Vegan friendly locations in the greater Cincinnati area

Thought I’d share this. I’m not connected to the site I have this link to, but I get a newsletter from them and it had a list of Vegan friendly places (mostly restaurants) in the greater Cincinnati Ohio area and thought I should share it here. If you’re from another city please either find a list or make one and share it with others.

Vegan friendly means they either serve all Vegan or Vegan and non Vegan food, so if they do have some Vegan it’s considered “Vegan friendly”

The newsletter says they will be updating the list around 3 times a year and to drop them a line if you know of any places that should be added to the list.

*NOTE* Please remember to contact THEM at the site this link goes to and not me, I am not part of their site.

When you go there as of now the list is part way down the home page in the middle.
http://veganearthus.org/

Thanks and Peace,
Steve

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Stop junk mail and save some trees real easy!

Junk mail wastes trees, wastes the energy to make and print and ship and deliver and then wastes the energy to either cart to the dump (and fills up the landfill quicker) or it wastes the energy it takes to recycle the paper, then make it into new paper, then package it and and ship it.

Obviously the best thing is to stop the stuff in the first place.  The first step is to REDUCE and then Reuse and then Recycle if something is used, but not even making it in the first place is the goal.

Doing these simple things at these sites listed below will dramatically reduce the waste left in your mailbox. You can also just call or email companies that send you stuff and tell them they are wasting their money as you never buy from unsolicited mail. Explain the waste. It can and does make a difference.

Thank you,
Steve

Direct Marketing Association opt out:
https://www.dmachoice.org

Prescreened/Preapproved Credit and Insurance Offers:
https://www.optoutprescreen.com/
or
1-888-5-OPT-OUT (1-888-567-8688)

More info here:
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0148-prescreened-credit-and-insurance-offers

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Plant a tree and be involved

Hey folks, this planet could really use more trees! I won’t go into all the benefits as they are many, but plant one or more please (native to your area and where they can live, for example don’t plant an oak tree in a tiny place).

And secondly, please be involved in life. Be aware. Look for things to fix or that could be done better so they don’t need fixing. That can be picking up trash to making sure something doesn’t cause a problem like garbage left where it can blow away. Help people. Speak up about things that matter. Quit supporting companies and corporations that damage the environment or use their money to get what they want from the government which means they are destroying our representational form of government.

Just be aware and do something, there is so much talk that things need to change  but so few who actually do anything.

Don’t sit around expecting someone else to fix things, it’s YOUR responsibility just as much as everyone else.  Don’t wait for some well spoken “leader” to come along, it’s up to you.

I don’t like the term “activist” because that implies the work for change is left up to certain people, but for the sake of getting across the point, YOU have to be an activist if you want change. It’s either work for change or watch the environment and everything else go down the drain and I seriously doubt all the generations to come think you have the right to be so selfish.

Get aware and get active.

As Alice Walker said: “Activism is my rent for living on this planet”

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17/365 easy things you can do to help the world!


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  • 17)  Help someone if it’s cold (or not cold).

It is pretty darn cold out there the day I am posting this (12 degrees Fahrenheit with an expected wind chill in a couple days of negative 11)  and one thing we can all try to do is something like this…
Get a few jars of peanut butter, go to a thrift store and get a few metal spoons, a few cloth grocery bags, a few pairs of gloves and maybe a knit hats.
Make up a bag with a jar of food, the spoon (not plastic, those break), the gloves (bigger is better) and hat and be ready to just hand it to anyone looking like they need it.
Some water is good too, but if you’ll be keeping the bags in your car that may not work well as they’ll freeze.
Along with what I mentioned and whatever else you add, maybe print off on a little piece of paper and include it in there where any local shelters are in your town.

So,…. bag, food, clothing, info and if possible water.

Now, obviously you may come across this when it’s warm, but there are still plenty of people that could benefit from something like a little food and water and whatever else you can spare.
There are countless reasons why people are homeless. Laziness is not one of them. Try sleeping outside in a city. You’ll find it’s not something desirable. They need help for various reasons, many might not be comfortable going to a shelter, and we can’t let people freeze and starve. That’s not acceptable, so please do what you can.

