Media Archive September 2018

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I hope you enjoy some of my artwork, sketches, photography, featured individuals, and reflections.

September 30, 2018

Richard Dawkins on Islam, Jews, science and the burka – BBC Newsnight

September 30, 2018

Radical Young Israelis and the Price Tag Attacks: Rockets and Revenge

September 30, 2018


September 30, 2018

RACE: “Ashlyn & Ra’Montae: love in black and white” (United States)
‘Love is real.’ – Omar Shamsi

September 30, 2018

Lehava: The Israeli Group Keeping Jewish/Arab Lovers Apart
‘Love is real.’ – Omar Shamsi
‘Love has no nationality. Love has no religion.’ – The couple in this story.

September 29, 2018

How young people join violent extremist groups — and how to stop them
Erin Marie Saltman speaking

September 29, 2018

Watch Live: President Trump holds rally in West Virginia

September 29, 2018

American Muslims defend why they support Trump

September 27, 2018

Cassidy Lyrics
Grateful Dead

I have seen where the wolf has slept by the silver stream.
I can tell by the mark he left, you were in his dream.
Ah child of countless trees, ah child of boundless seas.
What you are, and what you’re meant to be
Speaks his name, though you were born to me,
Born to me, Cassidy.
Lost now on the country miles in his Cadillac.
I can tell by the way you smile, he is rolling back.
Come wash the nighttime clean, come grow the scorched ground green.
Blow the horn, and tap the tambourine.
Close the gap of the dark years in between
You and me, Cassidy.
Quick beats in an icy heart, catch colt draws a coffin cart,
There he goes and now here she starts, hear her cry.
Flight of the seabirds
Scattered like lost words,
Wield to the storm and fly.
Fare thee well now, let your life proceed by it’s own design.
Nothing to tell now, let the words be yours, I’m done with mine.
Fare thee well now, let your life proceed by it’s own design.
Nothing to tell now, let the words be yours, I’m done with mine.

Songwriters: John Barlow / Robert Weir

September 24, 2018

The Business of Recovery ( documentary trailer )

September 24, 2018

Dan Munro contributing

Text summary below

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency estimates that over 23 million Americans (age 12 and older) are addicted to alcohol and other drugs. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), just under 11% (2.5 million) received care at an addiction treatment facility in 2012. SAMHSA also estimates that the market for addiction treatment is about $35 billion per year.

The vast majority of addiction treatment is based either partially or entirely on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), but is there scientific evidence to support AA as a clinical treatment? Should addiction treatment centers make enormous profits by simply funneling substance abusers into the free fellowship of AA?

These are the primary questions behind The Business of Recovery ‒ a new documentary that opened earlier tonight at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Like many documentaries, there are some startling statistics ‒ including this provocative one delivered early in the 81-minute film.

September 24, 2018

Taisha McKellar at asked if I  can promote their mission.

Here is their website:, an organization that provides information and answers for people fighting addiction.

Here is their mission:’s mission is to help educate at least one new person a day about substance abuse and to be an informational resource for those impacted by alcohol and drug dependence.

My Notes: is affiliated with drug addiction rehabilitation facilities.
In terms of total disclosure has not provided myself or with any financial funding.

Get Sober Stay Sober!
You can do it.
There are people who care about you!

September 24, 2018

NBC news reporting

How addicts are lured into sex trafficking by Florida’s fraudulent treatment centers.

September 24, 2018

If you are having issues reach out.

To a friend, to someone you can trust, to a colleague.

If you or a loved one is having mental health or substance abuse problem contact SAMHSA.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline
1-800-662-HELP (4357)

September 20, 2018

Rabbi Manis Friedman
Most Important Idea In Judaism

September 18, 2018

MSNBC Reporting
The 40-foot Sanford Dam was built in the 1960s hadn’t collapsed with any prior hurricanes. NBC’s Mariana Atencio reports from Highway 17 near Bolivia, North Carolina.

September 11, 2018


9/11 Commemoration Ceremony
[ Video Link Updated ]

September 11, 2018

Homeless In California Sanctuary State (Full Episode)

September 11, 2018

Community in Conflict:  Hasidic Jews & Defection

September 10, 2018

Garcia & Weir on Letterman

September 6, 2018

Painting by Omar Shamsi

September 1, 2018

Hope you enjoy pictures of my container garden from the main page.