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Stephen Kidde
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Mexicans Begin Jogging 
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http://198.178.194.52:8080/literature/poetry/jogging_frames.htm

At the factory I worked
In the fleck of rubber, under the press
Of an oven yellow with flame,
Until the border patrol opened 
Their vans and my boss waved for us to run.
“Over the fence, Soto,” he shouted,
And I shouted that I was American.
“No time for lies,” he said, and pressed
A dollar in my palm, hurrying me
Through the black door.

Since I was on his time, I ran
And became the wag to a short tail of Mexicans—
Ran past the amazed crowds that lined
The street and blurred like photographs, in rain.
I ran from that industrial road to the soft
Houses where people turned at the turn of an autumn sky.
What could I do but yell vivas
To baseball, milkshakes, and those sociologists
Who would clock me
As I jog into the next century
On the power of a great, silly grin.

-Gary Soto
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Not all immigrants are illegal. Not all Mexicans are immigrants. Not all Americans are European. :)
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TPP: the ISDS Clause
http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/28792-the-trans-pacific-partnership-clause-everyone-should-oppose "One strong hint is buried in the fine print of the closely guarded draft. The provision, an increasingly common feature of trade agreements, is called “Investor-State Dispute Settlement,” or ISDS. The name may sound mild, but don’t be fooled. Agreeing to ISDS in this enormous new treaty would tilt the playing field in the United States further in favor of big multinational corporations. Worse, it would undermine U.S. sovereignty...

"Australia and Japan have well-developed, well-respected legal systems, and multinational corporations navigate those systems every day, but ISDS would preempt their courts too...

"Recent cases include a French company that sued Egypt because Egypt raised its minimum wage, a Swedish company that sued Germany because Germany decided to phase out nuclear power after Japan’s Fukushima disaster, and a Dutch company that sued the Czech Republic because the Czechs didn’t bail out a bank that the company partially owned. U.S. corporations have also gotten in on the action: Philip Morris is trying to use ISDS to stop Uruguay from implementing new tobacco regulations intended to cut smoking rates." 
'ISDS would allow foreign companies to challenge U.S. laws - and potentially to pick up huge payouts from taxpayers - without ever stepping foot in a U.S. court.' Elizabeth Warren, WP
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What does the department do for Homeland Security? Does it coordinate reports about terrorism between agencies? Does it present a plan for appropriation regarding defense, including fortification against natural disaster? Or is it going to be another federal agency that produces videos about fake assassinations? 
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No investigation of charges results in blind destruction versus detention and reflection for correction.
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Legalize Pot 
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Bam Bam from Alabama
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/florida-tribe-threatens-rick-scott-let-us-build-a-casino-or-we-start-growing-pot/ "The Poarch Creek Band of native Americans told Florida Governor Rick Scott that if the state’s Republican-controlled House and Senate refused to allow the tribe to operate a casino on land it owns in Escambia County, it would endeavor to grow and distribute marijuana on the land in accordance with the regulations that the federal government has imposed on states that have legalized the trade."
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Lift Prohibition for a
Pinch of Poarch Pot for a Pipe on the Porch?
http://www.mmjobserver.com/poarch-creek-indians-seek-legalization-of-marijuana-across-the-nation/4370/ "The Hill reported that Democrat Rep. Jared Polis came up with a bill – “Regulate Marijuana Life Alcohol Act” has come to the fore. It was introduced to legalized marijuana and associated products across the nation, with apt taxing as is applicable on tobacco or alcohol. The bill states that marijuana needs to be delisted from federal’s banned drugs list."
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A Hampshire grad! 
Now we have lived in China too. ;)
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Inclining Together Towards Death

We call the industrialized Yellow Sea the Red Sea,
and the industrialized Red Sea the Black Sea.
In the end, we can call them all the Dead Sea.

-Paul Welch
- See more at: http://www.fishousepoems.org/?p=2074#sthash.deoqSQix.dpuf
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The life of David Heckmiller, my uncle, has ended. :( He will be remembered fondly for his supportive leadership. He was a gentle man. Memory eternal. :/
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"Next week, Michelle and I and the girls will be traveling to Selma to pay tribute not just as a President or a First Lady or as African Americans, but as Americans—to those who changed the course of history at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Not just the legends and the giants of the Civil Rights Movement like Dr. King and John Lewis, but the countless American heroes whose names aren’t in the history books, that aren’t etched on marble somewhere—ordinary men and women from all corners of this nation, all walks of life, black and white, rich and poor, students, scholars, maids, ministers—all who marched and who sang and organized to change this country for the better." —President Obama: http://go.wh.gov/XSPJc1 ‪#‎BlackHistoryMonth‬
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Scarlett Johansson 
as Natalia Romanova 
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Black Widow 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Widow_%28Natalia_Romanova%29 "Black Widow (Russian: Чёрная вдова, translit. Chyornaya Vdova) (Natalia Alianovna "Natasha" Romanova,[1] also known as Natasha Romanoff) is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by editor and plotter Stan Lee, scripter Don Rico, and artist Don Heck, the character first appeared in Tales of Suspense No. 52 (April 1964). The character was first introduced as a Russian spy, an antagonist of the superhero Iron Man. She later defected to the United States, becoming an agent of the fictional spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D., and a member of the superhero team the Avengers."
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Philanthropy
http://anglicanhistory.org/women/adelynroodsketch.html
"Her favorite methods of earning her funds for philanthropy were the giving of art talks and the publication of books. The art talks were delivered before the clubs and in the schools of Hartford. They required careful preparation both in writing the material and in securing and selecting illustrative pictures. 

