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Not proud of San Francisco Gay Pride
An imperious and tragically ignorant board chairman of the San Francisco Gay Pride has so fracture the progressive gay community that the world is gasping at just how at just how much like the fascist capitalistic leaders some of our gay leaders can be. Shame, not pride, is what the San Francisco Pride Board should be feeling after reversing a decision to honor Nobel Peace Prize nominee Bradley Manning as an honorary grand marshal in June's SF Pride parade.
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Event Reminders:

Top journalist Jeremy Scahill coming to SD May 2
Thursday, 05/02/2013
Jeremy Scahill will be speaking in San Diego on Thursday, May 2, 2013 7 p.m., in the Hoover High School Auditorium. Scahill, author of the New York Times best-seller Blackwater, takes us inside America's new covert wars in his brand new book, "Dirty Wars" Scahill uncovers the most important foreign policy story of our time. From Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond, Scahill reports from the frontlines in this high-stakes investigation and explores the depths of America's global killing machine. He goes beneath the surface of these covert wars, conducted in the shadows, outside the range of the press, without effective congressional oversight or public debate.

SD Dem Party gala May 4: 'Painting the town blue
Saturday, 05/04/2013
San Diego's Democratic event of the year has a new name, a new location, and a whole new feel. The County Party's annual awards dinner will be a gala to celebrate our many successes in 2012 and the people who worked so hard for our candidates and our causes. Please mark your calendar for 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, when we'll be

"Painting the Town Blue"

at the Hilton San Diego Resort in Mission Bay.

NCFC Shows: Hermano
Sunday, 05/19/2013
The North County Film Club Shows: Hermano, on Sunday, May 19, beginning at 3 pm. In the most dangerous place in the world, two brothers dream of salvation, by kicking goals to get out of there. On this pitch, life is on the line. Hermano has received 8 wins & 3 nominations at film festivals including a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Memorial Day: Remember who and why we killed
Monday, 05/27/2013
On Memorial Day we do well to remember American troops killed in battle, but also those we killed, who they were, and why we killed them. A profound message from Lea Bolger, leader in Veterans for Peace.

NCFC Screens: The Sessions
Sunday, 06/02/2013
The North County Film Club Screens: The Sessions, on Sunday, June 2, beginning at 3 pm. A man who uses an iron lung hires a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt) to help him lose his virginity. He confesses the sordid details to his priest, who lives vicariously through the confessions.

This 'N That

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: Indeed it's the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

When asked what he would do if he knew the world would end tomorrow, Martin Luther said, "I would plant a tree."
- Martin Luther

The first thing to be disrupted by our committment to nonviolence will be not the system but our own lives.
- James Douglass

The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. ... Only reverence can restrain violence - reverence for human life and the environment .
- Rev. William Sloan Coffin, Jr.

We are convinced that non-violence is more powerful than violence. We are convinced that non-violence supports you if you have a just and moral cause...If you use violence, you have to sell part of yourself for that violence. Then you are no longer a master of your own struggle.
- Cesar Chavez

If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are, if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
- Joseph Campbell

The belief that we some day shall be able to prevent war is to me one with the belief in the possibility of making humanity really human.
- Ellen Key, 1916

Do all the good you can,
- By all the means you can,

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict -- alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.
- Dorothy Thompson

And all good things are yours.
- Swedish proverb

The master's tools will never destroy the master's house.
- Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider

To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Only the poor knew the meaning of life; the rich and the safe had to guess.
- Charles Bukowsky

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

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

To see the world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.
- William Blake

Jaw-jaw is better than war-war.
- Harold MacMillan

The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
- Pablo Casals

If we don't stop the bomb who will take care of the flowers?
- Neil J. Seattle, Age 9

Compromise does not mean cowardice.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
- St. Augustine

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

He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has a need to be forgiven.
- Lord Herbert

The two kinds of people who exist in this world [at any one time] are the decent and the indecent. Color, religion and nationality are irrelevant. Kindness, decency and behavior are what matters most. Our collective challenge, it seems, is to create a city and community where decent people of all races, ethnicities and religions can look into the faces of other decent people and see only one thing -- God's image smiling back.
- Rabbi Micah Greenstein

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us--avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
- Petrarch

If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?
- Joan Baez

If you obey all the rules you will miss the fun.
- Katherine Hepburn

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

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

I believe we are on the edge of a quantum leap into a whole new way of organizing and living as a human family.
- Mairead Corrigan Maguire

