Tuesday, December 20, 2016

✰Joyous Holidays✰















☮Happy Hanukkah☮
Hanukkah is a Jewish festival. Hanukkah is also known as The Festival Of Lights, for its Miracles.
                                 

Yad Ezra V'Shulamit; provides food, clothing, psychological services and emergency relief to tens of thousands of Israeli children and their families each year.

Breaking Israel's Cycle Of Poverty, Through Charity.
Today's socio-economic environment in Israel; causes many challenges, to the day-to-day lives of many struggling families.

The consequences of this reality are devastating. Hundreds of thousands of children and families go without eating three proper meals per day. However, unfortunately it does not end with hunger. Hunger leads to depression, anxiety and puts kids at risk.

Yad Ezra V’Shulamit was founded in 1998 with the initial goal of providing immediate hunger relief to dozens of Israeli families in need.

While this goal was the primary focal point and will always be considered to be part of the organization’s future donations, it was not the only aspect of the long term plan. This would go on; to include, after school educational programs, academic enrichment via personalized tutoring, professional guidance, and activities for teens at risk.

YAD EZRA V'SHULAMIT

Donate



Hanakkuh Chabad.org, Chabad-Lubavitch Media Center

Hanukkah Crafts for Kids


BubbeZayde
♥Adopt A Bubbe  And  Or A Zayde♥ For Your Loved Ones. In Their Honor.  A Gift, They Won't Want To Exchange! 
(Suitable. for any occasion).
Action For Post-Soviet Jewry 
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 (And Or, A Zayde) program reaches out to elderly Jews and the handicapped in Ukraine and Belarus.

"Action" recruits coordinators; who know their Jewish community, and asks them to find the most vulnerable Jewish retirees who need help.

Many live on their own in poor conditions and some are unable to leave their homes.
With "Action" funds, coordinators purchase and deliver fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese and meats directly to their homes.

When needed, "Action" has also provided eyeglasses or hearing aids, a lamp to read by, or coal for heat in the winter months.

One could almost say that; Action For Post-Soviet Jewry, works with clients one shovel or one fresh chicken, or one pair of eyeglasses at a time. I , have no association with this organization. I just think it's a great charity.



ie How To Apply For A Habitat For Humanity House 

Habitat For Humanity Fact Sheet (Frequently Asked Questions) 

Where Habitat for Humanity Builds: United States & Canada

Full Movie What Would Jesus Buy?


US Small Business Association
10 Steps to Starting a Business
About the SBA
Youtube









Merry Christmas Joe Just in Case; You Forgot, Again




I Celebrate Christmas And Hanukkah. I’m ½ Irish and ½ Jewish. I Celebrate Kwanzaa too; “In Spirit,” with my friends.

I'm; “Second Generation,” American. My Grandparents were Immigrants.

I had an Irish Mother and A Jewish Father. 

My Irish Grandfather; Michael Murphy, 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 Jewish Grandmother; Sarah, was a Orthodox Rabbi's, Daughter. She and her family immigrated, from Latvia to New York City about 1880.

My Grandfather Nathan; came all the way from Russia as a young man, all by himself! He had a Brother already living in Connecticut. Around the 1880's too.

I know he, (Nathan) and my Grandmother were married before 1888. Because he always said my Father's older Sister Florence, was born during the Great Blizzard of 88Photos

I learned how to use a computer for the first time in March, 2008. Never touched one before. But; I'm fast, on a typewriter.

I started blogging, because I wanted to help our Troops and Veterans and The Young People Everywhere.

Politically; the good of the people, is my concern, as a Sociologist.
I'm from New Jersey aka The Garden State, but not called that, recently.
I lived in Northern NJ (Bayonne, Hudson County) and Southern NJ (Bricktown, Ocean County).

Having seen how beautiful untouched nature is and then seeing how big energy destroys, I'm an environmentalist.

I was always the way I am now.

From when I was a baby until 2nd grade (when we moved down to South Jersey). I spent a lot of time being dragged around in one of my Father's bars.

When I was little; 5, years old, some of the local/neighborhood guys (customers), used to scream every time I walked in the door with my Mother.

Epithets like; "Oh no, the holy terrors here, or "Oh no, it's the little hurricane". They had several, names for me. Total exaggerations!

I promptly squirted them, with my little red water gun.
My Mother would say "don't shoot the boys with your water gun", but I did anyway.

I didn't want to even be there. I would have rather been home, coloring in my coloring books with my 64 box of Crayolas or watching tv.

I wasn’t,  anti-social. I had tons of Sailor friends who used to take me to the toy store and buy me anything I wanted.

