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Labor Day History; Sears, Disney, Walmart, Gap Associated With Factory Fire Deaths In Bangladesh, Oppress And Exploit Children Globally; Debt Bondage, Legalized Forced Child Labor Alive And Well, Due To Huge Global War Against Unions | A Green Road Journal

Labor Day History; Sears, Disney, Walmart, Gap Associated With Factory Fire Deaths In Bangladesh, Oppress And Exploit Children Globally; Debt Bondage, Legalized Forced Child Labor Alive And Well, Due To Huge Global War Against Unions | A Green Road Journal

Labor Day is traditionally a time to honor workers and their invaluable contributions. But this year, it’s also a time to recognize the fact that American workers are under attack from the Trump administration, Republicans in Congress, and the billionaire donor class that owns these politicians. This Labor Day is an opportunity to join together and make plans to fight back.

via Labor Day History; Sears, Disney, Walmart, Gap Associated With Factory Fire Deaths In Bangladesh, Oppress And Exploit Children Globally; Debt Bondage, Legalized Forced Child Labor Alive And Well, Due To Huge Global War Against Unions | A Green Road Journal

Self love

Some enlightening human beings still have trouble with the concept of self love. They see it as being selfish, small, or exclusionary in some way. While self love is none of those things – it is merely making yourself equally important as everyone else, we understand it can be challenging to move beyond old conditioning and belief systems.

So we suggest, why not just commit to being kind to yourself? You may find yourself less resistant to that idea, and find it easier to apply.  Kindness is love and compassion in action. In fact, putting your focus on simply being kind might make it much easier to be the love that you wish to be, not just for yourself, but for everyone. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young

via Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Sunday September 2, 2018

Australia to oppose Japan’s push to reintroduce commercial whaling | Environment | The Guardian

Australia will call for Japan’s push to reintroduce commercial whaling to be rejected at the critical upcoming International Whaling Commission meeting in Brazil.

“This meeting is make or break for the global ban on whaling,” said Darren Kindleysides, chief executive of the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

The IWC’s international moratorium on commercial whaling has been in force since 1985. Australia is yet to decide whether to send a minister to the meeting next month which campaigners fear would be a downgrading of the issue.

via Australia to oppose Japan’s push to reintroduce commercial whaling | Environment | The Guardian

Humbly | Heavenletters

Beloved, what breath of fresh air has arrived today to bless you? Delight in today’s blessings, yet not as a possession owed to you, but for you to receive humbly. You are deserving. Know it. Know this: Your blessings today are blessed gifts that find their way to you. Today may rightfully feel the way the Holy of Holies you have heard about may feel like. Well, why not? This may well make sense to you.

Please know that you are at the right place at the right time. You are meant to be here at this precise moment to ensure that these blessings catch up to you right on this day. All My blessings are meant to reach you on a day like this. Every blessing you receive on any day is rightfully yours. There are no accidents. Punishment is not exacted from you no matter what is bruited about it in the daily newspaper.

The days are real when you can cry out in exultation: “Glory be to God from Whom all blessings flow. Thank You, God. Thank You, thank You. Thank You, God.”

At these moments, enjoy the rising impulse to repay the favor to the Universe and to Me, God, Who grants you such blessings delivered through the hands and words of so-called ordinary mortals. You do not make a big deal of your blessings, as if you are a wonder of wonders, even as you are! Stand straight and let go of your ownership as a matter of course. Be glad and grateful that you are you as you are and how life reaches you today, can you?

via Humbly | Heavenletters

New Jersey Solar Subsidy Stories Miss 4 Steps | CleanTechnica

In the end, I didn’t get answers from the reporters, but I found that the NJ.com coverage of a solar support scheme didn’t include any discussion or figures of findings regarding the societal costs of pollution, which have been found by various research to be anywhere from several cents to dozens of cents per kWh. There was also no discussion of historical energy subsidies, even though historical fossil fuel subsidies have dwarfed clean energy subsidies, and they continue to be in the trillions globally.

via New Jersey Solar Subsidy Stories Miss 4 Steps | CleanTechnica

The war on Nature continues with fossil fuel and nuclear monopolies destroying the planet and people. The extinction event currently in progress continues and accelerates. Deception and denial is the ‘norm’.

