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Re: “Why is Beth Harwell so against alleviating the suffering of sick people?

It is time to dump the racist political unscientific and unfeeling hard headed support of big pharma and let the natural goodness of a god given plant do its bit to help humanity.

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Posted by Eliz77 on 02/13/2014 at 4:44 PM

Re: “A list of MLK Day events in Nashville to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I would like to see more discussion of Martin Luther King as a leader for peace. His address at the Riverside Church is magnificent, but maybe too critical of America's warlike actions around the world. If we put Iraq, or Afghanistan, or any more of half a dozen countries we are bombing, the speech is prescient. We must get the words of peaceful leaders to be heard and acted on positively.

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Posted by Eliz77 on 01/17/2014 at 9:34 PM

Re: “Occupy Nashville Blisters Casada as Corporate Lackey

When a group comes armed to protests and throws rocks and spits on people, as the Tea Partiers were wont to do, it doesn't seem difficult to note some violent leanings there. The occupations calling on justice for the 99% regardless of race, creed, color, party with nonviolence as one of its basic tenets is practicing American values as stated in the Constitution. The only violence has come from the authorities sent out by the very wealthy. If anyone who is looking at this is interested in solving the many problems that we face, let's talk. There are solutions and we, as citizens can reach good ones if we share our ideas without calling each other names or spouting the party lines that divide us and make us a little dumb.

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Posted by Eliz77 on 12/13/2011 at 8:56 PM

Re: “TDOT Demolishes Nashville Community Garden, But Why? [Updated]

The tool shed that was destroyed was built by the Sheriff's Department. The Gazebo/Stage was donated and built by a volunteer who is now on his deathbed. Artists added beautiful art to the open aired structure that also served as shelter from sun and rain to workers and elders and small children in the garden. How can we tell our good volunteer that his selfless contribution as been so carelessly destroyed? It is very difficult to garden with out tools at hand. Good soil demands the black gold of good compost. The compost pile was sweet and not garbage. The fence is necessary in any garden to protect the beds and flowers from travelers through, deer, dogs, bicyclers, 3 and 4 wheelers. In fact, with only 3 days without a fence, some of the raised beds have been vandalized and some of any resources left were being rifled. -- just a few of the reasons for a good fence.

Posted by Eliz77 on 04/12/2011 at 9:58 AM

Re: “TDOT Demolishes Nashville Community Garden, But Why? [Updated]

A friend calls the tragedy of Friday, April 15, the Carver Community Garden Massacre, and that is what this thoughtless and cruel destruction of community was. A small pol with a shallow pool of power and people too up-tight to join the community to help in the garden are probably very apt. The attack on Siswe, an educator and man of intellect and integrity who dedicated his life and resources to gardening, recycling, activism, compost, and education [GRACE] who has worked with the community saving hundreds of children from violence and drugs is so crass. Elders depend on the garden as a resource and the ability to pass on their knowledge. Children learned respect for these elders and the land. The people who caused this destruction obviously have no respect.

Posted by Eliz77 on 04/12/2011 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Democratic Underground: Election Integrity? What Election Integrity?

Maybe small d's emails are too long for some folks to read. Everyone should pay attention to the real information contained in his emails about real problems with the unverifiable computer voting machines.

I don't know why anyone who uses computers would trust their vote to a machine with no hard copy backup. Most of this year's voting machines in the USA were on non-verifiable computer machines. The Supremes gave us unlimited corporate funding for Faux-not-News and huge money against progressives. Nationally, the Blue Dogs went down. A few important progressives went down and moderate Republicans went down, but the T Party is a clear example of how uninformed people with righteous anger are misdirected to vote against their own interests.

We are hurtling toward being a fascist government. That is a government by corporations, not the people. The Supreme Court put dollars over citizens and now multinational corporations and millionaires and billionaires have more votes/dollars than at least 90% of American citizens have. I know fascism is a scary word. It means government by corporations. It is not Nazism, although that can arise when the people are dis-empowered.

It is essential that we take back control of our elections. I hope it is not too late. All of us here on this list need to drop all the name calling and get together. Our lives and sacred honor are at stake.

Posted by Eliz77 on 11/11/2010 at 11:12 AM

Re: “If Gandhi Were a Democrat, Would He Lose Too?

Maybe a panel with experts on computer voting machines and the corporate sponsors of the machines who will do anything to make a profit, including throwing elections in favor of the money dictators. Of course, any election can be messed with, especially when the electorate is dis-empowered by bad fiscal policies that favor the wealthy and corporations. Working people don't have time to meet their civil obligations and that is how the PTB [powers that be] like it. Don't look for the 'masses' to get a break any time soon. The money is here and it talks--trash to "liberty and justice for all." Push the button and don't worry your pretty heads as long as you follow the leader. Ah me, where is the Faux Tparty leading us? Who did your voting machine vote for?

Posted by Eliz77 on 11/11/2010 at 9:19 AM

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