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Historically, Latino voters face two primary barriers to full political participation: lack of meaningful engagement, and lack of access to the electoral process. The ya es hora ¡VE Y VOTA! campaign was the second phase of our comprehensive civic participation strategy, designed to ensure that the barriers of low engagement , access to information about the process did not impede Latino participation in the election.Historically, Latino voters face two primary barriers to full political participation:... more
For many women the moment they find out they are pregnant is one of the most joyous times of their lives. Women experience a range of symptoms in their first trimester–vomiting, morning sickness, dizziness and many other changes.For many women the moment they find out they are pregnant is one of the most joyous... more
Music is such a thing! It has the power to travel a complete circuit from inane noise to mystic revelation and back before we know it.
When we choose a thing as fluid and as accessible as this, it ends up carrying weight in our lives. Music can define who we are and what we may be. Choosing the soundtrack of your life is very personal and when I create my own soundtrack, it’s a form of liberation. You can understand a lot about someone by their musical preferences, what they listen to, when and where, what volume, what kind of unit they listen on (speakers, subs, head phones, extra power amps), whether they prefer vinyl, CD, mp3, 8 track or live at the Hollywood Bowl. Recordings of just bass are everywhere, you’ve heard them cruise by on their way to the audiologist. Your flavor is a cosmic way to say, this is who I am.Music is such a thing! It has the power to travel a complete circuit from inane noise... more
All things come down to a choice, a fork in the road, yes or no, now or later, this not that, more or less. With each song I create there are literally thousands of decisions and adjustments from inception to release. Decision making is the process that paves our path in life. If we make elegant choices even from humble beginnings, existence becomes less of a struggle and we can open to what’s next. In other words, you make your own luck. Choice is the engine of creation, of change and we’re the self determined hamsters on our own personal wheel of fortune. Since the sum of my choices equals the life I lead, the real goal is to make informed decisions that produce the desired result. http://infinitetolerance.com/places/infinity-choices-truthful-voices/All things come down to a choice, a fork in the road, yes or no, now or later, this... more
My Favorite Fixed Focal Length Lenses It is enough of a challenge to choose your favorite zoom lenses,My Favorite Fixed Focal Length Lenses It is enough of a challenge to choose your... more
Poll: If you had to choose between abolishing abortion and abolishing war, which would you choose and why?I have been thinking about this quite a lot. We all know that I am a women’s right’s loving liberal and I seed a lot about reproductive justice. We see some very vocal views on the vine on this issue. We also see a lot of talk about American exceptionalism. So tell me this, if you had the choice between abolishing abortion and abolishing war which one would you choose? You can’t choose both. It is one or the other. Abortion, gone for ever OR war, gone for ever. Please explain your choices.
Abolish means make illegal and prosecuted to the full forces of the law.I have been thinking about this quite a lot. We all know that I am a women’s... more
Young man enters a competition as the one who gets to choose his girl, from a lot of 12 girls. The story is centered on his best two choices. One of the girls is everything he ever wanted, with one exception, she is a pre-op. The other is the "all American" girl. This would have been an easy choice, had he not been struggling with his sexuality, and the deep hunger to be loved and appreciated for the "lady's man" that he been portraying up to this point in his life. His ability to love the pre-opt will take him and her to levels of the human capacity to love as is. Did I mention he is a preacher's son?Young man enters a competition as the one who gets to choose his girl, from a lot of... more
Outing the ego lets it show up for us as more than a pesky adage we can do without having. Outing it allows us to truly honor it as the gift of Free Will it offers in each moment of emotion. Knowing we have a choice, emotions rule us less. We become more efficient in the management of our energy, and more consciously choose what vibration to receive and send out into the world.
Staci B's "Out Your ego" cards, offer us a unique opportunity to draw an "in the moment" ego/Spirit interpretation of any situation that comes to mind. Violet is the color of the "Out Your ego" 52 card deck, the color of the 7th Crown Chakra where emotion is detoxified and purified. The vibration of the crown chakra is higher consciousness, enlightenment and inspiration found within the Universal Self.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no dichotomy between the ego and Spirit. They simply have different vibrational frequencies: the ego's human energy system is a dense vibration like the drum, whereas Spirit is more like wi-fi.
Continue reading on Examiner.com: How to out your ego and not get hurt - Tampa Bay New Thought | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/new-thought-in-tampa-bay/how-to-out-your-ego-and-not-get-hurt#ixzz1D1RLJyROOuting the ego lets it show up for us as more than a pesky adage we can do without... more
What has happend to the dope game and its time to make better decisions.
