Friday, August 28, 2015

Muhammad Ali Tribute ✰ The Greatest

My Mother. Loved Muhammad Ali And so do I.

✰Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee, These are the words of Muhammad Ali✰ 


The Greatest!



"Walk On The Roof, Is An Expression. It's Like, Getting To The Top. 

Not To Be Taken Literally.

This October, make Halloween count by Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF. Doing so will help get things like water, education and medicine to the children who need it most. Your efforts will show that you believe ZERO children should be without the basic necessities that we often take for granted.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF

You can still ask for candy. Just stick out your trick or treat bag  and the UNICEF box and smile!


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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 17:  Muhammad Ali holding the Heavyweight Title Belt that he received from Ring Magazine.  (Photo by Phil Greitzer/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)


Monday, August 3, 2015

Tell Pres Obama, Please Don't Let Another Gulf Coast Oil Spill Happen!

Scientists found 10 million gallons of oil; the size of Rhode Island in area, settled on the sea floor, under the Gulf of Mexico. Feb 4, 2015 Business Insider OilPrice.com

Democratic Senators from states along the East Coast roundly criticized the Obama administration's plan to allow offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. Jan 27, 2015 CNN

Tell Pres Obama, "Stop offshore drilling!" Jan 27, 2015 CNBC

Contact Elected Officials Tell Them Too.

The BP Oil Disaster

Health Concerns Persist Over Gulf Coast Oil Spill

LEAN Louisiana Environmental Action Network/LeanP.O. Box 66323
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
telephone (225) 928-1315
email contact@leanweb.org

A series of forums called Truth-Out for the Gulf, focused on how the Deepwater Disaster is affecting health and daily life.

Dr. Wilma Subra Presents Evidence Of The Toxicity Of The Gulf And The Seafood!


July 2010
Ms. Kellie Fellows speaks about her experience while working to clean beaches along the gulf coast. For more information on the BP Oil Spill and other environmental issues visit, http://leanweb.org


Feb 2011

Peace And Justice
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Thanks  Pres, for saying you'll veto any tar sands legislation. Yes; we have to save the planet, it's the only home we have. 

Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life.
Define yourself.
Robert Frost

The Whistle blower Protection Program
New Whistle blower Statute Enacted October 15, 2010

US Department of Labor   
OSHA Occupational Safety
And Health Administration
  
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
Telephone: 800-321-OSHA (6742) TTY: 877-889-5627


♥SuAnne Big Crow Boys and Girls Club♥

SuAnne Big Crow Boys and Girls Club



SuAnne Big Crow was a star basketball athlete from South Dakota.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America 

South Dakota Voices for Children

Help For The Okiciyap Community Food Pantry/And A Links "Information-A-Thon" For Everyone.



About Okiciyap

Okiciyap is a 501(c) 3, non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

It is a food pantry and youth program on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.
Serving the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations.

A Community Organization working to improve life on the Cheyenne River Reservation.

Through collaborative partnerships with families, community, and agency resources, Okiciyap provides a continuum of supportive human services based on an individualized comprehensive assessment of family strengths and needs.

Wish Lists

Also; some new, children's (and adult's) clothing, would be nice.
To Donate
Contact

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South Dakota Voices for Children

Super Indian Comics Facebook

Indianz.Com Internet News Resource

Native American (Lakota) Facts For Kids

Lakota Language

Lakota Sioux Nation Facebook

♥Lakota Children Taken♥ Petition To Keep Them With Their Families♥

Lakota People's Law Project

♥For All My Friends And Good People Everywhere♥

How to Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Find information in your state about incorporating your nonprofit organization and charitable activities.
 
State Filings For Nonprofits And Charitable Activities State Forms and Information.



Incorporate Your Business/State Licenses



US Small Business Association
10 Steps to Starting a Business
About the SBA
SBA Office of Native American Affairs
Habitat For Humanity
How To Apply For A Habitat For Humanity House
Habitat For Humanity Fact Sheet (Frequently Asked Questions)
Where Habitat For Humanity Builds United States & Canada

USA.gov
Tribal Governments

Housing Help: Home Repairs/Modifications Including Resources for Native Americans

A-Z Index of US Government Departments and Agencies





Jingle Dresses

Jingles



The American Indian College Fund's mission is to raise scholarship funds for American Indian students at qualified tribal colleges and universities and to generate broad awareness of those institutions and the Fund itself. The Fund provides scholarships to approximately 3,500 students annually.

