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While We Still Have Time

In spite of the grimness of the times in which we live, there is still hope. If you feel, like I do, that the usual discourse about matters of critical concern tends to be superficial, misguided, and false, then you might find some solace and inspiration here. I will try to offer insight and a holistic perspective on events and issues, and hopefully serve as a catalyst for raising the level of dialogue on this planet.

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I was born in 1945, shortly before atom bombs were dropped on Japan. I served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971. I earned master's degrees in Economics and Educational Psychology, and certificates in Web Page Design and as a Teacher of English as a Second Language. I followed an Indian guru for eight years, which immersed me in meditative practices and an attitude of reaching a higher level of being. A blog post listing the meditative practices I have pursued can be seen here.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you

Ad in the Washington Post about the FISA billThe "U.S" Senate will be voting tomorrow to approve the Bush criminal regime's legalization of spying on you and me. They would be voting today, but they will be attending the funeral of former senator Jesse Helms, who once wrote "Your tax dollars are being used to pay for grade school classes that teach our children that cannibalism, wife-swapping, and the murder of infants and the elderly are acceptable behavior."

Barack Obama and John McCain will be voting for the bill

Glenn Greenwald has a great post about the vote in Salon. If you click on the image above, you can read the ad that is in the Washington Post today. There's a lot of buzz on the Web about this bill, and about the strange complicity of virtually the entire "U.S" Senate with the the Bush criminal regime. One of the few exceptions, I'm proud to say, is Russ Feingold of "Wisconsin." Among of the sites leading the charge to oppose this bill is Firedoglake.

If you would like to contact your senator(s) about the FISA bill, click here.
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Postscript: The law passed, 69-28. Obama voted for it. McCain didn't show up to vote. Read about it here and here. But the road goes on forever. Here's something we all can do. This too. Here's another.
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Here's my take on Obama's flip-flopping.
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Here's our new national anthem.

An instrumental version.

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