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Thursday Oct. 18, 2018 - 4 pm PT

CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash
will moderate a live, one-hour town hall with
Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke  ~ CNN

Tuesday Oct. 16, 2018 - 6 pm PT
Beto and Cruz** ~ KENS TV5 (on youtube)
Also on

San Antonio, TX

Oct. 15 - 6 pm PT
McSally - Sinema debate ** ~ C-Span

Oct. 15 - 4:30 pm PT
Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Poor People's Hearing** (fb) - Audio*(122 mins)








October 10, 2018
Kansas City, MO Poor People's Hearing**(fb) - Audio* (148 mins)




Kansas City, Missouri Poor People's Hearing: National Co-Chairs
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis join the
Missouri Poor People's Campaign in inviting candidates competing
for their votes to listen to the voices of the poor, directly impacted,
and faith leaders, to demand that the nation's elected officials take
action to fight systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and
militarism, ecological devastation, and our nation's distorted
moral narrative of Christian nationalism.

October 8, 2018 Indigenous Peoples' Day
Wichita, Kansas Poor People's Hearing**(fb) - Audio* (168 mins)


Moderated by:
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, the
Kansas Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
invites all the candidates from Congressional District 4 and statewide races
to hear the testimony of those they are hoping to represent.







Berkeley Indigenous
Peoples' Day Pow Wow

KPFA Live Sunrise at Alcatraz  Part 1*(118 mins)
Bay area Indigenous historical extra
- Part 2*(38 mins)

Ten Ways to Honor Indigenous Peoples Day
  1. Craft a Sunday service around Indigenous Peoples Day. As you plan your service, invite those within your congregation who are Native people to participate in the planning and the service itself. Work to find out the pre- and postcolonial history of the land you are worshiping on and the Native peoples who have lived there.
  2. Build and strengthen connections to nearby Native communities. Make plans to attend an event hosted by a Native group, organization, or cultural center. Find out how your congregation can be of assistance regarding the issues nearby groups are working on or struggling with.
  3. Study the Doctrine of Discovery and work to eliminate its effects. At the 2012 General Assembly, Unitarian Universalists passed a resolution repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery and calling for study of the doctrine and elimination of its presence from the current-day policies, programs, theologies, and structures of Unitarian Universalism. Study and discuss the Doctrine of Discovery  in your congregation and take action on the 2012 resolution.
  4. Take action to rename Columbus Day “Indigenous Peoples Day”. South Dakota, Alabama, and Hawaii have renamed Columbus Day. Other states (New Mexico, for one) have come close. Use the web to discover if anyone has tried to change the holiday in your city or state, and form a congregational task force to start or join the movement. Check out Denver’s Transform Columbus Day Alliance for more info and resources.
  5. Provide age-appropriate education on Native lives and cultures as part of your congregation’s religious education programming. Take active steps to counter the dominant message that Native peoples are history by offering examples of present-day American Indian life, art, etc. Check out the books Through Indian Eyes and A Broken Flute. Go further by creating a task force to find out what your children learn about Columbus in school. You can use Lies My Teacher Told Me and Rethinking Columbus to evaluate textbooks and offer suggestions.
  6. Hold a movie screening with a discussion afterward. There are a plethora of films that can generate rich discussion. Check out VisionMaker Video, a video catalog by Native American Public Telecommunications of films by and about Native folks (see, for example, the film Columbus Day Legacy).
  7. Host a congregation-wide common read and book discussion. Possible titles include An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, A Little Matter of Genocide by Ward Churchill, Off the Reservation by Paula Gunn Allen, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown, Reinventing the Enemy's Language edited by Joy Harjo and Gloria Bird, The Woman Who Watches Over the World by Linda Hogan, and Soul Work edited by Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley and Nancy Palmer Jones. Support Native booksellers such as the North American Native Authors Catalog. You can also find books on the particular tribes in your area—check out this listing of books by tribe from Native Languages of the Americas. For more reading suggestions, visit Bringing the Doctrine of Discovery Back Home.
  8. Engage withImmigration as a Moral Issue. Indigenous peoples of Central America are a big part of today’s desperate wave of migration to the United States. Find out how the United States has continued Columbus’s violent legacy of colonialism against Central American peoples. Check out the study guide from Multicultural Growth & Witness.
  9. Begin Building the World We Dream About, a transformational Tapestry of Faith curriculum on race and ethnicity. This program allows participants to take concrete steps to heal, individually and as a congregation, the ways in which racism separates us from one another and spiritually stifles each of us.
  10. Take action for the rights and needs of Native peoples! 

