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12.06.2014

"People always use that saying "Walk a mile in somebody else's shoes before you judge them" like after they walk the mile, then they can judge, then they have the right. When in reality, the whole point is after you walk that mile, in anybody's shoes, there is no longer any judgement left, you can't judge, the entire impetus for judgement no longer remains. Judgement is gone, there is only understanding." Ryan Fitzmaurice

Ryan Fitzmaurice wrote: "People always use that saying "Walk a mile in somebody else's shoes before you judge them" like after they walk the mile, then they can judge, then they have the right.
When in reality, the whole point is after you walk that mile, in anybody's shoes, there is no longer any judgement left, you can't judge, the entire impetus for judgement no longer remains. Judgement is gone, there is only understanding."

***** vid. Incredible Footage Of Parkour Teens As Bombs Hit Gaza

nd. Islam is derived from the Arabic root "Salema": peace, purity, submission and obedience. In the religious sense, Islam means submission to the will of God and obedience to His law.

Islam is derived from the Arabic root "Salema": peace, purity, submission and obedience. In the religious sense, Islam means submission to the will of God and obedience to His law.

nd. "We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe," Frantz Fanon (tragically, near everyone today can breathe, and can't see that tomorrow they can't, and it will be too late then).

nd. "We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe,"  Frantz Fanon (tragically, near everyone today can breathe, and can't see that tomorrow they can't, and it will be too late then).

nd. People that say they want to Free Palsestine... but at the same time lobby for their religion or against another religion... well... they don't really want to free Palestine. . Attacking Islamophobia is totally necessary, but promoting one religion over the other, or putting ANY other religion down... is an attack on efforts to free Palestine.

People that say they want to Free Palsestine... but at the same time lobby for their religion or against another religion... well... they don't really want to free Palestine. .  Attacking Islamophobia is totally necessary, but promoting one religion over the other, or putting ANY other religion down...  is an attack on efforts to free Palestine.

article. Arabs Are the Michael Browns of Israel

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/03/arabs-are-the-michael-browns-of-israel.html

***** VID. MASSIVE VIDEO TUTORIAL ON PALESTINE.

http://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/PalestineRemix/

***** vid. Palestinian students play in London with Symphony Orchestra - BBC (NO WONDER THE US/ISRAEL SLAUGHTER, EXTERMINATE... THESE SAVAGES!!!!! TERRORISTS... OBVIOUSLY!!!!)

nd. Is it by accident that the west's war of Islamaphobia INCITES VIOLENT RESPONSE... THEREBY 'JUSTIFYING' MORE... VIOLENT WESTERN REPRESSION??????? IF THE ZIONISTS ARE NOT BEHIND THIS... WELL, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE THAT THE ZIONISTS ARE NOT BEHIND THIS.

Is it by accident that the west's war of Islamaphobia INCITES VIOLENT RESPONSE... THEREBY 'JUSTIFYING' MORE... VIOLENT WESTERN REPRESSION???????  IF THE ZIONISTS ARE NOT BEHIND THIS... WELL, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE THAT THE ZIONISTS ARE NOT BEHIND THIS.

nd. There is only one thing I want in my life now, Free Palestines... every one. The biggest threat to that is funds for my internet use while I an out in the streets of DC - Capital Hill, White House, etc - so I can be doing triple duty - displaying the posters, educating those who stop for honest dialog, working online. I would like to end 2014 with funds that can keep the internet going ($40 per month) through all of 2015. If you know anyone that would like for this to happen, for my full productivity to be enabled with internet, please let them know and they can donate at paypal start_loving at yahoo dot com. All should subscribe to the free, anonynous email summary at my blog http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/ .

There is only one thing I want in my life now, Free Palestines... every one.  The biggest threat to that is funds for my internet use while I an out in the streets of DC - Capital Hill, White House, etc - so I can be doing triple duty - displaying the posters, educating those who stop for honest dialog, working online.  I would like to end 2014 with funds that can keep the internet going ($40 per month) through all of 2015.  If you know anyone that would like for this to happen, for my full productivity to be enabled with internet, please let them know and they can donate at paypal start_loving at yahoo dot com.  All should subscribe to the free, anonynous email summary at my blog http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/ .

