The Bottom Line…

“We’re in serious trouble: before 2030 it is all over but the shouting.”

 
We’re in serious trouble: before 2030 it is all over but the shouting.

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“There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part; you can’t even passively take part, and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop,” Mario Savio said in 1964.

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ingersoll2Unarmed citizens are being executed by sociopaths for jaywalking, wearing a hoodie, running or driving away, stealing cigars, selling cigarettes, not selling cigarettes, walking while black, refusing to provide ID, demonstrating against injustice, expressing grievances… or sometimes harmless unarmed citizens are just in the wrong place at the wrong time and a trigger-happy thug guns them down for looking suspicious or for no apparent reason at all.

endearAt home, American police bureaus, militarized and armed with machine-guns, have been provided a license to kill at will and our president claims a “right” to kill anyone, anywhere, any time, for any reason or without providing any reason at all. This amoral and extralegal extortion has been extended abroad in more than 27 corporate wars of choice. And what is most terrifying: the American people have surrendered to this betrayal and treason. With innocents executed at home and abroad, we are under attack and must stand up and fight back: no fear, no compromise and no surrender.

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Time

Time heals all wounds…

“Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.”
Kurt Vonnegut

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“Time is an illusion.”

Albert Einstein


Is Time on our side? 

Time…   comes in many flavors…

William Faulkner

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwYX52BP2Sk

Time may be on our side, an illusion or beyond our ken, but the laws of physics say time travel is possible.



Some explorers may embark on a voyage through time… or time travelers may discover us….

“The great 20th century scientist Albert Einstein developed a theory called Special Relativity. The ideas of Special Relativity are very hard to imagine because they aren’t about what we experience in everyday life, but scientists have confirmed them. This theory says that space and time arHistory_Einstein_for_end_of_Nuclear_Proliferation_Speech_SF_still_624x352e really aspects of the same thing—space-time. There’s a speed limit of 300,000 kilometers per second (or 186,000 miles per second) for anything that travels through space-time, and light always travels the speed limit through empty space.

Special Relativity also says that a surprising thing happens when you move through space-time, especially when your speed relative to other objects is close to the speed of light. Time goes slower for you than for the people you left behind. You won’t notice this effect until you return to those stationary people.”

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/review/dr-marc-space/time-travel.html

time_machine_041“Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein’s general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.”   ~Stephen Hawking

“Look at anyone’s bookcase at home, no matter how modest, and you’re going to find a book that contains wisdom or ideas or a language that’s at least a thousand years old. And the idea that humans have created a mechanism to time travel, to hurl ideas into the future, it sort of bookends. Books are a time machine.”   ~Jonathan Nolan

Time travel is the concept of human movement between certain points in time, analogous to movement between different points in space, typically using a hypothetical device known as a time machine, in the form of a vehicle or of a portal connecting distant points in time.
Travel between these points would require some sort of teleportation.

  1. 10 TECHNOLOGIES AND METHODS FOR TIME CONTROL AND TIME TRAVEL
    (according to the Anderson Institute: full resource at: http://www.andersoninstitute.com/time-travel-secret-truth.htm
    Quantum Tunneling Time Travel Quantum Tunneling: is an evanescent wave coupling effect that occurs in quantum mechanics. The correct wavelength combined with the proper tunneling barrier makes it possible to pass signals faster than light, backwards in time.  Gamma-Magnetic Field Time Travel Circulating Light Beams: can be created using gamma and magnetic fields to warp time. The approach can twist space that causes time to be twisted, meaning you could theoretically walk through time as you walk through space. 
    Near-Lightspeed Time Travel Near-Lightspeed Travel: has the ability to significantly dilate time, sending an accelerating traveler rapidly forward in time relative to those left behind before her travel. The closer to the speed of light, the further into the future the travel.  Wormhole Time Travel Wormholes: are hypothetical areas of warped spacetime with great energy that can create tunnels through spacetime. If traversable they would allow a traveler to quickly move through great distances in space and also travel through time. 
    Alcubierre Warp Drive Time Travel Alcubierre Warp Drive: stretches spacetime in a wave causing the fabric of space ahead of a spacecraft to contract and the space behind it to expand. The ship can ride the wave to accelerate to high speeds and time travel.  Cosmic String Time Travel Cosmic Strings: are a hypothetical 1-dimensional (spatially) topological defect in the fabric of spacetime left over from the formation of the universe. Interaction could create fields of closed timelike curves permitting backwards time travel. 
    Faster-than-Light Time Travel Faster-than-Light Travel: is a controversial subject. According to special relativity anything that could travel faster-than-light would move backward in time. As the same time, special relativity states that this would require infinite energy.  Tipler Cylinder Time Travel Tipler Cylinder: uses a massive and long cylinder spinning around its longitudinal axis. The rotation creates a frame-dragging effect and fields of closed timelike curves traversable in a way to achieve subluminal time travel to the past. 
    Time-warped Field Time Travel Time-warped Fields: use energy within curvatures of spacetime around a rotating mass or energy field to generate containable and controllable fields of closed-timelike curves that can move matter and information forward or backward in time.  Casimer Time Travel Casimir Effect: a physical force arising from a quantized field, for example between two uncharged plates. This can produce a locally mass-negative region of space-time that could stabilize a wormhole to allow faster than ght travel. 


