Reason for blog

" I Blog4Peace"

on NOV 4th I am involved with "BlogBlast for Peace"

"It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, August 27, 2011

#68 /100 Reasons I Blog4Peace / Monopoly part2

 this is what got me on a roll about Monopoly ...
after writing the first post a few days ago 
#72/100 Reasons I Blog4Peace / Taxes and deficit/Monopoly
I saw the message below .... how could I not think I needed to learn more? 
 By Franklin D.Roosevelt
Once it is realized that business monopoly in America paralyzes the system of free enterprise on which it is grafted, and is as fatal to those who manipulate it as to the people who suffer beneath its impositions, action by the government to eliminate these artificial restraints will be welcomed by industry throughout the nation.
For idle factories and idle workers profit no man.

Would FDR's Second Bill of Rights have been good for America?

I am not an trained writer , I am just a woman that wants to see a change for the better and just " ONE DAY of Peace "
in My Lifetime ! 
When I was a kid Monopoly was a fun game. 

Growing up in America I am learning about the Real Monopoly that the grown-ups play and this is not fun.
I have always tried to look for familiar examples when teaching my children about a topic. 
For this reason when a topic comes to mind for me, I look for articles written by others about it to See what others think too. 
So I went to my Local news sources first , then to the internet.
Sadly our local paper tends to be very swayed to the republican right and the only place I can get an example of anything else is normally the editor section? 

Then I found this one from a family here 
It’s time for us to BUY American?
To the Editor:
We just returned from a wonderful family trip to Ireland. It is a beautiful country both scenically and welcoming.
I am not going to extol either of these features because they are well-known but I am going to refer to something that both shocked and amazed us including our daughter, son-in-law and four grandchildren ranging in age from 12 to 19.
The pride that was shown by everyone we met in their country and its products was overpowering. For example, on the menu was written Irish butter used exclusively, hamburgers made with Irish beef, the beers were Irish especially Guinness. The tee shirts were made in Ireland.
I remember when products made in the USA were prized worldwide and why has this changed. My son-in-law’s Aunt Helga in Germany used to come to the United States to buy her towels because they were the BEST. Try and find a towel made here now.
I think it is time for us to BUY American. Is it possible? If not, where are the entrepreneurs that can make this happen? Factories can be reopened and people can go back to work with the proviso that they make quality goods HERE.
I am checking every label from now on and maybe we will not be buying very much in the near future because we as a family want to start a trend.
Maybe you can join us starting today.

Read more: Sanford Herald

I will have more on this topic tomorrow, this is giving me the blues .
Till then, May Peace and Blessings be upon you!

Friday, August 26, 2011

#69 /100 Reasons I Blog4Peace / Change is good

 This young man put tears in my eyes and hope in my heart. 

one piece of trash...3 billion people...

I found some folks working for changes for good

another cool program

Last but not least my NEW Heroes, why am I just hearing of them? 

Peace and Blessings upon You all.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

#71/100 Reasons I Blog4Peace / to promote Students for Peace

I wanted to find out what the students of this generation is doing in the world for Peace ?
Sadly I found many websites closed or untouched for years ? 
But I kept looking searching for "Students for Peace " 
So here is some things I found that I  thought was pretty cool.

Each year over 1,100 students submit entries to the National Peace Essay Contest while thousands more participate in related writing and other classroom exercises in high schools around the country.
First-place state winners receive scholarships and are invited to Washington for a five-day awards program. The Institute pays for expenses related to the program, including travel, lodging, meals and entertainment. This unique five-day program promotes an understanding of the nature and process of international peacemaking by focusing on a region and/or theme related to the current essay contest.
National Peace Essay Contest for High School Students | United States Institute of Peace

Has your child written one of these essays ? I would love to post it here too ! 

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In 2009 ...
Seven hundred students at Kyrene de las Brisas Elementary School celebrated 100 days of peace—no students sent to the office, no
arguments, no conflicts—by having a parade through the school, then heading outside for a peace-symbol photo and final cool-down
with frosty Otter Pops. It was a great day for the students, teachers and administration, who dressed for the occasion in “peace”
wear, school colors of purple and turquoise and gear symbolizing the school mascot, a gecko.

next Peace Story Quilt to go on display in New York
The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt, which was created to mark the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York on 11 September 2001, is set to go on display in the city this month.
Visitors will be able to see it at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 30 August until 22 January 2012.
The quilt was created by the artist Faith Ringgold in collaboration with local students between the ages of eight and 19.
It comprises three 72-by-50 inch panels, each with 12 squares focusing on the theme of peace and the importance of understanding and communication between different cultures and religions.


Japanese students present 80,000 signatures for nuke abolition

GENEVA (Kyodo) -- A group of 12 high school students from Japan on Thursday presented to the secretariat of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament in Geneva some 80,000 signatures calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons.

 next Middletown teenagers take lead to counter violence

An idea by five Middletown teens to hold a series of meetings with middle and high school students in the hopes of promoting peace earned them $3,000 to get their endeavor started.

So I have hope there are some young people out there getting involved ! Do you know of any students doing something for Peace? 

See you tomorrow 

May Peace and Blessings be upon You.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

#72/100 Reasons I Blog4Peace / Taxes and deficit/Monopoly

Ziggy is one of my heroes ...I have to admit I almost did not write this blog for this reason ! But that is why I learned to use a computer is to learn .
I blog for Peace... To learn about what is going on in this messed up world and hopefully to get others to think about it too. 
As a child I Loved the game Monopoly as I got older I realized this was not such a cool Game in the grown up world ? 
and say it politely or it will get deleted !

