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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Here is to Fighting to leave a legacy that my decendents will be proud of

Dispatches From The War On Women: As Goes Texas, So Goes The Nation

Dispatches From The War On Women: As Goes Texas, So Goes The Nation

Welcome to Dispatches, your round-up of the latest news from the frontlines of the War on Women. Have a story from your state or an idea on how to push back? Share them here and fight back against the War on Women.
Texas may now well be the epicenter where hard right policies come with a violent and horrific cost. The latest evidence is this tragic news of a young lesbian couple found shot in the head in a South Texas park. One of the young women died from her injuries while the other remains in critical condition. There’s every reason to believe this was a hate crime.
Related: it’s tempting to make fun of the Texas GOP 2012, but the reality is this is the future of the national party. So instead of simply mocking it, let’s expose it for the values it embraces: Old South segregationist policies and Dominionist Christian theological imperatives. Let’s also remind people that those are the exact same values that just cost two young women their lives. And then lets promote the work of the tireless progressives in that state fighting the good fight.
To mark the anniversary of Title IX Nike released this film on famous female athletes. I will admit this made me cry........
This is another reason why this blogger--This Independent blogger is fighting so hard against the Republican Party and the Evils All Too Many of Them Attempt To Justify.

America--America--We Can Not Nor Should Not Follow Texas' Example. After all, Just think--think about this-- What If one of these women were your Sister or Daughter or Niece or Grand-daughter or you yourself--Shot down dead just because someone made themselves Judge, Jury and Exicationer of Holiness and Righteousness??? Would You/ Could You--Justify the Shooting or Fight For Justice??  Well, Wake Up and Smell The Coffee--This is why this Independent is Fighting With the Democrats--Because the Democrats are, this time around, more often than not, Fighting For Justice and Tolerance and Equality--Which means--Please click on 'this film' to watch the Nike Short--Thank You For Your Consideration and Let us All Thank Nike for this short film.
Kansas Doctor May Lose License For Refusing To Force 10 Year-Old To Birth. . .Neuhaus offered a rebuttal of her own. “To even claim that isn’t medically necessary qualifies as gross incompetence,” said Neuhaus.  “Someone’s 10 years old, and they were raped by their uncle and they understand that they’ve got a baby growing in their stomach and they don’t want that. You’re going to send this girl for a brain scan and some blood work and put her in a hospital?”
Like other states Kansas has made recent attempts to stack their medical review board with anti-choice advocates like former Operation Rescue attorney Richard Macias. When hearing the case against Dr. Neuhaus, the board offered up their own expert to determine if any breach of the standard of care occurred. Not surprisingly, the witnessed insisted that in no cases is abortion a treatment that could be seen as beneficial to a patient’s mental health, further clouding the waters as to the kind of care girls and women can expect in the state of Kansas.
Nuehaus will appeal the ruling. If she loses she will have her license permanently revoked.
And some people may wonder why this blogger coined, Or at least I think I coined the phase--Holy Ghost Filled Pain in the A$$, since I don't know of anyone else who uses it, while others refer the Christian Extremists as The Christian Taliban and/or the Religious Reich.
In addition to these Related Stories:
Are Kansas Officials Enabling Operation Rescue Terror Campaigns?
Kansas Admits It Destroyed Documents In Case Against Planned Parenthood
Operation Rescue Posts Abortion Patient Information Online

  In Arizona, GOP legislators fight to allow employers to pay teens working part-time three dollars per hour less than the state minimum wage - a mere $4.65 per hour. READ MORE


While labor is under powerful battering from conservatives, a strong case can be made that they aren't being supported by some of our most prominent human rights groups. READ MORE
This is indeed a good question that needs and must be answered.

Euro Zone Crisis: A Plan For the (Sort Of) United States of the Euro?

Euro Zone Crisis: A Plan For the (Sort Of) United States of the Euro?
Like the 50 states of the US, the 17 countries of the euro zone share a common currency. They do not share a common language, culture or religion; their histories are intertwined and (at least since the Roman Empire, which included many of the euro zone nations plus those in the European Union), at some point or other, various member nations have been at war with other member nations. Right now, the euro zone is mired in what is being called a fight for its survival. With five of its member nations forced to seek bailouts, a combination of sovereign debt and bad banks threatens the future of the 14-year-old economic union.
Writing in The Atlantic, Derek Johnson underscores that what the euro zone lacks, and what the US has, is a federal government that provides aid to states and takes in significant tax revenues. What is known as “permanent bailouts” in Europe would be “Medicaid” and “unemployment benefits” in the US, Johnson writes:
Unlike the United States, the euro zone collects a teensy share of total taxes at the EU level and has no legacy of permanent fiscal transfers from the richer countries, like Germany, to the poorer countries, like Greece

With All That We are Dealing with here in Ohio and in the United States, I am not going to make believe that I know anything of what Europe should or should not do. The most that this American can do from way across the Atlantic Ocean is Hope and Pray that whatever the Europeans decide to do is for the best and that they solve their problems in a far more mature way than the American Government.
Not only because of how interconnected we are in this Global Economy, but also in memory of  my Mother's Father was the only and only of my Grandparents who was born here in America, both my Grandmothers were born in what was then the Kingdom of Bohemia and my Father's Father graduated from the University of Austria, but little talk that I can remember of where he was from, but with a Polish name--I assume that it was from Poland.

Dear Reader, I am Passing this E-mail On, because some fights are very much worth fighting and some causes are worth dying for, because people are worth it no matter what there Race, Creed, Color, Religion, Gender, Gender Preference, Gender Identification or where on this planet called Earth that they call--Home. People are Worthy of Respect. 
Margret's land is critical for her survival - and her familyLast week in Zambia, Margret’s land was finally returned to her. It was the end of a five-year legal battle, and it’s the beginning of a new future for her family.
Margret is a widow and mother of eight. She also cares for her elderly mother and two orphans. After her husband passed away in 2004, she inherited the land and the small grocery stand where he had worked. But a neighbor saw Margret’s vulnerability, stepped forward and stole her land and her livelihood.
It’s a story we hear all too often in Zambia: After the death of a husband, widows are kicked off their land by more powerful neighbors. Without their land, these women cannot provide the most basic necessities for their children – just finding food and shelter can become a life and death struggle.
Margret needed an advocate, and in 2007, she found IJM. It was a long and complicated battle in the courts, but Margret has not been fighting alone. And this week, we are celebrating the victory together.
Now that Margret’s land and business has been returned, she can start selling groceries again and feeding her own family. Her children and grandchildren will have a future that simply wouldn’t be possible if Margret hadn’t gotten her land back.
Thank you for standing with us in Zambia. You make it possible for IJM to keep
fighting on behalf of widows who desperately need their rights protected so they can provide for their families.
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