Apply for Scholarships

American Indian College Fund   
8333 Greenwood Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221
Toll Free: 800.776.3863    
Phone: 303.426.8900

Seminole State College Oklahoma

Oglala Lakota College Contact Information

Federal Financial Aid



I Wish Everyone♥  Peace, Prosperity (In All Things), And Justice

Native American Wisdom Quotes

Lakota National Anthem Flag Song



Being from New Jersey; until I came to Dkos, I knew very little about what's going on with Native American People nowadays.

I know about history. But that is all. So I did some research and learned a lot.

I tried to cover all the needs of the Lakota People in this diary (and all Native Americans), issues that my research showed needed addressing. This info is also for anyone who needs help.
Natural Insect Repellent Plants And Pesticides

Mosquito Repellent Plants

Everglades National Park



7 Generations for Native Americans in Maine and New Hampshire
If you visit New Hampshire's White Mountains be sure to stop in at
Sister Crows Native American Shop Webpage
(Facebook)
Contact/Address:
Sister Crow's Native American Shop 2627 White Mountain Highway North Conway, NH 03860
phone (603) 356-2444
I have no interests in this business, Sister Crow, is just a nice lady and besides all the beautiful Native American merchandise, she also has, the freshest, best, all natural incense, and herbs, anywhere.

If you need a Cab in the Conway NH area-Call Fast Taxi 603-356-0000 Another great small business.
How to Apply for Food Stamps

The SNAP Map/State Info The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) The federal Food Stamp Program, helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need for good health. Although SNAP is the national name, your state may use a different name.

Eligibility

Apply Online for Food Stamps

Find Free Summer Meals for Children in Your Community. Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish speakers) and a live operator will tell you where the closest sites serving free, nutritious summer meals are located. US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Summer Food Service Program Webinars







Updated ♥Lakota Children Taken♥ Petition To Keep Them With Their Families♥








Lakota Child Rescue Project Please Sign The Petition Here Only takes 1 minute.

Get someone you know to sign the petition too. If everyone signs and has a friend sign the petition, we can reach the goal of 100,000!


Every additional signature, further impacts the Native Foster Care discussion in Washington DC.

The petition can influence potential funding that would be essential for South Dakota’s Tribes to move forward to develop Child and Family Service Programs!

With significant help from A Positive Tomorrow, two South Dakota tribes have been awarded Title IV-E Federal Planning Grants, each worth $300,000, to begin planning the infrastructure of their own child and family planning service programs. This is a great victory for the Standing Rock and Oglala Sioux Tribes as they can now create a foster care run by Lakota, for Lakota children.

In addition to this, five other tribes have applied for the Title IV-E Grants this year, and although they have not received such grants, the Lakota People's Law Project has not lost hope and will be calling an inter-agency meeting with the Department of Justice, the Department of Interior, and Health and Human Services in Washington DC later this month. At this meeting, the funds will be requested so that Lower Brule, Flandreau, Crow Creek, Cheyenne River, and Yankton tribes can begin the process towards the creation of their own foster care system.

Thank you to everyone who has signed the petition. 50,000 Signatures, so far!

Contact Pres Obama/Whitehouse

Tell Pres Obama, Stop State Kidnapping by South Dakota
. Tell him to instruct his agencies to help the tribes bring the Lakota children home!
Contact Government-Contact information for US elected officials, government programs, departments, and agencies. USA.gov

Lakota People's Law Project Problems and Solutions

This short film; “Hearts on the Ground.” Film director; Kalyanee Mam, documents South Dakota’s Forced Taking of Lakota Children. Free the Lakota Children! 

The video, is at the center of a new “Bring Lakota Children Home” Campaign. The epidemic of child taking by the State of South Dakota is tearing thousands of Lakota Sioux families apart.

The campaign, on behalf of thousands of Lakota Sioux families whose children have illegally and forcibly been removed from their families and tribes, demands that President Obama compel the Department of Justice to enforce the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978, and stop the State of South Dakota’s war on Lakota children.

Every day, Lakota Grandmothers are illegally denied their right to foster their own grandchildren.

The South Dakota Department of Social Services rejects grandmothers for such trivial reasons as too few rooms in a home, too small of a home, too old, decades old crimes, and even rumors.

South Dakota continues to violate the federal law by placing 90% of the 750 Lakota foster children it seizes each year into non-Native homes and facilities, instead of with relatives or tribal homes.

