Event Reminders: Same-sex marriages begin in the South
Gay and lesbian couples are getting legally married in the South for the first time, crossing a threshold into a conservative region that long stood united against same-sex marriage. -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday to turn away appeals from a handful of states including Virginia means marriage bans are unconstitutional throughout the 4th U.S. Circuit. And that means similar bans in West Virginia and North and South Carolina should fall as soon as judges in each state follow through on the appellate court's orders.
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Judge: Ferguson police violated protesters' rights
Oct. 6, 2014 --A federal judge ruled Monday that a tactic police used to control protesters in Ferguson, Mo., is unconstitutional and issued a preliminary injunction halting the practice. -- U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry in St. Louis ordered law enforcement agencies to stop enforcing a requirement that protesters keep moving rather than stand still.
This 'N ThatWhen you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. When you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a communist.
- Archbishop Helder Camara, Brazilian liberation theologist
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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
War does not determine who is right - only who is left
- Bertrand Russell
A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished.
- Johann Christoph Schiller
A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes.
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
What is man?
- Hope turned to dust.
. . . [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
When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
- Jonathan Swift
When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at a rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundredth blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it but all that had gone before.
- Jacob Riis
The first essential characteristics of nonviolent action is that it is creative.
- Hildegarde Goss-Mayr
It is not your obligation to complete your work, but you are not at liberty to quit.
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
The first thing to be disrupted by our committment to nonviolence will be not the system but our own lives.
- James Douglass
Being a pacifist between wars is as easy as being a vegetarian between meals.
- Ammon Hennacy, US Labor leader
Those things of real worth in life are worth going to any length in love and respect to safeguard.
- Julia Butterfly Hill
The real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth.
- Thich Nhat Hanh
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
Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.
- African Proverb
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
- Baruch Spinoza
Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide
Men are so accustomed to maintaining external order by violence that they cannot conceive of life being possible without violence.
- Leo Tolstoy
Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Cesar Chavez
If you love the justice of Jesus Christ more than you fear human judgment then you will seek to do compassion. Compassion means that if I see my friend and my enemy in equal need, I shall help them both equally. Justice demands that we seek and find the stranger, the broken, the prisoner and comfort them and offer them our help. Here lies the holy compassion of God that causes the devils much distress.
- Mechtild of Magdeburg
We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all.
- Dorothy Day
There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
- Havelock Ellis
I stand at the altar of murdered men, and, while I live, I fight their cause.
- Florence Nightingale, 1856
Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
- Henry David Thoreau
Someday they'll give a war and nobody will come.
- Carl Sandburg
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
Peace is a gift,
- It is a gift we give to ourselves,
Instead of tug o' war, let's play hug o' war.
- Shel Silverstein
The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.
- Albert Einstein
Nobody realizes that some people expend a tremendous amount of energy merely to be normal.
- Albert Camus
The master's tools will never destroy the master's house.
- Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.
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
Everything, everything in war is barbaric . . . But the worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being.
- Ellen Key, 1916
A great many people think they are thinking when they are just rearranging their prejudices.
- William James
A solid rock is not disturbed by the wind; even so, a wise person is not agitated by praise or blame.
We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate --- thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising.
- Maya Angelou
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
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
With each dawn, fill us with your love that we may sing and rejoice all our days. Give us joy to balance our affliction, for the times when we know misfortune.
- Psalm 90:14-17
Articles & News: Prop 45 will put brake on Health Care costs
The health insurers are spending over $37 Million to run deceptive and false TV and radio commercials to mislead voters about Proposition 45. Don't believe what they are trying to sell. -- There is no "independent commission" which can regulate excessive health insurance rate hikes. Rates have gone up 185% in the last decade. Right now, no one in California has the authority to regulate excessive health insurance rate hikes. We need Prop 45 to fix that hole in healthcare reform.
Sweden announces it will recognize Palestine
Sweden resists attempts of Israel and U.S. to intimidate over decision to recognize Palestine as a legitimate state. Sweden won't backpedal on its intention to recognize the state of Palestine and believes the move will help kick-start direct talks between the Palestinians and Israelis. Israel and the US both warned Stockholm against the move.
Israel alarmed at Sweden's plan to recognize Palestinian state
Cartoons of the Week
Ferguson: "DON'T SHOOT!"
Marijuana - the Killer Weed !
Tea Party had successful session
Appearing in public while black
From Bad to Worse
That's DICK CHENEY, dear.
Assault on Freedom of the Press
Dr. Strangelove takes a dangerous ride
Trying to run world affairs
Mug shot of contender for President?
Latinos' love for Arizona!
