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I post a weekly diary of historical notes, arts & science items, foreign news (often receiving little notice in the US) and whimsical pieces from the outside world that I often feature in "Cheers & Jeers".

OK, you've been warned - here is this week's tomfoolery material that I posted.

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Sun May 17, 2015 at 06:31 PM PDT

♥Note To A Marine♥

by rebel ga

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Hi Joe
♥I'm Still Here, Waiting♥

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-TALK (8255 and dial 1)
Gov't And Social Services Links For Our Marines♥ All Our ♥Troops And ♥Veterans

United Veterans Of America

Because; we never do anything, nice and easy!

Jango Social Radio/Videos Free music-internet radio that plays what you want!

I'm Not Laughing At Him, I'm laughing with him. It's complicated.
If you knew him, you'd laugh at some of his antics too! The King of Drama!
Yes, You, Joe Brennan. I am making fun of you. But in a good way. Where the heck are you?

Vietnam Veterans Of America Legislative Issues

Vietnam Veterans Of America
8605 Cameron Street, Suite 400
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
phone: 301-585-4000
fax: 301-585-0519
Toll Free: 1-800-882-1316

Donate Your Old Car
Car donation proceeds benefit the Vietnam Veterans of America.
Frequently Asked Questions About Vehicle Donations

from, Georgia

The Greater Newark/New York Fresh Air Fund Sends Children To Summer Camp
Sign Up Your Child

A Home For The Homeless
The Brothers of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Incorporated at the campus of Kean University have started an initiative to build a home for a homeless family currently residing at the Sierra House Homeless Shelter in East Orange, NJ.

Supportive Housing And Shelters-By State And Town List of housing resources Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Housing for Low Income, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Cost Housing.

♥Never Swim When There's No Life Guard And Never Swim Alone♥

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I post a weekly diary of historical notes, arts & science items, foreign news (often receiving little notice in the US) and whimsical pieces from the outside world that I often feature in "Cheers & Jeers".

OK, you've been warned - here is this week's tomfoolery material that I posted.

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Who Lost the Week?!?!?

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Images For Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana-Home*

Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana by State

NORML

Research Findings on Medicinal Properties of Marijuana by Kevin B. Zeese, Esq

The Single Seed Center
Frequently Asked Questions

High Times Magazine Online hightimes.com
Medical Marijuana

23 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC Laws, Fees, and Possession Limits

Images 2015 Maps States Allowing Medical Marijuana

They say, write what you know! So here I am.

When Smoking Marijuana, (or other smoke-able herbs)-Please Do Not Use a butane lighter. They're for cigarettes.

Butane lighters are not meant to be used with a fine, light, easy to combust smoke-able like cannabis. You're sucking in a ton of butane gas, by lighting up with it. Use Matches! (Whether your using, a pipe or joint and even some vaporizer pens).  

Better Yet, Electrically, Vaporize!
Vaporizing 101

Juicing Raw Cannabis

Cannabinoids are what give you that strong feeling like you can walk 40 blocks.

Although the THC is an important ingredient too, imo, Cannabinoids are the best part of the plant.

Medical Marijuana Should Be Legalized Nationally, and  Federally, Now!

"Politics is the art of controlling your environment. " ~ Hunter S.Thompson

Vaping Tobacco Is Much Less Harmful Than Combusting And Smoking It!

Cigarette Smoke Affects Your Body

Tobacco Facts Videos

Call For Free Help to Quit!

Burning tobacco generates a smoke that is a toxic cocktail of chemicals that affect not only the smoker, but others as well.

