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Happy Holidays
Gift Ideas for Everyone
October 26, 2022

Speedshopping recently, I noticed Halloween-Christmas items jumbled together in a Nightmare Before Christmas sort of way.

A few aisles later, I nodded, understandingly.

Costumed Christmas. Gifts that keep on disguising.

You get a makeover. You get a makeover. Everyone gets a makeover.

The problem with the world is climate change. Also famine, disease, the Russia-Ukraine war, plastic, and wage theft. But the other major problem is lack of diversity in closets.

Take a look: shirts, pants, jackets, shoes, but no costumes.

We all could use more costumes.

panda mopes
a park panda mopes

that's also a costume, isn't it
that's also a costume, isn't it

now that you mention it, the arm rests did feel funny
now that you mention it, the arm rests did feel funny

"Well, it will just have to wait," Clark says while reading his phone
"Well, it will just have to wait," Clark says while reading his phone.

Music Association: Rod Stewart - You Wear It Well

Patients Before Profits
Nurses Strike in Minnesota
14, 2022

Today is the third day and final day of a strike by 15,000 MNA nurses throughout Minnesota. The Unfair Labor Practice Strike is seeking public support over wage increases, retention, staffing and safety concerns, as well as addressing ongoing burnout, heightened by the Covid-19 pandemic. Union nurses have been in negotiations since March, and they have been working without a contract since June.

"The most important thing for us is safe staffing. And we have proposals on the table to have nurses have a say in how things go. We do the work … we're the ones that take care of the patients. We need a say in how things go," said Tricia Ryshkus, a nurse at Children's Minnesota in Minneapolis and a member of the Minnesota Nurses Association negotiating team, told Minnesota Public Radio.

More about nursing issues.

Patients Before Profits

Music Association: Lady Gaga - Heal Me

Hopes and Dreams

Bizarro FPOTUS
Trump's Espionage
14, 2022

Donald Trump's Firsts:

1st candidate to invite Russian election interference
1st candidate to threaten to lock up his opposition
1st candidate to brag about sexual assault
1st president to be impeached twice
1st president to kowtow to Russia
1st president to withhold foreign aid for election interference
1st president to politicize a pandemic
1st president to lose the popular vote twice

1st president to try to get his VP killed
1st president to try to overthrow the government instead of conceding his loss
1st former president to steal top secret documents

On August 8, 2022, the 48th anniversary of Richard Nixon leaving the White House in disgrace, the FBI raided Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago and seized boxes of stolen top secret documents, reportedly including nuclear weapons documents. This was after numerous National Archives requests, including 15 boxes returned in January, plus a warrant approved by the head of the FBI and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. 

Only Donald Trump would steal boxes of higher than classified, higher than top secret (TS/SCI), nuclear weapons documents and take them to Florida, with the potential of selling them to the Saudis or his Russian master Putin. It is espionage. It is a violation of the Espionage Act and the Presidential Records Act.
Trump's boxes of stolen top secret documents
Between inciting the January 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol riot to overthrow the peaceful transfer of power and the theft of some of the most protected secrets of our country, Trump is a traitor to the United States.

The stealing of secret nuclear weapons documents is reminiscent of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were
executed on June 19, 1953 after providing top secret nuclear weapon designs to the Soviet Union. A key Justice Department prosecutor of the Rosenbergs was Roy Cohn, who went on to be the henchman of Joe McCarthy's anti-communist witch hunt (with homosexual insinuations). In 1973, Cohn met Trump at Le Club, a New York disco. Roy Cohn became Trump's attorney and mentor. Cohn fought the Justice Department for Trump and all five of New York's organized crime families. In the mid-1980s Trump distanced himself from his mentor when Cohn had AIDS.

Music Association: Badfinger - Come And Get It


Russia-Ukraine War of 2022
Russia - Ukraine War

Covid-19 disease - the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus

end Israeli apartheid
end Israeli apartheid

China in 1989 (T a n k M a n)
China in 1989

George Floyd, murdered by police, May 25, 2020
George Floyd

Presidential Timeline of Donald Trump
Trump Timeline (PDF)

voter suppression
Voter Suppression

music videos
Music Videos
October 2018 Twin Cities Calendar
Landmine Hopscotch


Impact Investing
Impact Investing

Gifs of Kittens (part 1)
Holiday Gifs of Cats and Kittens Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5  

Climate Solutions
Climate Change Solutions

Hennepin County Library at Southdale (Edina, MN)
Southdale Hennepin Library,  Edina Library  

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman

food fraud
Food Fraud

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