CREDO staff, have already signed up to join the sit-in outside the White House and risk arrest.
Dear Friends,
This will be a slightly longer letter than common for the internet age — it's serious stuff.
The short version is we want you to consider doing something hard: coming to Washington in the hottest and stickiest weeks of the summer and engaging in civil disobedience that will quite possibly get you arrested.
The full version goes like this:
As you know, the planet is steadily warming: 2010 was the warmest year on record, and we've seen the resulting chaos in almost every corner of the earth.
And as you also know, our democracy is increasingly controlled by special interests interested only in their short-term profit.
These two trends collide this summer in Washington, where the State Department and the White House have to decide whether to grant a certificate of 'national interest' to some of the biggest fossil fuel players on earth. These corporations want to build the so-called 'Keystone XL Pipeline' from Canada's tar sands to Texas refineries.
To call this project a horror is serious understatement. The tar sands have wrecked huge parts of Alberta, disrupting ways of life in indigenous communities — First Nations communities in Canada, and tribes along the pipeline route in the U.S. have demanded the destruction cease. The pipeline crosses crucial areas like the Ogallala Aquifer where a spill would be disastrous — and though the pipeline companies insist they are using 'state of the art' technologies that should leak only once every 7 years, the precursor pipeline and its pumping stations have leaked a dozen times in the past year. These local impacts alone would be cause enough to block such a plan. But the Keystone Pipeline would also be a fifteen hundred mile fuse to the biggest carbon bomb on the continent, a way to make it easier and faster to trigger the final overheating of our planet, the one place to which we are all indigenous.
As the climatologist Jim Hansen (one of the signatories to this letter) explained, if we have any chance of getting back to a stable climate "the principal requirement is that coal emissions must be phased out by 2030 and unconventional fossil fuels, such as tar sands, must be left in the ground." In other words, he added, "if the tar sands are thrown into the mix it is essentially game over." The Keystone pipeline is an essential part of the game. "Unless we get increased market access, like with Keystone XL, we're going to be stuck," said Ralph Glass, an economist and vice-president at AJM Petroleum Consultants in Calgary, told a Canadian newspaper last week.
Given all that, you'd suspect that there's no way the Obama administration would ever permit this pipeline. But in the last few months the administration has signed pieces of paper opening much of Alaska to oil drilling, and permitting coal-mining on federal land in Wyoming that will produce as much CO2 as 300 powerplants operating at full bore.
And Secretary of State Clinton has already said she's 'inclined' to recommend the pipeline go forward. Partly it's because of the political commotion over high gas prices, though more tar sands oil would do nothing to change that picture. But it's also because of intense pressure from industry. The US Chamber of Commerce — a bigger funder of political campaigns than the RNC and DNC combined — has demanded that the administration "move quickly to approve the Keystone XL pipeline," which is not so surprising — they've also told the U.S. EPA that if the planet warms that will be okay because humans can 'adapt their physiology' to cope. The Koch Brothers, needless to say, are also backing the plan, and may reap huge profits from it.
So we're pretty sure that without serious pressure the Keystone Pipeline will get its permit from Washington. A wonderful coalition of environmental groups has built a strong campaign across the continent — from Cree and Dene indigenous leaders to Nebraska farmers, they've spoken out strongly against the destruction of their land. We need to join them, and to say even if our own homes won't be crossed by this pipeline, our joint home — the earth — will be wrecked by the carbon that pours down it.
And we need to say something else, too: it's time to stop letting corporate power make the most important decisions our planet faces. We don't have the money to compete with those corporations, but we do have our bodies, and beginning in mid August many of us will use them. We will, each day, march on the White House, risking arrest with our trespass. We will do it in dignified fashion, demonstrating that in this case we are the conservatives, and that our foes — who would change the composition of the atmosphere are dangerous radicals. Come dressed as if for a business meeting — this is, in fact, serious business.
And another sartorial tip — if you wore an Obama button during the 2008 campaign, why not wear it again? We very much still want to believe in the promise of that young Senator who told us that with his election the 'rise of the oceans would begin to slow and the planet start to heal.' We don't understand what combination of bureaucratic obstinacy and insider dealing has derailed those efforts, but we remember his request that his supporters continue on after the election to pressure his government for change. We'll do what we can.
And one more thing: we don't just want college kids to be the participants in this fight. They've led the way so far on climate change — 10,000 came to DC for the Powershift gathering earlier this spring. They've marched this month in West Virginia to protest mountaintop removal; a young man named Tim DeChristopher faces sentencing this summer in Utah for his creative protest.
Now it's time for people who've spent their lives pouring carbon into the atmosphere to step up too, just as many of us did in earlier battles for civil rights or for peace. Most of us signing this letter are veterans of this work, and we think it's past time for elders to behave like elders. One thing we don't want is a smash up: if you can't control your passions, this action is not for you.
This won't be a one-shot day of action. We plan for it to continue for several weeks, till the administration understands we won't go away. Not all of us can actually get arrested — half the signatories to this letter live in Canada, and might well find our entry into the U.S. barred. But we will be making plans for sympathy demonstrations outside Canadian consulates in the U.S., and U.S. consulates in Canada — the decision-makers need to know they're being watched.
Twenty years of patiently explaining the climate crisis to our leaders hasn't worked. Maybe moral witness will help. You have to start somewhere, and we choose here and now.
As plans solidify in the next few weeks we'll be in touch with you to arrange nonviolence training; our colleagues at a variety of environmental and democracy campaigns will be coordinating the actual arrangements.
We know we're asking a lot. You should think long and hard on it, and pray if you're the praying type. But to us, it's as much privilege as burden to get to join this fight in the most serious possible way. We hope you'll join us.
Maude Barlow — Chair, Council of Canadians
Wendell Berry — Author and Farmer
Tom Goldtooth — Director, Indigenous Environmental Network
Danny Glover — Actor
James Hansen — Climate Scientist
Wes Jackson — Agronomist, President of the Land Insitute
Naomi Klein — Author and Journalist
Bill McKibben — Writer and Environmentalist
George Poitras — Mikisew Cree Indigenous First Nation
Gus Speth — Environmental Lawyer and Activist
David Suzuki — Scientist, Environmentalist and Broadcaster
Joseph B. Uehlein — Labor organizer and environmentalist

I was hoping to do more writing then just pass on a petition. I still plan on writing a very original blog as soon as I get up my nerve and organize my thoughts in a way that won't get me either reported or arrested, because there really is a secret truth that really needs to finally be told.