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Re: Duct Tape

Well said my dear....

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 18 Feb 2003 03:02:09 -0500 (EST)

>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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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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