Hello my Progressive Blue friends. I am writing this diary for you because I know all of you the best and though you may not be able to afford any of these as we are all broke these days, I figured I would appeal to you anyway just in case as I am now selling OWS protest T-shirts at CafePress. It's certainly not because I'm going to get rich or really profit much because off of this(though I have donated some of these pieces to Occupy Houston for free) as most of the money goes into making the shirt with my artwork on it, but I am somewhat proud of these pieces I have done while being inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement. here is my latest and best. I don't know if I will be able to top this iconic image which kind of sucks, but I think that's a good accomplishment.
"Today, more people are overweight than underweight."
It is these cultural differences, emphasized and reinforced by the author, which exemplifies the lifestyles and dietary habits of people around the world. In the United States, processed foods are par for course. In the Philippines, fresh fruit and vegetables play a far more significant role. In the harsh Chad sun, a family of six exists on a measly $1.23 per week.
Hey there everyone; this is poligirl! Our talented photo blogger Ed is taking a well-deserved break today after his Live Penn Primary coverage last Tuesday evening, so today, I will make an attempt to fill his shoes in the Progressive Travel Series.
Like Ed (and many of you), travel has always been a goal of mine, and I have taken every chance I could get to see some portions of the world. Today, in honor of Earth Day week, we are going to take a trip to Costa Rica, one of the greenest places (both figuratively and visually) on earth.
Some pretty stuff from parks in Tempe and videos of our mutant guppies. We cross bred feeder guppies and fancy guppies so what you see is the result of their endless fishy sex. There are also black mollies and swordtails.
Last week was the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. On Thursday, I took the opportunity to go and visit the Jefferson Memorial, which I had never seen, and see the Roosevelt Memorial a second time.
My walk around the tidal basin with the flowering trees in glorious bloom was like a springtime meditation on renewal for our country, as my visits to the memorials of two of our greatest presidents reminded me once again that we need visionary leadership that remembers that we have freedoms and rights and value as individuals.
World Travel has been a goal of mine from the time I was a child. I wanted to see the World, learn foreign languages, taste the Food and experience and learn the History of other Cultures.
A subscription to National Geographic and the World Book Encyclopedia assisted in the desire to realize, and Photograph, these experiences I would later have in Adulthood.
Photoblogging and Travel stories are most welcome, discussions of Politics in any of these Cities or Countries presented are also welcome.
World Travel was a goal of mine from the time I was a child. I wanted to see the World, learn foreign languages, taste the Food and experience and learn the History of other Cultures.
For those who have this desire, we thought a weekly Travel series would be a propos. Photoblogging and Travel stories are most welcome, discussions of Politics in any of these Cities or Countries presented are also welcome.
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Please see the update at the end of this diary, with letters to the Chinese people and the world from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
On Monday, March 31, a large group of Tibetans, Americans of Tibetan ancestry, and other American supporters gathered at Lafayette Park outside the White House in Washington, DC to ask President Bush to make a statement for human rights and refused to attend the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics in protest of Chinese government oppression of Tibet.
I have been very moved by the mostly nonviolent struggle of the Tibetans to regain their freedom, and by the strength and compassion shown by the Dalai Lama in urging them to maintain nonviolence at all times. I decided it was important to go and stand in solidarity with them. This is my report on the event.
Surprising as it might be, that title is not a description of the presidential election. Rather, it refers to the yearly necessity of cleaning out the accumulated rotting organic material and slimy stuff from my backyard pond after the winter. Yes, this is a real muckraking diary!
This may be a strange diary for a political site, but we all need a break from politics now and then, so I wanted to share with you something that brings me joy, relaxation, and renewal.
Maybe together we can answer the age old question...
If water is so darn precious, why do we let fish poop in it?