Imagine a world with no borders,


I have been imagining this world since the sixties

Social Action 2014

Imagine a world with no borders,

Imagine a world with no borders, no differences, no restrictions, and no limitations. We would be ONE, the same, equal, and unaffected.
Imagine the human race as one family on earth, as a global clan, a family unit bonded in empathy, and belonging ultimately to ONE race, Humankind.
Anosha Zereh
The Afghan Mona Lisa

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EPIC RANT || SIKHS ARE NOT ARABS OR TERRORIST, CAN WE STOP CHASTISING THEM


This was very good.

ASpoonfulofSuga

Lindsay-Lohan1I’m dumbfounded at how my fellow Americans can be so egregiously uninformed. After Lindsay Lohan‘s epic response to hurricane Sandy (the one that put 50 million people at risk) I realized that scintillating and thought-provoking dialogue had become a thing of legend. For those of you who don’t remember, Mademoiselle Lohan said:

WHY is everyone in SUCH a panic about hurricane (I’m calling it Sally)..? Stop projecting negativity! Think positive and pray for peace”

If  I am going to be absolutely honest part of the reason America  can sell wars to its citizens so well (we have at any one moment 2 wars on lay-a-way) is because we are all not that well-informed. In some state sponsored schools in Louisiana fifth graders study both creationism and evolution as competing theories. On the weekend of April 26 2013 after decades of separate proms, there was the first integrated prom…

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The Great Debate: No God or Know God?


Here is a good discussion.

My Good Time Stories

There has been a question that millions of people have asked down through the ages…is there a God? Or is there no God? Was the earth, living creatures, the planets, stars and universe created by God or did everything just evolve and come into existence by chance? I just read an interesting story on “Best Real Stories” that will give you “food for thought” regarding this great debate.  I am not going to sit here and preach to you…after reading this story, you can decide.

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An atheist professor of philosophy was speaking to his class on the problem Science has with God, The Almighty.

He asked one of his new students to stand and the following conversation began…..

Professor: So you believe in God?

Student: Absolutely, sir.

Professor: Is God good?

Student: Sure.

Professor: Is God all-powerful?

Student: Yes.

Professor: My brother died of cancer even though…

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What is happening to America’s Poor?


 

 

Affirmation by Louise Hay.

Affirmation by Louise Hay.

We do not really understand where we are financially. Most of us think of us as middle class but it isn’t true or we are hanging in there by our fingertips. Are we lazy and want to be taken care of? No. But the fact is that  the 1 % that every politician in the country talks about also has 40% of the country’s wealth. Which puts the poor below the poverty line. This is not democracy and it is more like Europe’s old feudal system. So the poor are poorer and the Republicans have no compassion or empathy. So who cares? The rich don’t care about anyone else. Actually, I will go so far as to say that the rich look upon the poor as kings have looked at peasants. When we won the Revolutionary War and the Constitution was written  for a society where wealth was more equally divided. Something to think about.

 

 

Reflections Prompted by Veterans’ Day


I protested Vietnam. I understand and agree with every thing you said. I am still a dove but I believe they need our help when they come home. Hugs, Barbara

jaypochapin

As the Veterans’ Day holiday recedes into the past, I am reminded of how my views on military veterans have changed — and just how dramatically — all within the past six months.

veterans day eagle

This blog is still relatively new and (like most blogs) a work in progress.

One of my very first posts was a short contemplation on the Memorial Day weekend late this past spring.  (http://jaypochapin.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/a-few-thoughts-on-memorial-day/)  I still stand by what I wrote, but my perspective has absolutely undergone some change.

You see, I now work among veterans, probably to a greater degree than I ever have previously.  And I now see with greater clarity than ever before what happens when the flower of the country’s youth are sent to wage war in a foreign land.

Back in the day, in MY day, when I was personally concerned about such things, “the war” was Vietnam.  Like its predecessor in…

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