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Imagine a World Without Hate

March 22, 2013 by terrance | Comments Off on Imagine a World Without Hate

Just watch this video.

Now just imagine it.

Imagine all the live that would not be lost.

Imagine all the hopes and dreams would not be crushed.

Imagine all the discrimination that would not happen.

Imagine all the suffering and pain that would not happen.

Imagine all the acts of violence that would not happen.

Imagine all the money not spent on weapons of war and mayhem.

Now.

Imagine what those we loose to hatred might do with the lives in a world without hatred.

Imagine how we might realize dreams longer denied or hindered because of race, religion, creed, gender or gender identity, orientation, nationality, ablebodiedness, or economic status.

Imagine what we could do with the time no longer spent fighting with one another.

Imagine what we could do with all the resources no longer dedicated to building and buying more and bigger weapons to defend against one another.

Imagine no one going without food, shelter, or medical care.

Imagine no man, woman, or child ever being friendless.

Imagine every child having access to good schools and education.

Just imagine it.

But don’t just imagine it.

Today, in even the smallest way, make it happen. Take even the smallest step to move us in that direction, having faith that you do not walk alone.

Is a world without hatred even possible? Who knows?

But who knows how close we can even get to it?

We can find out. But just imagining it won’t get us there.

So imagine it. But don’t just imagine it.

March 22, 2013
by terrance
Comments Off on Meet the New Utility Monopoly, Same as the Old Utility Monopoly

Meet the New Utility Monopoly, Same as the Old Utility Monopoly

Well, this is discouraging. Matt Yglesias writes that municipal utilities are about as good (or Bad) as the other options: Several decades ago, jurisdictions across America got fed up with the waste and mismanagement of publicly owned utilities and there … Continue reading

March 20, 2013
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Comments Off on Digest for March 20th

Digest for March 20th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for March 20th from 16:45 to 16:54: Hollywood Is the Wrong Target – In These Times – Entertainment isn’t causing … Continue reading

March 19, 2013
by terrance
Comments Off on If You Don’t Own An Ark, Vote For The "Back To Work" Budget

If You Don’t Own An Ark, Vote For The "Back To Work" Budget

It’s somewhat fitting that a 30 foot geyser erupted from a broken water main practically around the corner from my home the night before the the American Society of Civil Engineers gave America its 2013 infrastructure report card, and on … Continue reading

March 15, 2013
by terrance
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Pope Francis and the Sissies

When JP2 died and Pope Benedict was elected, I was rather bitter. But when Benedict retired (apparently to spend more time with his now former secretary) I found I just didn’t care anymore. I didn’t expect anything to change. Sure, … Continue reading

March 12, 2013
by terrance
Comments Off on Too Big To Jail: Is Wells Fargo Guilty of Negligent Homicide?

Too Big To Jail: Is Wells Fargo Guilty of Negligent Homicide?

As Robert Borosage wrote, “Too Big Too Fail” has become “Too Big To Jail.” According to attorney general, our big banks have gotten so big that bringing criminal charges against them for blatantly criminal acts “will have a negative impact … Continue reading

March 5, 2013
by terrance
Comments Off on The GOP’s “Sequester Cheerleaders” Greatest Hits … So Far

The GOP’s “Sequester Cheerleaders” Greatest Hits … So Far

Gimme an “S”! Gimme an “E”! Gimme a “Q”! Gimme a “U”!  Gimme an “S, T, E, R”! What’s that spell? That depends. If you’re almost everyone else, the sequester spells an onslaught of unnecessary, painful, and “just plain dumb” … Continue reading