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This website is dedicated to LGBT folks who are surviving in this crazy world.

What's good for one isn't necessarily good for another.

Attempting to control the hearts and souls of the masses through force and injustice only forces the seeds of dissension to grow. History has taught this lesson repeatedly. Perhaps, we'll learn the lesson this time.

29 October 2011

Winter Survival Tips for Occupy Everywhere

Stand strong this winter! Stand together! Layer your clothing and try to stay dry. Change wet garments immediately.

Some resources:
Snow reminders from the Times Herald-Record (not really for those in the snow-filled parks, but useful numbers). 
Source from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service. Updated: 3 Aug 2015.

Easy to create winter survival heater. 

Outdoor in snow? Reminders!

Easy to make emergency salt water battery. Updated: 11 Apr 2012.

http://www.atlantictraining.com/online-training/winter-safety-online-training-program.html Winter Safety Online Training Course - covers OSHA recommendations for working in winter - the course charges a small fee. Updated: 3 Aug 2015.

21 October 2011

Occupiers vs. Lawmakers and Corporate Financiers

In Tennessee, the state has begun working with TSA to harass truck drivers at weigh stations (like the various state agencies that performed this function were not adequate) and people at bus stations (like the poor waiting for transportation really need an extra moment of legalized harassment). http://www.newschannel5.com/story/15725035/officials-claim-tennessee-becomes-first-state-to-deploy-vipr-statewide

And, if Tennessee's new harass the American People efforts aren't enough for you to think about joining Occupy Wall Street, then, perhaps Louisiana's recent move to illegalize currency (cold hard cash) will piss you all the way off. If this isn't a sign of government and banks trying to screw small business and non-bank users (i.e., the poor who often aren't eligible to have bank accounts) I really don't know what is:
Don't take the news for it (bottom of page 28 and top of page 29):
Or, if you prefer:

So, because I was horrified that the state that I live and do business in has now directly threatened one of the ways that I do business (flea markets)...I thought I'd do a little research on federal currency laws to see what the Federal law says...
Treasury Dept. says business owners can determine their own cash, debit, credit, check, money order acceptance policies, UNLESS there is a state law that prevents a business from setting their own policy. Basically, the Fed says that Louisiana lawmakers can do what they want, including strong-arming small business owners (who accept cash for second-hand goods) into using bank services they cannot afford. This screws the poor people who shop at second-hand stores and it screws small business owners...nonprofits (Goodwill) and government contractors (Construction - building material resale) are exempt from this state government maneuver meant to further criminalize poverty:

Two words for you Louisiana: CASH ONLY!

And, in South Carolina legislation has been introduced to switch back to gold and silver currency (this guy doesn't want to use the dollar any more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-6217403-503544.html
If you prefer Mike Pitts bill (H 4128):
Interestingly, there is a similar bill in South Carolina's State Senate (S 862): http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess119_2011-2012/bills/862.htm

It appears that Rep. Mike Pitts is a real gem, he would also like to kick the U.S. Dept. of Education out of South Carolina: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess119_2011-2012/bills/3272.htm

A Refrain to Occupiers Everywhere

Find my newest poem on Associated Content (Yahoo Contributor Network)

This poem was inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement and the raising of global awareness!

18 October 2011

Occupy Wall Street (links of interest), Now Occupying a City Near YOU

Potential declaration of the 99%.
yahoo group for the 99% declaration working group

Huffington report on the declaration

KTBS covers Occupy Shreveport initial planning meeting.

KTBS covers Occupy Shreveport 15 October 2011 March for Solidarity.

Occupy Shreveport planning event happened days after this...KSLA was invited to the 12 October meeting, but did not attend. The next link is the only mention of Occupy Shreveport and the clip is shorter than the commercials. The commercials I've been subjected to range from 14 seconds to 21 seconds.The clip of the Occupy Shreveport march lasts 8 seconds. A single sentence accompanies the clip. The protesters started gathering at 8:30 AM. Occupy Shreveport joined worldwide protesters in a global march for solidarity against greed (corporate and government sponsored greed). To their credit, KSLA did have a second link to a report of the 15 October protest http://www.stormtracker12.com/story/15702839/occupy-shreveport-rallies-downtown

13 October 2011

Map of Occupy Communities World Wide

Occupy Shreveport

Occupy Shreveport solidarity march to be held 15 October 2011. The marchers can meet at the Union Hall beginning at 8:30 am (for sign making and other preparation). The protesters will meet at the Caddo Courthouse around 10 am for opening remarks and instructions for protesters. The march will begin at 10:30 am.

House of Representatives: Do NOT pass H.R. 313 Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act of 2011

06 October 2011

Occupy Wall Street

Hey all,

As a matter of course (i.e., seven classes of homework), I'm a little behind in my posts. I'll be linking my twitter feed up to the blog, so you all will have access to what I've been passing along when I get short breaks!

Please watch this short clip:

Now is the time for us to get together, to get a dialog going between the peoples of this world and the governments that claim to "represent, defend, and protect" the peoples of this world!

Check out these websites:
Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Together

More links and info coming very soon! We are the 99%!

Some Nights by FUN

(*Please Note: We the People of the United States of America are citizens of a Constitutional Republic, a.k.a. The Republic. We are not a direct democracy like some believe. By the Constitution, we are a Representative Democracy. We elect representation to defend the Constitution and the People. We placed our faith with government in the people, not in monarchs, not in career politicians, but in the People.

You want changes? Then, it is time for you to take an active interest in the good of the Republic. Do not leave governance to career politicians. Run for office. Vote for third, fourth, and fifth parties.)

This November vote them all out!
Clean Out Congress or Bust!

Take Me to Church by Hozier

* 26 JUNE 2015 * LGBT Rights Victory *
read the Supreme Court's opinion:


What Would the Dude Do?