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Event Reminders:

Speaker: 'Endless War and Economic crisis'
Tuesday, 04/03/2012
Special guest Bruce Gagnon, Coordinator Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, will discuss "The Deadly Connection: Endless War and Economic Crisis" at the Oceanside Public Library on April 2. Open to the public - FREE. Starts at 7:00PM.

Noted atty, author to address Fallbrook Democrats
Thursday, 04/05/2012
Well-known Constitutional attorney and prolific writer, Marjorie Cohn, will be the featured speaker at the Fallbrook Democratic Club on Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 PM. She will primarily address the weighty subject of torture and the United States, in addition to the Healthcare and the U.S. Supreme Court. Cohn's ,most recent book is "The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse".

Cartoons of the Week
Saturday, 04/07/2012

What Tea-party small government can do:

Dick Cheney has a change of heart miracle

Romney Etch-A-Sketch curse

The cursed dilemma of the GOP

He looks suspiciously un-white

It takes a fundamentalist's mind to understand one

Republican 'War on Sluts'

The Party of Lincoln, sadly.

GOP dilemma ????

Liars' Poker

Latinos' love for Arizona!

Obama, the negotiator

GOP's Unplanned Parenthood

Unions & the Middle Class

Obama plays poker with GOP

OCCUPY Encinitas - every Saturday at 1:00 PM
Saturday, 04/07/2012
OCCUPY ENCINITAS demonstrates every Saturday at 1:00 PM at the corner of Encinitas Blvd. and Coast Highway 101 followed by general assembly at 2:30 PM at Cottonwood Creek Park, corner of Encinitas Blvd. and Vulcan Ave. (GA meets at Leucadia Pizzeria if raining)

Occupy Tax Day!
Sunday, 04/15/2012
The Occupy movement will be holding huge rallies in every major city on Tax Day to call out the 1% who refuse to pay their fair share. We'll be gathering massive crowds to confront CEOs and top executives at annual shareholder meetings of Wall Street banks, dirty energy polluters, and corporations that refuse to treat workers fairly. And we'll be doing everything we can to call out the corrupting influence of corporate money on our elections.

San Onofre rally: Keep it shut down for good!!
Sunday, 04/29/2012
A rally to demand the permanent shutdown of the aged and failing San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), which is being plagued with a series of failures, which have resulted in the "temporary" shutdown of both nuclear reactors. April 29th, near the south gate on Basilone Road, just south of the power plant.

Students arrested at Sallie Mae headquarters in DC
Saturday, 04/07/2012
STUDENT DEBT unrest erupts - About three dozen student activists were arrested Monday during a protest outside the Washington headquarters of student loan provider Sallie Mae, according to participants. - The demonstration was part of an annual legislative conference by the U.S. Students Association, which ended Monday with a “Lobby Day.” That event usually consists of a march to Capitol Hill and meetings with congressional representatives, but because of the outcry over student loans and the challenges of student debt, the protest at Sallie Mae was added to the schedule.

List of Democratic events in San Diego County
Sunday, 04/08/2012
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2012 Earth Day Volunteer Projects
Saturday, 04/14/2012
2012 Earth Day Volunteer Project Sites: Come join us at the Preserve Our Parks Earth Day Beach Clean Up at Huntington State Beach in Orange County! Other additional Earth Day events scheduled in Southern CA can be found at www.PreserveOurParks.info.

Occupy Tax Day Training in Oceanside
Saturday, 04/14/2012
Sean R. from MoveOn is putting together an amazing event in Oceanside on Saturday, Apr. 14, 2012, at 10:30 AM and is inviting you to come! He's one of more than 800 people across the country who have stepped up to plan a 99% Spring action training. You could be a part of a huge wave of progressive direct action this spring. Learn how to practice nonviolence in the spirit of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. Event sponsored by Rebuild The Dream.

Mt Calavera native plant hike with James Dillane
Saturday, 04/21/2012
Annual Mt Calavera Wildlfower Hike with James Dillane: James Dillane of CNPS will join Preserve Calavera for a botanical exploration in the Calavera area preserve. This rich area includes varied habitats with several rare species and several post fire areas. RSVP required-see details for email address and phone number to call.

OCCUPY Encinitas - every Saturday at 1:00 PM
Saturday, 04/21/2012
OCCUPY ENCINITAS demonstrates every Saturday at 1:00 PM at the corner of Encinitas Blvd. and Coast Highway 101 followed by general assembly at 2:30 PM at Cottonwood Creek Park, corner of Encinitas Blvd. and Vulcan Ave. (GA meets at Leucadia Pizzeria if raining)

Earth Day Event at Buena Vista Nature Center
Saturday, 04/21/2012
Earth Day Event at BV Nature Center: Art, Bats, Films and Fun! This special community event will be our local celebration for Earth Day. We will be showing local short nature films, have art exhibits of bird photography and found art made by the students at CBHS, native plant garden tours, a scavenger hunt, and top it off with a special live bat presentation.

