Welcome to the Carnival of Chaos! It has been a busy couple of months for me and in the world. Occupy has spread worldwide. The American media, as well as the police, have shown that they are no better than any of the countries we like to demonize. I would like to remember that courageous group of NYPD in Albany that stood down and denied orders arrest the peaceful demonstrators!
If you are part of the 99% and have a story or comment for the 1% then you can go here! Write to those that are in the 1%, this is my letter....
I have six children 5-16 yrs. and live off of $12-15,000 a year. As you can imagine this is a difficult task. I home school all of them, so my money has to do a lot. Paper, pencils, crayons and books are expensive in my reality. I buy all our clothes at a thrift store or Salvation Army. Just about the ONLY new thing we buy are socks and underwear. The only way we make it is because we receive food stamps. (for that the hoops are many and I see how many deserving families can not do it). It is about $1000 a month to feed all eight of us. I challenge you to feed eight people on that! And make it healthy!
Last week my husbands paycheck bounced. It then began the roll of fees in the banks and with those bills that we paid out on the funds. It will take us weeks to catch up and we will have to do without.
I wonder if you live paycheck to paycheck? What do you struggle with ?
I consider myself blessed to be able to educate my children and to afford a roof over my head(we have been homeless).There are others who have less than us.
I believe deeply that a roof,food, health care and access to equal education are rights not a commodity for the highest bidder. Profit is a well educated and healthy community not a large bank account. If you think we are asking to spread the poverty then yes, in a sense we are. I think you and those in your reality could do with less and the rest of us could do much better with a little more!
What do you believe? What God do you follow?What doctrine do you spread by your actions and life style?
"Once I was in Victoria, and I saw a very large house. They told me it was a bank and that the white men place their money there to be taken care of, and that by and by they got it back with interest. "We are Indians and we have no such bank; but when we have plenty of money or blankets, we give them away to other chiefs and people, and by and by they return them with interest, and our hearts feel good. Our way of giving is our bank."
Chief Maquinna, Nootka
May you be granted wisdom to accompany your knowledge.
I would also ask for all to remember Scott Olsen who was at the Oakland Occupy. A soldier of two tours in Iraq returned unharmed to be brutalized in his own country by those that live off of his tax dollars for exercising his First Amendment rights. Truth is stranger than fiction!
In my personal life, the bees were taken to the fields and the gardens are still being planted. The winter greens are so delicious. Halloween is tonight, I am wring ahead of post. The kids are in their costumes already(9AM!) and I have a birthday,turning 10!, tomorrow. Skate boarding has become a new obsession with the boys, any mode of transport is great with me.
Our submissions this time are quite wonderful. Take the time to visit and leave a comment that tells them where you found their link!
What I do for Eden
If you must spend $ but if you do not have enough to spend on iPad stuff look for open source!
A fun idea for any kid!
Rebecca Turner presents How Your Perception of The World Map is Wrong posted at 1000 Weird Facts.
This is good stuff! For too long we have seen the world from the wrong view! We are the ones 'down under"!
Laura Grace Weldon presents Fun Theory posted at Laura Grace Weldon, saying, "Fun is highly individual. It can’t be easily pre-packaged, even though promoters of textbooks, curricula, and enrichment programs assert their products do just that."
Laura is right but what will you do about it? Someone once said "If you want your child to go to Harvard,send them outside to play". I am usually annoyed by forum moms/teachers that are sure they need the next new edu toy. The trees are my kids toys!
Natural learning can facilitate formal learning.
JamescReedJr. presents The Razor Blade: Morning Tea posted at The Razor Blade, saying, "Great little article on being a writer. Blog is a philosophical in nature but the writer ties everything together in a way that is easily understood."
Thoughts of a young man.
Aloysiusmenulis presents Can Civil Disobedience ever be moral? posted at aloysiusmenulis.
I believe it is more than moral, it is our duty!
Katie Gilbert presents 11 Important Leaders in LGBT Education posted at Best Online Colleges.com, saying, "LGBTQIA individuals and organizations still have a ways to go before they can enjoy full equality in today's society, but that doesn't mean accomplishments and milestones pushing them towards broader acceptance should ever go ignored or unacknowledged."
William Hambleton Bishop, MA presents The Oppression of Creativity and Progression | How regulation, oversight, managed care, and “Big Brother” oppress growth | thoughts from a therapist posted at Thoughts from a Therapist, saying, "this is a post about how regulation hinders creativity... it is a call to do things many ways instead of the"right way.""
Acumen Associates presents Dolch Sight Word Activities – Irregular Verbs posted at sight words game.
And so I say go in peace but when peace is not possible fight for the greater good!
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