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I believe in simplicity. I believe in feelings and family, friendship and fidelity, forgiveness and fortitude. I believe in miracles, meditation, motherhood and make believe and that music is the only real magic this world has ever seen. I believe in concocting and consuming colorful cocktails and fussing over and feasting on fabulous food. I believe in living out loud. I believe in laughing until your face hurts and loving until your heart breaks. I believe in behaving boldly and when warranted, badly, taking bubble baths and being barefoot. I believe in poetry, puppies and playing in the park. I believe in seeking without ceasing that which sings to my soul and strengthens my spirit. I believe in dancing in the rain and digging in the dirt. I believe in honest expression and the golden rule. I believe in Nature and naps and that naïveté is sometimes necessary. I believe in goodness and gratitude, grit and grace. I believe in unity and the power of the universe. I believe in being authentically awesome. I believe in being better today than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow. I believe in challenges and change and growing pains. I believe in the inherent worth of every creature, being and life force on this planet. I believe in honoring the individual journeys and paths of people whether I understand them or not. I believe in letting people live their truth and trusting that it’s right for them. I believe in lifting up and letting go. I believe that death is just as sacred an experience as birth and that it is never, ever an end.

Mostly, I just believe that I’m never going to stop learning what it is I believe.


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I had zero idea that this was their network debut but thank goodness they KILLED it!

I hope they blow up and have all their dreams come true. They’re an incredible band.

(Source: likeapairofbottlerockets, via pitchfork)

“Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it foregoes revenge, and dares to forgive an injury.”

—Edwin Hubble Chapin

“I can afford to look at myself directly, risk the pain of experiencing who I am not, and learn to savor the sweetness of who I am.”

—Audre Lorde

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Florida restaurant chain adds Obamacare surcharge to bill

Eight Gator’s Dockside restaurants in Florida have started charging their customers for what they claim are Obamacare compliance costs, despite their employees not actually receiving any insurance until the end of the year. And they’re advertising it on the bill and on signs on their windows and doors.
According to Sandra Clark, the group’s director of operations, Gator’s Dockside employs about 500 people, of which around half are full-time employees. Management already gets insurance, but the full-timers on staff don’t. Clark wasn’t able to come up with a specific figure but claims it will cost $500,000 a year to provide health insurance for all of its full-time employees, with the surcharge paying for about $160,000.
Despite Gator’s Dockside’s fevered claims of imminent closure due to increased labor costs, it seems unlikely that a 1% surcharge is going to tank a $16 million business. It seems like Gator’s Dockside doesn’t like paying its staff a legally-mandated minimum standard of living. Cute attempt at getting some anti-Obama publicity, though — time to add some Medicare surcharges, health inspection surcharges, green surcharges, and everything else Florida’s Republicans don’t like.
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..And to no one’s surprise, the Gator’s Dockside owners are revealed to be cynical greedy lying bastards who aren’t really interested in health insurance for their employees. . 


While I think this is beyond ridiculous, I have ZERO problem paying .20 on a restaurant bill so that the people who are gracious enough to prepare & serve me food (with a smile no less because I have rarely received “bad” service in my life) can have affordable health care. What were these jackholes hoping to accomplish anyway?

republicanidiots:

policymic:

Florida restaurant chain adds Obamacare surcharge to bill

Eight Gator’s Dockside restaurants in Florida have started charging their customers for what they claim are Obamacare compliance costs, despite their employees not actually receiving any insurance until the end of the year. And they’re advertising it on the bill and on signs on their windows and doors.

According to Sandra Clark, the group’s director of operations, Gator’s Dockside employs about 500 people, of which around half are full-time employees. Management already gets insurance, but the full-timers on staff don’t. Clark wasn’t able to come up with a specific figure but claims it will cost $500,000 a year to provide health insurance for all of its full-time employees, with the surcharge paying for about $160,000.

Despite Gator’s Dockside’s fevered claims of imminent closure due to increased labor costs, it seems unlikely that a 1% surcharge is going to tank a $16 million business. It seems like Gator’s Dockside doesn’t like paying its staff a legally-mandated minimum standard of living. Cute attempt at getting some anti-Obama publicity, though — time to add some Medicare surcharges, health inspection surcharges, green surcharges, and everything else Florida’s Republicans don’t like.

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..And to no one’s surprise, the Gator’s Dockside owners are revealed to be cynical greedy lying bastards who aren’t really interested in health insurance for their employees. . 

While I think this is beyond ridiculous, I have ZERO problem paying .20 on a restaurant bill so that the people who are gracious enough to prepare & serve me food (with a smile no less because I have rarely received “bad” service in my life) can have affordable health care.

What were these jackholes hoping to accomplish anyway?

(Source: micdotcom, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

“I think Jon Stewart is the most astute political analyst working today. He has more moments of “Eureka” in a single broadcast than a month of editorials. Who else sets off laughter and light bulbs in your head at the same time? If I believed in reincarnation, I would believe Mark Twain alive and well.”

Bill Moyers

I concur.

Bill’s insight and political analysis ain’t so shabby either!

(Source: necturusmaculosus, via feathersnpaws)

Cultivating Intuitive Faith and True Surrender

In Cultivating Intuitive Faith and True Surrender, Ram Dass is joined by Sharon Salzberg, Krishna Das, Rameshwar Das, Mirabai Bush, Raghu Markus and special guest KK Sah, a close Maharaji devotee, to explore the nature of faith beyond the mind and surrender as it’s known in the Bhakti tradition.

“If the day and night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal…that is your success.”

—Henry David Thoreau

“Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more - more unseen forms become manifest to him.”

—Rumi

“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth - not going all the way, and not starting.”

—Buddha

“It’s easy to be drawn to people who are similar to you. Help and love those people whose vibrations are different. This is true compassion.”

—Dr. Brian Weiss

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