Social Issues, Beyond Awareness Toward Action

America's SHAME.  HOW do we let this happen? H.O.W is the force to change this.
America's SHAME. HOW do we let this happen? H.O.W is the force to change this.

The Invisible Man

There on that corner, stands a man, an older, frail gentleman in the tattered clothing that fails to protect him from the bitter cold. His face weathered and worn, with both calloused hands wrapped round a paper cup, he sips through blistered lips. Despite the torment in his eyes as people pass him by, he studies their faces and watches their movements. Within his heart, he accepts he is invisible to them. The clinking sound of coins tossed by these strangers assure him he will eat one more day. He is grateful. He is humbly thankful for the coins from the fellow-Americans he fought for, creeping low beneath the bullets from enemy assault rifles. For now, his country has failed him egregiously but he holds no bitterness. We must be his protectors and defenders now.


Ideal Example of what WE can do.

Bill Holland.  The man with contagious Hope, launches a movement......H.O.W. How?   What is mightier than a sword?
Bill Holland. The man with contagious Hope, launches a movement......H.O.W. How? What is mightier than a sword? | Source

The Heart of H.O.W.....Humanity One World

Here in all his prolific and literary glory is another man. Bill Holland of Olympia Washington, known as well to his fellow writers on HubPages, as billybuc. Other than the fact that Bill is the force behind the birth of H.O.W, the movement toward creating cures for social ills, you need only know he asked a single question, "Will you join me?"


Many of us, his fellow-writers with like-beliefs and goals, have taken up arms to do precisely this. To lend our hearts and minds, our time and efforts into spreading the goals of this mission. We have chosen to reach out with our voices, to give life to the profound need for cures.....cures to all that is unjust, unacceptable and inhumane in this country we love so much, but in which we have become disillusioned. This time has come. Not for one more day, may we allow ourselves to walk on by, close our eyes or merely fill the air with empty cries and helplessness. We are responsible. We can and must make a difference. The way to begin is to go forward in unity to awaken the hearts and minds of each and every human being. We must offer the tools and strengths that will carry our mission to every ear, from those who hold the highest powers in Washington, to each man and woman who continues to struggle in our streets and neighborhoods..

Look around you. Don't turn away, but stare into the faces of the poor and hungry, feel the pain of the abused and battered child. A child whose innocence has been stolen, whose life has been shattered. We search for answers....who will save these babies? There is no more time to wait. No sense to continual questioning. Here we are, one people, one world, intertwined, sharing this one world. We must help the children. To bring our plight to our leaders, this is where our questions belong......placed in front of them with an insistence for solutions. "Please Sirs, you must justify your spending of billions of our American dollars on countries from afar, when here, our own are suffering? Are you not able to see where our needs must be met before those of others? We demand that you take heed of the severe lack in the country you have been positioned to protect."
We will reach the desks and minds of every man and woman with our questions and outrage, our demands for the cures needed to repair our ills. We will do our part and reach beyond any limitations to continue on this mission, never relenting nor giving up the hope we hold so strongly.

We will write. We will call and pound the pavements if we must, in a peaceful and ardent quest to build strength and health, stamp out hunger and homelessness in this country of enormous wealth. Our compassion and assistance must match our wealth. We are bound by unity to see this to the realization of cures to these unacceptable ills.

Are you inspired? Do you feel the momentum of our movement stirring you to act? Join us and lend your passion, your support and your love of country. You may contact any of us here on our HP writing sites and we will welcome you. Together we'll keep moving on. Let's take our movement boldly to the gates and pound on those gates until they open......until they hear us and respond. Let nothing stop us.

H.O.W............Humanity One World.....is here. We are driven, we are strong and we are armed. We are armed complete with the realities of all the social ills we choose to strike down. We are armed with love, determination, compassion and our powerful sense of justice for all Americans, as we are committed to our rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The shames of our nation can be erased. Social injustice can be nearly wiped out. Wrongs can and must be made right. Hunger must no longer exist and crimes against the weakest of us must cease. We are the society we speak of and must save. It is our right to seek justice and cures. It is our responsibility to take up the causes and fight for the needs to live fully productive and proud lives. All things are possible when people join forces and use the gifts we've been given to seek our solutions and end our woes.

Come along. Let us join hands to create the reality we foresee. The authentic and necessary change is about to emerge. Let us be that change.
Can you feel the pull within and see the need for simple heroes? There is no time to wait for miracles from places or people unknown. We are the ones with heart and strength, for our eyes have seen the tears and we have asked the question, "Why?" Unified, the answers come, just as when our country was born and each one had a purpose and the will. Somehow we got lost in self-indulgence, moving quickly past those left behind. Best we stand before one another, admitting we must change and take a vow to make amends from now until the day, our children carry on.


