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Shaw's To Donate $100K to The One Fund, Matching Customer Donations

Shaw's Supermarkets will donate $100,000 to The One Fund Boston, the foundation collecting money to support victims of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings.

The supermarket chain, which has a store at North Bevelry Plaza, also announced last week that it is launching an in-store fundraising campaign where customers can donate to The One Fund Boston. Shoppers will be able to contribute any amount to the fund during checkout and all proceeds will go directly to The One Fund.

In addition, Shaw's said it will match all shopper donations up to an additional $100,000, according to a press release from the store.

“As an organization that has been part of the New England and Boston communities for over 150 years, we understand how this tragedy has affected so many of our associates and customers,” Shaw's and Star Market President Shane Sampson said in a statement. “We not only wanted to support the survivors and families of this terrible tragedy, but also wanted to provide customers a way to contribute as well. Taking care of the communities we operate in is important to Shaw’s and Star Market, and we are proud to be able to join with our customers to support The One Fund Boston.”


"Life's not over" said West

Marine Capt. Cameron West, in the red shirt, and Gabriel Martinez, a retired Marine sergeant in the black shirt, wait for a ride after meeting amputee patients from the Boston Marathon bombing.
(Photo: Oren Dorell, USA TODAY)

At least 15 people lost limbs in the April 15 attacks
Members of Semper Fi Fund visited victims to offer moral support
Semper Fi Fund is raising money for Boston's survivors

West, 27, an active-duty captain in the Marines, traveled to Boston with about a dozen other amputees who lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan to provide information and moral support to those injured in the attack.

The trip was paid for by the Semper Fi Fund, which helps critically injured servicemembers. The fund is raising money for Boston's survivors, especially amputees who now face months of rehabilitation and a lifetime of maintenance.

At least 15 people lost limbs in the bombings, which created the largest number of civilian patients with multiple traumatic injuries in the country, said Ross Zafonte, vice president for medical affairs at Spaulding.

Eight bombing patients, including five amputees, have transferred to the rehab hospital, and at least that many will arrive next week, said David Crandell, director of Spaulding's amputee program. Spaulding is the Boston area's premier rehabilitation hospital research and training center.

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The New Yorker Cover/ Boston Marathon

The New Yorker cover, as New Yorker covers tend to be, is beautifully subtle. In a blog post the artist, Eric Drooker, said: "A bomb at a marathon, right at the finish line of a festive occasion—it seemed almost like a mixed metaphor, incongruous and absurd. Those are just the things that flashed through my head as I started painting."



Conversely, none of the same courtesy has been extended to our current president following the Boston Marathon bombing. Not so shocking, considering how it likewise didn't happen in the aftermath of the Great Recession, or after the killing of Bin Laden, or after the end of the Iraq War. It certainly didn't happen following each of the various gun massacres -- terrorist attacks at gunpoint. And, as we're all aware, an outright conservative inquest was launched following the consulate attack in Benghazi, in spite of the fact that 11 similar attacks took place during the Bush years with considerably greater body counts.

Fox & Friends co-host and miraculous talking monkey Brian Kilmeade said on his radio show, "So like it or not, this president has left [the Middle East] alone. And guess what happens? Now the IEDs are blowing up in our streets." Yep, the Boston bombing was the president's fault. 100 percent. Why? Because of the Middle East, even though the suspects, the Tsarnaevs, are from, you know, Chechnya.

Rush Limbaugh attacked the president's handling of the bombing by invoking Benghazi, the New Black Panthers (all two of them at that polling place in Philadelphia) and Rev. Wright of all people -- all in the context of the Obama government's refusal to tell the truth.

Former Bush attorney general Michael Mukasey attacked the president for apparently downplaying the motives of the Tsarnaev brothers, "There is also cause for concern in the president's reluctance, soon after the Boston bombing, even to use the 't' word -- terrorism -- and in his vague musing on Friday about some unspecified agenda of the perpetrators, when by then there was no mystery: the agenda was jihad."


Some good old-fashioned TRUTH-TELLING here:

Republicans, Need a Minority To Love? Try President Obama
By: Black Liberal Boomer

If President Obama is unsure what to do with himself once he leaves office, he can always do standup. The man is just funny.

