Monday, November 23, 2015

Homelessness, Gov't Social Service Links, ✰Note to Archdiocese Newark, NJ-Please Do Not Close Assumption Church✰

Giovanni de Bernardino in 1226, the wealthy heir to a silk merchant who would go on to dedicate his life to God. After a vision, Bernardino (later, Saint Francis) gave away his fortune, committing his life to serving God and the poor.

The 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress NOVEMBER 2015 The US Department of Housing and Urban Development OFFICE OF COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Julián Castro - Secretary HUD
Gov't And Social Services Links For Our Marines♥ All Our ♥Troops And ♥Veterans

 Help For The Okiciyap Community Food Pantry/And A Links "Information-A-Thon" For Everyone. 

♥Saudi Arabia-Free Blogger Raif Badawi And Free Human Rights Lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair♥ 

Archbishop Of Newark (NJ) John J Myers
 Motto, Mysterium Ecclesiae Luceat
(translated:“Let the Mystery of the Church shine forth”)

Archdiocese of Newark-Contact​
Please e-mail or call Archbishop Myers. 

I just e-mailed him and sent him a copy of this blog post. I also called, left a voice mail. I can afford a 20 minute, long-distance phone call to help Our Lady of Assumption Church. They were so good to us when we were kids and always great friends.

Everyone can e-mail the Archbishop. An e-mail is free and quick. 
Can you imagine if he got like, 10,000 emails!
Just say; it's on behalf of the Parishioners, of Our Lady Of Assumption Church.

Tell Archbishop Myers: Please Keep Our Lady Of Assumption Church Open! That; the Parishioners, Love and need this Church very much!

Five Bayonne Catholic parishes to be consolidated into two, says Archdiocese of Newark

Parishioners March To Keep Bayonne, NJ Church Open 

Hundreds of parishioners of Our Lady of Assumption in Bayonne protested the closing of their church in front of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark on Nov 1st.

Note to Archdiocese of Newark-Please, Do Not Close Assumption Church. 

I understand why St Josephs and St Michael's  Churches were consolidated with Mt Carmel.

St Joseph's, no longer has a Roman Catholic Congregation and St Michael's is right across the street. Both are on the same block as Mt Carmel

Assumption is blocks away from Mt Carmel. All the way across town.

Mt Carmel is always crowded enough already; (standing room only on holidays). With the additional; Parishioners from St Joseph's, St Michael's and 1,700 more from Assumption. They wouldn't even all fit, in Mt Carmel Church! 

Our Lady Of The Assumption ChurchServing the Bayonne Community, for almost 120 years!

Great Feast every August. The best zeppoles, anywhere! 

I Love OLA. They kept us crazy kids safe and off the streets for hours, at their dances (back in the 1960's) every Friday night. Putting up with our drunken antics.

Bayonne, needs this Church. It’s a brand new building practically. Guess maybe 35 years old. It’s a great design to be energy efficient, too.

Throw some solar panels on the back of that roof and it’s self containing energy wise.

It’s an architecturally beautiful, modern design but large enough on the inside. More like a Chapel.
Quite beautiful inside too.

It would not only be tragic to the Congregation of 1,700 Parishioners and the Community to close this Church, but a waste to allow this beautiful building to be closed and just sit vacant in our cold and damp NJ winters. Would still have to heat the building anyway.

This video is loud, you might want to just turn the sound down or off. So many good prayer videos here. So many Saints to ask for help.

I  Figured Everyone At Our Lady Of The Assumption Church, Could Use All The Help Available. Who better to ask? No one I know. Except God. But I did that, first.


OLA photos

Friday, October 9, 2015

♥Toys From Marines Toys For Tots And ♥ How To Promote Your Non-Profit Event♥

Need A Toy(s) For Children? 
Marine Toys For Tots, Will Start Accepting Applications For Toy Request On October 1st 2015 And Will Continue Until November 30th. (Toy Request Are Filled In Order Received).

Toys For Tots - Learn More About This Amazing Program

Frequently Asked Questions

I know a lot of people have heard of Toys For Tots. But I wondered; how many people know, how to get toys, from Toys For Tots?

Search for a site near you. Select A State Request Toy(s) Select your State in the Find Your Local Campaign box. (If your area is not covered, contact the nearest coordinator to you and ask how they can assist you).

Click on the City/County nearest your location, and a Local website will appear and on Top of the page the Request Toys button will be there or on the right hand side of the website, the request for toys button will be there.