EarthFair 2012-It's Our Nature
Sunday, 04/22/2012
EarthFair 2012-It's Our Nature. The world's largest free annual environmental fair and Earth Day Celebration in the world. Produced by volunteers, this year marks the 23rd annual event in Balboa Park!

OCCUPY Encinitas - every Saturday at 1:00 PM
Saturday, 05/05/2012
OCCUPY ENCINITAS demonstrates every Saturday at 1:00 PM at the corner of Encinitas Blvd. and Coast Highway 101 followed by general assembly at 2:30 PM at Cottonwood Creek Park, corner of Encinitas Blvd. and Vulcan Ave. (GA meets at Leucadia Pizzeria if raining)

This 'N That

What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world.
- Robert E. Lee, in a letter to his wife, 1864

Our friends show us what we can do; our enemies teach us what we must do.
- Goethe

Some things you must always be unable to bear. Some things you must never stop refusing to bear. Injustice and outrage and dishonor and shame. No matter how young you are or how old you have got. Not for kudos and not for cash, your picture in the paper nor money in the bank, neither. Just refuse to bear them.
- William Faulkner

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

I am done with great things and big things, great institutions and big success, and I am for those tiny invisible molecular moral forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, yet which if you give them time, will rend the hardest monuments of man's pride.
- William James

Abba Poeman said about Abba Prior that every single day he made a fresh beginning.
- Desert Fathers and Mothers

Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while.
- Unknown

If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.
- Justice Arthur Goldberg

The absence of risk is a sure sign of mediocrity.
- Charles de Foucauld

Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their kind. It is the deed that teaches not the name we give it.
- George Bernard Shaw

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide

A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
- Gersonides

Since we are to be conformed to the image of Christ, how can we then fight our enemies with the sword? ... Spears and swords of iron we leave to those who, alas, consider human blood and swine's blood of well-nigh equal value ...
- Menno Simons, 1539 A.D

To resort to power one need not be violent, and to speak to conscience one need not be meek. The most effective action both resorts to power and engages conscience. Nonviolent actions does not have to get others to be nice. It can in effect force them to consult their consciences. Nor does it have to petition those in power to do something about a situation. It can face the authorities with a new fact and say: Accept this new situation which we have created.
- Barbara Deming

The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
- Douglas MacArthur

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
- John F. Kennedy

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

Angels can fly because they take themselves so lightly.
- G.K. Chesterton

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
- Oscar Wilde

Alan John Percivale Taylor
- Unknown

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

You see things; and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw

Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash.
- Harriet Rubin

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

We should take care, in inculcating patriotism into our boys and girls, that is a patriotism above the narrow sentiment which usually stops at one's country, and thus inspires jealousy and enmity in dealing with others... Our patriotism should be of the wider, nobler kind which recognises justice and reasonableness in the claims of others and which lead our country into comradeship with...the other nations of the world. The first step to this end is to develop peace and goodwill within our borders, by training our youth of both sexes to its practice as their habit of life, so that the jealousies of town against town, class against class and sect against sect no longer exist; and then to extend this good feeling beyond our frontiers towards our neighbours.
- Lord Baden-Powell

The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways: the point is to change it.
- Karl Marx

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
- Friedrich Nietzche

People have power when other people think they have power.
- Wyche Fowler

The God of life summons us to life; more, to be lifegivers, especially toward those who lie under the heel of the powers.
- Daniel Berrigan

Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Peace is an environment where conflicts are resolved without violence, where people are free, not exploited, living so they can grow to their full potential.
- Gerard Vanderhaar

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
- Stewart Udall

The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within reach, is joy. There is radiance and glory in the darkness, could we but see, and to see, we have only to look. I beseech you to look.
- From a letter written by Fra Giovanni, 1513

Very few people chose war. They chose selfishness and the result was war. Each of us, individually and nationally, must choose: total love or total war.
- Dave Dellinger

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
- Gladstone

Compromise does not mean cowardice.
- John F. Kennedy

. . . [T]o live not with hands clenched to grasp, to strike, to hold tight to a life that is always slipping away the more tightly we hold it, but . . . to live with the hands stretched out both to give and receive with gladness.
- (Carl) Frederick Buechner

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
- Bertrand Russell

The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
- Robert Lynd (1879-1949), Anglo-Irish essayist, journalist

