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A HISTORIC MOMENT


Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 11:45:32 -0500
From: info@barackobama.com
Subject: A historic moment

Obama for America

Although it’s Christmas Eve, I wanted to share some exciting news: The Senate just passed a historic health reform bill.

In all the back and forth, it’s easy to lose sight of what this incredible breakthrough really means. But consider this: This Christmas, there are millions of Americans without health insurance who risk losing everything if they get sick.

There are mothers and fathers who wonder how they’ll provide for their children because an illness has wiped out their savings. There are small business owners who worry that they’ll have to lay off a long-time employee because the cost of insurance is rapidly rising.

If we finish the job, all this can change. We will have beaten back the special interests who have for so long perpetuated the status quo. We will have enacted the most important piece of social policy since the Social Security Act in the 1930s, and the most important health reform since Medicare in the 1960s.

In Decembers to come, millions more will have access to affordable coverage. Parents will have the security and stability of knowing their insurance can’t be revoked at a moment’s notice. And the skyrocketing costs plaguing our small businesses will be brought under control.

When you make calls, write letters, organize, this is the change you’re making — a better life for your family and for men and women in every state.

There is still more to do before I can sign reform into law — a last round of negotiations and final votes in the Senate and the House — and I’m counting on your help every step of the way. But for now, I hope that as you celebrate this holiday season, you remember that the work you are doing is making our union more perfect, one step at a time. For that, I am grateful to you.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays,

President Barack Obama

P.S. — Organizing for America supporters are signing a note of appreciation to all the senators who have worked so hard to make this possible. I hope you’ll join them:

http://my.barackobama.com/SenateLetter

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Sustaining unsustainable excessive consumption…till death do us part. Apocalypse know. http://bit.ly/8c7TRM

Hello friends,

Mickel Adzema says:

So
I was just walking around at WallMart with Mary Lynn an hour ago and I
was thinking about all the crap that was being sold there — all the
useless, unnecessary, time-wasting Stuff that we’ve been brainwashed to
think we need, want, desire…. I said, “Y’know, you’d think a recession
would cause people to focus on what things are really needed, really
wanted, and to trim back the excess. And if they did that, that would
require the companies producing this excess — which only ends up in
landfills, pollutes the planet, exterminates species, and leads to the
death of all — to stop production of this junk. And if they went out of
business, so what? Let businesses bloom that are part of the problem
not part of the solution. Unfortunately, I think some stimulus ideas —
notably Obama’s and the Democrat’s stimulus package was criticized
because it had a slant towards supporting sustainable and
solution-oriented investment — push for expansion of the existing
planet-damaging enterprises and their superfluous products. So, instead
of making lemonade out of these recession lemons, we simply prolong the
life of things that need to be put behind us while we shorten the lives
of all living things on this planet.” (more at /)

Then a little while later, at home, I come across this comment making
much the same point: “A really savage depression *might* force people
to live in more sustainable ways.”

More at http://bit.ly/SustainExcess

Happy New Year from Mary Lynn and I to all of you.

SillyMickel

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The Kind of Egoistic Thinking That Got Witches Killed

Hello friends,

I just posted to Amplog, my comments re a New York Times article.

“Attack, in the New York
Times, on Hollywood’s “pantheism” and the meaning of the movie “Avatar”
is ill-informed, naive, reactionary, and displays a medieval mentality
that led to the slaughter of millions in religious wars,
witch-burnings, genocide, Imperialistic slaughter, rape, and
enslavement of peoples of the Third World, and now planet death.”

For more:

http://sillymickel.amplify.com/

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from Mary Lynn and I to all of you.

SillyMickel

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Fight Back

The Senate health care bill is being gutted one piece at a time, and people are fed up.

A new poll shows growing opposition to health care reform—from progressives angry at moves to drop the public option.
Governor Howard Dean called the bill “the insurance companies’ dream,” while former insurance executive Wendell
Potter said, “It absolutely is a big gift, a big bailout to the industry.”1

The Senate, led by Joe Lieberman, has gone too far—and there’s tremendous momentum
to fight back.
Progressives like Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Raul Grijalva have already said they can’t
support the Senate bill.2 Now we need other progressive leaders in Congress to join them.

