Scotties Toy Box

December 17, 2018

Randy sent me these links . Hugs

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Economics, Gun Control, Harm, Health, News, Song, Songs and Music — Scottie @ 07:05

http://liberalsarecool.com/post/181109105413/never-forget-sandyhook

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December 15, 2018

3 reports of what a lying hypocrite buffoon tRump is

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Greed, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 04:16

December 13, 2018

Stupid , stupid, stupid. He can not understand that tariffs are paid by us. Hugs

Filed under: Economics, Fascism, Greed, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 15:46

December 11, 2018

Two stories about the tRump melt down. Pelosi handed him his butt. Hugs

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Economics, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 15:35

December 10, 2018

Lewis Black | 12/7/18 Wichita KS: Canadian Health Care

Filed under: Economics, Health, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 15:14

Lewis Black | 12/6/18 Oklahoma City OK: Teacher Pay

Filed under: Children, Economics, Family, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 15:11

sinking feeling

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:28

 

 

December 6, 2018

Undocumented Longtime Trump Employees Come Out: We’re Tired Of His Abuse While We Make Him Money

Filed under: Bigotry, Economics, Greed, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 14:13

December 4, 2018

He doesn’t understand who pays for the tariffs. He thinks the country sending the goods do. That is wrong. The company importing the item pays the tariff which they then pass on the the consumer. Us , we the people pay the damn tariff.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Economics, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 18:25

November 26, 2018

We are better than this. Don’t send troops, send processors and get their claims processed. Hugs

November 25, 2018

In my own community

Filed under: Economics, Facts, Health, My Life and Rants, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 17:55

I want to add I know people in my own community that have died from not being able to afford the healthcare they needed.  I want you to know it is one major illness for most of us to drive us into bankruptcy.  I had to wait three years for my left hip replacement, long after the hip joint was gone, relying increasing on stronger morphine to help with the pain.  I lost the ability to walk and was wheel chair bound.   Why in the worlds wealthiest land was this so???  Because I couldn’t afford the co-pay for the surgery.   If I had been in Canada or England or any civilized country in six months I would have had the surgery and not suffered as much nor had as much cost.  So don’t tell me how great our health care is and how bad theirs is.  I will take universal healthcare any day over the suffering I went through.  Hugs

November 23, 2018

Ali Forney Center Founder Carl Siciliano

https://www.joemygod.com/2018/11/guest-post-ali-forney-center-founder-carl-siciliano-2/

I keep hoping that the numbers of LGBT youths people thrown out of their homes will begin to diminish, that the crowds of dispossessed kids seeking our help will go down. It hasn’t happened. In fact, Trump’s election has so ramped up hatred and bigotry in our country that the numbers of young people seeking shelter from us has grown by 20%. Last year over 1,400 youths showed up at our doors.

I keep hoping that religious condemnation of LGBT young people will ease up. That hasn’t happened either. The numbers of young people who come to us after being subjected to psychological and even physical torture in bible camps practicing “reparation therapy” also continues to grow. Numerous kids, especially those who come to us from southern states, have endured this. They tell us harrowing stories of abuse.

I keep hoping that LGBT youths will be safer in their homes. But over 75% of our youths were verbally and physically abused in their homes, because they are LGBT.

Adding insult to injury, we learned last month that the Ali Forney Center is losing $300K in federal funding that supported mental health services for our traumatized youths. Frankly, it was not a big surprise. The Trump administration has virtually erased LGBT language from the federal applications for youth-serving grants. But it still hurts. After providing safe places for our youths to sleep at night, supporting their mental health – helping them overcome the violence, trauma and rejection they’ve been forced to endure – is the most important service we provide.

November 21, 2018

72 Million dollar photo op for republicans election hopes.

Filed under: Economics, Facts, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 09:10

November 20, 2018

Corruption

Filed under: Criminal, Economics, Family, Greed, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 13:28

November 15, 2018

We pay so they can profit

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Economics, News, Political, Questions, Twitter — Scottie @ 13:44

November 10, 2018

Why

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Economics, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 09:44

Idea: tax churches in proportion to’ the number of homeless in the region.
Religion’s tax-free status is afforded on the basis of the benefit to the community, in that:
““certain entities that exist in a harmonious relationship to the community at...

November 4, 2018

This is the caravan that terrifies republicans.

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Economics, Family, Health, News, Political, Questions, Twitter — Scottie @ 11:28

 

The glue eater

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:06

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November 3, 2018

Yet republicans claim they have to cut your social security and medicare.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Economics, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 18:27

November 2, 2018

This is heartbreaking. Thank you Nan for sharing.

We humans like to pretend we are enlightened species.  We pat ourselves on the back for giving a dollar or two to a panhandler or at the check out in local stores raising funds.  The story I just read is enough to break your heart if you have any empathy at all for other beings.  Earlier I got a news flash of a four year old exhausted girl who simple stopped.  She collapsed too tired to walk another step.  She had no way to know that her parent was putting her through this because if the stayed where they were, the little four year old girl would have been taken, used as a sex slave , drug mule, or whatever the gangs and fighting forces demanded.   I would remind everyone who doubts this is our problem of two things.   Much of the problems were caused by direct actions of former US governments.  Also if it was your children, you in that situation, wouldn’t you want the country that claims to be the wealthiest on earth to offer a little help.   I will be posting some excerpts from the article and I hope you notice that the people who have the least are the ones trying the hardest to help out.  Hugs

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/01/migrant-caravan-mexico-journey-illness-exhaustion-danger

But they remain hopeful that they will reach the US, a country they often see as an idealised country of justice and opportunity – in contrast, they say, to the corruption and violence back home.

And parents say they have no choice but to bring their children to avoid forced recruitment, sexual assault or murder by the gangs which dominate many Central American towns.

Rumors abound that child snatchers are shadowing the caravan, said Keila Castro, 29, who was begging by the roadside with her son Gerson, six, to raise money for a ride in a minibus.

They left Honduras with nothing more than the clothes on their back after a local gang threatened Castro’s husband. Gerson grinned bashfully, but Castro said it was tough to travel with a six-year old. “He’s not as tough as us and he gets very tired.”

So far, the group has averaged about 60km (37 miles) a day. They gather in evening assemblies, and vote on major decisions, such as when to rest, and where to head to next.

All the way, they have depended on the kindness of strangers, hitching rides in rubbish trucks and taxis, and sleeping in town squares, local people’s homes, or collapsed on the wayside.

Earlier this week, they reached the town of Niltepec, which was almost completely destroyed in a 2017 earthquake, where residents – who still live amid the rubble of that disaster – welcomed the caravan with homemade soup. “We wish we had a space dignified enough to offer our visitors,” Zelfareli Cruz Medina, the local mayor told the Associated Press.

At each stop, a team of missionary nuns has tended to the migrants’ blistered feet; many of the walkers are on their second or third pair of flip-flops or crocs.

Churches, municipal governments and generous locals have kept them clothed and fed. The local distributor of the baked-good behemoth Bimbo donated more than 1,000 loaves of white bread at one of the stops.

The caravan sets out early, often hitting the road at 2am or 3am to take advantage of the cooler temperatures before sunrise.

Jenny Gutiérrez, 18, watched the trucks laden with young men roll past her as she walked along the roadside. She was four and a half months pregnant – something she had only discovered after setting out on the journey.

“The worst is the sun,” she said, but that was closely followed by the nausea, the sore throat, and having to bathe in rivers.

Gutiérrez had fled her home to escape gang members who demanded a cut of the meagre income she made selling fruit on the streets. She had no idea where she was heading, but no intention of turning back.

“There’s no future in El Salvador,” she shrugged.

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