Stephen King on Trump’s Fanatics:“Jesus, man ….You act like the Red Chinese army was invading.”– “They’re just a bunch of scared and hungry people…”

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Bestselling author Stephen King on Monday weighed in on President Trump’s recent warnings to the migrant caravan moving through Mexico toward the United States. King’s criticism came in response to a tweet Trump shared on Sunday stating that “full efforts are being made to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens from crossing our Souther (sic) Border.” “Jesus, man,” King said in response to the tweet. “You act like the Red Chinese army was invading.” “They’re just a bunch of scared and hungry people,” the author said.

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A Dad’s Work to Stop Superbugs

The Pew Charitable Trusts
Antibiotic Resistance Project
Inside NIH’s Fight Against Superbugs
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addresses some of the greatest superbug threats—and what the agency is doing about them.
In Superbug Fight, ‘Victory Is Not at Hand’
“It’s a long road from exciting things happening in the lab to getting through a clinical process to the patient’s bedside,” Kathy Talkington, director of Pew’s antibiotic resistance project, explains in a Chicago Tribune editorial.
A Dad’s Work to Stop Superbugs
For Men’s Health Month—June—get to know Chris Linaman. After his heartbreaking superbug experience, he’s working to help others avoid the trauma he endured.
Antibiotics Weren’t Used to Cure These Patients. Fecal Bacteria Were.
Superbugs Could Render Even the Most Routine Procedures Deadly, Warns Chief Medical Officer
Stanley Falkow, Microbiologist Who Studied Bacteria and the Diseases They Cause, Dies At 84
Antibiotic-Resistant UTIs Are on the Rise Around The World
Antibiotics May Raise the Risk for Kidney Stones
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Antibiotics are fundamental to modern medicine, essential for treating everything from routine skin infections to strep throat, and for protecting vulnerable patients receiving chemotherapy or being treated in intensive care units.

Pew’s antibiotic resistance project is working to ensure both the prudent use of existing drugs and a robust pipeline of new drugs in order to meet current and future patient needs.

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Even if John Stewart is Gone, We all Need to Keep taking on FOX and all the Media

I am going to put a lot of John Stewart videos in the comment section, like this one:

You probably heard the great news – after a few years of progressive activism, FOX finally cancelled Glenn Beck’s show–but the Boycott Must Go On!!

Ten years ago, Media Matters launched with a revolutionary mission: to systematically monitor the U.S. media for conservative misinformation every day, in real time. We’ve been calling out right-wing lies for a decade — and we’re not done yet. Will you contribute now to help us raise $10,000 for our 10th anniversary?

Media Matters Timeline

For ten years, we’ve successfully fought back against the bad actors that poison our media with right-wing lies and smears. It’s been an amazing beginning, and we couldn’t have done it without your support.

We’re in this for the long haul. Make an anniversary gift today to kickstart the next ten years of media accountability.

Dear Kevin,
You probably heard the great news – after two years of progressive activism, FOX finally cancelled Glenn Beck’s show.
Beck was targeted after he slandered President Obama by saying, “This president has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people, or the white culture, I don’t know what it is… This guy, I believe, is a racist.”
Activists at ColorOfChange, Media Matters, StopBeck, FoxNewsBoycott, and of course responded with a boycott of advertisers on Glenn Beck’s show. Ultimately over 300 advertisers pulled their ads from Beck, costing FOX over $40 million.
Advertiser boycotts work! And it’s time to boycott all FOX News advertisers:
We’re starting our boycott of all FOX News with Proactiv, which sells acne medicine to teenagers and young adults. Why?
First, there are lots of other acne treatments. Second, young adults above all are hurt by FOX News, which promotes right-wing policies on race, education, healthcare, the environment, and war. Let’s get our future leaders to lead the fight against FOX News!
Sign the petition to Proactiv and enter the email address of every young adult over 18 you know:
Beyond President Obama, FOX regularly slanders nearly everyone: Democrats, unionized workers, the unemployed (including veterans and 99ers), environmentalists, feminists, blacks, Hiics, Jews, Muslims, progressives, scientists, and any other group it disagrees with.
FOX News broadcasts rightwing extremist slander, incitement to violence, political propaganda, and outright lies to promote its rightwing political agenda. This is not “news,” but rather a never-ending “war on news” – and it’s all documented in our petition.
Why would any decent company want to fund it? Tell Proactiv to stop advertising on FOX News:
Thanks for all you do!
Bob Fertik

GLEN BECK ADMITTED in 2007, “I Am RACIST and Barack Obama is very White” THIS MAKES Boycotting FOX NEWS needed NOW

By Kevin Stoda

Dear, American supporters of the Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) news networks.

