Monthly Archives: February 2017

Homeland Security Is Not Backing President’s Reasons For Travel Ban

Gronda Morin

We Are DHS, and fulfilling the DHS mission means working together to secure the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. The United States Secret Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and other DHS components ensured safety and security during the inauguration.

It looks like the Department of Homeland Security is not backing up the republican President Donald Trump’s claim the the USA is under imminent threat of terrorism from the seven countries listed on his original travel ban which he used as justification for having issued this executive order.

Here is the rest of the story…

On 2/24/17, Vivian Salama and Alicia A. Caldwell from AP Top News, penned the following news, “AP Exclusive: DHS report disputes threat from banned nations.”


“Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States.”Exterior of FLETC Building 9/12

“A draft document obtained by The Associated Press concludes that citizenship is an “unlikely indicator” of terrorism threats to the United States and that few people from the countries Trump listed in his travel ban have carried…

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“I am Not Your Negro”: Race, Class and Social Justice. The James Baldwin Documentary and the African American Struggle.

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Relevance in the United States Today

Global Research, February 23, 2017

Racial problems persists decades after African American literary awakenings

Review: I Am Not Your Negro

Filmmaker: Raoul Peck

Narration: Samuel L. Jackson

In the aftermath of World War II the African American people intensified their struggle against Jim Crow segregation for the acquisition of full equality and the right to political self-determination.

This resurgence in commitment towards realizing the objectives of previous generations from the period of slavery through Reconstruction, the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance and the Great Depression was exemplified on a literary level.

African Americans had utilized the pen as a method of protest and organization extending back into the 19th century when luminaries such as Maria Stewart, Mary Ann Shadd, David T. Walker, Frederick Douglass, Anna Julia Cooper and Ida B. Wells-Barnett opened up avenues of expression and communications which had…

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Your Tuesday Tidbit.


Calling all Landscape and Nature Photographers!

What are your top 3 go-to editing fixes?

Here’s mine!

  • Brightness/Contrast
  • Clarity and Sharpness
  • Saturation (maybe too much in my example)

I’m looking for any tips or pointers you may have to give! Keep in mind this wasn’t my best capture or edit, but I have been feeling stagnant and unprofessional in my photography lately so I thought I’d take a quick shot, give it a quick edit, and see where I could improve!

Getting a professional camera lens and not using my phone (though the professional options on there are really high quality) is definitely step one!

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Wish you were here

Your photographs and poem are great.

The Journey of My Left Foot (whilst remembering my son)

Tuesday 21st February

“Wish you were here”

I know that’s true

It’s a bit of a cliché

But it’s what I say to you.

“I miss you so much”

That’s also true

My heart is broken

There is no glue.

“I love you forever”

That’s the way it’ll stay

You’re my precious son

Though you’ve flown away.

Fly high sweetheart

My Angel Starman.


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Fotos Looking Down on Things

Light Words

Throngs Clamor

My Daughter's Photo of SF's Chinese New Year Parade My Daughter’s Photo of SF’s Chinese New Year Parade

That’s Lotta’s Fountain in the center.

Tea Smoked Duck Tea Smoked Duck For Chinese New Year

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Primary wonder Mount Tam

This Poem came in the mail today Just thought we might need it.

Primary Wonder

Days pass when I forget the mystery.
Problems insoluble and problems offering
their own ignored solutions
jostle for my attention, they crowd its antechamber
along with a host of diversions, my courtiers, wearing
their colored clothes; cap and bells.
And then
once more the quiet mystery
is present to me, the throng’s clamor
recedes: the mystery
that there is anything, anything at all,
let alone cosmos, joy, memory, everything,
rather than void: and that, O Lord,
Creator, Hallowed One, You still,
hour by hour sustain it.
~ Denise Levertov ~
(Selected Poems)

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Dear Mr Trump

Freed From Time


By the Avaaz team: “With the Muslim ban, Trump has shown that the worst fears about his Presidency are true. Add your voice to the open letter below to join the resistance — then spread it far and wide:”


Dear Mr. Trump,

This is not what greatness looks like.

The world rejects your fear, hate-mongering, and bigotry. We reject your support for torture, your calls for murdering civilians, and your general encouragement of violence. We reject your denigration of women, Muslims, Mexicans, and millions of others who don’t look like you, talk like you, or pray to the same god as you.

Facing your fear we choose compassion. Hearing your despair we choose hope. Seeing your ignorance we choose understanding.

As citizens of the world, we stand united against your brand of division.


[Add your name!]


or use the internet link toSIGN HERE ⇒, along with…

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Croatia: When Flippant Psychiatry Deals At Helm Of Parliament

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Bozo Petrov Speaker of Croatian Parliament Photo: Damir Sencaar/HINA/POOL/PixsellBozo Petrov
Speaker of Croatian Parliament
Photo: Damir Sencar/HINA/POOL/Pixsell

The need for lustration in Croatia is at a critical stage. The inadequate and ineffective jurisprudential addressing of this absolute and unquestionable need, that serves the purpose of cleansing Croatia of communist mindset and practices, is creating destructive social pressures on an already ideologically divided nation, often stirred into contagions of despair due to aggressive resistance in dealing with and condemning communist crimes in Croatia. Croatia’s MOST/BRIDGE of independent lists leader Bozo Petrov is the current Speaker in the Croatian Parliament and he happens to also be an educationally qualified Psychiatrist, who has 4 February 2017 announced his parliamentary group’s upcoming proposition to parliament for changes to State Archives Act, which proposed changes announce a confrontation with the past by recommending that state archives pertaining to matters (especially the Communist Party) prior to 22 December 1990 be opened to the public…

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