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Category Archive for 'Higher Ground'

Aww. Go read the rest of Andrea Gardner’s post: Dear woman behind me in line at the grocery store, You don’t know me. You have no clue what my life has been like since October 1, 2013. You have no clue that my family has gone through the wringer. You have no clue that we […]

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Flash mob

Link: As World War I got underway, Romain Rolland and Hermann Hesse, two Swiss writers, appealed to their war-frenzied friends in France and Germany citing the lede to the choral movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony: O Freunde, nicht diese Töne! sondern laßt uns angenehmere anstimmen! (Friends, not these sounds! Let us rather make more pleasant, […]

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The #WaveOfAction extends from the day Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated to Independence Day. The campaign will begin with candlelight vigils around the world at the time of MLK’s assassination, which was 7:05 pm EST on April 4. You should be there. At former Occupy sites around the world: The Worldwide #WaveOfAction […]

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Burger King baby finds birth mom

I’m very happy for them both. Now ponder this: The attorney said the woman said that, as a 16-year-old, she was raped while traveling abroad and became pregnant. The woman said she hid the pregnancy from her parents and, after giving birth in her bedroom, felt she could not take her newborn to the hospital […]

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‘Sorry for your loss’

The strange thing is, all that Phelps hate brought out the love in people: Westboro Baptist Church members were met with a notable counter-protest at their first protest since the group’s founder died: a sign that read “sorry for your loss.” Counter-protesters held up the sign at a Westboro Baptist Church protest of a Lorde […]

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I am so inspired by the people fighting back against the ALEC-fueled takeover of North Carolina: Nearly 40 Moral Monday Georgia activists today were arrested for interrupting proceedings throughout the Georgia Capitol in an effort to urge Gov. Nathan Deal to expand Medicaid – and block legislation that would strip him of the authority to […]

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Fred Phelps is dying

And it doesn’t make me feel happy. Nor do I want to picket his funeral. I guess if I’m anything, it’s relieved. But the hate he taught lives on in many of his children (who for some reason, excommunicated him last year) and that legacy will live on. Bookmark It

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Sometimes people are wonderful

Aren’t they? Bookmark It

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Menstrual man

What an amazing story. And what a great way to empower poor women! Bookmark It

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Free lunch

This is the way to do it. If it’s a poor population, give it to all of them without any paperwork: On Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will announce the expansion of a pilot program that gives all students, regardless of income, free school meals, including breakfast […]

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