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Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue Sep 17, 2013, 05:28 PM (40 replies)

Derek - Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais' new show on Netflix.. I love it.
Heartwarming & more.

Not especially well reviewed but I recommend it.

"Set in a financially struggling old folks home, "Derek" is an ode to those whose lives are given over to others and an unapologetic treatise on the importance of being kind. "
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Sep 14, 2013, 09:28 PM (4 replies)

please to pet me now.... hey. like this.. hey. hey pet me, like this. hey. (for cat lovers)


don't know how to make the gif show up here..
Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue Aug 20, 2013, 12:31 PM (8 replies)

How did Cantor and Ryan become millionaires?

They don't seem like hardworking Americans to me.

Article Headline:

Millionaires Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan Plan To Cut Off Food for 4 Million Americans


Shortly before Congress adjourned for its August recess, House Republican leaders disclosed that they plan to move a bill in early September that doubles ó to $40 billion over ten years ó their proposed cuts to SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps) and immediately cuts 2-4 million more low-income individuals from the program.[1] The new cuts come primarily from eliminating waivers that states can use, during periods of high unemployment, to ease the severity of a harsh rule that limits SNAP to three months of benefits out of every three years for people aged 18 to 50 who arenít raising minor children and are unemployed, regardless of how hard they are looking for work.

Under the new House Republican proposal, if such individuals canít find at least a half-time job, they will summarily be thrown off the program after three months ó irrespective of how high local unemployment is. The individuals in question are among the poorest people in the United States. SNAP program data show their average income is just 22 percent of the poverty line, about $2,500 a year for a single individual. For most of them, SNAP is the only state or federal income assistance available. On average they will receive about $160 a month in SNAP benefits in fiscal year 2014.

The individuals at risk of losing basic food assistance are a diverse group. More than 40 percent are women. One-third are over age 40. Among those who report their race, about half are white, a third are African American, and a tenth are Hispanic. Half have a high school diploma or GED, and another fifth have some college education. They live in all areas of the country, and among those for whom metropolitan status is available, about 40 percent live in urban areas, 40 percent in suburban areas, and 20 percent in rural areas.

As a result of the proposed cuts, many of these individuals would fall deeper into destitution. Some would likely experience hunger as well as homelessness; money spent on food isnít available to pay the rent, and with income this low, it can be very difficult to do both.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Aug 10, 2013, 11:54 AM (8 replies)

Beverly Hills Marijuana Moms Club on 20/20

warning: Elizabeth Vargas looking disturbed
Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue Jul 23, 2013, 01:19 PM (2 replies)

Everybody has a conscience.

Some people learn to pay attention to it,
and it becomes their guide.

It is the communication link between our heart
and our brain.

It informs us, via feeling, about right and
wrong. Very young children can grasp it.

Some people learn/ are taught to ignore it.
ie, to ignore the information coming to
us from our own feeling self.
trust the experts and authorities more
than their own feeling selves. If they
wound someone, they have learned
not to feel it.

But a healthy creature can feel the pain
they inflict on another creature.

"Unbidden shall it call in the night"

One way or another, one day, GZ will have
to face his crimes, and feel the sorrow
fear and pain he has caused. He will have
to feel all of it, and he will have to face
his lies as well. He will have to face himself.

All of us do. I absolutely believe this is a law
of Nature.

Is not remorse the justice which is administered
by that very law which you would fain serve?

Yet you cannot lay remorse upon the innocent
nor lift it from the heart of the guilty.

Unbidden shall it call in the night, that men may
wake and gaze upon themselves.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Jul 14, 2013, 01:49 AM (0 replies)

Zimmerman Trial - waiting for a verdict, here are jury instructions:


If you find Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman, you will then consider the
circumstances surrounding the killing in deciding if the killing was Murder in the Second
Degree or was Manslaughter, or whether the killing was excusable or resulted from justifiable
use of deadly force.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Jul 13, 2013, 09:20 PM (0 replies)

and from your point of view, how do you explain

the silence that follows the shot; the
absence of hoarseness in Zimmerman's voice?

My speculative opinion is that both
of their voices might be on that tape.

If Zimmerman attempted to detain Martin
in any way, and Martin responded aggressively,
maybe Zimmerman panicked when it became
a physical fight, it suddenly got real, and he
is a big chicken, so he started yelling for help.

He somehow got his gun. Or he already had
his hand on it, which is what I believe, from the
moment he left his car.

This is only my imaginative speculation and
I wasn't there nor am I on the jury. I
know you know that already.

Trayvon started screaming for his life, and

Because to me, it sounded like there were
two different types of yelling on that tape.

I consider Zimmerman depraved.
He could have pled involuntary manslaughter
right at the start, taken some responsibility
or showed some remorse. Might not
even have done jail time.

Instead he lied and lied, and his team of
experts and lawyers distorted the story until
Trayvon was on trial instead of him.

Instead he concocted a fabulous tale which is simply
unsupported both by forensics and many of the
witnesses. He is a fool.

That's why in my own mind it went from being
manslaughter to second degree. The post-
event activities & statements attest to ill
original intent.
My opinion only.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Jul 13, 2013, 12:40 PM (0 replies)

Zimmerman Trial - Frederick Leatherman post on defense closing arguments.


Does anyone know which photo he's speaking about
and does anyone recall seeing this part of the
defense closing?

(Comment in the comment section from Leatherman)

Mark OíMaraís closing was quite possibly
the worst argument that I have ever witnessed.
At times he seemed almost incoherent.

The worst part of it occurred when he showed Trayvonís
death photo to the jury and tipped it so that Sybrina
Fulton could see it.

She left the courtroom.

Deliberate or accidental?

I donít believe he had to show the photo to support
or illustrate his argument, so I have decided that
he did it deliberately with malice aforethought.

His defining characteristic throughout this case has
been to use motions as a vehicle to disclose private
information about Trayvon Martin and to falsely
accuse Bernie de la Rionda of discovery violations
to conceal his failure to exercise due diligence in
performing his job.

I shudder with disgust when I hear his name or the
sound of his voice.

John Guyís rebuttal was sublime. He blew me away
and that is not easy to do.

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Jul 13, 2013, 10:17 AM (9 replies)

please go outside to the sidewalk, find a stranger,

and ask him to bash your head just once into the
sidewalk. Just one time, hard, so that you fear for
your skull breaking open.

Then take a look at the back of your head. You
might want to have a friend standing by with
an ambulance.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Jul 13, 2013, 09:23 AM (1 replies)
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