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Posted by peace13 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Sep 16th 2009, 11:30 AM
I went into a bank that I have been doing business with for over twenty years and walked up to a teller that I have done business with for at least fifteen years. My mission was to move payroll money from savings to checking, an amount and process that I have done every month for at least fifteen years.

I gave the teller my deposit and withdrawal slips and all of the appropriate paperwork. She took it and entered them into the system. We waited and waited and waited and finally I said, 'If I didn't know the money was there you would be making me nervous.' Her reply was that she was no longer allowed to transfer the amount I was asking to move, and was waiting for the manager to come over and OK the transaction. It has come to this? My deposits in that bank were ten times the amount of the transfer! I can't wait for the day when the manager says that I can not get access to my funds. I have pondered many things about the position we are in but this was not one of them. I walked out with an eerie feeling that I doubt will ever pass. I am beginning to understand why the folks who lived through the first Depression never had the feeling leave them.
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Posted by peace13 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon May 04th 2009, 10:49 AM
As their employer we simply state that the country can no longer afford to issue these benefits. Until they are subjected to the real world problems of the insurance companies there will be no change. Imagine the politicians who have severe ailments such as cancer, suddenly realizing that they are not insurable in the outside world. This is the only way that we will get quality health care reform in this country. Peace, Kim
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Posted by peace13 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Apr 17th 2009, 04:52 PM

GRANVILLE -- Karl Rove took the stage at Denison University's Swasey Chapel on Thursday to fervent applause and left after a standing ovation.
Rove focused the address on two challenges facing the Obama administration: the economy and the war on terrorism.

Although he said there is no single reason how the nation ended up in its current economic state, he cited "imprudent lending" funded by "government-chartered enterprise" -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- as a contributor.

Rove said the stimulus required to help the nation's ailing economy should be "timely, targeted and temporary" -- something he said the Obama administration had not accomplished.

This is what has put me in a foul mood today. Not only does he walk free and refuse to answer to the American people, but that insane folks out here actually PAY him to speak. Although the article says that the Young Republican group on campus paid for the gig, Karl gave a hearty thank you to the folks at The Young America's Foundation as well. Here is the link. Don't go there on a full stomach! /

Long story short, we did what we could last night by welcoming Karl's audience with a sidewalk demonstration. We caught a few people off guard. The oddest thing was students driving by asking who Karl Rove is? America, there is so much work to be done! Peace, Kim

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Posted by peace13 in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Thu Oct 23rd 2008, 04:29 PM
Barack Obama and his campaign have set out specific plans to get the vote out. Between now and Election Day there is still work to be done. Please contact your local office to see how you can help. Please pass this message along to your friends and family. Many hands (and feet) make light work. Call today. Peace, Kim
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Posted by peace13 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Oct 06th 2008, 03:39 PM
I watched and waited and hoped that the world would stand up to this illegal invasion but no stand was taken. Now, more than six years have gone by with no hint of an end to this war and not a single payment made on the debt that it has created. As America slips into bankruptcy her tumble will take out those who refused to stand up for what was right so many years ago. They will be forced to pay for the cost of a war that should never have been. For those who stood up and marched against the madness I say thank you. For those too frightened to stand up for what is right I shake my head and wonder how we will all get through this disaster.
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Posted by peace13 in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Fri Sep 26th 2008, 10:37 AM
Day after day you are berated, lied to and emotionally shoved to the ground. You are powerless and frightened and then one day something changes, maybe a friend lends a hand or someone at church reaches out to you and suddenly you find that you can change your life for the better. Well I think that the American people, the 35% of the hangers on, are slowly realizing that this administration has been lying and bullying them all along. These folks are coming around. If you have someone in your life who may be experiencing this, offer a hand and help them up. Who knows what we can accomplish together. Peace, KIm
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Posted by peace13 in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Wed Sep 17th 2008, 09:02 AM
I know that some of us aren't good at cold calls and don't feel comfortable going door to door for Obama. Here is a way that you can help.

*Locate the contact number for your local Obama headquarters. Check the number to make sure that it is good.
*Make a list of 10 people that you know support Obama
*Call each of these people and encourage them to get down to the Obama headquarters and volunteer.
*Make sure that your friends call five of their friends and keep this process going.

This will cost you nothing but a little time. Many say that they aren't good at canvasing and if that is the way you feel then call people that you know and tap into that resource. Feet on the ground and ears to the phone will be the only way that we can make sure that Obama gets to the White House. Make this contribution to Obama today. You won't be sorry. Peace, Kim

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Posted by peace13 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu May 22nd 2008, 10:42 PM
Here are some pictures of our Memorial to those who serve in the US Military, for those who put their lives on the line every day for us, for those who have been injured and those who have died in the line of duty.



We started this project in December, 2005 when the official fatality count for American soldiers in Iraq was 1250. We have kept it up, removing the flags to mow and replacing them when they become tattered. This spring the count is 4079 and the job has become unmanageable for two people. This afternoon ten friends from our local peace community came over and helped us reset all 4079. We could not have done it without their help. It is a sad and yet amazing sight and I thought that you would like to see it.

Peace and love, Kim

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Posted by peace13 in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Fri Feb 22nd 2008, 06:17 PM
I went in to my local print shop this afternoon wearing my Obama button. The gal that works in there is probably pushing 50. When she saw my button she just got giddy. She explained that her husband has never voted before in his life. He is so excited about Obama's message that he went out and registered to vote! How cool is that? When I wear political buttons I always carry extras so that when someone comments I toss two off, one for that person and one for them give away. By chance her husband called while I was there and she told him that she had scored buttons for him and he was so excited.
Grown people excited about the possibility for change.