"Emily Morgan gloried in beauty in all forms--literature, music, drama, and sculpture--but painting gave her the greatest pleasure. Trained from childhood to observe and appreciate the great paintings of every land, she increased her own enjoyment through study, sketching, and the giving of many lectures. She was eager that others should know the riches available in beauty. "Things which you appreciate belong to you," she said. She encouraged young artists by word of mouth and by purchase of their productions."
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Dog Soldiers
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Washakie 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washakie "Washakie's father was killed in 1824 by members of the Piegan Blackfeet when they raided a Shoshone hunting camp inside the Blackfoot hunting Boundary.[2] Every able-bodied Shoshoni was following and hunting the migrating herds of game, as bison were now scarce in the Ochoco and the rest of the southern Blue Mountains and food was in short supply. There had been a weak truce in the summer of 1820, between Fires Black Gun (Tooite Coon), (also known to white men as Cameahwait and Comeah Wait, brother to Sacajawea), and Piegon Blackfoot chief Ugly Head, but the Shoshoni were hunting high in the Montana Rockies, well north of the southern boundary of the Blackfoot hunting grounds, for any game they could find.

"A Piegon war party, led by Large Kidney and Four Horns, burst into one of their encampments on the Boulder River, to find Shoshoni head chief Owitze (Twisted Hand), his war chief Red Wolf, and the popular young chief of the Tussawehee White Knife dog soldiers, Po'have (The Horse). Fighting ensued. Washakie, by now in his late teens and riding with the dog soldiers, led by Weahwewa (Wolf Dog), was moving north out of Wyoming country with a weapons shipment of Mexican guns from Comanche chief Shaved Head, and overheard the disturbance. His father, Crooked Leg, was camped a few miles away and Washakie got word to him immediately of the attack, whereupon Crooked Leg arrived on the scene, only to be killed.

"The hunting ceased and the dog soldiers went on the war trail, backed by Comanche war chief Red Sleeves and his reinforcements. They combed the Boulder, the Yellowstone, and the Musselshell for Blackfoot to kill, and they did kill many. This victory by the Shoshoni led to a council with the Blackfeet tribes, with the Shoshoni once again a proud warrior society. At the council, it was agreed that the Blackfeet tribes would join forces with the Shoshoni to restrict the trappers expanding encroachment into both tribes' hunting grounds...

"In 1883, the Episcopal Church assigned John Roberts to minister to the Shoshone and Arapahos on the Wind River Reservation. The following year, Roberts established a boarding school to teach mostly native American boys, and served for the next four years as its principal. Roberts also established several churches on the reservation, as well as within his designated 150 mile radius. Although the chief's son was killed by a white men in 1885 during a dispute over alcohol, which purportedly led Washakie to vow revenge against whites, Roberts purportedly earned the Chief's respect by offering his own life in exchange.[6] Furthermore, Roberts learned Shoshone customs, beliefs and language, and translated the Bible into Shoshone (and Arapahoe).[7] Circa 1888, Washakie helped Roberts establish a boarding school where Shoshone girls from distant villages could learn traditional crafts and language, by donating 160 acres near Trout Creek, which many considered sacred ground."
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Eddie Ray Routh Found Guilty of Capital Murder
He had killed Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield.
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/eddie-ray-routh-found-guilty-murder-american-sniper-case-n312101 " Eddie Ray Routh showed no reaction as a judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole, an automatic sentence since prosecutors didn't seek the death penalty in the capital murder case. They jury rejected Routh's insanity defense." 
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Holy Dog Poop Catness! 
We created another department based on the public's inability to affirm the charge of terrorism without investigation.
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Assume the worst for the sake of argument. Just say that the 'suspected' terrorists who were known for not committing acts of terror were called terrorists in order to make the public believe that they were threatened by terrorism. Then the "terrorists" were tortured to "get information" to add to the story that the common citizen could not deny. Wouldn't the public agree to spend more on national security, even at the expense of programs for the people of the nation?
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  • Pinellas County School District
    Substitute Teacher, 2003 - present
  • Boley Mental Health
    Residential Teacher, 2001 - 2002
  • Mtn Vw Social Dev Ctr
    Rehab Specialist, 1995 - 2000
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I was born in El Paso, TX. I have lived in 11 different places in the US. The states were Illinois, New York, Vermont, Texas, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Montana and Florida. Now I live in the Tampa Bay area because it is close to family. The yard to my place looks great from outer space!
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GMUHS, Hampshire C., Marywood U., Mt. Tech, SPCollege, USF
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  • Hampshire College
    Performing Arts, 1978 - 1982
  • Marywood University
    Religious Studies, 1987 - 1990
  • St.Tikhon's Seminary
    Religious Studies, 1987 - 1992
  • Montana Tech of The University of Montana
    Human Services, 1994 - 1997
  • St Petersburg College
    Education, 2006 - 2008
  • University of South Florida
    Math Education, 2009 - 2010
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