***** Mark twain: never argue with stupid people. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience


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***** nd. Be the change, Gandhi said. What change? There is only one change, and we have not tried it yet. The only change is life devoted to the neediest of our brothers and sisters on earth. Everything else is just more of the same.

Be the change, Gandhi said. What change? There is only one change, and we have not tried it yet. The only change is life devoted to the neediest of our brothers and sisters on earth. Everything else is just more of the same.
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French Homeless Forced to Wear “Yellow Triangles”, Reminiscent of Nazi-Era “Star of David”

Propaganda Has Triumphed over Journalism, and the Consequences Are Enormous

Article. 68 year old lives in Gaza 2 foster social media usage

Article. Tiny homes in North Carolina

12.05.2014

***** nd. How many people do you know that hate the results of the current 'system' so much, that they would risk EVERYTHING to change it? I'm 63 years old. I can think of three people that I know or have known personally in my life that are a definite "yes." This is why there is no hope. "Everyone" wants the system to change... just not THEIR part... and not at PERSONAL COST to themselves or their 'loved ones.' THIS is why there is no hope. I really didn't see this until this week.

How many people do you know that hate the results of the current 'system' so much, that they would risk EVERYTHING to change it? I'm 63 years old.  I can think of three people that I know or have known personally in my life that are a definite "yes."  This is why there is no hope.  "Everyone" wants the system to change... just not THEIR part... and not at PERSONAL COST to themselves or their 'loved ones.' THIS is why there is no hope. I really didn't see this until this week.

Article. The Obamacare paradox: the law looks terrible but is doing great

Article. The Democrats are at least as solidly behind the police state in America as are the Republicans. Both parties are on their knees prostituting themselves, a ton younger than words, to the properties class. It was Bill and Hillary Clinton on their knees that we should have paid attention to,. Not Monica.

Article. September 2014. US Police Get “Anti-Terror Training” in Israel on Privately Funded Trips

Article. August 2014. Israel-trained police “occupy” Missouri after killing of black youth

Article. September 2013: U.S.-Israel Strategic Cooperation: Joint Police & Law Enforcement Training

Article. US police forces being trained by Israeli military.

Article. Americans support Israel over Palestine. Poll. Free Palestine activists, STFU about President Obama until you do your job of getting the opinion of US citizens behind Palestine. Do your job before you ask him to do the impossible.

nd. It is clear to me that the creator of that movie Noah, sees with profound sadness what I see. Like millions of other species that have gone extinct because they were mistakes, non-adaptive, our species was a mistake, non-adaptive. We have had so many chances to get it right and we have ruined every chance with all the passion we can muster. We don't correct our mistakes, we don't learn from them, we double down and accelerate on them.

It is clear to me that the creator of that movie Noah, sees with profound sadness what I see. Like millions of other species that have gone extinct because they were mistakes, non-adaptive, our species was a mistake, non-adaptive. We have had so many chances to get it right and we have ruined every chance with all the passion we can muster. We don't correct our mistakes, we don't learn from them, we double down and accelerate on them.

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nd. Almost everyone in our sick society values life, and by that they are really saying pulse, over everything. That has never been the case for me, not since my earliest memories. What I value is quality of life, and I think it cruel to continue the pulse of a creature when the quality of life is or will soon be hell.

Almost everyone in our sick society values life, and by that they are really saying pulse, over everything. That has never been the case for me, not since my earliest memories. What I value is quality of life, and I think it cruel to continue the pulse of a creature when the quality of life is or will soon be hell.

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nd. If I am not a Truth Seeker... one who will PAY ANY AND EVERY PERSONAL PRICE... to know the important truths about improving things... I am nothing, worse than nothing. No credit to me, I am sure that I AM a Truth Seeker in that way. I was told years ago by someone with some indepth qualifications to say what he did, that I was the most process oriented, internally monitoring, person he had ever met. Others have said the same. I suspect this is true - no credit to me. I am deeply sensitive to my capacity to judge/evaluate/understand... for constructive purposes. I am aware of a recurring, minor failing of mine... to OFTEN judge others, ... incorrectly... too harshly... BUT I MAYBE ALWAYS LOOK TO SEE IF I AM WRONG... AND WINCING, I AM DELIGHTED WHEN I AM. I LAUGH, SILENTLY, KINDLY, SMH... AT MYSELF, AS I DID IN THIS CASE. LOL. And with great delight, when called for, loudly extend my deepest apology.

