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Re: OT - Political Solutions


excellent point Cathy!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 19 Feb 2003 07:57:20 -0600

>Ah, but the devil is in the adoption of solutions. You have to convince 
>most of both Houses of Congress to vote on them (or at least on those 
>you can't implement by executive order). The most effective form of 
>government is a benevolent dictatorship...the trick is keeping it 
>benevolent!
>Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>On Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at 12:36 AM, Melody wrote:
>
>> DF: Had the pleasure a couple of weeks ago of meeting with Congressman
>> Dick Gephart of Missouri...-his ideas and more importantly, his 
>> solutions are awesome in scope and really at their most basic, address 
>> the most pressing problems of the global world we live in without 
>> resorting to means of violence to do so...
>>
>>
>>
>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>>
>> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
>> --Albert Einstein
>>
>>  --- On Tue 02/18, David Franzman < dfranzma@pacbell.net > wrote:
>> From: David Franzman [mailto: dfranzma@pacbell.net]
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 10:43:24 -0800
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Duct Tape
>>
>> Do some research and then vote for the person who most closely 
>> represents the
>> ideals you hold!
>>
>> DF
>>
>> Melody wrote:
>>
>>> Jim: Just FYI, our largely liberal, college community just held it's
>>> third prayer vigil (all well attended I might add) of the week to pray
>>> for peace and also to pray that the various world leaders will receive
>>> divine guidance in finding peaceable resolutions to these extremely
>>> complicated and intricate issues facing the world today. IMHO, as
>>> Americans, who by and large live the comparatively wealthiest lives of
>>> any persons on the face of the earth today, we should be asking
>>> ourselves what are the driving factors that would lead a person/group 
>>> to
>>> the desperation of embracing an ideology of violence and terrorism and
>>> what can we, as a nation and as individuals do to ameliorate those
>>> factors? And I do not mean to merely speculate about what we can be
>>> doing to nullify the influences of poverty, starvation, illiteracy,
>>> abuse, etc... but what can we actually get off our behinds and DO? We 
>>> as
>>> a nation of incredibly diverse and talented peoples should be willing 
>>> to
>>> put our monies and our resources of time, energy, knowledge, 
>>> experience,
>>> etc. where our mouths are instead of putting more violence into the
>>> world. When we can give a viable alternative of peace and hope to a
>>> young, 20 something would be terrorist lured by the promises made by
>>> ideologic fanatics rather than face a life that he/she perceives to be
>>> filled with little hope for the future, then I believe we will be on 
>>> the
>>> road to changing the world for better. Okay...I know this is a few days
>>> late but sorry...I've been on vacation and am just catching up so I'll
>>> get off my soapbox now...Thanks!
>>>
>>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>>>
>>> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
>>> --Albert Einstein
>>>
>>>  --- On Fri 02/14, Island Jim < jsinger@igc.org > wrote:
>>> From: Island Jim [mailto: jsinger@igc.org]
>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>> Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 18:46:29 -0500
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Duct Tape
>>>
>>> how come no one has suggested using prayer instead of duct tape to
>>> neutralize all this government-hypothesized nastiness? we seem to 
>>> evoke it
>>> for everything else, including [just the other day] ameliorating the 
>>> woes
>>> of the needy.
>>>
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>> name of dfranzma.vcf]
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