Click on the Contact Us button, top right and local contact information will appear. You may then call/e-mail the local TFT coordinator.

Fax (703) 649-2054 Contact Toys For Tots.
example, see the link on your states page. Local Family Toy Request Form

Local Non-Profit/Agency Toy Request Form
Toys For Tots Native American Program For Information Contact
Peter C. Tagni, Lieutenant Colonel, USMCR (Ret) Coordinator
Toys for Tots Native American Program
Laguna, California Telephone 1- 949-364-5531

Toys For Tots doesn't ask your religion, etc, you got kids, you get toys. Santa Loves Everyone!

Need A Toy(s), Get A Toy(s). Got A Toy(s), Give A Toy(s). Sounds Good To Me.

Note: In Some States Toys For Tots Locations Are Only Able To Provide Toys To Charitable Organizations To Distribute.

But In Many States Toys For Tots, Does Provide Toys To Individual Families.

Check Your State For Info.
Each year, on the first Sunday in December, thousands of motorcyclists ride together to donate toys to the USMC Toys For Tots Program. The Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade Facebook

Motorcycle Parade on Western Avenue - Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Gov't And Social Services Links For Our Marines♥ All Our ♥Troops And ♥Veterans
Help For The Okiciyap Community Food Pantry/And A Links "Information-A-Thon" For Everyone.
Find info in your state about incorporating your nonprofit organization and charitable activities.
State Filings For Nonprofits State Forms And Information.

How To Promote Your Non Profit Organization

How To Promote Your Non-Profit Event

Form a committee to promote the event. Discuss ideas of how to promote without spending a lot of money.

Food Items Sell Best. I Found This Site, Fundraising Assortments

For Craft Fairs OTC Direct, Inc Craft supplies for kids and adults, scrap-booking supplies, beads for jewelry making, Sunday School crafts, stickers & more!
I have no interests in either of these companies.

When I was 11 years old, I used to sell Christmas And All Occasion Cards, etc. door to door. This is no longer practical and I looked for a decent wholesaler but the all occasion card business isn't what it used to be in 1961. Although you could google Wholesale Christmas All Occasion Cards and see if anything appeals to you as good for fund raising sales.

Decide how much you can spend on advertising and what is available for free. Produce fliers and distribute them. You can mail them out, post them on bulletin boards or hand them out.

Make tickets that you can sell for the event. Many people will buy tickets, even if they are unable to attend the event.

Submit the event information to any and all community calendars. Generally, there is no charge for this service.

Use the internet to announce the event. If you send an email to your friends and they send an email to their friends, the word will get out to a lot of extra individuals.

Ask local businesses to sponsor your event.  If they provide the money, they can write it off as an advertising expense and you can promote their generosity along with your event.

Publicity For Your Organization Event
Publicity goes hand in hand with promotion, but it also goes a step further. 
Radio station and local television promotions reach the greatest audience.  Contact program directors about running promotional messages and the possibility of broadcasts from your event. 

Take lots of pictures during your event. These will make great press releases and thank-you mementos for sponsors. 

Always, always send thank-yous to your sponsors and promoters.  Send them directly to the sponsor and put thank-yous in the local newspapers.  Not only will it give your event more publicity, it will show your sponsors your appreciation of their generosity. 

Keep your organization in the news. Send press releases every time something happens in your organization, no matter how trivial it may seem. The more you get your name out there, the more people will rally around your cause.♥♥♥

Recycle With Terracycle

Get 2 Cents For Your School Or Charity
For Each Drink Pouch, Cookie  Or Candy Wrapper, Etc. You Send To TerraCycle.

TerraCycle Pays All Shipping Costs.

Terracycle Inc Website
121 New York Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638
Phone: 609.393.4252
Fax: 609.393.4259 I have no interests in this company. I just think It's a good deal for Charities.
♥This HanukkahAdopt A Bubbe or Zayde For Your Loved One's In Their Honor. It's A Gift They Won't Want To Exchange!
Action For Post Soviet Jewry
24 Crescent Street Suite 306
Waltham MA 02453
PHONE (781) 893-2331
FAX (781) 647-9474
Assisting Jews in the Former Soviet Union since 1975

The Adopt a Bubbe (or Zayde) program reaches out to elderly Jews and the handicapped in Ukraine and Belarus.

"Action" recruits coordinators who know their Jewish community, and asks them to find the most vulnerable Jewish retirees who need help. Many live on their own in poor conditions and some are unable to leave their homes.