For my lifetime I have been hearing the same formula
Republican against the Democrats, “tax and spend”. 
What you rarely hear is what the Democratic formula should be against the Republicans, “borrow and spend.” 
I found these statistics that follow may be boring , 
but they seem to be pretty accurate. 
They tell the story of the illegitimate act of deception of Republicans.
Stats ...
The Republicans have held at least one branch of the federal government for all but four years since Ronald Reagan took office. During that same period, they have held the presidency for 20 years, the U.S. Senate for 16 years, and the U.S. House for 13 years.

From 1978 through 2005, federal spending increased 12% percent under Republican Presidents and 9.9% under Democrat Presidents. The national debt increased 36.4 percent under Republicans and 4.2% under Democrats, and the GDP increased 10.7 percent under Republicans and 12 percent under Democrats.

The fiscal year runs from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. On Sept. 30, 2001, the end of the Clinton budgets, the national debt stood at $5.8 trillion dollars. On Sept. 30, 2009, the end of the Bush budgets, the debt stood at 11.9 trillion dollars — more than doubling the debt during Bush’s term.

President Bush’s last budget for fiscal year Oct. 1, 2008, through Sept. 30, 2009, had a deficit of $1.4 trillion dollars. President Obama’s first budget had a deficit of $1.2 trillion dollars — $200 billion less than Bush’s, and much of that coming from the not-big-enough stimulus bill.

And Republicans say Obama is spending us into oblivion.

What do all these statistics show? 
That the Republicans are not the fiscal conservatives they say they are. 
‘Supply-side’ economics, also known as ‘trickle-down economics,’ has not worked. It has led to an ever-increasing national debt. Republicans only worry about the deficit and national debt when they control the House and a Democrat holds the presidency.

Republicans have lied to the American people about supply-side economics from the beginning. Even with Reagan’s first budget, the Democrat-held House trimmed it by $16 billion dollars.

When will Republicans take responsibility for any of the fiscal mess we are in? 
The Democrats are not be blameless, but a far larger blame must be attached to the Republicans.

If you came here and got angry ? Please ask yourself why?
I am not here to name call ,say harsh words against anyone . I am just trying to figure out what kind of monopoly is going on ? 
As always Peace and Blessings be upon You. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

#73/100 Reasons I Blog4Peace / Roses for Norway part 2

Peace for Norway

 I made my ATC's  (artist trading card) for the swap I entered and they are in the mail today ! One goes to my swapbot partner in Ohio and 4 are on the way to Norway . 
Where I have been promised by a sweet and caring lady in Son, Norway that she will do her best to get them to a family member of one of the 76 people killed on July 22nd 2011 .
Here is a link to her blog to see some of the cool ATC's that have gotten there already...
Now here are my ATC's

This is for my partner in the ATC rose swap

This is my set of four headed to Norway

Till tomorrow 
May You have Peace and Blessings upon You!  

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

#74/100 Reasons I Blog4Peace / The X, Y and Z generation

the generation following x

  I was born in 1962 , just at the end of the Baby-boomer era .
Shortly after that began the X Generation ??
The Y's are coming in to take on the world now and teach the Z's . 
Are the Z's going to care for the next generation to come ?
Are they going to fight for the air they breath the world they live in ? Will they Hope for Peace ? 
What will that generation be called ?? Will they still talk to them? Read them stories from Books ?

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I found this letter in our local paper and thought it was worth passing on .... Actually He is saying to the youth what I have been for a long time but needs repeated often . 

Parents should urge their children to action
To the Editor:
My intention was to address the younger generation, mainly university and college students, but because they generally do not read newspapers, I will instead address the parents of these kids. Let me start off by saying, I am a senior, retired military and retired from civilian life. As far as my politics are concerned, let’s just say that I’m a registered independent and my views tend to be on the conservative side.

I am urging all parents to talk to their kids and let them know, other than casting their votes in the ballot box, that they need wake up and pay attention to what’s going on in our country. Over the years, both parties have managed to cause financial havoc, and it is now time for all Americans to pay the price. 
I view kids today as being way too apathetic and overly concerned with their electronic toys, their music and their social media web sites that I must say are being used in an unproductive fashion. They fail to realize their beloved country is falling down around them.

They are not thinking about their future — or should I say lack of it.

I firmly believe the university students in the 60s were in large part responsible, because of their mass demonstrations and sit-ins, for ending the Vietnam War; one our government had no intention of winning.

Conversely, I did not agree with them in their non-support of the troops.

My point is, today’s youth have tremendous power to show their utter contempt over the way in which our elected leaders govern, determine policy, and without remorse, waste our money in a uncontrollable spending spree —causing distress in the economy as well as in our personal lives.

I am advocating that these students take time off from classes, make their intentions known on all social web sites, buy bus tickets and march by the millions in Washington. It only takes one person to start a movement! Our politicians noticed them in the 60s, and they will again notice them today.

It’s their future and their kid’s future that is at grave risk.

It won’t be so much mine, as I am in the later stage of life.

I am pleading with you, the parents, regardless of your political views, to talk to your children, ignite the spark in them and urge them to take action before it’s too late. They are not going to like what they see — and see they will.

In closing, look at what is happening in other countries where the population is unhappy with the way their dictators and/or politicians are running their country. Furthermore, take notice that most of the protestors are the younger generation.

Ken Allen

Pray for the Hope of the future generations !
See you tomorrow ...
May Peace and Blessing be upon You.
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