Archive for Freedom


OK. Here they are.

The 50 PRE EXISTENT CONDITIONS – actually much more than 50 because there were a few conditions into others.

Isn’t this a technic to exterminate the human race? Leave a lot of people with any kind of health condition (or just condition because a lot of these are not health issues!) without health care because they will not be able to afford it, to die.

This sounds so much like fascism:

– Acromegaly
– Alcohol or drug abuse with recent treatment
– Alzheimer’s/dementia
– Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
– Anemia (Aplastic, Cooley’s, Hemolytic, Mediterranean or Sickle Cell)
– Anorexia
– Aortic or Mitral Valve Stenosis
– Arteriosclerosis
– Arthritis
– Asbestosis
– Bipolar disease
– Bulimia
– Cancer
– Cardiomyopathy
– Celiac Disease
– Cerebral Palsy (infantile)
– Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
– Cirrhosis of the Liver
– Coagulation Defects
– Congestive heart failure
– Coronary artery/heart disease, bypass surgery
– Crohn’s disease
– C-SECTION (have had)
– Cystic Fibrosis
– Demyelinating Disease
– Depression
– Dermatomyositis
– Diabetes
– Dialysis
– Epilepsy
– Esophageal Varicosities
– Friedreich’s Ataxia
– Hemophilia
– Hepatitis (Type B, C or Chronic)
– High cholesterol
– Kidney disease, renal failure
– Lupus
– Lyme Disease
– Mental disorders (including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia)
– Multiple Sclerosis
– Muscular Dystrophy
– Myasthenia Gravis
– Narcolepsy
– Obesity – they including ‘BEING OVERWEIGHT’
– Organ transplants (both receiver and DONOR)
– Pacemaker
– Paralysis
– Paraplegia
– Parkinson’s disease
– Pending surgery or hospitalization
– Pneumocystic pneumonia
– Polycythemia Vera
– Postpartum depression
– Psoriatic Arthritis
– Pulmonary Fibrosis
– RAPE (have been)
– Renal Failure
– Sarcoidosis
– Scleroderma
– Seizures
– Sex reassignment
– SEXUAL DEVIATION OR DISORDER (I mean, being gay! It’s ridiculous!)
– Sjogren’sSyndrome
– Sleep apnea
– Stroke
– Transsexualism
– Tuberculosis
– Ulcers

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I really do not know what to say about everything the American President is doing right now.

Sometimes I think he is just crazy. Others, that he is doing all of this as a show off, to satisfy his ego and show how powerfull he is. I even thought he is doing all these crazy things so fast so he can be impeached and give the power to Pence (isn’t that even scarrier?)

But deep inside of me, I have an horrible feeling. And this feeling brings me memories of history. A history I did not live, but that I studied and I personally knew, and know, people who did live it.

I look at Lord Cheetos and I think about all the dictators this world had, but the one thay stays in my mind is the one that we are never supposed to forget: Adolf Hitler. And this is the scariest thought I can have.

But even if I am overreacting, we all have to be very aware about the international reaction to Cheetos’s actions. It took a lot of efforts for the Americans to recover a good image around the world. But it is taking Trump only a week to destroy it.

I really hope I am overreacting…

“Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave,
For the land of the FREE, and the home of the brave.”

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Women’s March, 2017. Philadelphia, PA

You Are Not Equal. I’m Sorry.

A post is making rounds on social media, in response to the Women’s March on Saturday, January 21, 2017. It starts with “I am not a “disgrace to women” because I don’t support the women’s march. I do not feel I am a “second class citizen” because I am a woman….”

This is my response to that post.


Say thank you. Say thank you to the women who gave you a voice. Say thank you to the women who were arrested and imprisoned and beaten and gassed for you to have a voice. Say thank you to the women who refused to back down, to the women who fought tirelessly to give you a voice. Say thank you to the women who put their lives on hold, who –lucky for you — did not have “better things to do” than to march and protest and rally for your voice. So you don’t feel like a “second class citizen.” So you get to feel “equal.

