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Feb 18, 2010
Focus: Children
Action Request: Protest
Location: United States

The Government wants to stop giving money to Healthy Families America and some other family service programs - organisations that take care of those who are unable to take care of themselves- kids.

My friend Lee Huntington works with Prevent Child Abuse Virginia and Healthy Families America ( )
Below are his letter to Governor and message to friends asking everyone to support Healthy Families and tell Governor that it is important to keep HF program running.

Could you please help by adding your voice too?

Have you got friends in Virginia or those who consider themselves as friends of VA? Tell them to do the same. Spread the message please. If one state cuts funding on Family care, others might take that as example to "fix" their economy too.  And I strongly believe it's not the way to do that.

Thank you.
Ausra P.

Lee Huntington:

 dear Virginia Friends. Yesterday, among other budget recommendations, Governor McDonnell recommended zeroing out funding for Healthy Families programs in Virginia along with several other family service programs.

Prevent Child Abuse Virginia has mounted a call-in and letter writing campaign. I'd like to ask that each of you take a few minutes to call the Governor's office and speak to an aide. Please express your opposition to the recommended cuts.

The governor's office number is: 804-786-2211 you don't have to go through the whole voice menu. Zero will get you and Aide.

I just sent him the letter in this note which I provide as background:

Thanks for your assistance,
Lee Huntington.

Lee's letter to the Governor:

Dear Governor McDonnell,

As one of the external evaluators for the Healthy Families initiative in Virginia I want to express strongly my disappointment with and opposition to the proposed elimination of HF funding in your budget recommendations. I base my opposition on the following points:

Research has demonstrated that in economic downturns, cases of child abuse and neglect increase and families are at higher-risk for a host of problems.

Child abuse and neglect, as well as other adverse childhood experiences (ACES ), contribute to life-long deficits in learning, health, economic self-sufficiency, and worker productivity.

The CDC has gone so far as to state that ACES are the number one factor driving US health care costs and contributing to adult morbidity and mortality.

Healthy Families has for 18 years demonstrated a track record of breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect, improving access to health care for children, improving immunization rates among under-served groups, and improving protective factors that help children be ready for school.

I would like to ask you to please reconsider your recommendation to cut the funding for this strongly demonstrated program.

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Posted: Feb 18, 2010 4:44pm
Sep 28, 2009
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Protest
Location: United States


I don't think so!  

If you, like me, love these nice furry God's creatures and want share joy not grief looking at them (their pictures) PLEASE note my news and SIGN petition (link given in one of comments under the news) You may also find this and a few Panda related petitions going directly to care2 petition site and typing "pandas" in the search box.


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Posted: Sep 28, 2009 1:49pm
Sep 7, 2009
Focus: Health
Action Request: Read
Location: United States

Well, it's not a new topic for many people but I thought it's worth reminding it. DANGEROUS ADDITIVES in our food! Read these articles to learn more about the HARM this element- monosodium glutomat (Natrio glutomatas) or E621 does to us.



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Oct 31, 2008

  •  Make sure the costume is flame retardant.
  •  Colorfast so it won't discolor clothes if it rains.
  •  Does it fit right? Baggy costumes can make kids (or dizzy adults) slip on stairs.
  •  Wear shoes that fit properly and avoid high-heels
  •  Some masks don't allow for proper vision.
  •  Remember some people are allergic to rubber masks.
  •  Wigs, hats and beards shouldn't cover eyes or mouth.
  •  For visibility at night, choose light colored costumes.
  •  Use reflective tape to keep trick-or-treaters visible and safe.
  •  Toy swords, pitchforks and other weapons should be flexible.
  •  Realistic-looking guns should never ever be carried.
  •  Be cautious near lit pumpkins and candles with baggy clothing.

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    Sep 5, 2008

    Message from Ineta I. (member of (Un)Known Lithuania group) Wednesday, 8:58 AM

    Elections in Lithuania -- Make Your Voice Heard!

    Dear posters,

    If you were planning to vote - please please please, send your registration form to the nearest Lithuanian Consulate as soon as possible. I cannot say enough, how important it is that you vote!

    If you need any help deciding for whom you would like to cast your vote, let me know - I'd be more than happy to share what I know with you. This is the first time that lietuviai abroad can voice their vote, I cannot over emphasize the importance of your vote! With what's happening with Russia, Georgia and the Ukraine right now, who we elect can make a vital difference.

    (If you have a problem, feel free to let me know).

    Sincerely, Ineta Ilgunaite

    PS: It would be great if you would spread the message to your friends and family.

    Note from Pandute AP :

    I'm spreading this message as a Group Member share (from one of my group members). But as a group Host I am not supporting any personal preferences. That's why part of this message speaking about one particular candidate was deleted (marked ). You may visit our group or contact Ineta directly to find out about the missing part if interested.

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    Oct 17, 2007

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    Posted: Oct 17, 2007 8:39am
    Jan 5, 2007

    I think most of my friends know that I have made and uploaded online some of my home videos about my precious furbabies (cats- first of all, and dogs). Also there are some videos about Lithuania and from my travells to US and elsewhere.
    Everyone wishing to see my beloved baby Runciukas "live" and other pets or see videos mentioned above visit my Profile page please where you can find 1 of them in My Video OR go dirrectly to MySpace. All 12 MySpace videos can be found here: and 23 (so far ) videos on You Tube are here:

    Hope you'll enjoy them.

    Take care,


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    Posted: Jan 5, 2007 10:58am
    Dec 12, 2006
    Love the man who calls you "pretty" not "sexy", the one who calls you even if you've dropped the phone.. The one who doesn't get asleep wishing to watch you sleeping.. The one who kises your forehead.. The one who's willing to show you the whole world even if you're not quite ready.. The one who doesn't care whether you became fatter or slimmer during the year.. The one who says: "What will you eat today, I'll cook".. The one who takes your hand while with friends.. Wait for the one who keeps saying what you mean for him and how lucky he is having you and the one who says "That's SHE" then introducing you to his friends.. Love him because he loves you and probably will do it forever. 
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    Posted: Dec 12, 2006 1:20pm
    Oct 23, 2006
    Hello, Labas

    (Un)Known Lithuania, that has made his first steps so far, is celebrating its first bithday on October 25. 

    (Un)Known Lithuania , pradejusi zengti pirmuosius zingsnius, Spalio 25 sves savo 1-aji gimtadieni.

    Looking back to what we've done already and fowadr to the future plans I wish to make this survey to learn more about our audience and to make changes if necessary. I wish our group to prosper and become a great place to be in. Hope you'll help me with this.

    Thank you

    Apzvelgiant tai ka nuveikem ir galvojant apie ateities planus noriu atlikti si tyrima, kuris padetu labiau pazinti musu auditorija (narius ir lankytojus) ir prireikus- keistis. Noriu, kad musu grupe klestetu ir taptu vieta, kur norisi lankytis.


    Take care,

    Ausra aka Pandute (group host and owner)
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    Posted: Oct 23, 2006 2:13pm
    Oct 18, 2006
    Here is a Top 10 list of things I do like about my group (Un)Known Lithuania.

    Group members and guests, you may add your Top 10 things you like about our group too.

    1. My friends- our members and their:
    2. Warmth and Sincerity
    3. Tolerance and Understanding
    4. Friendliness
    5. Helpfulness
    6. Loyalty
    7. Openness
    8. It's fun to chat with people there
    9. The group is growing (little by little)
    10. I can share my knowledge and practice language there
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