Politics takes precedent over morality! No More!

October 6, 2018 - A Day to Go Down in Infamy!

Yuk. Puke. Vomit. Spit.

THE DAY that these political, misogynistic,
corporate hacks get the boot:

Countdown to November 6, 2018!

Love. Respect. Family. Peace.

"Brick by Brick"

Senator Kamala Harris

Mayor Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico


Friday LIVE! Kavanaugh protesters take over the
Hart Senate Office Bldg. atrium on Capitol Hill**
~ NBC News

     Dark Money - Audio* (82 mins)
October 1 and 4, 2018
on PBS' ~ P.O.V

Above: Helena, Montana's Capitol

Dark Money - A Conversation Between
              Hendrik Hertzberg and Jane Mayer**
~ (2-yrs ago) youtube

Outdoor Bob's  Camp Forecast

September 29th

60,000 Show-up!
Willie Nelson - A Rally for Beto O’Rourke**(fb)
Audio* (104 mins)

Austin, Texas






Willie Nelson and Beto O’Rourke
"Featuring guests Joe Ely, Carrie Rodriguez, Tameca Jones,
and Nelson’s sons Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson
Beto O'Rourke: @BetoORourke
Willie Nelson: @WillieNelson





Beto O'Rourke: @BetoORourke

Second debate scheduled Sept 30th,
Cruz to re-schedule! [He bailed! lol]
~ Star-Telegram

First Debate: Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke
face off in first debate
**(58 mins) ~ Youtube

September 27, 2018
SCOTUS Senate Hearing [WAS] Live** ~ C-SPAN
(alt link)
** ~ The Intercept

September 26, 2018

  A Poor People’s Hearing In Virginia**(fb) -  Audio* (103 mins)

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond
1000 Blanton, Richmond, VA 23230





September 25, 2018
                                 AZ Governor Debate - 2** ~ C-SPAN

September 24, 2018
                                 AZ Governor Debate -1 ** ~ You tube

Saturday, September 22, 2018 on the lands
of the Mohican, now called Connecticut
* (200 mins)





Lukas Nelson Introduces:
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John Mellencamp




Invocation by America's First Peoples

 Neil Young

Neil Young and Promise of the Real












                                                  Willie Nelson                                Lukas Nelson

                                                                                                                                                        Willie                                               Micah              Lukas

Bobbie Nelson                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                     Willie                                                                Micah Nelson








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~ "With the Power of Soul, ~
 ~ Anything is Possible." ~
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October 16, 2018

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Glenn Greenwald: @ggreenwald
Michael Moore: @MMFlint

Medea Benjamin: @medeabenjamin

2017 hurricane** season look back.

Weather and Climate Change Links

U.S. Wildfires Reports & Updates Here

            October 12, 2018        Update map - Here

National Preparedness Level 1

as of October 4 at 12 pm MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

Current hours for the National Fire Information Center are
(MST) 8:00 am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

This report will be updated Monday through Friday.
Please check the IMSR for more information

October 12, 2018

One new large fire was reported. An Incident Management Team and a National Incident Management Organization Team are supporting relief efforts after Hurricane Michael.

Cooler temperatures and rain in the West helped firefighters contain 18 large fires this week.