AMERICANS are getting less tolerant of your racism and stronghold on our major media.

For example, we have noted that in his 2007 TV program from FOX (See on You-Tube), Glen Beck admitted he himself was racist. Further, Beck then, in contrast to 2009, called Barrack Obama much more white than black. (Apparently, Beck now he has other nonsense to mush men’s minds.)

Using a major news platform to promote racism and to tell people to disrespect a whole presidential administration through mixed truths, outright lies, and xenophobia, is not to be tolerated any more.

On Democracy Now today, Amy Goodman asked Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP what he thought of Wal-Mart’s pull-out from advertising on the Glen Beck program on FOX.

NOTE: Goodman had simply asked , “The whole attack by Glenn Beck that drove this (resignation)? In your response from the NAACP to Van Jones, it says, ´The only thing more outrageous than Mr. Beck’s attack on Van Jones is the fact that there are sponsors that continue to pay him to provide this type of offensive commentary.` Do you support the continued boycott of companies like Wal-Mart of Beck’s show on Fox?”

This is a particularly important point because Glen Beck´s HATE CAMPAIGN ON THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION led recently to a great American policy maker, Van Jones, quitting the government this week.

Mr. Jealous said, “We certainly support them (Walmart) choosing with their dollars who they’re going to support. I mean, it’s—Glenn Beck is somebody who’s told a seven-year-old girl, a seven-year-old black girl, that he would buy her a ticket back to Africa, that she needed to go back to Africa. And then he comes out, and he says that healthcare is the beginning of reparations. I mean, this guy plays the race card on a weekly basis. He does it very aggressive—you know, in a very hateful way.”

Recall, first, that Van Jones is one of the most important and thoughtful men in America—however, the FOX (Fascist Oddball Xenophobic) news network chose to support a man, like Glen Beck, rather than seeing that tens of millions of Americans need to get health care from promoters like Jones and that our America economy needs to move starting today to the kind of economy that its competitors worldwide are already doing.

Let’s quote the wisdom and influential words of Van Jones on the absolute necessity to green the American economy NOW!

“I think it’s really important to point out that we’re sort of at the end of an era of American capitalism, where we thought we could run the economy based on consumption rather than production, credit rather than creativity, borrowing rather than building, and also, most importantly, environmental destruction rather than environmental restoration.”

Jones continued, “We’re trying to make the case in this book that that era is over. We now have to move in a very different direction. And key to that will be basing the US economy not on credit cards, but based on clean energy and the clean energy revolution that would put literally millions of people to work, putting up solar panels all across the United States, weatherizing buildings so they don’t leak so much energy and put up so much carbon, building wind farms and wave farms, manufacturing wind turbines. We argue you could put Detroit back to work not making SUVs to destroy the world, but making wind turbines, 8,000 finely machine parts in each one, twenty tons of steel in each wind tower, making wind turbines to help save the world.”

Finally, Van Jones wisely noted, “So we think that you can fight pollution and poverty at the same time. We think that you can actually power our way through this recession by putting people to work, but we’re going to have to start building things here and re-powering, retrofitting, retooling America, and that that’s the way forward both for the economy, for the earth and for everyday people.”

Note: These statements came from a program on DN from October of last year:

Van Beck has written a book of the same title, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.

America needs such voices as Van Jones in government leadership in America—not Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) types.

Clean up the American airwaves of all its fascism and racism, today.

NOTE: One way to change the noise of Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) media moguls is to support alternative media organizations

and alternative monitoring websites.

Another way, is to demand that local radio and TV channels put better programming on, such as Democracy Now or news sources promoted by serious progressive journalists:

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TRUMP FUMES about NYT REPORT, so Violent Tornadoes expected in Midwest?

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2005 Bankruptcy act could very well be one of the most devastating personal finance disasters of recent times

Blame Congress for higher fees

Like many other bankruptcy attorneys] [and many other victims of usery in the USA], we blame Congress for the increase in bankruptcy attorney fees and costs. As one blogger points out, the 2005 Bankruptcy act could very well be one of the most devastating personal finance disasters of recent times. When the average fee in the late 1990’s was $500 to $750, the fee for a Chapter 7 has now triple to quadrupled. When the Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act was passed in 2005, it required ALL debtors to provide a number of financial documents and do mathematical calculations to determine a debtor’s eligibility to file. Even the United States Trustee said the new law would only affect 3% of all filers. The problems was that all the new rules that Congress passed applied to ALL DEBTORS, not just those 3% cases. We think it is a shame that when Congress changed the laws, it caused 97% of the public to incur higher court costs and attorney fees.

