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Ahavati said:

Absolutely. As long as there is breath there is hope.


Agreed to both you and BW
The letters were well thought out the individual attention he gave was good
Nancy is a different bird like Diane Feinstein their imae comes first not what people think of their performance

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Sacramento based mentality...

Not "my" Northern California...

They actually are too tame , and stubborn in "city consciousness"

I used to love the "crazy ways" of our "country politics"...

Even our local sheriff , years ago , refused to arrest anyone growing
herb , unless it was a huge , huge farm , or came in from out of area ,
or out of country...

We used to say "image is inland"...as well , "not in *my* town" ,
and we meant it...just like we stopped lumber companies and
Japanese fishing , off our coast...

Our politicians are too "nice"...

We play differently...;)

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Blackwolf said:Sacramento based mentality...

Not "my" Northern California...

They actually are too tame , and stubborn in "city consciousness"

I used to love the "crazy ways" of our "country politics"...

Even our local sheriff , years ago , refused to arrest anyone growing
herb , unless it was a huge , huge farm , or came in from out of area ,
or out of country...

We used to say "image is inland"...as well , "not in *my* town" ,
and we meant it...just like we stopped lumber companies and
Japanese fishing , off our coast...

Our politicians are too "nice"...

We play differently...;)


Feinstein was a real piece of work San Francisco
Remember Harvey Milk? That's how she climbed the ladder upon his death
She skyrocketed from then on.
She's the one who likes to privatize by donation public land " conservancy"

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Public Land Conservancy is Great...

Her and others usurping it is not !

I could tell you stories about how we protected land in California...

But I might still get in trouble...LOL

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Blackwolf said:Public Land Conservancy is Great...

Her and others usurping it is not !

I could tell you stories about how we protected land in California...

But I might still get in trouble...LOL


Haha don't do that
It is good to a point until the fence off public land

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JohnnyBlaze said:

This sounds very dramatic.

If only we knew what you were talking about.


Black Lives Matter CALLED OUT By Black Americans (BLM)
Have listen
to these people
Then you might
UNDERSTAND
ER

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So I was in the desert right, in a dream, and had a DU member stand across from me.
He threw me a stone, and as soon as I caught it, it had turned to bread.
I was told one bite would give me knowledge, and would see Eazy E wasn’t a penis lover, he was just injected with Aids in the bum while he was sleeping. I said I didn’t need the devil tempting me, and already knew the Government weren’t sneaking around and killing people that were irrelevant.

Love people who laugh at Princess Diana, knowing she touched more lives then they will ever.

I’m no longer arguing with certain family members. Over 3 billion women in the world, and he can’t even get one.

Republicans and Democrats are the crips and bloods, of Earth.

I know people have a problem with man, and not God, when referring to the Bible. It’s the one piece of literature that has really stood the test of time, more than their own will. Don’t you just hate them fake Gods? lol

And Covid-19 is still fake, because there’s people on YouTube saying it is.

# sarcasm

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Civil Rights Heroes

Happy Birthday Ruby Bridges! DID YOU KNOW? Ruby Bridges became the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South.

In 1960, Ruby Bridges's parents were informed by officials from the NAACP that she was one of only six other African-American students to pass the test. Ruby would be the only African-American student to attend the William Frantz School, near her home. When the first day of school rolled around in September, Ruby was still at her old school. All through the summer and early fall, the Louisiana State Legislature had found ways to fight the federal court order and slow the integration process. After exhausting all stalling tactics, the Legislature had to relent, and the designated schools were to be integrated that November.

Fearing there might be some civil disturbances, the federal district court judge requested the U.S. government send federal marshals to New Orleans to protect the children. side note:

On the morning of November 14, 1960, federal marshals drove Ruby and her mother five blocks to her new school. While in the car, one of the men explained that when they arrived at the school, two marshals would walk in front of Ruby and two would be behind her.

The image of this small black girl being escorted to school by four large white men inspired Norman Rockwell to create the painting "The Problem We All Must Live With," which graced the cover of Look magazine in 1964.

When Ruby and the federal marshals arrived at the school, large crowds of people were gathered in front yelling and throwing objects. There were barricades set up, and policemen were everywhere. Ruby, in her innocence, first believed it was like a Mardi Gras celebration. When she entered the school under the protection of the federal marshals, she was immediately escorted to the principal's office and spent the entire day there. The chaos outside, and the fact that nearly all the white parents at the school had kept their children home, meant classes weren't going to be held.

OSTRACIZED AT SCHOOL

On her second day, the circumstances were much the same as the first, and for a while it looked like Ruby Bridges wouldn't be able to attend class. Only one teacher, Barbara Henry, agreed to teach Ruby. She was from Boston and a new teacher to the school. "Mrs. Henry," as Ruby would call her even as an adult, greeted her with open arms. Ruby was the only student in Henry's class, because parents pulled or threatened to pull their children from Ruby's class and send them to other schools. For a full year, Henry and Ruby sat side-by-side at two desks working on Ruby's lessons. She was very loving and supportive of Ruby, helping her not only with her studies, but also the difficult experience of being ostracized.

