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The essence of all the beauty which surrounds you...

All the joy that fills the cup of creation...

Endless beating hearts, sharing love and compassion toward each other...

Comprising every life, and each serendipitous moment with chance and opportunity to excel, pass or fail...
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Today Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, who, with the exception of an angry outburst and some lines about bringing the sword, preached and led a nonviolent life about 2000 days ago.

And if we Christians could just leave up to this teaching, we could have a much better world: read more »


Escalating profits of war, boosting profits of speculation, raising profits of compensation, ensuring profits of corporations, hemorrhaging profitable jobs, bleeding profitable markets, incurring debt, bubbling gold, the domino of commercial doubt, teetering toward a gilded depression of unprecedented scope and scale...
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Of their time, the goal was set by cruel decree,
Strident air inside the darkness, makeshift home,
The winter birds in their towering cage,
Peering out at all the swagger of green,
Ground level feeding under neon strobe
Where filled yellow taxis and fancy blue suits jingle
Turnstile iciness against the ancient use of this globe.

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Singer Annie Lennox has been presented with this year's woman of peace honour at a summit of Nobel Peace Laureates which took place in Berlin.
The former Eurythmics star scooped the prestigious prize for her work raising awareness of HIV and Aids.
Lennox, 54, has raised $2m (£1.2m) since 2003 with her charitable campaign Sing, which provides South Africans with treatment and testing.
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Aiming to inflict the atrocity of horror-stricken harm,

For the grievance of afflicted injustices,

Seeking recognition of cruelty endured,

Endowed with a morality of them and us,

The shooter, unlocked and loaded,

Fires directly unto the heart of social responsibility,
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I'm here in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas enjoying the PEACE Block Party hosted by ArtSpirit to celebrate International Day of Peace. DPC has a table here, and I'm talking with people about the DPC and why they might want to join. And then I see the Channel 33 news crew doing interviews. So I wander over that way, surely they will want to talk with me. But what will I say? read more »

Some people do not believe in karma, which aptly applies to the saying "you reap what you sow." read more »


Thieves, thieves, tramps and thieves, money changers lives are better than thee,

Pay, pay, more and more, buckets of cash shoveled through Wall+Street doors,

Loss, loss, transferred to thee, taxpayer bleeds with interest paid to corporate greed,

War, war, here we go, jobs to stimulate the weapons and recruitment flow,
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War is the product of those employed to sacrifice life, liberty, treasure, relationship, family and trust, to the belief that others will show concern, care and regret for those who exist to fight, so that others may survive and still others may truly live,
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