June 2019

Bears in Cars

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What would you do if you found a family of bears living in your car? I think I'd have to find a new car. A family vacationing in Gatlinburg, Tennessee found just that when they got to their car from their cabin. They screamed for their son to come to the cabin while the bears took over the family vehicle. 

Rainbow Crafts

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Whether you're teaching kids about Pride, celebrating with your LGBTQ loved one or honoring your own identity, it's a great time of the year to make some fun Pride crafts to display now or all year long. We've been making flags, friendship bracelets and even a Pride wand this month, so I was thrilled to see this list of more craft ideas. 

To-Do List For June

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Can you believe it's almost Strawberry Moon? It feels like June just arrived and it's nearly half over already. It seems to get worse every year. This month there is a TON to do in the garden, especially if you've got yours going full swing by now. It's definitely time to refresh that manure if you're using it, as well as to move plants outside now that the threat of frost is over (or is it? In the Midwest it's been downright chilly at night!) for a nice dose of summer sun.

Board Game Bed Sheets

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A dad recently came up with an amazing idea for kids in the hospital. He designed bed sheets that double as board games so kids can play while they are in bed. It's an ingenius idea that makes it play time anywhere you are, even if it's one of the scariest places in the world to be. Sheets have games like tic tac toe, checkers, word finds and more. His company, Playtime Edventures, comes with over 50 different available games. They also donate a set for every set purchased! 

Rainbow Recipes

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Someone I love is celebrating their first major Pride this year as open to most of their friends and family and I'm so excited to be a part of it. I've been taking them to get rainbow gear, learning about the history of Stonewall and just really enjoying being on this journey with them. We're also planning on some fun foods.

LGBTQ Poets To Check Out During Pride Month

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For many people, Pride month is all about celebrating who you are, whether that means in private or with friends, at a celebration or by protesting and commemorating the 50 years since Stonewall. It also includes celebrating and learning about more LGBTQ people in history, authors and other important figures. One way that we can do that is to explore different collections of poetry by LGBTQ authors, of course! 

You were a Great President

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To. Former President Barack Obama

We were so Blessed when you were our President because of you my family had your help. Sir, you really cared about everyone and you are truly missed. I remember when I sent you my first letter and when you responded It was a wonderful feeling because of you we didn't feel alone. You did so much for our country and made it better. I know you will go down in history as one of the best President of the United States of America. I wish you could have remained our President because it seems no one cares about my family and I know a lot of people feel the same way. My children and I want to thank you so much for all the help you gave us. I hope that you and you're wonderful family are doing great. I wish you and Mrs.Obama and the girls have a Blessed life. I was hoping the former first lady would run for president. Take care, sir.


Christina Bonner & Family

Nuclear Reactors 685 - Finnish Terraframe Working On Licensing And Constructing A Uranium Extraction Plant

         Uranium is a common element that is found in many minerals. Most uranium is mined and refined in mines and refineries dedicated to uranium. However, uranium may be present in ore from mines that are dedicated to extracting other minerals and elements.

Separate Church And State

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It's 2019, and in a country supposedly founded on religious freedom (yeah, that's ironic), lawmakers who say that god speaks to them or want to make "god's rules" into law are leading the supposed leader of the free world, imposing laws on women's bodies, on gay people, on everyone, while they interpret ancient text to modern life (impossible) and their

Nuclear Reactors 684 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Developing An Explosion Proof Robot For Plant Inspections

        The Japanese have a phrase that references jobs that are dirty, dangerous or drudgery. Robots have been handling drudgery for decades. Dirty is still being done by humans. Robots are being developed to handle dangerous.

NASA Wants The International Space Station To Become A Commercial Enterprise

       Twenty commercial space companies joined NASA representative at a conference last week to discuss the commercial possibilities of the International Space Station. NASA has been planning to use the ISS to support the commercialization of space for some time. Stephanie Schierholz, the lead spokesperson for NASA, said, “We’re here because the International Space Station is now open for business.”