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for me personally it is about integrity.

Integrity leads to wisdom,
wisdom leads to good decisions and good counsel,
though it doesn't promise mistakes won't be made.
Integrity requires you keep your conscience clean.

Romney is a liar, period. This ability to travel the nation
spewing outright lies and distortions, which he probably
hasn't even thought up himself, is a distinct sign of a
man operating with little or no integrity. period. For me
it's as simple as that. Your associates staying home from
the vote will help keep Cheat & Deceit in power.. don't
let them do it.

I perceive Obama as a man of great integrity & conscience.
None of us knows a tenth of what he must deal with daily.
But his example, in my opinion, is going to have a lasting
effect and he deserves four more years. I'm looking forward
and extremely hopeful.

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Jul 21, 2012, 09:56 AM (1 replies)

I don't have links for you but

everything you're requesting shows up here every day on DU,
or almost every day, sometimes in such abundance there's no
time to click on even a tenth of the articles.

So if you aren't spending much time here lately, it might be a
timely time to spend more. You don't have to offer caveats
for your politics I don't think -- if you're just interested in
gaining information, not here to debate -- best wishes.

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Jul 21, 2012, 09:48 AM (1 replies)

aha.. I think I understand

You and I have had different kinds of exposure or encounters
with OWS. So our viewpoints are based on that, as much as
on other stuff.

I was thrilled by Occupy, the way it burst out -- for a few months
energetically supporting in many ways. But whenever I'd attend
a meeting which became complicated and unproductive, ego
land, my instinct was to focus elsewhere.

OWS reminds me of the contest between my heart and my head.

My heart wants things simple, clear, moving full steam ahead,
without ego, fear, or waste. My head gives me a million good
reasons why that's impossible. The reasons all argue with
each other until I have a headache. Heart keeps asking
for the same simple thing.

I absolutely believe that peace and change begins inside of
me. This isn't a small undertaking. In fact, it takes an entire

When I see change in myself, I recognize it is equally possible
in all of us. It's a profoundly beautiful process and just imagine,
if every person cleaned up their own shit, how clean the world
would be overnight.

Everybody has an interesting life story. We get our points
of view from there, from where we've been. I've never been
in a coal mine. I've been poor but never starved. There is
so much to learn from everybody, anybody.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Jul 20, 2012, 01:58 AM (0 replies)

"There is a simple answer"

This seems the most logical to me:

There is a simple answer as to why Bain and Romney remain so steadfastly adamant that he had nothing to do with Bain during the runup to the 2002 SLC Winter Olympics.

That simple answer is that Romney and Bain appear to have used the Olympics as a vehicle for personal enrichment, and appear to have been very successful in their endeavor.

Posted by Voice for Peace | Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:22 AM (2 replies)

ok, this is why I love DU

that's a great post.

secret leaders,
with secret followers,
and all of them... afraid

Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Jul 11, 2012, 06:01 PM (0 replies)

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Posted by Voice for Peace | Thu Jul 5, 2012, 06:38 PM (7 replies)

no, I'm not off base, please don't do that.

I'm a medical mj patient myself; I went to many doctors, for years,
who said this is wrong with you, that's wrong with you.

I had many different diagnoses, and was prescribed all sorts
of things that either made my conditions worse or did nothing.

Not only physically/psychologically chaotic, but it contributed to
a sense of hopelessness that I'd ever feel well again. Nobody
in the medical profession seemed able to help, or even seemed
to know what they were talking about.

Through those years I had a strong craving for mj at times, which
was, to me, peculiar, as it felt physiological, the way hunger
or thirst does. Rather than see this as a drug problem, or a
sign of being some kind of addict, I started looking at the craving
as information, something my body was telling me it needed.

I'm still exploring what works for me, using it medicinally --
not as a cure-all, but part of a whole picture, as I keep learning.
There are many like me, and as you know, tons of research re
medical benefits.

The man in the OP is self-medicating for something. A good
"pot doctor" (as I called it) would not simply prescribe pot --
but would be able to help the guy discern what his pot use was
about, & whether there were other underlying medical problems --
and guide him toward using pot in a beneficial way (if he continued
using it) -- and in addition help him educate his wife. I don't
think most doctors would look at or understand the whole

Locally someone told me he knows a probation officer who
helps his clients get signed up for medical pot. His reasoning
is that the person who keeps getting dirty urine is probably
going to keep smoking and shouldn't keep getting busted
for it, because there appears to be a legitimate need for
the pot as medication.

I hope this clarifies what I meant -- if you still think I'm
off base, let's just drop it, as I don't want to debate. I do feel
strongly on the subject for personal reasons. I know people
can and do misuse mj, and some people are better off without it.
But if people have a big urge in their life for it, as this guy does,
it's worth looking at why?

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:55 AM (0 replies)
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