Where Is Your Loyalty?

I Will Stand With The Most Vulnerable

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The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published May 1, 2017
July 1, 2018

For all the avowed patriots who demand my Pledge of Allegiance and salutes on Loyalty Day, Fourth of July, and other patriotic, militarized holidays, I fling this question to your hearts: how deep and far does your loyalty to your country run?

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Where Is Your Loyalty?

I Will Stand With The Most Vulnerable

Image by Lorie Shaull via Flickr

The Essays of The Man From the North by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
May 1, 2017

For all the avowed patriots who demand my Pledge of Allegiance and salutes on Loyalty Day, Fourth of July, and other patriotic, militarized holidays, I fling this question to your hearts: how deep and far does your loyalty to your country run?

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L’Shana Tova – Happy New Year! + Six13 – High Holiday Mashup + Avinu Malkeinu

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L’Shana Tova Umetuka Tikatevu

May you be inscribed in the book of a Good and Sweet Year.

L’Shana Tova Umetuka Tikatevu

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Christmas Dawn: The Shepherds Glorified God For All They Had Seen

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Merry Christmas!

by Don Schwager
www.dailyscripture.net
December 25, 2013

Verbum caro factum est

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Scripture: Luke 2:15-20 (alternate readings from: Matthew 1:1-25; Luke 2:1-14; John 1:1-5,9-14)

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it they made known the saying which had been told them concerning this child; 18 and all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

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L’Shana Tova – Happy New Year! + Judgment Day: A Rosh Hashanah Song for 5774 2013

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L’Shana Tova Umetuka Tikatevu

May you be inscribed in the book of a Good and Sweet Year.

L’Shana Tova Umetuka Tikatevu

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L’Shana Tova – Happy New Year! + What Makes Rosh Hashanah Beautiful + Rosh Hashanah Rock Anthem

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L’Shana Tova Umetuka Tikatevu

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Labor Day: The Unknown Holiday by Walter Brasch (repost)

by Walter Brasch
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.walterbrasch.com
Originally published September 7, 2009
Sept. 3, 2012

Women pressers on strike for higher wages

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It’s Labor Day, and that means millions of Americans are celebrating. Most Americans have no idea what Labor Day is, other than self-serving political speeches, hot dogs, burgers, a pool party, and the last day of a three-day holiday. Few even know that Labor Day exists to allow people to remember and honor the struggles for respect, dignity, and acceptable wages and working conditions for the rank-and-file employees.

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New Year’s Concert 2012: Vienna Philharmonic: Radetzky March + Vienna Boys Choir + Johann Strauss: Fatherland March + 10,000 singing Beethoven-Ode to Joy

Franz Welser-Möst #1

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Here is the post for 2013: New Year’s Concert 2013: Vienna Philharmonic: Johann Strauss: Blue Danube + March Radetzky

Happy New Year! Love, Lo

[Replaced first video, sorry not 2012; also not available in the US, so use Epic Privacy browser and use a proxy for a different country.]

ViennaPhilVEVO on Feb 12, 2016

Music video by Mariss Jansons, Wiener Philharmoniker performing Radetzky-Marsch, Op. 228. Film (C) 2016 ORF.

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The Maccabeats: Candlelight + Miracle

hanukkah  candles

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Happy Chanukah!

on Nov 26, 2010

Based on Mike Tompkins’ a cappella version of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite”.
Video by Uri Westrich
Uri@Urifilms.com
Production Assistant- Rivie Shalev

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Obama’s Laborious Labor Day By Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
September 2, 2011

Dear President Obama:

which side are you on?

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Happy Labor Day! This is your third opportunity as President to go beyond your past tepid Labor Day proclamations.

You could convey to 150 million workers that you’re going to start doing something about your 2008 campaign promises to labor. Recall that you clearly promised to press for a $9.50 federal minimum wage by 2011. Arguing that having millions of Walmart type workers make the leap from the present $7.25 per hour will pump nearly $200 billion in consumer demand for our recessionary economy.

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