Sunday, September 9, 2012

Updated Oct 25 2013 The DREAM Act We Won't Give Up! Please Call Or Contact Your Elected Officials

How to Apply For Financial Aid and Scholarships

Administration Announces Deferred Action for Certain Young People by Maurice Belanger The Immigration Forum

On June 15 2012, the Obama Administration announced that it would grant deferred action (a form of administrative relief from deportation) for certain young people who were brought to the U.S. as young children and meet certain criteria. Thank you Pres Obama.

Join/Pass The Dream Act!

The DREAM Act Portal

Please take a moment to call or contact your Elected Officials today And Tell Them To Pass The DREAM Act Now! Contact Government

Here Are Some Important Points You Can Make.

* The DREAM Act is bipartisan legislation that gives eligible young people who were brought to the U.S. as children the opportunity to resolve their immigration status and work towards citizenship. To move from being undocumented to being a U.S. citizen, those eligible will have to pass background checks and be of good moral character, graduate from high school, and go on to complete additional requirements related to attending college or completing military service.

The DREAM Act is supported by 70 percent of likely voters and by leaders in education, the military, business and religious orders.

* A national poll of 1,008 adults, conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for First Focus in June 2010, shows that support cuts across regional and party lines with 70 percent overall support.

* University presidents and educational associations, as well as military recruiters, business and religious leaders have called on Congress to pass the DREAM Act.

The DREAM Act is a great return on money we have already invested and will prepare the country for the global economy.

* The students who would benefit under the DREAM Act have been raised and educated in the U.S. State and local taxpayers have already invested in the education of these children in elementary and secondary school. America deserves a return on their investment.

* Leading businesses such as Microsoft have endorsed the DREAM Act because they recognize that our broken immigration system is draining our economy of the talent and resources needed to compete in the global economy.

The DREAM Act promises to dramatically increase the pool of highly qualified recruits for the U.S. Armed Forces.

* There is a strong tradition of military service in immigrant families, but the lack of immigration status prevents many of those who wish to serve from enlisting.

Passage of the DREAM Act will increases revenues in our communities.
* Enabling 800,000 immigrant students access to higher education would go a long way in inspiring other immigrant youth to strive for a college education. This will help boost the number of high skilled American-raised workers. As they take their place as hard working, taxpaying Americans, they will contribute a lifetime of revenues at the local, state and federal level.

Hispanic Scholarship Links

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund

HSF Online Application System!

The NAACP believes strongly that future leaders must be developed today, and such development is ongoing in the Youth & College Division, created in 1936.

Today there are more than 25,000 young people, under the age of 25, representing 700 Youth Councils, High School Chapters and College Chapters actively involved in the fight for civil rights.

UNCF is an American philanthropic organization that funds scholarships for black students and general scholarship funds for 39 private historically black colleges and universities.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund
901 F Street NW Suite 300 Washington DC 20004 Tel 202-507-4851 Fax 202-652-2934

The National Urban League started out as a grass roots, civil rights organization, has evolved into a powerhouse for helping people secure economic empowerment. Programs And Initiatives

Official United States Visa Information Source

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

(USCIS) is the government agency that oversees immigration to the United States.

Adopt a Bubbe or Zayde

Action For Post-Soviet Jewry, Inc
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. providing food, medicine, bed linens, clothing, eyeglasses, hearing aids, utility payments, and other items for those unable to exist on their pensions.

Since the break up of the Soviet Union in 1991 with the resulting hyperinflation, pensions have become almost worthless. At the same time, food, clothing, medicine and apartments are no longer subsidized by the government, and the prices for these have risen beyond the reach of most pensioners.

Dial 211 For Food And Social Services

Food Pantry Locator
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed one.
Mother Teresa

Participating Member Food Bank Locator
Select A State To View Reports From The Local Food Banks That Serve That State:

The Hunger Site
Free Ways to Help

Links For Job Training And Social Security Programs Pass Plan, Ticket To Work

Visiting The Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Immigration History Center

The DREAM Act, We Won't Give Up!

Peace, Love And Justice


Saturday, September 8, 2012

[Updated Again] Stop Spectra's (Long-Haul Transportation), Gas Pipeline In NJ & NY!

For All My Friends In Little Italy  And All Over New York City And Jersey City Too
National Register Of Historic Places Listings On Manhattan's Islands

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Gandhi
Activists Needed Immediately!
All Help Greatly Appreciated.

Thank You

From The Statue Of Liberty
Stop Spectra! No Natural Gas Pipeline In New Jersey & New York, to transport spectra's gas.
Hurricanes; Another Good Reason, To Stop Spectra's Gas Pipeline!

