A Brief history of Terrorism within the United States:

Sad that on a holiday we have to think about terrorism. Let’s change this fact in 2014. Hugs, Barbara

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I was just thinking of the following:

Whenever Islamophobes talk about “Homegrown-Terrorism/Terrorists”, they always neglect to reflect upon the history of Terrorism, within the annals of our very own American-History. I had debating with a fellow online writer/blogger (http://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/loonwatch-has-been-claiming-that-94-of-all-terrorists-arent-muslim-whats-up-with-that/), because this person was making the claim that “since 1980, Muslims in the U.S. have been 35 times more likely to commit terror than all other demographics combined.”…by the way, the author of this blogpost also stated, “Reports of bombings, shootings, stabbings and even beheadings by terrorists cross the newswire each day.” he mentioned “stabbings, shootings” as acts of Terror done by Terrorists, so, by definition, Muslims can’t be 35 times more likely to commit acts of Terror, because Muslims still account for less than 10% of the U.S.-Population. So, how could it possibly be that a demographic that’s less than 10% be 35 times more likely to commit crimes…

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“As the world makes merry this festive season, the people of Gaza have deliberately, cruelly, been deprived of fuel by Israel for two months: They suffer in freezing temperatures, with no electricity, no light, no heat, scarcity of food, no essential services. “

If this is true it is so wrong. Israel please stop doing what was done to you.

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“When the waste water treatment plant stopped functioningsewage flooded the streets. Then kicking families while they are down so low, Israel opened dams east of Gaza drowning hope and the last vestiges of normal life.”



Appeal to the Pope here:   http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2013/12/25/christmas-appeal-from-gaza-to-pope-francis/

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Blogging Buddy Award


The lovely Xena at BlackButterfly7 created this wonderful award and nominated me for it. Here is what she had to say about the award’s creation:

The appreciation of being honored by peers cannot be expressed in words. I am humbled, and decided that rather than spend time today complying with rules to accept additional award nominations, I’d spend time thanking and awarding others.

The Award design isn’t perfect, (I’m no artist), but it’s from my heart.

Truly, I wish that I had more time to post comments and contribute to discussions on other blogs.  When I visit and read other blogs, I do leave behind that I was present by clicking “like.”  Standing in those shoes, I have appreciation for other blog administrators who take out time to do the same.

It’s a beautiful way to recognize those who visit our blogs and always comment and always provide encouragement, and I hope that I have done that for others.

Below are some people who have done so for me.  I really appreciate their support and enjoy their comments.  I appreciate that they are part of the WordPress Family, and therefore part of my family!

  1. MountainMae
  2. DrRex
  3. RoSy
  4. PrayingforOneDay
  5. HitandRun1964
  6. Crowing Crone Joss
  7. Toemailer
  8. Linne
  9. Al
  10. Hunt for Truth
  11. Austin
  12. Elfkat
  13. imaginecontinua
  14. mongaiandthegoa
  15. inavukic
  16. michael lai
  17. Spirit in action
  18. LandOfFun

Humanitarian Award

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Xena at Blackbutterfly7 nominated me for this award. I am particularly touched by this nomination because it was an award I created to honor Nelson Mandela and his life and legacy, and I am deeply touched to receive it back. I hope that my blog has been worthy of his great work!

The Rules for this award were deliberately made very simple:

1. To be eligible for this award, a blogger must blog about the importance of One World, One Family of Mankind, and One Love.

2. Recipients should Nominate 5 people who have demonstrated through their writing a love of the Human Family that encompasses all without regard for differences.

3. Give credit and thanks to the person who passes the award to you.

So, here are my 6 Nominees (yes, I know I’m technically breaking my own rule but, really, it’s not the first time!  Why do think I’m called IdealistREBEL. I can’t even tell myself what to do!):

  1. sasscer
  2. nadine mikhael
  3. mooreby
  4. valentine logar
  5. karen wan
  6. marounionmusic11