Event Reminders: Reject East SD Co as a national Drone test site
Julian and neighboring East County communities are banding together to stop the establishment of the region from being subjected to operation of one of the 6 national "Drone Test Sites". Second Meeting in Julian Dec. 4th. The FAA is scheduled to make a decision this December. There have been no public forums, informational hearings or opportunities for concerned citizens to ask about the drone test sites, and to express concerns and public input. In fact, many area residents do not even know that this proposal is being considered. The Military-Industrial Mafia is taking a direct strike against open democratic government.
This 'N ThatThere is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
- A.J. Muste
There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
- Havelock Ellis
The poor cannot be convinced that God is neutral . . .
- Author Unknown
When the rich make war it's the poor that die.
- Jean Paul Sartre
Aye, fight! But not your neighbor. Fight rather all the things that cause you and your neighbor to fight.
- Mikhail Naim
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS!
- Mahatma Gandhi
The story of the human race is characterized by efforts to get along much more than by violent disputes, although it's the latter that make the history books. Violence is actually exceptional. The human race has survived because of cooperation, not aggression.
- Gerard Vanderhaar
Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God.
- Leon Bloy
If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.
- Justice Arthur Goldberg
It is only by feeling your love that the poor will forgive you for the gifts of bread.
- St. Vincent de Paul
A spiritual person tries less to be godly than to be deeply human.
- Rev. William Sloan Coffin, Jr.
War is as outmoded as cannibalism, chattel slavery, blood-feuds, and dueling, an insult to God and humanity...a daily crucifixion of Christ.
- Muriel Lester
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
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
- Bishop Desmond Tutu
Productive work, love and thought are possible only if a person can be, when necessary, quiet and alone. To be able to listen to oneself is the necessary condition for relating oneself to others.
- Erich Fromm
The soul of our country needs to be awakened . . .When leaders act contrary to conscience, we must act contrary to leaders.
- Veterans Fast for Life
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
In order to find the edge, you must risk going over the edge.
- Dennis Dugan
If you obey all the rules you will miss the fun.
- Katherine Hepburn
Instead of tug o' war, let's play hug o' war.
- Shel Silverstein
Those for whom peace is no more than a dream are asleep to the future.
- Jack DuVall
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
Angry heart -- you have no chance against my prayers.
- Mary Moreno
The finger pulls the trigger, but the trigger may also be pulling the finger.
- Dr. Leonard Berkowitz
And all good things are yours.
- Swedish proverb
There have been periods of history in which episodes of terrible violence occurred but for which the word violence was never used...Violence is shrouded in justifying myths that lend it moral legitimacy, and these myths for the most part kept people from recognizing the violence for what it was. The people who burned witches at the stake never for one moment thought of their act as violence; rather they though of it as an act of divinely mandated righteousness. The same can be said of most of the violence we humans have ever committed.
- Gil Bailie
Fondly do we hope, ferverently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away.
- Abraham Lincoln
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
- J.S. Mill
It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.
- Publius Syrus
Do all the good you can,
- By all the means you can,
Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
- George Washington
Peace is the work of justice indirectly, in so far as justice removes the obstacles to peace; but it is the work of charity (love) directly, since charity, according to its very notion, causes peace.
- Thomas Aquinas
In separateness lies the world's great misery; in compassion lies the world's true strength.
If we work in marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity.
- Daniel Webster
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
- Abraham Lincoln
I claim to be no more than an average person with less than average ability. I have not the shadow of doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.
- Mohandas Gandhi
Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.
- Henri Nouwen
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
Talk less, say more,
- Hate less, love more,
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt
When evil is allowed to compete with good, evil has an emotional populist appeal that wins out unless good men and women stand as a vanguard against abuse.
- Hannah Arendt, 20th-century German political philosopher and author
Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives. Hope that you might have baked it or bought or even kneaded it yourself. For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes across a piece of bread, you might be willing to lose a lot, or suffer a lot, or die a little, even.
- Daniel Berrigan, SJ
The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
- Hildegarde Goss-Mayr
The first casualty when war comes is truth.
- Senator Hiram Johnson, 1917
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
I stand at the altar of murdered men, and, while I live, I fight their cause.
- Florence Nightingale, 1856
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
- Johan W. von Goethe
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do.
- Dorothy Day
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
Articles & News: Feinstein bill to strengthen NSA surveillance
The Fisa Improvements Act, promoted by Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who chairs the Senate intelligence committee, would both make permanent a loophole permitting the NSA to search for American', identifying information without a warrant -- and, civil libertarians fear, contains an ambiguity that might allow the FBI, the DEA and other law enforcement agencies to do the same thing.
Jerry Brown confused about dangers of Fracking?
Brown's Confusion: - "To see the governor support fracking at a climate change event is terribly ironic," said attorney Kassie Siegel with the Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental group. "Gov. Brown is a climate leader, but supporting fracking can undermine all that he has done." [Obviously Gov. Brown is uninformed about the toxic dangers of Fracking, or its contribution to Global Warming.]
Pacific Trade draft leaked, exposing fascist aims
Trans-Pacific Partnership Uncovered: WikiLeaks released draft of highly-secretive multi-national trade deal. -- Julian Assange, the Australian founder of the whistleblower site who has been confined to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for over a year now, had particularly harsh words for the TPP in a statement published alongside the draft release. "If instituted, the TPP's IP regime would trample over individual rights and free expression, as well as ride roughshod over the intellectual and creative commons," Assange said. "If you read, write, publish, think, listen, dance, sing or invent; if you farm or consume food; if you're ill now or might one day be ill, the TPP has you in its crosshairs."
