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The Third Depression
Paul Krugman - "We are now, I fear, in the early stages of a third depression. It will probably look more like the Long Depression than the much more severe Great Depression. .. And this third depression will be primarily a failure of policy. Around the world — most recently at last weekend’s deeply discouraging G-20 meeting — governments are obsessing about inflation when the real threat is deflation, preaching the need for belt-tightening when the real problem is inadequate spending." Read More

Toxic Exposure - Depleted Uranium
By Tracy Emblem of Escondido - Armor-piercing projectiles, shells and tank armor are made with Depleted Uranium (DU), a highly toxic radio-active byproduct of the uranium enrichment process. The Department of Veteran Affairs states: 'When a projectile made with DU penetrates a vehicle, small pieces of DU can scatter and become embedded in muscle and soft tissue. In addition to DU in wounds, soldiers exposed to DU in struck vehicles may inhale or swallow small airborne DU particles.' Read More


Event Reminders:

This Republican just a bit 'antsy'
Friday, 07/09/2010
"Boehner's jaw-dropping observation that President Obama's financial regulatory reform legislation is "killing an ant with a nuclear weapon" has gladdened the hearts of Democratic political operatives from coast to coast." By Eugene Robinson - Washington Post.

Chuck Lowery Swearing-In Ceremony
Tuesday, 07/06/2010
Chuck Lowery will be sworn in as the newest member of the Oceanside City Council! There will also be a celebration after the event.

DFA Campaign Academy in San Bernardino
Saturday, 07/10/2010
Democracy for America will host a campaign training academy in San Bernardino on Sat. July 10. 1. Learn how to plan and run a winning grassroots campaign. 2. Meet and hear from local progressive candidates. 3. Learn from trainers with decades of experience. 4. Mingle with other local progressive activists at social events. MUCH MORE. July 10 and 11th.

Escondido Democratic Club Meeting
Saturday, 07/10/2010
This meeting will highlight labor issues

Bob Filner to speak at Mesa Dem. Club
Monday, 07/12/2010
Congressman Bob Filner will be the featured speaker at the Mesa Democratic Club on July 12, at 7:00 pm. At 8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

Class on Creating a Water-wise Garden
Wednesday, 07/14/2010
Greg Rubin, an experienced instructor and owner of California's Own Native Landscape Design will teach attendees how to transform their thirsty home landscape into a water wise colorful garden.

Beginning Wildlife Tracking Class
Saturday, 07/17/2010
This beginning level class provides an introduction to track, sign and habitat recognition. It's great way to learn more about our local wildlife!

Buena Vista Creek Valley Restoration Work Session
Saturday, 07/17/2010
This is our regular monthly work session to support our 1.8 acre restoration site. This month's weeding, mulching and watering will help give our baby plants a good start and give a boost to the ones that have been in the ground for awhile.

No. Co. groups to march in giant SD PRIDE Parade
Saturday, 07/17/2010
Thousands of North County folks will be marching in or watching the giant GAY PRIDE Parade along with 160,000 others in San Diego on Saturday July 17. The San Diego Vets for Peace and the Sanctuary Project will be among the more than 200 units and floats participating in this parade. Begins at 11:00 AM from Hillcrest to Balboa Park.

Bakeoff contest for Democratic BIG BLUE BBQ
Sunday, 07/18/2010
North County Democrats invite all Democrats to the BIG BLUE BBQ fundraiser on July 18 at San Dieguito County Park. Help raise money for our campaign for the November election by baking your favorite pastry and sweets.

Big Blue North County San Diego BBQ
Sunday, 07/18/2010
Proceeds from this event to open a North County 2010 Election Headquarters. Featuring live Bands, BBQ, Games and Honored Guests.

This 'N That

War would end if the dead could return.
- Stanley Baldwin

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
- Longfellow

The real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

The destiny of humans cannot be separated from the destiny of earth.
- Thomas Berry

In History, stagnant waters, whether they be the stagnant waters of custom or those of despotism, harbour no life; life is dependent on the ripples created by a few eccentric individuals. In homage to that life & vitality, the community has to brave certain perils and must countenance a measure of heresy. One must live dangerously if one wants to live at all.
- Herbert Read

We are going to have to find ways of organizing ourselves cooperatively,sanely, scientifically, harmonically and in regenerative spontaneity with the rest of humanity around the earth.... We are not going to be able to operate our spaceship earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common.
- Buckminster Fuller

Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contibute the best that they have and all that they are.
- Hafsat Abiola

Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace.
- Luke 19:42

We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Justice is truth in action.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Non-violence exacts a very high price from one who practices it. But once you are able to meet that demand then you can do most things.
- Cesar Chavez

Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.
- Henri Nouwen

Nobody realizes that some people expend a tremendous amount of energy merely to be normal.
- Albert Camus

The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.
- Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Taking the first footstep with a good thought, the second with a good word, and the third with a good deed, I entered paradise.
- Zoroaster

Mankind will never win lasting peace so long as men use their full resources only in tasks of war. While we are yet at peace, let us mobilize the potentialities, particularly the moral and spiritual potentialities, which we usually reserve for war.
- John Foster Dulles, War or Peace 1950.

