Happy New Year:
"Welcome to 2018: Our future is in the rear-view mirror and gaining on us."
(a version of this toon posted earlier)
Please give to the First Baptist Church: 216 4th Street, Sutherland Springs, Texas 78161/ 830- 947-3333 (please see Carbuncle Moon post: 11/22)
Kwanzaa is from 12/26 until 1/1/18. - Google
Please see Carbuncle Moon post: 12/26/16
Nine people hiding in plain sight.
(toon posted earlier)
Please give to the National Urban League: 120 Wall Street, 8th Floor/ New York, New York, 10005/ 212-558-5300
Yes, Jesus was born in a barn -- to impoverished parents.
(a version of this toon was posted earlier: based on a cartoon I did years ago)
Please give to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee: 689 Massachusetts Avenue/ Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139/ 617-868-6600
Please give to the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church: P.O. Box 304/ Charleston, South Carolina 29402/ 843-722-2561
Please give to Refugee Resettlement Program, Catholic Charities: 851 W. Lake St., Suite 500/ Chicago, Illinois 60661/ 312-655-7856
Please give to Samaritans Purse, U.S. and International Disaster Relief: P.O. Box 3000, Boone, North Carolina 28607/ 828-262-1980
"A good man and an evil man may look alike but they are not alike."
Please give to the American Cancer Society: 1552 Shoup Court/ Decatur, Georgia 30033/ 404- 327-9200
"From a corner, uh, table beneath a picture of Mona Lisa riding an ass on the Wyoming Steppes, I said: 'Don’t be fools,' to those idiots in Congress, uh, in patient but stern rebuttal in regards their tax plan, 'there are enough of us all ready. Anymore and we’ll sink the life raft.' But of course they didn't believe me, and so I said this next part too: “Welcome aboard -- we’re out of life vests.”
On 12/15/17, (five years) ago: “Twenty children and six educators” were brutally murdered by a single shooter at Sandy Hook Elementary School, after he first killed his mother. The mass murderer committed suicide. - Fox News/ Meagan Kelly (12/14/16)
12/10/17 was Human Rights Day:
"It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day." - un.org/events/humanrights
Please give to the Shriner's Hospitals: 2425 Stockton Boulevard/ Sacramento, California 95817/ 916-453-2000 3551/ and:
North Broad Street/ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140/ 215-430-4000
"When freedom is intellectualized it can be mitigated by intellectual method, made less, and less, and less, and less… When understood by the heart, freedom is inviolable."
Semper Fidelis Old Lions:
Please give to the U.S.M.C. Toys for Tots: 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, Virginia 22172/ 703-640-9433
What the wealthiest in America paid in taxes:
The top marginal tax rate in 1980 was (approximately) seventy percent and in 2013 was (approximately) forty percent.
In 1955, a ninety-one percent tax rate was charged on income "over $3,425,766 when adjusted for inflation." - Tax Foundation, Tax Policy Center, Alan Reynolds, from an article (11/24/15) by Andrew Syrios in Mises Daily Articles/ Mises Institute,
Please see the Carbuncle Moon post of 11/29/17.
The current Republican Tax Plan in Congress:
Sets "a top individual income tax rate of 37 percent, below 38.5 percent in the Senate bill and 39.6 percent in the House bill (which is also the rate under current law)." - Vox/ Dylan Matthews/ 12-18-17
As America's wealth is situated in the hands of fewer and fewer banks, corporations, and people, 50 % would be fair for the top marginal tax rate...
Please see Carbuncle Moon posts of: 12/2 and 12/1/17.
Please give to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: 262 Danny Thomas Place/ Memphis, Tennessee 38105 / (901) 595-3300
"Yemen’s civil war, now in its third year, has brought a steady deterioration of humanitarian conditions, leaving more than 3 million displaced. Almost two-thirds of the population need some kind of humanitarian or protection support, while an estimated 3.3 million children and nursing mothers are acutely malnourished. This number includes nearly one-half million children under 5. A cholera outbreak has added another dimension to the human suffering." - International Medical Corps
Please give to the Red Crescent Society: Head Office, Building N° 10 , Al-Qa'a District, Near Minister's Office/ 26 September Street/ Postal Address: P.O. Box 1257/ Sanaa/ (967) (1) 283132/3 / Telegram: SANAA HELAL AHMAR
Chanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is the celebration of the victory of the Maccabees (Jewish guerrillas) over the Seleucids, a remainder of Alexander the Great’s Greeks in Judea, Syrians, and some offbeat Hebrews. The Maccabees sent the Seleucids down the beach, and recaptured the temple in Jerusalem. Of that lamp oil in the temple that was kosher, there was enough for a single night of celebration, but God made the oil last for eight nights.
A candle is lit for each of the eight nights during Chanukkah.
The Hanukkiah holds nine candles, “eight prongs with a large prong, known as a shamash, in the middle. The shamash is used to light one extra candle each night for the eight days.” - Independent
Chanukkah starts tonight at sundown and ends at sundown on December 20th. - Google
“As a Jewish man, I think there might be something about the name Whitefish but I just can’t put my finger on it.” (a version posted earlier/ edited 12-19)
Please give to the Jewish World Service: 45 West 36th Street, 11th Floor/ New York, New York 10018/ 212-792-2900
“Though, of course, there was that awful rumor that the bearded lady had lice, and all the schools, tanning parlors, and coffee shops within a fifty-mile radius were evacuated. A pet store was, uh, burned down by rioting Knuckleheads because it had a sign advertising the sale of Bearded Collies. The enflamed reactionaries thought that Bearded Collies were actually bearded women from Scotland, um, confusing bearded Colleens from Ireland with Bearded Collies from Scotland -- By-the-way, Scotland is an ancient country which is actually situated across the Irish Sea from Ireland and is connected to England by a land bridge that the Romans built called Adrian’s Walk. Thankfully, no dogs, uh, were injured in the pet store fire however several of the reactionaries suffered burns in the Genitalia area, which is also not in Scotland.”
Please give to Breast Cancer Research Foundation: 60 East 56th Street, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10022/ email@example.com/ 866-346-3228
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