If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.
- Henry Miller

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

Activism pays the rent on being alive and being here on the planet.
- Alice Walker

The finger pulls the trigger, but the trigger may also be pulling the finger.
- Dr. Leonard Berkowitz

The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
- Jane Addams

Fear less, hope more,
- Whine less, breathe more,

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

No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do.
- Dorothy Day

The Holy Prophet Mohammed came into this world and taught us: 'That man is a Muslim who never hurts anyone by word or deed, but who works for the benefit and happiness of God's creatures. Belief in God is to love one's fellow men.'
- Abdul Ghaffar Khann

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

Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.
- African Proverb

The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.
- Albert Einstein

If you oppress poor people, you insult the God who makes them; but kindness shown to the poor is an act of worship.
- Proverbs 14:31

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids both rich and poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
- Anatole France

The pacifist's task today is to find a method of helping and healing which provides a revolutionary constructive substitute for war.
- Vera Brittain, 1964

In all things it is better to hope than to despair.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Heresy is only another word for freedom of thought.
- Graham Greene, 1981

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

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
- A.J. Muste

War is, at first, the hope that one will be better off; next, the expectation that the other fellow will be worse off; then, the satisfaction that he isn't any better off; and, finally, the surprise at everyone's being worse off.
- Karl Kraus (1874-1936)

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

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

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
- George Washington

I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.
- Benjamin Franklin

Youth is the first victim of war; the first fruit of peace.It takes 20 years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only 20 seconds of war to destroy him.
- King Baudouin I, King of Belgium

The dark night is over and dawn has begun. Rise, hope of the ages, arise like the sun! All speech, flow to music; all hearts, beat as one.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln

The world cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like intellectual pygmies
- Basil O'Connor

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

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

Fondly do we hope, ferverently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away.
- Abraham Lincoln

We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart.
- Albert Einstein

One day we shall win freedom, but not only for ourselves. We shall so appeal to your heart and conscience that we shall win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory.
- Martin Luther King

Women prevent the threads of life from being broken. The finest minds have always understood the peacemaking role of women.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. It is not by going out for a demonstration against nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace. It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing, and being peace that we can make peace.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

A good end sanctify evil means; not must we ever do evil, that good might come of it. We are ready to retaliate, rather than forgive or gain by love and information . . . Force may subdue, but love gains. And one that forgives first wins the laurel.
- William Penn

The question is not, do we go to church; the question is, have we been converted. The crux of Christianity is not whether or not we give donations to popular charities but whether or not we are really committed to the poor.
- Joan Chittester, OSB

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
- Anita Koddick

Alan John Percivale Taylor
- Unknown

Justice is truth in action.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
- E. F. Schumacher

Someday they'll give a war and nobody will come.
- Carl Sandburg

Let all bear in mind that a society is judged not so much by the standards attained by its more affluent and privileged members as by the quality of life which it is able to assure for its weakest members.
- H.E. Javier Perez de Cuellar, Secretary General of the United Nations

By doing service, heart and mind are purified -- be convinced of this! To engage in service is a very powerful sadhana (spiritual discipline); do not become impatient. Rather serve your people with the utmost calm and have a kind word for everyone.
- Sri Anandamayee Ma

Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown.
- John Buchan

Non-violence is a very powerful weapon. Most people don't understand the power of non-violence and tend to be amazed by the whole idea. Those who have been involved in bringing about change and see the difference between violence and non-violence are firmly committed to a lifetime of non-violence, not because it is easy or because it is cowardly, but because it is an effective and very powerful way.
- Cesar Chavez

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

Is it progress if a cannibal uses a knife and fork?
- Stanislaw Lem

Angry heart -- you have no chance against my prayers.
- Mary Moreno

It is the job of thinking people, not to be on the side of the executioners.
- Albert Camus

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.
- Ken Keyes, Jr., quoted in Catholic Digest, June 2000

Nobody was born nonviolent. No one was born charitable. None of us comes to these things by nature but only by conversion. The first duty of the nonviolent community is helping its members work upon themselves and come to conversion.
- Lanza del Vasto

Only in the last moment in history has the delusion arisen that people can flourish apart from the rest of the living world.
- E.O. Wilson

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
- J.S. Mill

All social life is essentially practical. All mysterious which lead theory to mysticism find their rational solution in human practice and in the comprehension of the practice.
- Karl Marx

When you're finally up on the moon, looking back at the earth, all these differences and nationalistic traits are pretty well going to blend and you're going to get a concept that maybe this is really one world and why the hell can't we learn to live together like decent people?
- Frank Borman

Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places! I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.
- Leonardo Da Vinci

Articles & News:

LA opposes reactor restart without public hearings
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to ask federal regulators not to allow the restart of the crippled San Onofre nuclear reactors before the formal public process to determine whether Edison’s experimental restart plan is safe and all needed repairs or replacements are completed. SAFETY is the concern.

