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The Tribes in their sixties, seventies, and eighties now

by: SaintSatinStain

Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 15:57:56 PM CST

(This is powerful stuff!  If you were on the streets in the 60s fighting against an unjust and stupid war - or if you wish you had been there - this is your time now! - promoted by piggieheart)

The powers that be are not passive,
will not listen to civil discourse;
they have to feel uncomfortable and seriously threatened to listen.

We hit the streets instead of
the mattresses.

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Nobel Prize: Just Peace

by: felicia531

Fri Dec 11, 2009 at 13:08:14 PM CST

( - promoted by mooncat)

I'm really sick of the "now earn it" crap. Typical American fundamentalist BS. And nearly every news organization that covered the event used that as its angle. Sorry lot. So many are incapable of grasping complex thought and not dismissing it as "pretty words."So many people did just that yesterday. Sad.

The full text of President Obama's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech found at whitehouse.gov.  It's well worth the full read.

"I do not bring with me today a definitive solution to the problems of war.  What I do know is that meeting these challenges will require the same vision, hard work, and persistence of those men and women who acted so boldly decades ago.  And it will require us to think in new ways about the notions of just war and the imperatives of a just peace.
 
We must begin by acknowledging the hard truth:  We will not eradicate violent conflict in our lifetimes.  There will be times when nations -- acting individually or in concert -- will find the use of force not only necessary but morally justified.
 
I make this statement mindful of what Martin Luther King Jr. said in this same ceremony years ago:  "Violence never brings permanent peace.  It solves no social problem:  it merely creates new and more complicated ones."  As someone who stands here as a direct consequence of Dr. King's life work, I am living testimony to the moral force of non-violence.  I know there's nothing weak -- nothing passive -- nothing naïve -- in the creed and lives of Gandhi and King."

I also enjoyed this commentary at the God's Politics blog about the "Just Peace" theory that the writer noticed in the acceptance speech.

"If all we notice in President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Lecture is a justification of war, we will miss the 21st century import of his thinking and the hope of peace he called forth.  President Obama spoke of just peace, the middle ground between just war thinking and pacifism.  He articulated many of the basic ideas of just peacemaking."

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McCain Scrubs Any Mention Of Troy King From Campaign Website

by: plainsmanpolitico

Sat Jul 12, 2008 at 01:21:16 AM CDT

(Typical Republican reacton -- no explanation, just a cover-up attempt. - promoted by mooncat)

Amazing.

The folks at Pensito Review have been doing a little research this afternoon... Seems Walnuts McCain's camp has completely scrubbed their website of any and all mention of Troy King. Hmph.

Check out the full post at http://fishbowlamerica.com/?p=708

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