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Books, Community, and Love: MEET JOSE MUJICA G CONNECTING CONSCIOUSNESS Jose is the president of Uruguay. He drives a 1987 Volkswagen Beetle, donates 90% of his salary to charity every month ($12,500), keeps only $1,250 and is considered "the world's poorest president" "I'm called the poorest president, but I don't feel poor. Poor people are those who only work to try to keep an expensiue lifestyle, & always want more." Now this is someone who stands with the people! Donating nearly 90% of his income to the people of his community. Man that is what a real leader does. They don’t build mega homes, fly private jets, create massive amounts of waste and increase their carbon footprint. They live simple, their love is unconditional (you don’t have to be a member) and their actions move mountains. Man i could only imagine the ripple effect this individual would have here in the states. I wonder how many billion aids would give up their ridiculous status and help out humanity. I wonder how the history books would be written after we humbled ourselves and started to act like a collective consciousness - community. If y’all want me to vote then let’s get this guy into office and I’ll join him too. Otherwise they are all just “counterfeits and prostitutes” like my brother NAS says. bethechange standup911 - Backup - @_standup911 Events - @_meetingoftheminds Picture - @connecting_consciousness

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Children, Fall, and Parents: Keegan Stephan @KeeganNYC 18h Under new orders from Sessions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is already separating parents and children at the border, with no clear answer for when they will be reunited: tucson.com/newsflocal/par.. lehimesa @lehimesa Follow Replying to @KeeganNYC AZ ICE reports today they have "lost" 1424 immigrant kids after removing them from their parents. They have no Idea where kids ended up 12:54 PM 24 May 201 from Mesa A Tara K Cat naps 18h This is beyond beyond beyond horrific, but I was not able to confirm. Please provide a source 733 lehimesa Follow Replying to Cat_ naps @KeeganNYC Today's paper. AZ Republic. P 3. I was wrong. It's 1475 kids not 1424. Some were released to human traffickers. The feds ulost - yes, lost- 1,475 migrant kids their children if the familyis ting to medical re caught crossing the border illegally w many of those children wil in Homeland Security Secretary Kinst stober he would not seek re-election. en Nielsen told Congzress that within t that time, Flake denounced the 48 hours of being taken into custody. the children are transfetred to the De partment of Health and Human Ser- vices, which finds places for them to rhe See FLAKE, Page 6A They will be separated from their parent," Democratic Sen. Kamala Har- ris said. Just like we do in the United States every day," Nielsen replied. g on Except that the states, unlike the federal government, have systems in place to better screen the people who become guardians of the children and much better ways to keep track of ancy And not lose them. That is what happened to 1.475 mi- nors swept up at the border and taken into custody by the federal govern- ment. Gone The Office of Refugee Resettlement reported at the end of 2017 that of the 7,000-plus children placed with spon- sored individuals, the agency did not obe of th know where 1,475 of them were. Republican Sen. Rob Portman said, "It's just a system that has so many gaps, so many opportunities for these children to fall between the cracks, that we just don't know what's going on-how much trafficking or abuse or
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America, Bailey Jay, and Children: ElleGato @ellle_enm The Holocaust is not "fading from memory" The United States is unwilling to teach history responsibly. The Holocaust is being erased The New York Times@nytimes 41% percent of Americans cannot say what Auschwitz was, a survey found nyti.ms/ 2JF9EEn 4/12/18, 1:21 PM musingsdeme: So I’m a historian who works particularly on the relationship between trauma, national memory, and childhood.  The focus of my research is not the Holocaust, but it’s a subject upon which I’ve taught, mused, written, and examined.  A few years ago, I was a TA in a class on the Holocaust (cross listed in the History Department and the Department of Judaic Studies) at a US University (a pretty prestigious one). Most of the course focused on the realities of the Holocaust:  what happened?  how?  why? Now because of my areas of expertise/interest, I was invited to give a lecture to the entire class as opposed to teaching my particular subset of students each week.  The subject of the lecture?  The Holocaust in US education and children’s/YA literature.  The thing that I found most distressing about this lecture?  