And lastly, food, clothing and shelter are not all of what one needs to live, feeling Love and Compassion are important. Respect is important. Those are people out there, please don’t let their situation change your awareness of the fact that we are all Brothers and Sisters and we’re all in this together.  Thank you.

Addition here, a new friend on facebook shared this link, thanks Amy!
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dandiamond/2014/01/04/how-to-help-the-homeless-when-it-gets-this-cold/

Another addition here! Another new friend on facebook shared this, thanks Allison!
(This is for those in Cincinnati Oh, BUT while the specific places may be different,. look into what you have locally)
The weather is going to be dangerously cold this evening. Please continue to spread the word about the Cold Shelter located at the Drop Inn Center (217 W 12th Street.) Doors open at 9 and no one will be turned away. If you see someone who is willing to go to the shelter but does not have transportation, please contact the non emergency police number for the town township that they are located in.

Also, if you see some 17 or under they can go to the Lighthouse Youth Crisis Center at 3330 Jefferson Ave.”

http://soundslikepeace.org/wordpress/?p=187

Thanks and Peace,
Steve

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Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize!

Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize!
https://news.yahoo.com/pakistani-teenager-indian-childrens-activist-win-nobel-peace-090729703.html
For those of you that have not seen all or part of her talk at the UN she gave in 2013 you definitely should watch it.
Twice.
Or three times.
Or more.
This is a short video of her there with a little background for those unaware of her and what happened and what she stands for.
Listen to her! People, listen and let it soak in.
Then change the world, because you CAN.


and here’s another great inspiring video, and I ask, please don’t just watch something like these as if it’s just a tv show to watch and move on…instead, reflect upon what is said and she how you can incorporate their message into your life and what you do.
Thank you and Peace,
Steve

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Peace Please

Peace please
we need Peace
but the war machine won’t stop
until we refuse to pick up weapons
we refuse to help with military logistics
we refuse to invest in companies profiting from war and aggression
we refuse to run companies supplying all things needed for war
we refuse to sit idly by
we refuse to think our voice means nothing
we refuse to take immoral and unethical orders
we refuse to ignore another’s humanity

Peace please
we need Peace
but the war machine won’t stop
until we stop running it
stop supplying it
stop fixing it
stop ignoring it
stop allowing it
stop celebrating it
stop making excuses for it
and start looking at each other as people

Peace please.

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Some of what YOU can do to help create Peace in Gaza, Israel, Palestine…

Many people are obviously aware of the violence that is happening in Gaza, Israel and Palestine right now, but many people that want to do something to help encourage Peace don’t know what to do and along with that many people also aren’t aware of much of the situation and how it has developed over the years.
The full picture is not given in mainstream media and the situation is rarely given in context.
Therefor I am posting this with several links and will add to it when I can. Everyone is free to add what they have as a comment here and I will post it after I moderate it (I do not censor, but I do not allow spam or anything in any way that supports violence or hate, that stuff does not belong here and serves no good whatsoever)
I have this and more on facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/notes/steve-peace-howard/some-of-what-you-can-do-to-help-create-peace-in-gaza-israel-palestine/1478964335682100 and that may be kept up to date more often, but if you look at all of what is here and follow included links and/or links at the sites I have listed you will find tons of info and things to do and you can and should be willing to speak up even if there is not any scheduled demonstration or whatever. Your voice counts, do what you can to Peacefully support Peace.
And one last thing to note, we will never have Peace unless we all keep an open mind and heart. These are lives we are talking about…human lives. Humans are all equal and where we are born, what religion we believe in and what others say has no bearing on a person’s right to live in Peace. We all have an image of what things are — stay open to different views and let’s all work together to be able to live together in Peace.
Thank you.

Ok, here is my list of info and things you can do. I will add to it as I can and you can also check out that facebook page listed above. Some of the posts are from organizations or groups that will be linked to at the end of whatever text there is. I did not write much of it and am just sharing.

“As a new round of violence kicks off in Israel-Palestine and more children are killed, it’s not enough just to call for another ceasefire. It’s time to take definitive non-violent action to end this decades long nightmare.

