“I wish we were all hippies and did yoga, lived in cottages, smoked weed, accepted everyone for who they are and listened to wonderful music. I wish money didn’t make us who we are. I just wish we could redo society.” ~ Bob Marley


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“Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson


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“Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors.”   ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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“To the ego, simplification means having less; to the spirit, simplification means having more. Wherever there is an over abundance of material substance, the experience of the spirit is limited. Whether it’s decluttering your house or dropping dysfunctional relationships, anything you do to prune away excess material involvement leaves the soul more free to fly up to its natural state. That is why so often as we approach the mountain top of spiritual progress, we begin the process of letting go.” ~Marianne Williamson


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INSIDE OUT turns images into global action from the North Pole to Malawi


Originally posted on TED Blog:

JR-NorthPole_IOPSince TED Prize winner JR launched his INSIDE OUT project in 2011, thousands of people have contributed their faces to the world’s largest public photo gallery. And now the project has made its way to the northernmost part of the Earth. A group of 16 environmental activists used the project to protest industrial destruction of the Arctic. They arranged a thousand portraits into the shape of an eye, placing the mosaic on the North Pole’s snowy canvas  — almost like planting a flag. Their message: “Now we have the eyes of the world, at the top of the world, watching over the world.”

By displaying more than 120,000 paper portraits, citizens around the world have enlivened their cities by revealing their faces and the stories they represent. Here, more INSIDE OUT images that show ordinary citizens taking extraordinary action in communities worldwide.

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How to Fight Culture’s Brainwashing


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THE FOOL- Poem By Kelsey Jensen


Strange Days have come to Pass

Me by on psychotic clouds; they swirl, 

They crash together into the past.

These days once were welcomed, As if

they were long lost friends; of which they often were.

Slowly though those strange, wonderous days became dark

Something Unrecognizable to myself, though the familiarity should

have prevailed. It Did not….

These clouds were the same mass of chaos I knew, but were so empty upon the crash.

The emptiness was the unfamiliar.

 Strartling and creating self doubt; Doubt impossible to fight, to rationalize. 

How Do You Fight an Empty Cloud Filled day? 

When You Can’t Even Slow the Wind or Chaos.

One day looking around your world, even the loves still lingering

become unrecognizable to you. Nothing will be recognizable, Not yourself,

your life, your loves, your whole world will baffle you. 

Your own instincts that have guided you will be clouded by this doubt.

sO WHY DIDNT YOU SAVOR AND GUARD THAT FAST PACED, SELF TRUST, YOU ONCE FOUGHT SO HARD TO MAINTAIN?

You had your life, world, and mind, in your palms, but forgot that it could be so easily dropped and shattered. 

How did you let yourself become so unfamiliar, your doubts take over, those clouds to rain on your soul. 

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How could you stop trusting the thunder raging inside and let the rain wash away the trust in your self. 

When did you become the FOOL.

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7 Financial Rules Women Should Apply To Their Love Life


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1. Money is good

This seems very obvious, but I would like every woman to get “what’s in it for me?” tattooed on the inside of her brain. As a woman you’re conditioned to be helpful to others, often at the expense of what is in your own best interest. It can only be helpful to you to regularly step back from a situation and consider what you are actually getting out of it, and whether it is worth the cost of what you are putting in.

2. Pay yourself first

You have finite resources (time, energy, money) so make sure you pay yourself before you spend on others. You are the only person on the planet who’s sole job is to look out for you. If you don’t pay yourself, there is no guarantee that anyone else is going to. It also is unattractive to ask other people to…

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This is Egypt’s Tahrir Square right now! People are cheering, dancing and celebrating as they have successfully ousted their government. 33,000,000 Egyptians joined in on what is the largest protest in the history of mankind. Thank you Egypt for showing the world how it is done.


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This is Egypt's Tahrir Square right now! People are cheering, dancing and celebrating as they have successfully ousted their government. 33,000,000 Egyptians joined in on what is the largest protest in the history of mankind.  Thank you Egypt for showing the world how it is done.

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Some bankers have compassion.


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This was emailed to me by a friend and deserves a place here.

Strange how one can cry from hurt, anger, brutality and devastation, causes of sadness,  yet also when its because of the opposite, when your heart is touched by compassion and joy.

It is nice to offer something of the latter, instead of the endless supply of injustices that destroy our lives.