My next stop was to the Board of Elections to get my questions about the paper ballot answered. The word there is that they have had over 100 people a day coming in to vote early! This is a huge and unheard of number for our area. I think Ohio is not going to be fooled again and I have a good feeling that the voters are going to do everything to make this race count.

Just passing on some love from Ohio! Go Obama! Peace, Kim
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Posted by peace13 in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sun Feb 17th 2008, 11:28 AM
Here we go. After mourning the man handling of Kucinich I am ready to get off the bench and get out there to help Obama take the war torn state of Ohio. I don't want to look back and think that I did not do everything in my power to get this country back on track. Thanks for listening. Peace and love, kim
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Posted by peace13 in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Thu Jan 17th 2008, 02:31 PM
Thank you for speaking out about Dennis Kucinich and supporting him. The fact that many here are content that a Democratic candidate is locked out of the primary debates is astounding to me. Why don't they see that eventually their candidate will be manipulated in exactly the same way. Our Democratic candidate is being picked by the Corporations once again, this time in front of our eyes,and people (other than Kucinich folks) are not bothered by this. The rules and laws of the land are no longer the peoples, they have fallen into the hands of the Corporations and the candidates beholden to them. If Obama, Clinton and Edwards refuse to speak out about this they are not the people I can trust to give us the change we so desperately seek. Thanks for being here. Peace, Kim
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Posted by peace13 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Oct 26th 2007, 11:03 AM
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Peace, Kim
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Posted by peace13 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Sep 18th 2007, 02:39 PM
We have a dear friend Carl who for the past eight years has talked about how the ‘higher powers’ on our planet get together and plot a future where there is a one world government. To be honest, for the first four years of our relationship we referred to him as ‘Crazy Carl’. Well who’s laughing now?

On DU we talk and talk about the next election here in the United States while our rights and the rights of people across the globe have dried to a powdery dust. The ‘popular’ candidates offer nothing but more of the absolute same. More war, more poverty and more corporations that will continue to poison and steal from the masses, this is our future.

Watching the destruction of this country and listening to the ‘Haves’ talk of their needful greed is overwhelming. This thing, this one world order business will continue to feast upon the earth unless brave souls take a stand and dare to dream of better times and act to make them happen.

There is only one candidate from the Democratic Party who actually understands the peril our country is in. This man is not a member of the corporate team. He understands that it is the middle class and the poor who will continue to die for our Corporate Machine. He has respect for each life in our country and around the globe. He has some of the answers we so desperately need here in America. That man is Dennis Kucinich. If you haven’t taken the time to learn about him, do that. If you already know about Dennis Kucinich work to help bring true change to our country.

This message is from the heart not as a member of any campaign, just a member of the DU community, one who is hoping and working for a better world. Peace and love, Kim
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Posted by peace13 in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Mar 24th 2007, 07:48 PM
If you want to bring the peace movement to the front pages of your local newspaper here is a sure fired way. Since December 2004 we have displayed in our front yard orange marker flags in a grid fashion to remind our community of the deaths of American soldiers in the Iraq invasion. We choose orange because orange is the international color of distress. We also felt that 1250 small American flags would be too expensive to replace as they became soiled over time. We have placed small American flags in the corners of our display. This is a memorial to those who have died in the Iraq invasion. It is also a memorial to all Americans who serve in the armed services. This simple display brings the war home for many who do not feel connected to it.

Today, in a newspaper from a neighboring city, there is an article about a man who has placed 3235 American flags in memory of the soldiers. There it is, on the front section of a major newspaper one more time. Local debate has begun anew.

If you have the desire to give your community a visual image of how many soldiers have lost their lives in Iraq you can do it with very little money. You will get television and newspaper coverage in short order. People in your world will see first hand how many have died for this cause.

You can erect this as a ‘permanent memorial’ or move it from place to place. It can be set up for Memorial Day then taken down and stored until the Forth of July. Ours is permanent and we have had volunteers from our community help maintain the memorial over the years.

Our display using the plastic orange marker flags cost less than $200 when ordered on the internet. This is a small price to pay for the exposure it gives this life or death cause. The time has come for all of us to work together to get this war stopped. This visual display will speak to your representatives in Congress and drive the message home.

If you have any questions about this you can personal message me and I will be happy to help you.

Peace on Earth, Kim
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Posted by peace13 in Ohio
Mon Mar 05th 2007, 03:44 PM

The Granville peace community will be hosting two events on March 16th and 17th. Opera House Park in downtown Granville will be the setting for Peace Vigils that will mirror national events in Washington, DC on those dates. Please join us in working toward peace.

Evening Prayer Peace Vigil
Friday, March 16
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This will be a candlelight vigil. Everyone is welcome. Bring a candle and dress for the weather.

Peace Vigil
Saturday, March 17
11:00 AM –1:00 PM
This marks the 4th Anniversary of the start of the Iraq war. We plan to honor the Ohio soldiers who have died in the Iraq war by reading their names and constructing a display in their memory. Individuals may bring readings, pictures and memories to share.

In addition to these two special events the Granville peace community hosts regular Peace Vigils at the Opera House Park on Saturdays from 11:00 AM- Noon and Tuesday evenings from 5:00 –6:00 PM. We look forward to making a stand for peace with you.

*Opera House Park is located at the intersection of Main St. and Broadway in the village of Granville, Ohio. From Interstate 70 take St. Rt. 37 North. Route 37 turns into Main Street. The park is on the east side of the street at the first stoplight inside the village limits.

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