Category Archives: Do Something!

Confession | because I said I would.

The video speaks for itself. I found it while scanning CNN online.  Mathew Cordle confessed to the drunk driving death of Vincent Canzani in Ohio last June. Watch it and draw your own conclusions.

What is more amazing is the good that will come of this. The site it is posted on, because I said I would. is a social change site that encourages people to keep their promises by writing and exchanging promise cards. An idea that I would have thought was a nice piece of piffle, until I saw this video.

What Matthew Cordle did was horrible; what he did about it is amazing. because I said I would was the vehicle for it.

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Tasos Projects for Kids

Our client Steve Tsirtsis, the owner of the Citrus City Grille restaurants in Orange and Corona, lost his son to cancer this year. Wanting to make his son’s passing meaningful, he and his wife Agatha established Tasos Projects for Kids, a non-profit foundation that,

“…is dedicated to helping kids who have lost a parent to cancer. From counseling services to music, athletic and educational scholarships and monetary support, Tasos Project is a resource center for kids 0-18 years old.”

Tasos Projects for Kids is having its inaugural fundraiser at the Citrus City Grille on Sunday, June 23, 2013 starting at 5:00pm. The event includes wonderful food, two drinks and a great time. Also will be a silent auction featuring including signed Fender guitars, (1) night stay in a bungalow at Rancho Las Lomas in Silverado Canyon, Dodger Tickets, Private Flight to Catalina with Lunch, Heidi Burkhardt artwork, Teeth Whitening/Sonicare Basket, Wedding Dress, Jewelry, Starr Motorcycle School Class Gift Certificate, Stila MakeUp GIft Basket, Mini Grand Piano and much, much more!

Tickets are available at Citrus City Grille in Corona and Orange, Blush Bridal Couture in Tustin.

Sleeping Bag Coat For The Homeless Draws Fashion Industry Attention | Huffington Post.com

A coat developed by a social entrepreneur and designed for homeless people is now a somewhat hot item in the high-end fashion world.

Sleepig Bag Coat

Earlier this month, 23-year-old Veronika Scott told PBS News Hour that she had plans to add a for-profit arm to her non-profit company, The Empowerment Plan, which has donated over 1,000 coats to the homeless since launching in late 2010.

Scott’s foray into the private market comes after she debuted the coats at last year’s Aspen Fashion Week to much fanfare, helping her land a $100,000 investment from the billionaire founder of Spanx, Sara Blakely.

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The Glamour Women Of The Year Awards -The Power Of Female Millennials | Ypulse.com

Youth Advisory Board member Alexis, attended the Glamour Women of the Year Awards earlier this week. She discusses how inspiring the awards ceremony was in honoring women of all ages, across all fields, and in particular, the Millennial women who have made a difference this year. She explains what stood out below and how women are changing the world.

On Monday night, I had the opportunity to attend Glamour’s 22nd Women of the Year Awards. The event took place at Carnegie Hall and was filled with influential people from all over the community, most of whom were women, including many Millennials! As a Millennial woman myself, I was extremely inspired by each of the winner’s speeches and how these individuals are shaping the world.

Ten awards were given to outstanding women who have exhibited some sort of achievement or contributed to a cause they are passionate about.

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Don’t Allow Loopholes for Genetically Modified Crops | ForceChange.com

Target: U.S. legislators

Goal: Do not allow temporary permits for untested genetically engineered crops.

Congressmen have silently introduced what are called “Monsanto riders” to a major agricultural bill, requiring the Secretary of

Agriculture to allow genetically modified crops before an Environmental Impact Statement is complete. Tell Congress these loopholes for unsafe crops are unacceptable.

Representatives of the House and Senate have been crafting the multi-billion dollar FY 2013 Agricultural Appropriations bill for so long that when congressmen quietly slipped in the Monsanto riders, neither the media nor the public stirred. Thankfully, alert citizens have raised awareness of these new additions to the bill. These dangerous riders would require–not allow, but require–the Secretary of Agriculture to grant a temporary permit for the planting or cultivation of a genetically engineered crop, even if a federal court has ordered to halt the planting or cultivation until an Environmental Impact Statement has been completed.

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Pop-up store sells chocolate for good deeds, not money | Springwise.com

The price of chocolate

 Chocolatier Anthon Berg recently enabled customers to pay with a good deed, rather than cash, at a pop-up location called The Generous Store.

