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Stop the Bad Guys from killing our National Parks

We found out why the Trump Administration hid Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s memo on national monuments for the last month:

it’s a flagrant giveaway to Trump’s Big Energy Cronies.

This unprecedented land grab would expose sacred Native American sites, recreation destinations, and America’s most unique wild places to drilling, mining, logging — and the disasters that go with them.

Here are some of the pristine wild places Zinke doesn’t want to protect:

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Bears Ears National Monument

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

  • And that’s in addition to these precious monuments:

    – Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Oregon
    -Gold Butte National Monument, Nevada
    -Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, New Mexico
    -Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, New Mexico
    -Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, Atlantic Ocean
    -Pacific Remote Islands National Monument, Pacific Ocean
    -Rose Atoll National Monument, Pacific Ocean


  • Trumps Cronies

  • “Koch and his brother David Koch have quietly assembled, piece by piece, a privatized Political and Policy advocacy operation like no other in American History that today includes hundreds of donors and employs 1,200 full-time, year-round staffers in 107 offices nationwide.

    That’s about 3½ times as many employees as the Republican National Committee

  • AND its congressional campaign arms had on their main payrolls last month, according to POLITICO’s analysis of tax and campaign documents and interviews with sources familiar with the network.”

    And the staggering sum the network plans to spend in the 2016 election run-up ― $889 million ―

  • is more than double what the RNC spent in the previous presidential cycle.”

     

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/12/koch-brothers-network-gop-david-charles-217124#ixzz3wI8fL43O

 

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Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile,

and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.

Wash your spirit clean.

John Muir

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A Bully Rears His Ugly Head

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Trump Threatens to ‘Totally Destroy North Korea’

 

Help.

Nothing thoughtful, pensive, tentative..

45 shoots off mouth.

May shoot off foot.

Mr Kelly not happy

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via Daily Prompt: Tentative

How to help?

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(Lifted from Fast Company)

• National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is looking for volunteers to help in their work in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. You can register here. Catholic Charities is providing on-the-ground assistance to Hurricane Irma communities.

When NPR and ProPublica investigated the American Red Cross, they discovered that it had mismanaged a large portion of the relief funds it received in the wake of the Haiti earthquake. However, they are still the go-to group in a disaster. They have opened shelters in Florida and are sending supplies and volunteers to the state. You can donate online or text “IRMA” to 90999 to chip in $10, or get started in volunteering your services by reading this.

Of course, it’s not just humans who need assistance. Animal welfare organizations like the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animalsthe Best Friends Animal Society, and the South Florida Wildlife Center have all put out calls for donations.

 

• Convoy of Hope is sending food and emergency supplies and help to the victims of Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Haiti, and Cuba.

• Save the Children is helping children and families affected by the storms and setting up child play spaces in shelters.

• Oxfam is working to provide clean water and sanitation, and Salvation Army set up emergency shelters

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Top 10 Trump Tragedies

Thanks, Bill Moyers

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1.Delaying Protection from Pollutants

The EPA proposed delaying for two years an Obama-era rule that would have cracked down on pollutants from drilling operations that contribute to climate change and endanger people’s health.
2. Letting Women and Girls Down

President Trump reportedly plans to let the White House Council on Women and Girls go dark citing budget cuts and redundancies. The office, established to monitor policy changes and collaborate with women’s groups, is untenanted while the administration considers its future status, according to Politico.

The administration also announced this week that they will scrap a rule aimed at preventing pay discrimination.
3. Gutting Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs

The Trump administration is completely defunding the nationwide Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, cutting $213 million in assistance that supports roughly 1.2 million teenagers across the country.

Also, the administration recently removed a 2014 report on sexual violence from the White House website entitled “Rape And Sexual Assault: Renewed Call To Action.”
4. Relaxing Media Ownership Rules

President Trump’s Federal Communications Commission is clearing the way for a merger between Sinclair Broadcasting and Tribune Media, two television companies that together own hundreds of local news stations. Just months ago the move would have been illegal.
5. Cutting Infrastructure Jobs

The Obama-era Local Labor Hiring Preference Pilot Program aimed to help urban and rural workers find good-paying industrial and infrastructure jobs in their home areas. The program had already led to the creation of “thousands of new, high-wage transportation and construction jobs in some of the nation’s most depressed local labor markets.” It’s been disbanded.

