Monday, July 30, 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Peace, Just . . . Peace

What is it about that one word, that simple word, "peace" that offends?

Peace without agenda, without a story, without politics, bias, political parties. Peace whether or not you or I have served, you or I have loved ones who have, you or I have had loved ones suffer, or die, because they've served.

Peace, knowing that many of us have killed, maimed, and tortued many of them.

Peace, knowing that many of them, have killed, maimed, and tortured us.

Just, Peace. peace.

A vision, a hope, a wish, a desire.

When offered two options, given two choices: war, peace,
Why not choose peace?

Peace does not say "I am for "them" -- I am for all those you or I decide are enemies. Who are our enemies.
Peace does not say "I hate my own countrymen, and women, and children. . . I wish ill upon my land."
Peace does not say "I disrespect those who have died in the name of war, of freedom,"

Peace only says: peace.

I stood with Women in Black yesterday, for the first time. A silent vigil, simple, for thirty minutes. Thoughts came to me as I was standing there in the setting hot sun on one of the busiest rush hour intersections in town, and I had to realize the commitment to peace within myself. It's not always easy, so quick to explain, when it comes to personal stories. But overall, ultimately, it's only about one thing: peace.

A word. It's only a word. A five letter word.
That holds within it such power.
Power for change.
Power for . . .peace.

Give Peace A Chance

Give Peace A Chance

Ev'rybody's talking about
Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism
This-ism, that-ism
Isn't it the most
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Ev'rybody's talking about
Ministers, Sinisters, Banisters and canisters,
Bishops and Fishops and Rabbis and Pop eyes,
And bye bye, bye byes.
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Let me tell you now
Ev'rybody's talking about
Revolution, Evolution, Mastication, Flagelolation, Regulations.
Integrations, Meditations, United Nations, Congratulations
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Oh Let's stick to it
Ev'rybody's talking about
John and Yoko, Timmy Leary, Rosemary, Tommy smothers, Bob Dylan,
Tommy Cooper, Derek Tayor, Norman Mailer, Alan Ginsberg, Hare Krishna,
Hare Krishna
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

~ John Lennon

Friday, July 20, 2007

Crop Circle

My speculation on crop circles, inspired by the recent one caught on film: A Flash of Light! And Wow, Crop Circle!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Michael Vick: Lower Than Pond Scum

Lower than pond scum, lower than . . . enough said. Sign the petition to suspend Michael Vick, animal killer, indefinetley.
the Humane Society has more information.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Fire the Grid: July 17th

Fire the Grid, Okay so it's New Agey and all that stuff but it won't hurt a bit. Why not?

Pink Dolphins

Rare pink dolphins. This is from a couple of years ago, but they're so neat I decided to share a link about them; always worth another look.

Image is taken from Captain Erik Rue's Calcasieu Charter Service website. Lots more images there!

Saturday, July 7, 2007

The Raelians: Nazi ETer's

This is why I dislike, and am suspect of, the Raelians. Not their free love open sex ET is our creator stuff, but their cloning neo-Nazi nonsense. They've been playing around with their logo for years; it's gone through a few transformations, but always retained the swastika element. While the "true" swastika has pre-Nazi roots, and was a good luck symbol, having nothing to do with anti-Semitism, anyone today using such a charged symbol, combined with their various agendas (cloning, pro-Palestinian politics, etc.) raises a lot of flags. Having it entwined with the Star of David is just so overtly obvious that it doesn't need explaining.

Concern Over Cult Swastika Poster,BBC News: