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Works at artsy stuff, website design, social networking, marketing, graphics, photographer, writer... some call me 'life coach', other's call me pastor, i'm unworthy of such lofty titles
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I rally like this app!

CCleaner for Android helped free 275.43 MB from my phone!
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Only one small issue. But first, because if the resent Guardian article. Love 💘 💘 this app!

But I can't tag people or pages from anywhere inside of the app. Thanks
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Sorry. This app totally failed on my Asus tablet.

It works ok on my cell, but lacks 'share to page' options. Can't tag people or pages. Photos appear full screen, with no option to see the whole image.. Select All, doesn't work. Copy/Paste fails too.

In brief, after a few days, I've sadly uninstalled and returned to the Facebook app. 
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If you're using the Facebook or Twitter app, you'll want to read this article.

Then get the Metal for Facebook and Twitter app. You won't regret it! Especially if your an older or cheap phone.
 
Here's a piece in today's Guardian about Facebook and Metal: 
Facebook’s Android app negatively impacts performance and battery life, even when it’s only running in the background, users find
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The terrible truth of the Pope's message against consumerism was brought home by those most often ignored and marginalized in our fair city. Even as the Pope called for us to care for those most in need, their cries were ignored, voices unheard.
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The terrible truth of the Pope's message against consumerism was brought home by those most often ignored and marginalized in our fair city. Even as the Pope called for us to care for those most in need, their cries were ignored, voices unheard.
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This is a classic example of how the average person ends up forever homeless on the streets.. You may think that's hyperbole, an exaggeration, but the truth is, i've fine tuned the questions that i ask, when i meet a homeless person..

How many have i met? LOL, you wont believe me, but i try to set my minimum at one per week - that's a new person, someone that i've never met before.. There are times and places that i'm able to exceed that number of people, but i don't count them.. how long have i been doing this? 20+ years, probably 30, but 20 years ago i set that number and i've mostly kept up with the task. That's 7,300 individuals that i've interviewed and handed a dollar or more to, and often cigarettes also. I also do keep track of 'things' given, food, clothing, shoes, socks, back packs, tents.. most of those things come to me free, i just hand those on to someone else..

Why do i do these things? When i was in need, no one helped me. It pissed me off that even those places that i expected to find help at, turned me and others away. Or made it so hard to cooperate with, that complying, would have caused more harm. Yes, later i did use those resources, and yes, every single time, it set me back.

Back on topic - my new friend Lis, didn't reach out to me, i merely stumbled into her and read her story. And i want Y'all to read this story, knowing that i'm telling you, it's a common story. BAD Things happen to good people. It happens every day and their are vultures circling to capture and destroy these people. Read Lis' story here:
https://www.gofundme.com/x44mcfyc
Hello Everyone... This is an extremely difficult thing for me to do - but I am completely out of options at this point in my life. Some of you may or may not know that I was living a good life in Myrtle Beach, SC about 2 years ago. I lived there for over 6 years with my lil dog. My job went und...
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“Sure, sign me up for a life of servitude and abject poverty, where all of my labor enriches ‘the ruler’, so that he can live a life of leisure and plenty. I’ll strip the land tha…
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Record Number of Cops Charged with Killing People in 2015 — Not a Single Officer Convicted 

Quote: "Although the number of cops charged with murder or manslaughter sharply spiked last year, not a single officer was convicted for these unjustified deaths. With less cops killed in the line of duty in 2015, the number of people killed by police increased yet again.

The accumulated number of people killed by police in the U.S. last year remains between 986 and 1,200, with The Guardian currently totaling 1,138 victims. Although many disagree on the exact number of fatalities caused by cops, most concur that 2015 saw an escalation in both the total of people killed by police and the number of officers charged with murder or manslaughter.

Within the last decade, an average of five cops per year have been charged with murder or manslaughter in fatal on-duty shootings. Last year, that number more than tripled as 18 cops were arrested for unjustified shootings. This number does not comprise non-shooting homicides, including the six Baltimore officers charged with fatally severing Freddie Gray’s spine. Nor does it include the cops who will not face criminal charges for the deaths of Tamir Rice, Zachary Hammond, Natasha McKenna, Troy Goode, or Antonio Zambrano-Montes."

