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I never understand what is meant by "our great ally" as I don't have warm feelings

about the way Israel has dictated so much of our foreign
policy, not so much an ally as a blackmailer.

Nor their wanton disregard of many respectful
requests to make peace with neighbors.

Nor the arrogance with which that government
views and criticizes a President I happen to love.

Nor the amount of US taxpayer dollars funding
their settlements and their bombs.

It seems to me they are "our great obstacle" to
making allies of EVERYBODY in the region and
I bet lots of people would go for that.

LOTS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE WANT PEACE.
Brothers and sisters in the Middle East
of all religions and tribal persuasions want
peace. Children everywhere want peace, old
people want peace, mothers and fathers,
almost everyone.

Peace is POSSIBLE.
If we want it, it is possible.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Nov 24, 2013, 10:01 PM (2 replies)

"Internet" did not create this.. just saying

This guy is a product and creature of our times, The Age of Who-gives-a-shit.

The conscience receptors seem to have atrophied in this branch of our species.

Such people can't survive for long under scrutiny, in daylight -- any more than a nightcrawler can enjoy a day playing outside in the warm sun.

This is why the mighty Internet is a wonderful thing. Almost nobody can hide. Lies can only be disguised for a little while. Things are becoming transparent. The manifest world is becoming transparent. We begin to see that which is behind everything.

somewhat related:
I thought this looked a lot like the Speaker of the House:
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Nov 23, 2013, 01:40 PM (0 replies)

Zimmerman bail hearing will be streamed, 1:30 est

for anybody interested

http://www.wcpo.com/news/national/george-zimmerman-bail-hearing-live-video-stream-watch-zimmerman-in-court-video-live-online
Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue Nov 19, 2013, 12:47 PM (36 replies)

yappy dogs is a good description

especially of tv 'news' people, on Fox for example.

This might be helpful:

Cesar Millan's Best Tips to Stop Dog Barking

1. Correct dog problem behavior and follow through.
Tell your dog to stop barking using a look, a sound, or a physical correction. But don't stop there. Your dog may pause and then go right back to what he was doing. ...Be patient. Wait until your dog completely submits....


2. Stay calm when trying to stop dog barking.

Constant barking can be irritating, but you won't be able to correct the dog behavior problem if you are frustrated. Animals don't follow unbalanced leaders. In fact, your dog will mirror your energy. ...


Read more: http://www.cesarsway.com/tips/problembehaviors/5-tips-for-handling-nuisance-barking#ixzz2jQSCZQgY

Special Bonus from the (Yappy) Dogs Against Obama Website,
a prescient graphic:

Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Nov 1, 2013, 04:08 PM (0 replies)

good luck.. I wish you a journey free of pain and fear.

People have been dying for a very long time so it
can't be too hard. Maybe it is even an astounding
and marvelous experience.

Until then I wish you peace, fun, good herbs
& medicines, whatever you like best;

and to be surrounded by kindness and whatever,
whomever, you want or need there;

and that when your moment comes, you are ready
to let go, and fly.

We are immortal beings in a mortal box. The box
breaks, it stays here, and we go onward.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Nov 1, 2013, 03:44 PM (2 replies)

many of these people, if good pot is not available, will drink, maybe then drive, or seek other

self-medications that are more dangerous than
cannabis.

Many who smoke regularly function perfectly well.
Some can function normally for the first time.

One friend from a very poor ghetto told me that
it was only when he smoked pot that he could sit
and read a book. But every day when he walked
out his door to go to work, crack dealers greeted
him. Good cannabis wasn't available.

For many people who have lost the ability
to feel, or who are afraid to feel, or to look at
themselves; many who are deeply depressed
and unable to see beauty anywhere,
cannabis has enormous healing possibilities.

There's a small number of people who probably
should never use pot. I know first-hand it
can exaggerate or accentuate panic attacks or
hallucinations, IF a person is already on that
edge. If they're not, pot's unlikely to take you
there, my personal opnion. Pot is what took me
through the terrors, and out the other side.

Back in the 60's, my brother convinced my mother
to smoke some pot. For the first time since
we'd known her, she stopped talking.

She lay down on the couch & listened to Mozart
for a very long time. She said I have never heard
music this way before. Every note.

Pot is also both a diagnostic and educational
medicine, in my experience. Often under the
influence, a person can pinpoint the source of
their bodily pain or tension, or even of emotional
pain. It can also trigger profound emotional
release. It can naturally & spontaneously urge
the body and mind to do healing activities such
as dance, sing, move, breathe, stretch, eat, weep,
make art, and best-known effect of all, Laugh.

Cannabis can trigger insight, especially I think
into other people, our common humanity,
and of course a familiar joyful experience called
"don't worry be happy." As I'm sure you know,
happiness leads to all sorts of benefits, bodily
and otherwise.

Marijuana is a primarily a drug of peace, of
non violence, unlike alcohol or cocaine.
This is documented in more primitive societies
but I'm sorry I don't have a link on hand.

As far as people not knowing who they are,
under the influence of marijuana...?

I've been there many, many times. I love that
place.

Who am I? just me. alive, here, in this moment,
on an exquisite planet, breathing, feeling,
enjoying my existence.

My biggest reason for supporting pot, medical and
for recreation, is that it helps people rediscover
the normal attractions of childhood. The fascination
& appreciation of simple things. The creative and
playful. The silly.

We creatures on this planet are starving. Not for
food, but for fun.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Nov 1, 2013, 12:58 AM (0 replies)

True, true.. I remember how united we Americans all were during the Bush years.. it was one for all

and all for one!

Ah W... how you inspired and led us, united in a grand
vision of freedom, thousands of points of light, all
that stuff.

And then BOOM! Obama becomes president and
all of a sudden everyone is fighting, and cranky, going
every whichaway, no direction, shutting down the
government, shooting up schools, marrying gay people,
taking Krokodil ..

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Oct 20, 2013, 12:54 PM (0 replies)

the other side of that.. when people live lives of cheat and deceit

They become frightened people.
It is a terrifying way to live, as a liar.

It invokes an unconscious terror.
People may be cheery and bold on
the outside, but there is gnawing
unease, disease, for liars.

Truth itself becomes frightening. Dark vague
shadows, made of lies, haunt the psyche.

The drug for fear is religion.

Put all the responsibiilty on a God of
one's own invention.

Then you don't have to face yourself.

They don't get the concept of natural law,
karma.

Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue Oct 8, 2013, 01:17 AM (0 replies)

Looking for the name of a film I saw many years ago.

It's a very underground sort of film, centered around
two transgender female->male -- I am not sure the
correct way to describe them, except extraordinary --

One of them was born a little girl but seemingly
raised (very lovingly) almost as a son and grew
up identifying with the heroism of Superman.

It's a really powerful film, I saw it twice but for the
life of me can not remember the title. Any help
appreciated, and if you haven't seen it, find it.

thanks
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Oct 5, 2013, 06:58 PM (8 replies)

How to tell if your dog is involved in a sex scandal (Xpost from Pets)

Posted by Voice for Peace | Mon Sep 30, 2013, 09:43 PM (16 replies)
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