Sunday, September 27, 2015

Oct 6th NYC Central Park-Yoko Ono Plans Largest Human Peace Sign for John Lennon's 75th Birthday



Yoko Ono Plans Largest Human Peace Sign For John Lennon's 75th Birthday
This; Guinness World Record-breaking event, will take place October 6th, at New York's Central Park, East Meadow 10am - 1pm

Register for free: Info


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FYI,
What percent of the Amazon Rainforest has been destroyed?
During the past 40 years, close to 20 percent of the Amazon rain forest has been cut down—more than in all the previous 450 years since European colonization began.

In the time it takes to read this article, an area of Brazil's rain forest larger than 200 football fields will have been destroyed

Rain Forest Warriors: How Indigenous Tribes Protect the Amazon

Google Earth Picture Of The Deforestation In The Amazon Rainforest
Parts shaded light green, Gone!



Happy Birthday John



 





This Guy Isn't Just A Pope He's A Revolution!



The Pope vs America by Paul Vallely/Politico

Cuba to free 3,522 inmates prisoners ahead of Pope Francis's visit by Jonathan Watts and agencies in Havana

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Wish I could be there. Next best thing
Virtual Audience With Pope Francis

My First, Favorite Pope Saint John Paul II. Pope Benedict XVI beatified John Paul II in 2011 and Pope Francis canonized him in 2014. Now adding Pope Francis to the list.



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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Pope Francis Visit To US And National Hispanic Heritage Month


Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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I like this guy. Not just, because he's a Pope. But because he's a real human being and I see his influence, helping people. 

I'm expecting him to speak up and he is not disappointing me. This Guy; Isn't Just A Pope, He's A Revolution!

Pope Francis Stars in New Lineup of EmojiFree download. Apps celebrating, US visit by depicting Pontiff in variety of roles.




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Pope Francis Schedule

Wednesday September 23 2015 9:15am White House Arrival Ceremony and personal meeting with President Obama (watch it live at WH.gov/popevisit).

Thursday September 24 2015
9:20am

I can't wait to hear what he tells them! Watch HouseLive
Speech to the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Session of Congress Pope Francis/Papal Address to Congress Selected Global Issues

Friday September 25 2015
8:30am
United Nations General-Assembly Live Stream - UN Home 

September 21st
International Day of Peace





September 15th To October 15th

Hispanic Heritage Month of Action

About National Hispanic Heritage Month TIME For Kids

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Classroom Resources for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day span, starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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




Sorry; Gov Christie, but, this time you're wrong. 
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For My Professor And Constant Muse; Theodore Adams, Dr Of Sociology.
 

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

I was raised Union. In her day; my Mother, was an 11 year old, Suffragette!
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I Was Born: A Suffragette, A Democrat, And A Union Maid!




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

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

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

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

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

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

For instance State workers and their pensions.

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

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

Usually the employee pays half and the employer pays half.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In 2014, New Jersey saw 32.5 percent of eligible voters turned out to vote in the November general election. If you don't vote, you can't complain. 

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