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NOT IN MY WORLD!!!! Is Joining The Strike

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We are on Social Media Strike July 4 – 5.

Wikipedia Co-Founder Calls for Social
Media Strike July 4 – 5

A co-founder of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, is urging people to stop using social media for up to 48 hours on July 4 -5 in order to convince social media companies to let users have the final say on how their personal data is used.

The BBC reports Dr. Larry Sanger, an American internet project developer, wrote in his blog that such a two-day strike (#SocialMediaStrike) by users would show the “massive demand” for change and that users have a “serious grievance” against the networks.

“We’re going to make a lot of noise,” Sanger wrote in a blog telling of his reasons for calling the two-day boycott.

“We’re going to flex our collective muscles and demand that giant, manipulative corporations give us back control over our data, privacy, and user experience,” he wrote.

“We will not use social media on those days, except to post notices that we are on strike,” Sanger explained.

Sanger hopes the boycott would prompt social networks to change their policies and grant users more control over their data.

He also envisions social networks becoming more open in the future and more interoperatable, allowing a post made on one network to show up on others.
“This is how social media should have been developed from the beginning, rather than walled off in separate, competing networks,” Sanger said.

All users who join the boycott are being asked to sign Sanger’s Declaration of Digital Independence.  Drafted by Sanger, the declaration calls for social networks to be decentralized and structured so they will respect users rights, including free speech, privacy and security.

Sanger’s call for a boycott of social media has been widely circulated on several networks, including Reddit, Twitter and others, according to the BBC.

Despite the online interest, some have questioned what impact such a boycot would have.

One user on the Hacker News list, a website that shares tech headlines, wrote: “I feel that even if everybody who cared went on strike, the difference in daily visitors would probably be in the error margin.”

“I think most people who really care have already left the centralised social media or scaled it down to the point that a non-strike day is an exception,” the user noted. 

Children Never Have A Day Off From Abuse

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Ark of Hope for Children

Walking Pneumonia?
But I Couldn’t Get Out Of Bed

Hello, I hope each of you are well and preparing for the time to think of others who are less fortunate than ourselves.

This is not the time of year to be pulling up lame, I have dedicated my life to doing all I can for others.

The Adverse Childhood Experience study of the 1990s proved that child abuse is strongly linked to drug addiction, mental illness, violent crime (both as a victim and a perpetrator), poverty, cancer, diabetes and heart disease.  In other words, the most pernicious and costly problems in our society.

This year alone, 10,000,000 young people, ages 13 to 24, will contract ONE (1) or MORE STI or STD.

Victims of Child Maltreatment and/or Trafficking have almost no hope of staying straight or away from the Sex Industry, due to the fact that not one state has viable LAWS in place to provide Safe, Protected Housing, On-going Counseling, Support Groups for as long as needed, or Guaranteed Continuing Education for these Dear Child Victims.

ARK OF HOPE FOR CHILDREN is the 24/7, Caring People that have dedicated their lives to giving these Children their lives back.

“Breaking the chains for those victimized as children by human trafficking, child abuse and bullying to lead survivors into lives filled with faith, hope and love.”

Ark of Hope for Children is empowering advocates and donors to bring care and awareness to those victimized as children by human trafficking, child abuse and bullying.  Ark of Hope is a human rights umbrella organization using a trauma informed approach to serve survivors through our various programs.

This approach acknowledges that traumatized people often respond to daily life quite differently even years after their traumatic experiences ended.  If we can address their trauma, we can change lives.  Unconditional Love, Understanding and Mentoring Support can empower victims to mold the challenges of their past into hope filled futures as thriving survivors.

I am very proud to say that We Give to this worthy cause, because I see every single day, the fine, selfless work these caring people do.

I want to ask everyone to open your hearts, and your pocketbooks, and join with us as We Give to ARK OF HOPE FOR CHILDREN.

Intervention is needed by these victims, join with us in giving this Holiday season, to ARK OF HOPE FOR CHILDREN.