Sunday, June 28, 2015

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



‪#‎FreeRaif‬

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

The phone number for Saudi Embassy in DC is (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.

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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.


















Saturday, June 27, 2015

♥Marriage Equality-Long Overdue♥ Photos 2015 NYC Pride Parade♥

Attributions: Some-Photos From NJ.com, The Guardian News Media, amNew York, Criticl @Criticl_me, ACTUP-Dominick Romeo, AFP/Getty Images, Jewel Samad, Yana Paskova, John Munson, Google and pictures posted by people, on Facebook.

Congratulations I'm So Happy For Everyone.
This Is My Gift To You All.

The Parade March-5th Avenue New York City


People wait for the start of the 2015 New York City Pride Parade in New York on June 28, 2015. Under a sea of rainbow flags, hundreds of thousands of jubilant supporters poured onto New York's streets for the annual Gay Pride March, two days after the US Supreme Court's landmark ruling to legalize gay marriage. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

It Gets Better Project

"It Gets Better" wikipedia


Gay Marriage Declared Legal Across The US In Historic Supreme Court Ruling Guardian News and Media by Dan Roberts and Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington June  26 2015

NYC Pride March 2015: Photos Of The Historic Celebration June 29 2015

New York City 2015 Gay Pride March Celebrates Supreme Court Ruling On Marriage Equality NYC Gay Pride Parade Video-auto-plays

You are all entitled; by law and the Constitution, to the same rights, benefits, and privileges that everyone has.

Marriage Equality is about love; yes, although, Marriage Equality is also, very much about equal rights. 

It's about couples; often with dependent children, who pay plenty in taxes, having equal protection under the law.

Pensions, healthcare, etc. Having equal rights, so their loved ones can be taken care of. Same things anyone, anywhere, wants.

Ignore ignorant people. Too many rigid, ignorant people out there.


The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.

Resources
Across the nation, a growing number of federal offices and state organizations offer tools and resources to help older adults find services, benefits, and other forms of aid that may be available to them. In addition, many of these resources provide resources on legal issues, health care, LGBT community centers, housing services and locators, and more.
Services And Advocacy For GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.

♥All The Best To Everyone Getting Married♥ In NJ And Everywhere.

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A participant displays a placard during the 2015 New York City Pride parade in New York on June 28, 2015. Under a sea of rainbow flags, hundreds of thousands of jubilant supporters poured onto New York's streets for the annual Gay Pride March, two days after the US Supreme Court's landmark ruling to legalize gay marriage. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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God's Love We Deliver, is the tri-state area's leading provider of nutritious, individually-tailored meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.



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In March of 1987, ACT UP formed in New York City by a group of people as a diverse, nonpartisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis.



SF City Hall Gay Pride Colors In Celebration Of SCOTUS Ruling Photos


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Kossacks for Marriage Equality


2015 New York City Gay Pride Parade

Participants react during the 2015 New York City Pride parade in New York on June 28, 2015. Under a sea of rainbow flags, hundreds of thousands of jubilant supporters poured onto New York's streets for the annual Gay Pride March, two days after the US Supreme Court's landmark ruling to legalize gay marriage. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

A participant smiles during the 2015 New York City Pride march in New York on June 28, 2015. Under a sea of rainbow flags, hundreds of thousands of jubilant supporters poured onto New York's streets for the annual Gay Pride March, two days after the US Supreme Court's landmark ruling to legalize gay marriage. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)





NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 28:  A general view of atmosphere during the 2015 New York City Pride march on June 28, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)



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It's About Time.





NEW YORK - JUNE 26: People gather outside of the Stonewall Inn, an iconic gay bar recently granted historic landmark status, on June 26, 2015 in the West Village neighborhood in New York City. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
Love Is Law!


Participants march down the Fifth Avenue  during the 2015 New York City Pride parade in New York on June 28, 2015. Under a sea of rainbow flags, hundreds of thousands of jubilant supporters poured onto New York's streets for the annual Gay Pride March, two days after the US Supreme Court's landmark ruling to legalize gay marriage. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

☮Invictus ☮ Unconquered☮




♥Celebrating☮Dr King♥ A Legacy Of Love

Photos Bayonne High School 2015 Graduation by Michael Dempsey The Jersey Journal June 22 2015 My Alma Mater, Class of 1969.

Photos 7 Jersey City High School Graduations by Summer Dawn Hortillosa The Jersey Journal June 22 2015

Photos Best Of The Best Dressed At NJ Proms by Len Melisurgo NJ Advance Media for NJ.com June 22 2015

New City Kids / Facebook / Photos / Videos
New City Kids, More Than Just An After School Center!
Empowering at-risk teenagers in Jersey City to become mentors and role models for the kids in their neighborhood.


