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The Great American Eclipse**Where will YOU be?

https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/


August 21, 2017

Where will you be????

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I am lucky enough to be in the path of totality! SW of St. Louis. I told my family members up in Madison, WI as soon as I learned of this event. They are all coming down to experience this amazing phenomenon!!!



I am posting this tonight because i am getting so depressed over all of what has happened since November. They can't take this away or fuck it up!!!!!! (I don't think!!!)

I am looking forward to hearing from other DUers. Those in the path and if anyone will be making special travel to be in the best spots.

I Almost agree with Melania here:

https://thinkprogress.org/melania-trump-hospital-c221842d9096#.4iysnq7fi

from the article:
Melania Trump talked with patients and their families about “how the gift of nature and the beauties of the outdoors can contribute to the healing process,” according to the hospital.(snip)

I do know the healing benefits of nature. Our local hospital, built within the last 10 years, took this into consideration when building and the entire back part of the hospital faces natural space for the patients to enjoy while there. The morning I left there after my gallbladder surgery I watched a deer from my hospital window.

And I do know the healing powers of the cannabis plant. I have also seen many moving stories of how it has helped children with seizure disorders. That is straight from nature.

BUT...

The best thing we can do for the health of children now and in the future is to ensure that they have clean water, a food supply free of the overuse of pesticides and that the air they breathe has the lowest levels of pollution. The choice of her husband for the head of the EPA does not seem to feel any of that is necessary.

So, while i think it is nice of Melania to take her time and visit this children's hospital, I hope she can see and understand what her husbands policies are setting up for the children now and in the future.

Well, well, well I learned something new about Sean Spicers wife today!

https://www.medicalmarijuana.com/conflict-of-interest-much-sean-spicers-wife-has-huge-ties-to-the-beer-industry/



snip:
Donald Trump’s choice for his mouthpiece as White House press secretary and communications director was the hot-headed Sean Spicer, who ruffled just a few feathers last week when he said Americans will see “greater enforcement” of federal law on recreational marijuana.

Spicer’s choice for marriage in 2004 was the booze-lauding Rebecca Spicer. Rebecca Spicer has been the senior vice president of communications & public affairs for the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) since 2007. The NBWA “represents the interests of America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributors.” snip:


No wonder he was so happy to boast about how the new administration wants to step back up to cracking down on weed. Can't have people using a plant that has killed NO ONE! Even though we are well aware of the health effects of beer.

I am not a beer drinker myself, but I have no problem with folks drinking it (as long as they don't do things like drive while drinking!). I have used cannabis for many years for many reasons, but I don't think we should stop the sale of alcohol.

I thought this was a capitalistic society where everyone could buy and sell freely. This is just stupid. When I worked at the local day care and our enrollment was down, we didn't burn down the other day cares in the neighborhood to get their kids to come to ours.

There are sooooo many conflicts of interest with this administration. I don't think anyone is there for just "We, the people" anymore.

Colbert show guests:the Umbilical Brothers




These guys are pretty amazing!

What an ugly soul this man has.

http://occupydemocrats.com/2017/02/17/twitter-furious-trump-makes-sexist-quip-boeing-plant/


Sorry, I am over the age of 30 so I can't make a pretty link.

This man does not seem to understand that the POTUS is not the same as whatever places he has been in in his life. He just insulted all women over the age of 30 here and then sort of laughed at his little joke.

Something I wrote this morning.

As I was going about today, getting my grandsons on the school bus and walking my dog, I was thinking I am tired of the feelings I have had since our country "went trump". I felt these words flowing into my head to give me focus because when I am out of focus with anger and worry I tend to lose my real thoughts. So I have written this essay and I feel more grounded. I wanted to share it here as it may help others who may be feeling lost in this world today.
The writing is simple because it is not the type of people here on this board who I am really speaking to, but those who seem to better understand things when put in an easy to read format.
(any criticism is welcome!)