If I am not a Truth Seeker... one who will PAY ANY AND EVERY PERSONAL PRICE... to know the important truths about improving things... I am nothing, worse than nothing. No credit to me, I am sure that I AM a Truth Seeker in that way. I was told years ago by someone with some indepth qualifications to say what he did, that I was the most process oriented, internally monitoring, person he had ever met. Others have said the same. I suspect this is true - no credit to me. I am deeply sensitive to my capacity to judge/evaluate/understand... for constructive purposes. I am aware of a recurring, minor failing of mine... to OFTEN judge others, ... incorrectly... too harshly... BUT I MAYBE ALWAYS LOOK TO SEE IF I AM WRONG... AND WINCING, I AM DELIGHTED WHEN I AM. I LAUGH, SILENTLY, KINDLY, SMH... AT MYSELF, AS I DID IN THIS CASE. LOL. And with great delight, when called for, loudly extend my deepest apology.

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Article. Paul Krugman unloads on Chuck Schumer for Obamacare criticism

article. Congress enshrines Israel in a new class of ally. YOU KNOW THE TUNE... "GOD... DAMN A MER I CA... LAND.. OF . THE THUGS ... RUN BY MOBSTERS... FOR MOBSTERS... THRU OUR HATE... LIKE A BLIGHT... WE'RE CONDEMNED."

YOU KNOW THE TUNE... "GOD... DAMN A MER I CA... LAND.. OF . THE THUGS ... RUN BY MOBSTERS... FOR MOBSTERS... THRU OUR HATE... LIKE A BLIGHT... WE'RE CONDEMNED."  http://www.jpost.com/International/US-House-of-Representatives-passes-bill-declaring-Israel-major-strategic-partner-383616

vid. John Pilger: 'Australia’s continuing prejudicial treatment of its Aboriginal population.' Literally every day is a new lesson to me in how blind I've been to white European-origin, Chr'stian (SATANIC) background. Parasites FLOURISH by feeding off of the life and work of others. WESTERN 'CIVILIZATION.'

12.04.2014

***** vid. Israeli Sgt - why I broke the silence on Israel, and led others to do so

nd. "God bless you," the mid-20's looking limo driver said in a middle-eastern accent as he turned the corner coming out of the Capitol passing in front of me. An hour or so later a cabbie, late 40ish, middle-eastern looking, slowed (you aren't supposed to slow here in the hill - security) and respectfully threw two folded up $1 bills to me. "Please, get something warm to drink." LOL. He just stopped back, 30 minutes later, "Please tell me your name again! "James McGinley," I said. "Google 'start loving," as I'd told him before. "I DID, and I didn't find you... I'll try again," he said. "YOU ARE DOING REALLY GREAT WORK. I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH," he said, looking deep into my eyes, and speaking from deep in his heart. It is an immense privilege do to what I do, to Serve my Palestinian family. I've never had a greater privilege.

"God bless you," the mid-20's looking limo driver said in a middle-eastern accent as he turned the corner coming out of the Capitol passing in front of me.  An hour or so later a cabbie, late 40ish, middle-eastern looking, slowed (you aren't supposed to slow here in the hill - security) and respectfully threw two folded up $1 bills to me. "Please, get something warm to drink."  LOL.  He just stopped back, 30 minutes later, "Please tell me your name again!  "James McGinley," I said.  "Google 'start loving," as I'd told him before. "I DID, and I didn't find you... I'll try again," he said. "YOU ARE DOING REALLY GREAT WORK. I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH," he said, looking deep into my eyes, and speaking from deep in his heart. It is an immense privilege do to what I do, to Serve  my Palestinian family.  I've never had a greater privilege.  (same spot, weeks ago:)

nd. The black man got on the bus at my homeless shelter stop. I was on the way to learn of the Tumor in my lung at the Hospital. He arrived at the stop, as I did, after, the materially poor-looking older woman with the rolling suitcase. When the bus arrived, not she, but he... got on first, then she. I saw that she was talking to the driver, blocking the way for me to get on. I presumed she was asking directions, was this the right bus, or something. While I stood there I thought of how rude, how thoughtless, how inconsiderate the man was who got on first rather than letting the woman, who was there before him, to get on before he. Next thing I saw was this same man's hand appear... with all the change he could find in his pocket, I am sure. He had heard what I had not... the lady was asking the driver if she could ride even though she did not have the fare. Once we were seated, to my gladness, he accepted; the $1 I put in his hand, and she the $1 I put in hers.

