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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 02:37 PM
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Happy New Year 2007: All You Need To Change The World

A 73-year-old veteran, Bill Moyer, made the ultimate fashion statement at a Bush speech

You dont need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows. --Bob Dylan


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Diamante, 6 year old boy who led a group of toddlers through the devastation of New Orleans after Katrina

Be the change you want to see in the world --Mahatma Gandhi

Remember: Democracy begins with you-- TAG, Youre It! --Thom Hartmann
http://www.thomhartmann.com

Become the Media --Jello Biafra
http://www.alternativetentacles.com



Peace


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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:10 PM
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1. There's also a toll free number to call Congress to stop the war and end the occupation of
the White House
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:14 PM
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2. post the number for those that don't have it.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:19 PM
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3. ok, you do it
:toast:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 09:16 AM
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11. Damn it was on my old calendar, which I tossed. I'm going to check the
thread here and see if someone posted it. If not I will find it and post it.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 11:13 PM
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14. Here a not 800 number
White House
(www.whitehouse.gov) 202-456-1414
202-456-2461
Switchboard
fax
Live person 24/
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puebloknot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:40 PM
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4. K&R *Great* Compilation! Happy 2007! nt
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:24 PM
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7. Looking forward to more of your great work
Happy New Year, puebloknot :toast: :yourock:
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puebloknot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 12:30 AM
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9. Well, now you've got me blushing......happily! :) nt
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 10:46 PM
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5. Happy New Year!
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:12 PM
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6. Absolutely stunning
Thank you H2O Man. Happy New Year


Watched "Hidalgo" over the holidays. A beautiful film, inspiring. I was surprised it didn't get more praise than it did.................................... too good?

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Ms. Clio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 11:29 PM
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8. what an absolutely gorgeous little boy
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 11:30 PM by Ms. Clio
just makes me smile -- thanks so much for this post.

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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 12:45 AM
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10. Deamonte Love, Age 6 and the Children He Saved
The LA Times:


In the chaos that was Causeway Boulevard, this group of refugees stood out: a 6-year-old boy walking down the road, holding a 5-month-old, surrounded by five toddlers who followed him around as if he were their leader.

They were holding hands. Three of the children were about 2 years old, and one was wearing only diapers. A 3-year-old girl, who wore colorful barrettes on the ends of her braids, had her 14-month-old brother in tow. The 6-year-old spoke for all of them, and he told rescuers his name was Deamonte Love.

...Deamonte volunteered his vital statistics. He said his father was tall and his mother was short. He gave his address, his phone number and the name of his elementary school.

He said that the 5-month-old was his brother, Darynael, and that two others were his cousins, Tyreek and Zoria. The other three lived in his apartment building. The children were clean and healthy downright plump in the case of the infant, said Joyce Miller, a nurse who examined them. It was clear, she said, that "time had been taken with those kids." The baby was "fat and happy."

Later, more details emerged:

Deamonte began to give more details to Derrick Robertson, a 27-year-old Big Buddy mentor: How he saw his mother cry when he was loaded onto the helicopter. How he promised her he'd take care of his little brother.

Thankfully, the mothers have now been found and they've all been reunited:

Late Saturday night, they found Deamonte's mother, who was in a shelter in San Antonio along with the four mothers of the other five children. Catrina Williams, 26, saw her children's pictures on a website set up over the weekend by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. By Sunday, a private plane from Angel Flight was waiting to take the children to Texas.

But, how they got separated is every parent's nightmare: The helicopter came and there wasn't room for all. The helicopter personnel told the mothers to put the kids on board and they would return for the mothers.

The helicopter never returned. The kids went flown to Baton Rouge, and the parents ended up in Texas.

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Ms. Clio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 12:24 PM
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13. I remember that story very well -- one of the very few bright spots in those dark days
I hope he and his family are doing well.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 10:43 AM
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12. !
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