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U.S. Becomes Oligarchy

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

It’s official! Instead of a democracy, the United States is now an oligarchy, meaning profoundly corrupt , according to a study to appear this fall in the Perspectives on Politics:

“Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association, and a widespread (if still contested)…

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The Broads Must Be Crazy – Belittled Women

The Broads Must be Crazy - Belittled Women

The Broads Must Be Crazy – Belittled Women

The Broads Must be Crazy - Belittled Women

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Everytown for Gun Safety

A very powerful video. Hard to watch to the end.

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#Children  #Gun safety  #Guns 
Earth Day: The Wonders of Our Land

Earth Day: The Wonders of Our Land

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird

Thanks to photographers extraordinaire, Ann Hubard, and my partner (first and last photos below) for these works of art.  Happy Earth Day 2014! May we find ways to keep our planet healthy. It’s worth fighting for.

Our Favorite Beach on the Central Oregon Coast

Our Favorite Beach on the Central Oregon Coast

Cherry Blossoms in Portland

Cherry Blossoms in Portland

Iris

Iris

Crown Point at the Columbia Gorge

Crown Point at the Columbia Gorge

Hiking at Salmon Creek

Hiking at…

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From Russia with Love (?)

From Russia with Love (?)

Originally posted on Social Justice For All:

jews-must-register-or-face-deportation-ukraine-russia-donetsk-leaflet Given all of the vicious homophobia of Russia and its self-proclaimed Tsar, Vladimr Putin, along with the recent annexation of Crimea and the long-established regional history of misogyny and anti-Semitism, I’m starting to get a bit worried about a possible resurrection of a new USSR.

Last week I learned that following Pesach services a group…

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Oil Spills on Earth Day, Bad and Good

Oil Spills on Earth Day, Bad and Good

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

On Earth Day 2010, people were in shock over the explosion at the BP Deepwater Horizon oil platform just two days earlier that released over 200 million gallons of oil in the gulf. In an attempt to solve its problem, BP released almost 2 million gallons of toxic dispersants. Four years later, on the 45 th anniversary of Earth Day, people are seeing the bad news…

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Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:Several religious celebrations—or at least…

Originally posted on Nel’s New Day:

Several religious celebrations—or at least commemorations—took place during the past week.

Exodus_MapPassoverbegan last Monday and lasts until Tuesday night, also Earth Day. The festival, which always begins on the night of the first full moon after the Spring Equinox (about March 21), is a remembrance of the Jewish liberation in ancient Egypt over 3,300 years ago…

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Open Letter to Phyllis Schlafly From 12 Year-Old Madison Kimrey (Guest Post)

Open Letter to Phyllis Schlafly From 12 Year-Old Madison Kimrey (Guest Post)

Open Letter to Phyllis Schlafly From 12 Year-Old Madison Kimrey (Guest Post)

Dear Ms. Schlafly,

I’m a teenage girl who has been reading about you quite a bit in the news lately. It seems to me that you have absolutely no idea what women of my generation are all about. I can understand that because I often deal with older people who think that their generation is superior and my generation is the worst thing ever just because we’re different. Really though, I think since…

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