Obama caves in to greed of the Congress
As they were rushing to board their flights home for the weekend, Senators and members of Congress pushed through a bill to allow the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reshuffle funding in order to avoid the flight delays caused by FAA furloughs due to the sequester. A flight delay is inconvenient, not being able to receive your cancer treatment is a matter of life and death.

Corporate terrorism in Texas
Elizabeth Clinton reports from West, Texas, on the West Fertilizer Co. facility which exploded with the force of a small earthquake, killing 14 people and injuring more than 200. Worse than the Boston Marathon bombing. -- Today, West resembles a war zone. As many as 75 homes and buildings were destroyed, including the local high school and a 50-unit apartment complex that was reduced to a skeleton. A nursing home near the facility was also damaged--133 residents had to be evacuated during the explosions and fire that followed. Subsequently, the majority of the town was ordered to evacuate. It will be weeks before electricity is restored.

Can we go back to the normal madness levels?
A humorous, cynical and witty view of the bizarre adulation at Margaret Thatcher's burial ceremony. By Mark Steel of THE INDENPENDENT " -- I'M STILL not entirely sure it's over, if it's safe to turn on a television without seeing Phillip Schofield saying: "Now we're going to discuss Baroness Thatcher's favorite biscuits. With me in the studio to share their Custard Cream memories of the ex-Prime Minister are her friends Henry Kissinger and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia." [It get's funnier.]

STUDY: Roundup linked to major health issues
Roundup, An Herbicide, Could Be Linked To Parkinson's, Cancer And Other Health Issues, Study Shows REUTERS -- "Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body," the study says. We "have hit upon something very important that needs to be taken seriously and further investigated,"

Six reasons to oppose Keystone pipeline
by: Sam Webb -- it is no exaggeration to say that the further heating up of the earth that will come from tar sands mining and other forms of fossil fuel extraction and use constitutes a civilizational crisis - a crisis that threatens humanity's future.

Vote in CA Assembly on FRACKING BAN
ALERT: - CA Assembly vote on FRACKING BAN scheduled for Monday, April 29. This is a legal first step to actually scientifically document the lethal toxicity associated with fracking. This has never been done before -EVER!

New Zealand approves gay marriage

New Zealand became first nation in SE Asia to pass same-sex marriage. Mr Pakuranga MP Maurice Williamson has parliamentarians roaring in their seats during the third marriage equality bill reading. HILARIOUS! Seems humor and ingenuity is more persuasive than confrontation, such as the "Church" in Paris is throwing at the equality movement. ENJOY!

James Kimber to challenge Duncan Hunter
James Kimber is running for Congress against Duncan Hunter in the 2014 election. Mr. Kimber is an example of why we form local democratic clubs, so we can support candidates like him! Please join James Kimber on his Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/KimberforCongress

NY AG criticizes Obama for giving Banks a pass
Huffington Post: - WASHINGTON -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has privately criticized the Obama administration and the Department of Justice for not aggressively investigating dodgy mortgage deals that helped trigger the financial crisis, according to senators and congressional aides who met with him this month. Schneiderman, a Democrat who has attempted to investigate Wall Street, expressed his frustrations with the administration earlier this month during private meetings with Democratic senators on Capitol Hill, arguing that he was "naive" when he first entered into the partnership with the Justice Department, lawmakers and their aides said.

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.


Rhode Island soon to legalize same-sex Marriage
Rhode Island is virtually assured to become the tenth state to legalize same-sex marriage. The Rhode Island Senate voted 26-12 on Wednesday to approve legislation that would allow same-sex couples to legally marry in the state as early as August 1. - By Eric W. Dolan, Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

A nice sliver of good news about 'His Ugliness'
Is Rush Limbaugh about to run out of hot air? A sliver of good news to start the week: With Clear Channel posting losses of $424 million last year, Limbaugh has taken to the vile airwaves to complain all you "little snivelling jerks" have driven away so many normal sponsors - by simply telling them what he says - he's been reduced to the advertising likes of Ageless Male, Rove Pest Control and Ronco Veg-o-matic.