Wendy Davis proves a masterful debater
Wendy Davis, Texas Democratic candidate for governor mopped the floor with her oponent, Gregg Abbott. Here is her response to question about Marriage Equality for gays: She's for marriage equality, and she distilled exactly why right down to natural facts of the matter better than most: the US constitution's 14th amendment, and love. --- "I favor marriage equality. And I want to make sure that people who love each other, who are willing to be in a committed to be relationship with each other, and who desire should do so. This is a constitutional provision in our law right now, but it's been challenged by Mr. Abbott. And we await the court's decision whether this is in keeping with the U.S Constitution."
Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in 30 States
... and more to come. (Oct. 6, 2014) - This morning the Supreme Court denied certiorari in all five freedom to marry cases pending before it. The ACLU was co-counsel in three of the five cases. These states are now also constitutionally obligated to respect the marriages of same-sex couples from out of state. That means that in short order, marriages will be happening in those states, and it will bring the number of states with marriage for same-sex couples to 30. (From ACLU)
The Most Important Race on the Ballot is ignored
This fall in San Diego the Peters vs. DeMaio and Kim vs. Cate showdowns are getting all the attention, but my pick for the most important race on the ballot is one that nobody is taking note of at the statewide level—and that's a problem. The race in question is for State Superintendent of Public Instruction! HERE'S WHY: ... (By Jim Miller, SD Free Press)
Insurance Cos. spending $40 Mil against Prop 47
Insurance corporations are spending $40 million to convince us to vote against Prop. 47. -- Right now, health insurance companies can charge excessive rates and get away with it. Prop 45 changes all that. -- Backed by consumer advocates, Prop 45 will require health insurance companies to justify their rate hikes before they take effect. Don't be fooled by the health insurance industry's lies: No state or federal agency can now stop excessive rate hikes in California. -- Vote YES on Prop 45.
Fifteen year old opera singer Mark Vincent sings
Mark sings Verdi's famous aria, Nessun Dorma. How is a 15 year old able to sing like a great mature tenor? God's blessing, and ardent training.
George Galloway: Why bombing Iraq won't stop ISIS
George Galloway MP speaking in the UK parliament before MPs voted to take Britain into yet another war in Iraq, says why US and UK bombing will not stop the death cult ISIS (ISIL, IS).
"I Refuse to Let Technology Control Me."
Rapper/artist Prince Ea declares "Why I Refuse to Let Technology Control Me." Did you know that a person spends an accumulated four years of his or her life looking down at their cellphone? That's a virtual life of pixels on a screen, rather than a real life with real circumstances. -- Prince Ea continues to describe how Facebook has become the ANTI-social network because it separates and disconnects people rather than connects them. Even when people are in the same room, or same bed even, their iPhone or iPad is still the focus of their attention.
The brilliant Glenn Greenwald OWNS Toobin Again!
Observe Toobin's face. He can't even hide that he's an establishment shill. The way he rolls his eyes and smirks bespeaks his elitist mindset. He's not half the lawyer Greenwald. Every time Toobin and Greenwald go at it, Toobin leaves with a black eye. Toobin is the punching bag/bullet sponge of choice for the establishment media every time they need someone to absorb Greenwald's abuse.
Election Endorsement of SD Democratic Party
The Nov. 4 election for San Diego County is very lengthy, but abbreviated below concentrating on No. County recommendations. The last day to register is OCT. 20th.
Mass Beheadings -- Isis? NO. Saudi Arabia.
Record Beheadings And The Mass Arrest Of Christians – ISIS? Or Saudi Arabia! In the past month, a group of radical Islamic extremists based in the Middle East beheaded at least 23 people and enforced a ban on Christianity by arresting a group of people for practicing the faith in a private home. -- No, I’m not talking about ISIS. The real culprit is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one of the America's closest global allies.
Gay wedding interrupted by hateful rant
Gay wedding interrupted by hateful rant on Coranado, San Diego. -- Arizonans Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson – frequent visitors to San Diego – picked Coronado's Centennial Park for their wedding. someone is shouting the words "homos" and "go home homos. From the balcony of a nearby pricey condo complex, the couple and their wedding guests heard a string of homophobic slurs. News 10 Video
Intelligence chief in bald-faced lie to Congress
HE LIED to the nation! -- James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) LIED to congress. Let me repeat that for you - he didn't "mislead" -- he LIED! Why he isn't under the jail? Congress impeached Pres. Bill Clinton for equivocating about a sexual dalliance, but Congress sucked up to James Clapper who outright lied about a grave criminal and unconstitutional policy.
Obama's Holiday Address
The President shares the honorable history of Black Friday.
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