Thursday, September 21, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Fwd: FW: McResistance | https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/silence-from-theresistance-as-senate-votes-to-maintain-trumps-war-powers-d71de2a7b73a
From: John H
From: WordCamp Pittsburgh, PA
WordCamp Pittsburgh, PA 2017
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Can you believe it's been a little over a week since the fabulous WordCamp Pittsburgh?
Our team had a great time planning the event and we hope you had a great experience.
Some updates and additional info for you....
Thanks to our fabulous Volunteer Photographers, Miranda Knee and Marta Greca, we have some great photos from throughout the day. You can check them out at:
We're still collecting slides from some of the speakers, but the ones we have collected are available on the session page. (Look for the Slides link under each session description.)
If you're not a member of our WordPress meetup group, join now! https://www.meetup.com/
preview/Pittsburgh-WordPress-. Our next meetups will be in early October, so check it out soon. Developers-Designers
Another heart-felt thank you to our sponsors - BoldGrid, WooCommerce, JetPack, Bluehost, Pair Networks, A2 Hosting, GoDaddy Pro, Pantheon, Libsyn, SiteLock, WPML, DreamHost, SiteGround, GiveWP, and Sticker Giant. WordCamp Pittsburgh would not be possible without you.
To all of the volunteers that helped to make the day run smoothly - thank you for your time, your skill, your patience, and mostly for being you! You were all amazing!
Thank you all - attendees, volunteers, sponsors - for making WordCamp Pittsburgh 2017 a very special event!
The WordCamp Pittsburgh Team
Monday, September 18, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
0:32 Milky Way0:53 Sirius Star (I think) Correction: Jupiter the planet according to some viewers1:17 Approaching Port of Colombo1:45 Cargo Operation2:08 Departure Colombo with Rainstorm2:29 Beautiful Sunrise3:13 Lightning Storm at Malacca Strait and Singapore Strait3:29 Clear night sky Milky Way with lightning storm4:01 Camera getting soaked5:09 Arrival Singapore5:56 Departure Singapore6:20 Moon-lit night sky6:48 Another Sunrise8:30 Headed due north and you can see Ursa Major rotating neatly around Polaris.8:36 Squid Boats8:54 Chaotic Traffic9:15 Arrival Hong Kong
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Monday, September 11, 2017
From: Darius Foroux
Sunday, September 10, 2017
From: John H
Subject: How the Pentagon sucks
Ever wonder just how the Pentagon and its friends the military contractors spend the money which should be providing for your health care? Well, wonder no more. Alfred W. McCoy explains much of it in the attached article, but even this is just a drop in the proverbial bucket when the intelligence budget is added in. Apparently losing successive military engagements (some would say faux wars) is no impediment to extravagance in the search for global dominance.
Saturday, September 09, 2017
To whom it may concern,
We recently received a grant through Partners for Work for 10 City Charter High School students will complete the Patient Care Technician training program at CCAC.
We are establishing a professional Roundtable of businesses and organizations to provide career resources and guidance to prepare our students for work as a Certified Nursing Assistant. We cordially invite you to be a part of this group and share best practices, professional workplace expectations and other pertinent information.
The goal of the Patient Care Roundtable is to engage local businesses in discussions of student preparation for careers, City High curriculum and business needs for a pipeline to employment.
The Patient Care Roundtable will take place on Friday, October 6th from 10:00 am - 11:30 am, at City Charter High School located at 201 Stanwix Street Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. A wrap-up session will also be held on Friday, March 16th (same time and location).
If you are interested in participating, please reply to this email NO LATER THAN September 11, 2017 with the following information:
Attendee Names and emails
We thank you in advance for your consideration.
*If this email should be forwarded to another person in your organization, please feel free to send it to them or reply to this email with their contact information.
City Charter High Post High School Planning Team (PHSP Team)
Transition Manager & Alumni Coordinator
City Charter High School
201 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh PA 15222
Friday, September 08, 2017
Thursday, September 07, 2017
From: John H
SCHEDULE OF THE DAY
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
I wanted to let you all know that settling into medical school in Erie has gone splendidly. I love being close enough to pop down to cranberry and seeing my family more frequently, and I'm learning tons of super interesting anatomy at school. I do miss the mountains and volleyball from Denver area, but it's been a happy transition nonetheless.
From: McShane, Lydia Frances <lfmcshane@ pitt.?