I feel hope when all children have access to free public education.
I feel joy when I go traveling about this country and visit the places that we all own collectively.
I feel safe when I know there is someone watching to make sure our air and water is safe now and in the future.
I feel awe when I look at the photos of our home planet sent back from the space exploration programs we built and how it reminds me we all came from the same place.
I feel excitement when I learn of new technology that will replace the ways that were causing pollution.
I feel at ease when I know all people have equal treatment no matter their race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
I feel secure when I know I live in a country that takes care of it's people and no one goes hungry or has to sleep out on cold and unsafe streets.
I feel less worry when I know that when my old body can't work anymore I have a source of income so I won't lose all that I have worked for in my life.
I feel pride when I look at my unique country that was made strong with people from all over the world and when we still respect and protect the original inhabitants.
I feel satisfied when I see people helping one another just because it is the right thing to do and not because they can get rich from it.


I feel despair when money collected in a community does not go back to making the school the best it can be but instead goes to a private corporations profit.
I feel fear when no one is there to stop a business from making the air and water unsafe for survival.
I feel embarrassed when we stick to using only fossil fuels when we know there are so many better alternatives.
I feel frustrated when a private sector business can outlaw plants that can be used to replace oil in manufacturing and as a natural effective and less harmful medicine.
I feel confusion when people want to make laws regarding what another person does with their own body that has no effect on another person or the planet.
I feel shame when people in my government try to make us afraid and want to use resources to build a wall against our neighbors.
I feel like I don't understand math when those in power want to use tax money to close off our world when we could use that money to make our roads, bridges and parks safer.

I laugh when people think that having more money means a person was more successful or somehow better than those who have less.
I stand up and shout when I see greed that makes people disregard the health and safety of another person or the planet.
I cry when people stop questioning and learning.
I remember that we are all made of the same stuff.
I love when we all love.

Found a great way to show the kids who the new president is.





Not sure if this has been posted yet. My daughter, who loved The Dinosaurs when she was about 3 showed this to me. I just watched it this morning with my almost 9 year old grandson and figured it was a great way for parents and teachers to show the kids who the next (not my!) president is.

For Thanksgiving...

It seems like since election day there is much sadness and worry. Every time I go on the Internet there is a new punch in the gut.
I just finished making pumpkin pies with my grandsons and I realized what I need to do by tomorrow...I need to remember that for today and tomorrow, Obama is still the president. This small thought makes me feel much better. We can only live today. Over the next months and years we are probably going to see some very crazy stuff, some of it may be horrible. But for this week, I am glad that Obama is still the President.
I am thankful for the class and intelligence he and his beautiful family have brought to our country in this time.
Happy Turkey Day to everyone at DU! We have a long hard road ahead, so lets stop and count our blessings and find things to be happy about! (and eat lots of good food, we will need the energy!)
Peace~

Welcome back, base ball fans!!!

This thread is not technically a sports post!
As a life long Cardinal fan, I was big into the Cubs winning the series! My family poked fun of me for many years, but I held out hope! And they did it!!! So happy that Cub fans got to experience the big win for their team. I know it well as a Cards fan.
Floating along on this surprise, we entered election week. I talked a lot with my 22 year old daughter, who even admitted she was happy for the Cubs. She was not happy about Hillary, but was willing to go to the polls and vote. Thinking about a world where the Cubs won the series and having our first woman president was pretty amazing for us.
Then we woke up on Wednesday morning.
And I gotta say, I am not sure if the Cubs can win the series again! It caused some great shift in the universe that I am not prepared for!!! i thought for sure it would be a positive sign, but then...slam!!!


Seriously, it is great to have DU back. While it was down (and I did see that ugly video the a**holes put up!), i just kept feeling like I couldn't find my comfortable shoes and was having to wear a pair of clunky boots that were two sizes too small!

Now I am feeling better about being connected to those who are feeling much like I am these days.
Peace~
And no offense intended to Cubbie fans! I was so happy for the team and the city!

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