Something To Talk About…

There is no “other”. There is no “them”. There’s only us. And if real change is going to ever take place, WE must work TOGETHER to implement that change. I encourage you to take 15 minutes of your day to watch this TED talk. It goes SO MUCH DEEPER than Westboro Baptist Church, which is the subject for this particular TED talk. It’s for everyone who finds themselves at odds politically, spiritually, socially with someone else and wants desperately to find common ground with that person. The middle way is the only way for peace. Which means everybody – including us – has to be willing to, agree to, and start moving toward the middle. Are you willing to move? If so, implementing the ideas in this video is a great first step. Check it out:

Today’s BEST. THING. EVER!!!

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Today’s BEST. THING. EVER!!!  This barbershop gives two dollars back to kids who read while they’re getting their hair cut.  I love it!  Plus it gives the love of reading to kids when they need it most.  And to boot the books these kids are reading are FILLED with POSITIVE images of African-American men and women.  People they can aspire to be like when they grow up.  Kudos all around to this barbershop!  Check ’em out:
 

GOOD NEWS!!!

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GOOD NEWS!!! Sexual assault has been in the news a LOT lately, thanks to high profile news items like the Brock Turner rape case and the remarks a United States presidential candidate has made. Unfortunately, especially in the latter case, there seems to be a lot of finger pointing and bickering and yelling without any sort of satisfactory resolution to the matter. Thankfully, in a RARE vote of bipartisanship, both houses of Congress have come together to pass a bit of legislation that will make it easier for rape victims to have free access to rape kits and for those rape kits to not be destroyed until the statute of limitations has run out. And that’s why it’s today’s GOOD NEWS!!! Check it out:

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GOOD NEWS!!!

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GOOD NEWS!!!  Costa Rica is showing bitches how it’s DONE!  As of this writing, Costa Rica has been 100% running on 100% renewable energy for two months.  That’s right.  An entire COUNTRY is running on renewable energy and has been since June!  That is AMAZING news!
 
Now the haters will say Costa Rica is a small country with only 4.9 million people. Whereas the United States as of 2014 has around 319 million people.  And China has 1.37 billion.  So suck on THOSE numbers!  But wait a minute… There are approximately 30 states (and the District of Colombia) in the US who have less than 4.9 million people in them.  THIRTY!!!  So even if HALF of those states committed to running on renewable fuel, IMAGINE how much MONEY would be saved!  Now I promise I won’t get into politics here and how politics and business go hand in hand sometimes.  But I will say Costa Rica is living PROOF that if there is motivation to do so, it can be done.
 
The truth of the matter is fossil fuels are a finite resource.  Eventually the earth is going to run out of them.  And then where will we be?  We have made small strides here and there to wean ourselves off our dependency on finite fuels.  But it’s my opinion that those tiny strides need to happen more and more often.  That way when the time comes and we do run out of those finite resources, we’ll already be utilizing Mother Earth’s backup plan.  And that’s why it’s today’s GOOD NEWS!!!
 
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