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picture9 Sep 2006 @ 15:04, by Gerald Vest

Looking at the human predicament, we may not know whether to laugh or cry. Tarthang Tulku,Knowledge of Freedom

There is no better time than the present to review and pass on these Human Rights to your children and others. I know that even my young grandchildren enjoy discussing some of these freedoms and expressing what these universal rights mean to them. As free spirits it is hard for them to understand how anyone would treat another human being with such disrespect and disregard as we see in the world around us and on tv. My grandaughter asks: "Why don't people share and get along with one another, Papa?" As a family and as adults we can demonstrate how human beings can be kind, loving, and nourishing. In other words, we must 'practice what we teach.'

Do discuss these Human Rights with friends, colleagues and others so that everyone realizes that we must treat everyone with respect. Treating others as loving brothers and sisters and knowing that we are one body,one mind and one spirit, allows us to develop dignity and to naturally treat ourselves with the same respect and loving kindness.

In the Preamble of this Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscious of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been prclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resourt, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law.

Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations.

Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,

Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction."

Note: See, Articles 1-30[link]



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20 Sep 2006 @ 00:59 by jobrown : Thanks, Jerry
for your article and the UN-link. ( these people SAY what they KNOW THEY SHOULD say, to keep us believing/trusting them. The sad thing /truth, though, is to be found here -and we should not overlook this and remain 'gullible' and take things at face value: They will continue to DOOP us forever-until we let them know that we know all about their scam!
That has been Humankind's biggest mistake all through Ages that we didn't put a stop to it!
Because WE are honest and our Word can be trusted, we think that ALL people's Word can be trusted in its "as is"-condition, so to speak. That is not/has not been the case for millenias! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Truth
Click on this site -and read how they've been fooling us and will continue so -untill we wake up and smell the coffee, so to speak!


I so love the way you interact with your wonderful Grand Kids! What a lovely thing to do! ( I wish I was one of your Grand Kids! : ) /// I really feel jealous of them - with a smile, of course! I wish all Papa's on Earth had the insight and chance ( in a supportive life-situation) to follow your 'lead'!
Love/A-d  



20 Sep 2006 @ 13:38 by jerryvest : Yes, we are 'dooped' every day by these
charlatans and must keep our minds clear and maintain an awareness of these scams. I am reminded of the movie and book "Bad Day at Black Rock" where a courageous warrior came to town to deliver a medal of honor to a veteran who was murdered by the townies. All of these institutions need to be cleaned up and the rascals and criminals tossed out. We do need to find people with wisdom, integrity, dignity and self-respect to serve our country. We certainly deserve more than we have at the present moment and foreseeable future.

Thanks A-d for your love and kindness....

Much love to you,

Jerry  



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