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Citizen Koch trailer


This has probably been posted before but really ought to get
more visibility everywhere. Citizens United, Koch money,
tea party creation, and more.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Oct 12, 2014, 03:03 PM (3 replies)

"Do you want four more years of this governor?" (LTTE re Susana Martinez)


PUBLISHED: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 5:56 pm


As a moderate political activist and observer, I am writing to the citizens of the Sandoval County and the citizens of New Mexico to point out the erroneous statements being made in the race for New Mexico governor by the Republican candidate.

As a student in grade school, I learned to never take a statement at face value but to look beyond the statement to supporting information supporting that statement.

Topics in the Republican candidates’ messages not only distort the truth, but have no basis when analyzed using available information.

I ask all New Mexican citizens to look beyond the lies and innuendos and seek the truth behind items being discussed in the current race for governor of New Mexico.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Oct 11, 2014, 11:15 PM (11 replies)

Nowadays, those gullible fools get elected into office as Republicans.

I think many of the religious politicians actually do believe that
they DO believe in their religion -- which they have of course
twisted in the name of JC to suit their ambitions. Believing that
they believe that Jesus wants it this way. Fear of Hell is in
the mix too.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Oct 8, 2014, 12:00 PM (0 replies)

hmm.. that could be a problem. unless the immune system is already primed to

spot bad intruders before they make themselves at home.

I've always believed in those spontaneously-generating little
armies -- vast but little -- inside our bodies. Keeping the
homeland safe from illness.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Mon Oct 6, 2014, 01:29 PM (0 replies)

Maybe a mix of both: an automatic assumption about the man, made at an unconscious level,

leads to paying him less attention, spending less time, listening
less closely, and this is not at all a leap. This is systemic
racism/classism, not overtly discriminatory but built in.

Poor, black, probably uninsured, maybe poor English, person
is unimportant in the big greedy scheme, and that's the way
it is. Somebody who doesn't matter very much, by habit
of society.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Mon Oct 6, 2014, 12:59 PM (1 replies)

The day after we euthanized him, two ladies showed up with a poster.

They were babysitting the cat long term for someone else.
They said he had been fine just a week ago.
That's nonsense. He was coming to my house for weeks
clearly sick and starving.
They live almost directly across the street from me.

This kitty would show up only every few days, so I assumed
he was eating and/or living elsewhere. After a while, I
believed he was a stray. Because each time he showed up
at my house he was thinner and sicker than before. At
the end he weighed under a pound. Little furry bones, r.i.p.

I ask, how could you not know he was sick and starving,
such that he collapsed in my house?

A day later, one of my own kitties did not come home. Now
it's been a week. I have been crying almost non stop for
two weeks, exhausting. Thanks for listening
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Oct 5, 2014, 02:30 PM (1 replies)

Update starving kitten, needs love and good vibes through the ethers

I haven't read anyone's comments yet but Sylvester has
moved on from that broken sick starving body to a
sweeter place.

Little boy stray, probably 8 months old.

I took him to the emergency vet last night and they turned
us away because I couldn't pay the whole amount up front.

He weighs about two pounds, if that. He is all bones. Until
a couple of days ago he was coming and going .. he would
show up inside the house, eat and drink a little, and be
gone. He was very hissy and growly despite being so small
that all the other cats were afraid of him, and he didn't
want to be touched or picked up by me.

The people from PACA picked him up and checked for a
chip, because he was already neutered, and they gave
him a few shots but that's all they can do. A couple of
days ago I decided I would keep him in the house if he
showed up again and he did. He is getting progressively
weaker and almost completely stopped eating and
drinking. I am force feeding with a dropper for now.
I will be very surprised if he makes it, even if he gets
to a vet. There is probably more than starvation going
on but he is only skin and bones, and scruffy fur, he is
a long hair tuxedo with a tiny little white hitler moustache.
Please send your good wishes or prayers or whatever
works. I don't have a picture

EDIT I DO have a picture but seem unable
to post it here. From when he was still eating and walking.
Thanks everyone
Posted by Voice for Peace | Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:23 AM (28 replies)

I think it's fear-based, and starts in childhood.

This is a vast generalization, but kids of authoritarian
parents never learn to think for themselves. From a
young age they are taught to obey, not to explore.

They are taught to trust authority figures, but not
their own feelings.

They are taught that if they disobey, they will be
punished, and they will suffer. Nobody wants that.

Now they're all grown up, and don't know what to
do, what to think, whom to believe.. and it is too
darn scary to figure it out for themselves.

So they gravitate to what is most familiar: someone
or something to obey.
Authoritarians. People who tell them what to believe,
what to think, and so on. Politics, religion, you name

And at home with the kids, they mimic those same
authorities. They pretend to know the stuff they have
been told. They teach their kids to be like them, and
to obey. Authorities know best.

It is all pretense, based on fear.

A lot of those authorities were/are nasty cruel people.
I knew a bunch when I was a kid and they left bad
scars in my psyche.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue Sep 23, 2014, 09:49 PM (0 replies)

TODAY! International Day of Peace • People's Climate March • 21 September

Can you feel it?

