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November 18, 2018

and the reforestation project

I know some of my viewers do not like videos and some struggle with English.  However this is an important video.  This video explains how one group were able to help a group of people and stop deforestation.  This is important.   Plus it shows you what I watch while I am reading your blogs.   I an not simply anti trump, I am pro helping making a better world for all of us.   Hugs

November 13, 2018

several stages along already. Resist !!

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Cartoons, Criminal, Family, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:02

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November 6, 2018

Consistency much? More example of bigotry and hate

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November 4, 2018

This is the caravan that terrifies republicans.

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

 

Stupid and costly

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Family, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:16

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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.

https://twitter.com/Scottiestoybox/status/1058496216890335232

 

October 30, 2018

From my brother Randy…and I if out live ya I will weep, then drink to ya where you may be. Love you you heck of a brother.

Filed under: Family, Love, Magic, News, Song — Scottie @ 19:03

October 28, 2018

Randy sent me this, I love it. Thanks my brother.

Filed under: Animals, Family, Music Video, Nature, Song, Songs and Music, Things I like — Scottie @ 13:33

October 27, 2018

More black people killed by white racist.

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Family, Gun Control, Harm, News, Race, Twitter — Scottie @ 08:46

October 25, 2018

For all the christians supporting the republicans and tRump. Do you honor your deity or your political leader?

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Children, Family, Harm, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 16:22

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What the hell is wrong with these kids and the adults in our country ????

Troops on the border.

Hey everyone, in an attempt to keep tRump’s promise to send the military to defend the border, the Sec. of homeland security has requested troops for the border, and the Sec of Defence is said to be signing off on 800 military members to be sent.   

Here’s my question.  By law the military is prohibited from enforcing civilian laws or to be sued as laws enforcement in the USA.    The last time they were sent to the border all they could do was to provide eyes and support for the border patrol.  The military in all their gear in the hot sun would monitor the fence and border and call the patrol if they seen anyone crossing.  They were not permitted by rules to even try to engage someone coming over the border.  

Unless there is a declaration of war, the troops can do nothing but cost money and make the presidents base feel macho.  The fact is less people are coming over the border than a decade ago and has been on a steady decline for several decades.  Most of the people from these caravans are not going to reach our boarder and the ones that do are asking for asylum, not a invading force of marauding bandits.  These are mostly women and children fleeing death and rape.  

 So what the hell is the use of sending troops to the border to stand around and do nothing?  Has not enough money been wasted by this administration?  Why not use that money to hear out the asylum claims?  I am so tired of the attempts by this administration to mislead and to drum up drama.   Hugs

Children still being held three weeks past judges deadline.

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 14:41

Damn it, our country is better than this.  I do not want this to be the reputation of our country!  Where are all the Christian supporters of the president to complain and fight for the children as their god would demand of them.  Hugs

Thursday, October 25, marks 91 days since a federal judge’s reunification order, yet dozens of migrant children kidnapped from their parents at the border continue to remain under U.S. custody, according to recent numbers from the administration. Of these 66 children, one is aged 5 or under. Of the 66 kids, the parents of 50 have already been deported.

But even kids who are being moved for reunification continue to be traumatized—earlier this month, officials returned a 4 year old to her home country without first informing her parents.

“Instead of reuniting with her deported father, whom she hadn’t seen since they crossed the U.S. border together six months ago, the child spent yet another night in a government-run shelter, according to Kids In Need of Defense, an organization helping the U.S. government to reunify families,” Huffington Post reported.

October 23, 2018

White woman thinks she has the right to tell spanish speaking people to leave her country. Demands to see their passports.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Children, Family, Food, Harm, News, Political, Race, Religion — Scottie @ 08:59

