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Name: Cecelia
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Hometown: NYC
Home country: USA
Current location: NYC
Member since: Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:37 AM
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Looks like we made it through the elections...let's try to dominate in 2014, shall we? Progressive policies are just what the doctor ordered.

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Kidney stone tips

My wonderful partner has been suffering for days with what we think may have been a kidney stone. Now he is worried there will be more. Anyone have any tips for prevention, and faster passage in case this happens again? I have never seen someone suffer so much!
Posted by LiveNudePolitics | Sun Sep 30, 2012, 05:39 PM (14 replies)

Henry Rollins Video, a looong way from Black Flag but still kickass!

Crossposted at Livenudepolitics:

Henry Rollins is Amazingly Honest....And that honesty is so needed in our age of selling fantasy to the young people of the country, but those of us who have followed his varied career through punk rock to television, expect no less from Henry. In a message to the young workers, students, and dreamers out there in the world today, Henry Rollins gives it to them straight. Check it out:

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Posted by LiveNudePolitics | Sun Sep 23, 2012, 05:49 PM (5 replies)

Scott Brown's comments disputing Elizabeth Warren's native heritage, really pissed me off.

Scott Brown challenged the claim that Elizabeth Warren is part Cherokee, during last night's Boston debate for a closely watched race for a key Massachusetts Senate seat. "As you know ... Professor Warren has claimed she is a Native American, a person of color. As you can see, she is not," Brown said in their first of four TV debates before the November 6 election. Meaning what? She isn't dark enough to have Native ancestors? This whole line of questioning had me so insulted. Funny, he didn't look like a hateful person, but Scott Brown sure sounded like one last night, by saying something so idiotic and childish. Pretty sure isn't everything, is it?

Warren responded simply, that she was told as a child that her mother had Native American ancestry: "When I was growing up, these are the stories I knew about my heritage, I never asked anybody for any documentation. I don't know any kid who did." She is not uncommon in her assertion. Most of us only have oral histories from older family members to rely on, mostly because our families have more than a few generations separating them from an immigrant ancestor. Read More
Posted by LiveNudePolitics | Fri Sep 21, 2012, 04:56 PM (7 replies)

Rachel Maddow - Republicans kill veterans' jobs bill

This is shameful, people need to know who killed this bill that would help get vets on track to working in their communites-- you must share & share & share!

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Posted by LiveNudePolitics | Thu Sep 20, 2012, 03:33 PM (4 replies)

follow the link to OWS video

shot by Scott McPartland, its a must see, check out all the various characters that showed up today! http://livenudepolitics.com/?p=3090 Really interesting stuff.
Posted by LiveNudePolitics | Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:57 PM (0 replies)

Nudity--It can be liberating,

for you, if you try it in a safe setting. I live in the New York area, and once I went to this ginormous spa place called Spa Castle. I was waiting in the women only area while my friend had several lengthy treatments done. To use the women only sauna's and pools you have to be totally nude! I was so self conscious for the first fifteen minutes, as I will never be mistaken for a fitness model! But, as I stopped keeping my eyes to myself, and actually LOOKED at the other women, all strangers to me, I felt better about myself, and I saw all the beauty around me in all shapes, sizes, ages, and races. There certainly were women with figures that men would drool over, and more who might inspire derision....but, no one cared! I don't know if it was because it was women only, or the vulnerability of being nude, but I saw no competitive posturing, or heard any nasty comments. We were all relaxed, kind, and feeling very mellow. Never were strangers warmer to me in conversation, or more cooperative in sharing a communal space. It was a hell of a shock, as I am used to the rude and crude attitude you commonly experience on the street! Every teenage girl should be taken there, or some place similar, in my opinion. I think women would be a lot less judgmental to each other, and a little less harder on themselves in regard to body identity.
Posted by LiveNudePolitics | Sat Sep 15, 2012, 12:03 PM (1 replies)

Any one remember The Association?

Any one remember The Association? I'm curious if the hep kids were laughing their butts off to the older fans liking the tune but not getting the lyrics. I am dying to get the scoop!

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Posted by LiveNudePolitics | Wed Sep 12, 2012, 07:27 PM (42 replies)

Latest Nook Reads!!! With links, if you want to Pricecheck!