With "Action" funds, coordinators purchase and deliver fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese and meats directly to their homes. When needed, "Action" has also provided eyeglasses or hearing aids, a lamp to read by, or coal for heat in the winter months.

One could almost say that; Action For Post-Soviet Jewry, works with clients one shovel or one fresh chicken, or one pair of eyeglasses at a time.

I have no association with this organization. I just think it's a great charity.

Peace And Justice

♥Happy Holidays Early Everyone♥

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(FAFSA) Student Federal Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Help For The Okiciyap Community Food Pantry/And A Links "Information-A-Thon" For Everyone.

Great Spirit, Give Us The Wisdom To Walk The True Path

About Okiciyap
Okiciyap is a food pantry and youth program on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.
Serving the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations.

It is a community organization working to improve life on the Cheyenne River Reservation.

Through collaborative partnerships with families, community, and agency resources, Okiciyap provides a continuum of supportive human services based on an individualized comprehensive assessment of family strengths and needs. 

Okiciyap is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charitable organization, so your contribution is tax deductible.
To Donate

Okiciyap Food Pantry

PO Box 172
225 W. Utah St
Isabel SD 57633
phone  605-466-2169

South Dakota Voices for Children

Super Indian Comics Facebook

Native News Online

Indianz.Com Internet News Resource

Native American (Lakota) Facts For Kids

Lakota Language

Lakota Sioux Nation Facebook

Find information in your state about incorporating your nonprofit organization and charitable activities.
State Filings For Nonprofits And Charitable Activities State Forms and Information.

Incorporate Your Business/State Licenses

US Small Business Association
10 Steps to Starting a Business
About the SBA

SBA'™s Office of Native American Affairs
Habitat For Humanity
How To Apply For A Habitat For Humanity House

Habitat For Humanity Fact Sheet (Frequently Asked Questions)

Where Habitat For Humanity Builds United States & Canada

Tribal Governments

A-Z Index of US Government Departments and Agencies

How to Apply for Food Stamps

The SNAP Map/State Info The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) The federal Food Stamp Program, helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need for good health. Although SNAP is the national name, your state may use a different name.


Apply Online for Food Stamps

The White House West Wing Week/Videos

Gov't And Social Services Links For Our Marines♥ All Our ♥Troops And ♥Veterans

Jingle Dresses


How to Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Oglala Lakota College
Contact Information
Federal Financial Aid

Oglala Lakota College

The American Indian College Fund's mission is to raise scholarship funds for American Indian students at qualified tribal colleges and universities and to generate broad awareness of those institutions and the Fund itself. The Fund provides scholarships to approximately 3,500 students annually.

Apply for Scholarships
American Indian College Fund   
8333 Greenwood Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221
Toll Free: 800.776.3863    
Phone: 303.426.8900

Get 2 Cents For Your School Or Charity
For Every, Drink Pouch, Cookie, Frito Lay Product, Candy Bar Wrapper, Empty Colgate Oral Care Product Etc. (See Brigades) You Send To TerraCycle.

TerraCycle Inc.
121 New York Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638
General Phone: 609.393.4252
Fax: 609.393.4259
TerraCycle Website
(I have no interests in this company. I just think it's a good thing for schools and charities everywhere and for the City of Trenton, New Jersey).

I Wish Everyone♥  Peace, Prosperity (In All Things), And Justice

Lakota People's Law Project

Native American Wisdom Quotes

Lakota National Anthem Flag Song

7 Generations for Native Americans in Maine and New Hampshire 

If you visit New Hampshire's White Mountains be sure to stop in at 
Sister Crows Native American Shop Webpage  (Facebook) 
Sister Crow's Native American Shop 2627 White Mountain Highway North Conway, NH 03860 
phone (603) 356-2444 

I have no interests in this business, Sister Crow, is just a nice lady and besides all the beautiful Native American merchandise, she also has, the freshest, best, all natural incense, and herbs, anywhere.

If you need a Cab in the Conway NH area-Call Fast Taxi 603-356-0000 Another great small business.
I have no interests in either of these businesses. Sister Crow and Katie; are both, just very nice, honest, ladies and small business owners.