Obama accuses himself of being a Terrorist

Inadvertently Obama accused himself of being a terrorist. In condemnation of the Boston Marathon bombings, Obama said, "any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror." -- Embarrassingly, Obama thus inadvertently described his own drone war as terrorism, given that he "counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants, according to several administration officials," and has rejected the stipulation of disrupting an imminent threat of attack as a prerequisite to dropping bombs on large groups of unidentified individuals. --- The Boston Marathon incident was but one heinous terrorist attack and only 3 people were killed; but Obama's drone strikes have been many heinous bomb attacks sustained over several years, in which several hundred innocent children, women and pregnant women and elderly have been killed. Has the man no conscience? No integrity? No sense of shame? America is better than this.

Catholic school fires gay teacher outed in obituar
Carla Hale, Gay Teacher, Fired From Catholic High School After Being 'Outed' By Mother's Obituary - Students and supporters are rallying around a gay teacher recently fired from her job at a Catholic school, reportedly after local Catholic officials learned about her sexual orientation. - Students found out about the firing of Carla Hale, a longtime teacher at Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus, Ohio, Hale was fired after her partner's name, Julie, was listed among the survivors in a public obituary for Hale's mother. The obituary ran in the Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 25.

Hypocrisy: Vietnam vs. Boston Bombs
"Boston Bombs Were Loaded to Maim" is the way The New York Times defined the hideousness of the weapons used, and President Obama made clear that "bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. Then why does the US refuse to sign the treaty banning cluster bombs? And why are Vietnamese children still being maimed and killed by U.S. bombs40 years later? Do you smell hypocrisy?

The World's most violent religion is ...
Most religious people base their arguments about religion and violence on isolated cases and small regional conflicts, but Prof. Juan Cole take a global and historical view of violence in the name of religion. You will see this in the lively reader comments at the end.

Cartoons of the Week

Welcome to the Bush Library

Enjoy a tour of the Bush Library

Bush Lie-Bury

Bush Library Fiction

Main Gallery of the Bush Library

WMDs in America

Dr. Strangelove takes a dangerous ride

Which one's the face?

Extreme Makeover

Why do you hate us?

Latinos' love for Arizona!

Obama, the negotiator

24-hour Cable News

Unions & the Middle Class

Obama plays poker with GOP

Food labeling bill introduced in Senate
Sen. Barbara Boxer and Bernie Sanders have introduced legislation that would require the Food and Drug Administration to clearly label genetically engineered foods so that consumers can make informed choices about what they eat. More than 90 percent of Americans support the labeling of genetically engineered foods. -- But it remains to be seen if corp. money can buy enough senators to defeat this highly popular bill.

Safety engineer: San Onofre potential catastrophic
San Onofre Whistleblower Cites "Potentially Catastrophic" Design Flaw. Inside source tells local news channel that cracked generator pipes at nuclear power plant could cause a full or partial meltdown. "There is something grossly wrong," he told the news station.

America is not the greatest country in the world

The most honest 3 minutes of television ever. This is a trailer for an upcoming TV show. If this show ever gets on the air, it will be a miracle, but it is viral on the Internet.

Archie Bunker's Editorial on Gun Control

From the "All in the Family" Season 3 premiere, entitled (appropriately) "Archie and the Editorial." It aired over 40 years ago.

The Ocean as you've never seen it

It breaks the heart to see Dakuwaga's Garden (underwater) from Fiji and Tonga, in all its magnificent beauty and magic, and realize the coral reefs around the world are dying because of ocean warming and acidification. Scuba diving among Coral reefs and magical underwater gardens - For you pure pleasure -- and heartbreaking.

US soldier account of Apache helicopter War crime

EYEWITNESS Account: - U.S. Soldier Ethan McCord speaking about the civilian massacre documented in WikiLeaks's April 2010 video disclosure of Apache helicopter footage of a New Baghdad attack that took place in 2007, allegedly released by PFC Brad Manning. McCord's story was delivered to attendees of the United National Peace Conference, which took place in Albany NY the weekend of July 23-25, 2010.

PFC Manning - Aiding the enemy or American public?