Ruby Bridges's first few weeks at Frantz School were not easy ones. Several times she was confronted with blatant racism in full view of her federal escorts. On her second day of school, a woman threatened to poison her. After this, the federal marshals allowed her to only eat food from home. On another day, she was "greeted" by a woman displaying a black doll in a wooden coffin. Ruby's mother kept encouraging her to be strong and pray while entering the school, which Ruby discovered reduced the vehemence of the insults yelled at her and gave her courage. She spent her entire day, every day, in Mrs. Henry's classroom, not allowed to go to the cafeteria or out to recess to be with other students in the school. When she had to go to the restroom, the federal marshals walked her down the hall. Several years later, federal marshal Charles Burks, one of her escorts, commented with some pride that Ruby showed a lot of courage. She never cried or whimpered. "She just marched along like a little soldier."

EFFECT ON THE BRIDGES FAMILY

The abuse wasn't limited to only Ruby Bridges; her family suffered as well. Her father lost his job at the filling station, and her grandparents were sent off the land they had sharecropped for over 25 years. The grocery store where the family shopped banned them from entering. However, many others in the community, both black and white, began to show support in a variety of ways. Gradually, many families began to send their children back to the school and the protests and civil disturbances seemed to subside as the year went on.

A neighbor provided Ruby's father with a job, while others volunteered to babysit the four children, watch the house as protectors, and walk behind the federal marshals on the trips to school.

After winter break, Ruby began to show signs of stress. She experienced nightmares and would wake her mother in the middle of the night seeking comfort. For a time, she stopped eating lunch in her classroom, which she usually ate alone. Wanting to be with the other students, she would not eat the sandwiches her mother packed for her, but instead hid them in a storage cabinet in the classroom. Soon, a janitor discovered the mice and cockroaches who had found the sandwiches. The incident led Mrs. Henry to lunch with Ruby in the classroom.

Ruby started seeing child psychologist Dr. Robert Coles, who volunteered to provide counseling during her first year at Frantz School. He was very concerned about how such a young girl would handle the pressure. He saw Ruby once a week either at school or at her home. During these sessions, he would just let her talk about what she was experiencing. Sometimes his wife came too and, like Dr. Coles, she was very caring toward Ruby. Coles later wrote a series of articles for Atlantic Monthly and eventually a series of books on how children handle change, including a children's book on Ruby's experience.

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

Near the end of the first year, things began to settle down. A few white children in Ruby's grade returned to the school. Occasionally, Ruby got a chance to visit with them. By her own recollection many years later, Ruby was not that aware of the extent of the racism that erupted over her attending the school. But when another child rejected Ruby's friendship because of her race, she began to slowly understand.

By Ruby's second year at Frantz School it seemed everything had changed. Mrs. Henry's contract wasn't renewed, and so she and her husband returned to Boston. There were also no more federal marshals; Ruby walked to school every day by herself. There were other students in her second grade class, and the school began to see full enrollment again. No one talked about the past year. It seemed everyone wanted to put the experience behind them.

Ruby Bridges finished grade school, and graduated from the integrated Francis T. Nicholls High School in New Orleans. She then studied travel and tourism at the Kansas City business school and worked for American Express as a world travel agent. In 1984, Ruby married Malcolm Hall in New Orleans, and later became a full-time parent to their four sons.

RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS

In 1993, Ruby Bridges's youngest brother, Malcolm, was murdered in a drug-related killing. For a time, Ruby looked after Malcolm's four children who attended William Frantz School. She began to volunteer at the school three days a week and soon became a parent-community liaison. The coincidence of all this, to have her brother's death bring her back to her elementary school where so much had taken place, didn't escape Ruby, but she wasn't sure why all this happened.

In 1995, she got her answer. Robert Coles, Bridges's child psychologist, published a children's book on his time with her entitled The Story of Ruby Bridges. Soon after, Barbara Henry, her teacher that first year at Frantz School, contacted Bridges and they were reunited on the Oprah Winfrey show.

[ . . . ]

source: biography.com

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^ I'm amazed Ruby was able to learn anything with all the stress she had to deal with. ^

Thank you for this history lesson. xo

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You're very welcome. Gentle reminder of exactly what black people had to go through to attend school post desegregation.  I started in 1965 and it was still bloody. Most remember their early school years with fondness, i.e. - their teacher's name, etc. Not me.