6. Killing Initiative on Infrastructure Designed for Climate Change

Trump and his team overturned an Obama-era rule requiring that infrastructure projects be designed to withstand the consequences of climate change. He has also proposed cuts to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as well as a number of programs at agencies involved in disaster relief. Though Harvey appears to have initiated a walk-back on some of those particular changes.
7. Halting Rules on Predatory Lenders and For-Profit Colleges

Secretary of Educate“>Education Betsy DeVos halted two rules developed under Obama designed to protect college students from predatory lending and dubious for-profit colleges.
8. Quashing Regulations for a Dangerous Job

The Trump administration rolled back sleep and safety regulations for truck drivers, who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country.

The administration is also pushing to abandon new federal health monitoring for the use of the toxic metal beryllium in the maritime and construction industry.

9. Bringing Back Civil Forfeiture (AKA We Can Take Your Money)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has brought back civil asset forfeiture, which allows police to take away your assets even if you haven’t been convicted of a crime. Former Attorney General Eric Holder had shut down the program in 2015.
10. Ending Funds to Fight White Supremacy and Hate

The Department of Homeland Security revoked a $400,000 grant made in the waning days of the Obama administration to Life After Hate, which was founded by ex-supremacists to convert those currently embroiled in hate.

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AND:

Closing Global War Crimes Office — and Cybersecurity Office Too

The Trump administration has plans to close the Office of Global Criminal Justice, which is tasked with supporting international prosecutions for perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Also, the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues is shutting down and will be incorporated into the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. The State Department cites redundancies and budget cuts as the reason for the reported change (That is a common refrain in the wrecking ball series)

More BILL MOYERS HERE:  

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Toto! We are not in Kansas anymore…

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Hello! Hollywood!

Not a lot of Bookstores in South Florry…

The Conciege at the glamorous hotel laughed when I aked him where a bookstore was located downtown.

After the big laugh, he reminded me South Florry was famous for reading

50 Shades of Gray.

That “tome”  was the “most read” book in Florida.

Really? 

Larry the Librarian

A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.

Henry Ward Beecher

Just a little advice…married men

Run, run as fast as you can…..

Myammy! Moving in together at 50...

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Dear Binkie,

Yes, you are madly in love with the most handsome, sexy man. Sometimes, he treats you to lovely dinners at quiet, intimate restaurants – or he picks up a couple bottles of wine and appetizers and you “Stay In.”

You said he isn’t available on weekends. You thought you noticed a tan line on his left -ring finger.

He says he is so busy at work – not to call – just text.

Good for you, you googled him – however, his name is so “beige” ( like John Smith) you struck out.

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You do the math. I think you already know, Mr Busy, Unavailable, Ring Finger Tan is married.

You know the mantra: Be Good to Yourself – Ditch the Dude.

The Best is yet to come.

Love,

Your pal in Myammy

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When you come to San Francisco be sure to wear flowers in your hair…

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CRISSY FIELD

List of  items  Prohibited from being brought into Crissy Field

(Zone 1 – see map) on August 26?

A. Aerosols / pressurized canisters
B. Ammunition
C. Animals other than working service animals
D. Any other items determined to be potential safety hazards
E. Backpacks and bags exceeding the size restriction of 18” by 14” by 7”
F. Balloons
G. BBQ grills (propane tanks with any open flame)
H. Bicycles
I. Coolers
J. Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems
K. Explosives
L. Firearms (including licensed concealed carry firearms)
M. Gas Masks
N. Glass, thermal or metal containers
O. Helmets
P. Laser pointers
Q. Liquids (other than water in factory-sealed, clear plastic bottles)
R. Mace / pepper spray
S. Packages
T. Pop up tents or canopies
U. Selfie sticks
V. Shields
W. Signs exceeding the size restriction of 24” by 36” (Signs will only be allowed if made of foam core, cardboard or paper)
X. Structures
Y. Supports for signs and placards including sticks of any material
Z. Sticks or bats of any nature composed of any material
AA. Toy or replica guns
BB. Wagons or carts that can be pulled
CC. Weapons of any kind

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Forrest Gump: San Francisco

Scott McKenzie

If you’re going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you’re going to San Francisco
You’re gonna meet some gentle people there

For those who come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there
In the streets of San Francisco
Gentle people with flowers in their hair

All across the nation
Such a strange vibration
People in motion
There’s a whole generation
With a new explanation
People in motion
People in motion…

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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

Albert Einstein

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