My View on Immigration

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Lawrence O’Donnell talks about his accident

Lawrence O’Donnell returns to The Last Word and talks about his accident, about the doctors and nurses who helped him heal… and also how David Koch helped.

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Weather Versus Climate Change

Weather Versus Climate Change – YouTube.

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Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways?

Technology – got to love it!

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Signs of Spring

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▶ President Obama at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

 

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Spring is finally here.

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Blossom Cloud

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Just checking in

I wanted you all to know that I’m sorry I haven’t posted lately. I miss you guys. My dad had a heart attack 2 weeks ago and I have a new job. I’ll be scarce for awhile.

Take care my friends!

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Gap Inc will raise the minimum hourly rate for U.S. employees

It’s a start. Good for The Gap.

Early this morning, we notified all our employees that starting here in the U.S., Gap Inc. will make a strategic investment to do more for our employees by increasing the minimum hourly rate for our employees to $9 in 2014 and $10 in 2015. This will ultimately benefit about 65,000 store employees.

Gap Inc will raise the minimum hourly rate for U.S. employees in 2015.

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“Living in poverty is like being punched in the face over and over and over on a daily basis. “

This is painful to read but I hope you will take the time to do so. Reading it can’t be anywhere near as painful as living it.

Can we as a society afford to continue turning a blind eye to poverty and income inequality? Raise the minimum wage NOW.

 

Thank you to Jenn for sharing her personal story of living in poverty right now….

Today, I did something I never thought I’d do. I yelled at my son for being hungry. Oh sure, there are many parents nodding in agreement because they’ve done the same thing. Many have yelled at their kids for asking for one more snack right before dinner was served or for wanting to eat junk food out of boredom. That’s not why I yelled. I yelled because I didn’t have extra food to give him and I was taking my frustration out on him. He wasn’t doing anything wrong. He’s just a kid, a 7 year old who is full of energy and constantly growing. Of course he’s hungry often. That’s what kids do. However, I didn’t have enough food for anyone to have extras. Everything has to be rationed out over a week or more. Food stuff needs to be stretched. Already angry and frustrated with our situation, I lost my cool when my child asked a simple question – because I knew there was nothing I could do to change it in that moment. My anger turned to worry, another constant feeling in my daily life, as I wondered if this would create food issues in my child. Will he be afraid to eat, knowing that we might not have enough the next day?

Read More at :Jenn’s Words: “Living in poverty is like being punched in the face over and over and over on a daily basis. “ | Poor as Folk.

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