Here’s a great story….  JUST WATCH THIS.  THE THREE PEOPLE TALKING ONLY TAKES A SECOND OR SO AND THEN THE VIDEO STARTS, IT IS REALLY SOMETHING SPECIAL TO SEE

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Why the US risks outsourcing secret intelligence


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If there were Top Secrets whose disclosure would endanger the nation, wouldn’t you restrict knowledge of those secrets to as few people as possible?  Wouldn’t the last thing you would do is to share them with private contractors over which you do not exercise direct control?

Booz_Allen_logo_strat_tag_blackYet an estimated 400,000 employees of private contractors are cleared for Top Secret information, the highest level of security clearance, including 10,000 at Booz Allen Hamilton, the former employer both of Edward Snowden, the fugitive whistleblower, and James Clapper, the current director of national intelligence.  Even the process of granting Top Secret clearances has been outsourced to a private company.

Why would you do such a thing?  Here’s what I think.

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NEW SCIENTIFIC STUDY: CELLS RESPOND TO OUR THOUGHTS.


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NEW SCIENTIFIC STUDY: CELLS RESPOND TO OUR THOUGHTS.

Thanks to Dr Candice Bert (former Chief of Molecular Biology of the National Institute for Health) we are beginning to understand the mind, the body and the spirit (if you want to call it this way). Years ago, she discovered the endorphines and, consequently, the neuropeptides, currently being studied by hundreds and thousands of scientists.

She was the first one who was able to demonstrate that our thoughts, feelings, emotions and wishes immediately transform into a molecule.

One way to project our thoughts and emotions to our reality is by visualizing them. Believing means creating. We are creators of our own reality. All we have in our lives is the product of what we have in our minds. If you don’t believe it, try to change your thought patterns and…

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“Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt, they can’t afford the time to think. Tuition fee increases are a “disciplinary technique,” and by the time students graduate, they are not only loaded with debt, but have also internalized the disciplinarian culture. This makes them efficient components of the consumer economy.” ~Noam Chomsky


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Morals are how you treat people you know.

Ethics are how you treat people you don’t know.

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“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” ~Bruce Lee


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“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.   Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”   ~Bruce Lee

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Wow. This is awesome. Power to all the strong, beautiful mothers of the world. Unite!


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Wow. This is awesome. Power to all the strong, beautiful mothers of the world. Unite!

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“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.” ~Aldous Huxley


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“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”  ~Aldous Huxley

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“When sleeping women wake, mountains move.” ~Chinese Proverb


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“When sleeping women wake, mountains move.”  ~Chinese Proverb

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MONSANTO’S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE ‘CAN KILL FROGS WITHIN AN HOUR’.


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MONSANTO’S ROUNDUP PESTICIDE ‘CAN KILL FROGS WITHIN AN HOUR’. 

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New research suggests the chemicals are playing a significant and previously unknown role in the global decline of amphibians

Damian Carrington The Guardian, Thursday 24 January 2013

Widely used pesticides can kill frogs within an hour, new research has revealed, suggesting the chemicals are playing a significant and previously unknown role in the catastrophic global decline of amphibians.

The scientists behind the study said it was both “astonishing” and “alarming” that common pesticides could be so toxic at the doses approved by regulatory authorities, adding to growing criticism of how pesticides are tested.

“You would not think products registered on the market would have such a toxic effect,” said Carsten Brühl, at the University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany. “It is the simplest effect you can think of: you spray the amphibian with the…

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DANDELION HEALTH BENEFITS.


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HEALTH / DANDELION – MEDICINE

DANDELION HEALTH BENEFITS. 

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1) Cancer: Dandelion root extract is unique, and is one of the only things found to help with chronic myelomonocytic Leukemia and It is effective in treating Breast Tumors

2) Detoxification of vital organs: Because of the diuretic abilities of dandelion root, it is beneficial for flushing out the Liver, Kidneys and Gallbladder. İt works great to purify the blood and cleanse the system. This also makes it a good herb for Fighting İnfections.
It is also used for Arthritis, Osteoarthritis , Gout and Rheumatism

3) Dandelion tea actively ameliorates disease—it is a potent disease-fighter—and helps the body heal, helps Boost İmmunity and Heart Disease, and age-related Memory Loss.

4) Treating Anemia: Because of the high content of iron in dandelion root, it is beneficial for building red blood cells in the body to treat anemia.

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Katie Makkai- Amazing anger towards PRETTY


how pretty has been built up to destroy girls and womens self worth throughout life

“People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong, that means that they did something bad and they are being punished. That’s not the idea at all. The idea of karma is that you continually get the teachings that you need to open your heart. To the degree that you didn’t understand in the past how to stop protecting your soft spot, how to stop armoring your heart, you’re given this gift of teachings in the form of your life, to give you everything you need to open further.” ~Pema Chödrön


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“People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong, that means that they did something bad and they are being punished. That's not the idea at all. The idea of karma is that you continually get the teachings that you need to open your heart. To the degree that you didn't understand in the past how to stop protecting your soft spot, how to stop armoring your heart, you're given this gift of teachings in the form of your life, to give you everything you need to open further.”  ~Pema Chödrön

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“Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.” ~ C.S. Lewis


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“Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.”   ~ C.S. Lewis

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“Let us liberate ourselves from any form of control. Let us focus at the inner drum, where the rhythm aligns with that of our heart. The measure of responsibility, equals to the need for evolution. Just listen to the inner child, let it whisper in your ear.” ~Grigoris Deoudis


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“Let us liberate ourselves from any form of control. Let us focus at the inner drum, where the rhythm aligns with that of our heart. The measure of responsibility, equals to the need for evolution. Just listen to the inner child, let it whisper in your ear.”   ~Grigoris Deoudis

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8 Names


Everyone has 8 names.
1. Your real name: Kelsey Ann Jensen
2. Your “gangsta” name (first 3 letters of real name plus Dizzle):kel-dizzle
3. Your detective name (favorite color & animal): Green Panther
4. Your soap opera name (middle name & street you live on): Ann Silver
5. Your Starwars name (first letter of your first name first 2 letters of your last name): kje
6. Your superhero name (2nd favorite color & favorite drink): Black Absolut 
7. Your witness protection name (one of your parents middle names): Ann Brian
8. Your goth name (Black and the name of one of your pets): Black Sage

Study Links Monstanto’s RoundUp To Autism, Parkinson’s And Alzheimer’s


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Source: Nation Of Change

A new review of hundreds of scientific studies surrounding glyphosate—the major component of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide—sheds light on its effects within the human body. The paper describes how all of these effects could work together, and with other variables, trigger health problems in humans, including debilitating diseases like gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

Glyphosate impairs the cytochrome P450 (CYP) gene pathway, which creates enzymes that help to form and also break down molecules in cells. There are myriad important CYP enzymes, including aromatase (the enzyme that converts androgen into estrogen) and 21-Hydroxylase, which creates cortisol (stress hormone) and aldosterone (regulates blood pressure). One function of these CYP enzymes is also to detoxify xenobiotics, which are foreign chemicals like drugs, carcinogens or pesticides. Glyphosate inhibits these CYP enzymes, which has rippling effects throughout our body…

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Clone Wars


I would clone certain characteristic strengths and flaws into different clones and see if the results would have stronger aptitudes for the responsibilities in which their characteristic compilation was chose. Then the task of having to figure out which would be responsible for what aspect of life would be more instinctual to each clone. However if that did not work I would give the clone of myself the responsibilities that I am not strongly suited for maintaining due to personality and behavioral characteristics. This is because the cloned copy would not have those behavioral attributes learned and developed through childhood, upbringing, family/friend influences, social experiences, and psychological manifestations. Therefore my theory would be that the clone may have stronger aptitude for situations, responsibilities, and skill sets for which I do not possess.

Otherwise I would just ask politely what my clone would prefer to take on or what she suggests as a strategy.

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This is one of my favorite yarn bombing pictures. The webs are crocheted in a colorful spiderweb pattern around what would usually be a very ordinary tree. The purpose of yarn bombing is to brighten up the world by crocheting patterns onto things like statues, pipes and even tanks. It certainly fulfilled its purpose here.



This is one of my favorite yarn bombing pictures. The webs are crocheted in a colorful spiderweb pattern around what would usually be a very ordinary tree. The purpose of yarn bombing is to brighten up the world by crocheting patterns onto things like statues, pipes and even tanks. It certainly fulfilled its purpose here.

via 10 Photos of Incredible Street Art – Listverse.

Unheard FDR Speech was to be aired on radio April 13 1945


April 12, 1945, was a beautiful day in Warm Springs, Georgia. Franklin D. Roosevelt relaxed inside his woodland cottage, the “Little White House,” and was having his portrait painted. But during lunch, a bolt of pain shot through the back of his head, causing him to collapse. By 3:35 pm, doctors had pronounced the president dead of a cerebral hemorrhage. A speech sat in FDR’s study, unread.