Weather: High pressure will remain off the West Coast as a broad trough lingers over most of the U.S. The remnants of Hurricane Michael will move across the Mid-Atlantic and offshore by late Friday. It will continue to produce heavy rain from the Carolinas to New England before moving well into open waters Saturday. In the West, an upper cutoff low and the remnants of Tropical Storm Sergio will drift across the Southwest, bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region through the weekend. A deeper, colder trough will drop across the northern Rockies and Plains bringing snow by Saturday to Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. This will also bring northerly to northeasterly flow to California, setting up offshore wind conditions that could increase the risk of wildfires through the weekend. A cold front will push across the central and eastern U.S. during the week, bringing rain and thunderstorms to the Plains and Mississippi Valley through midweek and to the eastern states by the end of the week. Temperatures will plunge during the weekend across the center of the country before returning to seasonal conditions during the week while the rest of the country remains mild to warm through the period.

U.S. Drought Monitor - Updates every week - Here

Antarctic Icecap Arctic Icecap

Update Here

~~ National Weather Forecast - Here  ~~

World Jet Streams - Update Here


"Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of
Changing the World" by
Anand Giridharadas

Billionaires Are the Lethal Monkey on the Back of the
American Public
- Audio Interview* (30 mins) ~ Bob Scheer's Truthdig

"Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World"–to my mind, this is an inside view of a new ruling class. I don’t think I’m exaggerating. It’s a world that–you have all the watering holes, the TED conferences, the Aspen, everywhere else; you’ve been there, you’ve been there as a journalist for The New York Times for about 12, 15 years. You studied at some elite institutions, you worked at the Aspen Institute. And what we meet in this book are people who are into a great exercise of delusion, that they can make out like bandits and still be Robin Hood. Is that not the deal?
 ~ Bob Scheer

Standing Rock, ND
Weather update - Here


D.C. Weather Forecast

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Queen of Soul
Aretha Franklin*(389 mins)
Earthstrong ~ March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018 ~
                             1964                                                                                                                                 2017

Motown*(252 mins)

Glowing Elements in the
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All Lives Matter When:

Black, Red, Yellow, and Brown Lives Matter! 
Muslim, Jew, Christian, Spiritual, Pagan!
Gay, Straight, Trans, Poor, Elders, Disabled!

Honoring our ancestors compels the
choosing of Love over hate!

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"Water is Life" Mni Wiconi**

Standing Rock!

