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Walkouts, Bank Boycotts and Recalls: Wisconsin Protests Intensify As Union-Busting Legislation Pushed Through State Assembly
Setting a good example is one of the most, powerful, potent methods of teaching.
Let us all watch, listen, and carefully study the the good example set by these Pro-Democracy activists in Wisconsin interviewed by Democracy Now's Mike Burke.Walkouts, Bank Boycotts and Recalls: Wisconsin Protests Intensify As Union-Busting... more
Inspire yourself. Inspire others. There is no more powerful punch in this World, then the punches Life throws at you... To rise above it, to beat that which tries to beat you down is the ultimate victory. Find the fighter inside you today. Dare to be great. Be powerful beyond measure. Be Empowered.Inspire yourself. Inspire others. There is no more powerful punch in this World, then... more
• Albert Torcaso surprises himself by telling Congress that they will pass the bill! Whoa did I just say that?
• Well, from a legal stand point the American right to petition Congress to pass this or any bill this right is a right in the Bill Of Rights in fact it’s the first amendment.
• Dave Ninehouser tells us how to attend the vital event.Clip 5, • Albert Torcaso surprises himself by telling Congress that they will... more
SOS Outreach, a youth non-profit organization in Colorado, will give about 500 kids a chance to ride at six resorts in Colorado this weekend, including Vail, Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin. The program is designed to introduce kids to snow sports who may never have had a chance to get involved:
More Than 500 Kids Will Hit the Mountains This Weekend
December 10, 2009 (DENVER, CO) — The nation’s largest youth winter sports nonprofit entered its 16th season of service in Colorado. This weekend, more than 500 students in Colorado will hit the slopes at half a dozen ski resorts courtesy of SOS Outreach.
The students will pick up tips from professional instructors to enhance their on-hill experience, but SOS Outreach founder and executive director Arn Menconi said participants will become involved in much more.
“Our aim is to give an experience of a lifetime to kids who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity,” he said. “At the same time, we use the ‘cool’ factor of snowboarding and skiing as a hook for a multi-year core value curriculum that inspires the students to become more involved in the community by giving back.”
SOS Outreach Global Program Director Jon Garrou said public service was a primary emphasis of the organization for not only the staff and student participants, but the broader community.
“Something happens when people see kids doing something to improve their community, and they want to support that,” he said, adding that last year about 750 adults pitched in with on-hill programs as well as service projects initiated by multi-year students. “Snowboarding may have been what brought everyone together, but it’s become something much larger and more meaningful.”
In all, SOS Outreach partners with 39 mountain resorts across nine states, Canada and New Zealand. Menconi said without the steady support of Vail Resorts, the organization would not have been able to expand.
Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz said the company was more than happy to partner with SOS Outreach.
“Working with SOS Outreach, we are able to give the experience of a lifetime to kids who may not have the opportunity,” Katz said. “SOS has taken the time to understand the best way to reach kids, and with the excitement of their first chair lift ride or their first turn, each of the SOS kids is an inspiration to every one of our employees who work with them. We hope the experience makes as big a positive impact on their lives as it has on ours.”
This year, 3,000 youth will enroll in winter sports programs with SOS Outreach, half of whom live in the Denver area. SOS Outreach will serve another 1,200 students in outdoor sports programs during the summer months, for a total of 20,000 participant days across its programs.
To learn more... contact Information
Arn Menconi, Executive Director: 970.390.4844
Jon Garrou, Global Programs Director: 303.332.7347
Nathan Rodriguez, Community Relations Manager: 303.548.4746
http://www.sosoutreach.orgSOS Outreach, a youth non-profit organization in Colorado, will give about 500 kids a... more
ICHIKAWA, Japan - He is a typical man of age — a few white hairs cover his round head and he wears dentures. But 75-year-old Shigeo Tokuda sat on a movie set on Monday wearing just a silk kimono and loin cloth about to have sex on film with a woman who is younger than his daughter. Tokuda is Japan's oldest pornographic movie star and was shooting his latest film in which he portrayed a master of sex.
