“We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can’t bomb it into peace.”… [Read more]
“Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine.”
Well, the world didn’t end after all. We woke up the morning after the 21st to find that the dust had settled and it was just another day. Life does go on, and aside from the exciting, exasperating highs and lows of political conflicts, social struggles and apocalyptic tall tales, life is mostly pretty boring.… [Read more]
The end of another week means that we are that much closer to election day in the US. Based on the way the media covers the flood of campaign ads, the latest polls, voter suppression efforts and the power of Super PACs one could easily draw the conclusion that not much is else is going on in the world.… [Read more]
After months of arguments in favor and opposing, pleas and petitions, November 29, 1947 the United Nations voted to approve Resolution 181, the partition of a Jewish state and Arab state. The vote was 33 in favor, 13 opposed and 10 abstentions. Quite naturally the Resolution was rejected by the Arab nations, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Iran and others.… [Read more]
I have a dream in 2012.
A dream that….
- No man, woman or child will go to bed hungry.
- Quality, affordable healthcare is available to all.
- There is peace in the world.
- Corporate and political corruption is an anomaly.
- Protecting and preserving our environment is a priority.
- No one is ever judged based on race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.
No borders…there is no war on Christmas; it’s a day of peace, no matter what your religious (or secular) views.
*How is “Merry Christmas” said around the world?
Afrikaans: Geseënde Kersfees
Afrikander: Een Plesierige Kerfees
African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats
Arabic: Milad Majid
Argentine: Feliz Navidad
Armenian: Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
Azeri: Tezze Iliniz Yahsi Olsun
Bahasa Malaysia: Selamat Hari Natal
Basque: Zorionak eta Urte Berri On!… [Read more]
From Wikipedia: Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day, is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It has officially been an annual tradition since 1863, when during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26. As a federal and popular holiday in the U.S., Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays of the year.… [Read more]
Polls have said for several years that the majority of Americans are against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. We’re still a long away from peace but, for many, President Obama’s announcement that the troops will be pulled out of Iraq to come home in time for the holidays was a welcome announcement. Of course, we all know you can’t please everyone….… [Read more]