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fpherj48 20 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Shyron

jodah

Paul

Tille

Patricia

It is people like all of you with a strong & sincere awareness & compassion that make the profound differences in our world. Your goodness and courage shines through all that you do to make this world a better and productive world for all.

Each of us, in our own special way, understand and act upon our responsibilities to see that every human being might rise above .

Every little thing we do to give of ourselves and our time to make even a small difference, has the capacity to shine and to spread.

I am honored and pleased to count myself among you all.....the human beings who care, give and reach out their hands to those who have been left behind...... God Bless you and yours and continue to inspire you and fill you with determination......Peace, Paula


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida

Clearly one person at a time we can all make a difference. You have said it well here

Rather than turning a blind eye, reaching out in whatever way we can will possibly help at least one other.

Thanks for sharing.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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tillsontitan 20 months ago from New York

I re-read because the message hasn't changed. "The pen is mightier than the sword" so let us continue our move forward, together. The more there are of us, the louder we speak!


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Paul Kuehn 20 months ago from Udorn City, Thailand

Paula, The movement launched by billybuc is certainly needed and I applaud his writing efforts as well as yours in calling attention to the social issues and ills of our society. The problem is that most people are selfish and generally only concerned about themselves. We as writers have to think of some way to make people open up their hearts to the less fortunate. Voted up and sharing with Hubpages followers.


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Jodah 20 months ago from Queensland Australia

Well Paula, I see I am only two years late reading this wonderful hub, but better late than never right? I'm just glad Shyron shared it or I may never have read it. I know Bill and others are continually writing hubs promoting this message of looking after our own, the homeless and forgotten veterans, children in poverty etc, improving the country. It's been at least two years since Bill initiated H.O.W. I am just curious if you have noticed any changes taking place for the better. I have also been pushing the same message in my own country and I am honestly not sure if anything is improving. Our current Government seems to be taking things backwards. Anyway, whatever is happening I applaud you for this hub. Thank you for pushing this important message. Voted up.


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Shyron E Shenko 20 months ago

Paula, this is so sad, and I don't know H.O.W. but I missed this 2 years ago. I have no excuse. This is profound. and very sad that anyone who fights for this country should be shunned by the country they fought for. I spoke with Au fait today and she told me I needed to read this.

Voted UP and UABI and sharing.

Blessings and Hugs - thank you for writing this.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Jillian......Hi! Glad you liked this. Also glad to know we'll be interacting and hanging out on the same street corners once in a while, here in Hubville!!


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Jillian Barclay 3 years ago from California, USA

This is only the second of your hubs that I have read. Absolutely beautiful! The first, regarding karma was one which clearly demonstrated to me that you and I agree on many things! You are a talented writer and this essay is wonderful! I will catch up with your other offerings!


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Break of Dawn 3 years ago

Wow, you have written such a passionate and inspirational hub! I applaud your enthusiasm for this movement. You're such a strong and powerful woman. The power of H O W - And the people in it - Can move mountains! I wish you all well with this movement. Thank you!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

And I have high hopes that you are correct, Tammy! Thank you......Happy Holidays to you and yours.


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina

This is a powerful message Ms. P. You have demonstrated the difference between acknowledging social problems and walking in the shoes of those in need. I think this is the gateway to change. Bravo!!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

.Your words are music to my ears. You are quite the motivaivator yourself, young lady!! Thank you. I'm glad I'm "needed" somewhere in this world! LOL


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

You indeed have me motivated to start on my next HOW piece - truly inspirational and motivational Paula. You have a way of getting your point across strongly. The movement needs people like you :)


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Nell....You look great on a soap box!! Get all those frustrations off your chest...I know you're right....same problems, different countries. A definite sign of the times!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Honey....The word is..."Nothing is impossible."......I suppose in order for this to be true, it requires, Faith, Strength in numbers, action and detrmination,,,,,,,If you have ever seen the annual program with Anderson Cooper, "CNN Hero," then you know there is no shortage of people with ALL of the above, in this world! Thank you.


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HoneyBB 4 years ago from Illinois

Effer, this is awesome and enpowering. Your strength and words make me believe that our mission is not an impossible one! Thanks for sharing. Voted+++


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Sixty comments. I can add nothing. So, I applaud.


