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(23,2,12016 comment : also applies in depressed parts of Rich Nations...)
The Economic Reason
"One of the principal economic problems facing us and the rest of the world is achieving maximum production and continued prosperity. The loss of a huge, potential market for goods is a direct result of the economic discrimination which is practiced against many of our minority groups. A sort of vicious circle is produced. Discrimination depresses the wages and income of minority groups. As a result, their purchasing power is curtailed and markets are reduced. Reduced markets result in reduced production. This cuts down employment, which of course means lower wages and still fewer job opportunities. Rising fear, prejudice, and insecurity aggravate the very discrimination in employment which sets the vicious circle in motion.
Minority groups are not the sole victims of this economic waste; its impact is inevitably felt by the entire population.
Eric Johnston"
http://www.trumanlibrary.org/civilrights/srights4.htm#139
These explanations of how segregation impacted the US economy apply equally to how resource drain from Developing (fka Third World) economies impacts the world economy. This is the chief ECONOMIC reason that we need Fair Trade and equal exchange laws. All the world suffers when part of the world is denied equality, via policy or path dependent history, as the case may be, we urgently need to cooperate and share with the entire world our technologies and our resources because unless we do so, we are all limited.
Shira
Read, Write, Dream, Teach !

ShiraDest
23 February, 12016 HE
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First of all, it gives us something in common with our future conquerors, ok just kidding!!

First of all, it is a Free way to socialize in a non-superficial way.
Second, it is physically and mentally health-full (free) activity.
Third, it teaches part of the skills needed for physical self-defense.
and
Fourth, it teaches moving meditation, needed for emotional self-defense.

Did I mention that being together thing, next to other folks of all ages, especially those older folks, who know how to do it all best for having done it for years?
And did I mention the FREE thing, as in spend no money, just move slowly in the public park?

1. If the first point needs explaining, please let me know.

2. I think everyone knows the health benefits of Tai Chi.

3. Many people may not know that this Soft side complement of Chinese Kung Fu is required by many instructors, like my own Shi Fu, in addition to the so called hard side, the fast Kung Fu. The same blocks and attacks or counter-attacks are used, but as slowly as possible, forcing you to develop your balance and stong muscle coordination.
4. On emotional self-defense, of which I believe meditation is an important part, having the strength of sternum to straighten your back and say "I Refuse" to a big drunk guy can often come from your memory of many expensive Tai Chi lessons after those expensive Kung Fu lessons. Worked for me. Again, ask for details if interested, please.
Ok, time to make dinner, too bad the baby lima beans I remember as a kid no longer seem to be around. Oh well, just have to train those pigeons to go fetch some decent corn and beans. Oh, no more carrier pigeons either. What, did Tom poison them all?
Peace,
In Solidarity with All Kind People,
Peace via Cooperation and Non-Cooperation,

ShiraDest

21 November, 12015 HE
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Thanks to The Canard Enchaîné for the first reports I have seen in the French media of the attacks that happened the day BEFORE Paris.

In Solidarity with the residents of Beirut,

Peace,

Shira

19 November, 12015 HE


fr: https://shiradest.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/standing-with-the-people-of-beirut/

Previous uncross posted entries:

https://shiradest.wordpress.com/2015/11/16/writing-a-novella-feels-like-playing-frida-kahlo-frighteningly-enough/

https://shiradest.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/189/
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2011-10-27 19:11:00
"The Ghosts of Slave Pens Past!" walking tour of DC -rsvp today!
Join me, licensed DC Tour Guide Shira D. Jones, as we walk past places that recall the Dickensionan horrors of Victorian era jails, but with inmates whose only crime was being born to the wrong mother -a slave.

This unique Black History related tour of downtown DC will focus on places long forgotten, but which should never be forgotten. Dress for the weather and to walk!

Tours on a sliding scale, reply here or email for details.

RSVP early to be discounts!
Peace!

(This tour drew very little interest...)
Read, Write, Dream, Teach !

ShiraDest
23 February, 12016 HE
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2011-08-08 16:52:00
gender-diffs among Black landowners in Wash. County, 1855... Curious...
I do not have time now, but I am dying to look into why (on p. 127 of Washington at home: An illustrated history of neighborhoods in the nation's capital; second edition, 2010, JHU Press, Kathryn Schneider Smith, ed.)

4 of the 5 black landowners in what is now roughly the Brightwood neighborhood (via the 1855 Washington County assessment listing 31 landowners along the 7th St. Turnpike, opened in 1822, from Rock Creek Church Rd to the District Line

(presumably meaning to what was then Boundary Street, now FL ave., marking the border of the Federal City, aka City of Washington) Line, were women.

No time to delve, must check this wonderful book out again in a few weeks!

(still interesting, and still no time... Must remember to add this comment and book ref. to Slavery Project on WikiTree -anybody have time to take over the Project, please??)
Read, Write, Dream, Teach !

ShiraDest
23 February, 12016 HE

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