Posts Tagged ‘stumbling’

America! America! God mend thine every flaw

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

 

I am fearful that our beloved United States of America is going to follow a path (despite the rules laid down by our founders) that defies to protect us from the fate of Saudi Arabia, China and Russia.  All of those places have no tolerance for intellectual freedom much less freedom of religion or freedom to love. 

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I love America with all my heart…   her amber waves of grain are being destroyed by pipelinesHer purple mountain majesty is being blown to bits by coal magnates.

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Her beautiful spacious skies will again be choked with soot and fear.  Her brotherhood of good From sea to shining sea will have to hide and whisper in corners and alleys.

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Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law.  Self-control is likened to weakness and liberty to peril. 

I weep, and seek the comfort of the like minded.  I cling to to the lovers of clean air and thought, pristine water and mind, clear air and soul.  Greed is the enemy of all those things. 

America please see what is happening.  Please embrace what our founders saw and tried to keep for everyone after them.  O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years

O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years   I repeat –> O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years.  Take that in.

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Till selfish gain no longer stain, the banner of the free!

 

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Save CPB

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
In a budget proposal made public recently, House Republicans announced plans to zero out all funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the nonprofit responsible for funding public media including NPR, PBS, Pacifica and more. In Fall 2008, NPR programming reached a record 27.5 million people weekly, according to Arbitron ratings figures. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) adds 21,000 jobs which in turn generates 1 billion to the American economy.  It supports stations that do not further any one religious philosophy and the stations must remain noncommercial.
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Most Republicans and the politicians they vote for don’t even watch NPR and PBS yet claim the programs have a socialist bias.  What is actually happening is member stations are required to be noncommercial or educational and cannot be designed solely to further a religious philosophy or be used for classroom programming. (“Nova”  is socialist?)  This can only mean that they relate socialism to anything that does not promote Christianity and commercialism.  If you are a centrist who leans to the right and you listen to NPR — you will like Wait…Wait Don’t Tell Me, Car Talk, Marketplace, and Prairie Home Companion.  If you go to http://www.pbs.org/programs you can see all the wonderful programs to choose from that are much too numerous to list here. If you are a centrist who leans to the left you will like many of those same programs (and probably already watch them).  If you are far right or far left than you really have no interest in truth so this doesn’t apply to you.  Just carry on with your Fox and MSNBC and their frequent commercials.
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The entire public interest media sector and all the jobs it creates are threatened by these Republican house members.  Write your Senator and your Congressman and let them know if they zero out funding for CPB they must also zero out oil subsidies and bail outs of car manufacturing.  Zero out public libraries and the USPS.  Zero out — so all of our news and information comes from commercial or Religious funding. Can you imagine corporate censorship and commercials interrupting Sesame Street? You think the government is about censorship? Wait until Monsanto has a say in childrens’ programming, or JP Morgan controls PBS programing.

Water

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
Good Morning!
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While drinking my hot beverage made from the beans of a tree and paying my water bill I started thinking more about water.  Coffee bean trees grow because of water and my coffee is brewed in water.

Water keeps our exquisite Earth alive.  It saves us and our earth from being like other lifeless planets.  Of course, we nor the earth would be alive long if all the earths water was contaminated. 

 

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   Water plus carbon and a few other minerals make us.

This critter is savoring that little orb of clean water the way I am savoring my coffee right now.  I am a lifeless mineral glob without my Java.

To give anything life, to keep anything alive it must have water.

Water is so life giving that I think maybe God is water and we are drilling for –> well,  you get my point?


Hello world

Friday, September 4th, 2009

The news makes me want to jab my eyes out.  “Why do you let things bother you?” is the response I often get when I share my disconcert.

Sometimes, you just want to write your thoughts down, get them on paper, or blog, or comment. So here I am, stumbling around and falling over some information that needs to be shared. The authors aren’t always available to me while stumbling; I’ll try to give credit to the sites and authors of information retrieved and commented on. Quotes are in black and my comments are blue.

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