Both federal law and the United Nations define this behavior as genocide. Only tribal programs are placing foster children with their relatives.

President Obama has the authority to order three federal agencies (the Department of the Interior, the Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services), to provide resources to train and develop tribal family service programs and foster care systems for the nine Lakota Sioux tribal Councils.

Within a short time, the $60 million in federal funds that currently go to the State of South Dakota’s Department of Social Services to illegally remove Indian children and force them into foster care, can instead be spent and managed by the tribes, as they work to keep children with relatives, while restoring tribal sovereignty.

Lakota children are more than ten times more likely to be forcibly removed from their parents and comprise about 60% of all foster children in the state.

In more than 90% of the cases, simply alleged “neglect,” as opposed to sexual or physical abuse, is given as the reason for the forced taking, sometimes at gunpoint, sometimes while at school, or in the middle of the night. Poverty equals “neglect” in the mind of the State workers.

What is happening to Lakota children and families in South Dakota today is precisely the sort of activity that Congress intended to stop when it passed the Indian Child Welfare Act. 

The Act mandates; that when states remove Native American children from their parents, they must be placed with relatives from their extended family, or with other members of their tribe, or with members of other tribes.

Only; when an active effort for such placements fail, are states allowed to place Native Americans in white foster homes, or state run foster care facilities
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The Department of Social Services in South Dakota continues to deny child placements to willing and capable relatives, while “stripping” parents of all parental rights to ever see their children again, for “violations” as trivial as failing to show up at parenting classes.

South Dakota designates every Native child in its foster care system as “special needs,” receiving up to $79,000 from the federal government for their care annually.


Then forcing many to take mind-altering drugs, even some as young at 18 months of age. Medicare spending for foster care child prescriptions in South Dakota increased more than 1,000 percent in the recent decade, while suicide rates for young Lakota children are 12 times the national average, and among the highest in the world. Some of the suicides are clearly related to the forced medications.

More than a century after being forced from their ancestral lands onto reservations, the 70,000 members of the Lakota Sioux nation remain the poorest, most oppressed people in the United States.

Let's turn around 150 years of cruel abuse to Lakota families.
Thanks!

Nat Geo Highlights Lakota Resilience in South Dakota-but We Are Struggling to get our Children Back by Kossack, Madonna Thunder Hawk

Lakota People

Lakota Language

Oglala Lakota Nation, Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Oglala Sioux Tribe

Lakota

Lakota Culture And Spirituality

✰HOPE✰

Love, Peace And Justice
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If you're ever in the White Mountains of New Hampshire; Visit, Sister Crow's, Native American Store. Web page
Facebook

Call 603-356-2444
 Open 11am-4pm.

Beautiful Handmade Native American, Everything! Clothing, Jewelry, Dolls, Books, CD's, Cards, Herbs, Incense And More.

I have no interests in this store. Sister Crow is a very nice lady and has beautiful, quality merchandise. So I wanted to share.

Friday, May 22, 2015

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


Drowning and Near-Drowning: Prevention and Treatment

Secondary drowning can cause death 48 hours after exposure to water

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Never Mix Alcohol/Drugs With Activities Near, Or In The Water! Never Swim or Boat When Intoxicated!

Never, swim out further than you can swim back to shore from in 30 seconds.

Teach Children To Swim.

Picture Illustrations How to Do CPR on an Adult

How to Perform CPR
First, Dial 911


Infant/Child CPR


I just wanted to share my experiences and some good advice about swimming safety.

I keep reading in the news about young people drowning. So I wrote this for everyone, everywhere.

Rip Tides (current)

An extremely strong channel of water flowing seaward from near the shore (see photos), through the surf line. National Weather Service-Rip Current Safety

Typical flow is at 0.5 metres per second (1–2 feet per second), and can be as fast as 2.5 metres per second (8 feet per second).

Rip Current


Rip Current Identification


I grew up in Bayonne and Southern New Jersey (Brick Town. About 20 miles from Seaside Heights Boardwalk) and spent every summer swimming in its ocean and occasionally in its lakes. But mostly in the ocean.

I've swam at beaches, from Point Pleasant to Atlantic City.

The ocean is not a place for an inexperienced swimmer, no matter how calm it looks.