The Global Threat of Fukushima
Since the accident at Fukushima on March 11, 2011, three reactor cores have gone missing. There was an unprecedented three reactor 'melt-down'. These melted cores, called corium lavas, are thought to have passed through the basements of reactor buildings 1, 2 and 3, and to be somewhere in the ground underneath. -- The concern is that the corium lavas will enter or may have already entered the aquifer below the plant. That would contaminate a much larger area with radioactive elements. Some suggest that it would require the area surrounding Tokyo, 40 million people, to be evacuated. Another concern is that if the corium lavas enter the aquifer, they could create a "super-heated pressurized steam reaction beneath a layer of caprock causing a major 'hydrovolcanic' explosion."
US-EU trade pact would make genocide legitimate
The United States and the European Union are negotiating a free-trade agreement they hail as mutually beneficial but in actuality would allow corporations to supersede countries' sovereignty and legal framework, says Max Keiser. -- "This gives extrajudicial power to corporations, to the investor state... beyond what is imaginable beyond the worst Orwellian nightmare"
Feinstein, Cheney support secrecy in government
Sen. Feinstein and Schummer join Dick Cheney in calling Edward Snowden a "traitor". The truth you are not hearing is that Feinstein, Schummer and Cheney are the real traitors to the principles of democracy and our Constitution.
Socialist Sawant wins Seattle City Council seat
In a highly controversial race for Seattle City Council, Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant was finally announced as victor against the incumbent. Sawant was endorsed by the Seattle Green Party and 2012 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.
Pope Francis: Anti-fracking activist?
"Finally, a logical Pope. If your belief tells you that God gave us the Earth to be stewards of, then injecting millions of gallons of water and chemicals into the ground to fracture massive rocks for their extra oil and gas and in the process threatening the air we breathe, the water we drink, the communities we love and the climate on which we all depend, seems like a really bad idea." -- simply by pissing off Sarah Palin you know you're moving humanity in the right direction. (From DailyKos.com )
Fukusima radiation waters to reach CA early 2014
The United States will experience the first radioactive water coming to California shores sometime in early 2014, according to a new study from the University of New South Wales. "... independent research is showing that every bluefin tuna tested in the waters off California has been contaminated with radiation that originated in Fukushima. Daniel Madigan, the marine ecologist who led the Stanford University study from May of 2012 was quoted in the Wall Street Journal saying, 'The tuna packaged it up (the radiation) and brought it across the world’s largest ocean. We were definitely surprised to see it at all and even more surprised to see it in every one we measured.'"
Eliz Warren gives bashes senators on intransigence
Did you see Elizabeth Warren's amazing speech on the Senate floor about how Republicans are abusing the filibuster? -- It hasn't been even a month since the Republicans shut down the government, and they're already trying to paralyze the government again. There are vacancies on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, and Republicans now hold the dubious distinction of filibustering all three women that President Obama nominated to fill those vacancies. They all have extraordinary legal resumes and have received bipartisan support from top litigators around the country. They are among the top legal minds of a generation. So WHY have the Republicans declared war on our women leaders?
Cartoons: Tea Party alternatives to Obamacare
TOM TOMORROW'S cartoons: TEA PARTY alternatives to OBAMACARE
Cartoons of the Week
Obama-care Mechanics fix it
Why Obama won't negotiate:
Right Wing Health Care moocher
NO sign of intelligence life here
New brand of terrorism
Maybe they deserve to keep their old health plan
Dr. Strangelove takes a dangerous ride
Tea Party then ... and now
Obama's divisive politics?
Latinos' love for Arizona!
Obama, the negotiator
TEA Party Loonies
Unions & the Middle Class
Obama plays poker with GOP
CANADA: Oil and rail safety don't mix
ANOTHER OIL train derailment and explosion in Canada has sent nearby residents fleeing from their homes in the middle of the night. It happened at 1 a.m. on Saturday, October 19 on a CN Rail line outside the hamlet of Gainford, Alberta, 53 miles west of Edmonton. The accident coincides with new steps by the Canadian government to extend oil and other resource extraction into the Arctic. 0-- "Opposition to tar sands pipelines and ocean-going tankers is so strong that the BC government has been obliged to posture as an ardent defender of strict safety standards  on any pipeline movement of oil or bitumen--all the while working furiously behind the scenes to push the project through." [From Socialist Worker]
Angry N.M. police shoot up minivan with 5 kids
Police Shoot Up Minivan with 5 kids New Mexico angry cop forces mom to flee. A mother is facing felony charges and two state police officers are under investigation after a traffic stop escalated into a wild scene involving broken glass, gunfire and a high speed chase. TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) - A simple traffic stop turned into a wild scene with a 14-year-old rushing a state cop, a high-speed chase and another officer firing at a fleeing minivan full of kids. -- Now the driver and her son are facing charges while New Mexico State Police are investigating the officers involved.
TYPHOON: Tearful Speech by Philippino delegate
After Super Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines, climate change representative Yeb Sano pleaded with the world to take immediate, drastic action to reduce climate change-causing carbon dioxide emissions in an emotional speech at the UN's climate meeting in Warsaw, Poland. - For the second year in a row, the world's strongest typhoon barreled through the Philippines, Haiyan following on the footsteps steps of Bopha, in 2012. And for the third year in a row, a destructive storm deviated from the usual path taken by typhoons, striking communities that had not learned to live with these fearsome weather events because they were seldom hit by them in the past. Mother Earth writhes in fury from GLOBAL WARMING.
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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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3 Big events coming to San Diego in 2014
The Veterans for Peace National Convention is coming to San Diego the summer of 2015, which is also the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, and the 150th anniversary of the Panama Exposition in San Diego, with huge crowds anticipated. Opportunities abound. Join us! -- Jim Summers, President, San Diego Veterans for Peace, Chapter 91 (The Hugh Thompson Memorial Chapter).