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if the money is handy I give it, and don't think about how they'll spend it.

Probably I benefit more from giving than the receiver.

When I acknowledge their humanity by sharing a little
bit of what I have, it fills up my own heart, and that's
my private motivation.

When I give I hope that for a second they feel some
dignity, or kindness or love, and for a moment they
don't feel any shame. That's something, even if it
goes towards drugs or alcohol. A moment can make
a whole lifetime more meaningful.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Mar 29, 2013, 06:42 PM (1 replies)

I think the next president might be

the person who will prosecute the crooked bankers,
maybe even some war criminals.

Who would that be?

By that time there well may be major popular support
for a candidate who goes after financial corruption
& thugs in a big way.

Takes a dreamer to make a dream come true,
are you dreaming?

Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Mar 29, 2013, 12:57 PM (12 replies)

a peculiar balloon landing today

not sure where it came down, but it was on or near a busy
street/crowded neighborhood. On or near Rio Grande in
the North Valley near Rte 40

it sat there a while, fires roaring, then deflated and disappeared
from our view.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Mar 24, 2013, 07:59 PM (12 replies)

jeez. I know. when you most needed a ton of support and love.

The victim ends up being blamed, almost no matter
what.. because of the after-effects, and how they scar
your life and social relationships. Survivors of sexual
assault, especially of ongoing abuse, become strange
people. Peculiar. Secretive, sad, angry, depressed,
odd. I couldn't speak
for many years throughout childhood and beyond.
Barely, I mean. It was as if there were something
choking me. All the words and feelings couldn't
come out. I was almost always disoriented for one
reason or another. I hated myself because I was
weak, and weird, and choked.

The victims become the weird ones, or the bad,
incorrigible ones. They are shamed in the family
and in the world around. They are punished or
ridiculed, or both. They are lonely. We can often
recognize each other, because the manifestations
are nearly universal, if you know what to look

And I've thought about this a lot, the cycle of
abuse and healing. How we use our damage to
help ourselves and others. I see a weird person
now, & don't see a weird person; I see myself.
I see a man or woman or child, I see a child
who has been profoundly hurt, and been carrying
profound loneliness his/her whole life. I see a
need for kindness, patience, and support.
And when I love, it makes me strong, it makes me heal.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Mar 24, 2013, 06:02 PM (2 replies)

Sequestration New Mexico

Sequestration will affect Sunport, other airports in New Mexico

Read more: http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/Sequestration-will-affect-Sunport-other-airports-in-New-Mexico/-/9153728/19050624/-/format/rsss_2.0/-/sefx65z/-/index.html#ixzz2LxDmSVtV

White Sands Missile Range is one of four military installments in New Mexico that would see cutbacks if the federal budget sequestration goes into effect.
By Margaret Wright

With federal spending comprising more than 12 percent of our entire state GDP, New Mexico is among 10 states that could most acutely feel the effects of the impending national budget sequestration. http://nmcompass.com/2013/02/23/saturday-springboard-sequestration-coyote-kill-bill-leibovitz-at-okeeffe/

and more
Posted by Voice for Peace | Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:54 PM (0 replies)

that sounds like some version of hell from Dante's inferno

Justice divine has weighed: the doom is clear.
All hope renounce, ye lost who enter here

Imagine coming home to McCain, every day for eternity..

<--- John

o smilies, i will sleep more sweetly because of you tonight
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:57 PM (1 replies)

I don't believe in hell.. I think it is merely the absence of heaven

both of which experiential states are fully accessible to
human beings whilst they are still alive. No need to
die to get there.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:46 PM (0 replies)

the questions we should be asking about the pearly gates

are they attached to walls?

if so, are they for keeping people out?
or keeping people in?
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:44 PM (0 replies)

this reminds me of a story

(remember it's just a story)

A great proud and powerful king regularly gathered his
court, naturally comprised of noble subjects who
lavished him with adoration. One fellow in particular,
a favorite of the king, was a poet. His poems & songs,
eloquent, elaborate, in praise of the King, brought
his Majesty particular delight.

One afternoon a line from the song made everyone
gasp. "Oh King, you are so mighty, no one is more
powerful than you, you are more powerful than God."

This made everyone quite nervous. It seemed the
poet had crossed a dangerous line, comparing the
King to God, and all waited for the King's response.

"Greater than God?" Indeed, is it so? The King
looked around his court. "Anyone...?" Anxious

Bemused by his courtiers' terror, he called upon his
most favorite, the court Jester, loved for his wisdom
and humor.

But even the Jester was nervous. If he answered that
the King was not greater than God, his Majesty may be
insulted, which could cost him his head.

Thinkety-think-think went his clever brain.

"My King," he ventured, "I can not answer the
question for certain from my own knowledge. But I do
know there is one thing YOU can do, that even God can
not do."

The King leaned forward, eagerly, as did the entire
court. "Hmmm...?"

"Majesty, if you wish to banish someone from your
Kingdom, it is easily done. This is something God
can not do."

and everyone lived happily ever after, keeping
their heads and pride intact.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:29 PM (1 replies)

annoying cat syndrome

I love this kitty to pieces, he's the best cat ever except
for his most annoying persistent and loud whiny meow.

So annoying in fact that one of the other cats up and
clobbered him, just to get him to shut up.

Anyone have a good suggestion for teaching an
otherwise perfect cat to "use his words" ??

The only thing that works is if I grab him and pet
him and kiss and hug him for a long time.. but I'm
starting to feel used...

he was so cute when I adopted him, looked like this one:

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:51 AM (14 replies)
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