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Why am I no longer on the MIRT?

Please, PLEASE, help me!

Please Help me...



I am re-posting this, because I've had over 300 views and no one has offered to help (indeed, I know we're all struggling!):



Yes, I need help. It is embarrassing and uncomfortable to say so, let alone to ASK for help. However, I HAVE to pay my rent. AND, my electric bill. AND, my car insurance. Also, I need new tires on my car. The tires I have are over three years old, and are going bald.

I do have a job, which I'm finding quite fulfilling. I am a non-medical caregiver for the elderly. I finally have enough hours to make my expenses, but I did not have sufficient hours for the first month I was employed.

Please, please help me. I don't want to lose my little country rent house. (Actually, I don't want to be homeless as I turn 60.)

I will appreciate any assistance, but I need at least $450 total. If you can help with my tires, that will require another $400.

Please, please, help me. I am very scared, and I need help to get over this hurdle. I now have sufficient hours to take care of myself, if you can just help me now.

I've set up a go fund me page and here is the URL:

http://www.gofundme.com/yha4v3k


(Thanks, Rhiannon12866 and CrawlingChaos, for suggesting Go Fund Me.)

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I've just discovered that my tires will only cost about $300!!!! I am very close to being able to put new tires on my car!!! (The guy who looked at my tires said, "You're very close to walking!" which makes me keenly appreciative of all the help you, my fellow DUers, have given me!!!!) Anyway, I wanted all of you to know, since some of you have indicated that you plan to make a donation today. I very much appreciate all of you!

Please Help me...

I am cross-posting this from GD, because I've had over 300 views and no one has offered to help:

Oh, no! Not ANOTHER one!

Yes, I need help. It is embarrassing and uncomfortable to say so, let alone to ASK for help. However, I HAVE to pay my rent. AND, my electric bill. AND, my car insurance.

I do have a job, which I'm finding quite fulfilling. I am a non-medical caregiver for the elderly. I finally have enough hours to make my expenses, but I did not have sufficient hours for the two weeks for which I just received a paycheck. That paycheck gave me only $162.

Please, please help me. I don't want to lose my little country rent house. I have a Paypal account linked to my email, and will provide that if you tell me you can help.

I will appreciate any assistance, but I need at least $450 total.

Please, please, help me. I am very scared, and I need help to get over this hurdle. I now have sufficient hours to take care of myself, if you can just help me now.

Oh, no! Not ANOTHER one!

Yes, I need help. It is embarrassing and uncomfortable to say so, let alone to ASK for help. However, I HAVE to pay my rent. AND, my electric bill. AND, my car insurance.

I do have a job, which I'm finding quite fulfilling. I am a non-medical caregiver for the elderly. I finally have enough hours to make my expenses, but I did not have sufficient hours for the two weeks for which I just received a paycheck.

Please, please help me. I don't want to lose my little country rent house. I have a Paypal account linked to my email, and will provide that if you tell me you can help.

I will appreciate any assistance, but I need at least $450.

On Staying Sane in a Suicidal Culture

It was February 2005, and after several months of front-line reporting from Iraq, I'd returned to the US a human time bomb of rage, my temper ticking shorter each day.

Walking through morgues in Baghdad left scenes in my mind I remember even now. I can still smell the decaying bodies as I type this, nearly a decade later. Watching young Iraqi children bleed to death on operating tables after they had been shot by US military snipers has left an equally deep and lasting imprint.

My rage towards those responsible in the Bush administration bled outwards to engulf all of those participating in the military and anyone who supported the ongoing atrocity that was the US occupation of Iraq. My solution was to fantasize about hanging all of the aforementioned from the nearest group of light poles.

**SNIP**

In one of her books, Macy addresses, precisely, how the corporate consumer culture we live in works to propagate the message that everything is fine: "Even if we have inklings of apocalypse, the American trance functions to discourage our feelings of despair and, if they persist, to reduce them to personal pathologies. Though we may respect our own cognitive reading of the signs, the spell we are under often leads us to imagine that it is we, not the society, who are going insane."




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This article is old--published in June of last year--but still relevant. In fact, it's ever more relevant, considering the pernicious ennui that keeps most of us frozen in denial. Written by Dahr Jamail, the article is a paean to Joanna Macy--eco-philosopher and scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory and deep ecology--whose anti-nuke activism is legendary; and an acknowledgement of the futility of "saving the planet" from our species' relentless and rapacious greed.





For the rest of this essential article, go here.

For those of you who are still unclear,

or prone to respond dismissively or derisively about sexism and harassment:





Why do I still see OPs that are posted by individuals on my IL?

Not that I read them, but is there any way to expand the IL option so that those individuals' posts are also hidden?

Alana Massey: Taking Christ out of Christianity




Alanna Massey writes:

When I tell my socially progressive, atheist friends that Iím ďculturally Christian,Ē theyíre momentarily concerned that I have a latent preoccupation with guns and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Using the term with devout believers gets me instructions that I just need to read more sophisticated theology to come around. Iíve tried hard to accept my fully secular identity, and at other times Iíve tried to read myself into theistic belief, going all the way through divinity school as part of the effort. Still, I remain unable to will myself into any belief in God or gods ó but also unable to abandon my relationship to the Episcopalian faith into which I was born and to the ancient stories from which it came.

Although I am without a god, I am not alone.


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I have not heard the term "culturally Christian," but I recognize the pull of thousands of years of history and tradition. This, I think, is why my adjurations are laced with "oh, God!"s and "Jesus H. Christ on a Cracker!" (I still don't know whence came that one...), and why it is certain isolation for me when I acknowledge that I do not believe there exists some jealous, vindictive, old, white guy in flowing robes holding forth in the heavens and watching (judging) our every move. (Actually, I count among my friends quite a number of "non-believers" whose honesty about their atheism gives me the courage to be more "out" with my own.)

I think the insistence that we are all born in sin was the first chasm I chose not to span. There have been others, but this is the most salient from my childhood. Now, with nieces and nephews who cling vociferously to their own versions of christianity--as well as a few who are creeping towards their own versions of atheism--I am reminded of my own journey away from the pervasive and persuasive minions of the fear-based fallacies of religious mythologies.

Like Ms. Massey, I miss the sense of community and support I found in the one church I attended for a wee time. However, I am finding my own sense of community and support with my fellow atheists. This new-found community with kindred spirits is proving far more enriching and intriguing.

I remain hopeful that our younglings will continue--in ever increasing numbers--to relegate fear-based mythologies to the dust bins of history, even as I recognize that our imminent extinction event will likely render such intellectual freedom moot. If you are interested in reading the rest of this article, you can find it here.

Being gay is not ďa behaviorĒ




From Salon, an article written by Mary Elizabeth Williams:

These must be very troubling and frustrating times for you, homophobes. A majority of Americans now support marriage equality, and face it, if itís not fully recognized where you live yet, it will be and soon. A majority of us also support gay political candidates, and we seem to be able to watch gay people on television and movies and listen to them as we drive around in post breakup sadness without the fabric of society crumbling ó probably because if you look across the population, itís composed entirely of people who either are LGBT or who know someone who is. And yet, bless your tenacious, confused, chilly little hearts, some of you still donít get it. And you just cannot stop talking about it.


Well worth the read, except for the aforementioned homophobes...
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