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Thank you, this is an excellent post.

I've been thinking of a woman in Iraq, whose child was killed by
an American soldier.

Now the Americans are saying to her, and to the rest of her
extended family: we are here to help you, please let us keep you
safe. And these are sincere soldiers. But you can understand why
the family will decline their help, even though they might lose
another child.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Sep 13, 2014, 11:48 PM (0 replies)

I think if a zillion people post this on Facebook and Twitter, the mainstream press will eventually

get around to reporting it. This is one reason I really
love the internet -- really we have more of an impact
I think than we realize, simply by sharing truthful
and important information, sharing it far and wide, as
social media is wont to do.

I think all the major news outlets these days are
looking to social media for stories.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Sep 13, 2014, 11:07 PM (0 replies)

not here to debate your point of view, or defend Dr. Oz, who has always given me the creeps

but I don't watch him. Yes indeedy I come from a long
line of scientists of every persuasion. My post wasn't
intended to disprove anything; only your point about the
FDA struck me as peculiar since I don't trust them. I'm
sorry I didn't investigate thoroughly what all this is about
before adding in my point of view.

But too many so called science afficianados do not recognize
that much of what was once considered science has been
disproven; that there is much not yet studied, and therefore
not yet proven, which doesn't mean it's not true; that the
instruments of science are still very limited, and so on.

Also, this is my personal belief: a real lover of science
doesn't throw insults at those less educated, or engage
in one upmanship. * Rather, a real lover of science will want,
from the depths of his or her heart, to share that wonder,
to help others understand our amazing universe.

There is so much beauty, and wonder, fascination and
adventure in the world of science. Of course this has not
been proven, and is only my subjective point of view.

* edit to add this behavior is not meant to be ascribed to
you.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Sep 13, 2014, 10:49 PM (1 replies)

I agree but it's never an effective strategy to attack people in order to change their beliefs.

In fact, there are many authentically broken hearted
people who trusted the so called valid science, and
lost their children. They trusted the trained medical
authorities, and they lost their kids. It is a subject
worthy of much more compassion, understanding,
better science, better testing, better oversight and
regulation of manufacturers, and genuine give and take
dialogue on both sides of the issue.



Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Sep 13, 2014, 03:15 PM (1 replies)

You may be correct about many or most anti-vaxxers, but not all are con men or grifters.

Some are parents who lost their children.

If you have never read this book, it's highly recommended,
and might help you and like-minded anti-vax-haters have
a little more compassion.

http://books.google.com/books?id=IjyuHR3GTdgC&printsec=frontcover&dq=shot+in+the+dark&hl=en&sa=X&ei=R5IUVP6jCqLIiwKvioH4BA&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=shot%20in%20the%20dark&f=false
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Sep 13, 2014, 03:04 PM (1 replies)

I've had experiences that led me to this belief. When the pain either physical or emotional was

terrifying or excruciating, something from inside and all around me
like an invisible silent pillow, slowing down time, removing all
pain and fear. So I've come to presume it's that way for all of
us, when it needs to be. Life Itself is compassionate and kind.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Sep 12, 2014, 10:48 PM (0 replies)

I believe there is a kindness in nature that cares for all its creatures, helps them through.

If I didn't believe that, life would be much too painful.
We can't carry all of the sadness, we're not built for that.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Sep 12, 2014, 09:33 PM (1 replies)

I am the poor....

But I don't feel poor. I've got people who love me, funny cats
and tons of sunflowers out back, sunshine three hundred days a year.
I've got internet a roof and water and enough food
to share with a hungry person.
I have a feeling heart and life is kind to me.

Now I also have health insurance. Thanks Obama!
Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Sep 12, 2014, 02:47 AM (1 replies)

Because we've tried to do it backwards.

Fighting to end war, killing to bring peace, trying to change
the people and the world around us.

But peace is already inside of every single human being.
It's a real thing. So we just have to remind people to look
at that, and draw upon that.

Like a well of water within the human heart: one bucket
at a time, one thought, one gesture, one kindness, one
generosity, one forgiveness, it all adds up, and it spreads,
and that is the only way it can happen.

Our true strength lies in peace. War makes you weak.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Sep 12, 2014, 02:20 AM (1 replies)

International Day of Peace • People's Climate March • 21 September

“The time has come that every citizen of planet earth
needs to take responsibility for the benefit of all mankind.”





People's Climate March, NYC http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

Peace for People http://tprf.org/pfp2014/

International Day of Peace
To make Peace a practical and sustainable reality in the 21st century. http://internationaldayofpeace.org/actions/



Posted by Voice for Peace | Fri Sep 12, 2014, 02:11 AM (3 replies)
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