Roosevelt had edited the speech the night before. It was an address for Jefferson Day, a celebration of Thomas Jefferson, and was supposed to be delivered April 13 via a national radio broadcast. Here’s an excerpt of FDR’s last words to the American people:

“Let me assure you that my hand is the steadier for the work that is to be done, that I move more firmly into the task, knowing that you—millions and millions of you—are joined with me in the resolve to make this work endure.The work, my friends, is peace, more than an end of this war—an end to the beginning of all wars, yes, an end, forever, to this impractical, unrealistic settlement of the differences between governments by the mass killing of peoples.Today as we move against the terrible scourge of war—as we go forward toward the greatest contribution that any generation of human beings can make in this world—the contribution of lasting peace—I ask you to keep up your faith. . .The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.”

Read the full text here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/32069/12-historical-speeches-nobody-ever-heard#ixzz2OqitR100 
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Former IDF Chief: Women Will ‘Surprise’ the U.S. Military Retired Israeli general says women should be eased into ranks through instructor positions By PAUL D. SHINKMAN January 25, 2013


ImageA retired general of the Israel Defense Forces cautions the U.S. military from acting too quickly to incorporate women into combat roles.

Gen. Yitzkah Gershon is a 32-year veteran of commanding troops in the IDF, which have counted women among its frontline troops for decades. Gershon has marveled at female soldier’s ability to perform in combat situations, but warns against sudden changes to long-standing military institutions.

“We have misconceptions. We have been brainwashed about what women can do and what women cannot do. This is a big, big mistake,” says Gershon, now national director and CEO of the non-profit Friends of the IDF.

[PHOTOS: Panetta Lifts Ban on Women in Combat]

It remains a common myth that women have always been fully integrated into the Israeli military. They took part in roughly 20 percent of combat organizations before Israel’s official founding in 1948. Women in Israel have long been subjected to a similar conscription as men –only 21 months for enlisted women, versus 36 months for men – but were previously limited to administrative and technical jobs. A 1978 report from the Air University Review says this was to allow them time for marriage and motherhood, and thus relegated them to second-class citizenship.

Shortly after this report, women began filling into combat roles through the Chen, the Israeli Women’s Corps, as the demand for soldiers increased in the 1980s and 1990s during conflicts with Lebanon and Palestine.

Women now serve alongside men in special “Karakal” units that combine the sexes, largely used to guard the Israeli border with Egypt. These units made headlines at the end of last year when a female soldier successfully engaged and killed a militant who had crossed over the border wearing an explosive vest and charged at her unit, reports Israel’s YNet News. The corporal, whose identity was withheld, received a special commendation for bravery.

[OPINION: Putting Women in Combat Is a Disastrous Decision]

Now Israeli soldiers count women among the highest ranks, after Oma Barbivai became the first woman to be promoted to major general.

Gershon states an ideological change in the ranks should not accompany a drastic shift in training.

“It’s not just to adjust the system,” Gershon says. “Leave the same standards, and [women] can surprise you.”

Israeli military history proves it is not fair to immediately thrust women into special operations forces or to the front lines, he adds. Instead, Gershon suggests the U.S. military should start the incorporation of women through instructor positions, such as at sniper or reconnaissance schools. They will gain experience, and the military will grow used to having women in senior roles.

“It brings them to be equal, to ask for more, to stand for their rights,” he says. “We, as democracies, are having equal rights and women as a part of the society can do almost anything, yet their salaries ¬ are lower. This is discrimination.”

“It is very important for [women in the military], because when they get into the society, they know they can lead,” Gershon adds.

via Former IDF Chief: Women Will ‘Surprise’ the U.S. Military – US News and World Report.

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“It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love.” ~ John Lennon


“It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love.” ~ John Lennon

All good things are wild and free.” ~Henry David Thoreau


All good things are wild and free.” ~Henry David Thoreau


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The crux of avoiding a consensual encounter is noncooperation—refusal to answer questions and to consent to police requests. As noted above, this requires a fair degree of self-confidence and a willingness to flout the conventions of common discourse which, of course, this is not. Nevertheless, it is the sine qua non of consensual encounter avoidance. “Can we see your driver’s license?” “No!” “What are you doing here?” “I am not answering,” or less politely, “None of your business.”