New City Kids Jersey City NJ

2014 Report Card
100% of our 12 seniors from the 2013 – 2014 school year graduated and enrolled in college this fall!

15 Teen Life Interns went on our annual college tour to 13 campuses where they talked to 19 New City Kids alumni about their college experience.

Participants in our SAT prep classes saw their scores improve by 136 points on average.
   
Over 500 one-on-one mentoring hours were invested in our Teen Life Interns by adult staff.

30 teens participated in City Sail: our free summer sailing program.

Average daily After School Center attendance has risen from 80 to 94 kids at our Fairmount Ave. site.

35 kids each received over 50 hours of musical instruction in keyboard, bass, voice, or drums.

68 children made it into gold club! They completed all three levels of extra credit including: literary devices, geometry, and geography.

14 first grade students each started a new class designed to get them up to grade level in reading.

61 children enrolled in music school, learning drums, bass, vocals, or piano.





Yes; I've been reading NJ.com again.
More news below. Warning; graphic, senseless violence.

Planting seeds in the shadow of Curries Woods (projects, looming in background).


Meanwhile; Across The Street,
This Week in Jersey City, New Jersey:

3 People shot in Mercer Park in Bayonne, police say by Ron Zeitlinger The Jersey Journal
Follow on Twitter June 21 2015

2 Mercer Park shooting victims in critical condition: hospital spokesman by Michaelangelo Conte June 22 2015 The Jersey Journal

13-year-old boy stabbed in upper shoulder on Garfield Avenue in Jersey City by The Jersey Journal June 22 2015

Two people dead in at least four shootings in one day in Jersey City by The Jersey Journal June 14 2015

The Jersey Journal - 2013 Hudson County homicide map

All, so sad.

In the 60's, we would call what's happening in America's cities, "genocide".
I often say to my self;  how convenient, teach people, to kill themselves.

Someone has to do something to help these young people. 
Since I haven't been seeing enough action; from our politicians, etc. 
I appointed myself, for the task!

♥RIP♥ Isaiah Jackson 21♥
I don't know this young man, but I see myself in him.
I see him; as representing, all these young people I read about getting shot, or killed.
He has that kind of face. Just another; innocent, dumb kid.
To
o Young To Die!

♥RIP♥ Isaiah Jackson 21♥
nj.com

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

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Pay attention to your gut feelings.
No matter how good something looks,
if it doesn't feel right, walk away. author unknown



Just The Links Man. Well Almost. ♥Social Services Links For Civilians And Veterans.

♥For All My Friends And Good People Everywhere♥ TerraCycle Nationwide Paid Recycling Program.
HUD Helps Public Housing Residents Become Homeowners. And More Great Links.

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✰Good Nutrition, So Important/Resources✰

Find Free Summer Meals for Children in Your Community. Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish speakers) and a live operator will tell you where the closest sites serving free, nutritious summer meals are located. US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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Monday, June 22, 2015

♥Never Swim When There's No Life Guard And Never Swim Alone♥


Drowning and Near-Drowning: Prevention and Treatment

Secondary drowning can cause death 48 hours after exposure to water

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Never, swim out further than you can swim back to shore from in 30 seconds. 

Swim Safety The American Red Cross

Teach Children To Swim.

Picture Illustrations How to Do CPR on an Adult

How to Perform CPR

First, Dial 911


Infant/Child CPR



I just wanted to share my experiences and some good advice about swimming safety.

I keep reading in the news about young people drowning. So I wrote this for everyone, everywhere.

Rip Tides (current)

An extremely strong channel of water flowing seaward from near the shore (see photos), through the surf line. National Weather Service-Rip Current Safety

Typical flow is at 0.5 metres per second (1–2 feet per second), and can be as fast as 2.5 metres per second (8 feet per second).

Rip Current


Rip Current Identification


I grew up in Bayonne and Southern New Jersey (Brick Town. About 20 miles from Seaside Heights Boardwalk) and spent every summer swimming in its ocean and occasionally in its lakes. But mostly in the ocean.

I've swam at beaches, from Point Pleasant to Atlantic City.

The ocean is not a place for an inexperienced swimmer, no matter how calm it looks.

If caught in an outgoing tide; or rip tide, Don't Try To Swim In To The Shore. SWIM SIDEWAYS FROM ONE SIDE OF THE BEACH TO THE OTHER. Rip tides are sudden and are only in parts of the water.

Don't panic. If you swim sideways you will swim out of the rip tide affected water. It's impossible to fight the tide and try to swim in. It will just keep pulling you out further.