Our governments have failed — while they have talked peace and passed UN resolutions, they and our companies have continued to aid, trade and invest in the violence. The only way to stop this hellish cycle of Israel confiscating Palestinian lands, daily collective punishment of innocent Palestinian families, Hamas firing rockets, and Israel bombing Gaza is to make the economic cost of this conflict too high to bear.

We know it works — when EU countries issued guidelines not to fund the illegal Israeli settlements it caused an earthquake in the cabinet, and when citizens successfully persuaded a Dutch pension fund, PGGM, to withdraw, it created a political storm.

This may not feel like a direct way to stop the current killing, but history tells us that raising the financial cost of oppression can pave a path to peace. Sign the petition on the right and call on 6 key banks, pension funds and businesses to pull out — If we all take smart action now and turn up the heat, they could withdraw, the Israeli economy will take a hit, and we can turn the calculation of the extremists politically profiting from this hell upside down.

In the last five weeks three Israeli teenagers were murdered in the West Bank, a Palestinian boy was burnt alive, an American kid was brutally beaten up by Israeli police, and now over 40 Gazan kids have died in Israeli air strikes. This is not the “Middle East conflict”, it’s becoming a war on children. And we are becoming numb to this global shame.

The media makes out like this is an intractable conflict between two equal warring parties, but it is not. Palestinian extremists’ attacks on innocent civilians must be condemned and ended but the root of the conflict lies elsewhere — in the dispossession of the Palestinian people. Israel currently occupies, colonises, bombs, raids, and controls the water, trade and the borders of a legally free nation that has been recognised by the United Nations. In Gaza, Israel has created the largest open-air prison in the world, and then blockaded it. Now as bombs fall, the families, literally have no way to get out.

These are war crimes and we wouldn’t accept that anywhere else, why accept it in Palestine? Half a century ago Israel and its Arab neighbours went to war and Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza. Occupying territory after war happens all the time. But no military occupation should turn into a decades long tyranny which only fuels and benefits extremists who use terror to target the innocent. And who suffers? The majority of loving families on both sides that just want freedom and peace.

To many, particularly in Europe and North America, calling for companies to withdraw investments from financing or taking part in Israel’s occupation of Palestine sounds completely biased. But it’s not — this is the most potent non-violent strategy to end the ritual violence, ensure Israelis’ security and achieve Palestinian freedom. Israel’s power and wealth dwarfs Palestine, and if it refuses to end its illegal occupation, the world must act to make the cost unbearable.

Dutch pension fund, ABP, invests in Israeli banks that help fund the colonisation of Palestine. Massive banks like Barclays invest in suppliers of Israeli arms and other occupation businesses. British G4S provides extensive security equipment used by the Israeli Defence Force in the occupation. France’s Veolia operates transport for Israeli settlers illegally living on Palestinian lands. Computer giant Hewlett-Packard supplies sophisticated surveillance to control the movement of Palestinians. And Caterpillar provides bulldozers that are used to demolish Palestinian homes and farms.

If we can create the biggest global call ever to get these companies to pull out, we will show clearly that the world will no longer be complicit in this bloodshed. The Palestinian people are calling on the world to support this path and progressive Israelis support it too. Let’s join them.

Our community has worked to bring peace, hope, and change to some of the world’s toughest conflicts, and often that means taking difficult positions to address the root cause. For years our community has looked for a political solution to this nightmare, but with this new round of horror unfolding in Gaza, the time has come to turn to sanctions and disinvestment to finally help end the horror for Israelis and Palestinians.
Petition to sign:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/israel_palestine_this_is_how_it_ends_loc/?cvExsab

Ways to contact and speak up:
Barclays facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/BarclaysUK
Twitter:
http://twitter.com/share?related=Avaaz&text=.%40BarclaysOnline+%40Barclays+your+investments+have+been+used+to+bomb+Gaza.+Take+your+money+out%21+%23Gaza
Email: ukcommunity@barclays.com
and
antony.jenkins@barclays.com

ABP Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/abppensioenfonds
Twitter:
http://twitter.com/share?related=Avaaz&text=.%40abppensioen+uphold+corporate+responsibility.+Divest+from+Israeli+banks+financing+the+illegal+occupation+of+Palestine.+%23Gaza
Email: cees.de.veer@abp.nl
and
jose.meijer@abp.nl

