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Anti-War Freeway Bannering Thursday in S.D.
Thursday, 10/16/2014
We will banner again this Thursday, October 16, 3:30 to 5:30, 6th Avenue overpass to I-5. -- An energetic group of vets and supports bannered against war last Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30. We continue to receive honks and waves of support, but we did see one wave with a thumbs down. A passer-by engaged in dialog about the need to deal with the Islamic State militarily. Join us.

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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

The peace process we all aim for will not necessarily be a result of the mere signing of a treaty or agreement. It must become a matter of our everyday lives, so that peace settles and lasts and becomes supported by everybody. We therefore have to give peace all the required care and preserve it and promote it.
- King Hassan II of Morocco (1929-1999)

War stirs in men's hearts the mud of their worst instincts. It puts a premium on violence, nourishes hatred, and gives free rein to cupidity. It crushes the weak, exalts the unworthy, and bolsters tyranny .. .Time and time again it has destroyed all ordered living, devastated hope, and put the prophets to death.
- Charles DeGaulle

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

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

Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

The bomb that fell on Hiroshima fell on America, too.
- Hermann Hagedorn

Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
- George Santayana

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

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)

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.
- e.e.cummings

A spiritual person tries less to be godly than to be deeply human.
- Rev. William Sloan Coffin, Jr.

Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.
- Max Lucado

War is an act of violence pushed to its utmost limits.
- Major General Carl von Clausewitz, 1832

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

Nonviolence which is a quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
- Mahatma Gandhi

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

There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the establishment and nothing more corrupting.
- Unknown

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

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

Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men, for the nastiest of reasons, will somehow work for the benefit of us all.
- John Maynard Keynes

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.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

War would end if the dead could return.
- Stanley Baldwin

When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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- Unknown

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

Nothing is so strong as gentleness; nothing so gentle as real strength.
- St. Francis de Sales

Instead of tug o' war, let's play hug o' war.
- Shel Silverstein

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

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of humans as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is not safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

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

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

I'd like someone to mention the day that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to give his life serving others. I'd like somebody to say that day, that Martin Luther King tried to love somebody. I want you to say that day, that I tried to be right on the war question. I want you to be able to say that day, that I did try to feed the hungry . . . I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity. Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice; say that I was a drum major for peace; I was a drum major for righteousness . . . I want to leave a committed life behind.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
- Douglas Adams

Until he extends the circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
- Albert Schweitzer

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
- Buddha

It is only by feeling your love that the poor will forgive you for the gifts of bread.
- St. Vincent de Paul

Poetry is an act of peace. Peace goes into the making of a poet as flour goes into the making of bread.
- Pablo Neruda, Memoirs (Confieso Que He Vivido: Memorias) (1974)

If we could raise one generation with unconditional love, there would be no Hitlers. We need to teach the next generation of children from Day One that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear..
- Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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

No man is an island entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
- John Donne

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

Past the seeker as he prayed came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten. And seeing them...he cried, "Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?"...God said, "I did do something. I made you."
- Sufi Teaching

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

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

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

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

Those who are ready to sacrifice freedom for security ultimately will lose both.
- Abraham Lincoln

There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
- Havelock Ellis

They make a desert and call it peace.
- Tactitus

The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.
- Baha'ullah

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

When 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

Articles & News:

Election Endorsement of Progressive Post
The Nov. 4 election for San Diego County is a bit lengthy, but we concentrate on North County candidates and issues. The last day to register is OCT. 20th.

Mayoral Forum Shows Cultural Chasm in Escondido
The occasion was a Mayoral candidate forum for the Latino community. It was held at the Escondido Senior Center October 3. -- Incumbent Mayor Sam Abed started digging his hole with the first question: "Do you support immigrant integration programs in Escondido?" Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz clearly show her superior grasp of issues with far more informative and intelligent answers. By Rick Moore

Duncan Hunter voted 'Best Congress Party Animal'
That's right, Hunter came in first in the polling of Congressional staffers as "Best Party Animal" in the House of Representatives. -- Is this a bit hypocritical? He was among those singled out in 2010 by the GOP leadership, according to a story appearing in Roll Call, for private conversations asking them to curb their inappropriate behavior.

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.

Nurses Deliver Manure To Blue Shield
Policyholders, Prop 45 Advocates, And Nurses Deliver Manure To Blue Shield To Return Some of the B.S. Company Is Spreading In TV Ads Against Prop 45. The Proposition 45 supporters said they were simply returning some of the same material that the insurance company, which has given $9.5 million of policyholder’ money to the $37.5 million insurance war chest against Prop 45, has been shoveling to Californians in its deceptive advertising against the rate regulation measure.

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)

Escondido’s Proposition H – Golf Course future ??
What's on the ballot now is a yea or nay for a "specific plan" for development of 110 acres previously known as the Escondido Country Club. Is Proposition H about the hapless homeowners of Escondido being victimized by a ruthless "Beverley Hills" developer, or a rational use for a non-functional golf course. The the League of Conservation voters has given the project their blessing, as has Olga Diaz. The Escondido Chamber of Commerce has not. This analysis by DOUG PORTER of the S.D. FREE PRESS, is thorough.

The Election Victory of Evo Morales
The victory of Pres. Evo Morales is much more than a polling matter. The conflict between wealthy settlers and the indigenous populations has been the scar that never leaves, and a Morales victory did much to stare it down. (He, himself, is a native Aymara Indian.) In 2009, he introduced a new constitution with a focus on indigenous rights and grants of greater autonomy. Then came the fiscal redistributions – income gathered from natural gas has been used in targeted programs. While the corruption stain lingers in its accusing tone, the country has not become the victim of dedicated kleptocrats. (From GLOBAL RESEARCH)

"Why 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.

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).

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

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.

Equal Justice

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!

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.

Kurdish Women are beating ISIS
Kobani has been under attack by 9,000 ISIS jihadists, armed with tanks and heavy artillery for nearly a month. This is the largest manned assualt by ISIS in its short existance. -- They are being opposed by just 2,000 Kurdish fighters with the YPG, the armed wing of the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK), without access to any heavy weaponry and short on ammunition. -- In other words, the Syrian Kurds of Kobani weren't supposed to stand a snowball's chance in Hell. WHAT HAPPENED? It seems the Kurdish women soldiers have made the difference. Story of the bravest women soldiers in the world....

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.

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

Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re "not doing anything you need to hide."

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.

Wal-Mart to end health insurance coverage
Wal-Mart said Tuesday that it would eliminate health insurance coverage for about 30,000 of its part-time workers, a move that the nation’s largest retailer says is aimed at slashing its rising health-care costs. -- All Wal-Mart employees who work less than 30 hours a week will no longer be eligible for coverage, a policy change that will affect 2 percent of the company’s 1.3 million U.S. workers and about 5 percent of its part-time workforce. -- The company also said it will raise health-insurance premiums for its entire workforce in 2015.

Tasered and ripped from car during routine traffic

INDIANA Oct. 7 -- Lisa Mahone, her two children, and her boyfriend Jamal Jones were rushing to a Chicago hospital to see her mother after receiving word from hospital officials that her mother was near death. She was pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt, handed the officer her license and insurance information and informed them they were in a hurry to see her mother before she passed. For whatever reason, the officers decided they need to see ID from her boyfriend as well. He did not have a current license due to a traffic violation and rather than let it go, they asked him to get out of the vehicle. He reached into the backseat to show them the paperwork and that is when all hell broke loose:

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. Produced by http://thefinaledition.com -- Written and Voiced by John Marshall.

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.

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