Happy 4th of July, today is a day to celebrate the Declaration of Independence which is the backbone to our conrties freedom. It is also a day to remember those who sacrificed to keep America free. Let freedom Ring! M
Have an awesome day! M
Have an awesome day!
Enjoy the day and the freedoms we have as Americans. I can love our country and not like the leadership. That’s all the more reason to get out the vote!
Enjoy your holiday weekend, celebrate for the men and women who faught since we were a baby to make this the greatest land.
IDEAS.TED.com Feb 26, 2019 / Douglas Rushkoff Excerpted from the new book Team Human by Douglas Rushkoff. Copyright © 2019 by Douglas Rushkoff. Reprinted by permission of W.W. Norton & Company. All rights reserved. Watch his TED Salon: Samsung talk here: https://embed.ted.com/talks/douglas_rushkoff_how_to_be_team_human_in_the_digital_future ABOUT THE AUTHOR Douglas Rushkoff is the host of the popular Team Human podcast. He has written 20 books, including the bestsellers “Present Shock” and “Program or Be Programmed,” as well as regular columns for Medium, CNN, Daily Beast and the Guardian. Rushkoff also made the PBS Frontline documentaries “Generation Like” and “Merchants of Cool.” He coined such concepts as “viral media” and “social currency,” and he’s been a leading voice for applying digital media toward social and economic justice. He is a research fellow of the Institute for the Future and founder of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY/Queens, where he is a professor of media theory and digital economics.
I thank you Mr. President for your service to America, you offered us a strong shoulder to lean on. M
I work hard to acknowledge the little things happening everyday. Many days it’s hard to take a minute to acknowledge and let the smile sink in. I have many things to be grate full everyday but this past week it came in a big reminder. I fell eight stairs last weekend landing on my head and neck. When I came […]
Here is my advice as we begin the century that will lead to 2081. First, guard the freedom of ideas at all costs. Be alert that dictators have always played on the natural human tendency to blame others and to oversimplify. And don’t regard yourself as a guardian of freedom unless you respect and preserve the rights of people you […]
Believe me, dear Sir: there is not in the British empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But, by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose; and in this, I think I speak the sentiments […]
New resourses for LGBT community provided by RAINN.org National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs: A coalition of programs that document and advocate for victims of anti-LGBT and anti-HIV/AIDS violence/harassment, domestic violence, sexual assault, police misconduct and other forms of victimization. Site has a list of local anti-violence programs and publications. Hotline: 212.714.1141 The Trevor Project: Help and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. Hotline: 866.488.7386 GLBT National Hotline: Call center that refers to over 15,000 resources across the country that support LGBTQ individuals. Hotline: 888.THE.GLNH (843.4564) pen pals, weekly LQB and T chatrooms for youth Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling:Directory of LGBT-friendly mental health specialists across the United States. Specialists listed are verified members of AGLBTIC, a division of the American Counseling Association. FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression): Home to the Transgender Sexual Violence Project. Provides services and publishes research for transgender persons experiencing violence and their loved ones.
Honor Our Flag is written with the assistance of the National Flag Foundation to ensure accuracy of the content. These are special days beyond flying everyday. There are a few surprises and questions. M New Years Day, January 1 Martin Luther King’s Birthday, (third Monday in January) Inauguration Day, January 20th Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12th Washing’s Birthday, February 22nd Presidents Day, […]
I love each artist picked this week. James Bay’s “Pink Lemonade” is a great example of transformation of music style. Imagine Dragons never disappoint, the are worth watching on YouTube to watch the live shows. One Republic is a breath of fresh air, they play many style of music and their in my top one hundred. Have a great weekend. […]
Happy New Year! 2018 is our’s to mold. M
Westboro Baptist Church is infamous for attacking celebs but it was Blake Shelton who brought to light the hatred of this church. He wanted to do a concert in the arena, the city quickly said the noise level would get to high, I don’t remember every detail. Blake pulled his friends together, they found enough land and turned the show into […]
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She is one Journalist who I still respect. Lack on trust goes with the times. M
TED Talks has outdone themselves on Euna’s presentation.
