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furtheradu

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Hometown: South of Texas
Member since: Sun Mar 5, 2017, 10:33 PM
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I have been searching for an npr story for hours..

No computer, just my smartphone, and no luck.
Here's the deal :
Today's "morning edition" gave a 'teaser'/blurb, advertising a report coming up in"the next hour"..
My memory -not so great some times- they said 1,000's of missing Black and Latina Girls & Women. ..I hate to post with out FACTS.. but I was shocked/devastated, stopped in my tracks, to grieve & pray for this situation. ..I THINK I heard npr say 6,000 this year ! across US/ various cities.
I had to catch my bus, to my new crappy job full of trumpers, but this lay heavy on my Heart all day.
Finally got Home, & this story about 500 DC Women & Girls. That is horrific enough. But I know it's worse. The fact I can't find the npr story is making me feel crazy. I'll take crazy if it means there are NOT 1,000's of missing Women & Girls.
Any help finding the npr report would be sadly appreciated.
And Prayers, Thoughts for the Missing& their loved ones please, & support for elected representatives, & LEO, involved in resolving this.

I need some HELP.

I can't find the Lil blue WooHoo smiley.
Where'd it go???
I need it, bad!
I mean BAD.

I am lovin the hearing today!
Woo-dam-HOOO

ps.thanks for guidance on this issue.

Anybody here celebrate Vernal Equinox?

For most of my adult life, I spent Spring & Fall Equinox , in fasting & meditation for 3 days. It was cleansing & grounding & profound.
Had some serious Visions & inSights. Took a lot of preparation, MindFULL ness. Not to be taken lightly.
I feel a great NEED to begin this practice again. I have to 'bulk up' 1ST, get some weight on. Maybe I can get mySelf ready by Solstice.
I will be on the Beach in the Morning, & will send Prayers & Blessings on the Waves.

Spring Blessings, Ever'body! Rejoice!

Hosting a DU dinner party..!

..who would You invite? How's come?
& what's on the menu?
Me?

Shenmue, cuz I love her smiles & love for critters

Malaise, the DU weather-goddess of funky posts

Pinboy3niner, we all need puns from a sweeetie

California Peggy, because she enCourages ever'one, and she's California Peggy

DFW, World Traveler, DU's James Bond & can tell personal OBAMA anecdotes (among others!)

TatorGuy, cuz he keeps things.. interestin

Skittles, cuz ever' dinner party needs ass kickin'

NightWatcher, has great stories & a..*unique*..
perspective!

Menu? Pot luck. I'll have plenty o' hot sauce.
& I bake some serious PIES.
BYO whatevers.
And please forgive me if You aren't in on this 1st dinner..I'm new at this, it may be a mess.

Oops, I went off on a tear. .

Meant to say, there are endless 'recent events', just about every day the less than 2 months( ! ) have proven how ugly, heart-less, STUPID, their 'policies' are. I get overwhelmed. & deal with obnoxious, despicable, In-my-face trumpers, every day. Yesterday was rough. Today only sucked.

I KNOW!

Just yesterday,I had to bite my tongue, when my 'boss', & a visitor got into this big obnoxious repubiker BS discussion...
**matter o' fact, I NEED to journal about the workplace-bullcrap I'm dealing with!
Anyways.. boss a Nam Vet TRUMP Freak,
Visitor Active duty, Navy, I give him a discount, mention I'm the mom of a Veteran, he asked what branch..
& insults my Son for HIS Service. Wth.
Then trumper-boss & visitor get into convo about how much better it's gonna be now, cuz military gets what they deserve when Republikers in office, better pay, etc!!!
EEK!
'Bout lost my damn Mind.
I SO wanted to remind these 2 that Congress has the power of the purse, we had a republiker Congress 7+ years..! Not to mention, the immoral wars repubikers get us into..
And these 2 did this weird pumping each other up on their screwed up opinions & ignorance & hate-FULL ness. Freaked me the hell out.
I am new on this j-o-b.
I am already looking for a new one.
I won't sit still for this nonsense for long.
I get fired up. . a handy-dandy 'list' would be helpful, but Imma gonna kick some ass at the new j-o-b. I have NEVER had a service member disparage the SERVICE of a Veteran, to his Mama's face.
Broke my Heart, pissed me off. It's ON.

Hey, Ever'body!

I'm a bit shy talking 'bout mySelf, I've been a DU member since the *years..had to come back with a new username..that's ok, tho', Life has changed & so have I!
Where to start? When I 1st signed up, my only 'child' had enlisted. I thought I'd lose my damn Mind..he was deployed to Iraq, & I didn't sleep for more than 20 minutes at a time, for about 5 yrs. NO one I 'knew' could relate, or wanted to discuss, the post-911-*-war. I was truly in hell. I developed major depression, panic attacks, agoraphobia..
I spent days & nights, watching C-span, emailing & calling dc, PRAYING, & I found DU.
I found Military Families Speak Out, and Veterans for PEACE. Thanks God. I was online when other Mamas were terrified & unable to sleep. We supported, comforted, enCouraged each other. And I never let on to my Son, HE needed to stay focused on his job.
A life-changer.. I found my way to Camp Casey, after being house-bound for years, I camped 2 wkends in 3 weeks, with Gold Star Families, MFSO, Vets for PEACE, young Vets. My God. The Healing that took place.
We were camping when Katrina hit. Healing came to a stop when watching the aftermath, screaming at the tv, "GET THOSE PEOPLE OUT OF THERE!" disbelief that in a great American city, death & destruction was rolling, corruption & incompetence in full display, and our Sons & Daughters were in Iraq, even those near the devastation, were prevented from coming to the rescue.
GeeWhizzz..didn't mean to go off on a tear..more to tell, another time.

I am one of the lucky and Blessed..mine came HOME, whole, healthy and strong. Thanks God! 💖
I just need Y'all to know, DU helped me back then, & in the years since, even when all I could do is read DU.. I'm thank FULL for the learning, laughter & Light here. Thanks, Y'all!

Thank you, Calimary!

Great link, post. I am actually a member since early days, with a new username, but I have admired Your posts thru the years! Truly appreciate Your kind 'welcome', tho!
& sorry I didn't reply sooner, rough few days in rl!😒
Ps also really enjoyed another recent post of Yours, about Your activism & political experiences. Can't locate it now, but it made me go "WooHOO!" &

Live streaming video tomorrow :)

Our library is hosting a meet up & viewing, so many signed up, may have to move to larger space! YAY!
check out People Power site for your local events.

Ps. Thank you for this post!

THANK YOU!

We need this!💖
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