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11.27.2010

"Vatican: Weather Service that forecasts on dates 40 years AGO." SL

"Vatican:  Weather Service that forecasts on dates 40 years AGO." SL

Guardian: A billion people will lose their homes due to climate change, says report | Environment | The Observ

British scientists will warn CancĂșn summit that entire nations could be flooded

When will you wake up?

What would you do if you knew Al-Qaeda was behind this?

Republi-Qaeda IS behind this.



"The ENTIRE purpose and substance of Life is Social Responsibility." SL

"The ENTIRE purpose and substance of Life is Social Responsibility."  SL

"I don't really grasp why I find this vigil something that is worth giving one's life to keep going. But I do. It is like this flame, this last bit of hope for humanity, that we give our lives to keep from going out." SL

"I don't really grasp why I find this vigil something that is worth
giving one's life to keep going.  But I do.  It is like this flame,
this last bit of hope for humanity, that we give our lives
to keep from going  out."  SL

"Jesus showed us the surest way to be Human. The Church has destroyed it." SL

"Jesus showed us the surest way to be Human.  The Church has destroyed it."  SL

"Love values Soul in Solidarity Serving; Lust values Stuff, Superiority and Systems, Institutions." SL

"Love values Soul in Solidarity Serving;
Lust values Stuff, Superiority and Systems, Institutions." SL

"Some use words to establish Truth; most use words to destroy it." SL

"Some use words to establish Truth; most use words to destroy it."  SL

11.26.2010

"The purpose of Life is to help the neediest Live. Period." SL

"The purpose of Life is to help the neediest Live. Period." SL

"Start Loving; Everything less is Genocide." SL

"Start Loving; Everything less is Genocide." SL

"Every Heroic act of Love is activism. Nothing else is." SL

"Every Heroic act of Love is activism.  Nothing else is."  SL

"Every $ you spend creates or destroys someone's meaningful job." SL

"Every $ you spend creates or destroys someone's meaningful job." SL

"Western Culture is Terminal now. A New Way of Being's Salvation, or there is none." SL

"Western Culture is Terminal now.
A New Way of Being's Salvation, or there is none."  SL

"The purpose of Death, Cancer, is to give pleasure to me and mine." SL

"The purpose of Death, Cancer, is to give pleasure to me and mine." SL

"Western Civ. IS Imploding. Ride the Wave or be Dashed by it." SL

"Western Civ. IS Imploding. 
Ride the Wave or be Dashed by it."  SL

"Breathtaking stupidity: GOP's not Killing Obama, but US." SL

"Breathtaking stupidity: 
GOP's not Killing Obama, but US."
  SL

6 months in prison - Saint Louis Vitale, and friend SOA (thru Tears of sorrow, and awe)



SOA Watch News & Updates
Speaking Truth to Power
David Omondi and Father Louis Vitale Sentenced to Six Months in Federal Prison -- Incarcerated in Georgia Jail

Four human rights activists were in court on Tuesday, November 23 after being arrested and charged with federal trespassing at Ft. Benning, Georgia on November 20 and 21. During their arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Hyles, Nancy Smith and Christopher Spicer pled not guilty. Their trial is set for January 5. Franciscan priest Fr. Louis Vitale, OFM and David Omondi of the Los Angeles Catholic Worker Community pled no contest and put the SOA on trial through their statements in court. Fr. Louis and David were sentenced to the maximum 6 months in jail. While nonviolent resisters are being sent to prison, those responsible for the use of torture manuals at the SOA have never even been charged for their crimes. Father Louis and David are presently in a Georgia county jail.

Write to the prisoners:
Because they may be transferred at any time, cards and letters to David may be sent to his community for forwarding: David Omondi, c/o The Los Angeles Catholic Worker, 632 N. Brittania St., Los Angeles, CA 90033. Louis' mail may be sent to the Nuclear Resister for forwarding at P.O. Box 43383, Tucson, AZ 85733.

Click here to read the letter that vigil speaker Father Alberto Franco wrote to all the prisoners of conscience from the November vigil and please feel free to ad your own message to the prisoners in the comment section below the letter text!

On Saturday, November 20, twenty-two others were arrested on city and state charges, including unlawful assembly, failure to disperse, and parading without a permit. Two were charged but not taken into custody. Some were blockading the highway leading into Fort Benning with a sign that read, "Stop: This is the End of the Road for the SOA". Many of those arrested were not intending to risk arrest but were swept up as they walked back to their cars after they left the permitted protest following the vigil on Saturday. These included journalists and a Columbus, Georgia resident who came out of a barber shop to take a photo of the protest. The SOA Watch Legal Collective is collecting testimony and photos of the indiscriminate arrests that took place on Saturday afternoon. Stay tuned!