nd. The black man got on the bus at my homeless shelter stop. I was on the way to learn of the Tumor in my lung at the Hospital. He arrived at the stop, as I did, after, the materially poor-looking older woman with the rolling suitcase.  When the bus arrived, not she, but he... got on first, then she.  I saw that she was talking to the driver, blocking the way for me to get on. I presumed she was asking directions, was this the right bus, or something.  While I stood there I thought of how rude, how thoughtless, how inconsiderate the man was who got on first rather than letting the woman, who was there before him, to get on before he.  Next thing I saw was this same man's hand appear... with all the change he could find in his pocket, I am sure.  He had heard what I had not... the lady was asking the driver if she could ride even though she did not have the fare.  Once we were seated, to my gladness, he accepted; the $1 I put in his hand, and she the $1 I put in hers.

pic. Updates: 1. Tumor found in my lung last week... to be removed Dec 15, inpatient, 1-2 days recovery in hospital; 2. As I type this I'm on Capital (sp) Hill as I was yesterday and will be the 3 days the congress creatures will be in town next week... weather and health permitting... brrrrrrrrr (not that cold stops me, it does not, sssooooofffffaaaarrrrrr; but rain (expected Saturday, does); 3. Funds for wifi that I use when on-location like I am now... funds are down to less than 2 months. Those of you who give at holiday times may want to support the work I do to Free Palestine. Paypal at start_loving at yahoo dot com works; best if you let me know to look for it... if you do. Every penny, every breath, every resource at my disposal goes 100% (not 99.999999%) 100% to work to free my, our, family in Palestine. I keep looking for the best possible deal on wifi in DC... it is what I have, by far... $40 per month unlimited gb... I don't have or use, or afford... a phone. (Yes, that makes me the only one in the US). I'm functioning mentally, and physically, and Spiritually at an extremely high level these months... so I'd HATE to be off line due to lack of wifi funds... while I am such an effective fighter for Palestine. None of us knows how much time we have... to serve. Must strike while the iron is hot. Feel free to share this with those you think might want to know. Please visit, subscribe to (daily, anonymous summary), share... this blog I maintain http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/

Updates:  1. Tumor found in my lung last week... to be removed Dec 15, inpatient, 1-2 days recovery in hospital; 2.  As I type this I'm on Capital (sp) Hill as I was yesterday and will be the 3 days the congress creatures will be in town next week... weather and health permitting... brrrrrrrrr (not that cold stops me, it does not, sssooooofffffaaaarrrrrr; but rain (expected Saturday, does); 3. Funds for wifi that I use when on-location like I am now... funds are down to less than 2 months.  Those of you who give at holiday times may want to support the work I do to Free Palestine. Paypal at start_loving at yahoo dot com works; best if you let me know to look for it... if you do.  Every penny, every breath, every resource at my disposal goes 100% (not 99.999999%) 100% to work to free my, our, family in Palestine.  I keep looking for the best possible deal on wifi in DC... it is what I have, by far... $40 per month unlimited gb... I don't have or use, or afford... a phone.  (Yes, that makes me the only one in the US).  I'm functioning mentally, and physically, and Spiritually at an extremely high level these months... so I'd HATE to be off line due to lack of wifi funds... while I am such an effective fighter for Palestine.  None of us knows how much time we have... to serve.  Must strike while the iron is hot.   Feel free to share this with those you think might want to know.  Please visit, subscribe to (daily, anonymous summary), share... this blog I maintain http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/


