From AARP: A Home Maintenance Guide for Aging Adults

AARP is offering a toolkit for older Americans with “tips, checklists, worksheets and more to help plan, prioritize and keep your home maintenance routine on track.” Check it out!

The Census Bureau is hiring now – and it pays well

Looking for a work opportunity that pays fair wages?

  • The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting people to work on the 2020 Census – right now.
  • Thousands of employees are needed to work in the communities where they live.
  • These are temporary, part-time and full-time positions.
  • Hourly wage is $18 an hour for Enumerator/Lister; Census Field Supervisors are at $20 an hour.
  • Mileage is reimbursed at $0.58 per mile.
  • No experience or educational requirement is necessary.
  • The website to apply is 2020census.gov/jobs. You must apply online.
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    Programa de licencias de conducir para indocumentados en Connecticut ofrece enormes beneficios | Connecticut’s undocumented driver licensing program provides many benefits

    Connecticut drive-only license
    License image courtesy of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles

    Connecticut está disfrutando un éxito enorme con su programa de licencias para conducir para residentes indocumentados. Beneficia a residentes, la policía – que ya no pierden tiempo con las complejidades de procesar violaciones automovilísticos cuando el chofer no tiene licencia, las autoescuelas y también ha producido ingresos para el estado. Es un modelo ejemplar para otros estados. Ver el reporte (en inglés) de WGBH.

    Connecticut is enjoying great success with its drive-only license program for undocumented immigrants. It benefits residents, police, state coffers and driving schools – and it’s a great model for other states to take note of. Read the WGBH article. read more

    Wasps kill pest insects. Want a free wasp house for your garden?

    A friend is giving away a wasp house. Wasps are good for gardens because they gobble up lots of insect pests. Edwin has one already and doesn’t need two – so he’s giving one away. If you want a wasp house you can pick this one up in north Jersey– or maybe get instructions for getting a new one made. Just reach out to me @kimiwei on Twitter or thekimiwei on Facebook and I’ll arrange the pickup.

    Please bear in mind that wasps cannot be housed near beehives, because they kill bees too. read more

    AOC stars in a movie about her 2018 election win

    Netflix releases Knock Down the House

    Netflix announces: “529 women ran for congress in 2018 — meet four of them in @knockdownmovie.” And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shares on Twitter: “Before my primary, three women & I agreed to film our journey of trying to run for office without big money. Now, #KnockDownTheHouse hits Netflix & select theaters next week, May 1st.”

    Visit knockdownthehouse.com to find a screening or learn how to host one. Discussion materials available.

    Get a Census Job – pay is good and jobs last until Sept 2020

    Census hiring is ramping up

    Thousands of people are being hired for Census work right now. Some special skill jobs pay $50-100K per year and jobs last through September 2020. If you’re a recent college grad, between jobs or just need extra income, check out the opportunities. Applicants can qualify for both field and office positions and some of the special skill jobs are work from home positions.

    See pay rates for field and clerical jobs 2020census.gov/jobs/locations/national-map.html.
    Learn about qualifications and general Census job opportunities.
    Applying for Census work is simple. Visit 2020census/jobs or call 855-JOB-2020 and select option 3 for more information.
    For New York and New Jersey opportunities: Send an email with your name, zip code, and phone number(s) to new.york.recruit@census.gov or call 212-584-3495. read more

    Iddris Sandu – the 21 yo genius that left Big Tech & Uber to share knowledge with The People

    Iddris Sandu
    Iddris teaching design via Apple

    21 year old Iddris Sandu was born to parents from Ghana. At age 10 he taught himself a bunch of programming languages and at age 18 was consulting for Snapchat. He’s sold algorithms to Instagram and Uber and Google was so impressed with Sandu, they created an internship position just for him was he was 13.

    But Iddris found himself, “wanting to help impact kids that looked like me, and being able to provide information to the masses.” So, he said goodbye to Big Tech and now teaches tech and design, makes music and inspires us all. read more

    AOC speaks to us from the future about the green movement that changed everything

    AOC speaks to us from the future

    .@AOC speaks to us from the future and tells about the movement she helped start that gave us back a future of hope, equity and a livable plant

    Like the banner we designed for a Green New Deal Town Hall?

    Like the banner we designed for a @sunrisemovement New Green Deal Town Hall? It's an honor to support grassroots organizations with our work #p2 @thewei

    DNS servers hacked: netizens trying to reach certain sites are connected to phishing sites

    EXCERPT: Stefan Tanase, principal security researcher at Ixia, told Ars that the DNS servers described in this article were taken down and that the attackers have replaced them with new DNS servers. Ixia analyzed the rogue DNS server and found it targets the following domains: GMail.comPayPal.comNetflix.comUber.comcaix.gov.britau.com.brbb.com.brbancobrasil.com.brsandander.com.brpagseguro.uol.com.brsandandernet.com.brcetelem.com.br, and possibly other sites. People trying to reach one of these domains from an infected router will be connected to a server that serves phishing pages over plain HTTP. read more

    It’s time for anti-Jewish to be defined – and called out

    The world holds Jews to impossible standards that it won’t impose on any other people. While genocide, slavery, migration to escape punitive governments and starvation; oppression of women and the murder of journalists takes place in countries around the world, little attention is focused on these atrocities. The media and civil society focus instead, on blaming either Israel or all Jews – for just about everything.

    This represents Jew hatred and is unsurprising given: 1/ The media’s determination to skew public opinion against Israel 2/ The amount of money countries like Saudi Arabia spend on anti-Jewish propaganda 3/ The prolific dissemination of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and 4/ Lack of a definition for what anti-Jewish sentiment and behaviour looks like (read more on this in Honest Reporting’s article).
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    The best chance for anti-people politicians is to discredit Bernie Sanders – and they’re trying.

    Bernie talks to youth

    Anti-people politicians think they can win the presidency by discrediting @BernieSanders – and they're trying #p2

    Pases grátis a parques nacionales para estudiantes del 4º grado | Free passes for 4th graders to government parks

    Aproveche la oportunidad para conseguir un pase gratuita a los parques nacionales - para estudiantes del 4º grado. | Get a free pass to national parks for your 4th grader and the whole family!

    NJ State Senators act to end prison-based gerrymandering

    Prison-based gerrymandering is destructive to the families of incarcerated individuals. The NJ State legislator is trying to end this practice #p2