The fact that only about nine state in the US require that students learn about the Holocaust in classrooms.  Among those only a few require it as a part of history or social studies classes, the rest require it as part of language arts.  And, the way that students actually learn about this subject is determined at the discretion of the school district, which means that, as long as students meet the general requirements of standardized tests, they don’t have to learn particular details.  So, let that sink in.  Even more distressing?  The states that “require” students to learn about the Holocaust, have only done so since (at the earliest) the 1980s, and far more likely the 1990s and 2000s.  This means that there is an entire generation whose knowledge of the Holocaust comes from popular media and triumphant narratives about US involvement in WWII:  these narratives are hugely false, and what I call the “Punching Hitler” story after the iconic image of Captain America socking Hitler in the jaw.  In the US the general shared narrative about WWII is that the US went over the Europe, lost a lot of boys, but killed Hitler, won the war, and saved the Jews.  o__O  That’s…not what happened.   In a class of 200 students, only about 10 percent knew anything about how the Holocaust happened.  They didn’t know about the groups that were targeted, the way that anti-semitism and opportunistic nationalist politics helped make it happen, they didn’t know about complicity or bystandardism.  They knew nothing.  They didn’t know that US officials were aware of what was happening and refused to get involved in the war.  They didn’t understand that there was concurrent anti-semitism and racism in the US.  They were taught none of these things.  And that is actually terrifying, not only because it means that these kids have no idea about the past, but because they can’t see the giant flashing warning signs in our current socio-political world.  
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College, Memes, and School: #Immigrants :"California just appointed the first undocumented person to a statewide committee! @LizbethMateo will work to expand access to higher education for low income and underserved communities." Via @OurRevolution #womenshistorymonth 오 California Senate committee appoints first undocumented im... thehill.com nDigital RICO NOMBRAMIEN MENTA ES NOMBRADA ASES 3/16/18, 3:28 PM from Sacramento, CA 🙌🏾🙌🏿🙌🏼🙌🏽”An undocumented immigrant has been appointed to a statewide post in California for the first time, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León's office said. . . The state's Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday appointed Lizbeth Mateo — an attorney and immigrant rights activist — to be a part of the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee, the Sacramento Bee reported. . . In a statement, De León praised Mateo, saying that while President Trump "fixates on walls, California will continue to concentrate on opportunities." . . "Ms. Mateo is a courageous, determined and intelligent young woman who at great personal risk has dedicated herself to fight for those seeking their rightful place in this country," de León said. . . The Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee does work regarding helping students from low-income or underserved communities to get access to college. “While undocumented students have become more visible in our state, they remain underrepresented in places where decisions that affect them are being made," Mateo said in a statement. . . Mateo was born in Mexico and arrived in the U.S. when she was 14. In 2016, she graduated from Santa Clara University law school, according to the Bee. (The Hill) immigration undocumented dreamer dreamers immigrant california

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College, Confused, and Huh: canadianstuck One of the funniest things I ever experienced was when I went to go see John Mulaney live, and halfway through a bit about how expensive college in the States is, he looked down at the sleeve of his suit jacket and just. stopped. dead halt, mid sentence And after like three seconds, where we're all trying to figure out the punchline because the story clearly hadn't ended, and John Mulaney quietly says, "Has there been tinfoil on my buttons the whole goddamn show?" He'd taken his suit to the drycleaner, and they'd wrapped the buttons on the sleeves and the coat with tinfoil to protect them, and John Mulaney didn't notice until half-way through his set, and was SO FLABBERGASTED that he never did finish the story about college and instead did five minutes on how stupid it was that his buttons were reflecting the light and he just didn't notice, and in that moment I understood more about John Mulaney as a person than I ever have meme-team-risk-analyst during one of his portland shows, he noticed this like 7 year old girl in the front row and