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Humidity going to push the 70 mark this week. A toon of course. yes you won along with the Grand prize is unlimited price gouging to condition you to accept this as the new normal for everyday retail prices and reduce your spending dollar.

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couldnt pass this one up

Paul ADK

Seems like I remember a promise from Pelosi, shouldn’t she be retired by now? Instead of trying to start WWIII?

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Lol. I saw one online naming the dems as the geriatric caucus.



Nichelle Nichols, Uhura in ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 89

Most people know anout “The Kiss” and MLK asking her not to leave the show and he involvement in NASA. Most importantly her role inspired young women to get involved in STEM education. She’s pictured below with her ear piece, which was made a reality as todays blue tooth and wireless ear buds. My child heros are almost gone. The series gave me hope for a better world but long long way to go. 😥😥😥 Rest in peace Nichelle and thanks for the memories

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At Rally for Levin and Tlaib, Sanders Warns AIPAC It “Cannot Buy Our Democracy”

ays before the Democratic House primary in Michigan, Sen. Bernie Sanders told hundreds of voters gathered in the Detroit suburb of Pontiac Friday night that a vote for Rep. Andy Levin would send a vital message to billionaires and corporate PACs, including one controlled by the powerful anti-Palestinian rights lobby, that “they cannot buy our democracy.”

The Vermont independent senator joined Levin and his fellow Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib at a rally to stump for the two progressive lawmakers, focusing some of his remarks on the political action committee started by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the United Democracy Project (UDP).

The UDP has poured more than $4 million into the campaign of Rep. Haley Stevens, a pro-Israel Democrat who is facing Levin in a newly-drawn district.

Sanders and Levin — who are both Jewish — oppose the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, a position which has made them targets of AIPAC. The group’s PAC has called Levin’s Two State Solution Act, which he introduced last year, “anti-Israel” and told supporters he “represents the fringe wing” of the Democratic Party in an email urging them to support Stevens.

AIPAC’s opposition to Levin, however “has nothing to do — in my view — with Israel,” Sanders said in Pontiac Friday night. “It is simply trying to defeat candidates and members of Congress who stand for working families and are prepared to demand that the wealthy and large corporations pay their fair share of taxes.”

“There is something profoundly wrong in our political system when a handful of billionaires, through super PACs that spend millions of dollars, try to defeat progressive candidates for Congress,” he added. “That is not what democracy is about. That is what oligarchy is about.”

Jewish American-led pro-Palestinian rights group IfNotNow said Friday’s rally represented “Muslims and Jews uniting for a shared future of equality and justice for all” and rejected AIPAC’s interference with the Levin-Stevens race.

from truthout

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One of the Atl Grandmothers for Peace sent out this Joni Mitchell link today. This was a performance a week ago. OMG, it brings a tear.

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Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

Here’s the text she included with the link.

Joni Mitchell’s surprise performance at the Newport Folk Festival is already becoming the stuff of legend. The unsuspecting crowd roared as the singer-songwriter stepped onto the stage in her first public performance since suffering a debilitating brain aneurysm in 2015.

And they continued to revel as the nine-time Grammy-winning singer regaled the lucky audience with many of her most beloved songs, including “Big Yellow Taxi” and “Both Sides Now,” as well as a cover of “Summertime.”

The last time Joni performed with guitar in hand in front of a paying audience was 8,660 days ago, on her 55th birthday.

Many devoted fans never thought this day would come again after Joni’s brain aneurysm – an abnormal swelling in an artery in the brain – which left her unable to speak or walk, much less play the guitar.

In an interview with CBS News following the show, Joni, who is now 78, talked about losing the ability to speak and walk, or even get out of a chair. She described the experience of the last few years as “a return to infancy.”

Joni also explained that she relearned to play guitar by watching videos of herself “to see where I put my fingers.”

On Sunday, Joni delighted festival-goers when she got up from her opulent, gold-trimmed arm chair to play a guitar solo during a rendition of “Just like This Train.”

Nearing the end of her 13-song set, Joni was seen fighting back tears.

“Did the world just stop? Did everything that was wrong with it just go away?” Joni asked the crowd. For a brief moment in time, it did.

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