Inaugural Lecture of the Hesselbein Forum Lecture Series
"To Serve Is to Live: Honoring a Legacy - Inspiring the Future"
Influenced deeply by leadership expert Frances Hesselbein, Dr. Diane Ryan is focused on character-based leadership at all levels, in all sectors. Dr. Ryan will explore values-based leadership development as well as share research that demonstrates the importance of quality, character, mind-set, values and principles in today's rapidly evolving world.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Twentieth Century Club, Lecture Room
4201 Bigelow Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Please RSVP to email@example.com or call.
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Saturday, September 02, 2017
Israel appears to have backed itself into a corner by supporting the wrong side in Syria. Now will the U.S. resist Netanyahu's furious push to attack Iran? And, Paul Street explains how things would have gone if Hillary had actually won the election.
From: "John H
These are particularly precarious times for all of us (save for the rulers and their sponsors), but they are dangerous times for unions. At the same time, most of the advances in safety, stability and standards of living in the 20th century are tied to the work of unions and union organizers. The inclination of many unions appears to be to pull-back and shelter in place. If, however, we are not to witness a full takeover of our nation and much of the world by fascist corporate state (neoliberalism), unions and the rest of us will have to be willing to stand up fight. Unions, in particular, have done this in the past. And, in many cases, those standing up suffered grievous repercussions up to and including murder by thugs and government troops doing corporate bidding.
It is always more comfortable to sit back and let others do the fighting, but now is not the time for unions to recuse themselves from the battle. No job is any longer secure – even white-collar jobs. Yet far too many of us seem willing to remain complacent in the face of a truly existential danger from the corporate right. They, after all, own almost all of the media that matters and are constantly bombarding us with propaganda intended to disable and disarm us from questioning their motives and actions which daily serve to strip us of our rights and privileges as citizens – setting us at odds against one another fighting for the meager crumbs the billionaires deign to drop to us.
Unions can lead us in this fight by reaching back into their past to develop a spirit and willingness to once again standup to illegitimate authority and fight for the values we should all hope to share. This will be difficult as many union leaders and rank and file have bought into the corporate mantra while hiding in dark corners afraid to do battle with a system intending to destroy them. Fortunately, as the attached articles set out, there are unions and independent workers who are willing to stand and fight. A major part of this be a shared program of education to bring the totality of the problem home to the many who are standing by thinking that nothing can be done. And this must include not just unions and their members, but all of us. This education must include an understanding of how our corporate rulers use the government and the military to spread 'their' empire across the globe. What they do in far-flung countries across the globe will soon come to this nation if nothing is done to wake folks to this reality. This will be a difficult and sometimes dangerous undertaking, but it must happen if neoliberal totalitarianism is not to finally dominate the world.
I am not now nor, except for a brief period years ago, have I been a union member. I do have a tremendous respect for what unions have gained for all of us. I also understand that, in too many instances, unions have become their own worst enemies by falling into the trap of corruption on the part of leadership or cooptation by the corporate elite. Nothing is ever perfect and that includes unions. If, however, unions can adapt to the current situations and develop appropriate tactics – not just falling back on old standards – they can once again become a dynamic force for change that we all desperately need.
For those of you not familiar with In These Times and Working In These Times, I encourage you to check them out. There is a description of Working In These Times at the end of the third article in the attachment.
Friday, September 01, 2017
From: "John Hemington" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sep 1, 2017 10:17 AM
Subject: FW: [what's up-discuss] lecture and discussion about my time in the West Bank
To: "John Hemington" <email@example.com>
I hope you will attend this event.
What Two Jews Learned First-Hand in the West Bank
Thursday September 7th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
@ the Space Upstairs 214 N. Lexington St. Pittsburgh PA 15208
Father-daughter duo Bob and Moriah Ella Mason will give a presentation about their experiences working with the Center for Jewish Nonviolence in the West Bank this past summer.
In June of 2017 The Center for Jewish Nonviolence brought together 150 Jews fromall over the world to mobilize around the Sumud Freedom Camp - an encampment of Palestinians, Israelis, and internationals that is reclaiming a Bedouin village in the West Bank for the former residents who were expelled in the 1990s.
Bob and Ella will share the story of this campaign and their experience participating in creative nonviolent resistance across the West Bank. They will also share some background about the Occupation and how it functions, stories from our Palestinian hosts and partners, and how people in Pittsburgh can support the movement for Palestinian liberation
This event is free; donations will be collected to support Sumud Freedom Camp from those who are able.
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