Another Nietzsche-Boehner Slideshow

Nietzsche's Virtues Applied to John Boehner - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

This one drawn from Nietzsche's virtues as outlined in "Daybreak".

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I wasn't radically changed by 9/11

If I had to pick my 9/11 
It would be the time of the three post JFK assassinations
Malcolm, Martin, Bobby
That ushered in what was to me a minor dark age
An almost daily betrayal of hope

I saw Barack and 2008 as an effort to break that spell
His Presidency reveals the depths of what we were trying to defeat back then
The dismal inexorable hold of the principalities and powers
The very jaws of hell before our eyes every day

I had a Malcolm-like reaction to 9/11
I need not spell it out
9/11 happened blocks from me
It was a beautiful day
It seemed consistent with the time we are still in

I do not think we will be out of this minor dark age
Global democratic revolution succeeds 
How soon 
I do not know
In the United States 
Piecemeal perhaps 
Around the world

It will happen wherever enough individuals embrace
Tolerance and helpfulness
Democracy and non-idolatry
And light a true flame of freedom
A nonviolent
Revolutionary flame
To move earth
A few centimeters toward heaven
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Is any recent war unrelated to oil and who controls it?

After Green - Past Oil Dependency - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com: "The age of oil dependency is ending. Regardless of who wins the peak oil debate. A collision between population growth and global emulation of the US oil economy will either result in a repetition of the wars of the 20th century or a move beyond dependency on oil."

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There is Jesus' gospel and the gospel we have received

BEYOND CREED - Stephen Rose : IUniverse:

Jesus' gospel is stated clearly in Mark One with no reference to himself. We are to repent our sins and believe the good news that the kingdom or realm of Abba is present, at hand, available.

This was supplemented by clear teachings and by the gift of a prayer that is universal and meant for all to say up to three times daily.

If this supplanted the received creedal gospel, the world might be a very different place.

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Michelle's look said it all (Speech Photos)

Obama’s Jobs Address: Key Optics — BagNews:

Michelle's expression said to me - how tragic it is that my husband can be so right and these people so wrong - the Dems for going ape but not getting organized to really support him and the GOP for telegraphing its stone wall response with customary impunity. It says the drama goes on and the outcome is not clear. Only the the sad performance of the people below. And the impact of brazen racism that is its subtext.

Female blogger gets nine months for doing the right thing in lovely China

Jailing of Chinese activist is 'inhumane' | Amnesty International:

"A Chinese activist jailed in connection with her support for bloggers must be released, Amnesty International said today after she was sentenced to nine months in prison.

Wang Lihong, 56, was detained in March and later charged with “creating a disturbance” amid a government crackdown on online calls for a “Jasmine Revolution” inspired by protests in the Middle East and North Africa. "

'via Blog this'

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Following up on WikiLeaks

Controversy and Confusion Over the Latest WikiLeaks Revelations: 8 Things You Really Need to Know | | AlterNet:

"There's also a cable confirming that troops, in 2006, carried out a house raid on the home of an Iraqi farmer, handcuffing all the residents of the house before shooting them all in the head. They included children aged 5, 3, and 5 months, the farmer's 74-year-old mother, and visiting relatives. The cable, from Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary, or Arbitrary Executions, to Condoleeza Rice, also reveals that a US airstrike was then called in on the house, presumably to destroy evidence, but “autopsies carried out at the Tikrit Hospital’s morgue revealed that all corpses were shot in the head and handcuffed.”"

View the whole post as a single page at the url above.

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Sometimes you have to dig a bit deeper than the media do

Controversy and Confusion Over the Latest WikiLeaks Revelations: 8 Things You Really Need to Know | | AlterNet:

"We've got eight things you need to know to be up-to-date on the latest with WikiLeaks."

Thank you Alternet.