Read more at: Affordable Bankruptcy Fees

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Are you involved in the biggest scam in history with Google?

What’s the number one scam in history?

Fred Showker, Director

Answered May 13


I say it’s the Number ONE because it scammed more people than all other scams in history combined. Everyone man, woman and child who has used a computer since 2008 has been a victim of this scam.

And while you weren’t really damaged, and all you lost was time, it fits the definition of a “scam” perfectly.

Google builds their scams by building the impression that you are a customer and using the service to your benefit. But in reality, you are the product and an unpaid employee.

This scam gets YOU to perform a fairly expensive task for Google for free.

In the process of digitizing (scanning) all the books in print, Google discovered there were hundreds of thousands of words and character strings that the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) could not understand.

It represented a monumental task, that would cost Google billions and take years to accomplish. But then they came up with a delicious scam to get unknowing people to do the job for free!

Google knew that there were millions and millions of people signing in and signing up for stuff every day. So they came with the scam to make computer users do the dirty work. They inserted (one by one) these difficult passages that were stumping the book conversions into a “challenge” that HUMANS must explain before being logged in. The digital CAPTCHA was born.

You probably helped. Maybe a lot. IT didn’t take long before Google was smiling at 20-million captchas being solved each day. Roughly 84,000 free man hours a day. If Google had to pay a 3rd-world lackey 50-cents an hour to figure out puzzles, that’s $42,000 per day in savings for Google.

They finished the book project in record time, and didn’t cost a dime.

Chances are, they’re doing it again! Today, notice you’ll be presented with a “puzzle” of photos. That’s the next big one. In attempting to identify every square foot of the earth, Google encounters situations that the image recognition cannot figure out. So it asks you to figure it out for them! Boom.

You’ve been an unpaid employee of GOOGLE and you didn’t even know it.

IF you ever tagged a friend on Facebook, you’re also an unpaid employee of Facebook, working to identify every face and fine tune their facial recognition software! BOOM! The 2nd biggest scam in history!

Actually, I ‘enhanced’ and changed the above true story a bit for entertainment and readability. But study captchas if you wish!


Did you SAVE all yours?

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Gregoria awoke one morning from troubled dreams. She found herself changed & imprisoned in her bedroom–without clearly or fully being aware of what charges, folly or crime had placed her in this situation. She found herself home, rejected & alienated by her world–and on administrative leave from the school she had been teaching at for over 3 decades.

“When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams, he found himself changed into a monstrous cockroach in his bed.” —Kafka (trans. Hofman, 2008)

The contrasting title (above) and quote (above) from this blog article should create an impression in the Kafka Readers’ mind that Gregor’s sudden metamorphosis into a vermin or cockroach in the classic tale of Kafka must be viewed not from the perspective of a critique.

The title and the quote from Kafka’s Metamorphosis need instead to be linked to other stories and other experiences in order to bring the reader into the work as Kafka intended through his usage of crisp and form Prague German. Moreover, the reader must bring to the reading his own experience ad narrations if the read-through is to be most fruitful for his or her own interpretation and consumption.

In short, as the translator Michael Hofman states in his introduction to his effective translations of Kafka: Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Penguin 2008): “In any case, he [Kafka] remains, I hope, an author to read, not someone for experts.


When Gregoria Samson revisits the tales of Kafka, she cannot help feeling a part of these stories. On the one hand, she feels off-balance, like Kafka’s friend who is in some sort of exile in Russian. On the other hand, Greogroia especially feels part of the life of Gregor in The Metamorphosis.

Like Gregor, she {Gergoria) who is unable to go to work one morning–as if ostracized by the entire world of work, society and family she grew up into.

Gregoria, too, awoke one morning from troubled dreams.

She found herself changed & imprisoned in her bedroom–without clearly or fully being aware of what charges, folly or crime had placed her in this situation. She found herself home, rejected & alienated by her world–and on administrative leave from the school she had been teaching at for over 3 decades.

She knew not why the Gods had transformed her life so.

She had been given a vague notice at the end of school just the-day-before that someone had filed a grievance claim against her but she was not given details.