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A Majority of Americans (Including Both OWS and the Tea Party) AGREE on the Most Important Issues … We Just Don’t Realize It | ZeroHedge

I have repeatedly demonstrated that – despite the false divide-and-conquer tactics of the mainstream parties and mainstream media – the overwhelming majority of Americans agree on the most important issues facing our country.

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Underground Green Haven Taking Shape in NYC | GreenPacks.org

New York City is likely to see usher in many an effort that tread the eco-friendly terrain in the coming days. Among them, a project christened ‘The Low line’ comes across as a neglected train track park renewal project that will be undertaken in the Lower East Side neighborhood.

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Republican F**kers Need to Quit

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.)  wants to deny any federal response to the tornadoes in Joplin, Mo. if it is not offset by spending cuts.

Now please watch this and tell me you think denying these Americans shelter and comfort is okay.  Tell me it’s okay that these Americas suffer while others feed uninhibited by law or decency. Watch this pain and tell me you’re proud to be a Republican:

Create Coloring Book Pages Using Photos! | Photojojo.com

Imagine a world where you can color on your friend’s faces and not get in trouble for it.  Now you can by making your own coloring book out of photos!

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Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit Challenging NSA Surveillance of Americans | Wired.com

It’s easy to forget these days, but former President George W. Bush’s illegal warrantless surveillance program was never halted by Congress, nor by the Obama administration. It was merely legalized in a 2008 law called the FISA Amendments Act. That means the surveillance of Americans’ international phone calls and internet use — complete with secret rooms in AT&T data centers around the country — is likely still ongoing.

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Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail? | Rolling Stone Politics

…the justice system not only sucks at punishing financial criminals, it has actually evolved into a highly effective mechanism for protecting financial criminals. This institutional reality has absolutely nothing to do with politics or ideology — it takes place no matter who’s in office or which party’s in power. To understand how the machinery functions, you have to start back at least a decade ago, as case after case of financial malfeasance was pursued too slowly or not at all, fumbled by a government bureaucracy that too often is on a first-name basis with its targets. Indeed, the shocking pattern of nonenforcement with regard to Wall Street is so deeply ingrained in Washington that it raises a profound and difficult question about the very nature of our society: whether we have created a class of people whose misdeeds are no longer perceived as crimes, almost no matter what those misdeeds are.

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Tricare Investigation: Pentagon Plan Won’t Cover Brain-Damage Therapy | NPR

I have been privileged to be a panelist a number of times for grant panels at the CSUSB’s Office of Technology Transfer. Many of the grant applications focused on limiting or treating traumatic brain injury. It has been the armed forces top priority since the start of the Iraq war. How now is it that an ‘insurance style’ bureaucracy is denying care? Cost?

…reviewers called the Tricare study “deeply flawed,” “unacceptable” and “dismaying.” One top scientist called the assessment a “misuse” of science designed to deny treatment for service members.

Supporting the troops is more than saying thank you. WRITE YOUR LEGISLATORS ABOUT THIS OUTRAGE.

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Arizona’s new immigration law is an act of vengeance|washingtonpost.com

It seems to me that a law allowing individuals to be detained and interrogated on a whim — and requiring legal residents to carry identification documents, as in a police state — would send the Tea Partyers into apoplexy.

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Federal Reserve Seeks to Protect U.S. Bailout Secrets (Update1) | Bloomberg.com

The Federal Reserve Bank, to preserve its own power, is engaged in a lawsuit to prevent disclosure over what banks received bailout funds, along with how much they received.

Since the Fed controls currency, in effect, your government is engaged in a fight to NOT tell you who the gave YOUR money to.

The Fed is joined in its bid to overturn Preska’s order by the Clearing House Association LLC, an industry-owned group in New York that processes payments between banks. The group assailed the judge’s decision for what it said were legal errors, such as applying the wrong standard in weighing the exception to FOIA.

The group includes ABN Amro Bank NV, a unit of Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, Bank of America Corp., The Bank of New York Mellon Corp., Citigroup Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC Holdings Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co., US Bancorp and Wells Fargo & Co.

Federal Reserve Seeks to Protect U.S. Bailout Secrets (Update1) – Bloomberg.com.

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