If Pfc. Bradley Manning is convicted of 'aiding the enemy,' it could be the end of whistleblowing as we know it in the United States Armed Forces. This video, entitled "Aiding the Enemy," is to raise awareness of the dangers posed to the American public by leveling this charge at Bradley Manning, and recruit people to our campaign urging Major General Michael Linnington to drop the charge immediately.
Manning written testimony Feb. 2013: "The dehumanized the individuals they were engaging and seemed to not value human life by referring to them as quote “dead bastards” unquote and congratulating each other on the ability to kill in large numbers. At one point in the video there is an individual on the ground attempting to crawl to safety. The individual is seriously wounded. Instead of calling for medical attention to the location, one of the aerial weapons team crew members verbally asks for the wounded person to pick up a weapon so that he can have a reason to engage. For me, this seems similar to a child torturing ants with a magnifying glass. While saddened by the aerial weapons team crew’s lack of concern about human life, I was disturbed by the response of the discovery of injured children at the scene. In the video, you can see that the bongo truck driving up to assist the wounded individual. In response the aerial weapons team crew — as soon as the individuals are a threat, they repeatedly request for authorization to fire on the bongo truck and once granted they engage the vehicle at least six times. Shortly after the second engagement, a mechanized infantry unit arrives at the scene. Within minutes, the aerial weapons team crew learns that children were in the van and despite the injuries the crew exhibits no remorse. Instead, they downplay the significance of their actions, saying quote "Well, it's their fault for bringing their kids into a battle" unquote. -- The aerial weapons team crew members sound like they lack sympathy for the children or the parents. Later in a particularly disturbing manner, the aerial weapons team verbalizes enjoyment at the sight of one of the ground vehicles driving over a body -- or one of the bodies."

Lesbian teacher fired by bishop

Carla Hale, a teacher in Clintonville, Ohio, was fired just days after an anonymous parent informed the school that her partner's name had appeared in her mother's obituary. Update- April 24, Hale's grievance has been denied. According to a contract between the Columbus diocese and the Central Ohio Association of Catholic Educators, teachers can be terminated for "immorality" or "serious unethical conduct."
Editorial comment:CONFUSED THEOLOGY: So the Catholic "god" created Carla Hale as a lesbian woman, but the bishop contends she should be fired for the way god created her."

The Secret World Of Gold (Full Version- 1 hour)

Documentary on CBC-TV - The History, Politics, Economics & The Power To corrupt or to rule for the one who hold the gold The question is "Where is the Gold and who has it?" -Published on Apr 20, 2013

The Coolest Dog in Southern California

Southern California is the coolest place in the world, and the coolest dog here loves surfing, skateboarding and "hanging ten". This is A really FUN video -- only in Southern California!

30,000 spy drone in the sky over America

30,000 Drones Over America! Obama's Weaponized Police State! 2012. Nobody can feel safe in his own back yard any more. The police can spy on you for any spiteful or vengeful reason, even for political or financial advantages. Police launch unprecedented on privacy of our citizens.

Anti-Drone Protest, General Atomics Poway

San Diego Veterans for Peace lead the anti-Drone protest at General Atomics in Poway. San Diego is the largest drone manufacturing center in the Nation. Deadly drones are used by the U.S. to assassinate without due process anyone designated by the president as "an enemy of the state". The U.S. has killed hundreds of innocent children and women as "collateral damage" in these strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen.

Big Brother in the sky is really BIG-G-G-G!

This is the high resolution camera that is carried in drones. The government will not confirm. From 17,000 feet above, ARGUS sees and records everything, even the flight of birds, walking pedestrians, which stall you parked your car in. It can surveil an entire city at one time, 24 hours a day, every day. It is mounted on the Predator Drone, manufactured here in San Diego County.

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An alternative view of Memorial Day

This Memorial Day (May 28) 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.

A CA hillside flows with the pain, tears of War

MEMORIAL DAY is every day on a hillside in this northern California town of Lafayette, crowded with a giant field of crosses, one for every American soldier killed in our occupation of Iraq. One of crosses includes the name of Cindy Sheehan's son, Casey, an early fatality. This slide show is set to the passionate song "Memorial Day" written and performed by Laura Zucker of Lafayette (www.laurazucker.com/). The compilation of photos put to music is by Ko Blix of Berkeley, California (http://gallery.me.com/kofotofactory). With photo contributions by Chris Donton, Lynn MacMichaels and others.

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.


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