Liberty State Park Area; Not, The Place For This Pipeline! Photos See slide show too.

Liberty State Park isn't just any kind of city park. It is part of the US Park And Forestry Service whose Parent Agency is, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Key environmental permits have been approved for the building of a 16-mile natural gas pipeline across portions of northern New Jersey and into New York City. December 02, 2011 Associated Press

Contact Environmental Justice
at New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).

NJDEP General Information
Call toll free at 866-DEP-KNOW (866-337-5669) or (609-777-3373 (DEP3)

Department of Environmental Protection
P. O. Box 402
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

Ask NJDEP A Question

On June 08 2012, a state commission approved spectra energy’s proposal to run a section of the Houston energy giant’s controversial natural gas pipeline below ground in Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Gas pipeline to be put under Liberty State Park in Jersey City NJ. spectra energy wins state approval Friday June 08 2012 by Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal

The Texas Eastern natural gas pipeline from Linden to New York City, including a 15.5-mile stretch of 30-inch pipe that would travel the length of Bayonne and Jersey City before turning east near the Hoboken border and heading under the Hudson River, to Manhattan's West Village.

NO NO, NO, ABSOLUTELY, NO, gas pipeline Under Liberty State Park!

Judges; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, please do not grant spectra corporation these pipeline permits.

The Jersey City, Hoboken, NJ/NY Harbor region should be protected from spectra corporation's attempts to extend their pipeline, that is against the best interests and wishes of these cities. Jersey City Mayor to President Obama: stop the Spectra Energy pipeline. Jersey Journal December 07, 2011 Contact the White House

Three important reasons to deny spectra's proposal:

1 The obvious reason, that the entire areas are way too densely populated.

2 New Jersey/New York Harbor; (where spectra wants to cross), is totally filled with Federally protected Historical Sites. Many of which, are very close to a National Monument, Our Statue Of Liberty!

3 The construction of spectra's gas pipeline would destroy the shoreline and natural environment; habitat, of New Jersey/New York Harbor's fish, marine life, birds and other animal populations for many generations, if not forever!

The entire New Jersey/New York Harbor from Liberty State Park's shore, across to Manhattan's West Village, (besides being filled with historical sites) is a fish estuary. Common species include bluefish, shad, striped bass and blue claw crabs.

Major Estuaries, Bays, and Rivers along the Northeast United States Coast Summary of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Designation:

NJ/NY harbor is Part of an Department of Environmental Protection's Program that consists of, an enormous watershed encompassing a much larger area.

In 2011, HEP updated its geographic footprint to include the Hudson River watershed up to the Troy Dam, as well as the watersheds of the Raritan, Passaic, Hackensack Rivers in New Jersey. This watershed approach is much more in keeping with the way other major estuaries are managed.

Also; the Richard J. Sullivan Natural Area of the Park; including Communipaw Cove, (36 acres), is a Nature Preserve and consists mainly of salt marsh, one of the few remaining tidal marshes of the Hudson River Estuary.

Please continue to read this post, for many more reasons why spectra's proposal was never a well thought out plan.

This is not an ordinary distribution, gas pipeline; the kind used in order to bring natural gas to homes, businesses and industries. This is; a long-haul, transportation pipeline!

As a transportation type pipeline; this means that, it will always have gas going through it, constantly, not, use a little pump a little more in like with domestic pipelines.

And the state, wants to allow spectra to run this pipeline through the streets of Jersey City!

Has everyone, gone totally crazy? Proposed extension of gas line through densely populated northeastern NJ, has critics Star-Ledger February 27, 2011

Pipeline Frequently Asked Questions Do we want to know the answers? Read please.

spectra corporation is trying to claim eminent domain in order to seize the land, where they want to build their pipeline in Jersey City.

When in effect; they won't be able to build their gas pipeline along this route using eminent domain as a ploy, because; in reality, the main part of the pipeline would be tearing through areas like, the Morris Canal, which is a Federally protected Historical Site,

Stop this Houston,Tx based company. originally from Canada, from ripping off Jersey City, Hoboken, New York City's Waterways and West Village!

Contact Friends Of Liberty State Park Information

Liberty State Park
Morris Pesin Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Park hours 6am to 10pm Daily

Liberty Science Center

Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City NJ
Current Exhibitions and Experiences Our Hudson Home

Contact NJ Governor Chris Christie. E-Mail You can also contact Governor Christie by writing to the Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 001, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0001, or by calling
(609) 777-2500.

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Call, e-mail, or mail U.S. state and federal elected officials and government agencies. NJ Senators And NY Senators

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spectra cannot build their pipeline through Jersey City's neighborhoods.