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vnsatakopan 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Great hub. This initiative needs all the support it can get.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Wonderful shout out to all those who are ignorant about this movement :)

United we stand and let us take on the challenge of the pen which is mightier than the sword ;)

Words can kill and they can even make a revolution. Inspiring write up, Paula :)

voted up as I/A and sharing it across!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Linda Sue....You bet your sweet apple pie, I catch your drift! When you're around, I'm on high alert with both catcher's mitts on!! I catch 'em all....line drive, fly ball, foul, grounder.....curve ball....throw me anything, GF! LOL


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Midget

Spy

I thank you and send you hugs. Glad you enjoyed my contribution to H.O.W. We're on a rockin roll ladies...let's keep on moving mountains.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Hi Michele...Thanks so much for stopping by to read and comment. I'm always happy to see a new face. Yes, H.O.W has taken off and nothing could please us all, more. We want to put effort into keeping the momentum going smoothly. There's so much more to do. One person, one step, at a time!


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

This is amazing to me. How fast this H.O.W. movement is growing. You have wonderful hubs. This is a powerful one.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

You rock Effer! Your words always have so much power and can inspire even the most un-inspired person on earth. Probably. Most likely. You catch my drift.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

awesome HOW article paula!


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Have to agree with Martie.......it is ridiculous when resources are supplied to other nations when the destitute in the home nation are sorely neglected. I think resetting of priorities is necessary and you've said this well, Paula. WIll share.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Martie......I am in your corner. That ridiculous "expiration date" rule. Nonsense. This date is only established to create a time limit on products for sale......and as you state, has very little if anything to do with safety and/or health issues. So, yes, hungry people dig in dumpsters, where they could actually come across harmful bacteria!!

If we the people, can ever make a beneficial difference, we have MUCH work to do, over lengthy time periods, so the spirit has to be passed on and kept alive. Thanks, Martie.... Peace & love to you


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

I can only gasp with total inability to comprehend when governments supply goods, including food and money, to other countries while their own people are in dire need of it.

One ridiculous rule to be followed by supermarkets down here: No food that has expired their selling date may be put available for human consumption. While 90% of it is not yet contaminated with any dangerous bacteria. Why not give it away to the poor and hungry?

Down here some people live on rubbish dumps, grabbing and devouring everything with nourishing potential, and amazingly they don't die daily by the hundreds. So what's up with groceries and vegetable stores? Why dumping instead of recycling to the benefit of the poor?

Our Laws also determine minimum salaries, making it impossible to exploit people willing to work, but also impossible to provide the most essential in accordance with the provider's ability to provide.

Thought-provoking tribute to H.O.W. by my beautiful friend, Paula!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi Paula, I will get you and billy over here in England and make a stand too! same thing different country, this is such an inspiration, great work, over here on tv the other night they were making collections for foriegners who had just come over, and I screamed at the tv, What? what about our homeless? seems we don't matter any more, this country has gone completely mad, see I am getting on my soap box now too! lol!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Yes! midget...you are so right. Thank you dear. Peace & Love


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Hi Paula, if people are less complacent, we can eradicate so many social ills! Thanks for sharing this! I will share it too.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

teaches....Great!! I look forward to reading your contribution. I have no doubt it will be outstanding!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I am so excited about this movement and your hub is one that add much flavor to the cause. I am planning on writing on soon. Thanks for the inspiration!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

I hope that you do read all the work done by those contributing to H.O.W.....If you have not yet read Gypsy Rose Lee's....please do. There you will find a list of every H.O.W hub, thus far.

What I would love to see, is a hub from you. You are an eloquent writer, a compassionate individual and I know you have the earnest desire to make things right and just....where they simply are not, at this time, in our country.

Jump on board, Vee.....You are needed........


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Jools....I hope you're observation is accurate. The quick response is a great start....now we must maintain and go further. I have faith that anyone involved, will take this to the top.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

lovedoc...Thank you so much for your appreciation.to my words. I will hope that this is truly powerful enough to reach inside hearts everywhere.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Beautifully said, Effer! Just today did I come across this HOW movement. How--Wow! I'll have to read more. What a great movement!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Wow, Paula, I can hear your heart racing from this side of the Atlantic - you're really into this H.O.W. scheme. I have read a number of HOW themed hubs yesterday as well (Silvergenes, Bill) and I am intrigued at how quickly this is all gaining momentum - I wish you all well with this, it certainly seems to be getting up a head of steam but the cause is just - I will look on with interest for the next few weeks to see this all take off big time!


