Sunday, March 1, 2015

♫It's Almost St Patrick's Day! Immigration Info Free US Gov't Links, History, Leprechauns, Music♬

♥For My Grandfather Michael Murphy♥ He worked on the Central Railroad, in Jersey City, NJ, (100 years ago). Unloading box cars with a big hook.
He and his fellow workers, sweltered in the summer and froze in the winter!

Videos

My Mother told me that when she was a little girl.
The young guys who hung out on the street corner of her Montgomery Street; Jersey City, NJ neighborhood would always ask her, "Mary Murphy, what nationality are you?"
And she'd say, "Proud Irish!"
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.

USCIS will secure America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship.

USCIS Forms

Green Card And More Info

♥We Are All The Children Of Immigrants♥

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

Happy Saint Patrick's Day Everyone

The Irish Lobby For Immigration Reform (ILIR) News

National Immigration Forum Facebook

Irish Traditions
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
103 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
Tel 212-982-8420

Saint Patrick's Day Recipes

Saint Patrick And The Shamrock

Shamrocks


Irish American wikipedia

Irish Catholic Immigration To America The Library of Congress

The Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Free Search, Ellis Island/Port Of New York Immigration Records

Statue of Liberty National Monument The Statue of Liberty National Monument and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum are a popular tour activity for visitors to New York City.

Ellis Island, The historical gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States.

1892 to 1924 America's "Golden Door"



Castle Garden From August 1, 1855 through April 18, 1890, immigrants arriving in the state of New York came through Castle Garden. America's first official immigrant examining and processing center, Castle Garden welcomed approximately 8 million immigrants.

Castle Garden; (Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton), was once a circular sandstone fort, located in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, New York City, in the United States. It subsequently became a beer garden, an exhibition hall, a theater, the first immigration station (predating Ellis Island) and finally a national monument. 26 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-1996 (212) 344-7220



97th Regiment

by dozens of them



Peace And Justice
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♥The Statue Of Liberty; Thanks You All. For Your Activism♥ (Still no news of the Court's decision. I read nj.com everyday, would think it would be news?)

 








Saturday, February 21, 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!

Invictus
Unconquered
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!


☂Let's See If We Can Make The Gop Cry☂



Show video below, to The House and Senate. Lets see if it doesn't make even the republicans cry.(Got the idea from a Kossack; over at DKos, who commented in one of my posts, that this song makes her cry. I looked but can't find their name).

I finally just got a chance to watch it all the way through and it makes me sentimental too.

So I figured, lets try it out on the gop and see if it makes any changes in their way of thinking.

At least; maybe we can get a couple of them, to cry. I know, I'm so bad! (revenge for gop cuts in social services to the poorest). Hoping for a torrent. I've got my umbrellas ready.

Warning-Definite Tearjerker!


♥We Are All The Children Of Immigrants♥

The Irish In America/Immigration To The United States

Occupy Congress/Immigration,Voting Info And Cesar Chavez

Peace
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Saudi Arabia-Free Blogger ♥Raif Badawi♥

Take Action For Human Rights Sign The Petition.

☮♥Happy Belated Birthday ♥Raif♥☮





Saturday, February 14, 2015

Updated ♥Lakota Children Taken♥ Petition To Keep Them With Their Families♥









Lakota Child Rescue Project Please Sign The Petition Here Only takes 1 minute.

Get someone you know to sign the petition too. If everyone has a friend sign the petition, we can reach the goal of 100,000!

Every additional signature, further impacts the Native Foster Care discussion in Washington DC.

The petition can influence potential funding that would be essential for South Dakota’s Tribes to move forward to develop Child and Family Service Programs.

With significant help from A Positive Tomorrow, two South Dakota Tribes have been awarded Title IV-E Planning Grants, each worth $300,000, to begin planning the infrastructure of their own child and family planning service programs.

This is a great victory for the Standing Rock and Oglala Sioux Tribes as they can now create a foster care run by Lakota, for Lakota children.

In addition to this, five other Tribes have applied for the Title IV-E Planning Grants this year, and although they have not received such grants, the Lakota People's Law Project has not lost hope and will be calling an inter-agency meeting with the Department of Justice, the Department of Interior, and Health and Human Services in Washington DC later this month. At this meeting, the funds will be requested so that Lower Brule, Flandreau, Crow Creek, Cheyenne River, and Yankton tribes can begin the process towards the creation of their own foster care system.

