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 Only 89 more years to shop to celebrate the 1000 Year Crusade!1 comment
picture1 Aug 2006 @ 15:37
Europe had it's 100 year war, the US had it's 70 year War Against the Evil Empire, and now with just 89 years to go for the "Christians" (and their allies) and the Muslims (and their allies) to celebrate their 1000 Year Crusade. You disagree?

Just think 100 or so years in the future, if there is one, and it's easy to see how future historians will see that these two side have been in an off and on struggle for 1000 years easy.

And now, since there are Muslims and Christians all over the globe, we have the potential for a real WWIII.

The real question is: How many times will the mass of people in both camps let their "leaders" con them into another era of senseless bloodletting as a means to keep them from noticing that their pockets and future are feeding those on top?

I for one, would like this to be the time when people finally wake up and see that the people we are trained to hate, fear, and kill are pretty much the same as us - people we should be one with rather than divided from each other.  More >

 What's Needed in Illegal Alien Debate?0 comments
picture31 Mar 2006 @ 14:24
What's Needed in Illegal Alien Debate? Justice, Mercy, and Humility (Common Sense) for the Excluded Ones in Our Society

We Need a Humane and Just Way that Enables Illegal Immigrants to Work for Their Legal Status...and

We Need a Humane and Just Way that Enables American "Exiles" to Work their Way "Home."

Who are the American Exiles? The millions of American men and women "exiled" from a full life in America because of past convictions, jail time, and probation for non-violent and minor drug (marijuana) crimes.

If we apply common sense, justice and mercy to "What do you do with 11 million people who don't "belong" here?" then we have ask and answer questions like these: Can you imagine the lines on our side of the border? Who's going to guard, feed and care for them until they cross over? Who's going to pay for that? How are you going to be sure the "right" people are being forced out? Will you want to make an exception for your neighbor's grandmother, who survived the Soviet Gulag or Nazi Camps and then entered the US illegally in 1956?

If we are being just and merciful, then what about the millions of Americans who cannot get decent jobs or feel they are a part of the community because they got "caught" up in the "war" on drugs for possession or small time dealing or non-violent theft to pay for their drug. There is also a large number of American exiles whose "crime" was being a "dumb" and "wild" kid. Can we find a way that they can work their way back to being a full citizen?

I think we can devise humane, practical, and just ways for perhaps 20 million people in America to prove and pay their way into the American Dream.

What do you think?  More >

 Let's Just Say: George Don't Do That Anymore -- Wage Pre-emptive War!0 comments
category picture23 Mar 2006 @ 16:48
[link]End Pre-emptive War Petition

Don't let George do it anymore -- advocate or wage pre-emptive war.

Pre-emptive war is new speak for sneak attack - AKA: Do to others what the Japanese did to us at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

We are better than that -- aren't we? I think so. Join with me or make your own petition - grin - or do both! Ned

 President's Bush and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- Darryl and Darryl Redux?1 comment
category picture14 Mar 2006 @ 03:18
President Bush is trying to build up support for the US involvement in Iraq by blaming part of the problems and deaths of Americans on Iran. So, let me get this straight. We are supposed to back our President's policies out of fear of a "going-nuclear" Iran and because Iran is supposed to be supplying Iraqi insurgents with parts of its IEDs. President Bush's support is reported to even be slipping some among Christian fundamentalists.

At the same time, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been trying to drum up support for continued sacrifice and support from Iranians for the super-conservative and fundamentalist mullahs. He is doing this by telling everyone that the US is going to attack them soon and they can't back down to US bullying on nuclear power.

Is it possible that these two Presidents are actually coordinating their almost simultaneous "tall tale" and "cry wolf" strategies to retain support for their respective policies?

Or is this just their way of sending a message to Hollywood and Bollywood, that they would both like to do a remake of Wag the Dog when they retire?

I can't be the only one who is saying: "How can people in either country believe these loonies anymore?"  More >