No one was allowed to have a beer until they did.
Well ok one, or two.

Guess that’s why I like to tell people about organizations like, Toys For Tots. I want, all Children to be able to experience the joys of childhood. One being; getting a toy, they like.

The bar was about 5 blocks from our town's; then, Naval base. I knew Sailors from all over the world. My best friend, was from the Cayman Islands.

I wasn't spoiled either. Half my toys used to always disappear. I had lots of poor cousins. One of my Aunt's, had 10 children.

As everyone knew my Father and Mother, everywhere. They all knew me on sight. So I could never get away with anything. Even though I did get attention and away with a lot.

  ☮Peace And Justice☮
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The ICB Traveler Equality Project
The Irish Chaplaincy Project; is a charity, that provides services and support to excluded vulnerable and isolated people; in the Irish Community in Britian.

The reality of life in Britain today for many Irish emigrants is not the migrant’s dream. Many of those who came to England in the 1950s and 1960s face isolation and severe poverty; over 1,000 Irish men and women are in custody; and Irish Travelers remain among the most marginalized groups in society.






Las Hermanas de María - Villa de los Niños AC 

Villa de los Niños Guadalajara, Jalisco

Sitio Oficial de Las Hermanas de Maria-Villa de los Niños video english subtitles.
Video is loud you might want to turn your sound down.








Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Buy Aji And Wings Beautiful Native American Silverwork, Jewelry And Art



Wings has a gallery in Taos and an online store, Silverwork by Wings to sell his silver jewelry and other art. 

Purchases from Wings Silverworks will help them make a living the way they’d prefer, by selling Wings’ work as an exceptionally talented NDN silversmith and photographer.


Aji and Wings Autumn Update Oct 7 2016




HOW TO HELP

The YouCaring fundraiser allows you to donate specifically to this cause.  You can also share the fundraiser via social networks by using the “Grab Our Widget” button (and other social media buttons) on that page.

Their Amazon wishlist mostly supports the health needs of their rescue animals and themselves, if that’s more your style. 

If you prefer, donate via PayPal at Aji’s blog, or at her Tumblr blog where she posts her own writing and photography.

Kosmail belinda ridgewood if you absolutely need to donate by mailing a paper check

And Tweet, share on Facebook, tip/rec/republish on Daily Kos, randomly email your friends about it, drop it into casual conversations.  

When you share, please link, to this YouCaring page, or embed the widget! This seems minor, but it is not!



Love, Peace And Justice
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Divestment From Fossil Fuel Industry, An Excellent Idea!





Attribution The Kids Guide To Global Warming Kidzworld
Images Stop Global Warming


World Movement To Divest From Fossil Fuels 
Institutions; immediately freeze any new investment in fossil fuel companies, and divest from direct ownership and any co-mingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years.

Educational and religious institutions, city and state governments, and other institutions that serve the public good should divest from fossil fuels. 200 publicly-traded companies hold the vast majority of listed coal, oil and gas reserves. Those are the companies, to divest from. (See link above, for more info).

Reverend Billy And The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir Facebook / Twitter
Youtube
Wikipedia
Support/Become A Patron

Occupy The Pipeline 2012 (a little loud, you might want to turn your sound down).

Bill McKibben Do the Math at Rutgers Why Climate Change Matters and What You Can Do About It.


NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) is the world's largest repository of weather and climate data and information. Data Access

NOAA Data sources are as varied as paleoclimatic samples to handwritten observations to satellite and radar imagery less than an hour old.

The Center has the primary mission of preserving these data for future generations as well as making them available to the public, business, industry, government, and researchers.

About NCDC NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center

U.S. Records National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The Weather Channel National Forecast
How to Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Peace And Justice,
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Momentum on Fossil Fuel Divestment Grows As Harvard Professors, Desmond Tutu Call For Action
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu called for an anti-apartheid-style boycott and disinvestment campaign against the industry for its role in driving climate change. Meanwhile, nearly 100 members of the faculty at Harvard University released an open letter calling on the Ivy League school to sell off its interests in oil, gas and coal companies.


Attribution Jonny HankinsTechnology Bloggers http://www.technologybloggers.org/author/jonny-hankins/




















US domestic gas production is on the rise because of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a controversial method of extracting natural gas from shale rock by pumping millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and chemicals underground at high pressure.

Environmentalists say this gas boon threatens water supplies and pollutes air.

Now, as fracking expands around the world, so does growing resistance.

This film focuses on three countries on the new fracking front-line: South Africa, Poland, and the UK.