The ocean may look beautiful, inviting and fun, but it can also be very dangerous for anyone who is not a strong swimmer. If you don't swim really good. Swim in the motel pool and stay in the shallow end. Pools can be dangerous too.

Never Mix Alcohol/Drugs With Activities Near, Or In The Water!
Never Swim or Boat When Intoxicated!

Safe Boating USA.gov


Always wear a life jacket-(swim vest), if you are not an experienced swimmer and always when boating.

Children's Swim Vests

Adult's Swim Vests

(I have no interests in these above companies. I just wanted to provide some links where economical swim vests were available).

Use caution when swimming in lakes, rivers, streams and generally everywhere. Riverbeds, streams etc, often contain tree roots and other debris that a swimmer can get caught on. 

The fresh water, unlike the salt water of the ocean, doesn't provide any buoyancy which helps you to float .

Buoyancy Salt Water vs. Fresh Water
by Chris Sullivan
Also, the mud bottoms can pull one down.

Always wear a bathing suit when swimming (or at the most, cotton shorts and a tee shirt). Do Not wear heavy clothing, like jeans. You'll sink like a stone!

When in a desperate situation in the water you do not need an extra 8 pounds (aprox weight of a wet pair of jeans) pulling you down!

I learned how to swim by age five using a swim/life vest. I still almost drowned in a lake, once when I was a teenager.

I was just wading and stepped into a drop (also called a dip). The next thing I knew, I was over my head and going down.

I was wearing jeans and they became heavy as lead and were pulling me under and that was it!

Luckily I had the time to tear them off and then I managed to struggle back up to the surface.

At the time I was surrounded by people close enough to almost touch me. But apparently no one saw me go under.

I am a most experienced swimmer. If I can almost drown, anyone can!

NEVER SWIM, WHERE THERE IS NO LIFEGUARD PRESENT AND NEVER SWIM ALONE!

Never jump into unfamiliar water. As well as never dive into unfamiliar water.

One never knows how deep the water is, local and current tide strength, whether it's full of large rocks and other hazards that one can hit.

Peace
Family Education Network


New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs US Consumer Product Safety Commission's top 10 tips to stay safe around the pool or spa article by-Jonathan Lin The Jersey Journal May 21, 2015

Never leave a child unattended in or near a pool or spa and always watch your children closely around all bodies of water.

Designate a Water Watcher to supervise children in the pool or spa.

This person should not be reading, texting, using a smart phone or be otherwise distracted. Adults can take turns being a Water Watcher.

Teach children basic water safety tips.
   
If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first.
  
Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapments.
   
Ensure any pool and spa you use has drain covers that comply with federal standards, and, if you do not know, ask your pool service provider whether your covers are in compliance.
   
Learn how to swim and teach your child how to swim.
   
Learn how to perform CPR on children and adults, and update those skills regularly.
   
Install a four-foot or taller fence around the perimeter of the pool and spa and use self-closing and self-latching gates; ask your neighbors to do the same at their pools.
  
Install and use a lockable safety cover on your spa.
   
Have lifesaving equipment such as life rings, floats or a reaching pole available and easily accessible.

The following are NJDCA's additional safety tips for beaches, lakes and rivers:

At beaches, lakes and rivers, make sure your children swim only in areas designated for swimming.
   
Don't let children dive into natural bodies of water; open water may have currents, undertow and hidden hazards under the surface.
   
Always make sure your child wears a life jacket approved by the US Coast Guard, when riding in a boat. Wear one yourself, for your own safety and to set a good example.
   
Avoid alcohol consumption when boating or swimming.
   
Ensure your boat's safety by taking advantage of free "Vessel Safety Checks" offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and United States Power Squadrons.

The CPSC's Pool Safely campaign provides information on the simple steps that parents, caregivers, and pool owners should take to ensure that children and adults stay safer in and around pools and spas.

The CPSC invites everyone to visit www.PoolSafely.gov/Pledge to take the pledge to help reduce drownings in the United States.

Stay Safe Everyone!
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Also, Very Important-Never Drive While Intoxicated! Not stoned or drunk.

Marijuana found at the scene of rollover accident on Route 78 in Bloomsbury by Emily Cummins  NJ.com July 29 2013

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Quotations

Drunk Driving Prevention Tools
Make a Plan and Stick to the Plan!

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Greater Newark/New York Fresh Air Fund Sends Children To Summer Camp



Sunday, June 7, 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.

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

NotOneMoreDeportation.com 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, We Won't Give Up♥

The DREAM Act Portal

Join/Pass The Dream Act!

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.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

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.

United We Dream, is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation.


Immigration Reform Immigration Stories Videos FWD.us 

Advancing Policies To Help Immigrants Become Citizens And Succeed.

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



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