Can you call Rep. Woolsey today? Tell
her
that voters are counting on her to stand up and fight for a final health care bill that is as
strong as possible, and includes a national public option.

Here’s where to call:

Representative Lynn Woolsey
Phone: 202-225-5161

Then, please report your call by clicking here:

http://pol.moveon.org/call?tg=FHCA_06&cp_id=1212&id=18334-7967853-fAUMZmx&t=3

After the Senate bill passes, leadership from both sides will meet to merge the two bills into one in what’s known as a “conference
committee.” In theory, both sides will negotiate and pieces from each bill will be included in the final legislation,
which then goes to President Obama.

But pressure on leadership to pass the weakest bill will be intense—from conservatives like Joe Lieberman, and from
those arguing that we can’t to risk losing their votes. So to end up with a strong final
bill, we need to make sure leadership knows it’s
progressives’ votes they’re risking with a watered-down bill. Then the scales will tip, and Obama and
leadership will be forced to shift their pressure to move conservative holdouts to vote yes, rather than gut the final bill
to please them. 

The House bill is, in nearly every way, stronger than what’s in the Senate. It would cover 36 million Americans, create real
competition with a national public option, provide stronger subsidies for low income Americans, hold insurance companies
accountable with real regulations, and much more. Of course, it also contains the awful anti-choice “Stupak” provision,
which is just another reason we need strong progressive voices leading up to conference.

Can you call Rep. Woolsey today and show her that you’re counting on her in
this fight?
Ask her to speak out against the weak Senate bill, and fight to make sure the final bill includes
core components of the House bill, including a national public option. 

Here’s where to call:

Representative Lynn Woolsey
Phone: 202-225-5161

Then, let us know how it went by clicking here:

http://pol.moveon.org/call?tg=FHCA_06&cp_id=1212&id=18334-7967853-fAUMZmx&t=4


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God Gets Me Stoned, Digs Joan Osborne. “Don’t Be So Judgmental,” He Says. by SillyMickel Adzema

I just clipped and posted this fun part of a larger piece.

Description

You haven’t lived until you’ve had a meltdown in front of your friends and died.

Seriously though, this is the story of my experience hanging out with God.

But, don’t be so judgmental! Remember, I got that from the Main Person Him or Herself.

Sample Quotes

Well, that was a trip. No, thanks to any of you. I melted, then became this puddle. the cat drank me, thinking I was delicious! 

So I was up there in front of the Real… More »

Well, that was a trip. No, thanks to any of you. I melted, then became this puddle. the cat drank me, thinking I was delicious! 

So I was up there in front of the Real Justice. And, guess what!
Ha! to all of you! Turns out God hates filling out forms as much as me.
so there!…. 

Well I was toast, starting to brown out. But you couldn’t miss the
Major and Only Consciousness, not when he’s breakin into “What if god
was one of us, just a slob like one of us. Just a stranger on the
street.”….

“So in heaven,” I ask myself, condescendingly: “Do you really think
there’d be sweat shops spewing out conveyors of clothes? hmmmm?” “No, I
answer myself, seeing the wisdom of my self’s question. “And in heaven,
do you think there’d be anybody having to slave their lives, er, their,
timelessness, away?” “Indeed!” continued the erudite little puke that I
was having second thoughts about being so proud of, now that it’s me
he’s Socratic dialoguing all over my ass. “Indeed,” erudite me said
“It’s heaven, so why would ANYone have to work!?” 

Now, of course, he was right, but he didn’t have to stress the
“ANY” that way; it was like he was saying, “It’s obviousto everyone,
dummy; what’d you do catch “brain deadness” all of a sudden? Course he
didn’t say that out loud, but, you see, like I said earlier, I went
through primal therapy, back in the day, so I know a little bit more
about myself than the average schmuck.

So that’s why I can tell when I’m being a dick to me.