Natural Insect Repellent Plants And Pesticides

Mosquito Repellent Plants

Another really good thing is, Electronic Pest Repellers. But don't use them around pets because of the ultrasound waves are dangerous to animals. Info about how electronic pest repellers work

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Totally Free-US Gov't Immigration Info, DACA/DAPA And Cesar Chavez

US Citizenship And Immigration Services USCIS, is the government agency that oversees immigration to the United States. Green Card And More Info

Official United States Visa Information Source

US Visa Application Forms

USCIS Citizenship And Naturalization Based Forms Are Free. Never pay anyone for copies. USCIS forms are always FREE to download, or order by mail or phone at 1-800-870-3676. Avoid immigration services scams.

Directory of Visa Categories

US Visa Application Forms

Find Help In Your Community

United States Embassy Visa And Immigration
"Ask the Consul" - Official Information Is Your Best Source.
A To Z Subject Index Scroll Down To Find Topic Of Interest.

The National Immigration Forum / Facebook

All 1.7 million deported deserve to come home to their families. Bring Them Home.

Please take a moment to call or contact your Elected Officials today. Tell Them, #Not1More Deportation! 
To Fix Our Broken Immigration System, Now. Contact Government is a project of NDLON meant to foster collaboration between individuals, organizations, artists, and allies to expose, confront, and overcome unjust immigration laws. Twitter

The DREAM Act Portal


Economic Benefits Of Granting Deferred Action to Unauthorized Immigrants Brought To US As Youth

Dispelling DREAM Act Myths  American Immigration Council

Frequently Asked Questions The Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) The National Immigration Law Center


(DRM) Dream Action Coalition

United We Dream 
About United We Dream The largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation.


Have a question about President Obama’s new action? Want to know more about the administrative relief? Call the Hotline 844-411-iAmerica or 844-411-4263
What You Need To Know About The President's Plan Executive Action On Immigration. Also En Español

The National Immigration Legal Services Directory  Use the options below to search for immigration legal services providers by state, county, or zip code. Only nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services are included.

iAmerica a national campaign driven by diverse organizations, created to offer informational tools and interactive opportunities for immigrants and their families to become full participants in our nation’s democracy.

Immigration Reform Immigration Stories Videos

Immigration Impact Organization/About

Advancing Policies To Help Immigrants Become Citizens And Succeed.

America’s Voice 1250 Eye St. NW. Suite 200 Washington DC 20005. 202-724-6397

To enact policy change that guarantees full labor, civil and political rights for immigrants and their families.

Take to the Hills! is a Douglas, Arizona based project that collects clothing, food, water, blankets, building supplies, medical supplies, school supplies and other items then delivers them directly to communities in the Sierra Madres, Sierra Alta, Rio Sonora and other regions of northern Mexico.

Del Cabarga
Program Director
1214 11 Street
Douglas, Az. 85607
(520) 236-4675 Cellular

Peace And Justice

★Links ♥ For School Age Children, Parents And Educators★

Fun And Games/Party Games

Family Education Network / Facebook

Teacher's Calendar Explore, learn, and have fun! Kids.Gov

Dora the Explorer Coloring Pages And Many More

Kids Activity Sheets Coloring Pages

Fun Kids Energy Activities pdf


Science Fair Experiments Learn the keys to a successful science fair project and find links to energy experiments, courtesy of the National Energy Education Development Project. Get the Guide to Planning a Science Fair Project.

✰Good Nutrition, So Important/Resources✰

Chess For Kids

Help For The Okiciyap Community Food Pantry/And A Links "Information-A-Thon" For Everyone.

Okiciyap Food Pantry
PO Box 172
225 W. Utah St
Isabel SD 57633
phone  605-466-2169

Okiciyap is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, so your contribution is tax deductible.

Okiciyap is a community organization working to improve life on the Cheyenne River Reservation. Through collaborative partnerships with families, community, and agency resources, we provide a continuum of supportive human services based on an individualized comprehensive assessment of family strengths and needs.
Mission to provide and coordinate services with courtesy and respect for each other and for the well being and protection of the residents in our community.


Save The Planet, It's The Only Home We Have!

*TerraCycle* Made In The USA*
Get 2 Cents For Your School Or Charity - (Nation Wide Program). For Each Drink Pouch, Cookie, Frito Lay Product, Candy Bar Wrapper, Empty Colgate Oral Care Product Etc. You Send To

TerraCycle Inc
121 New York Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638
General Phone 609-393-4252
Fax: 609-393-4259

TerraCycle Website

(I have no interests in this company. I just think it's a good thing for schools and charities everywhere and for the City of Trenton, New Jersey).

