The View from Colonized Indigenous Un-Thanksgiving

The True Story of “The Great Gift Of The Christian Faith To The Peoples Of This Continent, including woodblock prints, history, a relevant Pontifex quote, and a salient one from Marx.

'To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.'
~ Arundhati Roy

(I apologize for not being able to learn this software; old dawgs, new tricks, and all that jazz. This was essentially a Storify by Tweet (can't get them to embed), and I can only get one video to embed.

The original Storify is here at Café Babylon. I've used four or five blogging platforms, but this one is proving too tough, especially given no 'paste from Word' or some such, so links would be built in already. I was practicing with this, as I'd hope to bring (an eventual) III part climate realities before COP21 series.)

Best to all of you,
wd

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I'm here to help with the formatting in any way that I can. Send me a private message and we'll work it out.

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Whenever I click on your name (I was
looking to find your link to Copy Easy (?)
in WD's earlier essay posted under your
name), the system keeps taking me to
my Home page - so there's no way
way for me to pm you.

Since I can't reach you otherwise, would
you please re-post the link to Copy Easy
here?

Thanks!

On edit: Found wd's DHS piece and your
link to Copy Easy using Search function.
Still can't access your Home page to pm
you. Is there some other way?

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Only connect. - E.M. Forster

the security program i spoke of a couple of days ago, that's what happens because it hides my account from anyone viewing it, that's why it defaults to your account when you click my username. Click on "Messages" in the header and then click "Write new message" and then type in my username, that should work.

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I sent Wendy an email to see if we can straighten out the formatting probs.

The Firefox extension is Easy Copy

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wendy davis's picture

i got it, downloaded easy copy, and will email some questions when either life slows down...or i speed up. (smile)

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The Thankstaking song is superb.

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sorry to have given you the wrong name, oh my.

you may like this video, too: 'who will say our names?'

a very different style than 'hell you talmbout?', which is 'take no prisoners' emotionally.

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I must say your piece today works way
better at your site, where I first read it.
A painful, necessary reminder of not
only what "colonisers" have done, but
continue doing.

I really do hope you're able to get Easy
Copy to work so that you can post your
series on COP21 here as well. Many of
us are very interested in those
proceedings and are starved for good
information about them.

Wishing you success!

dr

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for sharing your excellent work with all of us! I sure hope the application meets your needs.

I also downloaded "Easy Copy." For me, one of the biggest challenges--other than learning the application--will be keeping the browser from crashing. I definitely consider Firefox to be the most versatile browser, but for some cotton pickin' reason, it crashes on me constantly. I still mostly use it when I post on blogs, but have taken to using a lesser known (and regarded) browser for carrying out other online activities, such as banking, etc. Anyhoo, since "EC" is sorta an extension designed for Firefox, I'll try to figure out a workaround.

Hey, Everyone have a Happy "Black Friday!"

Yahoo and,

ByeMollie


"Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare."--Japanese Proverb
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"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."
--George Bernard Shaw, Irish Dramatist & Socialist
"We [corporations] are the government!" Actor John Colicos (1978)

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i'll try to learn , and do find firefox the best for my uses. sadly, wordpress, as at the café, has 'simplified' their blogging software for tweens or something, and the only way to use the old version is to do a bit of a complicated dance through...Chrome/google, ugh.

our email provider i via msn, which is...bill gates. it crashes about ten times a day. but yes! cue the reverend billy talen! what a peach he is.

i keep forgetting to say that any of you who'd like to cross-post at babylon are welcome to; just let me know.

p.s. our best dog ever was a large black and white spaniel, gone now for many years, and my eyes still leak tears when i remember him.

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until I get my WP Gravatar set up, before I actually register at Café. It just makes things easier.

Of course, I'm more of a long-winded commenter, than an author, anyway. Wink

And, it's nice that you choose the setup that allows for 'comments,' without completing the registration process. (I'm planning on doing the same thing.)

Have a good one!

Mollie


"Integrity and courage are powerful weapons. We have to learn how to use them. We have to stand up for what we believe in. And we have to accept the risks and even the ridicule that comes with this stance. We will not prevail any other way."

Chris Hedges, Journalist/Author/Activist, Truthdig, 9/20/2015

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"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."
--George Bernard Shaw, Irish Dramatist & Socialist
"We [corporations] are the government!" Actor John Colicos (1978)

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yeah, i finally gave up after and hour or two tryin' to make it work here. i will try to figure out the Easy Copy; apparently there's a fuller explanation on how to use than the description that made me cross-eyed.

i can't say that my information is good, per se, especially given that it's (ahem) quite cynical. (i've posted part I at the café, no comments yet. i'll add that in the past, i've lost commenters who haven't cared for my having deconstructed the doings of some of the Sacred Cows of the 'green movement'. but so it goes, i guess; we can only stick to the truth as we see it, yes? (smile; i'm avoiding emoticons, lol)

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can you be more specific as to your problem using our editor here, I'm sure I can help if you just give me some details.

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should i explain more here and possibly bore readers to death, or wait until i study the Open Copy, then ask questions in email? also, is there a feature here to receive emails on a particular diary? my memory groweth dimmeth and dimmether.... (for returning to check for new comments, in this case).

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let's have that conversation here, it may be helpful to others. It would be much better to use the editor here for your essays rather than relying on Easy Copy, although that is a little program that's worth it's weight in gold too.

Is your main problem copying and pasting your work from a Word document?

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one of the big problems is pasting in a diary i’ve composed in word. given a few facts such as i) that i haven’t yet made the necessary transition from the loud megaphone at my.firedoglake to boutique blogging, ii) my diaries tend to have loads of links (and be on the long side) and iii) i provide possibly too much information in hopes that they’ll be kept as reference, or at least some of the time. in word, there’s a way to grab a link from any site, paste it into word, make it into a hyperlink by pressing Enter, then click control and click on the link, causing it to boot up in IE. after that, word has a feature that includes highlighting a few words, then clicking into ‘recently browsed pages’, searching toward the top, and clicking on the url, which then gets embedded into those words.

having to recreate the links in the drupal software would take far more time and confusion than i can handle. i’d thought somehow that there was a drupal function that one could use to paste in html/text, and it would revert to Visual in preview. i was wrong, of course.

i couldn’t find a way to embed tweets, and since i do post social justice movements a lot, i’ve come to rely on the immediacy of tweets, and the art, of course, is all in the commons, thus free to use. now i don’t know how appropriate those would be for your site, nor do i know how much bandwidth tweets and videos eat up. come to that, i don’t know if others here already cover a lot of them: police state protests, strikes (often global), tpp, nato, and so forth.

i tried the ? help menu, but it seemed to simply restate the functions of the various features in the menu bar (?) above the composition bar. when i read further into Easy Copy, i was confused by the terminology like All Tabs, but there was something about being able to copy html code *if blogging software would accept it*. i’d thought maybe that meant that Easy copy might be able to help tame the drupal, say, into accepting that, so that i could use the text tab in my café posts to enter that, and presto! it would all be there.

anyhoo, some of my diaries look like this, with many links. well, the one i chose has some tweeties, as well. and i do hate to say that if i can’t recreate a post at your good site at least semi-simply, i may just have to accept that. oh, and in the recent diary i kinda/sorta posted bits of, i could only even get one video to embed, but i got two to embed in a comment, oddly enough.

but ye gods and little fishes, please don't spend oodles of time trying to sort me out.

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we can probably save a lot of time if you could email the code from the Crescent City piece that you linked to, let me take a look so I can visualize the various issues you bring up. I emailed you a couple of days ago from my personal account, you can reply to me there.

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and thank you again JtC.

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