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July 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Global Peace Index 2011

On May 25, Carole, Caleb and myself met with Aaron to attend the release of the 2011 Global Peace Index.

We then met with the offices of Congressmen Kucinich, Cantor, and Scott, and the offices of Senators Warner and Webb to deliver the GPI for their use.

The release lasted about 2 hours with the sponsors highlighting several points and factors of the GPI. They did an evaluation of the US with respect to Canada. If the US was as peaceful as Canada, that would result in an… Continue

Added by John R. Spence, Jr. on July 26, 2011 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Not so slap-happy

This past week I witnessed two separate incidents of a mother slapping her small child.  In the first, I was standing in line at Old Navy.  Up ahead, a couple little kids were running around.  I don’t know what happened, some misbehavior I guess.  The mother chased after the little girl and scolded her with a hearty swat.  I recoiled…


Added by Jennifer Hesse on July 21, 2011 at 1:02am — 2 Comments

we need to learn everybody about politics!

we need to be more expert about politic, politician, start to check all acts, public money.

we need to create one more power to administration, beyond the

judiciary power, legislative power, executive power.

Added by ANSELMO MOCHI on July 20, 2011 at 7:27pm — No Comments

The Messy Path to Independence

I went for a walk this morning. Along the way, I saw an African-American man coming out of his two-story, two-car garage home. We said good morning as we passed, two neighbors just being, well, neighborly.

Anticipating tomorrow’s Fourth of July holiday, it occurred to me that at the time of the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, this simple encounter could have been life-threatening for both of us—I, a single woman walking down the street alone (even in broad… Continue

Added by Wendy Greene on July 3, 2011 at 9:51pm — No Comments

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