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
- Thomas Edison

In April, we cannot see sunflowers in France, so we might say the sunflowers do not exist. But the local farmers have already planted thousands of seeds, and when they look at the bare hills, they may be able to see the sunflowers already. The sunflowers are there. They lack only the conditions of sun, heat, rain and July. Just because we cannot see them does not mean that they do not exist.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

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

In every child who is born, no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again: and in him, too, once more, and of each of us, our terrific responsibility toward human life; toward the utmost idea of goodness, of the horror of terror, and of God.
- James Agee

There is no such thing as defeat in non-violence.
- Cesar Chavez

The hottest fires in hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in times of moral crisis.
- Edmund Burke

We must have research for peace ... It would embrace the outstanding problems of morality. The time has come for man's intellect, his scientific method, to win over the immoral brutality and irrationality of war and militarism ... Now we are forced to eliminate from the world forever this vestige of prehistoric barbarism, this curse to the human race.
- Linus Pauling

If we emphasize the life and works of our greatest contributors . . . people will come to realize that moral courage is bravery of the highest type, and America will be called the "Champion of Peace."
- Senator Spark Matsunaga

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
- Johan W. von Goethe

Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak...Non-violence is hard work. It is the willingness to sacrifice. It is the patience to win.
- Cesar Chavez

It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.
- Publius Syrus

Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.
- Pablo Casals

Articles & News:

Bank of America a citadel of corruption
By Matt Taibbi - "There are two things every American needs to know about Bank of America. - The first is that it's corrupt. This bank has systematically defrauded almost everyone with whom it has a significant business relationship, cheating investors, insurers, homeowners, shareholders, depositors, and the state."

Occupy WS calls for May Day general strike
Occupy Wall Street has officially endorsed the call for a general strike on May Day (May 1). Los Angeles and Oakland had already endorsed the strike. "*No Work *No School *No Housework *No Shopping *No Banking TAKE THE STREETS!"

Report warns of nuke risk at San Onofre plant
"The utility that runs California's San Onofre nuclear plant misled federal regulators about equipment and design changes that are the likely cause of extensive wear on tubing that carries radioactive water, a report commissioned by an environmental group claimed Tuesday. The report by nuclear consultants Fairewinds Associates warns that a more detailed study is needed on the alloy tubing in the plant's steam generators before the twin reactors at San Onofre are restarted, according to a copy obtained by The Associated Press. The study was produced for nuclear watchdog Friends of the Earth."

Court Ruling Allows Strip-Searches for Any Arrest
SHOCKING ! The Supreme Court on Monday ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that officials may strip-search people arrested for any offense, however minor, before admitting them to jails even if the officials have no reason to suspect the presence of contraband. [Over 1,500 reader comments posted]

Pink slime and a pink bowling ball
COMMENTARY by the editor: What is the real connection between PINK SLIME and a PINK bowling ball? How the Republicans could come up with this stuff during their "Campaign Year of the Clowns."

Legal restraints clamped on NY Police Dept.
New York Times - "Lawyers for the independent agency that investigates allegations of police abuse in New York have been given wide new powers to prosecute officers in misconduct cases under an agreement city officials reached on Tuesday. - The changes follow a period in which the Police Department has withstood an onslaught of corruption cases and increased scrutiny on several fronts, including its surveillance and stop-and-frisk practices, the integrity of its crime data and its use of force in policing Occupy Wall Street protests."

Honoring Shaima Alawadi, murdered in El Cajon
ON MARCH 28, some 300 people filled the driveway and the street in front of the suburban San Diego home of the late Shaima Alawadi for a candlelight vigil where relatives and community leaders gave their thoughts. - A horrifying note was left at the scene of the murder, calling the family "terrorists" and telling them to "go back to your country." A similar note had reportedly been delivered to the house a week before.

Fukushima Remembrance At San Onofre

Fast flying camera machine sprints around the Fukushima Remembrance rally on March 11 near the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Great gathering of 300 activists from throughout Southern California to launch the serious effort to shut down San Onofre, a disaster waiting to happen in our back yard. 1 min, 43 sec

Idaho Senate passes pregnancy ultrasound bill
BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho state senate passed a law requiring Idaho women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion. The proposal passed the Senate 23-12 Monday after an emotional 90-minute debate. State Sen. Diane Bilyeu, D-Pocatello, said, "You know, fellow senators, as a woman, and as a person of faith, this bill makes me want to cry. I want an end to abortion as well as all of you do, and I am totally opposed to abortion except in the case of rape, incest or the life of the mother. But I find this bill to be intrusive into my faith and it is punitive as a woman."