Gregoria was also left with the impression that a thorough investigation would be undertaken and every scrap of her character and the events of the past days, months and years would be put under a microscope. (Which is funny– in a bad way– because she felt like she was being kicked around or stamped upon as though she was a cockroach or something.)

Gregoria had then been told to leave the building immediately and not to speak to anyone at work or in the entire school district during the investigation.

Gregoria would be called when judgment day would come, but no one had any idea how long she would have to stay home on administrative leaf.

Gregoria was told initially that she could contact the human resources if she had questions, but when she returned to her house, the assistant principal who-had-shown-her-out-the-door-at-her-school, indicated over the phone-line that if Gregoria called anyone in the district other than her, she would be considered even more suspect and seen as the kind of person who seeks to smear the names of others by opposing the administrative leave.

Over night, Gregoria felt herself transformed into some sort of vermin that had been discarded by her colleagues, her workplace and her community. Her family quietly tip-toed around her.

Worse, Gregoria did not know what her judgement day would bring or when it would take place. She did not know how many unknown charges might be thrown at her at the impending meeting or hearing some day.

Gregoria wept when she called the assistant principal from her bedroom at the end of the semester and asked whether she could be permitted to attend the graduation of her niece at a neighboring school’s ceremony.

She was informed that this was a no-go.

Gregoria was prohibited from having anything to do with anyone in the schools of the city. at-all.

She felt like she was being treated like a monster and she knew it was ALL only unfair–not a condition of her doing or will.

On the one hand, Gregoria used her time well and enjoyed her time to think and do some things (like her hobbies) up in her bedroom when her children went off to work. On the other hand, Gregoria cried at the isolation of not being able to go out on graduation day of her niece.

Eventually, Gregoria passed away from the heaviness of being.

Her cockroach-like feet were up in the air. Her family buried her out back and forgot about her existence under Administrative Leave.

If they remembered her at all it was only a passing moment. “What could one write to such a woman, who had obviously run off the rails, a creature one could be sorry for, but could not help?” 

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Join 2019’s ANTI-CHEVRON DAY, AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Confronting Corporate Bullies

2019 Anti-Chevron Day: Confronting Corporate Bullies

May 21st, 2019

Demonstration at the Richmond Refinery
Noon – 1:00 pm at the Castro St. gate

NGO sponsors:

Amazon Watch
Idle No More SF Bay
Diablo Rising Tide
Greenpeace USA
Sunflower Alliance
Communities for a Better Environment
350 Silicon Valley
Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice
Rainforest Action Network
Union of Concerned Scientists
(more to come)


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No jobs on a debt planet, right?

Dear Kevin,

Climate Change is a threat to all of us! Extreme weather events are already destroying jobs and livelihoods and, if we don’t act now, temperature
increases will lead to the loss of 72 million jobs [1].With workers on
the frontline of climate action, we can begin to turn this around by
asking our bosses if they have a plan to reduce emissions. So why not start a conversation with your employer about how they are climate-proofing
their operations and climate-proofing your job.

On June 26, join the Global Day of Workplace Action to Climate-Proof Our Work –  #cPOWBold climate actions can generate more than 65
million jobs and avoid more than 700,000 premature deaths from air
pollution [2].

The ITUC is working for a ‘Just Transition’ to secure the future and livelihoods of workers and their communities in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Workers and their unions can work with employers to climate-proof their business, and put Just Transition measures at their heart of their plans.All workers have a right to know how their employers are planning to reduce emissions and have a sustainable future for the business. 

Sign up for the Global Day of Workplace Action on 26 June and ask your boss for their climate plan!There are no jobs on a dead planet, but together we can build good jobs on a living planet.Take Action Now!

In solidarity,Sharan Burrow P.S.

Ready to climate-proof your workplace?

Sign up for the big #cPOW and get your Global Day of Workplace Action campaign pack.———————————————————————————————————-[1] International Labour Organisation:[2] New Climate Economy:
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Jesus sat in the b……………………….

“Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables.”

-Matthew 13:1-3

One highlight of our camp week is “pontoon campfire”. Campers and staff pile into a pontoon, drift onto the lake, light candles, sing songs and tell stories. The experience is different than on land, around a blazing fire. The songs carry across the water, and the stories have a different impact. While we float, I imagine Jesus on the boat, with his voice carrying across the water. It just takes a different environment to make a story mean something different.