    “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” Albert Einstein

    Teleportation and Time: traveling


    timetravelkatoIf Einstein’s version of the universe is correct—and experiments done over the last century suggest that essentially it is—then the fictionalized feats based on his theories might be possible as well. The potential has become so tantalizing that serious physicists now regularly comment on Einstein-based technologies in the most august journals of their field.

    One of the most insightful of such speculators is Michio Kaku, a physicist at the City University of New York. Einstein’s scientific legacy, Kaku points out, has already formed the basis of many incredible inventions, including the laser and the global positioning system. But what would it take to reach the next level, developing such extrapolations of Einstein’s genius as the means to journey through wormholes, teleport through space, or travel back and forth in time? Scientists have already begun the work, and Kaku reports on their progress here.

    http://discovermagazine.com/2008/mar/teleportation-very-possible-next-up-time-travel


    timetravelTime Travel & Teleportation may be closer than Kaku imagines…

    Physicists Andrew Cleland and John Martinis from the University of California at Santa Barbara and their colleagues designed the machine — a tiny metal paddle just barely visible to the naked eye — and coaxed it into dancing with a quantum groove: First, they cooled the paddle until it reached its “ground state,” or the lowest energy state permitted by the laws of quantum mechanics (a goal long-sought by physicists). Then they raised the widget’s energy by a single quantum to produce a purely quantum-mechanical state of motion.

    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2010/12/17/beam-teleportation-years-biggest-breakthrough.html



    “Time abides long enough for those who make use of it.”da-vinci-self-portrait-close
    Leonardo da Vinci



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American Cops: Armed & Dangerous

Jamar Clark, 11/15/15 Minneapolis, MN:

Two Minneapolis police officers shot Clark, claiming he “interfered” with emergency responders helping an assault victim. Activists and witnesses maintain that Clark was unarmed and handcuffed when he was shot.

No officers have been charged with a crime for killing Jamar.

68. Samuel Harrell, 4/21/15

(Some police bureaus still do not bother to report murders of citizens.)

DEC 28, 2015 2:59 PM

CREDIT: DYLAN PETROHILOS/THINKPROGRESS

Despite public protests, occupations, direct action, and increased public scrutiny, U.S. police killed more people in 2015 than in 2014. While numbers vary from source to source  — the website killedbypolice.net found police have killed 1,186 people in 2015 (the U.S. government currently does not track how many people are killed in police encounters.)

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CREDIT: DYLAN PETROHILOS/THINKPROGRESS

The data from killedbypolice.net show that white people are the largest group of killed by the police. But when taken together, the number of people of color killed by police — Latino, black, Asian, and indigenous people — surpasses the number of whites. As ThinkProgressnoted last year, young black men are 21 times more likely to be killed by cops than young white men, according to a ProPublica analysis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also compiled data which show that people of color are most likely to be killed by cops overall.

The data also show that California, Texas, and Florida lead the U.S. in terms of deadly police encounters.

above is from: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/12/28/3735190/killed-by-police-2015/



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Key Findings:

  • Police killed at least 102 unarmed black people in 2015, nearly twice each week. 

  • Nearly 1 in 3 black people killed by police in 2015 were identified as unarmed, though the actual number is likely higher due to underreporting

  • 37% of unarmed people killed by police were black in 2015 despite black people being only 13% of the U.S. population

  • Unarmed black people were killed at 5x the rate of unarmed whites in 2015

  • Only 10 of the 102 cases in 2015 where an unarmed black person was killed by police resulted in officer(s) being charged with a crime, and only 2 of these deaths (Matthew Ajibade and Eric Harris) resulted in convictions of officers involved. Only 1 of 2 officers convicted for their involvement in Matthew Ajibade’s death received jail time. He was sentenced to 1 year in jail and allowed to serve this time exclusively on weekends. Deputy Bates, who killed Eric Harris, was sentenced to 4 years for murdering an unarmed man. This is the only cop who has served time for murders committed by police in 2015. 