asked her (and her parents) if she 'is aware that she is physically here right now or if she was just brought along. turns out her favorite john mulaney bit is the "and I'm new in town bit and that she's seen all his stuff. He was so shocked and discomforted by the fact a SEVEN YEAR OLD has seen his shows that he couldn't get through a bit about donating to charity without interupting himself at least three times to import good life lessons on this small child, as if that makes up for all the horrible things he's said that she heard sammysausage When I saw him in Ft. Lauderdale, there was a bar in the lobby that people kept leaving to go to. At one point, a guy in the front row just got up and BOOKED IT to get drinks. John Mulaney looked over at a woman who was next to the empty seat and asked, "Are you with him? What's his name?" She was, in fact, with him, and she did tell him her date's name. John Mulaney considered this, looked around, and unplugged his microphone. Leaning in to us, he told us that we were going to trick this guy so fuckin hard. He said, "At some point during the show, I am going to stop and say, "Well, you guys know what they say here in Ft. Lauderdale,' and then you guys are all going to scream back 'WE LOVE MILKSHAKES! He'll be so confused He then continued on with the show as normal, the drinks guy returned to his seat, and that was that for quite a long time. We thought he had forgotten about it until, at some point during what I believe was his McDonald's drive-thru bit, he shrugged his shoulders and said, "You guys know what they say here in Ft. Lauderdale.." Naturally, we erupted with "WE LOVE MILKSHAKES and John Mulaney SWUNG around to face the drinks guy and said, "T bet you're real confused now huh, JASON?! windyvalleyzone ah so john mulaney is a chaotic neutral cryptid John Mulaney, tumblrs favorite stand up comedian
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America, Another One, and Cars: 20 Of The Weirdest Things About America That Americans Don't Realize Are Weird 1. Portion Sizes. 2. Flags everywhere. EVERYWHERE 3. Price tags without tax included. How do you know how much you're spending until you get to the cashier? 4. Tipping: It was incredibly hard for me to wrap my head about how much is appropriate for the service 5. Advertising prescription drugs. That was the weirdest one for me. "ask your doctor for brand x antidepressants" type commercials on TV. In the UK, your doctor tells you what drugs you should take, not the other way round 6. Everything being designed around cars. 7. The sheer amount of commercials on the television, and their lack of quality 8. Aerosol cheese. Like seriously I would try it at least once, but that shit looks like cancer 9. a visiting Italian friend was very puzzled at Americans' use of the phrase, "Oh, really?" in group conversations. Somehow he took that as a person challenging his opinion, when in reality, it's just some habit a lot of us have that basically means, "Interesting. Can you elaborate?" The guy was red in the face after an hour because he literally thought everyone in our group was challenging every single thing he said 10. Your toilets are too low down and the stalls have massive gaps around the door so that people can see in. You can put a man on the moon but can't design a setup whereby I can have a dump in comfortable privacy. Sort it out America 11. Pickles. Your hidden love for pickles. I have been in the states for like 8 years and you guys give a pickle with everything. 12. I find it really weird how college football players are kind of celebrities. They're scrutinized and have fans and do TV interviews, and it just boggles my mind so much. They're just students that do an extra- curricular activity! I don't understand 13. Jaywalking is a crime? I did this a lot in the US without realizing it was supposed to be illegal 14. Why is bread in the USA so sweet? Sandwich bread, hamburger buns, taste like cake but Americans have no idea what you're talking about because they're used to it. 15. Soft drink is free flowing, everywhere McDonalds you get a gigantic cup for a dollar - it comes with unlimited refills. Even at a restaurant if you half finish your coke the waitress will bring you another one. The first time you're like "hey I didn't order this" but then you realize it's free 16. You are all so loud! But friendly 17. There is so much water in your toilet bowls! Seriously, why so much? 18. A very blasé approach to credit card security Signatures don't matter and no one uses a PIN 19. The pledge of allegiance is creepy. I know most Americans just say it because they have to in school but if you listen to the words it sounds strange to have children just chanting it off 20. Lawyer adverts, everywhere. Saul Goodman laughoutloud-club: The Weirdest Things About America
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