see detail. For years I'd spend $1000 per week on expenses, just, business expenses - travel, food, lodging.... Now I live on less than $1000 a year. My point - my first 45 years were criminal over-privilege... CRIMINAL over-privilege - luxurious vacations, exclusive suburban living, expensive cars, expensive clothes, expensive restaurants, country clubs.... I WOULD TRADE ANY AND EVERY SECOND THEN... FOR ANY AND EVERY SECOND I HAVE NOW. That life, for me, and for everyone, EVERYONE IS SAW... was JOYLESS... highly INTOXICATING... TOTALLY JOYLESS.... TOTALLY MEANINGLESS (UNLESS STEALING RESOURCES THAT OTHERS ARE DYING FOR IS 'MEANINGFUL.') Every second of my life of Lived Solidarity with my global neediest family these last 14 years or so... has been Heaven, Infinite JOY... and Hell (the pain I keep a the center of my being... of the suffering of the world). I'd trade any and every second of the Intoxicating existence I had then... for the Joyful Life I have now.

For years I'd spend $1000 per week on expenses, just, business expenses - travel, food, lodging....  Now I live on less than $1000 a year.  My point - my first 45 years were criminal over-privilege... CRIMINAL over-privilege - luxurious vacations, exclusive suburban living, expensive cars, expensive clothes, expensive restaurants, country clubs.... I WOULD TRADE ANY AND EVERY SECOND THEN... FOR ANY AND EVERY SECOND I HAVE NOW.  That life, for me, and for everyone, EVERYONE IS SAW... was JOYLESS... highly INTOXICATING... TOTALLY JOYLESS.... TOTALLY MEANINGLESS (UNLESS STEALING RESOURCES THAT OTHERS ARE DYING FOR IS 'MEANINGFUL.')  Every second of my life of Lived Solidarity with my global neediest family these last 14 years or so... has been Heaven, Infinite JOY... and Hell (the pain I keep a the center of my being... of the suffering of the world). I'd trade any and every second of the Intoxicating existence I had then... for the Joyful Life I have now.

M replied on FB:
Did you have a family of your own?
Maybe it would've been a better idea to of done what your doing now but with your previous financial backing. Fight fire with fire?

My reply:
I have now, the Family we are all born with... all of creation. Like most of us I bought the Lie the 'family' are those biologically related. Michael, the stupidity of what you said, and what I tried, the inhumanity of it...the clinical insanity of it... I just can't even reply anymore. I'll help my resource starved human family by taking 1000 times my share... so I have the strength to help them... oh, and to have 1000 times my fair share... I'll support in every way... the 'system' that GUARANTEES that the masses will always be starved????????
?????? F'ing supidity. F'ing insanity. F'ing disgusting. Just bein honest.

***** Pope Francis Says Equating Islam With Violence Is Wrong http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/01/pope-francis-islam-_n_6249350.html

Pope Francis Says Equating Islam With Violence Is Wrong  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/01/pope-francis-islam-_n_6249350.html

article. Forced from her home, a D.C. youth turned her life around with help from 24hr youth homeless shelter DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/forced-from-her-home-a-dc-teen-turned-her-life-around-with-help-from-sasha-bruce/2014/12/03/be4cdf20-7a3f-11e4-84d4-7c896b90abdc_story.html

12.03.2014

article. At local motels, no room for the homeless, paid or not. When you’re poor enough, sometimes even money can’t buy you a room for the night. “It’s separate worlds,” he said. “There really are different rules for the poor than for you and me.”

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2025149809_westneat03xml.html

***** vid. 2 min. "Israel today is run by a bunch of pyromaniacs..." FORMER SHIN BET HEAD....

video

PolitiFact. 99 percent of the time the police officer is not charged with killing a young person of color.

Video. 6 minutes. Native American wisdom.

nd. Seen on Facebook. Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. Note: that would be me.

nd. Seen on Facebook. Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. Note: that would be me.

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nd. Note to a young friend that not unlike Albert Schweitzer is devoting his young life too needy brothers and sisters in the poorest parts of Africa. He has just informed me that he has been given charge of a hospital in extremely poor, war threatened Africa, that is so needy that friends of the children had to abandon it : Because you know me, this probably won't surprise you too much. But the me that would have been horrified at a hospital with little equipment, etc., no longer feels such her. the horror in life is not dying. The horror in life is not physical suffering, so much. The horror in life is not-loving, and to not knowing loving. If the creator told me that today I had to bring a child into the world, but I could bring that child into the 2014 world or the world of 1491 America or the world of Africa before the white Europeans ever set foot there... I would refuse 2014, I would gladly accept either of the other two options..... But if I were offered the opportunity to be alive today or some prior time I could well choose today. No credit to me I am loving, and loving wants the most dire situations in which to be helpful, and that describes today pretty well. As I've said, you have one of the few enviable lives that I am aware of today, personally, or in the news. I feel the same way about my own life, enviable. There is no one on earth today with whom I would choose to trade lives for quality of life over mine.