Links

God Gets Me Stoned, Digs Joan Osborne. “Don’t Be So Judgmental,” He Says. by SillyMickel Adzema

or

http://www.entertonement.com/clips/hnhkljrgyv–God-Gets-Me-Stoned-Digs-Joan-Osborne-Don%27t-Be-So-Judgmental-He-Says-by-SillyMickel-Adzema-SillyMickel%27s-Mystic-Crystal-Revelations-Look-at-Us-God%27s-ROFLHAO-Silly-Mickel%27s-Madcap-God

S.M.A.


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Horse Sense, Revised: The Leaders Were Liars, The Planet is Dying, The Economy Has Imploded…

Just revised.
This is a much improved version from the original Horse Sense – shorter, tighter, stronger.

Description:

Now, A Horse Talks! Mr. Ed is back, and Would You Believe Even He’s Pissed at Bush!… But He’s Bringing a Message to All of Us from Our PlanetMates on Spaceship Earth

This
particular piece includes Mr. Ed’s Complete, uncondensed, unedited,
uncensored Harangue (a small part of this has appeared in a few
blogs)…. If you’re like most Humans, you’re probably not going to like
it. But it could save your life, just for starters. On second thought,
if you’re reading this, you’re probably not like “most Humans.” You may
already have been thinking about what is wrong with our species, as we
watch ourselves accelerating toward an Armageddon, which could happen
by any one or by several or more together of a number of death traps
that we have set for ourselves…and within anywhere from a few decades
(or less) to fifty years, not much more, with nary a sense of alarm.
So, you folks, already thinking this way, will hardly be offended by
the message from our Non-Human brothers and sisters, and will want to
know what the message is. Still, you’re going to get a lot more than
you expect; it’s guaranteed that you’ll be shown a way of seeing Humans
and our actions that has never occurred to Humans. You will also, no
doubt, be surprised, perhaps enlightened!… as to the reasons these
observers, who have studied us from our first beginnings, give as to
our apparent nonchalance as death hangs over the entire planet,
including ourselves and our families. They also seem to have more
compassion for us than do some of our own Humans for the masses of
Humankind. They point out that many good attempts by Humans have been
undercut, squelched, and more, by a certain group of Humans.

So Mr. Ed — he said he needed this job as spokesperson, as the
economy hit him hard too– while it is clear he’s speaking from his own
heart, gives the message primarily of the unimaginable number of living
and dead of all species ever to live on this planet, especially those
that observed us. In this message, they bring not just a wakeup call, a
warning, and understanding of ourselves that goes beyond what we know…
they bring also the way back, to sanity, to safety, in that they tell
us not only how we’ve gone wrong, but also how we once had gone right
and could once again. They show us where we foolishly rebelled against
a beneficent Universe, or God; and chose instead to go it alone, to
reject the gift of the “given way” of happiness, and fooled by our
hubris, which actually arose out of a kind of inferiority complex we
carried from birth, being only half-borns compared to all other
species. Our rebellion came down to hating the one stipulation imposed
by that Universe — a hint: it is akin to rebelling about having to
wait until Christmas morning to open one’s gifts — that is just an
analogy, but it was that trivial. And so this message has good news;
implying that giving up ego, hubris, the rebellion against God’s
blessings, against God’s Love, and adopting a much less effortful
non-macho simple humility and surrender to the Higher Power (which
sometimes wants to please us all the more by making us wait for our
blessings — you beginning to see the Christmas analogy?), can give us
back the Nobility and Happiness we once enjoyed3

Link:

Horse Sense, Revised: The Leaders Were Liars, The Planet is Dying, The Economy Has Imploded…

or

http://www.entertonement.com/clips/ycvrtzphzg–Horse-Sense-Revised-The-Leaders-Were-Liars-The-Planet-is-Dying-The-Economy-Has-Imploded-Now-A-Horse-Talks-Mr-Ed-is-back-and-Would-You-Believe-Even-He%27s-Pissed-at-Bush-But-He%27s-Bringing-a-Message-to-All-of-Us-from-Our-PlanetMates-on-

Sample Quotes

(me speaking)

But
then there was that fear that came over your species, unlike anything
ever before seen among the rest of us creatures of God. A fear of
uncertainty, quite strange. For we… More »

