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Storm Turns Lighthouses into a Chilling Masterpiece

more pics at link:

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Dec 1, 2013, 02:19 PM (47 replies)

it's a matter of his own heart, nothing to do with people voting.

Maybe as Pope he will have more opportunity to meet
and listen to the righteous (vs religious) side of these

This can cause a person to evolve -- an open mind
and heart. All of us have been blind in one way or
another in our lives. Something changed, made us
see or think differently.

Time will tell.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Thu Nov 28, 2013, 09:50 PM (1 replies)

There are different types of abuse. Violence is the imposition of one's will upon another.

I think you know this.

Pressure to have sex, unwanted unrelenting pressure,
psychologically manipulative pressure, is sexual
violence. It's harder to identify than violent sex.

And because it's impossible to prosecute and hard
to prove, it can be twice as damaging to the
non-consenting party.

My opinion.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue Nov 26, 2013, 12:55 PM (0 replies)

Zimmerman in the Dallas News: "Who Was the Real Thug?"


But here’s the thing: Why did some of us need Trayvon to be an angel in the first place? Why did they feel such a pressing urgency to magnify — and manufacture — his failings? Why was it so important to them to make him unworthy of sympathy?

It is a question that assumes new potency the more we see of George Zimmerman. On the day he shot Trayvon, this hero of the conservative noise machine, this righteous white Hispanic man who was, they say, just standing his ground, already had a record that included an accusation he attacked an undercover police officer. That same year — 2005 — a woman sought a restraining order against him, alleging domestic violence.

In September, Zimmerman had a fresh run-in with police over a domestic violence accusation by his estranged wife. In this latest episode, a girlfriend said he pulled a gun on her. In court, she said that once, he even tried to choke her.

Granted, none of these charges has been adjudicated, but there is certainly a pattern here. It ought to give decent people pause and the conservative noise machine shame — assuming it is capable of that emotion. That pattern paints in neon the machine’s willful blindness, the reflexive alacrity with which it assigns the thug label to the black kid — and innocence to the white man.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Mon Nov 25, 2013, 02:57 PM (33 replies)

Photographic proof that my cat turns into a vampire bat while he sleeps.

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Nov 24, 2013, 11:00 PM (35 replies)

I never understand what is meant by "our great ally" as I don't have warm feelings

about the way Israel has dictated so much of our foreign
policy, not so much an ally as a blackmailer.

Nor their wanton disregard of many respectful
requests to make peace with neighbors.

Nor the arrogance with which that government
views and criticizes a President I happen to love.

Nor the amount of US taxpayer dollars funding
their settlements and their bombs.

It seems to me they are "our great obstacle" to
making allies of EVERYBODY in the region and
I bet lots of people would go for that.

Brothers and sisters in the Middle East
of all religions and tribal persuasions want
peace. Children everywhere want peace, old
people want peace, mothers and fathers,
almost everyone.

Peace is POSSIBLE.
If we want it, it is possible.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Nov 24, 2013, 10:01 PM (2 replies)

"Internet" did not create this.. just saying

This guy is a product and creature of our times, The Age of Who-gives-a-shit.

The conscience receptors seem to have atrophied in this branch of our species.

Such people can't survive for long under scrutiny, in daylight -- any more than a nightcrawler can enjoy a day playing outside in the warm sun.

This is why the mighty Internet is a wonderful thing. Almost nobody can hide. Lies can only be disguised for a little while. Things are becoming transparent. The manifest world is becoming transparent. We begin to see that which is behind everything.

somewhat related:
I thought this looked a lot like the Speaker of the House:
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Nov 23, 2013, 01:40 PM (0 replies)

Zimmerman bail hearing will be streamed, 1:30 est

for anybody interested

Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue Nov 19, 2013, 12:47 PM (36 replies)

yappy dogs is a good description

especially of tv 'news' people, on Fox for example.

This might be helpful:

Cesar Millan's Best Tips to Stop Dog Barking

1. Correct dog problem behavior and follow through.
Tell your dog to stop barking using a look, a sound, or a physical correction. But don't stop there. Your dog may pause and then go right back to what he was doing. ...Be patient. Wait until your dog completely submits....

2. Stay calm when trying to stop dog barking.

Constant barking can be irritating, but you won't be able to correct the dog behavior problem if you are frustrated. Animals don't follow unbalanced leaders. In fact, your dog will mirror your energy. ...

Read more: http://www.cesarsway.com/tips/problembehaviors/5-tips-for-handling-nuisance-barking#ixzz2jQSCZQgY

Special Bonus from the (Yappy) Dogs Against Obama Website,
a prescient graphic:

Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Nov 1, 2013, 03:08 PM (0 replies)

good luck.. I wish you a journey free of pain and fear.

People have been dying for a very long time so it
can't be too hard. Maybe it is even an astounding
and marvelous experience.

Until then I wish you peace, fun, good herbs
& medicines, whatever you like best;

and to be surrounded by kindness and whatever,
whomever, you want or need there;

and that when your moment comes, you are ready
to let go, and fly.

We are immortal beings in a mortal box. The box
breaks, it stays here, and we go onward.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Nov 1, 2013, 02:44 PM (2 replies)
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