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We started as an American/Iraqi bridge. Now we speak through the walls of political violence on the path to more peaceful tomorrows.
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And still you believe him? NYT Or maybe reversing your impassioned support is too humiliating and would cause internal pain you think you cannot stand...You will have to pour ever growing energy into maintaining your position and tamping down the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at 121Contact
@PeacefulTomorrows writes: Iraqi Christians Doomed by Administration... We urge President Trump halt the deportations of the over 100 Iraqi Christians swept up in ICE raids in the Detroit area. The U.S. has previously declared crimes against the Chaldeans in Iraq... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at 121Contact
It’s easy to blame the rhetoric and that’s the way the media are playing the Va. shooting. Political analysts are called before the cameras and call for unity. Not one social, cognitive or psychological scientist is interviewed in the mainstream... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at 121Contact
We are a 4th World country. A population dazed and confused by a flood of conflicting statements that too many are emotionally and intellectually incapable of unraveling into coherent trains of thought. The only other 4th worlder: Oceania Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at 121Contact
Trump's first tweet "We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!" reminds us of how we used the deaths of innocents on 9/11 to justify war against countries that weren't even involved in the attack. It's as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at 121Contact
No Trump bashing unless you've already contacted, called, or written to one of your representatives.OK, demos count, too. #Resist, don't just whine. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at 121Contact
Butler U’s anti-Trump course promises to teach ‘strategies for resistance’. Woulda coulda shoulda been “Non-violent Strategies for Resistance.” #TAT #LaOnf Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at 121Contact
So while all this big stuff is whirling around I’m reading NYT about President Trump’s budget proposal and the 2.6 billion dollars slotted for the Mexico/US wall and I see that one billion will go for planning and non-wall security... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at 121Contact
Victims of 9/11 attacks are ‘collateral damage’ (yes, that’s what they said) in a greater War on Terror. Recent labelling: Civilian deaths in #Mosul an 'unintentional accident of war'. WTF. What is an intentional accident? Imagine a day without labels.... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at 121Contact
I laughed when they said #trumpFail was running. Etc., etc., etc. I laughed when they said he’d try a coup. #Resist Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at 121Contact
#ThinkingAboutThinking I played some 'Folk Music of Bulgaria' for some Iraqi friends. They didn’t get it. Something to do with my thinking the harmonies were unique and their thinking that these people were singing without ‘music’. I couldn’t get through... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at 121Contact
Le Pen lost bigly. Vive la France Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at 121Contact
#Resist Trump writing his own laws without regard to views of 'the other'. And any not with him become 'other', to be attacked... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at 121Contact
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at 121Contact
It’s not a matter of money, politics, strategy, tactics, or…whatever. It’s just a matter of compassion and what path we choose…a particular path through the seeming complexity. We are all innocent civilians. #Resist Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at 121Contact
Just so you know what you’re up against: “Insanity Is Inviting People Who Call For Your Death To Live Amongst You. Muslims Chant 'Death To America' In CHICAGO” is riding Twitter today. The accompanying video shows a large demonstration. THIS... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at 121Contact
a first: U.S. President not most powerful man in world. #trump is a massive fail. #ThinkingAboutThinking Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at 121Contact
In the 60th minute of the final hour the media redacted all #Trump quotes. #Resist by #ThinkingAboutThinking Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at 121Contact
section 11.1 Yet another terrorism database. [START] has all that information. #Resist the irrational effort. The Travel Ban includes some other stuff. [full text] Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at 121Contact
Why are the Muslims embracing suicide bombing? Is there something Islamic about it? Is this part of ‘their’ DNA? These are much less complicated questions than those encountered in a consideration of a region of people caught in waves of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at 121Contact
A headline @Breitbart's catches your eye. It can be related to many things. #ThinkingAboutThinking as you try to make sense of it; link it to already existing meems. When you get a link you also get a little reward; a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at 121Contact
5 days ago: near St. Louis, Mo. Today: Philadelphia, PA. Jewish graves desecrated, and the level of fear rises. Not just in Jewish families...immigrants, Muslims, ...the list of targets grows as #Trumpism normalizes hatred of 'the other'. Start planing to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at 121Contact
@SenWarren Where is the Dem detail of an ACA that will help ALL and that ALL can understand? #ACA #CommonGround Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at 121Contact
Trump throws out a Swedish fish and all attention shifts. We must find our own narrative, #unify, and #Resist. Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at 121Contact
What binds us to those who voted against us? #Resist = Find the thread. We are all one. Bury the anger in compassion. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at 121Contact