An alternative route that spectra can use; is, when the Bayonne part of their pipeline reaches the City Line on Kennedy Blvd, it then needs to go around the back of Jersey City's Route 440, along its west side waterway Newark Bay.

Then, go north about 5 miles along the shore, following the water line in Newark Bay. And Then cross over from there or from Hoboken, to New York City. I would need maps to say where. I'm not an engineer. They get the big bucks to figure this kind of stuff out. Although; crossing over from this part of Jersey City or even as far as Hoboken, would still bring the pipeline to lower Manhattan, (Canal Street) and create the same environmental damage concerns.

Hoboken objects to spectra's proposed gas pipeline too. One can understand how they would not like it destroying their pristine NJ/NY Harbor! Hoboken, New Jersey

National Register Of Historic Places Listings In Hudson County, New Jersey ie Both the (43) Morris Canal and (51) Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island and Liberty Island are listed as Protected Historical Sites. See link for more.

Ellis Island 1892 to 1924 America's "Golden Door"

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

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.


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
I wrote this post because; spectra energy corporation, makes me mad!

No one in Jersey City and Lower Manhattan wants the stupid pipeline.

I don't want it either. Especially in Lower New York/New Jersey Harbor or going through any of our towns and cities. I just put the pieces together here, to help my friends out. They always helped me a lot in my life!

These are, very populated areas and coincidentally, the proposed pipeline runs through many of the poorer sections of Jersey City.

Could this plan be any more stupid? Either the planning engineer is crazy or spectra's swindling New Jersey big time! Even I can figure this out.

I just sent this post to NJ Gov. Chris Christie and told him this too.

What a rip off all around!

Passion strikes and I fly! An infinite amount of small rebellions.

For the past two days; I've been dreaming
that tough guys are threatening me, but that someone comes and saves me each time.

Tonight I was dreaming that a guy saved me who looked a lot like the one in this picture .

Except I was calling him Larry or Lawrence, or something like that.

He just smiled at me, walked right in and walked me away. And no one said one word to him.

When I woke up; I remembered having seen (in my google research yesterday), that the shoreline area that surrounds Liberty State Park, etc, and all of NY/NJ harbor, itself, is, a natural fish estuary and habitat.

They're Playing My Song; Again! They've been playing it for me since 1977 and I keep listening♥

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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.

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. Ways to Give
For My Constant Muse; Dr Theodore Adams, Professor of Sociology
Palisades Emergency Residence Corp PERC
Union City, NJ 07087
The only family shelter in Hudson County.

Peace and Justice, ga*
Happy Birthday To My Father Sam Atkins Born; 1893, On Grand Street in New York City.

Monday, September 3, 2012

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

Knowledge Is Power, Power To The People!
ObamaCare Facts: Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Marketplace

Exemptions from the fee for not having health coverage
United States Foreclosure Laws

The National Coalition for the Homeless - If You’re Homeless or Need Help

CityRoof Contact The Homeless Social Network connects homeless people with each other, services, and people who care.

Access US Government Services From Your Computer Online Contact Government

Contact Elected Officials

Submit a Letter to the Editor Immigration reform needs to happen now. Make sure your voice is heard in your community. Write a letter in support of immigration reform to your local newspaper editor.

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed one. Mother Teresa

How To Get Food

Dial 211 For Free Food And Other Social Services
Find Your Local 2-1-1 Service

Find Food Pantries

Food Bank Locator

How to Apply for Food Stamps


Apply Online for Food Stamps

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

WIC More Info

Blessings In A Backpack

Computers for Learning

Program Description
Get gently used computers for your school or 501(c) non-profit from the gov't.

Computers for Learning Eligibility

Schools/Educational Nonprofits

The CFL program assists federal agencies to meet the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 12999, "Educational Technology: Ensuring Opportunity for All Children in the Next Century".

The EO directs agencies, to the extent permitted by law, to give highest preference to schools and nonprofit organizations, including community-based educational organizations, (schools and educational nonprofit organizations) with the transfer, through gift or donation, of computers and related peripheral equipment excess to their needs.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Free Cell Phones For Low Income Individuals And Households

Dept Of Labor

US Small Business Association

Find A College Or University By State US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES), National Center for Education Statistics

How to Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships


United States Social Security Administration

Benefits For People With Disabilities

Apply For Social Security Disability Online

How Social Security Decides If You Are Disabled

Frequently Asked Questions How Do I Apply For Medicare?

National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives Lawyer Referral Service 1-800-431-2804 Social Security Basics

Established in 1979, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives is an association of over 4,000 attorneys and other advocates who represent Social Security and Supplemental Security Income claimants.

