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LanSing

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Quotable Quotes

"My country is the world, & my religion is to do good."
—Thomas Paine

"Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment.... Humanity is in 'final exam' as to whether or not it qualifies for continuance in Universe."
—Buckminster Fuller, Critical Path, 1981

"Because I believe the earth is a living being, because we are all part of that life, because every human being embodies the Goddess, because I have a fierce, passionate love for redwoods and ravens, because clear running water is sacred, I'm an activist. And because the two hundred richest people in the world own as much wealth as the poorest forty percent, because every ecosystem, traditional culture, old growth forest and life support system on the planet is under assault, and because the institutions perpetuating this unjust system are global, I'm kept very busy!"
—Starhawk

"I hope we shall [...] crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country."
—Thomas Jefferson

"What the public wants is called 'politically unrealistic.' Translated into English, that means power and privilege are opposed to it."
—Noam Chomsky

"Art is not a mirror held up to reflect reality but a hammer with which to shape it."
—Bertoldt Brecht

"So keep fightin’ for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don’t you forget to have fun doin’ it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin’ ass and celebratin’ the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
—Molly Ivins

"For too long progressives have walked fearful of their shadows, whimpering and whining about what's wrong and fighting amongst themselves over crumbs. That time is over. It's time to sing and work and build a new community dedicated to hope and real change. And good beer."
—Jim Hightower

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
—Benjamin Franklin

"A witty saying proves nothing."
—Voltaire

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Wallingford co-op house seeks female housemate ( housing » roommates ) Meridian House seeks another woman to join 1 woman and 3 men (& 1 cat). ... read more
listing posted Fri, March 6, 2009 - 11:59 PM
Wallingford co-op house seeks housemates (or possible sublet) ( housing » roommates ) Meridian House seeks 2 housemates to join 1 woman and 2 men (& 1 cat). A... read more
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Wallingford co-op house seeks female housemates ( housing » roommates ) Meridian House seeks two female housemates to join 3 men (& 1 cat). Avai... read more
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Wallingford co-op house seeks female housemate ( housing » roommates ) Meridian House seeks female housemate to join 1 woman and 3 men (& 1 cat... read more
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This just in...

Tribe has become a sad place (blog entry) Just came back to look around after being away for a while. Not only have all tribes diminished greatly, but the signal-to-noise ratio has diminished, too. Very sad. Used to be a place for great conversation w/ like-minded folk -- now I'm not seei... read more
blog entry posted Wed, September 23, 2009 - 2:29 AM permalink - 7 comments
Wallingford co-op house seeks female housemate ( housing » roommates ) Meridian House seeks another woman to join 1 woman and 3 men (& 1 cat). ... read more
listing posted Fri, March 6, 2009 - 11:59 PM
Seeing Through the Shitstorm (blog entry) I've been trying to wrap my head around this financial and economic shitstorm that America and the world has entered into. I've listened to people who claim to understand what's going on offer various solutions.

Those on the right believe that... read more
blog entry posted Sun, February 15, 2009 - 3:21 AM permalink - 1 comment
Wallingford co-op house seeks housemates (or possible sublet) ( housing » roommates ) Meridian House seeks 2 housemates to join 1 woman and 2 men (& 1 cat). A... read more
listing posted Thu, February 5, 2009 - 1:18 AM
Wallingford co-op house seeks female housemates ( housing » roommates ) Meridian House seeks two female housemates to join 3 men (& 1 cat). Avai... read more
listing posted Mon, November 3, 2008 - 2:10 AM
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My Blog

Just came back to look around after being away for a while. Not only have all tribes diminished greatly, but the signal-to-noise ratio has diminished, too. Very sad. Used to be a place for great conversation w/ like-minded folk -- now I'm not seeing much reason to stick around.

If you're reading this, apparently you are still sticking around. My question: What makes it worthwhile to you?
Wed, September 23, 2009 - 2:29 AM permalink - 7 comments
 
I've been trying to wrap my head around this financial and economic shitstorm that America and the world has entered into. I've listened to people who claim to understand what's going on offer various solutions.

Those on the right believe that (surprise!) the answer lies in giving more money to very rich people so that they can use their rich people's wisdom to invest in Good Things to get the economy moving again. Funny, I thought that was exactly how we got into this shitstorm. You'd th... read more
Sun, February 15, 2009 - 3:21 AM permalink - 1 comment
 
Havin' a little fun with my Halloween costume -- Down-&-out Uncle Sam....

www.youtube.com/watch
Sun, November 2, 2008 - 2:20 AM permalink - 0 comments
 
Barack Obama delivered his presidential nomination acceptance speech on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial. I heard that when a journalist asked Obama that day if he believed MLK would be endorsing him if King were still alive today, he replied (paraphrasing): MLK might not endorse anyone for president, but would be certainly be working to build a grassroots movement to hold whomever becomes president accountable to the people's p... read more
Thu, October 23, 2008 - 4:34 AM permalink - 2 comments
 
For a Better Obama Presidency, Don't Vote for Him

Let me begin by saying that I dearly hope that Barack Obama is elected president. A McCain/Palin victory would be disastrous for our country and for the world. In a time that desperately needs wise leadership, I believe Obama has the potential to be one of the best U.S. presidents in recent history (admittedly not a real high standard). But the operative word here is "potential." I believe Obama also has the potential to be a colossal disap... read more
Wed, October 15, 2008 - 4:07 AM permalink - 2 comments
 
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My Recommendations

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"Powerful documentary on war in America"
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