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Warning graphic. Posting again for holiday giving idea. Bad situation in Africa from flea


It seems as if there is no end to where you can send your money these days that does not direly need it. I've posted about this before but since it is the holidays and that is the time that I prefer to donate instead of buy presents I wanted to post once again about this horrible situation. The organization is: http://www.killthejigger.org/ and there are many ways you can help. (actually if someone has access to one or more of the tools they use, scalpels, lido-cane, latex gloves etc. they would like if you could actually send the items directly to them since they are very expensive to buy in Africa.)

MEDICAL CONDITION: The condition depicted is known as "Tungiasis". It is an infestation of the skin by a burrowing flea called Tunga penetrans (aka: Chigoe Flea). A victim is commonly referred to as having "Jiggers." These fleas tend to infest those who have inadequate living conditions and sanitation. The flea lives outside around warm-blooded mammals and inside poorly constructed homes. It inhabits dust on floors, cracks in walls and bedding. Shoes protect to some degree but are often not affordable or adequate. More needs to be done to ensure a jigger-free environment, including extermination and sanitation measures, improvements in home construction and making clean bedding more commonplace. Jiggers are vicious and real!


(When I looked up "Tungiasis" the drugs they recommend for it seem to be toxic. The Rise up Society, (the group in the videos) uses different preparations that are not toxic like the ones I have read about. I know they use peroxide after they first debris and dig out as many of the jiggers as they can. I'm sure this kills many others. They also put a Lidocaine type substance on their feet before they start to remove the jiggers to help numb the area. Plus I have heard of them replacing bedding for people and pouring concrete floors so as to stop the sand fleas from having a place to live.

When this group goes to an area there have been people literally brought to them by wheel barrow because their feet become so deformed they cannot walk.)

This video is the first one in a series about a man named Andrew. His case is so bad that Jim Nduruchi, the leader of this charity, stated that he was anemic and that he would have died had he not gotten help.

Oh and the hospitals do not do much for these people. They will cover the skin so that the fleas and larvae will die but that does not seem to be enough.

God bless us everyone -

Does anyone think prime Amazon is worth it? I like TV series and documentaries

and I'm not so much into movies. I know it gives you free 2 day shipping on anything that you buy but it is $99 a year and I'm not sure.

Help me please! I am so frustrated. Netflix keeps dropping shows and I can't find them!

Like the third season of The bates Motel. I'm looking all over and even if I get to the A&E site all they have is trailers that I can find.

And I am assuming I'm going to have to pay for another channel but what one to pay?

I haven't seen any of the third season of The Following, (and yes someone did point out that it was on one of the cable channels....that doesn't help if I want to watch from season 3 on)

And I think I have only seen 3 seasons of House of Cards. Where is the other one?

So the is:

Bates Motel
The Following, (I'm not that sure if I want to still watch that unless someone tells me it is good)
House of Cards
Franki and Grace.....waiting for season 2
I think there are others but I can't even remember now.

This cartoon says it all.

Judge orders foster baby to be taken away from gay couple

A judge has ordered a baby girl be taken away from lesbian foster parents and instead placed with a heterosexual couple.

{The couple} They are part of a group of same-sex married couples who were allowed to become foster parents in Utah after a ruling by the US Supreme Court last year that made same-sex marriage legal across the country.


But they argue the baby girl has thrived since arriving in their home three months ago and the biological mother of the child wants her to remain part of their family.


They have said they believe the judge was imposing his religious beliefs as part of the ruling. They are already raising Beckie's two children, aged 12 and 14.


I can't make comments or read comments on You tube now

I might use one of those spyware programs someone nicely put up

But does anyone know why this is happening?


I am using a PC laptop Windows 7

Private foundation The Jesus fund super PAC gave 93% of its donations to secret entities

Huckabee super donor’s Jesus Fund keeps recipients of $26 million secret

The Arkansas man who dropped $3 million into the super PAC supporting Mike Huckabee‘s bid for the Republican presidential nomination for years handed out millions of dollars to a secret list of public charities through a pass-through private foundation called The Jesus Fund, tax forms filed by the foundation show. The Fund’s activity may violate federal tax law, according to an expert who reviewed the forms for OpenSecrets Blog.

From 2006 until 2013, Ronald Cameron, CEO of the poultry company Mountaire Corp., used The Jesus Fund to funnel at least $26.2 million to “various public charities” without disclosing exactly which organizations received the funds, contrary to legal requirements.

OpenSecrets Blog examined six years of tax forms submitted to the Internal Revenue Service.
Both Cameron and Mountaire gave to the entity, which had $43.5 million in assets by the end of 2013. In the six years, the Jesus Fund received $15.25 million from Mountaire and more than $10 million from Cameron himself, according to the documents. The Fund paid some fees and tax expenses, but the contributions to mystery organizations made up more than 92 percent of the Fund’s total disbursements.

Anonymous hacked into the KKK. Names

are coming.

Hacker group Anonymous is planning to reveal the identities of up to 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members, the latest twist in an ongoing cyber-war on the white supremacist group.

In Twitter messages and a YouTube video, the "hacktivist" collective said it had obtained the list of names from the Twitter account of a clan member.

"All will be revealed next month around the one year anniversary of #OpKKK," it tweeted, under the handle @Operation_KKK.

Anonymous took action against the Klan in November last year after members of the group threatened violence against peaceful protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.


Here is the link to a pdf file that you can download and

get people to sign or just sign it and send it back. The problem with that law preventing us from leasing solar panels is starting to be dealt with


I would LOVE if someone who has the equipment to create

a video montage of every single republican saying Obamacare, "will be a disaster" "failure" "like slavery" (that one from republican presidential candidate Ben Carson)

Show them talking about the "death panels" and all the outrageous things they said. It would be fabulous for the democrats!

And remind people how these nuts went so far as to shut down the government in trying to stop this monumental law.

The law that has now given over 16 million people health care insurance. Including ones with preexisting illness and children. With no lifetime max. And with a cost much less than previous insurance policies.

Also the governors who refused to expand medicare and the horrible donut hole they have left for the citizens of their state who still do not have insurance need to be outed in neon lights.

Where are the advertisers???
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