Gates Foundation Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/billmelindagatesfoundation
Twitter:
http://twitter.com/share?related=Avaaz&text=.%40melindagates%20%40gatesfoundation%20%40BillGates%20Divest%20from%20Caterpillar.%20Their%20bulldozers%20are%20used%20to%20illegally%20demolish%20Palestinian%20homes.%20%23Gaza
Email: info@gatesfoundation.org

HP Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/HP
Twitter:
http://twitter.com/share?related=Avaaz&text=.%40MegWhitman+%40HP+Your+tech+promotes+oppression+in+occupied+Palestine+–+uphold+your+corporate+responsibility+and+pull+out+of+the+occupation%21
Email: meg.whitman@hp.com

Copy this link to IM, Skype or post it:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/israel_palestine_this_is_how_it_ends_loc/?cvExsab

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The Green Party of the United States is calling for an immediate ceasefire in the current exchange of missiles between Israeli and Palestinian forces, negotiation for a just and peaceful resolution to the conflict, an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian Territories and human rights violations, repeal of apartheid policies in Israel, and establishment of one democratic state for all in Israel-Palestine.“We are appalled that the Obama Administration endorsed Operation Protective Edge. The White House must lead the rest of the world in bringing international pressure for a ceasefire, aid for civilian populations in the line of fire, observance of international law, and a just peace in the region with an end to Israel’s illegal occupation and apartheid policies within the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel,” said Dr. Justine McCabe, Connecticut Green and member of the Green Party’s International Committee.Read Press Release: http://www.gp.org/newsroom/press-releases/details/4/721

 

#VoteGreen2014 #Gaza

What the U.S. State Department would do…if it believed in peace and justice for Israelis and Palestinians.

July 18, 2014 at 12:38pm

What the U.S. State Department would do…
(This from http://greenshadowcabinet.us/

…if it believed in peace and justice for Israelis and Palestinians.
The U.S. Government policy to aid and abet the terrible violence in Gaza not only kills and dehumanizes Palestinians, but it also runs counter to U.S. law, wrecks our diplomatic reputation, and further endangers Israelis. We do not accept the excuses or blame shifting by any group for civilian deaths.

The diplomatic disaster has perhaps one silver lining: a change in U.S. policy can rapidly end the bulk of the violence. This should start with an announcement:

Calling on Israel to end military operations in the West Bank and Gaza with the threat of cutting off diplomatic ties if operations do not cease.
Calling on all groups in Palestine to respect and match the cessation of Israeli military operations.
That the U.S. will cease using its United Nations veto to provide immunity for Israeli breaches of international war crimes.
Support for Palestinian membership of international institutions, including the International Criminal Court (The U.S. also must recognize and join the ICC).
An end to all U.S. military aid to Israel in compliance with the 1961 Foreign Assistance Act prohibiting aid to nations which have acquired or transferred nuclear materials outside of the non-proliferation treaty.
Demand Egypt to open the Gaza border to humanitarian supplies and trade.
Request the Office of Foreign Assets Control to identify effective economic sanctions to be leveled if Israel does not end its military occupation.

These are first steps, and will not achieve an end to the occupation, nor will it end all violence. However, it is vital first step for the U.S. end its policy of backing the occupation, and obstructing peace efforts, and immediately stop the Israeli attack on Gaza.

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Witness to an International Crime: Israeli State Terrorism in Gaza
July 16, 2014
Ajamu Baraka, Public Intervenor for Human Rights

“Protective Edge,” the cartoonish name given to the latest Israeli military offensive against the occupied people of Palestine, is representative of the inverted reality whereby the 1.7 million captive and largely defenseless Palestinians in Gaza are the vicious aggressors against the peace-loving settlers of Israel. Similar to the inverted reality in the U.S., where the myth of the innocent settler was created to justify the systematic slaughter of Indigenous peoples, the genocidal policies of Israel are camouflaged by the transformation of its position from an armed colonial invader to one of victim.