This is my most recent short film about the choices that everyone has to make when surrounded by the negative aspects of life, whether originates from friends, family, or co-workers. The boy in his underwear represents the damaging effects that can occur to some when subjected to this negativity; to the point of believing what is being repeated to you and feeling vulnerable and "naked", on the verge of self-destruction. However, no matter what you are told by others (good advice or bad), in the end, you are the only one who can make the choice.This is my most recent short film about the choices that everyone has to make when... more
“Switch” is a 4-minute short animated film by the young French filmmakers Jean-Julien Pous and Pierre Prinzbach, who describe the film as “a metaphysical thought on the pressure of time on our society.” “Switch” recently won the Jury Grand Prize, Folie-Ô-Skop, in Québec. The film takes place in a surreal world where people are born with clocks on their backs, and life is nothing more than a constant rat-race. Humanity, as portrayed through the eyes of a business-calibrated mannequin, is in a struggle within itself about the ever-increasing demands of time in the face of important choices that need to be made.
The mannequin attempts to cope with this struggle by doubling itself, which then leads to an infinite re-doubling of itself. Its attempted solution only leads the mannequin to experience a sense of anonymity among the rapidly accumulating multitudes of its identical selves. Further, the unsuccessful solution leads the mannequin’s frustrating journey to end in a state of solitude, confronted by a timeless, boundless oceanic world.
This piece includes a number of color illustrations from the film, as well as the animated short, “Switch.”“Switch” is a 4-minute short animated film by the young French filmmakers... more
Choices is the first short film from internet video team Gene Freaks.
Choices is about the moments in which fate reveals itself to us. You just never know when that moment is.
Shot on location at Uncle Otto's Jackass Ranch, Choices took three hours of shooting and two days of post production with Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Color, and Adobe After Effects.
View on YouTube in HD here: http://tinyurl.com/ku3o8u
Gene Freaks is:
and Mike Butir for camera operations
Jay CrimaldiChoices is the first short film from internet video team Gene Freaks. Choices is... more
Fabric softeners, disinfectants, shampoos and other household products are spreading drug-resistant bacteria around Britain, scientists have warned. Detergents used in factories and mills are also increasing the odds that some medicines will no longer be able to combat dangerous diseases.
The warning has been made by Birmingham and Warwick university scientists, who say disinfectants and other products washed into sewers and rivers are triggering the growth of drug-resistant microbes. Soil samples from many areas have been found to contain high levels of bacteria with antibiotic-resistant genes, the scientists have discovered - raising fears that these may have already been picked up by humans.
"Every year, the nation produces 1.5m tonnes of sewage sludge and most of that is spread on farmland," said Dr William Gaze of Warwick University. That sludge contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria whose growth is triggered by chemicals in detergents, he explained. "In addition, we pump 11bn litres of water from houses and factories into our rivers and estuaries every day, and these are also spreading resistance."
The study is important because it suggests that the problem of drug resistance is not merely the result of the over-prescription of antibiotics or poor hygiene standards in hospitals. However, the team stressed the emergence of the most deadly superbugs - such as MRSA that has caused thousands of deaths in hospitals - is not linked to the use of disinfectants.
"Our research shows drug resistance is not confined to hospitals, but is out in the community. It is spreading and all the time it is eroding our ability to control infections. It is extremely worrying," said Professor Liz Wellington, also of Warwick University.
In their study, the scientists looked at quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) that are used in many household cleaning goods. Every day, huge volumes of these chemicals are flushed from homes and factories into sewers and rivers. In high concentrations, QACs kill bacteria. However, in sewage, these chemicals become diluted and bacteria have evolved resistance to them.
"That is a natural evolutionary process," said Gaze. "If other bacteria are killed, those that are resistant to QACs will survive and, without competition, will multiply in vast numbers. However, it turns out that the piece of DNA that confers that resistance also contains genes that confer resistance to antibiotics. In this way, we have created an ideal environment for the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in our drains and sewers. These microbes are now being spread round the country in river water and in sewage sludge used on farms."
As part of its study, the team - which also includes Professor Peter Hawkey of Birmingham University - looked at soil contaminated with QACs and sewage sludge in the Midlands, the Cotswolds, Hertfordshire and other areas. Using techniques similar to those involved in DNA fingerprinting, they then looked for the presence of antibiotic-resistant genes - and found these in high concentrations.
"The inference is clear," added Gaze. "We are producing sewage and river water that have more and more drug-resistant bacteria in them and that these are now poised to enter the food chain."Fabric softeners, disinfectants, shampoos and other household products are spreading... more