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18 Feb 19
Taking On the World

Yesterday afternoon was so perfect I think we were both delirious by the time we went to bed last night. We laid in bed watching the Grapes of Wrath on TV with Spanish subtitles and playing around with our translation app, realizing it can actually speak the translations. My eyes teared as I laughed over […]

18 Feb 19

Where's My Refund?

Jimzz Yet another person who thinks it’s a blessing to get your own money. It’s not a gift sweet cheeks. All you have to do is look at your transcripts. Credits for MY own money that I worked for. Can’t get a credit from $0. And if you can, that’s just another way this “great” […]

18 Feb 19
masquerading as a poet

A short story…… Winter has arrived; all creatures’ huddle ever closer together in their burrows and homes. The north wind howls and the frost sear the barren landscape white. In the late twilight, a witch stood reflecting on the path she has chosen and the circle within her. Tonight it is time to stop hiding, […]

18 Feb 19
Book Club Chic

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18 Feb 19
The Denver Post
Every year, Americans of all political persuasions make pilgrimages to Grand Canyon National Park, which will mark its 100th anniversary on Feb. 26. They stand in awe at the rim of this natural wonder, grateful for the forebears who preserved it for generations — and, for the most part, unaware that the Grand Canyon isn’t nearly as protected as people think it is. The clock is ticking on a 20-year ban on new mining claims on about 1 million acres of public land surrounding the national park. Thousands of uranium claims were put on hold in 2012 because of mounting evidence that uranium mining in the headwaters of Grand Canyon creeks can contaminate life-giving seeps and springs in the desert basins below. After examining evidence of harmful effects, five federal agencies recommended the temporary halt to new uranium claims. Ken Salazar, then the interior secretary, said his precautionary decision would allow more time to assess the impacts of active and abandoned mines, adding, “We have chosen a responsible path that makes sense for this and future generations.” This week, the Senate voted 92 to 8 to approve the Natural Resources Management Act. Among other things, it protects Yellowstone National Park from mining on adjacent public lands. Though the bill doesn’t benefit the canyon, this burst of bipartisanship bodes well for Grand Canyon National Park as it approaches its 100th birthday. It’s time for the new Congress to reach across the aisle and carry on our long bipartisan tradition of stewardship for this crown jewel of our national park system. It was a Republican president, Theodore Roosevelt, who first proclaimed the Grand Canyon a national monument in 1908. After bipartisan votes in both houses, President Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, signed the bill establishing the Grand Canyon as a national park in 1919. A half-century later, Republican Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona introduced the bill that nearly doubled the size of Grand Canyon National Park, while returning about 188,000 acres of aboriginal homeland to the Havasupai Tribe. Arizona congressman Mo Udall, a liberal Democrat, helped unite bipartisan support for the Grand Canyon Enlargement Act, and Republican President Gerald Ford signed it into law in 1975. Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain later teamed up with Udall and others from both sides of the aisle in passing the National Parks Overflight Act of 1987. The two leaders joined Democratic Sen. Bill Bradley in cosponsoring the Grand Canyon Protection Act in 1992, one of the last laws that Udall signed on to before retiring. McCain subsequently thanked “my friend Mo Udall” for being “a strong protector of the pristine beauty of the Grand Canyon and our other national parks.” The people living closest to the canyon are fervent in supporting the mining ban. Ninety-six percent of Arizonans agree that keeping public lands and waters healthy benefits the Arizona economy and quality of life. And nearly two-thirds support the ban on new uranium claims around the Grand Canyon, including 56 percent of Republicans, 67 percent of independents and 69 percent of Democrats. In particular, the Havasupai people — who live at the bottom of the canyon and whose sole source of regularly accessible water is at risk — want to permanently ban uranium mining. They are joined by Hopi, Navajo, Hualapai, Zuni and other tribal nations in opposing the desecration of their homeland. Now is the time to protect the Grand Canyon’s sacred waters from permanent uranium-mining pollution. As we prepare to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park, let’s remember that good stewardship, like good citizenship, strengthens and unites our nation. Let’s challenge all of America’s elected officials to become better caretakers not only of the Grand Canyon but also of all public lands. In this new Congress, let’s sit down and see what we can do — together — to permanently ban uranium mining around the Grand Canyon as our gift to the next generation. Let’s carry the tradition of bipartisan stewardship into the Grand Canyon’s next century. Cindy McCain is the widow of Sen. John McCain and chairwoman of the board of trustees of the McCain Institute. Mark Udall, son of the late Rep. Mo Udall, served as a Democratic congressman and senator from Colorado. To send a letter to the editor about this article, submit online or check out our guidelines for how to submit by email or mail.
18 Feb 19
Family Life Relationships

The smallest thanks is always worth more than the effort it takes to give it-Unknown Lack of appreciation in some relationships has created artificial distance between lovers who are supposed to be best friends and live closer emotionally, psychologically, physically and spiritually. When partners in a committed relationship felt they are not been appreciated, they […]

18 Feb 19
Karen Kyle's Blog

Watch on YouTube here: Why Women in SC Choose to Have a Midwife for a Natural BirthVia Our Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkAOlhwm41RGKZr1N7uoJfgWhy Women in SC Choose to Have a Midwife for a Natural Birth Looking for more info about having a natural birth in Greenville SC, go to https://ScMidwife.com Call to schedule a free consultation with a […]

18 Feb 19
Ruth Amos

Welcome, I’m Ruth Amos, and today I am talking to Pete. Pete is the senior pastor of our church, and he and his wife Lisa and their two teenage boys who are probably … 16 and 14 16 and 14 woohoo are good friends of ours. Obviously really good friends because I know the boys’ […]

18 Feb 19
Useful Nursing Tips

Why Women in SC Choose to Have a Midwife for a Natural Birth https://youtu.be/oQ_9863jAAM Why Women in SC Choose to Have a Midwife for a Natural Birth Looking for more info about having a natural birth in Greenville SC, go to https://ScMidwife.com Call to schedule a free consultation with a midwife: 864-285-0574 Labors of Love […]

18 Feb 19
It is Well With Her Soul

He said, “If you will carefully obey the Lord your God, do what is right in His sight, pay attention to His commands, and keep all His statutes, I will not inflict any illnesses on you that I inflicted on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.” Exodus 15:26 Battle at the Red Sea During this […]

18 Feb 19
WebDesign309 Blog-Space

When you think about gift ideas for a birthday, wedding, holiday or another event, it’s hard to come up with one consistent present that sure to excite. Believe it or not, you can achieve the ultimate gift-giving level for any occasion with the most beautiful and personal gift: customized wooden signs. But, how exactly do […]

18 Feb 19
Niagara Wire

By: Hugh Brown NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. – I check my email quite often. You never know when a class will be canceled, an assignment will be pushed back or a teacher will email me to tell me I accidentally submitted the wrong file instead of an important paper. Email is the best way to communicate […]

18 Feb 19
Isabella Romance Novels

Stormi Webster is totally daddy’s little girl. And nothing makes that more evident than a recent report from Us Weekly about Travis Scott’s relationship with baby Stormi, in which a source opened up about their adorably strong bond.
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18 Feb 19
Faith . Hope . Love

  This is a sermon that was preached at a morning service on Sunday 17th February 2019 based on Matthew 5:13-16.   In our Gospel reading this morning we heard a passage about salt and light. During Jesus’ time salt was a precious product. It was something that added flavour and zest to food. It […]