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Christie - "Well, That Escalated Quickly" from TPM

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/well-that-escalated-quickly

Brian Murphy (@burrite) is a former political reporter in New Jersey and now an assistant professor of history at Baruch College, where he studies political economy and the politics of banking and infrastructure in the early American republic. He worked for David Wildstein in 2002 as the managing editor of PoliticsNJ.com and is also a friend of Bill Baroni. Both men are intimately involved in the scandal. He has not spoken with either about the scandal. He has never met Wildstein in person, and has not seen Baroni since 2009.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Feb 2, 2014, 02:06 PM (3 replies)

Zimmerman has a taker for his celebrity boxing match.

http://beamusicpro.com/game-fight-george-zimmerman-celebrity-boxing-match/



Acquitted killer George Zimmerman says he wants to take up boxing – and celebrity rapper The Game says he’s more than happy to be George Zimmerman’s first opponent.

TMZ reported that the Ali Bomaye rapper has accepted a challenge to box the infamous George Zimmerman in a celebrity boxing match being promoted by Damon Feldman. The fight is scheduled for March 1 and all proceeds go to charity. The Game is 240lbs and 6’5″ and heavily muscled. Zimmerman is 5’7″, and his weight has fluctuated from 185lbs. to 285lbs. by media accounts – most of it generally not muscle.

The Game said:

“I will beat the f**k out of him. I would not be boxing for me. I’d be boxing for the legacy of Trayvon Martin and for his family. I would box him to knock him out and I would definitely take pleasure in it. It’s legal, and I want to show him you can solve your disputes without a weapon.”
Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Jan 31, 2014, 11:45 AM (116 replies)

Such Weather - dogeweather.com

http://dogeweather.com

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tired-weather-girl-doge-can-tell-you-weather-forecast-now-1434171
Tired of the Weather Girl? Doge Can Tell You the Weather Forecast Now

?w=500&h=247&l=50&t=40

The internet's current favourite meme Doge is now so popular that he's now got his own website doling out weather reports.

If you head over to dogeweather.com, you'll be treated to a geo-located weather forecast from Doge, complete with matching explanations in signature Doge lingo.

If the weather's rainy, like it is here in London, Doge will appear dressed in a bright yellow raincoat, together with the temperature gauge in both Celsius and Farenheit, together with helpful comments like "such wet", "very cloud" and "many rain".

"Doge" (pronounced "Dohj" like the chief magistrate of Venice) is a slang term referring to the Japanese dog breed Shiba Inu.

Photos of this dog are commonly photoshopped onto photos of amusing photographs, together with five phrases meant to illustrate the dog's internal monologue, which include adverbs like "such", "very", "many", "so", together with the mandatory interjection "wow".
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Jan 29, 2014, 12:43 PM (0 replies)

Baby Elephant WARNING CUTENESS OVERLOAD

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Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Jan 26, 2014, 01:52 AM (3 replies)

just saw a nice message somewhere about how it is such a good medicine that

people take it for the side effects alone.

Warning:
Side effects may include laughter, tears, creative
ideas, music, dancing, innumerable insights, urges
to eat something delicious, and may cause you to
sleep soundly through the night.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Jan 25, 2014, 02:23 PM (0 replies)

NORML petition for amendment to NM constitution

please consider signing!
Gov. Martinez is not crazy about the idea.

http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/51046/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12683

New Mexico: Constitutional Amendment to Legalize Marijuana Prefiled

Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D-Albuquerque Democrat) has prefiled a constitutional amendment proposal to legalize the adult use of marijuana in New Mexico. If approved by members of both the House and Senate, the amendment would go before state voters in the general election this November. If approved by voters, new regulations governing marijuana would go into effect in 2015.

“The whole point would be that it would be a step toward a more rational approach to a use of the substance, much as we do with alcohol now,” Senator Ortiz y Pino stated. “his is basically an opportunity for the public to decide if they want to do it,” Ortiz y Pino said . “…If they don’t (vote for it) we go back to the drawing board.”

