Friday, May 10, 2013

It's been a while, huh?

Hi everyone.


I'm really sorry that I haven't been around in a while. I know I said I would still post important things, but I haven't even done that. I've had some really bad issues, and now I'm going to ask you guys for some help.


Can you all please head over to this link, read what's been going on with me, and possibly donate/share/do whatever you can to help me out? I'm working on getting in to see a specialist too, and that isn't listed in that link. You get rewards for helping.


I'm so sorry to ask this of you all. I'd appreciate if you would at the very least share this around? The more people that see it, the more likely it is I can get some help.

http://igg.me/at/helpjesskillstress/x/3236578

Thanks so much. As soon as I get back on my feet, I'll try to get back to posting important things.

As always, if you have any questions, or anything I can do for ya'll, email me at elvishbutterfly@hotmail.com.

-- Kitty

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Updates 3/2/13

Hello everyone.

Tomorrow I will be 27 years old. Feels strange to realize that I'm so much closer to 30 than 20 or even 25. But it's okay. I've been an adult for over 15 years (in actions and mental acuity) so it just feels the same. With my wife out of the country, and my family unable to visit (and I unable to visit them) due to weather, my birthday is even less important this year. Maybe I'll just celebrate my half-birthday in six months. :)


Anyway, we have some interests links from Chuck, of course. We can always count on Chuck.



-- The Violence Against Women Act passed the other day, leading to much celebration from supporters, who fought hard to get there. There is still much to be done to reach equality, though, and you can see how you can help here.

http://feministmajority.org/



-- A new bill has hit Congress. "To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 25 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or as civilian service in a Federal, State, or local government program or with a community-based agency or community-based entity, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, to provide for the registration of women under the Military Selective Service Act, and for other purposes."

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr748



-- Law enforcement officials are training their officers to break the "Sovereign Citizen" movement, and documents have been found proving this.

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/02/law-enforcements-training-document-to-stop-the-sovereign-citizen-movement-sweeping-america-2576822.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=beforeitsnews



-- The next two links are very interesting, and concern our foods here in America. Check out these links. First up, a reporter takes an in depth look at how food companies managed to get Americans addicted to their foods. Second, another look is taken at how processed food took over our lunches.

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/3/1/salt_sugar_fat_ny_times_reporter

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/3/1/pandoras_lunchbox_pulling_back_the_curtain



***Solidarity***

To contact me, email elvishbutterfly@hotmail.com. Thanks.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Updates 2/25/13

Hello everyone.


I know it has been a little while since I posted. I've been quite busy with school and doctor's visits, so I need to apologize to Chuck too, who has been reliably sending me information.


This is all from Chuck, and I am so grateful for it all. :)


-- Another new internet legislating law is making its rounds, and this time it is even more outrageous. The "Six Strikes" law would punish those accused of copyright infringement by restricting their internet access. To contest their accusations, you would have to pay a fee.

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/six_strikes_2013/?rd=1&t=2&referring_akid=2033.1940708.W7eSuE



-- This is what Democracy feels like.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/justin-wedes/this-is-what-democracy-feels-like/10151424134782974



-- 31 corporations and banks dodged $128 BILLION in taxes this year. Care to see which ones shirked their responsibilities as American companies? Look here.

http://www.politicususa.com/sanders-report-corporations-tax-dodge.html



-- If Congress doesn't reach an agreement by March 1st, "automatic" spending cuts will fall into place, cutting $85 Billion from critical programs for the poor, unemployed, and children. How will this affect them? Here's a discussion of the damages that would result from these cuts.

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/21/sequestration_what_do_the_automatic_spending



-- A reminder from Patti Smith of who really has the power in this world.

http://99getsmart.com/people-have-the-power/



-- An amazing revolution is taking place in Spain, and the photos and stories from the events are streaming out of the cities. Check it out here.

http://spanishrevolution11.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/opening-salvo/



***Solidarity***

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Updates 2/20/13

Hello everyone.


Chuck has sent in a few links for us today.


-- This movie is titled "ReGeneration," and Chuck was quite insistent that I not only share this, but watch it myself. I know what I'll be doing this Saturday! The movie is about people coming into the adult world today, and facing the endless struggle of finding a place in a struggling planet.

http://www.movie2k.to/ReGeneration-watch-movie-1761216.html



-- When it comes to Climate Change, we know that most people (and scientists) believe it is happening. So how is it that Climate Change Deniers keep getting center stage? It turns out that they have a veritable ton of help, in the form of millions of dollars coming in from the conservative and secretive Donors Trust.

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/19/the_atm_for_climate_denial_secretive



-- The nationwide strike in India is spreading across the country, with shops, schools, and government offices shutting down as people protest rising prices, expensive fuel, and the planned economic reforms the government will be implementing.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/09/201292005144775438.html



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Monday, February 18, 2013

Update 2/18/13

Hello everyone.


The largest climate march in history happened this weekend, and Chuck has sent in several links for you to see what went on.


The first link is a petition to President Obama to move forward with climate action. The rest of the links are photos from the events, and they are definitely worth looking at.

http://act.350.org/letter/Obama_ForwardonClimate/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/350org/sets/72157632781032097/

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/539375_10102366262712373_1520594399_n.jpg

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151421004337708&set=a.136077452707.110998.12185972707&type=1&theater


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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Updates 2/17/13

Hello everyone.


I have two bits of news for you today. The first is from Chuck.


-- [Chuck] Today, people from across the country are gathering on the National Mall to stand against the Keystone XL pipeline. You can pledge to stand against it too.

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/455/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=11912&tag=%5bN18taf%5d



-- Occupy LA has several news stations after them for postings on their Facebook page that appear to support alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner. Dorner was killed, although it is unknown how or by whom, in a cabin surrounded by police, which burned dramatically on television. Check out the story.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/02/14/occupy-la-claims-dorner-assassinated-for-trying-to-expose-lapd-corruption/



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Friday, February 15, 2013

Update 2/15/13

Hello everyone.


I meant to post this earlier, but my internet was being spotty. I had physical therapy today, and I believe I am finally on the road to recovery. Thanks for all the well-wishes!


In case you haven't heard, two major events happened today. The first was that an asteroid passed over Earth less than 20,000 miles above the surface. That seems like a lot until you realize that the Moon is actually over 200,000 miles away from Earth. The second event is related to the first, and you have probably already heard about it. A meteorite fell to Earth in Russia, causing a crater and injuries to over 1200 people.

The first link talks about the relation between the two events (freakily, there apparently isn't any.) The next link discusses the Russian meteorite in detail, and even includes video of the freak incident.

http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/15/asteroid-and-meteor-connected/?hpt=hp_c2

http://rt.com/news/meteorite-crash-urals-chelyabinsk-283/


Next up, this link is from Chuck. A few days ago, the Sierra Club held a civil disobedience action against the Keystone pipeline at the White House; their first in 120 years according to the second link.

http://content.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2013/02/today-civil-disobedience-today-white-house-stop-tar-sands-keystone-xl

http://truth-out.org/news/item/14583-48-arrested-at-keystone-pipeline-protest-as-sierra-club-lifts-120-year-ban-on-civil-disobedience



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