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Imagine having your name on something that will empower millions to have more strength to resist the

bullies in our lives, and to save so many lives. Obama did the job and single payer on the way for 2017. The quiet man won this one because he never lost sight of the human side to all of this.

CP posted this cartoon of why it's necessary:

Obama, Reid and Pelosi are regularly demeaned by those who don't know civics. Makes people really want to get out and counter the raving troglodyte vote, uh?

The majority of the vitriol has no basis in history or facts, as a simple google wiil erase all of it, save the underlying disdain and contempt. The lack of facts and logic overriden by volume and profanities indicate the issues are neither political nor educated.

Thus we are stuck with:

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

~ Plato

Depressing the vote rewards the status quo who seek to keep us disempowered. We can only do that to ourselves:

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves, and the only way they could do this is by not voting.

~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Whoever stays at home is voting for the Tea Party, even if they don't vote for them. Apparently, they don't consider the effect of the lunacy of right wing theocrats and bigots important enough to get involved, they'd rather sit on the sidelines and throw spitballs. Do they really share our values?

These Do-Nothings profess a commitment to social change for ideals of justice, equality, and opportunity, and then abstain from and discourage all effective action for change. They are known by their brand, 'I agree with your ends but not your means'.

~ Saul Alinsky

Thanks for the reply.

SHEN YUN will be in Seattle April 3rd through the 6th.

Shen Yun - Chinese Spectacular

Uploaded on Mar 11, 2010

"I deal with a great number of visiting performance companies, and I can say that the show by Divine Performing Arts was the best Ive seen in all my 60 years.

~Prof. Chi-mao Li, National Taiwan College of Arts

The dances were graceful, delicate, and beautiful! There was something pure and bright and also very dignified about them. This show gave me a real sense of goodness and meaning in life.

~ Anna Liceica, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre

Its very artistic, and you just feel nice watching it. Its hard to explain exactly what it is about it thats so beautiful.

~Marc Reese, trumpeter, Empire Brass

Absolutely magical The gorgeous costumes, the gracefulness, the beautiful choreography, the beautiful music Its beauty from beginning to end. Everybody that I know who has seen it, everybody comes away with exactly the same opinion: Everybody says you have to see it to believe it. You cannot describe it in words; it must be experienced.

~Christine Walevska, cello virtuoso

...a highly professional, well thought out and beautifully produced presentation! This is not only entertainment, but a valuable cross-over cultural event: a strong, gracious gesture toward international understanding, in an all-too-troubled world.

~Donn B. Murphy, Ph.D., President, The National Theatre

It amazed me The choreography is phenomenal, I think its the best show that I ever saw. The best. Even the backgrounds, the dancing, the choreography and the music, the singing - everything. I am very, very lucky to see this amazing and fabulous performance, and I couldnt have imagined it would be like this.

~Valentina Alexess, former ballerina, Moscow Ballet

Wonderful a grand show, a spectacle It was atmospheric, mesmerizing.

~Jennifer OLoughlin, Soprano, Vienna Volksoper

No words can describe the whole show. Amazing may be one way to describe it. It is so magnificent I have never watched such wonderful dance in my life! Its hard to describe. Perfection may be the right word.

~Mieke Bouve, Belgian actress

The theme of the show was very clear, depicting Chinese culture and history that is traditional and authentic. The programs displayed the courage, wisdom, and hardworking spirit of the Chinese people. Their hearts are so open and giving. Inspiring!

~Nilas Martins, Principal dancer, New York City Ballet

Be transported to a world of heavenly maidens and magical fire-breathing dragons as the show combines amazing costumes and exhilarating dance routines guaranteed to leave people wanting more.

~The Canberra Times

Gorgeous. Beautiful!

~WABC Eyewitness News

The stunning gracefulness and strength of the individual dancers is immeasurably enhanced with precise and imaginative group choreography, sumptuous costuming, and magnificent set designs and backdrops using traditional painting together with multi-media technology. The entire production is a beautiful blend of antiquity and modernity... If youre bone-weary of the offensive, obscene, absurd, and insipid offerings that are passed off as entertainment and culture these days, you owe it to yourself and posterity to indulge your inner aesthete in the refreshingly innocent beauty and artistic splendor which these outstanding artists bring to the stage.

~The New American

Gloriously colorful... Ancient legends and courageous heroic figures come to life through its leaps, its spins and its delicate gestures.



~ Femme Actuelle

Combines ancient and modern with spectacular pageantry wholesome, family-friendly revives cultural holiday traditions, some dating back 5,000 years, which had all but been forgotten.

~Ottawa Sun

I got a brochure on this event today, with many beautiful pictures. It says:

Reviving 5,000 years of civilization.

That line reminds me of a Chinese friend whose family had moved to the USA. Her parents along with their grandparents had fled to Hong Kong and then the USA. They operated a small grocery store and lived upstairs.

As she related the history and dynasties and the years involved to me, it blew my mind. She said, of course, the part further back was really myth. America is not old enought to have any lasting mythology, IMO.

I invited her to Thanksgiving Dinner and she did what most southern dinner guests once did, and maybe Asian families do, and brought a box of sweets as a gift. And she fell *in love* with mashed potatoes, LOL.