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/record-number-cops-charged-murder-manslaughter-2015-single-officer-convicted/#IYewKsxZFVvgSH0q.99
The number of cops charged with murder or manslaughter spiked sharply in 2015, but this is no guarantee justice will be served.
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Once You see this thing that we've been attempting to make clear, you'll make some changes in the way you're interacting with these systems. And for you 'boycott the vote' folks. You are NOT helping. Voting the crooks out, is pretty much the only sane option that we have. In the mean time, build your small communities that aren't dependent upon this shell game that is being played. Divest. Please read and share the article. ~ tom g

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"Middle class folks were afraid that inflation would erode their savings, so they were more keen to approve draconian measures to cut wages and reduce public budgets. People on the lower rungs of the economic ladder felt the pain first. But eventually the middle class fell on the wrong side of the fence, too. Most of them became relatively poorer.

I suppose this shows the limits of democracy when information, knowledge, and ultimately power are unequally distributed.

LP: You’re really talking about birth of austerity and the way lies about public spending and budgets have been sold to the public. Why is austerity such a powerful idea and why do politicians still win elections promoting it?

OC: Austerity is so powerful today because it feeds off of itself. It makes people uncertain about their lives, their debts, and their jobs. They become afraid. It’s a strong disciplinary mechanism. People stop joining forces and the political status quo gets locked down.

Even the name of this tool, the “cyclically adjusted budget,” carries an aura of respect. It diverts our attention. We don’t question it. It creates a barrier between the individual and the political realm: it undermines democratic participation itself. This obscure theory validates, with its authority, a big economic mistake that sounds like common sense but is actually snake oil — the notion that the federal government budget is like a household budget. Actually, it isn’t. Your household doesn’t collect taxes. It doesn’t print money. It works very differently, yet the nonsense that it should behave exactly like a household budget gets repeated by politicians and policymakers who really just want to squeeze ordinary people." (cont)

https://www.salon.com/2015/12/30/austerity_is_their_greatest_weap_partner/ 
A budget approach cloaked in technical jargon has become a tool of oppression, explains economist Orsola Costantini
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The Homeless, helping the homeless. People, helping people. Working together for a change.
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When the US signed on to the Universal Declaration of HUman Rights, it accepted that things such as housing, food, clothes, education and meaningful work, were all rights that every human was entitled to and yet these conditions persist, even though we know how to solve them. It is time we hold those responsible to account, including ourselves and start enacting the policies the data has shown us works.
We are putting people at risk of preventable hypothermia death every year we haven’t completely ended homelessness. Hypothermia can strike vulnerable home...
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"Decent people see tragedy and barbarism when viewing a terrorism attack. American politicians and intelligence officials see something else: opportunity.

Bodies were still lying in the streets of Paris when CIA operatives began exploiting the resulting fear and anger to advance long-standing political agendas. They and their congressional allies instantly attempted to heap blame for the atrocity not on Islamic State but on several preexisting adversaries: Internet encryption, Silicon Valley's privacy policies and Edward Snowden.

"The real objective is to depict Silicon Valley as terrorist-helpers for the crime of offering privacy protections to Internet users."
The CIA's former acting director, Michael Morell, blamed the Paris attack on Internet companies "building encryption without keys," which, he said, was caused by the debate over surveillance prompted by Snowden's disclosures. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) blamed Silicon Valley's privacy safeguards, claiming: "I have asked for help. And I haven't gotten any help."

Former CIA chief James Woolsey said Snowden "has blood on his hands" because, he asserted, the Paris attackers learned from his disclosures how to hide their communications behind encryption. Woolsey thus decreed on CNN that the NSA whistleblower should be "hanged by the neck until he's dead, rather than merely electrocuted."

In one sense, this blame-shifting tactic is understandable. After all, the CIA, the NSA and similar agencies receive billions of dollars annually from Congress and have been vested by their Senate overseers with virtually unlimited spying power. They have one paramount mission: find and stop people who are plotting terrorist attacks. When they fail, of course they are desperate to blame others."
Snowden did not tell terrorists anything they did not already know. They have known for years that the US government is trying to monitor their communications. What the Snowden disclosures actually revealed was that the US government is monitoring the Internet communications and activities of hundreds of millions of innocent people under the largest program of suspicionless mass surveillance ever created.
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Vermont Only State With Zero Police Kills in 2015
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Vermont is currently the only state where zero people have been killed by police in 2015, according to The Guardian‘s police violence databa

Article: Why the CIA is smearing Edward Snowden after the Paris attacks
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The Ray Bradbury Challenge is based on advice Ray gave to writers. Part one is to read one short story, one poem, and one essay every night

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Afterimage +/- 14" x 18", acrylic and paper on broken plywood, currently unframed.

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Author Matthew Silverstone in his new book, Blinded by Science, says that hugging trees and plants can help improve your health.

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Renowned historian Howard Zinn joins Bill to discuss how democracy relies on the power of people.