If you are currently boycotting Florida’s economy by not purchasing their products and services in any state, you’re doing a lot. You are standing up for the principle and the injustice of the genocide of our young men. This country only understands one language, not English, MONEY!! Corporations run this country, especially since Citizen’s United Supreme Court decision gave them the same status as people and they can donate all the money they want to candidates. Not sure what products are Florida based?Click here. Do it in any state.
SO VOTING ALONE DOESN’T HELP! EVERY CANDIDATE IS INDEBTED TO SOME CORPORATION OR OTHER. The biggest influence you can have in politics, right now is the much celebrated “non violent civil disobedience” of Dr.King. Hit them where it hurts, in the pockets, then you will see change. Just like back then, it holds true today.
You can not…
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What can we be doing to bring an end to such violence?
With the Iraq War an all too recent memory and the war in Afghanistan being further extended as the longest war in US history, President Obama has asked Congress to approve military action against Syria in response to alleged use of chemical weapons by government forces against Syrian civilians. In my opinion, the President should abide by prevailing American public opinion, as well as predominating international preference and rescind his plan to conduct military strikes against Syria at this time. Furthermore, Congress should vote not to authorize such action as requested by the President last weekend.
The American people are tired of seemingly endless and increasingly pointless wars. The memory of the lead-up to the Iraq War is all too fresh in our minds, along with the faulty intelligence (read here “lies”) about the existence of weapons of mass destruction which seemed to have vanished into thin air as soon…
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Champion Diana Nyad spoke to the Daily News about her “Xtreme dream”—to swim from Cuba to Florida—and what was going through her mind as she swam for an amazing 53 hours straight. This record-setting adventure is the subject of a new documentary film called The Other Shore, which debuts on September 26, 2013. She explains that “it is not your typical sports film,” stating that “It’s beautiful. It’s poetic. It’s dramatic. It’s not clichéd. It’s real art. It’s who I am.” The Daily News writes:
In treacherous waters one woman showed the world the possibilities of the human spirit. Diana Nyad, a 64-year-old endurance swimmer, achieved her “Xtreme dream” Monday when she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. Two days later, the New York-born athlete spoke to the Daily News about her plan to raise money for victims of Hurricane…
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Writing about the pleasures of retirement, Dan Kadlec says, “There’s a term for late bloomers like Diana Nyad, who stunned the world this weekend with her swimming feat: ageless explorer. You can be one too.” [Also see previous posts New Film: Diana Nyad Tells about Her Swimming and Experience in “The Other Shore” and ‘Never, ever give up’: Diana Nyad completes historic Cuba-to-Florida swim.]
Welcome a new ageless explorer to the fold. Diana Nyad, the 64-year-old woman who swam 110 miles from Cuba to Florida over the Labor Day weekend, offers a glorious example of late-life achievement. She has become an instant inspiration to aging populations around the world. Upon emerging from two days in the water, swollen and breathless, Nyad declared, “We should never, ever give up…you are never too old to chase your dreams.”
With those sparkling words she ascended to a leadership role for her generation…
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Open the door to the past
look just there
toward the horizon of unfulfilled dreams
can you see her
yes she was the county’s beauty queen
the broad young man
in red and gold
our school’s rising star
making an unbelievable catch
what stories could be told
I wanted nothing more
than to save children
average unassuming doctor
where there was no translation
just a need to be helped
with pediatric medicine
but beauty queens get old and dye their hair
football stars break a leg
drink beer in a lazy chair
and smart kids with no money
go on any one’s coat tails
to third world countries
in the end did it really matter
that she dyed her hair
that he beer cans scattered
that all over the world she flew
offering hugs in languages
she barely knew
Do you have regrets, something you aspired to…
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Britain, France and the US on Thursday tried to pile pressure on an increasingly emboldened Vladimir Putin by producing new evidence which proves that blowing children up on their way to school with cruise missiles is better than gassing them in their beds with lethal sarin nerve gas
The predominantly British claims were based on tests of clothing and soil samples that David Cameron said had been taken from Syria which showed that children who were blown up were much less likely to suffer than children who were suffocated with chemical weapons.
On the first day of G20 summit in St Petersburg – dominated by the conflict between the West and Russia over how Syrian children should be killed – the British prime minister said:
Samples taken from Damascus and tested in the Porton Down laboratory in Britain clearly show that the gassing of children by the Assad regime is considerably worse…
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Sorry – that a number of folks are prepared to take rash action does not in any way justify rash action or prove you are on the right track. You’d think, folks could think up new ways to justify actions that are not really justifiable.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that many countries were prepared to take part in US-led military strikes against the Syrian regime.
“There are a number of countries, in the double digits, who are prepared to take military action,” Kerry said at a press conference with French counterpart Laurent Fabius.
“We have more countries prepared to take military action than we actually could use in the kind of military action being contemplated.”