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

"Look around you, don't turn away, but stare into the faces of the poor and hungry, feel the pain of the abused and battered child. A child whose innocence has been stolen, whose life has been shattered. We search for answers....who will save these babies? There is no more time to wait. " much food for thought. A powerful message in this hub. You did a fantastic job here. voted up!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Sis....YOU are the perfect candidate for a movement such as H.O.W. You are strength, wisdom and compassion......your pen is a weapon of MASS RESTITUTION & REPARATION......YOU are needed and I, for one, am grateful to you.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Til...I don't know that I've ever felt so positive about anything. This movement is impossible to ignore. We need to place every back against the wall......"Tell the American people WHY: Speak to us clearly so we know where you stand, dear Senator."

We need to understand you, so that we can then TELL you, what WE, your employers, INSIST that you do, INSTEAD."


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

mel chi

Irish eyes

Let's increase the the power of this movement....spread H.O.W. to every corner of this nation and beyond. Please, use H.O.W. as your foundation to write letters to the powers that be....Let's show them we are much more powerful than they appear to be.........


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

btrbell....Yes...by all means WRITE ANOTHER......and then while you're still in the writer's mode, write that letter to Congress......that long list of Q U E S T I O N S that we have for them. Questions we request answers to. Now, not before another election. NOW. Thank you for your contribution to H.O.W.....


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Maria...It is a fact. "people have power.....strength IN NUMBERS." This is merely the start. Momentum is the key now, calling all newspapers and magazines....writing the politicians....dig dig dig....what ELSE must we do? Ideas. we need ideas. I have such faith in the Hub community, I just know we can do this. BELIEVE.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Silver....You said a mouthful. YES! there ARE a lot of "caring" people. It's simply a matter of "moving" these people to act. It's very typical to believe, as one person, that we have no power. The solution to this is...BECOME A MILLION PEOPLE.


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Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

"When you have done unto the least of these. . ." is the first quote that comes to my mind after reading this inspiring and right on target Hub. Thank you, thank you, for sharing this with all of us -- I'm onboard! Best/Sis


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

I echo Suzie, WOW! Paula you move the soul in this as in so many of your writings. Your opening paragraph grips the heart and then you spring the guilt! ... "in the country you have been positioned to protect" GREAT sentence.

This entire piece should be printed on every building and in every newspaper to get attention!

I contacted my local newspaper about what we are doing, and they responded this was a worthy movement but would be better 'spread' on the Internet where it could reach more people!! Back to square one?

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Superb and excellent addition to the H.O.W. movement. Great job getting the message out there.


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MelChi 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

Fantastic article and great way to introduce the H.O.W initiative!


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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

What a powerful, inspirational hub! This made me want to go write another one! Hmmmm, maybe I will! Thank you for your wonderful ideas and words! Up+ and linking to my HOW hub!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Paula,

You have risen to the challenge with inspiration and motivation in your message. I am not surprised that you gave Bill the impetus for H.O.W.

You are beautiful inside and out. Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria


SilverGenes 4 years ago

I knew there were a lot of caring people, I really did, but this just rocks me in such a good way! Who needs a sword with writing and inspiration like this?


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Hello there...Gypsy and Linda...good to see you both. Thanks for the spirit of encouragement. Linda....I've read your H.O.W hub as well.....Excellent!


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

There is power in your message and now there is power within an entirely new group of people. Great job!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. Great message and terrific cause. Together we can do so much. Passing this on.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Hey Christy....Thanks....nice of you to share! Have a super happy day!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

A wonderful message that builds on Bill's original one, thank-you. Happy to share today.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Yes, Kelly.....The progress is impressive and the enthusiasm is promising.....the pace will continue as long as we have one another to help us through. That's the whole idea, yes? If we want something done....the right way...then WE must do it! Let's roll, girl.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

remaniki.....I thank you from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of the human race..for sharing our mission!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Hi brave!...Thanks for the encouragement...and the same returned to you! Yes, ma'am.....you said it for all of us.."Let the fairness begin."


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hi Paula - so good to see your face among the members of this cause. I'm just catching up and am awed about the progress already.

You're awesome!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Mike...I'm certain that Exploring Clouds gives you an incredibly clear and precise bird's eye view of what's really going on down here with the human race. Record that data for us, the info will be invaluable!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Donna....Well, dear writer, I believe it was YOU, who wrote "What is Education?" You definitely know what you're talking about!! So, let's start Teaching.............Peace.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

bill....oh pashhhish! "Ideas" are a dime-a-dozen......It's the guy that makes the catch and runs with the ball.....(don't ask me where that came from...I HATE football!)