The upside of no more jobs new recession double dip

Hillary would have been better advised to write It Takes A Crisis
Each stage of our present crisis reminds us that it takes a village
Or a community
And that this will take the ending of sprawl high rise design
And its replacement with a design
That creates car-free communities that are
Economically viable
And above all
Face to face
The literature on this is so extensive
That the only reason we do not have it is the
Capacity of the oil automobile economy
And of the fragmentation of disciplines
To create a mind warp of incredible size
We will get beyond this to a new stage only when the words
Face to face
Car Free
Cyber community
Begin to rise in public consciousness
And profit is perceived in a more sane future

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Work at home in a new key

The first generation of work at home was the midway on the fair ground
Hawking hype transmogrifying into get rich gurus
And Trump MLMs 
And other unprofitable schemes
Many of us bit 
And got bitten in return
Now we know that there is no magic anything

The time has come for work at home in a new key
It is already with us
It is anything with an honest trajectory and competent management 
That has the good sense to hire folk to do their work at home
It is every individual who has simply developed a profitable home business
Or home profession
In the future when cyber communities exist and clusters of them
Form Cyber-cities
Working at home will look like this
Either you will physically work at home
Or walk to a kiosk where you will be in complete connection to your office
And do your work
When five ten fifteen twenty and more percent
Are working at or a short walk from home 
We will be celebrating a genuine new era
Work at home in a new key

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AOL and Yahoo Will/Should Probably Merge

The writing is already on the wall
There is only one major cash cow left 
At least that can be seen and understood
That is the organization of a proper way to get content to users
The present ways are haphazard and hard to see
Ultimately it makes sense for someone (AOL, or Yahoo or both together) 
To get their mind around the adequate compensation of content producers
And create means of distributing such content as serves the needs of users
Neither at the moment has the magic means
But using the formula free lancers of all sorts who produce content
Means of getting their content displayed to best advantage
And creation of a compensatory framework that
Sees the wave of the future as work at home in a new key
Someone will eventually crack the shell of the egg
That will give birth to a properly organized and operating
And mutually profitable
Payoff for all concerned
Whoever does this wins

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China has no shame

Angry Birds Theme Park Opens In China:

"An unauthorized theme park based on the mobile game Angry Birds has opened at Window of the World Park in Changsha, China. Participants can use a real giant slingshot to knock pigs off a structure, as seen in a video clip."

Maybe this is ultimate redemption in disguise.

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Feds need to lighten up on medical marijuana

Medical Marijuana: A Cure, Not a Crime | American Civil Liberties Union:

"Contemporary scientific evidence confirms the countless stories of the therapeutic effects of medical marijuana, which has provided unique relief for serious conditions, including cancer and AIDS, when no other medicine is as effective or free of side effects such as nausea or loss of appetite. Nearly one million patients nationwide now use medical marijuana as recommended by their doctors and in accordance with state laws."

'via Blog this'

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The Tea Party on a single lucid page

Glenn Beck, the Tea Party, and the Republicans : The New Yorker:

"In 1906, early in the Progressive era, the humorist Finley Peter Dunne’s fictional barroom sage, Mr. Dooley, put the social and political tumult of the day into perspective. “Th’ noise ye hear is not th’ first gun iv a revolution,” Dooley remarked. “It’s on’y th’ people iv th’ United States batin’ a carpet.” A century from now, or even a year from now, Americans may say the same about the Tea Party. For the moment, though, it appears that the extreme right wing is on the verge of securing a degree of power over Congress and the Republican Party that is unprecedented in modern American history. For defenders of national cohesion and tempered adversity in our politics, it is an alarming state of affairs. "

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This day give us this day this day we say

Winning The War Within Collected Sonnets: Thirty-Six This day give us this day this day we say:

"This day give us this day this day we say
Not yesterday and not tomorrow no
But only for this present do we pray
That Abba’s generosity will flow"

The "wise" and "learned" are unlikely to shed their sophisticated garb

Windows on The Bible: Sixty One Family Values 1:

"These passages would appear to give children an edge on everyone else but a careful reading would suggest that Jesus is evoking in these passage qualities of spontaneous and enthusiastic acceptance of His Person and Message. The "wise" and "learned" are unlikely to shed their sophisticated garb and believe that God has come in the form of a carpenter to proclaim the advent of God's happy Kingdom!"

