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Live and let live is well and good

as long as nobody
offends me in any way;
for if I'm offended and disturbed,
unsettled and unhappy,
nervous and uncomfortable,
fearful and bewildered,
angry and outraged,
it's certainly not my fault, but theirs
for having so affected me.


People just want to feel happy and safe, but their
operating system software is very messed up.

It's not a matter of insufficient brain cells, but
that the cells are in the wrong arrangement,
working at cross-purpose to the host organism.

The upside is such people tend to go extinct, eventually.

When a brain/mind is turned against its own host:
- directing it to eat shit food
- directing it to hate and cheat and lie
- directing it to be cruel, and to hate
- directing it not to care about life
- directing it to ingest poisons daily
- directing it to ignore its innate instincts and conscience
- directing it to believe in Fear, and disdain wisdom
it tends to kill it off; and both mind and body die.

The offspring are also unhealthy, naturally, and don't
reproduce well. They are poisoning themselves to death,
body and mind.

At this point, human survival in large part may depend on
love, joy, peace, and organic food. The effect of those things
on the body and mind.

Evolution may take care of many of today's evils... I'm hopeful.


Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Jun 24, 2012, 06:55 PM (0 replies)

Instead of assuming the worst about where I'm at, please try and understand.

There is no defense of this situation. I see an unspeakable
crime upon an innocent life, for which there is no good
explanation. Somehow the young mother had become
very ill; it's only a sick or starving creature who will do this
to its own offspring.

How does this happen? If we don't try to understand --
and with an effort at compassion even in the face of
an unforgivable crime -- there is less chance of breaking
the cycle of insanity.

Without help, and probably even with help, the abused
child will be an abuser, of herself or others. She will only
feel like *herself* when she is alone, starving, and locked
away in darkness. As horrible as it is, it's her most familiar
safe place, it's what she knows best. One way or another
she'll repeat it as an adult, if she survives to adulthood.

It's bleak and sad, but it happens all the time to so many,
in so many different ways. I wonder what somebody
had done to that young mother when she was a child.
And I wonder what somebody did to that somebody,
on and on -- all the somebodies, who re-enact what they
know best, damaging one generation after another.

My way of thinking isn't about excusing the crime, it's about
breaking the cycle.

Much of my life's work has been about understanding the
human psyche -- in particular, how one gets from utter
beauty and innocence at birth, to point B: for example,
a newborn baby with infinite promise grows in 29 years
into a creature who can torture her own offspring.

When does the damage begin? How can it be stopped?

Every human is born innocent. If you disagree with me
that's ok, but please don't distort my meaning, thank you!



Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Jun 24, 2012, 05:51 PM (2 replies)

The awesome potential of solar

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Posted by Voice for Peace | Thu Jun 21, 2012, 10:21 AM (2 replies)

Stuttering video

Keeps getting worse on my computer -- not for dvd's
but all streaming video.

I thought it might be an age-related problem but am reading
that even brand new Macs are having this problem.

I have NOT come across a fix.. have restored permissions,
rebooted, let it cool down, upgraded, mackeeper'd, etc.
Some things have seemed to work but only very short-term.

Any answers? It's frustrating, can usually watch no more
than 2-3 minutes at the most before stuttering starts.
Thanks for any help!
Posted by Voice for Peace | Thu May 24, 2012, 02:47 PM (8 replies)

eclipse plans in ABQ area?

I'm wondering where people may be planning to watch this
eve, apart from what will probably be sold-out and overcrowded
viewing locations.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun May 20, 2012, 03:44 PM (6 replies)

Animals in the lounge

Humans in the lounge, too: I'm looking for helpful stories, suggestions.

I have 3 cats. An old friend has just moved here to share the house & cost of living. Friend has a dog, a beautiful sweet BIG one. We're trying to make a go of it. The cats and the dog haven't yet hit it off, it's been about 2 weeks. Dog is curious but hasn't yet had a taste of the cats. Cats are really nervous and are making themselves scarce and I miss them but I'm also falling in love with the dog. (dammit, I swore I'd never have another dog)

All 3 cats are indoor-outdoor. Very safe outdoor area, lots of good hiding places, they stay pretty close to home. (usually come when I call them). Dog is never loose on property -- if not off on adventures, tied on the side of the house, or closed in their room for the night. Dog is not unhappy. (Landlord requests dog not be loose on property outside.)

