Young Neighbor Invites Ailing 89-Year-Old Woman to Move In
Feb13

Young Neighbor Invites Ailing 89-Year-Old Woman to Move In

Even though 31-year-old Chris Salvatore and 89-year-old Norma Cook are vastly different ages, they are the perfect roommates for each other – and the best of friends. The duo first met about four years ago when Chris moved in across the hall from Norma. “After a couple weeks of saying hello through her kitchen window that looked out onto our apartment complex courtyard I decided to knock on her door and enter Norma’s world,” says Chris, who is an actor living in Los Angeles. “I soon learned that she had no family of her own living here in California, was suffering from a long list of health complications, including leukemia and just that week she had to give up her car because she lost her ability to drive.” MORE: Grieving Man Can Sleep Again After Girl Reaches Out in the Grocery Store The two grew steadily closer as Chris continued to volunteer for tasks involving her home and medical care. “I would help her cook meals, drive her to the doctors, banks, pharmacies and even just recently I got the amazing experience to accompany her to vote. We had such a blast these past few years filled with so much joy and laughter.” His assistance was needed more than ever when Norma’s health rapidly started to decline over the last six months. She was hospitalized several times for pneumonia, asthma attacks, and sustaining nasty falls in her apartment. The bleakest news came when doctors said that unless she was given 24 hour care at home, she would be sent to a state care facility. Chris created a GoFundMe page which raised over $75,000 for private care — and, most importantly, invited Norma to live with him so he could look after her and cut her out-of-pocket costs. After the two became roommates, they realized it was a perfect match. “She loves it! I do most of my work at home so I am here most of the time to care for her, so it only made sense to the both of us.” “She is my adopted grandmother, after all, and I am her grandson she never had.” Even though 31-year-old Chris Salvatore and 89-year-old Norma Cook are vastly different ages, they are the perfect roommates for each other – and the best of friends. The duo first met about four years ago when Chris moved in across the hall from Norma. “After a couple weeks of saying hello through her kitchen window that looked out onto our apartment complex courtyard I decided to knock on her door and enter Norma’s world,” says Chris, who is an actor living in...

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Police Officer, Student End 911 Call in Funky Dance Competition-Watch
Feb13

Police Officer, Student End 911 Call in Funky Dance Competition-Watch

When Officer Jarrod Singh received a call from a citizen reporting a fight, he was expecting to bust some crime – not bust a move. But when he arrived at the scene in Toronto, he found eight students from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in the middle of filming a music video. “I saw eight people gathered around one person, so I can see how a member of the public thought it was a fight,” Singh said in a statement released by the Durham Regional Police. “But when I got closer I could see he was break dancing in the middle and there was someone filming it.” RELATED VIDEO: Dancing Cop Builds Friendships at Black Lives Matter Cookout Though the youths had been filming a teaser video for an upcoming dance competition, they were nervous at the sight of the approaching police officer. Then Singh mentioned that he had also been a hip hop dancer in college. After one of the students asked if Singh could show them some moves, the scene turned into an epic dance battle that has since gone viral. Source: http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/police-officer-student-end-911-call-funky-dance-competition/ Video Source:...

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Mark Ruffalo’s Inspirational Message to Humanity
Dec19

Mark Ruffalo’s Inspirational Message to Humanity

Short and sweet boost for humanity.Thank you Mark Ruffalo. Source: the young turks via youtube

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Stand with Standing Rock. How You Can Help.
Nov21

Stand with Standing Rock. How You Can Help.