If caught in an outgoing tide; or rip tide, Don't Try To Swim In To The Shore. SWIM SIDEWAYS FROM ONE SIDE OF THE BEACH TO THE OTHER. Rip tides are sudden and are only in parts of the water.

Don't panic. If you swim sideways you will swim out of the rip tide affected water. It's impossible to fight the tide and try to swim in. It will just keep pulling you out further.

The ocean may look beautiful, inviting and fun, but it can also be very dangerous for anyone who is not a strong swimmer. If you don't swim really good. Swim in the motel pool and stay in the shallow end. Pools can be dangerous too.

Always wear a life jacket-(swim vest), if you are not an experienced swimmer and always when boating.

Children's Swim Vests

Adult's Swim Vests

(I have no interests in these above companies. I just wanted to provide some links where economical swim vests were available).

Use caution when swimming in lakes, rivers, streams and generally everywhere. Riverbeds, streams etc, often contain tree roots and other debris that a swimmer can get caught on. 

The fresh water, unlike the salt water of the ocean, doesn't provide any buoyancy which helps you to float .

Buoyancy Salt Water vs. Fresh Water
by Chris Sullivan
Also, the mud bottoms can pull one down.

Always wear a bathing suit when swimming (or at the most, cotton shorts and a tee shirt). Do Not wear heavy clothing, like jeans. You'll sink like a stone!

When in a desperate situation in the water you do not need an extra 8 pounds (aprox weight of a wet pair of jeans) pulling you down!

I learned how to swim by age five using a swim/life vest. I still almost drowned in a lake, once when I was a teenager.

I was just wading and stepped into a drop (also called a dip). The next thing I knew, I was over my head and going down.

I was wearing jeans and they became heavy as lead and were pulling me under and that was it!

Luckily I had the time to tear them off and then I managed to struggle back up to the surface.

At the time I was surrounded by people close enough to almost touch me. But apparently no one saw me go under.

I am a most experienced swimmer. If I can almost drown, anyone can!

NEVER SWIM, WHERE THERE IS NO LIFEGUARD PRESENT AND NEVER SWIM ALONE!

Never jump into unfamiliar water. As well as never dive into unfamiliar water.

One never knows how deep the water is, local and current tide strength, whether it's full of large rocks and other hazards that one can hit.



And Never Drive While Intoxicated! Not drunk, or stoned.



Mothers Against Drunk Driving/Quotations

Drunk Driving Prevention Tools
Make a Plan and Stick to the Plan.

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Family Education Network

 

Greater Newark/New York Fresh Air Fund Sends Children To Summer Camp

Help For The Okiciyap Community Food Pantry/And A Links "Information-A-Thon" For Everyone. Full of Links to gov't resources for everyone, with great videos.

Friday, April 3, 2015

♥Happy Easter And Happy Passover♥

The Best Of Holidays To Everyone

How To Make An Easter Bunny
Crafts, Recipes And More. Click On Each Picture.



Easter Desserts

Low Glycemic Natural Sweeteners

Low Glycermic Foods.

Sugar-Free Recipes

Vegetarian Recipes

Passover 2015 begins in the evening of Friday, April 3rd and ends in the evening of Saturday, April 11th.

Jewish Traditions And Mitzvah Observances

Jewish Holidays

Passover Recipes

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For My Grandparents Sarah Saiewitz and Nathan Atkins. 
The nicest people one might ever meet!

Adopt A Bubbe Or Zayde

Action For Post-Soviet Jewry Inc
24 Crescent Street, Suite 306
Waltham, MA 02453
PHONE (781) 893-2331
FAX (781) 647-9474
ActionPSJ@aol.com

Give A Bubbe or Zayde In Your Loved Ones Honor It's a Gift They Won't Want To Exchange

The Adopt A Bubbe Or Zayde Program provides food, medicine, bed linens, clothing, eyeglasses, hearing aids, utility payments, and other items for those unable to exist on their pensions.

Since the break up of the Soviet Union in 1991 with the resulting hyperinflation, pensions have become almost worthless.  At the same time, food, clothing, medicine and apartments are no longer subsidized by the government, and the prices for these have risen beyond the reach of most pensioners.
Kean University Fraternity To Build House For Homeless In Newark NJ.

A Home For The Homeless

Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland

Knock Museum

☮PEACE☮
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Earth Justice Reverend Billy





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Also; I just wanted to share one of my favorite catalogs, eCatalogs oriental trading co. I have no interests in this company, I've just, been a customer since the 1980's.