I am in support of BDS against Israel. It is quite clear that Israel is invading Palestine in opposition to international law. Israelis are taking over Palestinian land in opposition to international law. They are destroying people's homes and livelihoods.
How is that okay?
I'm a long-time member of DU and have been happy to serve multiple terms on MIRT. I know some of you have disagreed with my posts at times. That's okay. If we all had the exact same opinions this wouldn't be a very interesting place. Here is a link and the text of my gofundme page.
2014 was not the best year I've had. In late January I broke my left humerus. The first surgery to fix it didn't work nor did the second surgery to correct the first one.
What is worse is during the second surgery I got a staph infection at the hospital. That meant, that since the bone was infected they had to remove part of it. The upper part that connects to the shoulder. After surgery number 3 to remove the infected bone I was on heavy antibiotics for 8 weeks. That entailed infusing antibiotics three times a day into a catherter that was inserted into my arm and reached right over to my heart.
Needless to say, this was all very bad for trying to maintain the IT Contract work I do.
Finally, I had surgeries number 4 and 5 in September to get a compelete shoulder replacement. That entailed more hospital time and physical therapy.
Through all of last year I lived on my savings and early withdrawals from my pension. Now I'm out of resources. I've applied for food stamps and I continue to seek work. Seeking work is difficult at my age and given I had so much time off.
I have, thankfully the ACA to pay for medical bills. Otherwise I'd have been bankrupt about 4 surgeries ago.
I am, as of May 1st, 4 months behind on rent. I will not be able to pay my car and renter's insurance mid-month. I will also loose my internet-only connection. I cut cable last year and my wireless phone late in the month. I need both of those to continue my job search.
Any help and well wishes would be appreciated.
It seems that many, many people have forgotten that the USA was not founded by peaceful means. It was founded in a bloody war for independence from British rule. There was looting - think about the Tea Party in Boston Harbor. There were arms brought to bear against the oppression of the British troops and Monarchy - the police of that day.
Freedom is not free. It takes people willing to sacrifice to achieve and maintain freedom. It most often does not come quietly and with niceties.
Just as our founding fathers saw that the corruption and oppression of the British Monarchy had to be overthrown; now people are seeing that our police and our legal system no longer serve the average person. Both are tools of the elite, the monied, the powerful.
So there will be violence. That is the nature of things. If one but looks to history one will see that is true.
The only question that remains is "On which side will you throw in your lot?" Will you continue to live your comfortable life provided to you by the elite? Or will you admit things are really messed up in this country and need correction?
Now it has become a place where juries no longer take into context the OP when the OP poster says something absolutely crazy and some one calls them out about it.
DU has become a place where you can post almost any idiocy as an OP and when people call one out about it their posts are hidden as being not very polite or nice.
That is just wrong.
Than critizem of Obama is racist.
How this was so offensive is completely beyond me.
You juror #1 really need to read all my posts and see how I am favorable to people of all religions and all colors. And I am also disrespectful of all religions in equal ways.
Well no. I base my opinion on your insulting, outlandish posts.
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I'm thinking of buying one of the entry-level Keirugs, the K40 for myself as my Xmas gift to me. It's only about $100 and I have a store discount card I can use. So it doesn't seem I'm being too extravagant.
Any thoughts, opinions, suggestions?
As I understand it, Gov. Nixon can appoint a special prosecutor and we should pressure him to do so.
The concept of "Double Jeopardy" does not apply here. Wilson did not go before a jury of his peers. He was simply not indicted. That does not mean a subsequent prosecutor cannot bring charges.
Nancy Grace joined CNNs Brooke Baldwin to discuss the Ferguson grand jury decision Wednesday afternoon and she had a lot to say about Officer Darren Wilsons version of the story, which has finally come out through his testimony and interviews. According to her, the whole thing doesnt add up.
Former prosecutor turned CNN screaming banshee Nancy Grace took on the grand jury findings in the Michael Brown case. She found the prosecutor McCulloch not to be a very good prosecutor and Darren Wilson to not be very honest.
Apparently, she does have some ethics with which I formerly did not credit her. Her total frustration over the way the prosecutor handled the grand jury in the Brown case is evident.
This CNN anchor is an ass. He's exactly why people of color are so upset. Old white guys like him (I'm an old white but I'm not like him). Especially anchors who want to create sensationalist video clips.
He shows no compassion and absolutely no understanding how bad life in Ferguson is for young African-American males. I don't blame the young man for being angry.
Video at the link:
The dumbest ass thing the anchor said was why don't we all take a breath and let things blow over. NO, FUCKING NO!!!!!!! You'd love that. Then this could fall out of the media like Newtown did.
Those citizens of Ferguson need to keep protesting peacefully.
My biggest fear is the KKK and the police, who are rumored to be associated with the KKK, will incite something. That they will either incite fights or they will do some kind of major bombing and shooting and try to make it look like it was the protesters. That whole "false flag" thing that has gotten the US into wars in the past.
I'm going to a friend's place for t-giving and want to make a relish tray. I thought it might fun to quick pickle the veggies rather than just buy a bunch of jars and only open lids. I want to put out a little more effort than that.
I found several by Googling. Most of make the pickling brine with equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar. I always love our fresh cucumbers from the garden soaked in vinegar.
Any tips and cautions are also appreciated.
ON EDIT: I do know to remove the seeds and guts of the jalapenos so the veggies won't get too hot.
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