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Event Reminders:

Draw the Line on the Keystone Pipeline!
Saturday, 09/21/2013

10 Years of No. Co. Liberals having breakfast:
Saturday, 10/19/2013
The NORTH COUNTY FORUM presents a special no-host breakfast get-together to celebrate ten years together on SATURDAY, October 19 at 9am. I thought Tuesday Breakfast would last until that Winter holiday (2003) then maybe fizzle out, but it lasted through wars and election cycles, scandals of all sorts, the Great Recession and the rise and fall of Bob Filner as liberal savior of San Diego. [From Dick Eiden]

Drink liberally at the Liberal Happy Hour
Wednesday, 09/18/2013
We are reviving that wonderful Happy Hour tradition on Wednesday, September 18 beginning at 4pm at San Marcos Brewery and Grill, 1080 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos 92078. -- We'll have a special guest at Happy Hour this month. Dave Peiser of Encinitas is running against Darrell Issa in the 49th District. As you know, California's new top-two primary means there will only be two candidates from June till the General Election in November.

Rally: No War on Syria - Freeway bannering
Thursday, 09/19/2013
The San Diego Veterans For Peace is relocating it's Thursday's No-Drone demonstrations to downtown San Diego until further notice. Our message is No War On Syria!. At 6th Street Overpass at Interstate 5.

List of Democratic events in San Diego County
Friday, 09/20/2013
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BV Creek Valley and Marron Adobe Mini Tour
Saturday, 09/21/2013
Last Chance: History/Nature Mini Tour of the Buena Vista Creek Valley. Walk in the valley and the grounds of the historic Marron Adobe. See it before it is too late! This historic adobe and the land surrounding it is identified as one of the 12 most endangered historic sites in all of San Diego County.

Public meeting on decomissioning San Onofre
Thursday, 09/26/2013
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) public meeting on decommissioning San Onofre will be at the Omni La Costa Hotel, 2100 Costa del Mar Road, in Carlsbad, from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, September 26. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for security screening.

Political Night TV Humor
Saturday, 09/28/2013
Political Humor from Jay Leno, Bill Mahr, David Letteran and Conan O"Brien.

Meeting on How much you pay to shut down SONGS
Tuesday, 10/01/2013
CA PUC's first Public Participation Hearing in San Diego on how much ratepayers should be stuck with for the defective San Onofre Power Plant! -- Al Bahr Shriners Building, 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego, Tuesday, Oct.1, 2013.

Fall Fun Festival in Vista's Alta Vista Gardens
Saturday, 10/12/2013
A full day of October festival fun for the whole family at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens in Vista on Oct. 12. Food, plant growing, plant sales, creative healing, music, garden tours ... and MORE!

Drink liberally at the Liberal Happy Hour
Wednesday, 10/16/2013
Announcing the revival of that wonderful Happy Hour tradition on the third Wednesday of each month, beginning at 4pm at San Marcos Brewery and Grill, 1080 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos 92078.

This 'N That

When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
- Peace Pilgrim

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

He who can control his rising anger as a coachman controls his carriage at full speed, this man I call a good driver; others merely hold the reins.
- Gautama Buddha

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

One must care about a world one will never see.
- Bertrand Russell, 20th-century British mathematician and philosopher

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

When someone steals another's clothes, we call them a thief. Should we not give the same name to one who could clothe the naked and does not? The bread in your cupboard belongs to the hungry; the coat unused in your closet belongs to the one who needs it; the shoes rotting in your closet belong to the one who has no shoes; the money which you hoard up belongs to the poor.
- Basil the Great

We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it. The Attainment of freedom, whether for a person, a nation or a world, must be in exact proportion to the attainment of nonviolence for each.
- Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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.
- Albert Einstein

No one is so foolish as to prefer to peace, war, in which, instead of sons burying their fathers, fathers bury their sons.
- Croesus, King of Lydia, in Herodotus' The Persian Wars

If it were proved to me that in making war, my ideal had a chance of being realized, I would still say "No" to war. For one does not create human society on mounds of corpses.
- Louis Lecoin, French pacifist leader

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

It's a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than "try to be a little better."
- Aldous Huxley

If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Dust turned to hope.
- Elie Weisel

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.
- John Cage

To save one life, it is as if you had saved the world.
- Talmud

In the twilight of life, God will not judge us on our earthly possessions and human success, but rather on how much we have loved.
- St. John of the Cross

Articles & News:

4 hearings in SD Co. on San Onofre shutdown
Four events, hearings in San Diego County on the decommissioning of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), the safety issues, who pays for all this exorbitant shutdown, and what to do with the nuclear waste. First hearing on Sep. 26 in Carlsbad; 2nd hearing Oct. 1 in San Diego.