Occupy DC Seeks Corporate Personhood Solutions
An on-the-ground report from Matt Patterson of Occupy DC: I am one of the organizers of the Corporate Personhood Solutions working group here. I had a chance to meet a few of the Amarillo 9 out here in DC which was great. For all who are interested I would like to give an update on some of the things that Occupy DC is working on with respect to money in politics and I hope that we can speak soon to help coordinate together on this issue.

The strange sound of a paranoid mind cracking up
NY Times - Paul Krugman: "Stop, hey, what's that sound? Actually, it's the noise a great political party makes when it loses what's left of its mind. And it happened -- where else? -- on Fox News on Sunday, when Mitt Romney bought fully into the claim that gas prices are high thanks to an Obama administration plot."

Let my brother get married!
Craig Stowell -- a straight Republican Marine -- defended his gay brother's right to marry. He launched a big petition campaign directed state legislature of New Hampshire which wanted to take away his brother Calvin's freedom to marry the person he loves just because he's gay. In the end Craig won.

Nine Years
March 27, 2012. Nine years ago today my son Jesus Alberto fell fatally wounded in faraway lands, Iraq, during the North American invasion, on the pretext that this nation had arms of massive destruction, which later was revealed to be a lie of then President George W. Bush.

Lawsuit filed against indefinite detention law
A group of political activists and journalists has launched a legal challenge to stop an American law they say allows the US military to arrest civilians anywhere in the world and detain them without trial as accused supporters of terrorism. -- The seven figures, who include ex-New York Times reporter Chris Hedges, professor Noam Chomsky and Icelandic politician and WikiLeaks campaigner Birgitta Jonsdottir, testified to a Manhattan judge that the law – dubbed the NDAA or Homeland Battlefield Bill – would cripple free speech around the world.

Judge strikes down Oklahoma ultrasound law
On Wednesday [March 28], an Oklahoma district judge struck down a state law requiring women to have an ultrasound image placed in front of them and to listen to a detailed description of the fetus before having an abortion. District Judge Bryan Dixon ruled that the 2010 measure is an unconstitutional special law because it only affects patients, physicians, and sonographers who deal with abortions without addressing other medical care.

George Galloway Wins Shock Election in U.K.
Britain's mainstream parties were reeling Friday after firebrand George Galloway, a fierce critic of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, won a sensational return to parliament. The Scottish politician becomes his Respect party's only lawmaker after crushing his former party, Labour, in Thursday's by-election in the ethnically mixed city of Bradford in northern England. -- Galloway's fame went global in 2005 when he appeared before the U.S. Senate. He used the platform to turn the tables on his accusers, saying: "I have met Saddam Hussein exactly the same number of times as (then U.S. defence secretary) Donald Rumsfeld met him.

El Cajon Muslim mother of five beaten to death

El CAJON, CA - A 32-year old Muslim mother of five children was beaten to Death in hate crime. She Died on March 24th 2012. A note telling her to go back to her home country was found near her, a family friend said. The woman's 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious in the dining room of the house on Skyview Street off Lemon Avenue about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, said El Cajon police Lt. Steve Shakowski. Police identified her as Shaima Alawadi. "Based on the type of injuries Alawadi sustained, and other evidence retrieved at the scene, this case is being investigated as a homicide," Shakowski said. Her 17 year old distraught daughter speaks here.

Spanish workers declare general STRIKE !
Washington Post - "Spanish unions angry over economic reforms are waging a general strike, challenging a conservative government not yet 100 days old and joining other troubled European workers in venting their frustration on the street. Thursday's stoppage -- called to protest changes to labor market rules long regarded as among Europe’s most rigid =-- comes just a day before the government will serve up even more austerity pain." -- [Labor unrest spreading in Europe.]

Manning Video:American troops slaughter civilians

Army intel analyst Bradley Manning faces decades in prison for allegedly leaking this video of a U.S. helicopter attack killing 11 civilians and wounding two children in Baghdad, Iraq. The Army covered up the evidence and declared the war crime "justified". Now they say that exposing the massacre is criminal.


New Ad: San Onofre endangers our families

This new television ad campaign targeting Southern California Edison calls on residents to let the utility know that their families come first – and that it must not restart the troubled San Onofre nuclear reactors, which are currently closed due to serious safety problems. - The ad will run all week in strong rotation at major cable news outlets in the Los Angeles and San Diego media markets.

Santorum rant: Obama is a 'SNOB!'

Lately, there's been a seismic shift in what passes for common sense in American conservative political thought. Rick Santorum received a bachelor's degree, Juris Doctorate and MBA, but recently called President Barack Obama a "snob" for wanting every young American to have an opportunity to pursue college education.

