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February 19, 2009

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Jude

Oh honey, this just doesn't end for you does it? :-( I hope you can make it to the doctor!

The Fat Lady Sings

There are times when I wonder what the hell's up with the universe. You know - I remember just before being born. I was having a conversation with whatever spirits put me in this body (sounds odd, I know - but it's a memory I've always had). I was telling them I didn't want to live this particular life. Too much pain - pain I didn't think I deserved. I was assured I'd learn something of great importance by doing it. That everyone had to live a variety of lives – and as I’d died too early the last time – I had a few things to work out now.

Well I'm here to say - the only thing I've learned is in the end, the only person anyone has to rely upon is themselves. Not what I'd call a heart-warming lesson - but true nonetheless. We are (and have to be) our own white knights. I realized as I lay out in that cold. I could continue to lay there and have the cold cause additional problems (it was 15 degrees) – or I could opt to save my own self. You could say I had a mini epiphany. It’s always been me saving myself – me, myself and I. Oh - I bless all the friends I’ve made on the way – but the journey is, essentially, a lonely one. And I have to say – I’m sick to death of it.

I’ll certainly have a lot to say to ‘whoever’ when I shuffle off this mortal coil.

Rain

Ouch!
Sending positive healing vibes your way...

TB

Please take good care of yourself. I'll be sending you some good energy today.

Celia (I lost 20 lbs :)

Make sure to take care of yourself. We'll all be think of you and sending our good and get healthy fast vibes...
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Medical Transcription

Hope you're recovering okay. I used to have a dog like that, they think they own the world.

thinktank Evolution

I enjoy Your thoughts. What you were talking about with American Empire back in November...

I invite you to me and my brother's thoughts
http://thinktankevolution.wordpress.com/author/ddominic/

I offer you my thoughts here at
what is happening right now with the political climate amongst dissenters...

I believe that we are listening to a Narrative about The 1930's manipulating our anxieties and not realizing that this is
The Great Suppression of the first decade of 21st Century. Let's really look at Lincoln.

Government of the Poeple
By The People.
For The People.

Limiting the government for the sake of appeasing investors and the wealthiest capital holders is Plutocracy.

Democracy is a living organism and it requires our creative action.

We need to take a moment and go all the way back to William Penn and The Lenape the relationship developed that allowed for the creation of The Framework of Government. It was born in a spirit of sharing land for securing life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In Leviticus, the idea of Loving the sojourner as yourself is the idea which exists in previous versus to the inscription on the Liberty Bell. When we realize that the power we, the manipulated ones, have was crafted in a moldable framework of radicals in the City of Brotherly love, we can recognize that the truest existences of democracy and the greatest evolution in the way human beings have thought about and treated each other have been in campaigns of creative love action. There are instructions left to us that tell us how to use democracy. They are in the historical success of creative love action campaigns. The organizing on righteous anger by many of our dissenting brothers and sisters is leading the little d democratic movement into dysfunction. Righteous anger is certainly a tool we can use, but we must use it to dig further into the essence of eachother, so that we can create an expressed political will and true democratic solutions to social economic problems.

As all the talk of compromising surrounds us in relation to creating jobs and bailing out a system which indebted people for the human right to shelter. Lets remember that in the 1840's, and even earlier, there were abolitionists who did not compromise principles which they based on ethical love. As Henry Clay and Daniel Webster were compromising the deepest of American principles, Ralph Waldo Emerson, was declaring that the power of love as the basis for a state had never been tried. His idea of civil disobedience would be used by abolitionists raising questions and awakening the consciousness of the public to the injustices of the Slave Trade Industry and of the economic system dependent on slavery.
Emerson declare that unjust laws with slanted protections for property versus protections for persons needed actors to oppose them.

Lets not confuse Depression Oppression and Suppression.

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