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         This is a reprint of a  letter to the Wichita Eagle  from Dr. Patrick Pirotte, which explains why renewable energy is important for our future. Dr. Patrick Pirotte, O.D., is a board certified Fellow in the  College of Optometrists in Vision Development  and treats children with vision and learning-related vision problems. He lectures nationwide on the diagnosis and treatment of vision problems in children and on the impact of vision problems on learning and classroom performance. He is a member of the  Citizens Climate Lobby  and is an advocate for their carbon fee and dividend system to ensure a healthy future for our children. The letter below is reprinted with his permission: “I read with interest recent statements by Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., about...
    Posted in: Environment | 4 comments

    Dear Sarah

    By sarah reasoner grey, 2016-12-15
    Dear Sarah,     How does a person socialize without getting 'matched' at every social event?  I like being single, am good at it, and now at the age of 44 I am good with remaining a bachelor forever. The problem is everyone I know seems to know a woman who I would supposedly love to meet, it is getting ridiculous. I am not shy and can make my own arrangements. My sister is the worst offender because she works in an office with hordes of women and is always trying to blind date me. When I tell her and others no thanks they get hostile, ask me if I am gay, or insist I tell them what is wrong with me. I have told many people that I am not a person who wishes to have a mate of any gender. What the hell, I like the simplicity of bachelorhood, am not...
    Posted in: Advice | 5 comments
    In 2016, two protests were held over the use of public land. It would seem reasonable that the law enforcement authorities would respond the same to each situation, but that was not the case. The Malheur Refuge Standoff : In January, armed militants seized the headquarters of the Malheur national wildlife refuge in Oregon to protest the conviction of Dwight and Steven Hammond for arson on federal BLM land. The charges were brought because the fires had endangered the lives of firefighters.  Ammon Bundy, the son of the anti-government protester Cliven D. Bundy,  led the protest. The militants declared the federal government had no authority to manage the federal lands and demanded that the federal government cede ownership of BLM federal lands and the refuge to the state. The...
    Posted in: Environment | 5 comments

    Dear Sarah

    By sarah reasoner grey, 2016-12-03
    Dear Sarah,   I am an only child who has been married to a man (Bud E.) for 24 years, he has 2 younger sisters who are still unmarried and we have one daughter who is a special needs young adult. Until recently my husband Bud was always saying that he wished he had a brother to spend s ome at home time with, to be with to go fishing and hunting in the Fall. It was always especially hard at holiday time as he was always the only man. He has long been est ranged  from h is mother and his father died of pancreatic cancer five years ago. So it has been hard on him. He works very hard on the third shift at IBM (12 hour shifts). About five years ago around the time his father died we got a phone call from an unknown caller who started the...
    Posted in: Advice | 3 comments

    As We Give Thanks

    By Moonchild63, 2016-11-23
    As We Give Thanks
    Before the hustle & bustle of the holiday festivities, I wanted to wish you & yours the merriest of turkey days. As Gratitude is an attitude - may all adopt &/or spread it on the day of Thanks & beyond. Have A Blessed Day✌
    Posted in: Not News | 1 comments

    "May You Live In Interesting Times"

    By Moonchild63, 2016-11-15
    "May You Live In Interesting Times"
    Although it is used as a 'Toast' (usually @ the New Year's) it is also in lure purported to be a 'Curse!' - well "Toast or Curse," We the people's of America do (presently) "... Live in Interesting Times." I put to NT "How does one hold their nose where Sexual Assault & Abuse are Concerned!?" & got '0' takers, yet later posted a seeded link "Hillary Wins Popular Vote & its Growing!," which presently has over 150 responses. I guess, I should be heartened & encouraged as a non-answer is my Answer! & that 'No One' can or would dare (obviously) attempt a justification. I guess that I am a New Breed of American, Woman, African descendent, as well as Child of a Higher Good! As, I don't get 'angry' people, yet like the Tee-Shirt says agree "They Suck!" As for...