Populist Rebellion That Tripped Up Larry Summers
The Larry Summers withdrawal as Obama's top pick to be the new Chairman of the Federal Reserve was a shocker. But it came with ponderous reasons. Summers is a Wall Street promoter and protector. Summers had to withdraw because of a Populist Rebellion in America. The message of the OCCUPY Movement still ricochets across this land.

Bill Moyers Essay: Let Us Now Praise Common Sense
On this week’s Moyers & Company, Bill Moyers says that the White House, Congress and the punditry of the Beltway may ultimately be grateful to a public that weighed in on a potential military strike in Syria – that the collective common sense of everyday people became a force so powerful it could not be ignored.

Why the U.S. has worst, most expensive health care

Why America has the worst, most expensive health care of any "first world" nation. Very lucid explanation. His First 4 Sentences Are Interesting. The 5th Blew My Mind. And Made Me A Little Sick. "Profiteering off human death and suffering is their way of REDISTRIBUTING middle class wealth to corporate death panel middlemen who suck out not only dollars, but human lives."

Tame the NSA behemoth trampling our rights
We now know that the intelligence establishment systematically undermines oversight by lying to both Congress and the courts. We know that the NSA infiltrates internet standard-setting processes to security protocols that make surveillance harder. We know that the NSA uses persuasion, subterfuge, and legal coercion to distort software and hardware product design by commercial companies. -- the NSA needs to be put into receivership. Insiders, beginning at the very top, need to be removed and excluded from the restructuring process. Their expertise led to this mess, and would be a hindrance, not a help, in cleaning it up.

The greatest boal lift in history: NYC on 9/11

The video you never saw: In over 11 years since this happened, this is the first time I've ever seen this...I don't even remember seeing/hearing about this evacuation on the news. The fact is, it was all done in 9 hours ... 500,000 people... This is a video well worth watching. The guy at the end (same guy who is at the beginning) has some great words to live by for all of us. Watch till the end. You won't regret it. Narrated by Tom Hanks. If you wish, please, pass this message along.

Syrian Woman Destroys McCain in Town Hall Meet

Christian Syrian Woman Destroys John McCain at Town Hall Meeting. The woman speaks about this, stating we can bring peace through shutting down Iran and Saudi Arabia. -- She also talks about how the Rebel forces are largely not even Syrians. These are foreign born members of Al Qaeda who have simply come to Syria as jihadists and these are the people we are supporting. -- John McCain acts as though he knows more about Syria then a woman who was born there and has family there. He is one of many senators who has seemingly lost all touch with reality. http://dcclothesline.com/2013/09/06/instant-youtube-classic-christian-syrian-woman-destroys-john-mccain-at-town-hall-meeting/

Israel facing questions about chemical weapons
Israel has cheered the Syrians' promise to hand over their chemical weapons and sign the Chemical Weapons Convention, but it is increasingly worried that the international pressure building may soon focus on Israel, which has refused to ratify the treaty and is believed to possess chemical weapons. -- Israel signed the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1993, but it never ratified the agreement. [Los Angeles Times]

Cartoons of the Week

John Kerry and Obama get twerked

Americans draw red line on Obama"

Congressional Malpractice

Obama and peace with Syria

Social climate change

Obama's War

Dr. Strangelove takes a dangerous ride

What good is a Nobel Peace Prize medal?

Nixon's ghost haunts the White House again


Latinos' love for Arizona!

Obama, the negotiator

Please don't make me do this!

Unions & the Middle Class

Obama plays poker with GOP

Manning Video:American troops slaughter civilians

Video depicts a US Apache attack helicopter killing 12 civilians and wounding two children on the ground in Baghdad in 2007. The helicopter then fired on and killed the people trying to rescue the wounded. Finally, a US tank drove over one of the bodies, cutting the man in half. These acts constitute three separate war crimes. All with calloused video-game contempt for human life. - Manning fulfilled his legal duty to report war crimes. He complied with his legal duty to obey lawful orders but also his legal duty to disobey unlawful orders. -- 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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Columbus did not discover the United States

Why do we even celebrate Columbus Day in the United States? Watch 1492 and hear Ward Churchill set the record straight about Columbus and the Doctrine of Discovery.

Fabulous juggler entertaining Ronald Reagan

Fabulous comedian juggler Michael Davis entertaining Ronald Reagan, Tip O'Neal and other GOP luminaries at Ford's Theatre. JUST FOR FUN!

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