“I vividly remember an event I remember hearing on the
financial news in America, on CNBC one day, sometime last fall.  One of
the expert trader/commentators – a person I’d often seen on the show — was
being interviewed on the floor of the actual exchange, seeming surrounded by
evidence of the carnage; there were actual strewn papers and such, just like in
the old days, as I remember it, as stocks were tumbling (again!) with such
rapidity that even the old call out system was being implemented, for some
reason – for certain financial instruments anyway. And there had been the
confusion and the outcries, and yes, even the panic that one would expect to
see in an old movie about the Stock market Crash.  In the midst of this
all, this trader/expert was asked by the CNBC interviewer, about his take on
the scary and unprecedented retreat from stocks and those days of multi hundred
point losses, one after the other (think back to October, for one
example).  This elderly obviously seasoned personality seemed to balloon
out several sizes of his suit, in his sheer incomprehension and his near
perfect confusion.  Raising his voicing, a little more squeaky and almost
embarrassed, he yet proclaimed as if written on tablets first, how “all
the traders have lost money,” and then “Nobody’s doing OK… ” 
But his afterthought hit me like a spear:  He pleaded, “I mean who
last year at this time foresaw anything like this coming…I mean,” he said
“anything at all, at all, like this coming up?”

 

“At home, There was no way to restrain the howl of
laughter that triggered in my, while at the exact same time, I experienced this
sharp pain in my belly, like I’d been stuck, well and good, by a spear.  I
couldn’t believe this “expert’s comment. I pondered, Is it funny, or horrible,
that I had been making money hand over fist as I kept shorting the market,
buying only puts, having fully expected this crash ever since Bush had put in
his tax cuts for the rich policy in the first year of office. I expected it to
come near the end of his second term, like had happened to Reagan who had
employed the same asinine throw money at the rich scam…so they won’t spend it
to create jobs, but instead will buy yachts and – one big rage of the Reagan
era – buy expensive art, which they bid through the roof, making headlines in
those days, as one art object after another would break a new record. At the
time, we all thought: Great idea, Ron, baby. Now you just tell me how money
locked up in art will somehow create jobs and tinkle down on the poor. 

 

“Yet here, only twenty years later, I see this seasoned
elderly guy, — obviously he’d seen more than I could ever have – of the
workings of Wall Street. Yet he had not had a clue that this downturn could
happen, nor apparently, had anyone, any trader, or any CNBC talking head, seen
a thing. (“Where were they 20 years ago?” I wondered.) Still, lowly me, is it
because I’m a Democrat? Lowly me, well I did I remember the way Reagan’s
“Robin-Hood-in-reverse” economics created a great recession, which
brought Bill Clinton to power, incidentally, but also how everyone was alarmed
at the size of the National Debt, which, during Reagan-Bush I, had more than
tripled.  And my mentors in the market, the ones I picked who were not
afraid to look squarely at the fundamentals and who were not Republican
cheerleaders or in bed with the interests we see now running for the exits like
a bunch of cockroaches when the light is turned on.” 

(Ed speaking:)

“But
then there was that fear that came over your species, unlike anything
ever before seen among the rest of us creatures of God. A fear of
uncertainty, quite strange. For we think it joyful to not know what the
future will bring, and believing in higher forces that really ARE good
and loving, we expect to be loved and blessed and gifted with whatever
fate the future brings, knowing there is nothing that is not a product
of that consciousness of All, which is both good, for All, and perfect,
beyond what mere creatures can know in the moment. So we are happy with
our lot, never understanding why your kind chose to forego the
glorious, blessed lives you had at one time: There was in the beginning
such a closeness with what you call divinity that we saw you happy and
playful as little babies with their Mamas. You often would howl and
laugh, engaging in one of the many Divine games or plays, which made up
just about all your life, when at the end, you would discover the
switcheroo that had been planned for you, turning seeming distress into
delight. You often threw yourselves with glee into the very next of
God’s uncertain plays or leelas. We saw how, even as babies, you were
being taught. When Mama plays peek-a-boo behind a towel or
handkerchief. Even you know how the little child is alternately a
little distressed – where did Mama go? – and then when Mama reappears
from behind the veil, smiling, loving, happy, and saying “peek-a-boo, I
love you,” why the squeals of happiness are the greater for having been
fooled into thinking something distressing was happening but wasn’t.
That is the way your kind, we have observed for as long as we were
aware of your kind . . . that is the way that we have seen your Mama’s
teach their children that Mama will always be there, even when she
seems not to be. And this learning is precious to the child, for it
gives the baby a foundation of certainty that love is around even when
not seen.”

