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Name: Peggy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: Right here!
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 01:41 PM
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A Message from WCGreen's wife regarding his phone:

Unfortunately, Chris' phone is gone. If he had your phone number, please email it to me at ldg_4@hotmail.com. Thanks!

She did give me permission to post her email.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue May 13, 2014, 09:34 PM (2 replies)

Today's LA Times on the Republicans and Benghazi:

The deaths of four Americans including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012 was a tragic (though sadly not unprecedented) loss of life as well as an indictment of security measures at the U.S. mission there. But Benghazi isn't a mystery that needs to be plumbed by yet another congressional investigation.
The select committee offers Republicans another opportunity to bloody Clinton. -

Benghazi has already been investigated by the independent Accountability Review Board and several congressional committees, including four House panels and the Senate Intelligence Committee. Reams of documents have been produced. The evolution of the "talking points" used by then-Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice in television appearances a few days after the attacks has been meticulously documented and deconstructed.

Yet many Republicans can't let go of conspiracy theories about Benghazi, and on Friday the House authorized the creation of a select committee to investigate the issue yet again. House Republicans are especially transfixed by the idea that President Obama and his political aides, knowing that the attack was an Al Qaeda operation, nevertheless concocted a story that the siege was inspired by outrage over an anti-Islamic video that had sparked violent protests in Egypt. In this GOP theory, the Obama administration blamed the video to divert criticism that the president's foreign policy generally, and his war on Al Qaeda specifically, were failing.

In fact, the idea that the Benghazi attack was inspired by the protest in Egypt over the video was mentioned in the earliest version of the talking points, which were prepared by the CIA, not by Obama's political advisors.

All of it at the link:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon May 12, 2014, 01:53 PM (13 replies)

In honor of Mother's Day, a couple of old pictures from my past...

Four generations. From left to right: My mom, my grandmother holding my new baby daughter (four and a half months old) and me, age 23!

Me and my daughter around the same time:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun May 11, 2014, 02:01 PM (26 replies)

It's spring, and our tree is blooming:

Here's a link to the Wikipedia article for anyone who wants more information. There are also many wonderful pictures!


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun May 4, 2014, 04:26 PM (8 replies)

In Iran, a story about the quality of mercy and the death penalty:

This is a very thoughtful essay on the death penalty. Read it and see if you don't agree...

Mike Farrell

May 3, 2014

Iran is a death penalty machine. More than 600 people were executed there last year, according to the United Nations, many of them in public hangings before crowds filled with children.

So far this year, there have been an estimated 188 executions. That number would have been 189 had it not been for the family of Abdollah Hosseinzadeh, an 18-year-old knifed to death in a street fight seven years ago.

Islamic sharia law gave the young man's mother, Samereh Alinejad, the right to extract revenge by participating in the execution of the man who killed her son. As the convicted murderer stood in the gallows, a noose around his neck, she was called forward to help kick the chair out from under him and administer the ultimate punishment.


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun May 4, 2014, 01:51 PM (6 replies)

****WCGreen Update -- Friday, May 2, 2014****

From his wife:

Chris is more like himself every day. His dexterity is not good enough for texting or typing. He can read though, so texts would be great, as well as emails. Of course, cards are always welcome. Today was a very busy day for him. He had a Bronchoscopy, as well as other things. He has been going to move, and going to move, but he gotten fevers and that is a red flag for transplant patients. They want to make sure there is a plan in place and he is well enough to travel, although it is right up Fairhill, just a couple minutes away. The place sounds great - if you are ready to leave the hospital and not ready to go home - go there. They even have a Physical Therapy gym. Hopefully that will motivate him. Unfortunately, music therapy has motivated him the most, and they may not have it there.
He has his guitar, computer, and phone. He is totally set up. He is frequently so tired, though.

Thank you all for all of your support. I really know this has been a very long haul -

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri May 2, 2014, 11:13 PM (10 replies)

This two minute video IS a commercial........it is still extraordinary and very moving...


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Apr 30, 2014, 04:27 PM (4 replies)

Death makes a deal with the Governor of Georgia:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Apr 23, 2014, 08:17 PM (89 replies)

This is an amazing video.......I have never seen anything like it. It's also brief...


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Apr 23, 2014, 01:29 PM (31 replies)

****WCGreen Update --Sunday April 20, 2014****

From his wife:

Chris is moving but not to Fairview. He is moving about 5 min east up the hill to Kindred. They have a very good working relationship with the lung transplant team at the Clinic. Chris will be followed closely by the team remotely and they will visit him as well.

They are saying Tuesday.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Apr 20, 2014, 12:52 PM (9 replies)
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