    Dear Sarah

    By sarah reasoner grey, 2016-11-14
    Dear Sarah,   I am so glad that I can write this letter anonymously because I wou ld never accuse anyone of wrong doing without proof. It is worrisome to me that my good friend and neighbor about a block away has been sort of missing. When I say missing I mean that the person I   walk with every afternoon is unreachable. I have been to her house twice in three weeks knocking on her door,  call her cell phone. No answer with a 'full message' recording. W hen I see her husband with the dog he tells me that she has digestive problems but it isn’t serious. I am definitely not a nosey person, but I am concerned for her. We have been walking together with our dogs for more than 4 years, and in that time we have confided...
    Posted in: Advice | 12 comments

    You can't always get what you want.

    By Dean Moriarty, 2016-11-13
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    How Does One Hold Their Nose Where Sexual Assault & Abuse Are Concerned!?
    Well, the people have spoken & some are presently speaking back regarding the so called president elect & those who held secret meetings, yelled "LIAR" @ State of Union, Obstructed on "Birtherism" A/K/A DEFAMATION (which is an Actionable Tort Mr. President, not just something for a defamer - in transition to power - to Skirt on hummph Principle!) Or Changed their job description to 'One-Terming" to undermine the people's (@ that time "Mandate") Voice regarding " Hope & "the changes" they voted and Won (twice) for, but to Hear the Revere today They #Never belly-ached & worked Hard @ reconciliation & bipartisanship in 2008 & 2012, yet LIKE the MESS that Bush made (& left to the left to Clean Upo) & the Actual Two wins of Obama - They wish...

    Regarding Last Night!

    By Moonchild63, 2016-11-09
    Regarding Last Night!
    This was my response to comment on NT article regarding Canada's response to our election, as well as "Hillary Conceded": As bad as that is, I am glad she did. (conceding) The victory laps have begun, yet WORK must begin & how much Hope do you have from people who Obstructed Change on the Humbug of Skin (esp. in the 21st century) because it still comes down to some basic facts: The Republicans had 8 years & lost, didn't do it well or graciously, but gripped & whined, *itched & moaned. Refused to do ANYTHING but shore up the White Collar, War and many other criminals that Bushonomics made! Bernie went establishment to beat the establishment, yet that move didn't help McCain and it certainly didn't help Hillary (yet for those going after her - NOTHING would)...

    & I quote Serendipitously

    By Moonchild63, 2016-11-05
    & I quote Serendipitously
    Funny, the 90's seem to be back! The feebies found some pardon documents from the 1990's (wink) & how they relate to Hillary's job as Sec. of State is any bodies guess pffffft There is nothing wrong with staying home nor is there wrongness in working (in or outside the Home a Woman's work is Never done - come on ladies ya know it is True!), yet "We" know the wrong here and it is not the awesome & Over qualified female candidate for President! People will always try to put you in a box, heck they make the question illegal but unless you happen to be the cool texasbama herself the Box still applies - so says the much Heralded bushwhacking, gropper who views Serial bankruptcy filing, as Business Success (pitiful) Hate me cuz ya Ain't me real mature. "To appreciate the...

    Just Chilling Listening to Ed Sheeran!

    By Moonchild63, 2016-11-04
    Just Chilling Listening to Ed Sheeran!
    I LOVE "I See Fire!" & "God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water but the fire next time." James Baldwin I find both even more fitting looking over the Media Feed & Feedback, but still, I will add to the get Out the, Rock the & "Don't boo, Boo" - Vote pieces - as "I See Fire" hollowing souls! Those, I Loved, but never knew paid Prices that I ("We") can only Imagine and this song makes me feel EVERY INCH of those Sacrifices. Unfortunately, I haven't sat down with Skip Gates, but 100% anything - other than Human can I (or Any for that Matter) call myself, yet Price was/is Still paid! "We" fought back against Jaded Big Money & they Used the Usual Minions & Unconstitutional Minion 🐂 with the twist of Mr....
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