Note to a young friend that not unlike Albert Schweitzer is devoting his young life too needy brothers and sisters in the poorest parts of Africa. He has just informed me that he has been given charge of a hospital in extremely poor, war threatened Africa, that is so needy that friends of the children had to abandon it : Because you know me, this probably won't surprise you too much. But the me that would have been horrified at a hospital with little equipment, etc., no longer feels such her. the horror in life is not dying. The horror in life is not physical suffering, so much. The horror in life is not-loving, and to not knowing loving. If the creator told me that today I had to bring a child into the world, but I could bring that child into the 2014 world or the world of 1491 America or the world of Africa before the white Europeans ever set foot there... I would refuse 2014, I would gladly accept either of the other two options..... But if I were offered the opportunity to be alive today or some prior time I could well choose today. No credit to me I am loving, and loving wants the most dire situations in which to be helpful, and that describes today pretty well. As I've said, you have one of the few enviable lives that I am aware of today, personally, or in the news. I feel the same way about my own life, enviable. There is no one on earth today with whom I would choose to trade lives for quality of life over mine.

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article. UN vote urges Israel to renounce nuclear arms General Assembly approves resolution calling on Israel to put its nuclear facilities under international oversight.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/12/un-israel-nuclear-weapons-2014122221235793813.html

nyt. French Lawmakers vote to Recognize Palestine.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/03/world/europe/france-vote-recognize-palestine.html?_r=1

site. Weekly vigils on Saturday morning at Beth Israel Congregation, a Conservative synagogue in Ann Arbor, since September, 2003

http://a2vigil.org/

***** nd. There are two kinds of people: Those who live for the neediest... and those who live for 'me and mine'... They are the Living, and Walking Dead... Givers and Takers... Life Givers and Cancer... Life and Death... JOYFUL, AND INTOXICATED..respectively. There is nothing else in life nearly so important to know, besides this, really.

***** nd. There are two kinds of people: Those who live for the neediest... and those who live for 'me and mine'... They are the Living, and Walking Dead... Givers and Takers... Life Givers and Cancer...  Life and Death...  JOYFUL, AND INTOXICATED..respectively.  There is nothing else in life nearly so important to know, besides this, really.

article. Historians Drop A Truth Bomb On CNN: Obama Has Already Built His Legacy

http://www.politicususa.com/2014/11/30/historians-drop-truth-bomb-cnn-obama-built-legacy.html

2013. article. Stephen Hawking's boycott hits Israel where it hurts: science

http://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science/2013/may/13/stephen-hawking-boycott-israel-science

'There is no American Dream': Why one US professor believes the national ethos is an illusion and the country has the same level of social mobility as medieval England Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2854440/There-no-American-Dream-one-professor-believes-national-ethos-illusion-country-no-higher-rate-social-mobility-medieval-England.html#ixzz3Kr7tcZ29 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

'There is no American Dream': Why one US professor believes the national ethos is an illusion and the country has the same level of social mobility as medieval England

article. 'Being homeless is better than working for Amazon'

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/nov/28/being-homeless-is-better-than-working-for-amazon

12.02.2014

detail. followup. On my 13 month cancer scan last week they found that a spot in my lung they have been watching for a couple of years is growing. I'm headed to the hospital for a pre-op consultation, whatever that means. Oh, lol, I did not know there was a spot on my lungs, & I did not know they were watching it. I wonder if this is payback time for the carton of cigarettes that an elementary school friend of mine and I stole from a drug store and smoked in one afternoon.

On my 13 month cancer scan last week they found that a spot in my lung they have been watching for a couple of years is growing. I'm headed to the hospital for a pre-op consultation, whatever that means. Oh, lol, I did not know there was a spot on my lungs, & I did not know they were watching it. I wonder if this is payback time for the carton of cigarettes that an elementary school friend of mine and I stole from a drug store and smoked in one afternoon.

