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happy_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-16-10 04:47 PM
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$500,000 to kill each enemy soldier- fifty-three dollars for each person classified as poor
A message from my hero and America's prophet MLK Jr:

"And you may not know it, my friends, but it is estimated that we spend $500,000 to kill each enemy soldier, while we spend only fifty-three dollars for each person classified as poor, and much of that fifty-three dollars goes for salaries to people that are not poor. So I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor, and attack it as such....




"Don't let anybody make you think that God chose America as his divine, messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world.

God has a way of standing before the nations with judgment, and it seems that I can hear God saying to America, "You're too arrogant! And if you don't change your ways, I will rise up and break the backbone of your power, and I'll place it in the hands of a nation that doesn't even know my name."




"It is time for all people of conscience to call upon America to come back home. Come home, America.

I call on Washington today.

I call on every man and woman of good will all over America today.

I call on the young men of America who must make a choice today to take a stand on this issue.

Tomorrow may be too late."





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DebbieCDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-16-10 04:50 PM
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1. We could sure use him today
K&R
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happy_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-16-10 05:14 PM
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4. That's for sure
But he left us with his amazing words that are still all true today. He told us what we still need to hear.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-16-10 04:51 PM
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2. KNR.Obama is no MLK thats for sure.
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-16-10 05:11 PM
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3. It is truly awesome how MLK Jr's words still reverberate the truth!
Thank you for posting!

From a wonderful MLK Jr site at the Seattle Times:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/special/mlk /

".....At 33, he was pressing the case of civil rights with President John Kennedy. At 34, he galvanized the nation with his "I Have a Dream" speech. At 35, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. At 39, he was assassinated, but he left a legacy of hope and inspiration that continues today."

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happy_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-16-10 05:24 PM
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5. all that by 39 and leaving an unmatched legacy as well
I feel like such a slacker.

That is a great site!
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-16-10 05:34 PM
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6. A "Republican" who agreed with MLK before MLK.
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children."
---President Dwight Eisenhower


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happy_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-16-10 07:37 PM
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10. love that quote!
n/t
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-16-10 06:51 PM
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7. Thanks for that great quote (and subject header!)
I recall hearing something like that a while back, but couldn't recall the exact words or their author.
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-16-10 06:51 PM
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8. K&R
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Randall Flagg Donating Member (411 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-16-10 06:52 PM
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9. God, I miss that man
and the type of people that backed him up.
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happy_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-16-10 09:37 PM
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11. me too
He would have made the best president.
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happy_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-16-10 10:59 PM
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12. kick
Edited on Tue Feb-16-10 11:01 PM by happy_liberal
:kick:

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death." MLK

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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-17-10 02:35 PM
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15. +10000000000000
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happy_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-17-10 01:08 PM
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13. I'd like to hop over to a parallel universe and see what our Country could have become
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-17-10 02:33 PM
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14. Impossible! According to the sanitized version I get from the media...
... King worked for the Civil Rights Act and then completely disappeared for half a decade, and didn't talk about poverty or peace.
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happy_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-17-10 03:02 PM
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16. they still want us to believe some wacko killed him over his civil rights stance
He was under FBI surveillance and I don't think it was to protect him.

He was killed exactly one year after giving his speech on Vietnam.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-17-10 04:56 PM
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17. There's some perspective for you.
n/t
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invictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-17-10 04:59 PM
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18. +1
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-18-10 02:52 PM
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19. "God has a way of standing before the nations with judgment" Some people are in for a rude
awakening!

If Matthew 25 means what is says, there is gonna be some wailing and gnashing of teeth!

thanks, happy! :pals:
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