When dog comes in and out, we usually give her a tour to sniff around house, as long as cats are outside. So they are all getting used to the others' smells. Sometimes one cat watches dog through the window, and dog watches cat back.

Cats have the entire night to themselves, indoors and outdoors, though they haven't quite figured this out.

Will they ever co-exist without trauma and drama? I don't want poor dog to always be restricted or confined at home.. (she does get out, on lots of walks and runs with her master.)

Is canine-feline friendship even a remote possibility in such a situation? (Cats are all around 3 years, neutered males. Dog is 2.5 year old lab-golden, F)

I had the brilliant idea to get a kitten, for the dog, to bridge the gap between dog and cats. My idea was that the kitten wouldn't have preconceived notions about dogs and would bond. Dog would learn how to speak cat language and become better able to understand the other cats. As kitten matured he would educate the other cats about how to deal
with a big dog. The other cats would learn by watching the kitten grow up that dogs are a cat's best friend.

If anyone has ever done this unsuccessfully, please talk me out of it immediately. Thank you!

Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue May 1, 2012, 11:06 AM (19 replies)

A single heart cell has its own beating heart

or at least its own rhythm..


As I understand it: each heart cell has its own beat, when it stands alone.

It may be that each heart cell's rhythm is as unique as a snowflake or
human fingerprint. I have been quite taken by them, since I first saw
one beating. Uniqueness flourishes down to the smallest particle, I'm
sure, even if it can't yet be measured.

So... (correct me if I am wrong) As a part of a working heart, this
multitude of cells synchronize their rhythm with all the others, to
create one heartbeat. Our heartbeat is really made up of a zillion tiny
heartbeats. They synchronize like an orchestra would, and beat as one.
Astounding teamwork.

There may be rogue cells, of course, trouble makers. Don't want
to conform... would rather kill the host.



Ooh here's a video:
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Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:39 AM (9 replies)

To Love Somebody



the way I love you
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Apr 21, 2012, 11:04 PM (2 replies)

May 20 Annular Solar Eclipse (x-post from New Mexico group)


http://www.democraticunderground.com/106770

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/20/4429739/albuquerque-considered-best-location.html

On May 20th, the first annular eclipse in 18 years will be visible from the United States. Albuquerque, New Mexico is said to be the best urban location to view this "ultimate astronomical event." An annular eclipse occurs when the moon covers most of the sun's disk leaving a thin ring of light around the edge appearing as a "ring of fire."
Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Apr 20, 2012, 10:45 PM (10 replies)

May 20 Annular (total) Solar Eclipse ALBUQUERQUE considered best location

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/20/4429739/albuquerque-considered-best-location.html

On May 20th, the first annular eclipse in 18 years will be visible from the United States. Albuquerque, New Mexico is said to be the best urban location to view this "ultimate astronomical event." An annular eclipse occurs when the moon covers most of the sun's disk leaving a thin ring of light around the edge appearing as a "ring of fire."



The eclipse begins over Asia and, traveling at more than 1,000 MPH, the shadow of the eclipse races to the southeast over parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico before sunset. Locally, viewers will be able to see the annular eclipse for about four minutes just before sunset at 7:33pm in Albuquerque on the western horizon. A partial eclipse will be visible from approximately 6:30-8:00pm Mountain Daylight Time.

The Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau and partner organizations are inviting astronomy buffs and interested star and sky enthusiasts to visit Albuquerque for this rare viewing event.

Seven entities have established viewing and educational events during the week before and on May 20th led by astronomers, graduate students and museum educators.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/20/4429739/albuquerque-considered-best-location.html#storylink=cpy
Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Apr 20, 2012, 10:40 PM (2 replies)
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