On Sunday, November 21, Columbus Recorder's Court Judge Michael Cielinski found 21 of the 24 who were arrested by the city guilty on all charges. Two were convicted in a state court the next day. All were released from jail by Monday, with fines and bonds as high as $4,152.50. The SOA Watch community stepped up in a big way, supporters maxed out their credit cards at ATMs to ensure that no one had to stay another day in the Muscogee County Jail. Those who were arrested still have to answer state charges, and expect to be arraigned in January.

For more information about the Ft. Benning protest, visit www.SOAW.org.

Photos from the November Vigil:

To view more photos by Linda Panetta, click here!




To view more photos by Linda Panetta, click here!

Contact us.

Our mailing address is:
SOA Watch, PO Box 4566, Washington, D.C. 20017, USA

Our telephone: (202) 234 3440

Click here to fund the campaign to close the SOA.

"Time to write a book, and move on." SL

I suspect my primary focus this next month will be writing
a book. 

My personal Salvation from living Hell was helped by nothing
more than books of "Quotations,"  Gandhi, Teresa of
Calcutta, MKL Jr, Jesus, Tolstoy.... 
I don't yet grasp why that is, but somehow
the truth that Saves can be contained in a sentence, or
is is not the Truth that Saves.

I'm not sure I'll ever grasp why so much of my writing has
been discrete sentences of the form '"xxx xxxx xxx" SL' written, as you've
so often suffered from me.  I'm amused by it.  But I'm amused by
most of my life these last 10 years.  50% of me feels like
a bystander, and observer for the other 50% of me - watching
with interest, wonder, confusion and amazement what I
do, say, think....

So I think it is time for me to consolidate my writings thus
far into something like "Back toward the Sustainable way of Being.
Start Loving in Its Own Words."  Maybe, some day, it
will be a stepping stone for someone, as it has been for me.
I expect to put it up and leave it up on the internet.

I invested literally everything I had and was in the Nov
election - a decisive final battle of the Civil War, and the
North lost - never really fought, actually; just laid back
and got raped and plundered.  So, I lost;
and it is exactly what was needed from me.  But now
it is time to figure and lead to where humanity needs
to go now.  NOW.

A couple
of things that came out of my head and fingers this
morning:

"Every $ you spend creates or destroys someone's meaningful job." SL

"Western Culture is Terminal now.
A New Way of Being's Salvation, or there is none."  SL

"The purpose of Life is to help the neediest Live. Period." SL

"Start Loving; Everything less is Genocide." SL

"Every Heroic act of Love is activism.  Nothing else is."  SL

"The purpose of Death, Cancer is to give pleasure to me and mine." SL

I suspect (but am not certain, and don't care)
there are many more months and years for me
here at the vigil - I sense it is massively powerful work for me,
tho it would appear to most, otherwise.  But mentally, I think
I'm seeing that the societal current order is Terminal, and the termination
is so much at hand, that I need to move significantly from
the role I've been playing of making the current system change,
to being a more deliberate tip of the spear in terms of creating
the new way of being for those who survive the pending total demise
of the current civilization.

xx

sl


"Western Culture is Terminal now. A New Way of Being's Salvation, or there is none." SL

"Western Culture is Terminal now.
A New Way of Being's Salvation, or there is none."  SL

"Western Culture is Terminal now. Birthing the New Culture's Salvation, or there is none." SL

"Western Culture is Terminal now.
Birthing the New Culture's Salvation,
or there is none."
  SL

"Every $ you spend creates or destroys someone's meaningful job." SL

"Every $ you spend creates or destroys someone's meaningful job." SL

11.25.2010

AP: Ex-Israel PM hits at Netanyahu over settlements

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hVj8EpdusM-1WVw78HBdDNJ-JGtQ?docId=14a34564c879423f8d3d68bf86a5ca5a
JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert took a rare public jab at his successor on Thursday, saying that Israel should agree to the U.S. demand to halt settlement construction in the West Bank in order to restart Mideast peace talks.


The Obamas Serve at Martha's Table; Urge Giving Back

The first family stopped by Martha's Table in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to help distribute Thanksgiving food. That same day, First Lady Michelle Obama sent out an email encouraging Americans to get involved in serving their communities.

"'Myself' is all of humanity, and I'm devoted to being careful with myself." SL

"'Myself' is all of humanity, and I'm devoted to being careful with myself." SL

"The root of all activism is a deep caring and a deep love." Vandana Shiva

"The root of all activism is a deep caring and a deep love."  Vandana Shiva

WATCH THIS SEGMENT - Dr Vandana Shiva (4) Beyond Dead Democracy and Killing Economies


STUNNING: Pr. Obama - Thanksgiving for our Troops n Prayers for Suffering US


US creates vast polar bear refuge in Alaska as seas warm and ice melts | World news | The Guardian

Oil and gas companies told to steer clear of protected wildlife habitat, but already they're pushing to carry on drilling

Israeli Nazis: Israel razes West Bank 'mosque'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11842358
Israeli army demolishes a number of buildings in the occupied West Bank, including one that Palestinians say was a mosque.


