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Gender: Female
Hometown: CA
Home country: USA
Current location: NC
Member since: Wed Aug 17, 2005, 02:29 AM
Number of posts: 15,902

About Me

I stand on the sand, and I'm rocking grief to sleep in my arms.

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does anyone else watch msnbc on their computer?

i can't get the video to load today and wondered if it was a site issue. thanks

tomorrow's Friday.

okay, it's today. i wonder if there's a protest planned around here (Raleigh Durham area).
i have an urge to march saying hands up, don't shoot...

i think we should see all the pictures

Rachel just did a commentary on how the worst pictures from disasters and tragedies and war mongering are kept from the public because we "don't need to see that."
well, i think we do. maybe if "we" are exposed to the full scope of the horror, more people will stop being so complacent about war and its attendant atrocities.
"we" aren't children; "we" are the people, and "we" need to know what happens in war. i almost feel as if it is a responsibility to look at all of it. don't clean it up, don't shield my eyes as if i'm a little girl who should not be exposed. Let me know what war is really all about: waste, destruction, unnecessary, premature, gory, horrible death of innocents.
it should not be easy to turn away. that's my opinion. i am very disturbed by what happened yesterday and don't want to forget it; i want to be able to affect some peace in this fucking world even as i feel utterly helpless to do so.

i feel this applies to the deaths of the children in Gaza and wherever war is raging in this fucked up world at any time. how do we get to peace?! maybe if more of us had a fuller apprehension of the horror of war we could get closer. i don't know.

this is coming from a bereaved mother who was excused from identifying the dead body of her daughter who died a violent death by car. i do not advocate seeing pictures that are personally identifying the victims because of the pain those would cause their loved ones. this is a conflict for me admittedly and i have not resolved it in my mind.

arrests happening now (Moral Monday)

live stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/amirislive

on the old DU

you could favorite posters so you never missed a post by them. is that feature still around and i just haven't caught on to it? and if not, why not?
fly by night is waiting to find out if he'll be pardoned and i don't want to miss the news when it comes. and of course there are others. i really miss that feature. unless it's been resurrected and i missed that.
thank you.

help. we're dogsitting a 1-year-old yorkie

who has not been fixed yet. he is making life miserable for my 10-year-old chihuahua, and the 3 humans in this small apartment. if he is not trying to hump my dog, he is whining, barking, wailing and crying to get at him. either does not know or does not care that he's after another male.
it was funny at first.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10154163383850716&set=vb.538110715&type=2&theater

that was a couple days ago. any suggestions? he's here until Monday.
thanks DU!

Is everyone okay??

i just woke up and it looks like a tornado in durham; i'm in raleigh and hearing distant thunder...

I just voted

at Lake Lynn Community Center, about 1/2 hour before they close. no line, a few candidates and party members outside. i spoke to Blair Williams and complained about not being able to find endorsements on the democratic party's website. a republican politicked me as i was walking in the door and i complained about it (i know she's a republican because the name was not on my ballot) (besides which republicans seem to believe that the rules only apply to other people).

i was number 266 on the day. methinks we must do better. VOTE

help

i need a voting guide - if its republican it will not get my vote. i know that's kind of ideological but so be it. i googled and got nothing? i have a guide for judges in my email, and i'm sorry i'm so ill informed, but i was hoping to vote early and if you have a guide that would be wonderful. thank you NC DUers!

So, triangle DUers

is it definitely 6:30 at Bull City Burger?
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