What is currently happening: Article found at uproxx.com: “Ongoing protests by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (and their sympathizers) — who maintain that the Dakota Access Pipeline will disrupt sacred sites and possibly contaminate drinking water — saw authorities launch water cannons (along with rubber bullets and tear gas) into the crowd of protesters in below-freezing weather on Sunday. The Guardian reports that the water cannons injured 167 people (out of 400 total protesters) with 7 hospitalized (including 3 elders). The Standing Rock Medic and Healing Council calls upon authorities to “to immediately stop the potentially lethal use of these confrontational methods” and warns that there’s a “real risk of loss of life” from hypothermia to protesters who cannot warm up in the sub-freezing conditions. That doesn’t even account for the impact of the water cannons themselves. Throughout the protests, the Morton County Sheriff’s Department has provided their narrative on Facebook. In the above photo, the department describes “an ongoing riot” on a bridge where “protesters have started a dozen fires near the bridge.” However, some maintain that law enforcement started several fires, and The Guardian reports how protesters only lit “two bonfires to keep people warm and make soup and tea” while law enforcement began the rest of the blazes while discharging weapons. Meanwhile, the below photo shows that the cannons were possibly being aimed at people rather than towards any fires. The violence over the $3.8 billion project is only growing more intense with time. Tear gas and dog attacks were first used to deter protesters, and even journalists have met rubber bullets for their trouble. President Obama is mulling over solutions, which could either include a rerouting or a green light for the project.” How you can take action? talk about it. tag your friends and reshare this post. feel free to copy and paste ???? i stand with standing rock. the dakota access pipeline must be stopped, our people be heard, and our clean water be protected. #nodapl #waterislife #standingrock #mniwiconi #istandwithstandingrock #teekistandswithstandingrock **be sure to geotag your location standing rock, north dakota or check in to that location via facebook. meet us at standing rock. we’ll be arriving mid november with supplies, love, and an abundance of teeki girls for support. if you’d like to attend in person and can volunteer, please contact sacred stone camp to get more information on location, volunteer information, etc. http://sacredstonecamp.org/contact. you can review the on site resource packet here. sign these petitions: sign the white house petition: bit.ly/standingrockwh sign to stop the dakota access pipeline: https://www.change.org/p/jo-ellen-darcy-stop-the-dakota-access-pipeline sign to stop militarized response to standing rock water protectors: https://www.change.org/p/president-obama-stop-militarized-response-to-standing-rock-water-protectors sign...

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Choose Wisely, Our Future Depends On It.
Nov13

Choose Wisely, Our Future Depends On It.

Now is not the time to give in to hopelessness. Now is the time to think of our future, our children, and theirs. Now is the opportunity we have to mold their character as we set an example; how should they react when they don’t get what they want? Should they give up, get upset, retaliate with violence, and lose faith and trust in each other? Or do we try to Understand the root of the problem, stay positive, hold true to our values, and respect one another? Now is the time, more than ever, to teach them Love and show them Resilience, so that when the time comes for them to make a choice, they choose, not with fear and hate, but with the love we instilled in them today, tomorrow, and...

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Why You Shouldn’t Blame Trump Supporters and Especially Now, Must Choose Love
Nov09

Why You Shouldn’t Blame Trump Supporters and Especially Now, Must Choose Love

I had to stop blaming Trump supporters/voters, once I realized I was turning my anger to the wrong party. After all, this vote accounted for HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of the people in this country. People like you and me, who were tired of being dicked around and neglected by its leaders and establishment. Yes, it may be very easy for some of us to see thru the reality show character’s lies but obviously for many others it wasn’t and I had to think, why is that? Maybe because we have a public education system funded and founded by men like J.D. Rockefeller who said, “In our dreams, people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present education conventions of intellectual and character education fade from their minds and unhampered by tradition we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into men of learning or philosophers, or men of science. We have not to raise up from them authors, educators, poets or men of letters, great artists, painters, musicians, nor lawyers, doctors, statesmen, politicians, creatures of whom we have ample supply. The task is simple. We will organize children and teach them in a perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way. ~ First mission statement of the J.D. Rockefeller-endowed General Education Board in 1906 The Trump effect is just that, an EFFECT, due to the root problem; our government (the DNC to be specific in this case) and its greedy, small minded, manipulative ways. And in some twisted, ass backwards way, this really is a victory to the People by the People because they were able to defy odds, come together, and overthrow the whole damn establishment. Unfortunately, it was the wrong anti-establishment candidate. We could have had Bernie Sanders, a man who truly was and still is for the People and has spent most of his life doing so, without managing to get involved in lawsuits and reality show worthy drama. But the DNC made damn sure that wasn’t gonna happen and now they’re reaping what they sow. Sadly, the rest of this country is also gonna have to pay the price for their colossal error. This is what greed is and does. Still, I choose love and unity, because it’s the only thing that will get us all out of this, together. And as horrible as this all appears to be, and as bad as it most likely will get, I see hope, and this lesson; never give up, because it...

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