SPACE FORCE? ‘We Would Be Opening the Heavens to War’ | FAIR

KARL GROSSMAN: Absolutely. In moving up into space, with the Space Force, no doubt the United States will be placing nuclear power systems in space. That was the architecture of Reagan’s Star Wars, orbiting battle platforms with nuclear reactors on them providing the power for hypervelocity guns, particle beams and laser weapons; as Star Wars head general James Abrahamson said, without reactors in orbit, there would need to be a long, long extension cord that goes down to the surface of the Earth, bringing up power. Consider the consequences of a shooting war: Battle platforms are hit, and radioactivity from these nuclear reactors rains down on Earth.

JJ: You really are not getting the picture of, not just things going wrong, but things going as they might be anticipated to go, being, really, a horrific calamity for human beings. It’s a very tidy image that we’re getting about what war in space would be like.

KG: This lethal threat would be above our heads. I did a documentary a number of years ago, entitled, advisedly, Nukes in Space: The Nuclearization and Weaponization of the Heavens. And nukes and weapons in space, they go together.

via ‘We Would Be Opening the Heavens to War’ | FAIR

Ten years later: Wounds run deep from 2008 crash | TheHill

Low interest rates and easy money policies imposed by the Federal Reserve also helped fuel a massive rise in U.S. equity and property values, a boon for those wealthy enough to invest after the crisis. But that boost has also left much of the working class behind.

Close to 8 million Americans lost their homes to foreclosure between 2007 and 2016, according to data from business intelligence firm CoreLogic, and high property values have prevented first-time and credit-troubled buyers from finding affordable homes.

“That has really far reaching equality effects when the most important source of wealth for lower for middle class families is a owning a home,” Petrou said.

“If you look at average numbers, the economy is doing great,” he added. “If you differentiate the economy by who’s doing well, it stinks.”

via Ten years later: Wounds run deep from 2008 crash | TheHill

Now add the fact that most new ‘jobs’ are part time, no benefits, no retirement, no healthcare, and lower wages than union jobs in the 60’s.

Many people have to work 2 or 3 jobs to make it, and still cannot afford a home. College debt and credit card debt has exploded and this also affects what people can afford in terms of a home of their own.

Snopes fired the most qualified managing editor they ever had

I don’t know what Snopes founder David Mikkelson is thinking, either.  She has been the extremely public face of Snopes in panel discussions, news articles, her Twitter account (@BrooklynMarie), and was interviewed on the PBS NewsHour this past May.  I’d venture to say that no one in the fact-debunking business was as visible as her, and I know damned well how good she is at it.  Why would he give up the kind of free publicity he had with her as their managing editor?  It mystifies me.

via Daily Kos Snopes fired the most qualified managing editor they ever had

I Don’t Remember Voting For U.S. Bombs to Murder Little Kids in Yemen, Do You?

At least 29 people — according to the International Committee of the Red Cross — and quite possibly 40 or 50, according to Yemeni estimates, were killed in the airstrike by jets in the Saudi-led coalition that’s been waging a brutal war against the Saudis’ next-door neighbor on the Arabian Peninsula for the last four years.

A spokesman for the Saudi coalition called it “a legitimate military operation” in its campaign against Houthi rebels that operate in northern Yemen — a claim that was scoffed at by most of the rest of the world, alarmed at the growing humanitarian crisis in the region.

“Does the world really need more innocent children’s lives to stop the cruel war on children in Yemen?” asked Geert Cappalaere, the regional director for the Middle East and Northern Africa of the aid group UNICEF. Many of the kids killed or wounded in the attack were carrying bright blue UNICEF school bags, now shredded and burned.

via Common Dreams I Don’t Remember Voting For U.S. Bombs to Murder Little Kids in Yemen, Do You?