Author: Dhyana

Partnership Specialist; blog Journalist, and leading author.

Trump to 59,000 Haitians- you have 18 months to pack your bags: — redlegagenda

As of July 2019, Haitians living in the US — often for more than a decade — will lose humanitarian protections to stay here. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The Trump administration is telling 59,000 Haitians, currently living legally in the United States, to self-deport. But it’s giving them until July 22, 2019, to do it. On […]

via Trump to 59,000 Haitians- you have 18 months to pack your bags: — redlegagenda

Advertisements

Republicans Finally Set a Date to Kill Net Neutrality:

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING!!! Companies like Verizon now have broad authority to control which websites its customers can access as “restoring” the internet to its former glory BECAUSE the Trump FCC is choosing to ignore the public and push forward with a harmful plan to kill net neutrality and destroy the internet as we know it!

redlegagenda

The FCC on Tuesday finally rolled out its plan to kill off net neutrality. There’s a strong chance that doing so will screw over millions of American consumers and lead to a rise in online censorship across the US.

But on the other hand, it will make internet service providers and mobile carriers a shitload of money.

The vote to repeal net neutrality will be held by the commission on December 14th, according to a statement from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Pai has painted his efforts to grant companies like Verizon broad authority to control which websites its customers can access as “restoring” the internet to its former glory.

Republicans control three of the commission’s five seats, giving them the majority needed to pass the new rules.

Since being appointed chairman by President Donald Trump in January, Pai has been determined to roll back the Obama-era net neutrality rules, which…

View original post 394 more words

Amazon Offers Prime Membership Discount to EBT Recipients

Amazon now offers discounted Prime service for people who receive government assistance! 
People who access their benefits with an electronic benefit transfer card can register for a monthly membership that costs $5.99 per month, instead of the typical $10.99 per month or $99 per year. The discounted membership is only available on a monthly basis and can be canceled at any time. It includes free two-hour delivery with  Prime Now, Amazon Family’s discount on diaper subscriptions and Amazon’s full library of streaming movies, TV shows and music.
While 90% of Americans live fewer than 15 minutes away from a Walmart store by car, Amazon’s program eliminates the need for transportation to get to the store.  Benefit recipients who have difficulty securing transportation or finding time to shop for their household needs might find it’s worth spending the $6 per month to have everything delivered to their doorstep.
The discounted membership option is designed to make Amazon’s everyday selection and savings more accessible for customers receiving government assistance, including the many conveniences and entertainment benefits of Prime. (The only exception is that “household sharing” of the account is not available with this type of Prime account.)
How to Get an Amazon Prime Membership Discount if You Receive Government Assistance:

To sign up, you must provide a valid EBT number. Your EBT funds can’t be used to pay for your membership; your EBT number only qualifies you for the discount.  You can qualify every 12 months for up to four years. “Amazon will add other ways to qualify in the future for customers participating in government assistance programs that do not utilize EBT,” an Amazon press release noted.

 In addition to unlimited fast, free two-day shipping on more than 50 million eligible items, Prime members also receive unlimited access to the following benefits at no additional cost:
  • Prime Video: Unlimited access to tens of thousands of movies and TV shows
  • Prime Music: More than two million songs and thousands of playlists and stations
  • Prime Photos: Unlimited photo storage to preserve family memories
  • Prime Reading: A rotating selection of free e-books and magazines
  • Audible Channels for Prime: Premium original podcasts, audio series and audiobooks exclusively from Audible
  • Kindle First: A free pre-release e-book each month
  • Twitch Prime: In-game loot on Twitch and 20 percent off pre-release digital games
  • Early Access: Exclusive early access to select Lightning Deals
  • Savings: Discounts on select products including 20 percent off diaper subscriptions
  • Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery: One million products, order by noon and get them today in eligible zip codes
  • Prime Now: Free two-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items in eligible zip codes

And as usual, you can kick off your Prime membership with a free 30-day trial.

 

 

V International Flash Fiction Competition

logo

There’s still time to submit 100 words for a chance to win $20,000
Deadline:  November 23, 2017
Writers from anywhere in the world may participate.
An overall first prize of 20,000 dollars is awarded for the best story in any of the languages authorized in the contest.
Three prizes of $ 1,000 each will be awarded for the best stories in each of the other remaining languages admitted in the contest, that are not winners of the main prize.
The stories cannot exceed 100 words.
PLEASE USE MY CODE  on participation form:    41663
 
Click here for full details:  Participation Form

Hurricanes: The Raging Spirit of African Ancestors

dhyanablog

According to NASA’s research scientists, hurricanes that hit the Atlantic coasts are born in storm systems off the west coast of Africa which is identical to the route of the transatlantic slave trade. Hurricanes cannot form just anywhere in the world due to the need for hot and humid air. They normally form close to the equator and move west or northwest in a path called Hurricane Alley which is a stretch of warm water through the Atlantic Ocean from the west coast of Africa to the coast of Central America.

But the accumulating point thresholds at the “Door of No Return” on Goree Island, off the coast of Senegal in West Africa; the final exit point of captured Africans. African women, men, and children were herded like animals, crowded into filthy, unsanitary holding pens, frightened, and terrorized beyond belief and often slaughtered merciless there.

Door of No Return in House…

View original post 353 more words

Flash Fiction Competition: $20,000 for 100 Words!

The César Egido Serrano Foundation launches the V International Flash Fiction Competition

I just submitted my 100 words for a chance to win $20,000.  I enjoyed it so much, here’s 100 words to convince you to try it too:

Writers, you probably throw away hundreds of words every day so this is just worth it. If you only dabble in writing, this dabble could pay. You cannot go wrong giving this a shot, or two for free!

Once you check out the simple guidelines, I’m sure you’ll come up with great ideas; better than mine, perhaps. However, I won’t be so envious when you win if you’ll use my code below to register because I’ll get $1,000 for having made you aware of the opportunity; plus, once you’ve submitted, you’ll receive a code to promote to all your friends.

A candle is not dimmed by lighting another!

Please use my Identification CODE when you register:    41663

Hurry, the deadline is: November 23, 2017:  A maximum of two stories per person of no more than 100 words each, should be submitted from the following link:

https://www.fundacioncesaregidoserrano.com/en/activities/short-tales-contest/5-edition/participation-form/lang/en-GB

Once you register, if you consider it appropriate to inform your contacts, and one of them is winner in the contest, you will also get a $1,000 prize.

May your good fortune increase!

Dhyana