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Health care is a human right. There is something horribly wrong when a country as wealthy as America cannot help guarantee what countries far smaller than ours do. As part of our Summer for Progress we are pressuring Democrats and Republicans to support Medicare for All legislation in the House. HR 676, the Medicare for All Act, could determine the fate of millions of uninsured people. Your support is critical in our grassroots effort to demand that our Representatives in Congress support the same level of health care for all Americans that they receive compliments of the American taxpayers.

Sign our petition for House Democrats to support HR 676, the Medicare for All Act, as part of our Summer for Progress lobbying effort for the People’s Platform.

CLICK ON ABOVE LINK TO SIGN PETITION

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This Massive Kraken Was Spotted Underwater In A Japanese Harbor

BY THE RAINFOREST SITE

Opportunities to see giant squid in open waters are extremely rare. Although these mammoth sea creatures live in all of the world’s oceans, they prefer to make their homes in deep waters, out of sight of divers. Akinobu Kimura lucked out in his chance encounter with a giant squid in the relatively shallow waters of Toyama Bay in Japan. He was even able to capture it on video.

Kimura says that his interest in the creature pushed aside any fear, despite the squid’s bursts of ink and its attempts to ensnare him in its enormous tentacles. Although the squid did not injure the diver, he said that the squid’s strong suckers caused him some pain. Click to read CNN article

While the 12-foot-long squid seems huge, it actually is a fairly small representative of its species; giant squid can grow to as long as 43 feet.

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I second the motion, provide more heat to the Republican Party on this matter. ~~dru~~

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Summer is in full force here in the Northern Hemisphere. If I don’t get my yard work started before Noon, it is not happening. I worked through 12:30 pm today and am a worn out camper.

Speaking of heat, the Senior and Junior Donald are feeling the heat right now. More than a few conservative reporters, pundits and legislators are concerned over Junior’s zeal to collude with Russia and his evasive storytelling. As Charles Krauthammer noted in his column, the ability for Senior to claim this is a media and Democrat witchhunt is now over.

Continuing with the theme of heat, a large chunk of Antarctica sea ice fell into the ocean. The fact that it was the size of Rhode Island should be a wake up call. Melting sea ice won’t directly increase sea level, but the buffer it provided to land ice is gone. And, as land ice…

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This week, our country became the laughingstock of the world when Donald Trump announced his shameful and foolhardy decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord. This administration’s commitment to bankrolling fossil fuel industry donors like the Koch brothers is unique in the world. By allowing billionaires and corporations to buy elections, they have carte blanche to force our government to deny the empirical evidence of climate change….

These climate deniers try to spin their greed using excuses like “I am not a scientist,” “the earth is made as God intended,” and other empty platitudes to deflect any accountability to their own decisions.

We want to defeat the entire corrupt edifice of profitability in pollution. From the oil,

Oil, natural gas, and coal are finite. They will run out before the end of this century. By pulling out of the Paris Agreement, Trump has already surrendered America’s position as the leader of the free world. If we continue on the course that he’s charted for the country, the free world will leave us behind. We’ll be left, scratching the dirt where the oil wells and coal mines used to be, wondering where it all went wrong….

IF YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE CLICK HERE

If you can’t donate at least sign the petitions!  Click Below to sign a petition

https://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/how-does-climate-change-cause-forest-fires?utm_source=email-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=General

Republicans are playing politics with our health care again, and coverage for tens of millions of Americans is hanging in the balance.

They’re racing to pass a new version of their disastrous health care plan, which could kick millions of people off their insurance and gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions, leading to spiking premiums.

For many Americans, affordable health care is literally a matter of life and death. It’s absolutely unacceptable for Republicans to force through a half-baked bill that could leave millions without the care they need. Add your name to tell the GOP: Don’t gut our health care!  click here to sign

IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SIGN THIS PETITION, CONSIDER CONTACTING YOUR OWN STATE SENATORS OFFICE, WHICH I’M ALSO GOING TO DO AND LET THEM KNOW WHAT YOUR VIEWS ARE EITHER WAY.  (of course you can tell which way I want you to suggest)  ~~dru~~

 

 

Hey Guys, it is my understanding that this is National Pet Day, so to do your good deed click here to Donate to Animal Rescue for free!  A bowl of food or  help with finding a pet, it’s “Forever Home” is only a click away.

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Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. This year we want to go beyond simply promoting autism awareness to encouraging friends and collaborators to become partners in movement toward acceptance and appreciation……      READ MORE HERE

To become a partner in this movement click HERE

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Put on the Puzzle! The Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon is the most recognized symbol of the autism community in the world. Autism prevalence is now one in every 68 children in America. Show your support for people with autism by wearing the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon – as a pin on your shirt, a magnet on your car, a badge on your blog, or even your Facebook profile picture – and educate folks on the potential of people with autism! To learn more about the Autism Awareness Ribbon, click here. To purchase the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon for your shirt, car, locker or refrigerator,click here.

Please consider a small donation to the Autism Society to help those who have the condition and those who live with and support the brave fighters of autism.  THANK YOU.  ~~dru~~

Our Revolution

Dru,

Senator Bernie Sanders announced that he’s going to be introducing a Medicare for All bill in the Senate.

We all know that the Affordable Care Act was a critically important step towards the goal of universal health care. But 29 million Americans today still do not have health insurance, and millions more are underinsured because health insurance companies are making our health care unaffordable and inaccessible.

Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill puts power and choice when it comes to health care decisions right where it should be — in the hands of patients and their doctors, because nobody should be squeezed by the insurance industry’s bottom line.

I’ve known Senator Sanders for more than 30 years. He has championed universal health care for even longer. Bernie has always stood up for the people, even if it means going up against the establishment. The insurance industry, which spent $146 BILLION in 2016 alone lobbying Congress, will say that universal health care isn’t possible. Not only is it possible*, Medicare for All is the only way to solve our health care crisis.

That’s why Our Revolution is joining with communities all across the country to win this critical fight. We’re supporting Rob Quist, a strong advocate for universal health care, who is running for Montana’s at-large Congressional district in the upcoming special election.

This isn’t some fringe issue: 58 percent of Americans support a Medicare for All system**. Our issue is national, and it’s personal. Too many Americans lie awake at night wondering how they’ll pay for much-needed treatment or medications. Americans are dying of entirely preventable causes. Ensuring universal health care through a Medicare for All program is a moral imperative that we cannot ignore.

Millions of Americans are without health insurance or are underinsured because they cannot afford the high copayments and deductibles charged by the private health insurance companies who put profits ahead of patients.

Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill puts power and choice when it comes to health care decisions right where it should be — in the hands of patients and their doctors.

Keep up the fight, because together we’re transforming this country.

In solidarity,

Jeff Weaver
President
Our Revolution

Adopt a Penguin

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The emperor penguin is the largest penguin in the world and the only one that breeds in the harsh winter of Antarctica. Diving up to 1,750 feet below the sea ice and for as long as 20 minutes, emperor penguins can travel as far as 600 miles in search of food.

How Your Adoption Helps Protect Penguins: Penguins are susceptible to the effects of ocean pollution and are influenced by the changing shape of the ice flows of the Antarctic coast, some of which are melting due to global warming. All donations go towards making our world’s oceans healthier and safer, for generations to come.  source: oceana.org

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 For information regarding Oceana adoption packages, click here
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