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May need to limit my time on DU, so if I don't get back to you right away, it's not personal. I've been ON DU so much I got a lot of other stuff to do. See ya' soon.

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Some police reform is happening. Cops defend citizen against false 911 call

This is encouraging. We so often see only the cops behaving badly, but these cops show a good example.

They know the law, their part and where the callers were overstepping their bounds and defended the citizen against false charges.

Maybe we need a new Forum... Stupid things RETHUGS do...

Then we could lump a lot of these posts together.

Just a thought.

Judge Robert Hinkle may give Andrew Warren justice against DeSantis firing him.

Andrew Warren was a twice elected official who DeSantis fired for being too "woke" but the courts do not see he had the right.

DeSantis may want to make Florida the place where "woke" goes to die, but courts may dump him out on his a**

New to me - Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery w/Sarah Augustine

Event is over, but you can watch the video

I remember thinking during the GW years, "Can we just give the country back to the Indians?" The idea of leading and living in ways that make the World better for 7 generations to come sounds a lot better than profit over people.

Sarah Augustine, Executive Director of the national Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition and Pueblo author of The Land is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery, and her colleague Katerina Gea, an organizer with the Coalition and coordinator of the Repair Network of congregations.

Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition.

Sponsored by Calvary Baptist Church, Faith Mennonite Church, Showing Up for Racial Justice - Faith, and Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute.


I don't know how I stumbled upon this, but I have been searching for the Taos NM Indian community that held my Mother in safety when she was young and her family was at times violent and abusive to her. She ran away to the Indian Reservation and they took care of her.

Possibly around the same time, Sarah's Father was taken from his people. I'm learning more about the type of people they were/are and I just want to lay on the floor and sob my heart out.

Many of the things that I loved about my Mother were possibly influenced by her time with them. She had a lot of affinity with animals. Indigenous attitudes toward animals seem very on point with me.

My Mom and her siblings made a "pet" of the baby Brahma bull and worried he would be too cold so "hid" him behind a mattress in their bedroom overnight. As he got older, they rode him to town with nothing more than a long twig to tap him so he would bend down and let them get on his back. Not a buffalo, but still amazing.

She had a pet "spider" a trap door spider that lived under her sink when she was in her 20's. She would tap on the pipe before she did dishes as there were leaks and the spider probably got wet and surged up the first time and startled her. But if the Tiwa and/or Hopi stories of Spider Grandmother were told to her, maybe that is why she was happy to share that space.

Since I was young birds have come to me when my heart is heavy and when I am lost in my work. Sparrows sat on the line I used to hang out our clothes to dry. I found a sparrow that had fallen out of a nest, maybe? Mom helped me make a hamburger, cracker, water slurry to feed it every few hours. He got big enough and actually flew away after about a week. People say you shouldn't do that, but I couldn't let him die.

A dove showed up one night when I'd had about 10 different things go wrong and had to be up in about 4 hours to perform in the Rose Parade with my school.

Lately, it's been Eagles. For the last few years.** I live in a major city and also commute to suburbs for work, but I have seen one show up in both places. Maybe it's simply because of Covid and/or their regular habitats being over run. But it helps my heart.

** I have seen them more in the last 3 years than the rest of my entire life, including times I went to Raptor Center and took river cruises to watch them in their own territory. Including one that sat on the telephone pole near the driveway of my house.

The Game Is Up: Disillusioned Trump Voters Tell Their Stories

(2022) | Full Movie | Documentary

Just started watching this. It seems like it might be good. Anyone else watched it yet?

Dear Lord, protect Georgia Democrats as they vote for Rev Warnock.

So many want to sabotage this election and there has been rampant violence everywhere.


We are angry at those who would destroy it, but we are not going to attack anyone for being misinformed and voting for stupid.

We may hate what they do, but we know that political differences are best resolved at the ballot box and with fair counting of ballots to determine the Will of the PEOPLE.

We DEMS do not consider shooting people or beating them with a hammer to be valid means of political speech.

PLEASE protect our people in Georgia, and if the other side is in the line of fire and not holding the gun, protect them too.

ALLOW the election officials to be safe and allowed to do their job.

SOME people would tell me NOT to tell you what to do, and I am sorry, Lord.

I know these are my fears and that you are capable of doing all these things.

BUT WE HAVE FREE WILL, so if no one asks, then letting US fall on our faces is kind of our own fault.


Yet I can not think between these two candidates there is any doubt which one of them truly serves YOU and which one only serves himself.

Australia: How 'bin chickens' wash poisonous cane toads

THIS cracked me up.

What do you think? IS there a big enough bird to deal with tRump in this fashion?


There are few Australian animals more reviled than the white ibis.

It has earned the moniker "bin chicken" for its propensity to scavenge food from anywhere it can - messily raiding garbage and often stealing food right out of people's hands.

But the native bird may have figured out how to overhaul its bad reputation.

It has developed an "ingenious" method of eating one of the only animals Australians hate more - the cane toad, a toxic and pervasive pest.

"Ibis were flipping the toads about, throwing them in the air, and people just wondered what on earth they were doing," she told the BBC.

"After this they would always either wipe the toads in the wet grass, or they would go down to a water source nearby, and they would rinse the toads out."

She believes it is evidence of a "stress, wash and repeat" method that the birds have developed to rid the toads of their toxins before swallowing them whole.

Revisiting Boundaries to sort self out after job loss

Found a great article on this website. Thought I'd share.

Signs of Healthy Boundaries
Posted on September 26, 2022
BY: Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT

Why don't we DU our OWN poll on Biden's Approval?

People obviously are here to be anonymous, but it would be a great thing if you could get post cards and put on the back the message .....

I APPROVE OF JOE BIDEN. No pollsters have called me, so they didn't know that.

Or whatever you want to say.

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500

OR ... Email https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/


Did anyone else find themselves praying night and day for DEMs to hold onto our Democracy?

I feel like God has answered that prayer.

STILL much work to go, but at least we have a chance.

IF we keep both HOUSE and SENATE, we can actually get VOTING RIGHTS restored and tRUMP in prison.

THEN ON TO 2024.
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