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    Introducing a new thread focusing on sociology and humaneness ...

    'We all need a shot of salvation baby ... Once in a while' ...

    So buckle up !




    All Down the line


    The Rolling Stones



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    Obviously this is not a political thread, but waking up this morning to this remarkably surprising news -
    Put a big smile on my face ... And it is long over due !



    Native Americans Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids to enter House

    Pair are the first Native American to get elected to the US Congress since it was established in 1789.

    Democrats Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids have become the first Native American women elected to Congress.

    Haaland won New Mexico's first congressional district, while Davids won the third district in Kansas.

    A member of Laguna Pueblo tribe, Haaland cruised to victory in the Democrat safe seat in Tuesday's midterm elections.

    A lawyer by profession, she campaigned on a platform of tackling climate change and income inequality, as well as providing universal healthcare.

    In an interview with ABC News in June, Haaland said, "In 230 years, there’s never been a Native American woman in Congress. I have never seen myself in that body of our government."

    Davids is a Cornell Law School graduate and professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, who was raised by a single mother.

    She is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, a Native American tribe that hails from Wisconsin.

    The former White House fellow under Obama, is openly gay and an advocate for LGBT issues.

    There are around three million Native Americans in the United States or around one percent of the population.

    Haaland and Davids will join two other Native American members of the House of Representatives, both of whom are Republican.

    Tom Cole, of the Chickasaw tribe, represents Oklahoma's fourth district, and Markwayne Mullin of the state's second district represents the state's second.

    Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/...205121876.html


    Here's to the new record number of women elected from on both sides of the aisle ...

    Get Loud !!!

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    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQxgiRa1DQs


    In remembrance of Brook
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    One of my favorite courses as an undergrad in sociology was oddly (perhaps) 'Death and Dying' ...
    And when you mix it with my even greater fascination with Hollywood~Land ...
    This next item most definitely combines both and is surprisingly binge worthy to watch ...


    Please note: The presenter and tour guide of this amazing series has over 39 tours of the most fascinating cemeteries/mausoleums in Southern California and the New York City area ...
    Go here for all the video series in order:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he-y...PtUnpzjMuTF59b




    FAMOUS GRAVE TOUR - Forest Lawn Glendale #1

    Welcome to Hollywood Graveyard, where we set out to remember and celebrate the lives of those who lived to entertain us, by visiting their final resting places. Today we're exploring Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, where we'll find such stars as: Walt Disney, Clara Bow, Sammy Davis Jr, and many more.

    Full list of stars visited today: Walt Disney, Clara Bow, Alan Ladd, Jeanette MacDonald, Nat King Cole, Gracie Allen, George Burns, Dorothy Dandridge, Billie Dove, Chico Marx, Larry Fine, Francis X. Bushman, Spencer Tracy, Hugh O'Brian, Errol Flynn, Clayton Moore, Sammy Davis Jr, Sam Cooke, Samuel Goldwyn, George Cukor, Joan Blondell, Natalie Cole.


    16:30 minutes


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-FNSIwGvls





    FAMOUS GRAVE TOUR - Forest Lawn Glendale #2 (Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, etc.)


    Full list of stars visited today: Louis L'Amour, The Dolly Sisters, Elizabeth Taylor, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, David O. Selznick, Jennifer Jones, Lon Chaney, Russ Columbo, Red Skelton, Sid Grauman, Marie Dressler, Jean Harlow, Irving Thalberg, Norma Shearer, Theda Bara, Jack Carson, The Andrews Sisters, Harold Lloyd, Wallace Reid, Ben Turpin, Jean Hersholt, Ed Wynn, Keenan Wynn, W. C. Fields, Michael Jackson, James Arness, William Boyd, Joe Barbera, Alfred Newman, Max Steiner, Paramahansa Yogananda.


    20:20 minutes


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thpUhrk7_NY




    FAMOUS GRAVE TOUR - Forest Lawn Glendale #3 (Humphrey Bogart, Mary Pickford, etc.)

    Full list of stars visited today: L. Frank Baum, Joe E. Brown, Wallace Beery, Robert Young, David('s Twin Brother), Danny Gans, Humphrey Bogart, Mary Pickford, Ted Knight, Vincente Minnelli, Carole Landis, Jimmy Stewart, Tom Mix.


    14:25 minutes

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    An alternative modern lifestyle ...

    How these penny-pinchers retired in their 30s

    "Eschewing consumer culture, Pete Adeney, also known as Mr. Money Mustache, practices an extreme frugality that allowed him to retire at age 30. Avoiding car use, DIYing and investing in stock market index funds are among the tactics he and his fellow F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence Retire Early) devotees espouse. Paul Solman reports from Colorado in this installment of “Making Sense.”

    PBS NewsHour

    Published on Oct 26, 2018

    9:28 minutes


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    I gotta go visit those graveyards next time I'm out west. Thanks for that, Gio.

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    Squeezed Like Lemons: Italy In Crisis (Political Documentary) - Real Stories


    Published on Nov 6, 2018

    "The economic crisis and consequences of the strict austerity policies have hit the Italian people hard. Tax offices are being occupied while business people are taking their own lives in despair. We document the current mood in Italy from the point of view of those whose existence is threatened by this crisis.

    Giorgia Frasacco, 33, is determined to save her family’s company from bankruptcy after her father killed himself. In her spare time, she runs a support group for the families of business people who, like her father, committed suicide in the last months.

    Franca Stefani, 37, has been unemployed for over a year and is trying to raise her six year old daughter on 250€ a month while Piero Lospi, 47, recently lost his job. He struggles to adapt to this new reality and feels he has lost his dignity, social recognition and the sense of having a useful role in society. Finally, Gian Luca Brambilla, 50, runs a consulting business specialising in cutting costs in big companies. His problem is not getting work but being paid and his clients owe him almost an entire year’s turnover."

    51:22 minutes


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    My son spent a couple of weeks in the south of Italy. They pay as little taxes as possible because the government is so corrupt. They never see return from their taxes.

    Politicians get into office long enough to pay for their kids college and then they leave.

    It'll take a lot of work to change that.

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    'The canton of Vaud was once a capital of finishing schools. Today only one remains.'



    Lessons from the Last Swiss Finishing School


    "An abundance of wealth and time are de-facto prerequisites
    for admission at the Institut Villa Pierrefeu."

    By Alice Gregory


    Click here to listen to or read the article
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    A cross-country bus trip helped Gary Shteyngart understand American happiness


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    "Who is happy in America? Author Gary Shteyngart took a bus trip across the country to find out -- and the answer surprised him. Hedge fund managers, some of the most successful Americans by standards of economic achievement, tended to be miserable. College professors, meanwhile, enjoyed “the feeling that they were a part of something bigger.” Shteyngart shares his findings in - My Humble Opinion."


    Published on Nov 14, 2018

    2:54 minutes


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