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Can anyone verify the ultra-bizarre point when Mitt started asking Obama what was in his portfolio

and talking about investing in China,
and Obama wouldn't even look at him directly,
and he kept badgering wildly,
and Candy Crowly said I think we've gone a little off topic
we were talking about immigration....

did I dream that whole sequence?
if not was it as bizarre as I remember it?
Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue Oct 16, 2012, 11:11 PM (47 replies)

The Car Crash Paul Ryan Should Have Avoided at the VP Debate


Biden had responded with grace so uncommon
it could only be innate, suggesting that his usual bombast
may be at least partly a cover for the hurt that he must
still keenly feel four decades later.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Oct 14, 2012, 08:18 PM (35 replies)

I ain't afraid


Holly Near: I ain't afraid

I ain't afraid of your Yahweh
I ain't afraid of your Allah
I ain't afraid of your Jesus
I'm afraid of what you do in the name of your god

I ain't afraid of your churches
I ain't afraid of your temples
I ain't afraid of your praying
I'm afraid of what you do in the name of your god

Rise up to your higher power
Free up from fear, it will devour you
Watch out for the ego of the hour
The ones who say they know it
Are the ones who will impose it on you


Rise up, and see a higher story
Free up from the gods of war and glory
Watch out for the threats of purgatory
The spirit of the wind wont make a killing off of sin and satan

I aint afraid of your Bible
I aint afraid of your Torah
I aint afraid of your Koran
Dont let the letter of the law
Obscure the spirit of your love it's killing us

I aint afraid of your money
I aint afraid of your borders
I aint afraid of your choices

I aint afraid of your Sunday
I aint afraid of your Sabbath
I aint afraid of your teachers

I aint afraid of your dances
I aint afraid of your music
I aint afraid of your children
I'm afraid of what you do in the name of your god
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Oct 14, 2012, 06:28 AM (6 replies)

Was it actually an official "rule" that Biden would address Ryan as Mr. Ryan?

and not Congressman Ryan, or Paulie?
I never found out if that was a joke, or a real rule.

If not a joke: did Biden ever refer to him as Mr. Ryan?
It was always "the Congressman" or "my friend"
(as I recall.) That would be awfully funny, especially
since almost nobody would be noticing except Mr.Ryan.

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:17 AM (29 replies)

AMY GOODMAN at UNM for tonight's VP debate

I'm probably not going to be able to go, but here is the link:


Wanna hang out with Amy Goodman?

Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:00 PM
UNM Continuing Education Auditorium - 1634 University Blvd NE

Come out and watch Thursday's VP debate with KUNM and Amy Goodman live at the UNM Continuing Education Auditorium.

The VP debate has increased in prominence following last week's debate. Why not step out, stop in and watch it on the big screen?

THIS IS A KUNM EVENT. They are accepting donations at the door to offset their expenses, but no one will be turned away. Seating is first-come, first-served and no RSVP is required. Help spread the word. This all ages event will feature a post-debate discussion with Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! on KUNM. Doors open at 6:15, the VP debate starts at 7pm.

After the debate, join the discussion and book-signing with Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan. Their new book is The Silenced Majority. Bookworks will be on hand if you want to buy a copy of the book for Amy to sign.

Parking is free.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Thu Oct 11, 2012, 12:46 PM (0 replies)

generally you can avoid the depressing threads.. you can't eliminate them.

It's easy to get overwhelmed taking in too much information.
Up and down polls, trolls, and so on.

The source of hope and inspiration is inside of you.
If you can find it there, drink deeply, and share it..
that's how it works.

You can only drink from others' fountains in drips and drops.
There's a whole freshwater ocean inside of you.

Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Oct 10, 2012, 03:50 PM (1 replies)

DU Juries: Is the Accused Given a Chance for Self-Defense?

There are always two sides to a story.

It bothers me when I have to make a decision on a jury,
and the accused can't defend his/her post.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Oct 7, 2012, 07:45 PM (23 replies)

It's a healthy body, male or female, who can shed tears.

Tears cleanse, they heal, they restore balance.

Often something will trigger a sorrow I've stored in my
body since childhood, and I will finally weep those tears.
I hear myself crying and it's the cry of a child, not an

People unable to feel store it all up in their arteries,
bones, organs. I personally think that over time unwept
tears become tumors and plaque.

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Sep 22, 2012, 08:22 PM (0 replies)

Feeling is our most fundamental survival function.

There are feeling receptors throughout our bodies, constantly
transmitting information to our brains. I'm sure they pick up
more than we generally notice or pay attention to.

Do you have no personal sense of something called instinct?

If not, do you consider instinct in humans to be unreliable?

Is instinct unreliable in animals? How do they know to
find water, seek shelter, build a nest?

We have come so far from our natural feeling selves and
that's at the heart of all the misery in the world.

When a person knows how to feel they are not easily
able to block out the suffering of others, or inflict harm
on another.

We learn not to feel when we are kids. But without feeling
the big important brains have made a big mess of the world.

Posted by Voice for Peace | Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:08 AM (1 replies)

"The Way We Live Now" - BBC, on Netflix instant -- 3 thumbs up

The story & villain are perfect for our times. The character of
Mr. Melmotte is particularly brilliant -- you will recognize him.
(Based on the book, which I've never read.)

The Way We Live Now is a satirical novel published in London
in 1875 by Anthony Trollope, after a popular serialisation.
In 1872 Trollope returned to England from abroad and was
appalled by the greed which was loose in the land. His scolding
rebuke was his longest novel.

Containing 100 chapters, The Way We Live Now is particularly
rich in sub-plot. It was inspired by the financial scandals of the
early 1870s, and lashes out at the pervading dishonesty of the
age, commercial, political, moral, and intellectual. It is one of
the last significant Victorian novels to have been published in
monthly parts.


Here is what the author of the book (on which movie is
based) had to say

Nevertheless a certain class of dishonesty, dishonesty
magnificent in its proportions, and climbing into high places,
has become at the same time so rampant and so splendid
that there seems to be reason for fearing that men and
women will be taught to feel that dishonesty, if it can become
splendid, will cease to be abominable.

If dishonesty can live in a gorgeous palace with pictures on
all its walls, and gems in all its cupboards, with marble and
in all its corners, and can give Apician dinners, and get into
Parliament, and deal in millions, then dishonesty is not
disgraceful, and the man dishonest after such a fashion is not
a low scoundrel.

Instigated, I say, by some such reflections as these, I sat down
in my new house to write The Way We Live Now.[1]
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:41 PM (5 replies)
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