The Peaceresource editor’s Note:
I read ALL of these incidents.  Why do we allow this?
If you read these 102 cases of police assault, killings, and flat out murder,
perhaps you will find a reason to stand up and fight back for justice.
We ARE under attack.

peace, Tim Flanagan



Here are the names and stories about the UNARMED PEOPLE of color murdered by police.  

(Ordered by the date the person was killed, starting with the most recent)

Jazz fest hits high notes

About 17,000 jazz fans are expected to attend about 30 shows during the 12th annual Portland Jazz Festival, which kicked off Feb. 17, and runs through Sunday, March 1.

Jazz fest hits high notes

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 Biggest event ever has star lineup, free shows, tributes to Sinatra

Photo Credit: PHOTOS COURTESY OF PORTLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL - Becca Stevens is a multi-talented singer-songwriter, making music in pop, rock, jazz and hip-hop and will perform solo and in collaboration at the Portland Jazz Festival, which began this week.About 17,000 jazz fans are expected to attend about 30 shows during the 12th annual Portland Jazz Festival, which kicked off Feb. 17, and runs through Sunday, March 1.

Designed to coincide with Black History Month, the festival features both ticketed and free performances all over town, as well as workshops, the schedules of which can be found at http://www.portlandjazzfestival.org.

Performers include Stanley Jordan, Darrell Grant, Mary Sue Tobin, Tahirah Memory and Jarrod Lawson, Vijay Ijer, Greta Matassa, Karla Harris and Mark Simon, Ron Carter and Benny Green Trio, the Devin Phillips Quartet, Ben Darwish, Dan Balmer and Caminhos Cruzados, The Blue Cranes, the Blueprints Trio with Mike Horsfall, the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, and Lucky Peterson.

Festival Managing Director Don Lucoff notes this is the longest festival ever. About 76 percent of the audience is from the Portland area, with the remainder coming from Seattle, California and, interestingly, New York City.

“Our audience skews older, 45 to 50-plus,” he says. “But we have one of the youngest audiences out of all the arts organizations in town.”

Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PORTLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL - Ron Carter, who has collaborated with some great ones, shares a bill with Benny Green Trio at Portland Jazz Festival.

Feb. 27: PSU Vocal Duo: Paul Paresa & Miles Forte, 6:30 p.m. Hotel Monaco, 506 S.W. Washington St. Free.

March 1: Bassist and music academic Ron Carter has made more than 2,000 records and has played with B.B. King, Cannonball Adderley and a Tribe Called Qwest as well as jammed in the Miles Davis Quintet. You can hear him along with the Benny Green Trio, which features Green on piano, David Wong on bass, and Rodney Green on drums, at 3 p.m. in the Newmark Theatre



 

Organizing, education and Labor Unions can Win!

“Working Americans and organized labor face an unprecedented bipartisan attack by the Democrats and Republicans in this November’s elections. As long-time labor activists, we urge a vote for the Green Party national ticket including Dr. Jill Stein.”

Labor organizations support The Green New Deal. Some Labor Leaders face Facts:

onemorethingPlease forward this email widely to your lists, and to anyone active in the labor movement. If you are a labor activist who would like to sign this statement, please contact us.

Dear Friend —

Working Americans and organized labor face an unprecedented bipartisan attack by the Democrats and Republicans in this November’s elections.

As long-time labor activists, we urge a vote for the Green Party national ticket including Dr. Jill Stein.

The cornerstone of Jill Stein’s Presidential campaign is a Green New Deal.

o-JILL-STEIN-facebookThe Green New Deal includes strong support for workers’ rights, including the rights to a living wage, to a safe workplace, to fair trade, and to organize a union at work without fear of firing or reprisal. It supports real financial reform, not only to make the rich and large corporations pay their fair share of taxes, but to establish democratic control of our economy rather than leaving Wall Street in the driver’s seat.

For more than three decades, there has been bipartisan agreement to shift more income and wealth to the richest Americans, while living standards for the rest of us have declined. Income inequality has reached levels not seen since 1927 – right before the Great Depression. The economic crisis caused by the greed and misdeeds of Wall Street resulted in a trillion-dollar bailout of bankers, while the housing foreclosure crisis was ignored.

jill2With more than 25 million Americans out of work, the response of politicians at the state, local and national level has been to cut spending for education, housing, and the safety net, threatening cuts to Social Security and Medicare in order to protect tax cuts for the rich and wasteful military spending. Democrats like Governor Cuomo in NY have joined with Republicans like Governor Walker in Wisconsin to make public employee unions into public enemy number one, seeking to slash pensions and wages while laying off teachers and other workers.