Lesbian Couple Takes Pulpit at Historic Baptist Church Posted on April 13, 2017 by Universal Life Church Monastery A historic Washington D.C. church has taken a gigantic step by appointing its first lesbian couple to partner-lead the congregation. The Calvary Baptist Church will now be led by Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen, two women who are bringing an entirely new […]
Posted on July, 2017 by Universal Life Church Monastery The Church of England has voted to welcome transgender individuals into the church with open arms. By an overwhelming margin, the church’s governing body (known as the General Synod) chose to support transgender inclusion. It was a historic decision for a religious institution that for centuries clung closely to tradition and […]
At the end of September, libraries and bookstores everywhere will be celebrating “Banned Books Week.” This got us thinking: why do people ban books (or, in extreme cases, burn them)? Literature is such a fundamental part of human life, and yet time and time again throughout history there have been concerted efforts to suppress or destroy certain books. These days, […]
Hi Melinda –Did you know that over 200 million people from around the world use the Change.org platform to support the issues they care about? Everyday, we see evidence that people-power really works. On average — 50 campaigns win in a month in the US 1 campaign reaches victory every 2 hours around the world 5.7 million signatures per week come […]
Home of the Free Sending prayers to family and friends for their loss of loved ones serving the Military.Daily I’m reminded of the sacrifices made to defend the freedoms we enjoy today in America. I pray every soldier comes home soon. Gramps, I’ll never forget the sacrifices you made to win WWII. I love you. Xx M
Today’s awesome tunes requested by good friend Charly Priest. He may have a rough exterior at times, he’s made of sugar. Leave request in my comments box for next weeks entertainment. Get ready for a musical treat. 🙂 M 3 tunes that I like in different times during the day 1 – in the morning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLhN__oEHaw&list=RDMMhLhN__oEHaw 2-afternoon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR3Vdo5etCQ 3- late https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MnF6tonFY4atnight
May 01, 2017 Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge to Conversion Therapy Ban The Supreme Court today left standing a lower court decision that the conversion therapy ban in California is legal. By declining to consider that case, the Court allowed the state ban to stay on the books, and by extension, the bans in five other states as well. The lead plaintiff, an ordained minister and licensed family therapist in San Diego, sued the State of California on the grounds that the state law violates his freedom of religion and therefore is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court chose not to review that case. The plaintiff was joined a psychiatrist and a man who underwent conversion therapy and now aspires to perform it on others. The plaintiff had previously sued California on the grounds that its conversion therapy ban violated his freedom of speech, and that challenge also failed. By upholding California’s ban, the Supreme Court protected the bans in Oregon, Illinois, Vermont, New Jersey, and New Mexico from the same type of challenge. A dozen other states have been considering bans this year in their state legislatures. The process of enacting a ban in every state would be drawn-out and in some states, a long shot at best. Members of Congress have just introduced bills in the House and Senate that would make it illegal to accept payment for conversion therapy or to advertise that service, on the grounds that it […]
Tom Petty incapsulates everything Rock & Roll. I hadn’t seen this version, WOW. Feel his rage, drugs, possibilities are endless. Breakdown Tom Petty & Heartbreakers 12/30/1978-Winterland, San Francisco. I’m feeling front stage today. Like version? How about suggestions. I always enjoy you’re thoughts & feedback. 😎M https://youtu.be/G1cmOq9MSo
My best girlfriend and I practiced hard on dance moves, it was so funny. Get ready for a The one and only Micheal Jackson,”Boogie..or Dance the Night Away” M
Have a great weekend enjoying smooth music for relaxing M
Do you see the resemblance in style or sound of the Bay Brothers, my buddies assure me they are brothers. I followed James Bay and team so long, I’m a member of TeamBay. I love seeing my name on Tweets. This is far better than the Donny Osmond Fan Club. James Arthur found success with his first album, something held him back. He has a new album and a growing fan base. On the charts now is “Say You Won’t Let Go”. Alex Francis Bay, his style is a multiple genre. I like the upbeat, hair up and grooving style myself. He is not on guitar. What a talented family, blessed by music. Let me know what you think. Xx M