Chemicals in tobacco cigarette smoke

    Acetaldehyde: suspected carcinogen.
    Acetone: irritant: can cause kidney and liver damage.
    Acrolein: extremely toxic.
    Acrylonitrile: suspected human carcinogen.
    1-aminonaphthalene: causes cancer.
    2-aminonaphthalene: causes bladder cancer.
    Ammonia: raises blood pressure.
    Benzene: carcinogen.
    Benzo[a]pyrene: mutagenic and highly carcinogenic
    1,3-Butadiene: suspected carcinogen.
    Butyraldehyde: damages the lining of nose and lungs.
    Cadmium: a heavy metal and highly toxic
    Carbon Monoxide: decreases heart and muscle function.
    Catechol: causes respiratory tract irritation and dermatitis.
    Chromium: heavy metal and carcinogen.
    Cresol: causes upper respiratory, nasal and throat irritation.
    Crotonaldehyde: thought to interfere with immune function.
    Formaldehyde: carcinogen
    Hydrogen Cyanide: lethal poison
    Hydroquinone: affects central nervous system effects.
    Isoprene: irritates skin,eyes and mucous membranes.
    Lead: causes brain damage
    Methyl Ethyl Ketone: depresses the central nervous system.
    Nickel: causes bronchial asthma and is a known carcinogen.
    Nicotine: increases in heart rate and blood pressure, addictive element
    Nitric Oxide: linked to Asthma,Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.  
    NNN, NNK, and NAT: known or possible carcinogens        
    Polonium - radioactive*
    Propionaldehyde: skin, eye and respiratory system irritant
    Pyridine: causes eye and upper respiratory tract irritation
    Quinoline: causes genetic damage and is a possible carcinogen
    Resorcinol: skin and eye irritant
    Styrene: carcinogen
    Toluene: linked to permanent brain damage.

Peace, Love, And Justice
ga*

Honky-Tonk Bud jailhouse poem
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God's Love We Deliver, is the tri-state area's leading provider of nutritious, individually-tailored meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.

♥Just The Links Man ♥New And More Social Services Links For Civilians And Veterans♥

The United Sweets of America

Marijuana States of America
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I post a weekly diary of historical notes, arts & science items, foreign news (often receiving little notice in the US) and whimsical pieces from the outside world that I often feature in "Cheers & Jeers".

OK, you've been warned - here is this week's tomfoolery material that I posted.

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Who Lost the Week?!?!?

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Comedian Stephen Colbert gestures during the
Americans heed the donation call of Stephen Colbert
News of Stephen Colbert's surprise announcement that he was teaming with Donorschoose.org to fund every single teacher-requested grant in South Carolina went mega-viral yesterday. All the attention to the story brought about something else rather extraordinary—readers funding teacher-requested grants nationwide. Reddit users were particularly keen to help and as of last night, these projects were funded:
- FL Kindergarten teacher needs a carpet $147 to go
- NC Middle School Teacher needs calculators $169 to go
- NYC ESL teacher needs basic supplies $195 to go
- MO teacher needs basic supplies $128
- Louisiana teacher needs copies of "Of Mice and Men" $298 to go
- NC teacher needs basic supplies $92 to go
- NY teacher needs industrial pencil sharpener $168 to go
- MA teacher needs STEM activities $193 to go
- NYC teacher needs calculators $99 to go
- NYC teacher needs basic supplies $175 to go
- Las Vegas teacher needs copies of Dr. Suess $122 to go
- IN teacher needs roll down maps $179 to go
- TX teacher needs a rocket launcher $337 to go
- Louisiana teacher needs a microscope $131 to go
- Chicago teacher needs music for band $235 to go
- NC Math teacher needs basic supplies $507 to go
- NC middle school teacher needs science lab materials $484 to go
- CA teacher needs AP Bio supplies $1279 to go
- NYC teacher needs basic supplies $121 to go
- Philly teacher needs basic supplies $233 to go
- NC teacher needs copies of "To Kill a Mockingbird" $476 to go
- TX teacher needs basic phys ed supplies $444 to go
- FL teacher needs recess supplies $145 to go
- Philly teacher needs copy paper $203 to go
- MI teacher needs a set of Hardy Boy Books $189 to go
- OR mobile library for special needs students needs books $130 to go
- NYC teacher needs STEM books $310
- NYC teacher needs first grade books $299
- OH Preschool teacher to deaf students needs educational toys $158 to go
- WA teacher needs play equipment $324 to go
- CA special ed teacher needs playdoh $118 to go.
- Baltimore teacher needs drums $134 to go
- NC teacher needs Dr. Suess books $146 to go
- IN teacher needs glue and markers $98 to go
- MS teacher needs basic supplies $73 to go
- WA teacher needs basic supplies $186 to go
- CA teacher needs basic art supplies $171 to go
- FL teacher needs basic supplies $149 to go
- NM teacher needs basic supplies $172 to go
- TN teacher needs crayons $119 to go
- NJ teacher needs carpet squares $137 to go
- TX teacher needs math tools $172 to go
- KY teacher needs STEM materials $91 to go
- AR teacher needs a xylophone $288 to go
- NC teacher needs copies of "I am Malala" $400 to go.
- CA teacher needs copies of "Frankenstein" $546 to go
- PA teacher needs copies of Romeo and Juliet $290 to go
- TX teacher needs a world map rug $321 to go
- CA school librarian needs manga $201 to go
- CT teacher needs basic art supplies and heaphones $221
- NY librarian needs graphic novels $210 to go
- Philly teacher needs art supplies $522 to go
- MO teacher needs a carpet $362 to go
- CA teacher needs student microscopes $195 to go
- IN teacher needs basic supplies $222
- CA teacher needs a rocket launcher $468 to go (it's not just Texas that likes to launch rockets)
- Chicago special ed teacher needs math toys $264 to go
- MN teacher needs math tools $195 to go
- IN teacher needs pencil sharpener $78 to go
As many have noted, Colbert's donation is amazing and appreciated, but it is such a shame that our teachers and schools aren't properly funded in the first place. Underpaid teachers nationwide dig into their own pockets on a regular basis to pay for the most basic needs of their students.