I'm not interested in the political aspects, only the beautiful music and dancing. The comment in the video and the brochure says it is not seen in China. And that the dance troupe is based in New York. It says it will be a multi-media event with animations of the ancient history of China.

It will be performed this week:

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
Seattle Center
321 Mercer Street
Seattle, 98109

Tickets from Ticketmaster.

I won't attend as I'm not well and couldn't afford it. Seats range from $70-180, but I love the music. I'm posting for those who may be able to see it in Seattle or in other cities.

More information at the links:



Depends on who's got their finger on the button. We don't have Romney with the Bush crew scheming,

and don't have John MdCain singing 'Bomb-bomb-bomb, bomb-bomb Iran' imitating the Beach Boys song to his sponsors:

This guy didn't like that...

And he's not interested in war with Russia or anyone else:

Not even Syria, as I recall:

The kind of war people imagine would not be worthwhile for us, Russia, China or the world. Some RWNJs believe they can bring Jesus back with a nuclear war. Best to keep the reins of power from their ands. Thanks and see you later.

A succinct and scientific explanation, that! But men don't believe it. No, they really don't...

Men believe babies are delivered by storks, thus they are not in any way responsible to pay for them. There's a reason they believe this:

Where did the “delivery stork” myth originate?

...Some believed that a stork could cause a woman to become pregnant just by looking at her. (!)

Storks are migratory, which means they could technically be delivery babies from some far away, mystical land.

The souls of unborn children were once believed to live in marshes, wells, springs and ponds - all areas also coincidentally frequented by storks. The birds were said to fetch the babies’ souls during their migratory flights and deliver them to their expectant parents...

White storks measure 40 to 50 inches tall with a wingspan of 61 to 70 inches and weigh between 5 and 10 pounds - potentially large enough to at least imagine carrying an infant...


They don't trust any woman about this issue, because as you can see, the storks did it. All births are by immaculate conception. See, still not their responsiblity.

The USA and Russia have never fought each other directly, only by proxy. Too dangerous.

Although I get your point...


Literal incarnation of the Pigs running Animal Farm. Guess who goes to the glue factory? n/t

Nothing GOOD that Obama has done has EVER been reported since Day One in 2009.

We see the results daily, not just in November. The relentless media drive to depress the voting base of Democrats to get them to NOT VOTE and riling up the rightwingers TO VOTE is every day of the week, every week of the year and it takes its toll.

This entire country has been in permanent election mode since the Nixon era. The GOP knows this and their media issues their line of thinking in every venue daily. There is no opposing voice in conservative owned venues, no matter if they throw us a few liberal pundits in to appear fair. And they are increasing their control of media worldwide.

National elections are not all there is, as D.C. is full of people from the red and blue states that have fallen to talk radio, television and cable stations and other organs of propaganda.

They're NOT giving people the tools they need to fight the lies of the GOP and RWNJs. They daily give them more ground. Why don't we admit it on DU and elsewhere that the battle is not just after primaries are done, when the proof is right in front our faces as we report the RW lies?


In 2010, after death threats and the Koch brothers Tea Party being full coverage all year long, look what they failed to report on:

The truth about the ACA, from 2010! What media refused to show!

President Obama Makes Surprise Call To Gail O'Brien

Uploaded on Sep 22, 2010

President Obama made a surprise call yesterday to Gail O'Brien, a woman in Keene, NH, who is benefiting from the Affordable Care Act, which was passed six months ago today. Gail was previously uninsured and diagnosed with high grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Thanks to the new law, Gail now has insurance through the new Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan that will pay for her treatments, and she is responding very well.

That was September 2010 before the midterms. Want to talk about conspiracy? What was on the air the entire year?

The Tea Party and their astroturf protests about the horrors of the ACA and Death Panels, etc. is what all the cable networks went with instead of telling the truth, giving Americans some information they could use.

The 2010 elections were a set up from the Koch brothers to lie about the ACA, fast track Keystone and keep the Bush tax cuts. That led to the Sequester and all the rest. And we are still fighting the lies about Obama and Obamacare after all of this time.


Excellent examples. And regarding Noam Chomsky about the condition of many women in the world:

Noam Chomsky finally talks about women's issues


Chris Hedges went further:

Red Queen, I hope that you don't consider this a diversion, but we've already seen this OP was juried and trolled by 'name removed.' But this tweet made a connection:

Anyone claiming the media and other forces are not promoting a rape culture from many venues, from Duck Dynasty, Ted Nugent, politicians and pundits, video games, music, books like The Handmaiden's Tale, Shades of Grey, are in denial. They repeat the meme that it's all good since people find it entertaining and fun, will never ever 'get it.'

By denial, they are making the world less safe, not just for adult women, but men, and children, both male and female.

I am adding this for your thread, but will not answer all comments, if there are any, I'm putting it here for a reference. Most women will not complain here because of the backlash they know is coming. These subjects have been dissed for years at DU which disappoints many lurkers and members.

You and I have both seen what the arguments will be. Sorry, I don't have time to try to get people to show respect to others who won't drop their sense of entitlement to disrespect others. It's a circular argument, thus hopeless.

But this and many of your other threads, seek to enlighten those with open minds and hearts. I just want you to know that many of us do appreciate you keeping at it, despite the abuse, Red Queen.


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