So, between watching the spectacle that is the 2012 Presidential campaigns, enjoying the Olympics and living my working class life, I also managed to contribute some of my meager earnings to support my favorite authors. Here are some of the books I have enjoyed on my Nook this past summer, with cover art and links to my handy, dandy, go-to eBook seller, Barnes and Noble provided:

First up, Throttle by Joe Hill, and Stephen King Evidently inspired by Richard Matheson's classic "Duel," "Throttle," is a duel of a different kind, pitting a unknown trucker out for carnage against a gang of motorcycle outlaws on the highways of the Nevada desert. Their race for survival plays out on a twenty mile stretch of the most lonely road in the country, a barren place where no law gets in the way of bad-ass, nasty road rage. Some interesting father/son issues are explored as well.....

I definitely recommend A Short History of the World by Christopher Lascelles. If you want an easy-to-read history book that relates the history of our world from the Big Bang to the present day, this book does the trick with the most important empires and events, all linked to make a flowing narrative, much more interesting than a dry series of facts. The book's purpose is to give a broad overview of the key events so that non-historians confidently hold their own with others when discussing the past. Epic in scope, but refreshingly short in length, the book makes a great place to begin to bring your knowledge of world history up a few notches!

I got a great deal eBook on The Cipher by Kathe Koja, an amazing author who first appeared in the splatter-punk era. I had concerns that the story would feel dated and gratuitously gross, but I was pleased to find that the twenty year old first offering from Koja really holds up beautifully, still a darkly disturbing story about a aimless group of artists reacting to a reality bending discovery that makes art out of flesh, the unknown into terror, and friends into fiends.

I hope you find an interesting book idea here, and I promise to share more of my reading list as time allows. Happy reading, and let me know what you recommend from your reading list!

Posted by LiveNudePolitics | Wed Sep 12, 2012, 03:23 PM (6 replies)

Separation of Church and State: It's Not Just a Suggestion

I posted this on my blog today, copying and pasting for your perusal!

If you are like me, you have had enough of all this crying and gnashing of teeth, all about religious freedom, particularly when it concerns women's bodies. I am not in the least religious, so it seems the height of ridiculousness to be expected to conform, in my personal life, to the standards and preferences of the faithful. Why should I refrain from my pursuit of happiness to satisfy someone else's religious doctrine? I thought we were guaranteed religious freedom, that to persecute an American citizen for religious grounds is unconstitutional. I don't try to stop anyone from practicing their own religion, and I expect the same courtesy. I happen to express my religious freedom, by living a life FREE FROM RELIGION. It's been a happy enterprise so far.

But plenty of 'faithful' legislators would like to impinge on my religious freedom. Am I suffering from paranoia, when I feel my right to live the way I choose is under constant attack? Look at what is going on around us. Here in New York, in Orthodox neighborhoods, we have got folks who want my gender to cover ourselves to save men from temptation, sometimes to the point of hiding faces, operating businesses who will not accept patronization from women who don't observe their religious dress code. On an even darker note, reports of honor killings by the families of young Muslim women making the local broadcasts, much too often.

On the national scene, the Pro-Life, largely Christian arm of the GOP is busily working on trying to federally dictate when and how women decide to become pregnant--or not. Chipping away at Roe vs. Wade, Planned Parenthood, invitro-fertilization, and insurance coverage of contraceptives dictated by the conscience of employers, and frightening gains made against women's liberation are glaring when you consider Personhood amendments, wherein they take rights away from women, and transfer them to children who don't exist yet.

Ask yourself; How the hell are they able to do this when the First Amendment clearly states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

I suspect the backers of such Personhood laws are the same people that cast a suspicious eye on any rape victim, because they really don't think much of the female gender in the first place. The comments Rep. Todd Akin made this year to his detriment, clearly highlight this prejudice. We know how little the religious right value the basic civil rights of lesbians and gays, they have made that abundantly clear, often citing the Holy Bible as foundation of their argument that same sex marriage should not be legalized. Relegating women, and the LGBT community to a status that does not enjoy the freedoms, rights and protections that the rest of the American population enjoys is based on religious belief, and therefore unconstitutional. This whole idea that groups of the faithful are allowed such control of our personal lives, that they can, with the backing of state and federal laws, control the very activities that make us human-- who we can love and marry, when and if we start a family-- all this interference into American lives, seems highly immoral, illogical, and ought to stop.
Posted by LiveNudePolitics | Mon Sep 10, 2012, 06:05 PM (0 replies)
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