Take Action For Endangered Species And Wild Places

World Wildlife Fund
1250 Twenty-Fourth Street, N.W.
P.O. Box 97180
Washington, DC
Gift Center Buy Great Gifts And Help The World Wildlife Fund Help WWF

Rainforest Action Network
221 Pine Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104 USA
415 398-4404
415 398-2732 fax
Media News
Take Action

Center For Biological Diversity’s Biodiversity Activist Network

Multinational Monitor

The Kids In Need Foundation has distributed more than $300 million in school supplies to low-income schools free of charge.

Has awarded $1 million in grants to teachers.

Serves 1.6 million students and 100,000 teachers annually.

Teacher's Grant Applications

If Your School Needs Help Contact
The Kids In Need Foundation
3077 Kettering Blvd.
Suite 114
OH 45439
phone +1-937-296 1230

Anna★ is so Adorable and Smart.
Thanks For The Inspiration, Anna
Anna and the Animals Panda Pages 

Love, Peace And Justice
ga ♥Never Swim When There's No Life Guard And Never Swim Alone♥

Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park 
222 Jersey City Boulevard 
Jersey City NJ 
Park hours 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Daily.
For Educators and Visiting Groups

New Jersey History Kids

New York State for Kids

Boston Museum of Science

Our Lady of Guadalupe♥ US Gov't Immigration ☆ Civil Rights

♥We Are All The Children Of Immigrants♥

Totally Free-US Gov't Immigration Info DACA/DAPA And Cesar Chavez

The Facts On Immigration Today
The Center For American Progresss
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

♥Our Lady of Guadalupe♥
It's said; "If you have a question, ask Our Lady Of Guadalupe and she will tell you the answer." So I asked her; how I could help, the poor, starving, Mexican People  (and everyone, Immigrants, from everywhere).

Immigration Explorer  Select a foreign-born group to see how they settled across the United States.

Teen Immigrants Five American Stories

Immigration Stories of Yesterday and Today Ellis Island

They're Coming to America: Immigrants Past and Present In this lesson from Faces of America, students will explore the history of America - a nation of immigrants. Grades 5-7


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Marcellus Shale Reality Tour

Water On Fire! Dimock Pennsylvania/gas fracking.

Gotta Stop Gas Fracking In Our Beautiful Untouched Pennsylvania Farmland. Oh yeah and they plan on gas fracking; in many other states too, for the next 30 plus years, (or until they run out of land to destroy)!

Contact; PA Gov Tom Wolf.

Tell him, please stop gas fracking in our beautiful Pennsylvania.

That; the people of Pennsylvania (and everywhere in the US), want him to stop all the gas fracking in operation immediately and not to allow any more! None at all. Not anywhere!

Captain Of My Soul

Out of the night that covers me,
Dark as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeoning's of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
By William Ernest Henley (1849–1903) 

No tar sands pipeline; no more strip mining, and no gas fracking, Not Ever, None! No keystone xl pipeline. No tar sands either!

♥Saudi Arabia-Free Blogger Raif Badawi And Free Human Rights Lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair♥

Raif Badawi Amnesty International Wikipedia

The Official Page Of Raif Badawi Supporters Facebook

Take Action For Human Rights

Contact US Elected Officials

Sign The Petition

Phone number for Saudi Embassy, DC (202) 342-3800

The Saudi UN Mission in New York is at (212) 557-1525. List of current Permanent Representatives UN Ambassador to the United Nations Abdallah Yahya A. Al-Mouallimi

Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Send a message to Canadian Ambassador for Saudi Arabia, Naif Bandir Alsudairy.

Embassy Of Saudi Arabia In Canada Tell the Saudi Arabian Gov't Official (Ambassador, etc),

This is way too harsh a punishment.

That, he should just exile Raif Badawi. Let; Raif go to Canada, where his family already are.

Tell him; to free all the "political activists", let them all, go to Canada. 

I'm sure that; they and Mr Badawi, would promise never to return to Saudi Arabia.

This is a much better solution. One much more acceptable to the World. Who are watching.

Saudi Arabian authorities arrested Blogger; Raif Badawi, on June 17, 2012.

They charged him with insulting Islam and creating the “Saudi Arabian Liberals” website for social and political debate.

The Criminal Court; pronounced a sentence of 10 years in prison, 1000 lashes and a fine of 1 million riyals (about $290,000 CDN).

After Raif serves a decade in jail, he is also forbidden to travel for the following decade and from participating in the media.

Saudis "to review", whether or not to, continue with the flogging, of blogger Raif Badawi BBC News, January 16 2015

Sep 17, 2014

Jan 16, 2015

I saw about Raif Badawi, on Facebook and felt compelled to help him.