.... now on the bus back from the hostpital:

*  They think it likely it is more of my colon cancer... in the lung now. 

*  Wise to take it out now... so I will.  Three small incisions, they insert a camera, find it, snip it out.  Tentatively scheduled for the 15th... after congress goes back to their holes... I don't want to miss time expressing my contempt for them on the hill this week and next.  And I hate the holidays... our time of special worship of our addiction to stuff... we over-privileged.

*  Over night in hosp recovering... maybe 2 nd nite.

*  The liver DOES NOT GROW BACK!  Huh?  She showed me on the scan... the big cavaty, now filled with bowel... where the liver DOES NOT GROW BACK!  LOL. Communication is NOT the strong suit of these folks.

***** "I'd rather die... than do what Israelis are doing to the Palestinians," I told the earnest young Israeli that asked me at the White House, incredulous, "Wouldn't you do what we are if 'missiles' are raining down on you?" "I'd rather die, and have all my loved ones die, than to terrorize, torment, torture... millions of people so I could 'feel safe' on their land I'd stolen."

***** "I'd rather die... than do what Israelis are doing to the Palestinians," I told the earnest young Israeli that asked me at the White House, incredulous, "Wouldn't you do what we are if 'missiles' are raining down on you?"  "I'd rather die, and have all my loved ones die, than to terrorize, torment, torture... millions of people so I could 'feel safe' on their land I'd stolen."

***** pic. "As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome." Noam Chomsky


***** pic. "As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome." Noam Chomsky

12.01.2014

***** vid. Alice Walker tours Israeli Destruction of Palestine - "I think Israelis are winding up with no soul at all."

article. Israeli High Court: Israeli Soldiers Used Palestinians as Human Shields 1,200 Times

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/08/israeli-high-court-israeli-soldiers-used-human-shields-1200-times-2006-2011.html

***** pic. There is only one real choice in life: whether to devote each breath to the neediest, or to one’s self, one’s group. Heaven or Hell are the respective, certain, outcomes of that choice. Just look, and you will see this.


pic. MLK Jr. "I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion... that the great stumbling block... is the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice.


Article. White Americans and Black Americans live in two different countries. (As I've said for years now.)

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/white-americans-and-black-americans-live-two-different-countries

11.30.2014

Article. After the midterm mauling, is the real President Obama finally standing up?

Article. Palestine will not recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Why would anyone recognize Israel's right to discriminate against Palestinians that have lived there as long or longer than anyone??? That is, anyone besides a sociopath?

***** Central to my life experience, my professional training, my professional work, my study of activism, my practice of activism,... There is nothing more central in my life, there is nothing that I value more in my life then what Gandhi spoke of as truth force, holding on to the truth, after devoting one's life to discovering what it is, holding on to that truth no matter the personal cost. I believe that holding on to the truth, embodying it, and therefore making it present, particularly the truth of a human tragedy, is the surest way to penetrate even the strongest defenses. It is a very low probability proposition, but it is still the surest way. I can think of no clear example of this in my life than this brief video. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2014/11/wow-wowwwww-israeli-kids-watch.html

* Central to my life experience, my professional training, my professional work, my study of activism, my practice of activism,... There is nothing more central in my life, there is nothing that I value more in my life then what Gandhi spoke of as truth force, holding on to the truth, after devoting one's life to discovering what it is, holding on to that truth no matter the personal cost. I believe that holding on to the truth, embodying it, and therefore making it present, particularly the truth of a human tragedy, is the surest way to penetrate even the strongest defenses. It is a very low probability proposition, but it is still the surest way. I can think of no clear example of this in my life than this brief video. http://jesusgodgoodetcnjay.blogspot.com/2014/11/wow-wowwwww-israeli-kids-watch.html
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***** documentary. Some of my best friends are Zionists.

***** article. Anyone who bemoans the weakening of Americans should look at the hardy homeless. It takes tremendous strength to get through a day. I’m stronger, healthier and happier than ever. There’s more respect for a homeless woman out on the streets than there is in a warehouse for Amazon workers.

Article. The psychological deficiencies of liberal brains and conservative brains, soon to be fatal to all life on Earth.