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Sandy Hook

2 years ago, was the tragedy that was Sandy Hook. It wasn't the first mass gun violence and not even close to the last. But it hit me, as a mom of a then 1 year old, very very hard. This gun violence was coming into schools more and more (and still more since, on average of every 5 days since Sandy Hook). My baby would be soon going to school. This could be her. she could have been one of those gunned down. Even now that thought makes me cry. I can not imagine how these parents went on. But of course, they had to. Some had other children, family that needed them. Some turned to action. And some, like me, who weren't personally involved, but felt it in their heart, also were called to action. This is why I'm involved with Moms Demand Action/Everytown. This is why I spend a lot of volunteer hours (every week) doing my little part

Because one day, it could be my friends child, it could be my child. Not a single one of us want that to happen. None of us want these school shootings. These accidental kid shooting other kids or themselves. It hurts my heart to read these stories and talk to gun violence survivors. Every time I think "that could be my baby". My tears fall for all the hurt guns have caused. Something must change. I hope to help facilitate that change in a small way, any way I can.

Today I dedicate my efforts to all fallen children, gun victims and their families, past, present and future. I light a candle for them all.

Written by walelia

I'm moving this back to the top.... and will keep it there. Thanks to for her amazing poetry! You rock doll!!! I feel like she wrote this just for me to post ;)

leave me alone
you pathetic wretch
creep back into your hole
I don't need your ugliness
the stench of your disillusion
the sludge of your presence
darkening my path
I would wish you light
glaring upon your faults
staring down every lie
and laughter loud and high
piercing every absurd curse
you dare to muster
just leave me alone
there's nothing here
not for you or your kind
unwanted and pitiful

Flist cut

Did a small friends cut, mostly those who I don't interact with or aren't on anymore. Nothing personal, swear. Comments screened if you want to leave me one

Last night

Wow. That's kinda what I came out saying. Amazing information from an independant journalist not paid by any major new co who is also not American. And who lives in the middle east. I wish I'd recorded it all or even took more notes. I will say I look at the middle east, esp. the Isreali/Palistinian conflict with clearer eyes. I always doubted the lines we were fed by media in America and I was right to. Journalists in America employed by major bureaus are part of the propaganda machine. I mean duh, knew that already but just how much is sad.

As Mr Fisk said, the peace "process" is a line fed to the people in the west to make us feel like something is being done. When in fact it's all a charade. There will never be peace in the middle east while they give us and other countries leverage.

I could go on and on. But I'm not going to at this moment. But it makes me like and trust main stream media even less than before. And one of the best things is that I feel like I know more about the situation but I know I actually know less.

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Tonight

I'm very excited to be going to this event. Robert and I are going to see Robert Fisk "Lies, Misreporting, and Catastrophe in the Middle East".

Info on this event:

The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) presents the intrepid, witty and courageous author ROBERT FISK “one of the most famous journalists in the world” speaking on “Lies, Misreporting, and Catastrophe in the Middle East”

Interviewed by Dr. Hatem Bazian: scholar, activist, and UC Berkeley senior lecturer in departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies

Winner of countless journalism awards and three honorary doctorates, Beirut-based Robert Fisk has reported from the Middle East for over 30 years, covering 11 major wars.

Benefit for children in Palestine & Lebanon.

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Not only....

did Robert get into one of the best universities in the country, but he also has his tuition completely paid for and scholarships as well. Our life is changing and in amazing ways! I'm still kinda in shock. Not that he could get in, I knew he could. But that he's getting free tuition. That's what happens when you're smart and resourceful and have me behind you ;)

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My wonderful, dear friend is a semi-finalist in the KTLA and Jon Lovit's Find Me A Comic. Please vote for her. She's awesome and funny!!!!!

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Gorillaz

Hey G fans, did you see them on Colbert? If not, it's below. Also we got Muse tix for Sept in LA. Except now we'll have to travel for it LOL Muse is worth it

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