We Bloggers have to stick together.


Saudi Arabia

More Contacts For  Saudi Arabian Government

It is; in the best interest of Saudi Arabia, to release Raif and other, prisoners with frivolous charges, like his Lawyer, for instance and all "political" prisoners.

It would make the Saudi gov't, look good to the world.

It's time, Saudi Arabia got into the 21st century. They're always boasting, about how progressive and modern their gov't is? Then; let's see them, prove it!

Take Action to Free Raif Badawi's Lawyer, Waleed Abu al-Khair. He has had his sentence upheld upon appeal and will be serving the full 15 years in prison. He is a prisoner of conscience.

Waleed Abu al-Khair is among a dozen prominent activists who were all sentenced in 2013 to long prison terms based on trumped-up charges that the authorities resorted to after failing to silence them by other means.

Saudi Arabia jails lawyer and human rights activist in ongoing crackdown on dissent. Amnesty International

Waleed Abu al-Khair Serving 15 Years for Human Rights Activism April 15 2015 Human Rights Watch 350 Fifth Avenue 34th Floor New York NY phone 1-212-290-4700

Waleed Abulkhair Wikipedia

‘History will exalt those who fought for freedom’ – letter to a Saudi Arabian prison Thursday April 16 2015 A letter from Samar Badawi to her imprisoned husband, the Saudi Arabian human rights lawyer, Waleed Abu al-Khair.

Note To NJ Governor Chris Christie: Regarding State Workers and Their Pensions

Sorry; Gov Christie, but, this time you're wrong. 
Teachers And My Mother, Taught Me Everything I know. 
For My Professor And Constant Muse; Theodore Adams, Dr Of Sociology.

How'm I doing, Roberta?

Kismet; that we're both Rebels. I Love Rebel Diaz. You are all so cool. I liked you way back when you recorded, "Which Side Are You On"?. Fabulous video. But your new videos, are totally, totally, totally Fabulous!

I was raised Union. In her day; my Mother, was an 11 year old, Suffragette!
Women's Suffrage In The United States

Women's Rights Movement in the U.S. Timeline

I Was Born: A Suffragette, A Democrat, And A Union Maid!

A little constructive criticism, often helps us all!
I've been following Governor Christie, since he was State Prosecutor. Everyone liked him then.

When he first got elected Governor; I left him a comment on and told him, that, NJ was a tough crowd and he better get ready. That; I hoped, he was up for the job, like that.

I'm from Hudson County, NJ. I understand Governor Christie. He isn't the worst Governor NJ has had.
It's just that the other ones were smart enough, to keep their mouths shut and didn't attract negative attention publicly.

If Christie wasn't a politician; people would  probably be saying, he's an ok guy.

After all, we all know and often admire some tough guys.

As Governor though, he's affecting the lives of many middle class and poor people who worked hard all their lives.

For instance State workers and their pensions.

Who are State Workers? Teachers, Firemen, Police, Anyone who works in a City or State Building. Like those Maintenance Folks, who keep all those bathrooms sparkling.

Pensions are not, a gift from the State. People pay into them.

Usually the employee pays half and the employer pays half.

At the bargaining table it's always understood; that the employer's half, is usually in lieu of accrued, extra benefits, (accumulated). Instead of  receiving such payments like raises, or added benefits; employees, are often offered, increases in, pension payments.

So in essence; a pension is actually,  entirely paid by the employee over the time of his/her employment. Pension plans, save the employer money in the long run.

Social and State Pensions
Many countries have created funds for their citizens and residents to provide income when they retire (or in some cases become disabled).

Typically this requires payments throughout the citizen's working life in order to qualify for benefits later on.

A basic State Pension is a "contribution based" benefit, and depends on an individual's contribution history.

Everybody complains about Christie.
They all had a chance to replace him, with that lovely lady, Barbara Buono (Democrat).  

But; NJ election turnout in 2014, was worse than ever.

In 2014, New Jersey saw 32.5 percent of eligible voters turned out to vote in the November general election.
If you don't vote, you can't complain.
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If Chris Christie really wanted to be popular,  he would take that money he was going to spend on running for President and donate it to some worthy causes or charities, (or even the pension fund), in New Jersey.

After all, everyone knows he's wasting his time. It's going to be a Democratic President who gets elected again, in 2016.

The Country hasn't forgotten what the republicans did last time, and the time before, and the time before, and every time, whenever they got elected.