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                                                                                                     ER
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Most Americans believe US government is corrupt and unaccountable to the people, poll finds
8 Sep, 2020 13:20
Most US citizens believe their government, legislators and courts are corrupt and unaccountable to the public, according to a new poll. Strikingly, both Democrats and Republicans share this opinion.
Seventy-three percent of Americans say that elected officials do not face “serious consequences” for misconduct, according to a new Pew Research Center poll. A closer look reveals that a mere 21 percent of those leaning Democrat and 32 percent of Republicans believe there is some basic justice for delinquent politicians. This is not the only issue where US liberals and conservatives almost reach a consensus.
Seventy percent of US citizens don’t think the government is “open and transparent,” while 60 percent of both Republicans and Democrats believe that judges aren’t free from the influence of parties and politicians.
All this might have led to the unsurprising 62 percent majority of Americans to say “significant changes” are needed in the structure of government. From this point, however, the partisan divide does shine through. Some 79 percent of Democrats and only 41 percent of Republicans agree with the need for governmental reform.
Another interesting point is how equality is viewed. Seventy-six percent of Republicans think that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed, but only 28 percent of Democrats would agree.
This disparity of opinions was by itself highlighted in the poll. Less than 30 percent of both Republicans and Democrats believe their compatriots “agree on basic facts even though they disagree politically.”
The poll seems to display both a complete distrust most Americans seem to have toward their public institutions, and a major ideological divide among themselves. This set of facts perhaps sheds a light on the often brought up possibility of the 2020 presidential election being contested if the results are close.
Both Democrats and Republicans often speculate on abuses of power and fraud that may cost them the presidency. The theories vary from Donald Trump refusing to leave office, to liberal partisans electing Joe Biden through mail-in voting machinations.

If Seventy-three percent of Americans ARE saying This
And a 62 percent majority of Americans are saying
“significant changes” are needed in the structure of government.

And you claim
you are a
logical
reasoning
human being

Tell me
in your
demacratic
country
who's to blame
for the shit
we are in

WOULD it be
THE lying Goverment
The same one
You people
Believe

That the sun
shines
out their arse


HAHAHAHA





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Ahavati said:You're very welcome. Gentle reminder of exactly what black people had to go through to attend school post desegregation.  I started in 1965 and it was still bloody. Most remember their early school years with fondness, i.e. - their teacher's name, etc. Not me.

I can't even imagine. School in rural Illinois during the 70's was thoroughly White with the exception of a few Hispanics and painfully dull.

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drone said:                                                                                              Here's a new
                                                                                                    Poll
                                                                                                    For
                                                                                                     ER
                                                                                            All Americans

Most Americans believe US government is corrupt and unaccountable to the people, poll finds
8 Sep, 2020 13:20
Most US citizens believe their government, legislators and courts are corrupt and unaccountable to the public, according to a new poll. Strikingly, both Democrats and Republicans share this opinion.
Seventy-three percent of Americans say that elected officials do not face “serious consequences” for misconduct, according to a new Pew Research Center poll. A closer look reveals that a mere 21 percent of those leaning Democrat and 32 percent of Republicans believe there is some basic justice for delinquent politicians. This is not the only issue where US liberals and conservatives almost reach a consensus.
Seventy percent of US citizens don’t think the government is “open and transparent,” while 60 percent of both Republicans and Democrats believe that judges aren’t free from the influence of parties and politicians.
All this might have led to the unsurprising 62 percent majority of Americans to say “significant changes” are needed in the structure of government. From this point, however, the partisan divide does shine through. Some 79 percent of Democrats and only 41 percent of Republicans agree with the need for governmental reform.
Another interesting point is how equality is viewed. Seventy-six percent of Republicans think that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed, but only 28 percent of Democrats would agree.
This disparity of opinions was by itself highlighted in the poll. Less than 30 percent of both Republicans and Democrats believe their compatriots “agree on basic facts even though they disagree politically.”
The poll seems to display both a complete distrust most Americans seem to have toward their public institutions, and a major ideological divide among themselves. This set of facts perhaps sheds a light on the often brought up possibility of the 2020 presidential election being contested if the results are close.
Both Democrats and Republicans often speculate on abuses of power and fraud that may cost them the presidency. The theories vary from Donald Trump refusing to leave office, to liberal partisans electing Joe Biden through mail-in voting machinations.

If Seventy-three percent of Americans ARE saying This
And a 62 percent majority of Americans are saying
“significant changes” are needed in the structure of government.

And you claim
you are a
logical
reasoning
human being

Tell me
in your
demacratic
country
who's to blame
for the shit
we are in

WOULD it be
THE lying Goverment
The same one
You people
Believe

That the sun
shines
out their arse


HAHAHAHA






Here’s a new “hahaha”
Why do “chavs” never go into an interview and talk slang, yet refer to people who aren’t their bread bins, not real? It’s like talking posh English to get a job, and then it’s back to gangster talk when around the homies.

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JohnnyBlaze said:

I can't even imagine. School in rural Illinois during the 70's was thoroughly White with the exception of a few Hispanics and painfully dull.


Segregation was so bad in the south, a child was expected to ride an hour to a school designated for "colored" folk, rather than the school two blocks from their home because it was "white only".

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Ahavati said:

Segregation was so bad in the south, a child was expected to ride an hour to a school designated for "colored" folk, rather than the school two blocks from their home because it was "white only".


I lived the closest to the school, yet rode the bus an hour before and after  because being poor, I lived on a gravel road and all the other kids complained about the dust blowing in through the windows. First on one, last one off.

And yet that still doesn't even remotely compare to being Black and being treated so lousy.

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