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Does anyone wish they had lived in the 19th century?

The Complete History of Adam Panflick:

"Despite his parlous condition, Orlando managed to improve his lot by delivering firewood around the Cotswolds. According to Melchizadek’s notes, he operated a small gambling book on the side. Orlando’s most important feat was to win the heart, of one Polly Smeal who was, if a faded image may be credited, a true beauty no more than half Orlando’s age. She must have been strong. She gave birth to nine children, of whom six survived."

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Would it be appropriate to call Peirce a rolling stone

Peircelets: Peirce's Balanced View:

Absolutely. He was a wanderer who could not stand this and that and spent his life in a continual ping pong match between philosophical beatitude and being a tramp on the street. And even today he is in the widest sense a complete unknown. But he had a gift. And we celebrate that here.

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It takes guts to put yourself in Peter's shoes

Original Biblical Songs: Peter and Andrew:

But, hey, it was the seventies and we were heading in the direction we are at right now. Listen at your peril.

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I didn't actually talk to the President, but ...

Obama's Way: Relax. This is a way of writing. It is imagined.:

"No, sir. The Obama Doctrine is a call to the evolution of humankind from a war to a peace-footing. You cannot speak of global prosperity without acknowledging our current enslavement to military thinking and military-industrial action."

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We need a rebirth of community

New Tao Posts: The Tao does not play favorites all are one:

The note of community and unity sounded by the President is not a political ploy. It is the lost thread that needs to be sewed back into the fabric of our democracy. Clearly this is the difference between rebirth and continuing decline. We need a rebirth of community.

The Tao does not play favorites all are one

The Tao does not play favorites all are one
The Tao is undivided resolute
We see conflict the Tao sees justice done
And celebrates all inner battles won

Jesus is alive in Cedar City

Markman: A Film About Jesus: Markman: A Film about Jesus Complete Text:

"Twelve persons, six COMMUNARDS and six HOSPICE GUESTS sit around a rough-cut pine table. David is at one end, flanked by PETE and ALICE. At the other end sits an emaciated YOUNG MAN, wrapped in blankets, dying of AIDS. The song comes to an end. They all break bread from a common loaf. On the wall hang pictures of DIETRICH BONHOEFFER, MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. and a ROUALT LITHOGRAPH OF THE FACE OF THE SUFFERING CHRIST."

'via Blog this'

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The city of choice is the ideal toward which we move

The Grass Roots Church: The Grass Roots Church Part One:

Over a century ago an acute observer of the American scene, Alexis de Tocqueville, said: "I am tempted to believe that what we call necessary institutions are often no more than institutions to which we have grown accustomed. In matters of social constitution the field of possibilities is much more extensive than men living in their various societies are ready to imagine." - Harvey Cox Introduction, The Grass Roots Church

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Locate cyber cities along existing interstates

Locate cyber cities along existing interstates
A cyber city can be seen as a cluster up to ten cyber-communities of 10K folk
These communities are car free 
Zoned for everything that is safe and useful
Four-level max
Designed to be largely weatherproof
Combining max privacy and max public space
Small parks and squares
Shopping kiosks
Walk to school
Walk to work
B line to related cyber-communities
Move easily among cyber-communities
Where are the entrepreneurs who will build from scratch 
What cannot be evolved from existing sprawl
The interstate system is ideal for a network of cyber cities

I love the ones whose minds and hearts are fused

Abba's Way: 63 The Still Small Voice:

"I love the ones whose minds and hearts are fused,
Delighting in the flow of inner joys.
For from their very depths a firelight glows,
Ignited softly by the still small voice."

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Character's a prison we don't need

Character's a prison we don't need
Virtue is a scutcheon gone to seed
Values are the product of free will
And the engine of all history

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Soul and mind are one the mind can change

Soul and mind are one the mind can change
There lies freedom to the extent we're free
Caught in a mindset let it not be strange
To be enabled to think differently

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Marvin Gaye - What's Going On

The Slow as Molasses Press