This repositioning is aided and abetted in the U.S. by a corporate media whose worldview and angle of reporting is framed by the innocent settler narrative. This narrative simultaneously liquidates and normalizes the colonial relationship between the colonizer and the colonized so that the occupied territories are not occupied but transformed into “disputed” territories and all forms of resistance on the part of Palestinians becomes terroristic.

Informed by this imperial vision, the corporate media not only parrot Israel’s victim narrative but go even further with the creation of the two-equal-sides fiction. Mainstream coverage laments how both sides are locked in battle or a spiral of violence, giving the absurd impression that the violence in the occupied territories is a conflict between two forces with similar power and equal moral standing.

“The corporate media parrot Israel’s victim narrative.”

It should be clear that attempting to conceptually equate the force of the state of Israel, one of the most powerful militaries in the world, with a resistance movement of a captive people trapped by land and sea in an open-air concentration camp on one of the most densely populated strips of land on the planet is a position that is fundamentally immoral. Yet for most editors and reporters in the U.S., pro-Zionist liberals and their counterparts in the Christian Zionist movement as well as some elements of the European press and public, the conceptual blinders of white supremacist colonial consciousness makes it impossible to see the immorality inherent in this construction of the so-called conflict.
Read more here: http://greenshadowcabinet.us/statements/witness-international-crime-israeli-state-terrorism-gaza

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And this following part shows how pitiful, shameful and disgusting politicians and media are when it comes to saying whatever they can to make people believe what they want them to believe….

CNN: Palestinians Want to Die
July 11, 2014
David Swanson, Secretary of Peace

In this latest assault on Gaza, Israel had by Thursday already killed 69 Palestinians including 22 children and 13 women, plus 469 wounded including 166 children and 85 women, and 70 houses destroyed. These numbers have since increased significantly.

In this video from Thursday on CNN, Jake Tapper interviews Diana Buttu, a former advisor to the PLO. After failing to persuade her of Israel’s complete innocence, he tells her that Hamas is instructing women and children to remain in their homes to die as Israel bombs them. She responds by expressing doubt that people want to die.  Oh no, says Tapper, Palestinians live in a culture of martyrdom; they want to die.

William Westmoreland once remarked on Vietnam, where the United States killed 4 million men, women, children, and infants: “The Oriental doesn’t put the same high price on life as does a Westerner. Life is plentiful. Life is cheap in the Orient.”

Banastre Tarleton stood up in Parliament and defended the slave trade on the grounds that Africans did not object to being slaves.

President William McKinley said little brown Filipinos appreciated being conquered and dominated.

The view that the people you are abusing don’t mind it has a long history of being employed to distract from the evil being done.

Just as powerful, if not more so, is the view that no evil is being done at all.

ABC News’ Diane Sawyer told her viewers that scenes of destruction in Gaza were actually in Israel, and was later forced to apologize, but did not note that scenes like those she’d shown do not exist in Israel, rather leaving the impression that a simple mistake had swapped out similar scenes from one country for the other.

Polls have found that people in the United States believe Iraq benefitted from the war that destroyed it and that Iraqis are grateful, while the United States itself suffered.

If people cannot be depicted as evil, because we see images of them, and they are 3 years old and have their limbs ripped off, and if our cruelty cannot be depicted as for their own good, then the cruelty must itself be denied.  We must completely avert our eyes or invert the facts.  Or we must blame someone else for it.  Blame Israel for getting a bit carried away after so many years of innocent suffering.

But it is with billions of dollars of weaponry provided free of cost courtesy of U.S. taxpayers that the Israeli military is bombing civilian neighborhoods in occupied Gaza. The ongoing occupation is at the root of the crisis, but this new turn to large-scale violence was produced by fraud. The Israeli government learned that three Israelis had been killed, falsely blamed Hamas, and falsely claimed to believe the young men might still be alive. This fraud was used to justify a search-and-rescue operation that left numerous dead and hundreds under arrest.