♥Thank You, Occupiers♥
Occupy Wall Street NYC General Assembly Events

OccupyWallStreet.net by The NYC General Assembly





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


 
Saudi Arabia; Free Raif Badawi And All, "Political Prisoners-Of Conscience".

#‎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

Phone number for Saudi Embassy, DC (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.

☮Peace☮
ga

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.

Update 1/12/16
NEWS FLASH: Samar Badawi, human rights defender & sister of Raif Badawi, arrested in Saudi Arabia
According to local activists, this morning Samar was arrested in Jeddah and transferred along with her two-year-old daughter Joud to a police station.

She is believed to have been arrested at least partly in connection with her alleged role in managing a Twitter account campaigning for the release of her husband, Waleed Abu al-Khair.
Amnesty.ca - Amnesty Intl Canada‎













Sunday, August 7, 2016

★Links ♥ For Children, Parents And Educators★






Language Translator / Free Translation Tool - English To Spanish And More

Free Translation App for Mobile Devices And Smartphones  

List Of Common Spanish Words, Phrases, Nouns, And Verbs

Common Fractions with Decimal and Percent Equivalents

❅♥❅Apples 4 the Teacher 

Fun And Games/Party Games

Family Education Network / Facebook

Teacher's Calendar Explore, learn, and have fun! Kids.Gov

Dora the Explorer Coloring Pages

Kids Activity Sheets Coloring Pages / More Activity And Coloring Pages

Fun Kids Energy Activities pdf

Riddles

Science Fair Experiments Learn the keys to a successful science fair project and find links to energy experiments, courtesy of the National Energy Education Development Project. Get the Guide to Planning a Science Fair Project.

✰Good Nutrition, So Important/Resources✰

Chess For Kids
♥♥♥

Save The Planet, It's The Only Home We Have!

*TerraCycle* Made In The USA*
Get 2 Cents For Your School Or Charity - (Nation Wide Program). For Each Drink Pouch, Cookie, Frito Lay Product, Candy Bar Wrapper, Empty Colgate Oral Care Product Etc. You Send To

TerraCycle, Inc.
121 New York Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638
General Phone 609-393-4252
Fax: 609-393-4259

TerraCycle Website

(I have no interests in this company. I just think it's a good thing for schools and charities everywhere and for the City of Trenton, New Jersey).







Take Action For Endangered Species And Wild Places

World Wildlife Fund
1250 Twenty-Fourth Street, N.W.
P.O. Box 97180
Washington, DC
20090-7180
Gift Center Buy Great Gifts And Help The World Wildlife Fund Help WWF

Rainforest Action Network
221 Pine Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104 USA
415 398-4404
415 398-2732 fax
Take Action

Center For Biological Diversity’s Biodiversity Activist Network

The Kids In Need Foundation has distributed more than $300 million in school supplies to low-income schools free of charge.

Has awarded $1 million in grants to teachers.

Serves 1.6 million students and 100,000 teachers annually.

Teacher's Grant Applications

Free Teacher Printables

If Your School Needs Help Contact
The Kids In Need Foundation
3077 Kettering Blvd.
Suite 114
Dayton
OH 45439
phone +1-937-296 1230



Anna★ is so Adorable and Smart.
Thanks For The Inspiration, Anna
Anna and the Animals Panda Pages 


Love, Peace And Justice
ga ♥Never Swim When There's No Life Guard And Never Swim Alone♥

Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park 
222 Jersey City Boulevard 
Jersey City NJ 
07305
Park hours 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Daily.
For Educators and Visiting Groups

New Jersey History Kids 
Video-auto plays

New York State for Kids

Boston, MA

Fun Things To Do In Boston

Boston Museums

Boston Museum of Science Directions-Address





Good Nutrition, So Important/Resources



Rural Development Loan Assistance USDA

Blessings In A Backpack  

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)

US Dept of Agriculture 

Summer Food Service Program Webinars





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

Internet Public Library

FoodReference.com

Sugar-Free Recipes

Vegetarian Recipes

USDA Programs and Services US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services.

Nutrition Basics USA.gov

Menu Planning Team Nutrition, White House

Exercise and Eating Healthy Kids.gov SuperTracker

Body and Mind USA.gov Food And Nutrition

Preschoolers MyPlate Mini-Poster (PDF) USDA At-a-glance guide to healthy eating for preschoolers.

Food Safety Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition Games  National Dairy Council

USDA for Kids USDA.gov





♥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 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!

How Many Drinks Does it Take to Reach 0.08?

Exeter High School (New Hampshire)