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Re: Duct Tape

Do some research and then vote for the person who most closely represents the
ideals you hold!


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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