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 Rebecca's Rules - someone has to be the big guy in Gaza2 comments
category picture2 Jan 2009 @ 19:51
Raining down rockets and bombs on each other cannot bring justice or mercy for anyone. Both sides need peace. Both sides should just take a step back and say - we want peace now!

A friend of mine told me about all the fights she and her sister had while growing up. Even as their mother lay dying in her last few weeks, neither would visit their mother at the same time. The mother's (Rebeca) advice: Marcella don't keep score, someone has to be the big guy and apologize even if it's not your fault. So Marcella apologized to her sister and the two of them were then able to spend the last week of their mother's life all together.

So, to both sides: someone has to be the big guy and stop your violence, apologize and say let's talk - OK. Otherwise people just keep dying because you can't be the "big guy."

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 How Much Does It Cost To Buy a Light Bulb in Bagdad?3 comments
picture22 Mar 2007 @ 03:48
$56 billion - That's how much! Or at least that's how much the US alone has spent on Iraq "reconstruction" between 2004 and 2006.

There is no electricity, clean water, sewers, fuel, or safety 24/7 in Iraq but the FOB - Friends of Bush - companies have pocketed $56 billion and more than 3,000 brave men and women of our military have died.

How many died because the reconstruction did not show the Iraqi people that the US was bringing them peace, freedom, and prosperity.

$56 Billion and no light, no water, sewers, safety! $56 billion to enrich the Bush League businesses.

Smells like corruption, high crimes and misdemeanors to me - how about you?

How many Americans can't afford healthcare or insurance but we can give Bush Leaguers $56 billion?

I am not sure how much more saddened I can feel about the waste, the lies, and the smiling faces in Washington that don't seems to have the courage or honor to do anything about saving American lives, Iraqi lives or our collective future.

I am mad as can be and will not take it any more! Every day until we have fixed this mess, I am writing to our Senators and Representatives and asking them what does it cost to get you to do something about saving our nation and sending the Bush League to the showers!  More >

 The Illegals Debate: Divide and Conquer, 20060 comments
category picture3 May 2006 @ 01:51
I don't really need all that much space for this note.

Am I the only one who is not amused by so many who seem to find it so easy to blame economic hard times on people who risk their life and liberty to sneak into USA for work?

When did Jose and Maria get all this power to decide who hire for very low pay and no benefits in the USA? Was that on Fox News and I missed it?

Maybe they got that power around the same time that US manufacturers were forced by Chinese factory workers to move US jobs to China, or when Mumbai IT graduates forced US and UK service firms to outsource thousands of IT and customer service jobs to India. Yeah that must have been it.

After all US CEOs are just too busy to make important decisions like that while they are figuring out how to hollow out Enron, default on vested retirement plans -- things like that.

Divide and conquer? Set the declining class against the one below it, so you can pick everyone's pockets? Now who would do that?

 Enough Already with Summer Crises Reaction Reruns0 comments
category picture8 Jun 2005 @ 16:00
Re: Cincinnati Teen Homicide, GM, Delta, and Cincinnati Reds Crises

Summer Reruns - Again!
"Press, Leaders and People React"

Have you noticed how hard it seems for people to get a new idea or face the fact that they need to do something really different?

Look at Tuesday's headlines and you begin to get the idea that react means just that re-act, or play the same role or scene again and even though we know the movie will likely have the same ending, we can pretend that this time there will be a different ending.

Teen Turf War Turns Deadly
Press, Leaders, People React
Community meetings, crisis experts walk and talk,
Get Tough, Care More, Why Can't Things Be Like They Used to Be?

GM Loses One Billion, Market Share Still Sliding, 25,000 to Lose Jobs
Press, Leaders, Shareholders React
GM CEO: 'We Have a Plan: Downsize, Control Costs, Get Concessions from Employees and Retirees.'

Delta Chiefs Cite Cost Crisis; May Go Chapter 11 in Fall
Press, Leaders, People React
"We will wrestle with the problem, We Have a Plan: Control Costs, Get Concessions from Employees and Retirees.'

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 Change or...4 comments
picture3 Mar 2005 @ 18:14
Thoughts Along the Way of My Second 25,000 Mile Walk About

Had some losses these past few days:  More >