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Support Bangladesh Workers Now

Calling for Remedy

Publication Date: 

May 15, 2019The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has taken away the fear of entering the workplace for garment workers across the 1,674 factories it covers. Next to the inspections on fire, electrical, and structural safety that the Accord is most widely recognized for, it also operates an extensive Worker Participation program which includes a Safety and Health Complaints Mechanism. Through the Accord’s All Employee Meetings and in-depth occupational health and safety committee trainings, over 1.6 million workers – the majority women – have received information on how to identify hazards and report them using the complaint process. Independent investigations by credible experts are crucial for workplace safety, but inspections alone do not change worker-management communications. The people who work daily in the factories are key to making workplaces safer. Thus the Accord has an accessible, rights-based and confidential complaint mechanism, which functions in tandem with the independent inspectorate. Workers themselves and their representatives are best placed to notice and alert complaint handlers about new health and safety issues as well as to monitor the ongoing remediation of those violations. The Accord’s complaint mechanism is one of the tools workers have to report concerns about health and safety hazards without fear of employer retaliation, and if they choose, anonymously.  There are other complaint systems associated with factory safety inspection programs, but our review of the cases reported indicates these are inadequate.  For example, Bangladesh’s Department of Inspections for Factories and Establishment manages a complaint system that is available to garment workers; however, its online database reports that DIFE has received only 25 complaints since 2014, none of which were in the category of workplace safety. In comparison, the Accord reports 1,329 complaints during the same time period, of which 917 related to occupational safety and health. A major difference between the two complaint mechanisms, which may influence the extent to which workers access them, is that the Accord allows for anonymous and confidential complaints, whereas DIFE does not. This report analyzes the structure and procedures of the Accord’s complaint mechanism, worker and union complaints received by Accord staff, Accord responses, and resolutions reached. Additionally, it draws on worker interviews conducted in October 2018, which we feature in two factory case studies. Through this research, we find that the Accord’s complaint mechanism:

  • Is an independent and responsive avenue through which garment workers in Bangladesh are regularly raising concerns of safety violations.
  • Provides responsive and meaningful action and is successful at securing remediation. As a result, workers are increasingly more likely to trust and use the complaint mechanism.
  • Ensures that workers are able to exercise their right to refuse dangerous work.
  • Protects workers from retaliation.
  • Provides apparel brands and retailers with knowledge of factory-level issues that would otherwise go undetected and unreported, allowing them to remediate.
  • Provides transparency by publicly reporting on all complaints received, with details about their current status and resolution.
  • Reduces potential gender bias in worker access, because, through the Accord’s training program, all workers in each factory receive information about how to use the complaint mechanism.

An essential policy of the Accord complaint system is a commitment by the secretariat to always take action when retaliation against workers who raise health and safety concerns is brought to its attention. Without intervention mandated by the Accord, many workers who were fired after raising the alarm over risks and hazards they perceive would not have been rehired. The prevalence of this retaliation indicates that reprisals against workers who raise complaints in non-Accord covered factories is likely much higher, as factory management are not held accountable.  The success of the Accord’s independent complaint mechanism is one of several reasons why the work of the Accord should be allowed to continue until credible alternatives for all aspects of its work are in place. 

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How to Create Shareable Content for Your Blog

Content & Blogging

Camryn Rabideau / 2019

Are your blog posts getting good traffic, but no shares on social media? Clearly, your visitors are interested in what you’re writing, so why aren’t they sharing? Bloggers, creators, and small-business owners alike have all experienced this headache. Social sharing is a powerful tool — it lets you reach hundreds of new people for free — but it can be tricky to create the kind of content people want to share….

Embrace long-form content

A few years ago, BuzzSumo and Moz analyzed more than 1 million pieces of content to track social sharing trends. One of their big takeaways was that 85 percent of published content was short-form — less than 1,000 words. However, their research found that less-popular long-form content was much more likely to be shared.

Read the entire article here.

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Campers and Drama

“He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.”…A dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest.”Luke 22:15, 24

The second to last day of a camp week is often the most filled with petty drama. It’s when campers, who have formed close bonds, start to distance themselves from one another. Fights tend to break out about some of the dumbest topics. Jesus faced this same issue. On his final Passover, he announces his forthcoming suffering and death. And the disciples’ response is to begin to bicker among themselves…about themselves. It’s human nature to deflect our anxiety and worry into an argument we feel like we have more control over. The disciples did it, church camp participants do it every year, and we do it in our everyday l

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