Small-scale violence by Palestinians is not justified by Israel’s ongoing brutality. It is deeply immoral as well as absurdly counterproductive.  But if individual murders justified the mass killing of war, the United States would have to launch a full-scale war on itself every day of the year. And it is the United States’ weaponry, provided under the euphemism of “aid,” that is pounding the homes of the people of Gaza.
Read more here… http://greenshadowcabinet.us/statements/cnn-palestinians-want-die

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And I (Steve) have to add..
Folks, this world can be so much safer, sustainable and loving by some simple acts…you don’t have to be an “activist”, you just need to be aware, speak the truth, stand for what you believe and support what will get us to being a planet full of people doing things we are proud of, not ashamed of as anyone with a mind and conscience should be. We should all be aware of the good, the beauty and the love, but seriously look at all the bad stuff that is ALLOWED to continue and ENCOURAGED to continue by our silence. Look at the media, look at politicians and CEOs and clueless friends, neighbors, coworkers etc.
Be informed, speak up and support what we need…stuff like the Green Party along with a million other things.
Sitting and ignoring the world or just shaking our heads and moving on does not fix things. To the contrary it allows and encourages the bad to continue. When the media or anyone lies or states something selfish, something that is a lie or something dangerous SAY SOMETHING.

Thanks and Peace,
Steve

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This from “Jewish Voice for Peace”
On Friday, the US Senate voted 100-0 to support Israel’s invasion of Gaza. So far, over 500 Palestinians have been killed. Your elected officials need to hear from you: stop funding this massacre.
Unconditional US su
pport makes Israel’s attack on Gaza possible.
Tell Obama and Congress: no US aid for human rights violations

http://org.salsalabs.com/o/301/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16124

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Here are videos of people speaking up. There have been huge demonstrations, but these couple I have here show that one or a small amount can and should speak up. Let there be more every day.
This 1st is a young American Jewish man speaking up…
http://youtu.be/WWyGlTDkT5A
This 2nd one is
9 Jewish activists arrested after occupying Friends of the Israel Defense Forces office
http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/activists-arrested-occupying.html

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I thought I’d share this map as it’s an important thing to be aware of. It is rare people even take this into account when it’s a media story or some politician or commentator talking. And by the way, NO, I am not condoning violence, NO, I am not saying any violence is acceptable and NO, I am not saying it solves anything. I am posting this here so we can possibly understand the main force that has caused what is going on in Gaza, Israel and Palestine right now (and for years). Ignore this map and you can’t get any perspective.
And for the record, this and anything else I post has ZERO to do with Judaism, Jews, Arabic people or anything else other than that this is about humans. This is about people’s actions. All life is sacred and in the search for Truth and Peace I don’t enter into the equation where someone is from, what they look like, what the speak like, who or what they do or don’t worship and so forth.

Peace to One and All,
Steve.

Timeline map of the expansion of Israel and shrinking of Palestine.

Timeline map of the expansion of Israel and shrinking of Palestine.

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Take Part in National Day of Action for Gaza July 24 (AND other days)
http://endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=4115

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Sign the petition
Urge the U.S. Government to stop arming Israel
http://act.amnestyusa.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1839&ea.campaign.id=30408

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Take action: Protests around the world respond to assault on Palestine
http://samidoun.ca/2014/07/take-action-protests-around-the-world-respond-to-assault-on-palestine/

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Petitioning UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon and UN Special Coordinator Middle East Mr. Robert H. Serry
We urge you to form an independent commission to investigate Israeli crimes against Palestinians.
www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/un-secretary-general-mr-ban-ki-moon-and-un-special-coordinator-middle-east-mr-robert-h-serry-we-urge-you-to-form-an-independent-commission-to-investigate-israeli-crimes-against-palestinians

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50 Israeli Reservists Refuse To Serve in Gaza War

Washington Post Cites Growing Opposition To Ground Fight

http://forward.com/articles/202671/-israeli-reservists-refuse-to-serve-in-gaza-war/

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Gaza: 680 dead, 3700 injured, entire families wiped out; any deal must include an end to the occupation
http://lee-rhiannon.greensmps.org.au/content/media-releases/gaza-680-dead-3700-injured-entire-families-wiped-out-any-deal-must-include-en

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Contact media
http://fair.org/take-action-now/media-activism-kit/media-contact-list/

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Here is an organization in Cincinnati that works for Peace…
http://ijpc-cincinnati.org/node/3

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I will add more, but hopefully that collection helps give a bit of a better accounting of what is not shown by mainstream media or talked about by politicians and commentators. Research on your own. As mentioned those links have many links at those site, much you can do and also you can write media, contact politicians, contact companies profiting from conflict, etc, etc, etc.