 “But it was always meant, though eventually forgotten… And isn’t
it obvious now that it was a teaching meant to be about more than the
protection of mothers. Wilber, Wil-ber, that learning was so much like
the way we learn, falling down but finding there is always love around
and that we will be up again and back in the mix, if we just let the
many blessednesses around us come to give us what’s necessary,
always…

“So, Wilber, the point I’m making is that you now find yourself,
like those thieves of old, making a game out of the suppression,
murder, and suffering of the masses, as a way of controlling the fear
inside you that you have because for so long you have been estranged
and not trusting of the Perfect All That Is that managed to sustain
billions upon billions, nay, trillions of beings of all kinds on this
planet, and so many countless of them playing their parts in this
planets slow development, living and dying, even before your species
existed. And in your short existence, how you have managed to muck up
the perfection wrought by so many over such a long period. Are we sorry
for you? Yes. For with your fears and pain you are the saddest of all
beings here. But that sadness, and that fear that covers it, is no
excuse for the angry murderous rage that is layered over the fear and
partakes of its energy, a rage that is horrific enough directed against
your own, but now is taking down all life and obliterating the
histories and efforts of untold trillions of souls who’ve lived and
died before use – human and nonhuman.”

Holiday Greetings!

SillyMickel


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The Reveal Begins

“Mr. Ed, Speaking For All PlanetMates, Begins Human’s Great Reveal” by SillyMickel Adzema

I want to tell you about some big news I received that could be really,
really good.  I can’t say too much about it, but I have gotten word
that the Earth Citizens are planning The Great Reveal, as they put it. 

 From
what I’ve been told, while Mr. Ed provides the introductory statement
and lays out quite an overarching and complex, however radical a view,
of humans, what’s coming goes still further than Mr. Ed in giving us
insight into the matters that Humans have struggled for centuries to
understand.  All I can say, for now, is that you may be surprised
afterwards as to who are the “dumb animals” on this planet.

 Sounds
harsh, but I’ve been given some idea of it, and, well, if Jesus, or
Mohammed, or Abraham, or Shiva, or well, you fill in the blank, came to
Us in this time of extreme need, in the form of an animal, and was able
to help you to understand and to take you beyond your previous ideas
about God, goodness, and so on, and show you something much more
wonderful, and yet much more in keeping with what we’ve come to know to
be true and is more reasonable, not containing the nonsensicals of many
religions that we are told we must accept on “faith,” ….. well, would
you listen, would you accept the benefit….

 or opt for the familiar?

 Unfortunately,
we humans have a huge tendency to be afraid of change even when it
seems really positive and when the alternative, which we know, is very
bad.  That’s how we’ve ended up in this situation; where we put off
changing for so long that now it’s more hopeless the longer we wait. 
But, just keep that in mind.  For that is what I suppose the majority
of people on this planet are going to have to do — get used to change,
and try to remember that it’s change that’s good, and not what we’re
used to or familiar with.

 So, that in mind:  Would you be the
hero, the individual, who wouldn’t be able to turn his or her back on
Greater Truth, and facing it, it would be yours? 

 And would you see your initial isolation in viewing it that way as a great opportunity to tell others the good news?

 Anyway, that’s what I hear is in the offing, with Mr. Ed taking the lead and setting the tone by speaking first.

Stay tuned.  As soon as I know more about what’s coming I’ll post it here.

Meanwhile, Ed’s statement is in and making its way across the information network.  Access the link below.

http://www.entertonement.com/clips/jkhwdsybbg–MrEdSpeakingForAllPlanetMatesBeginsHumansGreatRevealEntUP

All the best,

SillyMickel


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