Democrats are always the “friend” of labor – during election season. Yet it was Bill Clinton who gave us NAFTA. The Democrats in 1947 gave us the anti-labor Taft-Hartley Act – and they have defeated changes to it ever since.

obageoBarack Obama promised a $10/hour minimum wage and the Employee Free Choice Act for majority card-check union recognition – but failed to push either once elected. And he sold us out on health care and peace.

The labor movement in every other industrial nation has built its own political party, independent of corporate money and control. They have organized the working class majority to take political power for the benefit of workers and economic justice. They have secured single-payer health care, affordable public transit, free public college education, secure pensions, four to six weeks of paid vacation for all workers, paid maternity and free sick leave, and labor laws that protect their rights to organize and strike.

It is time for labor to practice the politics of courage, rather than the politics of fear and appeasement. We must support candidates who back labor when they run against the two corporate parties. We urge a vote for Jill Stein and the Green New Deal and Economic Bill of Rights this November.

peace-justiceYours in Solidarity,

Tim Flanagan, former publicist for the American Federation of Teachers, co-host of Labor Radio for ten years and member of Jobs with Justice.

Jim Moran, Director (retired), Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health

Justin Harrison, CWA Local 13000 Unit 1 President

Allan Herman, IATSE Local 927 Executive Board member

Steve Edwards, former president, AFSCME Local 2858 (ret.) Chicago IL

Tom Crean, chapter leader, United Federation of Teachers, New York City

Marty Harrison, Executive Board member TUHNA/PASNAP (Temple University Hospital Nurses Association/ Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals)

David Myron, Michigan Education Association (MEA/NEA); Former Local President, Perry Education Association

Mike McCallister, National Writers Union Local 1981, Former Chair, South Central Wisconsin Labor Party

antiausterityCharlie Hoyt, Labor Activist, New York, NY

Hugh Giordano, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 152 Mays Landing, New Jersey

Sunyata Altenor, Committee of Interns and Residents New York City

Charles Post, Professional Staff Caucus New York City

Warren Davis, American Federation of Government Employees Local 2006 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (retired)

Eric Hoyt, Graduate Employees Organization, Amherst, Massachussetts

Karen Young, Newspaper Guild, CWA New York, NY

Frank Jackson, GEO-UAW 2334 Amherst, MA

mike3Howie Hawkins, Teamsters Local 317 Syracuse, New York

Barry Eidlin, United Faculty and Academic Staff, Madison WI

Marie Stolzenburg, Teaching Assistants Association, AFT Madison, WI

Nick Limbeck, Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago, IL

Mark Dunlea, Hunger Action Network New York, NY

Ron Dicks, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, San Francisco, CA

Ashok Kumar, Labor Activist, Former member Dane County Board, Madison, WI

Brian Rothgery, Labor Activist, Milwaukee, WI

Patrick Burke, Western Mass. Jobs with Justice, Springfield, MA

Charles Levenstein, Massachusetts Teachers Association (retired)

Isaac Silver, labor activist, Chicago, IL

Jonathan Fluck, Actors’ Equity Association, New York City

Danielle Albert, Labor Activist, New York City

corporate welfareChris Robinson, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 Philadelphia PA

Trudy Quaif, Public Employees Federation steward (retired), Albany, NY

George McAnanama, Transport Workers Union Local 100 (retired) New York City

Jonathon Flanders, International Association of Machinists, LL 1145 Troy, NY

Neal Pritchard, United Steel Workers Local 1000, Corning NY

John Ailey, Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR), IL

Mike Whalen, UNITE-HERE, Local 17 (retired) St Paul, Minnesota

tpp1%Gordon McClelland, Labor Educator, Carpenters (retired), Guilderland NY

Francesca Gomes, Delegate, United Federation of Teachers, Brooklyn, NY

Genevieve Morse, Shop Steward CSU, Massachusetts Teachers Association,
National Education Association

Kshama Sawant, American Federation of Teachers Local 1789, Seattle, WA

Sarah & Ben Manski, American Federation of Teachers, Madison, Wisconsin

Seamus Whelan, MNA/NNU Massachusetts Nurses Association/ National Nurses United

Frango Akrivos, Teamsters Local 1L New York

singlepayerhealthcarethumbGreg Beiter, Shop Steward, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587

*Organizations are listed for identification purposes only.