Check out this special 48 hour webcast: http://www.peacecast.tv/


LOS ANGELES. Most days the media is filled with an endless stream of news and entertainment based on war, crime, disaster and apparently insoluble problems. This weekend, one peace group, presents an answer on PeaceCast.tv. On September 21st the world celebrates the United Nations International Day of Peace with a 48 hour video marathon featuring some of the planet’s leading peacemakers, activists and entertainers, along with hundreds of videos submitted by people all over the globe. Individuals and more than 60 peace-loving organizations around the globe have joined forces to provide the world with a positive message: Peace is Possible. Peace is Real. Peace is worth it. You are worth it. This is the third annual global webcast for PeaceCast and it can be seen starting Saturday morning, September 20 at 8 am EDT, online at PeaceCast.tv

During the webcast, former Ambassador John W. McDonald shares the inside story of the historic events that led to Peace Day’s creation in 1981 by the UN’s first unanimous resolution. http://www.peacecast.tv/previews.html Later, we hear from British actor and filmmaker Jeremy Gilley, the founder of PeaceOneDay. In 2001, he concluded a successful campaign to have the United Nations declare Peace Day a day of global ceasefire and non-violence. During PEACECAST 2014, Gilley holds a provocative conversation on the nature of peace with distinguished peacemaker Prem Rawat, who has traveled the globe for the last fifty years with the message that peace begins with each human being.

One highlight of PEACECAST 2014 is a remarkable and inspiring interview with endurance swimmer Diana Nyad. At age 64 and on her fifth attempt, Nyad became the first person to swim from Havana to Florida without a shark cage. She completed the almost 111-mile record breaking swim in 52 hours and 54 minutes.​ To view her video, please visit http://www.peacecast.tv/previews.html

In another probing interview, Edward James Olmos discloses the secrets of making peace in a life of acting and activism. Throughout PEACECAST 2014, Latin music artists Fonseca, Diana Fuentes, Marta Gomez, Juanes, Periko and Jessi Leon, Adriana Lucia and Rosana speak out about what peace means to them.

This years partners include Pathways to Peace, the Culture of Peace Initiative, Peace One Day, the National Peace Academy, the Institute for Multi-track Diplomacy, PeaceNow.org, the Global Peace Film Festival, O.A.R., PeaceBeats, PeaceDay.tv, Playing for Change, 350.org, The Prem Rawat Foundation, Words of Peace Global and Jeff Bridges’ No Kid Hungry Campaign. For more partners visit http://www.peacecast.tv/partners.html

PEACECAST 2014 features moving performances by Beyonce, Melissa Etheridge, Stevie Wonder, O.A.R. and Emmanuel Jal, and the international street musicians of the non-profit Playing for Change organization. The webcast features Somali/Canadian rapper K’naan, and British rapper/poet Mr. Gee with a poem that tells the truth about hip-hop, the art he loves. A special feature is the release of a new song, Fight for Love, written and performed especially for PeaceCast by Meuku, Kait Olson, and Yung of the Callie Swag District. http://www.peacecast.tv/about-us.html

Filmmaker Lekha Singh is executive producer of PEACECAST 2014, and presents excerpts of her extraordinary film Beyond Right & Wrong, documenting the triumph of forgiveness in the face of war and atrocity. . http://www.peacecast.tv/about-us.html Debra Deanne Olson, co-executive producer of PeaceCast and director of PeaceNow.com is also interviewed.

PEACECAST.TV is hosted by activist actor Edward James Olmos, Latin music figure Kike Posada and Premlata Rawat Hudson, senior creative producer for Words of Peace Global, which includes 11,000 volunteers throughout the world, working to make peace possible one person at a time. Premlata takes viewers on a virtual world tour, visiting Peace Day celebrations in such locations as Abidjan, Benin, Sri Lanka, France, Australia, Ecuador and Florida.

Peace advocate Michael Nouri has been a spokesman for PeaceCast for the last two years. “Most days, we’re bombarded by news of war, conflict and disaster, but to celebrate Peace Day, we’re focusing on news of peace,” Nouri explains. “You know peace is so much more than the absence of war,” Nouri continues. “It’s a feeling each of us can experience inside, and people around the globe are putting it into action in their own lives. That’s what PeaceCast is all about.”

For more information, please visit the website PeaceCast.TV. PeaceCast is supported entirely by voluntary contributions through the website Inspire More.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Sep 21, 2014, 01:49 PM (2 replies)

what is your neighbor's set up?

I've got at least 5, maybe more. There are at least 9
cats (including my own) eating dinner here every night.
Three of them are under a year old. I know at least 5
are homeless. I'm amazed how my own cats seem to
be very content having the night time cat community
come for dinner and stay all night.

Anyway, I am trying to think of some kind of extra
shelter for all these guys.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Sep 19, 2014, 11:37 PM (1 replies)
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