Thank Susan B. Anthony and Alice Paul for your right to vote.

Thank Elizabeth Stanton for your right to work.

Thank Maud Wood Park for your prenatal care and your identity outside of your husband.

Thank Rose Schneiderman for your humane working conditions.

Thank Eleanor Roosevelt and Molly Dewson for your ability to work in politics and affect policy.

Thank Margaret Sanger for your legal birth control.

Thank Carol Downer for your reproductive healthcare rights.

Thank Margaret Fuller for your equal education.

Thank Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Shannon Turner, Gloria Steinem, Zelda Kingoff Nordlinger, Rosa Parks, Angela Davis, Malika Saada Saar, Wagatwe Wanjuki, Ida B. Wells, Malala Yousafzai. Thank your mother, your grandmother, your great-grandmother who did not have half of the rights you have now.

You can make your own choices, speak and be heard, vote, work, control your body, defend yourself, defend your family, because of the women who marched. You did nothing to earn those rights. You were born into those rights. You did nothing, but you reap the benefits of women, strong women, women who fought misogyny and pushed through patriarchy and fought for you. And you sit on your pedestal, a pedestal you are fortunate enough to have, and type. A keyboard warrior. A fighter for complacency. An acceptor of what you were given. A denier of facts. Wrapped up in your delusion of equality.

You are not equal. Even if you feel like you are. You still make less than a man for doing the same work. You make less as a CEO, as an athlete, as an actress, as a doctor. You make less in government, in the tech industry, in healthcare.

You still don’t have full rights over your own body. Men are still debating over your uterus. Over your prenatal care. Over your choices.

You still have to pay taxes for your basic sanitary needs.

You still have to carry mace when walking alone at night. You still have to prove to the court why you were drunk on the night you were raped. You still have to justify your behavior when a man forces himself on you.

You still don’t have paid (or even unpaid) maternity leave. You still have to go back to work while your body is broken. While you silently suffer from postpartum depression.

You still have to fight to breastfeed in public. You still have to prove to other women it’s your right to do so. You still offend others with your breasts.

You are still objectified. You are still catcalled. You are still sexualized. You are still told you’re too skinny or you’re too fat. You’re still told you’re too old or too young. You’re applauded when you “age gracefully.” You’re still told men age “better.” You’re still told to dress like a lady. You are still judged on your outfit instead of what’s in your head. What brand bag you have still matters more than your college degree.

You are still being abused by your husband, by your boyfriend. You’re still being murdered by your partners. Being beaten by your soulmate.

You are still worse off if you are a woman of color, a gay woman, a transgender woman. You are still harassed, belittled, dehumanized.

Your daughters are still told they are beautiful before they are told they are smart. Your daughters are still told to behave even though “boys will be boys.” Your daughters are still told boys pull hair or pinch them because they like them.

You are not equal. Your daughters are not equal. You are still systemically oppressed.

Estonia allows parents to take up to three years of leave, fully paid for the first 435 days. United States has no policy requiring maternity leave.

Singapore’s women feel safe walking alone at night. American women do not.

New Zealand’s women have the smallest gender gap in wages, at 5.6%. United States’ pay gap is 20%.

Iceland has the highest number of women CEOs, at 44%. United States is at 4.0%.

The United States ranks at 45 for women’s equality. Behind Rwanda, Cuba, Philippines, Jamaica.

But I get it. You don’t want to admit it. You don’t want to be a victim. You think feminism is a dirty word. You think it’s not classy to fight for equality. You hate the word pussy. Unless of course you use it to call a man who isn’t up to your standard of manhood. You know the type of man that “allows” “his” woman to do whatever she damn well pleases. I get it. You believe feminists are emotional, irrational, unreasonable. Why aren’t women just satisfied with their lives, right? You get what you get and you don’t get upset, right?

I get it. You want to feel empowered. You don’t want to believe you’re oppressed. Because that would mean you are indeed a “second-class citizen.” You don’t want to feel like one. I get it. But don’t worry. I will walk for you. I will walk for your daughter. And your daughter’s daughter. And maybe you will still believe the world did not change. You will believe you’ve always had the rights you have today. And that’s okay. Because women who actually care and support other women don’t care what you think about them. They care about their future and the future of the women who come after them.

Open your eyes. Open them wide. Because I’m here to tell you, along with millions of other women that you are not equal. Our equality is an illusion. A feel-good sleight of hand. A trick of the mind. I’m sorry to tell you, but you are not equal. And neither are your daughters.

But don’t worry. We will walk for you. We will fight for you. We will stand up for you. And one day you will actually be equal, instead of just feeling like you are.

~ Dina Leygerman, 2017


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Bateu uma saudade desse cantinho especial e da energia de lá!

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Bom, agora estão querendo passar um projeto de lei em que fica proibido a qualquer pessoa falar mal ou criticar políticos nas redes sociais, blogs, etc., prevendo punição de até 6 anos em regime de reclusão, assim como querem eliminar o Marco Civil, a lei que garante o direito de expressão aos internautas.

Com o novo projeto de lei, não apenas se instauraria uma ditadura no que podemos ou não escrever ou falar, mas também consta que qualquer autoridade poderia requisitar TODA nossa comunicação via internet – WhatsApp, Messenger, mensagens de celular, além das redes sociais como Facebook, Twitter, etc. – SEM A NECESSIDADE DE UM MANDATO DE BUSCA.

Alô, Brasil, querem voltar à ditadura!! Não é militar! É pior! Daqui a pouco só vamos poder passar as férias na Venezuela ou na Coréia… do Norte!!!!!

Talvez esta seja a última vez que eu possa escrever sobre política… 😳

Well, now Dilma’s government is trying to pass a Bill forbidding anyone to criticize politicians on social networks, blogs, etc., providing as punishment up to 6 years in confinement. As well they plan to eliminate the landmark law that guarantees the right of freedom of expression to Internet users.

With the new Bill, we would have patterns of dictatorship in what we can and can’t write or speak, but also it says that ANY authority could order ALL our internet communications – WhatsApp, Messenger, mobile messages, in addition to social networks like Facebook, Twitter, etc. – without the need of a WARRANT.

Hello, Brazil, they want to go back to the dictatorship era! Not a military one, but worse! Soon they will only allow us to spend our vacations in Venezuela or in North Korea!!

Maybe this is the last time I write about politics! 😳

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Eu não consigo passar incólume pelas tragédias do mundo. Nunca consegui. Eu não tenho estrutura psicológica para ver a fome, a dor, a miséria alheia sem que me afetem de forma praticamente pessoal. Choro, perco o sono, me estresso, tento imaginar soluções. Talvez eu seja muito passional, viva tudo muito a flor da pele. Mas não sei viver sem me preocupar pelo todo, pelo conjunto. Definitivamente eu não sei ser feliz sozinha! Posso ficar muito feliz por algo bom que aconteça a outras pessoas, mas não consigo ficar inteiramente feliz por algo de bom que aconteça só a mim.


Quando saí do Brasil pela primeira vez, me vi conscientemente aliviada ao não ver mendigos e crianças nas ruas pedindo esmola. Mas depois sofri morando na Espanha na época da guerra da separação da Yugoslavia. Participei do grupo da Cruz Vermelha fazendo triagem pra ver para onde seriam enviados os refugiados – a Espanha foi dos países que mais recebeu imigrantes da Yugoslavia.

