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5.01.2010

WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT? WSJ: Spill may exceed Exxon Valdez within days -- not weeks


4.30.2010

Behold YOUR brother -

Obama Breaks Down in Tears at Dorothy Height's Funeral

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama broke down in tears at the funeral of 'Godmother' of American civil rights movement Dr. Dorothy Height in Washington today.

Obama was weeping openly as he watched the service for Dr. Height who changed the course of history by standing up for the rights of the Blacks in America along with her comrade-at-arms Rosa Parks.

Mr Obama watched as Dr Height's coffin was carried into the cathedral, and said he was here because of her as he took the podium to deliver the eulogy for Dr Height today.

The US president was joined by his wife Michelle, and Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the service.

Dr Height died last week at 98 after a long illness. She was a pioneering voice of the civil rights movement who remained active and outspoken well into her 90s.

Dr Height led the National Council of Negro Women for decades and marched with the Rev Martin Luther King Jr.


"You're NO whackjob" the male TX Teacher angrily rebuked me in front of his students.

A large group of very attentive middle schoolers from Texas as I recall.  After sharing
for 12 minutes or so all the whats, whys, wherefores about the Vigil I got the usual
question - "Has President Obama ever come out to talk to you?"  My standard
reply - "I think the Pr. Obama is FAR to smart to come out to see me.
Have you heard of Fox News?  How much do you think Fox News would
love to have a photo of Pr. Obama here talking to some whackjob with
tattoos on his face, SO THEY COULD HURT PR. OBAMA?

"YOU ARE NO WHACKJOB," the male TX Teacher angrily rebuked me in
front of his students.

Have I ever received a stronger affirmation? 

Fw: If you think you are unhappy....

Voted best e-mail of the Year!


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If you think your salary is low. . .

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If you think you don't have many friends. . .

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When you feel like giving up . . . .

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If you think you suffer in life,
Do you suffer as much as he does?

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If your society is unfair . . . .

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Enjoy life, how it is, and as it comes, there are always those who are worse off than we are.

There are many things in your life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those...

This e-mail needs to circulate forever...



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4.29.2010

Daniel from Ind: "how many 10s of thousands of people you've touched deeply...."

On Facebook, from Daniel, a mid 20's fellow I spoke with at the vigil
maybe 10 months ago, and who remains a friend on Facebook:

"I was walking around downtown Indianapolis the other day, and I
saw this group of artists doing a street installation. We started chatting,
and it turns out they're from DC. I asked them if they knew about
you, and they lit up and said yes. Out of 300 million people in this
country! We had fun speculating on how many 10s of thousands
people you've touched deeply. :)"

Also:

"Just wanted to let you know you're on my list of "heroes." Of the ten
I listed, you, Dean Kamen and Bill Moyers are the only ones alive. :)

My Heroes
http://www.facebook.com/l/d27ea;danielscottpoynter.com/about.html#heroes "

I replied:

"Daniel, your kind words of encouragement mean an enormous amount to me.
I've been given sooooo much that I so desperately wish the share. Thanks.
Your brother, Start


"The squirrel erased my email. No, REALLY!" SL

"The squirrel erased my email. No, REALLY!" SL

Of course, to them I'm just another type of tree, or bush,
uh, make that tree; one that at times dispenses peanuts,
but it is pretty magical none the less.    Most are pretty
skittish, but some are kind, gentle, nice.  Just now
one lightly leaped onto my lap as I was typing, sat there
for a moment, as I typed, and then as I moved my hand down
to the bag by my side where the peanuts were, he casually
strolled across the keyboard to see what I was getting
him, erasing my work.

Thoughtless.

Hmmmmm.  Secret Service?  Nah.

Plop, he lands on my arm, he just came for another.

4.27.2010

"SL you have made a huge difference to most of the kids in my class"

"thanks SL you have made a huge difference to most of the kids in my class that met you thank you"

Note on facebook today from a student that visited the Vigil some weeks back.

"'Truth IS God,' Gandhi. When is the Truth (God) OK to avoid, obscure, ignore, deny?" SL

"'Truth IS God,' Gandhi. 
When is the Truth (God) OK to avoid, obscure, ignore, deny?" SL

URGENT: DN! Study Claims Chernobyl Disaster Killed Nearly 1 Million


Alligators Fed Live Animals During Business' Grand Opening


"Checkmate them!" 3 hrs later Pr. O Checkmates. "If he'd listend to us earlier!," Progressives whine, mindlessly.

"Checkmate them!" 3 hrs later Pr. O Checkmates the grand masters.
"If he'd listened to us earlier!," Progressives whine, mindlessly.

"THANK GOODNESS WE SAVED HIM," they drool!

4.26.2010

Luke 14:7 "27 Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple."

Luke 14:27 "Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple."

Teresa: "Love does not remain passive..." Mom Dies Saving Kids From Tornado

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/04/26/eveningnews/main6434445.shtml

Miss. Mom Dies Saving Kids From Tornado

Massive Tornadoes Tore Through 17 Counties; Mother Dies Protecting Her Young Sons



"Start, how can I help you?" "Do this, as I am:"


Please.

Hurry.

Keep on.

sl

"I thought 'my money' was mine. It NEVER was!!!!!" SL

"The Golden Rule is to never accept more or less than your
global share; ever; even tho it cost you your life."  
SL informed by Gandhi.

The grotesque overprivilege my dad slathered on us, the grotesque
overprivilege I slathered on "me and mine" working 100 hour weeks - 
well, if I gave a big tip, or wrote a check for a "Charity," IT WAS
NEVER MINE TO GIVE IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!  IT WAS ORDERS OF 
MAGNITUDE MORE THAN MY SHARE IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!

IT WAS NEVER MINE TO GIVE.

IT WAS NEVER MINE TO TAKE.

IT WAS NEVER MINE TO ACCEPT.

I DIDN'T KNOW.

I KNOW NOW.  At least, I'm learning.



4.25.2010

Behold, our brothers: Pr. Obama WV Miners (1) Memorial


NYPost: Homeless man rescues woman, takes her knife wounds, left to die by passersby.



homelessmanqueensHugo Alfredo Tale-Yax, a Guatemalan immigrant, was the kind of person people in New York ignored. He was dirty and homeless, but it didn't mean Tale-Yax wasn't human. It seems, actually, he was a pretty good guy. When a woman was attacked by a knife-weilding man in a short-sleeved green shirt and green hat, Tale-Yax, 31, leapt into action. He paid dearly for his heroic effort after he was stabbed. After falling the ground at 144th Street and 88th Road in Jamaica, Queens, around 5:40 a.m. on April 18, many people walked by him without doing anything to help. He laid there, first bleeding in pain and then motionless, for more than an hour, as dozens of people walked by, nobody stopping to help, according to a surveillance video obtained by the New York Post. One person even took what appears to be a photo with his cell phone before leaving Tale-Yax,...