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September 2018 climate highlights for Tucson
Warmest and 58th wettest on record
24th straight month with the average monthly temperature being above normal
[Daily date F-6] [Temperature graph]
September 2018 climate recap for Tucson Arizona
Click on image for larger view
The last time the Tucson International airport recorded four straight months of above normal rainfall was back in 2006 (June - September). Since the previous three months this year were above normal at the airport, September had a chance to duplicate this feat. The month started off with scattered showers and thunderstorms each day through the 7th. Thereafter high pressure aloft brought much warmer daytime temperatures along with less thunderstorm activity on a daily basis for the next week plus. Triple digit high temperatures returned on the 8th and hung around through the 18th. This stretch of 11 straight days of triple digit highs ended up being one day shy of the September record which occurred in 1955.
Deeper moisture from the tropics moved across the area on the 19th which brought widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms. Periods of heavy rain resulting in localized areas of flooding. Thunderstorm activity trended less during the remainder of the month until moisture from Hurricane Rosa moved across the area on the 30th. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms occurred on the last day of the month and Monsoon 2018. Going into the last day of the month, the airport needed to recorded 0.17" to end up above normal. However only 0.01" of an inch was recorded at the airport which resulted in the month ending up below normal.
Temperature extremes for the month ranged from a high of 105 on the 14th and 15th to a low of 67 on the 20th. The monthly average temperature of 84.9 ranks as the WARMEST on record. The previous warmest September occurred in 2000 with an average monthly temperature of 84.8. One high temperature record was tied (105 on the 15th) and one high minimum temperature was tied (78 on 24th) in September.
September 2018 daily high temperature departure from normal     September 2018 daily low temperature departure from normal.
The International airport, which is the official recording location for Tucson, recorded 1.14" which ranks as the 58th wettest September on record. Rainfall amounts across the metro area, using several sources like rainlog, the Pima County Regional Flood Control District gages and CoCoRaHS, varied widely with values ranging from 0.25" to 2" with locally higher amounts, especially northwest of Tucson.
Monsoon 2018 - 8th warmest and 37th wettest on record
The forecast for Monsoon 2017, issued by the Climate Prediction Center back in mid-June, called for enhanced probabilities for ABOVE normal temperatures and rainfall. Tucson recorded the 8th warmest and the 37th wettest monsoon on record.
Haywood plot of monsoon rainfall at the official site in Tucson since 1895. Monsoon 2018 ended up with an average temperature of 86.7, which is 1.7 above normal. Temperature extremes ranged from 112 on July 24th to a low of 65 on June 16th & 17th. The rainfall amounts, as is usual during the monsoon, varied widely across the metro area with values ranging from 4" to 9" with locally higher amounts. For the fifth straight monsoon, the airport recorded normal or above normal rainfall with the 2018 total coming in at 7.02". Click on the image to the right to see how 2018 compared to the historical record.
The average yearly temperature of 75.4 ranks as the WARMEST on record to date. The average high temperature of 89.2 through the end of September ranks as the 3rd warmest on record. The average low temperature of 61.6 through the end of September ranks as the 2nd warmest on record. Rainfall at the airport, which is the official recording location in Tucson, stood at 8.99" which ranks as the 56th wettest January through September period on record. The 2017-2018 hydrological water year, which runs from October 1st to September 30th, ranks as the 35th driest on record with 9.58".
Looking ahead into October
The Climate Prediction Center forecasts equal chances for either above normal, normal or below normal temperatures. Thanks to the remnant effects of Hurricane Rosa and its deep tropical moisture, October is likely assured of being above normal on the rainfall side.
Normal monthly high temperature     84.8
Normal monthly low temperature     57.3
Normal monthly temperature     71.0
Record high temperature     102 on October 1, 2010 & October 3, 1993
Record low temperature     26 on October 30, 1971
Warmest October (avg.)     77.5 in 2016
Coldest October (avg.)     63.8 in 1908
Normal rainfall     0.89"
Wettest October day     2.96" on October 1, 1983
Wettest October     4.98" in 2000 & 1983
Driest October     0.00" in 2017 (last of 12 occurrences)
Daily normal | Daily records      
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~We The People promise~

Learn from our Mistakes.

Create Peace and Happiness.

Interact with No Harm.

Teach through Kind Action.

Experience Wilderness Quiet.

Share Our Bliss, Dance and Song.

Build Green. Protect and Care.

Recycle, Reuse and Create
Sustainable Systems.

Save Our Wild Earth,
Her Animals, Land,
Plants, Water and Air.

And further,

~We The People promise~

"We of the Green Artisan Communities,
join in spirit and in our street presence
with Bernie Sanders, non-corporate
Democratic members of Congress,
trade unions, senior groups, health
care activists and all those who
believe in a Green Earth economy
with social justice."

"To all corporate fascists, to the
corporate Republicans, to the
corporate Democrats and any
and all other 1% privatizers,
Loudly, Clearly and Honorably:

We The People, will honorably,
never let you throw nearly 30
million of us off of health
insurance (no matter how lousy),
make massive cuts to Medicaid
and defund Planned Parenthood.
We The People demand
NIMA!  (HR676)
It's all about Green Art & Music,
Mom Earth, People over profit
and getting along.

NIMA!  (HR676)

National Improved Medicare for All
"Is the Healing of the Nation!" - a Jahmin' Notion!"

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