Me lembro ainda antes, ainda criança, de chorar à noite quando vi as atrocidades de Idi Amin Dada – acho que foi a primeira vez que tive consciência do que é a maldade em massa. Sofro com as atrocidades de Mugabe no Zimbabwe. Tenho pesadelos com o Boko Haram. Ruanda. A exterminação de indígenas. O Apartheid. Faixa de Gaza. As milícias. Jalisco. As guerras e genocídios com desculpas religiosas. O sequestro de mais de 200 meninas estudantes para ser escravas sexuais. Os traficantes com suas leis de superioridade. Malala. Betty Mahmoody. Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Tibetanos massacrados por chineses. Os curdos por Saddam Hussein. Al Qaeda. Timor Leste. Biko. Camboja. Maagreb. Haiti. Líbia. Eritreia.

Hoje, vejo os refugiados andando quilômetros com apenas uma mochila ou um saco de dormir. Gente com cara de pobre, de rico. Gente bem ou mal vestida. Gente igual a nós. Pessoas que tinham uma vida normal, digna, tendo que deixar tudo para trás para simplesmente sobreviver dos horrores de grupos terroristas assassinos cruéis como o Estado Islâmico. E sempre alguém usando os livros sagrados, Al Quoran, Bíblia, ou o que seja, como justificativa para seus atos cruéis!

Anteontem eu vi um menino deitado na beira da praia. Parecia sereno. Parecia que dormia. Nos braços do guarda, sem ler a legenda, ainda parecia um menino dormindo.

Ele estava morto. Náufrago de um dos tantos barcos que tentam cruzar o Mediterrâneo e o Adriático em busca de uma oportunidade de vida, só vida, sem importar muito a qualidade. Ele, com seus pais e irmão, tentavam fugir da morte pelas mãos de bárbaros genocidas e caíram no colo da morte de um mundo que lhes negou a esperança.

Ele está morto. Ele está morto. Ele está morto! E não há nada que a gente possa fazer para ignorar ou apagar aquela imagem das nossas mentes.

Então eu choro…

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This week my President bombed! I’m so proud of everything he conquered!

This morning the US Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the United States – “When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free ” – Barack Obama. Same sex marriage is a CONSTITUTIONAL right!

In the evening he delivered one of the most beautiful eulogy of the American history at Charleston shooting funeral of Rev. Clementa Pinckney.

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1. Você não deve qualquer explicação para sua situação de vida.
2. Você não deve qualquer explicação para as suas prioridades de vida.
3. Você não deve qualquer pedido de desculpas, se você não está arrependido.
4. Você não deve explicação a ninguém pelo tempo que passa sozinho.
5. Você não deve a ninguém explicações sobre suas crenças pessoais.
6. Você não deve a ninguém um sim a tudo o que dizem.
7. Você não deve qualquer explicação sobre a sua aparência física.
8. Você não deve qualquer explicação para as suas preferências alimentares.
9. Você não deve qualquer explicação para a sua vida sexual.
10. Você não deve qualquer explicação para a sua carreira ou opções de vida pessoal.
11. Você não deve qualquer explicação sobre as suas opiniões políticas ou religiosas.
12. Você não deve explicação a ninguém para ser único.
13. Você não deve ir a um encontro só porque a outra pessoa quer.
14. Você não deve qualquer explicação para a sua decisão sobre o casamento.
15. Você não deve qualquer explicação para as suas escolhas de relacionamento.


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Madiba followed three rules throughout his life:
1. Free yourself.
2. Free others.
3. Serve every day.


“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela

Mandela Day is a global call to action for citizens of the world to take up the challenge and follow in the formidable footsteps of Madiba, a man who transformed his life, served his country and freed his people. Its objective is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better and in so doing, to build a global movement for good.

The question we must ask ourselves is what we are doing to make the world a better place; what are we doing to make every day a Mandela Day?

Mandela Day is dynamic and ever-changing: it belongs to everyone and can take place anywhere, at any time. We urge everyone to find inspiration for their contribution in the legacy of Nelson Mandela and to serve their fellow humans every day.



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