Granite Mountain Hot Shots …… Sean Misner!


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Granite Mountain Hot Shots ...... Sean Misner!

The ashes of Sean Misner, one of the 19 firefighters who died last week (July 2013) in Arizona, were being transported by his wife back to their hometown on Tuesday.

She was in his truck and is pregnant with their unborn child. On every overpass for nearly 500 miles there was a tribute similar to this. Pretty damn remarkable and worthy of more media coverage than most of the other stuff that has been on TV lately.

Wanted to share because our media has seemed to overlook it.
Source: https://www.facebook.com/SeanMisnerMemorial?fref=ts

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I-Team: Castro’s Brother Speaks Out


I live in the Cleveland area. If this plea bargain of life in prison plus 1000 years makes things easier for these girls, I am fine with this decision. He faced 900 plus charges.

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CLEVELAND — In a Fox 8 exclusive, one of Ariel Castro’s brothers spoke out about the Cleveland man’s decision to plead guilty to more than 900 charges.

Life without parole plus 1,000 years is the sentence recommendation for Ariel Castro.

“If that’s what he’s got to do to save his life, then that’s good, I feel good. Save his life, ” Onil Castro told the I-Team.

Onil Castro had the misfortune, along with his brother Pedro, of being in the same car with their brother Ariel on the night Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were rescued from Ariel Castro’s home in May after ten years in captivity.

“I have no background in any of this, and neither does my brother. I don’t know where it came from,” said Onil.

Onil and Pedro Castro were later cleared of any wrongdoing, but Onil said the damage…

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Children Race in ‘Super Kids Classic’


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AKRON – Soap Box Derby champions from across the country are preparing to race for their title at the All American Soap Box Derby this weekend. But on Friday, race organizers opened the track–and their hearts–to some very special kids.

The “Super Kids” race pairs children with special needs from across the country with Soap Box Derby champions who help steer as they race together in two-person cars.

Racers competed on Friday. The leaders will race again during the weekend festivities to crown a champion.

This year marks the 11th running of what is called the “Super Kids Classic.”

“It’s all about the smiles. If you look at the smiles on these kids faces, they love it,” said Mike Callahan, a Board Member for the Super Kids Classic.

“Many of our kids, because of the degree of their disability, this is the only thing they have ever…

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Gender Bias


Sexual harrassment is a crime and it is unacceptav=ble

Sexual harrassment is a crime and it is unacceptable

Women have a lot happening these days. We are working to make sure that we become legally equal citizens for the first time in the history of America. We still earn less than a man for the same work; even though our President Obama has signed a new bill into law, laws have to be enforced. Many women are wives, mothers and often workers in the workplace. Yes, we have a choice. We get to choose to stay home with children, go to work and not have children, or to work outside the home and have children. I have 3 daughters and they have each made the choice that works best for them.

Now we have candidate Weiner sexting with women. He is not sure of how many women. So we could conclude that these relationships were so unimportant to him he can’t remember how many there were. I respect his wife and her decision. It wouldn’t be mine, but this is feminism.  A woman has the right to decide what she will put up with and what she can’t take for another moment.

Then there is Mayor Filner of San Diego. Mayor Filner who has a plethora of women coming out with ugly stories of what he did to them. These are all professional women; one is a Rear Admiral.  The accusations include, but are not limited to, touching the posterior, licking of the face, putting a woman into a headlock, trying to force a kiss on an unwilling woman. It makes me sick. I wonder what it takes to go from Filner’s behavior to Ariel Castro. Castro held three women here in Cleveland as slaves for a decade. There is one child who survived from his raping one of these women. Other fetuses were killed. To protect the young women from the further trauma of having to testify, the court has given Castro a life sentence plus 1000 years. It was done to save the women from more victimization.

Mayor Filner states that his behavior is in contrast to his belief i n equality, and justice. He apologized to the community and the women. Is it enough? I fear not. Years of disrespect of women doesn’t just stop.

Filner is accepting responsibility for his actions, he says.  He will be entering behavioral therapy on August 5.  He is not planning on stepping down as mayor. A two week stay in a rehab center isn’t learning not to be a sex offender. It is a vacation. He loudly declares this is his first step in becoming a better person…in two weeks.

These are men who are uncomfortable with women in power and need to intimidate them.  It is wrong morally and criminally to use this behavior to keep women in their place.

If anything like this has ever happened to you in the workplace, report it. No man has the right to touch you in any unwanted way.

If anything like this has ever happened to you in the workplace, report it. No man has the right to touch you in any unwanted way. 

If you have been touched, licked, patted in the workplace and if it makes you feel as though your job is at risk, report it. These actions are not part of your job description and must not be tolerated. Your self-respect is being walked on and you are being used. It is scary, but there are women’s organizations who will help and the ACLU will help and possibly be your legal council. Take care of yourself and make sure male coworkers are not allowed into your personal space.

Can you answer the questions?

Can you answer the questions?

By the way, this is all part of the WAR ON WOMEN. You remember the war:  the one Congress is attempting to use against every American woman.  These conditions are part of the reason why we are not legally equal.  And they are why we still need to fight to be equal.

Unwanted touching is against the law. Speak up!

Unwanted touching is against the law.
Speak up!