Thank you to everyone who has signed the petition. 50,000 Signatures, so far!

Contact Pres Obama/Whitehouse

Tell Pres Obama, Stop State Kidnapping by South Dakota.
Tell him to instruct his agencies to help the tribes bring the Lakota children home.

Contact Government-Contact information for US elected officials, government programs, departments, and agencies. USA.gov

Lakota People's Law Project Problems and Solutions

This short film; “Hearts on the Ground.” Film director; Kalyanee Mam, documents South Dakota’s Forced Taking of Lakota Children.

The video, is at the center of a new “Bring Lakota Children Home” Campaign. The epidemic of child taking by the State of South Dakota is tearing thousands of Lakota Sioux families apart.

The campaign, on behalf of thousands of Lakota Sioux families whose children have illegally and forcibly been removed from their families and tribes, demands that President Obama compel the Department of Justice to enforce the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978, and stop the State of South Dakota’s war on Lakota children.

Every day, Lakota Grandmothers are illegally denied their right to foster their own grandchildren.

The South Dakota Dept. of Social Services rejects grandmothers for such trivial reasons as too few rooms in a home, too small of a home, too old, decades old crimes, and even rumors. "

South Dakota continues to violate the federal law by placing 90% of the 750 Lakota foster children it seizes each year into non-Native homes and facilities, instead of with relatives or tribal homes.

Both federal law and the United Nations define this behavior as genocide. Only tribal programs are placing foster children with their relatives.

President Obama has the authority to order three federal agencies (the Department of the Interior, the Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services), to provide resources to train and develop tribal family service programs and foster care systems for the nine Lakota Sioux tribal Councils.

Within a short time, the $60 million in federal funds that currently go to the State of South Dakota’s Department of Social Services to illegally remove Indian children and force them into foster care, can instead be spent and managed by the tribes, as they work to keep children with relatives, while restoring tribal sovereignty.

Lakota children are more than ten times more likely to be forcibly removed from their parents and comprise about 60% of all foster children in the state.

In more than 90% of the cases, simply alleged “neglect,” as opposed to sexual or physical abuse, is given as the reason for the forced taking, sometimes at gunpoint, sometimes while at school, or in the middle of the night. Poverty equals “neglect” in the mind of the State workers.

What is happening to Lakota children and families in South Dakota today is precisely the sort of activity that Congress intended to stop when it passed the Indian Child Welfare Act, 1978.

The Act mandates that when states remove Native American children from their parents, they must be placed with relatives from their extended family, or with other members of their tribe, or with members of other tribes.

Only when an active effort for such placements fail are states allowed to place Native Americans in White foster homes, or state run foster care facilities
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The Department of Social Services in South Dakota continues to deny child placements to willing and capable relatives, while “stripping” parents of all parental rights to ever see their children again, for “violations” as trivial as failing to show up at parenting classes.

South Dakota designates every Native child in its foster care system as “special needs,” receiving up to $79,000 from the federal government for their care annually.

Then forcing many to take mind-altering drugs, even some as young at 18 months of age. Medicare spending for foster care child prescriptions in South Dakota increased more than 1,000 percent in the recent decade, while suicide rates for young Lakota children are 12 times the national average, and among the highest in the world. Some of the suicides are clearly related to the forced medications.

More than a century after being forced from their ancestral lands onto reservations, the 70,000 members of the Lakota Sioux nation remain the poorest, most oppressed people in the United States.

Let's turn around 150 years of cruel abuse to Lakota families.

Nat Geo Highlights Lakota Resilience in South Dakota-but We Are Struggling to get our Children Back by Kossack, Madonna Thunder Hawk

Lakota People

Lakota Language

Oglala Lakota Nation, Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Oglala Sioux Tribe

Lakota

Lakota Culture And Spirituality

✰HOPE✰

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

Love, Peace And Justice
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If you're ever in the White Mountains of New Hampshire; Visit, Sister Crow's, Native American Store.
Call 603-356-2444

Open 11am-4pm. Facebook

Beautiful Handmade Native American, Everything! Clothing, Jewelry, Dolls, Books, CD's, Cards, Herbs, Incense And More.