The director said the films showed people that their sex lives did not have to end with old age, and in 16 years of making such movies Tokuda has acted up with women ranging from their 20s to as old as himself.
"I debuted at 59, and have played in more than 200 porno movies since then," he said, using his screen name, not his real one in an interview on the set.
"I wanted to challenge what ordinary people did not, so I decided to be a porno actor."
In Monday's film he used vibrators, whips and candle lights to show the master satisfying a 36-year-old actress. The film was not scripted. Tokuda turned to the pornographic industry late. He lived a typical Japanese office worker's life as a travel agent after graduating from one of Tokyo's elite colleges.
The career sideline came about because he was unsatisfied with a lack of story lines in sex movies he'd seen, which led to a discussion with a film producer about whether he could do better.
It took a couple of years of thinking about it but Tokuda eventually took his pants off for the camera.
Since then, he has become a popular figure in porn movies for rent in Japan, with its rapidly aging population and long life expectancy. One in five Japanese is over 65 years-old.ICHIKAWA, Japan - He is a typical man of age — a few white hairs cover his round... more
Over 1.1 billion people in the world don't have access to clean drinking water. When I heard of a water purifier that uses nanotechnology to purify water even from fecal matter contaminated water sources, I couldn't help but test it out the "uncultured" way.Over 1.1 billion people in the world don't have access to clean drinking water.... more
Not all of us can put our lives on hold to fly to some country to help the poor. But I have, so why not tell me how I should help them? In this video, you can see that I've decided to team up with Save the Children USA. I've narrowed it down to five options:
- Build a deep tube well
- Build a pond sand filter
- Buy 80 Salter Scales to help fight malnutrition among babies
- Build a school latrine
- Repair a School Damaged by Cyclone Sidr
There is enough money to either repair the school OR do any 2 (or 3) of the other options. The sidebar info on the YouTube video has details on how you can vote.Not all of us can put our lives on hold to fly to some country to help the poor. But I... more
Something a bit more substantive than "Leave Britney Alone!" and Diet Coke & Mentos videos.
A rural village in Bangladesh (in a military controlled malaria heavy region called the Chittagong Hill-Tracts) were able to benefit from the help of YouTube users from around the world.Something a bit more substantive than "Leave Britney Alone!" and Diet Coke... more
The poor aren't lazy. Instead, as I learned very early on in my work here in Bangladesh, the poor are some of the hardest working people on the face of the planet.
In a recent trip to rural Bangladesh, I encountered 30 kids who were forced to choose between going to school and putting food on the table. They are able to study part-time (for two hours each day) because local community members in this rural village pooled their money to form an informal school. The school teacher teaches these children basic English, Bengali, and Math all for a salary of $15 a month.
For more information about what I'm doing in Bangladesh, check out my blog at:
I look forward to sharing more with the Current.com community!The poor aren't lazy. Instead, as I learned very early on in my work here in... more
My name is Shawn and I used to be a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame. I was inspired to put graduate school on hold and leave the comforts of home behind and come to Bangladesh after meeting Dr. Jeffrey Sachs. Dr. Sachs is author of the book called "The End of Poverty". His message is simple: we can end poverty in our lifetime and it doesn't take drastic changes for that to happen. I've been here since the last week of June '07 trying to do my part to help the poorest of the poor. This the first of many videos documenting my experiences here.
I also run a blog at http://uncultured.com
I look forward to being able to share this with the Current.com community!My name is Shawn and I used to be a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame.... more
Travis Jecker broke his neck in a dirt bike accident in 2005. He chose not to conform to the "normal" way of doing things like get a van, get a boring desk job, etc. He is inspiring because he has figured out how to live as a quadriplegic and be "cool" at the same time.Travis Jecker broke his neck in a dirt bike accident in 2005. He chose not to conform... more