Palin prays nothing she has said/done contributed to Giffords tragedy

It would have really been quite refreshing and brave if she had made such a statement or expressed those thoughts instead of attacking her attackers. I hope that she can some day she may add compassion to her passion.

Amplify’d from www.guardian.co.uk

Sarah Palin brands media’s attacks over Arizona shooting as ‘blood libel’

Politician breaks silence on Giffords shooting and lambasts opponents with controversial choice of language

Sarah Palin today accused her opponents of manufacturing a “blood libel” by suggesting her rhetoric and campaign tactics had anything to do with the Arizona shootings.

Palin’s bizarre use of language is sure to provoke further controversy – a blood libel refers to the false claim that Jews murder children to use in religious rituals. Giffords is Jewish.

Read more at www.guardian.co.uk

 

Be Indignant! Calling for Return to Finest of French Values

“Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” – not expulsion, dis-unity, enmity, and inequality. This may be the beginning of 1968 deja vu worldwide? Can we make it right this time – in peace, joy and love because the opposite will… The title in the piece is wrong – I think being indignant is different from being angry.

Amplify’d from www.indypendent.org
Indignez-vous
Stephane Hessel PHOTO: Marie-Lan Nguyen
written by a 93-year-old activist and former member of the French Resistance against the German occupation of the Second World War.
It is incumbent upon each of us to work together so that our society remains one that we can be proud of: not this society of undocumented workers, of expulsions, of suspicions towards immigrants, not this society where retirements benefits and social welfare programs are put into jeopardy, not this society where the media is in the hands of the rich.

Read more at www.indypendent.org

 

Pride + Addiction to Publicity + Hate = Almost Unbelievable Reaction to Tucson Shootings

When the society gives “support” to political extremism – “lone and crazy” folks delude themselves into thinking their acts will bring them fame and approval from those they admire.

Amplify’d from www.splcenter.org
Fred Phelps and his rabidly anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church
In a flier posted to the WBC website
“God appointed this rod for your sins! God sent the shooter!”
“Your federal judge is dead and your (fag-promoting, baby-killing, proud-sinner) Congresswoman fights for her life. God is avenging Himself on this rebellious house! WBC prays for your destruction — more shooters, more dead carcasses piling up, young, old, leader and commoner — all. Your doom is upon you!”

Read more at www.splcenter.org

 

An Afghan Poet Tears at the Truth of Her Being

My hope for her is that 10 years from now, someone will say: “Amazing that women were not fully appreciated back then – look at all they have done, now, to move us forward!”

Amplify’d from www.awwproject.org

A World of Luck

If I were not a woman
the day I was born
Mom wouldn’t have suffered.
Dad wouldn’t have warned
her: You’ve brought shame
to the house!

If I were not a woman
I would never be a hurt,
never be ashamed.

Roya

Read more at www.awwproject.org

 

Respect for Constitution?

Republicans respect the Constitution so much that four of them submitted Amendments to it yesterday. Some would take that to mean they thought the Constitution was somehow deficient, or that they think that all Americans before them and who will come after them were/are/will be too dumb to get things right. Good thing that these same four do not have as much respect for their religious beliefs; they’d be trying to amend God to suit themselves – grin.

Disunion: First South Carolina. Then New York?

Does this apply today – substitute Arizona for NYC?


 

 


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via NYT > Opinion by By JOHN LOCKWOOD and CHARLES LOCKWOOD on 1/6/11

The South wasn’t the only part of the Union contemplating secession in January 1861. So was New York City.



 

 


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Which Plastics to Never Use with Food: Recycle Code 3 or 7

If the Recycle code on the plastic is 3 or 7, then don’t use it on foods. The chemical in 7, BPA, is bad news.

Amplify’d from www.care2.com

Which Plastics to Never Use with Food

Flip over your favorite plastic food storage container and check the recycling code number. If you spy a number 3 or 7, well, those containers should probably go to the craft room or garage to store buttons or screws rather than food. If there is no number listed, contact the manufacturer. (And to be fair to Tupperware, they do manufacture products that are not made of these plastic types.)

Recycling code number 7 includes several plastic types (it’s the catchall “other” category–see tips below) but it is predominantly polycarbonate. The problem with polycarbonate is that it harbors bisphenol A (BPA). Studies have shown that BPA damages the reproductive systems of lab animals by interfering with the effects of reproductive hormones and has other serious health effects. BPA’s capacity to cause these stems from its ability to mimic the human hormone estrogen–it has been linked to prostate and mammary gland cancers, early onset of puberty and reproductive-organ defects.

Read more at www.care2.com

 

Celebrate Today! Afghan Poet Advises

It is true – today is the only day you get that you can be sure of.

Amplify’d from www.awwproject.org

Every day is a good day for me.
I love nature and its beauty,
and I love all people.

I hate war,
I hate conflicts
all around the world.

From the bottom of my heart
I want peace.
I want peace with all human beings
I want to respect each other
and make every day
a lucky day to live
for today
and the next generation.

When that time comes
life will be golden.

Sharefa

Read more at www.awwproject.org

 

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