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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL BORN IN 1930's, 1940's, 50's, 60's, 70's and Early 80's

First, you survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. 

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a tin, and didn't get tested for diabetes. 

Then after that trauma, your baby cots were covered with bright colored lead-based paints. You had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when you rode your bikes, you had no helmets, not to mention, the risks you took hitchhiking .. 

As children, you would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a van - loose - was always great fun. 

You drank water from the garden hosepipe and NOT from a bottle. You shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this. You ate cakes, white bread and real butter and drank pop with sugar in it, but you weren't overweight because...... YOU WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!! 

You would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach you all day. And you were OK. You would spend hours building your go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out you forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, you learned to solve the problem. 

You did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no mobile phones, no text messaging, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........YOU HAD FRIENDS and you went outside and found them! 

You fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents you played with worms(well most boys did) and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. 

You made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although you were told it would happen, you did not poke out any eyes. You rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them! 

Local teams had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! The idea of a parent bailing you out if you broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! 

This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever! The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. You had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and you learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL! And YOU are one of them! 

CONGRATULATIONS! You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good. And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

And You Shall Tell Your Children

Courtesy of Aish.com

                     My Torah Portion

Friday, November 29, 2013

G-d Gave Me The Perfect Sons

Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD; the fruit of the womb is a reward (Psalms 127:3). G-d gave me the perfect sons, both in stature and in status. I've always loved G-d since I was a little girl. I know for a fact He has approved of me too.

2nd day of Chanukah

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

We Are Winning The Bloody Battle

IACHR Urges States to Take Steps to Guarantee Rights of Rural Women

 October 15, 2013

Washington, D.C. - On the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women, which is observed on October 15, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) urges the member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS) to take steps to ensure that rural women can properly and effectively exercise their civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights.

In keeping with the principles of equality and nondiscrimination, the Commission has identified the protection of women’s rights as a priority goal in the implementation of its mandate. Discrimination and violence against women are still serious problems that are tolerated in the hemisphere and that demand a high-priority, comprehensive response by the States.

These problems are particularly acute for women who live in rural areas. Rural women face major barriers when it comes to their access to adequate economic resources; ownership of the land they work; decent, quality jobs; basic services; and justice. Poverty, indigence, and social marginalization— problems that afflict millions of people in the region—affect rural women in greater numbers. Moreover, the lack or scarcity of sources of employment in rural areas affects women in greater proportion than men. 

According to several studies, rural women are also affected to a greater extent by the lack of potable water and sanitation, which has a direct impact on their health, among other consequences.

Given that infrastructure and services are scarcer in rural areas, women who live there have to travel long distances to report acts of violence and discrimination to judicial institutions, and they incur additional costs in seeking to bring their cases to justice. Because of the problems they face in terms of access to economic resources, these situations become significant obstacles to access to justice. Rural women often do not have the information they need about mechanisms that are available to report acts of violence and discrimination. 
In addition, rural women are underrepresented in decision-making positions, and there are significant barriers to their participation in decision-making opportunities at the local, regional, and national level. They live in a context in which the exercise of their rights is denied.
The Commission has found that many of the women who lodge petitions with the IACHR live in rural areas affected by poverty and belong to groups whose needs have traditionally been excluded from the public agenda.

Many women who live in rural areas are in a particularly vulnerable situation due to the intersection of multiple forms of discrimination based on a combination of factors in addition to sex, such as race, ethnicity, economic position, and age. 

A large number of petitions that are being examined by the Inter-American Commission were lodged by rural women, most of whom are poor and some of whom are indigenous or of African descent. 

These petitions reflect situations involving structural discrimination, in which the devastating effects of intersecting types of discrimination can be observed. This situation is exacerbated by the absence of State policies, programs, and special legislation that take into account the specific needs of these groups.
On the International Day of Rural Women, the Inter-American Commission makes a special appeal to the OAS States to guarantee that the rights and service priorities for rural women are reflected effectively in their laws, policies, programs, and budgets. This is essential to achieve full protection of women’s rights and to ensure the exercise of their right to equality and nondiscrimination.

A principal, autonomous body of the Organization of American States (OAS), the IACHR derives its mandate from the OAS Charter and the American Convention on Human Rights. The Inter-American Commission has a mandate to promote respect for human rights in the region and acts as a consultative body to the OAS in this matter. The Commission is composed of seven independent members who are elected in an individual capacity by the OAS General Assembly and who do not represent their countries of origin or residence.

Yea! Habitat for Humanity. My very favorite place where I spend a lot of money. Every year, Habitat helps a family build a home. However, in some states, when you apply for SNAP and medical benefits, if you look at what you are signing, the clause will say that the state can take what they want, carte blanche if something happens to you. So, don't depend on leaving the house to your children. They will have to move out and the house sold for "bills". Habitat may not tell you that because they may not know.