California poppies and a honey bee for a lovely young lady. <3
07.22.14 @ 22:52♥393
The Texas government, under Governor Rick Perry, has decided to spend $13.3 million daily to “secure” the border between U.S. and Mexico (Read more | Read more 2 | Read more 3). The Texas government’s decision comes in light of their announcement of a “surge” of undocumented immigrants crossing through the border Texas and Mexico share.
Due to the large influx of immigrants, communities along the border have been helping them with donations of food, clothing, and medical supplies. Many cities have reported “busloads” of immigrants (many unaccompanied children) being abandoned at bus stations, churches, and other charities by ICE and Border Patrol officials. These cities include McAllen, Texas and Laredo, Texas.
It is time to tell the Texas government and your representatives to not further militarize the border. That is not what is needed. What is needed is funding to help these people as they are being deported from the U.S.
No amount of militarization will ever bring about the end of undocumented immigration because it’s a much more complicated issue than that. The further militarization and the recent presence of armed militias will not resolve the policies and warmongering the United States has used in Latin America to exploit its people and resources which has led to the current situation.
Feel like you have something to say?
Here’s some contact information:
- Governor Rick Perry on Facebook
- Governor Rick Perry on Twitter
- Office of the Governor of Texas on Facebook
- Office of the Governor website
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428
Office of the Governor
State Insurance Building
1100 San Jacinto
Austin, Texas 78701
Telephone & Fax
- Information and Referral Hotline [for Texas callers]: (800) 843-5789
- Information and Referral and Opinion Hotline [for Austin, Texas and out-of-state callers]: (512) 463-1782
- Office of the Governor Main Switchboard [office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST]: (512) 463-2000
- If you are using a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD), call 711 to reach Relay Texas
- Office of the Governor Fax: (512) 463-1849
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07.16.14 @ 13:40♥814
Lately all I’ve been eating are smoothies, salads, and sandwiches. Something about summer makes me want to keep things dead simple and no-bake. (Maybe it’s the no air conditioning and greenhouse-like kitchen? I insisted on big windows, I only have myself to blame.)
This is one of my go-to sandwiches because it comes together in a snap. Don’t be tempted to compare this to its meat-based counterpart, they’re not the same but they have similar profiles: smoky crispy protein with crunchy greens, soft flavorful tomatoes, and creamy cool avocado. It’s a perfect combination that takes barely any effort, a win-win in my sunny kitchen!
One of my Facebook friends made a post about how pissed she was that others were so misinformed about the issue in the Middle East and she concluded it with “wherever I stand, I stand with Israel” although failed to shed any light into her reasoning. And then the worst part was that someone commented “I wish Israel would just blow them off them off the map”. It just makes me sad how terrible people can be.
"For as long as there been humans we have searched for our place in the cosmos. Where are we? Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a hum-drum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people. This perspective is a courageous continuation of our penchant for constructing and testing mental models of the skies; the Sun as a red-hot stone, the stars as a celestial flame, the Galaxy as the backbone of night." – CARL SAGAN
(Photography credit: Michael Goh)