Jueseppi B.:

Very good follow up to your first post on this stupid subject. Thank you.

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

Your comprehensive answer to every Sandy Hook conspiracy theory

Now that I’ve posted an article on the growing Sandy Hook Conspiracy theory, I found  myself looking for more information on the craziness of this phenomena.

(Note: This sort of thing might offend many people.  Please feel free to move on to another topic on this site or elsewhere.  I will most certainly understand.)

Salon has an article breaking down each alleged element of this so-called conspiracy as seen through the eyes of those who believe Sandy Hook never happened…

Salon

While it’s often best not to engage with conspiracy theorists on their own turf, as you can probably never convince them, it’s worth setting the record straight on all the myths and phony evidence surrounding the Sandy Hook massacre.

We’ve rounded up every major piece of evidence we could find that leads theorists to say the “official narrative” of events “doesn’t add up” and provided the facts that show…

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Jueseppi B.:

Very Interesting post and I never knew these conspiracy theories existed. Thank you for posting.

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

This insanity has gone too far…

The Week

Claims that the massacre was a hoax have gone viral

In the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn., President Obama has moved to strengthen America’s gun laws, and public opinion has swung significantly in support of stricter gun control. Gun-rights advocates have responded passionately, but opposition has also begun to take on uglier forms — most notably in conspiracy theories that contend the shooting was a hoax perpetrated by the government, the media, or some wildly improbable combination of the two.

What kind of conspiracy theories are out there?  One contends that something is amiss because the adults in Newtown — particularly Robbie Parker, who lost his 6-year-old daughter Emilie in the shooting — haven’t grieved hard enough. According to this theory, many of the shattered adults you’ve seen on camera are actors. Another claims…

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Jueseppi B.:

This is called Haiku….pretty cool Ms. RoSy

Originally posted on sharing me myself and i:

South for the winter
No chirp or bird to be heard
Hotel vacancy

Bird House - Hotel Vacancy

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Jueseppi B.:

I absolutely love food stories, Thank you Stash.

Originally posted on Simple Kitchen Seasons:

I was in a Gristede’s a short walk from my apartment late Wednesday evening and thinking to myself, this produce section could tell stories just by taking a one- to two-minute stroll through. In one corner sit a pile of regular, bagged carrots, the kind you have to peel and trim. In another corner are at least two or three piles of baby carrots, the kind that are ready-to-eat. Now, you can make a few inferences from that alone, about the eating habits of New Yorkers who live in this part of Manhattan, without walking through the rest of the place. A mountain of cabbage lies forlornly underneath a shelf laden with orange and yellow bell peppers. Off to one side is an island of tomatoes, potatoes and onions. All of this would appear perfectly normal were it in the middle of summer, except it’s the third week of January.

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OFA: Organizing For America Becomes Organizing For Action. What Is It?


By Jueseppi B.

 

 

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Obama supporters unite for ‘Organizing for Action’

 

 

Obama for America,” the non-profit group formed to help re-elect President Obama has changed its name to “Organizing for Action” and continues to work for issues important to the President.

 

 

According to the AP:

“Coming just days before Obama’s second inauguration, the move represents the first time a sitting president has ever transformed his presidential campaign operation into an outside group with the express purpose of promoting his agenda.”

 

 

From Global Post:

 

Obama for America, President Barack Obama’s campaign group, is turning itself into a nonprofit organization that will advocate for issues like immigration reform, climate change, gun control, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and middle class jobs, the Associated Press reported.

 

The new group will be called Organizing for Action, according to MSNBC. It will act independently of the DNC, which is where Democratic presidents traditionally have gone for support on policy issues.

 

 

From The Huffington Post:

 

President Barack Obama may have run the last campaign of his career, but his political organization is not going away. In an unprecedented step for the campaign of a sitting president, Obama for America is relaunching itself ahead of the president’s second inauguration as a social welfare nonprofit group called Organizing for Action.

 

First reported Thursday night by the Los Angeles Times and Politico, the new group will use the Obama campaign’s extensive collection of data and manpower to push the president’s agenda from outside the confines of the Democratic Party structure, while giving grassroots supporters a voice in deciding which issues the nonprofit will focus on.

 

Jim Messina, Obama’s 2012 campaign manager and the chair of Organizing for Action, explained the relaunch in an e-mail to staffers and donors, “It will be a supporter-driven organization, as we’ve always been, staying true to our core principles: ‘respect, empower, include.'”

 

“We’ll work on the key battles of our generation, train the next generation of grassroots organizers and leaders, and organize around local issues in our own communities,” Messina continued. “We’ll continue to support the President in creating jobs and growing the economy from the middle out, and in fighting for issues like immigration reform, climate change, balanced deficit reduction, and reducing gun violence.”

 

First Lady Michelle Obama emphasized the “supporter-driven” nature of the organization.

 

 

 

From The White House Blog:.

 

ORGANIZING FOR ACTION: YOU IN?

 

Our work didn’t end on Election Day.

 

Organizing for Action will support the legislative agenda we voted on, train the next generation of grassroots organizers and leaders, and organize around local issues in our communities.

 

Watch this video the First Lady recorded about the next step of this grassroots movement, and say you’re in:

 

 

The First Lady on the Launch of Organizing for Action

 

 

 

 

Van Jones on Organizing for Action (OFA)

 

Published on Jan 19, 2013

Van Jones explains the impact of Organizing for Action in the upcoming years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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