Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (01/31/19)

House and Senate negotiators held their first meeting Wednesday on a border-security deal, but President Trump warned they will be “wasting their time” if they don’t discuss funding a wall on the Mexican border. Some Democrats said they would not discuss physical barriers of any kind. “The wall doesn’t work. You can go under. You can climb over. You can go around,” said Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), who’s on the 17-member bipartisan House-Senate conference committee created under Friday’s deal to end the 35-day partial government shutdown. One thing both sides can agree about, said House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-N.Y.), is that “we must do everything we can to prevent another unnecessary and destructive government shutdown.”

Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (12/31/18)

Texas police on Sunday arrested an armed man who said he was heading to a suburban San Antonio church to fulfill a “prophecy.” The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Tony Albert, was wearing police tactical-style clothing, including a face shield, and carrying a loaded weapon with extra ammunition. Albert reportedly entered Las Mañanitas restaurant in Seguin, Texas, around 6:30 a.m., and asked a worker “where the nearest Baptist church is at.” He left clutching a handgun, and restaurant workers locked the door and called police. An off-duty officer responded, and arrested Albert on charges of marijuana possession and weapon possession by a felon. (The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Week)

What a New Crop of Veteran-Lawmakers Means for Democrats

Still, veterans argue that they can bring their experience to bear on issues that at first blush may seem unrelated to their specific expertise. Spanberger, for example, cited tariffs as an issue that benefits from a national-security perspective in addition to an economic one, arguing that it has implications for how the U.S. positions itself. “There’s the issue of the United States’ place in the world and the actions we’re taking on a global stage,” she said.

The Generational Trauma of Separating Families

The roots of Trump’s child-detention policy are in American history. A Salvadoran migrant and his sons outside a shelter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on June 19, 2018, after the father decided to stay with his children in Mexico because of President Trump’s family-separation policy. (Reuters / Jose Luis Gonzalez) As recently as last year, Republican Congressman…

Your Look At Things You Need To Know For Your Thursday

As you face your day, Smile Often, Think Positively, Give Thanks, Laugh Loudly, Love Others ,Dream Big, Remember, Life is like a Camera, Focus on What’s  Important, Capture The Good Times, Develop From The Negative and If Things Don’t Work out, Take Another Shot. Difficult Roads Often Lead To Beautiful Destinations. Don’t Quit.     here’s…

Your Look At Things You Need To Know For Your Wednesday

As you face your day, Smile Often, Think Positively, Give Thanks, Laugh Loudly, Love Others ,Dream Big, Remember, Life is like a Camera, Focus on What’s  Important, Capture The Good Times, Develop From The Negative and If Things Don’t Work out, Take Another Shot. Difficult Roads Often Lead To Beautiful Destinations. Don’t Quit. here’s what you need…

Your Look At Things To Know For Your Tuesday

As you face your day, Smile Often, Think Positively, Give Thanks, Laugh Loudly, Love Others ,Dream Big, Remember, Life is like a Camera, Focus on What’s  Important, Capture The Good Times, Develop From The Negative and If Things Don’t Work out, Take Another Shot. Difficult Roads Often Lead To Beautiful Destinations. Don’t Quit.   Your Look…

Reflecting on October 2017

As we reflect during these challenging times. Remember, there are forces out there working on manipulating you and everything around you to lose hope in yourself and fellow humans. Don’t fall for it. You have a choice to be on the side of good or the side of evil against your own people. While we…