As the sister of an incredibly bright young man who happens to be entering his first year of high school, I'm going to take this one step further and say this:
Kids are not bullied just because they don't have "cute" clothes, they aren't considered "pretty", or popular, or because they're "shy". Kids are simply bullied. So yes, I encourage you to use your voice if you witness a bully, but I also want to take a second to acknowledge that if you are someone who is being bullied, it doesn't mean there's something wrong with you. Kids will find a way to dissect and criticize one another without any reason other than fear. Fear of what they don't understand, what they feel threatened by, and fear of what is different. So be different. And stand tall. Just because kids have been brought up to believe that is an acceptable part of growing up as they figure who they themselves are, does not mean we can't shine a light on what a huge issue this is and put a stop to it.
#NCAgGag puts ALL consumers at risk! @PatMcCroryNC, please veto HB405! @NCChamber @NCRMA #pork #chicken #ncpol http://www.whosay.com/l/haCaAQn
Please read this...use your voice. You have the power.
On behalf of the ASPCA, we really need your help protecting farm animals from cruelty and suffering by urging North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to veto HB 405, a dangerous ag-gag bill that will prevent undercover investigations from taking place. If this ag-gag bill passes, it threatens the safety of all consumers, as North Carolina is one of the top producers of pork and poultry in the country. In April, an undercover investigation at a North Carolina chicken slaughterhouse revealed workers violently tossing birds, slamming them upside down into moving shackles and throwing injured birds onto piles of dead birds like trash. Unfortunately, North Carolina lawmakers just passed HB 405, and if Gov. McCrory signs this bill, this investigation could be the last time that we get a glimpse into what really happens behind closed doors on industrial farms. “Ag-gag” laws threaten not only to cover up horrific animal abuse and food safety problems, but also illegal or unethical environmental and labor violations. HB 405 is so far reaching that it could even prevent nurses from revealing elder abuse in hospitals or nursing homes, teachers from exposing child abuse in day cares, and workers from documenting workplace discrimination or mistreatment. The bill now rests on Gov. McCrory’s desk, and he has until May 29 to sign or veto the bill. There is still a chance that he could veto the legislation but only if he hears from influential individuals like yourself. We’re asking that you Tweet at him - @PatMcCrory - asking him to veto HB 405, and urge anyone you know to do the same.
Here's the trailer for this crazy/silly comedy I made with a bunch of SNLers which is coming out 6/19! Check out @BallsOutMovie http://www.whosay.com/l/NWxaAzq
Thank you guys for all of the birthday wishes. I feel so full, so complete surrounded by such an amazing group of friends and family. It was the most beautiful day filled with love, laughter (a little too much- my stomach still hurts) and a few "dirty dancing"
pool lifts (don't worry boys I won't embarrass you😜) ....
As I get older I am finding myself more in tune with what the passing of time means and the value of staying in the moment. I'm more aware of the eagerness one feels at the thought of acquiring knowledge and the excitement of growth. I am learning to trust myself more, and I am learning to love even more than I ever thought possible. So much of my inspiration comes from the vibrations that live inside me, but also in what you guys project. Thank you for your amazing energy. Thank you for your pictures, for your songs, for your love. I can't wait for 27 to reveal itself. I'm ready :).
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I'll never forget this. One of the most beautiful things I've ever experienced. Just, ya know, feeding hummingbirds and stuff. No big deal. I wish you were with us G-pa. Actually you probably were.
You three gorgeous women. The love, the light, the wisdom you possess is greater than anything we have ever known. You will guide us through the remainder of our journey and we couldn't be more grateful. Thank you all for being you. The balance couldn't be more perfect. We. Love. You. Happy Mother's Day from the honeymooners who couldn't send this out on time 😁😁😁
¡Hola! We see you! Wow Santiago is so beautiful!
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