Please take a moment of your time to enter your zip code below and contact your elected officials and urge them to support this important proposal.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Jan 8, 2014, 04:18 PM (1 replies)

because of the way you, and other like minded woobashers, communicate in these threads.

You come across as smug, arrogant, closed minded,
judgmental, with a distinct lack of warmth or humility.

There seems also to be a distinct lack of creative curiosity,
or wonder.

These points lead me to question whether there is even
any live scientific intelligence therein, or simply dogmatic
programming with a touch of egomania.

This is my impression: seriously ineffective communication.
Indifference to whether understanding is being advanced;
rather only that one feels superior.

If you care about people understanding what you want
them to know, then learn to communicate in a way
that is not insulting, demeaning, condescending in
tone. Practice respect, because you are dealing
with human beings.

My impressions are opinion only, not science based or
peer reviewed, nor intended as a personal attack.



Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Jan 5, 2014, 02:34 PM (1 replies)

this video, I think, is powerful -- NY kids talking about school and testing



http://www.upworthy.com/students-of-new-york-city-tell-their-new-mayor-how-standardized-testing-squashes-the-learning-bug-2

edit I think this has been posted before on DU but not everybody sees everything and it is worth seeing. Gave me hope for the future of education. Sane kids talking to a mayor who (hopefully) listens to kids.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Mon Dec 30, 2013, 01:03 PM (1 replies)

An insulting, disrespectful tone will derail effective communication.

If communication here in these threads is not effective, we
are not informing each other, we are not learning from one
another, we are not inspiring, collaborating, organizing or
encouraging.

The key is effectiveness. If you (or anybody) talks to me
as if I am an idiot, I am less likely to listen or read your
point of view.

I think we each have a responsibility to make our own
communications as clear and nonviolent as possible,
remembering always that every human on the planet
needs kindness, especially the mean ones.

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Dec 29, 2013, 11:28 AM (1 replies)

* Third Vatican Council * YOWZA * so sad to edit and report this is satire oops.

http://diversitychronicle.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/pope-francis-condemns-racism-and-declares-that-all-religions-are-true-at-historic-third-vatican-council/

POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS RACISM AND DECLARES THAT
“ALL RELIGIONS ARE TRUE” AT HISTORIC THIRD VATICAN COUNCIL


The Third Vatican Council concluded today with Pope Francis announcing that Catholicism is now a “modern and reasonable religion, which has undergone evolutionary changes. The time has come to abandon all intolerance. We must recognize that religious truth evolves and changes. Truth is not absolute or set in stone. Even atheists acknowledge the divine. Through acts of love and charity the atheist acknowledges God as well, and redeems his own soul, becoming an active participant in the redemption of humanity.”


“Through humility, soul searching, and prayerful contemplation we have gained a new understanding of certain dogmas. The church no longer believes in a literal hell where people suffer. This doctrine is incompatible with the infinite love of God. God is not a judge but a friend and a lover of humanity. God seeks not to condemn but only to embrace. Like the fable of Adam and Eve, we see hell as a literary device. Hell is merely a metaphor for the isolated soul, which like all souls ultimately will be united in love with God” Pope Francis declared.

In a speech that shocked many, the Pope claimed “All religions are true, because they are true in the hearts of all those who believe in them. What other kind of truth is there? In the past, the church has been harsh on those it deemed morally wrong or sinful. Today, we no longer judge. Like a loving father, we never condemn our children. Our church is big enough for heterosexuals and homosexuals, for the pro-life and the pro-choice! For conservatives and liberals, even communists are welcome and have joined us. We all love and worship the same God.”
-snip

In a announcement that shocked many people, Pope Francis warned that “those who seek to deny a home to the migrant, to the African and the Muslim, risk their membership in the church. We will consider excommunication for those whose souls willingly dwell in the darkness and evil of intolerance and racism. Satan himself is a metaphor or a personification, for the collective evils of mankind. Today, these evils manifest foremost as racism, intolerance, religious persecution and bigotries of all kinds.”

Posted by Voice for Peace | Mon Dec 23, 2013, 06:38 PM (29 replies)
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