One thing I can do right now, however, is join the Voice of Choice movement. Todd Stave is the property owner who happens to have an abortion clinic as one of his properties. He has been used to the public harassment and phone calls that anti-choice protestors have so generously bestowed upon him for years, but when they started showing up at his child’s school with their protest signs, harassing the girl, he knew something had to be done. So he started a phone tree where family and friends could call the people who called him back, giving them a piece of their own medicine.
Apparently the Midwest is also the place to be during the zombie apocalypse. Right now, there is a confirmed doomsday shelter being built beneath the soil of Kansas—millionaires only, of course—and it’s being labeled as a stack of so-called luxury flats. These apartments are supposedly built to withstand everything from a terrorist attack to solar flares, and only four people have spent millions of dollars on their own emergency flats so far.
Most of the people I know who work at corrections facilities are really good people. And though I don’t know how they are at work, I know that as friends they are loving, caring individuals. We are all different at work, however, and most of these people have made jokes to me about what they’d like to do to inmates (usually involving some sort of harm) or how they wish they had more power, or more restrictions for inmates, and other complaints that bother me. None of them ever say, “I wonder if we treated each other with more love and compassion, if things would be better.”
She is developmentally delayed, so it’s nice to have a place where she can do all of this where we know she is safe, where she will not be required to work for more than six or six and a half hours a day. People with disabilities are often very vulnerable to abuse, even from employers, and it’s important to us that she be somewhere trained to help her in the best way possible. All of this said, my aunt works very hard only to bring home a few dollars, sometimes even less, an hour. She often makes less than $50 a week for what she does—which is akin to sweatshop labor anywhere else.
When we use a search engine like Google, or log on to a social networking site like Facebook, we are accessing a kind of personalized vault of consumer information. Facebook makes money showing ad banners that have been tailored to our interests based on previous online searches. Similarly, the Google search algorithms attempt to tailor our “hits” to what we’re most likely looking for based on previous activity. For things like car loans, tablecloths, and music downloads, this may be a perfectly harmless way of going about our consumer “research”. However, what happens when you apply the same filters and screening processes to searches for more complex things, like your news?
The most recent of these conflicts involves Sudan conducting aerial bombardments within South Sudanese territory. The targets of these bombardments are civilian in nature, with civilian casualties being the result. To make matters worse, the control of the Heglig region – an area of key oil production and responsible for approximately half of the two countries’ oil production – has been under dispute and changing hands as of late. This has caused a near complete halt of oil production in Heglig and resulted in disaster for both economies.
Hostess has found yet another way to walk over their workers and if it works, it could be seen by other companies as a way around unions and a way to take advantage of workers that are left choosing between their individual rights and the right to work. According to recent reports, Hostess will be offering their workers a final chance to agree with their proposal to cut back cost through reduced worker pensions. This final offer comes with a threat that the company will be using the bankruptcy court to remove worker contracts that are currently in place.
If Hostess manages to be excused from their contract obligations then it will be a sad and damaging day in history. The bankruptcy court will single-highhandedly reverse everything that unions have fought for from the very first time that a small union stood up for an American worker. For the first time in decades, workers will be left exposed and unprotected.
Baseball is America’s pastime and dates back to the first pitch that crossed home plate. America’s pastime has stood tall against any struggle that American citizens have faced. Whether Americans faced war, the depression or the redundancy of normal daily life, baseball has provided an outlet of happiness, enjoyment and in some cases escape. It is with pride that America now stands to celebrate their favorite pastime.
The Boston Red Sox stadium, Fenway Park, opened its doors 100 years ago for its first major league game. The Boston Red Sox played against the New York Highlanders, later to be renamed the New York Yankees on April 20, 1912. Boston won that first game with a victory score of 7-6 over the course of 11 innings.
We all try each day to maintain a healthy Earth and in the process, maintain our own health. This isn’t always easy, especially in today’s world that is filled with not only obvious toxins, but also hidden toxins. Try to promote health by celebrating with these four easy changes this Earth Day.
Buy Organic – Support organic farmers by buying organic. Organic farms produce fruits and vegetables that are free of pesticides. Furthermore the air and soil is spared from the damage that can be caused by heavy machinery.