The Silence Breakers

December 6, 2017 — Leave a comment


Bravo, TIME Magazine.

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


The Koch Brothers are storybook villains. Ignoring federal safety regulations in their companies, they are responsible for over sixteen known deaths caused by “willful negligence”. Having been “found out”, they have paid out over 900 million dollars in settlements to the families. They destroyed their brother for being a homosexual. The Koch oil oligarchy has poured over 200 million dollars in academic papers debunking global warming, creating confusion as to what is “truth”. In an Orwellian scenario that is so weird it’s almost entertaining, they have forged future propaganda as to why it is better to live in tunnels beneath the earth (rather than above earth).  Now, they have bought TIME Magazine. In these mad-times, it is important for all of us to be vigilant in finding and championing truth-tellers.

Reference: Dark Money by  Jane Mayer .Mayer’s numerous honors include the John Chancellor Award; the Goldsmith Book Prize; the Edward Weintal Prize; the Ridenhour Prize; the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism; the J. Anthony Lukas Prize, the Sidney Hillman Prize, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the James Aronson Award for social justice journalism, the Toner Prize for political reporting, and the I. F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence.

On #optoutside Friday,  I walked 100,000 steps for Andrei’s dog.  The first 80,000 steps were pretty easy, but the last 20,000 were tough-going. Andrei just turned 8-years-old, has acute Type1 Juvenile Diabetes, and by doing handstands in the street and collecting bottles, Andrei has raised $20,000 for Diabetes Research. He goes to school and also rocks a skateboard.

I thought it was time to help this kid who has done so much for others. A Diabetic alert dog would not only be a wonderful companion for Andrei, but would be able to stay with Andrei at night and monitor his blood sugars. Right now, his mom stays by his side.

Diabetic alert dogs have proven to save lives, especially at nighttime when people are sleeping and unaware of danger. These dogs are costly as the training is extensive for them. If you are inspired or can help in any way, please click here. Any contribution, no matter how small, is tremendous. I have learned small steps finally lead to 41 miles.

Thanks so much. Please find some time to enjoy Nature.  Happy Holidays!