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TBF

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Wisconsin
Current location: Tejas
Member since: Thu Jan 17, 2008, 12:44 PM
Number of posts: 31,851

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The most violent element in society is ignorance. Emma Goldman

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Alice's Restaurant

Thanksgiving is my least favorite holiday. Land grab by imperialistic europeans - slaughtered our indigenous people and then celebrated over dinner. So I will skip the holiday greeting on this one and instead give you the best part of the season - the tradition of listening to Alice's Restaurant. Enjoy --

Future My Love

FUTURE MY LOVE is a unique love story challenging our collective and personal utopias in search of freedom.

At the brink of losing the idealistic love of her life, filmmaker Maja Borg takes us on a poetic road trip through the financial collapse, exploring a radically different economic and social model proposed by 95-year-old futurist Jacque Fresco. How much freedom are we prepared to give to the ones we love? And how much responsibility are we ready to take for our society?

Carefully weaving a texture of archive footage, black and white Super 8 film, and colour HD, Borg poignantly depicts the universal struggle between our heads and hearts in times of big change.

http://www.futuremylove.com/#home

The Venus Project: http://www.thevenusproject.com/

Beyond Politics, Poverty and War

DAV: Fighting for our military when they come home

My dad is a disabled war veteran (Vietnam era) and this organization is the one he belongs to. He reports that they actually fight to keep his benefits because of course there are those in Congress who love war-mongering until they have to pay the bills ...


Honoring Our Heroes on Veterans Day and in Everything We Do
November 11, 2013

As you celebrate Veterans Day, know that your support of our organization and cause honor the service and sacrifices of the heroes whose service ensures our American Way of Life.

Now ninety-three years after our founding by World War I veterans, DAV service officers, members and volunteers are helping each generation of heroes transition to civilian life and ensuring the rights and benefits we’ve earned over the course of generations are maintained.

The relationship between the public and its veterans is important – as is the sense of community we build with all our veterans – men and women, young and old. Our fellow citizens respect service today and recognize that caring for those who serve is the right thing to do. They expect that our government will meet its obligations and expect the institutions like DAV to ensure veterans receive the benefits and opportunities they’ve earned.

To that extent, DAV thanks you for making our mission possible in all you do. On this important day, we share some figures that quantify the organization you make possible and thank you for helping us fulfill our promises to the men and women who served:

serving 1.2 million members

maintaining 2,300 service officers who provide free claims assistance nationwide, all of whom are disabled veterans

assisting with more than 300,000 claims for benefits in 2012, securing more than $5 billion in new and retroactive benefits for disabled veterans and their families

More here: http://www.dav.org/learn-more/news/2013/honoring-our-heroes-on-veterans-day-and-in-everything-we-do/

Clinton/Castro (photo)

Nice! (From Julian Castro's facebook page today with the caption "Today in Los Angeles)

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