Our members are committed to providing high quality representation for claimants, to maintaining a system of full and fair adjudication for every claimant, and to advocating for beneficial change in the disability determination and adjudication process.

I think it might be harder to get approved without a lawyer, and I don't know if most people, can get approved for Social Security Disability, without a lawyer nowadays. A lawyer may be necessary at some point of the application process, and I think that if your original application gets denied the first or second time, having legal representation from there on, would be the smart, easy way. You get what you pay for, especially with the law! Legally, social security lawyers are only allowed, to take a fee of, about 16% and only after one is Approved and receives their retroactive check that pays them since the first date they applied. I think the fee is reasonable.

(See the Social Security Websites (above), or call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213, For more information about applying or how to obtain a SSDI/SSI, attorney).

If you've been denied, keep applying. The longer you wait the bigger the retroactive check will be! (for all the months you waited since you're first application).

For Anyone currently on SS, SSDI and SSI Social Security Work Incentive Programs-Pass Plan, Ticket To Work And SCSEP 55 And Older Employment Training Worker Program. For anyone that qualifies financially. Stipend does not count as income against food stamps or public housing.


The National Immigration Forum

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.

US Citizen And Immigration Services
Citizenship and Naturalization Based, USCIS Forms Are Free.
You should never pay anyone for copies of our forms. USCIS forms are always FREE to download, or order by mail or phone at 1-800-870-3676.
The Official United States Visa Information Source
Visa Application Forms


Subsidized Housing HUD Department of Housing & Urban Development How To Get Into HUD Housing

HUD's Mission; is to increase home ownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country that can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues. This page allows you to select a list of agencies for each state below. You may search more specifically for a reverse mortgage counselor or if you are facing foreclosure, search for a foreclosure avoidance counselor.

There Is A Waiting List For HUD Programs, But if you never put your name on the lists, your name can't move to the top of the them.

What are housing choice vouchers?

Housing Choice Vouchers Fact Sheet

The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.

Housing Choice Voucher Program Guidebook


Habitat For Humanity
How To Apply For A Habitat For Humanity House

Habitat For Humanity Fact Sheet (Frequently Asked Questions)

Find Your Local Habitat For Humanity

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

Natural Insect Repellent Plants And Pesticides

Mosquito Repellent Plants

Real African American Heroes

Marcellus Shale Reality Tour

Anna And The Animals ★Links For School Age Children And Educators

Gov't And Social Services Links For Our Marines♥ All Our ♥Troops And ♥Veterans
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV)
333 ½ Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Washington, DC
Toll Free 800-VET-HELP
Fax: 202-546-2063 Toll Free Fax: 888-233-8582

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet  Mission Statement Supporting our Military, Veterans, and their beloved Pets to ensure the pets are reunited with their owners following a deployment (combat or peace-keeping mission) in harm's way to fight the global war on terrorism or unforeseen emergency hardship impacting their ability to retain their pet's ownership rights.

GI Bill Website

VETS Employment Services Fact Sheet

U.S. Department of Labor Program Highlights

Returning Heroes and Wounded Warrior Tax Credits-Fact Sheet

National Center for PTSD

August 5th, 2011 07:39 AM ET White House Focus on Jobs: Veterans

The National Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) Technical Assistance Center

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment(VR&E) VetSuccess Program

Is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible. Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Vet Success Program?

Veterans Benefits

Veterans Information & Resources

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp For Veterans With Disabilities

721 University Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2450
phone (315) 443-6007/6899
Frequently Asked Questions

VA Services: Substance Abuse Programs

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1–800–273–TALK (8255)

Military Pathways
Take an Anonymous Mental Health Screening
To help those who may be struggling, the Department of Defense teamed up with the nonprofit organization, Screening for Mental Health®, to launch Military Pathways (formerly the Mental Health Self-Assessment Program®). The program is available online and over the phone,

It provides free, anonymous mental health and alcohol self-assessments for service personnel and family members in all branches including the National Guard and Reserve.

The self-assessments are a series of questions that, when linked together, help create a picture of how an individual is feeling and whether they could benefit from talking to a health professional.

Love, Peace And Justice
For Joe Brennan ♥Marine, Vietnam Veteran.
Thank A Vet For Your Freedom And Give Them A Hug Too!
Let's Show Our Veterans And Troops That We Really Care About Them.

Your donation of clothing and household items to the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) generates over 50 percent of the funding for programs to help all veterans throughout the country.

Also , Car donation proceeds benefit the Vietnam Veterans of America Donate Your Car Frequently Asked Questions About Vehicle Donations

United Veterans Of America Please Help VetWife Help Our Veterans.
Note to drug dealers, invest in real estate instead of dope.

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