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Name: Ric
Gender: Male
Hometown: cotati/ca/ no.ca
Home country: usa
Current location: cotati
Member since: Tue Sep 4, 2012, 08:13 PM
Number of posts: 1,190

About Me

Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Journal Archives

Sanders/ O'Malley ticket?

Wondering what you think, My ideal would be Sanders/Warren, but if not , I was wondering where you all stood?

Oh say can you see-

That it is becoming more and more apparent with the murders of people of color ("BLM" and systemic economic repression of the 99 percent is the extent of corruption across the country from the corporations to the politicians to the legal system Hell from the dog catcher to the elections local and national, If I have ever seen a time when we have a chance of beginning to end this scourge that is infecting this country, We have only one candidate for president that cannot be bought, We have a palpable disgust with the status quo , We have a Pope that truly represents what religion is supposed to be about, So I would ask all who read this to practice some critical thinking to the situation we find ourselves, set aside petty differences and join forces to end this criminal enterprise that America has become, Together we stand Divided we fall, Stop the Fascists from their silent coup.

Is D.U. -

Becoming A circular firing squad, I heard that today on T.H. and it struck a chord, I'm curious if anyone else has noticed this?

Thanks for the responses, if nothing else the thought is out there.

My take On Bernie-

Bernie is trying to make America , America again, Many do not know how this country was economically in the 50's 60's 70's before Regan started his destruction, It was not perfect by any means but it was better by far for the middle class and poor, it was actually trying to take care of its people, Union jobs and even a bit of compassion for the disadvantaged, For these years an average guy/gal could have a reasonably decent life.Social security was sound, pensions were the norm, There was vietnam, racism, homophobia, but we as a people were working on it, As we still are, Most of all we wanted what was best for our neighbors , Not this blatant greed and avarice that is pushed by the right wing and corps nowadays, laws were in place to rein in Banks and speculation, It was not perfect by any stretch of the imagination and will probably never be, But it was not the cesspool of personal gain, screw the people politics that is espoused by Republicans and 3rd way democrats today. In closing i say, Give "em" hell Bernie

Hillary the populist-


Just an observation, though I am really tired of politicians saying anything to get elected.

A bit on Hillary positions


Quite the populist , Hillary is.
May the force be with you.

Give "em" Hell Bernie


I recently read an enlightening book-

By Milton Myers written in the post WW2 era called "They Thought they were Free" It is about how the average German citizen was sucked into being a Nazi, So you ask what's that have to do with anything? Amazingly quite a lot, As when one asks how did Americans get sucked into being worked like slaves for corporate profits, Or asks how all our rights and benefits of being citizens of America have been put in danger of being dissolved by politicians in the pockets of those same corporations, Or asks how did we get into all these wars for empirical gain , All while the citizens of America just go along with the propaganda being foisted upon them, As was done in WW2 to the Germans, It all comes down to conform or die, If you speak out you will die or be marginalized if you act out you will be arrested and imprisoned, if you refuse to participate in the scam you will be relegated to poverty, There by the PTB keep the citizens in abject fear of losing what little one has, putting children in danger of homelessness starving or worse. This is life in America today ,You owe your soul to the corporate store. I say get up stand up stand up for what is your right, A life without fear.

A great tune for Bernie campaign

Would be by Jimmy Cliff " The harder they come, The harder they fall" I have the album but am not able to download it or anything else to these threads for some reason ,So if you give a listen and if you agree and are more savvy than I about how to download it please do, I know you can find it on Amazon probably youtube also, To me it gives voice to Bernie's platform, I think you'll agree if you like reggae music.

OK now I'm officially scared-

I read this article and saw all my TPP etc. fears come to light. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/07/01/tisa-exposed-holy-grail-leaks-reveals-detailed-plot-corporate-takeover , am I overreacting , I think not.
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