I have no interests in this store. Sister Crow is a very nice lady and has beautiful, quality merchandise. So I wanted to share.



Monday, February 9, 2015

Tell Pres Obama, Please Don't Let Another Gulf Coast Oil Spill Happen!

Scientists found 10 million gallons of oil; the size of Rhode Island in area, settled on the sea floor, under the Gulf of Mexico. Feb 4, 2015 Business Insider OilPrice.com

Tell Pres Obama, "Stop offshore drilling!" Jan 27, 2015 CNBC

Democratic Senators from states along the East Coast roundly criticized the Obama administration's plan to allow offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. Jan 27, 2015 CNN

Contact Elected Officials Tell Them Too.

The BP Oil Disaster

Health Concerns Persist Over Gulf Coast Oil Spill

LEAN
Louisiana Environmental Action Network/Lean

P.O. Box 66323
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
telephone (225) 928-1315
email contact@leanweb.org

A series of forums called Truth-Out for the Gulf, focused on how the Deepwater Disaster is affecting health and daily life.

Dr. Wilma Subra Presents Evidence Of The Toxicity Of The Gulf And The Seafood!


July 2010
Ms. Kellie Fellows speaks about her experience while working to clean beaches along the gulf coast. For more information on the BP Oil Spill and other environmental issues visit, http://leanweb.org


Feb 2011


Referenced from Proof of Health Effect of dispersant use in the Gulf of Mexico by FluxRostrum on dk4: BP Daily Kos State of the Nation
Mon Feb 07, 2011
Gulf Watchers Group

Peace And Justice
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Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life.
Define yourself.
Robert Frost

The Whistle blower Protection Program
New Whistle blower Statute Enacted October 15, 2010

US Department of Labor   
OSHA Occupational Safety
And Health Administration
  
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
Telephone: 800-321-OSHA (6742) TTY: 877-889-5627


Saturday, February 7, 2015

♥☃It's Cold Outside☃♥ For Sure!


Soup And Then Some

Weather Forecast For United States

The Great Blizzard of 1888 photos
Blizzard of 1888 wikipedia

Wet Winters And Dry, Hot Summers Are A Symptom Of Global Warming.

Climate being affected from fossil fuel use, is not new. So there's no surprise there, since coal was the main form of fuel used 135 years ago.

Quit Coal Greenpeace

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Healthy Lunchbox Makeover


Homemade Chicken Soup
Yields 10 servings
Ingredients

1 (3 pound) whole chicken

4 carrots, halved

4 stalks celery, halved

1 large onion, halved

bunch of parsley

bunch of dill

water to cover

salt and pepper to taste

1 chicken bouillon cube or teaspoon granules (optional)

Directions
Put the chicken, carrots, celery and onion, all the parsley and dill, in a large soup pot and cover with cold water. Heat and simmer, uncovered, until the chicken meat falls off of the bones (skim off foam every so often).

Take everything out of the pot. Strain the broth. Pick the meat off of the bones and chop the carrots, celery and onion. Season the broth with salt, pepper and chicken bouillon to taste, if desired. Return the chicken, carrots, celery and onion to the pot, stir together, and serve.

Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving Calories: 152 | Total Fat: 8.9g | Cholesterol: 37mg

Vegetable Beef Soup Video Beef Makes You Strong.

Lentil Soup Vegetarian Recipe




Italian Sausage Pizza

Baked Potato Recipe

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Filing FAFSA Federal Financial Aid Applications Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships Scroll down a little for Financial Aid and Scholarship Info.

Find Colleges Online

Example Of How To File Your FASA (Each School Has A Different FASA Code) And You Could Go To The Financial Aid Office Of The College Or University(s) You Want To Attend And They Will Help You Fill Out Your FASA Application.




Oglala Lakota College
From its inception in 1971, the mission of Oglala Lakota College has been to provide the educational credentials to our students so that they could compete for employment opportunities on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

As a result of having a college on the reservation; Lakota people are now employed in teaching, nursing, human services, business, computer, and vocational educational positions on the Pine Ridge reservation.

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For Free 411 Phone Information Dial 1-800-373-3411

Lifeline provides discounts on one basic monthly phone service (wireline or wireless) for qualified subscribers. These discounts can be up to $10.00 per month, depending on the state. Enhanced Lifeline discounts are available for qualified low-income consumers living on Tribal lands.