But of all the lines he delivered at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner (and he made sure to get his licks in with a razor), the hands-down keeper was when he suggested that if the Republicans were really sincere about their new outreach efforts to attract more minorities, perhaps they might want to do a “test run” by reaching out to the President of the United States.

No one else could have DELIVERED this SLICE & DICE line of TRUTH, more effectively than President Barack Hussein Obama. NOBODY


26 Million and counting!

The Massachusetts native and attorney is managing the payouts from The One Fund, which was established to help victims of the explosions that killed three and injured 260.

Feinberg is experienced dealing with people facing profound loss, but he doesn't seek the work.

"I must tell you every time I do one, you say to yourself, 'God I hope this is the last one," he said.

Feinberg handled victims' compensation after 9/11, the BP oil spill, the Virginia Tech shootings and the Colorado movie theater shootings, among other calamities.

He's now advising a panel distributing money after the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., and mediating Penn State's settlement discussions with the sex abuse victims of former football coach Jerry Sandusky.

The experiences are wrenching, he said. And recipients invariably resent him, thinking he's trying to put a price on the priceless things they've lost.

"Don't expect thanks or appreciation or gratitude, none of that," Feinberg said. "We have very emotional victims and you're offering them money instead of a limb, instead of the return of a family member. This is a no-win situation."


In Boston, Feinberg will be dealing with complex injuries, such as numerous amputations, including cases where victims lost both legs. Feinberg hopes to be ready to meet with families by June 15 and get checks out by June 30.

Read more: http://www.wcvb.com/news/money/overseer-of-the-one-fund-for-boston-bomb-victims-says-work-wrenching/-/9848680/19924078/-/12ddrpj/-/index.html#ixzz2RnaXUxEM

Mayday Mayday

BMDC will join the rally in East Boston immediately following Boston City Hall rally

Supporters: ANSWER Coalition, Boston Anti Authoritarian Movement, Boston Rosa Parks Human Rights Day Committee, Greater Boston Stop the Wars Coalition, Harvard No-Layoffs Campaign, Industrial Workers of the World, Latinos for Social Change, Mass Global Action, Sacco & Vanzetti Commemoration Society, Socialist Alternative, Socialist Party of Boston, Socialist Workers Party, Student Labor Action Movement, USW Local 8751 - Boston School Bus Drivers Union, Worcester Immigrant Coalition, National Immigrant Solidarity Network, Democracy Center - Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridge/Somerville/Arlington United for Justice with Peace, International Socialist Organization, Community Church of Boston, Dominican Development Center


We have work to do!

Marathon medical tent became Triage center

The 25-year Army veteran knew right away what had happened. Having served in the Special Forces in Iraq he had heard his share of explosives and knew this was not a gas main explosion. “I had heard IEDs before, I told my wife you stay right here, you stay right with me.”

Within minutes first responders were bringing wounded, from what seemed like a war scene, into the medical tent. People of all ages with shrapnel wounds and traumatic amputations began flooding the medical tent which fast became a triage center for the 200 to 300 medical volunteers at the finish line.

“Because these explosives were full of metal and glass, people were just shredded,” said Davis, who mentioned that one of the causalities from Monday's explosions, a woman in her 20s, died in the medical tent, one of her legs completely shredded from the explosion.

“Obviously we weren't set up for something like that, it happened so fast.” The medical personnel saw approximately 50 people over the next hour and half, triaging the injured as quickly as possible.

“The good thing to tell you the truth is we had so many [medical] people there, we would triage them right away and push them out as fast as we could.”

Read more: Marathon medical tent became triage center - - Wicked Local - Cape Cod http://www.wickedlocal.com/capecod/news/x1431008797/Marathon-medical-tent-became-triage-center#ixzz2RcmKNOoF
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Thank you to the nurses and doctors that were there. They reacted. They set up a Triage and a makeshift morgue. Their powerful and quick response saved lives. I bless their spirit and their dedication to saving lives. I have heard from people there that rumors were, that the Prudential Tower had bombs planted. The tower rose over their heads, they stayed, despite the threat.

Thank you Boston.

Michelle Has the Right to Bare Arms~

She sure Does!

From Obamas comments at the Coorespondents Dinner 2009

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