Have a great weekend! Xx M
The Mental Health Community is preparing for additional Clinical Trails on Ketamine in hopes of finding a cure for Mental Illness. If Ketamine isn’t a cure, I’ll welcome a leap forward in medication management. Xx M
Gramps loved playing scratch off Lottery Tickets. Looking at photo, this was shortly after Granny died. Emotions sent me to the highest high, I saw the smallest smile. He loved my Granny until the end. Gramps grew up in a time, large parts of the USA where out of work and hungry. Focusing on making money or food for a meal. Gramps mother had sixteen children. Gramps, you set the bar high, I reach for you everyday to feel your strength. Fort McArthur – Became Tactical base-in 1939
And what is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Disco period was great for Free Spirits, drugs flowed freely, a smell of change in the air. The music was alive, the dance floor had a rhythm like no other, leave your troubles behind and escape under the shiny ball. I started going to clubs with my father before my 10th birthday. When you have a parent with a mental illness, life can take unexpected turns. I hope you enjoy a couple of my favorites, if not pick up the request line and leave a request. Let’s Boogie! Xx M
URGENT PLEASE READ NEW CHARGES AGAINST CHELSEA MANNING At this time, Chelsea Manning is not receiving adequate Psychological Counseling. Chelsea is a Trans being forced to serve out her sentence in an ALL-MALE Maximum Security Prison. Although Chelsea tries to stay focus on her writing and advocacy, being a woman in an all-male prison is dehumanizing and exhausting emotionally, according to ACLU. The post in long but worth reading, someday it could be you. The next post is short. Outraged, Melinda Chelsea Manning faces new charges, indefinite solitary confinement, related to suicide attempt Posted 17:08 EDT on July 28, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 28, 2016 Contact: Christina DiPasquale, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202.716.1953 U.S government has systematically abused imprisoned whistleblower, continues to deny access to gender related health care LEAVENWORTH, KS––Imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning reported to attorneys and friends that she received a document from Army officials today informing her that she is being investigated for serious new charges related to her July 5th, 2016 attempt to take her own life. If convicted of these bizarre “administrative offenses,” she could be placed in indefinite solitary confinement for the remainder of her sentence. Chelsea has been systematically mistreated by the U.S. government since she was first taken into custody in 2010, including long stretches of solitary confinement (which the UN considers to be a form of torture), which she was subjected to for 9 months, even before she had ever been […]
Urgent Please Read, Chelsea Manning needs your help Please read the critical information on Chelsea Manning, the Whistleblower who uncovered some of the Governments worst abuses. Chelsea is a Transgender woman being forced to serve out her sentence in an all-male prisonI have two additional post on Chelsea Manning including the Charge Sheet The Military Police Investigators. The additional charges are related to Chelsea trying to commit suicide on July 5, 2016. The organizations Fight For The Future and ACLU are urgently working to inform the public. Outraged, Melinda URGENT: The U.S. government systematically abused whistleblower Chelsea Manning until she tried to take her own life. Now they’re trying to charge her for it. Sign the petition to stop this inhumane punishment. After years of extreme mistreatment, having been held in conditions that the UN considers to be torture, Chelsea Manning, the Guardian columnist and whistleblower who has been in prison for years serving a 35 year sentence for exposing some of the U.S. government’s worst abuses, attempted to take her own life July 5th, 2016. Now, Army officials have informed her that she is facing serious new charges directly related to her suicide attempt. This is an outrage. Click here to sign the petition telling the government not to charge Chelsea Manning with a crime for her own suicide attempt. Chelsea called supporters on the phone to inform us of the new charges. They include: 1) Resisting the […]
Did you make or receive a mix tape? I made one cassette for my car. Mixed tapes where the hottest trend in High School.Today you get a mixed tape of sorts. I hope you enjoy the choices this week. The Hotline is open leave your suggestions. Xx M
TED Talk presents Sebastian Junger. Do you agree or send the topic packing. Be sure to leave your comments on the post. Xx M
Have a blessed day, hopefully surrounded by family and friends. Xx M
The trick on YouTube, maybe VeVo. Only difference, taped clock on far right. Click on. Time for Dance Party.
