Friday, December 12, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Note To Congress-America Wants Immigration Reform Now!

  

♥The DREAM Act, We Won't Give Up♥

 Join/Pass The Dream Act!

The Dream Defenders Homepage

The DREAM Act Portal

Please take a moment to call or contact your Elected Officials today And Tell Them, To Pass The DREAM Act and Fair Immigration Reform! Contact Government

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
USCIS, is the government agency that oversees immigration to the United States.

Official United States Visa Information Source

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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.

.iAmerica Guide To Becoming A United States Citizen

Find Legal Help Use the options; 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.

Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants (pdf)

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 en espanol

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How To Apply For Financial Aid and Scholarships
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund

HSF Online Application System!

Scholarships



The NAACP believes strongly that leaders must be developed today and such development is ongoing. 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 Fax202-652-2934

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

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Blessings In A Backpack can feed a child every weekend for $80 per school year and they make it easy to sponsor your own school.

Hunger Doesn't Take The Weekends Off!




Peace, Love And Justice
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OTC eCatalogs Craft, School Supplies, Birthday, All Occasion Decorations And Much More! I have no interests in this company. I just wanted to share it with everyone because it has such fabulous stuff. Better than a 99cents store.














We Who Believe In Freedom Cannot Rest Until It Comes
"The race are in the hands of the young who dare to run against the storm."


   

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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
ActionPSJ@aol.com

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.









Sunday, November 23, 2014

♥Happy Thanksgiving♥ Bringing Lakota Children Home

Lakota People's Law Project

Problems And Solutions



Help For The Okiciyap Community Food Pantry/And A Links "Information-A-Thon" For Everyone. Okiciyap Food Pantry is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

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Thanksgiving Lesson Plans And Games for Kids

Kids Activity Sheets Coloring Pages

Fun And Games/Party games

Chess For Kids

Chess game Community Facebook

The Lakota People's Law Project is part of the Romero Institute; also, a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Store @ Romero Institute
Contact: 740 Front St. • Suite 265
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-459-6135
info (at) lakotalaw.org

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

♥Happy Birthday Marines♥





Images Birthday Cakes Marines

Marine Toys for Tots



Military Christmas Stocking Collection CAMOSOCK® I have no interests, in either of these companies. Just so cool, I had to share.

Military Christmas Tree Ornaments  cards4heroes. 10% of all profits are donated to military-related organizations

Ho♥Ho♥Ho♥



♥Hi Joe♥ Just in case you forgot, again.



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

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Job Corps USA.gov

I Love President Obama's Free Community College.

Community College is great. It's good because students can continue and transfer their credits to a four year College or University.
How to Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships
Here's Another Good Opportunity For Young People, who may not want to go to College but still want a career. I saw it on Facebook.

Job Corps USA.gov Call 1800-733-JOBS (5627)

Job Corps looks like a program for young people who are already pretty much headed in the right direction.

Those who don't know about the benefits of a College Education.

Or those who are looking for a career in a technical field, and fast track to a decent job.

Careers

Center Locations

IMO, Community College is way better and easier. But Job Corps looks like a good alternative, program for a focused, disciplined student.

It's another choice, besides going to College. I liked it and decided it needed a mention.

Job Corps

Looks really good.

Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the Office of the United States Secretary of the Department of Labor. It serves youth, ages 16 through 24.

Job Corps offers career planning, on-the-job training, job placement, residential housing, food service, driver's education, health and dental care, a bi-weekly basic living allowance and clothing allowance. Some centers offer childcare programs for single parents as well.

Job Corps is the nation's largest career technical training and education program for students ages 16 through 24.

It is a Department of Labor program, established in 1964, that provides 60,000 students per year with hands-on training in America's fastest growing careers.
At no cost to students.

DOLJobCorps Videos




Thanks Pres, for stopping the keystone xl pipeline.
You said, We Were going to bring about change and We Are!


Thursday, June 5, 2014

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






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

Drowning and Near-Drowning: Prevention and Treatment

Secondary drowning can cause death 48 hours after exposure to water

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

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; dive, into unfamiliar water and never, jump, 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


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

Safe Boating USA.gov
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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!

How Many Drinks Does it Take to Reach 0.08?

