Monday, April 30, 2018
Hey Sister! Invites to engage from China to Seattle to Pittsburgh -- by way of a WATER Safety, SKWIM and Study Trips
Citiparks needs 50 additional lifeguards and the summer season is here.Guards needed at The Pittsburgh Project and elsewhere too.
This lifeguard shortage stinks. I want to step up and help to shift the tide.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Below is a link to a recording of Stenny Hoyer acknowledging how it is that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) works to actively subvert the democratic process in Congressional primary campaigns. This has been going on all across the nation in a concentrated effort to prevent progressive candidates from running in and winning primary elections. The Democratic Party establishment has morphed into a Republican Tea Party light movement and no longer even pretends to represent most of the Party's long-time supporters. This has resulted in the loss of hundreds of elections around the country to Republicans. But the Party is adamant in refusing to cut its ties to the corporate and financial elites no matter what the consequences for the democratic process or the control of Congress.
Monday, April 23, 2018
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
From: Geno Tucker
Content strategy guides the creation, delivery, and governance of useful, reusable content.http://braintraffic.com/blog/the-truth-about-content-broken-dreams-and-the-big-fix
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Below are links to a three-part discussion on The Real News Network concerning the newly released movie The Occupation of the American Mind made by Sut Jhally and Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd fame). This film deals with the massive propaganda effort employed by the Israeli government to convince the world, and particularly Americans, that Israel is the victim in dealings with Palestinians. In this country at least, their efforts have been enormously successful largely because of the full blown complicity of virtually all major media outlets as well as official governments pronouncements and policies. The results of this are disheartening and disturbing, but there is some hope as many young university students (including a large number of Jewish students) have awakened to what the Israeli policies and practices relative to the Palestinians really are. Increasingly large numbers of older Jewish Americans are also becoming concerned that these policies are not only wrong, but actually endanger the survival of Israel as a state within the community of nations. These are excellent discussions and I encourage each of you receiving this to watch all of them. They each run around 20 minutes or so.The last link, I just received from a friend, concerns a video interview with Max Blumenthal conducted by Abby Martin on The Empire Files in 2015 and since published on YouTube. The interview was titled A Jewish American of Israeli Fascism and has now been blocked in 28 different nations. It has not as yet been blocked in the U.S. and a link to the interview is in the article. Do take the time to watch it before it disappears here also. Blumenthal, the author of Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, is a highly respected author and well-known Israeli critic. He believes that the YouTube ban was instigated by the Anti-Defamation League since it showed light on policies and practices that Israel would like to keep in the shadows.Part One:http://therealnews.com/t2/story:16286:The-Occupation-of-the-American-Mind---RAI-with-Pink-Floyd%27s-%0D%0ARoger-Waters-%2813%29Part Two:http://therealnews.com/t2/story:16375:The-Occupation-of-the-American-Mind---RAI-with-Pink-Floyd%27s-Roger-Waters-%2823%29Part Three:http://therealnews.com/t2/story:16377:The-Occupation-of-the-American-Mind---RAI-with-Pink-Floyd%27s-Roger-Waters-%2833%29
RobinsFirst year of organized baseball. One game I made all three outs in the same inning. Our team was up at bat. I played second base and was jazzed that we were winning by so much. Then we took the field and my team mate, Kevin, (middle of the photo) revealed that obscure stat to me on my at-bat performance that past inning.
Orange team.I think we went with colors as the team name. I stayed, by choice, in farm league. Our teams always had a lot of double plays.
Back row: Timmey, Frankie, McBunney, Mr. Will.
Middle row: Maxwell, Me (Mark Rauterkus), Danny Anderson, Janokaweki, Higgins.
Front row: Dave Cioca, Duffu, Garry, P. Beraradino, M. Beraraino (brothers I guess). Spelling unsure. Source is scribble on back of photo.
Mavericks.Back row: Mr. Finn on back left, then me, Mark Rauterkus, ? George Boyle, Dan Anderson, Terry Flaherty.
Angles:Back row: Coach ?, me, Mark Rauterkus, ?, Timmy Meyers, Coach, Coach.
Middle row: Tommy, Jan B, Randy R, Binywild, Sammy.
Front row: Straw, Kevin, Joey, Mark Kucher, ?, ?
From: John H
Watch this The Real News Network interview and see if there is any way you can still have any sympathy at all for the fascist government of Israel.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Registration is now open for Habitat Pittsburgh's 2018 Kids Triathlon Series!
Monday, April 09, 2018
From: John H
Erik was 8 and Grant was 5.
Tribune Review article.
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The 21th annual Art All Night will be held April 28th - April 29th, 2018. This year we have a new location, the 1st floor of The Highline, 196 South 4th Street in the South Side of Pittsburgh PA. The show will be open to the public from 4 p.m. Saturday all night long until 2 p.m. Sunday. View art, hear music, create art, meet friends, and make memories "All Night" long!
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Saturday, April 07, 2018
First, the water is a great setting for fitness.
Second, SKWIM is played with a short, rounded fin. It is great for leg strength, flexibility, stamina, and even core work. Legs matter greatly.
Third, passing, defense in passing lanes, keeping, transitions, strikers and play around the pitch is more like soccer with SKWIM. Team handball and water polo are different where everyone advances deep into the offensive zone.
Fourth, SKWIM is a social, quick, visual game where non verbal clues, body position and fakes with some tricks are effective. It isn't a power game as it is more for touch and feel.
Fifth, like soccer SKWIM is a no contact game. Also like Ultimate, but in the water.
Six, On the water, like on the turf, but not soaring over head, is SKWIM. PASSING need to go between players on the same team after a touch or skim on the water, not air-to-air. The height of the game of SKWIM is more soccer and hockey like.
Seven, SKWIM goals are large, as are soccer's, but it fits into a wide variety of swim pool and open water settings. Likewise soccer. The ball and a wall and the number of games seems to be only left to imagination. Likewise the water and a SKWIM disk. Shoot into a gutter, end zone, floating island goal, whatever. We call it a SLOT STYLE format when it plays more like soccer or "air hockey. " The free play elements are similar between the games.
Lastly, the ethics and personal values of SKWIM are worthy of noting as teamwork, loyalty, and especially water safety, are not to be ignored and discounted. Everyone needs to have the ability to swim so as to save self or else a friend or child around the water. Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death among kids and adolescents, especially boys and especially people of color and of economic disadvantages.
Friday, April 06, 2018