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Name: Carrie
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Hometown: Kent, Wa
Member since: Sat Sep 18, 2010, 07:34 PM
Number of posts: 326

About Me

I am a 44 year old woman, no kids, just getting my life back after 3 years unemployed....bought a house just before everything went to crap, and the rest of my homeownership story sounds exactly like everyone elses....bad loans, refi...HARP....underwater...cant sell, cant refi etc.... so I got a divorce and gave him the house....lol I\'m an atheist and raging liberal....I recently married a soldier who is much younger, and all over the map politically, having been raised in a very red state and very religious environment.... We live an alternative lifestyle and much of how and who we are must remain a secret from the judgemental and religious members of our families....but we are open about it with those we know will not judge us :) He and I are working towards buying a sailboat and sailing to somewhere in the south pacific to start a new stress free life...to live beautifully and naturally! :) 3 1/2 to 5 years from now...cant wait! we have two sweet little black kittens :) Formally they are named Sandy and Katrina because they destroyed the christmas village we had set up over the holidays lol but we usually just call them Big Kitty and Little Kitty...cause we\'re dorks lol

Journal Archives

Happy Legal Weed Day! :)

Never thought I'd see this day.....and while there is still more to be done to make it completely legal....this is a HUGE step in the right direction! I'm proud as hell of my state on this day!

Enslaved Children Freed After Being Forced to Make Christmas decorations

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......Enslaved Children Freed After Being Forced to Make Christmas decorations
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Police and child advocates broke padlocks and busted down doors in a surprise raid of a sweatshop in India, only to find a group of children imprisoned who had been forced to make Christmas decorations.

The children, as young as 8 years old, were kept in rooms approximately six feet by six feet and had been forced to work up to 19-hour days making the decorations, which advocates believe may have been intended to be sold on the cheap in the United States.

Human rights group Global March for Children led the raid, but also got help from former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who now serves as the United Nations special envoy for global education.

The 14 children who were freed are now in the process of being reunited with their families, who are scattered across India.

Brown released video to ABC News and Yahoo! News revealing what he says were the illegal conditions in which the children in Delhi were discovered.

"There is no parent in the world who would ever want their child to be subjected to conditions that you see in these films of children in dingy basements, without air, without food, without proper care, being forced into child labor for all these hours of the day. I think every parent who sees these films will want this practice brought to an end as quickly as possible."

Child advocates say American consumers would likely never know the origin of goods made with child labor, which Brown says has become a global epidemic that needs to be solved.



Surrounded By Heroes, Made in America, Christmas brought to you by an atheist!

Cross posted here by request

Went to Ft Lewis last night...First time on a military base ever! My boyfriend needed to go to the PX (I wasnt sure what that was tho lol) First thing I noticed was that its like its own little city! fast food, gas stations etc.....apparently, people can live there and never have to leave....Movie theaters, bowling alleys....whatever...its all there....
Maybe this is all common knowledge to alot of people but to me, it was amazing!
I was also aware that I was probably politically out numbered, especially since he and I are a alternative lifestyle couple of sorts lol but I still knew...I was surrounded by heroes....and I was humbled!

but one of the most curious things was...in the clothing store store...the PX...everything...EVERYTHING was made in america! I was GLAD cause I think I would have been a little sick to my stomach if it wasnt...but still....how come I can go shopping and find barely ANYTHING made in america?

Anyway, after we left there, we went to my grandmothers house and picked up all here christmas stuff shes collected over the years...shes not going to decorate anymore and we wanted the stuff to stay in the family....so I added that truckload to the truckload of christmas stuff the ex hubby brought by the night before...so now I have two truckloads of christmas stuff extra trees and all! My boyfriend mentioned that his battle buddy and his pregnant wife dont have any christmas stuff yet...so I get to put together a christmas for them My boyfriend seemed amazed that I'm not offended by the existance of christmas.....he always is scared to offend me if he sings along with a christmas carol.....hes just a midwestern boy whos been misled about atheists...I dont hate christmas...I love it and to me its just a family holiday filled with folklore, I dont have to believe it to enjoy it....I only hate when someone says im going to hell or tries to force their beliefs on me....pretty simple really lol

he was raised by a cult pretty much....and politically hes all over the map lol...but...I'm getting thru to him a little at a time
Maybe Atheists arent all bad

Surrounded By Heroes, Made in America, Christmas brought to you by an atheist!

Went to Ft Lewis last night...First time on a military base ever! My boyfriend needed to go to the PX (I wasnt sure what that was tho lol) First thing I noticed was that its like its own little city! fast food, gas stations etc.....apparently, people can live there and never have to leave....Movie theaters, bowling alleys....whatever...its all there....
Maybe this is all common knowledge to alot of people but to me, it was amazing!
I was also aware that I was probably politically out numbered, especially since he and I are a alternative lifestyle couple of sorts lol but I still knew...I was surrounded by heroes....and I was humbled!

but one of the most curious things was...in the clothing store store...the PX...everything...EVERYTHING was made in america! I was GLAD cause I think I would have been a little sick to my stomach if it wasnt...but still....how come I can go shopping and find barely ANYTHING made in america?

Anyway, after we left there, we went to my grandmothers house and picked up all here christmas stuff shes collected over the years...shes not going to decorate anymore and we wanted the stuff to stay in the family....so I added that truckload to the truckload of christmas stuff the ex hubby brought by the night before...so now I have two truckloads of christmas stuff extra trees and all! My boyfriend mentioned that his battle buddy and his pregnant wife dont have any christmas stuff yet...so I get to put together a christmas for them My boyfriend seemed amazed that I'm not offended by the existance of christmas.....he always is scared to offend me if he sings along with a christmas carol.....hes just a midwestern boy whos been misled about atheists...I dont hate christmas...I love it and to me its just a family holiday filled with folklore, I dont have to believe it to enjoy it....I only hate when someone says im going to hell or tries to force their beliefs on me....pretty simple really lol

he was raised by a cult pretty much....and politically hes all over the map lol...but...I'm getting thru to him a little at a time
Maybe Atheists arent all bad

OMFG hilarious video - "Mitt Romney Style"

I almost peed lol
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