One of the problems that I have been confronted with is the actual process of convincing people of what is really going on in our country. Many people believe that discussing politics and /or religion should not be done. It is OK for citizens to be misguided and misinformed by powerful information/propaganda centers such as Fox news. But, a common belief persists that you shouldn't bring up poitics or religion in social environments. We seem to have mostly opportunities to simply preach to ourselves.
I received this viral email (found after my response) from a family member and had to respond.
This is a terrible article.
Who voted in the 545?
by Dr. Woody | WWH - XCEPTIONAL: In the last 10 years, the Executive department of the US Gummint has arrogated unto itself an unprecedented number of ‘powers’ it had hitherto been forbidden the exercise of, either by convention or by fiat.
Obama is really overplaying his hand going into the 2012 elections with his assorted appointments throughout the Administration
"NETANYAHU SPAT in Obama's eye.The Republicans in the audience must have enjoyed that. Perhaps some Democrats too."
Here's Uri Avnery's essay on Netanyahu's address to the U.S. Congress:
The Gush Shalom team
The Patriot Act!?
To protect patriotic Americans or determine which American’s are “patriotic”?
Wind power wins :)
As an American of Jewish descent (not to mention a Bandy Legged Marsupial Cave Rabbi), I sympathize with the Jewish people and am keen on avoiding repetition of anything like the Holocaust. After such a traumatic event, it is certainly understandable that Jews would want the security of their own homeland, and of course, already yearned for the Holy Land. That being said, the formation of the nation of Israel was a mistake and a travesty of historical proportions, creating a focus of conflict and instability through a crime of incredible magnitude.
I am the son of a fired PATCO air traffic controller. My father worked out of TRACON on Long Island.
Since the 1980's anti-union sentiment, and policy, has found a footing and an increasing number of advocates who have a large amount of influence. Recent activity to discredit, blame, and strip unions of their rights in almost every state of the union is proof of this.
What is the real title of CEO's, especially the CEO's of Health Ins. Companies? They are nothing more then MONEY CHANGERS. You know the group the Jesus wasn't happy with, but the right wing make believe Christians kiss the feet of. In the realm of reality, what useful Human Christian value does a Health Ins CEO fulfill? NONE. Just the thought of how many humans can be given a better and healthier life from the hundreds of MILLIONs of dollars paid the the Health Ins. CEO's who cure nobody. It's time to call out the phony right wing Christians for what they are, worshipers of GOLD.
Greenpeace said its teams collected samples of marine life along the Fukushima coast and in international waters outside Japan's 12-mile territorial limit. The samples were tested by nuclear research laboratories in France and Belgium, and high levels of radioactive iodine and cesium were found, it said.
Fish, shellfish and seaweed all showed significant levels of radioactive contamination, according to Greenpeace. All are widely consumed in Japan.
Besides consumers, fishermen are at risk from the elevated radiation levels, Greenpeace said.