It is reasonable that every one who asks justice should do justice.
- Thomas Jefferson

Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.
- Will Rogers

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
- Hannah Arendt, 20th-century German political philosopher and author

I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask: "Mother, what was war?"
- Eve Merriam

If you live alone, whose feet will you wash?
- St. Basil

All we ask, God, is to be safe from the rain, just warm enough in winter to watch the snow with a smile, have enough to eat so that our hunger will not turn us to angry beasts, and sanity enough to make justice that will not kill our love of life.
- Joseph Pinatauro

When the people fear the government you have tyranny...when the government fears the people you have liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where one stands in times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King


Articles & News:

Oceanside: Chuck Lowery finally declared winner
News
Lowery seals win; ready to take council seat. Read article in North County Times. Former bakery owner Charles "Chuck" Lowery will be Oceanside's next councilman, besting second-place finisher Lloyd Prosser who, after three weeks of waiting for the final ballots to be tallied, conceded the race on Monday and said he would not seek a recount. Lowery, 59, is scheduled to be sworn in July 6, the same day elections officials are required by law to certify the ballot count as final.

TEA party has no plan, no vision - Lindsey Graham
News
"The problem with the Tea Party, I think it's just unsustainable because they can never come up with a coherent vision for governing the country. It will die out." By Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC

Who is the real warrior for America in Congress?
Article
"Once criticized for being too aloof and patrician, Kerry is now being assailed for daring to have passion for the cause of reducing the amount of carbon we are pumping into the atmosphere." Where is the pugnacious fighter for the American people? By E.J. Dionne, WAS POST

Police state twists wiretapping law in Maryland
Article
Should recording of a cop's lawbreaking be disallowed? Mr. Graber was pulled over by an unmarked car in early March while on his ill-advised romp on I-95. A man in street clothes and wielding a gun emerged from the vehicle and ordered Mr. Graber to get off the bike. Only then did Maryland State Trooper Joseph D. Uhler identify himself as a police officer and holster his weapon. The helmet cam captured video and audio of the encounter with the trooper; Mr. Graber posted the piece on YouTube one week later. Now Graber could face 16 yers in prison.

Afghanistan War: Why Are We Doing It?
Article
Rep. Tim Johnson of Illinois: - "I speak, I believe,on behalf of the American taxpayers who have seen more than $1 trillion poured into an attempt to fight terror, where there is not even a remote relationship to the welfare of the American people; and really, also, on behalf of the innocent children who have had the misfortune to simply be in the ever-changing line of [American] fire... we cannot continue to spend the trillions of dollars of the hardworking men and women in this country in a venture that has no objective, no end game, and no proximate connection to the well-being of our Nation."

What will artificial intel do with archaic humans?
Article
"We are witnessing accelerating trends of exponential growth in the Bio-Info-Nano (BIN) revolution unfolding all around us. Just as soon as we have grasped the relevance of some new BIN innovation, we are challenged by yet more extraordinary technological developments that completely supersede our expectations and understanding." - by DK Matai

Fiorina wrecked HP, then took $100 million
Article
"Carly Fiorina, now the Republican candidate for California senator, made a mess of Hewlett-Packard -- and then departed with $100 million." By Mat Miller May God save California from Carla!

List of Democratic events in San Diego County
News
This is a list of Democratic and progressive events in San Diego County:

CLICK HERE

Congrats to Preserve Calavera on their Award!
News
Preserve Calavera was honored to be one of three recipients of the Sierra Club 2010 FEAT Awards for public service to protect and restore the natural environment of coastal north San Diego County. Congratulations go out to them for this well-deserved honor!

Hands Across The Sand


North County residents were out in force in Oceanside to celebrate Hands Across The Sand, to drive home the message that we value our coastline and want independance from dirty energy sources.

BP Oil Spill Song - Drill, Baby, Drill


Eva Moon & The Lunatics present Drill, Baby, Drill, a song about the BP Oil spill.

BP Oil Official Public Apology


BP Oil Official Public Apology (SPOOF)

Roy Zimmerman - Socialist!


Roy Zimmerman's answer to the hypocrisy of the Tea Bagger movement.

BP: The Great Coverup


Anderson Cooper Allegation made that BP ("Biggest Polluter") is using dispersants to cover up the gigantic scale of volume the oil pollution in order to lessen legal liabilities and penalties.

Sen. Robert Byrd's prophetic speech against War


Sen. Byrd saw the outcome of the Bush War before it began: One of the finer moments in his historic legislative career came on March 19, 2003, when he delivered an impassioned address opposing George W. Bush's imminent invasion of Iraq. A fitting way to remember Byrd is to watch it:

Hiroshima: A criminal act on epic scale,
Article
The US dropped the first atomic bomb on August 6, 1945 in Hiroshima. The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a criminal act on an epic scale. It was premeditated mass murder that unleashed a weapon of intrinsic criminality. For this reason its apologists have sought refuge in the mythology of the ultimate "good war", whose "ethical bath", as Richard Drayton called it, has allowed the west not only to expiate its bloody imperial past but to promote 60 years of rapacious war, always beneath the shadow of The Bomb. By John Pilger

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