Daily Show writer Daniel Radosh sums it up:

It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and Stephen Colbert has to buy the Air Force a bomber.
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The stones used to build the fire lookout tower atop Harney Peak were hauled up by mule when it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1935-1938.

Harney Peak, the highest point in the Black Hills and in all of South Dakota, is named for Gen. William S. Harney, who was known for killing Sioux women and children in 1855 during the Battle of Ash Hollow in Nebraska.

The fact that the mountain in the sacred Black Hills is named for such a person has offended many Native Americans, who have campaigned to have the mountain -- which is a popular hiking site -- renamed.

This week they got their wish as the state's Board of Geographic Names voted unanimously to recommend that Harney Peak be renamed Hinhan Kaga, which is believed to translate from Lakota as Making of Owls.

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Sat May 09, 2015 at 07:37 AM PDT

Happy Mother's Day! (and a free gift)

by GreyHawk

Reposted from CareGiving Kos by rebel ga

Hi folks!

Periodically (and semi-regularly, somewhat randomly), the book that Kossack Shadan7 and I co-authored is available for free download from Amazon. It's available this weekend, in honor of Mother's Day.

*Important update from James Wells via comments:

A quick note on downloading it - intuitively you want to click on "Read for Free" but that's Kindle Unlimited and it leads you down the road to sign up for that (ultimately not free). What a reader wants to do is "Buy" at the cost of $0.
We encourage you to download it, and to share the link with anyone who may benefit from reading about our two care-giving journeys, whether they've already traveled that road or if it's a road not yet taken, but facing them or their loved ones in the near future.

The book, Her Final Year: A Care-Giving Memoir, is comprised of quite a bit of material first posted here on Daily Kos. The posts were made during our respective caregiving journeys - in fact, that's how we initially met: we stumbled across each other's posts, and realized there was another Kossack going through almost exactly the same type of journey that we were on.

We also found that the folks here were very receptive to reading about the journey.

We kept in touch, and after our loved ones passed on, while we were recuperating our own health, we discussed assembling our collective experiences and making them available for others.

The result was a work that has had an impact on several others - it's garnered 26 reviews on Amazon, consisting of 23 five-star reviews and 3 four-star reviews.

For us, the writing and sharing process was cathartic. The intent of the book was to share the combined experiences so that others may also benefit, possibly prepare, and - ultimately - heal. In terms of "success" with regard to our intent, it seems very much like we intended: sales of the book weren't spectacular, but the free downloads we've been providing of the electronic version have varied wildly - there are thousands of downloaded copies out there.

And that's fine with us. It's the story and the sharing that's important.

So, if you haven't seen or read it, feel free to grab a copy. Share the link with anyone who might appreciate or benefit from it. Let them know they don't need a Kindle, either - they can grab the free Kindle reader app for their computer or mobile device; they'll just have to sign up for an (also free) Amazon Kindle account.

And have a safe, warm, and happy Mother's Day.

Thank you.

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