Saying “no” once may not be enough. Some courts have held that continued badgering after a first refusal causes the encounter to cross the line to a seizure, but others have permitted repeated questioning and requests for consent to search without concluding that a seizure had taken place. A reasonable person would thus be well-advised to say “no” repeatedly, and to reject any attempt by the officer to accompany her if she…

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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

~Anne Frank

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“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” ~ Malcolm X

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Happy Birthday Bob! ONE LOVE!!

February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981

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Howard Zinn, who lived from 1922 to 2010, was a famous historian and radical, known for his The People’s History of the United States.

Click on Howard Zinnto learn more about his life and work.

Hat tip for the graphic to Ha! Tea ‘n’ Danger.

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Help Lisa help job seekers find new careers


Help Lisa help job seekers find new careers

posted by  on January 16, 2013 
Filed under: Careers and Community and Featured and Human Resources and Making Connections and Orgs and Businesses

An ongoing experiment: can our community’s collective brainpower help an idea become reality?

Meet Lisa

For Lisa Melendez, “local” means much more than where she buys her groceries or sees a movie. It’s a way of life, a way of connecting with others, a way of giving back.

“I’m a community activist at heart, and a person who can find and identify opportunities where a lot of people don’t,” she says. “I love bringing people together. I love making conversations happen. I love convening.”Lisa

Lisa was born and raised in East Harlem, NY and has a wide range of experience working on community initiatives. She’s done everything from lobbying local government to change welfare laws to coordinating an international HIV/AIDS panel to matching prospective board members with nonprofits to working in administration at a hospital.

A mother of two, Lisa is now living in upstate NY as a stay-at-home mom. When she’s not taking her kids to extracurricular activities or attending school events, she spends her spare time developing a new organization geared towards matching early childcare providers with local families.

She’s ready to jump back into the workforce, this time with a different focus. Tech companies seeking to improve the quality of life are appealing to her, but she lacks the skillset required for most positions. Still, she’s hopeful and has been applying nonetheless.

“I’m not afraid of first times. Just because I’ve never done this before doesn’t mean I am not capable or shouldn’t do it,” she says.

The idea

Given her experience looking for jobs, and the experience of many in the U.S., Lisa would like toconnect prospective job seekers looking to switch industries with the right resources to give them the best chance of success.

Starting with her home state, New York, her target audience is middle-aged, male and female displaced workers.

“We have no real choice here but to begin embracing the notion that your career can begin in one place and end up in another,” Lisa says. “I see it everywhere. People are reinventing themselves all the time.”

She envisions three components:

  1. On-line product/community that includes a search engine, services clearinghouse, emerging industry profiles, career paths, industry-specific skill profiles, and more.
  2. Live tour for candidates who want to meet an actual person and learn about a particular industry from an insider.  This would also be a chance to identify shadowing, returnship, and matching opportunities.
  3. Matching of non-traditional, prospective job seekers for shadowing of established employees in area of interest.

“In a time where so many of us feel as if we are submitting our resumes into the great abyss, we are having to become innovative in how we present ourselves to potential employers,” she says. “Many are asking the question, “How can I get employers to see I can do this job?”

Obstacles

Windingroad

Career paths can be long and winding, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. (Photo via allison.hare on Flickr’s Creative Commons.)

This is the first time Lisa has shared her idea. Here are the challenges she currently faces:

  1. She doesn’t know where to start.
  2. It’s been hard for her to anticipate the resources – human, financial, and otherwise – she needs to move it forward.

How you can help

  • Besides VocationVacations, which Lisa finds pricey, does this idea exist somewhere else?
  • Has there been any thinking around this issue, and if so, what kind of progress has been made?
  • Who are the key players and organizations she should tap into?
  • Where can she find more information on career transitions?
  • What kinds of expertise would be most helpful in the technical development? Are there low-cost or pro-bono services?
  • For the live tour component, how can she best identify experts who’d be willing to share insider information?
  • Given job competitiveness, would folks even be interested in having somebody shadow them? Why or why not?
  • Regardless of which industry you work in, would people be interested in participating?
  • Would you be interested in talking about or helping out with this idea?

Leave a comment below or send her a message through Idealist and if the project progresses, we’ll keep you posted!

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Are you a practical dreamer with an idea that’s just starting to take shape? If you’d like to be part of this series, or know someone who would be a good fit, email celeste [at] idealist [dot] org.

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