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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Amid tight security Occupy Wall Street marks 3rd anniversary

Amid tight security Occupy Wall Street marks 3rd anniversary


Amid tight security Occupy Wall Street marks 3rd anniversary

Posted: 17 Sep 2014 06:12 PM PDT

Today was the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations on Wall Street to protest the problems brought on by the 2008 Financial Crisis. To commemorate this, a group of protestors met in Zuccotti Park and nearby areas.

 

I took these pictures today in Zuccotti Park and by the NY Federal Reserve & NYSE buildings in lower Manhattan. All are within about a block of each other and were central points in the OWS demonstrations 3 years ago.

 

The turnout today was much smaller than 3 years ago. In fact, there seemed to be more Police than protestors.

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Singer Pink Leads Motorcycle Ride for a Cause, Who's taking Care of our Wounded Warriors?

Posted: 17 Sep 2014 03:07 PM PDT

The White Heart Foundation hosted the 7th Annual Charity Ride to the Flags in California, on September 14th.

 

In record breaking heat, close to 1,000 motorcyclist rode forty miles, from the Naval Base in Ventura County to the 911 Waves Of Flags on display at Pepperdine University in Malibu.

 

People gathered at the military base prior to departure for a memorial salute and fly over, honoring the victims of 911 and United States Marine Cpl. Jed Morgan, who lost both legs and the use of his dominant arm in an IED blast in Afghanistan

 

After the ceremony, Singer/songwriter Pink and husband Motorcycle Racer Carey Hart, along with actor Eric Christian Olsen and recording artist Butch Walker, spent time signing autographs and visiting those on the Naval Base before leading the motorcyclist to their final destination at Bluffs Park, Malibu.

 

This years ride was to raise funds for Cpl. Jed Morgan, who's dream is to relocate to Rogue River, Oregon and start his own business and care for his wife and new born baby. The money raised by the White Heart Foundation will help facilitate this move as well as provide a home sutible for Morgan's mobility.

 

With all that is happening in the world today.... the dark looming threat of terrorist acts and impending war... I think it is important to stop and ask, "Who is taking care of our Wounded Warriors?" "How will they care for their families?"

 

Donations will continue to be accepted for Morgan, as well as other Wounded Warriors at White Heart Foundation.

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It is time to move beyond spanking

Posted: 15 Sep 2014 03:30 PM PDT

People across all backgrounds spank ad outright abuse their children. Too many people blame how they were raised. That is no longer an excuse. We need to protect our children from violence and not use an ownership mentality over them to justify why they should be, in many cases, assaulted.

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