Michael Moore tells it like it is in this searing letter to America. He says the numbers of lives devastated by lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan cannot be turned around. Instead …
Now, a mom on her way to pick up her 11-year old son from basketball practice (ironically, wanting to keep him on the right path) is shot and killed at gunpoint.
People are allowed to carry “loaded” weapons in public places … I mean, what planet are we living on?! Well, Trader Joe’s believes we can do better. They just stood up for gun sense by asking their customers NOT to shop in their Texas stores while openly carrying loaded weapons. (from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America) Trader Joe’s just stood up for gun sense
When the Kentucky and Cincinnati chapters of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America met on Jan. 16 in a public library, armed extremists showed up to intimidate members into silence. Read on …
News of deadly school shootings in Canada is normally presented in a more conservative manner than in the United States. But, with this latest mass shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan comes a list of more school shootings that you may not know about. Time to look into gun control this side of the border? Yep.
Oh no, not in Canada, too.
President Obama has been working hard to change the detrimental effects of coal mining on the environment for years. Now, he has taken breakthrough action by halting new coal mining leases on public lands. Read more in this article from The New York Times by Coral Davenport.
On Saturday, January 16, the Rotary World Peace Conference drew over 1,500 people from more than 20 nations to the Ontario Convention Center. Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that instituted the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize promoted the “seven rights” as a prescription for living a productive life and contributing to the betterment of society. A philanthropist and businessman, he said they include: right thought, right word, right deed, right attitude and right livelihood and concluded with right here and right now.
Nobel warned the 1,500 attendees of what he called “the ugly human mind monsters:” greed, ignorance, selfishness, vanity and lust for power that he said are characteristic of too many business, political and religious leaders, not to mention sports and entertainment figures.
“To have a future or not – that is our choice,” Nobel said. “Together we can change the world.”
NBA player, Stephen Curry, of the Golden State Warriors. joins other athletes in powerful public service announcements, directed by Spike Lee, countering Congress’s do-nothing stance on gun control. Here’s a great article by Margaret Talbot in The New Yorker…