My Rock-n-Roll soul was empty, the music of choice this week filled my soul. I enjoyed looking at old and new tunes. I start smiling once I pick the first video. Kick back, grab headphones and lets jam! Xx M
I met with the Lyme Doctor on Monday, arriving home yesterday emotionally and physically drained. I knew music would lift my spirit. The videos are special to me for the message. I’m blessed even when it sounds differently. Thank you for bringing sunshine with your comments. RIP Merle Haggard. Xx M
International Womens Day celebrate Empowered women, mentors, great leaders. I chose women who are empowered in the tough music business. Great songs I like to dance to. When Lyme lets me go, no problems losing weight, dance off. Enjoy this weeks tunes, be sure to leave your feedback in comments section. Thanks for dropping by! Let’s get our groove on. Xx M
Throw Back Thursday started over two years ago. Thank you for following me and leaving comments. I enjoy the comments, it’s also an education as I look for tunes each week. The 24 hour request line is open. I’m dedicating “Don’t Let Me Down” to Tangled Up In Music (by Ovidio Boar). We met today and his blog is awesome, most everything you want to know about music. Check him out. Time to get down and loud! Xx M
I love watching the soldiers going crazy when the USO comes to town. I’m happy to be an American. Sending love to our soldiers. Xx M
I continue to search for the perfect Theme. One that reflects me and the Advocacy work I support. I feel this is to busy with the the three column layout and may be difficult to navigate. Please give me feedback. I’m leaning towards the old theme or a new one. Help! BACK TO PREVIOS THEME OR THIS THEME? ANY […]
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NBC29 News Story on Cat Dissection—Thanks to our Petition-Signers! Tamira Thayne Amissville, VA Jan 14, 2016 — Thanks to the overwhelming support of Americans on the petition against cat dissection in the high school classroom—now at 103,000 signatures—Brynnan and I were invited to discuss our position on a Charlottesville, VA NBC 29 news station. We are grateful to our signers who have made this possible—on behalf of those cats who cannot speak for themselves, and the students who are too afraid to speak out against this kind of traumatic experimentation in our school systems. As I made clear in the TV interview, “This [cutting up of cats by high school students] engenders a lack of respect for companion animals, and that’s the complete opposite of what we should be telling our students.” My daughter Brynnan further drives home the point in the interview: “We can’t dissect these cats, they are our companions…they are what we love, what we come home to, what we care about.” In speaking to a reporter from Culpeper County, VA yesterday, I was asked how many signatures will be enough to create change? I told her that was exactly the question, isn’t it? If 103,000 people are telling a school district that the practice is morally wrong, yet the school district is still passing out rhetoric like “We are following all guidelines set forth by the state of Virginia” instead of taking the concerns of parents, […]
TOYS FOR TOTS CHARITY RUN Yes, that’s a Corona at 9:00 AM, Santa doesn’t seem to mind. It’s an incredible feeling riding down the freeway with up to 1,000 bikes. People are standing on bridges as you pull into Arlington, Texas. They’re holding signs, American Flags and waving. Whole families on bridge after bridge. Helping the Marines Toys of Tots program is deeply rewarding and tons of fun. Wishing everyone around the world a safe Holiday and peace for all. Xx M
Continue sending request, now we’re having fun. As a child I believed music could change feelings, like pump you up or knock you down. We’ve all had rocks thrown at us while we walk forward. There is no way around, doing the time is essential for growth. I’ve had a rough life, music loved me when no one would. On […]
I think you’ll enjoy the music and be sure to leave suggestions.Thank each of you for the kind words. They bring bring me sunshine. My heath will slow me down but I’ll get back up. XO M
He was proud to serve and saved many items from his time in service. He was not known for organization, I found his Bronze Star in tool box. He was a humble man and said everyone received the medal, that is not the case. Miss you everyday Melinda