I am posting it this way because I do not want to put that garbage this woman was spouting on my blog.  However it is important for us to see what a portion of our country has become.  This woman had no idea who these people were , just heard them speaking spanish.   She felt entitled not only to accost them but to demand to see their passports.   Who was she to demand that, a white person.   This is what fox news and the racist president has caused, and that the white supremacist want.  The president says he is a “nationalist”.  He doesn’t need to put white in front of it, we all know what he meant, he is a white supremacist racist bigot.  This is why he had such a hard time blaming the white power demonstrators in Charlottesville and said there were “very fine people on both sides”.   Please wake up people.  The purge has started on Trans people, all the LGBT, the brown skins, the black skins, the people speaking spanish.   The White racist Christian majority is giveing a huge push to make sure they are the only ones with rights, and they are demanding to be superior to all others.  Please go to the web page in the twitter link and read the short report.   Remember this family had children with them and the white woman did not care how she frightened them.    Hugs

October 21, 2018

S. Carolina: Let Our Taxpayer-Funded Foster Care Agencies Exclude Non-Christians

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Family, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 09:34

http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/10/20/s-carolina-let-our-taxpayer-funded-foster-care-agencies-exclude-non-christians/

Donald Trump may grant South Carolina the right to discriminate against atheists, Jews, and all other non-Christian potential parents… all while allowing foster care agencies to retain federal funding.

The state specifically asked the Trump administration if it would allow the state’s faith-based foster groups to exclude parents who don’t share their religious beliefs, citing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

If granted, the exemption would allow Miracle Hill Ministries, a Protestant social service agency working in the state’s northwest region, to continue receiving federal dollars while “recruiting Christian foster families,” which it has been doing since 1988, according to its website. That discrimination would apply not just to Jewish parents, but also to parents who are Muslim, Catholic, Unitarian, atheist, agnostic or other some other non-Protestant Christian denomination.

October 17, 2018

Again, yes it happened again.

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Family, News, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 12:54

October 15, 2018

Don’t buy the lie

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Criminal, Facts, Family, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:12

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October 14, 2018

Major changes

Filed under: Family, Love, My Life and Rants, People I like, Thanks, Things I like — Scottie @ 16:09

Sorry if I am not on much or responding in the next few days.  Ron wants me to have a bigger TV as my eyesight has decreased.   I no longer play my xboxes as I can not clearly see the screen on the 32 inch TV in my office.  I had not complained as I have enough other things to do.    This morning Ron decided he wanted to move the bedroom 46 inch ( which has always been my fav TV as it has everything any tech person could want ) into my office.  I asked him to wait until my sunday news programs are over as the move would require emptying four different adjustable shelves, then moving stuff and shelves to a different position, plus all the stuff I had on the floor on the shelves in front of my desk would have to be moved as the top shelf would have to go down there as the 46 inch TV is much larger than the one I have here.  Ron did not understand how big a project it is , but did after I showed him.  

Long story short, Ron is letting me move things at my pace , as slow as it is, while he worked on the new paneling in the front room, and now he is napping.    I am very glad to be getting the TV I love, and in truth we simply do not use it there since I got my office.  But it takes a lot of effort for me to move all this stuff, Ron brought in the step ladder as he wouldn’t let me use the step stool,  but I have to take each thing down, decided to keep it or not, if keeping it clean it and decided where to put it.  It is a much bigger job than I intended this weekend.   But I do want the bigger TV.  

Thanks for understanding.  I am off to try to move more stuff.  ( side note how did I get so much stuff? )  Hugs

 

October 13, 2018

Hubby Ron with Milo in his lap, Odis looking out the window

Filed under: Animals, Family, My Life and Rants, Pictures, Things I like — Scottie @ 20:20

October 9, 2018

Deported parents may lose kids to adoption

Filed under: Children, Family, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 16:02

It had been 10 weeks since Ramos had last held her 2-year-old, Alexa. Ten weeks since she was arrested crossing the border into Texas and U.S. immigration authorities seized her daughter and told her she would never see the girl again.

What followed — one foster family’s initially successful attempt to win full custody of Alexa — reveals what could happen to some of the infants, children and teens taken from their families at the border under a Trump administration policy earlier this year. The “zero-tolerance” crackdown ended in June, but hundreds of children remain in detention, shelters or foster care and U.S. officials say more than 200 are not eligible for reunification or release.

Federal officials insist they are reuniting families and will continue to do so. But an Associated Press investigation drawing on hundreds of court documents, immigration records and interviews in the U.S. and Central America identified holes in the system that allow state court judges to grant custody of migrant children to American families — without notifying their parents.

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