Don't you know why they say behind every successful man is a nagging female? Well, one example.....It was a cold, dark Saturday evening when Mrs. Edison complained to her son, Thomas....."Damn it anyway, we're completely out of lamp oil!! Tom...put that violin down and do something useful with yourself... find a way to give your mother some light so I can sew your britches!"

I read that in my History book...and there's a million stories just like that one! You should read the one about Bill and Hilary...it's a killer.


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Very powerful hub with the expression of genuine feelings that passes on to your readers Paula. Great hub; voted up and awesome. Sharing it as it is my duty to spread word about this to all my friends. Cheers, Rema.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Oh, Deb....thanks so much for stopping by to read...and for giving me a heads up on your H.O.W. hub.....I follow you, so I'm wondering why I did not come across your hub in my feed?.....Anyway, no harm done. I'm on my way! We must keep on movin forward! Peace, sister!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Tammy....As we all know, no amount of education is wasted.....and I believe this with all my heart. If we can shake until we awake the sleepers, we can go from there. One step at a time.....Hey, that's how we all began our first "walk." Remember what happened after that? The RACE begins. Put your Skechers on, girl!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Paula, what an awesome job you have done with this hub. I already see the power of the word. One of my FB friends, outside of HP has shared mine with her FB friends. It contains a link to Bill's original plea. Let the word spread and let fairness begin!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

I like how you utilized the creative voice of words of inner and outer vision to craft up this very hub article, and with good faith to help humanity as the HOW movement is making strides to do.

I think Bill knows its not going to be easy, and so there will definitely be needed much more efforts then just writing to bring fourth such a reality. I think if folks were to move the campaign onto sites like Youtube, and that of Indiegogo, it would definitely make a huge difference as for what Bill intends for it all to do, and many other authors are deciding to throw in various charity organizations to help make the real world differences, but this hub is a cool amplifier of Bill's original message and thanks for sharing your take on the matter at hand.

Very well written, and it shall be shared as well as many of the others I've located here on hubpages and from his cool new FB group.


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Donna Kay Bryan 4 years ago

Paula,

You are absolutely inspiring! It is so easy to turn away from the wrongs of the world and envelop ourselves in our own little worlds. I am sure that you have just helped to inspire countless others to face the world, and face the truth. If only half of those people actually get off their backsides and do something about it, just think of the possibilities!

Wish we had an "inspirational" option--voted up, awesome and beautiful!

-Donna


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Paula, you realize, of course, that this was your idea....you are the one who suggested that I do this....so thank you! Thank you for caring so deeply....thank you for supporting this movement....and thank you for being a true friend who walks her talk. You are appreciated by this individual greatly. :)


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

the power of HOW.. awesome.. thank you for another great hub to make us aware and to be able to do something anything to help.. Blessings to you

I am Linking this to my HOW

Debbie


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

When great minds come together, any thing is possible. This provides great motivation for anyone who feels powerless about the current state of the nation. Well said and I look forward to participating.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Keep ranting...and while you're at it, write it down...all of it. Then make copies and send it out to major politicians. Tell your family and friends to do the same! This is what is needed. This is what matters. Strength in numbers. Power in unity. Seriously....do it. Thanks, sgbrown!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

With the amount of wasted and given away money in our country, we should have no one that is homeless, jobless or hungry! We need to stop giving our money away to other countries and take care of our own first. We need to get rid of all these greedy politicians who are in office for the money and the prestige. We also need to stop paying the politicians who are no longer in office! This infuriates me! They had a job before they held an office, once they are no longer in that office, they need to stop being paid for it!

Ooh! I am starting to rant, I better quit here! Voting this up and awesome!!! :)


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York Author

Suz

Pavlo

Carol

Support and encouragement from stellar individuals such as you, is much appreciated and so very vital to the spirit of any mission. We have a much greater connection with one another than what the eyes can see.


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

Well written and it has most of us thinking on what we can do. We all do get caught up in our daily problems and forget about all that is around us..maybe it is because we don't see it on a daily basis. And life is not easy these days for sure. Thanks for adding your deeply felt words.


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Pavlo Badovskyy 4 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

I support all said above! Problem of socially undefended people exists almost in any country of the world!


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Suzie HQ 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Hi Paula,

WOW, What an incredibly emotive piece of writing my friend, truly inspiring. Bill is a power horse in the plight of injustice and I support you both 100% without question. You have written with such passion Paula, I applaud you. Voted everything , shared everywhere and pinned. Seriously excellent message every nation needs to adopt.

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