Exeter High School (New Hampshire)

















Sunday, May 25, 2014

♥National/International Missing Children's Day♥

May 25th✰ International/National Missing Children's Day♥

An estimated 8 million children are reported missing each year around the world. Of that number, according to the latest US Department of Justice research, aprox 800,000 children will go missing in the United States.
Take 25 Discussion Guide
Just 25 minutes out of your day could help protect a child. Show your dedication to children by pledging to take 25 minutes to talk to them about safety.

You Can’t Fool Me! Be A Safe Kid Coloring Book Free PDF

Child ID Kits $4.99 Quantity Discount Pricing

National Center for Missing And Exploited Children

Kidnappings And Missing Persons FBI

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Take action now: Nigerian authorities need to know that the world stands with the girls' families in demanding their immediate release. Their rights–and the rights of all of Nigeria's children -- to education and to be protected from violence must be safeguarded!

Nigeria, Bring Back Our Girls! Amnesty International

Videos Kidnapped Nigerian Girls ABC News

Chika Oduah In the Land of Nigeria’s Kidnapped Girls  A journey to the village of Chibok, where insurgents hide in the bush as families mourn the loss of their daughters. Chika Oduah May 21 2014

Abducted Girls In Nigeria Click On Photos For Information.

International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) Bring Back Our Girls - icrw.org

Tell Congress To Pass the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) Sign Petition

Twitter Children are not objects to be taken and sold. #BringBackOurGirls

Amnesty International Campaigns

Saturday, May 24, 2014

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



 
Lakota Child Rescue Project
Please Sign The Petition Here



Contact Pres Obama/Whitehouse

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

Lakota People's Law Project

This short film; “Hearts on the Ground;” (Please Sign The Petition.) directed by Kalyanee Mam, documents South Dakota’s Forced Taking of Lakota Children. Free the Lakota Children! Tell Pres Obama, Stop State Kidnapping by South Dakota. Tell him to instruct his agencies to help the tribes bring the Lakota children home!

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. 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.

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.
Thanks!

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

Lakota Voice Project FB
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Visit; My Friend Sister Crow's, Native American Store,, located in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. 603-356-2444 Open Every Day, 11am-5pm/Except Closed Wednesdays. Facebook She has the best all natural incense anywhere.

Love, Peace And Justice For The New Year

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

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

♥For My Cousin Sharon Moos, One Of The Kindest People I Ever Knew♥

23rd Psalm

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures, he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul, he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea; though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

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Sharon; I Love You, Beautiful Soul.

I know that you are in Heaven. The entire family already there, is having a fabulous  party for you and God welcomes his own home.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Irish In America/Immigration To The United States





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

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

Happy Saint Patrick's Day Everyone

Saint Patrick And The Shamrock

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

Irish American wikipedia

Irish Catholic Immigration to America The Library of Congress

Saint Patrick's Day Recipes

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

National Immigration Forum Facebook



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

1892 to 1924 America's "Golden Door"

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






Peace And Justice,
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Saturday, February 22, 2014

No keystone xl pipeline, No tar sands either!

The keystone pipeline; traversing six states, is NOT in the national interest of the United States, nor in the best interests of Canada.

The US State Department is currently engaged in a process to determine whether the pipeline crossing the Canadian border and traversing six states is in the national interest.

I have been researching and documenting this pipeline and the tar sands operation for over two years, since I first heard about it.

Keystone XL Facts

Stop Dirty Fuels Tar Sands by National Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

GreenpeaceCanada

Tar Sands is an absolute horror! Besides being a huge contributor to global warming (three times the global warming pollution of conventional crude oil production).

It is turning Alberta's Pristine Boreal Forest, Lakes, Rivers and Streams, into a hellish landscape. Ir-repairable, irreplaceable!

The Taiga or Boreal Forest
 
Canada-Boreal Forest Climate

Map of Canada's Boreal Forests

Alberta-Canada; is, bounded by the provinces of British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east, the Northwest Territories to the north, and the US state of Montana to the south.

Say NO To xl pipeline aka tar/oil sands!

Greenpeace Tar Sands


Stop Tar Sands. The Big Scheme by Kossack, beach babe in fl


The Tar Sands Pipeline to Hell 1% of GigaDeath by Kossack, RandW

Pipeline Fighter David Daniel Debates TransCanada Rep in Kansas by Kossack, Ben Gotschal

♥Thanks Occupiers Everywhere♥
Occupy Wall Street  NYC General Assembly To provide news, information and inspiration from the occupations of Wall Street and around the world.


A-Z Index Of US Government Departments And Agencies