Peace to One and All,
Steve

 

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Stand with these people!

Please watch this video.
This is not “just” about the dams, the people there or the land.
This is about life.
This is about life and you can help.
Please do not just skim over this in a quest to find fun stuff to view.
This is about life.
You can sign a petition and get info at http://amazonwatch.org/take-action/belo-monte-justice-now

Thanks and Peace,
Steve

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Peace & Nonviolence Action Alert

This link will take you to the IJPC (Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center) action page. There is a lot there, please follow through with as much as possible and share it with friends.

I am sharing it here to help get it to as many people, any questions about any of it please contact IJPC or the groups they link to. All I am doing is sharing.

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9a2eed08bb712d66fd9d5ef89&id=6593cdfea0&e=c956edf265

Thanks and Peace,
Steve

PS, if you happen to see this post years after it’s posted or if the link doesn’t work, just search for Peace groups and/or start your own.
Be informed and be vocal.
Peace and all the things we need (tolerance, sustainability, etc, etc, etc) aren’t going to happen on their own… we have to MAKE them happen. And when I say “we” I mean all of us, not just some, but all.

Peace.

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Remember, your car is too hot for Spot!

Do NOT leave dogs (or cats or kids) in cars in the summer!

Do NOT leave dogs (or cats or kids) in cars in the summer!

This is from:
http://www.king5.com/community/blogs/the-pet-dish/Your-car-is-too-hot-for-Spot-206111301.html

Do not leave your pet in your vehicle. Even at 70 degrees, the interior of a car can rise to 160 degrees in less than five minutes – parking in the shade with the windows cracked is still dangerous.

Your pet’s foot pads contain sweat glands that help keep him cool, and the feet are particularly vulnerable to hot surfaces. Sidewalks, pavements, sand, and especially black asphalt can reach blistering temperatures in direct sunlight and cause nasty burns on your pet’s feet.

Signs of burned foot pads include:
• Limping or refusing to walk
• Foot pads appearing darker in color than usual
• Raw, red or blistered foot pads
• Licking or chewing on the feet

Take preventative measures and protect your pet’s feet by walking your pet earlier in the day before the sun heats things up. You can also walk on grassy paths or shady areas. Water play is refreshing but take steps to keep your pet safe. Tender foot pads softened from prolonged water exposure can burn more easily. Dog owners should take extra care to protect dogs’ feet from hot surfaces after water play.

A dog’s normal body temperature ranges from 101 to 102.5 degrees. Dogs can withstand a body temperature of 107 to 108 degrees for only a very short period of time before suffering brain damage — or even death.

Remember that if your pup has a shorter nose, like a Persian cat, a Pug or a Bulldog, he or she is more susceptible to heatstroke than breeds with longer noses. If you suspect your pet has become over heated, seek veterinary care immediately.

Signs of heat stroke include:

• Body temperatures of 104-110F degrees
• Excessive panting
• Dark or bright red tongue and gums
• Staggering or stupor
• Seizures
• Bloody diarrhea
• Vomiting

If pets are kept outdoors, make sure they have shade and fresh water access at all times.

If you suspect that your pet has suffered from a heat stroke, seek veterinary attention immediately. Use cool water, not ice water, to cool your pet (very cold water will cause constriction of the blood vessels and impede cooling). If your animal “appears” cooled, do not assume everything is fine. Internal organs such as liver, kidneys, brain, etc., are definitely affected by the body temperature elevation, and blood tests and veterinary examination are needed to assess this.

Enjoy the hot weather this weekend, but leave your best friend at home if you can’t take him in with you at every stop.

And let me add…
You can call the cops, call the spca or go in the store and try to find the person risking the dog (or cat or kid’s) life, but if it looks like help is not to be found, just break the car window.

This was shared here in hopes it will help educate people about the dangers, please feel free to visit where the original post was at: http://www.king5.com/community/blogs/the-pet-dish/Your-car-is-too-hot-for-Spot-206111301.html

Thank you,
Steve

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