Federal rules prohibit qualifying low-income consumers from receiving more than ONE Lifeline service at the same time. That is, qualifying low-income consumers may receive a Lifeline discount on either a home or wireless phone service but may not receive a Lifeline discount on both services at the same time.

Lifeline and LinkUp Affordable Telephone Service For Low-Income Eligible Consumers. Discount on your home landline or Free Cell Phone+ 250 Free Voice Minutes. Only one Lifeline Discount per residence.

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(For Winter Heating Assistance-Apply Every September), Ask About Other Year Round Electric and Energy Assistance Programs.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low income households, primarily in meeting their immediate home energy needs.
How to Apply for LIHEAP Heating And Cooling Assistance Local LIHEAP contacts for people wishing to apply for LIHEAP, along with a capsule view of each state's key LIHEAP characteristics, and details of its non-federal low-income energy programs Weatherization Assistance

Love, Peace And Justice!
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Friday, February 6, 2015

☆♥Happy Birthday Bob Marley♥☆


Robert Nesta Marley

I've been thinking of Bob Marley the past few days. Now, I just saw on Google, that today's his birthday.

All Marley All the Time



Soul Rebel, Indeed♥ Wailers are great too.











☆☆☆☆☆♥Happy Birthday Bob♥☆☆☆☆☆










Thursday, February 5, 2015

Saudi Arabia-Free Blogger Raif Badawi♥

Raif Badawi Amnesty International Wikipedia


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

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.

Take Action For Human Rights  Sign The Petition.

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

Tell the Ambassador; that this is way too harsh a punishment.

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

I'm sure; Mr Badawi, would promise never to come back to Saudi Arabia.

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

Sep 17, 2014


Jan 16, 2015


Feb 9, 2015


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

We Bloggers have to stick together.


Friday, January 23, 2015

♥Random Acts of Kindness Week/Day♥ Feb 10-17th♥


Experience the “utter joy” that comes from doing good things for others.
Kindness
Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have. Margaret Mead
Kindness Resources When you are searching for ways to bring kindness to the world around you, this Resources page is a great place to begin.



More Random Acts Of Kindness Videos

Simple ways to perform random acts of kindness

    pay someone a compliment
    pick up litter
    hold a door for someone
    donate something to a worthy cause
    lend a hand to someone who needs it
    do an extra chore
    give a hug
    write someone a kind note
    smile

Super Bowl Desserts And Recipes

Sugar Free Desserts

♥For All My Friends And Good People Everywhere♥

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.

God's Love We Deliver
Volunteers






God's Love We Deliver, is a BBB Accredited Charity and a proud member of the BBB Charity Seal Program. God's Love meets or exceeds all 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability.

God's Love We Deliver
166 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
phone 212.294.8100
fax  212.294.8101

For the past 25 years; God's Love We Deliver has prepared and delivered nearly 13 million meals, to those who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.

Quotes Caring And Kindness

Goodness is the only investment that never fails. Henry David Thoreau

That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. William Wordsworth

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Invictus, Unconquered, Captain Of My Soul!


♥Celebrating☮Dr King♥ A Legacy Of Love

Invictus
Unconquered
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)

MLK Day of Service, a great way to celebrate Dr Kings Birthday.

In 1994, Congress designated MLK Day as the first and only federal holiday observed as a national day of service, and charged CNCS with leading this effort.

Reverend, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?"

Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.

The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.

Today's post, is my contribution. Maybe some rich benefactors will see this and want to help out.

Of course; from anyone who is able and wants to, donations are gratefully accepted.

I'm from Bayonne New Jersey. So I chose to write about the town next door and 2 great 501c Programs helping children in Jersey City, NJ.

New City Kids.

Empowering At-Risk Teenagers In Jersey City NJ.

New City Kids
After School Center


Videos

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Team Walker After School Programs Jersey City NJ.

Team Walker Facebook

Team Walker was founded in 1996 by Jersey City natives Jerry and Jasper Walker, who aspired to give Jersey City children the same after school programs they enjoyed while growing up.

They knew these programs helped them mature academically, and also provided them with an athletic outlet for their basketball abilities.
A Change Is Gonna Come