For further reading:

“Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions. If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts.”
~Molly Ivins

rainy4https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2015/10/27/unions/

“History is a great teacher. Now everyone knows that the labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation but enlarged it. By raising the living standards of millions, labor miraculously created a market for industry and lifted the whole nation to undreamed of levels of production. Those who attack labor forget these simple truths, but history remembers them.”

~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.drking

https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/about-unions/

The NW Alliance for Alternative Media and Education, and The Portland Alliance.

Take an immediate step by making a donation to Jill Stein: http://www.jillstein.org/donate





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Blues with a feeling…

Writing, poetry, creative expression and the blues have everything to do with good, evil and the difference between.

langsWriting, poetry, creative expression and the blues have everything to do with good, evil and the difference between.

I may not be “religious,” in a traditional sense, but my dad was a preacher.  In one of his sermons, Dad liked to say “It’s later than the man who says it’s later than you think thinks it is!”  But my father taught me it’s never too late to embrace the good in life and discover many roads to joy.

Langston Hughes was a spiritual man and when he said life is fine he meant exactly that. Sometimes a hug, smile or a wink at the right time can be more important than prayer and more powerful than worship.  His poetry is transformative and uplifting…

and here is a longer version: more Langston..theguardian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyqwvC5s4n8…

And BB King was sending a message with “The Thrill is Gone”  It was blues steeped in joy.

more and longer with BB:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfqHLX3hdcs…

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And while I miss BB now that he’s gone, I will not forget the secrets revealed in Coltrane’s A Love Supreme


more and longer:  https://youtu.be/4_z221y8TOs?list=RD4_z221y8TOs

All of this, for me, is proof there is decency in this world…

And I think that everyday people, since before both of us were born,
have been transported by the blues

The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in
words and song,willie inspiration, feeling, and understanding.

~Willie Dixon 

“A recent cover story of Time magazine called it a grass-roots revolution of the spirit. The article, `The New Age of Angels,’
states: 69 per cent of Americans believe they [angels] exist. …”

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/when-angels-get-the-blues/

Happy Holidays… Be well, and above all remember to be kind.

“I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It’s amazing how it cheers…

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roi“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it.  To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe.
Arundhati Roy
 
https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/dreams-dreamers-and-dreaming/

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” ― Langston Hughes

 





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Time to shut down wars on people who have not attacked us and begin to secure the peace, rebuild the nation ;and heal the planet.

https://thepeaceresource.com/2017/02/05/imagination-is-the-cure/



We can shut down wars of choice and reinvest those funds in infrastructure, alternative energy, education, health care, housing and peace. We have solutions.81-kpqrfqzl-_sl1500_

https://youtu.be/4bY0vcg2F-I?list=RDGOFbfY-wY1I



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When Angels get the Blues…

“I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It’s amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor.”
D.H. Lawrence

A time for angels or maybe blues will do…

“The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.”

“A recent cover story of Time magazine called it a grass-roots revolution of the spirit.
The article, `The New Age of Angels,’ states: 69 per cent of Americans believe they [angels] exist. …”

“I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity.”

William Blake

“The reflection of the world is blues, that’s where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that’s tryin’ to come around.”

“Accounts of angelic contact contain common elements that angels are incorporeal, sexless, highly intelligent, able to move at the speed of thought, full of warmth and joy, are cooperative not competitive, and often say the same thing: Don’t be afraid.”
(Source: Wall Street Journal, USA)

“An angel has no memory.”

https://youtu.be/23r9mFgrD1o

  “I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It’s amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor.”
 D.H. Lawrence

“…encounters with angels seem to provide in some cases the extrication from danger, but in others they allow for the removal of the fear of that danger – a change in attitude, not circumstance.  The common thread is a profound change in the lives of those who have had an experience with angels.”
(Share International, January/February 1994)“We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.”

https://youtu.be/nOuIwYyOeos

“Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable.” – Janis Joplin

“…In a sectarian age, when people are being slaughtered for their differences, angels are nonsectarian well-wishers, common to Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Zoroastrianism. Bodhisattvas fulfill the same role …  in Buddhism, as avatars do in Hinduism. They are universal exemplars of grace and innocence …  a sweet antidote to the nastiness of most popular culture.”  (Share International, December 1994)

“We are not angels, we are merely sophisticated apes.” 

https://youtu.be/juyiScREFzQ


 


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