Donna Stumphf From North Dakota Donates 3,100 Pounds of Vegetables to Give to Families in Need

Donna Stumphf, of Grand Forks, has donated more than 3,100 pounds of vegetables from her garden plot, which was donated to her by All Seasons Garden Center.  for people in need this Fall.

Over the course of six to eight weeks, the 67-year-old from  Grand Forks, North Dakota provided the produce to Northlands Rescue Mission and the Salvation Army.

She kept a record of the amount of donated produce, including beans, kale, Swiss chard, tomatoes, squash, peppers and cucumbers.

It added up faster than she thought, with the original goal being 1,000 pounds.

What an amazing soul and heart, and it’s amazing to see people so giving.

Michigan Voters Approved to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Michigan voters approved a ballot proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in the state on Tuesday. 

The measure passed by a 55-44 percent margin. Michigan is now the 10th state to legalize marijuana for adults 21 and older.

10 years after Michigan voters approved medical marijuana, it also became the first state in the midwest to legalize marijuana.

Colorado Voters Remove State Language Allowing Prisoners to be Forced into Slave Labor

This is what that language looks like in the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution:

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction

And the same writing in Colorado’s state constitution before voters backed Amendment A:

There shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.

More than 150 years after the ratification of the US Constitution’s 13th Amendment, Colorado has officially abolished slavery.

Citizens of Colorado voted Tuesday for Amendment A, a measure removing language in the state constitution that allowed prison labor without pay.

Colorado is one of more than a dozen states whose state constitution technically still allows involuntary servitude or forced labor as a form of criminal punishment.

The state’s language closely resembles a contested passage that is in the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution, which outlawed indentured servitude and the African slave trade, but allowed those convicted of crimes to be forced into labor.

Italy Offers to Take In Pakistani Christian Woman Acquitted Of Blasphemy

Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said he would do “everything humanly possible” to secure Bibi’s safety in his country or in another European country.

Bibi, a 51-year-old farmhand, and a Pakistani Christian woman, was accused of blasphemy after a dispute with her fellow Muslim workers over her drinking water from the same cup as them.

They accused her of insulting the prophet Muhammad, a charge which she denied. But Bibi was convicted and sentenced to death in 2010.

But she was acquitted.

In a 56-page verdict issued after the ruling, the three-judge bench appeared to side with Bibi and have said that the case against the 51-year-old illiterate farmhand was built around her fellow Muslim workers, who appeared mad that she might drink from the same vessel as them.

She was ordered by a local landlord to bring water to the women on a day while they were picking berries.

Following her acquittal, extreme religious groups called for the deaths of the three Supreme Court judges who acquitted her.

They also called for a military revolt against army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Bibi is reported to be detained in an undisclosed but secure location inside Pakistan.

Bibi’s husband, Ashiq Masih, has appealed to the United Kingdom asking for asylum.  He also tried asking for help from Canada and the United States.

The attorney who represented Bibi, Saif-ul-Mulook, is reported to be in fear for his life and is seeking asylum from the Netherlands as well…

A Bourbon Auction Raised $340,000 For Cancer

Up for bid were holy unicorns riding in Santa’s Sleigh: Bald Monk, an extremely rare underground blend that collectors go crazy for; 1987 release of Booker’s; 1979 Ezra Brooks 15-year-old; and a bowling pin filled with Jim Beam.

Each ticket included a bottle of Willett Family Estate bourbon from a barrel specially selected for the event by The Bourbon Crusaders and Willett Master Distiller, Drew Kulsveen.

The Bourbon Crusaders’ American Cancer Society benefit, “Willett To Be Cured,” raised $340,000 to fight cancer after the famed Willett bourbon family patriarch, Even Kulsveen, was diagnosed with stage four Lymphoma.

The proceeds are supporting local Kentucky families fighting cancer and funding research to find a cure.

Click here if you would like to donate.

Chow Yun-fat Plans to Give His Entire Fortune to Charity

Chinese ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ star is going to give his entire fortune to charity.

He apparently, lives on about $102 (US dollars) /  $800 (Hong Kong dollars) a month.

He stays frugal by taking public transportation and doing charity work instead of spending it on himself. He shops at discount clothing stores. He also had a Nokia phone for 17 years, and only upgraded to a smart phone recently, when his Nokia one stopped working.

Chow Yun Fat on a public bus.

He is giving his entire net worth, $5.6 billion Hong Kong Dollars (that’s $714 million USD) to charity.

What a great soul, and I hope that his money is properly used by the charity of his choice.

Australia Set to ‘Eliminate’ Cervical Cancer By 2028

Australia is set to be the first country to eliminate cervical cancer, aided by its national vaccination and screening programs, says a new study.

An estimated 99.7% of cervical cancer is caused by infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a network of viruses that spread though sexual intercourse and skin-to-skin contact around the genitals.
Australia was one of the first countries to introduce a national HPV vaccination program for girls in 2007, and it has since been extended to achieve high vaccination coverage across both sexes, according to the study. Its National Cervical Cancer Screening Program began in 1991.

 

In 2007, Australia was one of the first countries to introduce a national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program, and it has since achieved high vaccination coverage across both sexes. In December, 2017, organised cervical screening in Australia transitioned from cytology-based screening every 2 years for women aged from 18–20 years to 69 years, to primary HPV testing every 5 years for women aged 25–69 years and exit testing for women aged 70–74 years. We aimed to identify the earliest years in which the annual age-standardised incidence of cervical cancer in Australia (which is currently seven cases per 100 000 women) could decrease below two annual thresholds that could be considered to be potential elimination thresholds: a rare cancer threshold (six new cases per 100 000 women) or a lower threshold (four new cases per 100 000 women), since Australia is likely to be one of the first countries to reach these benchmarks.

The cancer could be classified as “rare” and not be in as many humans as early as 2022, meeting a threshold of six new cases per 100,000 and deaths due to the diseases are expected to decline to one new case per 100,000 women by 2034.

Vending Machine in Indiana Dispenses Clean Clothes and Blankets to Homeless

A new vending machine in Muncie, Indiana, isn’t a normal vending machine. This one has a purpose to serve more than human greed. Isn’t stocked with poisonous sodas and junk food. It dispenses winter basics like warm clothing, socks, and blankets, and instead of charging cash or credit cards, it gives away these items for free to the community.

The vending machine was set up outside the local fire department to service the up to 200 people without permanent homes in Delaware County, Indiana. If you or someone in need wants to utilize this, you or they have to first have to register with the charity organization Bridges Community Services.

There they are given free tokens that can be used to access the vending machine.

Every item currently in the Indiana vending machine was donated by a member of the community, and Bridges Community Services is still accepting donations. If you would like to help or donate, contact them now.