Billie Holiday's song for Trayvon Martin

The video of this song, "Strange Fruit", recorded in 1912 at the Catalina Bar and Grill in Los Angeles, has been view by over 6 million people, but has had a swell of new listeners because it is today just as powerful as a song for teen-age Trevon Martin, murdered last month in Florida. If you think racism has disappeared in America, just read some of today's comments, 100 years later.

Ted Olson Interview With Fox News Chris Wallace

Wallace, insinuating that Gay Marriage is judicial activism, asks where is it in the Constitution that permits gay mariage. "Where is the right to interracial marriage in the Constitution" asked Ted Olsen of Wallace. Brilliant arguments by Olson. When Wallace insists the voters have the right to outlaw gay marriage, Olson asks if it would be constitutional for the voters to force blacks to drink at separate water fountains.

Prophetic words from Chalmers Johnson

San Diego's own sage, author, scholar and prophet,Chalmers Johnson, gave his take on the Military-Industrial Complex, American defense spending and the coming downfall of the Empire years before it happened. Johnson is the author of "Blowback" and "The Sorrows of Empire".

Time-lapse of gigantic student protest in Montreal

Time-lapse of student protest in Montreal, March 22, 2012. As many as 200,000 student activists tied Montreal's downtown in knots Thursday, peacefully protesting tuition increases, the largest in a series of student demonstrations so far this year. Students demonstrating in Montreal and across the province say higher fees mean higher debt for them and their parents. - Students, some with their faces painted, carried signs and flags, chanted and marched down the city's major arteries, paralyzing the downtown core of the country's second largest city. - There were no reports of violence Thursday.

99% Spring Training for new OCCUPY actions
Inspired by Occupy Wall Street and the fight for workers in Madison, Wisconsin, the 99% will rise up this spring. Seminar training in both Escondido and Oceanside April 14th. - In the span of just one week, from April 9-15, 100,000 people will be trained to tell the story of what happened to our economy, learn the history of non-violent direct action, and use that knowledge to take action on our own campaigns to win change.

The naked face of a police state in America

Police pepper spraying and arresting students at UC Davis - In this video, now gone viral nationwide, a group of college students are huddled on the ground in a defensive position at UC Davis on November 18. UC police Lt. John Pike, then casually douses them with a chemical agent. Bystanders who were simply watching what was going on are also exposed. - If the police had legal grounds to make arrests, it seems apparent from the video that little or no force was necessary to achieve that goal. The students are obviously not a threat to the officers. It appears that the heavily armored riot police could have simply grabbed them and put them in flexi-cuffs had they chosen to do so. That means that this entire assault appears to be a perfect example of excessive force.

NYPD Opts for Another Violent Crackdown

It was déjà vu at Zuccotti Park - During the six-month anniversary celebration of Occupy Wall Street’s creation over the weekend, the New York City Police Department demonstrated—as they had during the eviction of Zuccotti Park months ago—that its officers seem to think forgiveness is easier than permission. Cringing at the thought of policing another occupation? Clear out those pesky protesters by beating them first and answering lawyers later.

Late-breaking news: This just in ...

News that did not make our deadline:

Ted Olson Interview With Fox News Chris Wallace

Wallace, insinuating that Gay Marriage is judicial activism, asks where is it in the Constitution that permits gay mariage. "Where is the right to interracial marriage in the Constitution" asked Ted Olsen of Wallace. Brilliant arguments by Olson. When Wallace insists the voters have the right to outlaw gay marriage, Olson asks if it would be constitutional for the voters to force blacks to drink at separate water fountains.

Manning Video:American troops slaughter civilians

Army intel analyst Bradley Manning faces decades in prison for allegedly leaking this video of a U.S. helicopter attack killing 11 civilians and wounding two children in Baghdad, Iraq. The Army covered up the evidence and declared the war crime "justified". Now they say that exposing the massacre is criminal.


The Government Is Not the Country
MEMORIAL DAY - "One of the bromides we hear every Memorial Day is how countless American soldiers have died for their country. That’s nothing but sheer nonsense. Many of them died not for their country but rather for their government. There’s a difference. - Unfortunately, many Americans conflate the government and the country. In their minds, they are one and the same thing. Thus, for them when soldiers die for their government, they also die for their country." By Jacob G. Hornberger

An alternative view of Memorial Day

This Memorial Day we must remember those leaders who lied to us and the dead soldiers, enticing them into war to enrich the Military Industrial Congressional comples. It is time for Christians to slay the golden calf of the military. Christians should stop joining the military. They should stop encouraging their young men to enlist. They should stop being military chaplains and medics. American churches must be demilitarized.

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