1920's Hitler's Considered a Joke, too:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/sarah-palin-north-korea-gaffe-glenn-beck-show/story?id=12242889
abcnews.go.com
Sarah Palin's latest gaffe, calling North Korea a U.S. ally, has caught fire on the blogosphere.


Limbaugh - Anti-Christ, Anti-God, Anti-Good: Rush Limbaugh slams President Barack Obama's Thanksgiving Declaration thanking Native Americans

How dare he! Rush Limbaugh blasted President Obama on Wednesday for thanking the Native Americans and using "every cliché" during the White House's official Thanksgiving proclamation.

May we follow his lead - Obama places Thanksgiving calls to troops overseas


HUGE HUGE HUGE: Dr Vandana Shiva - Beyond Dead Democracy and Killing Economies


"The Correct Function of Society is to Create Jobs Serving the Neediest." SL

"The Correct Function of Society is to Create Jobs Serving the Neediest." SL

"The Shred of Sanity in the Lunatic Right: US Culture IS Moral Genocide. Their diagnosis and cure is Just as Deadly." SL

"The Shred of Sanity in the Lunatic Right: 
US Culture IS Moral Genocide. 
Their diagnosis and cure is Just as Deadly."  SL

"Only irresponsible idiots care about Obama's Presdncy, etc. US, Humanity is what we should care about." SL

"Only irresponsible idiots care about Obama's Presidency, etc. 
US, Humanity is what we should care about."  SL

Obama looking weak for reelection

MiamiHerald.com - Steven Thomma - ‎6 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama emerges from a bruising midterm election with uncertain prospects for the next one in 2012, ...


"Parenting's Job: Create Loving Slaves to Humanity's Neediest." SL

"Parenting's Job: 
Create Loving Slaves to Humanity's Neediest."
  SL

11.23.2010

HELP THEM REBUILD: Fire at DC Vietnam kiosk; group vows to rebuild

Undaunted by fire at DC Vietnam booth, group vows to rebuild to tell story of missing soldiers

"Your Only Wealth is your Time. You don't Value what you withhold it from. 'As you do unto the Least of These my Family, you do unto Me.'" SL

"Your Only Wealth is your Time. 
You don't Value what you withhold it from.
'As you do unto the Least of These my Family,
you do unto Me.'"  SL

"The Entire Gospel: Sell all you have, give it to our neediest, out of Love. Repeat." SL

"The Entire Gospel: 
Sell all you have, give it to our neediest, out of Love. 
Repeat."  SL

11.22.2010

DN! Warren Buffett - Tax Breaks for Rich a Scam


NEVER AGAIN: Israel, Palestine, Genocide, Norman Finkelstein, by th3Archit3kt


Left's Inaction's a CRIME: Gates warns of 'significant consequences' if Senate fails to ratify New START treaty

articles.latimes.com
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Saturday rejected claims by Senate Republicans that the New START arms reduction treaty with Russia would hamper U.S. missile defense programs and nuclear

"Opposites: Christlike - Slave to Truth. 'christian' - Slave to Dogma; Cult." SL

"Opposites:
Christlike - Slave to Truth. 
christian -
Slave to Dogma; Cult."  SL

11.21.2010

"For the masses that don't know how to Love, Hating or Intellectualizing are the next best thing, Right and Left respectively." SL

"For the masses that don't know how to Love,
Hating or Intellectualizing are the next best thing,
Right and Left respectively."
SL

"GOP / Tea Party - Masters of Hate / Demonetization / Blame." SL

"GOP / Tea Party - Masters of Hate / Demonetization / Blame." SL

"GOP's Power: Cheerfully willing to step on the Air Hose; Sociopaths." SL

"GOP's Power: 
Cheerfully willing to step on the Air Hose; Sociopaths."  SL

Today's GOP a new kind of Evil: Barbara Bush hopes Sarah Palin stays in Alaska - The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency

content.usatoday.com
Barbara Bush hopes Sarah Palin stays in Alaska - The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency

Israel tramples Humanity: Israeli soldiers who used Palestinian boy, 9, as a human shield avoid jail

Mother says suspended sentences and demotions for forcing her son to check bag for bombs at gunpoint are 'a scandal'

"The Right loves 'Values' cuz that lets them Hate People." SL

"The Right loves 'Values' cuz that lets them Hate People."  SL

THIS is Living; Loving; 'Family'.... (see below)

Anuradha Koirala fighting sex slavery - CNN Hero of the Year

Republicans enrolled to gain Start votes (but they're not Conservative enough)


"Love's Measure: Not, how much you gave, but how much you didn't." SL

"Love's Measure:
Not, how much you gave, but how much you didn't."  SL