A wonderful short and to the point explanation of true love.
What do I love about this inspirational quote? It is about all kinds of love: romantic, friendship, empathetic. Watching your child laugh and play can fill your heart. Your cat purring with contentment can do the same. A stranger dancing with joy at a concert makes you love the show all the more. When you can fill your life with love and happiness just by feeling it through another, you have won the love lottery. ❤
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I applaud this young woman’s courage in recognizing the wrongs, in her opinion, committed against people of color, and doing what she deems as the right thing. She knew the outcome: arrest; but felt so deeply to “right a wrong” in her opinion, that she took the chance.
I just recently found out that my state of Florida has a bill which will become law on July 1st, named, “All-American Flag Act.” It requires our state, counties and cities to purchase U.S. and Florida flags that are manufactured only in the USA, and made of domestic fabric and materials – nothing imported. Before this bill, we were waving United States of America flags that were made in China!!
There is a similar rule which currently exists in Florida, and that requires our public schools to fly our national and state flags outdoors. Also required is that there be a U.S. flag in every classroom. I can’t imagine our children pledging their allegiance to our national flag, without there being one for them to look at while they pledge. This rule is quite redundant.
But, I have to give our Florida legislature some credit for passing laws to show how patriotic we are – after all.
Seriously, folks, I wish you all a great celebration on the birthday of our country. Enjoy and be safe!
Same Sex Marriage is Legal in all 50 States
Bans on Same-sex Marriage is Unconstitutional
An historic day in America
.Jim was interviewed by CNN’s Pamela Brown and said, in part:
“I don’t feel worthy…it’s hard to let it sink in.”
His decision “was based on Ohio’s refusal to list my name on the death certificate of my husband, John.”
President Obama called Jim on his cellphone, congratulated him, and said, “You have helped change our country.”
After a few minutes, President Obama made a statement from the White House on the same-sex marriage Supreme Court decision. Parts of his statement, as I took notes while he spoke, follows:
“A thunderbolt…guarantees more equality…equal protection under the law…ends patchwork system of legal marriage in some and not in others…offers same-sex couples dignity…victory for Jim and other plaintiffs and gay/lesbian couples and their children to have respected lives…victory for America…we are all free…seemed slow for so long; shift has been so quick…for all our differences, we are one people…how you love and who you love is possible now…we’ve made our union a little more perfect…this is the consequence of small acts of courage of millions of people across decades who stood up and came out…who love their children…believed in themselves and who they were…ordinary people do extraordinary things.
America should be very proud.”
Marijuana’s path toward a potential federal approval or decriminalization has not been easy and signs of further difficulties are apparent. It could be years before researchers and drug companies feel comfortable with the results of their completed trials and experimentation and those in the future. As you might be aware, the cannabis these drug companies use for their experiments are provided by our Federal government which is grown in VERY SECRET farms.
One pharmaceutical company has discovered in excess of five dozen cannabinoids it hopes to use to help cure a number of chronic and/or serious diseases.
Due to the fact that our Federal government lists marijuana as an illicit drug, and until that changes, the research by drug companies will basically slow down because of the legal stumbling blocks in their path, and more importantly, the costs.
Surprisingly, Congress, just recently passed legislation that hopefully, will protect businesses that legally sell marijuana in states that have passed marijuana legislation, from any interference and/or prosecution by federal agencies.
Is there an important possible stumbling block to becoming law? Yes. The bill passed by Congress has to be signed into law by President Obama.
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The lion in this video has finally been let out of his cage. Watch his reaction.
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I was brought to tears, watching this old circus lion frolicking in his first taste of freedom from his cage. He is ecstatic. It’s the first time he has experienced grass and other objects on the ground. He enjoyed this new life in the sanctuary for five years before he died of old age.
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Here’s some very good ER advice for people with chronic illness and suffering pain.
Charleston SC. A giant pall settled over me as I viewed the horrible news on CNN.
A great sadness for the families and for all the victims and all whose hearts they touched.